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Abu Dhabi’s Film Festival continues to release its program highlights

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The much-anticipated third edition of the Middle East International Film Festival today announced the sixteen selections to be screened out of competition in its World Cinema Showcase lineup. Peter Scarlet, the Festival’s Executive Director commented, “The lineup for World Cinema Showcase presents an impressive group of films, many of which have already earned recognition at other international film festivals around the world this past year.”MEIFF’s World Cinema Showcase offers a plethor...

Telluride Film Festival comes to a close

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Today marks the close of the 36th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve. Twenty-four feature films played in the Festival’s main program, not including three Sneak Previews added throughout the four-day event. Telluride Film Festival’s celebration of art and film, set amongst the beauty of the Rockies, opened Friday, September 4 and closed today, September 7, 2009. The following unannounced Sneak Previews screened at the 36th Telluride Film Festival:UP IN THE AIR ...

Telluride in action (September 4-7, 2009)

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival's main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program.  Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs throug...

Telluride Film Festival preview

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival’s main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs through...

Slumdog got best at Oscar

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Full list of Oscar winners revealed yesterday at the Kodak Theatre: “Slumdog Millionaire” won the Oscar for best picture tonight at the 81 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, taking seven other trophies, including a best director prize for filmmaker Danny Boyle. Full list of Oscar winners revealed yesterday at the Kodak Theatre: Picture: "Slumdog Millionaire" Director: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire" Actress: Kate Winslet, "The Reader" Actor: Sean P...

The Complete list of Oscar Winners: a Slumdog dream

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“Slumdog Millionaire” won the Oscar for best picture tonight at the 81 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, taking seven other trophies, including a best director prize for filmmaker Danny Boyle.Full list of Oscar winners revealed yesterday at the Kodak Theatre:Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”Supp. Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”Supp. Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cris...

2008 Award-winners

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The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film sponsored by UK Film Council Somers Town Directed by Shane Meadows Standard Life Audience Award Man on Wire Directed by James Marsh Skillset New Directors Award Marianna Palka Director of Good Dick Best Documentary Award Encounters At The End of the World Directed by Werner Herzog PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film Robert Carlyle for Summer UK Film Council Awa...

Slumdog barked Loud and lucky millionaire at BAFTA

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Slumdog Millionaire won ALMOST everything at Bafta (short of best foreign film): Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Editing and Sound. There were only two awards set aside for emotionally charged winners: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, which went to Heath ledger and Micky Rourke respectively.  And the winners are: BEST FILM "Slumdog Millionaire" - Christian Colson OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM "Man On Wire" - Simon Chinn / Ja...

Wisconsin Film Festival

In its 13th year, the Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, Wisconsin, USA | 30 March-3 April, 2011) presents a broad range of independent American and world cinema (feature, documentary, experimental, shorts), restorations and revivals, and locally made pictures from Wisconsin filmmakers. The festival plays in ten theaters, all within walking distance, in the heart of the state's capital city. The 2010 festival screened 192 films and had an attendance of 34,539 in five days. The full 2010 film guide, including work by Bong Joon-ho, Michel Gondry, Jan Hrebejk, Ken Loach, Mary Sweeney, Radu Jude, Liu Jiayin, Gianni Di Gregorio, James Marsh, Jessica Hausner, Henrik Ruben Ganz, Maren Ade, Xavier Dolan, Corneliu Porumboiu, Karen Shakhnazarov, Bradley Rust Gray, Sarah Watts, Lixin Fan, Michael Mann, Bert I. Gordon, George Kuchar, Sergio Leone, Ladislas Starewitch, Jules Dassin, John Frankenheimer, and Elia Kazan, is available here: <http://2010.wifilmfest.org/films/>

Stockholm International Film Festival

The Stockholm Int Film Festival is one of the leading competitive film festivals in Northern Europe and with the fastest growing industry office in the region. Focus on emerging directors in contemporary film plus strong American indie & Asian sections.

The Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” got the most nominations (13), including best picture, best actor, best screenplay, best direction, best make up of course...Performance by an actor in a leading roleRichard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films) Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight) Performance by...

Going to make a film with a heart in the middle

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Going to make a film with a heart in the middle   By Anna Pook   With the European Independent Film Festival on the horizon, my thoughts turn to 2008’s indie big-hitters and what it takes to win those coveted festival prizes. What connects this year’s winners such as James Marsh’s documentary Man on Wire, which charts Philippe Petit’s death-defying tightrope walk between the twin towers in 1974 (Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at...

Indie Oscars Announce Nominations

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  Tuesday, December 2-------The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt).   FROZEN RIVER, which won the ...

The Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt). FROZEN RIVER, which won the top prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, boasted six nomination...

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008 reveals award winners

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Sheffield Doc/Fest has confirmed its place as the premier documentary festivals in the UK. This year’s festival saw a record number of 1,545 film submissions, of which 154 were selected: the largest amount of films screened in the festival’s 15 year history.A total of 1,300 delegates travelled to the festival from over 23 countries to attend the festival. There was a total of 140 buyers and 250 speakers this year, held together by over 150 staff members and volunteers.The festival’s succes...

Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents its 37th annual event October 8 to 19. With nearly 250 films in every conceivable format, several North American and world premieres, and one of the most enjoyable festival experiences anywhere, the FNC is more accessible than ever. Films from some sixty countries including shorts and feature-length films, documentary and fiction, animation, retrospectives, tributes, exhibits, industry meetings and special events 11 full days to satisfy the most di...

Dinard line up announced

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Le Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard are delighted to announce the titles that have been selected to compete for the Golden Hitchcock award at the 19th edition of the Festival which runs from 2nd – 5th October 2008:• A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES by Chris Waitt also starring Alexandra Boyarskaya, Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench• BOY A by John Crowley starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan • CLUBBED by Neil Thompson starring Mel Raido, Shaun Parkes, Sco...

60 films in competition at Middle East International Film Fest

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Over 60 films from 32 countries around the world will take part in the Official Competition for this year's Middle East International Film Festival, running October 10-19, 2008.This year’s festival will see 138 films screened from East to West, up from 80 films in MEIFF’s inaugural festival in 2007. This year’s Official Competition is comprised of four sections: feature, documentary, short films and student films."I am pleased to say that MEIFF 2008 has attracted some of the top films, fil...

Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard reveals line up

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Le Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard are delighted to announce the titles that have been selected to compete for the Golden Hitchcock award at the 19th edition of the Festival which runs from 2nd – 5th October 2008:• A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES by Chris Waitt also starring Alexandra Boyarskaya, Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench• BOY A by John Crowley starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan• CLUBBED by Neil Thompson starring Mel Raido, Shaun Parkes, Scot Williams, Maxine ...

selective highlights from Branchage Jersey Film Fest

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It’s just one week to go before the inaugural BRANCHAGE JERSEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (25 – 28 September). The Festival team (Xanthe Hamilton, Philip Ilson, Laura Smith, Jenny Horwell, India Hamilton, Warren Holt and Nina Herve) are all holed up at the headquarters at Vinchelez Manor de Haut in the rural west of the island, planning the final stages of the four day Festival. www.branchagefestival.com If, as a filmmaker or film industry person, you are interested in attending the Festiva...

Dinard tunes to british film again

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Le Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard are delighted to announce the titles that have been selected to compete for the Golden Hitchcock award at the 19th edition of the Festival which runs from 2nd – 5th October 2008:• A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES by Chris Waitt also starring Alexandra Boyarskaya, Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench• BOY A by John Crowley starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan • CLUBBED by Neil Thompson starring Mel Raido, Shaun Parkes, Sco...

Viennale 2008 line up preview

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At the time of this press briefing, the major part of our extensive study and program selection for the Viennale 2008has been concluded, and thus we can give you a general overview of the orientation and direction of this year’sfestival.What stands out in the choice of films for the Viennale 2008 is the wide spectrum of the program, covering agreat diversity of cinematography and cinematic countries of origin. As compared to last year, Latin-American cinema,to name but one example, has clearly...

Encounters With British Cinema At Tribeca FF

 Monday, April 28---------One of the great pleasures of attending a film festival is the serendipity that often occurs when one sees one film after another, finding thematic connections or differences between them that delight the soul and stimulate the mind. I had just such an occurrence the other day, seeing two British films back to back. It just happened that the films were screening after one another, but it made me realize how much I love and appreciate both the high and the low in Britis...

Encounters With British Cinema At Tribeca FF

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One of the great pleasures of attending a film festival is the serendipity that often occurs when one sees one film after another, finding thematic connections or differences between them that delight the soul and stimulate the mind. I had just such an occurrence the other day, seeing two British films back to back. It just happened that the films were screening after one another, but it made me realize how much I love and appreciate both the high and the low in British cinema. I’ve been a fan...

A view on Docu selection for next Edinburgh

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will showcase twenty-two documentary features including Chris Waitt’s A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES; Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner MAN ON WIRE directed by BAFTA nominee James Marsh, and Errol Morris’ Berlin International Film Festival Jury Grand Prix winner, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. Chris Waitt’s film is a comical documentation of the fil...

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