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EFA Honours Mads Mikkelsen

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In recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Mads Mikkelsen with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2011. Ever since his debut in Nicolas Winding Refn's crime films PUSHER (1996) and PUSHER II -  for which he received the Danish critics' award Bodil - Mads Mikkelsen has played characters we fear and find attractive, often at the same time: As a butcher in THE GREEN BUTCHERS (2003) and ...

Mid-Summer Report: European Films On North American Screens

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The summer film season in North America is usually filled with a mix of Hollywood big budget special-effects epics or low-brow buddy comedies. Despite the impressive box office take of such SFX films as INCEPTION and SALT (and the latest in the vampires-are-people-too franchise THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE), this summer has also been marked by various big budget duds like the Tom Cruise-actioner KNIGHT AND DAY, the M. Night Shymalan mystical mess THE LAST AIRBENDER and the Nicolas Cage-tr...

The Survivor of the hippocampus

Director: Julien Lecat.
Diane, a hardened woman, manages a brothel in the 2030s. Frank Richard, a smuggler and old friend, drowns his sorrows in alcohol, trying to escape the memory of his dead brother. He convinces Diane to enter his brain in order to erase this memory. She will make astonishing discoveries…

Galas Dazzle In Toronto

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, TIFF Dailies Editor   The Gala Presentations here at the Toronto International Film Festival are certainly meant to dazzle....and they are doing just that by bringing name actors and directors to the fold for Toronto's enthusiastic public. Expect to see the following helmers tomake their way down the red carpet over the course of the next few days to present their latest  films: Alejandro Amenábar, Miguel Arteta, Sylvain Chomet, Rodrigo Ga...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Concours festival 'La Nature dans tous ses arts'

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Dans le cadre du festival de cinéma « la nature dans tous ses arts » organisé par Communic’Art de décembre 2009 à janvier 2010, les arts plastiques et l’audiovisuel sont convoqués pour soutenir le projet humanitaire ‘un enfant, un arbre, une forêt’. Cette action alliant l’art à l’écologie est vivement soutenue par l’UNESCO, Danièle Mitterrand, la Mairie de Paris, et Patrick Poivre d’Arvor en est le parrain. Le jury sera co-présidé par Pablo Garcia, directeur de Communic’Art, et le cinéaste Jan Kounen. Envoyez vos œuvres dès maintenant en vous rendant sur le site internet : http://www.communic-art.com/main/concours/ !

50 films compete at Zagreb Film Festival

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The 6th Zagreb Film Festival will take place between October 19th – 25th 2008. in Studentski centar (Student centre cinema) and cinema Europa. Over 50 films will be competing to win the Golden Bib award in the main programme, and the whole programme includes over 80 films from around the world.We are happy to inform you that on this year’s festival we will screen several films from France. Main programme:RUMBA / Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy Sunday, 19.10. / 20.00 / cinema SCMonda...

Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation

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The Franco American Cultural Fund today announced the line-up for the12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival that will run from April 14-20. The festival will feature 48 films, including 27 features, 20 shorts and a World Premiere of a restored masterpiece. Acclaimed French comedy « Welcome to the Land of Shtis, » which is shattering all box office records in France, will have its North American premiere at COL•COA on opening night, April 14, 2008. The new Dany...

Paris FX La création numérique et production d'effets visuels à l'honneur

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Les 28 et 29 novembre 2007, le Palais des Congrès de Paris accueillera les premières journées de conférences et d'études de cas consacrées à la création numérique et à la production d'effets visuels en France. Au programme :- 8 études de cas ("Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques", "Arthur & les Minimoys", "Chrysalis"...).- Quatre conférences thématiques permettront de se pencher sur le rôle de la création numérique et l'importance des effets visuels da...

Rendez-vous with French cinema at IFFI 2007 in Goa

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More than 15 long features and co-productions, representing a diversity of French cinema, will be showcased during IFFI, the International Film Festival of India, that begins in Goa later this week.From the inception of this new form of art, more than a century ago, both France and India felt a strong inclination for what was to be commonly known as the seventh art, says Jérôme Bonnafo (rpt Jome Bonnafo), Ambassador of France in India.Among them, the French Oscar entry ''Orchestra Seats"(...

Rendez-vous with French cinema at IFFI 2007 in Goa

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Panjim (Goa), Nov 22: More than 15 long features and co-productions, representing a diversity of French cinema, will be showcased during IFFI, the International Film Festival of India, that begins in Goa later this week.From the inception of this new form of art, more than a century ago, both France and India felt a strong inclination for what was to be commonly known as the seventh art, says Jérôme Bonnafo (rpt Jome Bonnafo), Ambassador of France in India.Among them, the French Oscar entry ''...

Vincent Cassel will be the Master of Cannes Ceremonies

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Vincent Cassel will be the Master of Ceremonies of the forthcoming Festival de Cannes.He will launch the 59th edition on May 17, 2006, by welcoming the President of the Jury Wong Kar Wai and his Jury onto the stage of the Palais des Festivals.He will equally host the Closing Ceremony, on Sunday, May 28th, at which the Awards will be announced.Vincent Cassel was invited for the very first time to the Festival de Cannes in 1995 for Mathieu Kassovitz's Hate, which launched his career and became a c...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Fantastisk Filmfestival in Lund awards

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The tenth edition of Fantastisk Filmfestival in Lund, Sweden, closed during Sunday with an award ceremony at Filmstaden movie theatre. The following awards were presented: The winner of the Silver Méliès for best European feature 2004 was Tempus Fugit by Enric Folch, Spain, who was also present to receive his award. In the words of the jury: "The 2004 Silver Méliès goes to a film in which all strings in the logic somersaults of time travel are neatly tied together. Complex chains of events l...

The eDIT | VES 2004 Program.animation & FX

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The Art and Science of Filmmaking:The eDIT | VES 2004 Program.With the best from the cinema, television, animation and advertising, the Frankfurt festival provides a first-class overview of the current state of the moving image.eDIT | VES 2004 - The European Festival for Production and Visual Effects means three days of state-of-the-art film production in all media. Some of the leading contemporary film professionals will show their recent work in forty presentations, workshops and panels from 2...

UIP support to shorts in Europe

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CINEMA16 TAKES MOODYSSON, GODARD, KIESLOWSKI, VON TRIER, LECONTE, TYKWER, MULLAN, MORETTI SHORTS OUT ACROSS EUROPE – IT’S A “FILM FESTIVAL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME”.Following the success of the CINEMA16: BRITISH SHORT FILMS DVD, featuring Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Greenway and others, Cinema16 is now set to release a selection of the best classic and award winning European shorts in June.CINEMA16: EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS offers the opp...
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