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The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 47 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list,...

EFA Winners 2011

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European Film Melancholia Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany (130 min.) Director: Lars von Trier Producer: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth European Director Susanne Bier In A Better World / Hævnen European Actor Colin Firth The King's Speech European Actress Tilda Swinton We Need To Talk About Kevin European Screenwriter Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne The Kid with a Bike / Le gamin au vélo Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award Manu...

Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, "Angelic" Amuse-Bouches

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"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta THE CHEF’S TABLE BY ELECTROLUX HOSTS JURY DE LA CINÉFONDATION Festival Jury members including two time Palme d’or Winner, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and actress Arsinée Khanjian enjoy menu prepared by Electrolux Michelin Star partner chef Bruno Oger. When asked how good the desserts were, Film Director Karim Ainouz said: “They were so g...

"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta

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"Angelic" Amuse-Bouches at Agora Pavilion, Chef Bruno Oger prepares lunch for Jury de La Cinefondation, Cannes 2012, by Nesta THE CHEF’S TABLE BY ELECTROLUX HOSTS JURY DE LA CINÉFONDATION Festival Jury members including two time Palme d’or Winner, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and actress Arsinée Khanjian enjoy menu prepared by Electrolux Michelin Star partner chef Bruno Oger. When asked how good the desserts were, Film Director Karim Ainouz said: “They were so good... ...

Reports from the Lebanese Pavilion in Cannes

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The Lebanese Pavilion, organized and financed by the Lebanese Ministries of Tourism and Culture, was present at the Cannes Film Festival for the eighth consecutive year. The pavilion hosted Lebanese film industry professionals, as well as institutions and associations working on the promotion of Lebanese cinema, such as the Lebanese Tourism Office in Paris, the Fondation Liban Cinema and the Metropolis association. This year, for the first time, the Lebanese Culture Minister, Gaby Lay...

The Palme d'Or - Short Film was awarded to L.Rezan Yesilbas for Sessiz Be-Deng (Silent).

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After receiving his award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Kylie Minogue, the prizewinner said: "I'd like to thank the jury for choosing me. It is very important for me to receive this award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne. I'm very excited to be talking in front of so many filmmakers. And thank you to my team." ...

The 15th Cinéfondation award winners revealed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and his Jury

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   The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury headed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and including Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai, has awarded the 2012 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 15 student films, chosen out of nearly 1 700 entries coming from 320 film schools around the world.     First Prize: ...

Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000

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RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the short feature film Road To, which she made with the help of the All-Russian State University of Cinema VGIK and Alexey Uchitel’s film studio Rock Films, was supported b...

Russia's "Road To" wins Cinefoundation award

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne who headed the Cinnefoundation and Short Films Jury RUSSIA’S ‘ROAD TO’ WINS CINEFONDATION AWARD AT 65TH CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  Young Russian Filmmaker Taisia Igumentseva wins E15,000 Managing Director of ROSKINO Catherine Mtsitouridze announced today that the Russian film director Taisia Igumentseva was awarded with the First Cinefondation Prize and €15,000 during the 65th Cannes Film Festival for the ...

16th International Film Festival SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL

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SFF is organized by Art Fest under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre and National Palace of Culture, with the support of the programs MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus of the European Commission, UNESCO – Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, national and foreign cultural institutes and sponsors. The main sponsor of the 16th edition of the festival is Jameson Irish Whiskey. The 16th Sofia Intern...

Short films featured at the 65th Festival de Cannes

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Whereas the Official Selection for feature films will be presented on Thursday 19 April, the Official Selection for short films is being unveiled in an exclusive preview. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Short Films Competition   Competing for the 2012 Short Film Palme d'or, ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

Spirit Award nominations announced: french producer running for best feature with The Artist

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The nominations: FEATURE (Award given to the producer; executive producers are not listed) "50/50" Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen "Beginners" Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy "Drive" Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel "Take Shelter" Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin "The Artist" Producer: Thomas Langmann  ...

Vancouver International Film Festival Awards

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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously. JURIED AWARDS The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle International Film F...

Boy with a Bike by the Dardenne brothers to inaugurate the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Festival in Madrid

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Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will inaugurate the second edition of the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Film Festival in Madrid with Boy with a Bike (2011), the film that won the Jury Prize in the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The 4+1 Festival will be held simultaneously from October 26th through the 30th in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, and its Guest of Honor will be Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase, who will be present at the Main H...

Vancouver VIFF 2011 Award Winners

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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously.   JURIED AWARDS      The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle Inter...

BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

French Cinema Now in San Francisco...next october

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Fourth Annual Week-long Festival Celebrates the Best in Contemporary French Language Cinema with Filmmaker Guests and New Works by the Dardenne Brothers, Aki Kaurismäki and Mia Hansen-Løve The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 2, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Film Society's new theatrical home, San Fr...

44 french films at the London Film Festival

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year's programme includes 44 films from France. This is part of a worldwide selection of 204 feature films and 110 shorts from more than 54 countries. The 55th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 12 - October 27.France FEATURES: 17 GIRLS (17 FILLES): Dir. Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin A CAT IN PARIS (UNE VIE DE CHAT): Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup FelicioliAMERICANO: Dir. Mathie...

38th Telluride Film Festival draws to a close

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, draws to a close today following a spectacular weekend of diverse programming, surprise screenings and special guests.   Telluride Film Festival screened twenty-eight new feature films in its main program, six film revivals selected by Guest Director Caetano Veloso, nine Backlot programs, nine classics and restorations, 30 shorts and student films, and hosted nine seminars and conversations between...

The Telluride Film Festival final line up

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.   TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, studen...

WINNERS OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

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  Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) for best film-- "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick (United States)Grand Prix runner-up prize-- "Once Upon A Time In Anatolia" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) and "The Kid With A Bike" directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium)Best director-- Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark) for "Drive"Best screenplay-- Joseph Cedar (Israel) for "Footnote"Best actress-- Kirsten Dunst (United States) for &qu...

Célébration des 20 ans du programme MEDIA de la Commission européenne

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L'EUROPE CELEBRE LES 20 ANS DU PROGRAMME MEDIA  LUNDI 16 MAI 2011 - 64e FESTIVAL DE CANNES Parce qu'il présente chaque année des films prestigieux, témoins de la créativité du cinéma mondial et notamment des cinéastes européens, la Commission européenne s'est toujours attachée à célébrer son amour pour le cinéma à l'occasion du plus prestigieux des festivals.    C'est donc tout naturellement au cœur du 64e festival d...

Cannes Film Festival Announces Its Competition Lineup

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  At a press conference held in Paris yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled the powerhouse lineup for its 64th edition to be held May 11 to 21 in the French Riviera resort town. The list of films playing in the Main Competition section is by a mix of established veterans and strong newcomers. Among the major auteurs represented are such established arthouse names as Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier.   America...
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