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New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents. “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinematographer Johan King. In “Fishy”, director Maria Blom, one such St...

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

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Nijmegen will have a brand new internationally orientated film festival. Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen prepare sitself for its first edition on the 18th till the 22nd of March 2009. Main location of the screening will be the prestigious arthouse cinema LUX in Nijmegen city centre. Other locations in Nijmegen will be part of the festival as well for a broad variety of film related activities such as expositions and work shops. Short film in EuropeGo Short will be an annu...

Chicago International Film Festival Awards

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The 44th Chicago International Film Festival is proud to announce the award winning films from this year's competition.INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITIONThe Gold Hugo – Best Film is awarded to:Hunger (UK/Ireland), directed by Steve McQueen, for its’ outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one’s belief.The Silver Hugo – Grand Jury Prize is awarded to:Tokyo Sonata (Japan/Netherlands/Hong Kong), directed by Kiyoshi Kuros...

Curtain Fell on Athens Film Fest, Pingpongkingen wins best

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14th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL September 17 – 28, 2008All good things must come to an end and the curtain fell on the 14th Athens International Film Festival CONN-X on September 28 after a screening of Mike Lee’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ and an unforgettable party with loads of music, drinking and dancing. It’s been a great ten days. Over 140 short and feature length films, at least 20 sold out screenings, more than 50,000 viewers, workshops, an animation masterclass by Bill Plympto...

European Film Awards - The Selection has 44 titles

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 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2008in alphabetical order (please note that articles (a, the/le, la/el, il, etc) are ignored)3 DIAS (Before the Fall), Spaindirected by Francisco Javier Gutierrezwritten by Juan Velarde & F. Javier Gutierrezproduced by Maestranza Films, Green Moon Prod., PentagramaSynopsis: What would you do if the world was going to end in 72 hours? What would your neighbours, your family, the whole world do? The Secretary General of the Council of Nations has announced that a giganti...

Hot from Europe nominees for EFA

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The selection list for the European Film Awards 2008 has been announced and includes 44 titles. Once again, with 27 countries represented this year, the selection vividly 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 (marked with a *). To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board Members and invited experts Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov...

New record when Göteborg festival closes

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The last day of the 31st Göteborg International Film Festival is here and time has come for som facts and figures. This year 124 000 tickets were sold for 750 screenings of 450 films from 67 different countries. 30 488 member ship cards were sold. This means that the festival manifests its strong position on the high - and even increases ticket sales with 6000 and memberships with 3 488.During the closing press conference today Marit Kapla summed up her first year as festival director. ”We ar...

2008 Sundance Film Festival Awards

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

FROZEN RIVER Wins Top Sundance Prize

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize

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FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics ...

The New European Cinema At Sundance: Dramatic Features

Sunday, January 20-------While the Sundance Film Festival is internationally known as a launching pad for American independent cinema, the past few years has seen the Festival organization pay more attention to world cinema. While international films have always had a place at the table, it was just two years ago that they rated two separate Competition categories, one for narrative features, the other for documentary features. Sundance has positioned itself to be a film event on the par with Ca...

The New European Cinema At Sundance: Dramatic Features

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While the Sundance Film Festival is internationally known as a launching pad for American independent cinema, the past few years has seen the Festival organization pay more attention to world cinema. While international films have always had a place at the table, it was just two years ago that they rated two separate Competition categories, one for narrative features, the other for documentary features. Sundance has positioned itself to be a film event on the par with Cannes, Berlin and Venice, ...

Lamb of God to open Rotterdam

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Fifteen films have been selected for Rotterdam’s VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. The line up consists of eight world premieres, two international premieres and five European premieres. As always, all are first or second features by young, promising filmmakers. Five competition films have been supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The festival will open January 23 with the world premiere of LAMB OF GOD (CORDERO DE DIOS), the first feature by Lucía Cedrón (Argentina). The film is also selecte...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund Harvest;

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In its feature film selection, the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam will include fifty world premieres, thirty international premieres and twenty-five European premieres. International sales agents to bring world and international premieres to Rotterdam include Fortissimo, Memento, Wide Management, Trust, Match Factory and newly formed Elle Driver. Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund adds an enticing harvest of 22 new films to the festival. All of these are nominated for the newly installed...

The eight competition films for Nordic Film Award are nominated!

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The Nordic Film Award was inaugurated in 1989. Last year’s winner was the Swedish film Darling by Johan Kling. All eight competing films will be screened at the main festival cinema Draken (Dragon), starting Friday January 25 with Jens Jonsson’s The Ping Pong King. The award consists of SEK 100 000 and artist Ernst Billgren's The Film Dragon. The Nordic jury members are: chairman Monika Tunbäck-Hanson, film critic, Sweden, actress Sonja Richter, Denmark, producer Anna Anthony, Sweden and di...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films i...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five ...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five ...

Göteborg International Film Festival's Closing Party

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival's Closing PartyThe Closing Gala Evening of the 30th Göteborg International Film Festival was celebrated tonight at restaurant Tres at Lindholmen, where the following awards were presented; The Göteborg International Film Festival Nordic Film Award, Startsladden, Kodak Nordic Vision Award, the Church of Sweden Film Award, the Fipresci Award (the international film critic award for best Nordic film) and the Audience's Choice Award, feature ...

Finalists Announced for 2007 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards

Wednesday, November 29----The Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) announced today the 12 finalists for the 2007 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. These annual awards recognize emerging artists in international cinema and are presented to film directors from four global regions (Europe, Latin America, the United States and Japan) to support them in realizing their next projects. The four winners, selected by members of an international jury, will be announce...

Mobile Movies in Stockholm competition

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The short film competition Mobile Movies is one of the new additions at this year’s Stockholm International Film Festival. Equipped with a Nokia N93, ten selected filmmakers set out to produce a short film on the theme ”together”. The line-up of filmmakers in the new short film competition for mobile films span from the up-and-coming to the already established, from Swedish to Singaporean, from feature film to commercial directors to cartoonists. Diversity is key, ”together” the premis...

Ang Lee to Visit Bergman Week on Fårö, Sweden

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Multiple Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) describes himself as ”a huge Bergman fan”. He will visit Fårö off the coast of Sweden on July 1-2 and introduce the screening of his film The Ice Storm and also talk about his favourite Bergman film, Wild Strawberries under the heading “My Flavour of Strawberries”.This year's "Bergman Week" presents a program filled with exciting guests representing three generations of filmmakers, a string of rarely seen Bergman film...

Ang Lee to visit this summer's Bergman Week on Fårö!

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Multiple Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) describes himself as ”a huge Bergman fan”. He will visit Fårö July 1-2 and introduce the screening of his film The Ice Storm and also talk about his favourite Bergman film, Wild Strawberries under the heading “My Flavour of Strawberries”. This year's Bergman Week presents a program filled with exciting guests representing three generations of filmmakers, a string of rarely seen Bergman films and excursions into the he...

45 film projects selected for Rotterdam CineMart 2006

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45 film projects selected for CineMart 2006 (29 January – 2 February) • Former CineMart Projects in official selection Rotterdam 2006The 23rd CineMart has announced its selection of forty-five independent film projects. The world’s first and largest co-production market will include new productions by established art house directors such as Pablo Trapero, Guy Maddin, Alexej German jr and Li Yang. CineMart expects some 800 guests to attend, including decision making executives from all majo...
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