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31. Istanbul Film Festival's Winners

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GOODBYE FESTIVAL! The awards of the festival were given out at the Closing Gala and Award Ceremony at Lütfi Kırdar. Memet Ali Alabora host the night. Here are the films awarded at the ceremony: “Golden Tulip International Competition Award” on behalf of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) Golden Tulip International Competition “Special Jury Prize” Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier) “Golden Tulip National Competition Best Picture...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

Scandinavian Invasion Of Sundance

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  TEDDY BEAR (Denmark)  It is now pretty clear that Vikings made landfall in North America several centuries before Columbus collided with the West Indies. If they had colonized the land, we would all be blonds and speaking Norwegian. Such, my children, are the vagaries of history. Well a new invasion from the Scandinavian nation is about to commence at the Sundance Film Festival, where a strong sampling of films from Norway, Sweden and Denmark are literally making waves. De...

This year's winners at Stockholm International Film Festival

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After an incredibly strong line-up the jury has now made their decisions and present the winners of the 22:nd edition of Stockholm International Film Festival. The 7,3 kilogrammes heavy Bronze Horse for best film goes to a film with intelligent dialogue, brilliant photography and astounding performances from the actors - a perfectly painted portrait of a generation. This year's Bronze Horse for Best Film is awarded Oslo August 31 by Joachim Trier. This year's jury consists of direc...

Stockholm's spotlights Love Stories this year

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The 22nd edition of Stockholm International Film Festival, 9-20 november will be screening 173 films from 44 countries. Visiting directors include Whit Stillman, Alejandro González Iñárrit, Sean Durkin and Joachim Trier.  Stockholm Lifetime Award will be awarded to Isabelle Huppert. Love is an eternal theme where every new film generation creates their own interpretations. The way love is depicted is an essential reflection of our time and society. With inspiration from our Visison...

RIFF 2011 awards and coverage

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New Best Icelandic Short Film Award established to honor Thor Vilhjálmsson Record festival attendance nears 27,000 admissions RIFF 2012 September 27 – October 7    The Golden Egg Winner was "Auf wiedersehen papa" by Sandra Nedeleff: "An everyday drama that navigates from stone cold reality into a fairytale and back again, throwing in a few twists along the way. This is a beautiful and elegantly realized film, shot on location in Berlin and is only the ...

RIFF 2011 Awards

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RIFF 2011 Awards   New Best Icelandic Short Film Award established to honor Thor Vilhjálmsson Record festival attendance nears 27,000 admissions RIFF 2012 September 27 – October 7 "Auf wiedersehen papa". The Golden Egg Winner was "Auf wiedersehen papa" by Sandra Nedeleff: "An everyday drama that navigates from stone cold reality into a fairytale and back again, throwing in a few twists along the way. This is a beautifu...

European Film Awards 2011 the selection of titles

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European Film Awards 2011 THE SELECTION ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND ALMANYA Germany/Turkey, 101 min. DIRECTED BY: Yasemin Samdereli              WRITTEN BY: Yasemin Samdereli & Nesrin Samdereli PRODUCED BY: Andreas Richter, Ursula Woerner & Annie Brunner AMÉRICA AMERICA Portugal/Spain/Brazil/Russia, 111 min. DIRECTED BY: João Nuno Pinto WRITTEN BY: João Nuno Pinto, Luisa Costa Gomes & Melanie Dimantas PRODUCED BY: Pandora Da Cun...

The 12th Nordic Film Market begins!

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On Thursday, another 250 guests will arrive to the Göteborg International Film Festival as well as to the 12th edition of the Nordic Film Market, the leading market for Nordic film. This year, 28 films and future projects from the Nordic countries will be presented to international buyers, distributors and festival programmers.
 
– It is particularly gratifying that we’re able to present a seminar for the movie industry on international film distribution. The film industry has u...

Short Films: Exploring New Direction in Norwegian Cinema at Scandinavia house, April 8 & 9 in New York

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Scandinavia House will host A COOLER PERSPECTIVE: EXPLORING NEW DIRECTIONS IN NORWEGIAN CINEMA, the premier event of the upcoming SubZero° Short Film Fest: Emerging Norwegian Directors Break the Ice in New York, April 8 and 9, at its stunning flagship on Park Avenue at 38th Street. The 2 day program will feature screenings of short films by Lasse Gjertsen, Charlotte Blom and Joachim Trier, on Thursday evening, as well as Jens Lien' celebrated 2006 feature film, The Bothersome Man, preceded by...

Awads for the twelfth edition of Milano Film Festival

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Ten days told through pictures and videos, faces, venues, meetings, films, directors... Have a look at what the festival has been and start imagining the next edition www.milanofilmfestival.it Which is the best picture? Which one's the most representative of the festival? Do you recognize somebody on the Sagrato? Have you finally found out who's that weird charachter who's been hanging around at the Strehler? Write to info@milanofilmfestival.it What is the role of a film festivalOpposing images ...

Milano Film Fest Awards

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Short Films in competition at Milano Film Fest Winner, 12th edition Just Like the Moviesby Michal Kosakowski, Austria, 2006, DV, 21’Staff AwardThe Lonely Bliss of the Cannonball Luke,by Levi Abrino, USA, 2007, 16mm, 11’MentionsNijuman no borei, (200.000 Phantoms)by Jean-Gabriel Périot, France, 2007, 35mm, 10’Tolya,by Rodeon Brodsky, Israel, 2006, 16mm, 9’Valuri, (Waves),by Adrian Sitaru, Romania, 2007, 35mm, 16’Soldat, (Soldier),by David Peros Bonnot, Croatia, 2006, digiBeta, 5’Ene...

Milano Fest starts tomorrow with a competition

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Feature films competition 638 ways to kill Castro,by Dollan Cannell, GBR, 2006, 72'thu 20th, 7.00 pm, Spazio Oberdansun 23th, 5.00 pm, Teatro StrehlerAlle Alle,by Pepe Planitzer, Germany, 2007, Hdv, 89’sun 16th, 5.00 pm, Teatro Strehlertue 18th, 9.00 pm, Spazio OberdanCalifornia Dreamin’ (endless),by Cristian Nemescu, Romania, 2006, 35mm, 155’sun 16th, 8.30 pm, Teatro Strehlerfri 21th, 9.00 pm, Spazio OberdanMister Lonely,by Harmony Korine, France / Usa, 2007, 35mm, 112’sat 15th, 9.00 pm...

2007 Milano Film Festival Feature Film Selection

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Here are the 7 titles included in the 2007 Feature Film Competition:638 Ways to Kill Castro, by Dollan Cannell, Great Britain, 2007, Digi Beta/DV Cam, 77’Alle Alle, by Pepe Planitzer, Germany, 2007, Hdv, 89’California Dreamin’ (endless), by Cristian Nemescu, Romania, 2006, 35mm, 155’Mister Lonely, by Harmony Korine, France / Usa, 2007, 35mm, 112’Quiet City, by Aaron Katz, USA, 2007, HD, 81'Reprise, by Joachim Trier, Norway, 2006, 35mm, 105’Waiting at the Gate, by Rocky Palladino, Gre...

20th Festival of Nordic Cinema in Rouen

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The 20th edition of this specialized festival in north-western France (March 21-- April 01, 2007) was a bit of a disappointment this year in terms of competition films and visiting personalities, at least compared to the four previous times I have made it my business to be here. In the past there have always been unusual films in the competition section and visitations by major figures, actors and/or directors, from the countries covered here, which includes, incidentally, Belgium, Holland and...

Spring Bouquet At New Directors/New Films

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Thursday, March 29----With Spring (finally) making its arrival after an unexpected early March frost and series of snowstorms, one of the rites of Spring in New York is the NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS festival, which is entering its final weekend with a spring bouquet of films. The series, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary, is a joint presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, with screening at both MoMA and the Film Society's ...

Istanbul Festival Jury of the Golden Tulip Competition

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Dagur Kari will be taking part in the jury of the Golden Tulip Competition of the 26th International İstanbul Film Festival; not Bent Hammer as previously announced. We apologise for the mistake. The 26th International İstanbul Film Festival Golden Tulip Jury will be presided over by the master director who won the first ever Golden Tulip Award in 1985 with “1984”: Michael Radford. After 26 years, Radford will be honouring the İstanbul Film Festival.The jury will also include ...

26th International Istanbul Film Festival

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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by AKBANK, the International Istanbul Film Festival celebrates its 26th year in 2007. The festival will be held March 30th-April 15th. As Turkey's primary film festival, the Istanbul Film Festival will unite outstanding films, movie stars and master directors with cinema-lovers in Istanbul, and as always, present a wide panorama of Turkish movies as well. Festival goers are promised a variety of novelties and surprises not t...

Rotterdam Film Festival Winners

Friday, February 9----Four films shared the top Festival prizes at the Rotterdam Film Festival, which ended its 36th edition this past Sunday. Top winners of the VPRO Tiger Awards include: LOVE CONQUERS ALL (Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia), THE UNPOLISHED (Pia Marais, Germany), BOGS OF BEASTS (Baixo Des Bestas, Brazil) and AFR (Morten Hartz Kapler, Denmark). Each winner received a 10,000 Euro cash prize, as well as a guaranteed broadcast by Dutch public television network VPRO. In other prizes, FOURT...

Juries award films from the Rotterdam Festival

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During the IFFR 2007 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 2, 2007 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to the Hubert Bals Fund supported Love Conquers All by Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia), The Unpolished (Die Unerzogenen) by Pia Marais (Germany) and, ex aequo, to Bog of Beasts (Baixio das bestas) by Claudio Assis (Brazil) and AFR by Morten Hartz Kaplers (D...

European Film Promotion Offers Sales Support At Sundance

Monday, January 22----European Film Promotion, the pan-European organization that represents all the individual film promotion agencies in Europe, is lending financial and marketing support for eleven European films that are screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Film Sales Support (FSS), the European Film Promotion sales support initiative, is backing the promotion of 8 European feature films and 3 documentaries screening here this week. Begun in 2004, FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme ...

Göteborg Ingmar Bergman to Present Award to Film Debutant

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The International Ingmar Bergman Debut Award is one that seeks to highlight new international filmmaking talents. The award will be presented for the first time at the Göteborg International Film Festival, which is to be held from January 26 – February 5, 2007. “The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to deal with really important issues at a time when the film industry has more and more assumed the shape and form of a butchery and fornication business!” says Ingmar Bergman. In...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Who's hot from Europe at Upcoming Toronto Fest

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43 European Films get Film Sales Support for promotional activitiesFor the second time, Film Sales Support (FSS), European Film Promotion’s (EFP) support initiative for European sales agents, is assisting with the promotion and marketing of European films at the Toronto International Film Festival (7-16 September 2006). Toronto is the event at which FSS supports the most films. 30 different sales agents and production companies handling 43 feature films, including two documentaries and one ani...

123 films from Europe will play in Toronto

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European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will be present for the tenth year at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 7 - 16) where a record number of 123 feature films and documentaries will be screened from twenty-three of EFP’s twenty-seven member countries. Among the films receiving World Premieres are six from France including Anne Fontaine’s Nouvelle chance and Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold’s One to Another, four from Britis...
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