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Torres Leivas pays homage to Raúl Ruiz

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  For the past three years, a special leader has been made for the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) to be screened at the IFFR ahead of films made possible with support from the HBF. To make these leaders, the HBF approaches filmmakers who received support from the Fund early on in their careers. These filmmakers are then given complete artistic freedom to make a leader. Following on from Lisandro Alonso and Raya Martin, this year it is the turn of Chilean director José Luis Torres Leiva. ...

New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

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In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

CineMart 2012 presents 36 film projects

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CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 36 film projects (from 465 entries) which will be presented to approximately 850 potential co-financiers. Reputed filmmakers such as Kelly Reichardt, Ruben Östlund, Quintin Dupieux, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Úrszula Antoniak will launch their new projects. The selection further includes feature length débuts, a project from a director with a film in Tiger Awards Competition and films participating in th...

Former Tiger competitors bring new films in ‘Return of the Tiger'

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To mark its 40th anniversary, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates, in its Return of the Tiger programme. Aimed at bringing new, unknown and innovative filmmakers to the attention of audiences and international film professionals, the Tiger Awards Competition has been a major feature of the IFFR since 1995.   This Return of the Tiger program will be accompanied by a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger A...

Highlights of Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009OFFICIAL SECTION 200913 feature films and 13 short films will participate in the Official Section. The documentaries selected, which shall be screened in Pamplona from the 13rd to the 21st of February as part of the festival, shall opt for the Punto de Vista Prize for the Best Film (10,000 euros), the Jean Vigo Prize for the Best Director (5,500 euro), the Prize for the Best Short Film (3,500 euros) and...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

Persepolis has won the Rotterdam Audience Award

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The French film PERSEPOLIS has won the Audience Award of the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Earlier in the festival, PERSEPOLIS was also honoured with the young people jury’s MovieSquad Award. The festival counted 355,000 visits to its 250 feature films, 450 short films, exhibitions, live performances and events. Sunday February 3, the festival closes with the ‘Volkskrantdag’, a pre-booked screening day of festival favorites. The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam will...

Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Awards

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Fifteen films by first or second filmmakers competed in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2008. The Jury consists of Mr. Royston Tan - Singapore filmmaker and film producer, Russian filmmaker, actress and film producer Ms. Renata Litvinova, Mr. Rieks Hadders - former Deputy Director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Ms. Tiziana Finzi, Deputy Director Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, and Iranian filmmaker and film producer Mr. Jafar Panahi (jury president). Th...

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...

Cannes 2006: selection for l'Atelier

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The 2006 Atelier has selected 18 projects by filmmakers from 17 different countries (2 from the United States) spanning the 5 continents.The scripts (for the most part original subjects) deal with themes testifying to a shared awareness of the state of the planet. This generation, born into a world of globalisation, shares the same fears and hopes, over and beyond their cultural differences.Their universal and singular worldview is expressed through the eyes of two Latino teens in the United Sta...

The 2006 Atelier: Seasoned Directors & New Talents in Cannes

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The Atelier du Festival, organised by the Cinéfondation, has selected for its second edition, 18 filmmakers:Teboho Mahlatsi (South Africa), Santiago Palavecino (Argentina), Christina Andreef (Australia), Bernard Bellefroid (Belgium), José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile), Wang Bing (China), Goran Rušinovic (Croatia), Luiso Berdejo (Spain), Cruz Angeles (United States), Richard Press (United States), Fabrice Genestal (France), Michelange Quay (Haiti), Dev Benegal (India), Dover Kosahvili (Israel), C...

HBF funds half a million € for non-western projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films and feature length creative documentaries by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to fulfillment. The HBF provides grants that often turn out to play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realize their projects. In its Fall 2003 Selection Round, Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam grants a total of Euro 467,000 to twenty-eight non-Western film-maker...
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