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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012 Starts on Monday

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The 8th edition of Grossmann, taking place from the 16th to the 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia is just around the corner! The festival will begin on Monday at 18h with the opening of the Fear Manifesto art installation and presentation of the competing winemakers. At 19:00 our film program will begin with the regional premiere of Serbian film Doctor Ray and the Devils, director Dinko Tucaković's new drama/comedy about famous Hollywood rebel Nicholas Ray's stay in Yugoslavia during the 60...

Past winners at Fantasporto 1981 / 2011

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WINNERS FANTASPORTO     1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: ...

IRON DOORS, an interview with Stephen Manuel

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 IRON DOORS (2010), a new psychological thriller to make you think. About an investment banker with no name (we never get his name in this film so he’s a kind of Everyman investment banker) wakes up to find himself stuck inside a vault with no way out. ‘No food. No water. No way out.’ We experience his loneliness, hunger, thirst, frustration and even his hallucinations with him as he struggles to stay alive… or we are also left to wonder if he is even alive at all and maybe he has been ...

IRON DOORS, an interview with Stephen Manuel

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 IRON DOORS (2010), a new psychological thriller to make you think. About an investment banker with no name (we never get his name in this film so he’s a kind of Everyman investment banker) wakes up to find himself stuck inside a vault with no way out. ‘No food. No water. No way out.’ We experience his loneliness, hunger, thirst, frustration and even his hallucinations with him as he struggles to stay alive… or we are also left to wonder if he is even alive at all and maybe he has been ...

REEL NEWS

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Greetings from the sun and surf of Santa Cruz!    As we gear up for next May, I wanted to take a look back at the 2008 Festival and share with you the activities of some of the films we presented then.  It was a fantastic Festival with a terrific program (if I may so myself).  Over those nine beautiful Spring days, we screened 149 films from all over the world to a record audience of nearly 8000 film lovers.  This is truly a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of our commun...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up

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The festival has a program titled DANGER AFTER DARK presented by the TLA Entertainment Group, which is dedicated to FANTASTIC film genres. With the guidance of Raymond Murray, Artistic Director, I was able to program films from multiple genres that I love dearly and also include films that my fellow curators suggested. A big thank you to my colleagues at Fantastic Festivals around the world (you know who you are!) for all your help and support as well.At the tail end of the information, I’ve...

Taking a control- A New Author Film Festival

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Unlike 90s when Belgrade’s Author Film Festival started career, today New Author Film Festival 2007 depicts one of a popular cultural events in the city of Belgrade. Only Belgrade in Serbia today has about 7 film festival events occurring during entire year and every each of them has to fight for his audience. Even so, if this festival (exists 13 years) is not the brand new anymore, and regarding the heavy competition and size of the budget, it recorded a massive sale, a 20 000 tickets sold. T...

Belgrade Auteur Fim Fest awards Californian Dreamin'

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Cristian Nemescu's Romanian traqi-comedy CALIFORNIAN DREAMIN' took the Alexsander Sasa Petrovic award for best film at the 13th Auteur Film Festival in Belgrade (Nov 27 - Dec 4). Ozer Kizilitan's courageous tale of religious Zealotry in modern day Turkey TAKVA won the Freedom of Artistic Expression Award and Anton Corbijn's Joy Division biopic CONTROL recieved the Special Prize of the Jury.The jury of the festival, US critic Ron Holloway, British director Julian Richards and Serbian director Srd...

Sun And Celluloid On A Tropical Island Paradise

 Tuesday, September 25-------The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, will screen 28 films in the resort paradise of Providenciales from October 16-21, 2007.  For this year's edition, the Festival will present an intriguing mix of new international films, mixed with beloved music-driven classics, as well as events, panels, musical performances, and more on the tantalizing white sands of Turks & Caicos.The m...

Music and Movies Mix In Tropic Island Paradise

 Tuesday, September 25-------The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, will screen 28 films in the resort paradise of Providenciales from October 16-21, 2007.  For this year's edition, the Festival will present an intriguing mix of new international films, mixed with beloved music-driven classics, as well as events, panels, musical performances, and more on the tantalizing white sands of Turks & Caicos.The m...

Turks & Caicos International Film Festival line-up

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, announced its line-up of 28 films to screen October 16-21, 2007 in Providenciales. The Festival combines relaxing by the beach and screenings of new international films mixed with beloved music-driven classics, as well as events, panels, musical performances, and more on the tantalizing white sands of Turks & Caicos.Commenting on this year’s line-up Festival Executive Director ...

Turks & Caicos Festiannounced its line-up of 28 films

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, announced its line-up of 28 films to screen October 16-21, 2007 in Providenciales. The Festival combines relaxing by the beach and screenings of new international films mixed with beloved music-driven classics, as well as events, panels, musical performances, and more on the tantalizing white sands of Turks & Caicos.Commenting on this year’s line-up Festival Executive Director...

Frosbitten and Adams Apples win at Fantasporto

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The vikings took over the 26th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto.Great winners in a year that showed the vitality of European cinemaSwedish Film Frostbitten by Anders Banke won the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2006 Best Film Award in the Official Fantasy Section, with Adam¹s Apples by Anders Thomas Jensen came out also a winner as the Best Film and the Best Actor Award in the 16th Directors Week.Also a winner was Animal by Roselyne Bosch. This film, co-produced by Antón...

New York City Horror Film Festival has concluded

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The 2004 New York City Horror Film Festival has concluded. It was a long hall, but an incredible year for us and our filmmakers. Hoping you could post the news.(a few pic attached) And the winners are....... Career Achievement Award -- Tobe Hooper Best Feature -- The Last Horror Movie (Julian Richards) Best Short -- Herbie (Drew Barnhardt) Best Cinematography -- London Voodoo (Dir. Robert Pratten) Best Actor -- Kevin Howarth for The Last Horror Movie Best Special Effects -- Cube Zero (Di...

Century City has its Festival

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65 FILMS SELECTED FOR INAUGURAL CENTURY CITY FILM FESTIVALNine independently produced features, six documentaries and fifty shorts have been selected for screening at the inaugural Century City Film Festival (CCFF) running October 27 – 30, 2004. The films follow a theme of, "Camp, Cult, Classics."A retrospective screening of the cult classic “Car Wash” will be screened with stars and filmmakers in attendance, following the awards ceremony at the 20th Century Fox Zanuck Theatre on the closi...

Oporto festival closes with 112 000 spectators

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24th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival ­ Fantasporto hasclosed its doors on Saturday, again with more than 100,000 spectators.SOUTH KOREA, DANEMARK AND SPAIN SHARE THE AWARDS LIST IN FANTASPORTO 2004Spanish cinema with KILLING WORDS and EL OUTRO LADO DE LA CAMA, and SouthKorean cinema with A TALE OF TWO SISTERS and ACACIA are on the path tosuccess in Fantasporto. Also the Danish cinema, a frequent visit at Oporto(which presented and awarded in past editions the first films to co...

Life Goes On and Westender, the winners of Bruxelles

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The Annual Program Without Frontiers announces the results of the Festivaldu Cinéma de Bruxelles: Life Goes On , by Mark Cairns, won the Special Prizeto the Best Documentary Film and Westender, by Brock Morse, won the SpecialPrize to the Best Fiction Film.Voices by Elli Ventouras, was awarded in Integral Realization; Sex Marriage& Children by Fred Parker, Screenplay; The Art of the Critic by Dom Shaw,Direction, Ono Niha by Henry Twinch, Edition, The Show by Cruz Angeles, ArtDirection, and Tagga...

Fantastic line up for Fantasporto 2004

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24th OPORTO FILM FESTIVAL WITH A STRONG NORTH AMERICAN PRESENCEWith the High Patronage of the Ministry of Culture and the Oporto City Hall, the 24th edition of Fantasporto (Oporto International Film Festival) will be held on the 20th February till March, 1st), with its main Competitive Sections beginning on the 20th February (Official Fantasy Film Selection and Directors Week). Retrospectives and Homages complete the programme, as usual. Showcasing, as usual, the best of European Cinema, the p...
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