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Kornél Mundruczó President of the Jury for Competition Programme – Feature Film

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Sarajevo Film Festival has the pleasure of announcing that this year's President of the Jury for Competition Programme – Feature Film will be Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. Mundruczó was born in 1975. He is one of Hungary's young, progressive directors, described by film critics as initiators of the New Wave in Hungarian, as well as in European film.  Mundruczó is rightly considered one of the most renowned European film authors, having made four feature-length and five...

European Film Talents Shine At San Francisco Film Festival

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At mid point of the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in North America, films from European directors have been making the most impact. With its cosmopolitan air and its distinctive European ex-pat communities, San Francisco is not only a destination for European artists but also a place to sample the best of the new European cinema. Most of the European films on display are congregated in the World Cinema section. Among the highlights from European talents: BULLET IN TH...

European Film Talents Shine At San Francisco Film Festival

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 TROUBLED WATER  At mid point of the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in North America, films from European directors have been making the most impact. With its cosmopolitan air and its distinctive European ex-pat communities, San Francisco is not only a destination for European artists but also a place to sample the best of the new European cinema. Most of the European films on display are congregated in the World Cinema section. ...

"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition,

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The winners of FANTASPORTO 2009 with homages to WIM WENDERS, PAUL SCHRADER and JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA              With a selection that was praised by juries, audiences and critics, the 29th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival announced its awards. The films "Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton (USA), "Moscow, Belgium" by Christophe Van Rompaey (Bel), two directors well known of the festival, together with the  South Corean Phil-sung Yim, the dire...

"Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton wins Fantasporto Fantastic competition

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The winners of FANTASPORTO 2009 with homages to WIM WENDERS, PAUL SCHRADER and JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA With a selection that was praised by juries, audiences and critics, the 29th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival announced its awards. The films "Idiots and Angels" by Bill Plympton (USA), "Moscow, Belgium" by Christophe Van Rompaey (Bel), two directors well known of the festival, together with the South Corean Phil-sung Yim, the director of "Hansel & Gretel", were the winners of ...

IFFR 2009 Awards Ceremony on Friday

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During the IFFR 2009 Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2009 in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the winning films of the 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to the Hubert Bals Fund supported film BE CALM AND COUNT TO SEVEN (ARAM BASH VA TA HAFT BESHMAR) by Ramtin Lavafipour (Iran), to BREATHLESS (DDONGPARI) by Yang Ik-June (South Korea), and to WRONG ROSARY (UZAK IHTIMAL) by Mahmut Fazil Coskun (Turkey). On Saturday January 31st, 20...

Rotterdam line up and Tiger awards competition

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Fourteen films have been selected for IFFR’s VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2009. The line up features first or second films from all continents, and includes eight world premieres concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro. For the first time, films from Turkey, New Zealand and Indonesia are included in competition. The Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films includes twenty-seven films shorter than 60 minutes; the three Tiger Awards for Short Film each come with 3,000 euro.Sta...

Rotterdam Fest Jury members

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38th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January – 1 February 2009 Jury members The VPRO Tiger Awards jury that will choose three winners from fifteen features includes the artist Marlene Dumas (South Africa/Netherlands) – her MoMA exhibition ‘Measuring Your Own Grave’ opens December 14, the Turkish film maker Yesim Ustaoglu – her film PANDORA’S BOX screens in the festival, the Hungarian film maker Kornél Mundruczó, whose latest film DELTA is in the festival selection and P...

In competition: "Delta" by Kornél Mundruczó

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The film:Although this is Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's first selection in Competition, it is the third time he has participated in the Festival de Cannes. The Cinéfondation showcased Kis Apokrif n°2 in 2004, and Johanna was a 2005 Un Certain Regard choice. Delta is the story of the return of a taciturn young man to the countrified delta region which is his family's home. There, he finds and falls in love with a sister he never knew he had. However, their relationship is rejected as ...

A conversation with Bela Tarr - the famous Hungarian filmdirector.

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On the margin of the 39th Budapest Film Week a conversation with Bela Tarr - the famous Hungarian filmdirector.Brigitta Bokor (Q): Recently when people are talking about Hungarian films, they usually mention your name - Bela Tarr. How do you deal with the fact there was no Tarr movie at the 39th Budapest Film Week competition and even the opening film - which supposed to be your "The Man from London" -- was cancelled? Béla Tarr (A):In fact we would have liked to be part of the Week, ...

A conversation with Bela Tarr, Hungarian filmdirector

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On the margin of the 39th Budapest Film Week: a conversation with Bela Tarr - the famous Hungarian filmdirector.BudapestBrigitta Bokor (Q): Recently when people are talking about Hungarian films, they usually mention your name - Bela Tarr. How do you deal with the fact there was no Tarr movie at the 39th Budapest Film Week competition and even the opening film – which supposed to be your “The Man from London” -- was cancelled? Béla Tarr (A):In fact we would have liked to be part of the We...

The Budapest Filmweek Prizes

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The feature competition winner for Best Picture was a film called “Delta” by a young director, Kornél Mundruczó, which was also awarded the traditional Gene Moskowitz prize by the foreign press delegation. However, due to my unfortunately vast degree of geographical separation from the festival grounds I didn’t get to see it, and therefore am not in a position to comment critically one way or another. This year’s Best Director Prize went to Elemer Ragalyi, for the film “Nincs Kegye...

Everything's now in place for Cottbus

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Everything's now in place: on Tuesday, 6th November, Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of the Federal State of Brandenburg and patron of FilmFestival Cottbus, will open the festival's 17th edition. The numerous honorary guests from the worlds of the arts, politics and business will include Petra Maria Müller and Kirsten Niehuus, managing directors of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, as well as Frank Szymanski, Lord Mayor of the City of Cottbus, as representatives of the festival's tw...

Cottbus ready for its opening

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Everything's now in place: on Tuesday, 6th November, Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of the Federal State of Brandenburg and patron of FilmFestival Cottbus, will open the festival's 17th edition. The numerous honorary guests from the worlds of the arts, politics and business will include Petra Maria Müller and Kirsten Niehuus, managing directors of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, as well as Frank Szymanski, Lord Mayor of the City of Cottbus, as representatives of the festival's two m...

Copenhagen jury has announced the winners

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Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006 has found the winners of The Golden Swan. The winners are appointed by the international jury, which was made up of five known personalities from the European film industry.Ghita Nørby was heading the jury, which also consisted of the cinematographer Robby Müller from the Netherlands, the director Pawel Pawlikowski from the United Kingdom, the director Kornél Mundruczó from Hungary and the actress Tuva Novotny from Sweden.The main award at the Cope...

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...

The jury

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The international jury of the fiction film section :Yves Caumon, director (France)Edwina Forkin, producer (Ireland)Benoît Lamy, director (Belgium)Tiffany Limos, actress (United States)Kornel Mundruczo, director (Hungary)Jean Rouaud, writer (France)The international jury of the new documentary section :Paul Cornet, writer-director (France)Véronique Godard, consultant (France)Pascal Privet, head of Rencontres Cinéma du Réel à l'Imaginaire in Manosque (France)Elisa Resegotti, producer (Italy)...
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