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The members of Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY

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The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY will welcome Julie GAYET, Jessica HAUSNER, Corneliu PORUMBOIU and João Pedro RODRIGUES. They will have to choose First, Second and Third prize winners from the sixteen final-year films featuring in the 2011 Cinéfondation Selection. These three films will walk away with prize money of 15,000€, 11,250€ and 7,500€ respectively. The prizes will be awarded by the Jury on Friday 20th May during a ceremony in the Salle ...

EFA honours Isabelle Huppert

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French actress to receive EFA’s EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2009Whether it is as a Jewish refugee in Diane Kurys' COUP DE FOUDRE, as late 17th century Madame de Maintenon in SAINT-CYR by Patricia Mazuy, or as Magistrate Jeanne Charmant in Claude Chabrol's L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, Isabelle Huppert has given some of cinema's most unforgettable moments a face. Her frequent collaboration with Chabrol has brought to the screen characters such as VIOLETTE NOZIERE, Marie in UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMME...

Isabelle Huppert will be president of Cannes Jury

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French actress Isabelle Huppert will be the President of the Jury of the 62nd Festival de Cannes which will be held May 13-24, 2009. “I am very glad and very proud,” she declared as she accepted Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux’s invitation. “I’ve had a long relationship with Cannes and this next meeting will definitely seal my love for the Festival and thus for global cinema. Cannes is the open door to all the new ideas of the world. I am thrilled at the idea of being a privilege...

BERLIN JURY SHOOK BY DESERTIONS AS BIER AND BONNAIRE GO A.W.O.L - Part 1

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The star-studded eight member international panel under the baton of celebrated Greco-French director Constantine Costa-Gavras was reduced to a Sextet when ace Danish director, Susan Bier, and top drawer French actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, both announced their enforced withdrawal from jury duty due to inescapable commitments elsewhere. In Bier's case it was a sudden need to visit the location of the next movie she’s shooting, while Bonnaire submitted her regrets due to "personal family re...

Avignon Film Festival Turns 25

Wednesday, June 25-------Jerry Rudes is a man on a mission. For the past quarter century, he has lived with one foot in New York and the other in the lovely Provence city of Avignon, France. Reflecting his own dual domiciles, he founded the Avignon Film Festival in 1984 as a “transatlantic crossroads of independent cinema”. When asked to comment on his original inspiration for founding the event, Rudes told of a memorable encounter with filmmaker Agnès Varda. “When I first went to Cannes ...

Berlin jury shook by desertions

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The star-studded international competition judgment panel under the baton of celebrated Greco-French director Constantine Costa-Gavras was reduced to a Sextet when Danish ace director, Susan Bier, and top drawer French actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, both announced their enforced withdrawal from jury duty due to inescapable commitments elsewhere. In Bier's case it was a sudden need to visit the location of the next movie she's shooting, while Bonnaire submitted her regrets due to "personal fami...

Berlin Jury shook by desertions as Bier and Bonnaire go awol

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The star-studded international competition judgment panel under the baton of celebrated Greco-French director Constantine Costa-Gavras was reduced to a Sextet when Danish ace director, Susan Bier, and top drawer French actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, both announced their enforced withdrawal from jury duty due to inescapable commitments elsewhere. In Bier's case it was a sudden need to visit the location of the next movie she’s shooting, while Bonnaire submitted her regrets due to "personal family ...

Mill Valley opens its 28th edition

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For 28 years, Mill Valley Film Festival has been presenting the best in American Independent and International feature films, hard-hitting documentaries, cutting edge video, delightful children’s fare and tributes to celluloid luminaries. This year is no exception. With more than 150 slated films and videos from around the globe, the Mill Valley Film Festival unspools October 6-16.“The 28th Festival is filled with extraordinary independent films from 55 countries around the world as well as ...

Mill Valley kicks in for 11 days of filmmakers treats

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For 28 years, Mill Valley Film Festival has been presenting the best in American Independent and International feature films, hard-hitting documentaries, cutting edge video, delightful children’s fare and tributes to celluloid luminaries. This year is no exception. With more than 150 slated films and videos from around the globe, the Mill Valley Film Festival unspools October 6-16 at the CinéArts @ Sequoia, 25 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley; 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Aven...

New Montreal Festival first edition: Lights, camera, action!

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The rehearsals are over. The inaugural edition of the New Montreal Montreal FilmFest is unspooling its first films to eager audiences. And the red carpet has been laid out to welcome its first guests... The opening of a new edition of any film festival is always filled with a mixture of hope, anticipation and anxiety. The launch of a brand new film festival, an event that wasn't even on the drawing board a year ago, quadruples these feelings. It would be dishonest to pretend that the NMFF is a f...

New Montreal FilmFest professional meetings program

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The New Montreal FilmFest announces its first professional meetings with noted film personalities from the local and international scenes. Presented by Technicolor in collaboration with Astral Media, these meetings will discuss scripts, short films, film criticism, cultural diversity and encounters with filmmakers. The New Montreal FilmFest, presented by Toyota Canada in collaboration with Vidéotron, will show 175 films from 40 countries at its inaugural edition, September 18 to 25, 2005.Seven ...

De Hadeln reveals line up of 170 for inaugural Montreal

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170 productions from 40 countries at the Inaugural Edition of the New Montreal Filmfest including 60 Feature-Length Films in World, International or North-American première!The New Montreal Filmfest has announced those films selected for the very first edition, set to take place from September 18th to 25th, 2005. And let the record show that Program Director Moritz de Hadeln and his team have managed to score a plethora of extraordinary productions to open Montreal’s newest world-class even...

Man To Man , Régis Wargnier Berlin opener

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55th Berlin International Film FestivalBerlin - Official Selection Opening Night - In Competition MAN TO MAN -(FRANCE-UK)by RÉGIS WARGNIER (Indochine, Est-Ouest)CAST ATTENDING BERLIN: JOSEPH FIENNES (Luther, Shakespeare in Love), KRISTIN SCOTT-THOMAS (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The English Patient), IAIN GLEN (Gorillas in the Mist), HUGH BONNEVILLE (Notting Hill), LOMAMA BOSEKI, CÉCILE BAYIHA 1870. Young Scottish doctor Jamie Dodd and adventuress Elena van den Ende journey into the dark hea...
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