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Cinefondation In Cannes

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  In parallel to the red carpet galas and the celebrity schmoozing that characterizes the Cannes Film Festival, the Cinéfondation iniative will work with fledgling filmmakers to get their projects seen by the attending throngs of film professionals, critics and festival programmers. Cinéfondation was created in 1998. Its mission is based on three complementary strategies: The Cinéfondation Selection, which presents movies from film schools in the framework of the Official Selection; ...

SON OF BABYLON at CPHPIX 2011

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On 'Son of Babylon' Son of Babylon screened at this year's Copenhagen Film Festival 2011 ‘SON OF BABYLON' (2010) is a fiction film based on reality about three weeks following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War. Writer/director Mohamed Al-Daradji spent seven years on this poetic masterpiece that touches on the timely and hypersensitive subject of the Iraq War and the country now trying to pick itself up from devastation and ruin. ...

Closing night at TIFF

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 The film 'Black Swan' closed the night. 51st TIFF: Closing ceremony (12/12/2010)The closing ceremony of the 51st Thessaloniki International Film FestivalThe curtains came down on the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Saturday, December 11th, with a closing ceremony that took place at Olympion Theater. Snapshots, faces and clips of the city during this 10-day cinematic feast were depicted in the short film of Emmanouil Papadopoulos entitled Stereosis, which welcomed the audience ...

TIFF press conference of the Jury with director Scandar Copti

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         51st TIFF: Press conference of the Jury (12/7/2010)PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE JURY The 51st TIFF jury held a press conference on Tuesday December 7th . The director of the festival, Dimitris Eipides, was present at the conference. Members of the jury this year are Michel Demopoulos –its president- , Martin Schweighofer, CEO of the Austrian Film Commission, film directors Scandar Copti and Mohamed Al-Daradji, and producer Behrooz Hashemian. M...

On 'Son of Babylon'

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‘SON OF BABYLON' (2010) is a fiction film based on reality about three weeks following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War. Writer/director Mohamed Al-Daradji spent seven years on this poetic masterpiece that touches on the timely and hypersensitive subject of the Iraq War and the country now trying to pick itself up from devastation and ruin.   This is a story not of war, however, but of the broken family and a lost civilization. I...

Members of Jury TIFF 2010

Three of the jury members on stage to present awards. The International Jury of the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film critic (Greece) Mohamed Al-Daradji, Director (Iraq) Scandar Copti, Director (Palestine) Behrooz Hashemian, Producer (Iran/USA) and Martin Schweighofer, Managing Director of the Austrian Film Commission (Austria)  

On 'Son of Babylon'

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‘SON OF BABYLON' (2010) is a fiction film based on reality about three weeks following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War. Writer/director Mohamed Al-Daradji spent seven years on this poetic masterpiece that touches on the timely and hypersensitive subject of the Iraq War and the country now trying to pick itself up from devastation and ruin.  This is a story not of war, however, but of the broken family and a lost civilization. It is a dark road movie followin...

Interview on 'Son of Babylon'

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‘SON OF BABYLON' (2010) is a fiction film based on reality about three weeks following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War. Writer/director Mohamed Al-Daradji spent seven years on this poetic masterpiece that touches on the timely and hypersensitive subject of the Iraq War and the country now trying to pick itself up from devastation and ruin. This is a story not of war, however, but of the broken family and a lost civilization. It is a dark road movie following a ...

Periferic (Outbound) wins the Golden Alexander!

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Last night on December 11, 2010, the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival awarded its prizes for audience and jury awards to their pick for the best films in competition at the festival. And Romania took most of the awards. Between Bogdan George Apretri's 'Periferic' and Marian Crisan's 'Morgen', they took so many awards home their hands weren't enough to hold them all! Find the list of the winners below: STAY TUNED FOR PICTURES AND INTERVIEWS LATER COMING SOON!!! 51st Thessaloniki International Film...

NEWSLETTER N° 488: December 11, 2010

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionnals every week. _______________________________________  FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival...

Periferic (Outbound) wins the Golden Alexander!

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    Last night on December 11, 2010, the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival awarded its prizes for audience and jury awards to their pick for the best films in competition at the festival. And Romania took most of the awards. Between Bogdan George Apretri's 'Periferic' and Marian Crisan's 'Morgen', they took so many awards home their hands weren't enough to hold them all! Find the list of the winners below: STAY TUNED FOR PICTURES AND INTERVIEWS LATER COMING SOON!...

Periferic (Outbound) wins the Golden Alexander!

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  Last night on December 11, 2010, the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival awarded its prizes for audience and jury awards to their pick for the best films in competition at the festival. And Romania took most of the awards. Between Bogdan George Apretri's 'Periferic' and Marian Crisan's 'Morgen', they took so many awards home their hands weren't enough to hold them all! Find the list of the winners below: STAY TUNED FOR PICTURES AND INTERVIEWS LATER COMING SOON!!! 51st Thessaloniki Internatio...

Mohamed's Son of Babylon

Mohamed Al-Daradji explains to audiences in Q and A how his film is about 3 weeks after the invasion of Iraq by USA in 2003. 'It is not about Iraq in 2010, it is about Iraq in 2003' He explined to audiences that he felt the people should know about this period in Iraqi history. His next film will be about Iraq today.   STAY TUNED FOR PRESS CONFERENCE INFO. ON  Mohamed Al-Daradji'

Mohamed's Son or Babylon

On December 08, 2010, The Son of Babylon screened for a packed Olympia Theater in Thessaloniki. The majority stayed for a fascinating Q and A with visionary director Mohamed Al-Daradji   "Mohamed Al-Daradji, born in 1978 in Iraq, was recently awarded the title of Middle East Filmmaker of the Year by Variety, a prestigious moniker befitting the industrious and prolific director, producer and c

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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  After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin Ameri...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the ...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

HIFF 30 Award Winners Announced!

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The Awards Show for the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival was held october 20th, and the winners are listed below.  The Vision in Film Award, presented by City & County of Honolulu, was given to Roger & Chaz Ebert. The Maverick Award, presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu, was given to Nancy Kwan. The Award for Career Achievement was given to co-directors Qiankuan Li & Guiyun Xiao. The Outstanding Industry Leadership Award was given to Ren Zhonglun. T...

HIFF 30 Award Winners Announced!

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The Awards Show for the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival was held yesterday, and the winners are listed below. Thank you to Tiffany & Co. for providing us with the beautiful awards.The Vision in Film Award, presented by City & County of Honolulu, was given to Roger & Chaz Ebert.The Maverick Award, presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu, was given to Nancy Kwan.The Award for Career Achievement was given to co-directors Qiankuan Li & Guiyun Xiao.The Outstanding Industry Leadership Award was give...

Son of babylon to close the Netherlands Film Fest

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Mohamed Al-Daradji's SON OF BABYLON (NPP Project 2008) has been chosen as the official closing film of the 30th Netherlands Film Festival. The Dutch/English/Iraqi coproduction tells the story of a boy who, together with his grandmother, goes to search for his father who has never returned from the war. The presentation on 30 September within Utrecht's Cinema Rembrandt will mark the film's Dutch Premiere. SON OF BABYLONMohamed Al-Daradji's SON OF BABYLON (NPP Project 2008) has been chosen as ...

No Ice or Snow: The Berlinale Outdoors in Summer!

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At the 8th Summer Berlinale from July 16 to 19, the Open Air Cinema in Friedrichshain is presenting - in collaboration with radioeins - five highlights from the 60th Berlin International Film Festival's programme. These films have yet to be released in German movie theatres.   Besides Bal (Honey), winner of this year's Golden Bear, three audience favourites will be shown from the Panorama, Forum and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections. Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open th...

Kusturica Won Best Actor Award

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Cinema City Film & Media Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia presented over 120 films, 30 premieres and three competition selections and recorded over 80.000 visitors this year. The festival had international film but it is actually focused on Serbian film. An absolute winner of festival, according to audience and jury members is a Serbian film Srdjan Koljevic’s “The Woman with the Broken Nose” with several awards. And special award went to Emir Kusturica for Best Actor Award within Exit P...

Seattle International Film Festival claims largest festival in the US reveals line up of 600 screenings

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SIFF is proud to announce the lineup for the 36th Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended event of its kind in the United States. Running a full 25 days, SIFF will present 189 narrative features, 54 documentary features, 13 archival films, and 150 short films from 67 countries, including 25 World Premieres (12 features, 13 shorts), 36 North American Premieres (24 features, 12 shorts), and 12 US Premieres (6 features, 6 shorts). SIFF 2010 runs from May 20...

Fipresci Jury announced for the San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22-May 6) today announced the FIPRESCI jury and the prize to be presented at the Festival's Golden Gate Awards on Wednesday, May 5 at Temple Nightclub - Prana Restaurant. Winners of the New Directors Prize, the Golden Gate Awards in various categories, the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grant and the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant will also be announced.   FIPRESCI Prize The FIPRESCI Prize is given at the San Francisco I...

Berlin prizes of the Independent Juries

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. Award ceremony of the Independent Juries 2009 The fo...
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