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                                The Board of Governors decided, at a special meeting held on Tuesday 4 September 2012, to designate Carlo Chatrian as the new Artistic Director of the Festival del film Locarno. Carlo Chatrian will take up his post from 1 November 2012, following Olivier Père, who is leaving the Festival to head up Arte Fran...

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA at 65th Cannes Film Festival!

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  Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal at Cannes, 2012 CINETECA NACIONAL MEXICANO INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA at 65th Cannes Film Festival! Official Press Release: MEXICO’S NEW CINETECA NACIONAL UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE INTERNATIONAL FILM INDUSTRY OFFERING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILMMAKERS AND AUDIENCES CANNES – Sunday 20 May 2012. The restoration and redevelopment of Mexico’s Cineteca Nacional, the country’s state-owned archive and cinémath...

Launch party on the Croisette for the reopening the Cineteca in Mexico

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The Mexican Government has spent €22 million on restoring and expanding the country’s film archive and national film centre to create the world’s biggest cinematheque to bring world cinema to cinema-goers and restore film treasures.   The Cineteca Nacional has screened more than 1,200 individual films a year in the past and now will be able to offer Mexico’s audiences so much more. Mexico is the fifth largest country in the world for cinema-going and the audience of the Cineteca is uni...

Boy with a Bike by the Dardenne brothers to inaugurate the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Festival in Madrid

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Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will inaugurate the second edition of the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Film Festival in Madrid with Boy with a Bike (2011), the film that won the Jury Prize in the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The 4+1 Festival will be held simultaneously from October 26th through the 30th in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, and its Guest of Honor will be Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase, who will be present at the Main H...

DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival


DOX BOX started as an initiative of independent filmmakers, back in 2007 as the first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria.  DOX BOX runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March.  DOX BOX tours in other Arab cities as part of a Pan-Arab Cultural Network.

Because DOX BOX is targeting the general youth public, all of film-screenings and public activities are completely free of charge.


The main mission of DOX BOX is to be a platform for both the Arab and the International filmmaking individuals and institutions to meet with the general public and see some of the world’s best creative documentaries and to get engaged in rich activities though a friendly and dynamic environment.

In its 3rd edition in 2010, DOX BOX received more than 21000 admissions, more than 200 unique press reviews and 80 international guests, confirming its position as the region's leading documentary film fest.

Remarkable guests included Pirjo Honkassalo, Patricio Guzman, D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus,  Nicolas Philibert, Omar Amiralay, Marc Isaacs, Kim Longinotto, Cara Mertes... among many others.

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

Edinburgh International Film Festival line up

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  At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the full programme details for the 64th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 16 - 27 June, will host twenty-two World premieres, and twelve International premieres. The Closing Night Gala will be the World premiere of THIRD STAR, a British tragi-comic buddy film by newcomer Hattie Dalton, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (FOUR...

India on the Isar at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

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    The 28th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 25 - July 3) presents new Indian cinema as an added feature this year and the Open Air films deal with: "Being". For the 28th time, from June 25 through July 3, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Germany's premiere summer film festival, will be attracting roughly 75,000 movie goers, numerous filmmakers and industry insiders from around the world. We will be welcoming many famous guests, o...

DocPoint will celebrate the pioneers of Finnish documentary film: producers Aho & Soldan

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  DOCPOINT CELEBRATES THE PIONEERS OF FINNISH DOCUMENTARY FILM The Festival will kick off with Dreamland on Saturday the 23rd of January, at Maxim.   The 9th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will take over the cinemas of Helsinki on the 26th-31st of January. This year DocPoint celebrates the pioneers of Finnish documentary film: producers Aho & Soldan. Year 2010 marks the 85th anniversary of the respectable company. In honouring the occasion, the festiva...

A world in pieces

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A world in pieces: the films of the 40th Berlinale Forum In its 40th year, the Berlinale Forum features a selection of films that capture the mood of the times in a sensitive way. Rarely have there been, in feature films and documentaries alike, as many people caught in insolvable conflicts, faced with essential decisions or staring into the abyss as in this year’s selection of films.   Domestic filmmaking makes its presence felt in the programme in a manner exciting, varied and surprising...

A world in pieces: The films to be shown in the 40th Forum as part of the official programme of the 60th Berlinale

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In its 40th year, the Berlinale Forum features a selection of films that capture the mood of the times in a sensitive way. Rarely have there been, in feature films and documentaries alike, as many people caught in insolvable conflicts, faced with essential decisions or staring into the abyss as in this year's selection of films.   Domestic filmmaking makes its presence felt in the programme in a manner exciting, varied and surprising in its strength. In Orly, Angela Schan...

NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, We follow 4 000 festivals. Stay tuned. ____________________________...

Nicolas Philibert and Marcel Lozinski at DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

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Acknowledged filmmakers, French Nicolas Philibert and Polish Marcel Lozinski, will be attending DocPoint Festival as honoured guests. The 9th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place on the 26th-31st of January 2010.   The festival programme will include a comprehensive retrospective of Lozinski's work. Academy Award nominated Marcel Lozinski has been a productive filmmaker since 1972. In his documentaries Lozinski potrays people living under socialism and quest...

Director Nicolas Philibert Masterclass at Punto de Vista

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Nicolas Philibert, director of the acclaimed Être et Avoir (To Be and To Have) (2002), is to be one of the guests at the upcoming Festival. The French director shall give a masterclass on Monday the 18th of February, a session at which Philibert shall review his work and take a look at his way of living film in the company of all those attending. A simple, friendly filmmaker, his style flitters between observation-based and interactive documentary, delving into the space in between direct inte...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

Best from Europe at Rio International Film Festival

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16 European films receive EFP´s Film Sales Support at the Rio International Film Festival (20 September – 4 October 2007)Starting off on 20 September and closing on 4 October, the Rio International Film Festival is one of the most important and longest events in Latin America. It has meanwhile become a busy place to discover Brazilian as well as international films and to conduct business as the festival also holds its new RioMarket which runs from 21 September to 3 October. RioMarket combin...

London Film Festival unveils line up

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival’s full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of THE DARJEELING LIMITED, starring Jason Schwartzma...

The International Juries of the 61st Venice Fest

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The international juries of the 61st Venice Film Festival Venezia 61. - Venezia Orizzonti - Venezia Cinema Digitale Venezia 61 - Golden Lion John Boorman (UK, President). Director. He began his career as a documentary filmmaker in 1955 at the BBC. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes in 1998 for The General (the story of an Irish criminal) and in 1970 for Leo the Last (with Marcello Mastroianni). What stands out in his work is his great iconographic and narrative talent. Since his first Ame...

Talent Campus prizes Year 2

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The second time was twice as nice - it's raining prizes at the conclusion of the Berlinale Talent Campus"This is one of the most important initiatives for the future of the Berlinale" - commented Director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain) about the second Berlinale Talent Campus. Yesterday the Campus concluded with a large Farewell Party at which two prizes were awarded: The Argentinian Martin Romanella won the Talent Movie of the Week with his film Funeral Etiquette. The w...

520 film talents from 84 countries at Talent Campus

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520 film talents from 84 countries join the Berlinale for the first time An explosive, creative mixture: 520 film talents from 84 countries were able to qualify for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2004 with the samples of their work (films, scripts and sound) they submitted. They will now meet internationally acclaimed professional filmmakers, for example Eleanor Bergstein, Anthony Minghella, Walter Murch, Nicolas Philibert, Zbigniew Preisner, Alan Parker and Wim Wenders.Compared to last year the to...

Talent Campus hosts 520 talents

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An explosive, creative mixture: 520 film talents from 84 countries were able to qualify for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2004 with the samples of their work (films, scripts and sound) they submitted. They will now meet internationally acclaimed professional filmmakers, for example Eleanor Bergstein, Anthony Minghella, Walter Murch, Nicolas Philibert, Zbigniew Preisner, Alan Parker and Wim Wenders.Compared to last year the total number of countries represented has increased by 23, including, for t...

EFA Critics awards to Bellochio and docu to S21

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EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY AWARD OF THE CRITICS (PRIX FIPRESCI)The European Film Academy today announced the first two winners of this year's European Film Awards: The European Film Academy Critics Award 2003 - Prix Fipresci goes to the Italian film BUONGIORNO, NOTTE (Goodmorning, Night) by Marco Bellocchio. The critics' award is presented in co-operation with the international federation of film critics, Fipresci. In his statement, Fipresci president Michel Ciment said, "by awarding this prize to Ma...

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