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The EFA Ambassadors

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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

Honoring European Icon Bruno Ganz

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   Bruno Ganz in WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders) Veteran Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, best known for his role as Adolf Hitler in the biopic "The Downfall", will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's European Film Awards, to be held for the first time in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Ganz was born in Zürich to a Swiss mechanic father and a northern Italian mother. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor and found his first success in live thea...

Bruno Ganz and John Sales’ visits confirmed for Mar del Plata

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25th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, that will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st November, confirmed the presence of Bruno Ganz and John Sayles, and the International Competition Jury.Bruno Ganz: angel and evil.An existentialist angel in Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1978), or Adolf Hitler in his last hours in Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2005): two roles that show the diversity of an actor of indelible image and which stayed in every movie-buff’s imagery. Two out of ma...

EFA honours Bruno Ganz

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At the 23rd European Film Awards the European Film Academy will Honour Swiss ActorWhether it is as an angel in WINGS OF DESIRE (1987) by Wim Wenders, in the Italian comedy BREAD & TULIPS (2000) by Silvio Soldini, or impersonating Adolf Hitler in Oliver Hirschbiegel's THE DOWNFALL (2004), Bruno Ganz has lent his face to some of cinema's most unforgettable moments. In the 70s and 80s Bruno Ganz has worked with the greats of German auteur cinema like Werner Herzog (NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE, 1979), Vol...

The 15th annual Vilnius international film festival "Kino pavasaris" will help you rediscover film

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Spring has sprung and Kino pavasaris" (or Cinema spring) is fast approaching. This year the motto of the Festival is "Reborn at the Cinema" and from March 18 to April 2 you are all invited to rediscover the magical world of film.                             2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the Festival an...

New Ambassadors of European Film from EFA

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The European Film Academy (EFA) is proud to have won a group of distinguished personalities from the world of European film to co-operate with for the promotion of European cinema and the European Film Awards. In close co-ordination with the European Film Academy, these renowned filmmakers will represent EFA and the European Film Awards at various prestigious events. The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in welcoming as EFA Ambassadors: Moritz Bleibtreu, actor, Germany On...

Sundance awards winners since 1982

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1982     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power 1985     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Blood Simple     * Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Seventeen     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Almost You     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - The Killing Floor     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Stranger Than Paradise     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - America and Lewis Hine     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - In Heaven There Is No Beer?   ...

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

Five Minutes of Heaven

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    A topic that Bosnian people can relate is definitely reconciliations of two individuals set at opposite side in war. Such a good film, the one that trades in harsh, dark emotions, but never loses the true nature of humanity. One individual kills older brother  before the very eyes and you end up getting to be blamed for it, for the rest of your life. All this happens when you are about 10 years old. Imagine the pain and the burden that you carry for the rest of your life? This i...

Sundance Award Winners

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The complete list of winners:Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Dramatic:“Push: Based on a novel by Sapphire,” Lee Daniels.Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary:“We Live In Public,” directed by Ondi TimonerWorld Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:“The Maid,” directed by Sebastian SilvaWorld Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:“Rough Aunties,” directed by Kim LonginottoAudience Award, Dramatic:“Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire,” directed by Lee Daniels.Audience Award, Documentary:“The Cove,” dir...

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

Spotlight On Bavarian Cinema At Montreal FF

 Wednesday, August 27------Bavaria has been a cinema stronghold in Germany for over 100 years. While many German film companies and filmmakers have migrated to Berlin in the last decade, Munich still remains the main hub for the German film industry. Directors like Doris Dorrie and Sonke Wortmann have been famous Bavarian film names for the last few decades. In recent years, Bavarian films have won innumberable prizes at home and abroad, including Oscars for Florian Gallenberger (Quero ser), Ca...

Spotlight On Bavarian Cinema At Montreal FF

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Bavaria has been a cinema stronghold in Germany for over 100 years. While many German film companies and filmmakers have migrated to Berlin in the last decade, Munich still remains the main hub for the German film industry. Directors like Doris Dorrie and Sonke Wortmann have been famous Bavarian film names for the last few decades. In recent years, Bavarian films have won innumberable prizes at home and abroad, including Oscars for Florian Gallenberger (Quero ser), Caroline Link (Nowhere In Afri...

Berlinale Competition Jury Is An International Mix of Talents

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Saturday, February 9----------As the Competition Screenings at this year's Berlinale move into high gear, it is a good moment to comment on the credentials and the international mix of jurors who must view an impressive group of awards contenders, all vying for the prestigious Golden and Silver Bear Awards. Jury President Costa-Gavras (France) is one of the most renowned figures of dedicated, political filmmaking. His international breakthrough came in 1969 with the political thriller Z, whi...

Berlinale 2008: International Jury

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This year, eight international film experts and stars will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears. Jury President Costa-Gavras (France) is one of the most renowned figures of dedicated, political filmmaking. His international breakthrough came in 1969 with the political thriller Z, which won him two Academy Awards. In 1990 Costa-Gavras was awarded the Berlinale Golden Bear for his film Music Box (with Armin Mueller-Stahl and Jessica Lange). He last participated in the Be...

Berlinale jury with Jury President Costa-Gavras

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This year, eight international film experts and stars will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears.Jury President Costa-Gavras (France) is one of the most renowned figures of dedicated, political filmmaking. His international breakthrough came in 1969 with the political thriller Z, which won him two Academy Awards. In 1990 Costa-Gavras was awarded the Berlinale Golden Bear for his film Music Box (with Armin Mueller-Stahl and Jessica Lange). He last participated in the Ber...

BEN BECKER'S EXTRAORDINARY "ORDINARY JEW" AT HAMBURG 2005

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HAMBURG -- BEN BECKER'S TOUR DE FORCE AS AN EXTRAORDINARY"ORDINARY JEW" by Alex Deleon, September 29, 2005 for <www.filmfestivals.com>"Just an Ordinary Jew" ('Ein Ganz Gewohnlicher Jude') directedby Oliver Hirschbiegel of the Berlin Bunker drama "The Downfall", andstarring Ben Becker in a mesmerizing 89 minute screen  monologue, turned outto be the capstone of the Hamburg film festival.  Based on a recent bookby Swiss author Charles Lewinsky, ...

Goran Paskaljevic 's Optimists sweeps Geneva prizes

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PASKALJEVIC SWEEPS GENEVA PRIZESby Alex Deleon, for www.filmfestivals.comThe CINEMA TOUT ECRAN festival which concluded its one week run on November 5 distributed its major prizes as follows:The Cinema Tout Ecran Reflet d’Or (Golden Reflection) cash awardfor the Best (theatrical) Film, (10,000 CHF) offered by the City ofGeneva, went (incomprehensibly) to the Dutch film "DIEP"(Deep) directed bySimone van Dusseldorp (The Netherlands). The jury's remark; A film "Which relates with conviction th...

"All screens Fest" in Geneva broadens the view

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"ALL SCREENS FEST" CINEMA TOUT ECRAN IN GENEVA BROADENS THE VIEW The 12th edition of the Cinéma Tout-Ecran Film and Television Festival took place in Geneva from October 3O to November 5, 2OO6. I must admit that never having been much of a TV fan and having to my credit (or discredit) an almost encyclopedic ignorance of TV sitcoms and famous long-running series (I never saw a single installment of "Dallas"), it was with a certain trepidation that I signed up for Tout-Ecran, wondering whether s...

Cannes Meeting of Europa Cinemas exhibitors

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In the presence of Mrs Viviane Reding and Mrs Véronique Cayla 2005: European films progress notably in the Europa Cinemas network In the context of falling cinema attendance, exhibitors belonging to the Europa Cinemas network succeeded in increasing the proportion of European films on their screens.In 2005, almost 60% of screenings were reserved for European films. Progress was apparent above all in the proportion of European films distributed outside their country of origin, which increased fr...

Cannes Meeting of Europa Cinemas exhibitors

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In the context of falling cinema attendance, exhibitors belonging to the Europa Cinemas network succeeded in increasing the proportion of European films on their screens.In 2005, almost 60% of screenings were reserved for European films. Progress was apparent above all in the proportion of European films distributed outside their country of origin, which increased from 34 to 37%. It was therefore diversity which gained ground in this network, and this did not concern the European continent alone...

Berlinale Opening Gala preceeds premiere of Snow Cake

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International and German Stars at the Opening of the 56th BerlinaleThe Opening Gala of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival was held on February 9 in the Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz. For the first time, the event has been broadcasted live on television (ZDF/3sat). Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick opened the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Charlotte ...

Just an Ordinary Jew one of Hamburg Fest capstones

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"Just an Ordinary Jew" ('Ein Ganz Gewohnlicher Jude') directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel of the Berlin Bunker drama "The Downfall", and starring Ben Becker in a mesmerizing 89 minute screen monologue, turned out to be the capstone of the Hamburg film festival. Based on a recent book by Swiss author Charles Lewinsky, this heady piece of work adresses itself to the thorny issue of what it means to be a Jew in contemporary Germany. Emanuel Goldfarb, a German journalist of Jewish heritage, but not a...

Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ figures

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Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ was saluted by Emir KusturicaVilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris“ ended last week with the remarkable record of audience attendance. During the Festival (1-14 of April) the cinema “Lietuva“ was attended by 41 251 spectators: 13 000 more than last year. Lithuanian spectators proved once again their interest in European, Asian, African, American and Oceanian cinema.This year celebrating the 10th anniversary the Festiv...

Downfall German contender for the Oscars foreign films

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THE DOWNFALL represents Germany in the race for the OSCARThe independent expert jury, which was appointed by GERMAN FILMS to selection the German entry to compete for the OSCAR for the best Foreign Language Film, has chosen THE DOWNFALL by Oliver Hirschbiegel. The jury on its decision: with the film The Downfall Oliver Hirschbiegel and Bernd Eichinger succeed in achieving the haunting and demystifying cineamtic realisation of the last days of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich." The production by...
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