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The 11th New York Asian Film Festival launches this week

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    The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns !   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hottest young director, will be a gues...

The New York Asian Film Festival returns (June 29 - July 15)

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The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns - and this year we’re bringing crazy back!   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hotte...

Inaugural Chapman University │Pusan West │Filmmaker Showcase To Take Place November 20-22, 2009

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Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States announced a groundbreaking partnership with South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Asia's largest film festival, to launch a first-of-its-kind filmmaker showcase that will bring select Korean films and filmmakers from PIFF to the U.S. The announcement was jointly made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett and PIFF Director Lee Yong-Kwan.   ...

In competition: "Thirst"

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About the film: Korean director Park Chan-wook is presenting his latest film, Thirst, in Competition today, five years after taking home the Grand Prix du Jury for Old Boy. This year's movie involves blood, and blood means vampires. A young priest has gone to Africa with the purest of intentions, to volunteer to test a new drug; however, an unexpected side effect of the treatment changes him into a vampire. When he returns home, his Catholic faith is sorely tested, as his thirst for blood nea...

Neufchatel NIFFF achieves record attendance (17 000)

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With 17,000 spectators, the 7th edition of the NIFFF achieves unprecedented success After six days and nights of intense cinematographic emotions shared by 17,000 spectators—4000 more than in 2006—the 7th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival is about to award its eight prizes as it comes to a close tonight. Presided by French director Lucile Hadzihalilovic and composed of Mo Hayder, Franziska Weisz, Douglas Buck and Jaume Balaguero, the International Jury has chosen to reward Roy...

New York Asian Film Festival Charges Into Town

 Monday, June 25-------New Yorkers have long had a love affair with Asian cinema, so this year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which began on Friday at the IFC Center in downtown Manhattan, is sure to cause some waves. While other film societies may concentrate on emotionally aloof dramas or historical pagaents from the Far East, the NYAFF has become one of the city's most exciting film events by celebrating excess: innovative genre films, cutting-edge animation spectaculars and...

80 fantastic films at Neuchâtel (open air too)

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More than 80 fantastic films: what a programme!From July 3-8, 2007, the city of Neuchâtel will host its great Swiss meeting of fantastic cinema for the 7th time - a unique event presenting over 80 film premieres. This year, a new open air cinema will be inaugurated in town, near the lakeside, showing previews and unreleased films. In present two addition to four different competitions and the presence of renowned guests, the NIFFF will also special sections: a trip back to the golden age of 3D ...

TUYA'S WEDDING Wins Berlinale Golden Bear

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Monday, February 19------In a surprise twist, a Chinese film has won the Berlinale Golden Bear, the Berlin Film Festival's highest honor. TUYA'S MARRIAGE by Chinese director Wang Quan'an won the Festival's top prize, which was announced with other awards at the Festival's closing  ceremony on Saturday evening. The film, the story of a woman living in rural northwestern Mongolia and facing pressure to abandon her life as a shepherd, did not figure on most critics' pred...

TUYA'S WEDDING Wins Berlinale Golden Bear

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Saturday, February 17------In a surprise twist, a Chinese film has won the Berlinale Golden Bear, the Berlin Film Festival's highest honor. TUYA'S MARRIAGE by Chinese director Wang Quan'an won the Festival's top prize, which was announced with other awards at the Festival's closing  ceremony this evening. The film, the story of a woman living in rural northwestern Mongolia and facing pressure to abandon her life as a shepherd, did not figure on most critics' predictio...

TUYA'S WEDDING Wins Berlinale Golden Bear

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In a surprise twist, a Chinese film has won the Berlinale Golden Bear, the Berlin Film Festival's highest honor. TUYA'S MARRIAGE by Chinese director Wang Quan'an won the Festival's top prize, which was announced with other awards at the Festival's closing ceremony Saturday evening. The film, the story of a woman living in rural northwestern Mongolia and facing pressure to abandon her life as a shepherd, did not figure on most critics' prediction lists. A gentle, atmospheric and almost non-verba...

Asian Films Make A Strong Impression In Berlin

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Saturday, February 17-----As the Berlin Film Festival moves into its final weekend, a host of films from Asia have demonstrated the continued vitality and excitement of Asian cinema on the world scene. In the Berlinale Competition section, four Asian films are competing for the top prize, the Berlinale Golden Bear. Celebrated Korean director Park Chan-wook (whose film OLDBOY was a major international arthouse hit) returns to the horror genre with a sense of humor, with his tongue-in-cheek film ...

Golden Lion to Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke

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The Official Awards of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica The Venezia 63 Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, chaired by Catherine Deneuve and comprised of José Juan Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe, Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook and Michele Placido, having viewed all twenty-two films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film: Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke Sanxia haoren was the surprise film in Competi...

Golden Lion to Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke

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The Official Awards of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte CinematograficaThe Venezia 63 Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, chaired by Catherine Deneuve and comprised of José Juan Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe, Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook and Michele Placido, having viewed all twenty-two films in competition, has decided as follows:GOLDEN LION for Best Film:Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-KeSanxia haoren was the surprise film in Competition at...

Berlinale Talent Campus: Spotlight on Young Professionals

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“The Talent Campus provides an inspiring opportunity for filmmakers to come together and gives us all the chance to listen to and learn from each other“, summarizes film music composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) his experience at the Berlinale Talent Campus. The concluding event of the Campus yesterday was the presentation of the awards: the winner of the Volkswagen Score Competition is Alasdair Reid from Great Britain. In a vote, the 520 talents from 101 countries named High Main...

Nordeste Wins Best Film at Stockholm

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Juan Solanas' Nordeste won the Best Film award at the Stockholm International Film Festival (Novemeber 17-27). Solanas received the Bronze Horse award at a star-studded ceremony at Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm, the hub of the festival for the press and visiting directors and actors including Park Chan-wook, whose film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance closed the festival. The award was presented to Solanas by Eva Fröling, acclaimed dramatic actress from Ingmar Bergman films and actor Sven Wolter. Solana...

New York Film Fest announces film slate

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The New York Film Festival, the Big Apple’s oldest and most prestigious film event, announced the 24 features for its 43rd edition, which will run from September 24 to October 9 at its home base of Lincoln Center.The Festival will open with GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, the directorial debut of actor-turned-director George Clooney, following its debut screenings at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. The film chronicles the story of legendary American broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, whose groundb...

Danny Boyle’s ‘Millions’ to open Raindance East

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Millions’ to open The 4th RAINDANCE EAST FILM FESTIVALEast London, April 21 -28, 2005The 4th annual Raindance East Film Festival today announces that the new film from acclaimed Trainspotting director Danny Boyle will open the festival on April 21 at the Genesis Mile End cinema. The hotly anticipated Millions is the story of two young boys who come across the loot from a bank robbery but need to spend it within a week before the UK converts to the Euro.East End resident Dan...

Sundance announces its program mostly fresh & indie

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Sundance Institute presents the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema. Each year the programming staff views thousands of submissions to select the most exciting and innovative works for the Festival.The Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The films listed below make up the Independent Feature Film Competition, inaugural World Cinema Competition, Premieres, Park City at Midnight, American...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Raindance has opened with Dead Man’s Shoes

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12th Raindance Film FestivalLondon, 1-10 October 2004Raindance just kicked off last Thursday September 30 with the London premiere of Shane Meadows hotly anticipated and highly rated new film Dead Man’s Shoes, this year’s Raindance Film Festival which celebrates independent filmmakers and filmmaking, promises ten days of discovery, debate and surprise with probably the richest slate of films in the Festival’s history.French shock-filmmaker Catherine Breillat’s Anatomy of Hell, (Friday Oc...

Giant Shrek 2 closes Karlovy Vary 29th edition

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KVIFF CULMINATING IN A GIANTThe gala closing of the 39th Karlovy Vary IFF has included a screening of the film which was premiered at the Cannes film festival – the second part of the successful animated film SHREK 2, which will be launched into local distribution straight after the festival. The only thing this kind-hearted ogre longs for is to live in peace, far far away from people in his smelly swamp. Parents of Princess Fiona whose heart Shrek won in the first part change their mind and ...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...
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