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During the ten days of the Berlinale most Berlin dailies adorn their front pages with large color photos of celebrity posturings the night before. On Thursday, day number 7 of the fest, however, what was to be seen on all Berlin front pages were shots of men in hooded white spacesuits holding up dead swans fished out of the city lakes, or otherwise attempting to deal with the sudden arrival of the dreaded aviarian flu virus in the midst of the city. Of course, this does not mean that we can exp...

Birdflu alerts upstage Festival on Berlin front pages

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During the ten days of the Berlinale most Berlin dailies adorn their front page with large colour photos of celebrity clowning the night before. On Thursday, day number 7 of the fest, however, what was to be seen on all Berlin front pages were shots of men in hooded white spacesuits holding up dead swans fished out of the city lakes, or otherwise attempting to deal with the sudden arrival of the dreaded aviary virus in the midst of the city. Of course, this does not mean that we can expect to s...

German shocker raises press and viewer hackles n Berlin

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On the eve of Valentine's day -- the day traditionally dedicated to pure and innocent love -- a new German film dedicated to the unadulterated portrayal of violent, sadistic, psychotic, serial rape, and to the proposition that such rapists are incurably deranged, sent shock waves through an audience composed of around 1,000 press reps in the grand festival hall, and evoked a bedlam of boos and catcalls. The title of the film (in competition this year) is "Die Freie Wille" (Free Will) and the dir...

Suprise French Penguin Docu gets Oscar nomination

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Luc Jacquet's Marche de l'Empereur just got nominated for best documentary by the Academy. The film has been seen by 20 Millions viewers and took a cumulated 77M$ at the US Box Office.Director: Luc JacquetScreenwriter(s): Luc Jacquet, Michel FesslerCinematography: Laurent Chalet, Jérôme MaisonProducer(s): Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel PriouNarrators: Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules SitrukNominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, January 31 ...

Nominations announced for SAG awards

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Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) and Benjamin Bratt (E-Ring), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors®.Screen Actors Guild will honor its own at the 12th Annual SAG Awards™ ceremon...

Good Night, And Good Luck honored by NBR

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The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named Good Night, and Good Luck the 2005 Best Film of the Year. Directed by George Clooney and released by Warner Independent Pictures, Good Night, And Good Luck takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. The film chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy. For Best Actor and Actress of 2005, the NBR honors two performers whose mesmerizing metamorpho...

James Cameron to receive Santa Barbara Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today the lineup of honorees for the 21st annual Fest, February 2-12, 2006. Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Naomi Watts, and Heath Ledger will be honored at this year’s Fest. Also set to be recognized for his achievements in nature filmmaking is James Cameron. As previously announced, George Clooney will be the recipient of the Modern Master Award.Philip Seymour Hoffman will receive “The Riviera Award,” an award the Santa Barbara In...

Capote and Murderball Take Home Top Honors at Gotham Awards

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Capote and Murderball Take Home Top Honors at 15th Annual Gotham AwardsIFP has announced its winners in the six competitive categories at the 15th Annual Gotham Awards which has been broadcast on NYC TV (Channel 25) on December 6 at 9 pm EST. Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin Awarded Best Ensemble Cast for The Squid and the Whale. Amy Adams and Bennett Miller Awarded "Breakthroughs". I Am A Sex Addict Awarded Best Film Not Playing at a Theater ...

Savannah Film Festival Awards winners

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The Savannah Film Festival presented the 2005 awards for student and professional competition films tonight at 7 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The awards ceremony capped off the eight-day festival, which screened more than 50 films.Awards winners are as follows:HBO Films Producer Award: «Plagues and Pleasures» Producer, Christopher MetzlerBest Director: Doug Sadler, «Swimmers»Best Narrative Feature: «Swimmers» Director, Doug SadlerBest Documentary: « Plagues and Pleasu...

Highfalls fest focuses on achievements of women in the industry

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A winner of 13 Australian “Oscars,” a French thriller that played in the prestigious closing night slot at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, and the latest documentary from the woman who took the doc form into the mainstream are among the more than 50 narrative, documentary and short films to be screened at the 2005 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place in Rochester, NY, November 9-13. High Falls is a festival with a difference – its mission. Susan B. Anthony lived in Roches...

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...

line up of stars opening the 54th Berlinale red carpet

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Stars from around the world are set to attend the gala opening of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival. The opening night gala ceremony in the Berlianle Palast begins today at 7.00pm on Thursday, 5 February. The evening will be hosted by Anke Engelke and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. The Berlin International Film Festival will be opened by Minister of State for Culture Dr Christina Weiss and the Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit. The opening night film, Anthony Minghella’s ...

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