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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Leaving is a film that compels you to remain seated

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The Oscar nominated Kristin Scott Thomas who has won BAFTA, Cesar Awards and many other awards at film festivals has also been receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards but her career is still going very strong. I had first seen her in Prince’s directorial debut film, Under the Cherry Moon”, and later in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”,” The English Patient”, Philippe Claudel's “I've Loved You So Long” and many more. She is one of the finest actresses who have ever existed an...

Leaving is a film that compels you to remain seated

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The Oscar nominated Kristin Scott Thomas who has won BAFTA, Cesar Awards and many other awards at film festivals has also been receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards but her career is still going very strong. I had first seen her in Prince’s directorial debut film, Under the Cherry Moon”, and later in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”,” The English Patient”, Philippe Claudel's “I've Loved You So Long” and many more. She is one of the finest actresses who have ever existed and has an ...

Slumdog barked Loud and lucky millionaire at BAFTA

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Slumdog Millionaire won ALMOST everything at Bafta (short of best foreign film): Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Editing and Sound. There were only two awards set aside for emotionally charged winners: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, which went to Heath ledger and Micky Rourke respectively.  And the winners are: BEST FILM "Slumdog Millionaire" - Christian Colson OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM "Man On Wire" - Simon Chinn / Ja...

French award-winners

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Il y a longtemps que je t’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long) won the Bafta award for Best Foreign Film, while the company Thales Angénieux picked up its third Sci-Tech Oscar in Hollywood.  I've Loved You So Long  (I’ve Loved You So Long) was honored last night with the  BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Foreign Film. The debut film by the writer Philippe Claudel has doubled its French attendance figures in international theaters, with 1.1...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esposito. The race relations drama, made even more relevant by last week's historic Presidential electio...

Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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Gospel Hill (US, Giancarlo Esposito)    Monday, November 10---------After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esp...

Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped

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The 27th Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run on October 10, is pleased to announce the films that were top favourites and runners-up in the public voting for VIFF's audience awards. The winners of all awards, audience and juried, were announced prior to the closing gala film; all awards are recapped here.Festival Director Alan Franey also advised that the number of admissions was 142,425, down slightly from last year. He said, "It was a festival of riches that h...

Vancouver International Film Festival hands out 11 awards

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening of Laurent Cantet's film THE CLASS (Entre les murs) in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. The Closing Gala was presented by Desjardins Financial Security.The winners of five juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; a sixth juried award was announced previously. More award details and the attendance tally will be released...

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

Strong European Presence At Toronto FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Toronto FF Dailies Editor Wednesday, April 20-----With little more than two weeks to go before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, it is appearing that the Festival will again be a prime showcase of European cinema. While films are still being announced, nearly 30% of the films presented will be of European origin. They will include heavy contributions from such stalwarts as Britain, France, Spain and Germany, but will also devote a considerable amount of screen ...

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SCHERMI D'AMORE 2008: LOVE IN PROGRESSTwelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d'Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of roman

Schermi d’Amore (Verona City) focus on romantic cinema

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Twelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d’Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of romantic cinema; a festival which has always been able to bring forgotten films back into our lives, put the spotlight on...

Prizes of the independent Juries at Berlinale

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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.   The following prizes are awarded by independent juries du...

independent juries prizes during the Berlinale

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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. The following prizes are awarded by independent juries during...

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