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The best of new Brazilian cinema will be on show in Berlin as Première Brasil Berlin

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  For the third year, the best of new Brazilian cinema will be on show in Berlin as Première Brasil Berlin again returns to the city to unspool a selection of the most important new films from Brazil, along with a special focus on the work of Oscar®-nominated director Héctor Babenco.   As in previous years, the Première Brasil programme is being curated by Ilda Santiago, director of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the 2012 edition of which...

La Ducha (The Shower) is Berlinale's Short Film winner, The Unliving is EFA Film Nominee Berlin

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  The Future Meets the Moment - Berlinale Shorts 2011 The Short Film Jury with its renowned members - artist and photographer Nan Goldin, filmmaker and director of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television in Jerusalem, and film producer and director Ibrahim Letaief from Tunisia - awards the DAAD Short Film Prize and the EFA Short Film Nominee Berlin to the following productions: The DAAD Short Film Prize of the Berlin Artist Programme of the DAAD goes to a young Chilean director: Mari...

Jürgen Vogel is patron of Michel Children’s and Youth Fest

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German Actor Jürgen Vogel is patron of Michel Children’s and Youth Film Festival Hamburg, 20th August 2008 – Functioning as the festival’s patron, Jürgen Vogel will open the Michel Kinder- und JugendFilmfest (Children’s and Youth Film Festival) in the CinemaxX Dammtor cinema on 26th September 2008.Supporting the “Michel” festival is a matter of personal importance to the much-awarded actor. For this year’s patron, the children’s emotional world and imagination during cinema vis...

Filmfest Hamburg Announces First Films

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Selecting the programme for the 16th Filmfest Hamburg has been largely completed. Once again, exceptional films from all over Europe will celebrate their German, European or world premieres in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg from 25th September to 2nd October 2008. Filmfest Hamburg is characterized by its broad spectrum of films, ranging from the demanding to the internationally glamorous, and presenting both well-known names as well as out-of-the-ordinary discoveries. This year sees the comeback...

Berlinale 2008: Crystal Bears and Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Awards in Generation Kplus

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The members of the Kinderjury Generation KplusJustus Paul BauchJana Marie BussmannJesper Ole EbbertTita-Antonia HagenCarl-Ludwig HauslNtozake IglesiasMax KressnerLisa Frederike LassenJoёlle MarianekLino SteinwärderNina-Liliht Völschgive the following awards:The Crystal Bear for the Best Feature Film goes to Buda Az Sharm Foru Rikht by Hana Makmalbaf (Iran/France)This film is exciting and provocative and at the same time it is very shocking. It is about a little girl who is struggling to be al...

Persepolis has won the Rotterdam Audience Award

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The French film PERSEPOLIS has won the Audience Award of the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Earlier in the festival, PERSEPOLIS was also honoured with the young people jury’s MovieSquad Award. The festival counted 355,000 visits to its 250 feature films, 450 short films, exhibitions, live performances and events. Sunday February 3, the festival closes with the ‘Volkskrantdag’, a pre-booked screening day of festival favorites. The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam will...

Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Awards

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Fifteen films by first or second filmmakers competed in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2008. The Jury consists of Mr. Royston Tan - Singapore filmmaker and film producer, Russian filmmaker, actress and film producer Ms. Renata Litvinova, Mr. Rieks Hadders - former Deputy Director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Ms. Tiziana Finzi, Deputy Director Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, and Iranian filmmaker and film producer Mr. Jafar Panahi (jury president). Th...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund Harvest;

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In its feature film selection, the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam will include fifty world premieres, thirty international premieres and twenty-five European premieres. International sales agents to bring world and international premieres to Rotterdam include Fortissimo, Memento, Wide Management, Trust, Match Factory and newly formed Elle Driver. Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund adds an enticing harvest of 22 new films to the festival. All of these are nominated for the newly installed...

Tout Ecran

Cinéma Tout Ecran innove, se transforme, accentue la pertinence de son regard et l’impertinence de sa démarche. Pionnier en matière de promotion de films de télévision et de séries devenues cultes, le Festival est maintenant une plateforme privilégiée de rencontre au niveau international entre télévision, cinéma et nouveaux écrans. Pour sa 13e édition, il propose 15 longs-métrages en Compétition Inte

Festival do Rio Awards

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Director Marcos Jorge's Estômago (Estômago - A Gastronomic Story) was flavour of the night at Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) closing night Première Brazil awards when it swept the table taking the Audience Award for best film, the Official Jury's best director award, Special Jury Prize, and best actor award for leading actor João Miguel. It is the second festival honour for Miguel, having also won the best actor award two years ago for his performance in Cinema...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

Dutch presence in Cannes

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The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, principal financier of the Hubert Bals Fund, wants the Rotterdam film festival’s fund to continue its activities. Initially the Ministry rejected the fund’s subsidy application for 2009-2012, causing a direct threat to the fund’s existence. Maintaining its strong presence in Cannes, the Rotterdam film festival has seven films linked to the Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart in Cannes festival sections. >From the Official Competition, 4 months, 3 Weeks a...
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