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5th Batumi International Art House Film Festival AWARDS

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Main International Competition Jury members: Zbigniew Rybczyński (Poland) – Chairman, Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan), Judith Blackburn (USA), Nino Kirtadze (Georgia), Bojidar Manov (Bulgaria) awarded following prizes: Grand Prix – Another Sky by Dimitri Mamulia, Russia, 2010Best Feature Film – Nothing Personal by Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands / Ireland, 2009Best Documentary Film – Enemies of the People by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, Cambodia / UK, 2009 (Award goes to Thet Sambath)Best...

The Goa South Asian Film Festival,

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Films bring in the diverse hues of South Asia to Goa From Frederick Noronha in IndiaSpread over four days, the South Asian Film Festival, being held in the coastal holiday resort of Goa, brings in diverse moving images to three screening halls in Panaji, the Goan capital that is also host to India's international film fest IFFI towards Nov-Dec each year.After its launch on Friday (June 27), the first film to be screened here has been 'Osama' from Afghanistan.This 2003-award winning film is about...

Cinemart goes to Cannes

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CineMart and Hubert Bals Fund linked titles selected for Cannes 2004Eight films linked to either or both IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart have made it into the various Cannes 2004 programmes. This Cannes edition seven CineMart Projects have been selected and four films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. Rotterdam supported films in Official Competition are LA NINA SANTA by Lucrecia Martel, TROPICAL MALADY by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and NOBODY KNOWS by Kore-Eda Hirokazu. The International F...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Osama the circuit favorite

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Part of Nantes Festival des trois Continents official selection (out of competition),Osama has won on the festival circuit on many occasions (Montreal top prize, London...) Osama an Afghan movie by director Siddiq Barmak takes place at the beginning of the period of the Taliban take over, Afghan women were not allowed to come out into the streets unless accompanied by man or boy. Women who had no sons or who had lost their husbands, demonstrated for the right to work, to have a place in the new...

BFI Sutherland trophy shortlists announced

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SUTHERLAND TROPHY SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEDA shortlist of three titles in competition for the British Film Institute (bfi) Sutherland Trophy was announced today (4 November), selected by a jury representing the film and entertainment worlds.The shortlist, chosen from twelve nominated titles, comprises No Rest for the Brave, a dreamlike coming-of-age odyssey from French director Alain Guiraudie; Osama, the first feature from post-Taliban Afghanistan directed by Siddiq Barmak; and Reconstruction, an exp...

Osama gathers another one in London

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The Times BFI 47th London Film Festival has now ended, the closing night brought Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig and screenwriter John Brownlow on Sylvia, and Anthony Minghella on a festival which “celebrated the power of women in film.” ...This year the Festival seems happy with attendance gathered from 22 October to 06 November.The diverse films on offer captured the imagination of the 115,000 people who attended the 350 screenings, 123 of these being sold out. Attendance is 6% higher than l...

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