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Theo van Gogh

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Director: Roy Dames.
An observational documentary about 5 Dutch youngsters from Moroccan origin in Rotterdam followed by the camera from 2003 upto 2011, during the increasing tension in Dutch society between moslim immigrants and the original Dutch population. This find it's peak in the killing of Theo van Gogh, filmmaker and journalist by a moslim fundamentalist. This film is taken from the perspective of the youngsters

John Turturro will be presented with the President’s Award at KVIFF

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During the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF American actor, screenwriter and director John Turturro will receive the Festival President’s Award and, together with his wife, the actress Katherine Borowitz, will present the world premiere of the film Somewhere Tonight. John Turturro hails from an Italian-American working-class family from Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Yale School of Drama and began his acting career off-Broadway. His film work has involved collaboration with some of the world...

"Rebel" festival is waiting for your films!

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International Film Festival Tofifest, known as "rebellious" or "insolent"is waiting for your films. We invite you to apply films for one of three competitive sections in 2011 edition. The awards are Golden Angels and 5000 euro financial awards for the winner. Tofifest is one of the major summer festivals in Poland. For eight years Tofifest has been successfully promoting rebelious, insolent cinema. Cinema that is not  afraid to ask questions about present world. "F...

Jack Wouterse will be the Guest of the Year at Netherlands Film Fest

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Jack Wouterse will be the Guest of the Year at the 29th Netherlands Film Festival. With an extensive programme section, the festival pays tribute to this versatile and dynamic actor, who has accumulated an impressive oeuvre, including a wide variety of roles in Dutch film and TV productions. With his robust build, Jack Wouterse infuses his characters with a vigorous aura, but he also manages to render deeply vulnerable characters. He has appeared in over 35 feature films, including THE NORTHERNE...

Closing Tidbits From IDFA

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  Saturday, November 29-----As IDFA began to wind down in anticipation of its Awards Gala this evening, here are some bits and pieces announced or experienced in the past week:   CROSS MEDIA PROJECTS AT IDFA FORUM In addition to the traditional documentaries that were pitched at the IDFA Forum this past week, three projects were invited that deliberately cross media. Thee include the ambitious 24berlin-A Day In The Life, marking the 20th anniversary of the fa...

Kobayashi Masahiro from Japan in Focus at Rotterdam

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Kobayashi Masahiro from Japan is Film Maker in Focus at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. In the short-film programme, there is special attention for Jani Ruscica, Rania Stephan and Takashi Makino. New in this edition are the exhibitions ‘3Radicals’ and ‘New Dragon Inns’ as well as theme sections with films from China and India. From the Netherlands there are new films by Mirjam van Veelen, Froukje Tan, BarBara Hanlo and Rolf van Eijk. The main sponsor of the festival, Dut...

Honoring Steve Buscemi In Sarasota

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FARGOWednesday, April 18----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival  this evening at a special World Cinema Celebration block party in downtown Sarasota.  Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, is in town for a series of special event appearnaces. Last night, Buscemi displayed his considerable charisma at the sold-out  A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo T...

Steve Buscemi, will be honored at the Sarasota Film Festival

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Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences to savor the anecdotes and rem...

Steve Buscemi To Receive World Cinema Award at Sarasota Film Festival

Friday, April 13----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences...

Panorama: Distinctive Voices In World Cinema

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The Panorama section is the non-competitive sidebar of the Berlinale that has a reputation among Festival veterans as the most ambitious and exploratory program in the Festival. The section has introduced many of world cinema’s most illustrious talents. Showcasing more than 50 films, most making their international premieres, the Panorama opened on Friday with Canadian director Bruce McDonald’s THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, a visually inventive exploration of a fifteen-year-old girl’s fragmented e...

Panorama: Distinctive Voices In World Cinema

Sunday, February 11----The Panorama section is the non-competitive sidebar of the Berlinale that has a reputation among Festival veterans as the most ambitious and exploratory program in the Festival. The section has introduced many of world cinema’s most illustrious talents. Showcasing more than 50 films, most making their international premieres, the Panorama opened on Friday with Canadian director Bruce McDonald’s THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, a visually inventive exploration of a fifteen-year-...

Mineapolis Fim Festival: cinema esoterica in upper Mid-West

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Al Milgrom, founding father (along with Mpls. Businessman Tim Grady) of this most eclectic of hinterland festivals, has been waging a relentless battle for nearly two and a half decades to introduce off-beat celluloid Americana and quality foreign film Esotrica into this Land of Sky Blue Waters, Pillsbury flour silos and (ulp) Norveegin farmers. Says Dr. Milgom: "Sometimes it's a hard sell, but we feel it's our cultural duty to cinema-educate these plain(s) folk and show them that there's mor...

The Film Festival Münster awards Live and Become

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The First European Feature Film Award for Best Director went to Radu Mihaileanu At the 11th Film Festival Münster which drew to a close yesterday, the Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu won the first European Feature Film Prize for Best Director for his film ‘Va, vis et deviens / Live and Become’. The award is endowed with a prize money of EUR 10,000. According to the verdict of the five-member European jury the prize went to Mihaileanu’s film because of the ‘outstanding way in which the...

Theo van Gogh Retrospective at 25th Netherlands Film Festival

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25th Anniversary Netherlands Film FestivalSeptember 28 – October 7, 2005The Netherlands Film Festival celebrates its 25th edition!Special editions of this anniversary include a Jubilee Book, a DVD-box with all the short films awarded a Golden Calf, a DVD-box with all feature films that won a Golden Calf for Best Feature, a concert with film music and many more activities.By organising a retrospective of Theo van Gogh, the 25th Netherlands Film Festival pays attention to this deceased filmmaker...

Moscow festival presented by its Programmer

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The XXVII Moscow International Film Festival is to a certain extent a transitional one. Its aim is to set new landmarks for the development not so much of the festival movement but rather of the world cinematic process. The past year saw radical changes in home cinema. Film production gained momentum and strengthened its bonds with the audience. The number of movies being made for theatrical release grew, the practice of distribution also changed. It became more structured, more benign to home m...

Philadelphia Fest pleased over 65 000

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD OF 65,000 ATTENDANCE AND 90 SELL-OUTS The 2005 Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 14-day celebration of cinema by posting an attendance record of 65,101, beating last year’s record of 61,000. Of the 300 screenings the Festival held from April 7-20, a record 90 sold out, and 20 films drew an audience of over 600.At its Closing Night on April 20, the Festival announced Jury Prizes and Audience Awards. Leading the list of winners were the feature fil...

Philadelphia highlights

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For 14 Days, the Festival Presents 259 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 42 Countries, including 31 World or US PremieresAwards go to Malcolm McDowell and Steve Buscemi; New Festival Award Named for Archie Perlmutter 2005 Programs Demonstrate Festival’s International Flair and Philadelphia Roots New Films from Araki, Miike, Ozon, Solondz, Wenders and Van Gogh -- his last film; 46 First-time Directors include Actors David Duchovny, Peter Riegert(Philadelphia—March 22, 20...

358 000 visitors to Rotterdam Festival

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Ghobadi's TURTLES CAN FLY grabs Tiscali Audience AwardThe International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005 concludes February 6, 2005 with a slightly increased attendance of 358.000 visits to its films, exhibitions, debates, talk shows and other festival events. The IFFR welcomed more (inter)national festival guests, reaching a number of 2,586. During the festival the Russian, Southeast Asian and Iraqi films and their filmmakers we...

IFFR Director Sandra den Hamer happy with her 1st fest

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IFFR Director Sandra den Hamer has said that both box-office income and admissions are on target this year to ‘slightly exceed’ those of last year. A weary but upbeat Den Hamer, who says she has been buoyed by the ‘smiley, happy faces’ she has encountered over the past 10 days, was revelling in what she called ‘a great festival.’ Geoffrey Macnab asked her for her conclusions from her first solo festival. Perhaps inevitably, the first part of this year’s event was dominated by discu...

Ilya Khrzhanovsky gets Golden Cactus

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VPRO Tiger Award candidate Ilya Khrzhanovsky gets Golden CactusThe Golden Cactus, the first Theo van Gogh Award for Maverick Film Makers, goes to Ilya Khrzhanovsky. The Russian filmmaker's feature film début 4 is selected in VPRO Tiger Awards Competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. 4 is supported by the IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund. The Golden Cactus Award was handed over to the filmmaker, prior to the screen premiere of 06/05 by Theo van Gogh, by 06/05 principal actors Tara Elders...

Filmmaker in Focus at next Rotterdam Yevgeni Yufit

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The 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam takes place from Wednesday January 26 till Sunday February 6, 2005. Russian filmmaker and photographer Yevgeni Yufit (1961, Saint Petersburg) has been selected as IFFR 2005 Filmmaker in Focus. The festival honours Yufit with the screening of four feature films (including his latest film BIPEDALISM as world premiere), eight short films and a photo exhibition. After finishing his studies in mechanical engineering in 1983, Yufit took film lessons from ...

Thessaloniki awards gold to Bitter Dream from Iran

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The 45th Thessaloniki International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday 28 November, with its awards ceremony dishing out its main prize of the Golden Alexander to Mohsen Amiryousefi’s Bitter Dream from Iran. The competition is restricted to the first three features of directors, and the festival has shunned the so-called Class A festival status, which imposes restrictions on competitive events to give it more flexibility in its selection, part of a philosophy that makes the event popular with ...

Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema program

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The 33rd: A galaxy of new lights and bright starsThe Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema will hold its 33rd edition from October 14 to 24. On this year’s menu: an impressive array of new voices and a fine group of established cinematic masters. These 208 works from 42 countries boldly reaffirm the Festival’s inclusive spirit: feature-length fiction and documentaries, short cuts, new-media installations and performances, and meetings for industry professionals. Canada’s oldest international...

Solid Line Up for Toronto fest

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Toronto festival (Sept. 9-18) has revealed its full line upGALA PRESENTATIONSWorld PremiereARSÈNE LUPIN (F)Jean-Paul Salomé, France / United Kingdom / Spain / Italy, 2004World PremiereBEING JULIA (F)István Szabó, Canada / United Kingdom / Hungary, 2004World PremiereBEYOND THE SEA (F)Kevin Spacey, United Kingdom / Germany, 2004North American PremiereCLEAN (F)Olivier Assayas, France / United Kingdom / Canada, 2004World PremiereDOWNFALL (F)Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004World PremiereFIVE CH...
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