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Bollywood at Cannes

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   During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment. Three projects with three different genres where Heroine is dealing with life of an actress as Madhurs real life docus, Bollywoo...

A Separation wins at the Sydney Film Festival

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A Separation wins the Sydney Film Prize at the 2011 Sydney Film FestivalSydney Film Festival Jury President, Chen Kaige announced A Separation as thewinner of the 2011 Sydney Film Prize at the Official Competition Awards lunch today at the Wharf Restaurant. The $AUD60,000 Sydney Film Prize is the largest of its kind for film in Australia. The Official Competition and the Sydney Film Prize is sponsored by iShares and a Dinosaur Designs trophy is also presented to the winning film.Chen Kaige, spea...

Elvis Mitchell as the curator for Film Independent's new Film Series

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival (LA Film Fest), and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the selection of esteemed film critic Elvis Mitchell as the curator for its new Film Series. The two organizations have partnered for a new weekly Film Series in the fall, with The New York Times as the presenting sponsor. Mitchell will be a full-time staff member at Film Independent and will be working c...

Edinburgh festival kicks off this weeks with new vi

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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

What’s Happening @ ScreenSingapore Today

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In Conversation With Shekhar Kapur: Directing In The East & West Time: 9am to 10am Venue: Capella Ballroom, Sentosa Moderator: Patrick Frater Academy award winning director Shekhar Kapur is one of the globe’s most critically acclaimed film directors.   This In Conversation session will discuss Kapur’s film-making journey. His travels have taken him from oil industry executive, to film-director, Oscar-winner, founder of an animation studio and on to talent show judg...

Walt Disney Production and Jap Anime On Annecy Festival International Du Film D’ Animation

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Following the busy 3 days of Festival International Du Film D´ Animation, Annecy, France, FIPRESCI Jurists, the selection of 2011; Mathilde Lorit from the French Rolling Stone, Gabriel Barrera, professor of film from Turin University in Italy and Radmila Djurica, a film critic from Serbia, the festival made a strong impression on us. Regarding the fantastic organization of many events , red carpet of the well known names in the world of animation industry and potent new coming market of th...

“Some Other Stories” about motherhood, presented in Sofia by the Slovenian producer Dunja Klemenc

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Dunja Klemenc Some Other Stories is a co-production between Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Ireland. Each of the five segments in the film has been shot by a team from one of the ex Yugoslavia countries. The common theme is that of motherhood and all the five stories place their protagonist in extreme situations where they ask themselves what does it take to be a mother, to give life… especially in a world that is far from hospitable. The stories, the a...

Just Me And You

Director: Raj Vasant.
A film critic who is much respected and feared (and not just by those she criticizes in her reviews) receives an unexpected visitor late one night - it is Jash Varman, a movie star she has been particularly severe on over the years. He recalls some of his memorable performances, and the equally memorable ways in which she had ripped them apart. But as it turns out, that is not his only reason for visiting her tonight...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) with 265 screenings of 193 films from 48 countries, which were attended by 278 filmmakers and industry guests from 22 countries around the globe. "I had a hell of a good time!" exclaimed Frank Pierson, recipient of this year's Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. "I enjoyed the informality of spirit and the professionalism of execution of the who...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents New Series of Master Classes and Salons

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Conversations Offer Opportunities for Deeper Audience Engagement with Festival Films and Filmmakers The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present two new Conversations series designed to deepen and enhance the Festival experience, giving filmgoers the opportunity to go a step beyond the post-screening Q&A. An extension of the Film Society’s year-round Film Craft & Film Studies program, Master Classes are an opportunity to engage with special ...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) winners

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Celebrate, Captivate, and Connect was the theme for the 2011 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)! After 6 days and over 7,000 attendees the Festival drew to a close Sunday night (April 17) with a gala celebration that included the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which opens in U.S. theaters on April 22nd and the presentation of the festival's Grand Jury and Audience Award, followed by a reception.The festival, which screened 32 features, documentaries and short films at ...

IFF APRIL 14, 2011

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• AWARDS TIME IN MEETINGS ON THE BIRDGE The winners will be announced at Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. The awards ceremony, which will start at 19.00, will take place in Cezayir. • A BRIDGE OF FILMS BETWEEN ITALY AND TURKEY Italian Chamber of Commerce and Roma MedFilm Festival will hold bilateral meetings in Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center under the scope of the 30th Istanbul Film Fes...

IST FEST OPENING

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On April 7, 2011, the IFF opened with...   • A “COMING OF AGE” STORY FOR ADULTS Limbo director Maria Sødahl and lead actress Line Verndal met their audience in Istanbul for the second time. Sødahl said the final act of Sonia in the film meant that she chose freedom. She said that the relationship between men and women are universal and that Limbo was a “coming of age story” for adults. • IN HOMELAND Syllas Tzoumerkas, the director of Homeland, which re...

There will be an Oldenburg Film Festival No. 18

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  After last year's budget cuts cast doubts on the future of the „German Sundance" it is now certain that there will be an 18th edition of the festival in 2011. There will be an Oldenburg Film Festival No. 18. After the forced budget cuts by the municipal council in 2010 the festival was financially endangered. Grants by the city of Oldenburg were cut by more than half. In December 2010 the municipal council got together and with the votes of CDU, Green Party and Free Voters Assoc...

East End Film Festival is turning 10 years old

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  EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY programme (Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011) Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK's largest film festivals. Last year's festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of over 30,000 people - and this year East End Film Festival will celebrate itsTEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a programme that promises to be even bigger and better! Fro...

Belgrade 58th Festival of Documentary And Short Film

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Film Festival that originates from The Festival of Yugoslav Film, from 1953 in Pula, Croatia in socialist old Yugoslavia would be nowadays 58. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival in Belgrade. Festival that ended last week, screened both, short fiction films and documentaries. Centre of the festival’s program were short feature films while socially engaged off documentary program, called Vrelo that featured documentaries dedicated to a worldwide cancer campaign and awareness. The offic...

The full EEFF 2011 line up

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EEFF 2011 will open with the world premiere of The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders The EEFF is very proud to officially announce its full 2011 programme. Running from 27 April - 2 May, this year's tenth anniversary edition will open with the World Premiere of an all-access documentary about The Libertines, There Are No Innocent Bystanders. Other highlights include the UK Premiere of the new, digitally restored print of Taxi Driver introduced by Adrian Utley of Port...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD

The Belarus’ largest and most prestigious public film festival Listapad annually takes place at the beginning of November. The main purpose of the festival is to offer a wide selection of highly acclaimed feature films, documentaries from all over the world as well as new productions from Belarus. It screens recent titles and retrospectives.

The Minsk International Film Festival program has three sections - feature, documentary and children and youth film festival Listapadzik. During a week cinema goers have a possibility to watch more than 100 movies in 5 venues. Also, special programs in focus, master-classes, seminars and other related events are presented annually. Filmmakers, actors and supporters have the opportunity to network at various events. Q&A sessions with directors and actors follow every screening giving moviegoers first-hand access to the filmmaking process.

Around 12 outstanding films for the last two years from Russia, the Central and Eastern Europe, Baltics and Central-Asian countries comprise in Main competition.

No less than 8 most notable first and second feature films for the last two years from all over the world comprise in Young Directors competition "Youth on the march".

Documentary competition includes the main competition and young directors documentary film competition. No less than 20 full-length and short critically acclaimed films for the last two years are in the main program. Over 15 prominent filmmakers’ current films inspired by the idea of freedom and tolerance comprise in young directors documentary film competition.

No less than 6 competing full-length feature films for Children and Youth for the last two years and non-competitive special programs including features, shorts and animation films from all over the world take part in the Children and Youth Film Festival Listapadzik.

The out-of-competition programs present more than 50 titles of genre and independent movies made by cult filmmakers from all over the world.

The last Festival edition was held on November, 5-12th in Belarus. The last year the Festival appeared in a completely updated format. For the first time the Festival competition program was as follows: 
- The Main competition, which was presented 12 feature films made in the former Soviet Union and the former socialist countries; 
- Young Directors’ competition (“Youth on the March”), which included 9 most notable feature debuts of emerging directors from all over the world; 
- Documentary films competition, which presented to the jury and the public 23 films created in the former Soviet Union and the former socialist countries; 
- Young Directors’ documentary films competition, which included the most notable debuts in documentary from all over the world. 

During the Festivalfour Juries worked:

- the InternationalJury of the Main competition (Grand Jury):

Head of Jury

Sharunas Bartas(Lithuania) - director, scriptwriter, director of photography, member ofEuropean Motion Picture Academy, international film festivals prize-winner

Jury

Janusz Kijowski(Poland) - director, scriptwriter 

Elena Koreneva(Russia) - actress, writer 

Tatiana Loginova(Belarus) - director of photography, laureate of State Prize of USSR,international film festivals prize-winner

Kirill Razlogov(Russia) - director of Russian Institute for Cultural Research, programdirector of Moscow International Film Festival

- the InternationalJury of Young Directors competition ("Youth on the March"):

Head of Jury

Ludmila Saenkova(Belarus) - film critic, candidate of philology science, head of literary andart criticism chair of Journalism Institute of Belarusian State University

Jury

Rodion Ismailov(Azerbaijan) - director 

Natalya Vorozhbit(Ukraine) - scriptwriter 

- the InternationalJury of Documentary films competition: 

Head of Jury

Victor Asliuk(Belarus) - director, scriptwriter, member of European Film Academy, nationaland international film festivals prize-winner 

Jury

Sergey Bukovsky(Ukraine) - director, People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of National TarasShevchenko Award, international film festivals prize-winner 

Svetlana Bychenko(Russia) - director of documentary and animation films, scriptwriter,international film festivals prize-winner

Veslav Romanovski(Poland) - director, scriptwriter, literary, deputy director of PolishInstitute in Minsk

Anna Yerzinkyan (Armenia)- film critic, professor, pro-rector of Yerevan State Theatre and FilmInstitute

- the InternationalJury of Young Directors documentary films competition:

Head of Jury

Aleksandr Kuprin(Russia) - director, scriptwriter, international film festivals prize-winner

Jury

Sergey Rybakov(Belarus) - director, international film festivals prize-winner, "For SpiritualRenovation" Award owner, laureate of national award "Televershyna"

Toms Trеibergs (Latvia) - film critic, filmsubeditor of the newspaper "Cultural Forum"

Also festival audiencecould participate in the viewer's jury. Everyone had possibility to rate foreach feature. Festival preferences rating was generated according to theresults of viewer's votes

The Grand Jury awardedthe following nominations:

- Grand-Prix For TheBest Film

"My Joy",Ukraine-Germany-The Netherlands, director Sergey Loznitsa

- Special Jury Award

The Light Thief,Kyrgyzstan-France-Germany-The Netherlands, director Aktan Arym Kubat

 

The Jury of the Youthon the March competition awarded:

- Best Film Awardnamed after the people`s artist of USSR V. Turov

"October", Peru,directors Daniel Vega, Diego Vega 

- Prize "For the dancewith reality"

"You Are All TheCaptains", Spain, director Oliver Laxe 

- Prize "For therealization of the freedom's theme"

"Udaan", India,director Vikramaditya Motwane 

 

The Jury ofDocumentary films competition awarded:

- Grand-Prix for theBest Film

"The Woman With FiveElephants", Switzerland-Germany, director Vadim Jendreyko 

- Best Full-LengthFilm Award

"The Last Rope-WalkerOf Armenia", Armenia, directors Arman Eritsyan, Inna Saakyan 

- Best Short FilmAward

"The Backwoods 35х45", Russia, director Evgeny Solomin

 

The Jury of Youngdirectors documentary films competition awarded:

- Best Full-LengthFilm Award

"The Last Train Home",Canada-China, director Lixin Fan 

- Best Short FilmAward

"The World Champion",Estonia, director Moonika Siimets 

- Prize "For thecreative search and active political fences"

"Make Tea",Russia-Great Britain, director Olga Korotkaya 

- Prize "For theuniversality of director's profession"

"Kill the Day",Belarus-Poland, directors Andrei Kutilo, Aleksandr Nalivaiko 

- Prize "For thesearch of new cinematographic language"

"In Case Of LossPressure" (Belgium, director Sarah Moon Howe)

 

The festival alsoestablished the following prizes: 

- Audience ChoiceAward

"Brother", Venezuela,director Marcel Rasquin 

- Special Prize of thePresident of the Republic of Belarus "For Humanism and Spirituality incinematography"

"Brother", Venezuela,director Marcel Rasquin 

- Special Prize"Together" of The Standing Committee Of The Union State

"The Brest Fortress",Russia-Belarus, director Aleksandr Kott 

- Special Prize ofMinsk City Executive Committee for the Moral Ideals Embodyment

"Street Days",Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili

 

Prizes of the Guild ofscholars and critics of Belarusian cinematographers union 

- Best Fiction FilmAward

"Street Days",Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili 

- Best Non-Fictional Film Award

"Kill the Day",Belarus, directors Andrei Kutilo, Aleksandr Nalivaiko 

Wimbledon SHORTS 2012

Wimbledon SHORTS short Film Competition 2012 Deadline for Entries 31st March, 2012  Wimbledon's alternative film club, the WFC, hosts the fifth Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival in July 2012. We've got a terrific judging panel, great people from across the film industry: 
  • Lisa Rawlings: Development Editor, Film4
  • Julia Blackman, co-founder and Executive Producer of Scion Films
  • Allisa Ferrier, Acquisitions Executive, Artificial Eye
  • Andrew Pulver: Film Editor, The Guardian
  • Manu Luksch: artist and filmmaker
  • Dominic Buttimore: director, Th1ng Animation
  • Nick Brimble, actor
  • Derek Malcolm: Film critic
  • Josh Appignanesi: film director ("The Infidel")
  • Avie Luthrie: BAFTA-nominated film director ("Mad, Bad and Sad")
  • Nick Toon, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner
  Wimbledon Shorts is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative work in film and video from around the world. Whether your film is narrative driven, animated or experimental, we're looking for films that challenge or shift the boundaries of conventional filmmaking – just as long as it's under 15 minutes! Awardsv     WFC award for Best Wimbledon Shorts film v     Audience Award v     Best Animated Film v     Student Filmmaker Award sponsored by studentshouseonline (filmmakers under 25 in schools, colleges and universities) v     Marcus Beale Experimental Film Award Prizes£500 prize for WFC Award for Best Wimbledon Shorts Film'Meet with an Industry Expert' for Winner of the Best Student Filmmaker Award. Competition closes 31 March 2012SHORTS festival 21 July 2011 Submission details can be found at:

http://www.wimbledonshorts.com/

For the 16th time Lithuania greets the spring with the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris

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For the 16th time Lithuania greets the spring with the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris. This year is no exception, but rather a colourful addition to the history of the festival. From the 17th to the 31st of March a fresh gust of films will storm the cinemas promising real emotion without cliches and predictable happy endings. The need for great films is growing with every year, recognising this we will bring more than 130 new films, including the screamers of 2010, to the cinemas of ...

RIFF, Rome Independent Film Festival

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The cinematographic kermesse of RIFF, Rome Independent Film Festival has got to the end, and it has seen in the programming at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila of Rome, in this tenth edition, more than 120 films in competition - including feature films, short films and documentaries coming from more than 40 countries. The International Jury of RIFF Awards 2011 consists of Stefano Bethlen, head of Theatrical Distribution for Walt Disney Studios, the producer Gianluca Arcopinto, the Iranian Kurdish dire...

The dragon of dragons award of 51st Krakow Film Festival goes to PIOTR KAMLER

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Piotr Kamler - master of worldwide animation, awarded three times in Krakow, laureate of Grand Prix at Annecy Film Festival (1975) - will receive the Dragon of Dragons Award at 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd-29th May 2011). The Dragon of Dragons Award - life achievement award, has been given by the organizers of Krakow Film Festival, one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe, to outstanding documentary and animation fi...

Mothers Win All

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FEST 2011 ended last night with a brand new film directed by Serbian film director Dejan Zečević  Enemy. The president of the Jury Europe Out Of Europe (Deborah Young, Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere and Dubravka Lakic), one of the best Serbian film directors Goran Paskaljević handed over Erythrocyte Award to a Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski for his latest film Mothers (Majki). The award went to Manchevski because of, according to the jury, "really subtle exploration of truth...

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