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Un Certain Regard: Hahaha by Hong Sangsoo

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Synopsis: Filmmaker Jo Munkyung plans to leave Seoul to live in Canada. So days before his departure, he meets his close friend BANG Jungshik who is a film critic, at a nearby mountain to drink ‘makgeolli’ a Korean traditional alcoholic beverage made from rice. After a few rounds, they find out that coincidentally, they have both been to the same small seaside town, Tongyeong recently. They decide to reveal their accounts of the trip over drinks, under the condition that they only s...

Breckenridge Festival of Film to celebrate 30 th

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  30th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film - June 10 - 13, 2010   BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - May 1 - Established in 1981, the Breckenridge Festival of Film is one of the oldest film festivals in the country. The festival boasts an incredible Indie presence - perhaps taking a cue from the independent spirits of the miners and gold seekers who settled in Breckenridge in 1859 - 150 years ago. The Breckenridge Festival of Film returns Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, 2010 ...

4 NEW EXPERTS CONFIRMED ON TG 2010

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We are happy to confirm 4 top experts just added to the Training Ground 2010’s program:OLIVIER COTTE IN “SPECIAL EFFECTS ON MY BACKYARD”Olivier Cotte (born June 20, 1963) is a French film director, writer, graphic novel author, and animation historian. After studying music, ballet, fine arts and films, he worked 15 years in the industry as director, flame artist and director of special effects, with such people as Wim Wenders (Until the End of the World), Roman Polanski (Death and the...

Training Ground 2010 s program new speakers anouncd

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Training Ground 2010 confirmed 4 top experts added to the program:OLIVIER COTTE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS ON MY BACKYARD Olivier Cotte is a French film director, writer, graphic novel author, and animation historian.After studying music, ballet, fine arts and films, he worked 15 years in the industry as director, flame artist and director of special effects, with such people as Wim Wenders (Until the End of the World), Roman Polanski (Death and the Maiden), Costa-Gavras (Mad City), Bob Swaim (The Clim...

Hot Docs Divvies Awards

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Leave Them Laughing. It's the film that took the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature at the May 7 awards bash for Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 29 to May 9, 2010). And it could be the motto for the 17th annual fest, which played to packed audiences even as business slackened at its annual market. The film, by Oscar-winning director John Zaritsky, is about laughing in the face of terminal illness. How to live despite tough odds is a challenge the d...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) nomination council

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia-Pacific. The 2010 Council chaired by Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea) includes two new members: producer/ director Nan Achnas (Indonesia) and producer/author Peggy Chiao (Taiwan). Entries open toda...

First Regional Side by Side LGBT Film Festivals held in Siberia: Support and Opposition

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  The Fight Goes On. Saint Petersburg LGBT Film Festival Side by Side assesses the Siberian leg of their 2010 tour of the Russian Federation.   In Novosibirsk the festival, running from the 15 - 18 April, visitors had the chance to see the best LGBT films from the 2009 Saint Petersburg programme, debate on topics related to homophobia, the rights of LGBT people in Russia and become acquainted with Lida Mikhailova's photo exhibition "Coming out of the Closet....

AIFF 2010: The Ashland Experience

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People love Ashland. Ashland, Oregon appears, at first glance, to be a quintessential small American town.  It has a population of about twenty thousand and a compact, walkable downtown where the closest thing to a skyscraper is the Ashland Springs Hotel - once the tallest building between, depending on who you ask, either Sacramento and Eugene or San Francisco and Portland - which towers over the Main Street “skyline” but never reaches double-digit storeys. Within a few blocks from...

Fipresci Jury announced for the San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22-May 6) today announced the FIPRESCI jury and the prize to be presented at the Festival's Golden Gate Awards on Wednesday, May 5 at Temple Nightclub - Prana Restaurant. Winners of the New Directors Prize, the Golden Gate Awards in various categories, the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grant and the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant will also be announced.   FIPRESCI Prize The FIPRESCI Prize is given at the San Francisco I...

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival

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Four thousand film festivals populate the globe. But more than many, the San Francisco International Film Festival may satisfy a collective hunch of what such a gathering should be. Perhaps age has something to do with it; at 53 years old, SFIFF, held this year from April 22 to May 6, 2010, is the oldest film festival in the Americas. Then there's the topography of San Francisco, which rises, falls and yields vistas that themselves cop filmic metaphors. Or maybe it's because San Francisc...

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival

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If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival Four thousand film festivals populate the globe. But more than many, the San Francisco International Film Festival may satisfy a collective hunch of what such a gathering should be. Perhaps age has something to do with it; at 53 years old, SFIFF, held this year from April 22 to May 6, 2010, is the oldest film festival in the Americas. The festival logo, inside the historic Castro TheatreThen there's the topography of San Francisco,...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Six – Arts and Crafts

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Tonight, fittingly, the screenings are at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art auditorium.  It is a great space with a striking view overlooking downtown Boston and the night-lit waterfront. It is a great space to see two films about two fields not always thought of as art, but that are certainly contemporary. The first, For the Love of Movies, chronicles the craft of film critique.  Breaking that history out into distinct eras and styles and sometimes dominant personalities, direct...

IndieLisboa Festival unveils 280 strong features and shorts line-up and 33 Portuguese World Premieres

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The International Independent Film Festival of Lisbon - IndieLisboa (April 22- May 2) has unveiled its full line-up for its 7th edition, and will present over 100 features and 180 shorts as well as workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses. Twelve films have been shortlisted for the main International Competition, which is reserved for first or second time directors. The line-up includes Benjamin Heisenberg's The Robber, Javier Rebollo's La mujer sin piano, Martijn Maria Smits C'est ...

Toto Forever

Director: Roberto F. Canuto.
"Toto Forever" tells the impossible love story between a young postmen, that dreams with a new life, and a gangster, that is in deep trouble with a mafia group. Toto will never lose the "hope", despite of the traumatic end of the affair.Filmed in 16mm, Toto is a fable in which the feelings and emotions are always fully exposed, with a very poetic and symbolic narrative and aesthetic very close to the Animé Japanese.

NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de ...

La Résidence de la Cinéfondation hosts its 20th session

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Since March 1st 2010, and until July 15th, La Résidence de la Cinéfondation welcomes its 6 latest winning candidates to support them in the writing of their first or second feature and help them prepare their film. The jury selected two female and four male filmmakers from the 200 applicants. Daniel Joseph BorgmanDaniel Joseph Borgman was born in 1981 in the small coastal town of Dunedin in New Zealand. After studying Film Science at Otago University, he moved to Copenhagen,...

NEWSLETTER N° 455: March 4, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 455: March 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de p...

Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Chaz Ebert and celebrated film critic Roger Ebert have established the Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards with a gift through their family foundation.  The 15th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recogn...

The Final Day

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Guest of FEST 2010 Sergey Lavrentiev, a film critic and the presenter of the Russian film “Ward #6” based on a famous Chekhov novel and directed by Karen Georgievici Sahnazarov, on a very last day of festival discussed with the press, program of this year’s FEST The International Film Festival in Belgrade . “The program is great, as always thanks to Mr. Vuckovic who is one of the most film educated people I have met, and is doing a great job over the years. This year, FEST has presen...

Emperors’ New Clothing

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The 6th press conference of International Film Festival FEST 2010 went by quickly and hosted a distinguish member of the Festival Jury Macedonian Winterbottoms’ muse Labina Mitevska, that spoke about the regulations and criteria of the film jurist and about the importance of Art and European Film. No matter how hard is with film financing, the art house films will be shoot and it will be existing. The best films ever, are often shot with very little money, and even today they set the perfect...

Snow White And A Bad Trip

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Guests of 5th press conference of FEST 2010 were Polish film director  Xawery Zulawski and Jacek Samojlowicz the producer of film“ Snow White and Russian Red“ a charming little film based on a contemporary Polish novel, written by the 19 years old author Dorota Maslowska. The film receieved couple awards in Poland and was invited to be showed on Cannes Film Festival.  „It is hard to describe Polish society after the fall of communism, .I have tried to stay faithful to a book and youn...

Wonderful European Film at Belgrade FEST

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Second day of The 38th International Film Festival - FEST 2010, in Belgrade, Serbia passed very quickly especially as we had the honor to watch film with someone like Ralph Fiennes. One of the guests of festival is Alisse Simon, a selector of the Palm Springs Festival and a well known Variety Magazine film critic, for 25 years now. At the first press conference, everyone wanted to know about her criteria while judging films on festival. Simon was a jurist on many festivals by now. „ I ...

The Global Film Village: The 25th Santa Barbara Film Festival Wraps With Awards

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by Marla Lewin   Jeff Bridges CRAZY HEART Photo by Lorey Sebastian (c) Fox Searchlight 2009 The final day of the 25th festival was proclaimed Jeff Bridges day. It is a full day of films starring Jeff Bridges concluding with a screening of Crazy Heart for which he is nominated for a Best Actor nomination by the Academy. A tribute to the Santa Barbara native will cap the evening. At a Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort the winners of the 201...

Santa Barbara wrapped with awards to Letters to Father Jakobs

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The 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2010 festival competition at a Press Conference and Sunday morning brunch at the famed Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, hosted by KTYD Radio's Julie Ramos. The festival, which celebrated its Silver Anniversary February 4-14, was a huge success. By the look of the theaters you'd never know the economy was in the fight of its life as audiences packed the theaters for the last 11 days, proving once again how p...

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