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The nominees for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film!

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  Från Árni Ólafur Asgeirssons Brim  It will be a thrilling battle with eight new feature films contending for the festival's award for Best Nordic film. Now the award is even more coveted as the prize money from this year and on is set to a breathtaking SEK one million (app. $143.000), an increase from the previous years' prize of SEK 100,000. 
 Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is one of ten awards presented at the Dragon Awards Gala on Saturday, February 5. Contributing to ...

The Derby City Film Festival Announces Selections For The 2011 Festival

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The Derby City Film Festival is proud to announce the selected films for the 2011 edition. In total 67 films will screen during the three day festival which will be held February 18th - 20th, 2011 at the Clifton Center. Of those screening, 41 of the films have been selected for competition. The festival will open with a short film screening group from The Bob Rogers Group (BRG), a production company based in Louisville. The BRG film program of 8 short films will be free to attend and begin...

A World Of Film In South India

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  Kerala, in the southwest corner of India, is a truly magical place that contains majestic mountains, lush backwaters, golden rice paddies, towering coconut palms and a gorgeous coastline in what is India’s most cine-literate and culturally discerning state. Therefore, the yearly International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is currently running in the city of Trivandrum through December 19, is a much anticipated film event that brings together filmmakers and appreciative...

Record audiences for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival

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The 14th Black Nights Film Festival ended with a bang by achieving a record of more than 65’000 visitors during the course of the festival. The figure represents roughly %5 of the entire population of Estonia and shows just how popular the Festival is, not only with local audiences but also with those from across the world. Festival audiences saw more than 260 features and numerous short films with particular favourites including Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, the stunning Ukranian movie My Joy (...

Audience record at the 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow

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The 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow (2.-7.12.2010) German Films and the Goethe Institut Russia posted a new audience record for their Festival of German Films in Moscow with over 6,000 admissions. Seven of the eight feature films were shown in sold-out performances at the 550-seater cinema. Particular favourites of the audience were FRIENDSHIP! by Markus Goller, which won the Audience Award, closely followed by the opening film VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (VINCENT WILL MEER) by Ralf Huettner an...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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  After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin Ameri...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the ...

Bertrand Tavernier 's Princess of Montpensier is the Closing Film at 41st IFFI in Goa tonight

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The Princess of Montpensier directed by Bertrand Tavernier is the Closing Film at the 41st IFFI tonight. Minister of state (Information & Broadcasting) Choudhury Mohan Jatua will  be the Chief Guest. Actor Saif Ali Khan will be the Guest Of Honour.   Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski  which was shown at the Press Club, Mumbai four weeks ago was the Mid-Fest film at IFFI.   Directorate of Film Festivals Head, S M Khan  has announced two more awards, increasing the award ...

IFFI Goa Best Actress Award was won by Magdalena Boczarska of Poland for her role in “Little Rose”.

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The Bengali film maker Shri Gautam Ghosh’s film “Moner Manush” bagged the coveted Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India 2010, while the Silver Peacock Award for the Best Director has gone to Susanne Bier of Denmark for her film “In a Better World”. ‘Just Another Love Story’ from India and “Boy” from New Zealand won the Special Jury Award. Shri Ghosh, the Director of the film received the Golden Peacock, Rs. 20 lakhs in presence ...

5th Terror Film Festival wrap up

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TERROR IN THE 5th DIMENSION 2010 CLAW AWARDS Two million, six hundred twenty nine thousand, seven hundred forty three minutes.Moments so dear. How do you measure, measure five beautiful years?By continuing a quest into a new dimension – by becoming the “RECREATOR” of your own destiny – where your struggle to grow has finally brought you total “VINDICATION” – that sets you apart from the rest of the “MOLD” – and your journey now spawns a new “DAWNING”.It was a privilege ...

POFF In Focus: EurAsia Competition

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   THE DITCH (Wang Bing, China) The EurAsia Competition, an eclectic mix of European and Asian cinema, is the main competition event at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which kicked off last week and continues through Sunday, 5 December. Beginning in 2004, the EurAsia Competition has become one of the unique elements of the Festival, providing a unique spotlight on quality European and Asian films for the Baltics and Scandinavian region. In this year's edition, 22 film...

James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the Oscar ceremony

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities."James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27," said Cohen and Mischer....

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

Richard Sherman on Hits for Walt Disney, THE BOYS & Ringo Starr

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentFamous brother teams are not unusual in movies, from the Coen Bros to the Hughes Bros to the Wachoski Bros, but the combination of working brothers as Oscar-winning songwriters is a little more rare.Like George and Ira Gershwin, who are credited with writing "The Great American Songbook," Richard and Robert Sherman can surely be said to have written The Great American Children's Songbook.New York-born brothers Richard Sherman (b: 1928) and older bro...

Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended with awards

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The 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended its 10-day celebration of all things cinematic with a closing night screening of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours on Saturday, October 23 at the Prince Music Theater. The Boyle helmer capped off the October 14-24 event that launched with the Darren Aronofsky opener Black Swan, featuring an appearance and post-screening Q&A session with Aronofsky himself. This year’s festival featured 216 films, including 100 domestic and international narratives and doc...

LTFF - SLEEPING PRINCESS [2010] dir Cagan Irmak

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 SLEEPING PRINCESS is about Aziz, a librarian with a permanent smile on his lips who lives with his childhood friend, Necet. A young girl and her mother move upstairs and Aziz takes an interest in the mother, Secil, which she readily rebuffs. As her ex-boyfriend finds out where she has moved to, he decides to get an explanation for her walking out on him; an argument ensues and Gizem, the young girl, ends up hitting her head and slipping into a coma. Whilst the girl is in a coma, Aziz decides t...

16th London Turkish Film Festival Opening Gala

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The Opening Gala for the 16th edition of the London Turkish Film Festival took place last night at the Empire Leicester Square, an enviable setting and historical location with strong ties to British cinematical history.  With the red carpet rolled out and crowd congregating with curiosity, everyone waited with anxiety for the arrival of the talent - most notably Sener Sen, soon-to-be winner of the Golden Wings Lifetime Achievement Award, Cagan Irmak, director of the opening film "Sleeping...

2010 Official program announced discounted tickets available until November 15th

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    The 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival official schedule has been announced. 60 films will screen over three days and compete for prizes and awards. Ranging from short films to feature length documentaries, the film festival strives to present a unique voice and vision representing filmmakers from all walks of life. Please check minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com for more details and up to date schedule and filmmaker information.   7:00 PM Macumba...

AFM and AFI join forces again

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A total of 25 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will also be represented at this year’s American Film Market. The association with AFI FEST, the festival partner of AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for participants at both events. Eight AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, including 13 Assassins (Hanway); Barney’s Version (Essential); Bedevilled (Finecut Films); CARGO (Telepool); CHICO & RITA (Hanway); I Saw The ...

Philadelphia Film Festival Award Winners

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PFS revealed the winners of the Juried & Audience Awards at the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival:Best Narrative Feature: CaranchoSpecial Jury Prize for Best Actor: Emil Abossolo M'Bo in A Screaming Man (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)Special Jury Prize for Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Copacabana (dir. Marc Fitoussi)Best Documentary Feature: Life 2.0Archie Award for Best First Feature: HesherFilmadelphia Award for Best Local Feature: Lebanon, PABest Short Film: KelpSpecial Jury Prize: Gayby (dir. ...

Get spooked and have fun at this year's Chicago Kids Festival!

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Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit? Come to the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, where films with spooky ghosts and friendly ghosts, magical items and changing identities will be screening all week long. You can learn makeup effect tricks to use with your costume at our Make It Up! workshop. Plus, we have three films screening on Halloween day itself! Visit www.facets.org/kids to check out the full Festival schedule and reserve tickets.Makeup Effects Workshop:Make ...

Malibu Film Society to Honor Director Rob Reiner

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The Malibu Film Society will honor director Rob Reiner as their 'Malibu Filmmaker of the Year' on Sunday, October 24, 2010 starting at 6:30pm at the Malibu Screening Room (located at Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue), 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy.The evening will begin with a catered cocktail reception followed by the 'Filmmaker of the Year' presentation at 7:15pm. Making the event truly memorable; opening remarks for this event will be delivered by none other than Rob's father, Carl Reiner. The ev...

NEWSLETTER N° 476: September 13, 2010

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