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Jerusalem International Film Festival wraps with awards

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The 27th Jerusalem International Film Festival came to an EndThe winner of the Haggiag Family Award for Israeli Cinema Best Full-Length Feature is Intimate Grammar, directed by Nir Bergman, and produced by Assaf AmirThe winner of the Van Leer Award for Israeli Cinema for Best Documentary Film is A Film Unifinished, directed by Yael Hersonski and produced by Noemi Schory and Itay Ken-TorFollowing are the winning films in the Festival competition:The Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film...

I will marry the man who invents a teleporter

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Because I could really do with one right now!  Was confirmed for 3 LAFF red carpets last night, 2 of them at the same time, and the 3rd one on during the cocktail reception for the 1st one at the Live. Create.Lounge. Guess which one I chose? The cocktail party, and the red carpet premiere of Cyrus of course. Couldn't miss the chance to meet the marvellous Marisa Tomei.  She has 2 men fighting over her in Cyrus and yeah, who can blame them, because in this film, like so many ...

On 20 April 2010 begins the 7th Warsaw International Film Festival "Jewish Motifs".

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In the competition will be 41 films from countries all over the world, including Israel, Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovakia, France, Germany, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Denmark, and Belarus. They present Jewish culture, history and presence, both in Israel and in the diaspora, in an interesting and intriguing, sometimes moving, sometimes amusing way. They tell the story of today's world - our identity, loneliness, decisions, and conflicts. They are always the most recent productions, from the last two...

Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be a part of International Jury

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 Festival VOICES is proud to announce that Polish Director, Actor, Producer Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be part of Jury. Krzysztof Zanussi is born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director.Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at JagiellonianUniversity in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateurfilm maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (Smierc prowincjala (1966)) won an awardsin Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and Moscow in...

Award-Winning Chinese Childrens' Films Screening in Hollywood

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China will be making its' first appearance at the 15th Annual International Family Film Festival, (IFFF) scheduled for March 10-14 at Raleigh Studios located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California (corner of Melrose and Van Ness). IFFF is a film and screenplay competition that promotes the sharing of family films through exhibition, adjudication and education. It brings the worldwide family together through shared stories and community.China and the Chinese film community have been partic...

Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) will feature Russia

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From 13 to 20 March 2010, the 24th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) offers Swiss audiences hitherto unknown pearls from Asia, Latin America, Africa, as well as from Europe. The appearance of contemporary Russian cinema is one of the highlights of this year's festival. The first elements of the programme were revealed today. Twelve features and documentaries have been selected for the international competition. Six parallel sections totalling 60 films and a forum with ...

NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, We follow 4 000 festivals. Stay tuned. ____________________________...

Maurizio Scaparro and Rafael Azcona exceptional protagonists at the Closing Gala of the Seville Festival

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  Alfonso Guerra spoke in praise of the Italian director while Fernando Trueba did so for the Spanish scriptwriter. The Seville politician defined Scaparro as “the man of our fantasies and our hopes, the last pulcinella”. Words of praise for the person responsible for the Theatre Sector of the Venice Biennale from Guerra, who congratulated Scaparro for “being the last romantic crossing Europe in the caravan of the commedia del arte”.   After giving his thanks...

Black out - Buio

Director: Giulia Oriani.
The tenants of a building meet to defend their “normality” since they feel it threatened by the presence of a new tenant “strange and a foreigner” In a frantic and superstitious autosuggestion, they feel entitled to use any means to defend themselves and what they achieved. The story is about the paradox and the madness behind the racism.

The Seville Festival Official Section has 16 films, most of them directed by women.

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In a ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Seville, Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, the Artistic Director of the Seville Festival, Javier Martín-Domínguez, has presented the sixth edition of the festival which will be held from 6th to 14th November and which has over 150 films in its programme. The Official Section includes the film "Triage", which will open the Festival and stars the Seville actress Paz Vega and the actor Colin Farrell. Of the fifteen titles which make up this c...

Torino Fest to open with Sam Taylor Wood's NOWHERE BOY

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Torino International Film Festival director Gianni Amelio announced today that the Sam Taylor Wood directed NOWHERE BOY, is to open the Festival on Friday, November 13th. The story, which stars Aaron Johnson (THE GREATEST) and Kristin Scott Thomas (THE ENGLISH PATIENT), chronicles John Lennon’s formative teenage years in mid-Fifties Liverpool, based on the book ‘Imagine: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon’ by Lennon’s stepsister Julia Baird. The Festival is scheduled to run from Nove...

Nine movies in Bangkok's BIFF 2009 competition

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THERE are nine movies in the main competition of the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009: Across the River (Iran); Adrift (Vietnam); Altiplano (Belgium); Breathless (South Korea); Everyone Else (Germany); Huacho (Chile/ France/ Germany); I Killed My Mother (Canada); Inland (Algeria / France), and The Search (China).   Across the River, by the prolific US-based Iranian director Abbas A. Motlagh, has barely been shown outside Iran, but is bound to attract attention here. In ...

Nine movies in Bangkok's BIFF 2009 competition

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THERE are nine movies in the main competition of the Bangkok International Film Festival 2009: Across the River (Iran); Adrift (Vietnam); Altiplano (Belgium); Breathless (South Korea); Everyone Else (Germany); Huacho (Chile/ France/ Germany); I Killed My Mother (Canada); Inland (Algeria / France), and The Search (China). Across the River, by the prolific US-based Iranian director Abbas A. Motlagh, has barely been shown outside Iran, but is bound to attract attention here. In the wake of a majo...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz (Head of Communications and Press) Telephone: +49 - (0)40 - 399 19 00-29 or -17 e-mail: presse@filmfesthamburg.de Filmfest Hamburg GmbH Steintorweg 4 20099 Hamburg The office will be occupied as of 2nd June 2009 on weekdays between 10am and 6pm.   Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She acc...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She accompanies prospective scriptwriters as a teacher at Filmschule Hamburg-Berlin where she teaches dramaturgy and film genres. She previously worked as press officer and head of the press association EXPO 2000 Hannover GmbH and was an employee of the Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (lit: dep...

FEST09-A Higher State of Mind

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Our need to express and create is powerful. It provokes experimentation and inspires artistic cultural expressions such as visual art and film. On a daily basis we are bombarded with messages and advertising, and we are able to think critically and analyze them. So, it is with film in every country in the region of ex Yugoslavia on Balkan today that has its own characteristics, recognizable by its style and aesthetics. And each one appeals on a certain type of audience. FEST 2009 – The Inter...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, has a...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, h...

FURTHER ART BY CHANCE JURY REVEALED…

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FURTHER ART BY CHANCE JURY REVEALED… PATRICIA BECKMANN WELLS Patricia Beckmann Wells studied cinema and animation at the University of Southern California. After the graduation she worked at Philips Media and Warner Digital as an animator. For many years she’s been working as a manager in companies like Film Roman and DreamWorks as Head of Training and Development and as chair of a new department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the author of three Animation textb...

Fantasporto Day 2 Just for fun

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Choke (Directors week) Goooooood, that was dirty fun, Sundance folks loved it the audience here loved it a lot Another story of the America of today. A former medical student, Victor, has found a way of paying for his Alzheimer afflicted mother's illness: he pretends to choke when dining in expensive reataurants. And there is always someone who feels responsible for his life and sends a cheque. Victor also goes to centers where he treats his addiction to sex while working in a thema...

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