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AWARDS AND JURY 2012 Sélection internationale Louve d’or presented by Quebecor  Best feature film in the International Sélection ($15,000 cash from Québecor) Prix d’interprétation Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Sélection Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Best feature in the International Sélection Prix de l’innovation - Daniel L...

Arbitrage opens the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival

The 60th San Sebastian Film Festival was officially opened in a ceremony hosted by Spanish actors JoséCoronado, Barbara Goenaga and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. A look back over the highs and lows of 60 years of cinema in San Sebastian with the help of archive footage was the storyline of this gala night. Producer Christine Vachon, Official Jury president, expressed the jury interest in working hard to arrive to the best agreement to hand the 60Th Golden Shell Awards. Durin...

Diligence in news reportage vital for preserving media freedom: Justice J S Verma at FICCI FRAMES 2012

  Justice J. S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India has advised the media to exercise due diligence in news reportage by questioning whether a news item is true, fair, necessary and in public interest. The answer to these questions were necessary in order to inform and enlighten the people accurately and obviate any possibility of regulation by the government as that would tantamount to curbing the freedom of the media. Addressing the session on “Freedom of Media: Significance of Self-re...

Admissions in Europe prove to be slightly down after two record years

AFTER TWO RECORD YEARS, A SLIGHT DIP IN AUDIENCES IN EUROPE’S CINEMAS SLOWDOWN OR STOP IN THE GROWTH OF AVERAGE TICKET PRICES OVER 50% OF EUROPEAN SCREENS NOW DIGITAL   In the 31 countries where initial – not yet final - figures are available on cinema-going in 2011, from Russia to Portugal and from Ireland to Turkey, admissions prove to be slightly down after two record years: audiences stand at 1,188.6 million, compared to 1,195.9 million in 2010, with a 0.6% dip. The 1...

A Festival at the crossroads of cultures

Westerns from all over the world, a focus on Bangladesh and several programme sections with prominent Swiss figures: new Artistic Director Thierry Jobin and Secretary General Esther Widmer announced the concept of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival Fribourg at a presentation given at the Solothurner Filmtage. For the first time, the FIFF introduces annually recurring parallel sections, which highlight thematic core areas. Amongst other things they include sections devoted to t...

1st Jaipur International Animation Film Festival-JIAFF-2011 will start tomorrow

The first "JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVA-JIAFF-2011" presented by PICASSO ANIMATION COLLEGE, Jaipur will start tomorrow at EP Emerald (Entertainment Paradise) Cinema Hall at 10 A.M. Noted film actress Ms. Kamini Kaushal, will inaugurate the festival. She has performed in famous films such as, Neecha Nagar (1946), Nadiya Ke Paar (1949), Paaras (1949), Shabnam (1949), Aarzoo (1950), Shaheed (1948), Meri Bhabhi (1969), Do Raste (1969), & Roti Kapda Aur Makan (1974). Sh...

“DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies” in Helsinki and Tallinn

From the eighth edition of the course “DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies” Helsinki and Tallinn, 29 June – 3 July 2011   Facts and figures: this is the menu on the morning of 30 June for the participants at DigiTraining Plus, now in progress in Helsinki.  “In 2004, when MEDIA Salles began offering these training courses, there were 30 digital screens in the whole of Europe. At the beginning of 2011 they had increased to 10,346. The new projec...

Director of the Seville Festival, member of Moscow Jury

Javier Martín-Domínguez, director of the Seville Festival, member of the official jury of the 33rd Moscow Film Festival.The Moscow International Film Festival has selected as a member of its official jury for this year the director, screenwriter and artistic director of the Seville European Film Festival, Javier Martín-Domínguez.Other members of the jury for the official section include the actress Geraldine Chaplin, the Israeli director Amos Gitai, the Hungarian director Karoly Makk and the...

Japanese Industry Rallies

By Liza Foreman Los Angeles - Considering that The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), (22-30October 2011), and its market arm TIFFCOM, two of Japan’s premiereentertainment industry events, place such a dedicated focus on initiatives tosave the planet – in keeping with Japan’s generally eco-friendly positioning - lastweek’s tragedy there seems all the more poignant. Still, as the Japanese government works to find a solution to its nuclearpower crisis and the devastating consequenc...

Thierry Jobin named new director at Fribourg Fest

During an extraordinary General Assembly, the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) Association has unanimously appointed Thierry Jobin as the new director of the Festival while granting him a mandate of three years. He will assume his new function in May 2011. Thierry Jobin will thus take the place of Edouard Waintrop who was named director of the Centre d’animation cinématographique Voltaire (CAC-Voltaire) in September 2010.Ruth Lüthi, the Festival’s president, is delighted with th...

10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards

Film Festival Ghent celebrates 10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings)...

Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s at Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas and the Harry Ransom Center Present:Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s, May 6 - May 27, 2010 Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the series "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s," co-presented with the Harry Ransom Center. This series will run from May 6 to May 27, as part of the year-round celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s" includes four feature films directed by some of...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

LA Indian Film Festival salute to legend Anil Kapoor

The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces its salute to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star and Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor. IFFLA also announces YES MADAM, SIR will highlight the Closing Night Gala with Dr. Kiran Bedi, Indias first and highest ranking woman officer of the Indian Police Service, attending as a special Guest of Honor on Sunday, April 26. The film festival will be held April 21-26, 2009, at ArcLight Hollywood.The salute to Kapoor will include screenings of his cla...

European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies

In six months there has been a 25% increase in the number of digital screens in Europe’s cinemas: this is the most important finding in the figures at 30 June 2008, elaborated by MEDIA Salles, the organization operating in the field of cinema with the support of the European Union’s MEDIA Programme and the Italian Government. The results announced today, 27 February, in London, during the sixth edition of the DigiTraining Plus course, show a total of 1,120 screens fitted with projectors usi...

Cinema-going holds its own in Western European cinemas in 2008

Cinema-going holds its own in Western European cinemas in 2008: the number of spectators grows by 0,2% compared to 2007, to reach 867 million. These are the figures announced by MEDIA Salles on 7 February 2009, in the traditional appointment at the Berlinale.An analysis of the individual markets, presented by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles, again reveals varying trends in 2008. Of the five leading countries France (+6,2%), which reaches 188,8 million, confirming itself as...

Video coverage from the Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us. Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. The next stops on the festival circuit was Locarno with a panel held in partnership with the Festival, next stops will be Rome, Stockholm and many more. Video from the Locarno panel: Locarno conference future of cinema envoyé par filmfestivals-com ...