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Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Day 2 of DIFF was a day of extremes. It was wonderful to see all the film fans studying their guides - some of the guides visibly well-read. I watched three films today and they are very diverse. Chicken with plums (Poulet aux prunes) premiered at Venice. It is a beautiful love story of a musician, played by Mathieu Amalric of The Diving Belle and the butterfly fame, who can't get over the loss of his violin and he decides to rather die. It sounds like a depressing film but it is in...

Hallo Durban

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My annual pilgrimage to the Durban International Film Festival kicked off on 20 July. I went straight to the media briefing at the Blue Waters Hotel where I chatted to Oliver Hermanus and Deon Lotz, director and star of last year's Beauty. This year Hermanus is part of the international jury and Lotz can be seen in the much anticipated Sleeper's Wake, which is having its world premiere in Durban. Lotz also told me that the film has been accepted for Toronto! I saw two film...

GEORGIA US DIOCESE TO MAKE FILM

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GEORGIA US DIOCESE TO MAKE A FORAY INTO FILMMAKING ...

The Co-Production Prize choose Sofia to expand its workshops for young Eastern European filmmakers

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Karin SchyleThis year the Robert Bosch Stiftung carried out a training for short and documentary projects with a focus on Black Sea and Caucasus during Sofia Meetings. Three teams (director and producer) from the Caucasian countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, three teams from the Black Sea countries Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and further four teams from Bulgaria were invited to participate in it. The event was organized in cooperation with the partners of Тhe Co-Production Prize o...

CineLink Selection 2012 Announced

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CineLink 2012 call for entries attracted over 80 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 17 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink + lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other.   CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industry ...

Canadian films at the Annual Sonoma International

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  Eleven Canadian films will be screened at the 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, a five-day feast of wine, food and more than 130 independent films from around the world, which runs from April 11 to 15, 2012. Included in the Festival program are two Oscar®-nominated animated shorts, two Québécois films featuring the same leading man, and two powerful documentaries about two very different global catastrophes.   Québécois superstar Patrick Huard is the lea...

CineLink Call for Entries Extended!

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New call for entries for filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in the CineLink Project Development Workshop and Co-Production Market held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival is opened from the 1th of December 2011.  New deadline for project submissions is 12th of March 2012. CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local feature projects destine...

Will A German Film Grab a Bear?

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by Alex Deleon                             Winter Twilight in Arctic Hammerfest as German Guest Worker visits scene of wife’s Hit-and-Run accident in “Gnade” On Day Number 8 some German papers are touting the possibility of a German Golden bear. In a not overly compelling competition selection there have been several notable German entries. "Barbara" starr...

No one but us

Director: Roman Shumunov.
This is a story about the solitude of the new immigrants and their endless struggle to survive, to be accepted and to be a part of Israeli society. Andrei, the protagonist, a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union, discovers that in order to save his sick father’s life he must buy an expensive drug that is well beyond his means. At the same time, Andrei and his two best friends, Zura and Marat, also living alone in the country, try to achieve their dream to be heard and understood via their poesy music. Andrei decides to get the money for the medicine his father so desperately needs at all costs.

Four Atlanta Festivals Announce Early Bird Call For Entries

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Festival League has officially declared the entire month of September 2012 as Independent Film Month in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us for this incredible celebration as a series of unique film festivals run all month long: Atlanta Shortsfest showcases ultra-talented filmmakers from every country who have created memorable shorts under 40 minutes. Atlanta Horror Film Festival brings in the new talent in horror, sci-fi, dark comedy, mystery, gore and more...

Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol'

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 Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event; Media Darling: by Music News Australia Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event Featuring A Live Performance By Tiesto From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil...   Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online to Experience the Red Carpet Firsthand    December 13 ...

Pitch It! Indee Short Filmmaker's Challenge

Calling filmmakers around the world ... submit your SHORT film NOW ... for an opportunity to pitch it to industry professionals and screened in LA before a live audience ... The Pitch-It consortium is looking for the next generation of filmmakers. We are looking for filmmakers who want to pitch their film to a live audience and panel of industry professionals. Submission Judges will select 5 semi-finalist and 15 awardees for live judging and presentation awards (winners need not be present at screening to win winners notified and can submit a DVD Acceptance or Pitch It Dialogue) SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW Web Address: http://www.jbuproductions.com or http://www.pitch-it.net Deadline Midnight February 29, 2012 Submission: http://v3.indee.tv/index?festival=pitchit For More Info: jbu_productions@yahoo.com

Savannah Film Festival honors Ellen Barkin and Ray Liotta during opening weekend

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The Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, honored actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") and actor Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas," "Hannibal") with Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Awards during the opening weekend of the 14th annual event, which kicked off Saturday, Oct. 29 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5, in historic Savannah, Ga. Barkin received the honor prior to the screening of her inde...

European Stars flock to Berlin for European Film Awards

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When the 24th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 3 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European filmmakers presenting the individual awards, among them EFA Ambassadors Maria de Medeiros (Portugal), Moritz Bleibtreu (Germany) and Maciej Stuhr (Poland). They will be joined by German actresses Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss,  Sibel Kekilli, Alexandra Maria Lara and Heike Makatsch and their colleagues Zrinka Cvitesic (Croatia), Irène Jacob (Switzerland), Ludivine Sagnier and Syl...

Savannah Film Festival Honors Ellen Barkin and Ray Liotta During Opening Weekend

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The Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, honored actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") and actor Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas," "Hannibal") with Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Awards during the opening weekend of the 14th annual event, which kicked off Saturday, Oct. 29 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5, in historic Savannah, Ga.Barkin received the honor prior to the screening of her independent film, "Another Happy Day," which centers on a ...

Kadi jets off to Cyprus...

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Only just back from Georgia, our Festival Manager Kadi Lokk is jetting off again! This time she is off to Cyrus to check out the International Short Film Festival there. The festival The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus aims to increase and accentuate the prominence of the short film genre. The Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus is funding a substantial number of short films every year and is constantly encouraging and helping young and established filmmakers to produce fil...

Festival president Scott Hillier chats to ÉCU in Georgia

Scott Hillier, the president of ÉCU tells of his excitement of taking the European Independent Film Festival to Georgia. // Scott Hillier, le président d'ÉCU explique sa grande joie de prendre le festival Européen du film independant à Georgie.

Oscar winner Mark Berger chats to ÉCU in Georgia

Mark Berger, winner of four Academy Awards for best sound with Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Right Stuff and Amadeus chats to ÉCU in Georgia. Mark holds the record for the most Oscar nominations that resulted in wins! //   Mark Berger, le gagnant de 4 Academy Awards pour le meilleure son des films Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Right Stuff et Amadeus parle à ÉCU en Georgie. Mark dé ...

Catch up with EVERYTHING from our trip to GEORGIA!

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Over the weekend of 7th-9th October, ÉCU was honored to present “ÉCU in Georgia” From the moment we arrived, we were very pleased to be there. Check out here how excited we were to see out massive logo in the centre of Tbilisi! ÉCU The European Independent Film festival is now in it’s 7th year, and over that time we have shown films from more then 50 countries, including Georgia, to thousands of people, and helped directors discover their voices as they talked to th...

Kadi Lokk, festival manager, talks about how important is is to be in GEORGIA

Kadi Lokk, ÉCU Festival Manager tells us her excitement about being in Georgia and why it is important to take ÉCU on the road. // Kadi Lokk, le responsable du festival ÉCU explique sa grande joie d'être en Georgie and pourquoi c'est important de prendre ÉCU autour le monde.

History of Tbilisi vol 1

ÉCU has been learning a lot about the history of Georgia, including how Tbilisi was discovered. Ellen Dumbadze, coordinator of ÉCU in Georgia shares a Georgian legend with us!

EcoFocus Extended Deadline

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EcoFocus has extended its entry deadline to October 22, 2011. We are pleased to accept submissions for the fourth annual EcoFocus Film Festival, which will run March 23-31, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. Films submitted for consideration for the 2012 festival will be accepted through October 22, 2011. There are three submission categories: features, shorts (20 min. max), and family programming. Films may be submitted to more than one category. Learn more about EcoFocus at www.ecofocusfilmfest.org. To ...

Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next Savannah fest

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Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5," "All of Me") at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") with an...

ÉCU is going to Georgia OFFICIAL FLYER

Check out the official “ÉCU in Georgia” flyer - complete with cool Georgian writing! /// Regardez la circulaire officielle de « ÉCU en Géorgie » surtout regardez l'écriture géorgienne cool! http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/ecu-in-georgia/
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