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Pardo d’onore to JIA Zhang-ke

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For the occasion the Festival will screen one of the director’s masterpieces, Platform (2000), as well as his latest documentary film, I Wish I Knew (2010), shown in the section “Un certain regard” at the Cannes Festival this year. In addition, a masterclass with JIA Zhang-ke, open to all, will be held on Friday, August 6 at the Forum.A leading figure in the “sixth generation” of Chinese filmmakers, JIA Zhang-ke was born in 1970 in Fenyang and later graduated from the Beijing Film Acad...

Israel Film Festival ready to open

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The 24th Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States will open on Saturday, December 5, 2009 and continue through December 13 at the SVA Theater (333 W. 23rd St.).   Opening night will find celebrated actor Elliott Gould on hand to receive the 2009 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his tremendous achievements and body of work.  This Academy Award® Nominee has over 200 film and television credits to his name, and is easily re...

MARCHING BAND as curtain-raiser on the Piazza Grande

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Once again this year the Locarno International Film Festival is delighted to offer the public a free screening on the Piazza Grande on the eve of the Opening Night, on Tuesday, August 4th, 9:30 pm – thanks to the support of CSS Assurance.Marching Band (France/USA), a documentary co-directed by Claude Miller (Betty Fischer et autres histoires, L’Effrontée), Héléna Cotinier and Pierre-Nicolas Durand, will be presented as an international première with the film delegation in attendance.The ...

2009 Swisscom Leopard of Honour 2009 to William Friedkin

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The Swisscom Leopard of Honour for the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival will be awarded to American director William Friedkin, and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) starring William L. Petersen and Willem Dafoe will screen on the Piazza Grande to mark the occasion. A masterclass will also take place at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) and is open to the public. Born in 1935 in Chicago, William Friedkin made his directorial début with Good Times (1967), a musical starring Sonny & C...

The 1st. edition of B-est

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The 1st edition of B-EST IFF took place between 20.04 - 24.04 2005, at Union, Eforie, Elvira Popescu cinemas and enjoyed recognition on behalf of the national and international press. The festival was opened by the film “The Land Of Freedom” directed by Amos Gitai, (official competition Cannes, 2005), in the presence of Israeli director Amos Gitai. The president of the jury of the 1st edition of B-EST IFF was the Australian director Bruce Beresford, well known for his “Oscar Nominati...

Celebrating Israeli Cinema At The Hamptons Film FF

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Lemon Tree  Thursday, October 16-----The Hamptons International Film Festival, which kicked off its five-day cinema celebration last evening, will toast the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with a program focusing on contemporary films and filmmakers from the Holy Land. LEMON TREE (Israel, East Coast Premiere) directed by Eran Riklis, will be the Opening Night Film of the Israel at 60 Program, and East Hampton's Vered Gallery will host a Isr...

Celebrating Israeli Cinema At The Hamptons Film FF

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The Hamptons International Film Festival, which kicked off its five-day cinema celebration last evening, will toast the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with a program focusing on contemporary films and filmmakers from the Holy Land. LEMON TREE (Israel, East Coast Premiere) directed by Eran Riklis, will be the Opening Night Film of the Israel at 60 Program, and East Hampton's Vered Gallery will host a Israel at 60 Reception following the film. Other films in the program in...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Locarno

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Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to premiere our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Locarno Film Festival. We will be hosting the Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distribution that brings together international voices around the table, plus a special hands-on demo of some of the most innovative works coming out of Canada and Switzerland, including Late Fragment a critically-acclaimed dramatic interactive feature film which premiered last year at ...

Gitai and other industry specialists debate in Locano on D Cinema

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Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to premiere the Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Locarno Film Festival. The Panel on Digital Distribution will bring together international voices around the table including: Elisabetta Brunella (Mediasalles Secretary General), Amos Gitai (director, Locarno Lepoard of Honour 2008), Brian Jones (Managing Director Pathé Switzerland), Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com & fest21.com co-founder; former distributor UGC-...

Amos Gitai to speak at Locarno Future of Cinema Salon

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Amos Gitai will speak at the panel on Digital Distribution at Future of Cinema Salon Locarno 2008Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distributionin association with XDC The Hollywood Reporter and  Cineuropa.org  Saturday August 9th, 2008: Forum, 11:00AM - 12:30AM What is the current International panorama of D Cinema, how many screens.Which business models prevail in Europe, what is the status in Switzerlan?Which content from film to opera and sports in the theatres?Which new consumers’ habits...

Industry Events at Locarno

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Open Doors Factory Besides taking care of the film industry professionals attending the Festival, the Industry Office has for a number of years organized various events in partnership with the Open Doors program, such as Open Doors Factory. This co-production workshop will also invite a special guest: the Cinéfondation from Cannes. Through the presence of the top European producers, the ...

Introduction of the festival by it's Director Frederic Maitre

61st Locarno Film Festival Introduction from Frédéric Maire, Artistic Director"After the festivities of the 60th anniversary, the 61st Locarno International Film Festival promises to be more lively and sassy than ever. The Festival is both streamlining - in its programming - and developing: two exhibitions, two books published, a totally revamped space for receptions and discussions around the superb Magnolia at the entrance to the Piazza, a «PardoWay» to facilitate socialising and good...

E! Entertainment Television comes to Ischia for red carpet coverage

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E! Entertainment Television, the American satellite channel airing in Italy on SKY (channel 114), will cover the 6th edition of the Ischia Film & Music Global Festival. Ischia is the most prestigious of the summer awards festivals and will take place from July 13-20, 2008. Dedicated to the world of entertainment, E! arrives on the island to offer fans of film and music live coverage of the festival and its international stars. Ischia will air on E!’s international network including E! News...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

Putnam lecture for the 20th European Film Awards

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EFA founding member LORD DAVID PUTTNAM will hold a special lecture titled WISHING AND HOPING which will take place right after this year's EFA General Assembly on Friday, 30 November.This year's EFA Conference EUROPE ON THE MOVE -MIGRATION IN MOVIES includes a small series of screenings featuring six exemplary works of European directors on the theme of migration. The conference itself will include a conversation between the Israeli filmmaker AMOS GITAI and author PETER COWIE and the discussions...

Makram Khoury replaces Gillies MacKinnon in the Copenhagen jury

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The Scottish film director Gillies MacKinnon has had to cancel his jury appointment at Copenhagen International Film Festival in the last minute, and he will be replaced by the Palestinian actor Makram Khoury."Gillies was offered to make a film in the 11th hour, which is going into pre-production immediately", explains Jacob Neiiendam, the festival's head of programming. "We are asking professional filmmakers to give up their free time to judge films for us, so it's natural that this kind of thi...

Gitai and Me

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So, I met the famous Israeli Amos Gitai who made 30 films. I am now shooting the special classes that he has at Impro acting school. I was at first a bit sceptical about the whole project. Shooting a classroom is (still) not my ideas of cinematical fun. But I got to make a few out-of-the-ordinary shots, especially since Ilan the producer/director kindly rented my a tele lense. I also got to shoot four ten minute one shot shorts which was AWSOME, but also kind of tiring, jumping from location to ...

bATiK [Film] Festival programme is finalised.

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The 10th edition will be rich in events and well known people. The main premises of the film festival is the Morlacchi Theatre of Perugia that will host the cultural event between the 6-10 December 2006. The Grand opening will be held on the 3rd of December at the National Gallery and will include a visit of the museum presented by Enrico Ghezzi and Alexandr Sokurov, Director of Arca Russa, a movie realized using one level of sequence within the Hermitage of San Pietroburgo. On the 6th of...

A New Wave opening film from RIFF Roma Independant

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OPENING RIFF AWARDS: FRIDAY APRIL 7 at Cinema Embassy, Via Stoppani, 715:30 – OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL A New Wave (USA 2005) – Debut feature of the independent director Jason CarveyFollowed by: Eva Affittasi (Italy 2005) – A documentary of Armando Prieto Perez And the shorts:Contratto a termine, Il produttore, Soltanto uno, Sotto le foglie, Il nostro segreto, In controtempo, Lu non fa miracoli @ 20:00 - OPENING NIGHT RIFF AWARDSShort Order (Ireland, 2005) – Directed by Anthony Byrne Wit...

The 21st Israel Film Festival will kick off in NY

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The 21st Israel Film Festival will take place in New York kicking off February 23rd and running through March 9th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. This year, the festival will showcase more than 40 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. Film is the international language and Israeli filmmakers continue to capture audiences through radiant images, raw human emotion and a universe of ...

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