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Terracotta Festival 2012: European Premiere of INSEPARABLE with Kevin Spacey and Daniel Wu

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  Terracotta Festival is proud to hold the European premiere of the Chinese movie INSEPARABLE directed by Dayyan Eng, featuring Daniel Wu and Kevin Spacey. INSEPARABLE tells the story of hopeless 30 year old Li (Wu), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a strange American ex-pat, Chuck(Kevin Spacey in excellent comic form). They fi rst meet when Chuck foils Li’s attempt at suicide, claiming to be his neighbour. He takes Li under his wing, gradually helping with ...

China's Zhang Yimou to Receive 2011 Asia Pacific Screen FIAPF Award

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The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations announced today that Chinese film producer and director Zhang Yimou will be the 2011 recipient of the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia-Pacific region. The honour will be awarded at the fifth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony on Australia's Gold Coast on November 24. One of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers, Zhang Yimou's films have open...

Nansun Shi announced as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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  HONG KONG PRODUCER NANSUN SHI TO HEAD 2011 APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Nansun Shi, APSA International Jury President 2011. Photo courtesy of Teo Keng Beng. Nansun Shi, one of the region's most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director...

Son of the Stars

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Director: Michelle Chen Miao.
Young mother ZhengZheng with her autistic son travels long way from North, looking for her missing husband. She finds no clue of her husband in DongGuan with tens of thousands of factories. Instead, she finds herself a job in a factory while leaving her son to the attention of a community home. Soon she gets promoted, moves into a high-rise apartment building and has a boyfriend. Everything seems going well until she tries to put her autistic son into the picture. She tries hard and finally she tries to get rid of the trouble-making boy. But life becomes much worse to her with the growing anxiety…

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists

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2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the entries for 2011. Xue Xiaolu and Tony Ayres will join the assessment panel for 2011 which will once again be Chaired by Ronin Films' Managing Director and member of APSA's 2009 International Jur...

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...

Official selection Day 2

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Chongqing Blues by Wang Xiaoshuai Synopsis: Captain Lin at his return from a 6 months voyage is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo was gunned down by the police. He wants to know what happened but he hardly knew his own son because he left years ago. Thus he starts a journey back to a city he once lived, a journey of paternal exploration and confession. Extract: On tour by Mathieu Amalric Synopsis: Joachim, a former Parisian television producer h...

Rizhao Chongqing de Wang Xiaoshuai

Rizhao Chongqing de Wang Xiaoshuai

Chongqing Blues by Wang Xiaoshuai

Chongqing Blues by Wang Xiaoshuai

Chongqing Blues by Wang Xiaoshuai

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  Synopsis: Captain Lin at his return from a 6 months voyage is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo was gunned down by the police. He wants to know what happened but he hardly knew his own son because he left years ago. Thus he starts a journey back to a city he once lived, a journey of paternal exploration and confession. Extract: ...

Fipresci Jury announced for the San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22-May 6) today announced the FIPRESCI jury and the prize to be presented at the Festival's Golden Gate Awards on Wednesday, May 5 at Temple Nightclub - Prana Restaurant. Winners of the New Directors Prize, the Golden Gate Awards in various categories, the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grant and the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant will also be announced.   FIPRESCI Prize The FIPRESCI Prize is given at the San Francisco I...

Berlin's Asian Embrace

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  As has become a pleasant habit here at the Berlinale, Asian cinema is highly prominent in all sections of the Festival. The Berlinale has long been the international launching pad for films and filmmakers from the Far East. The Festival is credited with giving their first international recognition to such celebrated filmmakers as Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, Kim Ki-Duk, Johnnie To and Chan Wook Park. Ang Lee's debut film PUSHING HANDS premiered in Berlin and Lee eventually went on  to win ...

Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival

Reputed as China's top film gala, the annual China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival comprises the appraisal of the China Film Golden Rooster Awards and the Mass Film Hundred Flowers Awards. 

The two festivals -- Hundred Flowers Film Festival and China Golden Rooster initiated in 1962 and May 1981 respectively -- were unified into one national film festival in 1992. Besides the appraisal and awarding ceremony, the national grand event launches a series of cultural activities every year, including the appraisal of awards, the exhibition of Chinese and foreign new films, the academic seminars, the film trade fair, international cultural exchanges and entertainment performances. The festival is best known for its focus on academic fields, the extensive participation of the masses, and the unfixed host city.

Approved by the central government, the China Film Golden Rooster Awards and the Mass Film Hundred Flowers Awards are two permanent national art awards, with a long history and a great influence in China film industry. Actually, these two awards are issued every year only except in 1990.

Reputed as China's top film gala, the national grand event has the longest history and greatest influence. It launches a series of cultural activities every year, including the appraisal of awards, the exhibition of Chinese and foreign new films, the academic seminars, the film trade fair, international cultural exchanges and entertainment performances. The festival is best known for its focus on academic fields, the extensive participation of the masses, and the unfixed host city.

The 18th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival

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The Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is a traditional festival for Chinese filmmakers, organized by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and China Film Association. The annual festival is held in one of China's large or medium-sized cities each year and usually lasts for five days. Awarded to publicly showed films in the year, the Golden Rooster Awards consist of Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Science and Education Film, Best Cartoon, Best Traditiona...

2nd Annual European Union Film Festival in China

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Following the great success of the first Annual EU Film Festival in China, held in Beijing in December 2008, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual EU Film Festival in China will take place from November 5th to December 4th, 2009. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in two cities: Beijing and Chengdu. The Ambassador of Sweden Mikael Lindström and EU Ambassador Serge Abou will hold a press conference to launch the festival in Beijing: Time: Wednesday 14th...

"The message" will close 14th Pusan

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Pusan International Film Festival runs October 8th - 16th, 2009 Pusan IFF will screen a total of 355 films from 70 countries (record number)143 World & International Premieres (record number)97 World Premieres (72 feature films, 25 short films)46 International Premieres (41 feature films, 5 short films)All New Currents and Fast Forward screenings are World & International Premieres.5 Post-production Fund projects and 11 AND Fund projects selected by the Asian CinemaFund (ACF) will be screening. ...

"The message" by CHEN Kuo-fu will close 14th Pusan

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Set in 1942, the Chinese government is a puppet of imperialistic Japan. A string of high Chinese officials are assassinated. Japan's intelligence agency tries to find out the mole inside the intelligence agency by sending a false telegraph. Five suspects are caught reading the telegraph and then are sent to a closed fortress. To little avail, interrogators torture them to confess. The chief officer of the agency and the five suspects start to lose patience and sanity. Self-sacrifice f...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

New York Film Festival Masterworks

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  BRIDGE (Wang Bin, 1949)  This year's Masterworks series at the New York Film Festival draw on repertory collections of films that highlight (mainly) unknown aspects of global cinema. The first program is (RE)INVENTING CHINA: A New Cinema for a New Society, focusing on Chinese films made during the height of the Maoist revolution from 1949 to 1966. The series brings together twenty rarely seen works from the crucial early years of the People's Republic of China. Fol...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph ...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph Pl...

International Student Film and Video Festival Beijing Film Academy

The Beijing Film Academy International Student Film and Video Festival is organized by the Beijing Film Academy since 2001 and held every year, on campus, during the month of November.

In competition: "Spring Fever" of Lou Ye

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About the film Chinese director has braved a ban on his filmmaking imposed by censors in his own country to make Spring Fever. The feature, which screens In Competition today at Cannes, is the story of a torrid passion within a threesome composed of two men and a beautiful woman. The subject, still highly taboo in Asia, if not elsewhere, was a considerable obstacle to obtaining financing, according to the director, the veteran of two Palme d'Or Competitions, with Purple Butterfly ...

A Wow For Wouter

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Thursday, October 16-----At a special reception to be held this evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will announce the recipient of their annual Industry Toast Honoree. This year's recipient is Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With...

Wouter Barendrecht honored by Hamptons Fest

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At a special reception to be held this evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will announce the recipient of their annual Industry Toast Honoree. This year's recipient is Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With offices in Amsterdam, Hong...
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