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Fernando Solanas will receive a 2012 Ischia Legend Award

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Retrospective of Solanas’ Work To Be Presented as Part of Festival’s Salute To Argentina Famed Argentine film director, screenwriter and politician Fernando Solanas will receive a “2012 Ischia Legend Award” in recognition of his lifetime of outstanding contributions to the cinema of Argentina during the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest to be held from July 8th to 15th on the isle which is located off the coast of Naples. The announcement was made here today by actor ...

Smash Box Office comedy Chinese Take-away to open first Argentine Film Festival in London

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Chinese Take-Away, Sebastian Borenzstein's 2011 box-office hit staring Ricardo Darin, which achieved a million ticket sales in Argentina, will open London's first ARGENTINE FILM FESTIVAL, to be held at the Ritzy Picturehouse this coming April 19-22nd. The festival, which aims to showcase the best contemporary cinema from and about Argentina, will screen a total of 8 award-winning films, and will also feature the UK premiere of four short films from Argentina's largely unknown silent film ...

Mar del Plata celebrates 25th in 56 years.

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56 years ago Argentina welcomed the First International Cinematographic Exhibition of Cinema in Mar del Plata. Today, 24 editions later, the Festival gets ready for its Silver Edition.Since that first big step, the country and the world have witnessed the change and growth ofthe cinematographic universe. New trends, new narratives, new authors have gone through the Festival and have left their trace and built history.The first Festival was held from 8 to 14 March, 1954. It was not a competitive ...

First Cinema Tropical Awards 2010 Celebrates Top Tens of the Decade

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By Maria Esteves – October 4, 2010The First Cinema Tropical Awards 2010 will commence on Friday, October 22, at the Times Center, New York. Cinema Tropical created by Carlos A. Gutiérrez and Monika Wagenberg, the awards are presented in partnership with Voces, Latino Heritage Network of The New York Times, IFC Center, Jorge Pinto Books, BOMB Magazine, and Americas Society. This year's awards honoring the ten best Latin American films of the decade (2000-2009) will showcase at the IFC Center,...

New York City International Film Festival To Debut in Times Square

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Times Square may have dodged a car bomb, but now another explosive event is being planned for New York's theater district that's sure to go off. Expect sizzle and smoke August 12 to 19, 2010, when the New York City International Film Festival gets its launch in tourism ground zero. I just came back from two hours with the man who's behind the plot. Manhattan already has the New York Film Festival and the Tribeca and Gen Art -- whoops, not Gen Art -- and 50 or so other movie pageants, but ...

Cannes Day 6

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Official Selection Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu 8.30 15.00 19.00 Outrage by Takeshi Kitano 12.00 22.30   Un Certain Regard Socialisme de Jean-Luc Godard 11.15 16.30 Carancho de Pablo Trapero 14.00 22.00 Synopsis: In Argentina, more than eight thousand people die every year in road accidents at a daily average of twenty-two. More than a hundred and twenty thousand are injured. Only...

Carancho by Pablo Trapero

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Synopsis: In Argentina, more than eight thousand people die every year in road accidents at a daily average of twenty-two. More than a hundred and twenty thousand are injured. Only the last decade has seen one hundred thousand deaths. The millions of pesos that every victim represents in medical and legal expenses produce an enormous market, supported by the compensations of insurance companies and the weakness of the law. Behind every tragedy, there is an industry.SOSA is a lawyer spec...

The Official Selection of the 63rd edition of the Festival de Cannes completed

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The Official Selection of the 63rd edition of the Festival de Cannes is now completed with :                                                                        - Carancho, by Argentinian film director Pablo Trapero and  I Wish I knew by Jia Zhang Ke (China) in Un Certain Regard. - The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu, directed by the Romanian Andrei Ujică, Out of Competition - Countdown to Zero, directed by Luc...

first selections from International Film Festival Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 – February 7, 2010 Ben Russell’s LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s MUNDANE HISTORY and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s TO THE SEA have been selected in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The Tiger Awards Jury 2010 will include Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, French actress Jeanne Balibar and Singapore International Film Festival director Philip Cheah. A further two jury members will be announced later. The 39...

Zurich focuses on Argentina

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has chosen Argentina as the country of focus for its popular New World View series at this year’s Festival. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Highlighting different countries every year, ZFF’s New World View series presents films from a country whose current filmmaking stands out in global comparison, opens new perspectives and broadens the cinematic horizon. From September 26 to Oct...

SFIFF52 Lineup Announced

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The full schedule for the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23-May 7, is now available at fest09.sffs.org. Keep an eye out for new films by masters like Claire Denis (35 Shots of Rum), John Boorman (The Tiger's Tail) and Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking); brilliant documentaries by Heddy Honigmann (Oblivion), Joe Berlinger (Crude) and Anne Aghion (My Neighbor, My Killer); and remarkable feature debuts from Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion), Aida Begic (Snow) an...

Providence Latin American Film Festival Awards 2008:

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 The Don Fernando Birri Award for Best Opera Prima:THE POPE'S TOILET by Cesar Charlone /Enrique Fernandez-----------------------Best Director:Israel Cardenas / Laura Amelia Guzman for COCHOCHI--------------------------Best Script:XXY by Lucia Puenzo------------------------Best Actress:Carla Ribas for her performance inA CASA DE ALICE--------------------------Best Actor:Cesar Troncoso for his performance inTHE POPE'S BATH------------------------Best Photography:Cesar Charlone for his work on TH...

Buenos Aires International Festival Of Independent Cinema

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The Festival`s main goal is to stimulate the public exhibition of films, which are neither distributed nor screened at the traditional local circuits. The program has an official competition for feature and short films and a focus on music and film.

"Lion's Den" in competition at Cannes

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The film: Argentinian director Pablo Trapero's Lion's Den is among today's Cannes Festival Competition features. This is Trapero's third journey to the Croisette: in 2002, the director was invited to present his feature El Bonaerense in the Un Certain Regard section, and two years later, he was one of the outstanding members of the Cinéfondation Short Film jury. Lion's Den is the story of what happens to Julia, a young woman being held in a special prison. She happens to be pregnant and, while...

European Film Promotion at the Buenos Aires Festival

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European Film Promotion at the 10. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, April 08-20, 2008Strong presence of innovative European cinema in Buenos AiresEuropean Film Promotion (EFP) and the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) continue their collaboration at the 10th edition of Latin America’s premiere independent film event. 2008 marks the fifth year that EFP and BAFICI join together in creating a promotional platform which highlights the work...

Birds Eye View festival presents nine days of inspiration

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BIRDS EYE VIEW (BEV) film festival presents nine days of inspiration and celebration, showcasing the very best work from women filmmakers with over 70 events including screenings, workshops and parties at 7 London venues including the ICA and BFI. See www.birds-eye-view.co.uk for more info.There are still 4 days of the festival left to explore and packed with excellent films, docs and workshops … so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!Highlights include:EXPIRED + Director Q&A (Cecilia...

TUYA'S WEDDING Wins Berlinale Golden Bear

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In a surprise twist, a Chinese film has won the Berlinale Golden Bear, the Berlin Film Festival's highest honor. TUYA'S MARRIAGE by Chinese director Wang Quan'an won the Festival's top prize, which was announced with other awards at the Festival's closing ceremony Saturday evening. The film, the story of a woman living in rural northwestern Mongolia and facing pressure to abandon her life as a shepherd, did not figure on most critics' prediction lists. A gentle, atmospheric and almost non-verba...

Troia FF Focuses on First Films

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Thursday, June 8-----Every major film festival has its specific focus. At the Troia International Film Festival, first works by up-and-coming directors is a major part of the Festival, having its own competition section named Primeiras Obras. This year, the section boasts 13 films of diverse genres and geographic origins. Films from Europe represents the lion’s share of the section. A SOAP is an unusual love story between an independent woman who has just split with her longtime boyfriend and...

The revolution, now playing (part 2)

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Over a month ago at the press conference kicking off SFIFF 49, Linda Blackaby announced the documentary line-up, adding that these selections were “often some of the most popular films in our festival.” The gifted director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society noted that a dozen of them would compete in the Golden Gate Awards, and 11 more filled the slate of nonfiction features representing 13 countries. There’s not an emperor penguin among them. Blackaby singled out titles dea...

Mar del Plata non official prizes

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNON OFFICIAL PRIZES OF ITS 21st EDITIONBest Direction in "Women and Film" SectionByambasuren Davaa for La Cueva del Perro Amarillo, Mongolia-Alemania.Mention for Direction in "Women and Film" SectionAnnie Griffin, for Festival, Reino Unido.International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) PRIZE For Best Film in the Official Section in CompetitionAlice, directed by Marco Martín, from PortugalCINECOLOR Audience Award for Best Film in Official Section in ...

Mar del Plata kicks off its 21st edition

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 9-19th)The 21st edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will have as special guest Juliette Binoche and Abel Ferrara. Other important guest that will be present in the festival are Jesús Aranda, Ventura Pons, Patricia Reyes Espíndola, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Winterbottom, Radaman Suleman, Charles McDougall and Paul Morrisey. Some of they will dictate Master Classes that will take place at the Salon Versalles. The fe...

Mar del Plata International Film Festival highlights

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21st Mar del Plata International Film Festival9–19 March, 2006 The overwhelming quantity of films touring the equally overwhelming amount of film festivals has created a strong audiovisual flood whose current can sometimes make it very difficult for us to focus. Many argue -and they are not far from the reality- that international film festivals have become an alternative screening circuit for films produced out of Hollywood, that is to say, for films from the rest of the world. Where Hollywoo...

Nordeste Wins Best Film at Stockholm

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Juan Solanas' Nordeste won the Best Film award at the Stockholm International Film Festival (Novemeber 17-27). Solanas received the Bronze Horse award at a star-studded ceremony at Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm, the hub of the festival for the press and visiting directors and actors including Park Chan-wook, whose film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance closed the festival. The award was presented to Solanas by Eva Fröling, acclaimed dramatic actress from Ingmar Bergman films and actor Sven Wolter. Solana...

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival awards

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The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival closes its 9th edition with an award ceremony and the Gabi prize to Ricardo MontalbanThe 9th edition of the Los Angeles Latino Internacional Film Festival concluded tonight with a gala ceremony at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.The festival awarded its prizes to the winners in several categories. The Best Documentary prize went to the Spanish filmmaker Javier Corcuera for INVIERNO EN BAGDAD. LA CAÑADA, directed by Carlos Corea, from Mexico, ...

Argentine road movie Bombon el Pero to open San Diego

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Straight off the success of MACHUCA, its latest hit release, Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present Argentina's acclaimed film, BOMBÓN EL PERRO (Argentina/Spain, 96 min., 2004), August 12 - 18, 2005 at Mann Theatres Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA, 92108).Carlos Sorin, director of Historias Minimas\Intimate Stories (screened in San Diego, June 2005) brings us his bittersweet story of Juan Villegas an unemployed gas station attendant...
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