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A VIFF 2009 Preview

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Follow the Money   In the wake of the worldwide financial crisis, a particularly fascinating group of films has emerged that might help explain the mess we're in. In the Vancouver International Film Festival's Follow the Money series, various sectors of the economy (and aspects of human nature) are examined in illuminating, scarifying and perversely entertaining detail.   It's worth remembering that last year's VIFF took place in the midst of the very worst stret...

"The Young Victoria" announced asToronto Closing Night Gala

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival will close in royal style on September 19 with the North American premiere, Gala Presentation of The Young Victoria, directed by the critically-acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) from a script by Academy Award®-winning Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park)....

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

Toronto Closing Night Gala Announced

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival will close in royal style on September 19 with the North American premiere, Gala Presentation of The Young Victoria, directed by the critically-acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) from a script by Academy Award®-winning Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park)....

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

HUNGER Wins Top Prize at ERA New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor HUNGER, multiple-award-winning film debut of the famous visual artist Steve McQueen, has won the Grand Prix (20 000 €) of NEW HORIZONS International Competition. The festival's highest honour was awarded by the international jury. HUNGER also took home the Film Critics Award (10 000 €). The film, which won the Camera D'Or prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, tells the chilling tale of Irish Republic...

Northern Lights: New Canadian Cinema at ERA

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Wroclaw, Poland-----Canada’s reputation often is overwhelmed by the sheer size and influence of its neighbor to the south. While Canadians may seem interchangeable with Americans to outsiders, the differences are particularly clear in the Canadian film industry, where active governmental subsidy systems have nurtured the careers of such film artists as David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin, who is getting a career retrospective here. Kino Kanady: Cinema ...

Northern Lights: New Canadian Cinema

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   by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  Wroclaw, Poland-----Canada’s reputation often is overwhelmed by the sheer size and influence of its neighbor to the south. While Canadians may seem interchangeable with Americans to outsiders, the differences are particularly clear in the Canadian film industry, where active governmental subsidy systems have nurtured the careers of such film artists as David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin,...

Encounters South African Documentary Festival Awards

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The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is proud to announce the Winners of this year’s Audience Award. The Best South African Documentary winner is:Fokofpolisiekar “forgive them for they know not what they do” directed by Bryan Little.And the Best International Documentary winner is:RIP: A remix manifesto directed by Brett Gaylor (Canada)Fokofpolisiekar received the highest votes overall.The audience award referee Professor Tim Dunne, Head of Department of Statisti...

Canadian Oscar Winner Opens Outdoor Film Series

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE, an award-winning French Canadian film, opened the outdoor screening series on the central Market Square in Wroclaw for the 9th edition of the Era New Horizons International Film Festival. The film is the touching tale of an Inuit man who is relocated to Quebec City in the 1950s to cure his tuberculosis, provoking a culture clash between the native sensibilities and the Anglo-Saxon world view....

Screaming In Silence: Guy Maddin

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor Guy Maddin, the Canadian filmmaker who is the subject of a Festival Retrospective at the 9th edition of the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. His   magnum opus BRAIN UPON THE BRAIN was presented last evening at the Wroclaw Opera House, with a chamber orchestra, foley sound artists and a narrator. Living and working in his beloved Winnipeg, an industrial city in the Canadian heartlan...

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LA Shorts Fest will screen Scarlett Jo's "These Vagabonds"

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Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith will open and attend LA Shorts Fest 09, which will be earlier, this year, from July 23 to July 31, 2009.LA Shorts Fest '09 will premiere on opening night:- Golden Globe nominated Scarlett Johansson's directorial debut: THESE VAGABOND SHOES, starring Kevin Bacon, shot in black and white by 'Capote' and 'Lars and the Real Girl' cinematographer, Adam Kimmel,- THE SPLEENECTOMY, starring Anna Farris by writer and first-time director Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith, wr...

The Global Film Village: 2009 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES WINNERS by Marla Lewin

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We have attended the Palm Springs International Shortfest through the years, and it is one of the best short film festivals in the world.   Award winners receiving a first place prize in four categories are automatically eligible to submit their films to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Academy Award® consideration. Over the past 14 years, the Festival has presented 64 films that have gone on to receive Academy Award nominations.The  Palm Springs International ShortFest &a...

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IFFF Awards : awards to family films

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2009 IFFF AWARDS FOR FILM AND SCREENPLAY It reads like a comedy but this time, the real story surpasses any possible reel version and everyone is truly a winner…FADE IN:INT. COCO’S RESTAURANT – NIGHTSUPER: Valencia, CA 1993Two couples sip coffee over earnest discussion of the gratuitous violence in films and the effect it has on America, specifically our children. There must be something more the film industry can offer besides bombs, guns, knives and snakes on a plane. They thirst for goo...

Mark Rendall

IFFF Defines the Family Film Genre

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Great Stories Bring Families Together The International Family Film Festival (IFFF) is coming to “the lot” at the world famous Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Avenue, February 26th – March 1st, 2009 with a plethora of premiers and international debuts. Not only are select films being screened from around the world, but IFFF has introduced a new ratings system: CH – Children 12 and under GA – General Audience ...

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival

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The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is an exhibition showcase of strictly Canadian professional and amateur films. It is the largest showcase of Canadian feature films in the world.

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

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The KCFF is an annual four-day celebration of the very best in Canadian cinema, which has become the worlds largest stand alone showcase of feature films across the country. The festival runs February 26-29, 2004.

Cinema CNC Film Festival

The Cinema CNC Festival is a celebration of the best in Canadian film, presenting feature length and short works in all categories, representing the diversity of Canadian film
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