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Amour wins big in Durban

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Award-winners announced at Durban International Film Festival The 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund,  this evening (Saturday, July 28) announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Love (Amour) was applauded by the International Jury as “unmissable”, and the film’s director Michael Haneke, as a “contemporary master with an astute under...

Design Showcase West (DSW) celebrated its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, F

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Design Showcase West (DSW), a nationally recognized exhibition, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Tony® Award-winning costume designer Judith Dolan, this year’s Keynote Speaker, will address the DSW annual gathering of distinguished guests, leaders of industry craft and design guilds and honorees. Commenting on DSW’s tenth year, TFT Department of Theater Chair, Michael Hackett says, “We are proud of D...

Nuri Bilge Ceylan: "I watch all kinds of films, but as a viewer I love films for children most"

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You chose to go with your team to some villages near Sofia. Did you find any interesting places? We toured several villages across the gorge of the Iskar River. I think the most interesting place we found was an old, completely deserted railway station. There were no people and the small building was full of remnants of past life. Among the waste, bird nests and broken things, I found a very old writing desk. It was astonishing that on the inner side of one of its doors were post...

Turkish-Bosnian-Herzegovinan film “Anatolia” is a big hit at AFI Film Festival

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  For those of you lucky enough to catch “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles this week, this was a beautiful film – beautifully shot, well acted – that left you pondering the film long after it was over. It unspooled gently, letting you seep into the high, windy, seer landscape and the lives thrown together by an investigation: the prosecutor, the doctor, the chief of police, and many others, being led about the countryside by a handcu...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, in Sarajevo...

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Grand Prix prize winning film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Turkey, 2011) screened in BH Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival SFF.press conference at SFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, in Sarajevo...

.  Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Grand Prix prize winning film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Turkey, 2011) screened in BH Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival SFF.here: actor Yilmaz Erdogan photo by Vanessa McMahon

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, in Sarajevo...

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Grand Prix prize winning film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Turkey, 2011) screened in BH Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival SFF.here: director Nuri Bilge Ceylanphoto by Vanessa McMahon

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, in Sarajevo...

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Grand Prix prize winning film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Turkey, 2011) screened in BH Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival SFF.here: director Nuri Bilge Ceylanphoto by Vanessa McMahon

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Minghella Film Festival 11/13 March 2011

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   THIRD ANNUAL MINGHELLA FILM FESTIVAL ISLE OF WIGHT, 11 - 13 MARCH 2011   Fans of Antonio Carluccio will be sorry to hear that unforeseen circumstances now prevent him from attending this year's Minghella Film Festival, where he had hoped to be Guest of Honour at Sunday's Big Italian Brunch party.  Signor Carluccio OBE has sent the following message: "I wish everyone at the Minghella Film Festival 2011 all the best and look forward to joining you next time....

Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" Fipresci Best Film of the Year

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Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is Best Film of the Year, according to the members of the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI who voted for the Grand Prix 2010. The 296 film critics from throughout the world that took part in the poll expressed their preference among the feature-length films premièred during the previous year (after July 1, 2009), according this distinct sign of critical acclaim to The Ghost Writer. Leading actress Olivia Williams will receive the FIPRESCI ...

French Canadian Film To Open Montreal World Film Festival

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  ROUTE 132, directed by Montreal filmmaker Louis Bélanger, will open the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival, and will inaugurate its official competition. The film is making its world premiere at the Festival, one of North America's largest, which runs from August 26 to October 6, 2010. Written by Bélanger and Alexis Martin, ROUTE 132 was produced and by Fabienne Larouche and Michel Trudeau for Aetios Productions and by Denise Robert and Daniel Louis for Cinémaginaire. The film...

"Into The Cold: A Journey of the Soul" by Sebastian Copeland

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Follow Sebastian Copeland and Keith Heger in the "Everest of Polar Expeditions", a 34 day trek in -34 Degree F, -30 Degree C temperatures, in their hopes of reaching the North Pole to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary's Expedition in 1909, to raise awareness towards global warming, and just for the adventure of it.  Journey with them on flights from Ottawa, Canada, to Iqaluit, NU Canada, to Resolute Bay, to Eureka, Nanavut, to the ice, and on to a 34 day trek with only their...

Critics Vote for "The White Ribbon" as Best Film of the Year

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At the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2009 for the Best Film of the Year. Although the film has barely been screened apart from the Cannes Film Festival (where it won both the FIPRESCI Award and the Golden Palm), The White Ribbon was chosen the Best Film of the Year by the 223 critics throughout the world that took part in the poll for Grand Prix. The award will be handed...

Films competing in Locarno for Golden Leopard

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Compétition Internationale in Locarno A RELIGIOSA PORTUGUESA Director: Eugène Green Section: International Competition AKADIMIA PLATONOS Director: Filippos Tsitos Section: International Competition AU VOLEUR Director: Sarah Leonor Section: International Competition BUBEN.BARABAN Director: Alexei Mizgirev Section: International Competiti...

Isabelle Huppert, Président of the Jury at Cannes

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The Jury: Isabelle HUPPERT, President (Actress - France)   Asia ARGENTO (Actress, Director, Screenwriter- Italy) Nuri BILGE CEYLAN (Director, Screenwriter, Actor - Turkey) Lee CHANG-DONG (Director, Writer, Screenwriter - Korea) James GRAY (Director, Screenwriter – United States) Hanif KUREISHI (Writer, Screenwriter – United Kingdom) Shu QI (Actress - Taiwan) Robin WRIGHT PENN (Actress - United States ...

Turkey – country in focus on the 32nd Göteborg Festival

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During the Göteborg International Film Festival 2009 we look in an eastern direction and focus on the film country Turkey. In the Turkish close up we see 10 new, exciting, Turkish films, counting 2 documentaries and 8 fiction films, ranging from thrillers to action to every day realism to poetic tales and roadmovies. On top of that: a retrospective devoted to Nuri Bilge Ceylan and his work.Turish film is full of vitality. The country produced the impressive sum of 40 films during the year of 20...

In competitiont at Cannes, "Three Monkeys" by Nuri Belge Ceylan

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"Three Monkeys" by Nuri Belge Ceylan  A familiar name in Cannes, - he presented the short Cocoon in 1995 and feature films Distant in 2003 and Climates in 2006, all in Competition – Nuri Bilge Ceylan is back on the Croisette with a dramatic feature entitled Three Monkeys. With a plot loaded with the violence of complicated events, the Turkish director focuses on the four-member family, who want desperately to stay together by not confronting the truth, thus qualifying the fi...

Toronto FF Opens Tonight With Local Talent

 Thursday, September 6-----------The build up is finally over.....the 31st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival officially opens this evening, with the world premiere screening of FUGITIVE PIECES, the latest film from local boy Jeremy Podeswa. Based on the international best-seller by Canadian author Anne Michaels, the film will make its bow at the beautifully restored historic  Elgin Theater in downtown Toronto's theater district. Expect the cultural, political and business mukk...

BNFF Grand Prix went to Spain

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The jury of the official competition EurAsia has announced that the best film in the competition of 10th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was Spanish tragic comedy DARKBLUEALMOSTBLACK. Best Eurasian film receives a cash award of 10,000 euros sponsored by the City of Tallinn. The award for best director went to Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan for CLIMATES. Previously Ceylan has won at BNFF the award of Estonian Film Journalists’ Association in 2002.Sandra Hüller (REQUIEM, Germany) receive...
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