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Ensemble awarded best short at the International Euroarab Film Festival Amal 2012

 Best Fiction Short Film for Ensemble which celebrates a third win after Cannes and IIDFF GREECE Ionian International Digital Film Festival 7.000 people participated in Amal during the official week.   After a week of projections at the Principal Theatre and the Hotel Eurostars Araguaney, in morning and afternoon sessions, we can say that the tenth edition of the Amal Festival has been a success.  With 31 films in the official selection, 6 jury members, dozens of directors ...

Rutger Hauer guest speaker list for FEST – Training Ground 2012

This time around it is time to welcome a living legend. Rutger Hauer became a household name in 1982 for his outstanding performance in Ridley Scott´s great masterpiece Blade Runner. Since then he has plays some of the most memorable parts in modern film history, such as in Robert Harmon´s horror classic The Hitcher or in Richard Donner´s Ladyhawk. More recently he has worked on films such as George Clooney´s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Robert Rodriguez´s Sin City, Christopher Nolan´s...

More Films in the Berlinale Special 2012

As part of the Festival’s official programme, the Berlinale Special 2012 will be presenting recent works by contemporary filmmakers, film portraits of outstanding personalities, extraordinary formats and restored cinema masterpieces. In addition to the six films already announced (see press releases from Dec. 19, 2011, and Jan. 9, 2012), twelve more titles have been confirmed for this year’s Berlinale Special programme.In 2012 talks will be hosted following the screenings of a number of Berl...

I'VE SEEN FILMS 2010 Awards

With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 250 competing works from 72 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival’s 10 day-period, at Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Français, Spazio Oberdan, and IULM University. The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 8 in a fully packed ‘Eight Column Hall’ of Milan’s Royal Palace, kindly set at the festival’s disposal by the Culture Department of th...

Cyrus Frisch retrospective at Split Film Fest

The Split International Festival of New Film will organize a retrospective with three feature films by acclaimed Dutch avant-garde director Cyrus Frisch. The retrospective includes the films SELFPITY (ZELFBEKLAG, 1993) - according to Cyrus Frisch, the existence of this movie was a good kept secret - , FORGIVE ME (VERGEEF ME, 2001) and WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY TELL ME IT WOULD BECOME THIS BAD IN AFGHANISTAN (WAAROM HEEFT NIEMAND MIJ VERTELD DAT HET ZO ERG ZOU WORDEN IN AFGHANISTAN, 2007). Frisch' lates...

A new film sector institute in the Netherlands

  As of January 1, 2010, The Filmmuseum, Holland Film, the Netherlands Institute for Film Education, and the Filmbank will pool their resources and form a new organization. The merger of these associate institutes will result in an umbrella body for Dutch film culture, known for now as the Netherlands Film Sector Institute. The establishment of the Netherlands Film Sector Institute is the result of Education, Culture, and Sport Minister Ronald Plasterk's insistence that the secto...

Golden Calf for the Culture Award goes to Doreen Boonekamp

During the Gala of the Dutch Film at the 29th Netherlands Film Festival, on Friday 2 October, departing director Doreen Boonekamp (1968) was honoured with the Golden Calf for the Culture Award 2009. The prize was presented by chairwoman of the board Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven. The Golden Calf for the Culture Award is granted by the board of the Foundation Netherlands Film Festival to a person or organisation that made an important contribution to the Dutch film culture.Doreen Boonekamp graduated fr...

I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by Rutger Hauer, kicks off

I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by international artist Rutger Hauer, kicks off on September 24, with ten days of world-class cinematography in Milan!!With 231 works from 70 countries, more than 100 premieres, and directors, actors and producers in attendance from all over the world, ‘I’ve Seen Films’ runs through October 3. It will culminate in a Gala Award Evening, aired live by the Microcinema Digital Network via the European Space Agency’s satellite technology, with Rutger Hauer personally ...

I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by Rutger Hauer announces selection

  I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by international artist Rutger Hauer, Under the Patronage of the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, AGIS Lombarda and the Lombardia Film Commission announced today the Festival's Screening Program 231 short films have been selected for its International Competition! The complete list of titles and the program can be found on CNR Media is the Festival's Official Media Partner   W...

Verhoeven and Rodrigez lined up at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory

The Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam (18-28 June) announces the line-up of internationally acclaimed coaches and guest lecturers for its upcoming third edition. Top directors PAUL VERHOEVEN and ROBERT RODRIGUEZ will be teaching virtual master classes via Skype. The internationally acclaimed Polish writer/director/artist LECH MAJEWSKI (BASQUIAT, THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS) and the Peruvian director CLAUDIA LLOSA (Golden Bear for LA TETA ASUSTADA) have signed on to coach aspiring director...

Grand Prize of the Dutch Film, the Golden Calves

Announcement of the nominations for the 2008 Grand Prize of the Dutch Film, the Golden CalvesThis evening during the Talkshow of the 28th Netherlands Film Festival, the nominations were announced for the Golden Calves, the Grand Prize of the Dutch Film. The Jury of the Golden Calves competition selected the nominees after watching 72 film productions in the competition programme. The members of the jury are Nanouk Leopold, Britta Hosman, Albert ter Heerdt, Petra Goedings, Roberto van Eijden, Jan...

Rutger Hauer' I ve seen films (and shorts) selected for Milan fest

Under the Patronage of the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Lombardia Film Commission, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Foundation is pleased to announce that the titles of the International Contest’s selected short films and their authors have been decided. The titles of the selected works are available online, on the Festival’s Official Website , in the ‘Program’ area.‘I’ve Seen Films’, founded by the international fi...

Hamptons Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards

The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2006.The 2006 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrated its 14th annual celebration of premieres & screenings; programs & events; talent & industry. The natural beauty of the Hamptons, combined with its legendary glamour, make for the perfect setting to display and debut some of the finest international films in the world. ...

New York Jewish Film Festival wrap impressions

New York Jewish Film Festival, January 11-26, 2006Among the more than 60 Jewish film festivals held in the United States the NY Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) has after 15 editions become well established and is now considered as important as the Sans Francisco Jewish Film the oldest and biggest at 23 years. Organized by the influential Jewish Museum of New York, the NYJFF’s alliance with the Film Society of Lincoln Center has added to its prestige.As a community based film festival, th...

Snuff-Movie a horror film with social issues

Snuff-Movie is a Horror Film with Issues It begins with a gruesome caesarean by butcher knife and ends with a crucifixion, but it’s actually the message of Snuff-Movie that is most unsettling.A little like Big Brother in hell, (but with more intelligence than any participant in that ignominious show could ever muster) Snuff-Movie is a voyeurs’ dream. Nominally the premise is this: horror director Boris Arkadin (Jeroen Krabbé), who has lived as a recluse since the brutal murder of his wife i...

IFFR Director Sandra den Hamer happy with her 1st fest

IFFR Director Sandra den Hamer has said that both box-office income and admissions are on target this year to ‘slightly exceed’ those of last year. A weary but upbeat Den Hamer, who says she has been buoyed by the ‘smiley, happy faces’ she has encountered over the past 10 days, was revelling in what she called ‘a great festival.’ Geoffrey Macnab asked her for her conclusions from her first solo festival. Perhaps inevitably, the first part of this year’s event was dominated by discu...

Ilya Khrzhanovsky gets Golden Cactus

VPRO Tiger Award candidate Ilya Khrzhanovsky gets Golden CactusThe Golden Cactus, the first Theo van Gogh Award for Maverick Film Makers, goes to Ilya Khrzhanovsky. The Russian filmmaker's feature film début 4 is selected in VPRO Tiger Awards Competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. 4 is supported by the IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund. The Golden Cactus Award was handed over to the filmmaker, prior to the screen premiere of 06/05 by Theo van Gogh, by 06/05 principal actors Tara Elders...

Leslie Caron & Rutger Hauer to be honored at Sarasota Fest

The Seventh Annual Sarasota Film Festival kicks off on January 28th with the previously announced Peter Falk and Paul Reiser in town for the Opening Night Film, THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS, and other previously announced guests including Bille August, Gary Busey, Peter Falk, George McGovern, Connie Nielsen, Michael Pitt, Paul Reiser, Vinessa Shaw, Jerry Springer and more to come… This year’s feature films and documentaries encompass 4 World Premieres, 6 US Premieres, 15 East Coast Premieres and...

First announcement of Panorama presentations

Berlinale 2004: First announcement of Panorama presentations Panorama section present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres. In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be prese...


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