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4Oth Hungarian Film Week Set to Open

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The 4Oth Hungarian Film Revue (Magyar Filmszemle) will open as usual at the Congress Center Hall in Budapest on Tuesday evening, January 27, 2OO9. What is a bit unusual is that the festival organizers have reserved the hall for the entire five days of the run and have generally given the festival a bit of a facelift and a slight geographic moveover. The Congress Center with its extensive guest facilities has usually served as an opening night venue only. This year, however, says Elisabeth Tót...

Costa Rica International Film Festival

  The Costa Rica International Film Festival will present four days of amazing films in Manuel Antonio and four days in Monteuzma.   Join us for this incredible celebration November 5 - 15, 2009.   http://costaricafilmfest.com  

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Costa Rica International Film Festival announces the call for entries 2011

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If you are a filmmaker and would like to enter your film for consideration, please visit our submissions page http://costaricafilmfest.com   ...

An overview on cinema in Europe

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An overview on 2007: demand and offer for European films are on the increase, whilst cinema-going experiences a slight dipA tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema-going in Europe. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions. The positive side of 2007 comes from European films: in EU countries film production is on the increase with their market share growing as well.Less spectator...

Zlín Film Festival receives prestigious status and signs new PARTNER contracts

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    ZLIN, Czech Republic - Czech EU Presidency          Zlín Film Festival receives prestigious status and signs new PARTNER contracts   Organizers of the 49th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which will be held from 31 May until 7 June 2009 in Zlín, the Czech Republic, are proud to announce that the festival as well as its supporting event „Minisalon - Film Clapperboards 2009“ ha...

BIFF 2008 Filmmaker Residency Program

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In preparation for the fIfth annual Bahamas International Film Festival, the organizers are proud to announce the return of the Filmmaker's Residency Program, proudly sponsored by one of The Bahamas leading Off Shore banks of 51 years, Ansbacher Ltd. This year, the best screenplay or treatment for a feature film written by a Bahamian or Caribbean artist will be awarded a $10,000 prize to aid with the development and eventual production of the film. This year, both Bahamian and Caribbean filmm...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Screen Leaders EU 2008

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Screenleaders is a strategic company development programme devised for experienced owner/managers working in film, television production, animation and post-production facilities.The programme is designed to enhance business expertise in the key areas of personal management, strategic planning and opportunities in the international marketplace. What makes Screen Leaders unique and very effective is that we consult with the participating companies to ensure that the content is custom designed to ...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Screen Leaders EU 2008

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Screenleaders is a strategic company development programme devised for experienced owner/managers working in film, television production, animation and post-production facilities.The programme is designed to enhance business expertise in the key areas of personal management, strategic planning and opportunities in the international marketplace. What makes Screen Leaders unique and very effective is that we consult with the participating companies to ensure that the content is custom designed to ...

2nd Russian Film Festival in London

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2nd Russian Film Festival will run 18 – 29 September, 2008The official full programme including times and dates for the 2nd Russian Film Festival has been announced! Academia Rossica and Sovexportfilm are proud to present 10 theatrical premiers of the award-winning Russian films produced in 2007-2008. Leading directors and actors will be introducing their films, participating in Q&A sessions and offering master-classes. The main programme will be complemented by a series of documentaries, ...

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Lincoln Center presents At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema

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Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund.Walter Reade TheaterJuly 16 - 22At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema - more than a dozen classic and contemporary films that chart Slovenian cinema’s uplifting success story will be presented in a weeklong retrospective by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund at the Walter Reade Theater July 16-22, 2008. Director Marko Nabersnik and author, film writer, and ...

Slovenian Cinema retrospective at the Lincoln Center

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Slovenian Cinema and the weeklong retrospective, At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema – where more than a dozen classic and contemporary films that chart one of Europe’s most surprising and distinctive national cinemas will be presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund at the Walter Reade Theater July 16-22, 2008. On hand to introduce screenings throughout the series – and available for interviews – are Slovenian director Marko Nabersni...

The lovers of Axos awarded at Thessaloniki Documentary Fest

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Awards Ceremony held Saturday 15th at the Olympion concluded an 8 day long festival that screened over 150 films to a crowd of about 40 000, despite extreme weather conditions (strong sun that got all crowds on bar terraces...)The final ceremony concluded with a poignant screening of the documentary "as seen through these eyes", about drawings and paintings from children in the concentration camps.Party followed at the Santé BarThe folllowing prizes were delivered.THE HELLENIC RED CROSS AUDIENC...

Thessaloniki Docu Fest exhibition : Rebuilding Afghanistan

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A collection of photographs by the Canadian Embassy, shot during the presence of Canada in Afghanistan, in an effort to rebuild the country after a long legacy of conflict. The "Rebuilding Afghanistan" photo exhibit showcases nineteen photographs illustrating the difference Canada is making in the lives of the people of Afghanistan.The collection presents a compelling visual story of the spirit and resilience of Afghans who have overcome a long legacy of conflict. With the internationa...

The yearbook revealed in Berlin shows a dip in European Union spectators

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A tendency to decline but not everywhere:  this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema audiences.  The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions.This is the picture that emerges from the data collected by MEDIA Salles who, as last year, have anticipated the announcement of the 2007 figures on cinemagoing in Europe to the Berlin Festival, during the presentation of the "European Cinema Yearbook - 2007 final edition"...

The Yearbook shows a dip in European Union spectators

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A tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema audiences. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions This is the picture that emerges from the data collected by MEDIA Salles who, as last year, have anticipated the announcement of the 2007 figures on cinemagoing in Europe to the Berlin Festival, during the presentation of the “European Cinema Yearbook – 2007 final edition” , whi...

Eszter Nagy-Kálózy,scintillating Eszter as Magyar film week winds down

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Eszter Nagy-Kálózy, 42, one of Hungary's outstanding screen actresses, was particularly brilliant in "Eszter's Inheritance" (Eszter hagyatéka), the showcase off-competition film of the festival week, in a classic period piece set entirely in a country estate by Lake Boloton in the 193Os. The film is directed by Józef Sipos and is based on a pre-war short story by legendary ex-patriate XXth century Hungarian writer, Sándor Márai. This is basically a woman's story, a tale of frustrated lif...

A Global Welcome...

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In what has become a nice tradition for the launch of the All Roads Film Festival, this year's class of filmmakers and photographers gathered together with All Roads staff for an intimate Welcome Event in the secluded Hollywood Hills. Fresh off the plane from diverse locales such as Finland, India, Mongolia, Kashmir, Israel, Nigeria, New Zealand, and all over the U.S., new life-long relationships were sparked into reality as the 2007 All Roads Film Festival is now underway...Images by Becky Hale...

Curtain up on Eurasia Film Fest in Kazakhstan

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CURTAIN UP ON 4th EURASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 4th Eurasia International Film Festival takes place in Almaty from the 23rd- 29th September. The Festival is backed by the Kazakh Ministry of Culture & Information and organised by Kazakhfilm, the state-run film company. The Festival – which forms a bridge between Eastern and Western culture - includes screenings of new Kazakh and Central Asian films, plus a wide variety of films made further afield. Among this year’s highlights are...

Montezuma International Film Festival in Costa Rica is an event planned by American artists.

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Throwing an international film festival can be a time consuming task, but well worth the effort. The Montezuma International Film Festival is a great example. Festival League, the event organizer, is a group of filmmakers, musicians and other artists from the US who work non-stop to produce this five day festival of independent film with a splash of live music, art and parties all day and night in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Although it seems as if throwing an event in another country would be nearly...

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival awards

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of film finalists for its 2007 competition. Over twenty Judges representing the Festival’s Board of Directors chose from 400 films entered into some 700 categories, an approximate 25% increase in submissions. Final judging will take place immediately prior to the Festival and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner Thursday, October 4th. All films entered into competition are eligible for the (Best of...

The theme for this year's Bahamas Festival is The Spirit of Freedom

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4th Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF), showcasing leading independent film in the  paradisal Bahamian isles. Extending premium hospitality to filmmakers, BIFF furnishes travel and lodging for accepted entrants. A filmmaker retreat is held at a surprise location the day before the festival commences, providing participants an opportunity to bond and create life-long connections.  Last year's retreat took place at Tiger Woods' and Ernie Els' estate, Albany House, wi...

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