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The San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, to take place on september 27 and 28 at the

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This year’s San Sebastian Festival launches the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, thereby consolidating its position as a benchmark platform and hub between both film worlds. This Forum is an opportunity to promote projects of greater magnitude and strengthen the European and Latin American industries by encouraging cooperation between professionals and opening out to new international markets. This initiative is possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Basqu...

PIX SESSIONS - networking for emerging filmmakers

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PIX SESSIONS gather 25 promising film talents for networking, seminars, master classes and artist talks later this month in Copenhagen during CPH PIX. European filmmakers of tomorrow All attending filmmakers are invited personally by the film festival CPH PIX on the basis of previous work, current projects and recommendations by European film festivals, critics and fellow filmmakers. The 25 emerging talents will come from various backgrounds in short films, documentaries, visual and performa...

The Bronze Torcs for Excellence revealed at Celtic Media Festival

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BBC NI Director Peter Johnson announced that BBC NI will be launching an innovative new co-funding initiative with BBC Scotland and RTÉ during his keynote speech today at the Celtic Media Festival in Derry’s Playhouse Theatre.  A joint commissioning round will ask companies to work together to submit content proposals that are relevant to audiences in all three regions. At today’s awards ceremony, Irish film STELLA DAYS triumphed in the Feature Length Drama category at The Celtic Media Fe...

Q&A with Belmin Söylemez at Istanbul Film Festival

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Present Tense, a Golden Tulip National Competition film, is the debut fiction feature of Belmin Söylemez, who is renowned with her documentaries. The film is about an unemployed, lonely and unhappy woman who saves money in order to go to the United States. It bridges over the past, the future and today through coffee reading. Present Tense will premiere on Saturday, April 13 at 21.30 at Atlas Sineması. Interview: Ceyda Aşar - Your film in which you also tell about Is...

Interview with Rita Broka winner of Best European Independent Documentary with her film "M Ferma"

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2012 hosted its 7th edition, March 30th through April 1st where “M Farm” won Best European Documentary. Rita Broka worked as a journalist for an evening news programme called “Panorama,” a 90′s patriotic talkshow in Latvia.  Now she feels she has fully become a “film person.” This was especially felt after the National Film Centre in Latvia raised hope and mentioned they would honor several films  produced by Broka. ...

The 11th Cornwall Film Festival is now calling for entries

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You can now submit your short film for the 11th Cornwall Film Festival in the following categories: Decent exposure which is a categorie of short films from anywhere in UK, Eye Toons competition where you can submit you animation film, Films Without Borders which is an international competition, Made in Kernow for filmmakers residents in Cornwall, Reel Women which is categorie celebrating women filmmakers, and The Edge: art and non narrative short films from anywhere in the world. The ...

French films to screen at Brussels International Film Festival

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The 30th BIFFF will take place from the 5th of April in Brussels. Yesterday, what a night! Between Barbara Steele, Terry Gilliam and a surprise video from siiiiir John Carpenter, the tune has been given for this 30th BIFFF anniversary! The Brussels International Film Festival has grown from a small, relatively unknown (except to the fans of the fantastic) happening into a grand scale event that lures over 60.000 spectators every year and shows over 100 films. For this reason w...

Fountainhead e-Letter, Berlin/Germany

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FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE e - LETTER . Berlin/Germany February 2012 www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de www.blackinternationalcinema.de www.black-international-cinema.com Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an bicdance@aol.com ******************************************************* Production & Direction FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE THE COLLEGIUM - FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN &...

Fantasporto in Oporto

Oporto is situated near the Douro River in Porto, Portugal. It is widely know around the world for its sweet Porto wines and its unique beauty. The Douro river flows into the Atlantic Ocean providing the city with some of the country's best seafood and spectacular views. photo by Vanessa McMahon

PRESS CONFERENCE WITH ANGELOS ABAZOGLOU at 14th TDF

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  photo still of MUSTAFA'S SWEET DREAMS (2011)   -14th TDF PRESS- PRESS CONFERENCE WITH ANGELOS ABAZOGLOU A Press Conference with Angelos Abazoglou was held on Monday, March 11, 2012, in the framework of the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. This year’s festival carries out a tribute to the French creator with Greek origins, including screenings of several of his films. Festival Director Dimitris Eipides welcomed everyone present at the conference and ...

Sarajevo Talent Campus Call for Entries 2012

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New call for entries for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in Sarajevo Talent Campus held within the framework of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival is open from the 15th of March 2012. Application deadline is the 8th of May, 2012. Sarajevo Talent Campus, the educational and networking platform for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe, was launched in 2007 in cooperation with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talent Campus. The programme offer...

Fantasporto 2012

Douro River in Porto, Portugal during Fantasporto festival, 2012 photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Fantasporto 2012

Image of the Douro River in Porto, Portugal during Fantasporto festival, 2012 photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Le Havre - liberté and égalité

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Veteran French actor André Wilms, guest of the International Film Festival FEST 2012 in Belgrade has delighted journalists and Belgrade audience with his vital, remarkable and high-spirited energy. The star of, must be over 50 films by now, including Le Havre, the Cannes FIPRESCI Prize winner directed by Finish film director Aki Kaurismäki sounds as he’s getting tired of acting (Le Havre won FIPRESCI Award on International Film Festival FEST 2012 as well).     ...

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The great Sandeman image of Sandeman porto in Porto, Portugal...Fantasporto 2012 

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THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH (2011) at Fantasporto!

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Hungarian cinema comes to Porto during Fantasporto 2012 in Endre Hules' film, THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH (2011). The film is about two brothers during Communist Hungary who were great dancers and once upon a time danced together. But while one brother kept dancing, the other gave it up. Now they meet twenty years later to dance together again. I interviewed Endre Hules a year ago before the film was finished. And now here in Fantasporto I will finally s...

Future Now Forum opening Fantasporto

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We will be reporting live from Fantasporto...Come back for our dialies. FORUM THE FUTURE NOW : 21st- 24th February                                 This forum is organized in cooperation with various entities of recognized quality in the fields of the Arts and Sciences, and it is coordinated by the Director of Fantasporto, Beatriz Pa...

CineLink Call for Entries Extended!

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New call for entries for filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in the CineLink Project Development Workshop and Co-Production Market held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival is opened from the 1th of December 2011.  New deadline for project submissions is 12th of March 2012. CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local feature projects destine...

Cold Water

Director: Pedro Neves.
Disillusionment helps the feet enter the cold water. It’s like a whisper indifferent to the distorted music that echoes round the beach. Disillusionment makes these people beg to heaven what they cannot achieve on earth. How many are the dreams they dare not dream?

Admissions in Europe prove to be slightly down after two record years

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AFTER TWO RECORD YEARS, A SLIGHT DIP IN AUDIENCES IN EUROPE’S CINEMAS SLOWDOWN OR STOP IN THE GROWTH OF AVERAGE TICKET PRICES OVER 50% OF EUROPEAN SCREENS NOW DIGITAL   In the 31 countries where initial – not yet final - figures are available on cinema-going in 2011, from Russia to Portugal and from Ireland to Turkey, admissions prove to be slightly down after two record years: audiences stand at 1,188.6 million, compared to 1,195.9 million in 2010, with a 0.6% dip. The 1...

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