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Fantastic Zagreb! Freaky, frightful, fun and fantastic!

Fantastic Zagreb at the Kino TuskanacPhotos from Fantastic Zagreb facebook page. Be a fan!http://www.facebook.com/FantasticZagreb 

Fantastic Zagreb! Freaky, frightful, fun and fantastic!

Fantastic Zagreb at the Kino TuskanacPhotos from Fantastic Zagreb facebook page. Be a fan!http://www.facebook.com/FantasticZagreb 

Fantastic Zagreb! Freaky, frightful, fun and fantastic!

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Welcome to FANTASTIC ZAGREB! This is Zagreb's newest film festival and it's all in the fresh air in an outdoor cinema in the spirit of the night and summer in midsummer nights :-) The festival takes place from July 02-09 2011 About the festival:  Fantastic Zagreb from the festival site: "Zero release of the first fiction film festival across the region will be held from 02. to 09.07. 2011 as a major announcement of the first edition in 2012. Fantastic Zagreb is festival th...

The Money Shot

Director: Graham Rathlin.
A hopeful e-bay entrepreneur discovers his new camera has seemingly magical qualities.

An overview with Facts and Figures about Czech Films

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Czech Fim Center prepared  traditional annual overview of Czech films, their participation in festivals and sales. Innocence by Jan Hřebejk in fourth position in local Box Office "The descent from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the barrel can be very quick. Sometimes just one sentence suffices to destroy everything you've built up like a house of cards. A respected doctor, beloved father and husband faces charges…" More Overview provides an ov...

Director of the Seville Festival, member of Moscow Jury

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Javier Martín-Domínguez, director of the Seville Festival, member of the official jury of the 33rd Moscow Film Festival.The Moscow International Film Festival has selected as a member of its official jury for this year the director, screenwriter and artistic director of the Seville European Film Festival, Javier Martín-Domínguez.Other members of the jury for the official section include the actress Geraldine Chaplin, the Israeli director Amos Gitai, the Hungarian director Karoly Makk and the...

16th Festival Acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E."

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"A.L.I.C.E." will screen at Porto 7 in Porto, Portugal in June 2011: http://www.porto7.com/competicao/ This is the 16th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E."  For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com  World sales for the film are handled by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media. Contact: fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com    ...

Rotterdam fest will organise a new film festival on Curaçao

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On 7 June 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Fundashon Bon Intenshon signed a partnership agreement sealing their organisation of a four-day film festival in Willemstad on Curaçao in 2012. The first edition of the new festival will take place from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 1 April 2012 under the name ‘Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam’. Curaçao IFFR’s main location will be The Cinemas, the new six-screen complex in the Otrobanda area of Willems...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are film...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are fil...

Kyle Eastwood Performance @ Madeira Film Festival.

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Subject to sponsorship securement Kyle Eastwood will perform at the opening night of the Madeira Film Festival,Madeira,Portugal May 2nd. http://www.madeirafilmfestival.com ...

Madeira Film Festival

The Madeira Film Festival intends to be Europe’s most exclusive and independent festival. Held at the prestigious Reid’s Palace Hotel The Madeira Film Festival serves as a platform to showcase independent feature, short and documentary films from directors around the world. Indicative of Madeira’s continued commitment to preserve the Natural History, flora and fauna of the island, the festival will present a special environmental category screening worldwide nature orientated films. The aim of the Madeira Film Festival is to encourage creativity in all aspects of film production, not dependent on financial and physical restrictions, gender, geographical location, age or ability. We acknowledge and encourage film making through diversity and ‘out of the box’ thinking and we pay special attention to films ( shorts, docs and features ) pertaining to the environment and it’s relevance and importance in the world we live in today.

The world’s largest Laurissilva forest is located on the island of Madeira. In 1999 the 15,000 hectare indigenous ‘living relic’ was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the medium of film MFF intends to enhance education and global awareness of the Laurissilva and its importance to the ecological balance of Madeira thus sustaining the endemic flora and fauna.

The Madeira Film Festival recognizes the integrity of filmmakers around the world and consequently will present the ‘Laurissilva Award’ to the best documentary, short, feature and nature oriented film judged by an International Jury. MFF acts as a service to the local community and audience as a launchpad providing an attractive slate of films.

We are a festival with cultural aspirations. We are both a public and a pilgrimage festival. One of our roles is to discover talent and support, not necessarily financially. Although we aren’t in the business of film distribution we believe festivals play an ever increasing role in distribution due to the advent of new technology. MFF has a small yet critical role to play in this formula by helping the viewer at home decide what to watch i.e. Who is in it? What’s the film about? What have I heard about it? Basically festivals can help push the right button.

Triupmh of the new Bulgarian cinema

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Kamen Kalev’s second feature The Island, which tells the story of a young couple heading to a remote island in the Black Sea where their relationship is questioned, was invited to the Directors Fortnight section of the 64 Cannes International Film Festival.   The film was first pitched as a project during Sofia Meetings’04. The cast includes the French model and actress Leticia Kasta, the Danish actor Thure Lindhart and their Bulgarian fellow actors Boyka Velkova, Russi Chanev, Mihai...

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson: "“Long winters in Iceland predispose to creative work"

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Fridrik Thor FridrikssonThe Chairman of the International Jury Fridrik Thor Fridriksson is a phenomenal storyteller – not only in his films but also in an informal chat. On the day of the first show of his film Mamma Gogo at Sofia International Film Festival, we managed to have a  ‘walk and talk’ at high speed through his works, which have enriched the history of the cinema with masterpieces like Devil’s Island,  Cold Fever and the  well-known in Bulgaria Angels of the Universe, Nic...

Goran Paskaljevic with a special screening at the 15th Sofia International Film Festival

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Goran PaskalevicPerhaps the most original Serbian director today is in Sofia for the meeting of the Bord of the European Film Academy. As a member of EFA Goran Paskaljevic took part in Sofia Meetings and he also found a time in his hectic schedule to talk with me about his last five films from Balkan Cabaret (1998) onwards. SIFF’s audiences are familiar with all of them. When I end working on a certain film I immediately start working on a new one. Balkan Cabaret (1998) is a film about...

Joao Nuno Pinto: The sea remains a symbol of hope

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Joao Nuno Pinto As in Antonio Lobo Antunes’ novel South Of Nowhere (Os Cus de Judas, 1979), a novel, telling the story about the war in Angola, but being actually a story about Portugal, in the first feature film of the young Portuguese director Joao Nuno Pinto the story is about immigrants, but the subject is again Portugal. Joao Nuno Pinto was born in 1969 in Mozambique and his family, being Portuguese, immigrated to Portugal as refugees during another post-colonial war in Afric...

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Dimension 3 launches tomorrow

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DIMENSION3, THE INTERNATIONAL S3D & NEW IMAGES FORUMFrom May 24 to 26, 2011, the International Forum Dimension 3 will gather professionals from all around the world and french prosumers (teachers, physicians, architects, doctors…) to assess the state of the art in S3D creation and visualization solutions as well as new images and their applications. Dimension 3, held at the Pullman and Haussmann docks at La Plaine Saint Denis (just outside Paris), offers 3 days of conferences, workshops, and a...

Doina selected for the Arcipelago International Film Festival in Rome!

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To: NIKOLAS GRASSO (Bucharest)      Rome, 05/05/2011We are glad to inform you that your filmDOINAhas been selected - among 1.789 film entries - for the 19th Edition of ARCIPELAGO - International Festival of Short Films and New Images (Rome, Intrastevere Multiscreen, June 17 - 23, 2011), in the section CONCORTO - NATIONAL SHORT FILMS COMPETITION....

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