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Hungarian Documentary and Shorts Fest in LA wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report – A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights”, a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit Award” out o...

The winners in Vilnius

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The winners of 16th Vilnius international film festival were announced during the official closing ceremony in the evening of March 31 in Vilnius, Lithuania. A film by Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri „Outbound“ (Periferic) was announced the winner of competition programme „New Europe – new names“. The statue and the monetary prize by Vilnius city was awarded to film‘s associate producer Mihaela Popescu. The special mention was given to Turkish actor Bartu Kucukcaglayan for his...

International 3D film festival "Third dimension"

“Third dimension” international film festival will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia in the year 2011, June 23-29 and will become an annual event gathering together 3D works of both well-known and just started directors.
The main goal of the festival is to show documentaries, animation films, feature length and short films in 3D format and to help participants to enter the Russian and CIS market of 3D content distribution.         

Book Smuggler

Director: Jonas Trukanas.
Year 1869 – Lithuania is a part of Imperial Russia. Both Lithuanian written language and Lithuanian press are banished. But these oppressions are engaged by secret Lithuanian schools – where young people are thaught Lithuanian language and book smugglers start walking around villages and smuggling books to simple folk. Even if large part of society is still indifferent to Lithuanian national identity – book smuggler ranks are constantly growing. Colorful life of nineteenth century Lithuanian country side, humor, adventures, dangers and hard choices… That’s only a little part of what scapegrace named Jurgis experiences when he meets book smuggler Mažvydas.

The Film Festival Forum

2nd International Film Festivals Forum “Eastern-Central Drift” Vilnius

International Film Festivals Forum “Eastern-Central Drift” is being held for the 2nd time in Vilnius as a part of 16th Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris”.

The event intends to become an annual gathering place and creative ideas production lab for main international film festivals of the region.

The festivals Forum is taking place on the March 28-31st at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Vilnius and will make it possible for more than 20 International film festival representatives and highly experienced keynote speakers to discuss topical issues for contemporary film promoters, such as building up closer relations with other film industry players, improving cooperation with private sponsors, increasing the diversity of the audience, developing sustainable cross-border cooperation, contribution to the growth of Europe’s creative economy, and many other.


The organizers of the Forum hope that this new initiative will generate answers and creative ideas that will help to meet new challenges and enrich film festivals of the Eastern-Central Europe in new cross-border undertakings.

Gary Lucas and his “Spanish Dracula” in Krakow

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“Spanish Dracula” by Gary Lucas is a project comprising solo guitar compositions as accompaniment to the famous Spanish film “Dracula” made in 1931. The project's premiere took place during the 31st Havana Film Festival, where it was named a spectacular hit. It was also presented during the London Jazz Festival at the Queen Elisabeth Hall and turned into a success, crowned with a 4-star review in “The Guardian”. The performance was also appreciated in other places in t...

Arrived at Vilnius for the Film Festival Forum

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I (Bruno Chatelin, your editor) just  flew in from Paris to Vinius to attend the forum (and moderate the panels with Algirdas Ramaska, th efestival director)   The opening reception will take place tonight at the Crowne Plaza: promising gathering of festivals of the East. International Film Festivals Forum "Eastern-Central Drift" is being held for the 2nd time in Vilnius as a part of 16th Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino pavasaris". ...

MY SWEET CANARY, Q and A

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, Turkey, Greece, 2011) opened the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival to a full enthusiastic audience and standing ovations. Director Roy Sher and two singers featured in the film, Mehtap Demir and Martha D. Lewis, attended a Q and A after both screenings of the film.   In response to a question from the audience of how his fascination with Roza began, Roy explains: ‘My first interaction with Roza was through hearing her and her Jewish...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher

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MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by the director and sustained right to the end. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Israel and England, MY SWEET CANARY is a purely captivating story about history, love, art, passion and vibrant radian...

MY SWEET CANARY, Q and A

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, Turkey, Greece, 2011) opened the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival to a full enthusiastic audience and standing ovations. Director Roy Sher and two singers featured in the film, Mehtap Demir and Martha D. Lewis, attended a Q and A after both screenings of the film.   In response to a question from the audience of how his fascination with Roza began, Roy explains: ‘My first interaction with Roza was through hearing her and her Jewish...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at the 2nd International Film Festivals Forum

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2nd International Film Festivals Forum “Eastern-Central Drift”Vilnius, 28th-31st March, 2011In March 2011 International Film Festivals Forum “Eastern-Central Drift” will be held for the 2nd time in Vilnius as a part of 16th Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris”. The event intends to become an annual gathering place and creative ideas production lab for main international film festivals of the region. The festivals Forum will take place on the March 28-31st at the Crown...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher

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  MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by the director and sustained right to the end. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Israel and England, MY SWEET CANARY is a purely captivating story about history, love, art, passion and vibran...

Vilnius International Film Festival: the mission

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Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) "Kino pavasaris" is the biggest and most important cinema event in Lithuania. Festival was established in 1995 and now that fifteen years have passed it earned its reputation because it is showing high quality newest films that are carefully picked out of highly rated festivals and has been awarded the prizes by both the audience and film critics. Serious discussions, widely respected Lithuanian and international filmmakers, events fo...

SIFF 2011 PHOTOS

Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski speaks about his new film, MOTHERS (Macedonia, 2011) at the 15th Sofia Film Festival in Bulgaria

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

TIFF DOC FEST 2011

Director Roy Sher presents his film, MY SWEET CANARY (2011) to a packed cinema in Thessaloniki, Greece on March 15, 2011.

TIFF DOC FEST 2011

Director Roy Sher presents his film, MY SWEET CANARY (2011) to a packed cinema in Thessaloniki, Greece on March 15, 2011.

Czech Film Center will be hosting a film festival in Brussels

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Czech Film Center will be hosting a film festival in Brussels, BEST OF VISEGRAD CINEMA, from March 22-27. To mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Visegrad Group, four recent films from each V4 country – the biggest box-office hit, the biggest international success, the best documentary and the most successful film for children and youth – will be screened at the Brusselian Cinéma Vendôme during event. The festival precedes a conference titled: Quo vadis Visegrad...

Submit your film to Grand Off 2011 !

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      Film Submission 2011 Don't miss your chance to submit your short to the 5th edition of Grand OFF! Each year, in November, short films from all over the world receive nominations in 9 categories: directing, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography, best actor, best actress, fiction, documentary and animation. Please join us in Warsaw from the Warsaw from the 24th - 26th of November during the 5th Grand OFF – World Independent Film Aw...

Film Submissions for Grand Off are open!

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        Film Submission 2011   Don't miss your chance to submit your short to the 5th edition of Grand OFF! Each year, in November, short films from all over the world receive nominations in 9 categories: directing, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography, best actor, best actress, fiction, documentary and animation. Please join us in Warsaw from the Warsaw from the 24th - 26th of November during the 5th Grand OFF – World Ind...

Doina selected by Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

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And this is our 6th Festival in the US within this and the following month... Awesome! for more info: http://www.cimmfest.org/ ...
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