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 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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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.         

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.

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". ...

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...

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...

HERO OF ALL SEAS, a review

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still from the film HERO OF ALL SEAS (Syria, 2010) is a poignant and heart-felt short documentary film, 27’, about a Kurdish man named Abo Yashar who is one of the few men from his native country to have escaped successfully to Athens, Greece. Thousands of Kurdish emigrants have tried to flee to Europe illegally and have failed, making Abo a kind of local hero for his so-called successful passage as many of these emigrants lost their lives at sea during the perilous passage to Greece...

HERO OF ALL SEAS, a review.

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still from the film HERO OF ALL SEAS (Syria, 2010) is a poignant and heart-felt short documentary film, 27’, about a Kurdish man named Abo Yashar who is one of the few men from his native country to have escaped successfully to Athens, Greece. Thousands of Kurdish emigrants have tried to flee to Europe illegally and have failed, making Abo a kind of local hero for his so-called successful passage as many of these emigrants lost their lives at sea during the perilous passage to Greece....

Closing night at 13th TDF

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Director of festival, Dimitri Eipides, opens ceremony     CLOSING CEREMONY 13TH TDF The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary - Images of the 21st Century ended on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The closing ceremony was held in the packed Olympion theatre, flagship venue of the TDF. Festival Director Dimitris Eipides welcomed the audience by saying that “the Documentary Festival’s goal is always geared towards the audience. We want to see our theat...

Closing night at 13th TDF

On March 19, the 13th Thessaloniki Doc fest saw its closing ceremony.   Dimitri Eipides, director of the festival, opens the ceremony

And the awards go to...

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David Andre accepts award for Amnesty International Award           The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 11 - 20, 2011)   AWARDS     AUDIENCE AWARDS   The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:   TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010   The Audien...

Thessaloniki 2011 Docs awards

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The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 11 - 20, 2011) AWARDS   AUDIENCE AWARDS  The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:  TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010  The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:  THE OTHER TOWN (OTEKI KASABA) by Nefin Dinc, Turkey, 2010  The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to:  ALMA BONITA (TO MORO MOU F...

The Tillman Story

Amir Bar-Lev speaks about his film, THE TILLMAN STORY (2010) at 13th TDF in Thessaloniki   photo by Vanessa McMahon

The Tillman Story

Amir Bar-Lev speaks about his film, THE TILLMAN STORY (2010) at 13th TDF in Thessaloniki   photo by Vanessa McMahon

The EDN Award 2011 goes to Dimitri Eipides (Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival )

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The EDN Award 2011 is presented to Dimitri Eipides, Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He receives the award for his enthusiastic and energetic work with establishing and continuously developing the documentary film festival in Thessaloniki. The award is presented on Friday March 18 at 19:30 at an award reception at the international documentary pitching session Docs in Thessaloniki. Dimitri Eipides & Hanne Skjødt   Upon presenting the EDN Award Hann...

TIFF DOC FEST 2011

Crowds gather at the Olympian Theater in Thessaloniki to see the much praised Doc film: MY SWEET CANARY  

FILM REVIEWS, FESTIVAL PICS, AND MORE TO COME!

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FILM REVIEWS, FESTIVAL PICS, AND MORE TO COME! STAY TUNED!!!   ALSO, BE SURE TO LOOK OUT FOR PRESS FOR THESSALONIKI DOC FEST 2011! Coming up!!! ...

Call for Entris: The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011

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The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011 In June 2011 the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival travels to Athens, where  the headquarters of the eponymous NGO organising the festival is based. This year, similar to last year, young artists from the Balkan region and beyond (Southeast Europe) up to the age of 30 are invited to create their own short films on a pre-defined subject. Entries are accepted from the 1st of November 2010 until the 31st of March 201...

Call for Entris: Film-making Workshops “Who is afraid of the Big Bad Crises?”

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Film-making Workshops “Who is afraid of the Big Bad Crises?” Skopje Workshop Dates: 30 March – 6 April 2011 – Application deadline: 15th of March 2011 Tirana Workshop Dates: 6 May – 13 May 2011 – Application Deadline: 1st of April 2011 Athens Workshop Dates: 15 June – 22 June 2011– Application deadline: 1st of May 2011 You will find more information and online application on our Websites: http://tiranaartlab.wordpress.com/ http://www.balkans...

Today, 'Morgen', by Marian Crisan

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  This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illegal’ (2010, Belgium) to ‘The Albanian’ (2010, Germany) and the internationally award-winning film ‘Morgen’ (2010, Romania) by director Marian Crisan. While each film shows its unique and gripping personal story, ‘Morgen’ surprises through its expressive simplicity.   ...

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