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THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2012 the ceremony

      The 25th European Film Awards Ceremony THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Marion Döring, Peter Busuttil picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Wim Wenders picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Anke Engelke, host picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 - Prix EURIMAGES: Helena Danielsson, Sweden picture: EFA / Rene Rossigna...

Establishment of the Wim Wenders Foundation in Düsseldorf

Beat Wismer (Generaldirektor der Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast), Bernd Desinger (Direktor Filmmuseum Düsseldorf), Hans-Georg Lohe (Kulturdezernent Stadt Düsseldorf), Donata und Wim Wenders, Petra Müller(Geschäftsführerin der Film- und Medienstiftung NRW), Marc Jan Eumann (Medienstaatssekretär des Landes NRW). People around the globe have seen the films of Wim Wenders, many have been affected by them, and some of these f...

German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected

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RE-ELECTION OF THE ADVISORY BOARD AND ADOPTION OF THE 2013 BUDGET AT GERMAN FILMS Shareholders' meeting of German Films (23 November, 2012) German Films' six-person advisory board was newly elected at the company's shareholders' meeting today. Moreover, the meeting adopted German Films' budget for 2013. Additional funds were approved for events in Brazil and Chinas as well as support for marketing German films at international festivals. Martin Moszkowicz was confirmed as the chairman of th...

Golden Doves Awarded at DOK Leipzig

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Prize Money at Record 79,000 Euros   The Golden Doves of the 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film were presented on Saturday night. A total of 16 prizes were awarded during the closing festivities in Leipzig’s Central Theater, with a record 79,500 euros of prize money having been awarded during the festival week.   The prestigious Golden Dove in the International Competition Documentary Film went to COLOMBIANOS by the Swedish filmmaker Tora M&...

The 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary Celebrates Opening

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 The 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film was officially opened on Monday. The Saxon State Minister of the Arts, Sabine von Schorlemer, and Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung welcomed 750 guests from around the world to the sold-out CineStar theater. Festival director Claas Danielsen delivered the opening address, in which he laid out urgent media policy goals.   Arts Minister Schorlemer praised the festival as a meeting place. “As a special art form t...

Peter Zumthor at his Atelier. Short film by Wim Wenders. Arsenale, Venice. Sketch by Nesta.

Peter Zumthor at his Atelier with black canvas. A Short film by Wim Wenders. Arsenale, Venice. Sketch by Nesta 30/08/12 Venice.

DOK Leipzig 2012 almost reached last year's record at 2,850 submissions

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  Some 2,850 films from 77 countries were submitted to this year's International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, among them 2,200 documentaries and 650 animated films. The number of entries is down slightly from last years, when DOK Leipzig received a record 3,012 entries. The 55th edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 29 October to 4 November 2012.   Around 75 films will be selected from among the entries to compete for the Golden Dove awards i...

Montréal FFM gives its awards

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  The festival delivered a classic ceremony for the 36th edition of the FFM. The audience and media seem to share the views of the jury, Wings was th emost controversial of the award winners "The Flower Square", my personal favorite, was awarded a "freedom of speech award". Krsto Papic 's the croatian master suffered from political controversy around his message on the corruption of the croatian authorities and the mafia.       JURY...

Video Interview with Montreal awarded winners Directors Gerhard Ertl and Sabine Hiebler for Coming of Age

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PRODUCTION TEAM Filmmaking : Gerhard Ertl, Sabine Hiebler   Scriptwriter : Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl Photography : Wolfgang Thaler   Montage : Karin Hammer interpreters : Karl Merkatz, Christine Ostermeyer, Erni Mangold, Branko Samarovski Production House : Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glase, NGF Filmproduktion GmbH, Hildebrandgrasse 26, 1180 Vienne (Autriche), tél.: (43) 1 403 01 62, f...

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

Video Interview with the 3D Flic organizer, 3D forum in Toronto with a social message

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Bringing together a uniquely interdisciplinary team of scientists, filmmakers and industry leaders 3D FLIC (3D Film Innovation Consortium) bridges fundamental research in stereoscopic perception with the development of stereoscopic 3D (S3D) film language and production, while building the capacity of the S3D production clusters in the Greater Toronto Area.   Initiated by York University,  the 3D Film Innovation Consortium brings together a uniquely interdisciplinary team ...

Cinema City 2012

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The new edition of Cinema City International Film Festival 2012 officially starts Saturday, 16 of June with the projection of "La Conquete," by Xavier Durringer, witty story based on biography of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. During the eight-days of festival it will be screened about 100 films most of which are premieres! The unique opportunity to see films from international festivals familiarize with the exotic, high-quality cinema from around the world,...

AMFAR 2012

Actress Kirsten Dunst appears at AMFAR 2012    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

AMFAR 2012

Actress Kirsten Dunst appears at AMFAR 2012

The World Cinema at 23rd Ankara Film Festival

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23rd Ankara International Film Festival, supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation announced today the films screening in this year’s World Cinema Categories. World Cinema showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year. Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Director of the CRAYZ) latest film Café de Flore, visually breathtaking 'Three and a Half / Seh o nim’, 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival ‘Best Film...

Don't miss PINA, by Wim Wenders

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  If you love beautiful things and you want to be moved, you must see PINA, the documentary by Wim Wenders. It captures some of the legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch’s 40 dances, using 3-D technology that draws you into the dance in a way that’s never been filmed before. And it’s earthy! Where else have you seen dancers ooze into actual dirt, fling themselves into water and rock, burst through woods in spring, or dance a lonely arabesque on a concrete island surrounded...

Berlinale Special 2012: Series of Talks at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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 For years, discussions with filmmakers directly after the screenings of their films have been a special attraction of the festival experience for many Berlinale visitors. With the establishment of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele as a new venue in 2012, the Berlinale now has the opportunity to use this space to expand discussions between filmmakers and the audience. “Some topics simply demand more attention and a broader platform than the time allotted to them usually allows,” comments Fes...

The Berlinale Partners and Their Broad Commitment

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  "Besides the loyal support of Minister of State and Commissioner for Culture and Media Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the financial assistance that the Festival receives from its partners is indispensable. Our partners' passionate and professional engagement also contributes invaluably to the Festival's success. Our contract with ZDF has been extended until 2013. We are especially pleased that for the first time Moët & Chandon will be the Berlinale's official champagne supplier," ...

Berlinale 2012 poster

The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 9 to 19, 2012. As of mid January the poster for the Berlinale 2012 will add a bright note to the winter cityscape - first around the Potsdamer Platz and then all over Berlin. The motif on the poster will also appear on many of the Festival's publications. "The Berlinale Bear is both a trademark and a popular symbol. The colourful v

Berlinale Camera for Haro Senft, one of the founding fathers of New German Cinema

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  Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of New German Cinema as well as a tireless advocate of German children films will be awarded the Berlinale Camera. Haro Senft, born in Budweis (České Budějovice), is one of t...

Special Teddy 2012 goes to Ulrike Ottinger and Mario Montez

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  Programme line-up for the 26th TEDDY AWARD 17 February 2012 9pm Tempelhof Airport, Berlin                                     On 17 February 2012, the world's most prestigious queer film prize, the TEDDY AWARD, will be presented at Tempelhof Airport as part of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festiv...

MOMA partners with Berlinale Retrospective

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Each year, the Retrospective of the Berlin International Film Festival devotes itself to showcasing an important director or a topic relevant to film history. Organised by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen since 1977, this popular Berlinale section often gives younger viewers a first look at the oeuvre of a filmmaker, an epoch or a genre in a larger context, and provides confirmed cineastes with unexpected discoveries.Entitled “The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film a...

The global Bitfilm audience Awards

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The results are out! The global Bitfilm audience has chosen the winners of the Bitfilm Festival 2011 through an online vote.In the category 3D SPACE (computer generated 3D animations), the award goes to Kasi Medidi from Hyderabad (India) for the short film “Feel the Punch”.In the category FX MIX (digitally composed hybrid films) the award goes to Alexander Gellner from Berlin (Germany) for the short film “One Minute Puberty”.In the category MACHINIMA (films shot live in computer games or...

Bristol Encounters Short Film Festival scripts selected

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After receiving a few hundred projects, and after an intense Jury meeting at the Bristol Encounters Short Film Festival, we came up with a high quality selection of 25 scripts, next year's participants of European Short Pitch.And here they are, the final selection:- ‘The Chicken’ - Cecilia Frugiuele (Italy)- ‘Chain’ - Eicke Bettinga (Germany)- ‘Ice Cream’ - Asli Akdag (Turkey)- ‘Flora & Fauna’ - Piotr Litwin (Poland)- ‘CTRL-ALT-DEL’ - Luc Walpoth & Klaus Pas (Belgium/Swit...
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