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Virginia Film Festival highlights

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The Virginia Film Festival announced today that it is adding five of the most highly-anticipated films of the season to its 25th Anniversary program, putting  the exclamation point on a remarkable collection of more than 120 films to be presented from November 1-4 in Charlottesville.   The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia and its College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.   VFF Director Jody Kielbasa announced that the David O. Russell...

Göteborg delivers its Dragon Awards

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      Dragon Awards to Company Orheim and Corpo Celeste This year's winner of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film is Kompani Orheim (Company Orheim), directed by Arild Andresen. Since 2011 the prize is worth the full sum of one million SEK and is thus one of the filmworld's biggest...

Guests from US, Poland and Luxemburg visited Kaunas

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The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival invited the audience to good cinematic screenings of high artistic value including to meetings with film makers from US, Poland and Luxemburg. In Kaunas, the Polish director Leszek Dawid, presented his film “My name is Ki”. This film reveals a portrait of modern woman and brings society’s disfavor to a lonely mother up-to-date. In Kaunas International Film Festival programme section “Music Moves the World” a film about Luxemburg’s ...

The Program for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is here!

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  The program for Göteborg International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Scandinavia, has been released. British Michael Winterbottom is awarded this year's Honorary Dragon Award for his outstanding achievements as a director. The film festival will have a sneak start January 26 with the gala film The Descendants by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne who will also be visiting the festival. The intense eleven days, January 27-Februar...

Ghent Film Festival announces programme 38th edition

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Today, at restaurant Pakhuis in Ghent, the Ghent Film Festival announced the complete programme of its 38th edition, which runs from 11 to 22 October. Once again it includes over a hundred high-quality films and special events on the fringes of cinema. Highlights are the 11th World Soundtrack Awards, the Maestros of Suspense concert and the exhibition about Ingmar Bergman at the Caermersklooster Provincial Cultural Centre. Star guests this year are the Canadian director Norman Jewison, who wil...

“Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies” exhibition at the Ghent Film Festival

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On the initiative of and in collaboration with the Ghent Film Festival, the Province of East Flanders presents “Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies”. The exhibition, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California, delves into the career and personal life of the legendary Swedish director. It will run from 4 October 2011 to 15 January 2012 in the Caermerskloos...

The Cannes Jury members have been announced

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The Jury of the Competition, presided over by Robert De Niro (actor, director, producer) welcomes to its ranks: Martina GUSMAN (actress and producer, Argentina) Nansun SHI (producer, Hong Kong/China) Uma THURMAN (actress, scriptwriter, producer, USA) Linn ULLMANN (writer,literary critic, Norway) Olivier ASSAYAS (director, France) Jude LAW (actor, producer, UK) Mahamat Saleh HAROUN (director, Chad) Johnnie TO (director, producer, Hong Kong/China) Martina Gusman stud...

My Berlin Top Ten Films

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  At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a sense, one only gets a random taste of the very far-flung program...

Berlin Buzz 4

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  FULL IMMERSION INGMAR BERGMAN The subject of the Berlinale Retrospective this year is legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The Festival is presenting more than 60 of his taboo-breaking films, including such classics as SUMMER WITH MONICA, THE SEVENTH SEAL, THE VIRGIN SPRING, WINTER LIGHT, PERSONA, HOUR OF THE WOLF, CRIES AND WHISPERS, AUTUMN SONATA, FANNY AND ALEXANDER and his final film SARABAND. Three of Bergman's actress collaborators have also been in town to introduc...

Berlin Buzz 1

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  EUROPEAN FILM MARKET OPENS WITH HIGH HOPES The European Film Market, the professional parallel event to the Berlin Film Festival, opened yesterday with anticipation of a busy buying session that signal the reemergence of the market after three disasterous years of economic recession. Market registration has increased by 15% from last year and offices are filled to capacity at the Martin Gropius Bau, the Market’s main venue, and the Marriot Hotel. Unofficial offices have also been s...

She Monkeys wins Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Göteborg

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  She Monkeys This year's winner of the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is She Monkeys, directed by Lisa Aschan. The prize is one million SEK as of this year. The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award goes to the American film Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance. Another eight awards were handed out at Göteborg International Film Festival's Dragon Award Gala on Saturday night. Lisa Aschan's feature debut She Monkeys received this year's Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. ...

Berlinale Retrospective Ingmar Bergman

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Retrospective Ingmar Bergman: Guests and Events Few film directors have worked as consistently over decades with the same team as Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, three of Bergman's most outstanding actresses will not only present "their" films at the Berlinale, but also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.   When Bergman cast the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann in Persona (1965/66) becaus...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

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  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

Berlinale retrospective Ingmar Bergman

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  Few film directors have worked as consistently over decades with the same team as Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, three of Bergman's most outstanding actresses will not only present "their" films at the Berlinale, but also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.   When Bergman cast the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann in Persona (1965/66) because of her resemblance to Bi...

Berlinale retrospective will honour Ingmar Bergman

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The Retrospective of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival will honour Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007. The cinematic oeuvre of this legendary filmmaker includes more than 60 works. Films such as The Silence (Tystnaden, 1962/63), Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap, 1972/73) and Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander, 1981/82 – which took home four Oscars) brought him international fame. He won nearly all of the world’s most prestigious film awards, inc...

3 doc mentaries on film at Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 3-7 November 2010www.sheffdocfest.com Among the 130 film line-up at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest - which includes 15 World Premieres, 26 UK Premieres, 5 European Premieres and 1 International Premiere - are 3 feature docs which look at the art of cinema. Belair (UK Prem) (Brazil 2009 Dirs Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi 80min)THURS 04 NOV / 14:15 Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi’s Belair is about an extraordinary chapter in Brazil’s cinematic history. At a film festival in...

One week to go to Bergman week at Fårö

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The 7th edition of the Bergman Week starts June 29 on Fårö. The Masterclass with Liv Ullmann and screenings in Bergman's private cinema on the island have generated great interest. But with one week to go until the Bergman Weeks kicks off there are still tickets available. Among the new additions featured this year is the cooperation with The Bergman Estates, which has resulted in a number of joint events within the framework of the Bergman Week. The Bergman Lecture will be the first in ...

Global Film Village: Bergman Re-defined

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photo by Marc Halperin by Marla LewinOne of the most interesting documentaries I saw at Cannes 2010 is My Films Are My Mistress by Stig Bjorkman. A compilation of backstage moments and interviews with master director Ingmar Bergman. The film is interspersed with comments from Martin Scorsese , Woody Allen and many other great directors speaking about his style and the lessons they learned from his work.  Their interpretations of Bergman and his importance to world cinema, in a...

A palme d'or to Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood, in Paris for the release of his film Gran Torino, was given the Palme d’Or of the Festival de Cannes by Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux at a private ceremony today.The American filmmaker has a long and trusting relationship with the Festival which first welcomed him for the first time in 1985 with Pale Rider. He has returned to present Bird, and then White Hunter, Black Heart, Mystic River and Changeling. Over the years, the acknowledgement of his peers has met the growing fe...

Award ceremony at Göteborg

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival’s closing partyThe 32nd Göteborg International Film Festival closes tonight with an award ceremony at Börsen and a big party at Magasinsgatan. The following prizes are awarded:The Nordic Film Award, The Church of Sweden Film Award, The FIPRESCI Award, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the Producer Award Lorens, and the Viewer's Choice Award.The Nordic Film Award
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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are …

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 when the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. In 2008 Jaime Rosales got the award for his Solitary Fragments. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director.Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival's Bergman award with the wo...

Roy Andersson new Honorary President at Göteborg

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Director Roy Andersson will be the new Honorary President of Göteborg International Film Festival and successor of Ingmar Bergman. Roy Andersson will participate during the upcoming festival with a collection of his short films.Roy Andersson is well known all over the world for his feature films You the Living, Songs from the Second Floor, Giliap and A Swedish Love Story. With his strong integrity, profound engagement in questions of democracy and society, and with his daring and innovative tak...

The 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival Jury

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The Stockholm International Film Festival now reveals the names of the five people who will decide which film will be presented with the honorable Bronze Horse. This year’s jury consists of representatives from the world of film, television and theatre, and is chaired by screen writer and producer Jörn Donner.The festival jury presents the festival’s honorary award, the 16 lb Bronze Horse, to a film in the Stockholm XIX Competition. The jury also presents Aluminum Horses for best directoria...

New record for Bergman Week 2008 on Fårö

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On the eve of the Bergman Week 2008 on Fårö, a record result in terms of visitors and sales was noted by the Bergman Week organisers. This year's programme was a bit expanded in comparison with last year's, containing more talks with former Bergman collaborators and a few more lectures on Bergman-related topics. Most of these were sold out. - The interest for Bergman's work has if anything grown since Ingmar's passing away last year, Jannike Åhlund, one of the organisers comments. This year w...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...
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