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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa Awards

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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) awarded eight new African movies with awards endowed with 46 500 euros. The festival jury selected winners from more than 140 movies from 23 African countries.1. The award for the best feature-length movie (15 000 €) goes to “MICROPHONE” (Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt)2. The award for the best direction (10 000 €) goes to “A JAMA” (Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco/France) 3. The award for the best actress (1 500 €) goes to DENISE NEWMAN for “SHIRLEY ...

Meet The Cannes Jurors

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  Being a juror for the Competition Section of the Cannes Film Festival is quite the honor. It is perhaps second only to an Oscar nomination in terms of industry prestige and clout. But let’s remember that it is not simply red carpet appearances and having one too many glasses of French champagne at all-night beach orgies. Jurors must view all the films in the Shorts and Features competition titles, which run to more than 30 films total. And then there is the inevitable debate to deter...

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...

CANNES Kaleidoscope at IFFI 2010

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Screened in the second half of the 10 day IFFI in Goa, the package includes picks from Cannes Awards, Official Competition Uncertain Regard and Director’s Fortnight. 1. Des filles en noir (Young Girls In Black) by Jean Paul Civeyrac 2. Somos Lo Que Hay (We Are What We Are) by Sabina Guzzanti 3. Outrage by Takeshi Kitano 4. Route Irish by Ken Loach 5. Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarastami 6. A Screaming Man by Mahamat Saleh Haroun 7. The Tree by Julie Bertucelli 8. The City Below ...

Philadelphia Film Festival Award Winners

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PFS revealed the winners of the Juried & Audience Awards at the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival:Best Narrative Feature: CaranchoSpecial Jury Prize for Best Actor: Emil Abossolo M'Bo in A Screaming Man (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)Special Jury Prize for Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Copacabana (dir. Marc Fitoussi)Best Documentary Feature: Life 2.0Archie Award for Best First Feature: HesherFilmadelphia Award for Best Local Feature: Lebanon, PABest Short Film: KelpSpecial Jury Prize: Gayby (dir. ...

Haroun on Themes of Men and Women

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 Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the director of Un Homme qui crie, discusses the themes of men through the father-son motif and women in his film, L'homme qui crie. ...

Haroun's Artistic Choices

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      Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the director of Un Homme qui crie, discusses his artistic choices on the film with regards to the language choice as well as the use of the father-son motif.   ...

Politics in Chad and Un Homme qui crie

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 Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the director of Un Homme qui crie discusses the politics of Chad and how it affected the making of the film.   ...

Haroun discusses war and responsibility at Un Homme Qui Crie press conference Sunday

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Mahamet-Saleh Haroun and the cast of Un homme qui crie brought a sense of quiet pride and solemnity to the press conference following the In Competition film's screening Sunday morning. Director Haroun discussed the tension and danger involved in the making of his film set in modern-day Chad. Un homme qui crie follows the story of a father and son, while also shedding light on the current tumultuous state of Chad as well as many other countries in Black Africa. Haroun explained that he learned ...

Mahamat Saleh Haroun, director of Un Homme Qui Crie

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                  Un Homme Qui Crie, or The Screaming Man, by Mahamat Saleh Haroun press conference was held Sunday afternoon. The director was accompanied by  actors Emile Abossolo M’bo, Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma and editor Marie-Hélène Dozo. Extraits. Below are a few extracts of the conference.   The impact of conflicts on the film: Mahamat Saleh-Haroun: Last week, there were still confrontatio...

Nine Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart linked films in Cannes 2010

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Continuing its strong presence in Cannes, the International Film Festival Rotterdam has nine films linked to the Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart in Cannes festival sections: five titles are selected in Competition, two in Un Certain Regard and another two in Directors’ Fortnight (see full list below)   Palme d’Or contenders UNCLE BOONMEE by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and MY JOY by Sergei Loznitsa were supported in script stage by the IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund; Loznitsa later launched his p...

Adelaide Fest Natuzzi and Fipresci prize winners announced

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce STILL LIFE by Jia Zhang-Ke as the winner of the inaugural NATUZZI International Award for Best Feature Film with special mention to SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and DARATT by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, as winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best First or Second Feature. The winners were announced last night, at the closing night of the Adelaide Film Festival and world premiere screening of Rolf de Heer’s...

Cinemart projects awarded at the Rotterdam market closing

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34th International Film Festival Rotterdam26 January - 6 February 2005During the CineMart 2005 Closing Night Party, Wednesday February 2, 2005 in the Rotterdam 'Schiecentrale', the first Arte France Cinema Awards went to CineMart 2005 Projects FIVE WORLDS and DARATT (DRY SEASON) and the fifth Prince Claus Fund Film Grant was awarded to CineMart 2005 Project HAMACA PARAGUAYA.Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, h...
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