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Karlovy Vary Film Festival in action

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In the business world a well known adage informs us, that "When it comes to the success (or failure) of a business enterprise, the three most important things are: Location, Location, and Location!" It being one of the hard facts of life that large-scale film festivals are large scale business enterprises as well, the Karlovy Vary film festival -- which has been hard put at times to survive from one year to the next -- is fortunate enough to be graced with one of the most beautiful and user-fr...

Mar del Plata International Film Festival highlights

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21st Mar del Plata International Film Festival9–19 March, 2006 The overwhelming quantity of films touring the equally overwhelming amount of film festivals has created a strong audiovisual flood whose current can sometimes make it very difficult for us to focus. Many argue -and they are not far from the reality- that international film festivals have become an alternative screening circuit for films produced out of Hollywood, that is to say, for films from the rest of the world. Where Hollywoo...

Mar del Plata awards films about middle east

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MAR DEL PLATA AWARDS FILMS ABOUT MIDDLE EAST SUBJECTSIn the first days of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival we have seen films with different genres and proposals. In the official competition it seems to be a tendency to epoch film and the films that shows the problems of countries from Middle East. In “Le grand voyage”, Ismael Ferroukhi narrates the confrontation of a conservative father and a modern son. Reda, the son, must take distance from france, where his girlfriend lives,...

Interview with Gabriel Giandinoto, MERCOSUR FILM MARKET

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Interview with Gabriel Giandinoto, MERCOSUR FILM MARKET (MFM) Director The MERCOSUR FILM MARKET (MFM) was created as a logic consequence of the success of the film production industry in Argentina and in the other countries forming the MERCOSUR, both in terms of the quality and number of films produced. By shifting its focus to its Latin-American roots, during the last three years the festival has been gradually converted into the most important meeting point for all film productions in the re...

Meet Mar del Plata Festival Director

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In the following interview Miguel Pereira, Director of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, speaks about his ideological position, his views about the past, the image he wants for the festival and the procedures to reach this aim. Fernando Madedo: First of all. Define Film Festival? Miguel Pereira: Today it`s very difficult to know what a Film Festival is, because there are more than seven thousands festivals around the world. I think that the word had included events that aren...

Mar del Plata Fest director's innovations

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Getting to know each other betterIt has been two years now, since a new trend was marked to help the Festival find its definite identity. There is no doubt our identity is deeply rooted in Latin America, and as a logical consequence, we also belong to that vast idiomatic and cultural merge called Ibero-America.As countries rehearse all kinds of political and economic alliances to prevent the overwhelming advance of globalisation, Mar del Plata is to become the natural cultural place for all film...

Interview with Mar del Plata fest Director

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Interview with the Mar del Plata Film Festival Director: Miguel PereiraWe spoke with the Mar del Plata’s fest director: “the Festival is THE place for Latin American cinema”. He regrets that the festival’s date is positionned right between Berlin and Cannes and woould prefer a November slot. Miguel Pereira has strongly stated that the festival's main attractions should be movies not stars, nor famous actors or directors.Fernando Madedo: Miguel, can you tell us which films will be in the ...

Miguel Fereira from Mar del Plata

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Mar del Plata Festival team headed by Jorge Coscia (President), Jorge Alvarez (Vice President), Miguel Pereira (Festival Director), Liliana Mazure (Producer)is getting ready for a promising 19th edition.March 11th to 20th , 2004Miguel Pereira shared with us the following:"We are Latin American. For better or worse, we create our work in this continent. It is vital for us to know more about our filmmaking and -with that start- to integrate ourselves to the community. It will be easier for us to ...

Mar del Plata unveils panorama

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Mr. Miguel Pereira, President of Mar del Plata International Film Festival announced that the 19th Edition of the Festival will be held between March 11th and March 20th, 2004.Babenco’s CARANDIRU -powerful drama set in a prison- representing Brazil in the forthcoming Academy Awards, will be opening the Festival at the Opening Gala, and Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE AL TROVE (The heart is everywhere) will be screened for the Closing Gala on the 20th . Both filmmakers will be attending the festival.Es...

Carandiru set to open Mar del Plata

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The MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL's 19th. Edition will take place between March 11 to 20.Hector Babenco’s powerful prison drama CARANDIRU, Brazil’s entry for the Academy Awards next year, will open the Festival, with Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE ALTROVO (Heart is Everywhere) set as the Closing Night Gala. Both directors will attend the Festival.Carandiru was unveiled at last Cannes and will screen at Sundance achieving with mar del Plata opening a very respectable festival circuit.First established in 1...
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