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Montenegro and Russia to join the EFP network

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Montenegro and Russia have been accepted as the newest member countries ofEuropean Film Promotion (EFP). At the last meeting in Hamburg (Germany), the EFP members decided to welcome the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and theRussian Cinema Fund, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation into the pan-European network. As of 2013, EFP will be uniting 35 promotion organisations from 36 countries to promote and market films and talent from across Europe unde...

Once when I served my dear landlord

An animation version of a comic Belarusian folk song.   Production: Belarus, National Film Studio “Belarusfilm” Director: Mikhail Tumelya

Dr Ray and the Devils to Open Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2012

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With much pride we announce that the opening film of Grossmann 2012, taking place from the 16th to 21st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia,  will be Serbian drama Doctor Ray and The Devils, directed by Dinko Tucaković. The film is based upon a real-life story about famous director Nicholas Ray’s stay in Belgrade in the mid-sixties. With a perfect blend of reality and fiction and with plenty of humour, Doctor Ray and the Devils offers a unique insight into the mystery which surrounds this particul...

Makavejev in France

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  EUROPE AROUND EUROPE FESTIVAL OF DIRECTORS’ FILMS OF GREATER EUROPE SEVENTH EDITION  –  Paris « SOUND AND SILENCE »   The world premier of film The Mystery of Makavejev (Misterija Makavejeva) film about Dušan Makavejev directed by Dragomir Zupanc is right now, in Paris tonight  Europe Around Europe Festival in Paris at Serb Cultural Center at 7 o clock tonight, 22nd of March 2012.   www.ccserbie.com or www.confrontat...

Festival VAFI 3 - Call for Entries/Deadline 20 January 2012

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VAFI is a great film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years. VAFI 3 will be held from 12th - 15th April 2012 in Varaždin, Croatia. Visit www.vafi.hr and see how much fun we had on VAFI 1 and 2. It's definitely a place to be! But remember - 20th January 2012 is the last day for you to send us your films and in that way for you to be a part of VAFI 3. Partner on this years VAFI is Japan and we have Sayoko Kinoshita and Dino Sato coming to ...

Tonight! Free screening of Croatian film in Pasadena, 7pm, Dec. 16!

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Come see the 2010 Croatian feature, “Mother of Asphalt” directed by Dalibor Matanić and starring Marija Škaričić, winner of the 2011 Golden FIPA Award from France’s Biarritz International Festival for this performance. (Two of her other performances, “Fraulein” in 2006 and “A Wonderful Night in Split” in 2004, were also awarded Best Actress Awards from the Sarajevo Film Festival.)   The story: It's almost Christmas time when Mare, recently laid off, leaves...

CIRKUS COLUMBIA at 'Cinedays', Skopje

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  Oscar winning Bosnian director Danis Tanovic's latest film "Cirkus Columbia" (2011) screened this week to Macedonian audiences in its capital city of Skopje during the CINEDAYS film event of 70 films in 10 days! CIRKUS COLUMBIA had its world premier at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and has traveled to festivals around the world since. The film will go on to open the 'Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival' next Thursday in NYC at SVA theater! Last Sunday at Al...

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev at 52nd TIFF

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 The acclaimed Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev (mostly known for his internationally acclaimed film THE RETURN, 2003) presented his latest film, ELENA (2011) last week at the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF). ELENA held its world premier at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in the 'Un Certain Regard' category, where it won the Special Jury Prize.-Vanessa McMahon  "Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, each one from a different social background. Vladimir is a wealthy and ...

The 4th Eastern Neighbours Film Festival kicks off tomorrow

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  In only one day the 4th edition of the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival opens the curtain in Utrecht, the Netherlands. With a total of 31 films from 9 countries the festival introduces some of the latest films from East and South Eastern Europe, from countries that are not yet members of the European Union. Also rare and yet unseen material can be found among the selection. The festival runs from October 26 - 30, 2011.   Special guest at ENFF is European Shooting Star 2011 ...

A diverse programme of Czech films in the Saxon capital

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1st Czech Film Week in Dresden, 20 – 26 October 2011On Thursday 20 October 2011 the 1st Czech Film Week will start up in two Dresden cinemas Thalia and Programmkino Ost. They will be introducing new feature and documentary films, humorous short films and a Bohdan Sláma retrospective. The director will personally be participating in a debate on his films with film journalist Andreas Körner (Sächsische Zeitung).The 1st Czech Film Week is taking place as part of the 13th Days of Czech and Germ...

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in Utrecht Line Up

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The 4th Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in Utrecht (NL) announces 2011 Line UpA total of 31 films from 9 countries are screened at this years edition of ENFF in Utrecht, Netherlands (October 26 - 30, 2011). The festival focuses on films from East and South Eastern Europe, from countries that are not yet members of the European Union. ENFF opens with the film DO NOT FORGET ME ISTANBUL. Six directors that have been successful in the international arena came together for this project under the art...

More about the Slovenian Retrospective at the Hammer Museum

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More about “Slovenia Begs to Differ,” a unique retrospective of Slovenian films, 1945-present, that played in September at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. It was curated by Vera Mijojlic, artistic director of the South East European Film Festival (SEE FEST) and Shannon Kelley, head of public programs at UCLA’s Film and Television Archive, with special thanks to Nerina T. Kocjancic of the Slovenian Film Center.   My second Slovenian film experience feat...

Goran Paskaljevic with a special screening at the 15th Sofia International Film Festival

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Goran PaskalevicPerhaps the most original Serbian director today is in Sofia for the meeting of the Bord of the European Film Academy. As a member of EFA Goran Paskaljevic took part in Sofia Meetings and he also found a time in his hectic schedule to talk with me about his last five films from Balkan Cabaret (1998) onwards. SIFF’s audiences are familiar with all of them. When I end working on a certain film I immediately start working on a new one. Balkan Cabaret (1998) is a film about...

NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance

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    NY Independent Film Festival closing with A Novel Romance starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth, Milena Govich Thursday May 5th Exploring the ups and downs of finding love, friendship and success, A Novel Romance stars Steve Guttenberg, famed for Three Men and A Baby, Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie success and TV star Milena Govich (Rescue Me/Law & Order). This new romantic comedy was selected as the official closing film of the New York Internationa...

NY Independent Film Festival closing with Steve Guttenberg's A Novel Romance

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NY Independent Film Festival closing with A Novel Romance starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth, Milena Govich Thursday May 5th Exploring the ups and downs of finding love, friendship and success, A Novel Romance stars Steve Guttenberg, famed for Three Men and A Baby, Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie success and TV star Milena Govich (Rescue Me/Law & Order). This new romantic comedy was selected as the official closing film of the New York International Indepe...

Producers on the Move three-day event in Cannes for young European producers

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  This year's three-day event for young European producers, PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, will present 25 talented film producers from 25 European countries. This includes Radim Procházka as the "Czech producer on the move". The event, organised by European Film Promotion, will take place during the festival in Cannes on 14 - 17 May 2011. This will be the largest number of participants in the history of this programme, which began 12 years ago. This year Radim Procházka from R...

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Milcho Manchevski on panel at SIFF

Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994) speaks at press conference in 2011 Sofia International Film Festival about his new film 'Mothers' (2010), which premiered at the 2011 Berlinale. film summary: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister

Milcho Manchevski on panel at SIFF

Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994) speaks at press conference at 2011 Sofia International Film Festival about his new film 'Mothers' (2010), which premiered at the 2011 Berlinale. film summary: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister

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