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Play wins at The Titanic Film Fest

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Titanic is the film festival that has surprised Hungarian audiences in the past with the works of cinema of the Far East, the visually stunning and often very bloody Korean and Japanese thrillers, period action dramas and animation, concert films aimed for the cinema screen, or Scandinavian crime dramas that have brough a fresh voice into European cinema. The 19th edition of  the  international film festival took place between 13-21 April 2012 in Budapest on the screen of Urania National...

Krakow Film Festival features and documentaries selection

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The results of selection for the International Documentary Competition which will take place at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival between 28th May and 3rd June have been published.The selection of films for the International Documentary Competition at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival included submissions of mid-length (30-60mins) and full-length (above 60mins) films that have not so far been screened in Poland. The films which have been selected are foreign findings from international festivals and fil...

2011 Warsaw Film Festival Prize Winners

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“Rose”, directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, won the top prize in the International Competition at the 27th Warsaw Film Festival, which wrapped today.A historical drama set in the picturesque Mazury region of northern Poland (formerly East Prussia) in the summer of 1945 just after the Second World War, the film's protagonist Rose is a Pole whose German husband has been killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. As Soviet soldiers and locals circle around the farm, she is grateful for th...

27th Warsaw Film Festival programme announced

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Today at the press conference held at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel the programme of the 27th Warsaw Film Festival was announced. The festival will run for ten days – October 7-16, 2011, on nine screens at two locations in the heart of Warsaw: Multikino Zlote Tarasy and Kinoteka.The Opening Film will be Page Eight by David Hare. The Director and Bill Nighy are expected to attend. The Closing Film will be A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg. Other programme highlights will include The Battle of ...

11 East and Central European films compete in Vilnius international film festival's competition programme

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The competition programme "New Europe - New Names" at the Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" has selected a formidable collection of Eastern and Central European films. The audience is invited to 11 thrilling, refreshing brand new films thoroughly selected by an international jury. These particular foreign films are all contenders in the line to become the highlights of the festival. They have already proved their potential at Cannes, Venice, Berl...

27th Warsaw Film Festival – call for entries

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On January 15, the 27th Warsaw Film Festival, which will take place October 7-16, 2011, starts accepting submissions for this year's edition. The festival operates since 1985 and belongs to the elite group of 13 most important competitive international film festivals in the world. Cash awards amount to over 40,000 Euro. In the International Competition, the priority is given to world, international and European premieres. The films in the WFF's program must be absolute Polish premieres. The...

26th Warsaw Film Festival - Summary

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The 26th Warsaw Film Festival ended on Sunday, 17 October 2010. “I feel great satisfaction after this year’s festival. Our programme included about twenty European and international premieres. More than a hundred filmmakers from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas visited us to present their films in person in Warsaw. We had waited for some of them for years, to mention Jan Sverak, double Oscar winner, or Alexei Uchitel, whose new film The Edge is Russia’s Oscar candidat...

The Audience Award of the 26th Warsaw Film Festival

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The following films won the Audience Poll at the 26th Warsaw Film Festival:   Winner – Fiction Feature Films category: Sound of Noise, dir. Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson Winner – Documentary Feature Films category: Keep Surfing, dir. Björn Richie Lob Winner – Short Films category: That Thing You Drew, dir. Kerri Davenport-Burton Winner – Films for Children: Noémie, The Secret / Noémie, Le Secret, dir. Frédérik D...

WINNERS of the 26th WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The Jury: Antonia Bird, director (UK) – Chairwoman, Francois DaSilva, producer (France), Mike Downey, producer (UK), Andrzej Jakimowski, director/producer (Poland), Wolfram Skowronnek-Schaer, consultant/sales agent (Germany) gave the following awards: Warsaw Grand Prix, funded by the City of Warsaw: INCENDIES (Canada / France), dir. Denis Villeneuve; A rich, complicated story about sectarian hatred and family bonds that cannot be broken, a devastat...

26th Warsaw Film Festival - Summary

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The 26th Warsaw Film Festival ended on Sunday, 17 October 2010.“I feel great satisfaction after this year’s festival. Our programme included about twenty European and international premieres. More than a hundred filmmakers from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas visited us to present their films in person in Warsaw. We had waited for some of them for years, to mention Jan Sverak, double Oscar winner, or Alexei Uchitel, whose new film The Edge is Russia’s Oscar candidate this...

Scorched, Canadian Film, Wins Top Prize at Warsaw Film Festival

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The Canadian film “Scorched” ("Incendies") by director Denis Villeneuve won first prize in the international competition at this year's Warsaw Film Festival.The results were announced at a press conference Saturday shortly after 2000h CET by chair of the jury, Antonia Bird.Olivier Masset-Depasse was named best director for his film "Illegal", a Belgian, Luxembourg, French co-production. The Special Jury Award went to the screenplay of "Peryferie" (Outbound), a R...

FIPRESCI Warsaw Project - The Talent Press 2010

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Warsaw Film Foundation and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Warsaw. Five years ago the Warsaw Film Foundation and the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI, began organizing workshops for young film critics from Central and Eastern Europe. Since then, we invite to our project journalists who are at the beginning of their career, but have already been writing about film. This year, like previously, they will have a unique opportunity to participate in the Warsaw International ...

History

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25th Warsaw International Film Festival 9-18 October 2008 Total audience: 108,000 Cinemas: Multikino (4 rooms), Kinoteka (5 rooms), Kultura (1 room) Audience Award - best feature film: two films received exactly the same mark for the first time ever - 4.77. In the feature film category, the joint winners were: DOM ZŁY / THE DARK HOUSE, dir. Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland) and WELCOME, dir. Philippe Lioret (France). In the documentary category, the winner was HASHMATSA / DEFAMATION, dir. Yo...

Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped

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The 27th Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run on October 10, is pleased to announce the films that were top favourites and runners-up in the public voting for VIFF's audience awards. The winners of all awards, audience and juried, were announced prior to the closing gala film; all awards are recapped here.Festival Director Alan Franey also advised that the number of admissions was 142,425, down slightly from last year. He said, "It was a festival of riches that h...

NEWSLETTER N° 379: September 3, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè" Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Awar...

Big interest in Poland for German films

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Full houses and strong interest from the audience: that is the end result of the 6th German Panorama at the Warsaw International Film Festival (12.-21.10.) and the Days of German Cinema which were held after the festival in Cracow (26.10.-1.11.). In Warsaw alone, more than 3,500 cinema-goers saw the 13 German films in the country focus German Panorama which was opened in festive manner by the German Ambassador Michael H. Gerdts. HOUNDS (JAGDHUNDE) by Ann-Kristin Reyels was shown as the opening f...

3rd CentEast Market Warsaw

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We are pleased to inform you about the selection of films and projects that will be presented at the 3rd CentEast Market Warsaw. CentEast Market Warsaw will be held October 17-21, 2007 and is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation. The Sponsors and Partners are: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nescafé, Film Finders – A Division of Withoutabox, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Twins, British Airways, BenQ, and MEDIA Desk Poland. The event is supported by Polish Film Institute and Polish Ministr...

TRICKS will open the Warsaw Film Festival

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TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, awarded at Venice today, will open the 23rd Warsaw International Film Festival on Friday, October 12.TRICKS got two awards: the Europa Cinemas Label, given by a Jury of European exhibitors, and Laterna Magica Award. The Europa Cinemas network, supported by MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Union, includes 479 cinemas in 29 countries. The award has a concrete dimention - Europa Cinemas created a mechanism to encourage its members to screen the awarded film. The Ju...

The prizes of the Warsaw International Film Festival

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In the fifth edition of the New Films, New Directors International Competition, the jury comprising Petr Zelenka, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Alberto Fuguet, Ognjen Sviličić, and Piotr Szczepański awarded the Grand Prix NESCAFÉ and 5,000 euros to Ivan Vyrypaev for Euphoria (Russia).The Cinemax Award for Best Script went to Retrieval directed by Sławomir Fabicki (script: Sławomir Fabicki, Denijal Hasanović, Marek Pruchniewski).The same picture also received a Special Jury Pr...

Warsaw Film Festival prepares for 22nd in a month

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The twenty-second edition of WIFF will take place October 6-15, 2006. The programme will include about 140 films from 48 countries, almost all of them Polish premieres. A couple of hundred guests are expected – film directors, producers, actors, agents, distributors. The Festival’s Motto: FILMS ABOUT PEOPLE, FOR PEOPLE.The screenings will be held on eight screens in the heart of Warsaw. The ticket pre-sale, which is an event in itself, commences Friday, September 29. The complete programme w...

European Cinema in all its Diversity

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EFP with the section Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June 8 July 2006)Unconventional and surprising, subtle and entertaining: the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June 8 July in the Czech Republic) shows European cinema in all its diversity and vitality. Now for the eighth time the international film business magazine Variety, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and European ...

Montreal World Film set dates Aug 24 to September 4

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The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) has approved the dates and the regulations of the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival.Every year, FIAPF requests of each accredited festival, that they submit in advance their regulations which should be in accordance with FIAPF’s own regulations. Therefore, the dates and regulations of the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival have been approved by FIAPF. Most film producing countries are FIAPF members, including Canada.The next Mo...

Danish film "Adam's Apples" won in Warsaw

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Danish film "Adam's Apples" by Anders Thomas Jensen won the Audience Award at the 21st Warsaw International Film Festival, October 7-16, 2005.The Top Five films of the festival, according to the Warsaw audience, were: 1. "Adam's Apples" by Anders Thomas Jensen 2. "A Driver for Vera" by Pavel Chukhray 3. "Live and Become" by Radu Mihaileanu 4. "As It Is In Heaven" by Kay Pollak 5. "Corpse Bride" by Tim Burton & Mike Johnson.The first Audience Award at WIFF went in 1987 to "Birdy" by Alan Pa...

Warsaw International Film Festival honours Wenders

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21st WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL7-16 October 2005The programme of this year’s Festival, which will last 10 days, includes 130 film premieres from 50 countries. The festival cinemas are the Relax, Luna (rooms A and B), Silver Screen (rooms 3 and 4), and Kultura.PROGRAMMEHonouring the opening of the 21st WIFF with his presence will be Wim Wenders, one of the greatest artists of world cinema, president of the European Film Academy. He will present his latest picture, Don’t Come Knocking;...

Japan's Shorts Shorts Festival awards

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JAPAN'S SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS $60,000 IN PRIZESThe Short Shorts Film Festival kicked off its 7th annual competition and tour of Japan earlier this month with screenings in the trendy Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. $60,000 in prizes was awarded to filmmakers in three categories: National (Japan), International (non-Asian), and Asian. “Rien de Grave” (dir. Renaud Philipps, France) took home the Grand Prix, and “SHIROTAKU” (dir. Toshiro Sonoda, Japan) was honored with the Asa...
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