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Chris Menges to receive lifetime achievement award from Camerimage held in Bydgoszcz

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  Are fifty years of career spent on discovering different ways of showing the truth about the people and the world enough for a person to go down in history? Is over half of a century worth of creating memorable film images and inspiring subsequent generations of cinematographers, critics and viewers enough of an artistic output to be called a legend? Born in Great Britain, but now worthy of  being called „a citizen of the world”, Chris Men...

2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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We're accepting films to our 3rd year!  We will boast 7 days of independent cinema from all over the world in a modern theater in the heart of the world-famous arts distrcit in North Hollywood, California!  All genres accepted.  Awards given in multiple categories.  Check us out at www.nohocinefest.com.  We are on Withoutabox and Film Freeway! ...

Hollyshorts announces 2015 Winners

  The HollyShorts Awards were presented last night in front of a standing room only crowd at OHM in Hollywood. Hosted by Damon Campbell and Gabrielle Loren, Awards were given to the top short movies created from content creators from all over the globe. Nearly $200,000 in cash and in-kind prizes were awarded. Screenings will continue through Saturday at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the closing party takes place this Saturday at the W Hollywood. This year’...

Locarno awards, Zulawski best director

  Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro JIGEUMEUN MATGO GEUTTAENEUN TEULLIDA (Right Now, Wrong Then) by HONG Sangsoo, South Korea Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) TIKKUN by Avishai Sivan, Israel Pardo per la miglior regia (Best direction) ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI for COSMOS, France/Portugal Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best actress) TANAKA SACHIE, KIKUCHI HAZUKI, MIHARA MAIKO, KAWAMURA RIRA for HAPPY HOUR by HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke, Japan Pardo...

68th Locarno wrapped up

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Locarno has just drawn to a close. HONG Sangsoo, Pardo d’oro 2015  © Festival del film Locarno     Saturday August 15 saw the awards ceremony at the 68th Festival del film Locarno. The 2015 edition, the third under Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, was highly successful and was crowned with the award of the Pardo d’oro to the film RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN by...

Locarno Awards for Open Doors 2015 announced

  © Festival del film Locarno Today saw the announcement of the awards for the Open Doors Co-production Lab, organized with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The 2015 session of Open Doors is devoted to films from the four Maghreb countries Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. The Co-production Lab (August 8 – 11) aims to bring together the finalist directors and producers with potential ...

First Look Award 2015

              The fifth edition of First Look — the Festival del film Locarno initiative aiming to showcase films in post-production — has presented six Israeli films. Each one was introduced by its producer to various world sales agents and festival programmers attending the Industry Days. The jury for First Look 2015, comprising Karel Och (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Artistic Director), J...

38th Asian American International Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves – August 7, 2015 The 38th Asian American International Film Festival 2015 (AAIFF15) Closing Night Awards Ceremony hosted by executive director John Woo and festival director Judy Lei, Asian Cinevision, honoring the best independent cinema and emerging directors by Asian and Asian American descent was held at the Museum of Moving Images, Queens, New York, Saturday, August 1, 8:30pm. LIVE FROM UB received two awards including Emerging Director LAUREN KNAPP. AAIFF15 jurors i...

Doc Alliance Selection Award (August 8, 11:30am, Hotel Belvedere)

The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative, a creative partnership of seven key European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, Docs Against Gravity FF, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF, Visions du Réel Nyon, is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative documentary films. The Doc Alliance platform awards the best European Documentary nominated independently by each of the platform’s festival members a...

EFA awards the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa the title “Treasures of European Film Culture”

On the occasion of the Odessa International Film Festival, taking place from 10 – 18 July, the European Film Academy awarded the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”. Sergei Eisenstein shot his master piece “Battleship Potemkin” 90 years ago at the Black Sea port. The Potemkin Stairs are undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous historical film locations. During a ceremony a special “Treasure of European Fil...

OPEN CALL FOR FILM and SCRIPT ENTRIES - Early Bird Deadline Expires July 31st...

OPEN CALL FOR FILM and SCRIPT ENTRIES   SR Socially Relevant Film (™) Festival New York (Rated SR) - 3rd edition March 14-20, 2016 SR Socially Relevant (™) Film Festival  New York, a new non-profit film festival, will have its 3rd edition in March 2016 at over 3 venues: The Tribeca Cinemas in Tribeca, The Maysles Cinema in Harlem and The School of Visual Arts SocDoc in Chelsea, with additional venues for special events. Founded by actor-filmmaker Nora Armani...

The Locarno Premio Raimondo Rezzonico 2015 goes to Office Kitano

  The Japanese company Office Kitano will be honored with a tribute that recognizes the most significant players on the international independent production scene. Founded in 1988 as a theatrical agency, Office Kitano was created to answer the need to manage the TV activities of Takeshi Kitano and a group of comic actors linked to him. In 1991 it became a production company with A Scene at the Sea, Kitano's third feature film, and since then has produced all of the actor-director'...

DIFF announces award winners for 2015

The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 36th edition at the Suncoast Cinecentre, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Prophet directed by Roger Allers.  The international jury this year was led by former Manager of the DIFF and current Director of the Sydney Film Festival, Nashen Moodley and included prolific and award-winning South African filmmaker Robbie Thorpe, South African producer of numerous award...

Leopard Club Award to Andy Garcia

  © Collection Cinémathèque suisse. Tous droits réservés   This year the award is attributed to the American actor Andy Garcia. Named after the supporting Association of the Festival, the Leopard Club Award pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination THE LOST CITY by Andy Garcia – USA – 2005 – 144’ THE UNTOUCHABLES&nbs...

11th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Awards

On Saturday, the 18th of July, the 11th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony. Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement was received by the legendary German actor Udo Kier.   In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: Ghoul (Czech Republic, 2015, Petr Jákl)  Special Mention: Idyll (Idila, Slovenia, 2015, Tomaž Gorkič) ...

Relatos Salvajes, 8 Premios Platino de Cine Iberoamericano

Relatos Salvajes was the absolute winner in last night´s Platino Awards of the Iberoamerican Cinema. The film, nominated to the Oscars for Argentina this year, got 8 out of 9awards leaving its closest oponent Spanish film 'La Isla Mínima' just with the best photography award. The film now starting its international parcour under the na of Marshland was also awarded as best film and best actor by the public voting through an internet poll. Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada won ...

ICMC Summer Film Festival Winners!

Winner of the CCJTDC GLOBAL GIRLS Film Festival Anti-Chiraq: The Documentary, Winner of Global Girls Film Festival The International Children's Media Center was thrilled to present the "Films For Me and You" program at the Global Girls Film Festival on June 20 at the CCJTDC. The program was the culmination of the 14-week Global Girls program during which youth at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center chose the films f...

Muvi Studio Recognized as “Enterprise OTT” Platform of the Year, Named on FierceOnlineVideo’s ‘Fierce 15’ list

The New York-based online video solutions firm Muvi LLC has made its way in to FierceOnlineVideo’s ‘Fierce 15’ list for 2015. Having been nominated in the ‘Enterprise OTT Platforms’ category, Muvi Studio (the VoD platform solution by Muvi) has finished on top on its category and graces the inaugural Fierce 15 Online Video Companies list. Easily amongst the most visible video streaming platform builder on web today, Muvi Studio’s contribution to the industry...

KVIFF 2015 Awards Ceremony Video Highlights

The 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has just drawn to a close with a glitzy awards ceremony at the Grand Hall of Thermal Hall. In a report, several of the winners give their reactions to picking up KVIFF’s prestigious Crystal Globe award. They include Diego Ongaro, the director of Best Film Bob and the Trees; Best Director Visar Morina (Babai); the director of East of the West winner Wednesday’s Child, Lili Horvath; Best Actor Kryštof Háde...

The KVIFF 2015 Crystal Globe goes to Bob and the Trees by Diego Ongaro, a story of an American logger

Charming American feature film Bob and the Trees, where the main character, logger and rap fan Bob Tarasuk, plays himself, was awarded with the Crystal Globe at the 50th anniversary Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Tarasuk accepted the Festival Grand Prix in person, together with director Diego Ongaro.  “This really is a surprise. We had virtually no money to shoot the film so I had to invest my and my wife’s money, and I would like to thank everybody involved in ma...

KVIFF 2015 Works in Progress 2015 Awards greek Film Park

AWARD OF 10,000 EUROS IN SERVICES FOR PARK - THE MOST PROMISING PROJECT 15 projects selected out of 57 were presented at Karlovy Vary IFF’s Works in Progress 2015 on July 6. The international jury has selected the most promising project which will receive the award of 10,000 Euros in services from the event’s partner Barrandov Studios. The award for the most promising project 2015 went to: PARK by Sofia Exarchou, Greece (director). The project was presented by: Sofia Ex...

FID Marseille International Competition Award Winners

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION   Jury composed of  Rasha SALTI President, with Eric BAUDELAIRE, Dennis LIM, Sasha PIRKER and Ben RUSSELL.   GRAND PRIX OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Awarded by the International Competition Jury.   ENTRELAZADO ENTANGLED Riccardo Giacconi - Colombie, 2014, 37' World premiere MENTION SPECIALE BY OUR SELVES Andrew Kötting - Royaume-Uni, 2015, 80'  World Premiere GEORGES DE B...

Sacramento French Film Festival 2015 Audience Award Winner!

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SAMBA, the social comedy by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, presented on Opening Night Friday, June 20, 2015, won the 2015 SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD.   14 other Premieres were eligible to win our 2015 Audience Award. GEMMA BOVERY, the dramatic comedy directed by Anne Fontaine came second. NUMBER ONE FAN, the thriller comedy directed by Jeanne Herry, came third.   SAMBA, the latest feature by the duo of directors who brought us Intouchables, combines...

Announcing the Television Industry Advocacy Awards

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The Creative Coalition and TV Guide Magazine announce that the first annual Television Industry Advocacy Awards will be held  Friday, 5:30 pm September 18th at The Sunset Tower in West Hollywood. This invitation-only event will bring together television’s most significant actors, showrunners, and executives to recognize those who use the power of their celebrity to advocate for charity and social causes. “The Creative Coalition was galvanized to encourage leaders in the enterta...

Udo Kier to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 11th Grossmann Festival

With great pride and joy we announce that this year's guest of honour and receiver of Honorary Vicious Cat award at Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival will be the legendary German actor Udo Kier, one of the most iconic faces of world cinema. In his amazing career he appeared in over 200 films, from low-budget horror and erotic films to celebrated arthouse films and Hollywood blockbusters. He collaborated with directors such as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ...
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