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FIPRESCI Awards at the festivals of Mar del Plata, Carthage, Athens, Taipei, Gijón

Mar del Plata (Argentina, Festival Internacional de Cine, November 17-25, 2012). Prize: "The Towrope" (La sirga) by William Vega (first feature) (Colombia, México, France, 2012), presented in the Latin American Competition. Jury: Ziva Emersic, Slovenia ("Radio and TV Slovenija"), Rodrigo Portales, Peru ("El Peruano"), Nazareno Brega, Argentina ("Terra Argentina"). Print Source: Cineplex - Elba McAllister, Diagonal 79 Bis N° 29C - 24, Bogot&aac...

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Director: Tolga Karacelik.

The Winners at Edinburgh: Here and Then win best film

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The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the winners of its awards today at a prestigious ceremony held at Filmhouse, hosted by Grant Lauchlan of STV Moviejuice. Scottish stars presenting awards included Kate Dickie and Jury member Ewen Bremner. The ceremony took place ahead of the Closing Night Gala of the European premiere of BRAVE which closes the 12-day Festival.    The Award for Best Film in the International Feature Competition, supported by Innis & Gunn, was ...

Listing of our key Festival clients

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27 PLUS ONE ACE FEST ACTION CUT ACTION ON FILM AMERICAN FESTIVAL ANCHORAGE ANGEL AWARDS ANGELUS AWARDS ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIER AFI FESTAFM AGON ARTIVIST (although never fully paid for the LAST CAMPAIGN° ARUBA BABELGUM BAHAMAS BALTICUM FILM & TV DUBROVNIK BENEATH THE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL (although never fully paid for the last campaign) BLACK BEAR FILM FESTIVAL BOULDERS BRANSON BRATISLAVA BRUSSELS BUSHO CANNES CANNES MARKET CA...

The Corpse must die

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Director: Jozef Pasteka.
Story The main characters of this contemporary comedy are connected to each other by their profession and family ties. University professor and a translator of Dante, Kryštof Mitrovský, his wife of 20 years, Naďa, and her brother, twice-divorced university rector Alexander Pažický who can find a solution in any situation. Krištof is a believer in the Taoist passivity; he rejects his brother-in-law’s careerism and suffers from narcolepsy. However, in the presence of women he wakes up miraculously. Just like in a centaur, he struggles with the conflict between the head of a human and the body of a beast, between morality and human passion. “God, when will you bless me with impotence, it will end the suffering…” sighs Miro Noga playing the role of Krištof. The story starts with a scene of infidelity: Naďa catches her husband “consulting” with his student Silvia who suffers from nymphomania. Deeply upset, Naďa visits her lawyer friend and files for divorce. Later at a gas station, she runs into a man who insults her. Anger against the entire male race bursts forth and Naďa kicks the man with all her might in his butt. The man follows her home. Scared to death in the scary darkness of her building, Naďa hits the man and he falls to the ground, motionless. This unlucky incident starts a series of other unexpected events…

London BFI opens with 360 gala presentation tonight

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A dynamic and moving study of love in the 21st century from the director of The Constant Gardener. Combining impeccable filmmaking credentials and an intriguing premise, 360 is a dynamic and moving roundelay of love in the 21st century. Director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) give us a distinctly modern take on Arthur Schnitzlerís classic play Reigen (La Ronde), the starting point for this interloc...

360, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) to open London Festival

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Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Sir Anthony Hopkins to open THE 55TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL The 55th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, is proud to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 12 October with the European premiere of 360, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) and with an original screenplay from the acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/...

Visegrad Film Forum

Visegrad Film Forum is an upcoming project organized by the Student Film Festival Áčko, which should enrich the festival by creating space for a cooperation of the V4 countries in the field of culture, specifically in the film industry. Main topic will be The Future of European Co-production. It will be a meeting point of film students from FAMU in Prague, SZFE Budapest, PWSFTviT from Lodz, Andrzej Wajda Film School from Warsaw and FTF VSMU Bratislava. During four days 8 European film professionals will held a master-classes on various topics. We are open to everybody who wants to meet new people from film industry in a student atmosphere.

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

Teclópolis

Director: Javier Mrad.
Once upon a time. Old magazines gently dance in the wind. A super-8 camera crawls over a wooden table while an old carpet flows in and out. Suddenly, a mouse. Then, a whole civilization running towards its inevitable destiny. Plastic waste has reached the point where not even the most distant beaches are safe.

Krakow’s film celebration underway!

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Today is the beginning of the 4th edition of Poland’s biggest independent film festival – OFF PLUS CAMERA. The program includes multiple meetings with the stars of cinema, workshops, discussion panels, new sections and contests.  Many movie personalities accepted our invitation: one of the most famous Hindu actors – Amitabh Bachchan, versatile Polish artist Lech Majewski, Australian director and screenwriter Peter Weir, Richard Jenkins, actor with an impressive filmography, as well as th...

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL ÁČKO (BRATISLAVA)

Film festival with Slovak national competition of student films.

Also we want to give a place for international student forum (Visegrad Film Forum) focused at the future of film coproduction in Europe (mostly cooperation of countries in Visegrad).

IFF Bratislava announces winners

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The 12. International Film Festival Bratislava announced its winners. The Grand Prix went to Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino for his second feature The Four Times. The weeklong film marathon was closed by this year's Venice winner, Sofia Coppola's Somewhere. A selection of festival films will travel around Slovakia to Košice (12.-14.11.), Banská Bystrica (15.-16.11.) and Žilina (17.-18.11.).FIRST AND SECOND FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix for the Best FilmLe quattro volte / The Four Times...

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...

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...

NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

International Film Festival Bratislava

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12. International Film Festival Bratislava (5. - 11. November 2010) September 28, 2010 | Press Release 4 IFF Bratislava introduces new panorama section "Here & There"‘Here & There’ section will bring together ten films coming either from Slovakia’s neighbouring countries or from far more distant horizons.The aim of ‘Here & There’ is to draw the attention they deserve to cinematographies suffering from being too close or too far from Bratislava! ‘Here & There’ will open with Brazili...

IFF Bratislava to screen films about corruption

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12. International Film Festival Bratislava (4.-11. November 2010)The Bad Sleep Well, a new section of the International Film Festival Bratislava will present a controversial theme of corruption rooted in business, politics and also film industry itself. Each of the 10 selected films brings a unique perspective on corruption and a different film language to tell the story: a film noir, thriller, psychological drama or an investigative documentary. With each film having a unique take on the topic ...

NEWSLETTER N° 473: August 20, 2010

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Bratislava to honour Czech director Jan Švankmajer

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12. International Film Festival Bratislava (5. - 11. November 2010) - Press ReleaseThere are only 100 days left before the start of the 12th International Film Festival Bratislava! IFF Bratislava will bring a fresh and diverse program of contemporary cinema, accompanied by debates, concerts, and much more in the new autumn dates: 5. - 11. November 2010. The festival will multiply its number of screens across Bratislava and the rest of Slovakia.***UNDER EMBARGO till July 29th***After honoring Is...

Another Planet

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Director: Ferenc Moldovanyi.
“Expanding upon themes he explored in Children: Kosovo 2000 (SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), and Cambodia (Asia)—Another Planet unfolds as a cinematic tone poem in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi, exposing the unequal distribution of wealth around the world as a major humanitarian crisis. Framed by pastoral sequences in which a Tarahumara shaman imparts a dream of paradise on earth, the film moves quickly and seamlessly between the lives of seven children inextricably linked by their shocking and tragic experiences of daily exploitation and abuse. We meet lonely, aimless urchins, barely eking out a living on the streets. We see child laborers toiling in brick factories, garbage dumps, and brothels, only to be beaten when business is down. And perhaps most harrowing of all, we get to know the child soldiers of Congo as they are turned into killing machines. Throughout this journey, Moldoványi’s unwavering vision reminds us of the eternal coexistence of beauty and horror all over the world. Informed by the haunting cinematography of Tibor Máthé as well as Tibor Szemzö’s ethereal soundtrack, Another Planet crosses cultural boundaries to forge a commentary on the human condition as damning as it is open-ended.” 31st Starz Denver International Film Festival Official Catalogue "This globe-spanning film hits hard on many levels—visually, intellectually, emotionally. Beautifully shot in Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Asia, Moldoványi’s film presents images that sparkle in the eye even as they punch you in the heart. Moldoványi introduces us to children in Cambodia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo, each of whom is struggling to survive. Working long hours, often in dangerous and dirty conditions, these children show us a side of existence that many have never seen or even imagined. While many in the US hold childhood as a special and protected time of nurtured innocence, this film reminds us all that for many children life is a brutal and precarious game of survival. With subjects that include children scavenging dumps for recyclables, child soldiers and child sex workers, this film offers a sympathetic and unblinking eye. The children themselves are our strongest storytellers, and they open up to Moldoványi’s camera to give us their own perspective. Their frankness astonishes as they talk matter-of-factly about their jobs and the consequences of not earning. The children either are at the mercy of adults—often the parents who force them to work and beat them when they don’t earn enough—or have been abandoned by adults altogether. While the film is not a gentle journey, it imagines a better world, a greater one. The filmmaker relies on your humanity and empathy to be moved by these children, while never directly suggesting a call to action. This film offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore another planet, a trip definitely worth taking." SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival

Chronicle of a Death

Director: Gautam Sen.
The short film narrates the story of a pond died on account of negligence and encroachment by people in the name of development, ignoring the utility of sustenance of natural resources. Without any spoken word and in the form of a monologue, it portrays the journey in visual terms from the lively days of the pond, the decadence and its ultimate death caused by a huge construction developed within its proximity.

The online catalog of the MFF Bratislava

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Browse the online catalog of the upcoming International Film Festival Bratislava. MFF Bratislava (Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2009) www.iffbratislava.sk ...

The 11th IFF Bratislava announces its line up

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  The program part ‘Competitions' will bring two novelties during this year`s festival. Besides the Competition of Feature Films the festival will also offer Competition of Documentary Films and Competition of Short Films. The aim of the festival is to fill up the empty space in Slovak distribution, to present the best of the international documentary works, and also give space to young talents. The 11th IFF Bratislava enriches its program by two competitive sections - Competit...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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