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Conference: Towards Transparency 2.0 - Focus on Media Concentration

    Almost 200 media professionals and decision makers attended our 20th anniversary conference on media concentration on the 7th of November at the Council of Europe here in Strasbourg. If you made it, thanks for coming! If not, we’re now able to send you the information which so many of the participants requested following our conference. First of all, you’ll find a film of the conference on the YouTube Channel of the European Audiovisual Observatory here: T...

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...

Co-production Award for Mariela Besuievsky

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Prix EURIMAGES goes to producer from SpainThe winner of the fifth edition of the EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD - Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, was announced this weekend in the framework of the Seville European Film Festival in Spain.This year’s prize will go to an outstanding and dedicated producer who has always joined forces with colleagues in Europe and beyond to develop, produce and promote European cinema: Mariela...

2011 Méliès d'Or Ceremony

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The 2011 Méliès d'Or Award Ceremony will take place on the evening of October 13th at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. The following films have been awarded a Méliès d'Argent and are competing for the 2011 Méliès d'Or:SitgesRUBBER by Quentin Dupieux (Méliès d'Argent winner Sitges)LeedsTHE LAST EMPLOYEE by Alexander Adolph (Méliès d'Argent winner Leeds)TriesteRARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE by Jalmari Helander (Méliès d'Argent winner Trieste)BrusselsTRANSFER by Damir Luka...

“TEENAGERS” Wins Accolade Competition 2010

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"TEENAGERS" Wins Accolade Competition 2010 The feature "Teenagers" of the Productions Forever (Paul Verhoeven, France) has won a prestigious Golden Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition (La Jolla, California). This award was given for the exceptional quality and the convincing solutions to social issues about young people: violence, delinquency, suicide, terrorism, homophobia, etc.   The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and ...

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

10 films pre-selected to compete for this year's LUX Prize within the framework of the Brussels European Film Festival

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  The European Parliament today unveiled the ten films pre-selected to compete for this year's LUX Prize within the framework of the Brussels European Film Festival. These films, produced in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania or the United Kingdom, all reflect the creative excellence of European cinema which the European Parliament is pleased to support.   The following ten films have been pre-selected to compete for the 20...

Shawls and Moustaches

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Director: Jan-Eje Ferling.
A lonely older woman searches for romances by answering newspaper ads and arranges dates, but she gets disappointed of the men she meets. However, she finds a friend, changes her lifestyle and sets of for a journey to adventure, new perspectives.

Slim and Lena

Director: Mollye Asher.
“Slim and Lena” is a modern film noir set in the grit and glamour of the neo-burlesque scene. The story begins, narrated by Slim, when he returns to NYC to settle a beef with Big Daddy, the proprietor of a hip burlesque lounge on the Lower East Side. When Slim discovers that his long lost true love, sweet Lena, has become a burlesque dancer; the typical roles of a noir are turned on their head. Packed with love, sex, and redemption, “Slim and Lena” is the story of how Lena finds her voice and becomes the heroine and narrator of her own story.

When we leave (DIE FREMDE) is handed the Europa Cinemas Label Award in Berlin

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Live from Berlin: Feo Aladag's WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) from Germany has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the 60th. Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.   WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across...

Strasbourg European Comedy Film Festival

Selection of best European Comedy features each years since 1995.

French film "Welcome" wins European Parliament 2009 LUX Prize

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It was announced today in Strasbourg that this year's European Parliament LUX Film Prize has been won by the film "Welcome" by the French director Philippe Lioret. This film received the majority of EP members' votes.The film is set in Calais, France, and shows a swimming instructor who chooses to help out a young Kurdish refugee who needs to swim across the English Channel to join his girlfriend who has already emigrated to England along with her family.This year's LUX Prize, worth about €87,...

Three films contending for the EP LUX prize: screening starts

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Starting next Tuesday November 10, three films contending for this year's European Parliament LUX Prize are being screened at the European Parliament in Brussels. These are Eastern Plays (Bulgaria, Sweden); Sturm (Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands); and Welcome (France). The winner will be revealed on 25 November in Strasbourg.Fiction or animation films illustrating or questioning the founding values of European identity, revealing Europe’s cultural diversity or bringing insights into the deba...

DOK Leipzig announces program and events

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DOK Industry:DOK Leipzig International Documentary Industry Gathering 2009In the past three years, DOK Leipzig has developed into the central German documentary film industry meeting place with a major international aura. An important function of DOK Leipzig is to offer the documentary film industry a lively platform for current debates, financing new projects and the distribution of finished works. DOK Leipzig offers international industry professionals both a window on the world of German docu...

The Danaides' Barrel

Director: David GUIRAUD.
In the desert, a man is buried to his neck in the sand. One does not know anything about him. A young woman, naked under red veils, walks away without paying any attention to him. After getting out of his sand cradle, he will head for the horizon to meet his object of desire.

NEWSLETTER N° 430: September 2, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 429: August 25, 2009

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European Parliament Film Prize unveils at Mostra the 3 nominees: Eastern Plays, Sturm and Welcome

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Today, under the auspices of the 66th Mostra, the European Parliament unveiled the three contending films for the LUX Prize 2009: Eastern Plays (Kamen Kalev), Sturm (Hans-Christian Schmid) and Welcome (Philippe Lioret) will compete for the film prize that has been awarded by the European Parliament to a European co-production for the last two years. For the winner, the LUX Prize 2009 (lux is the Latin word for light), worth about 87,000 Euros, will finance subtitling in the EU's...

Strasbourg International Film Festival Highlights

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The Strasbourg International Film Festival is a 10-day international film festival held from August 28th to September 6th, 2009 in Strasbourg, France and Kehl, Germany, focusing on the works of new and emerging filmmakers. Creatives. Non-conformists. Original and independent voices from all genres, notably experimentals and avant-garde pieces as well as more traditional themes like dramas, thrillers, romantic comedies, innovative documentaries and unique animated works.The festival's goal is to ...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section. LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional ...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors – the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional pr...

Teenagers

Director: Paul Verhoeven (France).
Beside not very commendable teenagers, there exist some others, but who are never showed… Now, these young people, like Lucas, Alexis, etc, can have a beneficial influence on the youths adrift, and even make them better. But sometimes it is necessary to agree to pay the full price, like the corn grain which must die to bear fruit… It is what this film shows, film at the same time dramatic and full with hope, inspired from real facts.

The seven-member German-French jury for the Berlinale section Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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For the sixth time, international francophone television station TV5MONDE – an official partner of the Berlinale – the Berlin International Film Festival and the German-French Youth Association issued a call for candidates in the two nations to give young German and French film fans the opportunity to collaborate as jury members in the awarding of the “Dialogue en perspective” prize. The seven cineastes, who will have the honour of experiencing the 59th Berlin International Film ...

Strasbourg International Film Festival

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SiFF shows works of emerging filmmakers. We showcase creative, edgy, out-of-the-box filmmakers in all genres. We are looking for the decisive voices bound to lead us into tomorrow`s world of filmmaking. Be daring. Be original. Be seen!

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Early Deadline: May 31st.

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