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Rotterdam’s Signals to include Changing Channels and tribute to Kira Muratova

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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) adds two programs to Signals, its section of thematic and topical programs. The festival honours Kira Muratova  with a full retrospective of her features and short films. The second addition to Signals is ‘Changing Channels’, a program about episodic storytelling featuring new television work and web-based series directed by filmmakers. The full program of IFFR 2013 will be available on www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com by Thursday 17 Jan...

Awards on International Film Festival of Gijon

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Awards on Festival Internacional De Cine De Gijon

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Awards of FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN PALMARÉS DE LA 50 EDICIÓN 16th to 24 November happened in a beautiful Asturias in Spain, in even more beautiful sexy little town called Gijon. Beside many other interesting film sections of the festival that I was unable to see due to my FIPRESCI Jury duties and FIPRESCI selection I would be mentioning a few the awarded films first. Due to at a quite of few awards given I would m...

CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM

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Live Animation Competition CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM Animating a film in front of an audience? A frightening thought for most animation artists. All the more challenging is the task of creating a short film within 48 hours. International teams compete with each other in the 48h Animation Jam, live at the festival. The Live Animation Competition Crazy Horse Session – 48 H Animation Jam addresses animation students from international film and art schools as we...

REMINDER: CALL FOR ENTRIES - ITFS 2013

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20th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (April 23-28, 2013) Submission Deadline: December 01, 2012 Online, by letter, by email – each day we receive many many interesting film entries from all over the world. At this point we would like to express our thanks to all those who already have submitted their works for pre-selection to the 20th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. And we would like to remind all those who have not yet sent in their films that the entry de...

The awards - Maverick Movie Awards

MAVERICK AWARDS for all of the below categories will be given to one feature AND one short or, accordingly, one individual from each category. Award-winners will be selected from a list of honorees comprised of two to ten nominees in Features and two to fifteen nominees in Shorts. The MMA categories are:       BEST PICTURE  All genres of narrative, documentary, animated, musical, experimental, and/or performance-based pictures will be considered for this award.  ...

Helen Mirren to receive European achievement in World Cinema Awards

  HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD "A very meaningful honour," says the British actress (picture: Giles Keyte) The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form,” stated Helen Mirr...

Monica Bellucci and Bahman Gobhadi to present "Fasle Kargadan / Rhino Season"

  On Wednesday September 26th at 19:00, the Kursaal Auditorium will host the European premiere of Bahman Gobhadi´s film, Fasle Karagdan / Rhino Season. The director will attend the screening with the cast headliners Monica Bellucci, Behrouz Vossoughi and Belçim Bilgin. Bahman Gobhadi has won the Golden Shell on two occasions at the San Sebastian Festival, in 2004 with Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand / Turtles Can Fly and in 2006 with Niwemang / Half Moon. In 2007 Gobhadi was...

Shellshock

Director: John Corcoran.

EFA Nominates 3 Animation films

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2012. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) and EFA Member Per Holst (producer, Denmark) as well as representatives of CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, Brigitte Baronet (France), Tony Loeser (Germany), and Tomm Moore (Ireland) decided on the following nominations: ...

OH BOY wins big at Oldenburg Film Festival

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Five days of Film Festival action: Packed with great films, exciting stars, inspiring conversations, exclusive receptions and sizzling partys. For 19 years the festival turns the late summer in Oldenburg into a unique gathering spot for international and German independent cinema. UNION SQUARE director Nancy Savoca, who already attended the festival way back in 1994, was spot on when she observed: „ The Oldenburg festival has grown bigger, but it has retained its unique independent spirit.“ ...

Keanu Reeves' "Side By Side" to open 20th PLUS CAMERIMAGE

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary this year, announced today that Keanu Reeves’ new documentary “Side by Side” has been selected to open the Festival, which takes place November 24th – December 1st. The announcement was made by Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.   Said Żydowicz, “We are truly excited that ‘Side by Side’ will open the 20th edition of our Festival and that th...

Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf to Lead IFTA

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                                    The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA®) has renewed contracts with CEO & President, Jean Prewitt and Executive VP & American Film Market Managing Director, Jonathan Wolf through 2015.   Chairman Paul Hertzberg stated, “We are thrilled to have...

Deadline coming soon! Online submissions admited

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  Cine//B is calling for entries. Any genre, any format, any running time. ♦ Deadline this Friday 14.09.12 ! We accept online screeners (via vimeo, youtube, wetrasnfer or dropbox) to the e-mail: florencia@festivalcineb.com   RULES AND CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION ​*The competition is always open for submissions.​ *To enter, your film can be: a Chilean or foreign production, a student film, any genre, any budget, an...

MINE GAMES (2012); Interview with Richard Gray

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                                  Six months ago, I flew out from Toronto to LA to screen the first ever cut of the film Mine Games (2012). There were four of us in the room, one of them being one of the industry’s most important icons of the psychological-thriller/horror genre. The film left us stimulated and full of ...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Lena Dunham

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This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed series “Girls”, which has hit the roof in popularity and gained fans worldwide.  The show is about a group of twenty-something year old girls wh...

Third New York City International Film Festival Opens with Saving Grace B. Jones

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By Maria Esteves – August 5, 2012 The Third New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF 2012) presented by NYCIFF Institute will be held August 10-16, 2012 at the NY Film Market, Magno theater, and Tribeca Cinemas. The New York City International Film Festival presents a high-profile platform for emerging and established independent filmmakers from around the world. This year’s festival will showcase over 100 films (documentaries, features, shorts), exhibitor show, panel...

Board Member updates: Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “...

The EFA Ambassadors

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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

Greta Scacchi named president of MWFF jury

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Australian film star Greta Scacchi will be president of the international jury of the 36th Montreal World Film Festival, it was announced. “Ms. Scacchi has marked the international cinema with her talent and we are honoured to have her as the president of our jury,” said Festival President Serge Losique. Born in Milan to an English mother and Italian father, Greta Scacchi was raised in England and Australia and received her early theatrical training as at the Bristol Old Vic...

Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “It is a great privilege to be hosting his master...

A whole new world at DIFF

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Film allows you to see the world without leaving your seat. My third day at DIFF took me from Lisbon to a farm in Africa, the Deep South, the Philippines and Paris. Dark clouds rolled into Durban yesterday, but the sun always shines at the movies (thank you A-Ha). My first film was the wonderful black and white Portuguese film, Tabu. The competition film is filled with nostalgia. It is set in modern-day Lisbon and in 1930s colonial Africa. It is a wonderful love story remi...

review of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Subversive horror actioner Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Starring:Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson,Erin Wasson Director: Timur Bekmambetov If Hollywood can churn out literary-horror mashups like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, why not a period epic in 3D like   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Why ever not indeed! In this subversive fantasy/horror/actioner directed by Timur Bekmambetov, vampires  hold swa...

review: A HEARTWARMING TALE OF LIFE & FRIENDSHIP : THE INTOUCHABLES

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A HEARTWARMING TALE OF LIFE & FRIENDSHIP THE INTOUCHABLES Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy,Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Cyril Mendy Directed & written by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano There's a comic scene in this  French film  about a  true life cross-racial,intercultural friendship where Abdel “Driss” Yasmin  (Omar Sy) the cocky live-in caretaker of  Philippe  Pozzo di Borgo, a wealthy quadriplegic, says Rimsky Korsakov'...

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Charlotte Rampling

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  Charlotte Rampling © Courtesy of I, Anna 2012. Photographer Kerry Brown. The Festival del film Locarno will present an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to the English actress Charlotte Rampling. The award ceremony will take place on the Locarno Festival’s opening night on Wednesday 1 August on the Piazza Grande. The following day the public will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Charlotte Rampling. To mark the occasion the Festival del film Locarno will...
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