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NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010


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FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

A brief presentation of Bergamo Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte
BERGAMO 16th - 24th  JULY 2010 Mission: an arts cinema manifest To...
promote and celebrate the universal lenguages of cinema and art:

TrentoFilmfestival on the top of mountains
From 29 April to 9 May Trento will once again be the international capital of mountains...

Tribeca Film Festival goes Virtual:
Tribeca Film Festival is going Virtual in 2010! This year, even if you
live nowhere near the Big Apple, you can participate in the Festival
more than ever before. Starting on March 15, Tribeca Film Festival
Virtual will offer robust video content introducing you to the films,
filmmakers, movers and shakers that make the Festival happen...

Fribourg International Film Festival Competition line up and programme complete!
The
competition line up of the 24th Fribourg International Film Festival
was revealed today. 13 long features from Asia, Latin America and the
Caucasus have been selected. From March 13 to 20, the Festival will
showcase 80 ...

Documenta Madrid highlights
The
7th International Documentary Film Festival will be held from May 7th
to May 16. Documenta Madrid has set a new record in the number of
submissions received, 1,153 films from 92 countries, and a significant
number of Spanish productions, 233 entr...

10 Things You Didn't Know About European Directors
By
Greta Lorez   Did you know… … Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding
members of the Nouvelle Vague, was the son of a Swiss couple...

FEST the Final Day
Guest
of FEST 2010 Sergey Lavrentiev, a film critic and the presenter of the
Russian film “Ward #6” based on a famous Chekhov novel...

Greek Cinematography at FEST
7th press conference of FEST2010, the International Film Festival in
Belgrade, went by pretty interesting, and a dear guest from Greece
Dimitris Kerkinos, the director of International Film Festival in
Thessalonika talked about well known festival, the program they hold,
mainly about giving the possibility for cooproductions to promote
projects and screenplay, a pitching prospects, and eliglibility for a
film projects to apply for Balkan Fund.

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AWARDS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

The Hurt Locker wins 6 Oscars
"The Hurt Locker" (the Iraq War drama) won best picture and five other
prizes at the Academy Awards, including best director for Kathryn
Bigelow. Bigelow is the first woman in the Oscars hi...

Thank you speeches from the Independent Spirit Awards winners
Thank U Cam Best Female Lead Gabourey Thank U Cam Best Director Lee
Daniels Thank U Cam Jeff Bridges Best Male Lead Crazy Heart Thank U Cam
Best Supporting Male Woody Harr...

And the winner is The Hurt Locker...
For those of you who forgot...here is the list of the nominees... As
for the winners, well, you will have to wait a bit more... Independent
Spirit Awards had a Precious night, will it be The Hurt Loc...

Oscar Red Carpet is ready
The Red Carpet for the 82nd Academy Awards was rolled out on Hollywood
Blvd on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 outside the Hollywood and Highland
Center in Hollywood, CA, in preparation for March 7 ceremony...

The Global Film Village: It was a Precious Spirit Awards Gala
...

"How An Oscar Statue Is Made"
"The Oscar statuette was designed in 1928 by Cedric Gibbons.  MGM's
chief art director and one of the Academy's founding members.  Fredric
Hope, who was then Gibbons' assistant, created the or...

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FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

DOCUMENTA MADRID offers Spain premiere to the Oscar award-winning documentary, The Cove
DOCUMENTA MADRID 10 will be screening,for the first time in Spain,The
Cove, the controversial and widely acclaimed winner of the Oscar Award
for Best Documentary. The director of The Cove, Louie Psiho...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: SZCZEPAN PRZYGODA
Labelled a goldbrick or a loafer in the times before Poland?s
democratic transformation in 1989, the eponymous ?hero? of Sebastian
Czech?s documentary spends his days in carefree and alcohol fuelled ...

Film of the Week#2
And here we go with the second Film of the Week! Now let's take on the
Music Video section of the festival and a work by Ilya Kolesnikov
called "Sleepwalking" made for Everything is Made in ...

Buff Blogcast - March 2010
The phrase ?joined at the hip? springs to mind immediately when it
comes to the argument that winners at the Golden Globes then go on to
double up at the Baftas before claiming the hat-trick at the ...

Jud Süss hits a raw nerve in Berlin
JUD SÜß-- A Film With a Conscience about a Film Without a Conscience
Hits a Raw Nerve in Berlin "JUD SÜß" (Jew Sweet), was the title of a
film commissioned by Nazi propaganda minister Josep...

2010 berlinale: JUD SUESS resurrected
In German and Jewish themed film festivals the focus on the Third Reich
and the Holocaust remains essential as expressed in the large number of
features and documentaries screened on those topics. Th...

The 60th Berlinale--Retrospektively Speaking
by Richard Traubner The Retrospektive at the Berlinale usually excites
all types of film historians, curators, museum personnel, and other
interested parties--especially when it's a German subject...

Atieh presents new film on Iranian Women Poets throughout time
Atieh Atarzadeh          Atieh Attarzadeh, a talented Iranian female
director, is presenting her recent documentary to the attention of film
festival directors w...

Rock'n'roll... Of Corse! - Teaser
Feature documentary: Rock'n'roll... Of Corse! (When you believed it was forever...) Teaser ...

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PEOPLE NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

European Film Academy protests against arrest of Iranian director Jafar Panahi
The Board of the European Film Academy strongly protests against the
arrest of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi and demands his immediate
release. Jafar Panahi is an internationally recognised artis...

Leonardo di Caprio remembers his first acting performance with Robert de Niro
This boy's life was Leonardo's first performance talks about "menace".
"Is that empty?" ....."NOOOOOOOOO" Some things are good, only to a
certain degree he thinks......

10 Things You Didn't Know About European Directors
By Greta Lorez   Did you know? ? Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding
members of the Nouvelle Vague, was the son of a Swiss couple. Born in
Paris, he spent his childhood in Switzerland and...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: MALAGASY GOSPEL
What?s unusual about Malagasy Gospel? Directors Carlos Esbert, Virginia
Camino, Alvaro Lagos, and Graciela de Pablos give us the details on
their inspiring and recent ÉCU 2010 selected documenta...

Interview with Dieter Kosslick observations and a look back on 2010 Berlinale
Under Kosslick's direction the Berlin International Film Festival has
become the largest international film festival adding virtually each
year new program components, which have been frequently emul...

New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced
the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board.  This year's Advisory Board
includes a lineup of prominent international media prof...

Richard Gere will open the inaugural Aruba Int?l Film Festival.
Legendary leading man and activist Richard Gere will open the inaugural
Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) as its official host when the
Festival unspools this June. In addition to opening the F...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with
Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".
She has been nominated for ...

Keri Putnam appointed as the Sundance Institute's new Executive Director
Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute, and Wally
Weisman, Chairman of the Board, today announced the appointment of Keri
Putnam as the Institute's new Executive Director. "I...




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