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NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011
Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will co chair the Berlin edition 2011.  
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 Japanese anime film Summer Wars wins 3rd Finnkino Prize
 Gerardmer awards Bedevilled
 Annette Bening honored at the 26th SBFF with American Riviera Award

Roterdam Tiger Awards
The three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea), Finisterrae by Sergio Caballero (Spain, 2010) and Hubert Bals Fund supported film Eternity by Sivaroj Kongsakul (Thailand, 2010).
On the occasion of IFFR's 40th jubilee edition, the one-off and shared Return of the Tiger Award went to Oki's Movie by Hong Sang-Soo (South Korea) and Club Zeus by David Verbeek (Netherlands/China).

40 films from all sections of the 61th Berlin International Film Festival have been nominated for the TEDDY AWARDs 2011
On February 18th 2011, the 9-headed international TEDDY jury, with representatives from the USA, Hungary, Thailand, Latvia, Brasil, England, South Korea, Mexico and Australia, will be announcing the winners on the 25th TEDDY AWARD gala...

Mario Camus - Honorary Goya Award 2011

 Mario Camus - Honorary Goya Award 2011 This year the members of the Spanish Academy decided to give the Honorary Goya Award to the writer and director, Mario Camus.   Three times nominee to the Goya Awards, he won 1994 the Best Screenplay - Original (Mejor Guión Original) for Sombras en una Batalla.  Mario Camus started studying Law, but left his studies to enter the IIEC (now EOC) in 1956, where he got a director's diploma in 1963 -with the training film El ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam Prizes
Each year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates a number of outstanding films with a variety of awards. Many of these prizes are awarded by (international) juries, and several of them are conferred upon the winners by the IFFR audiences...

Arte France Cinéma and Eurimages Awards for Best CineMart Projects handed out in Rotterdam
The 28th CineMart, co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded today, Wednesday February 2 in Rotterdam, with the announcement of the two awards for best CineMart Projects 2011 as chosen by the Jury consisting of Rémi Burah (General Secretary of ARTE France Cinéma),...

Short Films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011
Monday January 31, Nicolas Provost's Stardust (Belgium), Nathaniel Dorsky's Pastourelle (USA) and Natasha Mendonca's Jan Villa (USA/India) were awarded the three equal Rotterdam Tiger Awards for Short Films 2011. Alberto De Michele's I Lupi (The Wolves, Italy) took the Rotterdam Short Film Nominat...

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Awards
Screen Actors Guild Honors Outstanding Film And Television Performances at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the "17th Annual Screen Act...




 Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights of 15th edition
 HollyShorts is now accepting submissions for the 7th edition
 The 12th Nordic Film Market begins!
 2011 BigPond® Adelaide Film Festival program launched!
 TEDDY AWARD on Tour – The Queer Movie Tour in Berlin

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is to open the 64th Festival de Cannes

The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Gad Elmaleh and Léa Seydoux.
Following London (Match Point) and Barcelona (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), it's the turn of Paris to be honoured by the lens of the New York film director most appreciated by European audiences.    

"Invertebrate? compiting in the Experimental Film category is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. When the end comes, it will not be the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that will survive. It will be the species that can adapt to change that will dominate the Earth...Check out the trailer! "Invertebrate" est une nouvelle soumission à ECU 2011. Quand vient la fin, ce ne sera pas...

African Film Festival of Tarifa Offers Movies Online
FCAT's 8th edition on 11th-19th June ? 3rd African-Spanish film Co-production forum's submission closed ? Submissions of films for official competition close February 25th ? Submissions of for 4th PhotoAfrica close March 1st   The African Film Festival of Tarifa (, has entered into a partnership with, a video-on-demand internet platform with head...

Les 7 Parnassiens Cinéma

Learn about the history of the Les 7 Parnassiens Cinéma and its collaboration with the European Independent Film Festival! Regarder la vidéo qui retrace l'histoire du cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens Cinéma, et de sa collaboration avec le Festival Européen du Film Indépendant!

Cinequest Empowers Mavericks...and shows films to over 80,000 attendees

"PASSIONE" AND "SOUL SURFER" TO OPEN AND CLOSE CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL John Turturro, AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton To Receive Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards The Cinequest Film Festival announced today the two features that will bookend the upcoming Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. John Turturro's acclaimed Italian music documentary Passione will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the official Opening Night Film while Sean ...

The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program

The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program was launched this morning by the Minister assisting the Premier of the Arts, the Hon John Hill MP; Deputy Chairman Vivienne Skinner and Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick at the Palace Nova East End Cinemas in Adelaide, one of the main venues for this year's festival.   Taking place from 24 February to 6 March, the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival will present a dynamic program of screenings, special events, worksho...



 European Cinema Audiences First to Experience Carmen in 3D
 Restored Metropolis, Fritz Lang’s screening at Macy's with organ impro Forms Strategic Alliance with at NATPE
 John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery,
 Roger Corman at Sundance?

German Cinema - LOLA@Berlinale,

With box office hits and award winning films, the German film industry is at a commercial and creative highpoint. For many years, a selection of German films has been spotlighted in the German Cinema series, which takes on a new form as of 2011.   Entitled German Cinema - LOLA@Berlinale, the programme will present films longlisted for the German Film Awards (aka Lola) by the German Film Academy. The series will remain an outstanding and important component of the European Film Market. �...

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is to open the 64th Festival de Cannes

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is to open the 64th Festival de Cannes at the same time as it opens in theatres all over France on May 11th 2011. Photographer - Roger Arpajou © 2011 Mediapro, Versátil, & Gravier Productions Midnight in Paris, the new film by Woody Allen will open the Festival de Cannes on May 11th in the LumièreTheatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro. The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together ...

SBIFF 2011 closing with Carmen 3D

Carmen in 3D to close the SBIFF. Stay tuned for upcoming interviews/NEWS with cast and crew.   SBIFF PRESS "On Closing Night, SBIFF is proud to feature the Premiere of Georges Bizet’s popular opera “Carmen in 3D,” a dazzling film directed by Julian Napier filled with some of the best-loved music ever written, performed by some of the world’s greatest singers and marking the first time ever that an opera has been filmed and sho...


Wim Wenders to give a masterclass on Pina at Talent Campus While the Berlinale Talent Campus brings together filmmakers who represent the future of cinema, this year's Campus programme will also address the future look and feel of cinema. Legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders, director of masterpieces such as Wings of Desire, the Cuban music documentary Buena Vista Social Club and Paris, Texas will give a masterclass on his latest documentary Pina, a 3D dance film on the late German contemporary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, premiering in the Competition section.
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Meet the Berlinale team
Belinale Poster  The poster for the Berlinale 2011 was conceived by the Boros Agency. Just like in the last years, a single motif represents the entire Berlinale. For the sake of unified communication there will be no separate section posters.            ...

Jafar Panahi - Filmmaker of the World
  Shortly after the Berlinale invited Jafar Panahi to be on this year's International Jury, he was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from filmmaking for the next 20 years. Ever since, people have been protesting worldwide against this verdict as it violates the right to freedom of opinio...

Jury President: Isabella Rosselini from Sundance
Jury President speaks about Directing and beeing selected at Sundance ...

Sushila Rege-Kapadia was the national Badminton champion in 1952, ?53 and ?58. She used to work for the Govt of India Tourist Office and  played badminton in her spare time. Actually, badminton was a passion, not just a hobby. Work was also fun and she recalls meeting  Hollywood star of yesteryear...

..fascinating, threatening and surreal! Jan ?vankmajer Retrostrospective in Dresden
  A series of screenings of remarkable feature films by Czech surrealist, artist and animator Jan ?vankmajer is set to open on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in Dresden's Thalia theatre. The series runs until April 2, and is organized by Czech Film Center in cooperation with the German Institute of ...

The Producers Panel, Presented by the Midwest Independent Film Festival!
Tonight'sTopic: "The State of the Independent Film Market" Get to know our...

Steve Bertram (formerly with Paramount) joins Relativity Media as new COO
Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media, LLC, announced today that Steve Bertram, formerly the President of Business Operations for Paramount Home Entertainmentparamount , has joined the company as COO and CFO.   Bertram will oversee the day-to-day company operations for Relativity, including th...


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Now in its 17th year, the Los Angeles Film Fetival showcases the best of American and international cinema.  Drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 90,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured...
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The LACFH will take place on January 19th 2010 at the Award Winning Whitefire Theater in Los Angeles California.  The LACFH is here to provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to have their work recognized, judged and awarded.  Operating as a quarterly festival, we pride ourselves on being able to showcase entertaining domestic and international materials from talented independent filmmakers 4 times a year.  21 awards will be up for grabs between the 9 categories.
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