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Emmerich to be Jury President of the Berlinale 2005

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German director Roland Emmerich will be president of the International Jury of the Berlinale 2005. Emmerich’s international career began with the film Das Arche Noah Prinzip (The Noah’s Ark Principle) which screened at the Berlinale in 1984 and attracted worldwide attention. Hollywood discovered this great talent, who then went on to make Independence Day, Godzilla and The Patriot, all Oscar-crowned works. In 2004, with The Day After Tomorrow, Emmerich contributed to the ongoing debate on th...

Bahamas impressive and eclectic line up

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FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP The first annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, BIFF will play host to a combination of industry professionals, filmmakers, celebrity guests, visitors and the local community. The Festival will present more than 75 films in a wide range of special sections: an International Competition, a selection of cinema’s “New Visions,” a World Cinema showcase, a Caribbean S...

Denver Film Festival full program

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The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival (SDIFF27), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls-out October 14 - 24, 2004. This year’s festival features a focus on German cinema along with a host of new and returning awards and showcases approximately 200 films, including eighteen premieres, including six World, five North American, and seven U.S. premieres. SDIFF27 will host over a hundred actors, directors, and producers as guests and promises to answer the festival’s theme quest...

San Sebastian: live from the fest closing week end

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Friday's competition program opened with “BOMBON, The Dog”, an Argentine film by Carlos Sorín who won a jury prize here two years ago with “Minimal stories”. This director works characteristically with non-professional actors who appear in his films under their real names. “Bom-Bon” is the name of a docile white mastiff who shares the lead with a gentle man from Patagonia by the name of Juan Villegas. Juan, after losing his job in a remote desert gas station, held for twenty ye...

San Sebastian: live from the fest closing week end

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Friday's competition program opened with “BOMBON, The Dog”, an Argentine film by Carlos Sorín who won a jury prize here two years ago with “Minimal stories”. This director works characteristically with non-professional actors who appear in his films under their real names. “Bom-Bon” is the name of a docile white mastiff who shares the lead with a gentle man from Patagonia by the name of Juan Villegas. Juan, after losing his job in a remote desert gas station, held for twenty ye...

San Sebastian: live from the fest closing week end

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Friday's competition program opened with “BOMBON, The Dog”, an Argentine film by Carlos Sorín who won a jury prize here two years ago with “Minimal stories”. This director works characteristically with non-professional actors who appear in his films under their real names. “Bom-Bon” is the name of a docile white mastiff who shares the lead with a gentle man from Patagonia by the name of Juan Villegas. Juan, after losing his job in a remote desert gas station, held for twenty years, ...

Toronto Discovery Line-Up Announced

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This year's Discovery line-up at the 29th Toronto International Film Festival® presents 28 features from 23 countries, all of which are either world, international, or North American premieres. This year's line-up includes the highly anticipated OFF BEAT, from Hendrik Hölzemann, Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik's ON THE OUTS, Pete Travis' OMAGH, and Xiao Jiang's ELECTRIC SHADOWS. Launched in 1996, Discovery presents films by gifted and innovative first or second feature filmmakers. Last yea...

British Gala strong selection at next Edinburgh Fest

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British Gala: The Best of British: the finest features produced in the UK in the last twelve months will be featured at the forthcoming festival edition to be held August 18 to 29.Ae Fond KissKen Loach Long awaited, Glasgow-set romance, from one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers. BlindedEleanor Yule Powerful drama of jealousy and passion, starring EIFF favourite Peter Mullan Dead Man's ShoesShane Meadows Fourth feature from one of Britain's best-loved filmmakers; a gritty tale of gangland r...

Ecocinema presents information films on its last days

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On its fourth and fifth day, Ecocinema International Environment Film Festival in Rhodes (Greece) focused on information films that try to raise our awareness on environmental matters. Here is the review of 3 of these documentaries that drew a special attention.Battle’s poison cloud, by Cecile Trijssenaar from the UK (2003, 53 minutes)The first image sets the tone of the documentary as the camera pans over shelves of jars containing monstrously malformed dead foetuses. The sequence graphically...

Beverly Hills Fest full line up

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The Beverly Hills Film Festival, to be held May 6-9, announced programming for its fourth annual event. Twenty-nine films, comprising features, documentaries, and shorts, will be presented at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills, with a full complement of after-parties and receptions. The week will be capped when the Golden Palm Award is bestowed upon the top film at the annual Awards Ceremony gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sunset Room on May 9.“This year’s program is our most diverse...

Hawaii Festival Spring Fling will feature 21 films

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For Immediate Release Contact: Chris DacusMarch 11, 2004 Email: media@hiff.orgHAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING FLING PRESENTED BY COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS SHOWCASES 21 EMERGING INDEPENDENT FILMSFilm Festival offers movie buffs a wide diversity of 21 films from 13 countriesHONOLULU –The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present its 7th annual SPRING FLING presented by COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS, a showcase of new, emerging cinema to kick off the New Year. Signature Do...

French Rendez Vous in New York

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Rendez-Vous with French CinemaMarch 12 -21Rendez-Vous 2004 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA, together with The French Cultural Services. Sponsored by Air France and TV5. Directors and Actors Attending Rendez-Vous 2004 (Check website for specific showtimes): • Nathalie Baye, actress, Feelings• Siegrid Alnoy, director, She’s One of Us• Grégory Baquet, actor, Grande Ecole• Gilles Bourdos, director, A Sight for Sore E...

Transport

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Transport a film by Silvio Helbig will be showing on February 12th, 9pm and 13th, 4 and 8 pmSomewhere in the future. A train driver of the powerful Transport Corporation is told by his controller to steer a course through the forbidden sector. When his train breaks down in a dilapidated tunnel of the forbidden sector the driver is bound to face a catastrophe. The CharactersThe driver Herold (Anatole Taubman), after having barely survived an accident, is on the verge of being evicted from the Tr...

"In Your Eyes"an urban love story

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"In Your Eyes" by Trae Briers will have its World Premiere at Santa Barbara Film Festival Special Screening Sunday, February 01 2003 Pre-Show Live Entertainment featuring: "Terminal Madness" at 9:00pm"In your Eyes" Film Special Screening at 9:30pmAfter Show Live Entertainment featuring "Nevamind w/ live band" @ 11:00pm Bringing the real urban love experience to the screen. The special screening of "In your Eyes" directed by Trae Briers is a World Premiere and part of the "Special Screening" sect...

Slamdance awards

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners tonight in 10 categories at the Slamdance Sparky Award ceremonies at Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley. "Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent," says Slamdance director Peter Baxter. "Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective. This year we expanded into the Madstone Theatres to double our Salt Lake offerings." The "Sparkies" were followed by a pa...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...

The Anchorage awards

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The Anchorage International Film Festival wrapped up after 100 films from around the globe screened in four different venues for eleven days this past December. Here’s a list of our 2003 Oosikar Winners and Top Runners Up:Alaskan Film: Elizabeth Petrovich: Birth of Civil Rights by Jeff Silverman (Best SnowDance 2003) Talkin with Mr. Darby by Joel Bennett (Honorable Mention) ACAT EJSLI Project Youth/Elder by Jean Riordan (Honorable Mention) Voice of the People by Lamia Bouziane (Honorable Menti...

Schultze gets the blues AND 3 Stockholm awards

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Grand Slam winner Schultze Gets the Blues rides away with Stockholm Bronze Horse and BEST FIRST FEATURE Grand Slam at Stockholm Film Festival by Michael Schorr Michael Schorr's Schultze Gets the Blues rode away with the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" and Best First Feature Award at the 14th Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended November 23. Schorr's film won in two other categories: Best Actor, Horst Krause, and Best Screenplay. The story of a man who has spent his whole ...

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