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HERO OF ALL SEAS, a review

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still from the film HERO OF ALL SEAS (Syria, 2010) is a poignant and heart-felt short documentary film, 27’, about a Kurdish man named Abo Yashar who is one of the few men from his native country to have escaped successfully to Athens, Greece. Thousands of Kurdish emigrants have tried to flee to Europe illegally and have failed, making Abo a kind of local hero for his so-called successful passage as many of these emigrants lost their lives at sea during the perilous passage to Greece...

HERO OF ALL SEAS, a review.

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still from the film HERO OF ALL SEAS (Syria, 2010) is a poignant and heart-felt short documentary film, 27’, about a Kurdish man named Abo Yashar who is one of the few men from his native country to have escaped successfully to Athens, Greece. Thousands of Kurdish emigrants have tried to flee to Europe illegally and have failed, making Abo a kind of local hero for his so-called successful passage as many of these emigrants lost their lives at sea during the perilous passage to Greece....

Scavengers' Union

Director: Marina Danezi.
The Scavengers Union was founded in 1992. "Before we started the club, we were waif of the goodness of each institution," says Spyros, the president of the Union. The need for their survival has led them to realize that they have to be organized, in order to claim and finally be able to get a stable place for the weekly bazaar of the Union, which takes place every Sunday. People with different cultures, backgrounds and religious views coexist in harmony. The honorary chairman, president, secretary, treasurer, sergeant, members, honorary members, they all form a human maypole, a miniature of our society.

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

JUST TALKING at 13th TDF

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  JUST TALKING 18/3 AT 13th tdf   The Just Talking section of the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival concluded on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Excelsior Lounge of the Electra Palace Hotel. Participating in the discussion were directors Nikos Megrelis (Shooting vs. Shooting) Chronis Pechlivanidis (South Central Gospel), Athanasios Karanikolas (Khaima), Visa Koiso-Kanttila (Portrait of a Man), Jennifer Arnold (A Small Act), Lea Binzer (Pelican’s Watch), David Andre ...

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 13TH TDF

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    Directors Anneta Papathanasiou (Τhe Nymphs of Hindu Kush), Katerina Patroni (Docville - 99 Laskareos St., Athens 61) and Lefteris Fylaktos (26.2 The Road to Here), whose films participate in the TDF international section, gave a press conference on Friday, March 18 2011. Anneta Papathanasiou was inspired to make The Nymphs of Hindu Kush when she became acquainted with the world of the Kalasha people through her teacher Athanassios Lerounis. Lerounis is the driving force behind Gr...

Emily Hearn and Bill Murray in Opening Night's 'ROOFTOP' Premiere

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Hey all you Film Fanatics, are you just as excited about the Charleston International Film Festival as we are? With things just around the corner, here's an article on one of opening night's premieres entitled ROOFTOP. The independent film/music video stars singer/songwriter Emily Hearn and the one and only Bill Murray. Like what you read? Can't get enough of that hilarious Bill Murray? No need to call Ghostbusters, all you have to do is log onto the Charleston International Film Festival ...

The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival

In June 2011 the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival travels to Athens, where  the headquarters of the eponymous NGO organising the festival is based. This year, similar to last year, young artists from the Balkan region and beyond (Southeast Europe) up to the age of 30 are invited to create their own short films on a pre-defined subject. Entries are accepted from the 1st of November 2010 until the 31st of March 2011. This year’s edition will tackle the topical subject of crises, and aspiring artists will be invited to address the question of “Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Crises?”.

Crises have always been a reality in people’s lives and most of the time we are facing difficult situations which confront us to the different faces of crisis. But how do we define crises and what are we afraid of? Can crises serve as opportunities?

Call for Entris: The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011

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The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011 In June 2011 the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival travels to Athens, where  the headquarters of the eponymous NGO organising the festival is based. This year, similar to last year, young artists from the Balkan region and beyond (Southeast Europe) up to the age of 30 are invited to create their own short films on a pre-defined subject. Entries are accepted from the 1st of November 2010 until the 31st of March 201...

Call for Entris: Film-making Workshops “Who is afraid of the Big Bad Crises?”

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Film-making Workshops “Who is afraid of the Big Bad Crises?” Skopje Workshop Dates: 30 March – 6 April 2011 – Application deadline: 15th of March 2011 Tirana Workshop Dates: 6 May – 13 May 2011 – Application Deadline: 1st of April 2011 Athens Workshop Dates: 15 June – 22 June 2011– Application deadline: 1st of May 2011 You will find more information and online application on our Websites: http://tiranaartlab.wordpress.com/ http://www.balkans...

The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011

Call for entries

The Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011

 

 

In June 2011 the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival travels to Athens, where  the headquarters of the eponymous NGO organising the festival is based. This year, similar to last year, young artists from the Balkan region and beyond (Southeast Europe) up to the age of 30 are invited to create their own short films on a pre-defined subject. Entries are accepted from the 1st of November 2010 until the 31st of March 2011.  This year’s edition will tackle the topical subject of crises, and aspiring artists will be invited to address the question of “Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Crises?”.

 

Crises have always been a reality in people’s lives and most of the time we are facing difficult situations which confront us to the different faces of crisis. But how do we define crises and what are we afraid of? Can crises serve as opportunities?

 

The festival addresses young people, up to 30 years old, interested in creatively expressing their ideas about the Balkans region through film making. Balkans Beyond Borders encourages all young people to participate regardless their social, cultural or religious background.

 

The films can be documentaries or fiction, animations, recorded performances and they must address the subject of the call, having no more than 30 minutes length. The official language of the competition is English.

 

More information on how to apply is available on the Balkans Beyond Borders website:

www.balkansbeyondborders.eu

 

Balkans beyond Borders (BBB), a non- profit organization, intends to promote cooperation in the Balkans and encourage  young artists to reflect on current political and economical issues in their region.  

 

BBB started as an Initiative in the framework of Southeast Europe and the EU Leadership and Development Programme (LDP) and is now a non-profit organization based in Athens with the  purpose of  promote intercultural dialogue and an innovative way of learning through the art of film-making and image. Moreover, BBB aims to support young artists from Balkans and promote their work on both local and European level.

 To this aim, the Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival will travel to a different Balkan city each year addressing a different subject. The Festival will be reinforced by a number of supporting activities throughout the year including, seminars, exhibitions, workshops, other cultural events, as well as collaborations with local and international film festivals.

THE DOG

Director: Nikos Labot.
A middle-aged father lives with his daughter, whom he treasures more than everything else in the world. He has one aim in life: to protect her, whatever the cost, and anyone who dares approach her will have him to deal with. When a young tramp wandering the area with his dog dares just that and the girl and the youth fall in love, it means war

THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The 05 TISFF 2011 commits itself to being even more impressive than the previous
festival, described in short below.

TISFF is happy to report that two
of its shorts are now nominees for the 2011 Oscars, NA WEWE and
MADAGASCAR, and most of its films have already received many
awards in festivals all over the world. Our standards are high, and we
are indeed selecting high cinematic quality and cutting-edge films.

The 4th THESS
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM of Thessaloniki raised once again the level of
quality short film cinema presenting impressive short films from all
over the world. From the 388 fillms of 28 countries submitted, 134 were
selected, and these were continuously applauded by the cinephiles
attending the festival.

In addition to the exceptional individual
submissions like NA WEWE, BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, BANQUET UNDER WATER, ONA, AND ME FOR
MYSELF, VOYAGE AUTOUR DE MA CHAMBRE, VAHETUS, FLAT LOVE and many more
award-winning films (Oscar, Cezar, etc.) , TISFF also presented special
screenings dedicated to BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL, uniFRANCE, SEXY
INTERNATIONAL PARIS FILM FESTIVAL, ATHENS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO, KIMUAK, ENCOUNTERS and MADRID en CORTO/MAILUKI.

2010 CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS / international

BANQUET UNDER
WATER
Babak Amini IRAN

BUTTERFLY CIRCUS
Josh Weigel USA

DONDE
ESTA KIM BASINGER?
Edouard Deluc FRANCE

MOMENTOS
Nuno
Rocha PORTUGAL

NA WEWE
Ivan Goldschmidt BELGIUM

ONA
Pau
Camarasa SPAIN

OYAN
Ismaeel Monsef IRAN

SUNSET FROM
A ROOFTOP
Marinus Groothof HOLLAND

TULUM / PARTY
Dalibor
Matanic CROATIA

UNE PUTE & UN POUSSIN
Clement Michel
FRANCE

VAHETUS / SHIFT
Anu Aun ESTONIA

VOYAGE AUTOUR
DE MA CHAMBRE
Olivier Smolders BELGIUM

2010 CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS / greek

AND ME FOR MYSELF
Georgis Grigorakis

DAY
OUT
Nikos Apostolopoulos / Katerina Gerothanasi

DOUBLE FAULT
Elina
Fessa

DOZA
Erion Kovaci

MESECINA
Sofia Exarchou

Mr.
P
Giorgos Teltzidis

OBLIVION
Gabriel Tzafkas

ONE
NIGHT TOGETHER
Eleftheria Astrinaki

REVERSE
Giorgis
Grigorakis

STARFISH
Katerina Gkioulmichalaki

STIFF a
little love story
Chris Pitharas

THE DOG
Nikos Labot

TWO
TIMES NOW
Mihalis Konstantatos

 

THE DOG

Director: Nikos Labot.
A tale of rage, hate, love and passion. Of guilt and revenge. A middle-aged father lives with his daughter, whom he treasures more than everything else in the world. He has one aim in life: to protect her, whatever the cost, and anyone who dares approach her will have him to deal with. When a young tramp wandering the area with his dog dares just that and the girl and the youth fall in love, it means war…

GREEK FILMS PARTICIPATING IN THE BERLIN AND ROTTERDAM IFF

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  Athens, Jan. 17, 2011  PRESS RELEASE – GREEK FILMS PARTICIPATING IN THE BERLINAND ROTTERDAM IFFAmnesty, the first feature by Bujar Alimani,an Albanian, Greek and French co-production, will hold its world premiere in the Forum of the 2011 Berlin IFF. The announcement follows the second one in a period of exceptional news for local filmmaking, as Greek production Wasted Youth by Argiris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel will screen in the competition section of the 2011 Rotterdam IFF...

Rotterdam announces full lineup Tiger Awards Competitions

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Fourteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2011. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes three world premieres. Two competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2011 comprises twenty-eight films, ranging in length from six to fifty-two minutes. Five short films will see their world premieres in Rotterd...

Greek film Wasted Youth to open 40th IFFR

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The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will open on the evening of Wednesday 26 January with the world première of the Greek film Wasted Youth, a fiction film also selected for the festival's Tiger Awards Competition. Co-directors Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, the producers and cast members Haris Markou, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliof, Jason Wastor and Themis Bazaka will be present at the opening.   Wasted Youth is set during a hot summer day in Athens. A six...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

DJ Spooky Brings His Musical Magic To Poland

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  After touring the globe for the past two years, DJ Spooky arrives in Eastern Europe. His visual/music extravaganza REBIRTH OF A NATION serves as the Opening Night attraction for the inaugural American Film Festival, a new film event that launches on Wednesday evening in Wroclaw, Poland. The man himself will be there to both orchestrate the film presentation and to mix sounds at the film's after-party at the chic Club Eter, where dancing will certainly continue into the wee hou...

I'm a New York Based Artist

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Que sera sera What will be, will be

Dimitris Eipides is the new director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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Dimitris Eipides is the new director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), appointed by Greek minister of culture Pavlos Geroulanos, following the resignation of previous Festival Director, Despina Mouzaki. Eipides' first step as TIFF director is to change this year's event dates to a December 3-11 slot as additional time for the Festival preparations will be necessary, a move already approved by FIAPF. Certain to remain for this year are core sections of the Fes...

The Auction

Director: Gloria U. Y. Kim.
It's Christmas in Toronto, 1978. Eight-year-old Meehee Park longs for two things: to make her mother happy and to get a Cindy doll from Santa. But she soon realizes that Santa isn't real and her parents are struggling to make ends meet. This distresses Meehee to no end, that is until one fateful day when she comes across a neighbourhood auction that will pit her two greatest desires, leaving Meehee to choose between dreams of the past and fitting in with the present.

Francophonie Film Festival

The Francophonie Film Festival will take place in Beijing from March 4 to March 30, 2010.

The festival will present 30 films from various members: France, Senegal, Switzerland, Quebec, Serbia, Vietnam, Tunisia, Belgium etc...

A large selection of feature films and shorts films, recent or older and popular films will be shown to the Chinese audience to let them discover the eclectic worlds of la Francophonie.

Each film will be screened in Beijing, once in the French cultural center and once in the Canadian International School of Beijing (with more than 350 seats), in their original version with Chinese subtitles. Some of them will also have French or English subtitles.

A delegation of directors and artists will be travelling to Beijing to introduce their movies, conduct master classes and meet the press:
From Tunis, Férid Boughedir with ‘’A summer in la Goulette’’
From Belgium, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar with ‘’A town called panic'' (special screening Cannes film festival 2009)
From Senegal, Mansour Sora wade with ''The price of forgiveness''



OIF is an organisation that gathers countries and regions around the French language and/or the same values (cultural diversity, peace, democratic governance, consolidation of the State under the rule of law, environmental protection). It includes more than 56 members and about 14 observer countries, 870 millions people in all 5 continents in total.

The name of the festival, 法话影展, was created to underline that French is the main or second language of the countries showcasing their films.

A competition is organised on http://ent.cri.cn during the whole festival. The audience can vote on line for the best film of the festival. The best film will be shown one more time on March 29, at the French Cultural center.

The film festival is financed by TV5 World Asia, Sinohydro, the French Embassy in China, the Canadian Embassy in China, the Québec Bureau in China, the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation in China, and supported by the International Organisation of la Francophonie, and the Francophone embassies in China.


Feature films :

Austria: Hold up, by Florian Flicker, comedy, crime, 85min
Belgium: A town called panic, by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, animation, 75min
Benin: The valse of the big bottoms, by Jean Odoutan, drama, 88min
Bulgaria: Monkeys in winter, by Milena Andonova, drama, 111min
Canada: Sticky fingers, by Ken Scott, comedy, 180 min
Cyprius: Akamas, by Panikos Chrisanthou, drama, 124 min
Croatia: Slow days, by Matija Klukovic, drama, 102min
France: Cartagena, by Alain Monne, with Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert, drama, 93min
Greece: Dying in Athens, by Nikos Panayotopoulos, drama, musical, 100min
Hungaria: SOS Love, by Tamás Sas, comedy, 96min
Luxembourg: Réfractaire, by Nicolas Steil, drama, 100min
Québec: Necessities of life, by Benoît Pilon, drama, 102min
Czech republic: Mazany Filip, by Václav Marhoul, comedy, crime, 95min
Roumania: Americain fiancees, by Nicolae Margineanu, drama, 80min
Serbia: Technotise-Edit and I, by Aleksa Gajic, animation, 100min
Senegal: The price of forgiveness, by Mansour Sora Wade, drama, 2001, 90min  
Switzerland: Home, by Ursula Meier, drama, 98min
Tunisia: A summer in la Goulette, by Férid Boughedir, drama, 100min
Vietnam: Vertige, by Chuyên Bui Thac, drama, 2009, 110min  


Short films:
Belgium:Slow Motion, by Pascal Adant, animation, 6 min
KWIZ, by Renaud Callebaut, 5min50
Bulgaria: Cirque Sofia, by Pencho Kunchev, animation, 4 min28s
Canada: The necktie, by Jean-François Lévesque, animation, 12min
Diner for two, animation, 7min
Slepping Betty, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
Black soul, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
France: Oktapodi, de Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE,
Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, 2min25s.
Même les pigeons vont au paradis, de Samuel Tourneux, 8min40s.
Niger : La course au cadeau, by Marc AYEE, animation,19min




Informations :
All screenings are free and on a first come first seated basis.
Doors will open 30minutes before each screening.
No advance registration.
Please note the specific security requirements for each location :

•    Canadian International School of Beijing (28 Liangmaqiao Lu)
350 places
For more informations : www.cisb.com.cn
A passport or Id will be required to enter.

•    French cultural center (18, Gongti xi lu)   
81 places
For more informations : http://www.ccfpekin.org/

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Each Board consists of a group of distinguished experts in a variety of entertainment-related areas and will draw on their collective knowledge to steer IFFLAs long-term development. IFFLA Board of Directors Chair Arnold Peter stated, I am very proud of the new slate of Directors. They have already demonstrated their leadership in the business and artistic community. Worki...

STRIKE !

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Video Still Images 1 & 2 Exhibitions/ Screenings: 2010, The Onassis foundation, BIOS exhibition space, Athens, Greece, (screening) 2009/ 2010, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/ Berln/ Madrid, New cinema & Contemporary Arts (opening film and programmed screening) Strike 2Video Still Images 1 & 2     Exhibitions/ Screenings:2010, The Onassis foundation, BIOS exhibition space, Athens, Greece, (screening...
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