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Prix illy du court métrage à Cannes

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PALMARES 1ER PRIX ILLY DU COURT METRAGE   Le 1er Prix illy du court métrage sera attribué lors de la soirée de clôture de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs VENDREDI 25 MAI A 19H30 Partenaire de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs depuis plusieurs années, illycaffè renforce, en 2012, sa collaboration en créant le Prix illy du court métrage. Entreprise engagée sur le plan artistique, illycaffè encourage et accompagne depuis toujours les jeunes artistes. La marque con...

Rose d'Or Festival will open in Lucerne

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On 6 May 2012 the 51st Rose d'Or Festival will open in Lucerne. We are looking forward to an outstanding forum and a glamorous Awards Night with top stars from Australia, USA, UK and Germany. Joining us at the KKL will be Stefan Raab - German entertainer, television presenter and producer, known from such shows as ?TV Total?, ?Schlag Den Raab? and the ?Eurovision Song Contest? -, ?Top Gear's? Jeremy Clarkson and TV legend Larry Hagman aka villain JR Ewing, while silver-screen beauty Isabel Lucas...

International Jury for SHOOTING STARS 2012 confirmed

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The 2012 jury for SHOOTING STARS - Europe's Best Young Actors - has now been finalised. The Danish actor Thure Lindhardt (Flame & Citron), the Dutch director Marleen Gorris (Within the Whirlwind), the Romanian producer Ada Solomon (Renovation), the German casting director Simone Bär (Inglourious Basterds) and the British film journalist Matt Mueller (Total Film) will be selecting Europe's ten best acting talents at the beginning of December for European Film Promotion's (EFP) SHOOTING STARS...

TU & EU (You & Me)

Director: EDWARD SHIEH.
THROUGH ONE BRIEF PHONE CONVERSATION, TU & EU FOLLOWS SEVERAL STAR-CROSSED LOVERS WHOSE DIFFERENCES HAVE PUT THEIR LONG TIME LOVE AFFAIR AT A CRITICAL IMPASSE.

Emmy Awards nominees announced

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Nominations for the 39th International Emmy® Awards were announced today by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees in 10 categories. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony on November 21, 2011 at the Hilton New York Hotel.Nominations span a record 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, M...

A DANGEROUS METHOD at 68th Venice Film Festival

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   A DANGEROUS METHOD (2011) stars Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel and was filmed in multiple locations including Vienna, Zürich, Konstanz, Cologne and Berlin. The film takes place during World War I and focuses on the well known historical conflict between two of some of the greatest thinkers of modern science- Sigmund Freud and Carl G. Jung. In the film, their main subject of conflict rests on a woman, Sabina Spielrein (played by Keira Knightle...

FILM FORUM ZADAR: NEW STIMULI FOR EUROPE

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Author: Jan Wilms Saturday, 2. July 2011 09:00 For the second time, the Film Forum Zadar will take place in Croatia in August. Its exceptional position in Europe has meanwhile been recognised by the film industry. Founder and director is the Oberhausen-based film maker Sergej Stanojkovski. An Interview. 2010LAB.tv: You founded the Film Form Zadar in 2010 and in 2011, it was already part of the "Producers Network" within the framework of the "Marche du Film" ...

Cinema Q Film Festival - July 14th - 17th

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Opening Night Film:PHOTOS OF ANGIE7pm - Thursday, July 14th This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecut...

TIFF Inigo Film Festival Director's interview on filmfestivals.com

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  How long has the festival been going, and why not make it an annual event? I started TIFF in 2005. Every film festival has two challenges: who is going to watch your films (audience) and the huge expenses of having everything screened in 35mm. We connected TIFF with the World Youth Day - which runs every three years in a different big city in the world, which would give us the largest worldwide international young audience. During our screenings we are overrun by young people. With ...

TIFF Inigo Film Fest Director's interview

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How long has the festival been going, and why not make it an annual event?I started TIFF in 2005. Every film festival has two challenges: who is going to watch your films (audience) and the huge expenses of having everything screened in 35mm. We connected TIFF with the World Youth Day - which runs every three years in a different big city in the world, which would give us the largest worldwide international young audience. During our screenings we are overrun by young people. With digital projec...

Berlinale's Best First Feature Award

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The Best First Feature Award is given annually to the best debut film, considering films from the Competition, the Panorama, the Generation, the Forum or the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programmes. A three-member international jury chooses the winning film. The prize is endowed by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF), a society for safeguarding film and television rights. It is worth 50,000 euros and shared between the producer and the director of the awarded film....

Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film to Above us only sky....

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   Jan Schomburg's ÜBER UNS DAS ALL/ABOVE US ONLY SKY from Germany has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section. ÜBER UNS DAS ALL/ABOVE US ONLY SKY will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across t...

Untold Stories of welcome in Albania

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Who does not remember the past is condemned to repeat it.In events around Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK,we think we have seen every grim aspect of the persecutions visited upon the Jewish people in the middle of the last century,(although the day itself-27th January-is increasingly  being designated a commemoration of genocide in general and not exclusively of the horrors instigated by the Nazis)-yet in a marvellously uplifting screening held (on 25th January 2011) at the recently revamped...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Young German Filmmakers Seek Challenges

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With six films invited to the Festival, the first half of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme for 2011 has been decided before the holidays. On February 20, Berlinale Kinotag (the Berlinale’s cinema day for the public), it is a tradition to announce the winners of the Max Ophüls Award feature film competition for 2011. And this year for the first time, the winner of the First Steps Award for 2010 in the category documentary film (Ein Sommer voller Türen, directed by: Stefan Ludwig) will...

Experimental Forum at Thessaloniki 51

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51st THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 For the 51st edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), the Experimental Forum, placing emphasis on experimental and avant-garde film, presents a variety of film programs and parallel events. The sections of this year’s Forum, programmed by Vassilis Bourikas and totaling approximately 70 films (mostly shorts and medium-length) are: AMANTES SUNT AMENTESThe Amantes Sunt Amentes (Lovers are Lunatics) program ...

EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

KRACHT

Director: Thorsten Wenning.
With a bunch of stolen money family father KRACHT tries to escape with his two sons for a better live to the far south. On their way a gangster couple finds out about the money. Out of a sudden the tide turns.

Left By The Ship

Director: Alberto Vendemmiati, Emma Rossi Landi.
Left By the Ship is a cinema-veritè documentary which explores the psychological and social consequences of a military presence. Robert, Jr, Charlene and Margarita are Amerasians: the sons and daughters of Filipina sex workers and American servicemen stationed at the Subic Bay Naval Base, once the largest US Naval Base outside mainland USA. When the Base closed in 1992, thousands of Amerasian children were left behind. Unlike Amerasian children from other countries, Filipino Amerasians were never recognized by the US government. Over the course of two years, we followed the lives of our four Amerasians, as they struggle with discrimination, family problems and identity related issues, trying to overcome a past they are in no way responsible for.

“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber

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By Ron GilbertRuth Gruber was really ahead of her time.” I am experiencing that feeling of zest which goes with exploration. I am in the thick of an historic moment” were the first lines she dispatched from the Soviet Artic in 1935.I felt exactly like that as I watched this film at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Here was this 98 year (She will be 99 when this article is posted) female journalist share her experiences on her early days in these historical moments of her career. She h...

“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber

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“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber By Ron Gilbert   Ruth Gruber was really ahead of her time.” I am experiencing that feeling of zest which goes with exploration. I am in the thick of an historic moment” were the first lines she dispatched from the Soviet Artic in 1935. I felt exactly like that as I watched it. This special documentary which had its LA Premiere at the LA Jewish Film Festival was presented with the help and associat...

MARINA, directed by Stijn Coninx, european co production

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  Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (Belgium), Cologne Film (Germany) and Orisa Produzioni (Italy) will coproduce the Belgian-German-Italian film MARINA, directed by Stijn Coninx. Over 40% of the 6.000.000 Euro budget is in place, originating from the Benelux. Principal photography is planned for summer of 2011, release is scheduled for March 2012. Although set in the fifties, in post war Europe, Marina taps into that very modern and actual theme of migration and integration. But foremost, ...

CineAyiti International Film Festival, Cap-Haitien

Virtual keyboard solidarity alone will not sustain Haiti's recovery. Tangible projects are needed on the ground with medium and long-term focus.

The critics should not forget that the 60-year old Berlin International Film Festival started at a time when Germany was dotted with World War II rubble. The Sundance Film Festival started on a very modest footing.

The theme of the maiden edition of CineAyiti International Film Festival is “Cinema and National Recovery.”

Before the quake of 12 January 2010, Haiti had one film festival (Festival Film Jakmèl) on the Southern Corridor initiated by the respected Ciné Institute. There existed also a young but vibrant home video scene with inputs from the Haitians in the Diaspora (USA, Canada, UK, France).

This "CineAyiti International Film Festival" in Cap - Haitien on the Northern Corridor, seeks not  to only  complement the Southern Corridor event but also support the emergence of a diversified Haitian Audio Visual Industry after the quake of 12 January 2010.

Many film-making countries like the USA, UK, Canada, China, South Korea, Germany, France, South Africa or Nigeria have more than five different annual film festivals each.

Therefore, Haiti having two film festivals - the "Festival Film Jakmèl" on the South in Jacmel and "CineAyiti International Film Festival" on the North of the country in Cap-Haitien is a positive development and the winners will be the Haitian and international creative talents.

By submitting your film, getting your accreditation or becoming a patron ,you contribute towards the sustained concrete recovery of Haiti's motion pictures industry.

Scars and Bloody Noses

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Scars and Bloody Noses: With 14 Films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino Programme is Complete With a total of 14 films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is now complete. In addition to the six films previously announced, another eight works have been added, films that once again embody the thematic and formal wealth of new German film. A man thinks he’s doing a mate, who has just got out of prison, a simple, everyday favour. But right off, all he gets is a bloody nose. The film Lebendk...

Scars and Bloody Noses: the Perspektive Deutsches Kino completed its programme with 14 Films,

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With a total of 14 films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is now complete. In addition to the six films previously announced, another eight works have been added, films that once again embody the thematic and formal wealth of new German film. A man thinks he's doing a mate, who has just got out of prison, a simple, everyday favour. But right off, all he gets is a bloody nose. The film Lebendkontrolle (Outside) by Florian Schewe (HFF - Film and & Television Academy, Pot...

Darfur

Director: Uwe Boll.
Since 2003 the crisis in Darfur has claimed the lives of over 300,000 civilians. 2,8 million Darfuri have been displaced within Sudan. The JANJAWEED MILITIY & SUDANESE GOVERNMENT FORCES have been responsible for the majority of the rape, torture and murder. 3,8 million people are dependent on international humanitarian aid. One half of these people are beyond the reach of such help. In 2009 a group of international Journalists visited a village in the Darfur region under the protection of the AFRICAN UNION (AU). They were never the same again ...
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