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Critics Prizes at the festivals of Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Geneva, Leipzig, Vienna

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Cottbus (Germany, Festival of East European Cinema, November 6-11, 2012). Prize: "Kolka Cool" (Kolka Cool) by Juris Poskus (Latvia, 2011), shown in the feature film competition. Motivation: "The FIPRESCI award goes to "Kolka Cool" for its poetic portrait of the ennui of young people in provincial Latvia." Jury: Alison Frank, UK ("The Moving Arts Film Journal"), Tomislav Sakic, Croatia ("Hrvatski Filmski Ljetopis"), Jennifer Borrmann, Germany (&...

Hawaii International Film Festival highlights

The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films--four features and two documentary shorts--as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.     The NAF program, previously called American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile, continues to highlight the creative enterprises of talented foreign-born writers, directors, producers,...

55 Socks screening at Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur

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Quebec cultural agency SODEC (La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec)  is proud to announce the presence of many Quebec works presented at the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur. This year, SODEC supports the presence of Quebec directors at the event which runs from 28 September to 5 October.In total, 10 feature films, including three co-productions with Europe and seven short films will be presented at t...

Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business

Tiburon Film Society will present "Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business" at the Bay Model located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 6 PM. Running Time:  64 minutes Country:  Greece Genre:  Documentary Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos At the Delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, where a vast proportion of the planet's oil is excavated, bomb attacks, abductions and murders

Greta Scacchi named president of MWFF jury

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Australian film star Greta Scacchi will be president of the international jury of the 36th Montreal World Film Festival, it was announced. “Ms. Scacchi has marked the international cinema with her talent and we are honoured to have her as the president of our jury,” said Festival President Serge Losique. Born in Milan to an English mother and Italian father, Greta Scacchi was raised in England and Australia and received her early theatrical training as at the Bristol Old Vic...

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...

7th Edition of the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva (FIFOG) In Geneva, Versoix, Lausanne, and Gex

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  The festival runs From 28th April  May 6th   With support from the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Department of Culture of the City of Geneva, and several other major partners, the 7th edition of the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva—organized by the FIFOG association in collaboration with various partners working to promote cinematography, as well as cultural dialogue and diversity—will be held from 28th April to 6th May 2012 in Geneva (CAC-Vol...

Le FIFOG Festival Du Film Oriental De Geneve calling for film

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Le FIFOG Festival Du Film Oriental De Geneve April 28th to May 6th 2012           Appel à soumission de films - Du 1er janvier au 31 mars 2012 Contacts : Festival Director Name: Tahar HOUCHI Artistic Director Festival Press Contact Email...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

Ronda International Festival, new addition in Spain

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Ronda International Festival, Political Cinema for the Twenty-First Century, was conceived in order to give a twist to cinema and politics, and to be an event aimed primarily at a young public, who are more adept at handling the new forms, codes and references used to decribe the real changes in the language and obligations of the citizens of this century.In this new festival our first major task is to encourage a lively three-way dialogue between the filmmakers, who will attend with their films...

International Film Students Meeting in Sann Sebastian

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14 shorts from 14 centres in 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. The participating countries are Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, the USA, Spain, Finland, Israel, Poland, the UK and Singapore. 59 schools from 24 countries the world over registered as contenders for participation in the 9th International Film School Meeting which, for the ninth year running, will take place within the framework of San Sebastian Festival.The 9th ...

IFP and United Nations Present Doc Conference

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The Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the largest filmmaker membership organizations in the United States, is joining forces with the United Nations Department of Public Information to present a one-day conference on the effect of documentaries as a tool to understanding world problems. The second annual "Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries" forum will be held on Saturday July 10th at TheTimesCenter, in New York City.  This jointly produced...

Ecran Mobile

The Festival “Ecran Mobile” has been set up in 2004 by a group of young filmmakers in order to celebrate new talents in filmmaking and provide a platform for emerging directors. The event takes place every year in Geneva (Switzerland) in mid-January. The Festival is always looking innovative projects and aims to present both Swiss and international short films that capture today’s world artistry. Our mission statement revolves around three key elements: great films, solid organization and fun!

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes En direct du Festival de Berlin

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En direct du Festival de Berlin FILM International (Berlinale)  10 février,2010  Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes. George Gittoes, originally from Austrailia, has traveled extensively to Nicaragua, Phillipines, Somalia, Sinai, Southern Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, South Africa, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tibet, Timor, Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. ...

Swisscom Leopard of Honour to Alain Tanner

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At the 63rd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival, a Swisscom Leopard of Honour will be awarded to the Swiss director Alain Tanner, who will hold a public Masterclass. © Antonio Masolotti Born in 1929 in Geneva, Alain Tanner made his first cinema feature film in 1969: Charles, Dead or Alive immediately picked up the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival. Two years later, The Salamander (1971) racked up 200,000 ticket sales in Paris. Alain Tanner thus established himself...

SUPER COW

Director: Lucienne Lanaz.
La vache, die Kuh, the cow, fermer la porte, die Türe zu, close the door. You certainly have never seen cows that way before.

Prize Announced For ÉCU 2010 Experimental Film Award Winner!

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  ÉCU is proud to announce its partnership with Modul8 for ÉCU 2010! Brought to you by GarageCUBE based out of Geneva, the winner of the ÉCU 2010 Experimental Film category will be awarded a Modul8 editing package, “a revolutionary MacOS X application designed for real time video mixing.” From veejaying to contemporary art to video production, Modul8 is a flexible, responsive and easy-to-use editing software. Read more below or click here to visit the website. ...

From Young Paupers and Slaves to Businessmen and women

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What is Voix Libres? Voix Libres is an international association that was founded in 1993 by Marianne Sebastien.   Overall Goal Voix Libres’ goal is to offer alternatives to child labour in the mines, fields, garbage dumps and streets of Bolivia. Once trained and educated, the young people direct their own projects. Their commitment ensures long-term development for the common good. Interest-free micro credits: From slave to wo...

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

Cinema tout dooh new competition at Cinema Tous Ecrans

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For the first time presented within the frame of the 15th edition of the festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans, 2-8 November 2009, Cinéma Tout DOOH is a competiton for short and silent films dedicated to the DOOH (Digital Out Of home). The competion is free and open to all and has as a goal to screen in competition artistic films of max. 20 seconds created specificially for this new medium.The selected films will be broadcast during 3 weeeks on Neo Advertising’s network of screens ( more than 2'000 th...

A Grand Launch for BIFF chez Bond

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You might expect James Bond's London town-house to be securely guarded, so it took a flurry of e-mails and some guest-list confusion with the doorman to be ushered into the elegant home of Eon Productions, at the Hyde Park Corner end of Piccadilly, for the Launch of the 15th Bradford International Film Festival (on Thursday 26th February 2009). What, you may ask, is the connection between an annual celebration of cinema in a Northern metropolis and the world's longest-running and most lu...

Hollywood Comes to the Heartland

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  Hollywood, CA (PR WEB) March 4, 2009.  You may have never heard of places like Findlay Ohio, Stillwater Oklahoma, or  Eau Clair, Wisconsin, but on May 4th all of this will change.  That is the date of the big screen debut of “Say it in Russian,” the award winning romantic thriller starring Faye Dunaway, which rolls out the red carpet in select cities during Carmike Cinemas and Dalton Pictures & Entertainment’s historic Independent Film Series.   The series opened this...

International Film Festival And Forum On Human Rights

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With its original film premiers, debates, and solidarity actions, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) offers a privileged meeting space dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights.

North-south Media Festival

This yearly festival aims for an amelioration of information on issue dealing with development, Noth-South relations, as well as for the promotion and diffusion of documentaries on these subjects. Competions are available for films, press and radios.

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