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Goran Paskaljevic 's Optimists sweeps Geneva prizes

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PASKALJEVIC SWEEPS GENEVA PRIZESby Alex Deleon, for www.filmfestivals.comThe CINEMA TOUT ECRAN festival which concluded its one week run on November 5 distributed its major prizes as follows:The Cinema Tout Ecran Reflet d’Or (Golden Reflection) cash awardfor the Best (theatrical) Film, (10,000 CHF) offered by the City ofGeneva, went (incomprehensibly) to the Dutch film "DIEP"(Deep) directed bySimone van Dusseldorp (The Netherlands). The jury's remark; A film "Which relates with conviction th...

"All screens Fest" in Geneva broadens the view

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"ALL SCREENS FEST" CINEMA TOUT ECRAN IN GENEVA BROADENS THE VIEW The 12th edition of the Cinéma Tout-Ecran Film and Television Festival took place in Geneva from October 3O to November 5, 2OO6. I must admit that never having been much of a TV fan and having to my credit (or discredit) an almost encyclopedic ignorance of TV sitcoms and famous long-running series (I never saw a single installment of "Dallas"), it was with a certain trepidation that I signed up for Tout-Ecran, wondering whether s...

Film In Focus: 48 SHADES

Tuesday, October 31-----The coming-of-age film is now a staple of international cinema. It is a form that continues to fascinate, particularly debut directors. Such is the case with the Australian film 48 SHADES, the writing and directorial debut of actor Daniel Lapaine. Lapaine made his film acting debut in 1994 in the international arthouse hit MURIEL’S WEDDING, which introduced Toni Collette, a much sought after actress down under and in Hollywood. He had substantial roles in the films ...

Black Movie: Film Festival from Other Worlds

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BLACK MOVIEFilm Festival from Other Worlds18 – 27 February 2005To , Black Movie celebrates its 15th anniversary with a cinématographic voyage through 27 countries, with close to 50 films never before shown in Switzerland.On this occasion, the 3 Continents Section, entitled ‘15’ pays tribute to the citizens of tomorrow and takes a closer look into the anxieties of adolescence. An age of paradox with all its restraints and many trials, it is also an age where, believing themselves to be in...

Fipresci prizes at recent festival

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The Prize of the International Criticsat the Festivals of Vienna, London, Valladolid, Kiev, Geneva, CottbusVienna (Austria, October 15-27, 2004). Prize, ex aequo: "Los Muertos" by Lisandro Alonso (Argentina, 2004), and "Down to the Bone" by Debra Granik (USA, 2004). Jury: Dana Linssen, The Netherlands, Gabe Klinger, US, H.C. Leitich, Austria. London (UK, October 20 - November 4, 2004). Prize: "Aaltra" by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Belgium, 2003). Jury: Michel Ciment, France, Ernesto G...

Prague Fest: focus on docus on Human Rights

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One World, 6th Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic, 15-22 April 2004 Organised by People in Need - Czech TV Foundation, One World has quickly emerged as one of the largest and most important human rights film festivals in Europe and is firmly established as one of Prague's premier cultural and media events. One World 2004 will present 155 films from around the world. The Festival center will be located at the Archa theater. Other screenings will be held in popula...

Días de Santiago winner of Fribourg Fest

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The Regard d’Or of the 18th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival was awarded Sunday to “Días de Santiago” by Josué Méndez, Peru. Unanimously the International Jury, presided by Argentine director Eliseo Subiela, “recognised the cinematographic quality of this first work as well as the actor’s performance.” Such quality and performance also greatly impressed the other Juries. “Días de Santiago” also took the EX-CHANGE Award conferred by the Youth Jury, the Ecume...

Bush in 30 seconds contest award winner

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“CHILD’S PAY” AD BY CHARLIE FISHER WINS MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND’S “BUSH IN 30 SECONDS” TV AD CONTESTWait till you see them on Fox news, courtesy of Georges Soros.“If Parents Acted Like Bush” is Funniest;“Bring It On” Wins Youth Category;“What I Been Up To” is Best AnimationA 30-second TV ad that focuses on George W. Bush’s trillion-dollar debtlegacy to America’s children is the winner in the MoveOn.org Voter Fund’s nationwide search for the best spot to tell the truth...

Tout Ecran Fipresci awards les cadets de gascogne

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At the Festival Cinéma Tout Ecran in Geneva (Switzerland, November 3-9, 2003)for the first time, the Prize of the International Critics has been presented to "Cadets de Gascogne" by Emmanuel Bourdieu (France, 2003)"for the narrative lightness of a story of sentimental confusions, taking off from a sociocultural investigation". Jury members were: Josef Schnelle, GermanyBarbara Lorey, France Beat Glur, Switzerland.9th Cinéma Tout Ecran Fest in Geneva awarded grand prize to "La Cinquième Réacti...

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