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Filmfest Hamburg Announces First Films

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Selecting the programme for the 16th Filmfest Hamburg has been largely completed. Once again, exceptional films from all over Europe will celebrate their German, European or world premieres in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg from 25th September to 2nd October 2008. Filmfest Hamburg is characterized by its broad spectrum of films, ranging from the demanding to the internationally glamorous, and presenting both well-known names as well as out-of-the-ordinary discoveries. This year sees the comeback...

Hamburg short film fest awards

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AWARD WINNERS 2008A week packed with 300 short films ended on Monday June 9th in Hamburg. The 24th International Short Film Festival screened 214 of almost 4.000 submitted short films in the competitive categories and a further 100 films in non-competitive special programmes. Overall more than 30.000 euros of prize-money were poured out. Apart from a large number of accreditated guests and a high number of interesting films it were especially the many filmmakers and guests from Israel who came f...

Hamburg in brief

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From September 25 to October 2, 2008 the 16th Filmfest Hamburg invites film lovers and filmmakers into the cinemas CinemaxX Dammtor, Abaton, Metropolis and 3001. Among them the CinemaxX Dammtor will take the role of the central festival cinema. This year it will not only be the location of the opening and closing ceremonies with the accompanying presentations of the awards, but a great amount of the approximately 140 international films will be screened there as well – as German or internatio...

Short film capital Hamburg: Around the world in six days

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From June 4th to June 9th, the 24th International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg is screening 300 short films from 40 countriesFootball fans are put to the test in June. Starting three days ahead the International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg wins against the Euro 2008 by a clear margin. And be honest: What are 11 players from 16 nations running around like madmen for 90 minutes compared to 300 shortfilms from Argentina up to the United States of America.For one week, hundreds of shorts will be dominati...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and Bitfilm cooperate

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The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film begins today. Here are some news and events that you should take a look at:PremieresThree films will celebrate their German premiere as part of the feature-length film competition AniMovie at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. "Terra" will be screened in Stuttgart (Saturday and Sunday at 10pm) just a few days after its world premiere at Robert DeNiro's New York Tribeca Festival. "Max & Co", the first feature film by the talented Swiss animated filmma...

NEWSLETTER N° 334: October 10, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

NEWSLETTER N° 331: September 19, 2007

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  _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ A...

Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Los Angeles Film Festival Video Dailies from Lisa Murray LA Film Festival Eve...

The Worldwide Online Festival Bitfi lm 08 will start on May 1, 2008, with a Live Event in Stuttgart

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This year the 9th International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film will kick start its worldwide Online Festival at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. Bitfilm is dedicated to films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way: from 3D blockbusters and Internet Flash Movies to films shot in computer games and short clips for mobile devices. The main part of the Bitfilm Festival, which was founded in 2000 in Hamburg, will take place on the Internet: all films may...

Berlin Today Award 2009: Short film projects from Alaska, India, Lebanon, Berlin and Brandenburg make it to the finals

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The Berlin Today Award, supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as the short film competition of the Berlinale Talent Campus since 2003, has nominated five short film projects as finalists in the upcoming round. 176 young filmmakers from 72 countries responded to the call for project ideas related to the theme “My Wall“, conceived to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. For the first time not only Campus Talents but also producers from all over Germany could apply to...

Berlin Today Award 2009:

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Berlin Today Award 2009: Short film projects from Alaska, India, Lebanon, Berlin and Brandenburg make it to the finalsThe Berlin Today Award, supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as the short film competition of the Berlinale Talent Campus since 2003, has nominated five short film projects as finalists in the upcoming round. 176 young filmmakers from 72 countries responded to the call for project ideas related to the theme “My Wall“, conceived to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall ...

A European Voyage of Discovery: Picture Europe!

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PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema – the European film event in Munich, Copenhagen, and Madrid A European Voyage of Discovery: Picture Europe!Film programme for Madrid now completeThe film programme for “PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema 2008” in Madrid is complete. 13 current box-office hits from the neighbour countries will appear here on the screen from April 11 – 17. Director Jan Sverák will personally introduce the absolute top hit from the ...

Berlin Teddy Awards nominees... and winners are

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TEDDY 22 QUEER FILM AWARD - THE NOMINEES The eight members of this international jury - filmmakers and organisers of queer film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary film and the best short film, each with a cash award of Euro 3,000.Members of the Jury:Basil Tsiokos - NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (New York , USA,)...

Teddy Queer Film Award Winners

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TEDDY 22 QUEER FILM AWARD - THE NOMINEESThe eight members of this international jury - filmmakers and organisers of queer film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary film and the best short film, each with a cash award of Euro 3,000.Members of the Jury:Basil Tsiokos - NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (New York , USA,) ...

ALEX'S FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS -- ANNO 2005

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ALEX'S FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS -- ANNO 2005 WITH A MERRY X-MAS TO ALL! 1.TROMSO, January -- A fantastic place to open the festival year if you love snow and don't mind fifteen minutes of daylight, MAX ...in January. That was just a joke, folks -- by late January you get almost a whole hour of sunlight -- around eleven AM -- but really, who needs it? ...when fest topper, irrepressible Norskie-American MARTHA OTTE, is guaranteed to provide a slate of such interesting films that you'll spend th...

Successful 5th German-French Film Rendez-Vous in Versailles

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More than 450 representatives of the film industry from France and Germany met in Versailles from November 22 to 24, 2007. For the first time this year, the „German-French Film Rendez-Vous" association invited a guest country to the event: twenty producers from Russia took part in the discussions and pitched their new projects.There was a big response to the subject of the opening panel, „New financing possibilities and co-productions", from the participants in the hall of the Palais de Cong...

Shooting Stars moves with Michael Ballhaus as new President

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After 10 successful years, European Film Promotion (EFP) has changed the concept for SHOOTING STARS: for the first time, EFP has appointed a jury of prominent industry figures to select the best nine from a variety of talented up-and-coming actors from the most diverse of European countries. They will be presented as SHOOTING STARS to an international professional audience during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. 22 EFP member countries have each nominated an actor. The jury w...

Awards and Award-winners at 15th Filmfest Hamburg

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Four awards were presented tonight within the framework of the closing event of Filmfest Hamburg in the cinema CinemaxX Dammtor:The Hamburg Film Critics Award, presented this year for the fourth time by ‘DerSpiegel’, ‘Stern’, ‘Hamburger Abendblatt’ and ‘NDR 90,3’, went to the English film ‘Control’ (director: Anton Corbijn, German distributor: capelight pictures).Endowed with 30,000 euros by the Department of Economy and Finance, the TVProduzentenpreis (TV Producers Award) we...

Corona Cork Film Festival Programme to Set the Screen Alight

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The 52nd Corona Cork Film Festival which takes place from October 14-21 has announced its bumper packed line up which includes world premieres, big budget films, innovative independent films, international documentaries, drive-ins, an Irish showcase and short films from all over the world.Re-named Corona Cork Film Festival, title sponsorship has been taken up by leading drinks distributors Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium for its Corona Extra premium bottled beer brand.Michael Barry, MD of Barry Fitzwi...

These are the Award Winners of the Bitfilm Festival

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The 8. International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film ends today with the award ceremony in Barcelona. The award winners have been selected from 111 nominated films in a worldwide audience voting which started on August 30. The winners are: GRAND PRIX TV DIGITAL:300 by Zack Snyder (USA) T-HOME 3D SPACE AWARD:A Gentlemen’s Duel by Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally (USA) AUTODESK FX MIX AWARD:Fission by Kun-I Chang (Taiwan/USA) MTV FLASH AWARD:Their Circumstances by JiHyun Ahn (Korea/USA) GEE MAC...

Filmfest Hamburg pays homage to David Cronenberg

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The Douglas-Sirk-Award 2007 goes to David Cronenberg. Filmfest Hamburg presents its renowned annual Douglas-Sirk-Award to personalities who have rendered outstanding services within the film industry. Previous Douglas-Sirk-Award winners include Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster, Wong Kar-wai and François Ozon.Director of Filmfest Hamburg, Albert Wiederspiel: “The wealth of cinema also includes the extreme. With David Cronenberg, we are showing our appreciation for a filmmaker who makes consequen...

A Peek At The Main Festival Competition

 Tuesday, August 28--------Montreal has the distinction of being the only major film festival of the Fall season to have an awards competition. The Prix des Ameriques (Americas Prize) is quite the prestigious award and this year's World Competition Section lineup is the strongest in years. In the high stakes game of festival stragegy, itt is a given that if one premieres in Montreal, that Toronto (which begins a week from Thursday) is out. And while Toronto certainly commands a bigger profile, ...

The nominees of the 14th Oldenburg International Filmfestival

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Two competitions at the Oldenburg Filmfestival promote young German independent cinema During the festival the Otto-Sprenger-Award and the German Independence Award -- Best German Film will be handed outThe Oldenburg International Filmfestival is continuously striving to support young independent cinema from Germany. This year the established German Independence Award -- Best German Film will be complemented by the Otto-Sprenger-Award, another means of supporting young filmmakers. Nominees for t...

BEN BECKER'S EXTRAORDINARY "ORDINARY JEW" AT HAMBURG 2005

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HAMBURG -- BEN BECKER'S TOUR DE FORCE AS AN EXTRAORDINARY"ORDINARY JEW" by Alex Deleon, September 29, 2005 for <www.filmfestivals.com>"Just an Ordinary Jew" ('Ein Ganz Gewohnlicher Jude') directedby Oliver Hirschbiegel of the Berlin Bunker drama "The Downfall", andstarring Ben Becker in a mesmerizing 89 minute screen  monologue, turned outto be the capstone of the Hamburg film festival.  Based on a recent bookby Swiss author Charles Lewinsky, ...

Inaugural Middle East International Film Festival staff in place

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The official website has launched (www.meiff.com) for the first annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), premiering October 14-19, 2007; and the Call for Entries is now under way. Over five days, MEIFF will present more than 50 films within a diverse slate of regional and international films with an emphasis on emerging artists. Grand Jury Prize winners will receive substantial production grants towards the funding of their next project, awarded in the categories of Narrative, Do...

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