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Krakow section of fest award winners

The "Festival Awards Winners" includes films which have already managed to win audience`s hearts in Amsterdam, Leipzig or Jihlava and are presented for the first time to the Polish audience.50th Krakow Film Festival begins in two weeks: May 31st and June 6th.SIX WEEKS, dir. Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Poland 2009, 18’Six weeks – that much time is left for mothers to change their decision about giving a child to adoption. Meanwhile, newly born babies are taken to day care centres and wait for the ...

50th Krakow Film Festival - meet the jubilee edition

This year's 50th edition of Krakow Film Festival will take place from 31st May to 6th June. The participants of the three competition sections will be known in two weeks' time, while today the organizers announce how the jubilee edition will look like.  The competition sections, whose winners receive statuettes and cash prizes, are the soul of each edition of the Festival. This year's pool will be in Krakow 250 000 PLN. In the International  Documentary Film Competition the films fight fo...

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market

Coming up with an extensive coverage and dailies do not miss the 12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century - MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 The parallel events of the 12th TDF include the Doc Market and several industry-related activities, as well as Panel Discussions, Masterclasses and Exhibitions. The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall at the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters...

Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films highlights

Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films will open on 3rd Feb. - 2010 The 11th edition of M.I.F.F. (Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films) organized by the Films Division, will open from 3rd to 9th February, 2010 at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.  According to Shri Kuldeep Sinha, M.I.F.F. has gained recognition on par with renowned International...

Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film drew (a record) 34,200 visitors

The 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film has closed with a new audience record: 34,200 visitors saw 330 productions in twelve cinemas, attended the industry events and took part in intensive discussions about the presented works as well as the future of documentary and animated film. In comparison to 2008, when 28,000 visitors came to the festival, DOK Leipzig can, therefore, report an increase of 22 percent. With this number, even the final visitor figure o...

Czech documentaries awarded at international festivals in Autumn

At the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film the film co-production Cooking History by Peter Kerekes was awarded by the FIPRESCI Jury. The best films were also announced at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival – the winners of the Czech Joy section and the Audience Award which went to the czech documentary Auto*mate by Martin Mareček. The FIPRESCI Jury (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) at the 52nd International Leipzig ...

Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival

GZ DOC 2009 is held from November 29-December 13th in Guangzhou this year. Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZ DOC) started as Guangzhou International Documentary Conference in 2003. After six years' development, GZ DOC is now the only national documentary industrial event hosted by State Administration of Radio, Film and TV and Guangdong Provincial Government. GZ DOC endeavors to "bring China to the world and have the world know China" and...

DOK Leipzig announces program and events

DOK Industry:DOK Leipzig International Documentary Industry Gathering 2009In the past three years, DOK Leipzig has developed into the central German documentary film industry meeting place with a major international aura. An important function of DOK Leipzig is to offer the documentary film industry a lively platform for current debates, financing new projects and the distribution of finished works. DOK Leipzig offers international industry professionals both a window on the world of German docu...

Launch of Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy

Sponsorship Association „Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy“ constitutedIn the run-up of an official German-Russian Cinema Agreement, on Wednesday (July 29th, 2009) night the sponsorship association “Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy” was founded in Berlin. Peter Dinges, head of board of the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) called this funding a historical act, underlining that the long preparations for German-Russian cinema relations had finally resulted in concrete activit...


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Kurzsuechtig - Das Leipziger Kurzfilmfestival

"Kurzsuechtig - das Leipziger Kurzfilmfestival" zeigt Animations-, Dokumentar- und fiktionale Filme von Filmemachern aus Leipzig und der Region Mitteldeutschland. Regularien, Anmeldeformulare und alle Infos rund um das Festival -> !

"Kurzsuechtig" is a short film festival specifically for Middle Germany, i.e. for the states Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. "Kurzsuechtig" shows on three days short films from the categories animation, documentation and fiction. For more information check !

DOK Leipzig wrapped with an Audience Day

the 51st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film came to an end on Sunday with an Audience Day when all of the prize-winning films were shown once more. Festival director Claas Danielsen is very satisfied despite lower admission figures compared to the jubilee edition in 2007: „Both the cinemas and the digital DOK Market were very well attended. Our special programme „Afghanistan – From Inside“ was practically always sold out, there was an outstanding acceptance ...

DOK Leipzig: The Award Winners!

Crowded cinemas, many international filmmakers and industry guests, lively discussions and a fantastic atmosphere all over the place are characteristically for the 51st edition of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The final audience statistics are not available, yet. However, according to the present data, festival director Claas Danielsen anticipates a slight decline of audience numbers compared with last year's 50th anniversary of DOK Leipzig (31.000 viewers...

The Talent Dove goes to Ilian Metev for his shortfilm „Goleshovo“

The Talent Dove goes to Great Britain: Quiet story has convinced the jury.Tonight, the International Young Documentary will take the centre stage of DOK Leipzig:The jury of the International Young Documentary Talent Competition „Generation DOK“ Tamara Trampe (filmmaker and dramatic adviser, Germany), Thomas Wallner (filmmaker and producer, Canada) and Erkko Lyytinen (festival director und filmmaker, Finland) will decide who will be awarded with the Talent Dove of the Media Foundation of th...

DOK Leipzig 2008 will screen 114 films from 29 countries

51st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film27 October - 2 November 2008DOK Leipzig 2008 will be presenting an exciting and top-quality animated film programme. 114 films from 29 countries – a cross-section of the current artistic work - were selected from some 600 submissions. The two-genre festival places a particular focus on, among other things, its border-hoppers, the animated documentaries and presents the special programme „Animadok – More Than Just Reality...

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Anima 2008 gets Brussels animated

Anima 2008 is taking place in the Flagey centre (Brussels) from 1st to 9th February. This year’s event will be marked by diversity as spectators once again take their annual dose of new, funny, quirky and curious images and discover the latest trends in international animation.The Futuranima forum will also take place in Flagey on the 7th, 8th and 9th February and is for animation professionals, students and enthusiasts interested in discovering what goes on behind the scenes of selected produ...

Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA 2008

ANIMA 2008 : Brussels Animation Festival: from 1st to 9th February 2008Anima 2008 is taking place in the Flagey centre (Brussels) from 1st to 9th February. This year’s event will be marked by diversity as spectators once again take their annual dose of new, funny, quirky and curious images and discover the latest trends in international animation.The Futuranima forum will also take place in Flagey on the 7th, 8th and 9th February and is for animation professionals, students and enthusiasts int...

MIFF highlights

Delegate Registration is open for World’s Largest film festival, M.I.F.F. 2008: Mumbai International Film Festival (M.I.F.F.) for Documentary, Short and Animation films is a prestigious competitive biennial Festival which has now gained recognition on par with renowned International Film Festivals like Leipzig, Berlin, Oberhausen, Cracow, Tampere, etc. Beginning in 1990 in Mumbai, M.I.F.F. is currently rated as the world’s third largest documentary film festival. M.I.F.F. offers the biggest ...

An Interview with IDFA director Ally Derks

As International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam puts finishing touches on its 20th edition, set to launch November 22-December 2, festival director Ally Derks takes a moment to muse on this year’s standout themes, the joys of playing with a three-million-euro budget and the merry mischief of hiding a fake film for audiences to smoke out. reached her in Amsterdam during the calm before the storm. FF: Is it a challenge to program a documentary festival that comes a week af...

DOK Leipzig | Award Winners 2007

DOK Leipzig | Award Winners 2007: The International Jury for Documentary Film awards for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)a Golden Dove along with euros 10,000 granted by TELEPOOL to the film "Nu te supara, dar ... " (Don’t Get Me Wrong) by Adina Pintilie (Romania) a Silver Dove along with euros 3,000 partially funded by Corona Films to the film "Kinder. Wie die Zeit vergeht." (Children. As Time Flies.) by Thomas Heise (Germany)The International Jury for Documen...

DOK Leipzig awards The "Talent Dove"

The new international generation of young documentary filmmakers is being honoured this evening at DOK Leipzig: The International Jury (Don Edkins, Day Zero Film Production, South Africa; Boris Karadshew, VGIK/ Moscow, Russia; and Sigrid Dyekjær of Tju Bang Film in Denmark) are presenting the "Talent Dove" (endowed with €10,000) and two honorary mentions. 18 films from 13 countries were nominated for the Young Talent Competition, and over half of them were by young women directors. And the th...

Berlin Interfilm to celebrate The short documentary

The short documentary has established itself as a capable participant in the long run, and recently garnered a growing interest by the public. With the International Competition, interfilm has long provided the short documentary with a generous platform, and this year it is in the spotlight as the festival focus. With a total of twelve programs, interfilm invites festival audiences to get to know the multi-faceted world of contemporary short documentary film. In the two competition programs, 17 ...

Berlin International Short Film Festival ready to open

From 6th – 11th November, interfilm Berlin presents the International Short Film Festival, the most important short film festival in Berlin.The Festival is a showcase of all that’s new and mentionable in the area of international short film. Established veterans, newcomers and shooting stars compete alongside each other for the coveted Short Awards. Of the approximately 3,800 submitted works from 88 countries, 542 films from 50 countries (148 from Germany) and from diverse genres – fiction...

Abu Dhabi announces the Official Competition

The Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi announces the Official Competition slate, with filmmakers competing for the coveted Black Pearl awards. “The production support awarded with the Black Pearl is truly one-of-a-kind,” said Nashwa Al-Ruwaini. “We are confident that it will help propel its recipient into the next level of filmmaking.”“We are thrilled with the line-up of films we have in Competition,” said Festival Director Jon Fitzgerald. “They represent world-...


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