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Outfest to Screen Highlighted Winners During Largest Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalOutfest 2004 Los Angeles is one of the largest lesbian and gay film festivals. With a year round screening program and many support projects throughout the year. This seasons Outfest will run from July 8th to July 19th with in the city of Los Angeles. Premieres, parties, sing-a-long screening and a host of filmmakers will be a part of one of the best G & L Festivals in the industry.To be able to screen top award-w...

Moscow competition lined up 17 films

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17 films were competing in the main section of the Moscow festival.Including a few premieres such as Olga's Summer, Nina Grosse's German entry or Different Loyalty US film starring Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett who attended the festival to defend the film (a lenghty political thriller full of classic cliches on russian KGB and MI6 spies)...In official competition were:ANGULIMALA ( Thailand, 2003, 105 min.)director: Sutape Tunnirutscreenplay: Sutape Tunnirutcast: Jayanama Nopachai, Stella Maluc...

Alan Parker in Moscow

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Alan Parker, the British director of Evita, Midnight Express, The Wall...was talking to filmfestivals about his jury duty as president of the last Moscow film festival.He urged, among other topics, the russian public to stop buying cracked dvd's in the street, and shared other russian experiences....

Perspectives selection: caviar from Moscow Festival

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"Perspectives" - is a new competition program at the Moscow film festival.It's made up of movie director's debuts and second films. These films willbe judged by a separate jury. Alexei UCHITEL — Chairman, director, producer (Russia) Diana DUMBRAVA — actress (Romania) Stefan LAUDYN — festival director (Poland) The goal of this new program is to foster interest to debuts, while broadening the geography of our festival and adding colors to the concept of genres. MIFF "Perspectives" are aimed ...

Moscow Media Forum

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V MEDIA FORUM of the ХХYI Moscow International Film Festival«ART-reality show / Conversion»The objective of Media Forum is to demonstrate the connection between traditional and modern branches of screen culture, the impact of technological innovations on visual arts.Media Forum as action is an exchange of ideas, infusion of new forces into contemporary culture and vice versa. It is an attempt to demonsrtate the logic of new thought and new communications.At the moment it is inside ...

Belorussian censor interferes with Moscow fest

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Belarussian censors attempt to block Moscow Competition screenings of MYSTERIUM OCCUPATIONThe Belarussian Ministry of Culture has by official letter requested its Russian counterpart to remove MYSTERIUM OCCUPATION, a gripping Second World War film trilogy by Belarussian director Andrei Kudinenko, from the new 'Perspectives' Competition programme of the Moscow International Film Festival (June 18-27). MYSTERIUM OCCUPATION, up for its first Moscow festival screening June 23, is banned from cinemas...

Buzz from Moscow Fest

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Happy Birthday to Isabelle AdjaniBosco di Ciliegi, who are in charge of the banquet to mark the actress’s anniversary, have promised to make a fantastic birthday cake for the celebrity. Planning her trip to Moscow Isabelle asked the advice of her close friend, composer and musician Jean-Michel Jarre, who has been in Moscow more than once. Dominique Borg thinks Moscow is wonderfulMadam Borg was on the Grand Jury of the 24th MIFF. The French costume designer loves Russia, so she was happy to...

Tarantino: from Moscow, with love and kisses

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26th Moscow Festival opened June 18th with Kill Bill Volume2Worth a lively press conference.QUENTIN TARANTINO: “Thomas Edison invented the cine camera to shoot kisses and murders”The guests were in a good mood; they were smiling, joking and evidently inclined to let the cameramen do their job. Quentin, dressed in black, was sipping red wine while answering the questions.The Press conference was opened by its host, Pyotr Shepotinnik, who asked his first question: what did the American filmmak...

Russian cinema program in Moscow

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VIVA LIFE!The Russian cinema program at the Moscow International Film Festival does not merely offer a panorama of its present state, it provides, so to speak, a formula of its condition at the moment, its detailed, full-fledged portrait.The panorama of new Russian cinema still bears the title «Russia, which we regained» and probably for the first time in recent years the name reflects the real state of affairs in our national cinema. First of all it is because during the past year alone our c...

European Film Promotion in Moscow

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European Film Promotion (EFP), the umbrella organisation for the promotion and marketing of European film in and outside of Europe presents its new scheme, Film Sales Support (FSS), for the benefit of European films screened at selected international film festivals in 2004. FSS which is supported by MEDIA Plus is in its pilot phase and therefore limited to one year only for the time being. The scheme is also backed by the Department for Culture of the City of Hamburg, the German Federal Departme...

Important German presence in Moscow

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No less than 16 German films and two German-international co-productions are being shown at the 26th Moscow International Film Festival (18 –27 June 2004).Germany will be represented in the competition for the St. George Award by OLGA'S SUMMER by Nina Grosse. The film tells the story of 16-year-old Olga who lives with her father and brother at a petrol station in the countryside and is ready for life, love, adventure - in fact, for everything that would take her away from her boring everyday l...

Alan Parker heads Moscow Jury

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Moscow festival jury members:MAIN COMPETITIONAlan PARKER — Chairman, director (United Kingdom) Jerzy STUHR — actor, director (Poland) Boris AKUNIN — author (Russia) Armen MEDVEDEV — film critic, film producer (Russia) Barbara SUKOWA — actress (Germany) Humbert BALSAN — film producer (France) COMPETITION PERSPECTIVESAlexei UCHITEL — Chairman, director, producer (Russia) Diana DUMBRAVA — actress (Romania) Stefan LAUDYN — festival director (Pola...

Nikita Mikalkov presides over Moscow fest

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The Moscow International Film Festival is held since 1959 and has since become one of the most representative and prestigious film events in the world. In 1972 the MIFF was registered by the International Association of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a "class A festival" alongside forums in Berlin, the Cannes, San-Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Venice. The constitutor of the Moscow International Film Festival is the Government of Russia. Among the winners of the Moscow Film Festival in different years w...

MIFF Moscow line up announces an open competition

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The 26th MIFF Competition Films program will include: ANGULIMALADirector: Sutape Tunnirut, Thailand, 2003Cast: Nopachai Jayanama, Stella Malucchi, John Rattanaveroj, Caterina Grosse A parable based on the code of Buddhist morality. The story allegedly happened in India more than 2,500 years ago. Ahimsaka was born of Brahmin parents, the social group of high virtue in the Hindu caste system. Despite his noble birth, Ahimsaka was predestined to become a murderous bandit killing those people to who...

Mifed Moscow and Mifed mediterranean launch

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AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY PROMOTION-MIFED ANNOUNCES THE BIRTH OF MIFED MOSCOW AND MIFED MEDITERRANEANIn occasion of the 57th Cannes Film Festival, Audiovisual Industry Promotion-Mifed announced the new initiatives it plans on undertaking in 2005, in favor of developing new international markets in the movie and audiovisual industry: the Mediterranean Market project, which is in accordance with the Fiera of Palermo, to be developed in next year's first semester, and the project, in collaboration with...

Warsaw Fest: Films on jewish motifs in

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JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL IN WARSAWBy Alex Deleon-PevnyTHE First International Festival of Jewish films ever to be held in Warsaw --officially "FILMS ON JEWISH MOTIFS -- '04"-- took place from 18 to 27 April. Produced essentially on a shoestring budget, by Mirek Chojecki,himself a veteran documentary film maker, it was also given a good dose of moral support by various luminaries of the Polish film world, including Andrzej Wajda, awarded a Hollywood Oscar for his life's work two years ago. Sixty f...

A selection of 9 German film screens in Cannes under Next Generation

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NEXT GENERATION 2004This year will be the seventh time that the Export-Union of German Cinema is presenting a selection of short films by German film students under the banner of "Next Generation" at the Cannes Film Festival.The 2004 edition of the "Next Generation" short film programme will be shown to an audience of industry professionals on Sunday, May 16, at 8.00 p.m. in the STAR Cinema. The programme comprises nine productions from eight academies and was compiled as usual by an expert jury...

Brussels Festival of European Film - Programme

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"Relaunched last year with a new crew and new objectives, the Festival continues with its new formula that discovers new European talent from the 45 countries of the Council of Europe. The programme will therefore be made up exclusively of the first and second works of European filmmakers, but across all the genres.English decadence, irreverent Belgian humour, French transsexuals, intellectual Spanish directors, almost silent but moving cinema from Italy. This is what we will find in the selecti...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film awards

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The 12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2004 (1st – 6th April) has broken the attendance record of the last Festival: the organizers expect the number of visitors to total over 40,000. The evening events were completely sold out and even the repeat screenings of the competition programmes were all very full.500 films were screened at four venues (Alte Reithalle, Atelier im Bollwerk, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz and KOKI im Filmhaus) over the six days. At the centre of the world...

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...

Billy Crystal Take 8

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Billy Crystal will host the Academy Awards for the eighth time this February 29 (CTV/ABC), he'll have his lucky charm in his pocket: his childhood's ttothbrush.Billy Crystal has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry, finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer.His family owned and operated the legendary Commodore label and record store, so Crystal grew up in ...

Stuggart gets animated early April

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12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmFrom 1st – 6th April 2004 Stuttgart will once again be the Mecca of animated film. The International Festival of Animated Film, which was founded in 1982, is now entering its twelfth year. With over 40,000 visitors, the world’s second largest festival for animated film is the most important event of its kindin Germany.Over 1,200 film entries means that a new record has been set compared with the last Festival (932 entries). Concentrated a...

Cinequest San Jose Fest opening

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14th Annual Cinequest San Jose Film Festival (March 3 - March 14) Outside the temperature was 61°, slightly chilly for California. But inside the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Cinequest 14 sizzled on opening night. “We’re hip, we’re hot, we’re here!” exclaimed Jens Michael Hussey, Director of Public Relations, as he kicked off the festival that runs from March 3-14. Hussey announced the winner of Cinequest’s first screenwriting competition, which drew 271 entries. A three-ju...

Denver Jewish Film Festival moves to March

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8th Denver Jewish Film Festival Moves to March, Adds Venues and Explores the Diverse Nature of the Modern Jewish ExperienceIn its eighth year, the Denver Jewish Film Festival, the eagerly anticipated annual event presented by the Mizel Center for the Arts and the Denver Film Society, moves to the spring and unveils over 15 new films (documentaries, features and shorts) March 11 - 18, all of which explore intimate stories of Jewish life from around the world. Additionally, for the first time, th...

Billy Crystal - Oscar host - Take 8

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Billy Crystal will host the Academy Awards for the eighth time this February 29 (CTV/ABC), he'll have his lucky charm in his pocket: his childhood's ttothbrush.Billy Crystal has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry, finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer.His family owned and operated the legendary Commodore label and record store, so Crystal grew up in ...

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