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Perspektive Deutsches kino pre fest winners

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Pre-festival Laurels: Two Perspektive Deutsches Kino Films Win Prestigious AwardsJust one day before the beginning of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival, two films from the series Perspektive Deutsches Kino made a big splash in Saarbrücken und Rotterdam: Muxmäuschenstill, actor Marcus Mittermeier’s directing debut, was awarded not only the main award at the “Max Ophüls Prize” film festival for up-and-coming German-language filmmakers in Saarland’s capital last Sunday, but als...

Rotterdam Berlinale express market

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Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2004: Rotterdam's CineMart and the new Berlinale Co-Production Market collaborate.The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Berlin International Film Festival will continue with the 'Rotterdam-Berlinale Express'. Five CineMart 2004-projects will be presented during the Berlinale Co-Production Market, which will take place on Sunday, February 8, and Monday, February 9, 2004.The five selected projects in the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2004 are:3 NEEDLES;...

Girl with a pearl earring closed Rotterdam

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IFFR 2004 Closing Night Film: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING by Peter WebberSaturday January 31, 2004 the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam closes with two screenings of three times Oscar nominated GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING by Peter Webber, the adaption of Tracy Chevaliers novel about the 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson play the principal roles as Vermeer and his housekeeper. Webbers adaptation of Tracy Chevaliers novel depicts the painter and 17...

Göteborg Film Festival wraps

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Göteborg Film FestivalJanuary 23 -- February 2, 2004This year's Göteborg Film Festival kicked off on January 23 in the midst of a panorama of 500 films. The Göteborg fest, whose honorary president is Ingmar Bergman, is noted for its excellent selection of world cinema. Festival sections receive titles such as Iranian Images, Little Italy, Cuba Libre, Made in Argentina, Real Brazil, French Connection, Korean Highlights, Made in Spanish, Asian Hots, German Stories, USA documentaries and Critic'...

Rotterdam audience award to La Meglio Gioventu

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 21 - February 1, 2004Giordana's LA MEGLIO GIOVENTÙ grabs KPN Audience AwardClosing up February 1, 2004, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has equalled its 2003 attendance record of 355.000 visits to its films, exhibitions, debates and talkshows. Among the nearly 2,500 IFFR 2004 festival guests, the attendance of filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Catherine Breillat and legendary footballer Johan Cruijff (subject of the Dutch documentary J...

Victoria opens festivals to film lovers

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The 2004 Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival opened to an enthusiastic crowd with WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF. This UK/Denmark film has been a hit on the festival circuit and Executive Director Kathy Kay knew she picked a winner for the filmgoers of Victoria Island. Now in it’s 10th year this Annual Festival officially kicks off the 10 day Festival in the beautiful setting of British Columbia, Canada. WILBER WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF tells the story of two brothers Wilbur and Harbour and...

Rotterdam awards En Route, The Missing and Summer...

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 21 - Sunday, February 1, 2004During the IFFR 2004 Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2004 in Concert and Congress Centre 'de Doelen' in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to BU JIAN (THE MISSING) by Lee Kang-sheng from Taiwan, UNTERWEGS (EN ROUTE) by Jan Krüger from Germany and the Hubert Bals Fund supported LJETO U ZLATNOJ DOLNINI...

1st edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2004: Rotterdam’s CineMart and the new Berlinale Co-Production Market collaborate The Berlin International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR, January 21 – February 1, 2004) will continue with the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express. Five CineMart 2004 projects will be presented during the Berlinale Co-Production Market, which will take place on Sunday, February 8, and Monday, February 9, 2004.The five chosen projects in the Rotterdam-Berlin...

Large French Filmmaker quota at Rotterdam

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The French cinema is represented at the 33st International Film Festival Rotterdam with a remarkable number of films. Catherine Breillat has chosen Rotterdam as the festival for the world premiere of ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER. This will take place on January 23rd.Breillat's ROMANCE also received its world premiere in Rotterdam. A selection of 'Photogrammes' from ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER by Breillat will be presented at the RAM Gallery in Rotterdam. Festival regular Raul Ruiz is a Filmmaker in Focus with m...

Amnesty International-DOEN Award at Rotterdam

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamJan 21 - Feb 1, 2004AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-DOEN AWARD AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAMAt the upcoming edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) opening next January 21, the second Amnesty International-DOEN Award will be awarded. This yearly prize given to a film about human rights and human dignity is presented by Amnesty International and Foundation DOEN and consists of a stipendium prize of Euro 5,000 and a modest distribu...

John Casavetes' Shadows back to light at Rotterdam

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Legendary first version of Cassavetes' SHADOWS screened in RotterdamThe legendary 'lost' first version of John Cassavetes' ground-breaking first feature SHADOWS (1959) will receive its first screening in over forty five years (presented by its finder Professor Ray Carney) as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2004's 'Cinema Regained' programme. In 1960, Jonas Mekas described this first version of SHADOWS as 'the most frontier-breaking American feature film in at least a decade.' (...

Anatomy of hell selected premiere at Rotterdam

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IFFR 2004 will screen the world premiere of famous French director Catherine Breillat's ANATOMY OF HELL (ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER) just prior to its release in France. This film is one of the highlights in a series of premieres of the upcoming Rotterdam edition. IFFR also announces the first seven titles selected for the 2004 VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Two more filmmakers are honoured with a 'Filmmaker in Focus' programme: Ken Jacobs (USA) and Tunde Kelani (Nigeria).The following seven titles are...

HBF funds half a million € for non-western projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films and feature length creative documentaries by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to fulfillment. The HBF provides grants that often turn out to play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realize their projects. In its Fall 2003 Selection Round, Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam grants a total of Euro 467,000 to twenty-eight non-Western film-maker...

Next Kim Ki-Duk selected for next Cinemart (Rotterdam)

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Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 21st CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 25 - 29, 2004 as part of the 33rd edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: "With this promising line up of film projects by established film-makers as well as projects by new talents from all continents, we are looking forward to a very strong 21st CineMart. We feel that this selection connects extremely well with th...

Thessaloniki: breathe cinema not oxygen

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"Michel Demopoulos has given the Festival a new vitality, opening it up to a young audience. During the Festival, in this town, you breathe not oxygen but cinema!" Bernardo Bertolucci Some history about the festival: First held in 1960 as a modest "Week of Greek Cinema", the Thessaloniki International Film Festival has become, 43 years later, an annual event focused on the discovery and promotion of new directors from all over the world; a true celebration of film. For t...

Zatoichi Kitano Rotterdam opener

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ZATOICHI opening film IFFR 2004Special sidebar ‘Once We Were Birds: Romani Cinema’Isaac Julien (UK) selected as ‘Artist in Focus’The major director, star and entertainer Takeshi Kitano will attend the opening of the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam to present his latest feature ZATOICHI. Kitano himself plays the title role as the legendary, blind swordsman with the young star of Japanese cinema Asano Tadanobu as his opponent. “Full of vitality, wit and marvellously choreograp...

10 one minute films will premiere at Rotterdam

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In a compilation titled ‘Just a Minute’, ten one-minute films will see their world premiere during IFFR 2004. In a project designed to celebrate and promote adventurous short film-making, the Rotterdam film festival has invited ten talented directors, masters of the short film form (most of them regularly presenting work in Rotterdam this and past years) to make a special one-minute film as part of a project collaboration between IFFR and the Dutch Province of Zuid-Holland. The film-makers p...
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