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Nominations for the European Film Awards

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At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the European Film Awards 2012. The more than 2,700 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 1 December in Malta. Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR (Love)  Austria/France/Germany, 127 min Written & directed by Mich...

The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 47 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list,...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

Nominations for the 24th European Film Awards

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  The 24th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners - streamed live on http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/ - will take place in Berlin on 3 December.     EFA Nominations 2011 The nominations for the 24th European Film Awards were just announced at the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, 5 November. nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2011: ...

Co-production Award for Mariela Besuievsky

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Prix EURIMAGES goes to producer from SpainThe winner of the fifth edition of the EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD - Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, was announced this weekend in the framework of the Seville European Film Festival in Spain.This year’s prize will go to an outstanding and dedicated producer who has always joined forces with colleagues in Europe and beyond to develop, produce and promote European cinema: Mariela...

NEWSLETTER N° 513: june 18, 2011

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Director of the Seville Festival, member of Moscow Jury

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Javier Martín-Domínguez, director of the Seville Festival, member of the official jury of the 33rd Moscow Film Festival.The Moscow International Film Festival has selected as a member of its official jury for this year the director, screenwriter and artistic director of the Seville European Film Festival, Javier Martín-Domínguez.Other members of the jury for the official section include the actress Geraldine Chaplin, the Israeli director Amos Gitai, the Hungarian director Karoly Makk and the...

VIENE UNA CHICA

Director: Chema Sarmiento.
Meet Tino, the main character in this comedy. He’s 17 and got something that makes him special: Down syndrome. The movie focuses on a critical part of his life and the circonstances under which he discovers love and its little worries. Tino studies at a Down institute in a spanish provincial city. His world revolves around his school mates on one hand and his sister, Licia and her group on the other hand. Not forgetting Baldo, his cousin, always asking him to bear messages in his trials with Elvira. Apart from their regular school activities, the Down students are rehearsing a theater play for year’s end. Tino is doing the main part along with Logio, his best friend. To him Tino confesses his love for Bego, a girl from the institute. Logio strategically recommends to attend the Church’s services that Bego loves in order to get closer to her. Tino implements the “plan” that proves successful. Baldo has to cope with a tough encounter with Elvira’s father and brother where he get beaten up. But not easily intimidated, he decides to elope with his beloved. Tino is being enlisted for the mission. He has to undertake a series of entertaining tests that enables him to step back from love attraction. Nonetheless, his first personal setback with Bego leaves him terribly disappointed. During a service, she refuses to sit beside him and sends him a terrible gaze. Fortunately, the disappointment doesn’t last long. Soon comes a new girl in town who captivates every boy’s attention in the bar where Tino often meets with his sister Licia. Nacho and Cruz, the two lady-killers of the band go crazy for her. To prove that they are irresistible, they bet on who’s going to conquer the “girl in green” (named Carolina). A few days later, while staring inside a cake-shop, Tino sees Carolina approaching in the window’s reflection. They start to chat and Tino gets the feeling he could win the bet initiated by the boys. He’s ready for any sacrifice like eating up cakes with her, spending all his savings, and so on. The affair ends one afternoon as the three candidates are given the same appointment by the girl (who was told about the bet). Each of the boys finds out they’ve been played. But Nacho and Cruz now realize that Tino is a grown-up man. Another day, Tino is walking in the street with Mina, a girl from his class who needs him to help her pick up a birthday gift. At a shop, they notice Logio and Bego passing by, hand in hand. As she observes Tino’s astonishment, Mina tells him that Logio approached Bego to let her know about Tino’s “plan”. Doing so, he could win her friendship and go out with her. The year’s end performance does not turn out as expected: with Logio not being on stage when his turn arrives, the last act seems jeopardized. As the general confusion is growing, Tino improvises a final that allows him to take his revenge on Logio and stir the audience’s warm applause. Tino has gained the confidence to take a fresh look on life.

VIVA ESPANA!

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Currently running in Indian cinemas, Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu's Biutiful presents a gritty, grimy Barcelona  which is a far cry from the exquisitely beautiful city showcased by Woody Allen in "Vicky Cristiba Barcelona". But Barcelona is only one of several Spanish cities that Indian tourists can set their sights on thanks to Espana's sunny weather, natural beauty  and splendid culture (13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 42 World Heritage cities !) Indian travellers w...

Can Film Festivals Work Together?

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  Can film festivals work together? That was one of the provocative questions brought up on the first full day of the International Film Festival Summit, a "meeting of the minds" event that is bringing together leading film festival reps in Berlin today and tomorrow. The event is being held at the Berlin Hilton Hotel. "While I think that collaboration can always happen, the idea that film festivals will share their contacts, films or sponsors is rather utopian", ...

Meet The Film Festival Mavens

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  Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com/Fest21.com  A “who’s who” of film festival mavens are speaking at the International Film Festival Summit, taking place at the Berlin Hilton on 8 and 9 February, on the eve of the Berlinale. Here are the bold face names making presentations at the event: Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com and fest21.com (Conference Chair); Stacey Donen, Artistic Director, Whistler Film Festival; Marina Fabri, Co-director, Courmayeur Noir ...

The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011

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Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will be co chair of the Berlin edition 2011. Herewith the full detailed program. Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 - 10:45 am Panel "The 21st Century Festival: Diversity in genre, culture & media" As we push on into the 21st century, festivals must continue to adapt to the types of films ...

Nominations for the 23rd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

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At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFAProductions announced the nominations for the European Film Awards 2010.The more than 2,300 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 4 December in Tallinn/Estonia.At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 23rd European Film Awards. Leading the field are THE GHOST WRITER, Roman Polanski’s politi...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 441: November 20, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, We follow 4 000 festivals. Stay tuned. ____________________________...

Maurizio Scaparro and Rafael Azcona exceptional protagonists at the Closing Gala of the Seville Festival

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  Alfonso Guerra spoke in praise of the Italian director while Fernando Trueba did so for the Spanish scriptwriter. The Seville politician defined Scaparro as “the man of our fantasies and our hopes, the last pulcinella”. Words of praise for the person responsible for the Theatre Sector of the Venice Biennale from Guerra, who congratulated Scaparro for “being the last romantic crossing Europe in the caravan of the commedia del arte”.   After giving his thanks...

Lourdes wins best film in Seville

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'LOURDES' WINS THE GOLD GIRALDILLO FOR BEST FILM The jury emphasized the sensation of uncertainty given by Jessica Hausner's film and its ability to capture the audience's attention The film 'Lourdes', by the Austrian director Jessica Hausner, has won the Gold Giraldillo for Best Film at the Seville Festival. The film tells the story of a young girl who, after spending almost all her life in a wheelchair, decides to travel to the French shrine with a group of pilgrims. Her sudden...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

Nicolas Roeg praises the standard of the films selected in the Seville European Film Festival

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The British director is happy because young people can see his films on the big screen and he hopes they find “the truth” he was trying to transmit when he made them. The British director Nicolas Roeg, who is president of the Official Jury of the sixth edition of the Seville European Film Festival, thanked the Festival’s artistic director, Javier Martín-Domínguez, and the event organizers who chose him to lead the jury. He said that it was very interesting work as it is...

Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'

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The British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.   Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although...

Sir Ben Kingsley presents '50 Dead Men' at the Seville Festival and receives the Gold Giraldillo

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The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career. Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although it deals with a very recent problem, people have been able to see many changes and we can see it as a closed chapter'. He...

The part for the whole. The Seville European Film Festival 2009 commits to multiculturality and respect

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      A red carpet of contrasts. Colin Farrell, hidden under his Hollywood hat. Carlos Saura more flamenco than ever. And the stunning words of the honoree Vittorio Storaro. Seville aspires to live the European cinema as passionately as its Andalusian streets are lived. The part for the whole. The small helping to understand the big. Apart of some problems with the video screenings, the gala presentation highlighted the very best of every section: the Of...

EFA nominations for the 22nd European Film Awards

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At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 22nd European Film Awards. At the same time, the new EFA-website with lots of information about the Awards went online at http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/ The more than 2,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 12 December in Bochum. Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2009 Fish Tank, UK written and ...

Paz Vega, Christopher Lee and Colin Farrell present "Triage" , Seville European Film Festival

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    During the presentation of "Triage", Paz Vega expressed how happy she was to be presenting her film at the Seville Festival. The film, written and directed by the Oscar wining Danis Tanovic, has allowed Paz Vega to participate for the first time in the Festival's Official Section. Previous editions of the Festival had screened other films in which the actress starred, but out of competition. Paz Vega emphasized the professionalism of all the cast and...

The Prophet to open EFA selection of Sevilla Film Fest

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“The Prophet”, one of the most notable and award-winning films of European cinema in the last year, will open the EFA selection on Friday 6th November at 22:15 in Seville’s Nervión Cinemas.This Section will be showing the latest European films pre-selected by the European Film Academy (EFA) for their annual awards. The ceremony of announcing the nominations for the European film awards will be held, as part of the Seville Festival, on Saturday 7th November.The French-Basque screenwriter T...

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