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The Golden Chest International Tv Festival

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The Golden Chest has already closed the deadline for submissions of TV films. 26 countries submitted 120 programs in the four categories. Selection process is under way. Results will be announced by mid-July. Golden Chest Team

Love Is Folly (varna)

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Romantic films competition for Golden Aphrodita Award taking place in Varna on the seacoast of Bulgaria.

Festival Of European Co-productions (sofia)

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Recent feature films, made in co-production of at least two European countries

Sofia International Film Festival

International film festival for feature films, documentaries and shorts (mainly Bulgarian). Main themes: International competition for first and second films, Balkan & Bulgarian cinema, Cinema Europe, World screen, retrospectives.

Carolina Film & Video Festival

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Competition of bulgarian documentaries and animated films, international programs for information only

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

IN THE PALACE is an International festival dedicated to short films under 45 minutes in length. It is held annualy in the late June in the Black Sea town of Balchik. Established in 2003, the festival had grown from a competitive forum for student films into the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region.

Besides the annual film competition programmes, In The Palace is accompanied by several parallel events, special screenings, build-in workshops, trainings and master classes, and includes a film industry market section.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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The 24th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)presents its film line-up for 2009, featuring over 200 films including 21 World Premieres, 29 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 41 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 22, through Sunday, February 1, 2009.“For the past 24 years the film festival’s goal has been to bring the best of world cinema to light in Santa Barbara,” commented SBIFF Director, Roger D...

Call for Entry: ASTERFEST #5

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st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } SOUTH-EASTERN STORIES: ASTERFEST #5 27-31 May 2009 - Int’l Festival of SoutEasternEurope Film Authors Strumica – M a c e d o n i a        We have the pleasure to inform You that we are approaching the final stage of the preparations for the new, fifth edition of our new festival in the Macedonian country, as well as in the region and beyond, dedicated to the professional film (documentary and fiction) culture ...

4th Crossroad Co-Production Forum NOKIA N SERIES AWARD 2008

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The Crossroads Co-production Forum, headed by former topper of the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes IFF, Marie-Pierre Macia, was held for the 4th consecutive year in the framework of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and came to a close on Wednesday, November 19th, with the presentation of its ΝΟΚΙΑ N Series Award to a film project, accompanied by 10.000 euros. The jury, consisting of Virginie Devesa (Umedia), Mira Staleva (Sofia Meetings)...

Cottbus Feature Film and Short Feature Competitions

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The Feature Film and Short Feature Competitions Ten films from ten countries of Central and Eastern Europe were nominated for the Feature Film Competition, stretching geographically from the Polish neighbour to far-off Kazakhstan. They include three international co-productions, of which two were made in collaboration with German partners. The traditionally strong Czech cinema is represented with two films, while the revived Russian cinematography – by far the most productive film nation of Ea...

CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum at Thessaloniki Festival

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   CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, created by the TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki and headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, has selected 15 projects this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. All selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or contain story elements linked to these regions. The selected projects come fr...

A presentation of inaugural Downbeach Film Festival

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Director-writer Kevin Smith will be honored August 9 at a retrospective during the inaugural Downbeach Film Festival (DBFF), August 8 to 10. New Jersey native Smith will speak about his career and hold a Q & A with the audience in the Screening Room at Resorts Atlantic City. The festival will also award Smith the Lifesaver Award for lifetime achievement to date for such films as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma, Chasing Amy and Clerks. The festival kicks off August 8 with a slate of films i...

Bulgarian Film Festival, New York

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Held for three consecutive weekends through April 19th at the centrally located Scandinavia House on New York’s Park Avenue, the festival will be known henceforth as the Tishman International New York Bulgarian Film Festival. Tishman International Companies is a multi-billion real estate company that is building the Sofia Airport Center, a $350 million business complex. Tishman serving as the principal sponsor of the fest confirms the larger role transnational corporations play now in the inte...

The Munich Film School Fest Screens 2007's Best Student Films

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For the 27th time, the Munich International Festival of Film Schools is inviting the next generation of filmmakers to town and screening the best student films of the year from around the world. The festival is the most important of its kind worldwide. It gives audiences the rare chance to get a look at current trends and meet tomorrow's top directors. The festival will be screening 39 films from 28 film schools from 20 countries at the Munich Filmmuseum (St.-Jakobs-Platz 1).Over 300 films from ...

ASTERFEST Strumica - Call for Entry (extended deadline: 19 February)

AsterFest III Annual Int’l Festival of SEE Film Authors S t r u m i c a Macedonia 28-31 May 2007 Strumica (Macedonian/Bulgarian/Serbian-Croation: Струмица, Greek: Στρώμνιτσα Stromnitsa, Turkish: Usturumca) is a wonderful city of about 55.000 people in southeastern Republic of Macedonia. There are about 150.000 people living in the region surrounding the city. Previous two years we have chosen around 150 films in the competitive contest, together with 7 special programs wh...

Full Programme of FilmFestival Cottbus

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More than 100 films from 23 countries for the Festival of East European Cinema, which is being held from November 14 to 18. 1. Feature Film and Short Film Competitions – diverse and subtle Ten films from eight countries were nominated for the Feature Film Competition, of which nine will be having their international or German premiere in Cottbus. Bulgaria and Romania are particularly strongly represented here with two films each - which can be regarded as the undisputed proof for the new depa...

The Jackson Hole Film Festival winners

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The Jackson Hole Film FestivalJUNE 7-11, 2006The Jackson Hole Film Festival is proud to announce its 2006 Cowboy Award winners. The Jackson Hole Film Festival, a program of the Jackson Hole Film Institute, was held June 7-11, 2006 in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The festival, now in its third year, was home to more than 80 independent film screenings, six US Premieres and eight World Premieres shown throughout Jackson at the Mainstage, Teton and Twin Theaters. The 2006 Cowboy Awards were hel...

The Da Vinci Code arrives to Cannes

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THE DA VINCI CODE COCKTAIL – FACT, MYTH, FICTION & RELIGION Fuelled by controversy both within its covers and in the courts, The Da Vinci Code arrives on our screens with its intoxicating mix of fact, myth, fiction and religion, crowned by the honour of opening the Cannes film festival. Andrew L. Urban explores the duality behind the phenomenon, and the filmmakers discuss the core elements that drive this religion flavoured adventure thriller.There’s nothing new about Jesus surviving the cru...

The Jackson Hole Film Festival selection announced

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The Jackson Hole Film Festival announced its selection of independent films in competition for the June 2006 Film Festival. The selections, which were narrowed down from over 700 film submissions, will fall into the Festival’s 7 competitive categories: Independent Features, Shorts, Documentaries, World Program Spotlight UK, Global Insight, Sports Action and Student Voices. The top films from the US, UK and Australia will compete for the coveted Rosemount Diamond Award and a $10,000 cash priz...

Critics' Prizes from Sofia, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, Fribourg

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Critics' Prizes at the Festivals of Sofia, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, FribourgSofia (Bulgaria, March 9-19, 2006). Prize: Lady Zee (Lady Z.) by Georgi Djulgerov (Bulgaria, 2005). Jury: Martin Blaney, Germany, Andres Laasik, Estonia, Maja Dimitrova, Bulgaria. Print source: Borough Film, 3A Margash, BG-1504 Sofia, T +359 (2) 943 58 80, F +359 (2) 943 47 87, info@boroughfilm.com (contact Vladimir Andreev).Festival: www.sofiaiff.comMar del Plata (Argentina, March 9-19, 2006). Prize: Alice by Marco ...

Tough Enough (Knallhart) wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

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Detlev Buck’s TOUGH ENOUGH (Knallhart) was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors at the closing ceremony of the Panorama section of the Berlinale/Berlin Film Festival.Sold internationally by the Match Factory, TOUGH ENOUGH (Knallhart) is a powerful film from renowned German director Detlev Buck, starring Jenny Elvers-Elbertzhagen, David Kross, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Erhan Emre, Oktay Őzdemir and Kida Khodr Ramadan. Delphi Film Verleih will relea...

2nd Berlin Festival for Europa Cinemas Labels

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Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return to this years Berlin Film Festival, awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Panorama section (February 9-19).This marks the second year that the Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded at Berlin, and complements the Labels awarded at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes and the Venice Days section of the Mostra del Cinema.A jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors will award the Label at Berl...

Krakow Short & Docu Festival

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "L'embarras de choix" The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation Making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this ...

Critically acclaimed: Fipresci prizes

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Critics' Prizes at the festivals of Sofia, Fribourg, Mar del Plata, Guadalajara and ToulouseToulouse (Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine, France, March 11-20, 2005). Prize: "Live-in Maid" (Cama adentro) by Jorge Gaggero (Argentina, 2004). Jury: Anette Olsen, Denmark ("Dox Magazine", "Mifune"), Maja Bogojevic, Serbia-Montenegro ("Zinec"), Karin Wolfs, The Netherlands ("De Filmkrant", "Screen International"). Print source: Aquafilms, Cabello 3644, C1425APN Buenos Aires, T +54 (11) 4802 4218, v...

Thessaloniki’s film festival chief: Michel Demopoulos

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Thessaloniki’s film festival has a long history, stretching back to 1960, in the golden age of Greek film. Starting as a platform for local cinema, the festival hit a crisis in the 1980s when production levels hit rock bottom – around ten films a year, down from a peak of 100 to 120 films a year in the 60s and early 70s. Michel Demopoulos, then a critic and managing international film acquisitions for state-run Greek TV, proposed a new direction for the festival based on showcasing the best ...
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