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Exground filmfest 25 wrapped with guests from all over the world

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Winners ■ BEIGE by Sylvie Hohlbaum wins german shorts competition ■ LENA wins the competition for children films ■ THE CONVERSATION wins shorts competition   Switzerland country-in-focus // filmmaker-talks // a program of 250 films exground filmfest 25 welcomes many international guests in Wiesbaden for the jubilee edition November, 16 – 25, 2012 and looks forward to animated discussions of the 250 independently produced short- and feature length films in the festival pr...

Board Member updates: Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “...

Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “It is a great privilege to be hosting his master...

The Co-Production Prize choose Sofia to expand its workshops for young Eastern European filmmakers

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Karin SchyleThis year the Robert Bosch Stiftung carried out a training for short and documentary projects with a focus on Black Sea and Caucasus during Sofia Meetings. Three teams (director and producer) from the Caucasian countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, three teams from the Black Sea countries Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and further four teams from Bulgaria were invited to participate in it. The event was organized in cooperation with the partners of Тhe Co-Production Prize o...

Russia and Romania at GO-EAST Film Festival 2012

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  GENERATION P (2011)  One of the film's to screen at this year's GOEAST Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany is Russian film GENERATION P (2011) by Russian/American director Victor Ginzburg. Based on the book by Russian writer Victor Pelevin, the film is directed by American/Russian director Victor Ginzburg. The film is about Babylen Tatarsky, a copywriter for a major advertising company in the late 90’s in Post-Soviet Russia. Babylen is put to the test by the advertising firm ...

goEast 2012; Wiesbaden, Germany

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The 12th annual 'GoEast' Film Festival begins today on April 18 and goes till April 24, 2012. The festival takes place in Wiesbaden, Germany and focuses on recent Central and Eastern European cinema. Filmmakers from all regions will attend to support their films and ten feature films and six documentaries will compete for prizes at goEast. The festival will open with the film 'FOUR SUNS' (2011) by Bohdan Sláma from the Czech Republic.     **The filmmaker wh...

Four Suns to Open goEast

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Director Bohdan Sláma and producer Pavel Strnad will present their film Four Suns (Čtyři slunce) as the opening film of the prestigious 12th goEast international film festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. Four Suns will contend for the title of Best Film and €10,000 in the main competition. The goEast festival, which focuses on the cinematography of Central and Eastern Europe, begins tomorrow (April 18) and will screen five Czech films in its competition and non-competition sections. Among the fe...

Exground filmfest 24 celebrates successful festival closing with Awards

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On Sunday, November 20, exground filmfest 24 celebrated its festive festival closing in the Caligari FilmBühne. Over ten days the festival had presented highlights from the international independent film scene in Wiesbaden. Numerous international guests had travelled to the state capital of Hessen to present their films in person to the audiences who turned up in huge numbers. exground filmfest is happy to announce another record number of visitors: More than 14 000 participated in this year'...

exground filmfest 24: Around the world in 10 days with 250 films

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■ Highlights of international independent films ■ Numerous premieres ■ Focus Israel Between November 11 and 20, 2011, exground filmfest celebrates its 24th festival edition in Wiesbaden. One of Germany's most important festivals for independent films presents around 250 independently produced short and feature films from all over the world. This year's country focus lies on Israel. exground filmfest 24 presents 250 films from a total of 46 countries, including 13 world premier...

Exground filmfest 24: Around the world in 10 days with 250 films

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■ Highlights of international independent films ■ Numerous premieres ■ Focus Israel Between November 11 and 20, 2011, exground filmfest celebrates its 24th festival edition in Wiesbaden. One of Germany's most important festivals for independent films presents 250 independently produced short and feature films from all over the world. This year's country focus lies on Israel.exground filmfest 24’s complete program can be found at the official homepage www.exground.com, as o...

Deadline approching! Submit your film now, no entry fees, deadline 31. August 2011

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Sustainability Films Wanted! Intervideo Talent Award “Morgen sehen wir weiter” (“Tomorrow we will see”). No entry fees. For the second time since its successful debut in 2009, Intervideo Filmproduktion GmbH is announcing its Intervideo Talent Award. This year, the Intervideo Talent Award will be awarded in four film categories: 1.      “Documentaries,” 2.      “Fiction/Short films,” 3.      “Animations” and 4.     ...

Closing of exground filmfest 23, winners announced

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On Sunday, November 21, 2010, exground filmfest ended its enormously successful ten-day-run. During the last ten days, the films from all over the world were met with great interest and drew a huge international crowd to the cinemas – to participate in the most important platform for German independent films. In total, exground filmfest had 14.000 guests, among them 11.000 at the screenings. The winners of the exground filmfest 23 contestsGerman Short Film Contest (Audience vote)DER KLEINE NAZ...

NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionn...

Wiesbaden Exground filmfest highlights

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Film fans from near and far should note down a date in their calendars: Between November 12 and November 21, 2010, exground filmfest in Wiesbaden – one of Germany‘s most important independent festivals – presents 220 highlights from the current range of independently produced short and feature films. These were selected from more than 2000 submissions from 89 countries, from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Among them are 8 world premieres, 3 international premieres, 8 Europe premieres, and 33 Germa...

Darfur

Director: Uwe Boll.
Since 2003 the crisis in Darfur has claimed the lives of over 300,000 civilians. 2,8 million Darfuri have been displaced within Sudan. The JANJAWEED MILITIY & SUDANESE GOVERNMENT FORCES have been responsible for the majority of the rape, torture and murder. 3,8 million people are dependent on international humanitarian aid. One half of these people are beyond the reach of such help. In 2009 a group of international Journalists visited a village in the Darfur region under the protection of the AFRICAN UNION (AU). They were never the same again ...

City of Lights

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Director: Teun van der Zalm, Daan Verbiest.
A city is growing from abstract to stylistic. The city is growing towards the future.

The Danaides' Barrel

Director: David GUIRAUD.
In the desert, a man is buried to his neck in the sand. One does not know anything about him. A young woman, naked under red veils, walks away without paying any attention to him. After getting out of his sand cradle, he will head for the horizon to meet his object of desire.

Countryside 35x45

Director: Evgeny Solomin.
Throughout the country old Soviet passports are being exchanged for the new Russian ones. A provincial photographer is traveling from one Siberian village to another taking 35x45 mm passport photos of the villagers. Thanks to a large number of clients and profound observation of countryside life the films turns into poetic story about world-view of people living in remote areas at the cross-roads of two cultures, of Soviet and modern Russian ones.

Launch of Friends of the German-Russian Film Academy

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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...

International film competition - "Intervideo Talent Award"

Films permitted for submission are those dealing with the theme “Tomorrow we will see”, in accordance with the description of the competition. The length of the film contributions must not exceed 10 minutes. In the case of longer films, an excerpt of up to 10 minutes may be submitted. Films can be submitted until 31st August 2009.

 The competition is open for students, apprentices and graduates from sectors like, e.g. TV, film and media production, media design, animation and multimedia as well as media technology may participate. The competition is also aimed at young professionals and job starters with work experience of up to 2 years.

 

The winners can look forward to cash prizes totalling to € 1.500.00 as well as various non-cash prizes. The prizes will be awarded during the "exground" film festival in

Wiesbaden, Germany on 15th November 2009. To submit a film online, filmmakers can register at Reelport.com.

 

You can find up-to-date information about the competition at homepage of the competition and the homepage of intervideo.

 

Find the application form and the description of the competition in English and German here.

Cannes Cinefondation next session, under Gilles Jacob presidency

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18th Session March, 2 to July, 15 2009 Jury's president : Gilles Jacob Participants Andreas Bolm Andreas Bolm was born in 1971 in Cologne, Germany, from a Hungarian mother and a German father. After working as a musician and sound engineer in Manchester, England, he began to experiment in photography and video. He studied film and theatre science in Berlin and at the film FAMU academy in Prague. In 1999, Andreas enrolled in the documentary department of the University of Televi...

Volker Schlöndorff turns 70

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"Light, Shadow and Movement. My Life and My Films" Now we can also say Happy 70th Birthday to Volker Schlöndorff who was born on March 31, 1949 in Wiesbaden. In his recently published autobiography "Light, Shadow and Movement" he candidly describes the steadfast bond between his life and his work. Schlöndorff`s career began in the early 1960s as an assistant to the then leading masters in France: Alain Resnais, Jean-Pierre Melville and Louis Malle. He made his first movie as early as 1966: YOU...

Exground Filmfest

exground presents unusual films from all over the world. American Indies / Asia / Documentaries / Intern. shorts and features / German short film contest / Intern. ON VIDEO contest / Wiesbaden-Special Short film contest / Intern. youth film contest

CHICKEN WINGS wins German Short-Film Contest at exground filmfest 21

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The audience in the sold-out Caligari FilmBühne in Wiesbaden made its decision and crowned CHICKEN WINGS as the winner film of the 16th German Short-Film Award at exground filmfest 21. Director Pauline Kortmann was excited about the vote and the prize money of 3.000 Euros, handed over by the Wiesbaden head of the Cultural Offices Rita Thies. ROBIN by Hanno Olderdissen came in second and therefore won the prize money of 2000 Euros, sponsored by the Wiesbadener Kinofestival e. V. The 1000 Euros f...

Exground filmfest: winners of film contests

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DER AUFREISSER by Steffen Weinert is the winner of exground filmfest's German Short Film Contest The audiences of traditionally sold out Caligari FilmBühne in Wiesbaden has decided: DER AUFREISSER [THE PICK-UP ARTIST] by Steffen Weinert is the winner of exground filmfest's 15th German Short Film Contest. On the following rank RAUSKOMMEN! [COME OUT!] by Michael Dörfler and Jan Peters' WIE ICH EIN FREIER REISEBEGLEITER WURDE [HOW I BECAME A FREE-LANCE TRAVEL COMPANION]. Wiesbaden's Head of Cultu...

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