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Locarno Open Doors 2013 to focus on the South Caucasus

© Festival del film Locarno The eleventh edition of Open Doors will focus on the South Caucasus. The Festival del film Locarno’s section that supports and puts the spotlight on filmmakers and films from countries in the South and East where independent cinema is vulnerable will also introduce a new component. With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), every year Open Doors focuses on a different region; following Africa i...

Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES – for Helena Danielsson

This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Swedish producer Helena Danielsson. After a fifteen-year-long career in the Scandinavian and European film industry, Helena Danielsson established Hepp Film in 2003. The company’s core activity is to develop and realise feature films, TV-dramas and documentaries in international co-productions with award-winning Europea...

MINE GAMES (2012); Interview with Richard Gray

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                                  Six months ago, I flew out from Toronto to LA to screen the first ever cut of the film Mine Games (2012). There were four of us in the room, one of them being one of the industry’s most important icons of the psychological-thriller/horror genre. The film left us stimulated and full of ...

European Film Elite in Novi Sad

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Cinema City Festival will gather some of the most significant European names from the world of film. They will transfer valuable knowledge, experiences and contacts to young filmmakers, but also to those already considered to be successful professionals. For the first time our country will be the host to board members of the prestigious European Film Academy, the most significant film institution in Europe. Numerous directors and producers, such as Nik Powell, co-founder of Virgin Record...

FILM MEANS BUSINESS - International Co-Production; the upcoming networking and panel event

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Film Means Business is delighted to welcome a fantastic panel line-up, featuring some of the UK's leading Film industry Professionals. They will be discussing International Co-Production from a UK Producer's perspective. What is an official co-production? Which territories have signed official co-production treaties with the UK and what are the benefits to co-producing your film with them? What is the British Film Industry's role? We will hear from 2 of the UK's prominent, experienced Producti...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 78 young film producers

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes 78 young film producers taking part in the 12th edition of the Rotterdam Lab. The participants of CineMart’s successful event for emerging producers have been nominated by the twenty-eight Rotterdam Lab partner organisations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 28 – February 1. (See full list of participants attached and partner organisations below)For its 12th edition, Rotterdam Lab also welcomes eight new partner organisat...

SCript East in Cannes

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During one-week long, final ScripTeast' session at Cannes Film Festival, scriptwriters are having meetings with the producers and distributors, as well as they have a chance for last consultations with Heads of Studies. They have occasions to attend the festivals’ screenings, conferences and participate in the festival events. After a very intensive start with pitching training done by David Matamoros from Zentropa Spain, ScripTeast writers use the possibility of presenting pos...

Locarno selects 12 Indian projects for Open Doors co-production lab

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  From over 200 projects submitted, in 18 different languages, from 30 regions in India, these are the 12 finalists which will participate in Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno's co-production lab. The selected projects are: - Aharbal Falls by Ajay Raina - Ajeeb Aashiq / Strange Love by Natasha Mendonca - Arunoday / Sunriseby Partho Sen-Gupta - Burqa Boxers by Alka Raghuram - Char, The Island Within by Sourav Sarangi - Jat Panchayat / The Judgement by Satish ...

Award winner Narx A Short Film, Drama inspired by True Police Stories screens at NY Festival

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Narx A Short Film, Drama inspired by True Police Stories Narx- Best Drama Short Film for 2011 in the IFQ/Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival.   A Veteran New York City Undercover named Mazze gets his biggest mission ever before he retires from undercover duties and becomes a family man with a normal life, but first he needs to survive the battle of corruption with his own peers on his team and then take down the big...

Narx A Short Film, Drama inspired by True Police Stories

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Award winner Narx A Short Film, Drama inspired by True Police Stories screens at NY Festival Narx- Best Drama Short Film for 2011 in the IFQ/Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival. A Veteran New York City Undercover named Mazze gets his biggest mission ever before he retires from undercover duties and becomes a family man with a normal life, but first he needs to survive the battle of corruption with his own peers on his team and then take down the biggest Drug Kingpin of New Yor...

Independent Film Week Swarms New York

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  Independent Film Week, a multi-layered program of screenings, conferences, co-production networking events and filmmaker pitch sessions has kicked off the New York film season with a vengeance. Under the auspices of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), the venerable filmmakers organization, this year's event involves both professionals and film buffs in a dizzying schedule of activities around the city of New York from September 19 to 23. The Independent Film Week kicked off w...

The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010 for Best Screenplay

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  The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010 for Best Screenplay from Central and Eastern Europe was announced at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to the grand prize, the jury also decided to give the 2010 Special Mention Award to young Czech writer Irena Hejdová. By the decision of Advisory Board members: Sandy Lieberson, Manfred Schmidt, Antonio Saura, Dariusz Jablonski and ScripTeast Heads of Studies: Tom Abrams and Christian Routh, the Award was given...

55th Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By: Maria Esteves – May 22, 2010 The 55th Annual 2010 Village Voice OBIE Awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater exceptional achievements of 2009-2010, co-hosted by Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris and Anika Noni Rose (2001 OBIE Award winner, Eli's Comin') were held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. This year’s award presenters were J. Smith Cameron, Viola Davis, Marin Ireland, Linda Lavin, Hamish Linklater, Sam Rockwell, ...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 67 producers for tenth anniversary edition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes sixty-seven young producers taking part in the tenth anniversary edition of Rotterdam Lab. CineMart’s highly successful event for emerging producers has expanded steadily over the past decade. The participants have been nominated by the twenty-one Rotterdam Lab partner organizations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 30 – February 3. (See full list of participants and partner organizations below) Rotterdam Lab Coordinato...

Programme of the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village

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Arc 1950 Coproduction Village: the 6th, 7th and 8th of DecemberLes Arcs European Film Festival is happy to reveal the programme of Arc 1950 Coproduction Village and the list of selected projects. Programme of the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village- one-to-one meetings so that selected project producers could meet their potential partners (producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, regional funds...) every morning ;- at the end of each year, conferences are organized and are followed by cockta...

Les Arcs European Film Festival launches in december in beautiful french ski resort

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The first edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival will take place from December 5-12, 2009 in Les Arcs ski resort (France). The festival will present 50 feature films most of which haven't been screened in France before and will organize 120 screenings for a public of over 10.000 people. Further information on www.lesarcs-filmfest.com In addition, will be organized THE ARC 1950 CO-PRODUCTION VILLAGE (DECEMBER 6-9), a great meeting place for film producers with co-producers, regional...

Les Arcs European Film Festival

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The first edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival will take place from December 5-12, 2009 in Les Arcs ski resort (France). The festival will present 50 feature films most of which haven't been screened in France before and will organize 120 screenings for a public of over 10.000 people.Further information on www.lesarcs-filmfest.comIn addition, will be organized THE ARC 1950 CO-PRODUCTION VILLAGE (DECEMBER 6-9), a great meeting place for film producers with co-producers, regional funds, ...

EditFest NY launched last weekend

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EditFest NY, the east coast version of American Cinema Editor’s successful EditFest series, launched last weekend at The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan. Kicking off at the DGA on June12 & 13th, the event was followed by Certification Sunday at Manhattan Edit Workshop on Sunday. The attendees, who came from New York and states surrounding, included working editors, professionals from related disciplines, industry experts and students. EditFest NY is presented by American Cinema Ed...

1st festival of Czech films, CZECH-IN set to open

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1st festival of Czech films, CZECH-IN pour le cinéma tchèque, is will open at eight o’clock tomorrow evening in the Paris cinema L’Entrepôt. As we have announced in a previous press release, this is the first self-contained festival of Czech films to be held in Paris since 1989. The showcase runs until June 9 and features ten titles. The six-day event offers a cross-section of contemporary Czech cinema made after the Velvet Revolution, consisting of nine feature films and one feature-leng...

Oscar Winners, Experts and Icons Set for EditFest NY Launch

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On the weekend of June 12 & 13, EditFest NY makes its east coast debut at the Directors Guild of America, 110 W. 57 Street, New York. EditFest, presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), will feature panels, hands-on technology training and an opening night gala reception. Aimed at content creators and those who work with them in the creative and the post production process, EditFest presents an opportunity to hear and meet a rare gathering of the industr...

HD EXPO ended

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HD EXPO ended on a high note today after the two day conference and exhibition attracted a capacity crowd to its trade show floor, panels and educational offerings. During the event, Oscar winners, technology visionaries, and technical experts presented real-world knowledge through intimate conversations, 3D screenings, cutting edge panels and intensives to standing-room only audiences. Wednesday’s panels featured an acquisition to post workflow with RED, featuring Ted Schilowitz and a cadre ...

No Borders Co-Production Market In New York

 Friday, September 19-----One of the key events of the Independent Film Week in New York, organized by the IFP/Independent Feature Project this past week, is the No Borders International Co-Production Market. Now in its 14th year, No Borders is the only international co-production market in the U.S., connecting U.S. and international narrative projects at the script stage with financiers and buyers. "No Borders has become one of the great success stories of IFP's first 30 years," said...

London Fest to expand services to the industry

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The Festival’s provision of services to the Industry has increased in 2008 and ranges from ground-breaking international events to UK focused debates and leading talent development projects. This expanded and diverse slate is possible thanks to continued funding from Film London, the London Development Agency, the Mayor of London, and new industry sponsor, Production Base.Innovations for 2008 include a major event UK and India:The Shape of Things to Come, in association with the UK Film Counci...

ACE Film Festival 2008 (New York City) Announces Line-Up

 Come celebrate the American Cinematic Experience with 4 days of independent film in the heart of Manhattan!After sifting through over 850 entries from across the country, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) proudly presents the 2008 ACE Film Festival program. The event is set to take place September 4-7 in the main theater of New World Stages located at 340 West 50th Street - just steps from Times Square.The 2008 ACE Film Festival program line-up includes 40 films total with 4 World Premi...

Industry Events at Locarno

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Open Doors Factory Besides taking care of the film industry professionals attending the Festival, the Industry Office has for a number of years organized various events in partnership with the Open Doors program, such as Open Doors Factory. This co-production workshop will also invite a special guest: the Cinéfondation from Cannes. Through the presence of the top European producers, the ...
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