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TEDDY 22 QUEER FILM AWARD - THE NOMINEESThe eight members of this international jury - filmmakers and organisers of queer film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary film and the best short film, each with a cash award of Euro 3,000.Members of the Jury:Basil Tsiokos - NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (New York , USA,) ...

The Berlinale Campus wins hearts

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On Thursday, the Berlinale Talent Campus #6 marked the end of another successful edition with a closing ceremony and announcement of the winner of this year’s Volkswagen Score Competition.For six days, 350 up-and-coming international filmmakers were invited to the three theatres of the Hebbel am Ufer. Podium discussions with renowned film experts, excursions, screenings and workshops: over 80 events with a total of 150 experts made up this sixth Campus edition and offered the Talents, Berlinal...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #6

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Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #6 with Dieter Kosslick, Dorothee Wenner, Stephen Daldry and Gustavo Santaolalla Match Factor by Maheen Zia from Pakistan winner of the Berlin Today Award 2008Yesterday evening (Saturday, Feb 9) festival director Dieter Kosslick and Campus director Dorothee Wenner opened the Berlinale Talent Campus 2008 before a crowd of ca. 600 invited guests in the Hebbel am Ufer theatre, HAU 1. Until Feb 14, 350 Talents from about 100 countries will meet with internation...

Picture Europe!: European film event in Copenhagen

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For the first time the European film event Picture Europe! The best of European Cinema is set in Copenhagen. From 12th – 18th March eleven very different films can be seen on the screens of the Grand Teatret, followed by a discussion with the films’ directors and actors. Under the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!” audiences get a unique opportunity to see what is happening film-wise in their neighbouring countries and can take part in an exceptional voyage through...

The Berlinale Talent Campus programme

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The Berlinale Talent Campus, which will take place from 09 – 14 February 2008 at the “Hebbel am Ufer” in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is a summit of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops as the Garage Studio, the Script & Doc Station, the Talent Project Market, the Talent Press, the...

The Berlinale Talent Campus together with the Federal Foreign Office will launch a new initiative. “FOCUS AFRICA

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Together with the Federal Foreign Office: Africa in Focus of the Campus 2008 The Berlinale Talent Campus together with the Federal Foreign Office will launch a new initiative. “FOCUS AFRICA“ will take an in-depth look at contemporary filmmaking in Africa. Numerous young African filmmakers will be invited to Berlin, among them Nigerian actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, a top star in Lagos who can hardly escape the demands of her mainly female fan base. Alongside her German colleague Maria Schr...

The Berlinale Talent Campus will launch “FOCUS AFRICA

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The Berlinale Talent Campus together with the Federal Foreign Office will launch a new initiative. “FOCUS AFRICA“ will take an in-depth look at contemporary filmmaking in Africa. Numerous young African filmmakers will be invited to Berlin, among them Nigerian actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, a top star in Lagos who can hardly escape the demands of her mainly female fan base. Alongside her German colleague Maria Schrader, amongst others, she will talk about the influence of romance movies on the...

PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema

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EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (EFP) is hosting PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema, a journey through the multifaceted filmic landscapes of Europe, following the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!” It is the second time EFP is organizing this European event in cooperation with its member organisations, the selected cinemas and with financial support from the EU MEDIA Programme. The Film event PICTURE EUROPE! will visit Munich from 21st to 27th February. As in the prev...

Berlinale Talent Campus continues to attract up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe

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Berlinale Talent Campus #6, February 9 – 14, 2008In its sixth year the attraction of the Berlinale Talent Campus remains strong: 3304 young filmmakers from 120 countries applied to the Berlinale Talent Campus #6, with applications received for the first time from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam. 350 applicants will be invited from February 9 – 14, 2008, to explore the Campus focus entitled “SCREENING EMOTIONS – Cinema’s Finest Asset”. “To examine the role of emotion...

Shooting Stars moves with Michael Ballhaus as new President

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After 10 successful years, European Film Promotion (EFP) has changed the concept for SHOOTING STARS: for the first time, EFP has appointed a jury of prominent industry figures to select the best nine from a variety of talented up-and-coming actors from the most diverse of European countries. They will be presented as SHOOTING STARS to an international professional audience during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. 22 EFP member countries have each nominated an actor. The jury w...

Ang Lee's Lust to screen at Calgary

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WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERES OF LUST, CAUTION AND WALK ALL OVER ME ANNOUNCED AS GALA PRESENTATIONS AT 8TH ANNUAL CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce that Ang Lee's LUST, CAUTION and WALK ALL OVER ME by Calgary director Robert Cuffley will be two of the three Gala Presentations scheduled for the 8th annual edition of the Festival. Both films will be making their Western Canadian premieres at the Fest...

Sounds of Sand clear winner at Film Festival Emden Awards

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The surprise of the evening was provided by the double award winner “Sounds of Sand” by Marion Hänsel. The film convinced audiences completely and was honoured with both the Bernhard Wicki Award and the DGB Film Award. The Awards Ceremony formed the high point of Emden’s 18th International Film Festival. Four film awards with prize money totalling € 29,000, together with the Festival’s Honorary Award sponsored by the Emden Harbour Industry and “A writer’s workplace by the sea” ...

Emden-Norderney line up highlights

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18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney from 13th-20th June 2007 19 feature films in competition in Lower Saxony’s largest film festival The competition nominations for the 18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney have been finalised. 19 feature films from 11 countries will be competing for the three feature film awards – the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award and the NDR Young Directors Award, presented at the Festival for the first time. A further 9 films from 5 coun...

Berlinale Speck on the TEDDY Award and the current Queer Cinema

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The Berlinale is still the only major international film festival offering official awards for the best films on gay, lesbian or transgender themes. The legendary famed Teddy awards have been offered since 1987, and following the political orientation of the Berlinale, the awards were created with the goal of enlightenment, thus breaking taboos and challenging the stereotypes dominating official and popular views of the queer and transgender communities. The daring and innovative nature of the...

21st TEDDY Awards 2007 – The Winners

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The eight members of this international jury – organisers of queer and other film festivals – view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and usually the best short film,each with a cash award of € 3,000.Members of the Jury:Charlie Boudreau – Canada (image+nation Montréal International LGBT Film Festival)Frédéric Arends ...

Teddy Awards were announced during Berlinae

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The eight members of this international jury – organisers of queer and other film festivals – view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context.Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and usually the best short film,each with a cash award of € 3,000.Members of the Jury:Charlie Boudreau – Canada (image+nation Montréal International LGBT Film Festival)Frédéric Arends ...

Shooting Stars: A Constellation of New Acting Talent

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Tuesday, February 13-----On Monday, there was a constellation of Shooting Stars in the skies over the Berlin Film Festival. The stars in question are not of the celestial kind, but represent twenty-five of the hottest actors and actresses of European cinema. This initiative of the European Film Promotion, the pan-European organization of almost thirty European national film promotion boards, celebrates its tenth year of presenting Europe's newest acting talents, with several special events d...

Berlin Today Award

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Dieter Kosslick and Campus Director Dorothee Wenner have officially opened the Berlinale Talent Campus #5 in front of ca. 600 invited guests in the Theater Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1. The 350 Talents from more than 100 countries will meet with international experts until February 15 to learn from their experience in workshops and lectures. In addition to director Walter Salles, the Campus experts Jia Zhangke, Jan Kaczmarek and Jasmila Žbanić will welcome this year’s participants, partners and...

New European Film-Event in Berlin, Madrid, London from EFP

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What does a Spanish box office hit look like? Which of their films are the Finnish most crazy about? Why are French films so successful? Spring 2007 sees 10 to 15 national audience successes from various European countries presented on the silk screen in Berlin, Madrid und London at EFP’s new film-event Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema. This pan-European event is being organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in cooperation with selected cinemas in the three metropolises:Madrid: 1...

Berlinale Talent Campus searches for the next generation of filmmakers

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At the Berlinale Talent Campus the spotlight is on the next generation of filmmakers. Alongside numerous lectures, discussions and screenings of films about “Home Affairs - Privacy, Films and Politics”, 350 up-and-coming filmmakers will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the practical aspects of filmmaking. To make this happen, the Working Campus, the hands-on laboratory of the Campus, offers a diverse range of events. An entire building, the HAU3 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, will be...

One Day – One Movie at Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus searches for the next generation of filmmakers At the Berlinale Talent Campus the spotlight is on the next generation of filmmakers. Alongside numerous lectures, discussions and screenings of films about “Home Affairs - Privacy, Films and Politics”, 350 up-and-coming filmmakers will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the practical aspects of filmmaking. To make this happen, the Working Campus, the hands-on laboratory of the Campus, offers a diverse ran...

Picture Europe! Launching the Best of European Cinema 2007

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In an effort to encourage new audiences and to cultivate those already devoted to European films, the members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have developed a new project to have quality European films screened in selected cities of Europe. In spring 2007, under the title, Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema, EFP will organize a screening series highlighting national box office hits from all over Europe.According to EFP President, Claudia Landsberger, “Not enough effort and investment...

Hamptons Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards

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The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2006.The 2006 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrated its 14th annual celebration of premieres & screenings; programs & events; talent & industry. The natural beauty of the Hamptons, combined with its legendary glamour, make for the perfect setting to display and debut some of the finest international films in the world. ...

Jacqueline Dupuis new Calgary Executive Director,

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED FOR 2006 CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Jacqueline Dupuis has plans under way for the 7th Annual CIFFhas announced that the 7th Annual Calgary International Film Festival will take place from September 22 to October 1, 2006. Leading this year’s Festival is Executive Director, Jacqueline Dupuis. Previously a member of the CIFF Board of Directors, Dupuis is taking the reins of the Festival after more than 10 years in the high tech industry. Along with her love for f...

Awards at 17th Emden – Aurich – Norderney Festival

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Emden, 11th June 2006 Grand Awards Gala at the 17th Emden – Aurich – Norderney International Film Festival Guest star Maximilian Schell receives Award of Honour Adrian Shergold winner of the Bernhard Wicki Preis No less than six awards were presented at the Gala awards party in Emden’s Neues Theater. The Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff and Emden’s Mayor Alwin Brinkmann opened the Awards Ceremony in front of a packed house and spoke with enthusiasm about the commitment dis...

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