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New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board.  This year's Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition's global footprint.    "The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the board members will be key in elevating and expanding the reach of NYF's Television & Film Awards competition, and   with th...

New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board

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NYF Advisory Board Recruits Executives from HBO, ESPN, MTVU, Astro Entertainment, The Edge Picture Company, Showtime, and Radio Television Hong Kong. New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board. This year’s Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition’s global footprint. “The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the boa...

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market

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Coming up with an extensive coverage and dailies do not miss the 12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century - MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 The parallel events of the 12th TDF include the Doc Market and several industry-related activities, as well as Panel Discussions, Masterclasses and Exhibitions. The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall at the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters...

East European Forum highlights

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East European Forum Workshop & Ex Oriente Film 3rd Workshop Session: October 27 – 30, 2009 (Secondary Graphic Art School, Křížová 18, Jihlava, Czech RepublicEast European Forum - Public Pitch Sessions: October 31 – November 1, 2009 (Graphic Art College Hall, Křížová 18, Jihlava, Czech Republic) East Silver: October 27 – November 1, 2009(DKO, Tolstého 2, Jihlava, Czech Republic)- creative documentary films in development and after completion -The ninth East European Forum i...

Washington D.C. filmmakers bring INNER PEACE to NYC

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Stressed-out New Yorkers can take a big breath now and get some much-needed relief by watching a new short film titled, "Inner Peace” a Positive Vision Network Production. "Inner Peace" has been selected to screen as part of the prestigious New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) on March 25th at the Village Cinema in Manhattan.This film is co- directed by award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Ammalee Rogers and 13 times Telly Award Winner Alan Heath. Festival officials...

A Constellation of German Stars Attend Berlinale Opening

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With the world premiere of the star-studded action thriller The International by Tom Tykwer, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 5, 2009 in the presence of the director and the actors Clive Owen, Ulrich Thomsen and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Jury President Tilda Swinton. The event will be broadcast li...

Film critic Peter W. Jansen dead

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Cultural journalist, essayist and publicist of the New German Film Peter W. Jansen has passed away. After a long illness and a few days after his 78th birthday, Peter W. Jansen died on November 15. The well-known journalist and long-time director of the national radio station SWR was one of Germany`s most renowned film critics. Since the Oberhausen Manifesto (1962) his unfailing reviews accompanied the New German Film. While the magazines he wrote for include Filmkritik, Filmbulletin as well as ...

Ordinary Boys / Daniel Hernández

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      El-Khader is an idealist who dreams of being an actor. Rabia has studied law at university but the employment situation looks bleak and she makes ends meet working as a seamstress. Youseff is a petty drug dealer who can't afford the medical treatment that would offer him a greater degree of mobility. His brother is missing, thought to be in Afghanistan, but Youseff's search to try and discover more specific information about his whereabouts appears to be leading...

Edgar Reitz is Jury President at Mannheim Heidelberg Fest

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German film director Edgar Reitz will preside over the International Jury at the 57th Mannheim- Heidelberg Filmfestival 2008. The jury, consisting of Reitz („Heimat“), Alexander Bohr, editor at the German national TV station ZDF, Canadian film producer Paul Martin Hus, Russian Raissa Fomina, the owner of Intercinema, and Jaana Puskala, Head of Promotion at the Finnish Film Commission, will confer the main awards at the Grand Festival Finale on 16 November, among which are the Main Award of M...

Mikael Bertelsen wil host EFA awards in Denmark

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House band of the evening will be the DR Big Band, Denmarks most popular jazz orchestra of international acclaimAttending the award show are Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and EU Commissioner Viviane RedingWhen the 1,500 guests at the EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS CEREMONY 2008 take their seats at Copenhagens Forum on 6 December, the host of the evening will be popular Danish journalist, anchorman and TV-hos...

Hubert Bals Fund Award goes to WASHINGTON at Yerevan’s DAB Forum

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The Hubert Bals Fund Award has been given to WASHINGTON by Andro Sakvarelidze & Giga Chkheidze (Georgia) as Best Project out of twelve presented at the 2nd DAB Co-Production Forum (July 15-17). The Forum is part of the Yerevan International Film Festival (July 13-20) in Armenia. The Hubert Bals Fund Award, aimed to support the filmmakers in developing their project, comes with a prize money of Euro 5,000. The DAB Regional Co-Production Forum is organized by the Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Dev...

Cologne 2008 Medienforum: Screenings

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As noted in my comments posted on July 1st about the 2008 Medienforum. in Germany the dual television system with programming provided by commercial and public stations creates an uneasy and frequently conflictual situation as exacerbated by the current neo-liberal economic approach espoused by the market and media commissioners in Brussels. Yet this year's screenings of unreleased German and foreign television program and numerous seminars demonstrated again the significant contribution publi...

Hamburg short film fest awards

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AWARD WINNERS 2008A week packed with 300 short films ended on Monday June 9th in Hamburg. The 24th International Short Film Festival screened 214 of almost 4.000 submitted short films in the competitive categories and a further 100 films in non-competitive special programmes. Overall more than 30.000 euros of prize-money were poured out. Apart from a large number of accreditated guests and a high number of interesting films it were especially the many filmmakers and guests from Israel who came f...

New York – 2008 International Independent Film and Video Festival

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Presenting from February 28 to March 6th close to 100 productions in two Manhattan venues, the IIFVF covered virtually all genres in feature films, shorts and documentaries with a selection from fifty countries that ranging from outstanding and innovative productions to those shown once, and soon to be forgotten. This festival receives contradictory reactions from trade and website publications, with some simply refusing to cover it. A few participating producers and directors participating in ...

Masterclasses and events at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held this year for the first time in the Byzantium hall of the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters, providing a much larger space to its participants, outfittedwith 30 fully equipped booths for private viewing of the Market films. The market, organized in cooperation with the Greek National Television (ERT S.A.) and with the support of the Media Program of the European Union, caters t...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #6 And the Berlin Today Award 2008 goes to..."

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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 2008 Yesterday 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 intern...

The international Doc market at Thessalonik

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10th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st CenturyMarch 7 – 16, 2008 THE INTERNATIONAL DOC MARKETELECTRA PALACE HOTEL, Byzantium Hall, 1st Floor, Aristotelous Sq. March 10-15, 10.00 – 20.00 The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held this year for the first time in the Byzantium hall of the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters, providing a much larger space to its participants, outfitted with 30 fully eq...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #6 And the Berlin Today Award 2008 goes to..."

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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...

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...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

The 20th European Film Awards : Hosts and Presenters

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In a truly European combination, the hosts fort his year's European Film Awards on 1 December will be the French actress EMMANUELLE BEART and German actor JAN JOSEF LIEFERS. They will be leading the 1,400 guests at Berlin's Arena through a celebration of the European Film Awards' 20^th anniversary.EFA President WIM WENDERS will welcome to Berlin founding members of the European Film Academy and two of the greatest faces on European screen - French actress JEANNE MOREAU and Norwegian actress/dire...

Berlin Interfilm to celebrate The short documentary

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The short documentary has established itself as a capable participant in the long run, and recently garnered a growing interest by the public. With the International Competition, interfilm has long provided the short documentary with a generous platform, and this year it is in the spotlight as the festival focus. With a total of twelve programs, interfilm invites festival audiences to get to know the multi-faceted world of contemporary short documentary film. In the two competition programs, 17 ...

Berlin International Short Film Festival ready to open

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From 6th – 11th November, interfilm Berlin presents the International Short Film Festival, the most important short film festival in Berlin.The Festival is a showcase of all that’s new and mentionable in the area of international short film. Established veterans, newcomers and shooting stars compete alongside each other for the coveted Short Awards. Of the approximately 3,800 submitted works from 88 countries, 542 films from 50 countries (148 from Germany) and from diverse genres – fiction...

New York IFP September networking muscle

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Established in 1979, the New York IFP (Independent Feature Film Project) Market as side bar to the New York Film Festival and a response to block buster Hollywood has become an indispensable tool for aspiring and newly established producers, directors and screen writers to check the pulse of the independent film industry and launch their projects. What started as a screening venue for independent productions close to thirty years ago which had little support from the industry has turned into a...

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