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Film Festival Tofifest highlights

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 Yesterday the organisers of the International Film Festival Tofifest revealed the last secrets of the 10th edition of the event, during a press conference. Zbigniew Zamachowski shall be the chairman of the Jury of the On Air Feature Films Competition section. Krystyna Janda shall be awarded the Golden Angel of Tofifest for Artistic Insolence and Jakub Gierszal shall receive the Flisak Tofifest Film Award. This year’s special retrospective will focus on blaxploitation films and the In...

The Industry events scheduled at London BFI

The 56th BFI London Film Festival in association with American Express today reveals an exciting and comprehensive line up of events, screenings and services for UK and international film professionals. The Industry Programme, held at BFI Southbank and other London venues, comes hot on the heels of the early October launch of the BFI’s five year plan for supporting British film – Film Forever – and underlines the BFI’s steadfast commitment to supporting the B...

BUFF SEASON TO BE SHOWN ON COMMUNITY CHANNEL THIS OCTOBER

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BUFF Presents... a series of films showcased by the British Urban Film Festival will be screened as part of a special series on Community Channel this October. This is the second season of BUFF programming on the channel this year.   In April, viewers saw the directorial debut of Aml Ameen with the short film “Drink, Drugs & KFC” and his latest film “12” will premiere as part of the series. Other films to be shown include a film produced by the African Caribbe...

14 nominations for European Film Awards for best shorts

                LIST OF NOMINATED SHORTS FILMS COMPLETE: 14 NOMINATIONS  With this year’s final nomination having been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), the list of nominated short films is now complete. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one o...

A brilliant edition of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival

It is time to give a note to the 60th San Sebastian Festival and this can only be magnificent! A merited A, like the category it holds.  Like Cannes, Venice or Berlin but whereas Cannes has a budget of 20M Euros, San Sebastian has to deal with 7.4M Not always a film festival combines high quality of films in all sections (official, New directors, Zabaltegi-Perlas, Horizontes Lations,etc…)  with a glamorous red carpet (Gere,Sarandon,Travolta,Hoffman,McGregor,Affleck,Bellucci,P...

“TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM 'Sally Fischer Public Relations' “TRASHED” (2012) screened Saturday, September 29 at 9:00PM at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema in London Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Academy Award-winning composer Vangelis attended screening “TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE   London, UK: Candida Brady brings her hot topic film "TRASHED" to the Raindance Film Festiva...

Red Bull Mediahouse announces 'Heroes By Nature'

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In 2013, cinemas across Europe are going to be fueled with an adrenaline rush: A monthly action sports movie event, featuring compelling stories and heart-stopping stunts that have never been seen on a big screen.   Todays “Big Friday” press conference at San Sebastian Film Festival just might have heralded the beginning of a new era of action sports movie exhibition: Not only did the Festival and Red Bull Mediahouse announce further details concerning the new section that...

55 Socks screening at Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur

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Quebec cultural agency SODEC (La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec)  is proud to announce the presence of many Quebec works presented at the Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur. This year, SODEC supports the presence of Quebec directors at the event which runs from 28 September to 5 October.In total, 10 feature films, including three co-productions with Europe and seven short films will be presented at t...

Film festivals - do they have a future? Forum held in Katowice

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                        Can anyone harness enough courage to raise such a question? It is as if to ask about chances of survival of a live organism that is ridded of its heart. Or both lungs. This live (and very much so!) organism stands for cinema, whereas it is the film festivals that constitute the heart and the lungs. Although "the death of the cinema" has long b...

Future of Festival Forum in ARS Film Festival in Katowice.

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Very exciting panel at the Forum in Katowice. Delegates (including your editor Bruno Chatelin) gathered from all over Europe in Katowice for 2 days of brainstorming, exchanges and keynotes. The event has been inspired by Jonathan Davis and led by Anita Skwara. Please come back for more news here.   ...

60 Years of San Sebastian International Film Festival

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This year the Festival will be celebrating its 60th consecutive edition with the same enthusiasm felt the day it first saw the light on September 21st 1953. Conceived as an International Film Week for the purpose of screening and marketing films, it was not long before the IFFPA granted it B status (non-competitive), thanks to the success of its first edition. A year later it was called the International Film Festival, and in 1955 the IFFPA recognized the festival as competitive, spec...

DOK Leipzig 2012 almost reached last year's record at 2,850 submissions

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  Some 2,850 films from 77 countries were submitted to this year's International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, among them 2,200 documentaries and 650 animated films. The number of entries is down slightly from last years, when DOK Leipzig received a record 3,012 entries. The 55th edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 29 October to 4 November 2012.   Around 75 films will be selected from among the entries to compete for the Golden Dove awards i...

JOIN THE ÉCU TEAM

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Budding young filmmaker? Creative writer? Marketing genius? Social Media Pro? Here is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience in the fantastic world of cinema while working with a cool international team in the heart of Paris. ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, one of Europe’s leading festivals for Indie filmmakers, needs YOU to ensure the success of the festival’s 8th edition. We are looking for open-minded, hard-working, autonomous and really fun people...

The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 47 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list,...

Bruno Chatelin handed out the Award for Best Film from the festival circuit to Michel Hazanavicius

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@ The International Film Festival Summit Europe IFFS and filmfestivals.com  - fest21.com,  close observers of the festival circuit, have honored Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes (best actor) to 5 Oscars (6 Cesar, 3 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTAS)...  The award was handed by B...

Video Interview with Rushlights team in MONTREAL JOSHH HENDERSON, HALLEY WEBB, and ANTONI STUTS

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   PRODUCTION TEAM Filmmaking : Antoni Stutz   Scriptwriter : Ashley Scott Meyers Photography : Gregg Easterbrook   Montage : Michael Palmerio, Jane Abramowitz interpreters : Beau Bridges, Aidan Quinn, Josh Henderson, Haley Webb, Jordan Bridges, Lorna Raver, Joel McKinnon Miller, Crispian Belfrage Production House : Antoni Sutz, Jeffrey Coulter, Gabriella Stollenwerck, Crosstown Films / Rus...

Vote begins for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award

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The European Film Academy invites you to vote in the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2012 for your favourite European film and win a trip for two people to the European Film Awards in Malta! NOMINATED ARE: THE ARTIST written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius with Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman BARBARA written & directed by Christian Petzold with Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Christina Hecke THE BEST E...

MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL 2013

The Madeira Film Festival intends to be Europe’s most exclusive and independent festival. Held at the prestigious Reid’s Palace Hotel The Madeira Film Festival serves as a platform to showcase independent feature, short and documentary films from directors around the world. Indicative of Madeira’s continued commitment to preserve the Natural History, flora and fauna of the island, the festival will pres

G-Technology driven creativity competition

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     "G-Technology's Driven Creativity Competition is on the search for most inspiring and driven creativity - rewarding not just the aestetic qualities of your entry but also the innovation and drive. Entry is FREE and the competition is for pros and amateurs across Europe. Have your creative drive rewarded with G-Technology storage system or €5,000 towards your next project!"  http://g-technology.eu/competition/ ...

Film Festivals Galore,in Bangkok--!

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  Bangkok  seems to have become a movie-hub, judging by the numerous  film festivals that have been spinning  in the city, almost back-to-back, this year.The Embassies have mostly been  responsible for these , and deserve  credit for whipping up the cinematic pulse of the city.Apart from the French, Italian  and EU film festivals ,which have become regular events in the cinema-calendar of the country  (they are held in both Bangkok and Chiangmai), this year,  we had new festivals from ...

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

Back to Byzantium: Turkish Delights at the 31st Instanbul Film Festival

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Whatever name you call it- Constantinople or Byzantium- or however you spell it    (Graham Greene's Orient Express-connected novel, also filmed, styled it Stamboul Train), modern Istanbul is unquestionably a world city, a beautiful bustling megalopolis, literally joining Asia to Europe, and the only capital that has a leg in two continents. A fascinating fusion of ancient, medieval, religious and secular architecture and cultures, cuisine and  and stylish contemporary design and fashion, w...

Video Interview with the director of 10th DAY Vassilis Mazomenos

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The synopsis Ali, an Afghan Muslim, lives in Athens, hoping to fulfill his Western "dream". But so far, filled with memories of his homeland and his trip to Europe, his are mostly nightmares. Ali lives a lonely life in his basement apartment. He sleeps, eats sparingly and prays. His only entertainment is the sport of kick boxing. To survive, he collects scrap metal from garbage bins and carries it away in a supermarket trolley, which he pushes along the streets of Athens. Though...

The International Panafrican Film Festival - Presentation

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Presentation  The International Panafrican Film Festival’s goal is to help discover authors, scenario writers, and directors of the black world or help discover the ones who realized a film on the pan African world*.The International Panafrican Film Festival wants to create an alert and lively image of the contemporary cinematographic creation of the pan African world. Its view on the environment of the black population extends from Africa to America through the Caribbean, Europe, and th...

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy highlights

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 Finland’s largest film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, is organized for the 25th time from September 20th until 30th, 2012. The year of celebration brings along a quality programme consisting of more than 180 feature films and 80 short films. An exceptionally big part of the programme comprises of films screened in Finland exclusively at HIFF. The Opening Film of HIFF 2012 is the appraised BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. The visual masterpiece...
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