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San Sebastian and the winners are: Half Moon...

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Saturday Afternoon in the press room where the Concha prizes have been announced, and, the Main Winners were -- -- -- (pause for bated breath) -- -- -Kurd-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi scored another big victory here with two of the most important awards, the Golden Concha, or Grand Prix for Best Film, “NIEMANG/HALF MOON, and the International Film Critics FIPRESCI prize as well. This was Ghobadi’ second Golden Concha best film prize here in Donostia, where his “Turtles Can Fly” reall...

Israeli comedies add zest to Warsaw Jewish Motifs Fest

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In the past two years the subject matter of this festival concentrated heavily on themes of the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish relations. This year the program is of a spicier variety with a heavier than usual input of films from Israel. The big discovery and surprise so far has been a rib-tickling comedy from Israel entitled "Like a Fish Out of Water" (RT, 56 minutes) by 28 year old helmer Leon Pudovsky. The story centers on a freewheeling Argentine immigrant to Israel, a thoroughly unkosher Lat...

Tables rondes & rencontres du Marchéà Cannes

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Mercredi 17 mai :17:00 - 19:00 / Short film Corner - Palais 01 - Allée 14Happy Hour, avec la participation de Mediterranean Films Crossing Borders etEuropean Films Crossing BordersJeudi 18 mai :17:00 -19:00 / Short Film CornerHAPPY HOUR, avec la participation de France 217:00 / Short Film CornerRemise du PRIX FRANCE 2 Vendredi 19 mai :11:00 / Lounge Orange (Plage La Mandala)Remise officielle des prix de la 2ème édition du CONCOURS "ORANGE FILM COURT"Président du jury : Christophe Barratier e...

Miami International Festival announces Line Up

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The Miami International Film Festival, now in its 23rd edition, announced its official program, along with other announcements, at a packed news conference on the campus of the Festival’s patron, Miami Dade College.The Festival, which has grown in reputation as a major showcase for American independent and international films, with an accent on Spanish-language cinema, will open on March 3rd with the world premiere of HEARTLIFT (Lifting de Corazon), Argentine director Eliseo Subiela’s delici...

Sydney Film Festival new direction ahead

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Sydney Film Festival runs from Friday June 10 – Saturday June 25, 2005. Sydney Film Festival (SFF) Artistic Director Lynden Barber today heralded a new era for the Festival when he presented his inaugural program with the announcement of new venues, new red carpet events, new ticketing options and interactive filmmaker forums.Joined by NSW Minister for Tourism, Sandra Nori and SFF President Cathy Robinson, Lynden said his first program was all about diversity, not only reflected in the selecti...

BAFICI un-even Argentine Competitive Section

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The Official Argentine Competitive SectionThis year the BAFIC has a large number of Argentinean movies, however, not all of them seem to at the right standard. The festival opened with "Live-In Maid" a film by Gaggero.From the beginning the festival has stressed the importance that the festival gives to the argentine cinema. Live-In Maid is a good movie that shows the relationship between a middle class woman and her maid, who worked in her house for twenty-eight years. Another film from the sam...

Mar Del Plata key events wrap up

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Important eventsSection Latin America the XXIst: With the years this section has fortified and taken more importance inside the festival. This year there were 18 movies that have been presented. Among them the public loved: "Cachimba" by Caiozzi (Chile) and "Machuca" by Wood (Chile) The winning movie was, “Sums and subtractions” by Gaviria ( Colombia), “Voces inocentes” by Mandoki (Mexico) and “One day without Mexicans” by Arau (Mexico). Nevertheless, the rest of the films wer...

Mar del Plata awards films about middle east

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MAR DEL PLATA AWARDS FILMS ABOUT MIDDLE EAST SUBJECTSIn the first days of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival we have seen films with different genres and proposals. In the official competition it seems to be a tendency to epoch film and the films that shows the problems of countries from Middle East. In “Le grand voyage”, Ismael Ferroukhi narrates the confrontation of a conservative father and a modern son. Reda, the son, must take distance from france, where his girlfriend lives,...

New York love affair with Europe

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In a remarkably crowded end-of-year film season, New York film audiences are buzzing about the excitement being created by European films, which have been on abundant display in theaters across town. In short, New York loves European cinema.Of course, this is no new story. The films of pioneers Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut and Luis Bunuel first took root with New York film critics and film buffs. The Festival’s major film festivals always feature a strong contingent of f...

Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Fest line up

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UCSB Arts & Lectures and the UCSB Department of Film Studies announce the Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Festival, a five-day celebration of the creativity and vision of Latin American, U.S. Latino and Native American filmmakers from Wednesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 18. Fifteen film screenings will take place throughout Santa Barbara, uniting the university and the community, increasing the visibility of Latino culture and media works, and cultivating future filmmakers prepare...

Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Fest program

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UCSB and community organizations announce the Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia FestivalSUMMARY FACTS: • The Inaugural Santa Barbara Latino CineMedia Festival• A new film festival that celebrates the creativity and vision of Latin American, U.S. Latino and Native American filmmakers• Highlights include a special film-live performance of The Grey Automobile / El Automóvil Gris and a tribute to Mexican filmmakers Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Regents' L...

Mar del Plata Fest director's innovations

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Getting to know each other betterIt has been two years now, since a new trend was marked to help the Festival find its definite identity. There is no doubt our identity is deeply rooted in Latin America, and as a logical consequence, we also belong to that vast idiomatic and cultural merge called Ibero-America.As countries rehearse all kinds of political and economic alliances to prevent the overwhelming advance of globalisation, Mar del Plata is to become the natural cultural place for all film...

Tiburon fest line-up unveiled by its director

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3rd Annual Tiburon International Film Festival March 12-18, 2004 At its 3rd edition, the Tiburon International Film Festival will screen 240 films from over 50 countries, including four tributes: One to Charlie Chaplin with two documentaries containing many film clips, one called "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin" by Richard Schikel, the film critic of Time magazine; and the other one called "Charlie Chaplin - The Forgotten Years" made by a German director Felice Zenoni, a...

19th Mar del Plata latino line up revealed

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MAR DEL PLATA FEST ANNOUNCES FULL COMPETITION LINE UP JURY ANNOUNCED Mar del Plata President Miguel Pereira has revealed the full list of films set to compete at this year's event (March 11/20), as well as confirming the Jury, and those films screening out of competition.Official Competition (14 titles): Adiós Querida Luna - Argentina/Fernando Spiner Buena Vida Delivery - Argentina/Leonardo Di Césare The Blue Light - Japan/Yukio Ninagawa El Lápiz del Carpintero/The Carpenter's Pencil - Spain/...

Mar del Plata unveils panorama

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Mr. Miguel Pereira, President of Mar del Plata International Film Festival announced that the 19th Edition of the Festival will be held between March 11th and March 20th, 2004.Babenco’s CARANDIRU -powerful drama set in a prison- representing Brazil in the forthcoming Academy Awards, will be opening the Festival at the Opening Gala, and Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE AL TROVE (The heart is everywhere) will be screened for the Closing Gala on the 20th . Both filmmakers will be attending the festival.Es...
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