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East End film Festival programme announced

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In just four short weeks East End Film Festival will be launching its biggest and most colourful programme of premieres, panels, parties, 3D cinema, live music, free outdoor screenings and unique special events, across eight days and eleven East London venues.• OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 23rd April sees the World Premiere of an exclusive cut of the East End gangster documentary THE END. First time filmmakers and sisters Nicola and Teena Collins turn the camera onto their father Les Falco and his ...

Peter Weir’s "The Way Back" begins shooting

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principal photography has begun on six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s much anticipated epic film, “The Way Back,” the cast of which boasts Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”), Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Lovely Bones”) and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “Miami Vice”)**. The film will be shot in Bulgaria, M...

Short Matters tours EFA Shorts in 15 fests in Europe

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SHORT MATTERS! is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the short films nominated for the European Film Awards to a series of film festivals across Europe and beyond. As a new partner, world-wide short film distribution company Shorts International supports this year’s SHORT MATTERS! programme giving these films an additional platform at 15 festivals which have already confirmed their participation and will screen the programme.The programme brings the nominated short film...

After Winter Comes Spring – Special Series for the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

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One of this year’s central celebrations is the 20th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall in 1989. To mark this occasion, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival is presenting the special series “After Winter Comes Spring – Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall”. Following the Festival, the programme will tour throughout Germany. For the series, which was initiated by the Deutsche Kinemathek and the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the curator and ...

Berlinale celebrates 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall...

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After Winter comes SpringOne of this year’s central celebrations is the 20th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall in 1989. To mark this occasion, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival is presenting the special series “After Winter Comes Spring – Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall”. Following the Festival, the programme will tour throughout Germany. For the series, which was initiated by the Deutsche Kinemathek and the German Federal Cultural Foundation,...

Love Is Folly (varna)

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Romantic films competition for Golden Aphrodita Award taking place in Varna on the seacoast of Bulgaria.

Sofia International Film Festival

International film festival for feature films, documentaries and shorts (mainly Bulgarian). Main themes: International competition for first and second films, Balkan & Bulgarian cinema, Cinema Europe, World screen, retrospectives.

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

IN THE PALACE is an International festival dedicated to short films under 45 minutes in length. It is held annualy in the late June in the Black Sea town of Balchik. Established in 2003, the festival had grown from a competitive forum for student films into the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region.

Besides the annual film competition programmes, In The Palace is accompanied by several parallel events, special screenings, build-in workshops, trainings and master classes, and includes a film industry market section.

Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin Germany

About 450 int. films Competitions: international,German, children,against violence, documentaries, eject (strange and funny) prizes in total:40.000€

Specials: Korea,Romania,Bulgaria,Animation,Documentaries, Retrospectives

Program of Berlinale Forum

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The 39th Forum of the Berlinale will be showing a total of 48 films from 31 countries.The selection will take festival-goers around the world - not so much in terms of the number of countries represented, but rather in the abundant connections to be discovered between the films, their often shared concerns and kindred worldviews, as well as their contradictions and mirror images. Eleven films are debuts, 25 world premieres, and twelve international premieres.This lineup includes a diverse sample...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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The 24th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)presents its film line-up for 2009, featuring over 200 films including 21 World Premieres, 29 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 41 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 22, through Sunday, February 1, 2009.“For the past 24 years the film festival’s goal has been to bring the best of world cinema to light in Santa Barbara,” commented SBIFF Director, Roger D...

Call for Entry: ASTERFEST #5

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st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } SOUTH-EASTERN STORIES: ASTERFEST #5 27-31 May 2009 - Int’l Festival of SoutEasternEurope Film Authors Strumica – M a c e d o n i a        We have the pleasure to inform You that we are approaching the final stage of the preparations for the new, fifth edition of our new festival in the Macedonian country, as well as in the region and beyond, dedicated to the professional film (documentary and fiction) culture ...

An overview on cinema in Europe

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An overview on 2007: demand and offer for European films are on the increase, whilst cinema-going experiences a slight dip A tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema-going in Europe. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions. The positive side of 2007 comes from European films: in EU countries film production is on the increase with their market share growing as well. Less s...

An overview on cinema in Europe

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An overview on 2007: demand and offer for European films are on the increase, whilst cinema-going experiences a slight dipA tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema-going in Europe. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions. The positive side of 2007 comes from European films: in EU countries film production is on the increase with their market share growing as well.Less spectator...

The Ex Oriente Film workshop - made for docu makers

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The Ex Oriente Film workshop is a training program that supports the development and funding of creative documentary films in the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe. During three sessions that take place over the course of one year, filmmakers and producers receive assistance from experienced European producers, directors, trainers, AV experts and TV commissioning editors in order to develop their story, draft a financing strategy for their project and find international partners. Ex Or...

Tallinn Black Nights FF EurAsia Competition

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  Saturday, November 29--------The main competition program at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which began last night, is EurAsia, new films from the European and Asian continents. Estonia sits at a great divide between East and West, and has stood as a way-station between those two nexuses for the past thousand years. The Festival encourages a mutually supportive point of view that sees both the differences and connections between European and middle Asian culture. The Fes...

49th International Thessaloniki Film Festival, November 14-23, 2008

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 14-23, 2008 AWARDS The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), President Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA) Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey) Lita Stantic, Producer (Argentina) Émilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium) David Robinson, Film critic (UK) and Dionissis Savopoul...

4th Crossroad Co-Production Forum NOKIA N SERIES AWARD 2008

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The Crossroads Co-production Forum, headed by former topper of the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes IFF, Marie-Pierre Macia, was held for the 4th consecutive year in the framework of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and came to a close on Wednesday, November 19th, with the presentation of its ΝΟΚΙΑ N Series Award to a film project, accompanied by 10.000 euros. The jury, consisting of Virginie Devesa (Umedia), Mira Staleva (Sofia Meetings)...

DOK Leipzig: The Award Winners!

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Crowded cinemas, many international filmmakers and industry guests, lively discussions and a fantastic atmosphere all over the place are characteristically for the 51st edition of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The final audience statistics are not available, yet. However, according to the present data, festival director Claas Danielsen anticipates a slight decline of audience numbers compared with last year's 50th anniversary of DOK Leipzig (31.000 viewers...

The Talent Dove goes to Ilian Metev for his shortfilm „Goleshovo“

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The Talent Dove goes to Great Britain: Quiet story has convinced the jury.Tonight, the International Young Documentary will take the centre stage of DOK Leipzig:The jury of the International Young Documentary Talent Competition „Generation DOK“ Tamara Trampe (filmmaker and dramatic adviser, Germany), Thomas Wallner (filmmaker and producer, Canada) and Erkko Lyytinen (festival director und filmmaker, Finland) will decide who will be awarded with the Talent Dove of the Media Foundation of th...

Punto de Vista Docu Fest to screen 603

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009Over six-hundred -603- documentary films have been entered into the Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival. The event, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism-Príncipe de Viana Institution, will be held between 13 and 21 February 2009.227 documentary short films and 376 documentary feature films from 62 countries have entered the competition. Of the 603 films to compete in the Festival's o...

CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum at Thessaloniki Festival

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   CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, created by the TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki and headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, has selected 15 projects this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. All selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or contain story elements linked to these regions. The selected projects come fr...

Angelus Student Film Festival Awards

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The 13th annual Angelus Student Film Festival presented its 2008 winners and finalists with more than $50,000 in cash awards and industry prizes at its screening and awards ceremony, Saturday, September 13, 6 p.m., at the Directors Guild of America.The event, emceed by Emmy Award-winning network host Chris Balish, honors and showcases future filmmakers as they explore and create works that respect the dignity of the human person. The winning and honorable mentioned films were screened at aftern...

Zurich Film Festival jury and people

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Peter Fonda is Jury President at the 4th Zurich Film FestivalFestival Programme announcement: 2 World Premieres in the International CompetitionThe festival administration announced the programme and the members of this year’s jury at their press conference on September 11, 2008. The 4th Zurich Film Festival will present selected films by young filmmakers from around the world in the cinemas corso and Le Paris. In order to encourage the creation of new films, The Zurich Film Festival will pres...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...
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