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Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film ...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competitio...

Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival Line up

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8th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) – July 1-6Varied program, notorious guests and digital creation: the lineup of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival has revealed its outline to the public.Along with Gremlins director Joe Dante, president of the International Jury, the NIFFF will welcome Japanese director Hideo Nakata, who will present his latest movie, L Change the World. Designer Syd Mead (TRON, Aliens) will participate in the Imaging...

Become a Cannes reporter for Cineuropa.org contest regulations

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Here under is a summary of the contest's regulations:OrganiserThe non-profit association Cineuropa, running the website http://www.cineuropa.org/, here under called "the organising company", registered in the Belgian Monitor under the reference code 882082366 and based at Avenue Besme 84 - 1190 Brussels - Belgium, organises between April 1 and 25, 2008, a game-contest entitled "Become a Cineuropean".Principle of the contestThe participants will have to answer a questionnaire ...

MEFEST showcase for Tourist, Ecology, Sports, and Culinary Film

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The International Festival of Tourist, Ecology, Sports, and Culinary Film – MEFEST- 2008 is taking place this year for the 16th time.Founded in 1993, this Festival with its various programs, reliable esthetics and social orientation, curiosity of its selectors and high criteria of its Juries, has achieved recognition at home and abroad, and, therefore, without any exaggeration can be recognized as an outstanding, radiant spot on a great atlas of global manifestations of similar kind. The autho...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

Save the date for the 2nd Bucharest Film Festival !

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This years edition of the Bucharest Film Festival will take place from June 28 to July 6, 2008. Following the success from last years initial festival, this cinematic event again focuses on Central and South East European regions. The programmers consider cinema as a mirror reflecting the needs and mentalities of different societies. One of the main principles of selecting films is drawing special attention to new filmmaking including their own ways of expression. The aim is to promote talents, ...

Lineup and practical info for the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by presenting approximately 160 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program.   A record number of 35.000 viewers and 450 guests attended last year’s Festival, demonstrating the increasing interest of the public and industry professionals in documentaries and the TDF’s success in attracti...

The yearbook revealed in Berlin shows a dip in European Union spectators

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A tendency to decline but not everywhere:  this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema audiences.  The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions.This is the picture that emerges from the data collected by MEDIA Salles who, as last year, have anticipated the announcement of the 2007 figures on cinemagoing in Europe to the Berlin Festival, during the presentation of the "European Cinema Yearbook - 2007 final edition"...

The Yearbook shows a dip in European Union spectators

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A tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema audiences. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions This is the picture that emerges from the data collected by MEDIA Salles who, as last year, have anticipated the announcement of the 2007 figures on cinemagoing in Europe to the Berlin Festival, during the presentation of the “European Cinema Yearbook – 2007 final edition” , whi...

TAORMINA and the ACADEMY AWARDS

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THE TAORMINA FILM FEST BRINGS LUCK TO ITS FILMS: 5 OUT OF 20 NEW FILMS PRESENTED AT THE LAST FESTIVAL,  HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS NATIONAL ENTRIES FOR THE BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR ® The staff of the Taormina Film Fest, headed by film critic Deborah Young, wishes to share its satisfaction in the exceptionally high percentage of films presented at the last festival that have been chosen by their respective countries as national candidates for an Academy Award ® as Best Foreign Language Fi...

French Film Priceless to Close Palm Springs Festival

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced a roster of 222 films, culled from more than 66 countries for the 2008 Festival. The selection of films for screening includes a total of 69 premieres (4 World, 40 U.S. and 25 North American). Also, 55 of the 63 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards will be screened at this year’s Festival, held from January 3-14, 2008. (For a complete list of this year’s fi...

Thessaloniki 48 ready to start

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The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007.  Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Saloniki" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-Greek ethnic minorities and foreign influences.  Situated on the Thessaly extension of the Greek mainland, at the crossroads of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia and boasting the busiest Gre...

The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki ready to open

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The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007. Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Saloniki" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-Greek ethnic minorities and foreign influences. Situated on the Thessaly extension of the Greek mainland, at the crossroads of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia and boasting the busiest Greek port in the a...

London Film Festival Announces Prizes At Closing Gala

 Friday, November 2---------At the Closing Gala of the 51st Times bfi London Film Festival, held last evening at the close of the 14-day festival marathon, a host of awards were announced. While the Festival does not have a Competition Section per se, films screening in its various sections are eligible for some special awards.The Sutherland Trophy is awarded to the director of the most original and imaginative first feature film screened at Festival. The winners were the French directing team ...

Awards Announced At London Film Festival Closer

 Thursday, November 1---------At the Closing Gala of the 51st Times bfi London Film Festival, a host of awards were announced. While the Festival does not have a Competition Section per se, films screening in its various sections are eligible for some special awards.The Sutherland Trophy is awarded to the director of the most original and imaginative first feature film screened at Festival. The winners were the French directing team of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud for the animated film...

Punto de Vista 2008 has doubled docu entries

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OF NAVARRA - PUNTO DE VISTAFebruary 15 - 23, 2008The Official Section of Punto de Vista has received 804 entries from 70 countries preparing for its best edition ever next February.The number of participants for the festival (a client of filmfestivals.com Bulletin Board Service) doubles last year´s figureA total of 804 films are to take part in the selection process for the Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista, to be held in Pamplona for the fourth ti...

Feature and short film competition at Cotbus: look East

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17. FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema: 6.-10.11.200780 The festival will feature films from 25 countries and explore everyday life and visions of our East European neighbours1. The feature film and short feature competitions Ten films from ten countries of Eastern Europe were nominated for the feature film competition. Eight of the selected films will have their German premiere in Cottbus. This year's focus region of ex-Yugoslavia will also have a particularly high profile ...

European Film Academy Feature Film Nominees

Tuesday, October 9---------The European Film Academy has announced the titles of the 42 films on the selection list for the European Film Awards, the continent's version of the Oscars. This year, 26 European countries are represented and the nations with the largest film industries have no more than three films on the list.  In the coming weeks, the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced...

3rd CentEast Market Warsaw

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We are pleased to inform you about the selection of films and projects that will be presented at the 3rd CentEast Market Warsaw. CentEast Market Warsaw will be held October 17-21, 2007 and is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation. The Sponsors and Partners are: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nescafé, Film Finders – A Division of Withoutabox, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Twins, British Airways, BenQ, and MEDIA Desk Poland. The event is supported by Polish Film Institute and Polish Ministr...

Hollywood stars descending on Rome For Second Capitol Outing

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With the opening of the second Rome Film festival just two weeks away (October 18 - 27) the festival organization has released an astounding guest list of Hollytwood stars and star directors expected to attend -- among them, just for openers; Tom Cruise, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Penn, Halle Berry, and will-o-the-wisp director Terence Malik. With ten Oscar bearers on hand, 167 pictures listed for projection, 11 World Premiers, and an expected attendance of 500...

Hollywood stars descending on Rome For Second Capitol Outing

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Besides the official competition others sections are named, Premiers, Cine 2007, ExtraWith the opening of the second Rome Film festival just two weeks away (October 18 - 27) the festival organization has released an astounding guest list of Hollytwood stars and star directors expected to attend -- among them, just for openers; Tom Cruise, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Penn, Halle Berry, and will-o-the-wisp director Terence Malik. With ten Oscar bearers on hand, 167 p...

Cork Film Festival announces list of short films

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Corona Cork Film Festival announces eagerly awaited list of short films to screen at festivalThe Corona Cork Film Festival which will take place from October 14-21 has just announced a very impressive line up of Irish and international shorts which will fly the flag for short films over the course of the festival. The full list of films selected is available on the festival website- www.corkfilmfest.org.Mick Hannigan, Director of the Corona Cork Film Festival said "This year, the number of short...

Tricks wins Europa Cinemas Label in Venice

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7 September 2007: Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski’s TRICKS (Sztuczki) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded tomorrow.This marks the fourth year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded at Venice, and complements the Labels awarded at the Panorama section in Berlin, the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and Karlovy Vary.TRI...
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