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

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...

Haris Zambarloukos Masterclass

Critically acclaimed cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos held a Masterclass on Sunday, November 15th, at the John Kassavetes Theatre. Haris Zambarloukos talked about the way he works with light, his collaboration with known filmmakers, as well as his relationship with modern technology. Film Journalist Yorgos Krassakopoulos was co-ordinating the masterclass. ‘Today we have with us Haris Zambarloukos, a great compatriot, a man who glorified the Aegean landscape in his work for the film Mamma...

Thessaloniki Spotlight on Middle East

The main Spotlight of the 49th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival centers on the current cinema of the Middle East. The Middle Eastern region, tantamount to political, religious and social struggles, lies in close geographical proximity to Greece and possesses vital contemporary political significance. It exhibits a cinematic diversity that creates portraits of many distinct histories, identities and conflicts and it is now more than ever revealing its issues and sentiments ...

Become a Cannes reporter for contest regulations

Here under is a summary of the contest's regulations:OrganiserThe non-profit association Cineuropa, running the website, 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 ...

Jiri Menzel will preside over Thessaloniki Festival

With less than ten days to go before the start of the event, we have the pleasure to contact you again with the latest news from this year’s 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday November 16th. A number of two hundred and thirty films (features and shorts), representing 40 nations, compose this year’s festival program. A complete list of this year’s line up is attached at the end of this press release. Nearly one thousand guests are expected to be present, ...

Composer Theodorakis to be honoured at the World Soundtrack Awards

The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the distribution of the World Soundtrack Awards on 20 October. Theodorakis has written the music for Zorba The Greek, Z and Serpico. The Flemish Radio Orchestra conducted by Dirk Brossé will play music from Zorba The Greek . Mikis Theodorakis was born on the Greek island Chios on 29 July 1925. Still being a child he became acquainted with Greek folk music and after hearing Ludwig von Beethoven's Ninth Symphony he ...

Cyprus International Film Festival Awards

The CIFF - Cyprus International Film Festival - is glad to announce you the Awards of the CIFF 2007 Festival with the awarding of prizes.This year the CIFF is closing down, after a full week of projections, seminar and meetings.The awarding of prize to winners of different categories of the Festival was held on Thursday, 19 April at 20.30pm at the K-CINEPLEX, Nicosia. Directors, the VIP Members of the Festival, embassies representatives were present. The presenters of the Ceremony were the actor...

Cyprus is ready to welcome the 2nd International Film Festival, which will ta

For the second consecutive year, the island of Cyprus is ready to welcome the 2nd International Film Festival, which will take place between 12th and 19th of April, with 140 films, screening at K-Cineplex cinema venues in Nicosia and with a selection of special screenings in Larnaca and Limassol. Following last year’s success and equipped with this small but substantial experience, this year we were called to select and programme the festival among 600 films submitted by filmmakers from 50 cou...

Cyprus Festival program completed for second year

Cyprus Island is starring again for the 2nd international and independent annual film festival CIFF, which will take place, from 12 until 19 April 2007. Big success in a row!After the successeful last year organisation, 600 films were submitted from 50 countries by filmmakers from Greece, Cyprus and all over the world to the programming office in order to participate in CIFF 2007 official program.The above-mentioned festival stands in the line of Cannes Festival, but also with reference to Sund...

The First ‘Cyprus International Film Festival’ Review!

March 24th saw the kick-off of the 1st Cyprus International Film Festival. The CIFF opened with the Cyprus premiere of the recent Oscar nominated film ‘Transamerica’, starring Felicity Huffman. Over 130 films were screened during the chaotic four-day event. Being a competitive festival there were almost too many films for the VIP jurors to review. Those having the mammoth task of awarding the statuettes included, among others, such prestigious names as Hollywood film producer Gregory Cascant...

Panorama of Independent Filmmakers Awards

The 7th International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers finished on Saturday 1st of October in a successful and celebrating atmosphere. Panorama was organized by the Non Profitable Company called «Ιnternational Panorama of Independent Filmakers» with the cooperation of the cultural company “Screen” and the on line magazine for the alternative culture Cineek magazine ( under the aegis of Municipality of Rentis.The final celebration included the grant of rewards and spe...

7th International Panorama opens with 144 films to screen

7th International Panorama: 24/9 to 1/10 The International Panorama of Independent Creators appeals to young creators and it offers them the chance to present prolusions or not, with the only precondition to respect the culture and values of every population, to creators who do not have the financial support of governmental institutions and big studios. In this way the International Panorama is concerned with the “creator” cinema and the presented films are little “gems” of the internati...

A View from the London bridge: Europe

The Times bfi 48th London Film FestivaLOctober 20 to November 4Cinema Europa listingThe 7th Day (Spain, 2003) Two internationally renowned European talents, director Carlos Saura and writer Ray Loriga, collaborate on a powerful drama of love and revenge.Aaltra (Belgium, 2004) Shot in beautiful black and white CinemaScope, Aaltra is deliciously mordant black comedy and the ultimate wheelchair road movie.Aftermath (Denmark, 2004) Poignant and intense study of grief, the story of a young profession...

Mifed market calling for emerging talent

II EMERGING EUROPEAN FILMMAKERS 71st MIFED (Oct. 12 – 16, 2004)On the occasion of 71st MIFED, the Mercato Internazionale del Cinema e del Multimediale [International Cinema and Multimedia Market], which will take place in Milan from the 12th to the 16th October 2004, the Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali [Ministry of Cultural Property], the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia [National Film School] and Audiovisual Industry Promotion-MIFED are promoting the second edit...

Istanbul Film Festival preview

23rd International Istanbul Film FestivalThis year the International Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will take place between 10 – 25 April. The festival will present 203 films to cinema lovers.14 films will compete in the “International Competition” and 12 in the “National Competition” of the 23rd Istanbul Film Festival. (Details of the National Competition below)The “Tributes” section will feature a selection of works by Bahram Ba...


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