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Brazilian vision of paranoia wins this years PIX

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At the award show ending the film festival CPH PIX 2012, Brazilian first-time director Kleber Mendonça Filho, won the main competition, the New Talent Grand PIX, for 'Neighbouring Sounds'. The audience award went to the irresistable Canadian film 'Monsieur Lazhar'. Saturday night on the 28th of April, the international jury at CPH PIX selected Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho as the most promising talent among the ten competing first-time directors in the main competition. The jury co...

Nippon Connection: Japanese Spring Is Coming To Frankfurt!

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  The 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection will run May 2-6, 2012, Frankfurt am Main   In just a few days, it will be "YOUKOSO!", and the Students' House at Bockenheim Campus in Frankfurt will become the center venue of an international film festival. From May 2-6, the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection will welcome cinema enthusiasts and friends of Japanese culture from Germany, Europe and the whole world in Frankfurt for the twelfth time. Be it ...

Awards Announced: 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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The jury has spoken! Top winners in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards include War Witch, The World Before Her, Una Noche, and Wavumba.  The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City. The Festival runs through April 29, 2012. The world co...

7 features and 10 shorts selected at Semaine de la Critique 2012

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Parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, la Semaine de la Critique has steadfastly remained true to its tradition of discovering new talents. Ever since it was conceived by the French Union of Film Critics in 1962, the objective of la Semaine de la Critique has been to showcase first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean Eustache, Otar Iosseliani, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, Jacques Audiard, or even Arnaud Desplechin all started a...

RIFF Awards : The “courage” to be Indie

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“Courage” and “Ristabbanna” winners of the RIFF New Vision Award to ‘The Wicked Uncle’ Concluding with a great success (about 10,000 viewers), the eleventh edition of the Rome Independent Film Festival, the film festival was presented from April 13th through 19th, in two main locations at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila and Casa del Cinema di Roma, with more than 120 competition entries – feature films, short films, and documentaries – from around 40 nations, including world and Eu...

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards

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  The 55th New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™, announced this year’s winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony Tuesday, April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Grand Jury honored the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™  and awarded three prestigious Grand Trophies to the following companies: ESPN, USA; Temolo Productions for BIO, The Biography Channel, USA; and ReelzChannel, USA.  ESPN earned the title of Broadcast...

CineLink Selection 2012 Announced

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CineLink 2012 call for entries attracted over 80 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 17 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink + lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other.   CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industry ...

Russia and Romania at GO-EAST Film Festival 2012

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  GENERATION P (2011)  One of the film's to screen at this year's GOEAST Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany is Russian film GENERATION P (2011) by Russian/American director Victor Ginzburg. Based on the book by Russian writer Victor Pelevin, the film is directed by American/Russian director Victor Ginzburg. The film is about Babylen Tatarsky, a copywriter for a major advertising company in the late 90’s in Post-Soviet Russia. Babylen is put to the test by the advertising firm ...

Rose d'Or Festival will open in Lucerne

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On 6 May 2012 the 51st Rose d'Or Festival will open in Lucerne. We are looking forward to an outstanding forum and a glamorous Awards Night with top stars from Australia, USA, UK and Germany. Joining us at the KKL will be Stefan Raab - German entertainer, television presenter and producer, known from such shows as ?TV Total?, ?Schlag Den Raab? and the ?Eurovision Song Contest? -, ?Top Gear's? Jeremy Clarkson and TV legend Larry Hagman aka villain JR Ewing, while silver-screen beauty Isabel Lucas...

goEast 2012; Wiesbaden, Germany

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The 12th annual 'GoEast' Film Festival begins today on April 18 and goes till April 24, 2012. The festival takes place in Wiesbaden, Germany and focuses on recent Central and Eastern European cinema. Filmmakers from all regions will attend to support their films and ten feature films and six documentaries will compete for prizes at goEast. The festival will open with the film 'FOUR SUNS' (2011) by Bohdan Sláma from the Czech Republic.     **The filmmaker wh...

Four Suns to Open goEast

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Director Bohdan Sláma and producer Pavel Strnad will present their film Four Suns (Čtyři slunce) as the opening film of the prestigious 12th goEast international film festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. Four Suns will contend for the title of Best Film and €10,000 in the main competition. The goEast festival, which focuses on the cinematography of Central and Eastern Europe, begins tomorrow (April 18) and will screen five Czech films in its competition and non-competition sections. Among the fe...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards will showcase four nominees and winners in China

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The Australian based Asia Pacific Screen Awards will showcase four nominees and winners of the November 2011 awards ceremony at the Beijing International Film Festival this month. A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, Islamic Republic of Iran), Academy Award and Golden Globe winner and the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Best Film recipient, will join Australian box office sensation Red Dog as two of four APSA 2011 nominees and winners to be showcased to Chinese audiences at the 2012 ...

The new Film Festival Week – LA

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  Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspo...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (12.04.2012) • GOODBYE IRAN! Director Mohammad Rasoulof focuses on an Iranian woman in his film. He shaped the whole story on the Iranian lawyer and her efforts to find a visa out of the country. Goodbye was screened at Atlas Sineması at 11.00 with the participation of director Rasoulof. Rasoluof stated: “It is difficult to make independent films in every part of the world. But it is even more difficult in Iran due to censors... Besides, there isn...

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confident...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL(09.04.2012) • A FULL WEEK AGAIN!!! Second week of the festival presents a programme even more intense than the first day. • STREET DOGS FROM THE DIRECTOR WITH GOLDEN PALM Who remembers the street dogs exterminated in 1910 for the sake of modernisation? How is the life for street dogs today and how will it be in the future? Director Serge Avédikian looks for an answer to that question... Dogs Story was at 11.00 at Fitaş 1 with the pa...

Q&A with Reis Çelik at İstanbul Film Festival

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“Men are in the gloom!” Director Reis Çelik talks about his film, Night of Silence in the National Competition. In the film on child-brides, Reis Çelik is in obstinacy just like he was in İnat Hikayeleri. He puts such a strong actor as İlyas Salman and a beautiful young girl in the marriage room and never leaves the room. He makes us watch the film even without breathing for 90 minutes. The film returned with a Crystal Bear from Berlin Film Festival, and its journey in T...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (08.04.2012) • WE HAD A LONG AND JOYFUL SUNDAY A gleeful Sunday with the festival continuing full-force and screenings becoming even more attractive with the participation of the directors. Besides a panel discussion and a film chat, directors met with their audiences again. • GAININGS OF THE JOURNEY WITH AVÉ Story of the relationship between 17-year-old Avé and alienated art student Kamen starting with a hitchhike and continuing with lies was ...

The Swimsuit

Director: Justin Koch.
Eduard and Sabine are on holiday together but their relationship is shaky. When they encounter young Michelle in a bathing suit store, Eduard uses the girl to get his revenge.

TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING AND CLOSING FILMS: MY WAY AND HIMIZU

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  OPENING FILM MY WAY In recent years, cross-border productions have been flourishing and Terracotta are thrilled to be opening the festival on Thursday 12th April 2012 with one of the most high-profile and ambitious examples to date, the Korean war epic MY WAY.   From Korean cinema's box office champion Kang Je-Kyu who also directed ‘Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War' and ‘Shiri', MY WAY tells the story of two marathon runners, one Korean and one Japanese, duri...

AWARDS 2012 Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. 2012 Grand Prix Award: Grand Prix Award for the film BUTA Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story...

"ABSENT" by Justin Hunt to Receive the 2012 Director's Choice Award at 2012 Opening Night!

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The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival and Executive Director, Len Archibald is proud to present ABSENT by Justin Hunt the 2012 DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD ! ABSENT is a documentary film that explores the devastating impact of disengaged fathers not only here in America, but around the globe. From prostitutes working the streets to one of the world's biggest rock stars, ABSENT lifts the veil on the damage being done by fathers who just aren't there. Featuring Metallica front ...

French films to screen at Brussels International Film Festival

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The 30th BIFFF will take place from the 5th of April in Brussels. Yesterday, what a night! Between Barbara Steele, Terry Gilliam and a surprise video from siiiiir John Carpenter, the tune has been given for this 30th BIFFF anniversary! The Brussels International Film Festival has grown from a small, relatively unknown (except to the fans of the fantastic) happening into a grand scale event that lures over 60.000 spectators every year and shows over 100 films. For this reason w...
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