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Interview with Chasing Ice Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski

By Maria Esteves – December 7, 2012 As glaciers around the world are disappearing and sea level rising 60 percent faster than projected, the timing is right for a documentary on climate change. Jeff Orlowski’s CHASING ICE is truly one of the year’s best film! Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) team member Orlowski documented award winning American photographer James Balog 25 camera network project capturing the erosion of glaciers in Iceland, Greenland and Alaska from 2007 to 2012 in s...

Documentary Chasing Ice Opens in New York

By Maria Esteves – November 12, 2012 The New York Premiere of CHASING ICE, directed by Jeff Orlowski commenced Friday, November 9, at the Cinema Village. A special Q&A discussion with filmmaker Orlowski and National Geographic photographer James Balog, director, Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) immediately followed. Questions posed by the audience to director Orlowski and Balog included What was the budget for the making of the film, How did you pick the Glaciers, Do you have plans to show th...

53rd TIFF Awards

  -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: The awards (11/10/2012) THE AWARDS The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece Bestows: THE AW...

53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

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 The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece     THE AWARDS     Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander ...

53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

  53rd TIFF LINE-UP, JURIES & PARALLEL EVENTS This year’s 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off this Friday, November 2nd.   INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY: Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece...

New competition of the Black Nights highlights feature debuts from Baltic Sea Region

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Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries compete in the the new Tridens Herring competition programme judged by an international jury, among others Kiki Sugino. Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. „In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries....

New competition of the Black Nights highlights feature debuts from Baltic Sea Region

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Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries compete in the the new Tridens Herring competition programme judged by an international jury, among others Kiki Sugino. Tridens Herring feature debut competition replaces the previous Baltic competition aiming to present young talent from around the Baltic Sea. „In the recent years many young and interesting film makers have emerged in the Baltic film industry, who are up to a comparison even in the context of very strong film countries. ...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco completes line up

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'Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco' just announced its 2012 program set for September 8 & 9 at the San Francisco Art Institute. The 5th Annual Iranian Film Festival will present 28 films from around the world, including England, Germany, France, Holland, Canada, USA, Australia, Denmark, Iceland... There are fiction, documentary, animation, short...films among this year's selections with a wide range of topics. This year's tribute is for the legendary composer, Esf...

European Film Elite in Novi Sad

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Cinema City Festival will gather some of the most significant European names from the world of film. They will transfer valuable knowledge, experiences and contacts to young filmmakers, but also to those already considered to be successful professionals. For the first time our country will be the host to board members of the prestigious European Film Academy, the most significant film institution in Europe. Numerous directors and producers, such as Nik Powell, co-founder of Virgin Record...

PIX SESSIONS - networking for emerging filmmakers

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PIX SESSIONS gather 25 promising film talents for networking, seminars, master classes and artist talks later this month in Copenhagen during CPH PIX. European filmmakers of tomorrow All attending filmmakers are invited personally by the film festival CPH PIX on the basis of previous work, current projects and recommendations by European film festivals, critics and fellow filmmakers. The 25 emerging talents will come from various backgrounds in short films, documentaries, visual and performa...

The DC Shorts Film Festival (September 6-16, 2012) and Screenplay Competition (october 13) calling now

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      The DC  Shorts Film Festival (September 6-16, 2012) showcases the largest audience-driven collection of short films in the USA.  Now in our 9th year, we expect hundreds of filmmakers and thousands of audience members mix, mingle and explore the world of short cinema.  DC Shorts is unique among film festivals -- all entries receive feedback and scores from the judging panels - a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as "on...

'Just Talking' at 14th TDF, March 13th, 2012

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  photo still of 5 BROKEN CAMERAS (2011)   -14th TDF PRESS- The Just Talking session of the 14th TDF of Tuesday, March 13 hosted the directors Amalia Zepou & Lydia Carras (Dry Stone-wall, Support of the Aegean), Nikos Katsaounis & Nina Maria Paschalidou (Krisis), Guy Davidi (Five Broken Cameras), Magnus Gertten (Harbor of Hope), Eric Black & Frauke Sandig (Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth), Gaston Solnicki (Papirosen) and Margret Jonasdottir, producer of Last ...

LOOK AGAIN there is no Planet B

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This year's  Sundance Film Festival theme, LOOK AGAIN was intended to mean  < Look again at the world and your place within it>  question your pre-conceived notions and assumptions, shake up and readjust your perception on issues, but to more reality based observers, it could also be interpreted as   <Look Again at Broken America>  the broken lives, broken homes, broken Banking/ Financial/Economic institutions,its broken health care, schooling, welfare, criminal justice and p...

Sundance 2012: Look Again, there is no Planet B

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This year's Sundance Film Festival theme, LOOK AGAIN was intended to mean < Look again at the world and your place within it> question your pre-conceived notions and assumptions, shake up and readjust your perception on issues, but to more reality based observers, it could also be interpreted as the broken lives, broken homes, broken Banking/ Financial/Economic institutions,its broken health care, schooling, welfare, criminal justice and prison systems- all corroded by greed, corruption,...

Highlights on 15th Holland Animation Film Festival

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On Wednesday 28 March 2012 the fifteenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) takes off. Five days of pure animation highlights in the historic centre of Utrecht: independent and commercial; handmade and 3D CGI. The biggest animation festival of the Netherlands shows all of it. The programming is in progress, but here we’ll raise a corner of the veil. Competition programmes completed The official selections of the competitions have been completed. The number of entries t...

VOLCANO at 23rd PSIFF

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VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011), Iceland's official Oscar entry for 2012 screened this week at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Few films can boast such raw and gritty realism as VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011). While the film is set in its native Iceland, it is a far cry from the expansive Nordic Eden we have been exposed to after Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006) and TOMB RAIDER (2001), with VOLCANO exposing the more tangible truth of everyday life in ...

Hungarian legend Bela Tarr wins FIPRESCI AWARD at PSIFF for 'The Turin Horse'.

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At the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI AWARD went to the Hungarian film 'The Turin Horse' (2011), Hungary 's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the latest and last film by the legendary auteur director Béla Tarr. I interviewed Mr. Tarr, Béla in September while in Reykjavik during the 8th annual Reykjavik Film Festival (RIFF) where he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Golden Puffin Award for greatness in filmmaking from the Ice...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival

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Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival - Now Open for 2012 Submissions  2012 marks the 10-year anniversary of the festival and as a result it will be re-launching on a grander scale with international industry decision makers, international filmmakers and an array of new and exciting short films and documentary films. The festival strives to maintain the cultural fulfillment and expectations of the general public, as well as serving as an inspiring event for the audio-visual sector. Sp...

EFP to introduce ten of Europe´s brightest young actors at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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    SHOOTING STARS 2012 selected                     From left to right:: France: Adèle Haenel (House of Tolerance), Germany: Anna Maria Mühe (November Child), Iceland: Hilmar Gudjónsson (Either Way), Ireland: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep), Italy: Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment), Poland: Jakub Gierszał (Suicide Room), Romania: Ana Ul...

Thessaloniki Wrap dailies

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52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ran November 4 -13, 2011.Our festival ambassador vanessa Mcmahon reporting from the festival shared her diaries with our audience.LOVERBOY at 52nd TIFF Interview with Daniel MitulescuLOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and has screened in competition in several festivals since, including Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunnin...
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