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2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “Every great film starts with an idea, and it is a testament to artists that they continually find new ideas, new stories, new points of view and...

Euromed Audiovisual to hold first workshop on distribution in the South Mediterranean

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  Euromed Audiovisual to hold first workshop on distribution in the South Mediterranean On July 5 and 6, Euromed Audiovisual will hold a workshop in Jordan on strengthening film distribution in the South Mediterranean, in partnership with Europa Distribution andEuropa Cinemas. It will bring together 18 distributors, selected experts, and sales agents. This first workshop will include presentations on: Existing multi-territorial acquisition structures Network initiativ...

PRESS CONFERENCE with EYAL SIVAN at 14th TDF

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  PRESS CONFERENCE EYAL SIVAN   -14th TDF PRESS- Israeli director Eyal Sivan held a press conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Mr. Sivan is attending the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century on the occasion of the Tribute to his work that the festival has organized. Mr. Dimitri Eipides, Director of the TDF and TIFF, introduced this leading representative of political documentaries, known for his unconventional views regarding the Pa...

Full program of the Fribourg International Film Festival 2012

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Twelve films are in the running this year for the Regard d’Or, the top award of the Fribourg International Film Festival (March 24 – 31), which carries a prize of CHF 30,000 (USD 33,000). For the competition, current productions were selected from the FIFF’s traditional focal points, namely South and Latin America, Asia and Africa. In addition the Near and Middle East are represented, with films from Jordan, Egypt and Iran. Many film-makers will be in attendance in Fribourg to present the...

Göteborg delivers its Dragon Awards

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      Dragon Awards to Company Orheim and Corpo Celeste This year's winner of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film is Kompani Orheim (Company Orheim), directed by Arild Andresen. Since 2011 the prize is worth the full sum of one million SEK and is thus one of the filmworld's biggest...

Berlinale Forum 2012: Everyday Life and Fantasy

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Differing life plans, generational conflicts and the ambivalence of so-called progress are at the centre of numerous films in the 2012 Forum programme.       As such, Ann-Kristin Reyels' film Formentera follows a young couple on holiday who run into the '68 ideals of their parents' generation and come to realise the extent to which their own ideas about life diverge from one another. Sleepless Knights by Stefan Butzmühlen and Cristina Diz ...

52nd TIFF - Thessaloniki AGORA / MARKET Awards

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Crossroads Co-production Forum and Works in ProgressTHESSALONIKI AGORA / MARKET, the industry activity of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, is pleased to announce its awards. I. The jury of the 7th Crossroads Co-production Forum, consisting of Roberto Olla, (Eurimages – Executive Director, France), Guillaume De Seille, (Arizona Films– Producer, France), Yorgos Tsourgiannis, (Horsefly Production – producer, Greece) grants the 2|35 co-production award...

The Agora Awards at 52nd TIFF

The Agora AwardsTHESSALONIKIAGORA / MARKET, the industry activity of the Thessaloniki International FilmFestival headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, is pleased to announce its awards.  I. The jury of the 7th CrossroadsCo-production Forum, consisting of Roberto Olla, (Eurimages –Executive Director, France), Guillaume De Seille, (Arizona Films–Producer, France), Yorgos Tsourgiannis, (Horsefly Production – producer,Gre

The Agora Awards at 52nd TIFF

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The Agora Market Awards TIFF 2011 -TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 52nd TIFF: Agora Awards (11/12/2011)AGORA AWARDS The Agora/Market section of the 52nd edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival concluded on Friday, November 11 at Warehouse C, with the Works in Progress and Crossroads 7th Co-Production Forum awards ceremony. The ceremony took place in a festive atmosphere in the presence of TIFF director Dimitris Eipides. Mr. Eipides warmly thanked all Agora participants. Taking the floo...

52nd TIFF: Crossroads opening

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TIFF PRESS RELEASE! 52nd TIFF: Crossroads opening (11/9/2011) CROSSROADS OPENING The launch of the 7th Crossroads Co-Production Forum, which is part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s Agora / Market section, took place on Wednesday, November 9, at the Electra Palace hotel. “This is an important day for both you and the Festival”, said TIFF director Dimitris Eipides in his short welcoming speech, addressing the Forum’s participants. The Festival gives great emp...

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...

June Newsletter

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Français Spanish Hello fans, members, and those addicted to ÉCU! Don’t worry, the June Newsletter has arrived, so take a seat and enjoy this monthly update. As you know, ÉCU organized a special screening at Café Coutume in Paris and it was successful. ÉCU screened two films that won awards at the 2011 festival – Paths of Hate and Salam Rugby. Guests really enjoyed the films and there were some great discussions over drinks after the screening. Missed the ...

Cinema in Motion 7 is now open for registration

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This programme, organised by the International Film Festival with the Amiens (France) and Fribourg (Switzerland) international festivals, will exclusively comprise feature films at the end of their filming or at the post-production stage. Cinema in Motion 7 will take place on Monday, 19 September 2011 at the 59th International Film Festival in San Sebastian. This rendezvous is open to filmmakers from the Maghreb, Portuguese-speaking African countries and developing Arab countries: Algeria, A...

15th SIFF news, interviews, reviews

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  Interview with director Zeina Durra. THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE (USA, 2010) screened at this year's Sofia International Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.    Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just eve...

Berlin Buzz 4

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  FULL IMMERSION INGMAR BERGMAN The subject of the Berlinale Retrospective this year is legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The Festival is presenting more than 60 of his taboo-breaking films, including such classics as SUMMER WITH MONICA, THE SEVENTH SEAL, THE VIRGIN SPRING, WINTER LIGHT, PERSONA, HOUR OF THE WOLF, CRIES AND WHISPERS, AUTUMN SONATA, FANNY AND ALEXANDER and his final film SARABAND. Three of Bergman's actress collaborators have also been in town to introduc...

Oman invites indian film-makers

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Oman's  Muscat Festival kicks off today and expects over two million visitors by the time the fest ends on 24th February 2011. Events  include a Fashion Week, Tour of Oman cycle race (which  will feature over 120 of the best names from the Tour de France. ) a food fest and the Extreme Sailing World Championships. As part of the Muscat Festival  playback singer, Sonu Nigam and  the  actress Lara Dutta  will take to the stage on 10th February 2011. Indian superstar Shah Rukh K...

INTERVIEW WITH ZEINA DURRA

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Interview with director Zeina Durra.   Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just everything about film in general.   Zeina is a spirited and passionate young woman and once you get her going, it's hard t...

INTERVIEW WITH ZEINA DURRA

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Interview with director Zeina Durra     Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just everything about film in general.   Zeina is a spirited and passionate young woman and once you get her goin...

Mohamed Al-Daradji and the Press

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  51st TIFF: Mohamed Al-Daradji press conference (12/9/2010) MOHAMED AL-DARADJI PRESS CONFERENCE Mohamed Al-Daradji, a member of the International Jury, as well as a guest of honour of the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, gave a press conference on Thursday, December 9th. The Thessaloniki International Film Festival Director, Mr. Dimitris Eipides welcomed the awarded director. “The greatest satisfaction one can receive from holdi...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

Animacam winners

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*ANIMACAM.TV (INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION ONLINE) **WINNERS** OF THE THIRD EDITION 2010*The audience from 106 countries, Jury of the Festival through their vote Online, with 500.000 visits registered, decided that the Winners of the Three Categories, sponsored with 2000 each one by the Entity Xacobeo S.A., were for films coming from /Colombia and Spain /Best short film Animation*T**ati n (la casa en l rbol)*/Josu Jaramillo//Colombia. 2010//Best Multimedia Animation/*L**os d as del Kr...

Actress Daryl Hannah at the IFF Brother's Manaki

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Daryl Hannah at the IFF Brother's Manaki - recipient of the Special Golden Camera 300 for outstanding contribution to the world cinema art. At today's press conference, ICFF Brother's Manaki and Vip operator with great honour and pleasure announced the jury of the "Brothers Manaki Film Festival" (16-22.10.2010, Bitola), and over 150 outstanding guests from the world cinema, of whom many were awarded at various film festivals from A-category, and the guest list includes the excep...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Short Film Line-up of 100

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Short Film Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. Local Alabama Short Block #1 (Saturday, Sept. 25th – 10:20am – Carver Theatre)Dramatic Narrative Shorts The Thing About Being An AssassinAn intimate look at a super-sly assassin working in the realm of the ultra-business class.DetourJason and Christine were a couple in love. But t...

JORDAN at CANNES

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The presence of the Hachemite Kingdom of Jordan was embodied at the Cannes 2010 Film Festival.   Representing the Royal Film Commision of Jordan at the Jordanian Pavillion at Village International, Nada Doumani, Communications and Culture Manager and Linda Mutawi, Production Services Manager, recalled the top spots for film destinations. The American film in competition FAIR GAME and Oscar winner The Hurt Locker, both were shot in the Kingdom, attesting to the suitability and ...

Miami Shorts: Festival in action

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) has unveiled a sneak peek of the program for its 8th annual edition, scheduled for November 13th - 22nd, announcing a special focus on the environment. "Back To The Roots" is MsFF's slogan for 2009, as the Festival adds a new prize category for Best Environmental Short Film and replaces its Opening Night Gala red carpet with a "green" carpet. "The first films ever made were short films," MsFF Founder and Director William Vel...

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