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Student And Short Films Take Center Stage In Tallinn

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  In the run-up to the main event of international feature films that begins later this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the organization is presenting several thematic programs. Just Film is devoted to films, videos and interactive projects for children and young adults. Animated Dreams offers a diverse selection of animation from around the world, as well as showcasing animated films from Estonia and the Baltics. Running parallel to these programs is Sleepwalkers: ...

Black Market and Baltic Event industry focus

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Black Market and Baltic Event provides important industry focus for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival The 14th Black Nights Film Festival will once again prove to be an important meeting point for industry professionals from across the world interested in discovering the very best projects coming out of North Eastern Europe with the Black Market (for films and projects for North East Europe) and Baltic Event (concentrating on films and projects from the Baltic regions). With the chance for tho...

Student And Short Films Take Center Stage In Tallinn

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In the run-up to the main event of international feature films that begins later this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the organization is presenting several thematic programs. Just Film is devoted to films, videos and interactive projects for children and young adults. Animated Dreams offers a diverse selection of animation from around the world, as well as showcasing animated films from Estonia and the Baltics. Running parallel to these programs is Sleepwalkers: The Student And ...

Black Nights Film Festival 2010 Jury members

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20 film professionals from more than 12 different countries will make up the 6 competition juries for films screening at the main programme of the 14th Black Nights Film Festival which runs from 24th November – 5th December 2010. Concentrating on films from Europe and Asia, the International Competition EurAsia Jury will award a Grand Prix and jury prizes for Best Director, Actor and Actress from a diverse and excellent selection of competition films. The jury is made up of David Willis (USA),...

Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF

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Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF Oct 25 – 31, 2010 The 10th Industry Section organized in Jihlava by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has expanded its programme this year and hosted a record number of guests. In addition to the public presentations of the 10th East European Forum and more than 300 East European films at the 7th East Silver Market, we organized Inspiring Sessions, Case Studies, One-on-one Meetings, Documentary Works-in-progress, Co-production Breakfasts...

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...

Trulichka

Director: Jean Counet.
Time seems to have stopped in the village of Pededze in northeast Latvia. Animals are making noise, the wind is sighing and a wrinkly old lady, leaning on a curved walking cane, is chasing chickens out of the stable. But time has not stopped: on the contrary. Time is passing and Latvia has gone through some drastic changes during the past fifteen years. Trulichka is a portrayal of the life in Pededze village. There the old and new generations live side by side. Old folks reminisce over the good old Soviet times, lamenting the new life and unemployment following the fall of socialism. Some of their relatives have stayed behind Russian borders and without a visa they can’t go see each other. As to the youth of EU times, they don’t feel any need to visit their former motherland. Trulichka is a warm and humane depiction of the old making way for the new, and also of their mutual harmony in today’s Latvia, living under winds of change.

The future of Animation panel at The Hamptons International Film Festival

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  "The Future of Animation" panel took place Sunday, October 10, at UA Cinema 6 in East Hampton, at the Hamptons International Film Festival, panelists included Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson (director and producer of Toy Story 3), Thelma Adams (US Weekly, New York Film Critics Circle), Signe Baumane (Birth, Teat Beat of Sex), and Jim Cox (Over the Hedge, RingTales co-founder). New Yorker cartoon editor and Cartoon Bank founder Bob Mankoff will moderate.   "...

Art By Chance selection announced

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ART BY CHANCE '10 Selection (in alphabetical order)17.01.1922 / Emilia& Marek Straszak / PolandBefore the Game is After the Game / Henriette Vogtherr / GermanyContemplate Impermanence / Thomas Zachmeier / GermanyCyclist / Serhat Dogan- Jeff Treves / TurkeyEindeloos / Emmy Storm / BelgiumEye / Todd Herman / USFollow the white rabbit / Sylvain Favardin- Ludmila Korenarova / BelgiumHalf a minute of eternity / Frank Becker- Bernd Straub Molitor / GermanyHow to Use Time Flexibly / Eckhard Kruse / Ger...

News from the International Filmmaker Festival 2010

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INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL 2010 will run 25th - 28th October 2010 The 2010 International Filmmaker Festival is right around the corner, this year hosting an even bigger worldwide selection of films. Turkey, Columbia, Russia, Latvia, Korea, India, Australia, Venezuela, Switzerland, the list goes on. This year's festival promises to be bigger and bolder than ever before, with coverage and films from all over the globe. With a range of feature lengths and shorts, documen...

Short Film Corner: In Competition

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 This year's selection of short films in competition hails from the world over: from Israel to Brazil, Latvia to Australia, there is a little bit of everything in these intelligent, poignant short films.Edward Housden's Australian short Muscles tells the oft-recounted story of the "other" sibling--Richard's older sister Millie dreams of being a body-builder. With the rest of the boys in her neighborhood, she amuses herself with typically "male" activities: smashing the winds...

A Strong Showing For Baltic Cinema

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  DISCO AND THE ATOMIC WAR (Jaak Kilmi, Estonia)  One of the key purposes of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the presentation of local Estonian and Baltic production to the international press and industry and, of course, for the public. Nine films in all were featured in the Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition, with a strong showing from Estonia (by far the most prolific Baltic film industry) and representation from Lithuania and Latvia. As Festival Direct...

Baltic Event Brings Film Pros To Tallinn

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  As if the 250 plus films on display this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held in the Estonian capital through Sunday, December 6, were not enough, the Festival is sponsoring a number of industry initiatives that bring togther film professionals from across Europe. BALTIC EVENT is the largest regional film market, bringing together film distributors, financiers, film festival reps and other professionals to meet the Baltic film industry. Comprised of seminar pane...

PÖFF celebrating its dirty dozen!

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PÖFF's main programme comprises 220 feature films from 74 countries. The international competition programme EurAsia, held for the sixth year, features 20 films from Europe and Asia. The Tridens Baltic feature film competition, held for the second time, presents 9 feature films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This year PÖFF also introduces the North-American independent film competition programme, comprising 10 films from the United States and Canada, many of which are premieres for Europe...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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  In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 2000 individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th annual POFF, Tallinn Black Nights F...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 4 000 (as in this website's festival directory) individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th ann...

Tallinn Black Nights Festival revealed the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF 26 november, 6 December) announced the competition programme. The festival will open with the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies. Official competition programme EurAsia:   MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary ENTER THE VOID / Dir:...

Tallinn Black Nights Fest announced the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced the competition programme. Black Nights Film Festival main programme (27 November - 6 December) - International competition programme EurAsia and Tridens Baltic feature film competition. Informative side programmes include fiction and documentary features from previous 2 years, retrospective of a filmmaker, genre or studio, and focus on a country.Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of F...

Tallinn Black Nights Fest announced the international competition programmes

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13th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) published today the competition programme. EurAsia competition programme which takes place sixth year presents 21 movies. Official competition programme EurAsia:   MOON / Dir: Duncan Jones / Great Britain NEM VAGYOK A BARATOD / I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND / Dir: György Palfi / Hungary ENTER THE VOID / Dir: Gaspar Noe / France, Germany KASI AZ KORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH / NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS / Dir: Bah...

The Danaides' Barrel

Director: David GUIRAUD.
In the desert, a man is buried to his neck in the sand. One does not know anything about him. A young woman, naked under red veils, walks away without paying any attention to him. After getting out of his sand cradle, he will head for the horizon to meet his object of desire.

Special Call for POLISH Filmmakers for KINOFILM

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Special Call for POLISH Filmmakers for KINOFILM KINOFILM, Manchester International Short Film Festival  Kinofilm announces a special Call for Entries for POLISH short films to its new European Short Film Festival in 2010.  The 11th edition of the Festival will take place in Manchester from 23rd - 28th February 2010, as a European Short Film Festival and invites submissions from all over Europe including former Eastern Europe and Baltic States.  Kinofilm is currently looking fo...

Nordic Film Days

The X Nordic film days were held from 16th to 24th of October and featured 14 films from Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The next NFD will be organised from 14th to 23th of October 2011.

The program will comprise the most recent and interesting cinematic productions from Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The Festival will offer criticism of social issues, intelligent quests for mutual understanding and the sharp humour - all in that special Nordic manner that is so warmly welcomed and understood by the audience here in Latvia.

The Nordic Film Days has become a nice tradition since the beginning of nineties. The films are being evaluted not only by a special jury but by the audience as well.

Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival unveils program

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The 11th Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival unveils a packed programme of films, fun and activities from 25 June to 9 July at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield. ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS FAMILY GALAFestival organisers have announced that the family gala at this year’s Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival is a preview screening of the summer blockbuster Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs. This much anticipated animation screens at the festival on Sunday 28 June and follows ...

Arsenals 2010 - call for entry

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The next Riga International Film forum Arsenals will be held from 17th to 26th of September 2010. It offers different sections: International Film Competition (author cinema features, docs, animations), Baltic Film Competition (all genres` films from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), World Panorama and special thematic programmes and retrospectives. The main prize of the International Film Competition is 10 000 USD. Film submission to the festival is free. Film call for entry start day: 01...

Arsenal's Closing ceremony

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“Arsenals” film marathon – at the finishing line A festive “Arsenals” closing ceremony took place in the great hall of cinema “Riga” on Saturday, September 20, 2008. During the ceremony many winners were announced – those of the juries’ awards, the lucky film viewer, whom Airbaltic will take on a trip to Venice next autumn, the winner of the main festival award (20000 US dollars), as well as many special prize winners. And the awards of “Arsenals” were as follows: ...
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