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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted in Cannes 2012

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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple.Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.   Directed by: Eric Darnell Tom McGrath Conrad Vernon   Writing credits: (screenplay) Eric Darnell Noah Baumbach     Starring the voices of: Ben Stiller (as Alex) Chris Rock...

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...

locarno Open Doors 2012: francophone Sub-saharan Africa

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Following on from India in 2011, the next edition of Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno’s co-production lab, will be devoted to francophone Sub-saharan Africa.With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Open Doors section, focusing on a different region every year, aims primarily to assist directors and producers from countries in the South and the East, where independent filmmaking is vulnerable. Application forms for Open Doors 2...

DreamWorks Animation Announces Feature Film Release Slate Through 2014

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DreamWorks Animation SKG today announced its feature film release slate through 2014. The Company's current plan features six original films and is anchored by three sequels based on its hit Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. DreamWorks Animation's theatrical release schedule is currently planned as follows: Kung Fu Panda 2 for May 26, 2011 and Puss In Boots for November 4, 2011; Madagascar 3 for June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians for November 21, 2012;...

THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The 05 TISFF 2011 commits itself to being even more impressive than the previous
festival, described in short below.

TISFF is happy to report that two
of its shorts are now nominees for the 2011 Oscars, NA WEWE and
MADAGASCAR, and most of its films have already received many
awards in festivals all over the world. Our standards are high, and we
are indeed selecting high cinematic quality and cutting-edge films.

The 4th THESS
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM of Thessaloniki raised once again the level of
quality short film cinema presenting impressive short films from all
over the world. From the 388 fillms of 28 countries submitted, 134 were
selected, and these were continuously applauded by the cinephiles
attending the festival.

In addition to the exceptional individual
submissions like NA WEWE, BUTTERFLY CIRCUS, BANQUET UNDER WATER, ONA, AND ME FOR
MYSELF, VOYAGE AUTOUR DE MA CHAMBRE, VAHETUS, FLAT LOVE and many more
award-winning films (Oscar, Cezar, etc.) , TISFF also presented special
screenings dedicated to BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL, uniFRANCE, SEXY
INTERNATIONAL PARIS FILM FESTIVAL, ATHENS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO, KIMUAK, ENCOUNTERS and MADRID en CORTO/MAILUKI.

2010 CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS / international

BANQUET UNDER
WATER
Babak Amini IRAN

BUTTERFLY CIRCUS
Josh Weigel USA

DONDE
ESTA KIM BASINGER?
Edouard Deluc FRANCE

MOMENTOS
Nuno
Rocha PORTUGAL

NA WEWE
Ivan Goldschmidt BELGIUM

ONA
Pau
Camarasa SPAIN

OYAN
Ismaeel Monsef IRAN

SUNSET FROM
A ROOFTOP
Marinus Groothof HOLLAND

TULUM / PARTY
Dalibor
Matanic CROATIA

UNE PUTE & UN POUSSIN
Clement Michel
FRANCE

VAHETUS / SHIFT
Anu Aun ESTONIA

VOYAGE AUTOUR
DE MA CHAMBRE
Olivier Smolders BELGIUM

2010 CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS / greek

AND ME FOR MYSELF
Georgis Grigorakis

DAY
OUT
Nikos Apostolopoulos / Katerina Gerothanasi

DOUBLE FAULT
Elina
Fessa

DOZA
Erion Kovaci

MESECINA
Sofia Exarchou

Mr.
P
Giorgos Teltzidis

OBLIVION
Gabriel Tzafkas

ONE
NIGHT TOGETHER
Eleftheria Astrinaki

REVERSE
Giorgis
Grigorakis

STARFISH
Katerina Gkioulmichalaki

STIFF a
little love story
Chris Pitharas

THE DOG
Nikos Labot

TWO
TIMES NOW
Mihalis Konstantatos

 

Meet Indie Filmmaker: MALAGASY GOSPEL

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What’s unusual about Malagasy Gospel? Directors Carlos Esbert, Virginia Camino, Alvaro Lagos, and Graciela de Pablos give us the details on their inspiring and recent ÉCU 2010 selected documentary feature about a blind, orphaned children’s choir. By Nick Forrester Q: It seemed to me that everyone making the film genuinely enjoyed spending time with these unique kids, but what initially inspired you to make the film? The starting point of the project was in fa...

Members of the Jury at Imagina (Media and Entertainment)

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Shelley Page - President Head of International Outreach - DreamWorks Animation - United Kingdom Shelley has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986. Her career in animation began in London with the legendary animation director Richard Williams from 1982. She served as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. In 1989 she was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team ...

Sundance awards winners since 1982

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1982     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power 1985     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Blood Simple     * Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Seventeen     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Almost You     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - The Killing Floor     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Stranger Than Paradise     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - America and Lewis Hine     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - In Heaven There Is No Beer?   ...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

Animacor 09 awards

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V - Animation International Festival ran from 2 - 7 November in Cordoba | Spain Animacor'09 jury was composed by Juan Padrón, Arthur Qwak, Ricardo Ramón González y Jez Hall gave the following prizes Best feature film to Immigrants-L.A. Dolce Vita, from Gàbor Csupo; First short film award to Mei Ling, from Sthéphanie Lansaque and François Leroy; Second short film award to Madagascar, carnet de voyage, from Bastien Dubois Third short film award to Ex - E.T, from Beno...

Nouveau record pour la production cinématographique européenne

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Afin d'améliorer la comparabilité entre les pays des données relatives à la production, l'Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuel a révisé sa méthodologie de décompte des longs métrages produits en Europe. Les nouvelles données établissent clairement la distinction entre les films de fiction et les documentaires au format long métrage. Sur la base des données provisoires actuellement disponibles, l'Observatoire estime que, pour l'année 2008, un total de 1145 longs métrages...

XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany, May 7-10, 2009

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XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin Germany & USA 2009 May 7-10 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg "A COMPLEXION CHANGE - International & Intercultural Diplomacy" A tribute to: Chancellor Willy Brandt "The future will not be mastered by those who dwell on the past." Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward...

Putting It All Together At The Berlinale Talent Campus

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Sunday, 8 February----In addition to the red carpet premieres, the film market haggling and the endless roundelay of meetings and receptions, the Berlin Film Festival offers a fascinating one week film intensive that packs more into seven days than most university film programs do in a year. The Berlinale Talent Campus, now in its 7th year, brings together several hundred aspiring filmmakers who have the rare opportunity of being couched by some of the most experienced and renowned experts in th...

Cinema decline? Don't believe flawed research

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There’s a memorable scene in Duck Soup when one of the Marx Brothers, who when caught red-handed while engaged in skullduggery, asks a witness, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” It’s a marvelous metaphor for those perplexing times in life when a common sense observation conflicts with information from a third party. A few weeks ago, a reputable syndicated researcher reported its findings that 35% of consumers in a survey responded that they go to fewer movies over th...

Berlinale Talent Campus received 3834 applications

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Berlinale Talent Campus 2009 popular among up-and-coming filmmakers. Cinemato-grapher and Oscar® award winner Janusz Kamiński, director and choreographer Farah Khan, and directors Patricio Guzmán and Jasmila Žbanić among the first Campus expertsThe Berlinale Talent Campus, now in its 7th year, remains popular among young international filmmakers: 3834 ambitious Talents from 128 countries responded to this year's call for applications. For the first time, applications were received f...

Dubai to feature 3 new sections and a film market

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The 2008 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival features 12 programmes that will showcase cinema of all genres from all over the world.Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by DIFF management in consultation with the filmmaker. While DIFF welcomes international submissions, it should be noted that the non-Arab section of the festival is limited to only 60 films and presently does not include short films.The Cultural BridgeThe Cultural Bridge programme is one of the...

Utah's High Adventure Mountain Film Festival

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Utah's High Adventure Mountain Film Festival, September 18-21, showcases high adventure activities with films, parties, awards and special panels in Historic Downtown Ogden.Films range from rock climbing and ice climbing, to extreme skiing and snowboarding, and other mountain-sport categories. The "Above the Summit" category will highlight films featuring people who participate in the sports with disabilities. This category also features people who are positively involved in the community. The ...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after t...

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