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Strong Latin American Representation at the MWFF

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Once again this year, the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival), the 29th edition of which will run from August 26 to September 5, 2005, plays host to a large contingent of Latin American films. A total of twenty-three works will be screened this year, some of them from well-known directors like Miguel Littin (The last moon), Raoul Ruiz (The lost domain), Bruno Barreto (Romeo and Juliet get married), and Sylvio Caiozzi (Cachimba), who is also a member of the 2005 MW...

10th edition of the Milano Film Festival 2005

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The 10th edition of the Milano Film Festival will run between 16 and 25 September 2005 at the Piccolo Teatro and at the moats of the Castello Sforzesco. Crossroad where different cultures and stories can gather, the Milano Film Festival is ready to start up its 10th edition. Thanks to the tireless research for high quality films it has explored the world far and wide and is proving to be a place of innovation in which the world and the town are working. Overview of the 10th edition Nearly 19...

MAdCat Fest this September

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Dates: September 13 ­ September 27, 2005 in San Francisco October 6 and 13 in Berkeley SF Venues: Artists Television Access, El Rio and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Berkeley Venue: Pacific Film ArchiveAt MadCat you too can be treated year after year with Ariella Ben-Dov¹s exceptional curatorial savvy, dedication, intelligent cultural contributions.² ­ Frances Nkara, Independent FilmmakerMadCat is back with 89 films and videos by women directors from South Korea to Israel, Sweden to Portu...

Japan's Shorts Shorts Festival awards

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JAPAN'S SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS $60,000 IN PRIZESThe Short Shorts Film Festival kicked off its 7th annual competition and tour of Japan earlier this month with screenings in the trendy Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. $60,000 in prizes was awarded to filmmakers in three categories: National (Japan), International (non-Asian), and Asian. “Rien de Grave” (dir. Renaud Philipps, France) took home the Grand Prix, and “SHIROTAKU” (dir. Toshiro Sonoda, Japan) was honored with the Asa...

3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival

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3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival During the US Open of Surfing July 26th thru 29th 2005 Huntington Beach, CA Each year over a half a million people come to see the best of the best compete in the US Open Surf Championships held in Surf City Huntington Beach, Ca. If you’re surfing during the day, what does a champion surfer do at night? You watch the best of the best in surf films.Once again for the third year, Big Red Productions will present the 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival at the Mann ...

PiFan 2005 opening films

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The 9th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (a.k.a. PiFan) July 14 - 23, 2005 The films that will break out the grand opening of PiFan2005 are Nochnoi Dozor, directed by Timur Bekmambetov callled the Quentin Tarantino of Russia for a new style of Science Film and Battle in Heaven, directed by Carlos Reygadas who won the gold camera award by JAPON showing fastidious mise en scene. The Closing films are The Wind Mill Palm Forest, directed by YOU Sang Wook who directed and Open Water, di...

In the city of Angels, The Los Angeles Festival flies again

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IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL FLIES AGAINThe Los Angeles Film Festival took wing with an ideal opener, the North American premiere of David Jacobson’s Down In The Valley at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood on Thursday, June 16. With an excellent cast and strong performances, the film captures the valley’s famous slackness with an apt tobacco-stained tanginess. Nocturnal images of snaking highways act as rivers of light isolating valley dwellers from the world and, as in th...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

NYC Home Film Festival home for the indies

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FOR INDIE FILMMAKERS THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOMEHFF Gears up for NY Run, May 25 and 26,2 Day Event to Feature Stellar Slate of Short FilmsThe NYC Home Film Festival gears up for it’s biggest ever exhibition of outstanding short films from around the world. An eagerly awaited annual event for emerging and established filmmakers, industry insiders, and those who appreciate entertainment in all its’ forms. This year’s festival will be a 2 day/2 venue screening celebration, that kicks off on ...

Newport International Film Festival highlights

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. This year the festival will honor writer/director/actor/musician Michael McKean with the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement....

And the Palme d'Or Goes To....

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The 58th Cannes Film Festival concluded after ten days of glorious cinema on May 21, and the distinguished jury of the official selection awarded prizes to directors, actors and screenwriters. The closing ceremony was officiated by Cécile de France who called on jury president Emir Kusturica to reveal the recipients of the awards.Two Palme d'Or, Two Brothers!The coveted "Palme d'Or" went to L'Enfant (The Child)directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, the story of a couple who sell their baby an...

Private Fipresci winner at San Francisco

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FIPRESCI Prize: PRIVATE (Saverio Costanzo, Italy, 2004)Jury Statement – Marcelo Janot, Henry Sheehan and Zlatko Vidackovic We found that PRIVATE combined creative ingenuity and passion in ways that would be unusual for a seasoned director, never mind for someone making a debut feature. Saverio Costanzo has created a dramatic situation that could easily have lent itself to sloganeering: A self-confident and educated Palestinian family suddenly finds its house occupied by an Israeli army platoon...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival awards

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The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival presented awards to winning films Sunday evening at a ceremony at the Regal Metropolitan Theater in South Austin. The documentary and dramatic film jury panels named the best films in five categories and awarded special jury mentions to three films. Two audience awards were granted in the categories of Best First Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature Film.DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARDSJury Award for Best Documentary Feature: Relatos desde el encie...

Cannes 2005: 30 jury members:

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Cannes jury members of the different sections could feed 10 smaller festivals. Some of them have very strong ties with the festival and accept to pay an hommage to a festival that did so much for their career. Kusturica can be considered an icon among them.FEATURE FILMS JURYEmir KUSTURICA, President (Director - Serbia-Montenegro)Toni MORRISON (Writer -United States)Nandita DAS (Actress - India)Salma HAYEK (Actress - Mexico)Agnès VARDA (Director - France)John WOO (Director - China)Fatih AKIN (Di...

Widen your focus at San Francisco International Film Fest

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48th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) Widen your focus. That’s the tagline of the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, whose curtains opened at the Castro Theatre on Thursday night, April 21. North America’s oldest film festival is “dedicated to forging a relationship between cultures and countries,” stated Roxanne Messina Captor, San Francisco Film Society Executive Director and recent recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des L...

Cannes selection commented by Thierry Fremeaux

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Questions and Answers with Thierry Frémaux Cannes Festival Managing Director and Artistic Director.Cannes May 11-21, 2005 - What makes up the Official Selection?As it does every year, the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2005 comprises the Compétition, Un Certain Regard, Hors Compétition screenings, special screenings and midnight screenings. It also offers a short film competition and a film school competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics is a selection of heritage films, sh...

the Cannes Festival By Veronique Cayla

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THE FESTIVAL 2005 by Véronique Cayla (Managing Director)Cannes May 11-21, 2005Continuing along the same path as the reflections of Gilles Jacob, we will begin the Festival with a Rencontre that will take place the day before the Opening, on Tuesday May 10th.We are bringing together the film directors of the Juries to reflect on the future of festivals like ours. We have chosen these filmmakers, who come from all over the world, for the quality of their work, for their passion for cinema and the...

Austin Cine Las Americas line up

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. This year, the festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The festival will open on Wednesday, April 20 at t...

Aspen Shortsfest announces winners

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INTERNATIONAL VOICES CELEBRATED AS ASPEN SHORTSFEST 2005 ANNOUNCES COMPETITION WINNERS An Iraqi boatman, a precocious seven-year old smoker, and a sleepy head were among the winners of the 14th annual Aspen Shortsfest 2005 international short film and video competition when the awards were announced Sunday, April 10. In prefacing the jury?s decisions, jury member Alexander Payne (Sideways) said: "It's unfair to judge a festival this good. It was a constant Sophie's Choice. We were only unanimous...

Next Latin American Film Festival in Utrecht

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Program for the Latin American Film Festival 2005 in Utrecht.may: 11-15,2005 will screen 30 recent films 15 documentaries and 7 shorts and will be scheduled in Rotterdam May 13-18, 2005. Hommage to Alejandro Agresti:El amor es una mujer gorda, 1987 Boda secreta,1989 Luba, 1990 Buenos Aires Vice Versa, 1996 La Cruz, 1997 El viento se llevó lo qué, 1998 Un mundo menos peor, 2004 Feature Films: Amor en Concreto, Franco de Pena, Venezuela/Frankrijk/Duitsland 2003 Buenos Aires 100 km, Pablo Meza,...

Cine Las Americas conferences program

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The 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival presents the first Cine Las Americas Conference from April 18-19, in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and the University of Texas at Austin.The conference offers four different panels on themes related to filmmaking and the role of Latinos in the film industry. Evening screenings of films by panelists will complement the panel discussions. All conference activities are free of charge.The pane...

New directors, new films: a global view

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NEW DIRECTORS, NEW FILMS: A GLOBAL VIEWThe 34th edition of New Directors/New Films, one of New York’s film highlights, opened this past weekend, another sign of a long delayed Spring for a city that has suffered through one of its coldest winters in fifty years. Anticipation is high among the city’s intrepid film adventurers, not only for the films themselves, but for their (partial) presentation at the expensively refurbished Museum of Modern Art (which just opened in November after a sixty...

The Directors Guild of Great Britain Awards Kinsey

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The Directors Guild of Great Britain celebrated its second Directors Guild Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Film and Television with a gala ceremony at the Curzon Mayfair in London on the 20th of March 2005.The DGGB Awards honoured, amongst others, director Sam Mendes with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in theatre and film and director Simon McBurney with an Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatre. The evening was compered by Michael Winner. Kevin S...

Tribeca Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres

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Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres, Four International Premieres, 14North American Premieres and Four U.S. PremieresNew York, NY [March 9, 2005] –Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing feature films in narrative and documentary categories to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. There will also be feature competitions in the N...
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