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Richard Gere will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award

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  Richard Gere will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Mr. Gere on the evening of Sunday, September 23 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receivi...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

The new Film Festival Week – LA

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  Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspo...

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confident...

AFM opens with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent

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    Overall Attendance Tracking Up as the AFM® Expands Conference Series to Five Days and Introduces Industry Conversation Series with Visionaries, Trendsetters The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens today with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent and general attendance tracking higher versus 2010, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced. Buyers from China are up more than 50% and from Germany up more than ...

German Films Previews: German Exporters report strong business in Hamburg

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The 11th German Films Previews in Hamburg was once again a business success for German film exporters. 17 screenings at the 2011 Event (July 10 – 13) were presented in Hamburg’s Dammtor Cinema. The 11 attending German film sales companies again reported strong business with finalized deals and ongoing negotiations resulting from the Previews.  The annual showcase of current and upcoming films organized by German Films in association with the German Film Exporters Association (VDFE) ...

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2011

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Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilijana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburg) The voices of this year's directors show more clearly than ever that people from all nations are bonded by the same love, loss and laughter. Whether from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East we are one in our needs and emotions. Perhaps in the 21st century the hand written note has been replaced by th...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films

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  FAR EAST FILM 13 In total, Far East Film 13 will present a record-breaking 87 films: one World Premiere, 15 International Premieres, 18 European Premieres and 14 Italian Premieres. A total of 50 of the latest films from the Far East wil...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films in Udine

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Three truly explosive titles for the much awaited Opening Night of the Far East Film Festival in Udine! On Friday 29th April at 20:00, the 13th edition will be launched with the European Premiere of Welcome to Shama Town, with the already "cult" 33 minute horror Night Fishing and, saving the best for last, with the International Premiere of a surprise film, which will have its debut in the Extreme Orient on 28th April! Let's take a closer look at this opening triplet ... ...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

Night Fishing Horror film shot on iPhone by Park Chan-wook

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AT THE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL OF UDINE THE FIRST HORROR FILM SHOT ON iPhone:NIGHT FISHING, CULT MOVIE OF THE GREAT PARK CHAN-WOOK!Lasting only thirty three minutes, but already a cult movie: Night Fishing, the horror film by Park Chan-wook – legendary filmmaker of Old Boy and Lady Vendetta – was shot entirely using an iPhone! With a very modest budget (130,000 dollars) and a crew reduced to the bare minimum, Park has made an exceptional strike at our imaginations, demonstrating that real qua...

Full Lineup of Films for Palm Beach International Women's Film Fest

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PBWIFF 2011 FILMS: (Films and special events are subject to change) A complete film schedule will be available at www.pbwiff.com after March 10 FEATURES EntreNos Producer: Joseph de la Morte and Michael Skolnik Directors: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte Writer: Paola Mendoza & Gloria La Morte Cast: Paola Mendoza, Sebastian Villada Lopez &Laura Montana Cortez 2010, USA      Spanish w/ English subtitles   80 minutes       Abruptly abandon...

Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival Announces Lineup with Award Winning “The Whistleblower” to Open Festivities.

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Highlights include 10 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, Films from 15 countries and Sharon Gless Appearance(WestPalm Beach, FL) - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - The inaugural Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival will open with The Whistleblower, Best Feature Film winner at Palm Springs International Film Festival, directed by female director Larysa Kondracki, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Rachel Weisz. The festival will wrap with the zany comedy Leading Ladies.The full line-up of films eith...

Filmmakers from 17 Countries Enter Inaugural Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival

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Womenfilmmakers from every corner of the globe have submitted more than 200 entriesto the first-ever Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival. Thecompetition has attracted movies from Europe, North and South America,Australia, India, Japan, Mongolia and Iran. The final deadline forgeneral entries is February 1, 2011...be sure to get your entry in and be part ofthis inaugural Women's Film Festival.Filmsmay be entered into 6 categories: Documentary, Short, Feature Film, YoungWomen's High Sch...

ŚOLIDARNOSC = It is ALREADY 30 Years ~ KINOPOLSKA Polish Film Festival in PARIS

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Yikes, can it already be 30 years since Lech Walesa successfully led the Polish freedom movement, Solidarnosc, against the repressive Communist Regime and paved the way to liberty in the other Central and Eastern European satellite countries* This year’s edition of the KINOPOLSKA festival paid tribute the 30th anniversary of the historic Solidarity movement.        The  KINOPOLSKA Festival  promotes contemporary Polish cinema, and this year,  celebrated the ...

Kurjan-Siberian Crane

Kurjan-is the local name for the Demoiselle Cranes, migratory birds from South Western Europe, Black sea, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, North and South Africa and Mongolia

Finding The Normal In Amsterdam???

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    Amsterdam has a rather valid reputation as a refuge for the not completely normal. Misfits from across the continent and across the seas find the city's open nature and history of tolerance a welcoming invitation. So, when an Amsterdam institution like IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, announces a program entitled "Not Normal", the mind only boggles. In fact, one of the key themes at this year's Festival is the theme of unconventionality ...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund selects 27 projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-seven film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2009 selection, the Fund gives 385 thousand Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Edwin and many first time filmmakers. (See full list below)   Six of the eight projects select...

Can Shamans Cure Autistic Boy? 'The Horse Boy' Asks and Answers

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I am opened to a new world after seeing Michel Orion Scott's The Horse Boy- currently playing at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Thus far in my life I have not been closely touched by autism, and I didn't know much about it previous to watching. Doctors' interviews sprinkled throughout the movie help give an insight into understanding the cryptic disease. The Horse Boy tells the true story of the Isaacson family. The film begins four years after Mother Kristin and father Rupert have given bi...

Can Shamans Cure Autistic Boy? 'The Horse Boy' Asks and Answers

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 I am opened to a new world after seeing Michel Orion Scott's The Horse Boy- currently playing at the Mill Valley Film Festival.  Thus far in my life I have not been closely touched by autism, and I didn't know much about it previous to watching.  Doctors' interviews sprinkled throughout the movie help give an insight into understanding the cryptic disease.   The Horse Boy tells the true story of the Isaacson family.  The film begins four years after ...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

IFFF Awards : awards to family films

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2009 IFFF AWARDS FOR FILM AND SCREENPLAY It reads like a comedy but this time, the real story surpasses any possible reel version and everyone is truly a winner…FADE IN:INT. COCO’S RESTAURANT – NIGHTSUPER: Valencia, CA 1993Two couples sip coffee over earnest discussion of the gratuitous violence in films and the effect it has on America, specifically our children. There must be something more the film industry can offer besides bombs, guns, knives and snakes on a plane. They thirst for goo...

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...

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...

CineMart selects 36 film projects

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38th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January – 1 February 2009 CineMart selects 36 film projects for the 26th edition of the co-production market From almost 500 submissions, 36 international film projects have been selected to be presented at CineMart (25 - 29 January 2009) to an expected 850 international producers, sales agents, distributors and funds. The selection includes project by Zhang Yuan (EAST PALACE, WEST PALACE), Erik Skjoldbjærg (INSOMNIA), Ruben Östlund (INVOLUNTA...

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