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Award-winners announced at Durban International Film Festival

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The 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund,  this evening (Saturday, July 28) announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Love (Amour) was applauded by the International Jury as “unmissable”, and the film’s director Michael Haneke, as a “contemporary master with an astute understanding of his cinematic world”. The Best Feature Film award carrie...

Amour wins big in Durban

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Award-winners announced at Durban International Film Festival The 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund,  this evening (Saturday, July 28) announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Love (Amour) was applauded by the International Jury as “unmissable”, and the film’s director Michael Haneke, as a “contemporary master with an astute under...

Winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced the award winners for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES grant at a celebration over the weekend for Latin American filmmakers during the Tribeca Film Festival. The funds, totaling $60,000, support innovative Latin American film and video artists to help them explore stories reflecting diverse cultures and gain exposure in the film industry.  The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund awards $10,000 grants to a...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (06.04.2012) • PLANS FOR THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND ARE MADE! While the second weekend of the festival has already come, festival audiences bought their tickets yesterday for a Saturday and Sunday full of festival films. Before the weekend, yesterday was full of screenings with the participation of their directors. • WHAT YOUNG ROMANIAN MASTER TELLS The stories in the second film of director Adrian Sitaru are based on his own experiences. Best Inten...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 06/04/2012

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE FESTIVAL As we are approaching to the end of the first week and to the middle of the festival, festival venues are full of screenings with the directors present. The festival audience met with the directors of highly anticipated films and asked their questions. • A DARK PROMENADE AT MIDNIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES Argentine director Edgardo Cozarinsky says: “There are day people and there are night people. Night people k...

Fourteen movies will screen in the 1st Latin American Film Festival on-line: iber.film.america

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● Organized by Filmotech.com, the Festival offers for free fourteen Latin-American and Spanish productions through www.iberfilmamerica.com from March 27th to April 16th. ● The Latin-American and Spanish Internet communities will give the Audience Award through the official Facebook application. ● iber.film.america has been created with the vision of presenting and displaying audiovisual content through new distribution channels  Last Tues...

Miami Fest shoots for high marks

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Not counting The Cocoanuts 's Marx brothers, any fool can thrive in Florida during boon times. To ride a bust takes vision, though, which must be what the Miami International Film Festival has. For its 27th edition (March 5-14, 2010), the Festival has reportedly seen a 35 percent bump in advance ticket sales, and surely that makes it a seer. The MIFF is produced and hosted by Miami-Dade College. With jobs down and campus admissions up, the only major film festival with such academic credentials...

Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes En direct du Festival de Berlin

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En direct du Festival de Berlin FILM International (Berlinale)  10 février,2010  Interview avec l'artiste de guerre le plus audacieux du monde, et le réalisateur George Gittoes. George Gittoes, originally from Austrailia, has traveled extensively to Nicaragua, Phillipines, Somalia, Sinai, Southern Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, South Africa, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Tibet, Timor, Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. ...

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...

Freshwater Lands wins Big Apple Latin Films Award

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"Tierras de Agua Dulce" (Freshwater Lands), by the Venezuelan director Ana Cristina Henríquez won the prize for Best Ecological Documentary in the Big Apple Latin Films Awards, which awards prizes to films from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Big Apple Latin Films Awards took place Thursday September 16th. These prizes were given by the New York Latin Art Club to film productions from Latin America and the Caribbean produced in the United States or in countries from the continent. Short fi...

The Global Film Village: On the Red Carpet at LA Film Festival by Marla Lewin

An impressive group of independent filmmakers are premiering their new films at the LA Film Festival. Films as diverse as the labor struggle of banana workers in Nicaragua to ghosts haunting a family in upstate New York to a Mexican town without water or the fate of Pluto. The festival runs through next weekend.

Nevis International First Feature Film Festival

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The Community Cohesion Foundation in partnership with The Nevis Cultural Development Foundation and Community Development (Nevis) will host the Nevis International First Feature Film Festival (NIF3). The festival will take place May 3-8, 2009 at various locations around Nevis.“We are very much looking forward to the film festival and the exposure we hope it will bring to the island as a cultural destination,” said Devon Liburd, marketing director for the Nevis Tourism Authority. “This fe...

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...

Program of Berlinale Forum

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The 39th Forum of the Berlinale will be showing a total of 48 films from 31 countries.The selection will take festival-goers around the world - not so much in terms of the number of countries represented, but rather in the abundant connections to be discovered between the films, their often shared concerns and kindred worldviews, as well as their contradictions and mirror images. Eleven films are debuts, 25 world premieres, and twelve international premieres.This lineup includes a diverse sample...

Slamdance will celebrate 15th

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Emerging talent just isn’t confined to narrative and documentary feature films. As the Slamdance Film Festival celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2009, 86 short films in four different competition categories - documentary, narrative/experimental, animation and music video, which is a new classification this year - will be showcased and be eligible for a Grand Jury Award. All accepted entries have been selected to screen by the Shorts Programming Committee, which is comprised primarily of S...

San Sebastian Film Festival growth reports

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San Sebastian Film Festival reports 83.52% occupancy level, up 7.17% The number of spectators per session increased 8.84%Revenue from ticket sales was up from 2007 despite 38 fewer screeningsThe occupancy level at the San Sebastian Film Festival increased 7.17% at the 56th edition, which came to a close on September 27th. Compared to 76.35% in 2007, this year’s figure accounted for a 83.52% occupation rate between the various venues, including public screenings as well as screenings for the p...

Cinequest 18 Press Conference - March 1st 2008 - Selected Highlights

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Joint organizer of Cinequest 18, Jens Hussey, introduced the press conference on Saturday afternoon, noting that on the previous day, the festival had recorded its highest ever numbers for mid-week audiences. At this rate, the estimated total attendance of 80,000 people seems a strong reality.The following segments from the 90 minute conference  should give you an overview of the talent involved in this year's festival.Robert Peters (Director) - Half Empty “It’s a musical filmed over eight ...

NYC rural route festival begins this friday

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THE ANNUAL NYC RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY!!! JULY 20-22 @ Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan's East VillageHick films from Sweden, Iceland, India, Hungary, Texas, Nicaragua, Georgia, Ukraine, Nevada, Kentucky, Germany, Winnipeg, Iowa, New York, Minnesota, Scotland, Montana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, and Lithuania. Music videos from Saddle Creek artists Bright Eyes and Eric Bachmann, plus German techno artist/ornithologist Dominik Eulberg.2007 Sch...

Rural Route fest ready to celebrate 5th anniversary in NY

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New Yorkers in dire need of a break from the fast-pace and hectic streets of the city can seek refuge with the annual Rural Route Film Festival, July 20-22, hosted by the renowned Anthology Film Archives. Celebrating its fifth year, the festival includes premieres, fresh food, free beer, and live music centering on all things rural. This year's festival boasts films from 23 states and 15 countries and brings small-town prices with $8.00 tickets for all film programs; and many of the screenings i...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Tributes to Directors

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The 9th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century (March 16-25, 2007)TRIBUTES TO DIRECTORSThe 9th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, taking place within the context of the year-round activities of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will be holding three tributes to important documentary directors. Barbara Kopple, Jon Alpert and the couple Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar will honour the Festival with their presence. A representative se...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

Göteborg Film Festival Fund supports new projects

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Since eight years the Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFFF) works in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA, with a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. During this year a total of four million SEK (aprox. 400 000 euros) has been distributed as development support, post production support and grants towards workshops and education. A few days ago the fund representatives decided to support five new film pro...

Brattleboro home to the next Women’s Film Festival

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FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE FILMS IN ONE OF AMERICA’S GREAT SMALL ART TOWNS Brattleboro Vermont, lying between the West and Connecticut Rivers with lush, dramatic Mount Wantastiquet as a backdrop, is listed as one of the Top Ten Art Towns with populations less than 30,000 (The 100 Best Art Towns In America, by John Villani). Only a three and a half hour drive from New York City and two hours from Boston, Brattleboro is also referred to as “the college town without a colle...

The 9th International Latino Film Festival awards

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The 9th International Latino Film Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious international organizations of its kind was attended by movie fans that filled theaters seats, cultural centers and university halls to capacity throughout the Bay Area with full houses At the Castro Theater in San Francisco and CineArts at Santana Row with the screening of Tapas, Spain 2005, US Premiere the winning film of the Malaga film festival was Sueños, the most recent film of actor/comedian John Leguiza...

San Sebastian Fest true to latin amercian countries

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The San Sebastian International Film Festival similarly proposes a yearly rendez vous with the best movies from Latin American countries in its HORIZONTES Selection. This year, twelve films, some of which are being released for the first time ever and others backed by international recognition, will compete for the Horizontes Award, carrying €18,000 by way of a recompense to the director while serving as an incentive to distribution. HORIZONTES SELECTION ALMA MATER, Alvaro Buela, Uruguay-Ca...

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