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TIME OF THE WRITER 2005The 8th Time of the Writer, International Festival of Writers, brings together over 25 writers from South Africa , Africa and the rest of the world to engage in a six day programme. Activities include nightly readings at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and a stimulating range of day activities, including an educators' forum, schools visits, prison writing project, a workshop on women's writing, and a publishing forum, all designed to nurture a culture of reading, writing an...

Berlinale Talent Campus creative well

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Creative synergy – with 530 film talents from 90 countries and a total of 80 international experts the 2005 Berlinale Talent Campus is turning into the school for those wanting to make it in the film business. It takes place from 12 – 17 February 2005 in the Berlin House of World Cultures. This year more countries have joined: For the first times talents from Swaziland, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Jordan, Ethiopia, Tog...

Dante feretti, W Salles and Emi Wada at Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus - Hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles Leading International Filmmakers announced as Hosts In their function as hosts Emi Wada, Dante Ferretti and Walter Salles will look after the up-and-coming filmmakers at the next Berlinale Talent Campus:Designing the costumes for Akira Kurosawa˜s Ran was the beginning of Japanese Emi Wada˜s international career. Since then she has worked on numerous films, amongst others, by Peter Greenaway (Prospero's Books, The Pillow...

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards

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47 575 viewers attended the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended last Sunday.The Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF) with its 3 sub-festivals (Sleepwalkers’ Student Film Festival, Children and Youth Film Festival “Just Film” and Animation film festival “Animated Dreams”) showed altogether 553 films in 563 screenings. The festival took place in 4 towns (besides Tallinn and Tartu selected programmes were presented in Viljandi and Pärnu too), in 21 cinema theatres.This year th...

Indian Diaspora Film Festival, New York

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The fourth edition of the festival organized by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) wrapped November 7. Dedicated to showcasing filmmakers of Indian origin it had a successful four day run at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre and the Anthology Film Archives. As Aaron Shivdansani, the executive director of IAAC stressed in her welcoming speech, the opening film BRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Gurinder Chandha was not meant for afficiendos interested in high culture, an observation applicable t...

Waiting for inaugural Dubai International Film Festival

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The first Dubai International Film Festival [DIFF] is being organized by the Dubai Media City and will start on Monday December 6th and end on the evening of Saturday December 11th 2004. The festival will feature 80 films, which include 55 main features, 10 sidebar screenings and 15 Arab short films, which will showcase contemporary and classic global cinema. The main venue of the Dubai Film Festival will be the new Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort of Dubai, but other screenings will take pl...

Dubai ’s Ibda’a Media Student Awards Go Global

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Dubai Media City announced today that the Ibda’a Media Student Awards has expanded its scope to include entries from all over the world. Rolling out the new global edition of the Awards, Dubai Media City officials said that Ibda’a’s expansion into a worldwide competition realizes its eventual goal of having global reach and appeal.“The global Ibda’a Awards will highlight the fact that talent, creativity, and excellence have no borders,” said Abdulhamid Juma, CEO of Dubai Media City a...

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee program

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Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee: April 16- 22The 8th festival will kick off with a real bang with the screening of the first feature film from Kansas City to make it into Sundance: CSA-Confederate States of American. Backed by Spike Lee, picked up by IFC Films; director Kevin Willmott and producer Rick Cowen have a breakthrough opportunity that everyone hopes will propel them to even greater success. They have graciously allowed us to screen CSA as a benefit for the Jubilee.Official Selections - ...

Dubai media City behind backs its new festival

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Inaugural Dubai International Film Festival aims to build cultural bridges.Cultural understanding and international harmony will be the themes of the inaugural Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai Media City’s newly launched film festival scheduled for December 6-11, 2004.DUBAI MEDIA CITY CORPORATE PROFILEDubai Media City is the media arm of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone which emerged out of the vision of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Du...

Dubai Media City sets inaugural festival dates

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Inaugural Dubai International Film Festival aims to build cultural bridgesCultural understanding and international harmony will be the themes of the inaugural Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai Media City’s newly launched film festival scheduled for December 2004 6-11, 2004.To be held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, the festival will showcase a wide selection of contemporary and classic glo...

South Asia Human Rights Fest

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Held for the second time at New York’s prestigious Asia Society from February 26 – 28, the SOUTH ASIA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL reflects the trend towards specialized subject oriented festivals with limited programs and small audiences. Most of the recently produced nine features and documentaries screened originated in India with Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan contributing one film each. Organized by the Asia Society, the non-profit “Breakthrough’ group’, and Syracuse Un...

Amnesty International-DOEN Award at Rotterdam

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamJan 21 - Feb 1, 2004AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-DOEN AWARD AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAMAt the upcoming edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) opening next January 21, the second Amnesty International-DOEN Award will be awarded. This yearly prize given to a film about human rights and human dignity is presented by Amnesty International and Foundation DOEN and consists of a stipendium prize of Euro 5,000 and a modest distribu...

Indian Film Fest in Florence

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River to River. Florence Indian Film FestivalFrom December 10-14, 2003 the third edition of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only European film festival entirely dedicated to cinema both from and about India, will arrive in Florence. The festival is organized by Luca Marziali and Selvaggia Velo of bdjMEDIA.Screenings will take place at the Spazio Uno Cinema in Via del Sole, 10, Florence - Italy. PRESS RELEASE N.3River to River. Florence Indian Film FestivalFrom December 10-1...

HBF funds half a million € for non-western projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films and feature length creative documentaries by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to fulfillment. The HBF provides grants that often turn out to play a crucial role in enabling these filmmakers to realize their projects. In its Fall 2003 Selection Round, Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam grants a total of Euro 467,000 to twenty-eight non-Western film-maker...

7 days, 7 nights wins top prize in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Seven days, seven nights wins top prize at the Festival of the 3 Continents in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

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