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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...

The first Talent Campus in Latin America

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The Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), was the first Talent Campus held in Buenos Aires. Several seminars have taken place in four different days in workshops dictated by professionals.In this first edition in Latin America, the Buenos Aires Talent Campus has presented seminars, work-shops, projections and discussions about the relation between the cinema and the urban issue, that is to say how the cinema thinks the city. This topic appeared in the moment ...

Austin Cine Las Americas

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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. 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, México, Nicaragua and Peru. In its competitive section, Cine Las Americas will grant jury...

Honorary Golden Bears for Im Kwon-Taek and Fernando Fernán Gómez

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Honorary Golden Bears for Im Kwon-Taek and Fernando Fernán GómezThe 55th Berlin International Film Festival will this year honour the Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek, and the Spanish actor, director and screenwriter Fernando Fernán Gómez with Honorary Golden Bears for their lifetime achievements. Im Kwon-Taek will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear on February 12, 2005 at 9:30 PM in the Filmpalast. Following the award ceremony, Im Kwon-Taek’s impressive film Chunhyang dyeon (Chunhyang, 200...

Sundance Welcomes the Women A Rise of Women Filmmakers

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This year a record number of women filmmakers are making their mark in this prestigious American Festival. With many first time women feature and short filmmakers, Sundance has supported the growth of women in film. Sundance Film Festival now its 24th year in the past has not had such a balance of ratio’s, of course there are just more men making films than women too. But the openness to women filmmakers is still a struggle and the acknowledgement of Geoff Gilmore and Robert Redford at this...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

EFA nominees compete for best from Europe

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2004:EUROPEAN FILM 2004ETT HÅL I MITT HJÄRTA (A Hole In My Heart), Sweden/Denmarkdirected by Lukas Moodyssonproduced by Memfis Film, Zentropa, Film I Väst, SVT, Nordic Film- & TV FundGEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On), Germanydirected by Fatih Akinproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion /Corazon International /NDR /ARTELA MALA EDUCACIÓN (Bad Education), Spaindirected by Pedro Almodóvarproduced by El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.LES CHORISTES (The Chorus), France/Switzerlanddir...

Vera Drake took best at British Independent Film Awards

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7th Annual BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Announces the winners for 2004The contentious story of an abortionist in 1950s England swept the board tonight at the 7th annual British Independent Film Awards. Vera Drake scooped a massive six awards including the prestigious Best Film and Best Director.Mike Leigh and actress Imelda Staunton repeated their Venice Film Festival triumph where the film was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film and Best Actress award for Staunton. Again, Leigh, who has en...

London Latin America 3rd Film Festival

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Discovering Latin America Film FestivalLondon November 25 - December 5London may seem an unlikely place for a Latin American film festival. Most of the Argentinean, Cuban and Uruguayan films that have won festival prizes in the last couple of years have never been distributed in London (as a matter of fact, outside of Latin America, most of these films have only been distributed in Paris). Also, the English are not known for their unequivocal enthusiasm for anything Argentinean. Nevertheless, on...

San Sebastian Jury members

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The jury for the 52th edition of San Sebastian Festival: 17-25 September is headed by MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (President) other members include:YAMINA BENGUIGUI TOM DiCILLO MARTA ESTEBAN LAURA MORANTE EDUARDO SERRA DITO TSINTSADZE Donostia Awards will be given to Woody Allen, Annette Bennings, Jeff Bridges.About Mario Vargas Llosa He was born in Arequipa (Peru) in 1936. In 1953 he entered San Marcos University in Lima, where he studied Arts and Law. In 1959 he moved to Europe, and lived for several y...

Solid Line Up for Toronto fest

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Toronto festival (Sept. 9-18) has revealed its full line upGALA PRESENTATIONSWorld PremiereARSÈNE LUPIN (F)Jean-Paul Salomé, France / United Kingdom / Spain / Italy, 2004World PremiereBEING JULIA (F)István Szabó, Canada / United Kingdom / Hungary, 2004World PremiereBEYOND THE SEA (F)Kevin Spacey, United Kingdom / Germany, 2004North American PremiereCLEAN (F)Olivier Assayas, France / United Kingdom / Canada, 2004World PremiereDOWNFALL (F)Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004World PremiereFIVE CH...

Edinburgh Film Festival Awards shortlist announced

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The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film Named in homage to one of Britain˜s most original filmmakers, the Michael Powell Award is sponsored by the UK FILM COUNCIL and LOVEFiLM. Rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking, the Award is judged by an international jury and carries a substantial cash prize.2003 Winner: Young Adam directed by David McKenzie - Previous Winnersare: 2002 Out Of Control directed by Dominic Savage; 2001 Gas Attack directed by Kenny Glen...

LA Latino Fest ready to screen 100 films

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The Eighth edition of the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) will take place July 16th to the 25th at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Los Angeles and will showcase over 100 films, 4 of them world premieres and 11 of them US premieres, from various countries as diverse as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, USA, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Venezuela.Within the Official Section, in the Feature Competition we will find titles such as P...

LA Latino Fest ready to screen100 films

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The Eighth edition of the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) will take place July 16th to the 25th at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Los Angeles and will showcase over 100 films, 4 of them world premieres and 11 of them US premieres, from various countries as diverse as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, USA, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Venezuela.Within the Official Section, in the Feature Competition we will find titles such as ...

On the Road to the Palmarès

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With two days away to the Palmarès, and two films left to screen, here is the official selection which has commanded the press attention for over a week - with comments by the directors. No one can ever predict what a jury with a chemistry of its own will decide. We have some ideas though from the day one press conference: Benoît Poelvoorde is going to take revenge on the films because he's never won an award (prompted by Bob Hope and Billy Crystal). Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino will po...

Next Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection of 39 projects

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Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection 2004 supports 39 film projectsIn the Spring 2004 Selection Round, the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) grants a total of Euro 525,000 (USD 642,000) to thirty-nine non-Western film-makers. Among the films receiving distribution grants are Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's WHISKY (a former CineMart Project) and IFFR 2004 Competition discovery DAYS OF SANTIAGO. VISITING UNCLE IDRIZ, the opening film of the Sarajevo...

Official Selection

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2046 directed by WONG Kar-wai (CHINA)CLEAN directed by Olivier ASSAYAS (FRANCE) CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE directed by Paolo SORRENTINO (ITALY)EXILS directed by Tony GATLIF (FRANCE) FAHRENHEIT 911directed by Michael MOORE (USA) GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE directed by OSHII Mamoru (JAPAN) LIFE IS A MIRACLE directed by Emir KUSTURICA(BOSNIA)LOOK AT ME directed by Agnès JAOUI (FRANCE) MONDOVINO directed by Jonathan NOSSITER (USA / ARGENTINA / ITALY/ FRANCE)NOBODY KNOWS directed by K...

Días de Santiago winner of Fribourg Fest

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The Regard d’Or of the 18th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival was awarded Sunday to “Días de Santiago” by Josué Méndez, Peru. Unanimously the International Jury, presided by Argentine director Eliseo Subiela, “recognised the cinematographic quality of this first work as well as the actor’s performance.” Such quality and performance also greatly impressed the other Juries. “Días de Santiago” also took the EX-CHANGE Award conferred by the Youth Jury, the Ecume...

Mar del Plata last days.

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Mar del Plata International Film Festval, the last days.In CompetitionIn the last days, we have been able to watch movies coming from Japan, Peru, Croatia, Italy and Iceland. The Domingo last two movies of the Official Competition has been projected. On one hand, “The Blue Light", of Yukio Ningawa, coming from Japan. The movie tries on a family drama where a son kills his father, with the purpose of to come undone of him and to liberate to his family of the anguish that this causes them. The f...

19th Mar del Plata latino line up revealed

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MAR DEL PLATA FEST ANNOUNCES FULL COMPETITION LINE UP JURY ANNOUNCED Mar del Plata President Miguel Pereira has revealed the full list of films set to compete at this year's event (March 11/20), as well as confirming the Jury, and those films screening out of competition.Official Competition (14 titles): Adiós Querida Luna - Argentina/Fernando Spiner Buena Vida Delivery - Argentina/Leonardo Di Césare The Blue Light - Japan/Yukio Ninagawa El Lápiz del Carpintero/The Carpenter's Pencil - Spain/...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

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LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor Edward James Olmos, president and co-founder of LALIFF, acted as theM.C. and introd...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

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LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALand the IBERMEDIA ProgramPresentationLOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor...

San Diego latino has Arturo Ripstein as guest director

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL: DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATION: MARCH 11 ­ 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000, SDLFF is also one ...

San Diego lines up 100 latino films

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL:MARCH 11 – 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000 people, SDLFF is also one of the largest. Att...

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