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Festival on Wheels 2008

Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara CinemaAssociation with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism andthe Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Kars and then stop in Artvin from 14-16 November. For the first time in 13 years, the festival won’t stop in Ankara, but invites all ci

Golden Starfish Award Narrative Films At Hamptons FF

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BOOGIE (Romania)  Saturday, October 18--------The Golden Starfish Awards Competition is the heart of the Hamptons International Film Festival. There are two competition categories, one for narrative films and the other for documentaries.   Golden Starfish Narrative Competition: ·         ’77 ( USA , World Premiere) Dir. Patrick Read Johnson - with John Francis Daley, Colleen Camp, Austin Pendleton. Part autobiography, part fever-dream, ’77 is...

The Hamptons Starfish Award goes to Boogie

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The Hamptons International Film Festival, celebrating its 16th anniversary, has become a destination event for a wide array of film talents, industry attendees and local audiences with a penchant for independent and international cinema. The Festival, which this year will present 122 films, including 14 World Premieres and 23 North American Premieres, runs through this Sunday, October 19The Golden Starfish Awards Competition is the heart of the Hamptons International Film Festival. There are two...

Official Selection Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

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Official Programme: 06 – 16 November 200814 Kilometros / 14 Kilometers95 Min. by Gerardo Olivares, SpainOnly 14 kilometres short is the distance between North Africa and Spain. Yet, the real distance for African emigrants to get to Europe is unconceivable to European coevals. This moving film accompanies two young Africans on their way to Europe.German PremiereAmanecer de un sueño / Awaking from a Dream96 Min. by Freddy Mas Franqueza, SpainMarcel was left by his mother when he was eight years...

CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum at Thessaloniki Festival

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   CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, created by the TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki and headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, has selected 15 projects this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. All selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or contain story elements linked to these regions. The selected projects come fr...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

ENTRY FORM AND FESTIVAL REGULATIONS

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DaKINO. Bucharest International Film Festival                                                                                                                             18th Edition, Bucharest, November 25th - 29th, 2008 ENTRY FORMDeadline for entry: October 20th of October, 2008.The fully filled entry form may be sent directly to the Festival’s adress:DaKINO Foundatio...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

NY independent film and video festival announces its fall dates

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New Yorkers in need of an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from September 18 – 25 in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at the new 1930’s themed Hollywood club, Mansion (530 W28th Street) on Sep 18th f...

The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Award 2008

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The European Film Academy's People's Choice Award allows film fans across the continent to elect their favourite European film. As part of the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a special spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners of the past include Pedro Almodóvar's VOLVER, Roberto Benigni's LA VITA E BELLA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, Peter Cattaneo's THE FULL MONTY, and Fatih Akin’s HEAD-ON.The public vote for the People's Choice Award starts on...

The Hamptons International Film Festival goes 16

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The 16th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will run October 15th through the 19th, celebrating some of the finest films from around the world. Spanning across the East End, from East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Montauk and Southampton, this year’s Festival promises everything we have grown to love from this culturally-rich festival, while expanding the international scope of films, industry and attendees. For more information: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.“This is a very exciting time,” s...

Locarno International Film Festival Golden Leopard goes to...

The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, Mexico Special Jury Prize  33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, ...

Locarno International Film Festival Glden Leopard goes to...

The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, MexicoSpecial Jury Prize  33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, Canada Leopard for Best ...

61st Locarno International Film Festival Awards

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The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, MexicoSpecial Jury Prize 33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, Canada Leopard for Best A...

Bucharest International Film Festival awards

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Awards of the 2. Bucharest International Film Festival 2008:LITTLE MOTH wins International CompetitionThe awards ceremony was held at Bucharests Cinema Studioa and the winners were presented by actors Steven Berkoff (OCTOPUSSY, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, BARRY LYNDON) and Pádraic Delaney (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY). The Festival took place from June 28 to July 6, 2008. International Competition:“The Jury was astonished that the International Selection comprised only 7 films to reflect the var...

Hamburg short film fest awards

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AWARD WINNERS 2008A week packed with 300 short films ended on Monday June 9th in Hamburg. The 24th International Short Film Festival screened 214 of almost 4.000 submitted short films in the competitive categories and a further 100 films in non-competitive special programmes. Overall more than 30.000 euros of prize-money were poured out. Apart from a large number of accreditated guests and a high number of interesting films it were especially the many filmmakers and guests from Israel who came f...

Interview with Lorenzo Branca on the VPF

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Lorenzo Branca is Director of Digital Cinema, Cinemeccanica – MilanA graduate in electronic engineering from the University of Pavia, Lorenzo Branca has been with Cinemeccanica since 2004 and coordinates projects for the development and installation of digital projection systems in cinemas.How do you view the development of digital cinema?Following a slowdown towards the end of 2007, I have noticed a considerable recovery, both in actual installations and in contacts with new clients in the fi...

Exploring Multiculturalism At Festroia

 Thursday, June 12-------This year, Festroia has devoted a special screening section to films that explore the difficulties and opportunities of multiculturalism. Dubbed "Migrations And Multiculturality", the series highlights 3 feature films and a program of shorts.In Spanish director Gerardo Olivares´THE GREAT MATCH, the director focuses on a family of Mongolian nomads and a group of Indians in the Amazon, bought of which live far outside the technological saturation of the West. W...

Bucharest Film Festival 2008 presents FOCUS INDIA

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This year, the Bucharest Film Festival (June 28 to July 6) honours arthouse productions of contemporary Indian Cinema in the special program FOCUS INDIA: it is not very known that 10 percent of the Indian film production belongs to the so called parallel cinema beyond the Bollywood industry. These films have a niche audience and are often presented abroad. They win awards but have almost no chance to be released in regular theatres at home. Made by a new generation of young film makers, the film...

Bucharest Film Festival 2008 presents FOCUS INDIA

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This year, the Bucharest Film Festival (June 28 to July 6) honours arthouse productions of contemporary Indian Cinema in the special program FOCUS INDIA.Made by a new generation of young film makers, the films of this so called “Hinglish Cinema” tell the story in a more approachable manner. They are fun to watch, however serious in subject and engaging in style. “Hinglish” stands for a more free cinema, that tackles subjects still regarded as taboo: corruption, sexual fantasies, adultery...

Eldorado has won the Europa Cinemas Label

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Belgian director Bouli Lanners’ ELDORADO has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes, it was announced today by the jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. Proud to join the Directors’ Fortnight 40th anniversary, this marks the sixth year the Label has been awarded in the section.ELDORADO will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promot...

Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded in Cannes

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Europa Cinemas theatres confirm their role as leader in the dissemination of European films with a record 63% of their screenings devoted to European films and 39% to non-national productions. The Lives of Others is the box office phenomenon of the year with 3 million seats sold, followed by La Vie en rose and The Queen.Europa Cinemas Label will be awarded for the sixth consecutive year to the best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight, celebrating its 40th anniversary. The meeting of Euro...

Become a Cannes reporter for Cineuropa.org contest regulations

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Here under is a summary of the contest's regulations:OrganiserThe non-profit association Cineuropa, running the website http://www.cineuropa.org/, here under called "the organising company", registered in the Belgian Monitor under the reference code 882082366 and based at Avenue Besme 84 - 1190 Brussels - Belgium, organises between April 1 and 25, 2008, a game-contest entitled "Become a Cineuropean".Principle of the contestThe participants will have to answer a questionnaire ...

MEFEST showcase for Tourist, Ecology, Sports, and Culinary Film

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The International Festival of Tourist, Ecology, Sports, and Culinary Film – MEFEST- 2008 is taking place this year for the 16th time.Founded in 1993, this Festival with its various programs, reliable esthetics and social orientation, curiosity of its selectors and high criteria of its Juries, has achieved recognition at home and abroad, and, therefore, without any exaggeration can be recognized as an outstanding, radiant spot on a great atlas of global manifestations of similar kind. The autho...

ASPEN SHORTSFEST – AWARDS

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On Sunday, the awards were announced for the 17th Aspen Shortsfest. The entire list can be seen below. Except for the audience award given to COME BACK TO SUDAN, which shared the award with ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT, nothing was too surprising. I really liked the message of COME BACK TO SUDAN, but felt the filmmaking – especially from a story standpoint, lacked focus. More understandable, was the award to ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT. It’s presents us with Dr. Jim Withers, a street doctor who atten...
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