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FilmFestival Cottbus Increases Prize Money

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The FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of Eastern European Cinema will increase the prize money. This is to be announced by Festival Director Roland Rust on the occasion of the reception at the befriended 44th International Film Festival in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary. The "DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication", endowed by the German Foreign Office, will come with an amount of 3,000 euros in the future. Through new prize sponsors, the "Prize for Best Debut Film" cou...

FilmFestival Cottbus Increases Prize Money

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The FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of Eastern European Cinema will increase the prize money. This is to be announced by Festival Director Roland Rust on the occasion of the reception at the befriended 44th International Film Festival in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary. The “DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication”, endowed by the German Foreign Office, will come with an amount of 3,000 euros in the future. Through new prize sponsors, the “Prize for Best Debut Film” could also be r...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section. LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional ...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors – the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional pr...

Seventh Cannes fr Europa Cinema

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OVER SEVEN YEARS THE LABEL HAS SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORTED 20 EUROPEAN FILMS   Europa Cinemas Exhibitors' Cannes meeting (May 16)  to analyse 2008 results across Europe and the further development of Europa Cinemas International into Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean zone   Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year's Cannes Film Festival, awarding its Label to the best European film ...

East End Film Festival action

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  East End Film Festival launches tonight with its biggest and most colourful programme of premieres, panels, parties, 3D cinema, live music, free outdoor screenings and unique special events across eight days and eleven East London venues.   Full details of everything that's happening across the Festival can be seen at http://app.streamsend.com/c/3426152/681/ko1QctL/KX9R?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastendfilmfestival.com but here's brief overview of just a few of the a...

Short to the Point

STTP Projects Short to the Point is an international distribution link, broadcasting and promoting short films. Starting from 2009, Short to the Point's objective is to constatly promote this side of cinema. 1. Short Film Factory- With the motto "Don't let your movie get dusty on the shelf!", SPS offers proffesionals the possibility of signing up their films, older than 5 years, that will later on be projected in over 20 citys in Romania and abroad. 2. STTP LOW/NO BUDGET OSFF- " Any story can be made into a film" is the division with whom STTP attracts film amateurs (unproffesionals) to test their creativity, directing films low/no budget for the short film contest Short to the point Low/No Budget Online Short Film Festival. 3. STTP Talent Camp- STTP Talent Camp wishes to promote romanian film at national and international level. STTP Talent Camp also wants to discover and promote young cinema talents, by offering colaboration opportunities, exchange of experience and ideas or by participating in the thematic workshops presented by wellknown proffesionals. STTP Talent Camp reunites young romanian cinema talents within the interactive workshop that takes place each year in Raciu, Mures County 4. Walls tell stories- Every two years, STTP goes thrue the longest tour of a Romanian Short Film Festival. The caravan lasts 45 days and includes 29 cities:Buzau, Slobozia, Galati, Ramnicu Sarat, Focsani, Bacau, Iasi, Piatra Neamt, Suceava, Bistrita, Borsa, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Oradea, Caransebes, Resita, Timisoara, Hunedoara, Deva, Alba iulia, Cluj, Targu Mures, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Valcea, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Brasov, Fagaras. 5. Kara Film Fest- The only Short Film Festival for children in Romania. It's being held anually,in several cities in Romania. 6. BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL – Tourism is the essential element in a city's life and film is the perfect mecanism for promoting such a product. Combining the two, a proffesional environment is created, perfect for cultural-tourism evolution of Bucharest. BITFF is taking place every two years, in March and October, in Bucharest. Distribution, broadcasting and promoting Short films don't have a long life. In theory, a filmmaker can make is work known just within short film festivals. Short to the Point comes with many promoting opportunities , broadcasting and distribution of the films signed up in the festival. SPS offers proffesionals and amateurs the possibility of watching their work on tv, cinemas, unconventional spaces, online and on DVD. Contest Every year, in May, Short to the point organizes a short film contest, wich takes place online and is recomended especially to amateurs. The participant films are made within the sistem low/no budget and can be made even with the mobile phone. Education Short to the point has launched the first film school for kids in Romania. The classes take place periodly,as a workshop in wich young people can experiment with video techniques,montage, directing or scenografy, sound and film, makeup etc.

Tales from the Golden Age to open Transilvania Film Festival

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The eighth edition of the Transilvania IFF (May 29 – June 7, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is beginning to shape up. Over 250 films are expected to be screened in this year’s TIFF. The opening gala on Friday, May 29, will be highlighted by the national premiere of Cristian Mungiu’s latest film, Tales from the Golden Age, a collection of Romanian urban legends from the communist era, written by Mungiu and directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu and Cristian Mun...

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND OFF COMPETITION FILMS AT B-EST IFF

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BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) has the pleasure to announce the complete list of films off competition and the special screenings which will be shown at Studio Cinema between March 23rd and 30th! This year, B-EST IFF has some exceptional films in store for you:  THE FLOWER BRIDGE, director Thomas Ciulei's newest documentary;  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, screened in the presence of Polish director Jerzy Skolimovski, the festival's Guest of Hnor and author of a splen...

"You cannot walk straight when the road bends" catch a glimpse of the Romani culture with Gipsy Caravan

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Jasmine Dallal the director said: "I originally named this film after a Romani proverb about how to cope when life doesn't deal you a straight hand ("You cannot walk straight when the road bends"). So the film title began as "When the Road Bends... tales of a Gypsy Caravan." However, brevity and the marketplace have prevailed so that it is being released simply as "Gypsy Caravan" in many places. Sorry about the confusion, but it is all the same movie a...

JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI – Guest of honor at B-EST

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI has accepted to come to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition. Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean...

Romano cinema and culture at B-EST

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This year, Charta Cultural Foundation and the National Center for Roma Culture, with the support of S.C. Niro Investment S.A., propose a challenging new section within B-EST International Film Festival, entitled ROMANO CINEMA AND CULTURE – featuring films about the Roma culture and cinematography, scheduled to be screened on March 27th and March 28th at Studio Cinema. The intercultural dialogue is one of the necessary conditions of a modern society and one cannot deny the fact that t...

Special screenings at B-EST

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BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) has the pleasure to announce the complete list of films off competition and the special screenings which will be shown at Studio Cinema between March 23rd and 30th! This year, B-EST IFF has some exceptional films in store for you:  THE FLOWER BRIDGE, director Thomas Ciulei's newest documentary;  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, screened in the presence of Polish director Jerzy Skolimovski, the festival's Guest of Hnor and author of a splend...

B-EST IFF, 4th edition

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B-EST IFF, 14th–22nd April 2008 The 4th edition took place at Scala movie theater, with the opening film "Se, Jie" /"Lust, Caution" (Golden Lion, Venice 2007 and nominated at the Golden Globes 2008), directed by Ang Lee. The special guest of the 4th edition was the well-known Polish director Andrzej Zulawski, who presented his film "La Fidelite" (France, 2000), and afterwards answered the questions of the spectator public in a series of Q&A. Andrzej...

B-EST 3rd Edition

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3rd edition, 14 – 21 April 2007, Scala and Eforie cinemas The Russian director Nikita Mihalkov opened the 3rd edition of B-EST IFF by the movie Burned By The Sun (Oscar for the best foreign movie,1994)., Mihalkov as well, was present at the movie projections Statski Sovetnik (2005, producer and actor) and The Barber of Siberia (1998), movies chosen at the director’s suggestion. Nikita Mihalkov answered the audience and the press questions all along the press conference organized at the M...

Jerzy Skolimowski guest of honor at B-EST IFF

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI will travel to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition.Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean countries, but also wh...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened B-EST 2009

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The opening of B-EST International Film Festival 2009, 5th edition, will take place on March 23rd, at Studio Cinema Hall.The event will commence with VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, directed by Woody Allen, thus keeping the festival’s tradition of presenting for the first time in Romania films that have achieved recognition in famous film festivals around the world.The film tells the story of two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson), who are spending their summer in Spain, where they...

East End film Festival programme announced

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In just four short weeks East End Film Festival will be launching its biggest and most colourful programme of premieres, panels, parties, 3D cinema, live music, free outdoor screenings and unique special events, across eight days and eleven East London venues.• OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 23rd April sees the World Premiere of an exclusive cut of the East End gangster documentary THE END. First time filmmakers and sisters Nicola and Teena Collins turn the camera onto their father Les Falco and his ...

Interview with Ralph Fiennes for The Guilt and Shame

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Ralph Fiennes InterviewFEST-International Film Festival, Belgrade A year 2009 has got a great honor for FEST-Belgrade International Film Festival www.fest.rs to have such a distinguished guest Ralph Fiennes to open the festival. Ralph Fiennes has visited Belgrade firstly to look for a convenient location where he is going to direct his first film, Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”, the same time next year. Among the rest the film directed by Stephen Daldry “The Reader” opened the festival i...

FEST09-The Guilt and Shame

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  Ralph Fiennes 20th of February 2009, FEST-International Film Festival, Belgrade   A year 2009 has got a great honor for FEST-Belgrade International Film Festival www.fest.rs to have such a distinguished guest Ralph Fiennes to open the festival. Ralph Fiennes has visited Belgrade firstly to look for a convenient location where he is going to direct his first film, Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”, the same time next year. Among the rest the film directed by Stephen Daldry “The Reader...

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PRESS RELEASE 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2009 The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 170 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program, to be announced next Monday, March 9th. OPENING FILM The ...

FIPRESCI Awards at Berlinale

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Berlinale ran February 5 to 15, 2009 The jury awarded films in the International Competition, in the Panorama Section and in the International Forum of New Cinema. International Competition: "The Milk of Sorrow" (La teta asustada) by Claudia Llosa (Peru/Spain, 2009). Panorama: "North" (Nord) by Rune Denstadt Langlo (Norway 2009). International Forum of New Cinema: "Love Exposure" (Ai no mukidashi) by Sono Sion (Japan, 2008). The Jury was composed of...

After Winter Comes Spring – Special Series for the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

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One of this year’s central celebrations is the 20th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall in 1989. To mark this occasion, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival is presenting the special series “After Winter Comes Spring – Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall”. Following the Festival, the programme will tour throughout Germany. For the series, which was initiated by the Deutsche Kinemathek and the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the curator and ...

Berlinale celebrates 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall...

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After Winter comes SpringOne of this year’s central celebrations is the 20th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall in 1989. To mark this occasion, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival is presenting the special series “After Winter Comes Spring – Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall”. Following the Festival, the programme will tour throughout Germany. For the series, which was initiated by the Deutsche Kinemathek and the German Federal Cultural Foundation,...

Competition of Berlinale is now Complete with 26 films

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Twenty six films will be presented in the Competition programme of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, 18 of which will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears in the Berlinale Palast. The official programme will be complemented by the Berlinale Special. Of the 18 films in competition, 14 are world premieres, and there are 17 world premieres in the complete Competition programme. Eighteen countries are represented.To this year’s Berlinale Special 15 films have been invited, 10 of whi...
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