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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 ...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

Africa World Documentary Film Festival

Africa World Documentary Film Festival 5 - 8, february, 2009 Call for Entries - Click here the final submission deadline is December 1, 2008. Organiser Contact Information: Africa World Festival of Documentary Films (AWFDF) E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African-American Studies, Theatre and Media Studies, Center for International Studies University of Missouri-St. Louis 63121 St. Loui...

Animacam Awards: International Festival Animation On Line,

Animacam, International Festival Animation On Line, closed its First Edition the past December 21, winters solstice, spreading in the Winners 2008 of the 11 awarded movies. From June the 23 until October the first we had travelled together an intense road. With more than 75.000 visits at the website and the participation of 164 films coming from 33 countries (Saudit Arabia, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia...

Dubai to feature 3 new sections and a film market

The 2008 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival features 12 programmes that will showcase cinema of all genres from all over the world.Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by DIFF management in consultation with the filmmaker. While DIFF welcomes international submissions, it should be noted that the non-Arab section of the festival is limited to only 60 films and presently does not include short films.The Cultural BridgeThe Cultural Bridge programme is one of the...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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 ...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

Programme du festival mardi 20 mai : Cannes Classics

  Cannes Classics 15.00 ORPHÉE (1h33)de Jean CocteauPrésentationRéalisé par : Jean COCTEAUPays : FRANCEAnnée : 1949Durée : 112 minutes  InterprètesJean MARAISMaria CASARESMarie DEAJuliette GRECOSynopsisUne adaptation très personnelle par Jean Cocteau de la légende d'Orphée.17.00 TOUKI BOUKI (1h28)(Le Voyage de la hyène) de Djibril Diop MambétyPrésentationRéalisé par : Djibril Diop MAMBETYPays : SENEGALAnnée : 1973Durée : 88 minutes InterprètesMagaye NIANGMareme NIANG...

Africa Gones jeune public

Le cinéma Jeanne Mourguet vous présente la 10eme édition du festival La Caravane des cinémas d'Afrique du 03 au 13 Avril 2008Pour cette 10° Edition, La Caravane des cinémas d'Afrique prend de l'envergure.Outre la compétition officielle, qui aura lieu au Cinéma Jeanne MOURGUET, organisateur du festival, ainsi que dans 14 autres cinémas partenaires, et qui ne compte pas moins de 15 films sélectionnés, c

Directing Award at the San Francisco Fest for Mike Leigh

The San Francisco Film Society announces that Mike Leigh will be presented with the inaugural Founder's Directing Award at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24-May 8). The Founder's Award will be presented to Leigh at Film Society Awards Night, the annual benefit gala, on Thursday, May 1 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.The Founder's Directing Award is presented each year to one of the masters of world cinema and is given in memory of Irving M. Levin, who founded the San F...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners

The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the winners of its 2008 Pan African Film and Arts Filmmakers Awards and Audience Favorite Awards. Jury Prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Feature, and Best Director-First Feature. New for the 2008 PAFF is the addition of The Oscar Micheaux Award, named after the first African-American filmmaker. In addition to the Jury Prizes, Audience Fav...

PAFF to exhibit Black fine art and crafts

Art Festival Exhibit To Showcase World Renowned African Artists and CraftspeopleThe 16th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) will host its annual ART MART, a major exhibit of Black fine art and quality crafts featuring the work of over 100 different artists and artisans. The artistic works range in scope from oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, mixed media, pen and ink drawings, glass painting and carvings to jewelry art and woven apparel. The exhibit will be presented to the p...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

Bollywood at The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi

The Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) unveils its international star-studded guest line-up at the Opening Night Gala, featuring Joe Wright’s critically acclaimed international film, ATONEMENT, and a spectacular after-party on October 14, 2007. Celebrated choreographer Otis Sallid will be producing the Opening and Closing Night presentations.From Bollywood…An impressive all-star Bollywood line-up ensures that MEIFF asserts itself as a major force in the international ...

Le palmarès du 22ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur qui s'est clôturé ce 5 octobre

                      22ème FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR (28 septembre - 5 octobre 2007)PALMARES 2007Le 22ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur s'est clôturé ce 5 octobre par la cérémonie de remise des Bayards d'Or, suivie de la projection du film « J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster » de Samuel Benchétrit avec Edouard Baer, Anne Mougla...

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

Since its inception nine years ago, the South African International Documentary Festival has gained in popularity and grown significantly. We received a record number of over 500 films from around the world this year, and have chosen 51 which tackle pertinent and quirky issues, tell tales and true stories, introduce audiences to illustrious, forgotten or little known figures, charismatic revolutionaries and leaders, and milestone events in world history. Among the 52 films, from 18 countries, we...

Aspen Shortsfest winners

Aspen Shortsfest celebrated a diverse mix of short films including several world, North American and US premiers to the delight of audiences and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 16th edition. The top winners were The Substitute (Andrea Jublin, Italy) for Best Comedy, Fair Trade (Michael Dreher, Germany) for Best Drama, Never Like the First Time! (Jonas Odell, Sweden) and Yours Truly (Osbert Parker, UK), which share Best Animation and City (Topaz Adizes, USA) for Best Short ...

"Time of the Writer" it's writers' time in Durban

Announcing the 10th TIME OF THE WRITER international writers festivalDurban: 19 - 24 March 200718 writers from 10 countries will descend on Durban for a stimulating feast of words, ideas, and discussion at the Time of the Writer international writers festival. Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu Natal), the festival celebrates its tenth year with an extensive week-long programme of activities from 19 to 24 March. Diversity of the written word is a notable feature of the...

Planet in focus environmental award winners

PLANET IN FOCUS International Environmental Film and Video Festival wrapped up with an Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 5 at Innis College Town Hall, in Toronto."On behalf of the Board of Directors of Planet in Focus, I salute the award-winners for their dedication and obvious passion in tackling diverse environmental issues, and for a job well done" said Candida Paltiel, festival director. "You are our ambassadors on the world". 2006 AWARD WINNERS CANADIAN SHORT FORM KAKA 'WIN (documentar...

The Africa Movie Academy Awards

The Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Niger Delta Film FestivalThe annual African Movie Academy Awards, which take place annually in Bayelsa, Nigeria, are currently open for submissions from African filmmakers. The closing date of submissions is December 30th, 2006,(PRWEB) October 29, 2006 -- What constitutes a great African film? Is it the storyline, on a continent where so often, the retelling of our stories has not been in African hands? Is it the technical brilliance of the production, wit...

Palmarès des précédentes éditions des JCC

Tanits d'or et films tunisiens primés aux JCC ¨ Tanits d'or des éditions précédentes Un hommage sera rendu à tous les films arabes et africains primés depuis 1966, date de la première édition du Festival de Carthage. 2002 : Le prix du pardon de Mansour Sora Wade - Sénégal 2000 : Dolé de Imunga Ivanga - Gabon 1998 : Vivre au paradis de Bourlem Guerdjou - Algérie 1996 : Salut cousin de Merzak Allouache - Algérie 1994 : Les silences du palais de Moufida Tlatli - Tu...

Her Voice Her View Film Festival

Her Voice Her View Film Festival(July 15-29, 2006), a part of the Pioneer Theater’s Female Film celebration makes us happy to say, "It’s that time of the month!"Featuring over 40 films by and about women, Her Voice Her View includes a variety of styles and subjects. "The Shape of Water" reveals an intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem and Senegal, narrated by Susan Sarandon. Black women and men unveil the reality of sexual violence and healing in Afric...

The Shape of Water, sparkling jewels

“The Shape of Water” Sometimes the Sparkling Jewels are Diamonds in the RoughSanta Barbara- Not far away from the glitterati of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a movie that may be a diamond in the rough. Kum-Kum Bhavnani’s “The Shape of Water” is so well thought of that Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon is a part of it. “The Shape of Water” is about five women in four Third World countries who defy odds by using grass roots efforts to make sweeping social chang...

Calcutta Festival Gets Into Full Swing

November 15, 2005 THE 11th annual Kolkata(Calcutta) Film Festival (KFF) is in full swing this week with more than 125,000 people expected to see a total of 138 films at 240 screenings in eight venues. The festival got off on a high note with the showing of Christophe Barratier’s Les Choristes for the inaugural evening, marking the first time the French box-office hit has been shown in the sub-continent. The film was shown in the largest of the three halls that make up Nanda...

Kolkata Festival Gets Into Full Swing

Record-Breaking attendance of more than 125,000 anticipatedThe 11th annual Kolkata(Calcutta) Film Festival (KFF) is in full swing this week with more than 125,000 people expected to see a total of 138 films at 240 screenings in eight venues.The festival got off on a high note with the showing of Christophe Barratier’s Les Choristes for the inaugural evening, marking the first time the French box-office hit has been shown in the sub-continent.The film was shown in the largest of the three halls...