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INTERNATIONAL JURY AWARDS The International Jury of the 51st Valladolid International Film Festival, formed by:MANUEL ANTÍN (Argentina), MATÍAS BIZE (Chile), LUCIO GODOY (Spain), JENNIFER GREEN (USA), PAUL LEDUC (Mexico), MARINA SAURA (Spain) y / and YOIMA VALDÉS (Cuba) Has decided to grant the following awards: Prix UIP Valladolid:“LE DÎNER”(Dinner) by Cécile Vernant, FranceSilver Spike to the short film:“ESTAMOS POR TODOS LADOS” (We’re Everywhere) by Sofía Pérez Suinaga, Mexic...

DOK Leipzig Competition Programmes

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- International Competition Documentary Film | Traditions, Families, Political IssuesA total of 19 films from 15 countries have made it into this year’s International Competition Documentary Film. Productions come also from countries rather exceptional for documentary film-making, such as Myanmar or Thailand ("Buddha's Lost Children", "The Longest Day"). Just as in 2005, the selection committee for the category documentary film was made up of festival director Claas Danielsen, film-maker Matt...

Wildscreen jurors warn industry not to sacrifice content for style

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Jurors for the world’s biggest festival of natural history film and television have warned the industry not to sacrifice content for style simply because new technology is providing increased scope for innovation. Presenting the report from the Nominations Panel for WILDSCREEN 2006, jury chair and festival trustee Carol Haslam, said many of this year’s record 412 entries from 46 countries for the biennial Panda Awards showed the exciting possibilities changing technology offers. “At the hi...

Hamburg Festival Winners are elect

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Finally, after thrilling hours of counting numerous numbers on rating cards and heated discussion between the jury members, we are very proud to present the award winners of the 22nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Thanks to our supporters and sponsors, we were able to raise the prize money and there are even two new prizes this year (Werkleitz-Award, ZDFdokukanal-Award).Overall, 14 awards worth in total almost 30,000 Euros were assigned for outstanding short film productions from all...

Toronto’s 1st Balkan Film Festival “Cinema

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The Consular Missions of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro and Turkey are proud to present Toronto’s 1st Balkan Film Festival “Cinema in Bloom” Thursday, June 15th 2006 7 p.m. - “RAKUSHKA (The Shell)”a film by Fotini Siskopoulou, Greece9 p.m. - “ORGANIZED JOBS”a film by Yilmaz Erdogan, TurkeyFriday, June 16th 20067 p.m. - “BLESS YOU, PRISON”a film by Nicolae Margineanu, Romania 9 p.m. - “LADY ZEE”a film by Georgi Djulgerov, BulgariaSaturday, June 17th 2006 6 ...

The Official Section Competition at 2006 Festroia

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Saturday, June 3----FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival, will present nearly 180 films, representing 48 countries, with a strong predominance of European cinema, during its 22nd annual showcase. The Festival, the oldest and most prestigious in Portugal, has several competition sections in its wide-ranging program. The Official Section, in competition for the Golden Dolphin Award, is made up of 14 films, from nations that produce fewer than 30 films per year. This is a unique approa...

The 47th Marché du Film shines under Asia's bright lights

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The 47th Marché du Film , which took place at the Festival de Cannes from May 17th – 27th, ends with positive results . Strong international participation from industry professionals, combined with the large number of films on offer, made for a very harmonious event that was appreciated by all. The general level of satisfaction reflects the positive evolution across all the indicators measured by the Marché du Film. This year, 10,061 professionals were registered, from 91 countries, compare...

Cannes Fest in brief

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The Jury of Un Certain Regard will be presided by Monte Hellman. The Jury of the Golden Camera will be presided by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. The Actor's MasterClass will be given on Friday, May 19th by Gena Rowlands. The Music MasterClass by Alexandre Desplat, in dialogue with Jacques Audiard, will take place on Sunday, May 21st. The Cinema MasterClass will be hosted by Sydney Pollack on Thursday, May 25th. On this occasion he will present his documentary SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY. A brand-ne...

FEST, The International Film Festival

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If the Cannes Film Festival represents the culture of central Europe, for the film media, there are several international film festivals in Europe and the world, and one in Eastern Europe, the International Film Festival FEST in Serbia and Montenegro. FEST, The International Film Festival takes place in Belgrade and has the long 34-year-old tradition. During its 34 years, this festival hosted big names in the filmmaking show business. It is not easy to promote the world cultural co-operation, in...

Critics' Prizes from Sofia, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, Fribourg

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Critics' Prizes at the Festivals of Sofia, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, FribourgSofia (Bulgaria, March 9-19, 2006). Prize: Lady Zee (Lady Z.) by Georgi Djulgerov (Bulgaria, 2005). Jury: Martin Blaney, Germany, Andres Laasik, Estonia, Maja Dimitrova, Bulgaria. Print source: Borough Film, 3A Margash, BG-1504 Sofia, T +359 (2) 943 58 80, F +359 (2) 943 47 87, info@boroughfilm.com (contact Vladimir Andreev).Festival: www.sofiaiff.comMar del Plata (Argentina, March 9-19, 2006). Prize: Alice by Marco ...

Mar del Plata kicks off its 21st edition

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 9-19th)The 21st edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will have as special guest Juliette Binoche and Abel Ferrara. Other important guest that will be present in the festival are Jesús Aranda, Ventura Pons, Patricia Reyes Espíndola, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Winterbottom, Radaman Suleman, Charles McDougall and Paul Morrisey. Some of they will dictate Master Classes that will take place at the Salon Versalles. The fe...

New Swedish Film: Made in Yugoslavia!

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This is a film made by a Swede - now how do you define that? By blood, by territory, by residency, by a hyphenated ethnic identity? Miko Lazic is actually a second generation Swede. He's a Serbian-Swede. His film ...

45 film projects selected for Rotterdam CineMart 2006

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45 film projects selected for CineMart 2006 (29 January – 2 February) • Former CineMart Projects in official selection Rotterdam 2006The 23rd CineMart has announced its selection of forty-five independent film projects. The world’s first and largest co-production market will include new productions by established art house directors such as Pablo Trapero, Guy Maddin, Alexej German jr and Li Yang. CineMart expects some 800 guests to attend, including decision making executives from all majo...

The third Zagreb Film Festival concluded

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The third Zagreb Film Festival, from 17 to 22. October 2005, hosted by the City of Zagreb, presents films by studio or independent filmmakers, is devoted to the exhibition of three-category feature film, short film and documentary film, as well as other aspects of the film and multimedia projects. The premises of this center had a sort of artistic dynamics and beside students, it is primarily intended for other generations as a meeting place for contemplating new creative potentials. Besides the...

image+nation International lgbt film festival in Montreal

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image+nation International lgbt film festival Celebrates its 18th anniversary November 3-13IMAGE + NATION, International gay and lesbian film festival is pleased to present its 18th edition November 3-13 at Cinéma Parisien (480 St-Catherine St. W.). Including feature-length fiction, documentaries and short films from first-time filmmakers and established director the spectacular selection of the festival will offer film buffs a panorama of queer cinema from around the world.Opening and Closing ...

Mefest - Brus, festival awards spanish "Salamanca"

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13th MEFEST 2005 is held in Brus, mount Kopaonik.The Jury was chaired by Mr. Karpo Acimovic-Godina – president of the jury and included Mrs. Gordana Perovic Director of Recycling Agency of Serbia and Mr. Mirko Stojakovic – sport journalist from Belgrade.GRAND PRIX of the Festival – GOLDEN PINE goes to the Film "SALAMANCA" – director Herve Timarche from Spain SILVER PINE for TOURIST FILM is shared between "DEN VO MAKEDONIJA " - from group of authors, Macedoniaand"SLOVENIA POZIVLJA" – di...

7th International Panorama opens with 144 films to screen

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7th International Panorama: 24/9 to 1/10 The International Panorama of Independent Creators appeals to young creators and it offers them the chance to present prolusions or not, with the only precondition to respect the culture and values of every population, to creators who do not have the financial support of governmental institutions and big studios. In this way the International Panorama is concerned with the “creator” cinema and the presented films are little “gems” of the internati...

EFA nominees list has been announced

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The Selection List for the European Film Awards 2005 has been revealed to EFA members for consideration. This was the first year in which the members in the 20 countries with the most EFA members voted one national film directly into the selection. The list was then completed by films chosen by the Committee (EFA Board & Experts). The result is an impressive list of 46 films which are recommended as candidates for a nomination.THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2005 ceremony will take place in Berlin, Dec...

Vancouver Focus on New American Indies and Eastern Europe

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The VIFF Turns its Focus to New American Indies and Eastern Europe The Vancouver International Film Festival today announced two areas of regional focus within the Festival’s program for its 24th annual edition, which will take place September 29 to October 14th at ten venues, including the VIFF’s own brand new Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. American Independence focuses on the best of the new indie scene, while The New World presents a selection of compelling narratives and incisive...

Houston award winners

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WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 38th annual independent film showcase with the Grand Awards Gala on April 30th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and a Texas Barbecue on May 1st sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club. Both events were open to the public. WorldFest was founded as an International Film Society in August 1961. It became the third competitive international film festival in Nor...

First works shine at Troia Film Fest

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The Troia International Film Festival, which runs through this weekend in the picturesque coastal town of Setubal, Portugal, has a commitment to first time directors. One of its most well-attended sections includes a competition for First Works. In addition, this year’s American Independents competition boasts directorial debuts from a group of talented directors.First works from Europe dominate the section, which includes the local premieres of the films RED COLOURED, GREY TRUCK (Srdjan Kolje...

Cannes FIPRESCI winners

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At the 58th Cannes International Film Festival (France, May 11-22, 2005) the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize)was presented to films - in the competitive section- in the section Un Certain Regard- in the Directors' Fortnight or the Critics' WeekThe winners are:Competition:"Hidden" (Caché) by Michael Haneke (France, Austria, Germany, Italy, 2005, 1h 57, 35mm)Un Certain Regard:"Sangre" by Amat Escalante (Mexico, 2005, 1h 30, 35mm)Directors' Fortnight / Critics Week:"Crying Fist"...

Cannes 2005: 30 jury members:

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Cannes jury members of the different sections could feed 10 smaller festivals. Some of them have very strong ties with the festival and accept to pay an hommage to a festival that did so much for their career. Kusturica can be considered an icon among them.FEATURE FILMS JURYEmir KUSTURICA, President (Director - Serbia-Montenegro)Toni MORRISON (Writer -United States)Nandita DAS (Actress - India)Salma HAYEK (Actress - Mexico)Agnès VARDA (Director - France)John WOO (Director - China)Fatih AKIN (Di...

ViewFinders Atlantic City announces line up.

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The 4th annual ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, 2005, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced its line-up of close to 60 films and 40 workshops in its School Program and weekend family programs."This year’s program of workshops is fun, interactive and engaging," said Kellie Manning, ViewFinders Director. "From Jay Dahl’s Script to Screen to film lighting and animation workshops, we cover all the creative bases in our popular School Progra...

Critically acclaimed: Fipresci prizes

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Critics' Prizes at the festivals of Sofia, Fribourg, Mar del Plata, Guadalajara and ToulouseToulouse (Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine, France, March 11-20, 2005). Prize: "Live-in Maid" (Cama adentro) by Jorge Gaggero (Argentina, 2004). Jury: Anette Olsen, Denmark ("Dox Magazine", "Mifune"), Maja Bogojevic, Serbia-Montenegro ("Zinec"), Karin Wolfs, The Netherlands ("De Filmkrant", "Screen International"). Print source: Aquafilms, Cabello 3644, C1425APN Buenos Aires, T +54 (11) 4802 4218, v...

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