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What 's cooking for Palm Beach fest: When Do We Eat?” opener

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World Premiere of “When Do We Eat?” opens the fest U.S. Premiere of “Checking Out” to closeOver 150 films headline fest with 11 World PremieresOver a 150 diverse films will screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 11 world premieres, 6 U.S. premieres and 43 Florida premieres, including 30 international films.“This is an exciting year for us--we have reached the milestone of our 10th anni...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

Films competing for Mar del Plata Festival Astor awards

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THE 20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 10-20 2005Last year the festival organizers sought to give the event a closer identification with the city and decided to rename the awards Astor, in honour of Mar del Plata's most famous citizen. This year the emphasis is on image, so a new logo has been adopted. It combines two basic elements intended to represent our city and country internationally: the sea lion, a symbol of the city, is framed by moving ...

Reaping the bonus harvest on Getaway dayin Berlin

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REAPING THE BONUS HARVEST ON "GETAWAY DAY" IN BERLINAlthough the festival officially ended on Saturday with the distribution of the Golden and Silver Bear awards, the real "getaway day" was Sunday, with a full schedule of repeat screenings at all festival venues for the benefit of fans and professionals who were unable to get around to all the films they needed to see in the hectic ten days preceding. Without the distraction of press conferences, cocktail receptions and other side-bar events to...

Berlin Forum Focuses on Innovative Debuts

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Pop Art and Politics – the Forum Focuses on Innovative DebutsThe program of the 35th International Forum of New Cinema presents itself in leaner, rejuvenated form. Reducing the selection of films by more than a quarter in comparison with earlier years focuses the gaze on essentials: an innovative, global filmmaking eager to experiment and take unconventional paths outside the mainstream. The program, consisting of 39 feature and documentary films, including 16 debut works, is presenting 24 wor...

Palm Springs Fest unveils 2005 festival

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUnveils Outstanding 2005 FestivalPalm Springs International Film Festival now in it’s 16th year has unveiled the program set for the January Festival. With a wonderful array of 190 films, from over an amazing 65 countries for this prestigious 2005 Festival. This is a dynamic presentation of 79 premieres (14 World, 45 U.S. and 20 North American). Also of the 50 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy...

Sarajevo International Film Festival Chief interview

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The origins of the Sarajevo International Film Festival are now nearly almost legendary. In October 1993, with Serbs shelling the city, the festival, then directed by Haris Pasovic, screened some 170 films on VHS at locations around the war-torn city, with Sarajevans literally risking life and limb as they dodged sniper bullets and mortars to get to the showings. The festival was started up again in 1995, this time under the stewardship of Mirsad Purivatra, director of the Obala Art Centre. It...

Mannheim-Heidelberg top award to Chlorox, Ammonia & Coffee

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The laureates of the 53 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2004: Main Award 2004 Salto, Salmiakk & Kaffe! - Chlorox, Ammonia & Coffee! - Wir fliegen zu wenig!by Mona J. Hoel, NorwayRainer Werner Fassbinder Prize of Mannheim-HeidelbergMila ot Mars - Mila from Mars - Mila vom Marsby Zornitsa Sophia, BulgariaSpecial Award of the JuryMin misunnelige Frisør - My Jealous Barber - Mein eifersüchtiger Friseurby Annette Sjursen, NorwayDoo Wop - Ziggy außer Atemby David Lanzmann, FranceOn t...

Fipresci prizes at recent festival

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The Prize of the International Criticsat the Festivals of Vienna, London, Valladolid, Kiev, Geneva, CottbusVienna (Austria, October 15-27, 2004). Prize, ex aequo: "Los Muertos" by Lisandro Alonso (Argentina, 2004), and "Down to the Bone" by Debra Granik (USA, 2004). Jury: Dana Linssen, The Netherlands, Gabe Klinger, US, H.C. Leitich, Austria. London (UK, October 20 - November 4, 2004). Prize: "Aaltra" by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Belgium, 2003). Jury: Michel Ciment, France, Ernesto G...

East comes to Cottbus Nov 2

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Cottbus festival will open on November 2 in the large auditorium of the Staatstheater Cottbus with the world premiere of three films from the series EUROPE’S OLD NEW FACES / VON DEN SOCKELN, a co-production by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) and LOOKS as well as partners in the ten new EU member states in cooperation with ARTE. The documentary series, which was made in 2004, analyses national monuments and myths and is the festival's contribution to the "Cultural Year of the TEN."The members...

Last Awards International Panorama of Thessaloniki

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Awards of 6th (and the last) International Panorama of Independent filmmakers 2004 On Saturday, 9th October the curtain of the 6th International Panorama of Independent Film- and Video makers which was organised by the Cinema Club of the Trades Union Centre of Thessalonica (T.U.C.Th.) fell in a successful and festive atmosphere with the awards ceremony of 6th International Panorama and the 1st International Competition of Photography which had the subject "Pho...

The Hamptons International Film Festival panorama

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THE 12TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 20-24, 2004 The 2004 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the 12th annual celebration of presenting films and filmmakers, programs and personalities and an outstanding opportunity for audiences to catch something out of the ordinary, will return to the East End on October 20th through 24th, 2004, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Sag Harbor, Southampton and our new location in Montauk.The Hamptons International Film F...

The Cologne MedienForum

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The Cologne MedienForum, June 20-23, 2004Organized by the Media Authority of the state of North Rhine Westphalia and major German public and private media industries, the 16th annual MedienForum was held again in the fair grounds of Cologne, Germany’s dominant television centrum and home of Europe’s largest public television group WDR and Germany’s largest private television stations. Catering to the second largest television market in the world, the MedienForum is of particular relevance ...

Cannes critics awards

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At the Cannes International Film Festival(France, May 12-23, 2004)The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)awarded its prize to three films presented in different sections of the event.A. Prize for a film in the Official Selection (in and out of competition)"Fahrenheit 9/11" by  Michael Moore (USA, 2004)B. Prize for a film in "Un certain regard""Whisky" by Juan-Pablo Rebella and Pablo StollC. Prize for a film in the Parallel SectionsDirectors Fortnight, Critics Week)"Atash" (Thirs...

The Fipresci Jury

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CANNES 2004: THE JURY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS (FIPRESCI JURY)David Robinson, UK, presidentGérard Camy, France Howard Feinstein, USADubravka Lakic, Serbia-MontenegroAgnès Catherine Poirier, France Mariano Morace, SwitzerlandBlagoja Kunovski, MacedoniaZlatko Vidackovic, CroatiaHassouna Mansouri, TunesiaSecretary: Caroline Vié-Toussaint, FranceThe jury will present the Prize of the International Critics to films — in the competitive section— in "Un Certain Regard" — in "Directors Fort...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...

Next Kim Ki-Duk selected for next Cinemart (Rotterdam)

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Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 21st CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 25 - 29, 2004 as part of the 33rd edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: "With this promising line up of film projects by established film-makers as well as projects by new talents from all continents, we are looking forward to a very strong 21st CineMart. We feel that this selection connects extremely well with th...

Fipresci awards in Thessaloniki and Manheim-Heidelberg

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At the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (Germany, November 20-29, 2003) The Prize of the International Critics has been awarded to "The Arm of Jesus" (De arm van Jezus) by André van der Hout (The Netherlands) "For its visually and intellectually multilayered and also humorous and musical representation of an existential search." Special mention: "Saturday" (Sábado) by Matías Bize (Chile) "For its innova...

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