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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...

Brussels European Film Festival's line up

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The 6th Brussels European Film Festival will take place from Saturday 28 June until Sunday 6 July 2008 at the Flagey theatre, in collaboration with Cinédécouvertes. The Festival continues its role of discovering European talents by focusing on first and second long feature films from all over Europe. Following its fruitful collaboration with the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Festival widens its horizons by reaching to the five continents. The Compétition Age d'Or – Cinédécouvertes pres...

Bucharest Film Festival to open with it's hard to be nice

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This years Bucharest Film Festival (June 28 to July 6) opens with the latest production from Bosnian director Srđan Vuletić. His film IT’S HARD TO BE NICE tells the story of Fudo, a forty year-old taxi driver who wants to lead a good life. Fudo just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time: Sarajevo today. In the criminal circles of the city, he is known for giving good “tips” to thieves – in return he gets a share of their profits. But one day he decides to turn a ne...

Western Balkans on screen in Brussels

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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enlargement is sponsoring the “Western Balkan Film Days” from 21 to 23 April 2008 at Flagey (Brussels). The first-ever Western Balkan Film Days to take place in Brussels will showcase eight recently released films directed by renowned filmmakers from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Western Balkan Film Days will highlight some of the best contemporary films from the Balkan ...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Lineup and practical info for the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by presenting approximately 160 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program.   A record number of 35.000 viewers and 450 guests attended last year’s Festival, demonstrating the increasing interest of the public and industry professionals in documentaries and the TDF’s success in attracti...

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced the line up of films

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced the line up of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. The eight-day extravaganza will run from February 28 - March 6 2008, all over Manhattan and will showcase a record number of international features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party will take place at China Club (268 W47th Street) on February 28th from 6-10pm. Festival screenings begin on Feb...

Nice reception from Banja Luka International Film Festival during Berlinale

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The Banja Luka International Film Festival held a nice reception during Berlinale on February 13 at the HomeBase Lounge (Postdamer Platz)Banja Luka International Film Festival will take place in the city of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 2nd to 9th of May, 2008. Approximately forty European and films from countries from all around the world will be shown.Even though there is the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka where film and theater artists gain their knowledge, the city itself did not ...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival lneup

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced the line up of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. The eight-day extravaganza will run from February 28 - March 6 2008, all over Manhattan and will showcase a record number of international features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party will take place at China Club (268 W47th Street) on February 28th from 6-10pm. Festival screenings begin on Feb ...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund Harvest;

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In its feature film selection, the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam will include fifty world premieres, thirty international premieres and twenty-five European premieres. International sales agents to bring world and international premieres to Rotterdam include Fortissimo, Memento, Wide Management, Trust, Match Factory and newly formed Elle Driver. Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund adds an enticing harvest of 22 new films to the festival. All of these are nominated for the newly installed...

Taking a control- A New Author Film Festival

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Unlike 90s when Belgrade’s Author Film Festival started career, today New Author Film Festival 2007 depicts one of a popular cultural events in the city of Belgrade. Only Belgrade in Serbia today has about 7 film festival events occurring during entire year and every each of them has to fight for his audience. Even so, if this festival (exists 13 years) is not the brand new anymore, and regarding the heavy competition and size of the budget, it recorded a massive sale, a 20 000 tickets sold. T...

Hungarian Film on the Rise...

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By Anita Falusi My father called me a few months ago to tell me “the big news,” the new Hungarian Studios are looking for talented and skilled film professionals. This is my time to leave the western world behind and finally go back home. Ten years ago, when I left Budapest, the only way someone could work in the film industry if they received their diploma from the College for Cinematic and Theater Arts or they had relatives in the field. The College accepted 16 people every three years fo...

FilmFestival Cottbus more success than ever before

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On Saturday, November 10, the 17th FilmFestival Cottbus came to an end with an impressive closing event where prizes with a total value of Euros 64,000 were presented. All the expectations could be surpassed with a high audience turnout: around 16.000 visitors attended the multifaceted programme on offer. With 80 films from 25 countries, numerous concerts, readings and exhibitions, this year again saw the festival invite the audience to go on a varied journey through the cultural landscapes of C...

Everything's now in place for Cottbus

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Everything's now in place: on Tuesday, 6th November, Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of the Federal State of Brandenburg and patron of FilmFestival Cottbus, will open the festival's 17th edition. The numerous honorary guests from the worlds of the arts, politics and business will include Petra Maria Müller and Kirsten Niehuus, managing directors of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, as well as Frank Szymanski, Lord Mayor of the City of Cottbus, as representatives of the festival's tw...

Cottbus ready for its opening

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Everything's now in place: on Tuesday, 6th November, Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of the Federal State of Brandenburg and patron of FilmFestival Cottbus, will open the festival's 17th edition. The numerous honorary guests from the worlds of the arts, politics and business will include Petra Maria Müller and Kirsten Niehuus, managing directors of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, as well as Frank Szymanski, Lord Mayor of the City of Cottbus, as representatives of the festival's two m...

Goden Pram of the Zagreb Film Fest

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Zagreb Film Festival this year celebrates 5th anniversary, a small but meaningful anniversary of an influential film festival that overviews, beside internally acclaimed films, films coming from other ex Yugoslavian countries as well. Films, that usually in nowadays Croatia wouldn’t have place to be seen. In the spirit of this year’s presidential elections in Croatia, this film festival shows completely different reality from the reality usually presented in media today. It is one possible i...

Maremetraggio is going to cross the boarders, next 25th November, to reach Beograd, for a special day.

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Sunday, 25 NOVEMBER, AT THE 6th REVIEW OF THE ITALIAN MOVIE, MAREMETRAGGIO WILL PRESENT EMBASSY A SPECIAL CEI DAY. Maremetraggio is going to cross the boarders, next 25th November, to reach Beograd, for a special day. The Italian Ambassador in Serbia, Alessandro Merola, has really appreciated the CEI DAY in Trieste and has worked in collaboration with Maremetraggio in order to show this short movies in Beograd. It’s the Italian Federation Circoli del Cinema, that organizes the Review of the I...

Maremetraggio to cross the borders

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Sunday, 25 NOVEMBER, AT THE 6th REVIEW OF THE ITALIAN MOVIE, MAREMETRAGGIO WILL PRESENT EMBASSY A SPECIAL CEI DAY.Maremetraggio is going to cross the boarders, next 25th November, to reach Beograd, for a special day. The Italian Ambassador in Serbia, Alessandro Merola, has really appreciated the CEI DAY in Trieste and has worked in collaboration with Maremetraggio in order to show this short movies in Beograd. It’s the Italian Federation Circoli del Cinema, that organizes the Review of the Ita...

Zagreb Fest day 4: debutant and winners unite

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On the fourth day of the Festival new authors whose films are on today’s program introduced themselves to the press. Shira Geffen, director of 'Jellyfish', came to Zagreb without her husband Etgar Keret, film co-director and author of a short story turned into a film by Goran Dukić, 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' Shira, who also wrote the screenplay for 'Jellyfish' began by saying: 'So far I've worked in theatre, this is my first excursion into the world of film. Theater direction is simple...

Punto de Vista 2008 has doubled docu entries

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OF NAVARRA - PUNTO DE VISTAFebruary 15 - 23, 2008The Official Section of Punto de Vista has received 804 entries from 70 countries preparing for its best edition ever next February.The number of participants for the festival (a client of filmfestivals.com Bulletin Board Service) doubles last year´s figureA total of 804 films are to take part in the selection process for the Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista, to be held in Pamplona for the fourth ti...

Feature and short film competition at Cotbus: look East

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17. FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema: 6.-10.11.200780 The festival will feature films from 25 countries and explore everyday life and visions of our East European neighbours1. The feature film and short feature competitions Ten films from ten countries of Eastern Europe were nominated for the feature film competition. Eight of the selected films will have their German premiere in Cottbus. This year's focus region of ex-Yugoslavia will also have a particularly high profile ...

All you neeed to know on upcoming 17th FilmFestival Cottbus

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FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema In around a month's time, the 17th FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema will be opened. It will be offering a representative overview of the feature film production from all of the Central and East European area from November 6th to 10th. From the Baltic states to the Balkans, from Poland through to Central Asia, the festival will be inviting cinema-goers to explore fascinating film landscapes and lively cinematographie...

European Film Academy Feature Film Nominees

Tuesday, October 9---------The European Film Academy has announced the titles of the 42 films on the selection list for the European Film Awards, the continent's version of the Oscars. This year, 26 European countries are represented and the nations with the largest film industries have no more than three films on the list.  In the coming weeks, the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced...

3rd CentEast Market Warsaw

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We are pleased to inform you about the selection of films and projects that will be presented at the 3rd CentEast Market Warsaw. CentEast Market Warsaw will be held October 17-21, 2007 and is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation. The Sponsors and Partners are: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nescafé, Film Finders – A Division of Withoutabox, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Twins, British Airways, BenQ, and MEDIA Desk Poland. The event is supported by Polish Film Institute and Polish Ministr...

The 12th NOT STILL ART FESTIVAL is a festival by artists for artists.

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The 12th NOT STILL ART FESTIVAL happens on Saturday October 13th - just what you might crave after a week of narrative cinema at the New York Film Festival! Come and check out the greatest current abstract and non-narrative VIDEO ART - with MUSIC and sound design - on a huge screen and great sound system!   >>>>'The FUTURE is the present with the past removed' - William Gibson<<<< --->Virtual layers of BERLIN and Montreal - crackling eggs and oyster shells &l...

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