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Today a sermon by Jose Mojica Marins at the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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The unholy day is upon the beautiful town of Ljutomer, Slovenia! Today at 19:30h at the City Cinema Jose Mojica Marins will proclaim his ghastly gospel at a ferocious Q&A session, hosted by our Vicious Cat Jury President Dinko Tucaković. It will be followed by a vicious outburst of his most spine-chilling films. The first blow will be delivered by the Strange World of Coffin Joe at 21:30h at the Culture House Cinema. Then the carnival of horror will move to the Open Air Cinema at the Main S...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010 begins today

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Be forewarned! Today at 17:30h at the Culture House Cinema the 6th Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, Slovenia, will finally begin! The Mighty Cat will introduce itself with the opening of the exhibiton of caricatures by Jakša Vlahović and photos from the last year's Zombie Walk by Edvard Pintarič, accompanied by the Monster Feast installation by Šlosart. At 18:00h there will be a presentation of the winemakers competing for the prestigious Vicious Cat Wine Champion award at the s...

NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 81 000 film professionnals e...

Grossmann 2010: Film program online!

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Dear friends of cinematic offense, fine wine and sounds that scare hounds! We hereby announce that the film program of this year’s Grossmann Film and Wine Festival is now officially online! Take your time and immerse yourself into the wicked world of Grossmann that will soon once again come to life for a ghastly week of unholy pleasures in the idyllic atmosphere of Ljutomer, Slovenia. It is the charming capital of the wine region of Prlekija and also where Slovenian film was born in 1905. This...

NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010

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A new award for the Motovun Film Festival

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  Motovun Film Festival will be presenting as of this year - the Bauer Award! It will be awarded to the best film in the region in order to contribute to the opening of national boundaries and cinema markets in the region.   Film professionals from the territory that the award covers - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia - will be selecting the best film of the season. In addition to the award, the director of the best film will re...

Jose Mojica Marins to receive lifetime achievement award at Grossmann 2010

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Legendary Brazilian master of horror Jose Mojica Marins will receive the lifetime achievement award at this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival, taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Visitors of the festival will for the first time in Slovenia be able to see a selection of the most important works of this prolific director, writer, actor and producer that will naturally include all three Coffin Joe films! Other distinguished guests already confirmed for this year's G...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010: submissions now open for the Little Workshop of Horrors and Monster Party

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Attention all filmmakers and wine worshippers! Submissions for the Little Workshop of Horrors are now open to all kinds of film crews that wish to shoot their film during this year's Grossmann festival, taking place from 26th to the 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. As usual, it has to be done in two days and one night! All of you who are daring, resourceful and playful enough can apply right here, where you can also find all further details and information. Submission deadline is the 5th of J...

Erotic Drama Aka In Between Us Mammals

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 Today there are many films that talk about adulteries and love affairs, especially in France. Ever since 1958 French film about adultery Les Amants directed by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau rediscovered human nature. While in 1965, French director Agnès Varda created a minor shock wave in American film with her release of film Happiness (Le Bonheur), a film that openly confronted the topic of adultery in an era before the conception of “open marriage.” And another French film of this era...

New South East Europe Pavilion

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There is excitement in the International Village this year for eight countries who have teamed up and launched a new pavilion. Two years ago, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, talks began in order to create a collaboration of countries from South East Europe. The origional intention, which remains the same today, is to create visability for the countries in this region pertaining mainly to their films, filmakers, and distributors. Early talks included other countries in the surrounding region, bu...

EFP launches programme highlighting European and Turkish films

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BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY at the Istanbul International Film Festival (April 3-18, 2010)   NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak With BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be launching a new programme at the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Between April 12-14, the festival, in close cooperation with EFP, will highlight and present 10 current European and 12 Turkish productions of up-and-coming directors. Apart from the aim...

Cinequest 30th to celebrate the real revolutionaries, the Mavericks

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            The 20th Anniversary Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF20), Feb. 23 - March 7, 2010, celebrates the vision of Cinequest's founding artists and innovators: Mavericks. In the past year, our country increased its national debt by $1.9 trillion, including $245 billion in bailout funds as part of a greater effort to create change. Conversely, Cinequest, a company that has stayed in the black since inception, spent less than $2 m...

Cinequest 30th to celebrate the real revolutionaries, the Mavericks

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In the past year, our country increased its national debt by $1.9 trillion, including $245 billion in bailout funds as part of a greater effort to create change. Conversely, Cinequest, a company that has stayed in the black since inception, spent less than $2 million to create change by empowering the artistic revolutionaries of our time: the Mavericks, those who astound, electrify, inspire, laugh, pioneer—and in turn create rippling effects throughout the world. The 20th Anniversary Cinequest...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

Images from the Opening Night of the EU Film Festival in Beijing

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The EU Film Festival Opening took place in a commercial theater called Saga Cinema on November 5. At the cocktail, the EU ambassador M. Serge Abou, the Swedish ambassador M. Mikael Lindström,  the Slovenian ambassador Ms Marija Adanja, the Greek ambassador M. Theodore Georgakelos, the ambassador of Finland M. Lars Backström, the ambassador of Malta M. Karl Xuereb and the Bulgarian embassador M. Georgi Peichinov were present. Chinese ac...

20th LIFFE Closing

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 22nd of November, the 20th LIFFE http://en.liffe.si/  came to the end. 20 years of feature films, short films were screened, in Ljubljana, a beautiful little country called Slovenia. This year, over 45,000 tickets were sold for 254 screenings. The Kingfisher Award of International jury Dana Linssen, Elma Tataragić, Martin Turk of the 20th LIFFE went to “The Blacks” Croatian film directed by Zvonimir Jurić and Goran Dević. a film that is “courageous in its portrayal of a war situation...

Thessaloniki Film Festival wrapped and delivered its awards.

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The jury of the International Competition Section of the 50th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Theo Angelopoulos, Director (Greece), President Lissy Bellaiche, Sales agent for the I/S Danish Film Producers (Denmark) Mirjana Karanovic, Actress (Serbia) Eugenio Caballero, Production designer (Mexico) Lav Diaz, Director (Philippines) Gyorgi Palfi, Director (Hungary) and Amos Poe, Director (USA) THE AWARDS Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander (40.000...

Testimonials from Rome Business Street / New Cinema Network

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723 accreditated professionals took part in the five-day-long Roman film market, The Business Street | Mercato Internazionale del Film, which opened on Thursday, October 15 in Via Veneto. Market venues included the Terrace at the Hotel Bernini Bristol; the Spazio Cinema at the Hotel Majestic, where conferences were held; the Casa del Cinema, the Levi'sҭov, and the Green House at the Auditorium.The Business Street is growing, with an increase in the number of countries represented and a 16%...

Dogs in Space

Director: Ekke Vasli, Pina Sadar.
A spacedogs' commentary of the late human race, given in future after moles have taken over our planet. Illustrated by the last day of a lonely woman, desperately and secretly in love with her chinese food delivery man. Preview 'Dogs in space' online before requesting DVD: http://vimeo.com/6036801  

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) dubbed "The Voice of Indie Film" will run October 22nd-29th, 2009 New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documen...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe.  The opening night networking party and awards ceremony take place on Thursday, October 22nd at BLVD (199 Bowery) f...

Chashama Film Festival : The Festival of Worlds

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2nd Annual chashama Film Festival, The Festival of WorldsOctober 22nd - October 26th 2009Screenings at chashama Theater Space 217 East 42nd Street NYCwww.chafilmfest.com We are proud to announce the second annual chashama Film Festival. Funded and curated by film director/producer Rick Kariolic, The Festival of the Worlds, explores global expression through film making, while setting the stage for audiences and filmmakers to cultivate the unknown in various cultures. The chashama Film Festival...

Hammerhead

Director: Sam Donovan.
Oddball Boris tries to reunite his parents on a shark-spotting trip off the North Yorkshire coast. Only, his biggest enemy is along for the ride… his mother’s girlfriend, Lilah. Only once Boris accepts Lilah can he unite his family in his own unique way, through his obsessive love of sharks.

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...

A Focus On The Environment

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  THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (Canada) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor FESTROIA is set in the beautiful coastal city of Setubal, surrounded by water and mountains in the Sado region of Portugal. Its idyllic setting makes it a natural environment for a meditation of ecological issues and the Festival expresses its interest in a competition section entitled Man And His Environment.   This theme is expressed in the section in a combination of featur...
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