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Zagreb Film Festival Golden Pram and Golden Lion to Slovenia

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Every country in the region of ex Yugoslavia today has its own characteristics, recognizable by its style and aesthetics. And each one appeals on a certain type of audience. But the things that all ex Yugoslavian films have in common are serious lack of finances and a past civil war as theme.   Jan Cvitkovič is an established film director from Slovenia, who already won Golden Lion Award in Venice on Mostra 2001 for his feature film, "Kruh i mliko". Cvitkovič’s film &quo...

Filmfest Hamburg ends its journey through 134 film worlds

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Last night the 16th Filmfest Hamburg came to ist close with the German premiere of the Belgian-French road movie “Eldorado” in the presence of director Bouli Lanners.The 16th Filmfest Hamburg opened with the mountaineering drama “North Face”. The German premiere was attended by director Philipp Stölzl, lead actress Johanna Wokalek and the two actors Simon Schwarz and Georg Friedrich. This year’s Douglas-Sirk-Award was presented to the director Atom Egoyan. The renowned award is presen...

Zurich Film Festival jury and people

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Peter Fonda is Jury President at the 4th Zurich Film FestivalFestival Programme announcement: 2 World Premieres in the International CompetitionThe festival administration announced the programme and the members of this year’s jury at their press conference on September 11, 2008. The 4th Zurich Film Festival will present selected films by young filmmakers from around the world in the cinemas corso and Le Paris. In order to encourage the creation of new films, The Zurich Film Festival will pres...

The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Award 2008

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The European Film Academy's People's Choice Award allows film fans across the continent to elect their favourite European film. As part of the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a special spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners of the past include Pedro Almodóvar's VOLVER, Roberto Benigni's LA VITA E BELLA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, Peter Cattaneo's THE FULL MONTY, and Fatih Akin’s HEAD-ON.The public vote for the People's Choice Award starts on...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film ...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competitio...

Lincoln Center presents At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema

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Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund.Walter Reade TheaterJuly 16 - 22At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema - more than a dozen classic and contemporary films that chart Slovenian cinema’s uplifting success story will be presented in a weeklong retrospective by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund at the Walter Reade Theater July 16-22, 2008. Director Marko Nabersnik and author, film writer, and ...

Finding Slovenian Cinema On The International Film Map

 Friday, July 11-----What most American do not know about the country of Slovenia could easily fill the mileage that separates the two countries. Well, with the idea that film can be an informative and illuminating guide to other cultures, New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Slovenian Film Fund will be presenting a program of classic and contemporary Slovenian films from July 16 to 22. So ladies and gents, it’s time to brush up on your Slovene savvy.Let’s start with some basic...

Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The 6th edition of the Brussels European Film Festival closed down this Sunday 6 July with the Award Ceremony, followed by the closing film TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, in presence of the Polish director. Official Competition The Jury Bruno Merle (director « Héros » – France) Peter Wenham (production designer « Blood Diamond », « The Bourne Supremacy », « The Queen », « The Bourne Ultimatum » – Great Britain) Aneta Lesnikovska (director « Does it hurt ? The first Balkan Dogma ...

Slovenian Cinema retrospective at the Lincoln Center

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Slovenian Cinema and the weeklong retrospective, At the Crossroads: Slovenian Cinema – where more than a dozen classic and contemporary films that chart one of Europe’s most surprising and distinctive national cinemas will be presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund at the Walter Reade Theater July 16-22, 2008. On hand to introduce screenings throughout the series – and available for interviews – are Slovenian director Marko Nabersni...

Interview with Lorenzo Branca on the VPF

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Lorenzo Branca is Director of Digital Cinema, Cinemeccanica – MilanA graduate in electronic engineering from the University of Pavia, Lorenzo Branca has been with Cinemeccanica since 2004 and coordinates projects for the development and installation of digital projection systems in cinemas.How do you view the development of digital cinema?Following a slowdown towards the end of 2007, I have noticed a considerable recovery, both in actual installations and in contacts with new clients in the fi...

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...

Exploring Multiculturalism At Festroia

 Thursday, June 12-------This year, Festroia has devoted a special screening section to films that explore the difficulties and opportunities of multiculturalism. Dubbed "Migrations And Multiculturality", the series highlights 3 feature films and a program of shorts.In Spanish director Gerardo Olivares´THE GREAT MATCH, the director focuses on a family of Mongolian nomads and a group of Indians in the Amazon, bought of which live far outside the technological saturation of the West. W...

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...

7th AniFest 2008 awarded Persepolis

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The seventh AniFest, International Festival of Animated Films, is successfully over. According to latest data, around 35,000 visitors came to see the festival programs in 14 different venues around Třeboň. AniFest has brought the traditional mixture of good mood, beautiful setting, and what is most important, animation. AniFest Grand Prix was awarded to the French feature-length film “Persepolis” directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.The winner of the International Comp...

Become a Cannes reporter for Cineuropa.org contest regulations

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Here under is a summary of the contest's regulations:OrganiserThe non-profit association Cineuropa, running the website http://www.cineuropa.org/, here under called "the organising company", registered in the Belgian Monitor under the reference code 882082366 and based at Avenue Besme 84 - 1190 Brussels - Belgium, organises between April 1 and 25, 2008, a game-contest entitled "Become a Cineuropean".Principle of the contestThe participants will have to answer a questionnaire ...

Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today announced its line-up of short films. Out of 2,497 short film submissions received this year, 79 have been selected for participation, and will be presented in 11 thematic programs as well as preceding features. These include short narratives featuring Mamie Gummer, Matthew Modine, Azura Skye, Rider Strong, a short written by Guillermo Arriaga and a special short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. ...

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...

Rotterdam CineMart has selected 39 projects

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CineMart has selected 39 projects out of a record number of 550 entries. The 25th edition of the first and largest co-production market for low and medium budget feature films includes projects by Abbas Kiarostami, Sophie Fiennes, Cristi Puiu, Jafar Panahi and Alex van Warmerdam. CineMart 2008 further presents new projects by former Rotterdam competition filmmakers Koen Mortier (EX DRUMMER) and Pia Marais (THE UNPOLISHED). Films launched at CineMart and now in official Rotterdam 2008 selection a...

Film schools festival finale in Munich

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After numerous sold out screenings and many rewarding encounters between film students from around the world, the 27th Munich filmschoolfest came to a close. Young, emerging filmmakers from twenty-eight film schools in 20 countries presented 39 films to enthusiastic Munich audiences. The distinguished, five-member jury was presided over by internationally acclaimed director of photography Michael Ballhaus.THE 2007 AWARDS & THEIR WINNERSBEST FILM - VFF YOUNG TALENT AWARD (€ 7500) Donated by: VF...

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...

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...

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...

2007 FESTROIA Award Winners

  Sunday, June 10------The 23rd edition of FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema came to a dramatic close last evening as awards were announced in a dozen categories at the concluding ceremonies of the Festival in the Forum Luisa Todi in the coastal resort of Setubal, Portugal. BORDER POST, a wry political satire set in a small border post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border in 1987, won the Golden Dolphin as Best Film of the Festival. The film, written and directed by Rajko Grlic, also won a ...
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