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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 Sil...

Scotland Mountain festival seeks new vertical films

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Scotland’s premier mountain film festival is seeking new films to be screened at its showcase event this autumn. Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) is calling for professional film-makers and amateur enthusiasts alike to enter its film competition before the closing date of 30 June 2007 – just over 3 months away. The 5th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival runs 19-21 October 2007. And with some world famous names rumoured to be lecturing at the festival this year, it promises to be ev...

The prizes of the Warsaw International Film Festival

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In the fifth edition of the New Films, New Directors International Competition, the jury comprising Petr Zelenka, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Alberto Fuguet, Ognjen Sviličić, and Piotr Szczepański awarded the Grand Prix NESCAFÉ and 5,000 euros to Ivan Vyrypaev for Euphoria (Russia).The Cinemax Award for Best Script went to Retrieval directed by Sławomir Fabicki (script: Sławomir Fabicki, Denijal Hasanović, Marek Pruchniewski).The same picture also received a Special Jury Pr...

The Selection of European Film Awards contenders: best from Europe

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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2006Herewith the Selection in alphabetical order of film contending for best from European productions.9-YA ROTA (9th Company), Russia/Ukraine/Finlanddirected by Fyodor Bondarchukproduced by Slovo/Art Pictures/STS TV Channel/Ukraine Media Group/1 + 1 TV Channel/Matila Röhr Productions OyA FOST SAU N-A FOST (12:08 East Of Bucharest), Romaniadirected by Corneliu Porumboiuproduced by 42 Km FilmÄIDEISTÄ PARHAIN (Mother Of Mine), Finlanddirected by Klaus Häröproduced by MRP ...

GO film fest 06 - short-length film and video festival

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The second edition of GO film fest will take place from 25th to 28th October 2006 on Mostovna in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, Europe. Films and videos that want to participate must fill adequately the application form and suit the application conditions as well. The jury Ana Perne (dramaturge), Marjan Bevk (film director), Matej Franceskin (representative of Mostovna) and Lea Sirok (Radio Koper)) will select a winner from each of the three categories. The deadline for sending film material with the ...

Troia Film Festival Announces Its Awards

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Sunday, June 11....At a gala Awards Ceremony at the Forum Luisa Todi last night, the 22nd edition of the Troia International Film Festival came to a conclusion with the announcement of Fetival Awards in a number of competitiom categproes. An analysis of the films and the awards will follow, but here is the list of award winners. FESTROIA – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA SPECIAL AWARDS AUDIENCE AWARD To the film THE WEDDING PARTY, by Dominique Deruddere (Belgium/Germany) PRIZE MAN AND HIS...

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...

Mannheim-Heidelberg Award winners

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The Award Winners of the 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-HeidelbergInternational Jury: Claudia Bedogni (Italy), Miguel Pereira (Argentina), Dr. Veit Heiduschka (Austria), Micha Schiwow (Switzerland), Alexander Bohr (Germany)Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberggoes to Igor Sterk from Slovenia for the film Tuning / Feinabstimmung”For the precise use of film language in the construction of a powerful visual narrative about the deconstruction of a middle class family.“ Rainer Werner Fassbi...

European Film Promotion receives Media support for film sales

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By awarding 400.000 Euros to European Film Promotion s initiative Film Sales Support (FSS) for 2006, the European Commission s Media Programme has highlighted the significance of promoting and marketing European films outside of Europe. Entering its third year in January, FSS supports European sales agents and producers in their endeavour to market and propel cultural diversity of European cinema on selected international film festivals in Latin America, East Asia, Canada and the US. The generou...

Highfalls fest focuses on achievements of women in the industry

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A winner of 13 Australian “Oscars,” a French thriller that played in the prestigious closing night slot at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, and the latest documentary from the woman who took the doc form into the mainstream are among the more than 50 narrative, documentary and short films to be screened at the 2005 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place in Rochester, NY, November 9-13. High Falls is a festival with a difference – its mission. Susan B. Anthony lived in Roches...

Shooting Stars from 10 European countries at Seville Fest

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Young acting talent to present their films in Spain (4 12 November 2005)It’s a unique opportunity for both the actors and the audience. At the Seville Film Festival (412 November) visitors and press will have the chance to meet a group of 10 of this year’s Shooting Stars (from a total of 21), selected by the member organisations of European Film Promotion (EFP). For the weekend (4 6 November 2005) the actors will be spotlighted with their latest films. Thus they are directly involved in the ...

CentEast - Warsaw Screenings of Central and Eastern European films

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CentEast - Warsaw Screenings of Central and Eastern European films October 12 - 15, 2005 The first edition of the regional film market CentEast - Warsaw Screenings will be held on October 12-15 in Warsaw. The main objective of the market is to increase interest in Central and Eastern European films among professionals.The market will be attended by more than one hundred professionals from 24 countries: Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgi...

41st Chicago Festival in action with 100 feature films

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The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive international film festival in North America, will raise the curtain on its 41st edition on October 6, then run through October 20 at Chicago theaters. Film fans will be able to choose from 100 feature films and 42 short films from 34 countries.The 2005 Festival will include three world premieres (The Trouble with Dee Dee, Feast and The Unseen), 11 North American Premieres and 34 U.S. premieres. “Our lineup truly offers something...

53 rd San Sebastian opened with several bangs

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The Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish films of the year based on a Basque language best seller b...

San Sebastian Basque diaries: crowd pleasers and more

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53RD SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH SEVERAL BANGSby Alex Deleon, San SebastianThe Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the m...

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...

24 New directors contenders at San Sebastian

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Twenty-four films from eighteen countries will compete at the 53rd San Sebastián International Film Festival (Sept 15-24) for the Altadis-New Directors Award, sponsored by Altadis and carrying a cash prize of €90,000 (approx. US$95,000). Five of these movies will be screened in the Official Selection and the other nineteen in Zabaltegi-New Directors. ALTADIS-NEW DIRECTORS AWARDZABALTEGIAGUA CON SAL (SALTED WATER), Pedro Pérez Rosado, SpainIn this, his second film, the director of Cuentos de ...

11 Films Competing for the Heart of Sarajevo

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Eleven Feature Films Competing for the Heart of SarajevoEleven feature films from nine countries from the region are competing this year for the Sarajevo Film Festival Award - Heart of Sarajevo.Sarajevo Film Festival (which runs August 19-27) will bring together 11 film crews, i.e. about 100 guests for the Competition Program in the Feature Film category alone.As the programmer of the Competition Program, Elma Tataragić states, what is characteristic in this year’s selection are two threa...

Preview of the 53rd Official Section fromSan Sebastian

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OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL FILM FIGURES COMPETE FOR THE GOLDEN SHELLThe official programme of the Donostia-San Sebastián Festival, scheduled for 15-24 September next, features a series of outstanding names from the moviemaking world who sketch a cinematographic portrait of our contemporary reality. While some of them regularly participate it the Festival, others are competing for the first time. PreviewTIDELAND, Terry Gilliam, UK.Terry Gilliam, to whom the Festival dedicated a retrospective in ...

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...

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...

Cottbus awards night

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Prize-giving at the 14th FilmFestival Cotttbus ­ Main Prize for SCHIZO(SCHIZA)The 14th FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema came to a close today with the gala prize-giving ceremony in the festival centre at the Stadthalle. The Minister of Economics of the State of Brandenburg, Ulrich Junghanns, presented the "LUBINA" prize sculpture, which was newly created last year, to the winners of the main prizes in the Feature Film Competition. The International Jury did not have an ea...

The festival of Leipzig for Documentaries

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There are documentaries and documentaries! The festival of Leipzig was an example that today, more than ever; the interest of the public in documentaries is growing. In Germany, as in the rest of Europe, more than 10 documentaries are being shown this year in ordinary cinemas.. The festival illustrated this interest very well. The public was young and the cinemas were (over) crowded. In one of the workshops it was stated that these documentaries are a response to the mainstream productions see...
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