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The Green Butchers win Melies d Or

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« The Green Butchers » and « El tren de la bruja » win the Méliès d’Or for Best European Fantastic Film.The 8th Méliès d’Or Ceremony for Best European Fantastic Film took place this Saturday, April 17th 2004 at the occasion of the 20th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival. The Jury, presided by Dutch filmmaker Rudolf van den Berg, has awarded the Méliès d’Or for Best Fantastic Feature to « The Green Butchers » directed by Anders Thomas Jensen and the Méliès d’Or for Best Fanta...

Créteil Festival International Films de Femmes: Palmarès

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The winning films from the Créteil International Women's Film Festival in Paris were announced on March 21: Best film chosen by the public and jury went to Spain, a film about the cycle of violence in spousal abuse, to be released in France in July. Best documentary chosen by the jury went to France/Germany, a film about the forced 'relocation' of Native Canadian children to white families in Canada during the 1960's. The Association of Women Journalists chose for best documentary a film on you...

Philadelphia fest day by day schedule of future events

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ANNOUNCING THE 2004 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL From April 8-21, the Festival Presents 250 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 43 CountriesAwards go to Mary-Louise Parker and Tobe Hooper2004 Highlights include Animation Festival, sponsored by University of the Arts; International Comedy Series; “Save the Boyd” Benefit; Hong Kong Horror in 3-D; New Films from Master Directors Breillat, Demme, Greenaway, Herzog, Téchiné, von TrierNow in its 13th year and fourth with Raymon...

Cleveland Fest presents (multi) Cultural Journeys

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT CULTURAL JOURNEYS WORLD CELEBRATION EVENT Saturday, March 27, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am At Colonial Marketplace, ARTcade (Enter at 503 Prospect Ave.) Founded in 1977, the Cleveland International Film Festival is the premier film event in the region. For eleven days every March, the Film Festival presents a full survey of contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Close to 90 feature films and more than 70 short subjects from over 50 countries are s...

Créteil Festival Films de Femmes kick off

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The 26th Créteil Festival Films de Femmes kicked off on March 12 to a fully seated ‘Grand Salle’. This year the festival has as its theme, ‘exile cinema and cultures in exile’ with special discussion forums. This includes films that embrace the subject of women and immigration. Flores de Toro mound by Icier Bollain from Spain is one example in the official competition, the true story of the village of Aragon where single men invited women of foreign birth in 1985 to visit and become fut...

A Denys Arcand Q&A.: foreign film invasion.

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Foreign Films – and Denys Arcand -- Invade HollywoodThough fewer and fewer foreign films flicker on America’s screens every year, foreign films – and foreigners -- enjoyed a strong showing at Sunday night’s Academy awards. Nominations went to Brazilian’s City of God, New Zealand’s Whale Rider, France’s The Triplets of Belleville and Germany’s Die Rote Jacke, to name a few. Not one of these films walked away with the gold Sunday night, but plenty of New Zealander from the Lord of ...

From Analogue to Digital - Cinema in the Digital Age

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The Association of Independent Film Exhibitor's First Annual Conference:>From Analogue to Digital - Cinema in the Digital Age The Birmingham Screen Festival will behosting the Association of Independent Film Exhibitor¹s first Annualconference on the 4th and 5th of March 2004. The Association of Independent Film Exhibitors, the specialist tradeassociation committed to supporting independent venues, is looking to thefuture with their first Annual conference by offering a beginner¹s guide tothe n...

Weinstein Likes Evil

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Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein who was at the Berlinale for the opening film Cold Mountain said he was impressed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, enjoyed the visual style in Evil and what the young director got out of his actors. He recently spent time speaking with Håfström while on a visit to Sweden to promote Cold Mountain. Evil is one of the nominated best foreign language films for an Academy Award. When Håfström is in Hollywood later this month he will be speaking with prod...

9th Seattle Jewish Film Festival

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2004 Seattle Jewish Film Festival March 13-21The ninth annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) will be held March 13-21, 2004 at the Cinerama and Pacific Place Theatres in downtown Seattle. SJFF has developed from modest beginnings in 1995 to attract an annual audience of over 10,000 people, establishing itself as one of the countries premiere Jewish Film Festivals.A weeklong celebration of film and culture, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival will feature over 20 films from all over the world. ...

AKAB short movie festival

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Kass Thomas, director of AKAB SHORT MOVIE FESTIVAL, is pleased to announce the start of the 3° edition of this international festival of short films The festival, which includes an international competition, will host over 70 films on the theme “ Vices & Virtues: ”.The films, from 12 different countries, are in original language with subtitles in Italian or English, and many have never been screened in Italy before.AKAB SHORT MOVIE FESTIVAL Over 300 international shorts resp...

<i>Evil</i> Winner of 3 Swedish Awards and Oscar nomination

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Swedish "Guldbagge" (Golden Beetle) Awards Evil directed by Mikael Håfström took home "Golden Beetles" for best Swedish film of 2003, best cinematography (Peter Mokrosinski) and best set design (Anna Asp) on January 26th.Set in the 1950's the film is about an exclusive school for young men run by bullies that subjugate their peers while teachers and staff look the other way. Erik (Andreas Wilson) stands up to his tormentors and earns the name 'Rat'.The film is an adaptation of the semi-biog...

Göteborg Film Festival wraps

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Göteborg Film FestivalJanuary 23 -- February 2, 2004This year's Göteborg Film Festival kicked off on January 23 in the midst of a panorama of 500 films. The Göteborg fest, whose honorary president is Ingmar Bergman, is noted for its excellent selection of world cinema. Festival sections receive titles such as Iranian Images, Little Italy, Cuba Libre, Made in Argentina, Real Brazil, French Connection, Korean Highlights, Made in Spanish, Asian Hots, German Stories, USA documentaries and Critic'...

Kinderfilmfest

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The programme of the 27th Kinderfilmfest is now complete, more than two weeks before the festival begins. This year’s Kinderfilmfest competition and the new 14plus competition will include a total of 20 feature films and 19 short film productions from 24 countries. On February 6, 2004 the 27th Kinderfilmfest will be opened by the actor and singer Dominique Horwitz. It will start off with the British film Wondrous Oblivion, whose screening will be attended by its director, Paul Morrison, and it...

The Santa Barbara full program

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Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

Latino San Francisco - Bay area fest awards

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The 7th annual Latino Film Festival took place from November 6-16 at various locations throughout the Bay Area and included a record 68 films from 12 countries. The second night of the Festival, at the historical Castro Theater, Hollywood’s most heralded and influential Latino producer, Moctesuma Esparza, was honored and given the first annual “Mocte de Oro” prize. The “Mocte” will be an annual LFF award to recognize the most important Latino filmmakers contributing to the cinematic...

Ingmar Bergman's Saraband premieres on Swedish TV

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It wasn’t shown first at Cannes or Venice this year, instead Saraband , Ingmar Bergman’s latest film made for television, premiered on SVT1 - Sveriges Television on December 1. Television is where the film will stay, as Bergman refuses to allow it to be shown in movie theaters in Sweden. The reason why Saraband was not part of the lineup at Venice allegedly was because Bergman was unhappy with the technical quality of the HDTV but he claims it was never meant for the movie theater. ...

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...

Stockholm is Tarantino's home!

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Stockholm is Tarantino's! (or is it Josef Fares?)The Stockholm International Film Festival kicked off November 13 with Kill Bill Volume 1 and its world class female assassins. Festival organizer Git Scheynius greeted the completely packed Skandia theater to introduce a festival of 200 films and 70 directors."Quentin Tarantino couldn't come", she said, "but he sends his greetings", adding that 30 pages of the Kill Bill script were written in Stockholm (as were parts of Pulp Fiction). Indeed, the ...

EFA nominated 2 weeks left for voters

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These are the nominations:Deadline for votes is November 28, 2003EUROPEAN FILM 2003DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, UKdirected by Stephen Frearsproduced by Celador FilmsDOGVILLE, Denmark/Netherlands/Sweden/France/UK/Germanydirected by Lars von Trierproduced by Zentropa Entertainments8 ApS/Isabella Films Int/Memfis Film Int/Pain Unlimited/Sigma Films/Slot MachineGOOD BYE, LENIN!, Germanydirected by Wolfgang Beckerproduced by X Filme Creative Pool GmbHIN THIS WORLD, UKdirected by Michael Winterbottomproduced ...

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