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BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

Bonds forge as Trans Atlantic Partners wraps at IFP

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Trans Atlantic Partners has wrapped its third module, in conjunction with the Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City, with several international partnerships expected to emerge in the coming months.Producer Antonello Cozzolino of Montreal says hosting an additional third module of the intensive co-production training program in New York was an inspired decision.“We went through the week with the same goals, helping each other when needed, and we leave New York knowing we have solid pot...

New John le Carré film opens 38th Ghent Film Festival

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a film by the Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, based on John le Carré’s bestseller of the same name, will open the 38th Ghent Film Festival on Tuesday 11 October. The spy film got an extremely enthusiastic reception at the recent Venice Film Festival. In the leading roles stars like Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds and Toby Jones shine. British author John le Carré, born David John Moore Cornwell in 1931, is the gra...

European Film Awards 2011 the selection of titles

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European Film Awards 2011 THE SELECTION ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND ALMANYA Germany/Turkey, 101 min. DIRECTED BY: Yasemin Samdereli              WRITTEN BY: Yasemin Samdereli & Nesrin Samdereli PRODUCED BY: Andreas Richter, Ursula Woerner & Annie Brunner AMÉRICA AMERICA Portugal/Spain/Brazil/Russia, 111 min. DIRECTED BY: João Nuno Pinto WRITTEN BY: João Nuno Pinto, Luisa Costa Gomes & Melanie Dimantas PRODUCED BY: Pandora Da Cun...

Fantastic Fest announces the short film lineup

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Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a fertile ground for new and exciting filmmaking talent to show off their genre goods in an unrestrained format. Here is the lineup for Fantastic Fest 2011: ALL MEN ARE CALLED ROBERT (2011) U.S. Premiere Director: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6 minutes A naked, terribly bruised man is runn...

Montreal Awards Come as you are at World Film Festival

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AWARDS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – MONTRÉAL 2011 JURY President : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS Grand prix des Americas: (COME AS YOU ARE) HASTA LA VISTA by Geoffrey E...

4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

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San Francisco: The 4th Annual Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, an annual cultural event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world, will present an outstanding program this year with a never seen before discovery of a documentary produced by British broadcaster Sir David Frost called Crossroads of Civilization which was made in 1976 but never seen before, and the IFF will have its world premiere for the first time. The film te...

Montreal awards 2011

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JURY Président : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS                       ...

Silent Film Festival wrapped

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After four days of packed houses and 18 extraordinary programs, the 16th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival ended on a spectacular note.  Alexander Payne introduces the Closing Night Film Photo © Pamela Gentile    The festival concluded with Victor Sjöström's masterpiece HE WHO GETS SLAPPED and the brilliant accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble from Sweden. In their excellent introductions of the film, Guest Director...

First films announced at San Sebastian Official Selection

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Terence Davies, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Arturo Ripstein, Wang Xiaoshuai, Sarah Polley and Julie Delpy in the Official Selection at San Sebastian International Film Festival Yet another year San Sebastian International Film Festival unites prestigious international filmmakers who will present their latest works. Productions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, China, Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Sweden will gather at the event to compete for the Golden Shell. The oth...

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Director: Csaba Bene Perlenberg.
A debt-ridden man takes advantage of his aging mothers Alzheimers to borrow money she doesn´t remember lending him. But how far is the man prepared to go before his conscience eats away at him? Who are we when the people we love the most, forget who we are?

Palm Springs Shortfest awards 2011

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Bahiya & Mahmoud Receives Best of Festival Award; UMOJA: No Men Allowed Receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; Tsuyako Receives Future Filmmaker AwardThe 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 26, 2011. 331 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 3,000 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. A total of $128,800 in prizes, including $14,000 i...

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

Truly Masterful: The Short Film award winners in Hamburg

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All award winners of the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2011 There are always plenty of reasons to celebrate short films and tonight, the focus will be on the award winners of the 27th Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Among them is the masterly debut of the Belgian director Rachel Lang. Her graduation short film For You I Will Fight will receive the jury award of the International Competition (Hamburger Kurzfilmpreis). Furthermore the winners of the jury and audience aw...

Goatcheese

Director: Selina Håkansson.
Far out in the forest in Östergötland, Sweden there is a goat farm. This is the story about Katarina Ögren the funder of the farm. After trying some goat cheese she got the idea to start making it herself. She found a place, bought a few goats and learned how to make goat cheese. Now she has her own goat cheese business at Krogersbo goat farm.

European discoveries: Ten Directors to Watch

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Alexandru Maftei, Romania Lisa Aschan, Sweden Claudio Cupellini, Italy David Dusa, FranceJannicke Systad Jacobsen, Norway Yasemin Samdereli, Germany Zuzana Liová, Slovak RepublicMatus Zajac, Valdís æskarsdóttir,Iceland Hans Van Nuffel, Belgium Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom Who makes exciting stories work on screen? Who is the person behind touching pictures, amazing film scenes and breathtaking moments in cinema? Ten directors from across Europe will be spotlighted as creative heads of passio...

Palm Springs International ShortFest lines up 331

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It’s not always about length... enjoy some quality shorts this summer! The 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market announced today its roster of 331 films, selected from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Now in its 17th year, ShortFest will showcase 64 World Premieres, 58 North American Premieres and 25 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition features star-studded casts and award-winning films from 50 countries around the wo...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are film...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are fil...

NYCIFF 2011 TRAILERS

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FEATURE FILMS TRAILERS Click  on the Title   www.nyciff.com   ...

Viktor Chouchkov: “It is not necessary for a production to have a huge viewer interest in order to say that it is good.”

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Viktor Chouchkov- This is the first selection of TILT in an international competition of a film festival, what are your expectations? The first participation of TILT in a competition was at Golden Rose 2010 where it won three awards – the jury’s special award, best male lead performance and a special award for Ovanes Torosian’s performance. So far we have participated at the festivals in Santa Barbara, US and Gothenburg, Sweden and many more, I can’t even remember all of them. But...

The 2011 Ecumenical Jury awards

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This must be the place by Paolo Sorrentino Through the story of Cheyenne, a fallen and aching rock star, Paolo SORRENTINO proposes to follow the inner voyage and odyssey of a man searching for his Jewish roots, maturity, reconciliation and hope. A classic drama of great richness and elaborate aesthetics, the film gracefully opens deep and serious paths of reflection. And two Commendations to :  Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki An ode to hope, solidarity and br...

Stockholm International Film Festival announces a unique feature film production fund for female directors

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This November the Stockholm International Film Festival, together with Telia, the Swedish Film Institute and the Trade association of companies involved in the technical production of moving pictures in Sweden, will hand out a unique production fund for a feature film. The recipient will be a Swedish female director in the beginning of her career who will be given the opportunity to realize her film. The resulting film will premier at the Stockholm International Film Festival the following year....

The 6th edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens on May 5th

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2011 Film Selections Online Tickets Now Available!2011 Highlights 2011 Film Categories CONFLICTS and ISSUES TRADITION and IDENTITY HISTORY and LEGACY INSPIRATION CONFLICTS and ISSUES He's My Girl (La Folle Histoired'Amour de Simon Eskenazy) Los Angeles Premiere! Comedy/France/100 minutes/2009 Written & Directed by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann Starring Antoine de Caunes, Mehdi Dehbi and Elsa Zylberstein French with English subtitles Based on th...

Seattle International Film Festival highlights

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    Film Industry Luminaries Ewan McGregor, Warren Miller, Al Pacino Scheduled to Appear The 37th Seattl...

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