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Focus On Finland In Tallinn

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  A narrow body of water separates Estonia and Finland and the two cultures have been intertwined for centuries. This special relationship is again being played out with the Focus On Finnish Cinema program at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which continues through the weekend in the capital city of Estonia. The effort is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Soome Instituut and the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn. The program is a mix of contemporary and classi...

Lineup of films selected to screen at Sundance 2011

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Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening ni...

Tallinn Hosts European Film Awards

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  The European Film Awards, aka as the "European Oscars", will take place for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the final weekend of events at the Black Nights Film Festival, the Baltic region's largest and most respected film event. The star-studded gala, presented by the European Film Academy, kicks off Tallinn's celebrations as European City of Culture for 2011. A large delegation of European producers, actors, filmmakers, distributors and industry p...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

Animation Winners In Tallinn

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  Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010. The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000EUR sponsored by Premia. The international jury members Wiola Sowa (Poland), Tatu Po...

Make Mine Mannheim

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Arriving at any festival on the 13th of the month does not augur well, though my journey from home to Heathrow Terminal 4 had been surprisingly smooth, if long before Dawn's dusky fingers had opened the strike-free ticket offices of any of the Underground stations circling London's Regent Park. Both my Air France flights, via Paris to Frankfurt, had departed and landed on time (though we should draw a veil over the Economy Class croissants of uncertain age and provenance on the earlier flight)an...

Make Mine Mannheim

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Arriving at any festival on the 13th of the month does not augur well, though my journey from home to Heathrow Terminal 4 had been surprisingly smooth, if long before Dawn's dusky fingers had opened the strike-free ticket offices of any of the Underground stations circling London's Regent Park. Both my Air France flights, via Paris to Frankfurt, had departed and landed on time (though we should draw a veil over the Economy Class croissants of uncertain age and provena...

Films Transit Has Record Year At IDFA

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  Films Transit International, the premiere distributor of international documentaries with offices in Montreal and New York, is having a record year at this year's IDFA, the world's largest and most prestigious documentary film festival. The company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has an impressive 11 films represented in both the Festival and the  parallel Docs For Sale market, including 5 films that are competing in the main Features Competition. The high number of fi...

NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professio...

Student Etudes Competition line-up

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Student Etudes Competition presents etudes selected from among 360 films submissions sent by film schools and students from all over the world. The competitive films will be judged by an international Jury comprised of the recognized personages of film industry: Joel Schumacher (Jury Chairman) - director, writer, producer, Flatliners, Falling Down, The Client, Batman Forever, The Number 23 Andrzej Bartkowiak - cinematographer, director, The Verdict, Falling Down, Leathal Weapon, ...

IFF Bratislava announces winners

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The 12. International Film Festival Bratislava announced its winners. The Grand Prix went to Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino for his second feature The Four Times. The weeklong film marathon was closed by this year's Venice winner, Sofia Coppola's Somewhere. A selection of festival films will travel around Slovakia to Košice (12.-14.11.), Banská Bystrica (15.-16.11.) and Žilina (17.-18.11.).FIRST AND SECOND FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix for the Best FilmLe quattro volte / The Four Times...

AFM buyers count

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1417 buyers attended AFM this year (total 100%)                     Break down 577 from europe 40.7% 348 from asia 24.6% 304 from north america 21% 91 from south america  6.5% 53 from oceania 3.7% 31 from middle east 2.2% 13 from africa 1% Countries with more buyers at the AFM this year included Italy (+23%; 53 in 2010 vs. 43 in 2009), Sweden (+133%, 14 vs. 6), Russi...

AFM wraps with attendance up 6%

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Strong Films, More Buyers and Fewer Sellers Create Upbeat, Dynamic MarketThe upbeat 2010 American Film Market wrapped today with overall attendance climbing 6% to 7,695, versus 7,246 the previous year. Buying companies rose 1% to 664 from 658 last year, while buying executives at the AFM remained nearly on par with last year at 1,417 (vs.1,419 in 2009). “The positive feeling in the halls is a direct result of production levels that are now in balance with marketplace demand,” said AFM Manag...

The Valley Film Festival ~ "10 Degrees Hotter" Short FIms

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From musicals (Sudden Death) to music videos (My Southern Can is Mine), to thrillers (Love Me Tender) and thrills (52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs), to local gems and foreign finds, The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival has a varied selection of short films competing for the coveted 10 Degrees Hotter award.  (Please note that these short films precede our feature films and do not screen in a single program.) ...

16 features at Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki

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For the 17th consecutive year, the Balkan Survey section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), programmed by Dimitri Kerkinos, showcases a selection of the most important Balkan films of the year. Its main objective is to invite attention to and launch platforms of communication between the filmmakers of the area and an international audience.Additional initiatives such as the script-development Balkan Fund and the Balkan Works in Progress provide opportunities to buyers and di...

EFA nominates 3 documentaries

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2010 PRIX ARTE. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Despina Mouzaki (Greece), EFA Members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Francine Br cher (Switzerland), experts Claas Danielsen (International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film), Ally Derks (director IDFA, the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (producer, Belgium) has chosen three films for a nomination.For the f...

Animacam winners

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*ANIMACAM.TV (INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION ONLINE) **WINNERS** OF THE THIRD EDITION 2010*The audience from 106 countries, Jury of the Festival through their vote Online, with 500.000 visits registered, decided that the Winners of the Three Categories, sponsored with 2000 each one by the Entity Xacobeo S.A., were for films coming from /Colombia and Spain /Best short film Animation*T**ati n (la casa en l rbol)*/Josu Jaramillo//Colombia. 2010//Best Multimedia Animation/*L**os d as del Kr...

DOK Leipzig 2010 Awards

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The International Jury for Documentary Film awards:   for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)     a Golden Dove along with € 10.000 granted by TELEPOOL GmbH to the film Vodka Factoryby Jerzey Sladkowski (Sweden)         a Silver Dove along with € 3.000 to the film Miesten vuoroSteam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden)   ...

Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will showcase 30 newcomers

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The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, is internationally well regarded and sustains its position as being one of the top 100 film festivals worldwide and as being the festival which exclusively presents films by newcomers.From out of thousands of newcomer films the festival selects only roundabout 30 and is thus driven by a very conscious programming process.„We practically fall in love with each single film. The authors and pr...

Leipzig Festival presentation

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The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig - is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title "All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film", as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festi...

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

Neds tops San Sebastian Awards

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58th Edition Awards - 2010OFFICIAL SELECTIONGOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM to“NEDS” by PETER MULLAN (UK-France-Italy)SPECIAL JURY AWARD to“ELISA K” by JUDITH COLELL and JORDI CADENA (Spain) For the way it portrays the violence to which innocent people are exposed to in everyday life.SILVER SHELL FOR BEST DIRECTOR toRAÚL RUIZ for “MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA” (Portugal)SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTRESS toNORA NAVAS for “PA NEGRE” (Spain)SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTOR toCONNOR McCARRON for “NEDS...

SAN SEBASTIAN´S GOLDEN SHELL TO NEDS by PETER MULLAN

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 58th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members: Mr. GORAN PASKALJEVIC (Serbia) (President) Ms. JO ALLEN (UK)Mr. JOSE CORONADO (Spain)Ms. CLAUDIA LLOSA (Perú)Mr. RAYA MARTIN (Philippines)Mr. PABLO TRAPERO (Argentina)Ms. LUCY WALKER (UK) at a meeting on 23rd September 2010, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: SPECIAL MENTION to “A JAMA” by DAOUD AOULAD-SYAD (Morocco-France) For the complexity achieved by a si...

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“Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg

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How do I finance my film project via Internet? Get the answer to this question this year at the so called “Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg. This digital one-day conference on October 8, 2010 is targeting professionals from the film industry. The main objective is to find out how filmmakers can marketing their projects via social media tools as facebook, twitter or kickstarter. The Green Camp is supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.This year's focus is on the financing of en...
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