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Interview with Maxine Lu, Manager Taiwan Docu Fest

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Taiwan International Documentary FestivalInterview with Maxine Lu, Festival Manager Randi Cecchine: I know this isn’t easy, but can you tell us a simplified history of Taiwan? Maxine Lu: Taiwan an island off the south east part of mainland China. In the 17th century Dutch and Spanish explorers colonized parts of Taiwan and were drawn by its strategic location and natural resources. It was a Japanese colony for 50 years and was then returned to China at the end of WWII. In 1949 Chiang Kai Che...

Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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The 4th Annual Taiwan International Documentary Festival presents 120 films from December 11th -17th. Organized by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive and sponsored by Council for Cultural Affairs, the festival explores social issues and the documentary form through a dialogue between Taiwanese and international filmmakers and local audiences.The festival focuses on independent and experimental documentaries that push formal and thematic boundaries. It includes three juried sections, the Internati...

47 film projects selected for CineMart 2005 in Rotterdam

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 30 - February 3, 2005 as part of the 34th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: 'The record number of 539 entries provided us with a good overview of the current, very lively market situation for small and medium budget films. The overall high ...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Dragons & Tigers awards from Vancouver

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2004 DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARDFor the eleventh year running, the Festival is pleased to offer the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema to the most creative and innovative feature by a new director from the Asia-Pacific region. The award is given to a first or second feature. We're very grateful to Brad Birarda of Dundee Securities for continuing to sponsor this award, and the series as a whole.The award - which will again include a $5,000 prize to the director - was announced before the 7:00 p...

Upcoming Mad Cat Fest in Oakland highlights

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The 8th Annual MadCat Women’s International Film Festival September 14 – October 3 in Oakland!The MadCat Film Festival screens the best cutting-edge experimental and independent films from around the world. Featuring shorts, documentaries, narratives and animated works selected from more than 900 submissions. This year’s lineup includes 12 programs of timely, insightful, humorous and deeply moving experimental and independent films by some of the finest up-and-coming and established women ...

Locarno took an explicit political turn this year

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Locarno International Film Festival 2004It is common knowledge since Lenin's famous statement that film and politics are very intricately connected. This was nicely demonstrated by this year's Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. More surprisingly, this year even the Locarno Film Festival, traditionally associated with young, off mainstream and world cinema, also took an explicitly political turn. The Locarno Film Festival was always the odd one out on the European festival scene. After the ...

Cala My Dog gets 9 Chinese awards nominations

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CALA, MY DOG! Wins Five Chinese Film Media Awards For Celestial PicturesCala, My Dog!, won in five of the nine categories that the film was nominated at the 4th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Shenzhen, China on 25 April, 2004. The five awards Cala swept home for Celestial were:Best FilmBest Director: Lu XuechangBest Actor: Ge YouBest Supporting Actress: Li QinqinMost Popular Actor in the Mainland (Silver): Ge You A delighted William Pfeiffer, CEO of Celestial ...

Cala My Dog receives 9 chinese nominations

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Celestial Pictures Receives Nine Nominations For Prestigious Chinese Media Film Media Award For CALA, MY DOG!Ever since the world premiere of Cala, My Dog! in May 2003, at the Berlin Film Festival, the Mainland-produced drama has gone on to win the phenomenal acclaim of critics and has touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. It has been announced that Cala, My Dog! has earned an outstanding nine 'Chinese Film Media Awards' nominations for Celestial Pictures. The 'Chinese Film Media Awards' ...

Rotterdam awards En Route, The Missing and Summer...

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 21 - Sunday, February 1, 2004During the IFFR 2004 Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2004 in Concert and Congress Centre 'de Doelen' in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to BU JIAN (THE MISSING) by Lee Kang-sheng from Taiwan, UNTERWEGS (EN ROUTE) by Jan Krüger from Germany and the Hubert Bals Fund supported LJETO U ZLATNOJ DOLNINI...

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...

7 days, 7 nights wins top prize in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Seven days, seven nights wins top prize at the Festival of the 3 Continents in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Sales buzz from the booths.

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Reported sales from the market.Cinema Service (from Hong Kong) is reported to have sold The legend of the Evil Lake in 4 territories: Germany, Russia, Indonesia Thailand.Lions Gate bought world rights excluding Canada and France for the Jean Beaudin epic romance “New France” starring Depardieu and Tm rothUGC sold Tais Toi – « Ruby + Quentin » mismatch pal hit story from Francis Weber to Asian territories: Hong Kong, Taiwan and South KoreaVerdecchi Film sold twisted for Japan and Thail...
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