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A brief presentation of Bergamo Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte

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FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA D'ARTE -IXth EDITION BERGAMO 16th - 24th  JULY 2010 Mission: an arts cinema manifest To promote and celebrate the universal lenguages of cinema and art: this is the mission of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte, a challenging event that in 2010 comes to its 9th edition. A mix of screenings, side events, guests and meetings increases the value of the artistic week and give Bergamo a sophistica...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 67 producers for tenth anniversary edition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes sixty-seven young producers taking part in the tenth anniversary edition of Rotterdam Lab. CineMart’s highly successful event for emerging producers has expanded steadily over the past decade. The participants have been nominated by the twenty-one Rotterdam Lab partner organizations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 30 – February 3. (See full list of participants and partner organizations below) Rotterdam Lab Coordinato...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 14, 2010 The 14th Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema. This year's 20th Anniversary of the festival's inception honors NYSJFF founders Dr. Janice Ovadiah, Mr. Morrie Yohai, and I...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its line-up

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Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its stellar line-up for 2010.  The 25th edition features 196 films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and a vast selection of films representing 45 countries.  SBIFF is proud to welcome immensely talented filmmakers and honorees as we look back at 25 years of cinematic history and has assembled exceptional and evocative movies to entertain the expansive SBIFF audience.  The Fest...

14th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 14, 2010 The 14th Annual 2010 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF10) commence February 4 - 11, 2010, at the Center for Jewish History. The festival sponsored by American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF) and Yeshiva University Museum, annually celebrates the rich, vibrant history, customs and culture in Sephardic Jewry cinema.  This year's 20th Anniversary of the festival's inception honors NYSJFF founders Dr. Janice Ovadiah, Mr. Morrie ...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

Miami Shorts: Festival in action

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) has unveiled a sneak peek of the program for its 8th annual edition, scheduled for November 13th - 22nd, announcing a special focus on the environment. "Back To The Roots" is MsFF's slogan for 2009, as the Festival adds a new prize category for Best Environmental Short Film and replaces its Opening Night Gala red carpet with a "green" carpet. "The first films ever made were short films," MsFF Founder and Director William Vel...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund selects 27 projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-seven film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2009 selection, the Fund gives 385 thousand Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Edwin and many first time filmmakers. (See full list below)   Six of the eight projects select...

The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival

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Continuing with the tradition of offering the best in Latino cinema, Redwood City and the Latino Leadership Council are excited to be the sole hosts of the Redwood City International Latino Film Festival. For the fourth year in a row, the Festival brings three evenings of incredible, award-winning international Latino films and a fabulous gala kick-off event. The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival offers the best features, shorts, and documentaries from Latin America, Spain, and Lat...

Freshwater Lands wins Big Apple Latin Films Award

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"Tierras de Agua Dulce" (Freshwater Lands), by the Venezuelan director Ana Cristina Henríquez won the prize for Best Ecological Documentary in the Big Apple Latin Films Awards, which awards prizes to films from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Big Apple Latin Films Awards took place Thursday September 16th. These prizes were given by the New York Latin Art Club to film productions from Latin America and the Caribbean produced in the United States or in countries from the continent. Short fi...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

COLOMBIA at CANNES 2009 : A look at the new Film Law

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Colombia's Film Law   Introduction In 2003, Law 814 - also known as the Film Law -- was issued in Colombia, to ensure integral development in the sector and promote the entire film-related production chain: affecting creators, producers, distributors and exhibitors as well as conservation of audiovisual heritage, the formation and development of technologies, and other aspects. This document briefly summarizes the Law's two main financing mechanisms: tax incentives for...

Nevis International First Feature Film Festival

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The Community Cohesion Foundation in partnership with The Nevis Cultural Development Foundation and Community Development (Nevis) will host the Nevis International First Feature Film Festival (NIF3). The festival will take place May 3-8, 2009 at various locations around Nevis.“We are very much looking forward to the film festival and the exposure we hope it will bring to the island as a cultural destination,” said Devon Liburd, marketing director for the Nevis Tourism Authority. “This fe...

Documenta Madrid Program complete

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The 6th International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid will be held from May 1 through 10 and will showcase 108 films from 40 countries In its 6th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID furthers its commitment to the Competitive Sections, which are made up entirely of films previously unreleased in Spain for the first time in its history. Of the 1078 documentaries received to participate in the competition, 108 have been selected. By category, they will compete in: 54 films in the Original Documentary Secti...

Documenta Madrid 09 OFICIAL SELECTION

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107 FILMS FROM 40 COUNTRIES WILL COMPETE IN DOCUMENTA MADRID 09         A whole of 107 films have been selected for the Oficial Selection of the Documenta Madrid Festival which will be held from 1th to 10th of May. There are documentaries from 40 different countries; 22 are Spanish productions. Other countries represented in the Oficial Selection are: USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela or Urugua...

Thessaloniki Diary Day 3

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Last night I went to see a documentary of a belgian compatriot, Fabio Wuytack. Persona non grata tells the story of his father, a priest who lead revolutionary actions in Venezuela. The film really had a lot of success. Beautiful images, well thought script, intelligent editing... All the ingredients for an award, in my opinion... After I interviewed Fabio,  he offered me to have a drink in a bar on the seafront... We talked a lot and ended up ordering some food... It wasn't chea...

NY Independent Film & Video Fest homage to Lloyd Kaufman

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from March 19 26 in Manhattan and will showcase features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at BLVD (199 Bowery) from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin March 20 on 2 screens at City Cinemas ...

NY Independent Film & Video Fest homage to Lloyd Kaufman

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from March 19 26 in Manhattan and will showcase features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at BLVD (199 Bowery) from 6-10pm. Film screenings begin March 20 on 2 screens at City Cinemas ...

Taken: record launch for a French film in the USA

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Raking in $24.7 million in ticket sales, the EuropaCorp production got off to a flying start in the USA, hitting No. 1 on its opening weekend. Following in the tracks of The Fifth Element ($17 million) and Transporter 2 ($16.5 million), this marks the third time that a French film tops the US box office on its opening weekend. Released in France 11 months ago, where it attracted over 1 million spectators, Taken now boasts a running total of 12.5 million admissions around the world, wi...

Festival De Cine Frances De Caracas

Una selecta muestra de lo mejor y más reciente del cine galo que recorre Caracas y las principales ciudades de Venezuela.

Program of Berlinale Forum

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The 39th Forum of the Berlinale will be showing a total of 48 films from 31 countries.The selection will take festival-goers around the world - not so much in terms of the number of countries represented, but rather in the abundant connections to be discovered between the films, their often shared concerns and kindred worldviews, as well as their contradictions and mirror images. Eleven films are debuts, 25 world premieres, and twelve international premieres.This lineup includes a diverse sample...

Kerala 2008 awards

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Two Outstanding films from Mexico and Venezuela bagged top honors at 13th International Film Festival of Kerala 2008 awards ceremony.Mexican film “Parque Via” directed by Enrique Rivero was declared best film. His film is a sad tale of loneliness experienced by a caretaker of a large mansion in Mexico City. Enrique Rivero had already won prizes at Locarno and Nantes for this film. Venezuelan filmmaker Mariana Rondon was chosen as best director for her film “Postcards from Leningrad”. Thi...

Animacam Awards: International Festival Animation On Line,

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Animacam, International Festival Animation On Line, closed its First Edition the past December 21, winters solstice, spreading in www.animacam.tv the Winners 2008 of the 11 awarded movies. From June the 23 until October the first we had travelled together an intense road. With more than 75.000 visits at the website and the participation of 164 films coming from 33 countries (Saudit Arabia, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia...

Punto de Vista Docu Fest to screen 603

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009Over six-hundred -603- documentary films have been entered into the Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival. The event, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism-Príncipe de Viana Institution, will be held between 13 and 21 February 2009.227 documentary short films and 376 documentary feature films from 62 countries have entered the competition. Of the 603 films to compete in the Festival's o...
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