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FESPACO winner PEGASE (2011) screening at MOMA, NY

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  MOMA ‘Global Lens’ Focuses on Moroccan film ‘PEGASE’ (2010). ‘Global Lens’, 2012 is a selection of ten films which screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art gallery (MoMA) from January 12–28 as part of an effort between MoMA and The Global Film Initiative (GFI) to raise international awareness to developing cultures of cinema from politically and economically challenged countries. One of these films was ‘PEGASE’ (Morocco, 2010), the FESPACO (Pan-Africa...

27th SBIFF World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012)

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    SBIFF PRESS 27th SBIFF held its World Premier of 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' (2012) Sunday, Jan. 29th at the Lobero Theatre. SYNOPSIS: 'NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE' tells the moving story of anarchist chocolatier, Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise. Along with farmers such as Nelice Stewart, this tree-to-bar chocolate factory -- the smallest in the world...

African Diaspora summer film series

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  Experience 10 days of compelling, provocative films at The 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer Film Series  ...

Sander Francken on BARDSONGS at CPHPIX 2011

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Since BARDSONGS (2010) screened in Palm Springs this past PSIFF 2011, I’ve been speaking to director Sander Francken about doing an interview about what I thought was an extremely intriguing subject for a film, that of oral storytelling in a time where storytelling has changed so much that the old modes have long since departed us. Or have they? Sander’s film is a tribute to oral storytelling and ‘bardsongs’. I tracked him down in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 where his film screened and we ...

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 Let us toast to that! Since we like that number we will name this issue 500 bis if you do not mind? ...

HOMAGE to SOTIGUI KOUYATÉ

The Burkina Faso native comedian and actor Sotigui Kouyaté (July 19, 1936 – April 17, 2010) was given homage at FESPACO 2011 for his contribution to film. He was the father of Burkina Faso film director Dani Kouyaté. In 1966 Sotigui had founded a theater company with 25 people. He also wrote plays, his first being The Crocodile’s Lament. He appeared in over a dozen films, his last role being in the film 'Lon

EVERYONE HAS REASONS TO BE ANGRY WITH THEIR MOTHER

Director: PAULINE MULOMBE.
The movie is the story of three trendy girls from Africa living in Brussels. In the next 48 hours, these sisters will have to face all their complexes and darkest secrets.Nothing new there, but how an African mother whom the culture and values can be in complete opposition will react to what her daughters have in store to her. This movie is about tolerance anThis movie is about tolerance and communication between 3 young women and a mother from a different era.

Opening Night ADFF African Diaspora Film Festival

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Celebrating African Talent in frontof and behind the camera during the 2009 African Diaspora Film Festival This year was FESPACO year, the festival was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasofrom February 28 to March 7, 2009. The Golden Yennenga Stallion went to "Teza"by Haile Gerima and the Silver Yennenga Stallion was awarded to "Nothing butthe Truth" by internationally recognized, multiple award-winningSouth African actor/director John Kani. In "Saturday Night in th...

Cape Winelands Film Festival at the Labia Theatres

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Since the first edition the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) has significantly grown in size and international participation. South African cinephiles will have an opportunity to see a rich diversity of films from more than 35 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Belgium, Burkina Faso, the USA, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Palestine, the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, France, India, Thailand, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia,...

Fespaco hails the late Senegalese director Sembène Ousmane

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At the Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, opening ceremonies are wrapping up and the focus is now on the films and filmmakers. But attention has turned first of all to the late Senegalese director Sembène Ousmane, who is being remembered at this year's event. http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/pages/001/page_46.asp ...

Fespaco 2009 opens in Ouagadougou

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In Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the Panafrican Film & Television Festival - Fespaco - opened on Saturday. The first part of the festival to open doors with the Mica - the section dedicated to cinema professionals from all over Africa. http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/pages/001/page_46.asp ...

Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film  La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  A...

Berlinale awards Golden Bear to The Milk Of Sorrow

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Alle...

The 2009 Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Silver Bear - Best Actor  Sotigui Kouyate in London River by Rachid Bouchareb Silver Bear - Outstanding Arti...

Berlinale 2009: International Jury lead by Tilda Swinton

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The International Jury, presided over by Tilda Swinton,(Burn After Reading, Julia... ), will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears and the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2009. The other members of the Jury are Spanish director Isabel Coixet, director Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Swedish best-selling author Henning Mankell, director Christoph Schlingensief (Germany), director Wayne Wang (USA) and food activist and author Alice ...

Paul Robeson Award Initiative

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FESPACO: PAUL ROBESON PRIZE presents with the "Best of the Best Diasporic Cinema."

Fespaco: Paul Robeson Award

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FESPACO: PAUL ROBESON AWARD INITIATIVE presents the best of the best diasporic films. It is our intent to assist Burkina Faso`s efforts to make FESPACO the "Academy Awards" for all African films. www.RobesonAward.com

Panafrican Film And Tv Festival Of Ouagadougou

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FESPACO, the largest African film festival. The 17th edition will host an exhibition on image and sound new technologies. Workshops will give professionals and new technology promoters a basis for exchange and experiment of down-to-earth applications

Fespaco/the Best Of The Best Films Of The African Diaspora

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FESPACO is the longest running and most prestigious cultural arts and film festival, in Africa. It is our goal to have FESPACO globally recognized as the "Academy Awards of African Cinema."

Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Los Angeles Film Festival Video Dailies from Lisa Murray LA Film Festival Eve...

African Cinema and Cultural Diversity

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Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is the largest African film festival. The 2Oth edition took place from 24th february to 3rd march 2007. Panels were focusing on african film state of health.The theme of cultural diversity has for some years been at the heart of all the concerns in discussions around liberalization of exchanges. The issue of cultural diversity has become a globalization stake and the audiovisual and film industry at the crossroads of economic, cult...

MIFF announces the first three members of the international jury

Director Hisham Abdel Khalek, has announced today, the big names in the premiere selection of the official “international jury” for the Malta International Film Festival, which will be taking place on the week of 15th -23rd of September. The jury members includes: the accalimed Iranian director Mrs. Tahmineh Milani, the leading Syrian actress and UN ambassador Mrs. Mouna Wasef and the director of FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou) Mr. Baba Hama. This Festiv...

Mill Valley kicks in for 11 days of filmmakers treats

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For 28 years, Mill Valley Film Festival has been presenting the best in American Independent and International feature films, hard-hitting documentaries, cutting edge video, delightful children’s fare and tributes to celluloid luminaries. This year is no exception. With more than 150 slated films and videos from around the globe, the Mill Valley Film Festival unspools October 6-16 at the CinéArts @ Sequoia, 25 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley; 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Aven...

Durban Festival to showcase best of south african films

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The first quarter of 2005 has been an exceptional period for South African cinema with a number of films achieving international success. Yesterday, which held its world premiere as opening night film at the Durban International Film Festival 2004, was nominated for an Oscar (best foreign language film), U-Carmen EKhayalitsha won the coveted Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and Drum won the Golden Stallion at Fespaco. The 2005 Durban International Film Festival line-up will include both ...

Fasttrack winners announced in Cherbourg edition

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"To celebrate the 20th Irish and British Film Festival that took place in Cherbourg from 5th to 12th April 2005, Eicar film school and Cinergie Productions have organised an international competition for short films from film universities. (Each school was allowed 5 shorts max)From 80 entries, 15 shorts have be screened at the closure of the 20th Irish and British Film Festival in Cherbourg. Their film will then be streamed on the filmfestivals.com, the festival website and Eicar and Cinergie w...

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