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NEWSLETTER N° 455: March 4, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 455: March 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de p...

End and a New Beginning with Coriolanus

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The final day of 38th International Film Festival announced next year FEST2011 a glamorous opening with Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus” a modern day version of Shakespeare's tragedy, based on the life of the legendary Roman leader, Gaius Martius Coriolanus, that will be 99% shot in Belgrade Serbia. Mr. Fiennes announced the coming of entire crew, on the opening next year: Vanessa Redgrave, Joseph Fiennes, Gerald Butler, Brian Cox etc…    In the meanwhile, the Jury of fest...

Berlin prizes of the Independent Juries

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. Award ceremony of the Independent Juries 2009 The fo...

The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival concluded with 28 prizes

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28 prizes presented for acting and cinematic excellence The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival concluded on Wednesday night with a glittering award ceremony that honoured the finest acting and cinematic talent from the Arab world, Asia and Africa at the Muhr Arab and Muhr AsiaAfrica awards. In all, 28 prizes were distributed for excellence in acting, cinematography, editing, music and scriptwriting in addition to the jury general excellence awards. The entries were f...

The European Film Awards Winners

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THE WHITE RIBBON wins European Film 2009. Picture: EFA/ActionPress/Guido Ohlenbostel Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites more than 2,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture. Few surprises at the 22nd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon), Germany/Austria/France/Italy written and directed by Michael Haneke produced by Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz & Andrea ...

Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn's brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.    Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Drector Tiina Lokk by Bruno Chatelin Hi Tina What did the audience take from this year's edition? "Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tatto...

Interview with Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Director Tiina Lokk

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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Sunday brought more than 260 films to viewers. Films from 75 different countries were screened in nine Estonian cities. For the first time films were also shown in Tallinn’s brand new cinemas Artis and Cinamon.Most popular films were „Girl with a Dragon Tattoo“ (Sweden, Niels Arden Oplev), „Imaginarium of doctor Parnassus” (Great Britain, Terry Gilliam), „Machan” (Sri Lanka, Uberto Pasolini), „Bright Star” (Great Britain, Jane C...

A few good news from India

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  India wins 7 Awards at Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore India hogged limelight with seven wins at the Asian Festival of First Films (AFFF) held in Singapore. Sona Jain's "For Real" swept four awards in the feature film category while Faiza Ahmad Khan's documentary "Malegaon Ka Superman" grabbed th...

PÖFF's Awards were revealed this friday, december 4

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13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama „Ajami".             Best Baltic film award goes to Lithuanian film „Vortex".              Scandar Copti (Palestine) and Yaron Shani (Israel) realistic street-story „Ajami" was awarded as best Eurasian film. The film tells a story of a poor Arab district Ajami in Tel Aviv and its c...

13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama „Ajami".

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13th PÖFF's competition programme EurAsia awarded German-Israel drama „Ajami". Best Baltic film award goes to Lithuanian film „Vortex". Scandar Copti (Palestine) and Yaron Shani (Israel) realistic street-story „Ajami" was awarded as best Eurasian film. The film tells a story of a poor Arab district Ajami in Tel Aviv and its colorful population that consists both Arabs and Jews. Best Eurasia film award was given in PÖFF for the sixth time. Gran...

NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ ...

EFA Critics' Award for Wajda

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The 22nd European Film Awards: CRITICS' AWARD 2009, Prix FIPRESCI goes to Andrzej Wajda for TATARAK (Sweet Rush) As FIPRESCI's General Secretary Klaus Eder explained: "For us critics it is without doubt a big pleasure to honour Wajda, who wrote European film history already with his first films (GENERATION, KANAL, ASHES AND DIAMONDS) and who has influenced generations of filmmakers. We are therefore pleased and honoured to show him all our respect as critics. Our award also honours...

PÖFF celebrating its dirty dozen!

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PÖFF's main programme comprises 220 feature films from 74 countries. The international competition programme EurAsia, held for the sixth year, features 20 films from Europe and Asia. The Tridens Baltic feature film competition, held for the second time, presents 9 feature films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This year PÖFF also introduces the North-American independent film competition programme, comprising 10 films from the United States and Canada, many of which are premieres for Europe...

Dogtooth bites twice at Stockholm Awards

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  Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to...

Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners in Stockholm

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Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to "Dogtooth" by Yorgos Lanthim...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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  In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 2000 individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th annual POFF, Tallinn Black Nights F...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 4 000 (as in this website's festival directory) individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th ann...

Turin Awards

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27TH TORINO FILM FESTIVAL - THE AWARDS TORINO 27 The Jury of Torino 27 - Feature Film Competition of the 27th Torino Film Festival, composed of Sandro Petraglia (President, Italy), Anna Biller (United States), Rui Nogueira (Portugal), Maya Sansa (Italy), György Szomjas (Hungary) awards the following prizes:   Best Film (25,000 euros) to: LA BOCCA DEL LUPO by Pietro Marcello (Italy, 2009, 67') Jury Special Award (10,000 euros) ex-aequo to: CRACKIE by Sh...

Thessaloniki Film Festival wrapped and delivered its awards.

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The jury of the International Competition Section of the 50th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Theo Angelopoulos, Director (Greece), President Lissy Bellaiche, Sales agent for the I/S Danish Film Producers (Denmark) Mirjana Karanovic, Actress (Serbia) Eugenio Caballero, Production designer (Mexico) Lav Diaz, Director (Philippines) Gyorgi Palfi, Director (Hungary) and Amos Poe, Director (USA) THE AWARDS Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander (40.000...

Here and There Festival Awards

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The most successful Serbian film "Here and There" starring with Cyndi Lauper, Mirjana Karanović and David Thornton directed by Serbian director Darko Lungulov, beside awards in Serbia, New York and Japan, recently won the Spirit of Independence Award, Best Actor Award in Foreign Film (David Thorton) and Best Director Award in Foreign Film (Darko Lungulov)  on prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Film. Also, the Best Foreign Film Award on US Orlando Film Festival and 3 Awa...

Viennale 2009 wraps and announces its awards

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Coming to an end with today's screening of the closing film A Serious Man (by the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen), the Viennale can once again boast a successful outcome. With a total of 94,800 Viennale-goers, the 2009 festival has again scored a considerable increase in the number of visitors. The festival's attendance figures rose from 76.80% in 2008 to 79.60% at the Viennale 2009. While the number of film showings more or less remained the same with a total of 345 screenings, the num...

Toronto Fipresci award

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2009 FIPRESCI Prize includes Discovery and Special PresentationsFor the 18th consecutive year, the Toronto International Film Festival welcomed the FIPRESCI jury. FIPRESCI is the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (International Federation of Film Critics). The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery is awarded to Laxmikant Shetgoankar for The Man Beyond the Bridge (India). Far from the sensory overload of India's big cities, Shetgoankar explore...

EFA honours Ken Loach

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At the 22nd European Film Awards the European Film Academy will present an honorary award to Ken LoachHaving begun his career in British television, Ken Loach made his first film for cinema, POOR COW, in 1967. His breakthrough came with KES (1970) and FAMILY LIFE (1971). Ever since he has established himself as a politically and socially committed filmmaker with films such as RIFF-RAFF (European Film of the Year 1991), LAND AND FREEDOM (European Film of the Year 1995), and SWEET SIXTEEN (EFA Cr...

Brisbane International Film Festival has just wrapped

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The 18th Brisbane International Film Festival has just wrapped, marking the end of Australia’s busy festival season. BIFF Executive Director and APSA Nominations Council member Anne Demy-Geroe has developed a strong tradition of bringing a rich slate of Asia-Pacific films to BIFF and 2009 was no exception. Film critic and FIPRESCI Juror Tim Milfull was APSAs correspondent for BIFF withdaily updates through the APSA Festival Log. Join us online in the Multimedia Lounge to see Tim’s wrap of th...
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