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Volcano at RIFF 2011

Iceland native Director/Writer FIPRESCI AWARD International Critic’s AwardIcelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson´s VOLCANO (Eldfjall).Jury Statement"For the sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal, built on powerful acting, of themes that are not usually the focus of filmmaking: aging with dignity in an intimate relationship, dealing with severe illness, caring and dying."Films from the New Visions program

Rúnar Rúnarsson and VOLCANO at RIFF

Iceland native Director/Writer FIPRESCI AWARD International Critic’s AwardIcelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson´s VOLCANO (Eldfjall).Jury Statement"For the sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal, built on powerful acting, of themes that are not usually the focus of filmmaking: aging with dignity in an intimate relationship, dealing with severe illness, caring and dying."Films from the New Visions program

RIFF 2011 Awards

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RIFF 2011 Awards   New Best Icelandic Short Film Award established to honor Thor Vilhjálmsson Record festival attendance nears 27,000 admissions RIFF 2012 September 27 – October 7 "Auf wiedersehen papa". The Golden Egg Winner was "Auf wiedersehen papa" by Sandra Nedeleff: "An everyday drama that navigates from stone cold reality into a fairytale and back again, throwing in a few twists along the way. This is a beautifu...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL

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The 5th edition of Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which is scheduled to take place from 14-24 March 2012, in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has launched its call for entries today. Feature films, Short Films and Documentaries submissions are eagerly awaited. Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on the Festival Website(http://films-for-africa.co.za).    Features: Features are all fiction films more than 60 minutes of length Shorts: Shorts are all fiction...

Coyote & Road Runner versus Short Film Competition

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While Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner capture a lot of attention on festival, Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's The Rabbi's Cat won the Feature Film Crystal at the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Saturday, The Cat was judged by many to be one of the most striking French animation debuts lately. A Japanese drama cartoon about a soul reborn in the body of a suicidal teenager, Colorful won The Best Asian Anime Award in a feature film competition. Moreover, another high-concept p...

Walt Disney Production and Jap Anime On Annecy Festival International Du Film D’ Animation

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Following the busy 3 days of Festival International Du Film D´ Animation, Annecy, France, FIPRESCI Jurists, the selection of 2011; Mathilde Lorit from the French Rolling Stone, Gabriel Barrera, professor of film from Turin University in Italy and Radmila Djurica, a film critic from Serbia, the festival made a strong impression on us. Regarding the fantastic organization of many events , red carpet of the well known names in the world of animation industry and potent new coming market of th...

Flying to Ankara for Flying Broom!

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14th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival hosts many filmmakers from all over the world in May in Ankara. The opposing voice of Iranian cinema, Tahmineh Milani; young talent of Cuban cinema, Prakriti Maduro; the director filming menopause for the first time, Paula Palacios; an original voice from Belgium, Vanja D’alcanatara; and Efua Dorkenoo who portrays grassroots movement against female genital mutilation in Africa are just a few of the guests of the festival. ...

Krakow Off Plus Camera winners shared over 130 000€ cash award and 1M zlotys production fund

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The winner of the Kraków Film Award is South Korean director Park Jung-Bum. The award of 100.000$ was handed by Jerzy Skolimowski.     "I am here for the first time, but maybe it will sound as a threat - not the last time" - he said. Agnieszka Odorowicz, director of PISF, handed in an additional award - 1 million zloties (under the condition that the film will be made in Poland). She congratulated the organisers of the festival and stressed that Kraków hold...

Belgrade 58th Festival of Documentary And Short Film

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Film Festival that originates from The Festival of Yugoslav Film, from 1953 in Pula, Croatia in socialist old Yugoslavia would be nowadays 58. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival in Belgrade. Festival that ended last week, screened both, short fiction films and documentaries. Centre of the festival’s program were short feature films while socially engaged off documentary program, called Vrelo that featured documentaries dedicated to a worldwide cancer campaign and awareness. The offic...

Nippon Connection 2011 – Festival Program completed

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11th Japanese Film Festival in FrankfurtApril 27 – May 1, 2011The program for the eleventh Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt is complete. In the 150th year of “German-Japanese Friendship“, the biggest festival for Japanese film worldwide will present an overview of film making in the Land of the Rising Sun, from April 27 to May 1, 2011, featuring many international premieres. More than 100 of the latest film productions from Japan will be shown in the NIPPON CINEMA and ...

SIFF 2011 PHOTOS

And the winner of the 15th SIFF FIPRESCI award goes to...Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson for THE SOUND OF NOISE (Sweden, 2010)  

SIFF 2011 PHOTOS

Director of SIFF 2011 Stefan Kitanov presents FIPRESCI award

Mothers Win All

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FEST 2011 ended last night with a brand new film directed by Serbian film director Dejan Zečević  Enemy. The president of the Jury Europe Out Of Europe (Deborah Young, Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere and Dubravka Lakic), one of the best Serbian film directors Goran Paskaljević handed over Erythrocyte Award to a Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski for his latest film Mothers (Majki). The award went to Manchevski because of, according to the jury, "really subtle exploration of truth...

Incendies is Rotterdam 2011 audiences’ favourite; 340,000 visits to anniversary edition

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Canadian feature Incendies by Denis Villeneuve has won the UPC Audience Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The other award decided by the audience - the Dioraphte Award for Best Hubert Bals Fund-supported film - went to former CineMart Project If the Seed Doesn't Die by Serbian filmmaker Sinisa Dragin. This was announced on the evening of Saturday, 5 February in the Grote Zaal in de Doelen, Rotterdam. IFFR 2011 racked up 340,000 visits to its films, exhibitions, perform...

She Monkeys wins Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at Göteborg

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  She Monkeys This year's winner of the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is She Monkeys, directed by Lisa Aschan. The prize is one million SEK as of this year. The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award goes to the American film Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance. Another eight awards were handed out at Göteborg International Film Festival's Dragon Award Gala on Saturday night. Lisa Aschan's feature debut She Monkeys received this year's Dragon Award Best Nordic Film. ...

Jury's award films from the IFFR 2011 program

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Tiger Awards go to South Korea, Spain and Thailand   During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Oude Luxor Theater, the winning films of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The Tiger Awards Ceremony included a solo performance by Sonic Youth-front man Lee Ranaldo, member of the Tiger Awards Jury.   The three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea), Finisterrae by ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam Prizes

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Each year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates a number of outstanding films with a variety of awards. Many of these prizes are awarded by (international) juries, and several of them are conferred upon the winners by the IFFR audiences.  Feature films awards Tiger Awards (three prizes of € 15,000 each awarded by an international jury) Dioraphte Award (one prize of € 10,000 awarded to a film from the Hubert Bals Fund Harvest) UPC Audience Award (one...

22nd PSIFF Winners and closing gala

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  22nd ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Palm Springs, CA (January 16, 2011) –The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs’ increas...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The Whistleblower Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; Louder Than a Bomb Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; Of Gods and Men Receives FIPRESCI Award; Nothing's All Bad Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; Summer Pasture Receives The John Schlesinger Award The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011.  The Festival, held from January 6-17,...

Former Tiger competitors bring new films in ‘Return of the Tiger'

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To mark its 40th anniversary, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates, in its Return of the Tiger programme. Aimed at bringing new, unknown and innovative filmmakers to the attention of audiences and international film professionals, the Tiger Awards Competition has been a major feature of the IFFR since 1995.   This Return of the Tiger program will be accompanied by a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger A...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant on Sunday, January 16, 2011. The Festival, held from January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year's Academy Awards®. Palm Springs' increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the year's film festiv...

One Final Gaudy Night in Mannheim

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Well, the weather held and so did the quality of the films as the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival wound up, rather than down ,towards its 59th Awards Ceremony.Audiences seemed to increase in number and enthusiasm during these unusually  balmy November days and the nightly drinks receptions for lucky invitees saw sparkling German wines and beer pouring as if there was no tomorrow well into tomorrow, with  on one occasion-well past 2am local time-most of the Festival Direction ...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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  After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin Ameri...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the ...

WINNERS of the 26th WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The Jury: Antonia Bird, director (UK) – Chairwoman, Francois DaSilva, producer (France), Mike Downey, producer (UK), Andrzej Jakimowski, director/producer (Poland), Wolfram Skowronnek-Schaer, consultant/sales agent (Germany) gave the following awards: Warsaw Grand Prix, funded by the City of Warsaw: INCENDIES (Canada / France), dir. Denis Villeneuve; A rich, complicated story about sectarian hatred and family bonds that cannot be broken, a devastat...

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