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Adelaide Film Festival has announced Michael James Rowland’s debut feature Lucky Miles and Rolf De Heer’s newest feature film, Dr Plonk as the Opening and Closing Night films for the 2007 festival. Both films are part of a slate of twelve new Australian films which received funding from the Adelaide Film Festival Fund and will premiere at the 2007 Festival, running from February 22 to March 4. Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick said, ‘It is wonderful to be able to program both our openin...

Oslo Films from the South Awards

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The 16th Films from the South festival has now ended and has set an new audience record with 22 000 tickets sold. This years festival has been an incredible success and the response from the audience and our collaborators has been better than ever before. The following films are the award winners at the 16th Films from the South festival: The Silver Mirror: Water by Deepa MehtaThe jury's special mention: Elsa & Fred by Marcos CarnevaleFilms from the South Honorary Award: Abbas KiarostamiThe FIPR...

The Sydney Film Festival wrapped

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The Sydney Film Festival wrapped up a memorable two weeks of international and Australian films this weekend with the presentation of the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Film, the Urban Cinefile Audience Awards, as well as the FIPRESCI Award for Best Documentary. The awards were followed by the slick closing night film Thanks for Not Smoking, starring Aaron Eckhart as spin doctor Nick Naylor who works for the Academy of Tobacco Studies. Spiked with black humour (Nick dines every week with the ...

Palm Springs announces festival winners

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The 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a successful close on Sunday, January 15, 2006. The Festival, which ran from January 5-16, 2006, screened 232 films from 71 countries, including 84 premieres and 49 of the 54 foreign 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 this year’s film festival circuit.“We were overwhe...

Countdown starts for 10th Kerala Film Festival (IFFK 2005)

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HOTELS are filling up and local people are beginning to get excited at the prospect of this year’s event, the 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which will open here 24 hours from now (08 December, 2005). US$32,000 to be awarded in the 10-day event The Kerala festival takes place in Trivandrum just a couple of hours drive from the southernmost tip of this vast continent. Kerala is one of the country’s 28 states and boasts one of the most cine-literate and discer...

24h Countdown starts for Kerala Film Festival (IFFK)

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Countdown starts for 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)US$32,000 to be awarded in 10-day eventHotels are filling up and local people are beginning to get excited at the prospect of this year’s event, the 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which will open here 24 hours from now.The Kerala festival takes place in Trivandrum just a couple of hours drive from the southernmost tip of this vast continent.Kerala is one of the country’s 28 states and boasts one of the...

Haneke's Caché awarded European Film at EFA Awards

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The European Film Awards 2005The European Film Awards ceremony took place for the eighteenth time December 3 in Berlin (the last one for DDA) and included 19 categories. Michael Haneke's Caché was one of the strong winners of the evening and took away best film, best director, best actor, best editor, and Fipresci award.European FilmHidden (Caché), Directed by Michael HanekeEuropean DirectorMichael Haneke for Hidden (Caché) European Actress Julia Jentsch in Sophie Scholl, The Final Days Europ...

Abbas Kiarostami will preside the Pusan Jury

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The 10th PUSAN Int'l Film Festival, which will celebrate its 10th year anniversary edition from October 6th through 14th, has confirmed its official jury members. For the New Currents, the only competitive section dedicated to discovering new talents of Asian cinema, world’s renowned Abbas KIAROSTAMI will be serving as president of the jury with a group of 4 distinguished film professionals as follow: Christian JEUNE (Head of Films Department at the Festival de Cannes), Eric KHOO (director/pro...

Brides to open the Greek Film Festival of Sydney

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Greek box office blitzer to open the Greek Film FestivalThe Greek Film Festival of Sydney will open on September 8 at Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt with the Greek box office hit ‘Brides’, director by Pantelis Voulgaris with executive producer Martin Scorsese. Brides, winner of 10 awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival including Best Feature Film, is a bittersweet love story set against the tribulations of a 1922 Atlantic crossing of 700 proxy brides, aboard the SS King Ale...

The Transilvania International Film Festival awards

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The Transilvania International Film Festival awarded it's winnersThe fourth edition of Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj, 2005) awarded this year’s winners, at the Awards Gala which took place at Cluj National Theatre on the 4th of June 2005. TIFF Jury AwardsThe Transilvania Trophy (ex-aequo, 4000 euro) went to two films from the official Competition: the Russian movie 4 directed by Ilya Khrzanovski and Whisky (Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain 2004), by Juan Pablo Rebello and Pa...

Taormina opens with the 50th anniversary ceremonies

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Happy Birthday to you, Taormina. The oldest Italian internatiomal film festival, celebrates its 50th anniversary, Launched in 1954 when Taormina, Sicily, was the preferred resort of the Hollywoodian stars, At that post war time, Sicily development was a step behind (still a bit behind today), the institution of an international event was meant to promote its great touristic resources. The Italian island has given much to this Festival, the Festival did too. The "partnership" has led today to one...

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...

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