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Broken Moon bags first prize at Kathmandu

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The irrepressible Terry Gifford   KATHMANDU ~ The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2010 has concluded with the top award in the international competition going to The Broken Moon (Brazil), directed by Marcos Negrao and Andre Rangel. Announcing the winner, lead judge Terry Gifford described The Broken Moon as “brilliantly filmed, brilliantly lit and brilliantly framed.” He said the jury had not had any problem in selecting the winner; they unanimou...

Broken Moon bags first prize at Kathmandu

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The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2010 has concluded with the top award in the international competition going to The Broken Moon (Brazil), directed by Marcos Negrao and Andre Rangel. Announcing the winner, lead judge Terry Gifford described The Broken Moon as “brilliantly filmed, brilliantly lit and brilliantly framed.” He said the jury had not had any problem in selecting the winner; they unanimously felt that this film was outstanding. Gifford said that landscape,...

Record audiences for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival

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The 14th Black Nights Film Festival ended with a bang by achieving a record of more than 65’000 visitors during the course of the festival. The figure represents roughly %5 of the entire population of Estonia and shows just how popular the Festival is, not only with local audiences but also with those from across the world. Festival audiences saw more than 260 features and numerous short films with particular favourites including Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, the stunning Ukranian movie My Joy (...

Audience record at the 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow

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The 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow (2.-7.12.2010) German Films and the Goethe Institut Russia posted a new audience record for their Festival of German Films in Moscow with over 6,000 admissions. Seven of the eight feature films were shown in sold-out performances at the 550-seater cinema. Particular favourites of the audience were FRIENDSHIP! by Markus Goller, which won the Audience Award, closely followed by the opening film VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (VINCENT WILL MEER) by Ralf Huettner an...

Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives

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Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives is the first international event entirely dedicated to biographies and life tales. The sixth edition (Bologna, June 9-14, 2010) was a major success with both critics and audience, with over 30.000 visitors in 6 days and nearly 400 films submitted from all over the world. As usual, in 2010, Biografilm has shown a rich premiere calendar.During its six editions, Biografilm presented to the Italian audience films such as The Cats of Mirikita...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

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 ...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival awards

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  Audience Awards Announced - And the Fiction Winner is ... Veronica Ferres as Marga Spiegel and Martin Horn as Heinrich Aschoff from the Audience Award-winning Saviors in the Night Sav...

Animation Winners In Tallinn

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  Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010. The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000EUR sponsored by Premia. The international jury members Wiola Sowa (Poland), Tatu Po...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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   Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude.  Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicati...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude. Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicating its mes...

The Virginia Film Festival awards

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The Virginia Film Festival has announced that Josh Radnor's happythankyoumoreplease has captured the Audience Favorite Award for Best Narrative Feature for the recently-wrapped, and record-setting, 2010 Festival.   The Virginia Film Festival, which smashed previous records for both attendance and box office sales by 25% this year, is presented by the University of Virginia and its College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.   Radnor's happythankyoumoreplea...

Virginia Film Festival Winners

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The Virginia Film Festival has announced that Josh Radnor’s happythankyoumoreplease has captured the Audience Favorite Award for Best Narrative Feature for the recently-wrapped, and record-setting, 2010 Festival.The Virginia Film Festival, which smashed previous records for both attendance and box office sales by 25% this year, is presented by the University of Virginia and its College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.Radnor’s happythankyoumoreplease, which played to a full house at th...

The Audience Award of the 26th Warsaw Film Festival

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The following films won the Audience Poll at the 26th Warsaw Film Festival:   Winner – Fiction Feature Films category: Sound of Noise, dir. Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson Winner – Documentary Feature Films category: Keep Surfing, dir. Björn Richie Lob Winner – Short Films category: That Thing You Drew, dir. Kerri Davenport-Burton Winner – Films for Children: Noémie, The Secret / Noémie, Le Secret, dir. Frédérik D...

5th Cyprus International Film Festival wrap

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Press release – 19 October 201013th – 18th October 2010The fifth edition of Cyprus International Film Festival was here! The biggest, most anticipated film festival not only in Cyprus but in a wide area was organized for another time in order to move, encharm, entertain and present the most auspicious film trends to the die-hard cinemagoers and to first- timers in getting to know significant pieces of the Seventh Art. All these have been presented through this year’s multilayered program. ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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 By Liza Forman Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’sBroken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’s Broken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the effects of WWII o...

Hawai Fest audience awards

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(Wednesday, October 27, 2010) -- The Audience Awards, presented by Hawaii News Now, for Favorite Narrative Feature, Documentary and Short, have been determined. Throughout the festival, ballots were distributed for the first screening of every eligible film, 214 in all. The following films were chosen by audience members as their favorites for this year's edition of The Hawaii International Film Festival.FAVORITE NARRATIVE FEATURE: ONE KINE DAY directed by Chuck Mitsui.FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY FEAT...

Rome to open with Last Night and a tribute to Kurosawa

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the exclusive premiere of Tron Legacy and the opening event at the MaxxiThe fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival opens on Thursday (28th October – 5th November) and it will take place under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic. The Sala Santa Cecilia of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be hosting the first film in competition in the Official Selection, Last Night by Massy Tadjedin. At 6:45 p.m., before the screening of the film scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Kei...

Animatron winners announced

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Professional jury members Saraswathi Balgam, Charlotte Bavasso, Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, Tommy Pallotta, Bill Plympton, Frank Rivera and Jeff Scher picked the $17,000 cash-prize winners of the first Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival, who were announced Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Ceremony.The Winning Films (viewable at www.babelgum.com/animatron) Are:FANTASY CATEGORYJury Award Winner $2,500“This Is J03,” Once Were Farmers (U.K.)Runner-u...

Wiesbaden Exground filmfest highlights

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Film fans from near and far should note down a date in their calendars: Between November 12 and November 21, 2010, exground filmfest in Wiesbaden – one of Germany‘s most important independent festivals – presents 220 highlights from the current range of independently produced short and feature films. These were selected from more than 2000 submissions from 89 countries, from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Among them are 8 world premieres, 3 international premieres, 8 Europe premieres, and 33 Germa...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Complex in Kingston, New York. Emceed by Academy-award nominated writer/director and Woodstock ...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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  STRANGER THINGS (Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, US/UK)    The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Co...

Zurich Film Festival Awards

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6th Zurich Film Festival: September 23 – October 3, 2010 All of the 6th Zurich Film Festival’s awards go to European countries. The three Competition Juries gave their Golden Eyes to Serbia ("The Woman with a Broken Nose” by Srdjan Koljevic), Germany ("Das Lied in mir“ by Florian Cossen) and Denmark ("Armadillo“ by Janus Metz). Each award is endowed with a 20 000 Swiss franc cash prize and 60 000 Swiss francs for promotion of the film in Switzerland. The Serbian film "The Woman with a ...
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