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Documenta Madrid Program complete

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The 6th International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid will be held from May 1 through 10 and will showcase 108 films from 40 countries In its 6th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID furthers its commitment to the Competitive Sections, which are made up entirely of films previously unreleased in Spain for the first time in its history. Of the 1078 documentaries received to participate in the competition, 108 have been selected. By category, they will compete in: 54 films in the Original Documentary Secti...

The 4 Reasons To Attend Film Festivals

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1 Do a deal The primary reason for submitting your film to a film festival is to have it screened in front of acquisition executives who will ‘discover’ your film and make you an offer on the spot. 2 Win awards If you read bios of filmmakers, you will often see the phrase ‘an award- winning filmmaker’, but the names of the awards are never mentioned. That is because there are only three awards worth naming on a CV; - The Oscars - Palme d’Or at Cannes - Golden Bear presented at th...

Italian Film Wins Top Prize In Miami

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i Miam FF 2009 Award Winners  Monday, March 17-----The 26th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, and the first under former Locarno FF veteran Tiziana Finzi, came to a stimulating and warm-spirited climax on Saturday evening, with the Festival’s hommage to festival winners, held in the rococo-meets-arts deco palace known as the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts, the jewel of downtown Miami.   The Italian drama THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND (Il Passagto E Una Te...

The past is a foreign land wins at Miami

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The 26th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, and the first under former Locarno FF veteran Tiziana Finzi, came to a stimulating and warm-spirited climax on Saturday evening, with the Festival’s hommage to festival winners, held in the rococo-meets-arts deco palace known as the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts, the jewel of downtown Miami. The Italian drama THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND (Il Passagto E Una Terra Straniera) by Daniele Vicari won top prize honors in the World Ci...

Berlinale’s Queer Teddy; Interview with Wieland Speck

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Berlinale’s Queer Teddy: Interview with Wieland Speck, Director of the Panorama section and the Teddy AwardsAmong the major film festivals the Berlinale, Berlin’s International Film Festival stands out as the first with an official award, the TEDDY, for the best lesbian, gay, bi- and transsexual films, an award which has been granted for the last twenty years. The Venice Film Festival had for two years now the QUEER LION for the best LGBT feature film. The number of LGBT films screened at ...

Berlin 2009 Looking back -- Echoes and Encores

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The global financial Crisis, Recession, Depression -- call it what you will - was not overly in evidence at the 59th edition of the Berlin Film Festival which ended its annual ten day run here on Febtuary 14th, Valentine's day. Private VIP and celebrity parties as reported in the gossip tabloids seemed to be as lavish as ever, and public box-office attendance in terms of tickets sold, was the highest ever at 270,000, up a solid 20,000 from 2008. The one festival section that did seem to be aff...

Trembling Before G_d by Sandi Dubowski

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Synopsis Sandi DuBowski's documentary Trembling before G-D is about gays and Lesbians who are either Orthodox or Hasidic Jews. And while there is no shortage of documentaries about gay and lesbian human beings in all sorts of situations and communities, not many of them are as nervy or as revealing as this one. DirectorSandi Simcha DuBowski (Director, Producer) is a filmmaker and writer based in New York. DuBowski is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation's 1999 Film/Video/Multime...

Cine Gay highlights at San Diego Latino

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CINE GAYSan Diego Latino Film Festival continues its mission to help correct the often distorted images seen on television and in movies by presenting another year of the Cine Gay Showcase. Challenging the historical exclusion of under-represented communities in the media, the festival takes advantage of the opportunity of this showcase to highlight experiences of gay life in different corners of the world, underlining the universal experience as well as the unique expressions of the Latin GLBT ...

Berlinale Forum and Best First Feature Jury with Mannheim–Heidelberg Laureates

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This years jury member for the Best First Feature Film Award at the Berlin film festival, Iranian Rafi Pitts, made his first steps as a director in Mannheim-Heidelberg: He presented his debut Cinquieme Saison in 1997 in International Competition and came back to the festival of newcomers in 2000 with "Sanam". On both occasions, he was awarded the Special Prize of the International Jury. Pitts today is recognised to be one of the most renowned representatives of contemporary Iranian cinema.Having...

Putting It All Together At The Berlinale Talent Campus

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Sunday, 8 February----In addition to the red carpet premieres, the film market haggling and the endless roundelay of meetings and receptions, the Berlin Film Festival offers a fascinating one week film intensive that packs more into seven days than most university film programs do in a year. The Berlinale Talent Campus, now in its 7th year, brings together several hundred aspiring filmmakers who have the rare opportunity of being couched by some of the most experienced and renowned experts in th...

Local Boy Made Good Opens 59th Berlinale

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Thursday, 5 February----For the Berlin Film Festival, which opens this evening, the choice of an international action thriller is an odd choice for an Opening Night Film. The Festival, which has the reputation for championing gritty, social issue-oriented films, the choice is not as strange as it first appears. THE INTERNATIONAL, a globe-trotting espionage tale starring UK heartthrob Clive Owen and Australian thrush Naomi Watts, is directed by Tom Twyker, the German wunderkind who singlehandedly...

Local Boy Made Good Opens 59th Berlinale

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For the Berlin Film Festival, which opens this evening, the choice of an international action thriller is an odd choice for an Opening Night Film. The Festival, which has the reputation for championing gritty, social issue-oriented films, the choice is not as strange as it first appears. THE INTERNATIONAL, a globe-trotting espionage tale starring UK heartthrob Clive Owen and Australian thrush Naomi Watts, is directed by Tom Twyker, the German wunderkind who singlehandedly jumpstarted the New Ger...

International Forum Of New Cinema (berlin)

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The International Forum aims to inform about new formal and thematic developments of film in all countries of the world. It is the privileged place within the Berlin Film Festival where innovative and experimental films are shown.

CineMart selects 36 film projects

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38th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January – 1 February 2009 CineMart selects 36 film projects for the 26th edition of the co-production market From almost 500 submissions, 36 international film projects have been selected to be presented at CineMart (25 - 29 January 2009) to an expected 850 international producers, sales agents, distributors and funds. The selection includes project by Zhang Yuan (EAST PALACE, WEST PALACE), Erik Skjoldbjærg (INSOMNIA), Ruben Östlund (INVOLUNTA...

Introducing The International Film Guide Website

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Tuesday, December 2------As part of the Baltic Event professional sidebar of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the newly launched website of the International Film Guide was presented yesterday to an assembled group of film industry professionals at the Nordic Hotel Forum, the Festival's main hq. Yoram Allon, the publisher of the International Film Guide and editorial director of Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk) , the UK's largest independent film book publisher, gave a short...

EFP announces Jury for next Shooting Stars

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European Film Promotion (EFP) has appointed the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2009. At the beginning of December, the five jury members who are well known personalities from the film industry, will meet to decide on the ‘Best of the Best’ of the new up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe. The jury will make its selection from among 18 new faces who have been nominated by the EFP member organisations. Ten finalists will be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2...

African Diaspora Film Festival to open November 28th , 2008

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      Gospel Hill will open the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival to be held in six venues in Manhattan from November 28 to December 14, 2008. The directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, this year’s ADFF Opening Night film will be one of 50 New York City premieres among 86 titles representing 40 countries. In this romantic drama with a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Stiles, Adam...

Directors, writers, producers, and DOPs: EKRAN from EFA is free for you

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WHAT IS “EKRAN”?The European training programme EKRAN is a collaborative project between the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, FOCAL (Switzerland), the Norwegian Film Institute, the Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Internationale Film Schule Köln, International Film School Wales & Skillset Screen Academy Wales and the Netherlands Film Institute.EKRAN (the Polish word for “screen”) is an international training program focusing on the creative pre-production process base...

Poor weather and Weekend Highlights At The New York Film Festival

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I definitely do subscribe to the shitty weather theory for festival success. In short, the more dismal the weather, the better the attendance. And whether it was planned or not, this weekend's soggy, rather depressing weather has made people make a beeline for the screenings of the New York Film Festival in its first weekend. An added incentive is undoubtedly the use of the Ziegfield Theater as the Festival's main screening venue. New York City's largest single screen is being used this year as ...

Weekend Highlights At The New York Film Festival

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HUNGER (Steve McQueen, UK)  Sunday, September 28--------I definitely do subscribe to the shitty weather theory for festival success. In short, the more dismal the weather, the better the attendance. And whether it was planned or not, this weekend's soggy, rather depressing weather has made people make a beeline for the screenings of the New York Film Festival in its first weekend. An added incentive is undoubtedly the use of the Ziegfield Theater as the Festival's main screen...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

The Hamptons International Film Festival goes 16

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The 16th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will run October 15th through the 19th, celebrating some of the finest films from around the world. Spanning across the East End, from East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Montauk and Southampton, this year’s Festival promises everything we have grown to love from this culturally-rich festival, while expanding the international scope of films, industry and attendees. For more information: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.“This is a very exciting time,” s...

America's Summer European Hits

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Coming Attractions Editor While it is never simple to release a foreign language film in a market dominated by Hollywood, a few European films have managed to become critical and public hits as America moves into its final days of summer before next weekend’s Labor Day. While such films as The Dark Night, Iron Man and the latest installment of the Indiana Jones series have dominated both domestic and international box office, a certain late summer has emerged among s...

Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute

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Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute at the 18th Annual Gotham Awards™ on Tuesday, December 2nd in New York. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, The Gotham Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards season. The awards provide critical early recognition to worthy independent films, such as past winners JUNO (2007), HALF NELSON (2006), JUNEBUG (2005), all o...

Strong European Presence At Toronto FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Toronto FF Dailies Editor Wednesday, April 20-----With little more than two weeks to go before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, it is appearing that the Festival will again be a prime showcase of European cinema. While films are still being announced, nearly 30% of the films presented will be of European origin. They will include heavy contributions from such stalwarts as Britain, France, Spain and Germany, but will also devote a considerable amount of screen ...
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