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German Film Critics Prizes Unveiled At Berlinale

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  JERICHOW, the story of a love triangle gone bad, has won the prize for best film by the German Film Critics Association. Directed by Christian Petzold, the film, which premiered this past summer at the Venice Film Festival, stars Benno Furmann, Nina Hoss and Hilmi Solzer. In this tale of lies and deception. German actress Karoline Herfurth won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of a girl dealing with her brother’s suicide in Oscar winning director Caroline Link’s A YEAR AGO I...

Fantasporto program highlights, 3 competitive sections, tribute to Director José Fonseca e Costa ...

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Apart from the 3 competitive Sections- Fantasy , Directors Week and Orient Express- the festival pays tribute to Portuguese Director José Fonseca e Costa who will receive a Career Award . A retrospective of Galicean Cinema will highlight the festival as one of the most promising in modern Europe. Jorg Buttgereit and a retrospective of his work offer a glimpse of the complex and polemic work of this German filmmaker. And a selection of the Best European shorts will be presented in a fabu...

Closing Ceremony of Thessaloniki Film Festival

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CLOSING CEREMONY The 49th TIFF's journey which started 10 days ago reached its final destination on Sunday, November 23rd with the closing ceremony at the Olympion hall. Despina Mouzaki, director of TIFF thanked all the personnel and the volunteers of TIFF, the press, the critics, the jury and all the organizations that helped towards a successful 49th TIFF. She also thanked the film makers by saying: 'Thank you for trusting us with your films and for being present to 49t...

CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum at Thessaloniki Festival

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   CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, created by the TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki and headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, has selected 15 projects this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. All selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or contain story elements linked to these regions. The selected projects come fr...

Isabelle Huppert Receives Montreal Film Festival Award

 Saturday, August 30------French actress Isabelle Huppert received a special Award yesterday by the Montreal World Film Festival for her unique contribution to French and world cinema. One of the great actresses of her generation, Huppert is also being honored with special screenings of several of her films, including the French films VIOLETTE NOZIERE, MADAME BOVARY and L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, all directed by her muse, iconic French film director Claude Chabrol and the Western epic HEAVEN'S GA...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film ...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competitio...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Awards

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NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition. Best Film Awards Best Feature Film - Journal of a Contract KillerBest Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)Best Documentary – Time BombsBest Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives TwiceBest Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)B...

New York Film & Video Festival Awards

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NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition. Best Film Awards Best Feature Film- Journal of a Contract KillerBest Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)Best Documentary – Time BombsBest Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives TwiceBest Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)B...

Directing Award at the San Francisco Fest for Mike Leigh

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The San Francisco Film Society announces that Mike Leigh will be presented with the inaugural Founder's Directing Award at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24-May 8). The Founder's Award will be presented to Leigh at Film Society Awards Night, the annual benefit gala, on Thursday, May 1 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.The Founder's Directing Award is presented each year to one of the masters of world cinema and is given in memory of Irving M. Levin, who founded the San F...

AN INTERVIEW WITH “I’M NOT THERE” FILMMAKER TODD HAYNES

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AN INTERVIEW WITH "I'M NOT THERE" FILMMAKER TODD HAYNES By Maria Esteves - October 30, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, TimeWarner Center, Thursday, October 4, 8:30pm. Director Todd Haynes was interviewed on Monday, October 8, 3:40 pm. ME: What inspired the making of the film "I'M NOT THERE?" TH: The idea to tell Dylan's life story in multiple came to me ...

The Jury members for the San Sebastian official selection awards

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The international jury for the 55th San Sebastian Film Festival is chaired by Paul Auster (Chairman );other jury members includePERNILLA AUGUST NICOLETTA BRASCHI BAHMAN GHOBADI EDUARDO NORIEGA SUSÚ PECORARO PETER WEBBER PAUL AUSTER (Chairman) Paul Auster is the author of Travels in the Scriptorium (2007), The Brooklyn Follies (2006), Oracle Night (2003), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Red Notebook (2002), Timbuktu (1999), Mr. Vertigo (1994), Leviathan (1992), The Music of Chance (1990), Moo...

Cannes opening live on TV5 Monde

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TV5MONDE USA, America’s only 24/7 French language channel, currently, will be the sole channel in the U.S. to air live coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies at the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival.  Didier Allouch, the Los Angeles-based film correspondent for Canal Plus, will be reporting from the Festival as part of TV5MONDE’s coverage. On May 16, 2007, TV5Monde will broadcast the opening ceremony live via satellite from Cannes.  Red carpet arrivals will commence at 12:45 p...

Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

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“El Laberinto del Fauno” and“Un Franco, 14 Pesetas” are the winners Asian and hispanic cinema rule in a fantastic edition of the Oporto festival -Fantasporto The Mexicano Guillermo del Toro wins again the main prize, the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2007 for the Best Fantasy Film, following his triumph in 1994 with his first film, Cronos. The now Oscar-winner director of “El Laberinto del Fauno” has convinced the Jury.Also a winner, but  of the Directors Week, the Spanish “Un Franco, 1...

Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

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El Laberinto del Fauno and Un Franco, 14 Pesetas are the winners!Asian and hispanic cinema rule in a fantastic edition of the Oporto festival -Fantasporto The Mexicano Guillermo del Toro wins again the main prize, the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2007 for the Best Fantasy Film, following his triumph in 1994 with his first film, Cronos. The now Oscar-winner director of El Laberinto del Fauno has convinced the Jury.Also a winner, but of the Directors Week, the Spanish Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, marks the s...

EFP Screenings Return To New York

EFP Delegation at Pusan Film Festival Friday, October 20----European Film Promotion, the pan-European promotion organization that represents the national film promotion agencies of over 30 European countries, is returning to New York for the third time with industry screenings of four excellent new European films. The goal of the program is to present new European films to New York-based film distributors, festival programmers and film critics. The four films will be presented on October 23rd a...

San Sebastian post-mortem on split prize

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AN SEBASTIAN POST-MORTEM SPLIT TOP PRIZE QUESTIONED AND LACK OF STARS LAMENTEDIn my last report I got so carried away by the phenomenom of Bahman Ghobadi's second straight Golden Concha Best-Film prize, that I failed to mention that the award was an "ex-aequo" or shared award. I did, however, note that it might come in for some discussion in the post-festival press -- which, in fact, it did ---Bigtime!The top prize was shared with Mr. Ghobadi by Martial Fougeron of France for "Mon fils à moi" (...

A Cock and Bull Story wins Golden Tulip at İstanbul

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A Cock and Bull Story wins Golden Tulip at İstanbulDeneuve and Depardıeu attend closing ceremony Michael Winterbottom’s “A Cock and Bull Story” won the Istanbul International Film Festival’s premier award, the Golden Tulip at a gala evening broadcast live over Turkish national television over the weekend and attended by Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.The movie was selected because of the “simplicity, invention and humour with which it successfully adapts a notoriousl...

Highfalls fest focuses on achievements of women in the industry

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A winner of 13 Australian “Oscars,” a French thriller that played in the prestigious closing night slot at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, and the latest documentary from the woman who took the doc form into the mainstream are among the more than 50 narrative, documentary and short films to be screened at the 2005 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place in Rochester, NY, November 9-13. High Falls is a festival with a difference – its mission. Susan B. Anthony lived in Roches...

Chicago warming up with spicy line up

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41st Chicago International Film Festival: October 6-20, 2005 An overview of the film line up.Film titles reveal a sexy edge with bits of romance, kiss, addictions, sex addictions, housewarming, The Courage to Love in the Buried Forest at Bee Season and a hidden blade to finish with 2 aurora...Addictions and SubtractionIn Addictions and Subtractions (Columbia/Spain), director Victor Gaviria probes a hot-topic issue that few Latin American filmmakers dare to explore: drugs. This is the stunning ch...

Oporto International Film Festival: Fantasporto awards Nothing

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25th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival – Fantasporto has closed its doors on Saturday, again with more than 100,000 spectators.FANTASPORTO 2005 AWARDSVINCENZO NATALI DOES IT AGAIN!OFFICIAL SECTION FANTASY CINEMAThe Canadian director Vincenzo Natali does it again! After “Cube” and “Cypher” he wins the Fantasporto 2005 Grand Prix Best Film Award of the Official Fantasy Section, with the movie “Nothing”. The Best Film Award of the Director’s Week was the South-Korean...

Istanbul Golden Tulip for 2 (Gilles' wife/Kohi Jikou )

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Awards of the 24th International İstanbul Film FestivalINTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONThe International Jury of the 24th International İstanbul Film Festival was presided over by Jane Campion (director, New Zealand) and composed of Valentina Cervi (actress, Italy), Jan Chapman (producer, Australia), Meltem Cumbul (actress, Turkey), Robert Daudelin (film critic, Canada), Monty Montgomery (producer, USA) and Yeşim Ustaoğlu (director, Turkey). The GOLDEN TULIP Award has been given ex ...

Vicenzi (Cube, Cypher...) wins again at Fantasporto

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25th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival – Fantasporto has closed its doors on Saturday, again with more than 100,000 spectators.FANTASPORTO 2005 AWARDSThe Canadian director Vincenzo Natali does it again! After “Cube” and “Cypher” he wins the Fantasporto 2005 Grand Prix Best Film Award of the Official Fantasy Section, with the movie “Nothing”. The Best Film Award of the Director’s Week was the South-Korean action/thriller movie “Old Boy”, by Chan-Wook Park. In t...

Oporto festival closes with 112 000 spectators

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24th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival ­ Fantasporto hasclosed its doors on Saturday, again with more than 100,000 spectators.SOUTH KOREA, DANEMARK AND SPAIN SHARE THE AWARDS LIST IN FANTASPORTO 2004Spanish cinema with KILLING WORDS and EL OUTRO LADO DE LA CAMA, and SouthKorean cinema with A TALE OF TWO SISTERS and ACACIA are on the path tosuccess in Fantasporto. Also the Danish cinema, a frequent visit at Oporto(which presented and awarded in past editions the first films to co...
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