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Montenegro and Russia to join the EFP network

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Montenegro and Russia have been accepted as the newest member countries ofEuropean Film Promotion (EFP). At the last meeting in Hamburg (Germany), the EFP members decided to welcome the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and theRussian Cinema Fund, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation into the pan-European network. As of 2013, EFP will be uniting 35 promotion organisations from 36 countries to promote and market films and talent from across Europe unde...

ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY / DISTINGUISHED RUSSIAN DIRECTOR / WRAPS HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY YEAR WITH A BANG

-OFFICIAL DDA PRESS RELEASE- ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY / DISTINGUISHED RUSSIAN DIRECTOR / WRAPS HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY YEAR WITH A BANG   The celebrations concluded in style as award-winning film and theatre director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY wrapped his UK retrospective tour on November 21. A popular screening of his multi-award-winning Uncle Vanya at Warwick Arts Centre marked the final stop in a year-long series of international events and screenings which have taken place across Russia, Slovakia, B...

Andrei Konchalovsky wrapped in the UK his international year long retrospective tour

The celebrations concluded in style as award-winning film and theatre director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY wrapped his UK retrospective tour on November 21. A popular screening of his multi-award-winning Uncle Vanya at Warwick Arts Centre marked the final stop in a year-long series of international events and screenings which have taken place across Russia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Montreal, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid and Cannes to celebrate his 75th birthday. The UK retrospective also witnessed ...

The members of the Jury - FNC

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AWARDS AND JURY 2012 Sélection internationale Louve d’or presented by Quebecor  Best feature film in the International Sélection ($15,000 cash from Québecor) Prix d’interprétation Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Sélection Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Best feature in the International Sélection Prix de l’innovation - Daniel L...

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy highlights

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 Finland’s largest film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, is organized for the 25th time from September 20th until 30th, 2012. The year of celebration brings along a quality programme consisting of more than 180 feature films and 80 short films. An exceptionally big part of the programme comprises of films screened in Finland exclusively at HIFF. The Opening Film of HIFF 2012 is the appraised BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. The visual masterpiece...

The Durban International Film Festival returns

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The Durban International Film Festival returns for its 33rd year to celebrate the magic of cinema in all its beauty and diversity. From the 19th to the 29th July, Durban will be illuminated by the glow of the silver screen, with over 290 screenings in 10 venues across the city. Alongside world-class cinema from across the globe, comprising 80 feature films, 40 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul will preside the Jury for the Locarno competition

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Thai director, screenwriter, producer and videomaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be Jury President for the Concorso internazionale (International competition) at the 65th Festival del film Locarno.   © Chaisiri Jiwarangsan Born in 1970, Apichatpong Weerasethakul holds a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Apichatpong Weerasethakul has come to be recognized as one of the most original v...

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

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Thai Cinema Night took off on day three of the Cannes Film Festival. A special screening of Mekong Hotel, the latest film of the 2010 Palme d'Or recipient Apichatpong Weerasethakul preceded the event. In the audience of the Salle de Soixante was French veteran film director Agnes Varda. The film touches on the theme of reincarnation of his previous film LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). Another of his films featured at Cannes was Tropical Malady (2004).C...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY

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Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival.     Q: Was it easier to make your second film?   Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it&r...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY at Cannes

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Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Q: Was it easier to make your second film? Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it’s not money or...

'Thai Night Cannes 2012'

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    'Thai Night' On Friday, May 18th, 2012, her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi spoke to press and invited guests at the prestigious ‘Thai Night’ event during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton and was held to honor and promote filmmaking in Thailand. New Thai Cinema has recently put itself on the map with a burgeoning of national Thai cinema which became mo...

Thai Night Cannes 2012

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'Thai Night' On Friday, May 18th, 2012, her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi spoke to press and invited guests at the prestigious ‘Thai Night’ event during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton and was held to honor and promote filmmaking in Thailand. New Thai Cinema has recently put itself on the map with a burgeoning of national Thai cinema which became most famous with the 2010 ...

The Cannes 2012 award winners comments

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After the presentation of the awards at the the closing ceremony, the award winners met for a press conference. One by one, they answered questions from  journalists. Excerpts. Michael Haneke, winner of the Palme d'or for Love (Amour) The story I tell is based on the promise my wife and I made to each other: not to separate in a situation like the one in the film. We see that all the time and it is a widespread problem. I experienced it in my own family and that is what pushed me to mak...

After The Battle: a Film Review

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    Xan Brooks from The Guardian says, "Veteran director Yousry Nasrallah makes a melodrama out of a crisis in After The Battle, a film hewn from the headlines of the Egyptian revolution that crash-lands in the Cannes competition on the basis of its urgent topicality, a heart-on-sleeve narrative, and not a whole lot else. Try as I might, I can't see it troubling the judges."A producer from the Short Film Corner at the 65th Cannes Film Festival said that it was a g...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new LomoKino camera in Cannes today and discussing his short Ashes

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  Filmmaker and 2010 Palme d’Or winner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is presenting the new MUBI edition LomoKino camera in Cannes today (Saturday 19 May), and discussing his new short film ASHES, which he shot on a LomoKino. The first ever clone of the popular hand-cranked analogue movie camera is designed by MUBI and endorsed and signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  His 20 minute short film ASHES shot on the camera is a first step into production by MUBI, the global online film pla...

International coalition of three film Academies: EFA APSA and AACTA|AFI

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced the formation of an international coalition of three film Academies: the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), the European Film Academy (EFA), and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA|AFI). Members from this foundation of academies will have the opportunity to share valuable experience, knowledge and collaborate on international projects. Academy members from the EFA and AACTA have been named as pa...

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

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Thai Cinema Night took off on day three of the Cannes Film Festival.  A special screening of Mekong Hotel, the latest film of the 2010 Palme d'Or recipient Apichatpong Weerasethakul preceded the event. In the audience of the Salle de Soixante was French veteran film director Agnes Varda.  The film touches on the theme of reincarnation of his previous film LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). Another of his films featured at Cannes was Tropical Malady (...

Interview with actor and producer of short film "The Percipient," Joseph Baird

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  Joseph Baird, 28, acted in and produced "The Percipient," a short film competing in the Cannes Court Metrage at the Cannes Film Festival. "The Percipient"is 29 minutes long and centers on a boy named Jack who recently lost his father  in Afghanistan. When Jack receives a teddy bear as a gift from his mother, strange things start happening around the  house. Jack swears he's not the culprit, but he always gets blamed. When Jack tells his mother about his friend who...

"But he has seven badges."

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Thursday night the Cannes Film Festival began its Cinéma de la Plage series of late night screenings on the beach.  The first movie to be shown was Dr. No, a 1962 James Bond film starring Sean Connery and directed by Terrence Young.  The beach side viewing drew large crowds of locals, tourists and even industry members. In fact, some industry members who came to the beach to watch the classic Bond film caused a bigger scene than the fireworks that intermittently erupted over the Mediterran...

Thai Cinema Night at Cannes

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Thai Cinema Night took off on day three of the Cannes Film Festival.  A special screening of Mekong Hotel, the latest film of the 2010 Palme d'Or recipient Apichatpong Weerasethakul preceded the event. In the audience of the Salle de Soixante was French veteran film director Agnes Varda.  The film touches on the theme of reincarnation of his previous film LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). Another of his films featured at Cannes was Tropical Malady (2004...

Cannes Movie Stars Lounge at 65th Festival de Cannes

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        During the 65th edition of the Festival de Cannes the Cannes Movie Stars Lounge will be set up at the Hotel Martinez.Cannes Movie Stars Lounge stems from the success of the Venetian project and will be a working area for talents, film professionals, journalists and photographers. Thanks to the collaboration of the major publicist companies and PRs the Lounge will host the press activities of some of the mo...

Urban Culturalist in Cannes: Surviving the festival

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Marche Forville In the real world, festivals for most attendees are more hard work than glamorous non-stop parties. For those of us who struggle to find time for anything but work over the first stretch of the Cannes Marche du Film, here are a few survival tips that have always helped me: 1. Carry water and bring a lunch. The two things that will keep you going throughout the day are also the things that tend to get put off til later... and you realize that at 6pm, you haven't had ...

Urban Culturalist in Cannes: Surviving the festival

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Marche Forville In the real world, festivals for most attendees are more hard work than glamorous non-stop parties. For those of us who struggle to find time for anything but work over the first stretch of the Cannes Marche du Film, here are a few survival tips that have always helped me: 1. Carry water and bring a lunch. The two things that will keep you going throughout the day are also the things that tend to get put off til later... and you realize that at 6pm, you haven't had an...

27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

Cannes Classics 2012 welcomes cannes legends

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                                                      Agnès Varda, Universal Pictures, Robert De Niro, John Boorman, Andrei Konchalovsky, Roman Polanski, the World Cinema Foundation, Jerry Lewis, Lawrence of Arabia, Claude Miller, Nastassja Kinski, Alfred Hitchcock, Keisuke Kinoshita, The Dance Cinematheque, Roberto...
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