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the Cannes Film Festival

Short Film Corner

For the past three years the Cannes Film Festival has officially included the Short Film Corner, which litterally takes up an entire corner of the rez-de-chaussé of the Marché du Film. This year there are 930 short films representing 73 different countries, ranging in all types of genres including drama, comedy, documentary, animation, family, action/adventure, science-fiction, thriller, musical, romance, erotic, historical...and even more that can't quite be categorized. The films range from...

Dubai International Film Festival Goes Competitive

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Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced a new segment that will allow filmmakers to compete for jury prizes.Providing details of the competition categories and submission dates, Neil Stephenson, CEO, Dubai International Film Festival said, “DIFF’s decision to add a competitive component is part of the Festival’s strategy to evolve into an important destination for creative excellence in Arab cinema. “DIFF is developing into a major film event and has a responsibility to ...

The Search For (Some, Any) News on Cannes......

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During my current experiment of trying to "do" Cannes while not actually being there (in others words, virtually if not physically), it is quite astonishing to me that so little actual coverage is available to the average American consumer. Yes, we did catch a glimpse of Tom Hanks on the red carpet, and read much speculation about the fate of THE DA VINCI CODE, but it seems that anything that is not part of the tyranny of celebrity gossip finds scant space in American newspapers or television s...

Doing the Cannes Cannes.....from 5000 Miles Away

For several personal reasons, I am not attending the Cannes Film Festival this year, a sojourn that I have taken more than 15 times in the last 20 years. So, here I sit nearly 5000 miles and six time zones away, remembering previous Croisette crawls and still feeling the rumblings of an event like no other in the film business. I remember the long, meandering walks along the famously crowded Croisette, the flop sweat of rushing from one meeting to another interview, the exasperation of negotia...

EFP welcomes new member from Romania

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European Film Promotion (EFP) once again is reaching further East. The ROMANIAN FILM PROMOTION Association (APFR) has joined EFP, the European-wide network of film promotion and export organisations, during the 59th Cannes International Film Festival. In February 2006, the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE and the SLOVAK FILM INSTITUTE were the most recent organisations to become a member of EFP which now has 27 member organisations. EFP is financially supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union....

The Da Vinci Code: Fact, myth, fiction & religion

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THE DA VINCI CODE COCKTAIL – FACT, MYTH, FICTION & RELIGION Fuelled by controversy both within its covers and in the courts, The Da Vinci Code arrives on our screens with its intoxicating mix of fact, myth, fiction and religion, crowned by the honour of opening the Cannes film festival. Andrew L. Urban explores the duality behind the phenomenon, and the filmmakers discuss the core elements that drive this religion flavoured adventure thriller. There’s nothing new about Jesus surviving t...

The Da Vinci Code arrives to Cannes

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THE DA VINCI CODE COCKTAIL – FACT, MYTH, FICTION & RELIGION Fuelled by controversy both within its covers and in the courts, The Da Vinci Code arrives on our screens with its intoxicating mix of fact, myth, fiction and religion, crowned by the honour of opening the Cannes film festival. Andrew L. Urban explores the duality behind the phenomenon, and the filmmakers discuss the core elements that drive this religion flavoured adventure thriller.There’s nothing new about Jesus surviving the cru...

McLaren Retrospective in Official Selection at Cannes

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For the first time, Cannes Classics will feature an animator, and the honour goes to Norman McLaren, who won the Short Film Palme d’or in 1955 with Blinkity Blank. A selection of 13 McLaren films has been put together in homage to the great filmmaker and to celebrate 65 years of animation at the National Film Board of Canada. Jacques Bensimon, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB, said, “McLaren’s genius continues to amaze us. Every film in this program underscores the ...

Fondation LibanCinéma at the Film Market

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For the second consecutive year, the Fondation LibanCinéma (FLC) is taking part in the Cannes Film Festival by participating in the Film Market, thus providing Lebanese cinema with a bridge towards the international market. Three screenings illustrating the diversity of Lebanese film production are organized as follows: May 23rd at 4 pm, Palais F, 115 mn: Bosta by Philippe Aractingi, best box-office of the year. May 23rd at 8:30 pm, Palais G, 88m:A perfect day by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil...

Marché du Film in Cannes ready

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In complement to and inseparable from the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film is home to the international motion-picture trade. Each and every year, it welcomes producers, international sales agents, distributors and financiers alike hailing from more than 80 different countries. In 2006, the Film Market should top the bar of 10,000 attendees. This steady increase has made the Film Market the world's number-one meeting-place for motion-picture industry professionals. With over 1,400 scree...

Films supported by the Göteborg Film Festival in competition in Cannes

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This year four directors supported by the Göteborg Film Festival Fund will be presenting films in the Cannes Film Festivals official programme. One of the twenty films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is Summer Palace by the Chinese director Lou Ye, who has previously visited the Göteborg Film Festival with his award winning Sozhou he, the very first film to be completed with financial support from the Göteborg Film Festival Fund. When Paz Encina presents her first film ...

Göteborg Fund Films in Competition at Cannes

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This year four directors supported by the Göteborg Film Festival Fund will be presenting films in the Cannes Film Festival's official programme.One of the twenty films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is Summer Palace by the Chinese director Lou Ye, who has previously visited the Göteborg Film Festival with his award winning Sozhou he, the very first film to be completed with financial support from the Göteborg Film Festival Fund. When Paz Encina presents her first film in C...

News from the Marché du Film

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In complement to and inseparable from the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film is home to the international motion-picture trade. Each and every year, it welcomes producers, international sales agents, distributors and financiers alike hailing from more than 80 different countries. In 2006, the Film Market should top the bar of 10,000 attendees. This steady increase has made the Film Market the world's number-one meeting-place for motion-picture industry professionals. With over 1,400 screeni...

Goteborg Film Festival Fund supports new projects

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Since seven years the Göteborg Film Festival in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) manage a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. During the next year a total amount of four million SEK (aprox. 450 000 €) will be distributed as development support, postproduction support and contributions towards training, education and organization of technical facilities in the film area. This week the fund’s selection c...

2006 Florida Film Festival Award Winners

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A weekend of awards and tributes at the 15th Florida Film Festival close the 10-day long event, held in Orlando, Florida. At Friday evening’s Festival Revel celebration, held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando, the first-ever Florida Film Festival American Visionary Award was presented to legendary director John Waters. Dubbed the "Pope of Trash" by William Burroughs, John Waters has gained phenomenal international renown as writer and director of wildly original, irreverent, and offbeat p...

Istanbul International Film Festival announces juries

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Istanbul International Film Festival announces juries and special programs to mark 25th editionNew section for women’s films also announcedISTANBUL - The jury for the International Golden Tulip competition of the 25th International Istanbul Film Festival will be chaired by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, the accomplished French director known for his period films and in particular for his Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Gérard Depardieu. Other members of the jury include: Prune Engler, director of the La ...

FEST, The International Film Festival

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If the Cannes Film Festival represents the culture of central Europe, for the film media, there are several international film festivals in Europe and the world, and one in Eastern Europe, the International Film Festival FEST in Serbia and Montenegro. FEST, The International Film Festival takes place in Belgrade and has the long 34-year-old tradition. During its 34 years, this festival hosted big names in the filmmaking show business. It is not easy to promote the world cultural co-operation, in...

David Shor new Tahoe/Reno Festival President

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The Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival (T-RIFF) today announced that David Shor, managing director of Labrador Media Group and Labrador Pictures of Santa Barbara, California has become president of its board of directors. The Festival will be held Aug. 23-27, 2006 in Lake Tahoe.In announcing the appointment of Shor, Katrina Wilson, founder and executive director of the festival said, “It’s no secret that the Festival was a huge hit last season; it was voted by the Lake Tahoe community as...

Hungarian Film Week opens with István Szabó’s Relatives

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The traditional showcase of the Hungarian film production of the year, the 37th edition of the Hungarian Film Week will be held in Budapest between January 31 – February 7, 2005. This year nearly 120 foreign professionals accepted the invitation from Magyar Filmunió to the Hungarian Film Week that plays an outstanding part in the international promotion of Hungarian films. The foreign critics’ Gene Moskowitz Award will be handed over at the final ceremony on 7th February.The traditional sho...

Dubai line up includes awards winners from Cannes, Berlin...

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The second Dubai International Film Festival begins on Sunday, December 11, and will feature 98 films including features, retrospectives and short films until Saturday, December 17The award-winning films are from a variety of genres and traditions, from American independent to African contemporary, Chinese drama to German-Lebanese documentary. An additional seven films are also on the short-list for next year’s Academy Award (Oscar) nominations. The Festival’s Opening Gala film, Paradise Now...

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," premieres in Capri

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TOMMY LEE JONES' THREE BURIALS PREMIERES IN ITALY AT CAPRI AFTER WINNINGTWO PRIZES AT CANNES; CRISTINA COMENCINI'S DON'T TELL, INAUGURATES SCREENINGS AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD DECEMBER 26"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," The current work of Oscar-winning actor and first-time director Tommy Lee Jones, will receive its Italian premiere at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo International Festival Film on the Isle of Capri December 27-January 2.The film, produced by Luc Besson (01 Distribution), ...

Up in smoke: Havana at the Brighton Film Festival

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This year’s CINECITY, the Brighton Film Festival (17 November – 4 December), presents a season of ten films - nine features and one short, including: Havana Blues the ‘Buena Vista Social Club for the MTV Generation’; the epic 1964 Soviet/Cuban collaboration I am Cuba, and the 2005 Spanish box office smash and Cannes Film Festival winner, Viva Cuba – all of which explore Havana, the capital of Cuba – providing a rare chance to see both new and classic films from the cinema of a revolu...

Northern Lights Film Festival 2005 opens with ambitions

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Now into its third year and firmly established as one of the highlights in the North East’s cultural calendar – this year’s Northern Lights Film Festival (17-24 November) – promises to be bigger and better than ever before with over 90 screenings from 12 Northern European countries in various locations throughout the North East. Northern Lights Film Festival celebrates the North East’s historical links with Northern Europe and the Baltic countries and gives audiences the opportunity to...

Isabelle Huppert conquers Manhattan

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Isabelle Huppert, one of international cinema’s greatest and most enigmatic actresses, is single handedly conquering Manhattan this month, as the screen icon makes her American stage debut and is feted by the Museum of Modern Art with a staggeringly impressive survey of her best cinematic accomplishments.Ms. Huppert, who turns 50 this year, yet maintains an ageless beauty and mystery to her screen persona, can be seen both in the flesh and on the screen at different venues in New York. At the ...

Warsaw International Film Festival honours Wenders

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21st WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL7-16 October 2005The programme of this year’s Festival, which will last 10 days, includes 130 film premieres from 50 countries. The festival cinemas are the Relax, Luna (rooms A and B), Silver Screen (rooms 3 and 4), and Kultura.PROGRAMMEHonouring the opening of the 21st WIFF with his presence will be Wim Wenders, one of the greatest artists of world cinema, president of the European Film Academy. He will present his latest picture, Don’t Come Knocking;...
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