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Frenchie Jaoui Look at me" opens the NY Festival

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JAOUI OPENS NEW YORK FILM FESTIVALThe 42nd edition of the New York Film Festival opened this past weekend, with one of its most diverse and anticipated slates in recent years. Featuring an exciting mix of the new works of acknowledged film masters and fresh discoveries, the Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is generally acknowledged as the crown jewel of film events in a city that boasts more than 25 film festivals during the year. “It is the gold standard as far as Ne...

Toronto Biz Buzz final

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As the Toronto International Film Festival came to a close yesterday with the announcements of its awards, there continued to be business announcements of new distribution deals that will bring many Toronto highlights into North American cinemas later this year.PALM PICTURES PICKS UP MEXICAN FILMIndie distributor Palm Pictures announced the pick up of North American rights to Cronicas,a Mexico-Ecuador co-production which debuted earlier this year in the Cannes Film Festival'sUn Certain Regard se...

Toronto film buzz 1

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TORONTO BIZ BUZZ 1SONY PICTURES CLASSICS HAS A RECORD TORONTOThe first few days of the Toronto International Film Festival has seen a spurt of buying for US distributor Sony Pictures Classics. The company already has a record six films screening in Toronto, including Festival opener Being Julia (directed by Istvan Szabo), Pedro Almodovar’s Bad Education, Zhang Jimou’s House of Flying Daggers, John Duigan’s Head In The Clouds, and Al Pacino-starrer The Merchant of Venice, has announced som...

Mike Leigh's Vera Drake wins Golden Lion

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Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake" won the coveted "Leone d’Oro" - Golden Lion - at the 61st Venice International Film Festival, presided over by John Boorman, jury president. The awards were announced at the closing ceremony September 11. Imelda Staunton who plays Vera Drake, a midwife in the 1950's prosecuted for "helping young girls and women in trouble" won the Coppa Volpi, best actress award. There is an irony in the award of the Golden Lion to Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake". Tod Solondz "Palindro...

Toronto opens with Being Julia

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Toronto International Film Festival Opens with BEING JULIAThe 29th annual Toronto International Film Festival is one of the largest Festivals in the world. Not a Market unlike the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto highlights films from all around the world with a focus on film and less hype. With 328 films that will screen during the 29th Toronto International Film Festival, over half are World Premieres. The Festival is set to run from September 9th to the 18th 2004, in Toronto, Canada and the ...

Palm Springs Short Festival awards to students

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Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films & Film Market Announces Ten Student Awards To Be Presented By Kodak The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Film Market and Kodak will continue to honor the best in student filmmaking with ten awards including The Kodak Award For Best Student Cinematography. The first place winner of the Best Student Cinematography Award will receive an invitation to attend the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival to showcase a clip of their...

The International Juries of the 61st Venice Fest

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The international juries of the 61st Venice Film Festival Venezia 61. - Venezia Orizzonti - Venezia Cinema Digitale Venezia 61 - Golden Lion John Boorman (UK, President). Director. He began his career as a documentary filmmaker in 1955 at the BBC. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes in 1998 for The General (the story of an Irish criminal) and in 1970 for Leo the Last (with Marcello Mastroianni). What stands out in his work is his great iconographic and narrative talent. Since his first Ame...

Locarno took an explicit political turn this year

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Locarno International Film Festival 2004It is common knowledge since Lenin's famous statement that film and politics are very intricately connected. This was nicely demonstrated by this year's Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. More surprisingly, this year even the Locarno Film Festival, traditionally associated with young, off mainstream and world cinema, also took an explicitly political turn. The Locarno Film Festival was always the odd one out on the European festival scene. After the ...

Untold Scandal replaces 2046 as EIFF closing film

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The 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced a new Closing Night film for 2004 ­ the UK Premiere of Untold Scandal ­ E J-yong˜s magnificent South Korean remake of Dangerous Liaisons, replacing Wong Kar-Wai˜s 2046, which will not finish editing until the beginning of September. In addition to forfeiting its UK premiere at EIFF˜s Closing Night, 2046 is also unavailable to screen at Toronto, Vancouver and San Sebastian Film Festivals, and will now be released in the UK in Janua...

Giant Shrek 2 closes Karlovy Vary 29th edition

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KVIFF CULMINATING IN A GIANTThe gala closing of the 39th Karlovy Vary IFF has included a screening of the film which was premiered at the Cannes film festival – the second part of the successful animated film SHREK 2, which will be launched into local distribution straight after the festival. The only thing this kind-hearted ogre longs for is to live in peace, far far away from people in his smelly swamp. Parents of Princess Fiona whose heart Shrek won in the first part change their mind and ...

Better Housekeeping - Slamdance best opening now

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SLAMDANCE ON THE ROAD PRESENTS FRANK NOVAK’S BETTER HOUSEKEEPING AT THE LOS ANGELES ARCHLIGHT OPENING FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2004Audiences will finally have a chance to see Frank Novak’s award winning and critically acclaimed feature BETTER HOUSEKEEPING which opens at the ArcLight in Los Angeles, Friday, July 16, 2004. Novak’s comedic, humanizing portrait of working class domestic life gone awry is being distributed by newly formed Slamdance On The Road. Originally, The Shooting Gallery agreed t...

Peter Aalbæk Jensen named producer of the year

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Focus on Europe, organized by MEDIA Salles within Cinema Expo International 2004, at Amsterdam, concluded with the presentation of the “European Producer of the Year” award, given to Peter Aalbæk Jensen of Zentropa Entertainments.During the final Gala of CEI 2004, in fact, Domenico Dinoia, President of MEDIA Salles, presented Aalbæk Jensen with the recognition “for his determining role in the valorisation of Danish cinema on a worldwide level”. Together with the director Lars Von Trier...

Pirate in the Cannes bay

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Sean Cronin the producer of the modern-day action film 'Pirate.' is sailing the pirate ship The Reaper to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the movie and to dwarf all the plastic-fantastic yachts in the bay?PIRATE is an action/adventure/suspense/thriller. A powerful, violent and bloodthirsty tale of modern day pirating. A 21st Century swashbuckler with treasure, adventure, keel hauls and mutiny, but now with the added advantage of navigational devices and anti-tracking systems.Character drive...

VIP Suite Cannes opens

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VIP Suite Returns to Cannes Ready to Pamper the Festival's A-List asOfficial Sponsor of Cannes Film Festival-Buyers Lounge VIP Suite, the exclusive pampering haven, returns to Cannes and is once again set to host A-List celebrities attending the legendary Cannes Film Festival. Although lavish in concept, VIP Suite is still classically simple. Before all the festival parties and premieres, VIPs are treated to opulent treatments, which include royal services from celebrity stylist Leslie Halpin, e...

Rio Film Fest celebrate Brazilian Cinema in Cannes

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Rio Film Festival comes to Cannes to Celebrate Brazilian CinemaTribute to Brazilian Cinema (May 16 - 20) Marks 40 Years of Cinema Novo with screenings and visits by leading directors and filmmakers.The Rio Film Festival (Festival do Rio), now firmly established as the leading film festival in Latin America which brings together local filmmakers and the international cinema community, is partnering with the Cannes Film Festival 2004 to highlight the expanding outreach of Brazilian film in a 5 day...

Quentin for President

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Quentin Tarantino will preside over the Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes. Selected for the first time in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, he's back in Cannes 10 years after receiving the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction (1994).Quentin Tarantino stated : “For a filmmaker and film lover there's no greater honour than to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. To be President is both a magnificent honour and a magnificent responsibility. And also the crowning achievement of a lifetime spent in cinemat...

Tribeca awards to The Green Hat

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2004The third edition of New York’s newest film cultural event, the Tribeca Film Festival, came to a star-studded finale this weekend as a host of celebrities honored the winners of top Festival awards at a gala ceremony and party in lower Manhattan. THE GREEN HAT, a film exploring its characters struggles to transcend traditional definitions of love in the new China, won two awards for Best Narrative Film and Best New Filmmaker for first-time Chinese director Liu Sen Dou...

Tribute to Brazilian cinema

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A TRIBUTE TO BRAZILIAN CINEMA: 40 YEARS OF CINEMA NOVO: PROGRAMMEAn initiative between the Cannes Film Festival and the Rio Festival, represented at Cannes by executive director, Ilda Santiago, Tribute To Brazilian Cinema will centre on a celebratory 40th anniversary screening of Brazilian cinema master filmmaker Glauber Rocha's Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil), long considered one of finest examples of Latin cinema.Further films which will have a place in the tribute p...

Cala My Dog gets 9 Chinese awards nominations

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CALA, MY DOG! Wins Five Chinese Film Media Awards For Celestial PicturesCala, My Dog!, won in five of the nine categories that the film was nominated at the 4th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Shenzhen, China on 25 April, 2004. The five awards Cala swept home for Celestial were:Best FilmBest Director: Lu XuechangBest Actor: Ge YouBest Supporting Actress: Li QinqinMost Popular Actor in the Mainland (Silver): Ge You A delighted William Pfeiffer, CEO of Celestial ...

A selection of 9 German film screens in Cannes under Next Generation

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NEXT GENERATION 2004This year will be the seventh time that the Export-Union of German Cinema is presenting a selection of short films by German film students under the banner of "Next Generation" at the Cannes Film Festival.The 2004 edition of the "Next Generation" short film programme will be shown to an audience of industry professionals on Sunday, May 16, at 8.00 p.m. in the STAR Cinema. The programme comprises nine productions from eight academies and was compiled as usual by an expert jury...

Pirate in the Cannes bay

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Sean Cronin the producer of the modern-day action film 'Pirate.' is sailing the pirate ship The Reaper to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the movie and to dwarf all the plastic-fantastic yachts in the bay?PIRATE is an action/adventure/suspense/thriller. A powerful, violent and bloodthirsty tale of modern day pirating. A 21st Century swashbuckler with treasure, adventure, keel hauls and mutiny, but now with the added advantage of navigational devices and anti-tracking systems.Character drive...

De Lovely: Cannes Festival closing film

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The Cannes Film Festival celebrates MGM's 80th Anniversary with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in Cole Porter musical. De-lovely a musical biography of American composer Cole Porter directed by Irwin Winkler, will crown the 2004 Cannes Film Festival with music after the Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 22nd, 2004. The film will screen that evening as an official selection out-of-competition. De-lovely stars Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Pryce in addition to some of today's biggest pop and ...

Weaving, de Heer present the old man who read love stories

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HUGO WEAVING JOINS ROLF DE HEER ON STAGE AT POPCORN TAXIJoin two of Australia's most accomplished filmmakers for a sneak preview of THE OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES, which stars RICHARD DREYFUSS, HUGO WEAVING (THE MATRIX, LORD OF THE RINGS, PROOF, BABE, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA - QUEEN OF THE DESERT) and TIMOTHY SPALL. The preview screening will be followed by a special, Popcorn Taxi style, on stage conversation and audience Q&A with ROLF DE HEER and HUGO WEAVING led by film journalist MI...

Tarantino to Head Cannes Jury 2004

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This year Quentin Tarantino will head the jury at Cannes and he'sthrilled. "For a film maker and film lover, there's no greater honourthan to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival--the crowningachievement of a lifetime spent in cinematic obsession - a magnificentobsession". Tarantino is sure to take to the task with relish. But whatever happened to Jodie Foster, who was 'mortified' two years ago that she had to cancel being the head of the jury in order to be in "Panic Room: by David Finch...

Quentin Tarantino will preside Cannes Jury

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Quentin Tarantino will preside over the Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes, to be held May 12-23, 2004. Selected for the first time in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, he's back in Cannes 10 years after receiving the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction (1994).Quentin Tarantino stated : “For a filmmaker and film lover there's no greater honour than to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. To be President is both a magnificent honour and a magnificent responsibility. And also the crowning achievement of...
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