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“Charles Thompson is a Godsend. I’m fortunate to have started out in media under the tutelage of Charles almost a decade ago now. I was there when Screen Nation was in its infancy and I’m privileged to still be a part of it all albeit as a supporter of this year’s event where another of my mentors (Menelik Shabazz) will be rightly honoured also. I have a lot of time for Charles who in turn has shown a lot of time for me and for so many people in the film industry who would’ve taken g...

Heart Breaking and Beautiful: Anita Killi's Angry Man

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Showing at San Francisco animation Film Festival 2010What is it about animation that can capture emotion and feeling so well? I suppose it's just the theme I have been talking about: subjectivity. Because so much attention to detail is paid by the creator to every single frame in animation, there's a lot of room for her/him to display the kind of feeling she/he means to and the world we see on screen ends up being the animator's brain poured out into an animation. Whatever the case, Angry Man...

46th Chicago International Film Festival's 2010 CineYouth Festival Announces Opening Night, Workshops, and Screening Schedule

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May 6-8, 2010, Columbia College Chicago, 1104 South Wabash   Cinema/Chicago, parent organization of the 46th Chicago International Film Festival, proudly presents the 2010 CineYouth Festival. CineYouth, held May 6-8, 2010 at Columbia College Chicago (1104 South Wabash), showcases the work of filmmakers from across the country under the age of 20 and holds numerous filmmaking workshops. CineYouth kicks off with its Opening Night Celebration on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 6PM. CineYo...

46th Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Ron Howard at 2010 Summer Gala

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The 46th Chicago International Film Festival will honor Ron Howard with its Silver Hugo Career Achievement Award on June 12, 2010. During the Festival’s annual Summer Gala, the acclaimed actor, producer and director will receive the award, in recognition of his outstanding 50-year career in the film industry. Past recipients of this award have included Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, Francois Truffaut, Sigourney Weaver, Nicholas Cage, Jodie Foster, Robin Williams and Clint Eastwood. On this...

46th Chicago International Film Festival Now Accepting Entries

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O P E N  O U R  E Y E S Coming out of a dark theater, everything seems brighter. Film illuminates the world. It opens our eyes. It shows us things we don’t see every day, makes us feel things we don’t always feel. For 45 years, we’ve been committed to taking you all around the globe to discover some of the most exciting cinema the world has to offer…yours! This year, it’s more important than ever to recognize the impact of film. Across countries and languages and classes, fil...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010 Golden Bear for Best Film Bal (Honey) by Semih Kaplanoglu Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle) by Florin Serban Silver Bear - Best Director Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) Silver Bear - Best Actress Shinobu Terajima in Caterpillar (Caterpillar) by Koji Wakamatsu Silver Bear - Best Actor Grigori Dobrygin for Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer) by Alexei...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010  Golden Bear for Best Film  Bal (Honey)  by Semih Kaplanoglu Semih Kaplanoglu with his Golden Bear Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle)  by Florin Serban The director Florin Serban with his lead actors Ada Condeescu and George Pistereanu Silver Bear - Best Director  Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) P...

Berlinale 2010: International Jury announced

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The International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010. The other members of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess, José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée Zellweger As one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year ...

Berlinale International Jury headed by Werner Herzog

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The International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010.The other members of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess, José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée ZellwegerAs one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year career, ...

The Hedgehog scoops three, but Haro bags best film at Cairo

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The Hedgehog (Le Herisson) scooped three awards in Cairo last night. In only her third film as a director, Mona Achache won the Critics' Prize, Best Director and the Special Jury Prize. The Hedgehog was inspired by the eponymous novel by Muriel Barbery. The screenplay was written by Achache. The film tells the story of Renée Michel a fifty-something female concierge with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a passion for great works of literature. Paloma is a 12-year...

SHOOTING STARS 2010: EFP announces jury

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Presentation of Europe's best young actors at the 60th Berlinale         Jury member: Ana Geislerová The jury for SHOOTING STARS 2010 is now confirmed. At the end of November, Europe's 10 best up-and-coming actors will be chosen from the 21 nominations submitted by European Film Promotion's (EFP) member organisations. The SHOOTING STARS will be prese...

Precious was named the Festival's Audience Choice Award winner in Chicago

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Lee Daniels' Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push' by Sapphire takes Audience Choice Awards honors at 45th Chicago International Film Festival The Centerpiece film of the 45th Anniversary Chicago International Film Festival, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push' by Sapphire, was named the Festival's Audience Choice Award winner Friday. "Like everyone else who's seen it, I was left absolutely shattered by Precious," says founder and artistic director Michael Kutza. &qu...

2009 Hugo TV Awards wow sold-out crowd!

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On Wednesday, April 22nd, Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of the 45th Hugo Television Awards during the Hugo Awards Night at the Chicago Cultural Center. The evening was emceed by LeeAnn Trotter, Entertainment Reporter for NBC5, with awards being presented to talented artists who created internationally acclaimed television commercials and television productions. A sold-out crowd packed the Claudia Cassidy Theater. During the ceremony, commercial ...

Illinois Film Office to receive Excellence Award for TV Productions

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The 45th Chicago International Film Festival’s Hugo Television Awards is proud to announce the Illinois Film Office as this year’s honoree for Commitment to Excellence in Television Production. The Illinois Film Office will be presented with the Commitment to Excellence Award at the Hugo Television Awards on April 22nd, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center.The Illinois Film Office is honored to be selected for this award,” said Betsy Steinberg, Managing Director of the Illinois Film Office....

Chicago International Film Festival Awards

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The 44th Chicago International Film Festival is proud to announce the award winning films from this year's competition.INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITIONThe Gold Hugo – Best Film is awarded to:Hunger (UK/Ireland), directed by Steve McQueen, for its’ outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one’s belief.The Silver Hugo – Grand Jury Prize is awarded to:Tokyo Sonata (Japan/Netherlands/Hong Kong), directed by Kiyoshi Kuros...

Hugo Television Awards

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Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of the 44th Hugo Television Awards at the Hugo Awards ceremony, emceed by Bob Sirott, Anchor of NBC5 News, at the Chicago Cultural Center to a sold-out crowd of advertising and television executives. The Hugo Television Awards honored commercial production company SMUGGLER with the Commitment to Excellence Award. Renowned for its conceptual innovation, SMUGGLER has received much international acclaim, including th...

The Hugo Television Awards to Smuggler

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The Hugo Television Awards is proud to announce Smuggler as this year’s honoree for Commitment to Excellence in Television Commercials and Kartemquin Films as this year’s for Commitment to Excellence in Television Productions.Smuggler was founded by partners Brian Carmody and Patrick Milling Smith in 2002. Since its inception, Smuggler has garnered a reputation for producing groundbreaking and diverse commercial spots, campaigns, and music videos. Smuggler’s work, which includes production...

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma) new chairman with IFTA

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Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment, Inc. has been elected Chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) during the organization’s annual members meeting today, it was announced by Jean Prewitt, president and chief executive officer of IFTA. Kaufman begins his two-year term, effective today.IFTA membership also elected new Executive Committee members to two-year terms: Michael Ryan (Handmade Films International and former IFTA Chairman) to Vice Chairman and Paul Hertzberg (Ci...

Asian Cinema On The Ascendant

 Friday, July 14-------Three films from Asia that have made waves on the international film festival circuit are opening in New York this weekend, and will roll out to other cities in North America during the next few weeks. The widely different films point to the continued renaissance of Asian cinema as a world force and the ambitious and risk-taking aesthetic of a new generation of Asian directors.Of the three filmmakers, the South Korean director Kim Ki-Duk is probably the best known in this...

Jackson Hole Wildlife announces jury

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce its selection of the final jury who will determine the winners of the Film Competition associated with the 2007 Festival. This year’s Festival will take place on October 1-6, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHWFF plays host to an unparalleled competition, celebrating the finest examples of natural history filmmaking. To win an award in Jackson is a prestigious honor. Hundreds of filmmakers and broadcasters from around the world compete...

Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television

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On Thursday, April 12, Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of the 43rd Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television during the ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center. An original component of the annual Chicago International Film Festival, The Hugos celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the medium. Taking place in the sold-out Claudia Cassidy Theater, the evening was emceed by Bob Sirott, Anchor of NBC5 Ne...

Hugo television awards

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Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, will be presenting the 43rd Annual Hugo Television Awards on Thursday, April 12 beginning at 5:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater. NBC5 news anchor Bob Sirott will host the event honoring those who push the envelope and display a mastery of their television commercial and production craft. The evening will honor the winners from this year’s competition as well as present Commitm...

Robin Williams To Be Honored At San Francisco International Film Festival

Wednesday, March 21----- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Robin Williams will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award to be presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 26–May 10, 2007), which is celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary this year, making it the oldest film festival event in the Americas. The Owens Award, named after local cultural benefactor and longtime Film Society board member Peter J. Owens, honors an actor whose work exemplif...

Global Lens 2006 film series

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GLOBAL LENS 2006, May 5-12, 2006Global Lens 2006 film series provides an opportunity to share innovative works that have greatly impacted the international film community that would not otherwise be seen in the United States.Continuing its mission of promoting cultural diversity through the universal language of cinema, Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is proud to present the Global Lens 2006, a film series showcasing award-wining works from...

Hugo Awards for excellence in Television

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On Thursday, March 23, Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of the 42nd Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television during the Hugos Awards Night at the Park West. Initiated in 1965, The Hugos celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the medium. The evening was emceed by Janet Davies and Lou Canellis of ABC-7’s 190 North with awards being presented to talented artists who created internationally acclaimed te...

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