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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century Awards

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The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century  wrapped a 9 days event on March 22nd and awarded the following documentary filmmakers. AUDIENCE AWARDS: Sponsored by the Hellenic Red Cross The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45' in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 4,000, goes to: BURMA VJ - REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (BURMA VJ - REPORTER I ET LUKKET LAND) by Anders Hosbro Ostergaard, Denmark, 2008 The Helle...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century Awards

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The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 4,000, goes to: BURMA VJ - REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (BURMA VJ - REPORTER I ET LUKKET LAND) by Anders Hosbro Ostergaard, Denmark, 2008The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 2,000 goes to:FLOWERS OF RWANDA (FLORES DE RUANDA) by David Munoz, Spain, 2008The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a Greek film ...

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...

Introducing Europe's Newest Young Stars

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Monday, 9 February ----   As it has done for the past twelve years, European Film Promotion, the pan-European body that represents 30 individual film boards, is presenting a group of ten young actors selected by a professional jury as "European stars of tomorrow". The ten young actors selected for this year follow in the footsteps of previous talents who have since become recognizable names, including Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Franka Potente, Daniel Brühl, Ludi...

Award ceremony at Göteborg

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival’s closing partyThe 32nd Göteborg International Film Festival closes tonight with an award ceremony at Börsen and a big party at Magasinsgatan. The following prizes are awarded:The Nordic Film Award, The Church of Sweden Film Award, The FIPRESCI Award, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the Producer Award Lorens, and the Viewer's Choice Award.The Nordic Film Award
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Rotterdam Festival audience chooses SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and TEZA

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On Saturday evening, 31 January, the audience awards were announced in the Grand Auditorium of the Doelen in Rotterdam. The KPN Audience Award went to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE by Danny Boyle and co-director Loveleen Tandan. The Dioraphte Award for Hubert Bals Fund film held in highest regard went to the film TEZA by the Ethiopian film maker Haile Gerima. The IFFR counted 341,000 visitors to the films, exhibitions, live shows and events, including the 8,000 film lovers who attend the fully booked Volk...

The Torino Film Festival awards

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The Jury of Torino 26 – Feature Film Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Alexey German jr. (Russia), Jonathan Lethem (USA), Dito Montiel (USA), Alba Rohrwacher (Italy), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), awards the following prizes: • Best Film (25.000 euros) to:TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min) • Jury Special Award (10.000 euros) to:PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA, 2008, 100 min) • Best Actress Award to:EMMANUELLE DEVOS for...

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...

49th International Thessaloniki Film Festival, November 14-23, 2008

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 14-23, 2008 AWARDS The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), President Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA) Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey) Lita Stantic, Producer (Argentina) Émilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium) David Robinson, Film critic (UK) and Dionissis Savopoul...

Thessaloniki Festival wrapped with awards

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL took place NOVEMBER 14 - 23, 2008The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), PresidentLita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)David Robinson, Film critic (UK)andDionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)THE AWARDS• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(3...

Thessaloniki Festival wrapped with awards

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL took place NOVEMBER 14 - 23, 2008The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), PresidentLita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)David Robinson, Film critic (UK)andDionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)THE AWARDS• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(3...

Opening of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film festival

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The 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) started yesterday, with the opening ceremony being held at the Olympion Theater. This year's opening ceremony has been based on the idea of a journey throughout the history of cinema. Three large screens carried the audience in an exciting trip starting from the Lumière brothers' first images. Konstantinos Kontovrakis, host of the opening ceremony directed by Angelos Frantzis, welcomed the audience and the 49th TIFF's honored guests...

The Wrestler to open Thessaloniki

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49TH THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALATHENS, Greece: November 14-23, 2008THE WRESTLER - OPENING FILMDaren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, winner of this year’s Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, will open the 49th TIFF on Friday, November 14th. An evocative drama that has justifiably been hailed as Mickey Rourke’s triumphant (and somewhat autobiographical) comeback to the big screen, The Wrestler will be presented in Thessaloniki by Evan Rachel Wood. The young actress, who has been...

StockholmFilm Festival Dedicates its 19th Edition to Sydney Pollack

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Sydney Pollack spent over four decades developing himself into a multi-facetted master within film. Not only was he a talented actor but one of the most accomplished directors and producers of his time. On November 23 the Stockholm Film Festival will will pay tribute to Sydney Pollack with a special screening of his 1969 film “They Shoot Horses Don´t They?”Born in 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Sydney Pollack moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting. He studied and ...

Hungarians in Hollywood – A Claim to Fame

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Los Angeles – The 8th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, running 15-23 October 2008, has officially opened its doors tonight at Wilshire Boulevard’s Fine Arts Theater. Presented by Bunyik Entertainment, this one-week showcase of Hungarian films is the newest shining star on the skies of the 2008 Hollywood film scene. As Sir Alexander Korda once said, “It is not enough to be Hungarian; you must have talent as well”. Well, concerning the film industry, Hungarians sure have some talent...

A look at Spanish cinema at the San Sebastian Festival

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The participation of Spanish cinema at the Festival (Sept 18-27) will include three films in the Official Selection and another three in Zabaltegi-New Directors Camino, El patio de mi cárcel (My Prison Yard) and Tiro en la cabeza will compete in the Official Selection, and Amateurs, Chicos normales (Ordinary Boys) and El truco del manco in Zabaltegi-New DirectorsFlores de luna (Night Flowers) will be presented in Zabaltegi-Specials and La casa de mi padre will be premiered at the Basque Cinema ...

Additions to Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival

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Acclaimed directors Daniel Burman, Christophe Honoré, Kim Ki-duk and Jaime Rosales feature among the Official Selection competitors at the coming San Sebastian Film Festival. They will be accompanied by one of the creators of Dogme 95 movement, Kristian Levring, the North American Courtney Hunt and the Palestinian Rashid Masharawi. These are the first confirmed names of contenders for the Golden Shell and other awards bestowed at the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 18-27 Se...

Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008

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The thirty sixth edition of the International Film Festival in Belgrade Serbia, FEST 2008 (22nd of February-2nd of March) display latest films of the world in nowadays (art film and commercial film), this time putting Serbian cinematography into the European culture. With its top program FEST08 walks into his 36 years of existence with over 100 guests from the domestic and international film industry. The guest of honor however, Volker Schlondorff has opened the festival with his latest film “...

Persepolis has won the Rotterdam Audience Award

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The French film PERSEPOLIS has won the Audience Award of the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Earlier in the festival, PERSEPOLIS was also honoured with the young people jury’s MovieSquad Award. The festival counted 355,000 visits to its 250 feature films, 450 short films, exhibitions, live performances and events. Sunday February 3, the festival closes with the ‘Volkskrantdag’, a pre-booked screening day of festival favorites. The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam will...

Palm Springs FF: A Kinder, Gentler Sundance

 Tuesday, January 15---------The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which just ended its run on Sunday, has the distinction of being the first festival event of the New Year. The Festival, now in its 19th year, prides itself on its international scope and its diverse programming strands. The Festival screens nearly all of the international films up for Academy Award consideration in the Best Foreign Language race, along with choice indie gems and some heavy hitter studio projects. In man...

Palm Springs FF: a kinder, gentler Sundance

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The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which just ended its run on Sunday, has the distinction of being the first festival event of the New Year. The Festival, now in its 19th year, prides itself on its international scope and its diverse programming strands. The Festival screens nearly all of the international films up for Academy Award consideration in the Best Foreign Language race, along with choice indie gems and some heavy hitter studio projects. In many ways, it is the kinder, gent...

Palm Springs Festival awards "When she found me"

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a successful close on Sunday, January 13, 2008 and announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant. The Festival, which ran from January 3-14, 2008, screened 212 films from 66 countries, including 65 premieres and 55 of the 63 foreign entries for this year's Academy Awards. Palm Springs' increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, se...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

French Film Priceless to Close Palm Springs Festival

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced a roster of 222 films, culled from more than 66 countries for the 2008 Festival. The selection of films for screening includes a total of 69 premieres (4 World, 40 U.S. and 25 North American). Also, 55 of the 63 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards will be screened at this year’s Festival, held from January 3-14, 2008. (For a complete list of this year’s fi...
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