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the Golden Shell

A brilliant edition of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival

It is time to give a note to the 60th San Sebastian Festival and this can only be magnificent! A merited A, like the category it holds.  Like Cannes, Venice or Berlin but whereas Cannes has a budget of 20M Euros, San Sebastian has to deal with 7.4M Not always a film festival combines high quality of films in all sections (official, New directors, Zabaltegi-Perlas, Horizontes Lations,etc…)  with a glamorous red carpet (Gere,Sarandon,Travolta,Hoffman,McGregor,Affleck,Bellucci,P...

François Ozon wins the Golden Shell in San Sebastian Fest

Unusual coincidence between public,jury and press at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Here they are! the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival Awards   OFFICIAL SELECTION   GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM DANS LA MAISON,François Ozon SPECIAL JURY PRIZE BLANCANIEVES,Pablo Berger   SILVER SHELL FOR BEST DIRECTOR FERNANDO TRUEBA, El Artista y la Modelo   SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTRESS ex-equo MACARENA GARCIA, Blancanieves       &nbs...

Monica Bellucci and Bahman Gobhadi to present "Fasle Kargadan / Rhino Season"

  On Wednesday September 26th at 19:00, the Kursaal Auditorium will host the European premiere of Bahman Gobhadi´s film, Fasle Karagdan / Rhino Season. The director will attend the screening with the cast headliners Monica Bellucci, Behrouz Vossoughi and Belçim Bilgin. Bahman Gobhadi has won the Golden Shell on two occasions at the San Sebastian Festival, in 2004 with Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand / Turtles Can Fly and in 2006 with Niwemang / Half Moon. In 2007 Gobhadi was...

San Sebastian Film festival: Spanish films announced

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  We attended today in Madrid a press conference at the Academia de Cine in which all Spanish films to be shown in San Sebastian have been announced. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival Another three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Some impo...

Terrence Malick's ''The Tree Of Life'', winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2011

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The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) grants its Grand Prix for Best Film of the year to TERRENCE MALICK'S THE TREE OF LIFE. The prize is the result of a vote by 205 critics across the world, all members of FIPRESCI on any feature-length film from the previous 12 months. The prize will be presented at the opening gala of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition on September 16th at the Kursaal Auditorium. TERRENCE MALICK'S THE TREE OF LIFE will open the Zabaltegi-Pear...

Spanish films in San Sebastian International film Festival

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  The programme of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition includes 15 Spanish films in the Official Selection and Zabaltegi, the section where the latest movies by established directors rub shoulders with new works from young filmmakers. Three of these titles will compete for the Golden Shell and another three for the Kutxa-New Directors Award; the others will be screened out-of-competition. Enrique Urbizu, Isaki Lacuesta and Benito Zambrano in the run for the Golden Shell NO HAB...

First films announced at San Sebastian Official Selection

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Terence Davies, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Arturo Ripstein, Wang Xiaoshuai, Sarah Polley and Julie Delpy in the Official Selection at San Sebastian International Film Festival Yet another year San Sebastian International Film Festival unites prestigious international filmmakers who will present their latest works. Productions from the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, China, Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Sweden will gather at the event to compete for the Golden Shell. The oth...

Films competing at san Sebastian

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Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell.The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 2007 for Mogari no More (The Mourning Forest). The British director, screenwriter...

Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival - Spanish films

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Four spanish films to compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival The new films by José María de Orbe (Aita), Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena (Elisa K), Oscar Aibar (El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vázquez) and Agustí Villaronga (Pa Negre (Black Bread) will run for the Golden Shell Aita is, after La línea recta (The Straight Line) (2006), the second movie from José María de Orbe, one of current Spanish cinema’s most unclassifiable and personal direct...

Official Selection - John Sayles, Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Raúl Ruiz and Peter Mullan

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John Sayles, Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Raúl Ruiz and Peter Mullan in the Official Selection Directors Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Peter Mullan and Victoria Galardi will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Festival alongside John Sayles, Raúl Ruiz and Daoud Aoulad-Syad, all repeat contenders for the Golden Shell. The Japanese moviemaker Naomi Kawase will present Genpin. Kawase won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes with Moe no Suzako (1997) and was the first woman to win the...

Discover the contents of the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival edition

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  The new image for the 58th San Sebastian Festival was unveiled at an event in the city’s Science Kutxaespacio Museum. For the fourth year running, Oscar Mariné has set the lines of the graphic design for the edition. On this occasion, a special spirit invites us to discover with resolve, inquisitiveness and defiance the contents of the Festival’s 58th edition. The 58th Festival will run for nine days, from Friday 17 to Saturday 25 September. As usual, the three competi...

The 15th annual Vilnius international film festival "Kino pavasaris" will help you rediscover film

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Spring has sprung and Kino pavasaris" (or Cinema spring) is fast approaching. This year the motto of the Festival is "Reborn at the Cinema" and from March 18 to April 2 you are all invited to rediscover the magical world of film.                             2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the Festival an...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

4th Crossroad Co-Production Forum NOKIA N SERIES AWARD 2008

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The Crossroads Co-production Forum, headed by former topper of the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes IFF, Marie-Pierre Macia, was held for the 4th consecutive year in the framework of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and came to a close on Wednesday, November 19th, with the presentation of its ΝΟΚΙΑ N Series Award to a film project, accompanied by 10.000 euros. The jury, consisting of Virginie Devesa (Umedia), Mira Staleva (Sofia Meetings)...

New funding decisions and positive balance for Berlinale 2008

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In the ninth selection round of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) on October 25, the WCF drew a positive balance for 2008 and proposed three film projects for production funding. The WCF jury – film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), programme coordinator of the Swiss Television Alberto Chollet (Switzerland), director of the script programme of the EON Screenwriters' Workshop Alby James (England), as well as WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno – chose between 108 pr...

CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum at Thessaloniki Festival

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   CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, created by the TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki and headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, has selected 15 projects this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. All selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or contain story elements linked to these regions. The selected projects come fr...

San Sebastian Film Festival growth reports

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San Sebastian Film Festival reports 83.52% occupancy level, up 7.17% The number of spectators per session increased 8.84%Revenue from ticket sales was up from 2007 despite 38 fewer screeningsThe occupancy level at the San Sebastian Film Festival increased 7.17% at the 56th edition, which came to a close on September 27th. Compared to 76.35% in 2007, this year’s figure accounted for a 83.52% occupation rate between the various venues, including public screenings as well as screenings for the p...

San Sebastian Awards

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Turkish female filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu's latest feature "Pandora'nın Kutusu" (Pandora's Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, which wrapped up its 56th edition Saturday. French actress Tsilla Chelton has also received one of two best actress awards for her role as Nusret in "Pandora's Box,". Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse has won the Special Jury Prize of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. ...

San Sebastian awards

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Turkish female filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu's latest feature "Pandora'nın Kutusu" (Pandora's Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, which wrapped up its 56th edition Saturday. French actress Tsilla Chelton has also received one of two best actress awards for her role as Nusret in "Pandora's Box,". Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse has won the Special Jury Prize of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. ...

‘Pandora’s Box’ nailed highest award in San Sebastian

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Turkish female filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu's latest feature "Pandora'nın Kutusu" (Pandora's Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, which wrapped up its 56th edition Saturday.French actress Tsilla Chelton has also received one of two best actress awards for her role as Nusret in "Pandora's Box,".Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse has won the Special Jury Prize of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.Makhmalbaf's 200...

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...

Films in selection at San Sebastian

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  Official selection Eastern Promises by David Cronenberg is the Opening Night Film; Flawless by Michael Radford (Out of Competition) will be San Sebastian Festival Closing Night Film.Battle for Haditha Nick Broomfield Buda az sharm foru rikht / Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Buda explotó por vergüenza) Hana Makhmalbaf Ceot oi kap gei / Exodus Pang Ho-Cheung Daisy Diamond Simon Staho Earth Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield. Out of CompetitionEmotional Arithmetic Paolo Barzman Encarnación ...

The Jury members for the San Sebastian official selection awards

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The international jury for the 55th San Sebastian Film Festival is chaired by Paul Auster (Chairman );other jury members includePERNILLA AUGUST NICOLETTA BRASCHI BAHMAN GHOBADI EDUARDO NORIEGA SUSÚ PECORARO PETER WEBBER PAUL AUSTER (Chairman) Paul Auster is the author of Travels in the Scriptorium (2007), The Brooklyn Follies (2006), Oracle Night (2003), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Red Notebook (2002), Timbuktu (1999), Mr. Vertigo (1994), Leviathan (1992), The Music of Chance (1990), Moo...

Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian

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Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival from 21st-30th September.John Boorman, Bahman Ghobadi, Carlos Sorin, Tom DiCillo, Agnieszka Holland, Marion Hänsel, Nick Broomfield and Hirozaku Kore-eda are some of the accomplished directors whose new movies will compete for the Golden Shell and other official awards at San Sebastian.The Official Selection will be rounded off with two out-of-competition screenings: the latest creation by Lars...

Ten films from seven countries in competition at Cottbus

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The 15th FilmFestival Cottbus ­- Festival of East European Cinema will open in the Cottbus Staatstheater on 8th November with Susanne Irina Zacharias' feature film debut „Hallesche Kometen" („Halle Comets”). The father-son story set in Halle/Saale was produced as part of the „Ostwind“ series, a joint programme workshop administered by RBB and ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel. The winner of the Film Prize of the Saarland Prime-Minister at this year's Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival in Saarb...
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