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Mar del Plata celebrates 25th in 56 years.

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56 years ago Argentina welcomed the First International Cinematographic Exhibition of Cinema in Mar del Plata. Today, 24 editions later, the Festival gets ready for its Silver Edition.Since that first big step, the country and the world have witnessed the change and growth ofthe cinematographic universe. New trends, new narratives, new authors have gone through the Festival and have left their trace and built history.The first Festival was held from 8 to 14 March, 1954. It was not a competitive ...

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

Mar del Plata kicks off its 21st edition

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 9-19th)The 21st edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will have as special guest Juliette Binoche and Abel Ferrara. Other important guest that will be present in the festival are Jesús Aranda, Ventura Pons, Patricia Reyes Espíndola, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Winterbottom, Radaman Suleman, Charles McDougall and Paul Morrisey. Some of they will dictate Master Classes that will take place at the Salon Versalles. The fe...

Le Grand Voyage", by Ismael Ferroukhi wins at Mar del Plata

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20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDSOFFICIAL JURY: The Jury presided by Román Gubern (university professor) and formed by Robert Lantos (canadian producer), Francisco Lombardi (peruvian director), Hugh Hudson (london producer, writer and director), Leonor Manso (argentinian actress), Ingeborga Dapkunaite (actress from Lituania) and Patrick Bauchau (belgian actor), granted the Golden Astor to “Le Grand Voyage”, film by Ismael Ferroukhi.THE UNOFFICIAL JURIES: F...

Mar del Plata awards films about middle east

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MAR DEL PLATA AWARDS FILMS ABOUT MIDDLE EAST SUBJECTSIn the first days of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival we have seen films with different genres and proposals. In the official competition it seems to be a tendency to epoch film and the films that shows the problems of countries from Middle East. In “Le grand voyage”, Ismael Ferroukhi narrates the confrontation of a conservative father and a modern son. Reda, the son, must take distance from france, where his girlfriend lives,...

Mar del Plata opening ambiance

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (IMF)OPENING NIGHTThe 20th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (MIFF) started with guests walking a blue carpet, because the traditionally red carpet changed its colour according to the artistic desing of the fest organizers. It's colour, like other elements, represents the image of Mar del Plata Film Festival. This proposal has already showed at the last edition, when the name of the prize (OMBU in that moment) was changed for ASTOR...

Films competing for Mar del Plata Festival Astor awards

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THE 20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 10-20 2005Last year the festival organizers sought to give the event a closer identification with the city and decided to rename the awards Astor, in honour of Mar del Plata's most famous citizen. This year the emphasis is on image, so a new logo has been adopted. It combines two basic elements intended to represent our city and country internationally: the sea lion, a symbol of the city, is framed by moving ...

20th Mar del Plata highlights

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20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe 20th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will be held on March 10 to 20. The AWARD will be the ASTOR for the second time, according to the name of one of the most famous people from the city. This year the film fest have a new logo (see image). It combines the blue colour of sea and a sea lion, two elements characteristics of the place.The film TURTLES CAN FLY by Bahman Ghobadi is set to open the film festival....

New BAFICI Fest Director

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Eduardo "Quintín" Antín has been removed from the direction of the Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI). In the last days "Quintín" was named director of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (MARFICI), that it is a version of the BAFICI but it has private contributions. The authorities of the Government of Buenos Aires, who organize the BAFICI, considered that the attitude of Eduardo Antín does not correspond with the profile ...

Meet Mar del Plata Festival Director

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In the following interview Miguel Pereira, Director of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, speaks about his ideological position, his views about the past, the image he wants for the festival and the procedures to reach this aim. Fernando Madedo: First of all. Define Film Festival? Miguel Pereira: Today it`s very difficult to know what a Film Festival is, because there are more than seven thousands festivals around the world. I think that the word had included events that aren...

Fernando Birri talks about thenew latino cinema

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We met with fernando Birri who shared his view on latino cinema.Fernando Birri is one of the exponents of the "New Latin American cinema". He was guest of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Fernando Birri gives us his thoughts, and he started by saying that that the Festival was "wonderful".Fernando Madedo: could you compare the current cinema with the cinema from the sixties in Latin AmericaFernando Birri: You want a theoretical concept… this should be talked with a deep look. Bu...

Mar del Plata - Gold Astor goes to Argentina

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BUENA VIDA DELIVERY WINS BEST FILM at MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL Leonardo di Cesare's directorial debut, the Argentine film BUENA VIDA DELIVERY, won the Golden Astor for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, which ended on Saturday March 20. The comedy drama was backed by the Argentine Film Institute, Film Sud (France) and the Hubert Bals Fund.The award for Best Director went to Hungarian Benedek Fliegauf for his film DEALER, with Nicoletta Braschi winning Best Actress for her role in the It...

Carandiru set to open Mar del Plata

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The MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL's 19th. Edition will take place between March 11 to 20.Hector Babenco’s powerful prison drama CARANDIRU, Brazil’s entry for the Academy Awards next year, will open the Festival, with Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE ALTROVO (Heart is Everywhere) set as the Closing Night Gala. Both directors will attend the Festival.Carandiru was unveiled at last Cannes and will screen at Sundance achieving with mar del Plata opening a very respectable festival circuit.First established in 1...
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