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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

Maialen Beloki joins the San Sebastian Film festival

  The San Sebastian Festival Management Committee will have a new member starting next year: Maialen Beloki. A Graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Navarre and Doctor in Film Theory, Analysis and Documentation from the Public University of the Basque Country, Maialen Beloki joined the San Sebastian Festival in 2010 as head of the International Film Students Meeting. The following year she was also coordinator of the Zinemira and Made in Spain sections and in 2012 ...

Meet the team of Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos

We will be posting video interviews shortly. Meanwhile we would like to introduce to you the men and women whose vision transformed this idea of a world class festival dedicated to US and Mexican films... in Los Cabos (seems almost obvious when you think of it) into a brillant success... THE FOUNDERS                                 EDUARDO SANCHEZ-NAVARRO REDO  Regarded as one of the main p...

Chile in focus at the 36th Goteborg Film Festival

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Today we're revealing the festival's focus and announcing the first four films from the programme for 2013! For its 36th year, Göteborg International Film Festival has decided to spotlight Chilean film. 40 years after Pinochet's military coup d'état, Chile's film industry is once again blooming with a wave of young Chilean filmmakers finding success abroad.  During the military dictatorship, many people were persecuted and killed as a result of their political opinions. The o...

`The Impossible´ becomes the biggest opening in Spanish box office ever

Juan Antonio Bayona's, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros and 1.4 million tickets sold.   When we attended the European premier of the film at the San Sebastian film festival, we knew that we were watching something big.   The Impossible, is a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of dis...

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...

Dustin Hoffman, Special 60th Anniversary Donostia Award

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  Today we attended the official presentation of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Every day since the beginning of September we have been receiving news about films and film stars that will be attending the San Sebastian Film Festival on its 60th Anniversary due from 21-29 of September. Names like Richard Gere,Susan Sarandon,Oliver Stone,Tommy Lee Jones,John Travolta,Ewan MacGregor will be on the red carpet during the festival. Today jet anothe...

Paseantes de Donostia Exhibition

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   From August 10th to September 30th the exhibition PASEANTES DE DONOSTIA could be visited at the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian. A revision of the history of the San Sebastian Film Festival (this year reaches its 60th edition) told in images by some of the best photographers: Inés Barreda de Biurrun, Nagore Iraola, Pipo Fernández, Juantxo Egaña, Paco Marí, Jose Manuel Bielsa, David Calle, Jaime Basterretche, Jerónimo Ortiz, Juan Aygües, Moncho Trullos, Javier Gallego,Chema...

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...

Ben Affleck will present Argo in San Sebastian Film Festival

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San Sebastian Film Festival is boiling with news.   Yesterday we learnt that "Arbitrage", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in competition and both actors are confirmed to attend the inauguration gala. Both of them have received Donostia Awards in previous years in recognition of their entire careers: Richard Gere at the 55th edition in 2007 and Susan Sarandon at the 43rd edition in 19...

Arbitrage, will open the San Sebastián Film Fest

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" Arbitrage ", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastián Film Festival in competition. At its opening gala, the 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival will be presenting the European premiere of the US production Arbitrage, a film competing in the Official Section starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki. The gala will mean the return to San Sebastián for bot...

“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” awarded the Silver Audience Award 2011 at Kaunas International Film Festival

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The viewers of Kaunas International Film Festival 2011 selected their favourite film –“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” by two Spanish directors Norbert López Amado and Carlos Carcaso. In second place was Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki film “Le Havre” followed by the Italian work “Ten winters” in the third place. The public also noted and enjoyed the award winning “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi from Iran (Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival...

Six International Guests at 2012 Cartagena International Film Festival

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   Isabella Rossellini, Claire Denis, Hector Babenco, Gael Garcia, Jorge Perugorria and Rodrigo Santoro to attend 52nd FICCI The 52nd Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) scheduled from February 23-29 welcomes famed Italian/American actor, director, writer and producer Isabella Rossellini. A tribute to Ms. Rossellini will feature several of her best known films including Blue Velvet, Fearless and The Saddest Music in the World. In addition, special guest French director Claire...

Frances McDormand, Chair of the Official Selection Jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival

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  The actress Frances McDormand will chair the Official Selection Jury at the 59th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. As we already announced on September 2, the other members of the Jury are: Guillermo Arriaga (writer, screenwriter and film director) Álex de la Iglesia (film director) Bent Hamer (film director) Bai Ling (actress) Sophie Maintigneux (cinematographer)   Sophie Okonedo (actress). ...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

Julia Roberts arrives to the San Sebastian film festival to receive Donostia Award

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Julia Roberts arrived last night to San Sebastian where she will be receiving tonight the Donostia Award for a lifetime achievement She was accompanied by her film co-star Javier Bardem. After the gala for the first time in Spain we will see Eat,love and Pray, their latest film together. ...

Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20

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Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20 Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and director Ryan Marphy to present ''Eat Pray Love'' at the 58th San Sebastian Festival     Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition. Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbe...

2 3D movies at San Sebastian at the Velodrome

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For the second year running, the Velodrome will become an enormous 3D cinema offering two sessions during the coming San Sebastian Festival. Almost 3,000 viewers at each screening will be able to enjoy the experience of watching films in three dimensions as part of an enormous audience and before a giant screen measuring 400 m2.The Velodrome will host the world release of the first Spanish digital 3D animated film, Holy Night!, in the shape of the directorial debut by Juan Galiñanes.Viewers wi...

Julia Roberts to attend San Sebastian with Eat Pray Love

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Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition.Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbert) embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the pleasure of eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. Eat Pray Love will...

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...

Honorary Goya Award to Antonio Mercero

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Honorary Goya Award to Antonio Mercero The Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España will give its Honorary Goya Award to Antonio Mercero for his cinematographic career full of success in all fields and for being able to join humor and sorrow in almost all of his productions in television and cinema with his very own style for more than 50 years now.Since 1962 we has developed his career on the small and big screen.He is best know as the director of a 1972 surrealist...

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...

The Résidence de la Cinéfondation opens its 19th session.

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From October 1st 2009 to February 15th 2010, the Résidence plays host to 6 new winners to accompany them in the writing of their first or second feature, and facilitate the preparation of their film.  Gilles Jacob and his jury selected three female and three male directors out of a total of 170 candidates.   - Paz Fabrega (Costa Rican, 30) observes in Todos Nosotros (2nd feature) the behaviour of a middle class when faced with social inequality.   - Ioana Ur...
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