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Fipresci Grand Prix Award to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

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4 Luni, 3 Saptamini si 2 Zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), by Cristian Mungiu, winner of the Fipresci Prize and Golden Palm at Cannes 2007, has been elected Best Film of the Year at the Fipresci Grand Prix votation. 248 members of the International Federation of Film Critics participated in the election, clearly carried away by the Rumanian film. The Fipresci Grand Prix will be presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival opening gala on 20th September. The Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film o...

18 films compete for the Horizontes Award at San Sebastian

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Eighteen films from different Latin American countries will compete in the Horizontes Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 20-29th September. This showcase of movies made throughout the year in Latin America consists of films not released in Spain, some of which have won awards at international festivals, such as El asaltante, Baixio Das Bestas, A casa de Alice, Párpados azules and La sangre iluminada. Eleven of these titles come from Films in Progress.Films include...

Interview With Tom DiCillo, Director of DELIRIOUS

Wednesday, August 15---------Tom DiCillo is one of the original New York indies. He started making low-budget indie films in one of the first waves of the American independent film movement in the early 1980s, when independent was more of a lifestyle than a corporate brand. Beginning his career as a cinematographer, he brought his spare but powerful visual aesthetic to such envelope pushing films of the period as Jim Jarmusch's STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Eric Mitchell's UNDERGROUND USA ...

San Sebastian Key films

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David Cronenberg to open the San Sebastian Film Festival with Eastern PromisesFlawless, directed by Michael Radford and starring Demi Moore and Michael Caine, will bring the 55th Festival to a close. Writer Paul Auster, Chairman of the Official Jury, will present his new film as a director, The Inner Life of Martin Frost, out of competition.The documentary film Earth will also be screened out of competition in the Official Selection.Canadian director David Cronenberg’s new film will open the 5...

A Spanish Film Weekend

 Sunday, June 3-------Audiences and visitors to the FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema have been treated to a Spanish film weekend. Not only did the Festival open on Friday evening with the documentary film INVISIBLES followed by the historical epic ALATRISTE, there have been celebrations of Spanish cinema all weekend long. On Saturday, the Argentine/Spanish co-production EL CAMINO DE SAN DIEGO (The Road To San Diego, 2006), by director Carlos Sorin, screened to great audience acclaim a...

Eight Dramatic Features In Competition

  Monday, March 19-----Eight dramatic features are competing for  the Jury Prizes at the 10th Bermuda International Film Festival, which began on Friday evening. The dramatic features are vying for the Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Award, which includes a cash prize of $5,000. The festival’s competition slots in the Best Narrative Feature category are restricted to first- and second-time feature directors.FRESH VISIONS – COMPETITION FEATURESCASHBACK (United Kingdom, director: Sean Ellis)Startin...

Korean Genre Master In New York

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Thursday, February 22---Korean director Bong Joon-Ho will be feted with a min-festival retrospective of his signature cinema of black comedies, gritty crime dramas and horror thrillers, including the 2006 Cannes Film Festival sensation THE HOST. The IFC Center, downtown Manhattan's most ambitious cinema complex, will present the program on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27, with the director himself in attendance at the Tuesday evening screening of THE HOST.The film series begins ...

Eye on Europe: Sundance's Strong European Film Presence

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Wednesday, January 10----Narrative films from the European continent are among the most anticipated in the World Cinema Competition: Drama competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which opens next week. Of the sixteen films to be presented in the program section, eight are European productions or co-productions with other nations. The strong presence of European films, and the introduction of new film talents, will have industry executives keeping a watchful eye on Europe during the 10 day ...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open Fort Lauderdale Festival

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The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse.VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, including international sensations...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open The Festival

Thursday, October 5---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, includin...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after t...

Mexico City Docu Festival launches

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From September 21st to the 31th, México City will witness the birth of DOCSDF, a forum, a meeting point where enthusiasts of the genre, film makers and producers, will have the oportunity to attend screenings of some of the genre’s highlights from recent years, from México and around the world.-This festival stems from the big lack México City -one of the biggest in the world- suffered, that of a large documentary film exhibition, like the ones cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, N...

Rome: RIFF Awardsn Independent Cinema on the Move

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From the 7th to the 14th April 2006 at the Embassy Cinema, via Stoppani 7 - RomeThe RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival), supported by Rome’s Municipal Department of Cultural Policies, is glad to invite you to its 5th edition. The festival will display a selection (among the over 1,000 works sent from 70 countries) of 75 FILMS including features, shorts and documentaries. Several Italian and foreign premieres are among the features: the world premiere Il Segreto di Rahil (Rahil’s Secret) ...

it's a wrapin Miami....until next year's Festival

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Ten days of movie magic came to its inevitable end, as the 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival had its final day of screenings yesterday. But this landmark year ended on a high note, with a mix of superb films that saved the best for last.Several of Saturday night’s winners at the Miami International Film Festival Awards Ceremony had their final public screenings on Sunday, giving Miami audiences a last chance to see these Festival gems. ACCUSED, co-winner of the Knight Grand...

Roma Independent Film Festival reveals its program

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The RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival), supported by Rome’s Municipal Department of Cultural Policies, will officially open its 5th edition on 7 April. The event will close on 14 April. RIFF is becoming more and more internationally oriented: the 2006 edition is especially focussed on independent film-making, characterised once again by its strong interest in ‘beyond borders’ cinema. Indeed, the programme features 5 film reviews dedicated to as many countries (Norway, Canada, Spain, F...

Anglo/Irish feature film Omagh awarded at Victoria VIFVF

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Festival's Top Prize Awarded to the Anglo/Irish feature film OmaghThe 12th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped festivities up at The Reef this past Sunday, February 5. Festival Director Kathy Kay said, "The film buffs, volunteers and staff have bonded while putting on the Festival and it's so great to be able to have our closing festivities at the Reef because it makes for such a fine end to the the 12th annual Victoria Film Festival." Colin Easton, of Camosun College's Vi...

Stories to be told in San Sebastian Fest competition

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The following films will compete for the San Sebastian honors in competition in the only Festival in Spain to hold the International Federation of Film Producers Association's top-level "non-specialised competitive" category. The Festival will celebrate its 53rd year between September 15 and 24, at a moment of tremendous popularity and excellent image. The entire city participates in its Festival as it fills with visitors attracted by the movies, the Festival atmosphere, the local food and touri...

Politically incorrect films at San Sebastian

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INCORRECT THEMATIC RETROSPETIVE OF THE 52 DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL In this age of politically correct doctrinaire thinking, the San Sebastian Film Festival has selected a series of films that contradict this false uniformity. Throughout history various filmmakers have questioned the established order, by attacking the injustices and arbitrary nature of society, or by openly making fun of its myths and taboos. They are the people that we are paying homage to here.The cho...

Woody Allen tribute in San Sebastian

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SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL OPENS WITH WORLD PREMIÈRE OF WOODY ALLEN’S ‘MELINDA AND MELINDA’The world première of “Melinda and Melinda”, Woody Allen’s latest film, opens the 52nd Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 17th 2004.Woody Allen will also be present to receive the Festival’s tribute. A tribute that acknowledges fundamental figures of modern cinema.The Festival has also programmed a retrospective of Allen’s work as a writer, director and actor, sp...

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