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Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award

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80 egunean/In 80 days wins the VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award.   As part of the International Film Festival, Fomento de San Sebastián will present the ‘VIth City of San Sebastián Film Commission Award’ to the feature film which best reflects the natural, urban and cultural values of the cities and regions in which it is set. This award, which is to be held for the sixth time, seeks to recognise the work of the audiovisual producers who generate bus...

Aspen Film announces the selections

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Aspen Film announces today the selections that will be screening at the 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color that will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Screenings will be held at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, and tickets will...

Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" Fipresci Best Film of the Year

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Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is Best Film of the Year, according to the members of the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI who voted for the Grand Prix 2010. The 296 film critics from throughout the world that took part in the poll expressed their preference among the feature-length films premièred during the previous year (after July 1, 2009), according this distinct sign of critical acclaim to The Ghost Writer. Leading actress Olivia Williams will receive the FIPRESCI ...

European Distributors: Up Next! in San Sebastian

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San Sebastian Film Festival and EFP provide forum for European distributorsEuropean Film Promotion announces participants 2010The majority of exciting films made in Europe still can't be seen in cinemas outside of their home countries. With the programme “European Distributors: Up Next!”, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival raise the issue of how to promote the circulation of European films and see them cross borders. In the third edition of the tw...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been one of the innovators in...

Thai Film Pioneer At POFF

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  The 13th edition of POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in the Estonian capital, kicked off a 10-day marathon of film premieres, special events and industry meetings with the premiere of the American indie hit (500) DAYS OF SUMMER last night. Today, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thai film director and jury member of the EurAsia Competition program, will hold a press conference prior to the presentation tomorrow evening of his latest film NYMPH. The director has been on...

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

"European Distributors: Up Next!" to improve circulation of European films

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"European Distributors: Up Next!" to improve circulation of European films EFP and the San Sebastian International Film Festival continue programme for European Distributors 09/07/2009 After a successful launch of “European Distributors: Up Next!” in 2008, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival continue to support emerging European distributors at this year´s festival between September 18 – 21. The aim of the programme is to im...

Critics Vote for "The White Ribbon" as Best Film of the Year

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At the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2009 for the Best Film of the Year. Although the film has barely been screened apart from the Cannes Film Festival (where it won both the FIPRESCI Award and the Golden Palm), The White Ribbon was chosen the Best Film of the Year by the 223 critics throughout the world that took part in the poll for Grand Prix. The award will be handed...

Tribeca Film Festival line up announced

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its remaining out-of-competition feature film selections in the Encounters, Spotlight, Showcase, Restored/Rediscovered and Midnight sections. The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 22 to May 3, 2009 in lower Manhattan and will feature not only film screenings, but also an array of free community events designed to share the Festival experience with as many New Y...

EFP to continue promotional programmes with Media Funings

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New three-year support allows EFP to continue promotional programmes inside and outside of Europe for the years 2009 - 2011 European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce a Framework Partnership Agreement with the MEDIA Programme of the European Union for the years 2009 - 2011 for the support of promotional activities inside and outside of Europe. At prestigious festivals and important markets throughout the world, EFP - with its 29 member organisations - will continue its successful pres...

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...

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...

Middle East Int Film Fest to premiere key Arabic films

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The Middle East International Film Festival will premiere some of the most important Arabic films of the season Abu Dhabi: Mohamed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Vice Chairman of the Middle East International Film Festival, has announced that the second year of the festival will premiere seven films from the UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria. These films, to be shown in the International Competition Feature Film and Documentary sections, are some of the most important recent Arabic films. Premiering a...

"European Distributors: Up Next!" to be held on September 26 at San Sebastian Festival

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EFP and San Sebastian International Film Festival join forces for "European Distributors: Up Next!" to be held on September 26  With the aim of increasing the wider distribution of non-domestic European films, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival are to launch the initiative "European Distributors: Up Next!" which is scheduled to take place on September 26, 2008 during the festival. The first edition of the programme is focused on d...

European Distributors: Up Next to be held at San Sebastian

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EFP and San Sebastian International Film Festival join forces for "European Distributors: Up Next!" to be held on September 26With the aim of increasing the wider distribution of non-domestic European films, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival are to launch the initiative "European Distributors: Up Next!" which is scheduled to take place on September 26, 2008 during the festival. The first edition of the programme is focused on distributors from Centra...

David Cronenberg says that he is “delighted” to participate in the San Sebastian International Film Festival in

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Canadian director David Cronenberg says that he is “delighted” to participate in the San Sebastian International Film Festival in a text sent by him to the Festival organisation for its circulation.Cronenberg, who will open the San Sebastian Festival on 20th September with his new film Eastern Promises, starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, and who will also compete in the Official Selection, wished to show his interest in participating in the event because “people have...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

San Sebastian post-mortem on split prize

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AN SEBASTIAN POST-MORTEM SPLIT TOP PRIZE QUESTIONED AND LACK OF STARS LAMENTEDIn my last report I got so carried away by the phenomenom of Bahman Ghobadi's second straight Golden Concha Best-Film prize, that I failed to mention that the award was an "ex-aequo" or shared award. I did, however, note that it might come in for some discussion in the post-festival press -- which, in fact, it did ---Bigtime!The top prize was shared with Mr. Ghobadi by Martial Fougeron of France for "Mon fils à moi" (...

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...

San Sebastian 54th Official Selection presentation

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OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE 54TH SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThis year’s Festival will pay homage to the career of fabulous creator Ernst Lubitsch, dedicating its thematic retrospective to emigration, a harsh reality of our time repeatedly appearing in other epochs and always energetically reflected by the cinema.At its presentation on 12th May, the Festival unveiled its 54th official poster in addition to the posters representing the different sections. A meeting with friends fr...

Northern Lights Film Festival 2005 opens with ambitions

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Now into its third year and firmly established as one of the highlights in the North East’s cultural calendar – this year’s Northern Lights Film Festival (17-24 November) – promises to be bigger and better than ever before with over 90 screenings from 12 Northern European countries in various locations throughout the North East. Northern Lights Film Festival celebrates the North East’s historical links with Northern Europe and the Baltic countries and gives audiences the opportunity to...
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