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Announcing the nominees to the Stockholm Feature Film Award 2012

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This year's three finalists for the 2nd edition of the Stockholm Feature Film Award have been selected. The winner will receive production support of more than five million SEK. - To highlight female directors and provide a platform is a concrete way of letting new talents reach their audiences. It is with great joy to see that both the business world, government and culture stand together behind a project so important, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director. Female directors who have made a ...

ARONOFSKY AND LIBATIQUE AT PLUS CAMERIMAGE. "BLACK SWAN" TO OPEN THE FESTIVAL

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The Plus Camerimage Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Plus Camerimage Cinematographer - Director Duo Award will be awarded to cinematographer Matthew Libatique and director Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky's latest feature Black Swan, which premiered at Venice Film Festival this year, marks the fourth feature film on which the pair has collaborated. Past films include π, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain. Black Swan will open the Plus Camerimage Festival 2010, and both filmma...

Enter the Void - Interview with Nathaniel Brown

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By Ron GilbertGasper Noe is a director who has a vision which I have never seen, I did not need to take any drugs to watch this film but I got very high watching it.For a moment there was a similarity to the films, Requiem for a Dream and You Can Count on Me but this film enters a whole new realm. Peter Fonda should rush out to see it because of his participation in the Roger Corman film “The Trip” with the late Dennis Hopper and buddies Bruce Dern and good old Jack Nicholson. The actors wou...

Enter the Void a film trip you must take

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 Enter the Void a film trip you must take By Ron Gilbert Gasper Noe is a director who has a vision which I have never seen, I did not need to take any drugs to watch this film but I got very high watching it.For a moment there was a similarity to the films, Requiem for a Dream and You Can Count on Me but this film enters a whole new realm. Peter Fonda should rush out to see it because of his participation in the Roger Corman film “The Trip” with the late Dennis Hopper and ...

Stockholm Festival on demand

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Bringing the digital era into film festivals is something we love at filmfestivals.com and strive to achieve every day. We are passionate advocates of the usage of the internet as the primary communication means for festival audiences, in sync or not with live events in "real life " festivals.We have been pioneers (back in 2000) building and programming the first VOD platform of festival films in the hope that audiences (scattered worldwide, diasporas, serious film fans...) would be eagerly lo...

The 20-year anniversary for The Stockholm International Film Festival

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The 20-year anniversary for The Stockholm International Film Festival is drawing closer! We can already present five films that will be screened during the festival in November. The first batch contains Andrea Arnolds award winning Fish Tank, Precious: Based on the novel ”Push” by Sapphire by Lee Daniels which have already garnered great acclaim, the winner of Un Certain Regard Dogtooth, this year’s American indie-darling Humpday by Lynn Shelton and Sebastián Silvas much talked about The ...

Stockholm International Film Festival

The Stockholm Int Film Festival is one of the leading competitive film festivals in Northern Europe and with the fastest growing industry office in the region. Focus on emerging directors in contemporary film plus strong American indie & Asian sections.

Stockholm Fest full line up

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The program for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is revealed. On-line ticket sales begin today. The Stockholm film festival is devoted to promoting up-and-coming debutantes, but also presents a world-class selection of established directors. The festival boasts over 170 films from 40 countries."This year´s program keeps up the momentum. Out of the 175 films at the festival a third are made by first time directors. This is where the exciting directors are introduced," says Festival...

StockholmFilm Festival Dedicates its 19th Edition to Sydney Pollack

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Sydney Pollack spent over four decades developing himself into a multi-facetted master within film. Not only was he a talented actor but one of the most accomplished directors and producers of his time. On November 23 the Stockholm Film Festival will will pay tribute to Sydney Pollack with a special screening of his 1969 film “They Shoot Horses Don´t They?”Born in 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Sydney Pollack moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting. He studied and ...

NEWSLETTER N° 339: November 14, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Recent coverage from fest21.com on Lo...

Git Scheynius receives Excellence Award in Las Vegas

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Last night the first Excellence Awards was presented at the International Film Festival Summit in Las Vegas. Git Scheynius received the International Director Award for her work with the Stockholm International Film Festival. The director of the Stockholm Film Festival, Git Scheynius, received the newly-instituted award for her ability to constantly develop and improve the concept of the Stockholm International Film Festival. - It’s a great honor to be selected among all the festivals in the w...

Stockholm film festival launches music award

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The 18th Stockholm International Film Festival launches a brand new music prize, the Best Music Award. The very first award is introduced together with legendary film composer Howard Shore, who will visit this year’s festival. The Best Music Award is given to a film from the international competition section, Stockholm XVIII Competition. The award is presented to the composer for best original score. The winner is selected by the same festival jury that presents other awards in the competition...

This year’s jury at the Stockholm film festival

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The Stockholm International Film Festival now reveals the names of the five people who will decide which film will be presented with the honorable Bronze Horse. This year’s jury consists of representatives from the world of film, television and theatre, and is chaired by American director Tom Kalin. The festival jury presents the festival’s honorary award, the 16 lb Bronze Horse, to a film in the Stockholm XVIII Competition. The jury also presents Aluminum Horses for best directorial debut, ...

The Stockholm International Film Festival invites audience to make short films

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In this year’s Spotlight: All you need is talent, the Stockholm International Film Festival focuses on new ways to make film with small means and cutting-edge technology. In a bold experiment, the audience is invited to take part in the ever-evolving filmmaking process, through a project called Let’s make a film. New technological advances constantly make way for creative ways to make film without necessarily being backed by a big production company and large financial resources. More and mo...

Audience invited to make short films : Stockholm fest new inititative

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In this year’s Spotlight: All you need is talent, the Stockholm International Film Festival focuses on new ways to make film with small means and cutting-edge technology. In a bold experiment, the audience is invited to take part in the ever-evolving filmmaking process, through a project called Let’s make a film. New technological advances constantly make way for creative ways to make film without necessarily being backed by a big production company and large financial resources. More and mo...

Josef Fares’ Leo will open this year’s Stockholm film fest

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For the first time ever, a Swedish film opens the Stockholm film festival. Josef Fares latest film Leo will have its world premiere at the 18th international film festival, which takes place November 15-25. Leo celebrates his 30th birthday. Surrounded by family and friends, he toasts to the future. But as the party ends and Leo and his girlfriend walk back home, something happens which will forever change their lives. After great success with Jalla! Jalla! (2000), Kops (2003) and Zozo (2005), Sw...

Stockholm Fest offers World premiere for festival films at home

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The Stockholm International Film Festival becomes the first international film festival to offer a selection of films through Video-on-Demand (VOD). In co-operation with film2home.se, the festival makes it possible for film lovers to watch festival films at home in their own living room. The first four films to be offered are Hamilton from feature debutante Matthew Porterfield, romantic independent David & Layla, award-winning Estonian drama Empty, and Malaysian roadmovie-documentary The Last Co...

The Stocholm festival jury of 2006

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The Stockholm International Film Festival now presents the names of the five people who will decide which of the films in the Stockholm XVII Competition gets the honorary Bronze Horse award. This year’s jury is an international mix consisting of two directors, an actress, a producer and an artist. The main task of the festival jury is to present the honorary Bronze Horse (at 16 lbs the world’s heaviest film award) to a film in the international competition section. The jury also gives out Al...

Mobile Movies in Stockholm competition

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The short film competition Mobile Movies is one of the new additions at this year’s Stockholm International Film Festival. Equipped with a Nokia N93, ten selected filmmakers set out to produce a short film on the theme ”together”. The line-up of filmmakers in the new short film competition for mobile films span from the up-and-coming to the already established, from Swedish to Singaporean, from feature film to commercial directors to cartoonists. Diversity is key, ”together” the premis...

The Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2006

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The seventh edition of the Stockholm Film Festival Junior opened on Sunday April 2nd. During eight days, children and young people may take part of an exciting film program with new films from all over the world. Several of this year¹s films have themes referring to cultural identity and culture clashes. Interesting directors, actors, producers and scriptwriters will visit the festival and meet their young audience in Face2Face-interviews.The Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2006 offers 19 new fi...

New Swedish Film: Made in Yugoslavia!

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This is a film made by a Swede - now how do you define that? By blood, by territory, by residency, by a hyphenated ethnic identity? Miko Lazic is actually a second generation Swede. He's a Serbian-Swede. His film ...

New festival record in Stockholm filmmakers' attendance...

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A total of 87 filmmakers, actors and actresses from all over the world visited the Stockholm International Film Festival between November 17-27 a new festival record! The Stockholm XVI Competition has been unique, with filmmakers from fifteen out of eighteen competing films visiting Stockholm to attend the festival. Argentinean director Juan Solanas travelled to Stockholm to receive a Bronze Horse for best film for Nordeste. Chan-wook Park, winner of last year’s Star! Audience Award, handed o...

Cronenberg Opens Stockholm Film Festival

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"Lifetime Achievement Award" recipient David Cronenberg cut the 'ribbon' - a strip of celluloid - at the Stockholm Film Festival kick off November 17. "Are you sure you want to give me those scissors--that's kind of dangerous", he quipped to fest director Git Scheynius, and introduced the opening film: A History of Violence. He joked as he cut that he was going to do some fast editing of his latest feature, the one he is most proud of, the one he admits to "selling out" on because of its huge bu...
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