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The Artist is Present

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Even though as a member of one of the FIPRESCI Jury section on BELDOCS 2012 in Belgrade I (we) voted for the Best Film of Festival to be magnificent piece of 3D documentary  The cave of forgotten dreams directed by Werner Herzog, I feel obligated to mention a wonderful Marina Abramović - The Artist is Present (Marina Abramović – Umetnik je prisutan). The most well represented film in US production shown on festival is without doubt Marina Abramović - The Artist is Present (Marina Abramov...

Scott's Interview to EuroXpress

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“The difference in European independent cinema is that it doesn’t leave anyone indifferent” Interview: 29th of January, 2012 We interviewed Scott Hillier, a film and documentary director, producer, and President of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival . By Mariana Castaño (Paris) Scott Hillier is a “storyteller”. “Storyteller” is the word he uses himself, in a manner of English that he speaks at the speed of light. His eyes and hands move quickly an...

Interview with Sebastián Mantilla, winner and Jury member at ÉCU

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By Alejandro Contreras Culturamas www.culturamas.es With his first short film Diva (2004), about the life of a homosexual Muslim trying to survive in Barcelona, Mantilla won himself the attention of the Cannes Film Festival, which selected his work to be displayed in the week of criticism, and also at the Sundance festival. After a couple of short films he directed his first feature, Next to Babylon (2008) for which he was awarded with the award for best director of ...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore.  In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy.  Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billio...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore. In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy. Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billion,...

The 50th krakow film festival begins

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On Monday, 31st May, begins the 50th Krakow Film Festival. The jubilee edition will last until Sunday, 6th June. These seven days will be filled to the brim with film screenings, concerts and exhibitions. The festival revolves around three competitions. The winners will receive statuettes and prizes in money. The pool of prizes comes to as much as 250 000 PLN. In the international Documentary Competition the films compete for the Golden Horn, in the international Short Film C...

87 films premieres from 30 countries at Documenta 10

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In its 7th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID continues its commitment to quality in its Competitive sections, which for the second consecutive year will be making their premieres in Spain. Of the 1153 documentaries submitted to competition, 87 have been selected. By category, there will be: 38 films in the Original Documentary Film Competition (18 full-length and 20 short films); 22 in the Documentary Competition and 27 in the National Competition (11 full-length and 16 short films). The 87 movies from 30 ...

Filmfest Oldenburg honors filmmakers Bruno Barreto, Scott McGehee and David Siegel

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16. Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg16th to 20th September 2009 Brazilian director, writer and producer Bruno Barreto’s will be presented in the festival’s retrospective. This year’s tribute goes to American directing duo Scott McGehee and David Siegel.Retrospective Bruno BarretoHis first short film was done at the tender age of 10, aged 17 he finished his feature debut (“Tati, The Girl”) and only four years later the enthusiastic director had his international break-through with the...

Just Talking 16/11

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The first ‘Just Talking’ event of this year’s Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) took place on Sunday, November 16th, at the Old Pump Station in Thessaloniki’s port. Naoko Ogigami, director of the film ‘Megane / The glasses’ (Focus), Anna Boden, director of the film ‘Sugar’ (Independence days), Tomas Alfredson, director of the film ‘Let the right one in’ (Independence days) and the leading actor of the film ‘Terribly happy’ (Independence days) Jacob Ceder...

"My Blueberry Nights," by Wong Kar Wai opens IndieLisboa 2008

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International Independent Film Festival of Lisbon officially opens on the 24 April with the film: «My Blueberry Nights», by Wong Kar Wai. From the same director of «2046», «Chungking Express» or «In the Mood for Love», «My Blueberry Nights» has a suit of very well known actors (Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman) and with Norah Jones in the leadig role. The film shows us a young woman who went on a demand for herself, after a love deception. Her demand leads h...

Stacy Keach to head Oldenburg festival's jury

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14th Oldenburg International Filmfestival 12th to 16th September 2007Oldenburg International Filmfestival rediscovers a chameleon of contemporary film history in Stacy Keach.He worked with John Huston and Walter Hill, earned worldwide fame as the private detective "Mike Hammer" and he still is one of the most sought after stage actors in the United States. This year's festival tribute honours a diverse and charming actor who defied genres and thus built a lasting legacy: Stacy Keach.As the first...

Emden-Norderney line up highlights

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18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney from 13th-20th June 2007 19 feature films in competition in Lower Saxony’s largest film festival The competition nominations for the 18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney have been finalised. 19 feature films from 11 countries will be competing for the three feature film awards – the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award and the NDR Young Directors Award, presented at the Festival for the first time. A further 9 films from 5 coun...

All Roads makes Inroads...

National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project is launching with a full head of steam into the 2007 film festival circuit The prestigious Berlin International Festival gets underway this week and All Roads will be there with the screening of “Make A Wish” a film by 2005 Seed Grantee Cherien Dabis. According to All Roads Director Francene Blythe, the project will continue to build on its previous years successes. “Last year All Roads grew in audience, attendance, and media outreach 100%...

San Sebastian Fest true to latin amercian countries

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The San Sebastian International Film Festival similarly proposes a yearly rendez vous with the best movies from Latin American countries in its HORIZONTES Selection. This year, twelve films, some of which are being released for the first time ever and others backed by international recognition, will compete for the Horizontes Award, carrying €18,000 by way of a recompense to the director while serving as an incentive to distribution. HORIZONTES SELECTION ALMA MATER, Alvaro Buela, Uruguay-Ca...

Sundance: a few good women directors

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This year, the Sundance Festival is presenting 57 films that are DIRECTED BY WOMEN. The works created by these talented women span all manner of genre and style, and truly offer viewpoints that are sorely needed today.Melissa Painter Steal MeAdrienne Weiss Love, LudlowAlice Wu Saving FaceMarion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt The Education of Shelby KnoxHeather Rae TrudellEllen Perry The Fall of FujimoriEric Black, Frauke Sandig Frozen AngelsJessica Sanders After InnocenceHenry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam...

NY IFP Market Proves Central for Independents

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New York’s IFP Market Proves Central for IndependentsIndependent productions are multiplying exponentially, driven by funding from an expanding film industry, an unending number of film school graduates, the multiplication of distribution technologies and, last not lest, ever cheapening production technologies. Whereas Emanuel Levy counted only 50 independent productions in 1998 and 1000 in 1998, only six years later the number jumped to about 2000 last year with no end count in sight. I...

Visionfest – the other festival

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VISIONFEST – the other festival June 23 – 27,New York CityOriginating as the Guerilla Film & Video Festival, Vision fest is now in its fourth annual edition providing a platform for emerging independents. It remains the sole East Coast Festival in the United States that showcases only productions made by US producers and directors. It launches independents rather than cherry picking them from the programs of other established festivals. Thus numerous productions and film makers first scre...

Transilvania International Film Festival program

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Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) - Third edition Romanian Film Promotion is organizing between May 28th – June 6th 2004, in Cluj-Napoca, The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the only film festival in Romania solely intended for feature-films.City of Cluj is the main cultural centre of Transilvania and is located within an area known for its past, as part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and which has a great tourism potential. Cluj is an old town, has a long aca...

Sundance Opens and Rides the Waves at Park City

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Robert Redford’s opening night speech gave tribute the roots of independent filmmaking and how Sundance first started. For a documentary film has now been highlighted as the opening night choice for this prestigious film festival. Redford admitted that in the 60’s he started surfing and now he rides waves much different than when he was younger. It was a joy and a pleasure to have RIDING GIANTS be a historical part of the Sundance Festival this 2004.Sundance Film Festival now it's 23rd ye...
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