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Video Interview with Gabriella Hamori - The Exam

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Interview from Montreal FFM   A Vertigo Media presentation of a Vertigo Media, Unio Film, Hungarian Television production. (International sales: Hungarian National Film Fund, Budapest.) Produced by Istvan Bodzsar. Directed by Peter Bergendy. Screenplay, Norbert Kobli. Péter Bergendy. Hungary. 2012. 89mins  The reliability of an inscrutable Hungarian National Security officer is put to the test in post-1956 Budapest in "The Exam,&...

Montreal Awards Come as you are at World Film Festival

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AWARDS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – MONTRÉAL 2011 JURY President : VICENTE ARANDA, director (Spain) KATHARINA MARIE SCHUBERT, actress (Germany) LAURENT HEYNEMANN, director (France) LI QUINKUAN, director (China) DINO GENTILI, script-writer and director (Italy) BERNARD SEGUIN-POIRIER, painter and sculptor (Canada) CARMEN GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada) FEATURE FILMS Grand prix des Americas: (COME AS YOU ARE) HASTA LA VISTA by Geoffrey E...

2007 Montreal World Film Festival Awards

 Monday, September 3--------In an unprecedented move, the Competition Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival decided to split the Festival's highest honor, the Grand Prix Des Ameriques, a first in Festival history. The period drama UN SECRET by veteran French director Claude Miller, which had its world premiere at the event and closed the Festival's 31st edition this evening, shared the honor with BEN-X, a Belgian/Dutch co-production by first-time director Nic Balthazar. BEN-X, a highly imagi...

Two Films Tie For The Grand Prix Des Ameriques

 Monday, September 3--------In an unprecedented move, the Competition Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival decided to split the Festival's highest honor, the Grand Prix Des Ameriques, a first in Festival history. The period drama UN SECRET by veteran French director Claude Miller, which had its world premiere at the event and closed the Festival's 31st edition this evening, shared the honor with BEN-X, a Belgian/Dutch co-production by first-time director Nic Balthazar. BEN-X, a highly imagi...

2 Films Tie For The Montreal Grand Prix Des Ameriques

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In an unprecedented move, the Competition Jury of the Montreal World Film Festival decided to split the Festival's highest honor, the Grand Prix Des Ameriques, a first in Festival history. The period drama UN SECRET by veteran French director Claude Miller, which had its world premiere at the event and closed the Festival's 31st edition this evening, shared the honor with BEN-X, a Belgian/Dutch co-production by first-time director Nic Balthazar. BEN-X, a highly imaginative film about an autistic...

Montreal World Film Fest must continue its work !

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The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL must continue its work !For 30 years, millions of spectators came to Montreal from around the world, millions of films lovers participated in the WORLD FILM FESTIVAL. The WORLD FILM FESTIVAL presents films from all continents, stimulates the development of quality films, supports art cinema, discovers new talent. The greatest directors and actors have come to the Montreal World Film Festival. The WORLD FILM FESTIVAL has its own personality and for three decades i...

City of Montreal reaffirms its support to the World Film Festival

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The City of Montreal reaffirms its support to the World Film Festival for its 30th Anniversary in 2006The City of Montreal through its Cultural Section has renewed its support of the Montreal World Film Festival to be held from August 24 to September 4, 2006. It would be impossible to organize an important international festival without the active cooperation of the City. We publish herewith the content of the letter dated October 13, 2005 and addressed to the President of the Festival:“The Ci...

Off Screen winner of Montreal World Film Festival

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The World Film Festival – Montreal 2005 wrapped this Monday evening and honored Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers with the Grand Prix of the Americas.The Dutch-Flemish coproduction Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers has won the Grand Prix des Ameriques at the 29th World Film Festival in Montréal. Jan Decleir was awarded the Prize for Best Actor for his performance of John R in the film. Off Screen is a coproduction by Dutch Rinkel Film and the Flemish Another Dimension Of An Idea. The film is supporte...

Montreal World Film Grand Prix award went to Off Screen

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The World Film Festival – Montreal 2005 wrapped this Monday evening followed by the screening of the French film “Camping à la Ferme” by Jean-Pierre SinapiThe Grand Prix of the Americas went to Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers but Kamataki from Claude Gagnon stole the show winning 5 awards for best directing, the Fipresci prize, the Oecumenic prize, the audience award and the ward for most popular Canadian movie.Gagnon is a regular from the festival (still the only Canadian director to ever ...

Montreal Festival controversial situation

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Herewith an information sent to foreign media by The Montreal World Film Festival regarding Spectra and Moritz de Hadeln.We are publishing this without any comment at this stage."We have enjoined Spectra not to use the legal names under which the World Film Festival is registered and known worldwide. Despite this, we have been apprised from reports in the press, that Spectra is using the name Festival International de Films de Montréal and New Montreal International Film Festival. These names h...

Montreal jury and awards

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JURYPresident : CLAUDE ZIDI, director (France)DIANA BRACHO, actress (Mexico)JAIME CAMINO, director (Spain)ANITA CAPRIOLI, actress (Italy)BRETISLAV POJAR, director (Czech Republic)DENISE ROBERT, producer (Canada)JERRY SCHATZBERG, director (United States)FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix of the Americas:THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)Jury Award :Ex-aequo :THE PARKING ATTENDANT IN JULY (KAN CHE REN DE QI YUE) by An Zhanjun (China) AROUND THE BEND by Jordan Roberts (Un...

Montreal unveils World Competition

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MONTREAL UNVEILS PROMISING WORLD COMPETITIONA new film by the team that brought us the stunning French documentary Microcosmos, Carlos Saura 's return to socially conscious cinema, and the latest from Aussie underrated actor Hugo Weaving are among the premieres that will highlight the competition of the Montreal World Film Festival.Away from the hype to which film festivals are increasingly succumbing, Montreal has developed a reputation for offering a platform to filmmakers whose work has not b...

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