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Head of Marketing Appointed at Celestial Pictures

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  Celestial Pictures (Celestial), the Asian motion picture company and operator of pay-TV channels CELESTIAL MOVIES, CELESTIAL MOVIES ASIA, CELESTIAL CLASSIC MOVIES and WaTV, announces today the appointment of Andy Chang as Senior Vice President (SVP), Marketing. Andy's appointment follows the recent addition of film veterans Peter Poon and Rosa Li to the senior management team, signaling the rapid changes Chief Executive Officer Ross Pollack has implemented since he joined the company last...

Fantasporto unveils highlights for the 30th anniversary edition

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At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean,  Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presente...

Fantasporto 30: programme released

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At the Rivoli ­ Teatro Municipal, between the 26th February and the 7th March 2010, it is time to celebrate 30 years of dedication to films and the film industry. In the World Heritage City of portwine, of the River Douro and the Atlantic Ocean, Oporto will be again the meeting place of large audiences celebrating the most important film festival in Portugal. As usual, and the prestige of the festival was built on this, the Oporto festival brings the most recent productions presented in three...

Kerala Top prizes won by films from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and South Africa.

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14th International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 (Trivandrum, India 11th -18th December, 2009)    Indonesian film "Fishing Platform" directed by Ravi Bharwani and Iranian film "About Elly" directed by Asghar Farhadi jointly won the prestigious golden crow pheasant award for best feature film at 14th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 [11-18 December,2009] which was held in south Indian city of Trivandrum. "True Noon", a Tajik film di...

Locarno Open Doors 2010: Central Asia

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Following Greater China in 2009, the Locarno International Film Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors 2010 will focus on countries in central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan and Turkmenistan.Organised with support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the aim of the Open Doors is to assist the directors and producers of the projects selected to find co-production partners, particularly in Europe, and to be able to make their...

PÖFF celebrating its dirty dozen!

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PÖFF's main programme comprises 220 feature films from 74 countries. The international competition programme EurAsia, held for the sixth year, features 20 films from Europe and Asia. The Tridens Baltic feature film competition, held for the second time, presents 9 feature films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This year PÖFF also introduces the North-American independent film competition programme, comprising 10 films from the United States and Canada, many of which are premieres for Europe...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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  In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 2000 individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th annual POFF, Tallinn Black Nights F...

All Eyes Turn To Tallinn

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In the year-round film festival circuit, a roundelay of more than 4 000 (as in this website's festival directory) individual film events held in almost every corner of the globe, one moves as if part of a gypsy caravan, lingering in one place before taking up stakes for the next location. For me, it is a lateral move across Europe from Amsterdam, where I have been attending the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the host of the 13th ann...

Paju to open Rotterdam film festival

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 - February 7, 2010 Paju, the second feature film by South Korean director Park Chan-Ok will be the official opening film for the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam on Wednesday January 27, 2010. Park Chan-Ok was the winner of a Tiger Award in 2003 for her critically appraised debut Jealousy is My Middle Name. In 2006 her sophomore feature project Paju was launched at Rotterdam's co-production market CineMart. Rotterdam festiva...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Lineup & vintage Cambodian cinema house!

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CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia - Cambodia's international, independent film festival, enters its 3rd season with a lineup of great new movies from around the world (including Cambodia!)   Click here for the current lineup; schedules, maps, and other info TBA: http://www.camerado.com/cambofest_assets/CAMBOFEST_2009.pdf   Movies this year are slated to screen in the colonial coastal & riverside town of Kampot, Cambodia at the vintag...

first selections from International Film Festival Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 – February 7, 2010 Ben Russell’s LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s MUNDANE HISTORY and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s TO THE SEA have been selected in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The Tiger Awards Jury 2010 will include Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, French actress Jeanne Balibar and Singapore International Film Festival director Philip Cheah. A further two jury members will be announced later. The 39...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph ...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph Pl...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

SIGNIS World Congress 2009: Workshops on Media for a Culture of Peace

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The SIGNIS World Congress 2009 to be held in Chiang Mai will include 16 workshops for media professionals from different audiovisual areas. In accordance with the Congress’ theme «Media for a Culture of Peace – Children’s Rights, Tomorrow’s Promise », some of the workshops will be directed towards the theme of media for peace and social transformation.Jan Servaes will organise an interactive session on the means of Making community Media Work; in Media in the Internet Age, Steven Gan w...

New APSA Develoment prize for Asia Pacific filmmakers

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APSA AND NETPAC ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT PRIZE FOR ASIA-PACIFIC FILMMAKERSThe Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced a collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) by forming the ‘APSA NETPAC Development Prize’, a US$5000 bursary to be awarded to an emerging filmmaker from Asia-Pacific.The announcement was made at the Brisbane International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Awards Ceremony on Sunday where the winners of BIFF’s jury prizes were announced.APSA Chairm...

Era New horizons competition line up

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The heart of the 9th edition of the ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, which begins its 11-day marathon of film premieres, special events and music concerts on July 23, is the NEW HORIZONS International Competition. This year’s program includes a selection of 14 premieres of a truly international roster of filmmakers, covering a mix of genres and styles to offer a survey of the best in international cinema. This year, three awards will be granted: the Grand Prix for Best Film, award...

European And Asian Films Dominate New Horizons Competition

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  HELEN (UK)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival  Dailies Editor The heart of the 9th edition of the ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, which begins its 12 day marathon of film premieres, special events and music concerts on July 23, is the NEW HORIZONS International Competition. This year’s program includes a selection of 14 premieres of a truly international roster of filmmakers, covering a mix of genres and styles to offer a survey of the best in international c...

Far East Film Festival record-breaking edition from Udine

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  - This really is a historic, record-breaking edition, the one that Far East Film Festival is about to share - from 24 April to 2 May - with its devoted fans: not only because of all the hot picks in the program, but also for the exceptional quality of premieres (1 world, 20 international, 14 European), given the fact that most of the names and titles are already well-established in the new Asian cinema!   Departures, the Japanese film, may have been awarded Best Foreign Fil...

Udine Fareast Line-up

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    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...

Panel Discussion on Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst

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Join us on April 15th at 5.15pm for the opening panel discussion on recent trends in Taiwanese cinema with the topic... Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst? Key Issues Addressed:   1) Rise of East Asian film success (notable impact of Mainland China) 2) implication for more regional co-production 3) Cape No 7 and what it's commercial success represents 4) a recent rich trend of films that will dry up in 2009/10? Cost: FREE ENT...

Barcelona Asian Film Festival

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The 11th BARCELONA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - BAFF 2009, organised by 100.000 retinas and directed by Amaia Torrecilla and Carlos R. Ríos, will be held between April 30th and May 10th 2009 in Barcelona. In this its 11th season, BAFF will present a selection of 60 feature films produced in Asia throughout the last year. A wide range of interesting innovations will mark ten intense days where top Asian filmmakers will bring their works close to our Mediterranean audience. Among these novelties is the ...

Pro Meeting at UDINE

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Far East Festival building at Udine         UDINE WELCOMES THE PRODUCERS OF THE FUTURE 26/28 APRIL – first intercontinental training workshop for cinema producers Far East Film and Eave sign an important collaboration [UDINE] Far East Film and Eave (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) signed an important collaboration which will bring to Udine the CINEMA PRODUCERS OF THE FUTURE. ...

Pro meeting at udine

UDINE WELCOMES THE PRODUCERS OF THE FUTURE 26/28 APRIL – first intercontinental training workshop for cinema producers Far East Film and Eave sign an important collaboration [UDINE] Far East Film and Eave (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) signed an important collaboration which will bring to Udine the CINEMA PRODUCERS OF THE FUTURE. The firs

THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE

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  Ong Bak 2         Legend of Ong Bak 2     WAVING THE FLAG FOR THAI ACTION: THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE TO BE SCREENED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Far East Film 11: the countdown plus sneak previews With the much-awaited cult movie, and a special focus containing 4 other titles, this celebrated Udinese festival will chronicle the latest ...

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