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The EFA Selection 2010

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THE 23rd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS:The EFA Selection 2010It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH announce the titles of the 46 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2010! With 32 countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the sel...

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...

European Films Dominate Montreal Competition

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  The 34th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival kicked off its celebrations last evening with a world premiere screening of local director Louis Belanger's ROUTE 132. Films from across the European continent dominate the Festival's main competition section....all in contention for Grand Prix des Ameriques, the Festival's highest honor. France is the country with the most films in the section, not surprising considering the Festival's love of French cinema and cinema stars. Lea...

Forum of European Cinema Cinergia Lodz Poland

European Debut Section - The Regulations 


European Debut Section is dedicated to the first and second time European directors.

The films will compete for international Jury Award "Cristal Boat" (10 000 Euro) founded by President City of Łódź and Audience Award for the Best European Debut.

The submission deadline expires on August 31st, 2010. Please send your DVD or VHS screener on the following address:

Kino "Charlie"
European Debut Section
Ul. Piotrkowska 203/205
90-451 Lodz
Poland

Mid-Summer Report: European Films On North American Screens

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The summer film season in North America is usually filled with a mix of Hollywood big budget special-effects epics or low-brow buddy comedies. Despite the impressive box office take of such SFX films as INCEPTION and SALT (and the latest in the vampires-are-people-too franchise THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE), this summer has also been marked by various big budget duds like the Tom Cruise-actioner KNIGHT AND DAY, the M. Night Shymalan mystical mess THE LAST AIRBENDER and the Nicolas Cage-tr...

Final composition of VOICES Festival Competition Jury

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The VOICES Festival is proud to announce the final composition of its Jury for this first edition.A master of Russian and international cinema, Sergei Bodrov, will honor us with his presence as the Jury president.  Russian screenwriter, director and producer Serguei Bodrov is famous for his award-winning films ‘The Prisoner of the Caucasus’ (nominated for the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 1996) and ‘Mongol’ (nominated for the Oscars in 2007).The festival is glad to welcome him ...

10 films pre-selected to compete for this year's LUX Prize within the framework of the Brussels European Film Festival

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  The European Parliament today unveiled the ten films pre-selected to compete for this year's LUX Prize within the framework of the Brussels European Film Festival. These films, produced in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania or the United Kingdom, all reflect the creative excellence of European cinema which the European Parliament is pleased to support.   The following ten films have been pre-selected to compete for the 20...

Fasten your seat-belts!

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Into each life some volcano ash must fall....and that is why, dear disinterested readers, you did not bump into me on the Croisette last month but may have seen me on the Ginza as the rains fell on Cannes. We have a lot of catching up to do since L annee derniere a Carlsbad ....via many European Smiles at the last Mlada Boleslav Festival of Smiches, as the Czechs so charmingly call it when humour illuminates the human face,then across to merry Moravia for the Znojmo Festival of Media and Gastr...

Composition of the VOICES Festival Jury

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The VOICES Festival is proud to announce the composition of its Jury for this first edition. A master of Russian and international cinema, Sergei Bodrov, will honor us with his presence as the Jury president.  Russian screenwriter, director and producer Serguei Bodrov is famous for his award-winning films ‘The Prisoner of the Caucasus’ (nominated for the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 1996) and ‘Mongol’ (nominated for the Oscars in 2007).The festival is glad to welcome him in i...

Scott Hillier's Cannes Update

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Ahh.. Cannes.. The mammoth, the Big-Daddy, the Fois Gras of all film festivals. The must-be-there, must-drink-bucketloads of Rosé, must show my power and strength (and the new shoes - although the blistering will be painful!) event of the year for everyone involved in European cinema. OR IS IT? So Sundance made love with Raindance, deliciously long-legged beauties sauntered the Croisette in the oh-so- slinkiest of dental floss inspired micro skirts. Russians, Aussies, Portugese, Greek...

Scott's Cannes Update

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Scott Hillier's Cannes Update Ahh.. Cannes.. The mammoth, the Big-Daddy, the Fois Gras of all film festivals. The must-be-there, must-drink-bucketloads of Rosé, must show my power and strength (and the new shoes - although the blistering will be painful!) event of the year for everyone involved in European cinema. OR IS IT? So Sundance made love with Raindance, deliciously long-legged beauties sauntered the Croisette in the oh-so- slinkiest of dental floss inspired micro skirts. ...

NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York. The narratives on display from European talents take in all genre...

Zlin Film Festival To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

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  One of the oldest film festival events in Europe and the largest celebration of films specifically for the youth and young adult market, Film Festival Zlin marks a milestone 50th anniversary this year when it unspools from May 30 to June 6 in the cultural heritage Moravian city in eastern Czech Republic.    Petr Koliha, Artistic Director "We are expecing attendance at the Festival this year to be over one hundred thousand", Film Festival Zlin artistic d...

Zlin will turn 50 and will further celebrate kids movies

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One of the oldest film festival events in Europe and the largest celebration of films specifically for the youth and young adult market, Film Festival Zlin marks a milestone 50th anniversary this year when it unspools from May 30 to June 6 in the cultural heritage Moravian city in eastern Czech Republic. "We are expecing attendance at the Festival this year to be over one hundred thousand", Film Festival Zlin artistic director Petr Koliha announced. "The 50th anniversary has already aroused much...

East Silver titles throughout the world

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East Silver is not only a specialised market focused on central and eastern European countries, but also helps to promote high quality documentary films from those regions throughout the world. For that two unique tools were designed that runs during the year, East Silver Caravan and East Silver TV Focus. Caravan represents the best from the current East Silver Market catalogue. Special selection of films is submitted to various documentary film festivals for programme pre-selectio...

Berlinale 2010 two lasting film moments and some stars

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Awards by the specialized juries at the berlinale sometimes are a better indication of the quality of the productions selected than the official awards, though in the 2010 berlinale edition, few disputed the selections of the jury run by Werner Herzog and concurred with the choice of awards for BAL, THE GHOSTWRITER, CATERPILLAR, HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER, and IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE. These films obtaining the golden or silver bear awards, let in Herzog’s word the viewer discern dark corn...

EFP launches programme highlighting European and Turkish films

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BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY at the Istanbul International Film Festival (April 3-18, 2010)   NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak With BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be launching a new programme at the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Between April 12-14, the festival, in close cooperation with EFP, will highlight and present 10 current European and 12 Turkish productions of up-and-coming directors. Apart from the aim...

Variety Article : Russian fest has European vibe VOICES to screen 45 debut, sophomore films

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Russian fest has European vibe VOICES to screen 45 debut, sophomore films By NICK HOLDSWORTH Russia's first festival devoted solely to European film will open in the ancient city of Vologda in July. The VOICES (Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens) festival -- backed by the Russian ministry of culture and the French embassy in Moscow, as part of a French-Russian cultural year -- will screen 45 European debut or sophomore films. Russian films will be included in t...

The European Parliament congratulates Hanna Schygulla on her Golden Bear lifetime achievements

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The German actress Hanna Schygulla received an honorary Golden Bear at the 60th Berlinale. The European Parliament took this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Schygulla for her lifetime achievements. One of these was her magnificent performance in Fatih Akin's Auf der anderen Seite, which won the 2007 LUX Prize. The President of the European Parliament personally handed the award to Ms Schygulla on 24 October 2007.           &nb...

Zlin FF's 50th Anniversary Kick Off in Berlin

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The Berlinale, because of its history and Berlin's geographic location as the nexus between Western and Eastern Europe, has become an important place for Eastern European organizations to make announcements and for Eastern European films to be showcased. One of the oldest film festivals in Europe, Film Festival Zlin in the Czech Republic, will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration in Berlin on Tuesday evening, 16 February with a cocktail reception at the Czech Republic Embassy...

Market Wrap Up For European Cinema

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  With 2009 coming to a close, which represented a challenge to the specialty distribution market in North America (and everywhere else), French cinema was the sole bright light in what has become a shrinking market for European quality film. While there were some celebrated films from Germany (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Spain (Broken Embraces), Italy (Gomorrah) and the UK (Bright Star, Hunger), their overall box office performances were considered very modest. The BBC co-prod...

VOICES Festival

 

VOICES Festival (VOlogda Independent Cinema from European Screens)

 

The first edition of VOICES Festival will take place from July 4th to 9th, 2010 in Vologda, Russia. This event aims at taking an interested and investigative look at current European cinema, and will be an opportunity to discover new talents.

The particularity of this festival is its concept: it is a Workshop-Festival combining both competition and workshops.

 

The Competition:

The competition features first and second full-length films by European directors.

Moreover, each year VOICES Festival highlights a European country; the first edition will celebrate French cinema which goes hand in hand with the ‘Year of France' program in Russia.

 

The Workshop:

The festival campus will be a platform for knowledge and exchange on diverse subjects thanks to the organisation of master-classes held by film professionals. Such round-table discussions will be opened to the public.

 

VOICES Festival is an official event of the ‘Year of France' program in Russia, and is supported by the Governor of the Region of Vologda, the city of Vologda, the French Embassy in Russia and the Russian Ministry of Culture.

Europe's best young actors selected as SHOOTING STARS 2010

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Jury announce their decision for presentation at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival from 13 to 15 February 2010 SHOOTING STARS AWARDS donated by Studio Babelsberg European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2010, who will be introduced at its annual presentation of new acting talent at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from...

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