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The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

XXVI GOYA AWARDS - Getting started

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Here we are yet another year ready to bring you a closer view of the Spanish awards -GOYAs- delivered by Academia Española de las Artes y de las Ciencias Cinematográficas. The Ceremony will take place in Madrid at the Palacio de Congresos on February 19th. Every year, the Academy celebrates the quality of Spanish cinema by presenting the Goya Awards, to the best professionals in each of the technical and creative categories.  A total of 130 films, 73 directors, 54 first f...

The best of Spanish Cinema comes to Miami

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 The Recent Cinema from Spain exhibition series presents to Miami today's best films from Spain. Pa Negre, No tengas miedo, Primos, Héroes, Blackthorn, Tres metros sobre el cielo and 5 metros cuadrados are the Spanish films chosen for this exhibition. This Seventh Art showcase will feature appearances by leading figures in the Spanish film industry, who have contributed significantly to putting "Made in Spain" productions at the vanguard of filmmaking worldwide. An ini...

The Goya Awards: 25 years of history!

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The Goya Awards, Known in Spain as los Goya, are the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences awards. It´s considered as the equivalent to the American Oscars, French Cesars or British Baftas. This year it will be celebrating their 25th edition in a very special ceremony at Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid on February 13th. Once upon a time …. In 1986 a group of people working in the Spanish cinema areas decided to get associated and founded the Academia .Know they had an...

The 25th Goya Awards – A bit of history

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The Goya Awards – A bit of history The Goya Awards, Known in Spain as los Goya, are the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences awards. It´s considered as the equivalent to the American Oscars, French Cesars or British Baftas. This year it will be celebrating their 25th edition in a very special ceremony at Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid on February 13th. Once upon a time …. In 1986 a group of people working in the Spanish cinema areas de...

Spanish Cinema Conquers New York

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  Returning for its 18th edition, the popular series Spanish Cinema Now is currently being presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, one of New York's film treasures. First presented in 1992, the series has followed the renaissance of Spanish filmmaking over the past two decades. Inspired by the international successes of such filmmakers as Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish industry is producing a record number of films which are finding favor on theatrical screens and at film festiv...

Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival - Spanish films

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Four spanish films to compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival The new films by José María de Orbe (Aita), Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena (Elisa K), Oscar Aibar (El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vázquez) and Agustí Villaronga (Pa Negre (Black Bread) will run for the Golden Shell Aita is, after La línea recta (The Straight Line) (2006), the second movie from José María de Orbe, one of current Spanish cinema’s most unclassifiable and personal direct...

ALEX QUIROGA DIRECTOR FIVE COLORS

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Director: ALEX QUIROGA.
Five Colors es gente andando por el mundo y cada uno de ellos es una pieza que encaja a la perfección. Las historias de las vidas entrecruzadas de los protagonistas de Five Colors son guiadas por una santera que les ayuda a encontrar su camino.y narrada por una radio

Calling for the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

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  The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is now accepting entries (feature, shorts, documentaries, music videos, etc.)  for LA, February 2010 (LAST CALL for LA Fest) and NYC 2010. If you want to submit a film, please visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102952828493&s=66391&e=0017OHZ1aYA0OXi_oboMSlOVQjqNLyHJf2YtZ7fpatDY9CfGCSDszbBY4IpxL2yKneqLAd6CQ0N_oCV2X6BuVcp052SkG0Hyg3z9X-d5MqtWaKVTt4eTzK8Sw== LA Festival screenings w...

FIVE COLORS NEWS FILMS ALEX QUIROGA

Director: ALEX QUIROGA.
Madrid, a young Colombian woman consults a priestess on its future, this tells you which should help seven strangers, in very different ways, so that your life is heading, though they share without knowing the same place and same time. These seven different stories speak of love, pain, friendship, envy and hatred of ways. The screenplay is based on poems by Adan Quiroga. The film will open in 2010. Madrid; una joven colombiana consulta a una santera sobre su futuro, ésta le dice que deberá ayudar a siete extraños, de formas muy distintas, para que su vida se encamine aunque todos comparten, sin saberlo, un mismo espacio y un mismo momento. Estas siete historias diferentes hablan del amor, el dolor, la amistad, la envidia y el odio de distintas maneras. El guión está basado en poemas de Adan Quiroga.

Maurizio Scaparro and Rafael Azcona exceptional protagonists at the Closing Gala of the Seville Festival

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  Alfonso Guerra spoke in praise of the Italian director while Fernando Trueba did so for the Spanish scriptwriter. The Seville politician defined Scaparro as “the man of our fantasies and our hopes, the last pulcinella”. Words of praise for the person responsible for the Theatre Sector of the Venice Biennale from Guerra, who congratulated Scaparro for “being the last romantic crossing Europe in the caravan of the commedia del arte”.   After giving his thanks...

The Frost

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Director: Ferran Audi.

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'

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The British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.   Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although...

Sir Ben Kingsley presents '50 Dead Men' at the Seville Festival and receives the Gold Giraldillo

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The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career. Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although it deals with a very recent problem, people have been able to see many changes and we can see it as a closed chapter'. He...

Paz Vega, Christopher Lee and Colin Farrell present "Triage" , Seville European Film Festival

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    During the presentation of "Triage", Paz Vega expressed how happy she was to be presenting her film at the Seville Festival. The film, written and directed by the Oscar wining Danis Tanovic, has allowed Paz Vega to participate for the first time in the Festival's Official Section. Previous editions of the Festival had screened other films in which the actress starred, but out of competition. Paz Vega emphasized the professionalism of all the cast and...

Locarno Announces Initial Jury Line-up 2009

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The official juries for the next Locarno International Film Festival are already shaping up, with several personalities having already confirmed their participation.The jury for the International Competition will include filmmaker HONG Sangsoo (Woman Is the Future of Man, Tale of Cinema), a leading talent in contemporary Korean cinema, whose latest film will screen in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes; French screenwriter and filmmaker Pascal Bonitzer, who has enjoyed long term collaborations...

The Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century

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The Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century with over 100 feature and short films in an array of genres-fiction, documentary, animation, drama and comedy. The Festival runs April 17-29 and is considered the oldest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country.  The film selections continue to reflect the great diversity of the Latino culture from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain. "I truly believe the Festiva...

SHOW TIME

Director: Frédéric Massot.
A couple of Italian tourists in Madrid are shooting a video with their camera. When they get back to their hotel, after a fashion party, they step into a man who's running away from a bag-snatcher. They decide to hide and film the incredibly cruel scene. They go on recording until the bag-snatcher leaves the poor man on the floor. After that, the bag-snatcher realizes the couples is there and brutally hits the woman. The guy keeps on recording. The girl gets pushed on the floor, so the guy leaves the camera and begins to fight with the bag-snatcher. The girl keeps on recording ...until the end.

Valladolid International Film Festival

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Representative panorama of current worldwide cinema. Competitive Official Section for features and shorts. Competitive parallel showcase - Meeting Point. Competitive documentary section. Different sidebars and tributes. Section on latest Spanish cinema.

CinespaÑa - Toulouse

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Cinespaña is dedicated to promoting Spanish cinema. Attended by over 20,000 festival-goers, it presents more than 100 films including a competition selection, documentaries, retrospectives and hommages.
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