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Hubert Bals Fund announces winners Fall 2012 Selection Round

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      The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gives 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. (See full list below)   From many strong applications for workshop initiatives, the Hubert Bals Fu...

Brazilian film "Colegas", by Marcelo Galvão, opens the Amazonas Film Festival

                          Starred by three actors with Down syndrome, the Brazilian film "Colegas" (2012), winner of the Kikito award as best film of Gramado Film Festival, will be shown during the opening ceremony of the ninth edition of Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), Saturday (3). The feature film is directed by Marcelo Galvão and tells the story of the characters Stallone (Ariel Goldenberg), Ani...

The jury of Bucarest B-Est

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JAN HARLAN (Head of the Jury) Producer and Director „I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubri...

Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the past

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  SUPPORTING ACTOR 2012 Christopher Plummer Beginners (2011) 2011 Christian Bale The Fighter (2010) 2010 Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds! (2009) 2009 Heath Ledger The Dark Knight (2008) (Posthumous) 2008 Javier Bardem No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 2006 George Clooney Syriana (2005) 2005 Morgan Freeman Mi...

Oscar for Best Director in the past

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DIRECTOR**************** ****************************************************** 2012 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist (2011) 2011 Tom Hooper The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker (2009) 2009 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 2008 Joel Coen & Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Martin Scorsese The Departed (2006) 2006 Ang Lee ...

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...

Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn

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Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn on 2 December On 2 December 2010 the Ghent Film Festival will present in cooperation with the city of Ghent, the province of East Flanders, the Flemish Community and Fluxys a concert in Tallinn featuring film music by Gabriel Yared, Shigeru Umebayashi and Arvo Pärt. The concert will take place on the eve of the European Film Awards in the Estonian capital, which is also the European Capital of Culture 2011 and a twin town of Ghent. ...

I'VE SEEN FILMS 2010 Awards

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With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 250 competing works from 72 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival’s 10 day-period, at Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Français, Spazio Oberdan, and IULM University. The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 8 in a fully packed ‘Eight Column Hall’ of Milan’s Royal Palace, kindly set at the festival’s disposal by the Culture Department of th...

The Global Film Village: Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia in Los Angeles

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by Marla LewinThe play “Arcadia” is set at the English estate of the Coverlys, a family of the nobility, and bounces back and forth between 1809 and the present day. Arcadia refers to the classical Greek state of mind which is pastorial and harmonius.  There is little of that actually in the play where both classic and present day characters look for love, relics, and recommendation and confirmation of their talents.There is repeated mention of poet, playboy Lord Byron himself, though we ne...

10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards

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Film Festival Ghent celebrates 10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings)...

Over 200 short films line up for Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 27 January - 7 February 2010 Competition and Jury To raise the profile of short films as a highly influential form of art but also a the realm in which cinema has been both democratized and popularized by the online and digital developments, the International Film Festival Rotterdam founded its Competition for short films in 2005. This edition, thirty-one films of up to sixty minutes in length will be presented to the international jury consisti...

NEWSLETTER N° 437: October 21, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 437: October 21, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

The Global Film Village: “The Foreigner” pays a visit to the Sierra Madre Playhouse

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by Marla Lewin "The Foreigner" Lindsay Ballew and Jon Powell Photo by John Johnson Playwright Larry Shue graduated cum laude in film from Illinois Wesleyan University and was a Vietnam War Veteran. Shue was also an actor, and appeared on the daytime drama, “One Life to Live” and in the feature film, “Sweet Liberty.”  His other plays include “The Nerd,” “Grandma Duck is Dead,” and “My Emperor’s New Clothes.”  He died in a commercial plane cras...

Telluride Film Festival comes to a close

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Today marks the close of the 36th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve. Twenty-four feature films played in the Festival’s main program, not including three Sneak Previews added throughout the four-day event. Telluride Film Festival’s celebration of art and film, set amongst the beauty of the Rockies, opened Friday, September 4 and closed today, September 7, 2009. The following unannounced Sneak Previews screened at the 36th Telluride Film Festival:UP IN THE AIR ...

Telluride in action (September 4-7, 2009)

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival's main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program.  Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs throug...

Final day of the 28th edition of AsoloArtFilmFestival

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Sunday 6th of September final day at AsoloArtFilmFestival. At 16.00 in the theatre Eleonora Duse will be screened the extra movie "Terra Madre" by Ermanno Olmi and later on the director Giuseppe Taffarel will get the award for the career Flavia Paulon, which in the last years as been assigned to many famous people as Mario Verdone and Ugo Gregoretti. At 18.30, the happening continued, still in the theatre Duse, with the proclamation of the winning movies, this year for the first tim...

Telluride Film Festival preview

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival’s main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs through...

Michael Jackson, Elvis and Singing Cowboys are all American Icons

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 The Michael Jackson memorial is on TV today, I am sitting here watching and thinking about the difference between a person's public image and what it means to be an icon. Michael was an icon in life and is even a bigger icon now in death. Gone are the questions of his personal legal problems, gone are his money problems, his music now dominates the sales charts after a 4 year slump. Now he is iconic legend. Berry Gordy of Motown Records called him "the greatest entertainer who ever lived...

Michael Jackson, Elvis and Singing Cowboys are all American Icons

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The Michael Jackson memorial is on TV today, I am sitting here watching and thinking about the difference between a person's public image and what it means to be an icon. Michael was an icon in life and is even a bigger icon now in death. Gone are the questions of his personal legal problems, gone are his money problems, his music now dominates the sales charts after a 4 year slump. Now he is iconic legend. Berry Gordy of Motown Records called him "the greatest entertainer who ever lived". Sunda...

Culinary Cinema at Berlinale 2009

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A taste for the truth is the common theme of the films in the Culinary Cinema of the Berlinale, which is taking place for the third time from February 8-13, 2009. This year, the programme comprises five feature films, five documentaries and four short films which are to be shown accompanied by culinary highlights and discussions. On February 8, events will begin with hard facts on the food industry served up by the American documentary Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner in the new Berlinale cinema Frie...

The Torino Film Festival awards

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The Jury of Torino 26 – Feature Film Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Alexey German jr. (Russia), Jonathan Lethem (USA), Dito Montiel (USA), Alba Rohrwacher (Italy), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), awards the following prizes: • Best Film (25.000 euros) to:TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min) • Jury Special Award (10.000 euros) to:PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA, 2008, 100 min) • Best Actress Award to:EMMANUELLE DEVOS for...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best director

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Each Academy Award ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Academy Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. In the column next to the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by the years of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) in the year of release; for example, the Oscar for Best Director of 1999 was announced during the award cerem...

Malkovich, Asia Argento... lucky guests for next Thessalonik Fest

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The actor John Malkovich will visit the Festival from the 17th to the 20th of November to receive an Honorary Golden Alexander for the body of his work, on the 18th of November at 21.00 in the Olympion theater. The nominee for two Academy Awards and star of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, The Sheltering Sky, The Glass Menagerie, Beyond the Clouds and In the Line of Fire, Malkovich was and remains a multi-faceted artist. The director of The Dancer Upstairs with Javier Bardem and the producer of...
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