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Interview with Amir Manor for 'Epilogue' (2012)

Interview with Amir Manor for ‘Epilogue’ (2012). Amir Manor is an Israeli director who has made four short films ('Pouring Sun', 2006; 'Reds', 2007; 'Ruin', 2008; 'Lands', 2008) and one feature film, ‘Epilogue’ (2012), which screened in the international competition at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film won four awards at TIFF: Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation, Best Screenplay Award, Human Values...

16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

San Sebastian 60th offered it's prizes, François Ozon takes golden shell

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OFFICIAL SELECTION GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM DANS LA MAISON, François Ozon (France) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE BLANCANIEVES, Pablo Berger (Spain-France) ...

11th International Film Students Meeting Awards

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  Panavision AWARD and FREAK Independent Film Agency AWARD THE MASS OF MEN, Gabriel Gauchet (National Film and TV School, United Kingdom) Participation in the SHORT FILM CORNER at the CANNES Festival THE MASS OF MEN, Gabriel Gauchet (National Film and TV School, United Kingdom) WEDDING DUET, Goran Mihailov (Universitatea Nationala de Arta Teatrala si Cinematografica“I.L. Caragiale”, Romania) I THINK THIS IS THE CLOSEST TO HOW THE FOOTAGE...

Israel Cinema at the MWFF 2012

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  Every year, the Festival welcomes directors from the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University as part of its international Cinema Schools section. The press conference will be attended by Dekel Nitzan, director, Migrash (Cour/Court); Eti Tsicko, director and scriptwriter, Resen (Laisse/Dog-Leash); Itay Tal, director and scriptwriter, When You Played; and Gill Weinstein, director, writer and producer, Sachkan Safsal (Sur la touche/Benched).  The press conference ...

Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

No one but us

Director: Roman Shumunov.
This is a story about the solitude of the new immigrants and their endless struggle to survive, to be accepted and to be a part of Israeli society. Andrei, the protagonist, a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union, discovers that in order to save his sick father’s life he must buy an expensive drug that is well beyond his means. At the same time, Andrei and his two best friends, Zura and Marat, also living alone in the country, try to achieve their dream to be heard and understood via their poesy music. Andrei decides to get the money for the medicine his father so desperately needs at all costs.

What's cooking at Roma Fest 6th edition?

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Fifteen films in competition for the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October - 4th November) featuring productions from all over the world.  Among many others, the scheduled films include Hotel Lux by Leander Haußmann, Babycall by Pål Sletaune, Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, The Eye of the Storm by Fred Schepisi with Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Une vie meilleure by Cédric Kahn with Guillaume Canet, Magic V...

Los pasos dobles wins Golden Shell in San Sebastian

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The Spanish film "Los pasos dobles" directed by Isaki Lacuesta received the Golden Shell award at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival.                                        Last night and for the first time live during the closin gala, we received attonished the news of the palmares. Jury and critics not always coincide so that most of the awards came as a surprise. Here they are! the 59th San Sebastian Film F...

First awards at San Sebastian Film Festival

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              We are about t finish this 59th San Sebastian Film Festival and the awards are been given away. Along this week we´ve seen two of the most important people of the Spanish movie industry receive live long achivements PREMIO UNA VIDA DE CINE  2011  - KUTXA IMANOL ARIAS (actor) PREMIO ZINEMIRA  - ELIAS QUEREJETA (producer) On the other hand  other awards were announced: PR...

the 5 houses of Lea Goldberg

Director: yair qedar.
She died 41 years ago, but even today, Lea Goldberg is still an enigmatic figure - she is Israel's most beloved poet, a powerful woman, who lived with her mother and never married, a woman who invented herself from the ashes of WWW1 though her magical poetry. The film is a cinematic fantasy in five acts, using animation, after affects, archives, still photos, original music and interviews that celebrate together the fascinating story of L. Goldberg.

Enter the Demon Drummer

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Director: Ram Loevy.
It seemed like a simple story: a group of Israeli "drum addicts" travel to the Republic of Mali, to study the Djembe, the ceremonial African drumming. Gradually it becomes a highly charged encounter between black Muslims and white Jews, between Hi-Tec experts and poor villagers and ends as a heart breaking love affair.

Jerusalem International Film Festival wraps with awards

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The 27th Jerusalem International Film Festival came to an EndThe winner of the Haggiag Family Award for Israeli Cinema Best Full-Length Feature is Intimate Grammar, directed by Nir Bergman, and produced by Assaf AmirThe winner of the Van Leer Award for Israeli Cinema for Best Documentary Film is A Film Unifinished, directed by Yael Hersonski and produced by Noemi Schory and Itay Ken-TorFollowing are the winning films in the Festival competition:The Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film...

La Résidence de la Cinéfondation hosts its 20th session

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Since March 1st 2010, and until July 15th, La Résidence de la Cinéfondation welcomes its 6 latest winning candidates to support them in the writing of their first or second feature and help them prepare their film. The jury selected two female and four male filmmakers from the 200 applicants. Daniel Joseph BorgmanDaniel Joseph Borgman was born in 1981 in the small coastal town of Dunedin in New Zealand. After studying Film Science at Otago University, he moved to Copenhagen,...

Cannes 2009: Selection of the Cinefondation

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CINÉFONDATION Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti - IL NATURALISTA - 6’ Federico Parodi and Michele Tozzi Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy Dominique Baumard  - LE CONTRETEMPS - 39’ La fémis, France Dorte Bengtson - SYLFIDDEN  - 8’ Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Noamir Castéra -  #1  - 4’ ENSAV La Cambre, Belgium Daniel Day  - GUTTER - 17’ New York University, USA Hugo Frassetto - TRAVERSER  - 5’ La Poudrière, France Jo...

NY Israel Film Festival awarded The Secrets

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival closed its most successful engagement in its history of presenting events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Thursday, November 13th in New York with the announcement by Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director of the IFF, of the winner of the coveted PANAVISION AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD to THE SECRETS, written and directed by Avi Nesher and produced by Nesher and David Silber. THE SECRETS, the Festival’s Closing Night film, will be released in NY by Monter...

Israel Film Festival wrapped

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival closed its most successful engagement in its history of presenting events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Thursday, November 13th in New York with the announcement by Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director of the IFF, of the winner of the coveted PANAVISION AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD to THE SECRETS, written and directed by Avi Nesher and produced by Nesher and David Silber. THE SECRETS, the Festival’s Closing Night film, will be released in NY by Monter...

Israel Film Festival set to kick off in New York

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The 23rd Israel Film Festival will kick off in New York on October 29th at the Ziegfeld Theatre and run through November 13th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. Meir Fenigstein, Founder and Executive Director, announced today the full lineup of films for this year’s Festival which showcases more than 30 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. List of films to follow. The Israel Film F...

Israel Film Fest to award DeVito, Zwick and Winkler

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Oscar nominee Danny DeVito, Oscar winner Irwin Winkler and Oscar winner Edward Zwick will be honored at the 23rd annual Israel Film Festival - it was announced today by Founder/Executive Director, Meir Fenigstein. These three prolific filmmakers will receive their awards during the opening night Gala and Premiere Presentation, Wednesday October 29th at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning actor, director, producer and writer, Danny DeVito (Taxi, Get Sho...

Israel Film festival wraps

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The Israel Film Festival has inaugurated an annual scholarship fund that will donate money raised from its yearly Gala Awards Dinner to support scholarships for Israeli film students to study cinema in six major film schools in Israel. This year’s just concluded Festival, which showcased new films and an unprecedented Retrospective in celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary along with a sold-out Gala Awards Dinner, was its most successful in its 23 year history. Over 16,000 moviegoers atte...

Cannes lève le voile sur sa programmation

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Le 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES se tiendra...à Cannes du 14 au 25 mai Le jury des longs métrages est présidé par Sean PENN, (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste américain)Il sera entouré deSergio CASTELLITTO (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste italien)Natalie PORTMAN (Actrice israélo-américaine)Alfonso CUARON (Réalisateur mexicain)Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Réalisateur thaïlandais)Alexandra Maria LARA (Actrice allemande)Rachid BOUCHAREB (Réalisateur français)le Jury d...

La programmation du 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES du 14 au 25 mai

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Le 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES se tiendra...à Cannes du 14 au 25 mai.On retrouve dans la compétition les grands habitués palmés du festival tels Eastwood, les frères Dardenne, Kusturiza,Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh et une programmation assez brillante. Desplechin, Atom Egoyan, walter Salles et bien d'autres reviennet à Cannes pour notre plus grand plaisir. Les projections hors compétitions des "grosses machines" nord américaines tiendront la croisette en ha...

La programmation du 61e FESTIVAL DE CANNES du 14 au 25 mai

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    LES JURYS DU 61e FESTIVAL Jury des longs métrages Sean PENN, Président (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste américain) Sergio CASTELLITTO (Acteur, réalisateur, scénariste italien) Natalie PORTMAN (Actrice israélo-américaine) Alfonso CUARON (Réalisateur mexicain) Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Réalisateur thaïlandais) Alexandra Maria LARA (Actrice allemande) Rachid BOUCHAREB (Réalisateur français)   Jury de la Cinéfondation et des courts métrages HOU Hsiao...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007.  The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village.20 percent of Israel's population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel.  Through a week-long festival of award-winning films, guest filmmakers, panel discussions, special gala events &...

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