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FANCINE 22 FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA From 22 nd – 29th NOVEMBER 2012         REGULATIONS     1.- GOALS FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of feature as well as short films of Fantastic genre under all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). Therefo...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

Benoît Jacquot’s Les Adieux à la Reine to Open the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast on February 9, 2012 with the world premiere of the period drama Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) that features such international stars as Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Virginie Ledoyen (Army of Crime). In a screen adaptation of Chantal Thomas' prize-winning novel of the same name, French Director Benoît Jacquot (Tosca, Villa Amalia, Deep in the Wo...

Benoît Jacquot’s Les Adieux à la reine to Open the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast on February 9, 2012 with the world premiere of the period drama Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) that features such international stars as Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Virginie Ledoyen (Army of Crime). In a screen adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ prize-winning novel of the same name, French Director Benoît Jacquot (Tosca, Villa Amalia, Deep in the Woods, among othe...

Coyote & Road Runner versus Short Film Competition

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While Coyote’s epic quest to capture the Road Runner capture a lot of attention on festival, Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's The Rabbi's Cat won the Feature Film Crystal at the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Saturday, The Cat was judged by many to be one of the most striking French animation debuts lately. A Japanese drama cartoon about a soul reborn in the body of a suicidal teenager, Colorful won The Best Asian Anime Award in a feature film competition. Moreover, another high-concept p...

Pirates of the Caribbean 4; Aussie gold rush, by Eva Rinaldi - 16th May 2011

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Geoffrey Rush   Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. And not only that, legendary Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush joins in the fun. Johnny Depp and action adventure / fantasy genre fans are fired up about this tale of adventure, with the tried and true formula of good VS evil, on the high seas. The charismatic and talented Depp has ...

FANCINE - Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga

FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of world film production both of feature films as well as short films in the genre of Fantastic films in all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). As a non profit organisation, the University of Málaga has the goal of offering to the audience the development of this film genre as well as backing better understanding between peoples and different cultures through film creation.

Sports Meets Cinema at Tribeca Film Festival

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  FIRE IN BABYLON (USA)  America’s twin obsessions with the movies and sports finds voice at the Tribeca Film Festival, particularly with its Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film series. With sports-topic films such as WIN WIN and SOUL SURFER making major waves at the theatrical box office, the commercial viability of the sports story remains a potent one. The films in the series offer a variety of pleasures, both visual and sensual.  FIRE IN BABYLON by Stevan Riley is a story of the succe...

Krakow Film Festival the line up of documentaries selected

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The selection for competitions of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd – 29th May) has ended. Films selected for the international documentary film competition has been announced in the first row. International documentary film competition was open to documentaries with a running time of 30 to 60 minutes and more than 60 minutes and only premieres were accepted. The competition consists mainly of films spotted at foreign festivals, complemented by titles picked from the record 2700 festival entri...

Animated Films at ÉCU 2011

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We are happy to bring you 5 animated films, that made it to the official selection of ÉCU 2011. From Germany “Adveniat Regnum Meum” (dir Stefanie Katja Ernst) Screening: Saturday,2nd of April, Session 3 (PSG3) We are living in a world of victims and offenders. Male sexual desire and aggressive abuse contrast with beatitudes, delivered by a woman who appears in a red fog between several violent episodes. Eventually stepping out of the fog, the woman is included ...

THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST, an interview with Esther Podemski

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photo stills from the film Interview with Esther Podemski on THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST (USA, 2011), a story about two old men in Italy whose ways of life have been unchanged through the centuries from medieval times to present day where the old ways are dying to contemporary forces causing much of what we know as Italy to fade a little more with each march towards modernization and mass globalization. In Thessaloniki I had the opportunity to sit with director Esther Podemski to...

THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST, an interview with Esther Podemski

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photo stills from the film Interview with Esther Podemski on THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST (USA, 2011), a story about two old men in Italy whose ways of life have been unchanged through the centuries from medieval times to present day where the old ways are dying to contemporary forces causing much of what we know as Italy to fade a little more with each march towards modernization and mass globalization. In Thessaloniki I had the opportunity to sit with director Esther Podemski to ...

Listen to Gondry

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by Eva Bearryman Head down to the Pompidou Centre until March 13th to be in with the chance of hearing Michel Gondry, internationally acclaimed director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind amongst many other films, talk about his latest and past projects. Follow this up with a projection of one of his films or music videos, and then a stroll around the interactive exhibition of sets designed by Gondry for an evening well spent. You can also participate in a unique film-...

The Economist Film Project

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The Economist, launched in 1843, is spreading its journalistic wings and taking on new areas of media with its brand new documentary project, started in January in partnership with PBS Newshour. The weekly English language newspaper, based in London, consistently claims to encourage intelligent debate and discussion on current global issues, and their newest campaign to continue this way of thinking is through young filmmakers. Editor and director of the project, Gideo...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights of 15th edition

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16 Documentaries and 5 Dramas; a Focus on the Power of the Mediawww.hrw.org/en/iff The 15th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 23 March to 1 April, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 16 documentaries and 5 dramas, from Belgium, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guantanamo, Guatemala, Hebron, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Yemen and Yugoslavia. Many of t...

Who's Afraid Of The Water Sprite?

"Who's Afraid Of The Water Sprite?" is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. It is an enchanting short film shot on location in the ancient mountains of Slovenia. Check out the trailer! «Who's Afraid Of The Water Sprite?» vient d'être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. Il s'agit d'un court-métrage envoûtant tourné dans les montagnes slovènes. Jetez un coup d'oeil à la bande-annonce!

Russian Ark

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by Yann-Yves A few weeks ago, Russian director Alexander Sokurov came to the Forum des Images to present a short documentary and his feature film Russian Ark, in honor of the program dedicated to Moscow and St. Petersburg. One of the many elements that the filmmaker spoke about in his master class was the idea that there were no more great masters. According to him, many people work in film and in media today, but most of them don’t have a background or understanding o...

The Sicilian Girl

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Next week The Sicilian Girl (2009) by director Marco Amenta starring Veronica D'Agostino and Gerard Jugnot will open in theaters in the U.S. The Sicilian Girl is a based on the true story of Rita Atria, a teenaged girl born into the Cosa Nostra who rebelled against the mafia as a witness in Italian courts to avange her father's death. It is a riveting dramatic thriller that has received international acclaim. I saw The Sicilian Girl in Palm Springs, California when Amenta screened h...

New York: Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2010

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In its 21st edition the festival organized by Human Rights Watch and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented from June 10-24 thirty films from 25 countries with 28 New York Premieres. The Human Rights Watch organization is an international group with offices in 18 countries publishing well received investigative reports about human rights violations which are taken seriously by policy makers. It is no wonder that the film festival is also shaped by the expectation that it has an impact...

Emperors’ New Clothing

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The 6th press conference of International Film Festival FEST 2010 went by quickly and hosted a distinguish member of the Festival Jury Macedonian Winterbottoms’ muse Labina Mitevska, that spoke about the regulations and criteria of the film jurist and about the importance of Art and European Film. No matter how hard is with film financing, the art house films will be shoot and it will be existing. The best films ever, are often shot with very little money, and even today they set the perfect...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Spotlight On Czech Cinema at FESTROIA

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Each year, FESTROIA shines its spotlight on a different film producing country. This year, it is the turn of the Czech Republic, which has been at the forefront of international filmmaking since its celebrated heyday in the 1960s. One of its best known films of that era, CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS by Jiri Menzel was screened here on Sunday evening, with the 76-year-old director in attendance. A gentle satire on Czech life du...

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