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Russel Edwards Guest Blogs Sydney Fest for APSA

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The Sydney Film Festival opened last night with Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric, direct from Competition at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival. Join us online as APSA Nominations Council member and Variety critic, Russell Edwards guest blogs SFF exclusively for APSA, reporting back with the news and inside scoop from the event that kicks off Australia’s film festival season.Russell will focus on the significant Asia-Pacific line up at SFF including several A-P titles in Official Compet...

1st festival of Czech films, CZECH-IN set to open

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1st festival of Czech films, CZECH-IN pour le cinéma tchèque, is will open at eight o’clock tomorrow evening in the Paris cinema L’Entrepôt. As we have announced in a previous press release, this is the first self-contained festival of Czech films to be held in Paris since 1989. The showcase runs until June 9 and features ten titles. The six-day event offers a cross-section of contemporary Czech cinema made after the Velvet Revolution, consisting of nine feature films and one feature-leng...

Iwana Chronis to lead Hubert Bals Fund

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Iwana Chronis to lead the festival's Hubert Bals Fund. Chronis will take the position of Fund Manager from June 1, 2009. She takes over from Bianca Taal, who led the fund from 2007 until March 2009, when she left the IFFR to work for the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam.   Iwana Chronis (1977) has extensive working experience in combining culture and international development. She studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the Uni...

GIBARA 2009 Prizes

Feature Film Oriiginal Screenplays : Mención Honorífica del Jurado de Maquetas y Guiones Inéditos para Largometrajes de Ficción al Guión, post-mortem, para el guión: La prisión de Atahualpa, de Pancho Cajías, Bolivia Por adentrarse en el universo epico latinoamericano. Mención Especial del Jurado de Maquetas y Guiones Inéditos para Largometrajes de Ficción al Guión: Operación Cóndor. C

Valiant French actress Rosine Deréan - From "Douce France" to Ravensbrück

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    Valiant French actress ROSINE Deréan - from "Douce France to Ravensbrück  On April 25th, 2009, in the tiny village of Genillé (Indre-et-Loire), where she lived and died, a tribute will be held to the stylish '30's French actress and several films she starred in will be shown in 8 mm. Rosine Deréan was born in 1910 and began acting in 1930 directed by major French cinema director Julien Duvivier appearing with such legendary sta...

XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany, May 7-10, 2009

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XXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin Germany & USA 2009 May 7-10 Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg "A COMPLEXION CHANGE - International & Intercultural Diplomacy" A tribute to: Chancellor Willy Brandt "The future will not be mastered by those who dwell on the past." Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward...

NEWSLETTER N° 406: March 11, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

A Grand Launch for BIFF chez Bond

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You might expect James Bond's London town-house to be securely guarded, so it took a flurry of e-mails and some guest-list confusion with the doorman to be ushered into the elegant home of Eon Productions, at the Hyde Park Corner end of Piccadilly, for the Launch of the 15th Bradford International Film Festival (on Thursday 26th February 2009). What, you may ask, is the connection between an annual celebration of cinema in a Northern metropolis and the world's longest-running and most lu...

NEWSLETTER N° 405: March 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

NEWSLETTER N° 404: February 25, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 403: February 18, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 402: February 11, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 401: February 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

NEWSLETTER N° 400: January 28, 2009

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Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHING THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database, the renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com is moving to Fest21.com whith easier searc...

NEWSLETTER N° 399: January 21, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

NEWSLETTER N° 398: January 14, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

NEWSLETTER N° 397: January 7, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips   PROMOTE YOUR FILM ON ...

NEWSLETTER N° 396: December 31, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips...

NEWSLETTER N° 395: December 23, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips...

NEWSLETTER N° 394: December 17, 2008

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Our newsletter reaches over 70 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

FIFET Festival at Unesco strikes at slavery

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FIFET       VISIONS OF SLAVERY IN CINEMA   This is the theme of the 9th edition of the Festival international du film contre l'exclusion et pour la tolérance « Visions de l’esclavage au cinéma » organised by FIFET, held December 5th through 13th at UNESCO in Paris, FRANCE.   In conjunction with the Unesco-themed program on the "Slave Route", several features dedicated to aspects of slavery from countries ...

Visions of slavery in film at FIFET

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9e International Festival of Film Against Exclusion and for ToléranceDecember 5 – 13 2008UNESCO: 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 7For its 9th edition, FIFET is presenting feature films on slavery in partnership with UNESCO's Slave Route project and Slave Memory Comitee (Comité pour la mémoire de l’esclavage).World is characterized by diversity, with everyone's history and memory being part of a shared heritage. This retrospective promotes and highlights an important side of this common histo...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winners

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Breaking with the antiquated rituals of the Oscars, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards produced a presentation that generated interest in the nominated films – many of which have not had much exposure outside their home countries – and put the filmmakers and their work the focus, while also delivering glamour and buzz, reports Andrew L. Urban from the Gold Coast.Double in size whichever you measure it since last year’s inaugural presentation, this year’s APSA event catered for almost 700 gue...

Animation from Egypt & Africa

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The History of African Animation By Mohamed Ghazala African animation started about 70 years ago in Egypt and was founded by the Frenkel brothers. It’s interesting to note that the first pioneers of animation in Africa were not professional artists or animators; they were just a group of Jewish carpenters who immigrated to Egypt from Russia in search of freedom and work. They achieved the unexpected; the first African animated cartoon was created. Despite problems...

Highlights on Manaki Brothers” in Bitola

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The International Cinematographers Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” in Bitola is organized by the Macedonian Film Professionals Association (MFPA).Founded 21 May 1950, MFPA represents the interests of film professionals and film authors in our country. Besides looking after its members’ rights and interests, MFPA fosters the professional development and growth of film creativity in the Republic of Macedonia. The Association aims to strengthen Macedonian cinematography and to ensure its cont...

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