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Oporto Film Festival ­ Fantasporto presence in Cannes

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Once again, the Oporto Film Festival ­ Fantasporto has decided to invest strongly in the promotion of the coming edition on the occasion of the 59th Cannes International Film Festival. 27 years already, Fantasporto aims, as usual, at bigger and better, and the Croisette is the right meeting place and a traditional focus for the film world. The second time ever, Fantasporto is going to have its own booth in the Marché du Film at the Riviera Space. This is where Fantasporto will be searching for...

Festival du Nouveau Cinema presents Moebius special

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The 14th International Multimedia Prix Möbius: A special presentation of the Festival du Nouveau CinemaOn the occasion of its 35th anniversary, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema is proud to join UNESCO-Bell Chair of UQAM to present the 14th edition of the International Multimedia Prix Möbius. In collaboration with the Open Source section: creational encounters, they will be hosting this special event at the Musée Juste Pour Rire on the 13th, 14th and 15th of October 2006.Founded in 1992 under th...

The Rendez Vous unveils its 24th edition

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From February 16 to 26, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois invites you to its 24th edition, the largest gathering of devotees of Quebec cinema, presented by the SAQ. This year, the Rendez-vous will show more than 190 films at the Cinémathèque québécoise, NFB theatre, Cinéma Beaubien and the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec. Raymond Bouchard, the event’s spokesman, accompanied by over 150 directors, actors and skilled professionals from our film industry, will gather for this 10-day eve...

Local Film Culture, Global Exchange - 1 day conference in London

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The Independent Film Parliament (a consultative forum for pluralism and diversity in film culture) presents Local Film Culture, Global ExchangeWednesday 30 November 2005 Institut Francais, LondonThis one-day discussion of film culture and policy, with national and international speakers from the industry, is the first of its kind in London, following on from the first parliament held at the Cambridge Film Festival in 2003. Speakers include Peter Grant, author of 'Blockbusters and Trade Wars', an...

Hawai Festival announces the winners of the 27th edition

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Hawaii filmmakers flourish winning a record 6 awards1. First Hawaiian Bank Golden Maile AwardsCAVITE [PHILIPPINES] - Golden Maile: Best Feature FilmSISTERS IN LAW [CAMEROON] – Golden Maile: Best Documentary Film2. Russell Boyd [MASTER AND COMMANDER] wins the Eastman Kodak Award for Excellence in Cinematography3. Film in Hawaii Award presented to the late Kayo Hatta [PICTURE BRIDE].4. The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award goes to SEASON OF THE HORSE [CHINA].5. Inaugura...

New Montreal FilmFest professional meetings program

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The New Montreal FilmFest announces its first professional meetings with noted film personalities from the local and international scenes. Presented by Technicolor in collaboration with Astral Media, these meetings will discuss scripts, short films, film criticism, cultural diversity and encounters with filmmakers. The New Montreal FilmFest, presented by Toyota Canada in collaboration with Vidéotron, will show 175 films from 40 countries at its inaugural edition, September 18 to 25, 2005.Seven ...

XX. Black International Cinema Berlin 2005

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XX. Black International Cinema Berlin 2005 has been granted by UNESCO the official status of “Associated Project to the UNESCO Slave Route Project”. XX. BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN 2005AWARDS 1. Best film/video by a Black filmmaker. 500 YEARS LATERDirector: Owen 'Alik ShahadahDocumentary, Color, 102 min.U.S.A./UK 2005English JEPARDEE!Director: Christopher MarlonNarrative, Color, 24 min.U.S.A. 2004English 2. Best film/video on matters relating to the Black Experience/Marginalized People...

Ecofilms grants a Medwet award for the second year

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For the second year, Ecofilms presents a selection of films on water competing for a joint Ramsar-Medwet award at the annual film festival on environment in Rhodes. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty ratified by more than 145 countries and promoting the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and water resources while the Medwet is an initiative set up from this convention.Among the 15 short and feature-length films in competition for the award, The dream of water (2004, 57 mi...

Zlin Festival line up

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ZLÍN 2005 – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTHMay 29 – June 4, 2005The 45th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which will last until Saturday, June 4, was started in Zlín on Sunday, May 29, 2005.Every year, the Zlín film festival brings its viewers dozens of films from all over the world. The main pillars of the festival are international competitions of feature and animated films for children and youth. Within the framework of support for young filmmakers...

Fantasporto program preview

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FIRST LINE UP FOR FANTASPORTO’200525 YEARS OF FESTIVAL21st February till March 7th 2005Welcome to Oporto, Unesco World Heritage Town and to its 25th edition of Fantasporto!The Oporto International Film Festival, or Fantasporto, as it is better known, is the biggest and most prestigious film event in Portugal and it is spreading its wings internationally. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary next February 2005, the festival is going to bring to Oporto some of its winners, some well known faces ...

Fantasporto 2005 25th edition line up

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FIRST LINE UP FOR FANTASPORTO’200525 YEARS OF FESTIVALWelcome to Oporto, Unesco World Heritage Town and to its 25th edition of Fantasporto!The Oporto International Film Festival, or Fantasporto, as it is better known, is the biggest and most prestigious film event in Portugal and it is spreading its wings internationally. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary next February 2005, the festival is going to bring to Oporto some of its winners, some well known faces of the cinema of today as well as...

Berlinale adding World Cinema Fund

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Abetted by his creative staff Dieter Kosslick is adding another initative to Berlin’s film repertoire: the World Cinema Fund established by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and administered by the German UNESCO Commission through 2007. Primary purpose is support for the production and distribution of film projects in Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa with funding provided immediately. Accessible to German producers and their foreign counter parts for cooperative an...

Venice Collateral Awards

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The "UIP Award for the Best European Short Film" was awarded to "Goodbye" by Steve Hudson.The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) was presented to"3-Iron" (Binjip) by Kim Ki-duk (Korea, 2004) and to "Land Wind" (Vento di terra) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy, 2004) in the Horizon section.Signis Prize Tout un hiver sans feu, by Greg Zglinski (Venezia 61. In Competition)Mention to: Bin jip, by Kim Ki-dukGan Award of the public for a film of the International Critics' Week Ve lakachta lec...

Gerasimov name honored in main Russian film school

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ТНЕ RUSSIAN FEDERATION STATE INSTITUTE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (VGIK) named after S.A. GerasimovThe Basic methods of professional training were worked out by Lev Kuleshov,Sergey Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Alexandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Romm, Eduard Tisse, Anatoliy Golovnya and others.Among VGIK's graduates are: A.Tarkovsky, Vasily Shukshin, Mikhail Kalatozov, Tengiz Abuladze, Sergey Bondarchuk, Sergey Parajanov, Otar Ioseliani, Sergey Rostozky, Grigory Chukhrai, Vyaheslav Tihkonov, ...

Renewing policies on cultural exceptions - Forum

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AUDIOVISUAL AUTHORITIES, EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO STUDY WAYS TO FOSTER CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL OPERATOR ACTIVITYTHE MEETING, TO BE HELD AT BARCELONA FORUM 2004, WILL DISCUSS RENEWING THE POLICIES OF CULTURAL EXCEPTIONRepresentatives from the 98 audiovisual authorities in the world, together with operators, producers and experts will meet at Barcelona Forum 2004 to discuss the role that regulators can play in fostering cultural diversity. The new conc...

A revival of cambodian cinema?

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On Saturday, 17th January 2004, Pannasastra University of Cambodia will be hosting a day long conference entitled “Cinema Cambodia: Remembering the Past and Moving Toward the Future”. The Conference will cap a week long celebration of Cambodian cinema on the PUC campus. Organized and sponsored by the University’s newly opened Faculty of Communications and Media Arts in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and UNESCO, the Conference will bring together Cambodian and foreign film direct...

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