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Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

New York Film Festival 2008 notes Sept. 26 – Oct. 12

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Like other festivals, the Lincoln Center Film Society’s 46th New York Film Festival experienced a steady increase in films submitted amounting to about 1500 productions this year, far below the 8500 which the Sundance program coordinator Zakheim is quoted as having received for the 2008 edition, even less than the 1600 productions send now to the four year old Dubai festival. Yet the importance of the NYFF and of the 2008 main selection of 28 titles is not measured by competitive numbers, rat...

A European Cinema Feast At New York Film Festival

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  HUNGER (Steve McQueen, UK) Friday, October 10---------As it enters its final weekend, The New York Film Festival, which celebrated its 46th anniversary, has again been an extraordinary showcase of the pulse of contemporary European cinema.  Over almost five decades, the Festival has introduced and cemented the reputations in the United States of such iconic filmmakers as Michaelangelo Antonioni, Jean Luc Godard, John Schlesinger, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodovar,...

NEWSLETTER N° 371: July 3, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 7, 8 & 9) The Salon will include - The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC - MingleTalk Future of distribution ...

Sacramento Film Fest to welcome Samir Guesmi

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Samir Guesmi, director of C'est dimanche ! (It's Sunday!- 30 min) to be presented on Opening Night, Friday 18th - 8:30pm, prior to OSS 117: Le Caire nid d'espions (OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies). He will be available for interviews Thursday July 16th & Friday July 17th. We are proud to announce that French director Samir Guesmi will attend the first weekend of the 7th Sacramento French Film Festival. will attend the Sacramento French Film Festival. In addition to being a film director, Samir Gues...

The New York Jewish Film Festival: A Catered Affair For All Tastes

Tuesday, January 9----It is often said, and I would be a fool to disagree, that anyone who lives in New York City long enough becomes a kind of “honorary Jew”. Whether it is an uncontrollable yen for matzoh ball soup, a love of klezmer (Jewish soul) music, or a few Yiddishims creeping into everyday speech, New Yorkers are in spirit, if not in reality, more than just a little bit Jewish. Therefore, the 16th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, which opens tomorrow and runs through January ...

Harvey Keitel Special Guest of Istanbul Film Festival

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Harvey Keitel Special Guest of24th International Istanbul Film FestivalThe Istanbul International Film Festival which started out as a small "filmweek" offshoot of a general Turkish culture festival back in 1982 has now grown into an interesting middle-sized festival bridging Europe and Asia while simultaneously showcasing Turkish films before a considerable gathering of world press and cinema professionals. A jury headed by New Zealand director Jane Campion, whose film "The Piano" starring Harv...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

Miami International Film Festival Announces Program

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 22nd annual Festival to be held February 4-13, 2005.118 Films—87 Features and 31 Shorts—from 47 Countries Highlight 2005 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 33 East Coast PremieresUnveiled today for the 2005 program were 118 films from 47 countries, including 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North Am...

Winners of the European Film Awards

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At the European Film Awards Ceremony in Barcelona the European Film Academy announced this year’s award-winners: Gegen Die Wand, Head On winner of the Berlin Film Festival took best film, Mar Adentro took best director and best actor. Mar Adentro had also received in Hollywood the "Hollywood European Award" for best film.Award winners list:EUROPEAN FILM 2004:GEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On)directed by Fatih Akin, Germanyproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion/ Corazon International/ NDR/ ArteEUROPEAN DIRECT...

Stockholm Grand Jury Prize to "Innocence"

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The 15th Stockholm International Film Festival announced the decisions of the Festival Jury in a special ceremony at the festival close on November 27th. For the first time ever for the festival, a female director received the prestigious Bronze Horse award. Female directors also for the first time were fifty percent in the official selection. The jury included Alexandra Dahlström, acclaimed actress of Lukas Moodysson's Fucking Åmål and Bruce LaBruce, Canadian cult film director whose film Ra...

15th Stockholm International Film Festival Kicks Off

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It is hard to believe that the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 18-28, is already at year 15, and to celebrate, the festival will be showing some of the favorite films from past years and former recipients of the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" award. The horse evolved from the handpainted replicas from Dalecarlia in the heart of Sweden, a suitable icon given a somber spin by the festival. Past Bronze Horse winners include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (parts of ...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Filmfestivals proud presenter of the Hollywood European Award to The Sea Inside

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The 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held October 18 before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Special honors went to Newmarket Films' President Bob Berney, film preservation leader Robert Rosen, actor John Travolta, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Annette Bening, director Michael Mann, producer Mel...

Hollywood European Awards nominees

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The Hollywood EUROPEAN Awards(tm) presented by Filmfestivals.com and the Hollywood Film Festival covers films from Europe. An Initiative from the Festival's founder Carlos de Abreu with Paula Wagner and Bruno Chatelin.The ten nominees in alphabetical order are "5x2" (France) directed by Francois Ozon, "Bad Education" (Spain) by Pedro Almodovar, "The Consequences Of Love" (Italy)directed by Paolo Sorrentino, "Head-On" (Germany/Turkey) directed by Faith Akin, "A Hole In My Heart" (Sweden) directe...

Frenchie Jaoui Look at me" opens the NY Festival

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JAOUI OPENS NEW YORK FILM FESTIVALThe 42nd edition of the New York Film Festival opened this past weekend, with one of its most diverse and anticipated slates in recent years. Featuring an exciting mix of the new works of acknowledged film masters and fresh discoveries, the Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is generally acknowledged as the crown jewel of film events in a city that boasts more than 25 film festivals during the year. “It is the gold standard as far as Ne...

Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema program

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The 33rd: A galaxy of new lights and bright starsThe Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema will hold its 33rd edition from October 14 to 24. On this year’s menu: an impressive array of new voices and a fine group of established cinematic masters. These 208 works from 42 countries boldly reaffirm the Festival’s inclusive spirit: feature-length fiction and documentaries, short cuts, new-media installations and performances, and meetings for industry professionals. Canada’s oldest international...

Viva Pedro, Leigh and more at NY Fest

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VIVA PEDRO! An exclusive evening with Pedro Almodóvar, the legendary Spanish director of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, and the upcoming Bad Education. Highlights from the director's rich career will be screened, followed by a conversation between Mr. Almodóvar and Richard Peña, NYFF Selection Committee Chairman. We expect onstage appearances by special guests who have appeared in Mr. Almodóvar's films. 7A Thu. Oct. 7, 6:15 pm Alice Tully Hall HB...

EFA Short list revealed

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Every year, the various activities of the European Film Academy culminate in the presentation of the European Film Awards which are produced by DDA Productions, London. In 2004, the European Film Awards are taking place for the seventeenth time and they will include 17 categories (including the Jameson People’s Choice Awards voted for by cinema audiences across Europe).The European Film Awards 2004 will be celebrated in Barcelona on December 11, 2004.The nominees are...EFA members votes will d...

Montreal unveils World Competition

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MONTREAL UNVEILS PROMISING WORLD COMPETITIONA new film by the team that brought us the stunning French documentary Microcosmos, Carlos Saura 's return to socially conscious cinema, and the latest from Aussie underrated actor Hugo Weaving are among the premieres that will highlight the competition of the Montreal World Film Festival.Away from the hype to which film festivals are increasingly succumbing, Montreal has developed a reputation for offering a platform to filmmakers whose work has not b...

Hamburg Film Fest Program:

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Hamburg Film Fest Program:23-30 September 20045x2 (‚Fünf mal Zwei'), François Ozon, FranceAlexandrie... New York, Youssef Chahine, EgyptBush's Brain Joseph Mealey/Michael Shoob, USASchau mich an! (‚Comme une image’), Agnès Jaoui, FranceEn Garde, Ayse Polat, GermanyFour Shades of Brown, Tomas Alfredson, Sweden, DenmarkGreen Tea, Yuan Zhang, ChinaLand of Plenty, Wim Wenders, GermanySüperseks, Torsten Wacker, GermanyVitrina (Movies from spanish-speaking countries)Machuca, Andrés Wood, Ch...

Edinburgh Film Festival Awards shortlist announced

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The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film Named in homage to one of Britain˜s most original filmmakers, the Michael Powell Award is sponsored by the UK FILM COUNCIL and LOVEFiLM. Rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking, the Award is judged by an international jury and carries a substantial cash prize.2003 Winner: Young Adam directed by David McKenzie - Previous Winnersare: 2002 Out Of Control directed by Dominic Savage; 2001 Gas Attack directed by Kenny Glen...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 Wins Cannes Palme d'or

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As predicted, Michael Moore takes home the Palme d'or for 'Fahrenheit 911',"the temperature in which freedom burns", the first documentary film to win the highest award at Cannes since Jacques Costeau's 'Silent World' in 1956.Upon receiving the honor Moore exclaimed: "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci."The film is an unusual documentary with interviews, news clips and free lance journalism, that reports the news that doesn't get reported by major networks about the Bu...

Michael Moore Wins Palme d'or!

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As predicted, Michael Moore takes home the Palme d'or for 'Fahrenheit 911',"the temperature in which freedom burns", the first documentary film to win the highest award at Cannes since Jacques Costeau's 'Silent World' in 1956.Upon receiving the honor Moore exclaimed: "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci."The film is an unusual documentary with interviews, news clips and free lance journalism, that reports the news that doesn't get reported by major networks about the Bu...

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