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Award winning Kashmiri film to open 20th Filmfest Hamburg

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Award winning Kashmiri film to open 20th Filmfest Hamburg The 20th edition of Filmfest Hamburg has announced its opening movie:an award winning Indo-American co-production which is set in Kashmir. The red carpet will be rolled out at the port city's CinemaxX Dammtor next month for the screening of "Valley of Saints" in the presence of its  New York-based director Musa Sayeed and Hamburg’s mayor Olaf Scholz. Also lined up to attend are the film's producer Nicholas Bruckma...

Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20

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Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20 Filmfest Hamburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Anniversary celebrations will takeplace between September 27th to October 6th, 2012 with an audience of over 40,000 expected. One of them being Hamburg’s 1st Mayor Olaf Scholz: „For the past 20 years, Filmfest Hamburg has been a constant fixture in the cultural landscape of the city. With its broad range of current and outstanding productions from all over the world, it is exemp...

Filmfest Hamburg’s Douglas-Sirk-Award for Cannes award winners Andreas Dresen and Peter Rommel

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The German director Andreas Dresen and his longtime producer Peter Rommel will be honoured on October 1st, 2011 during the 19th edition of Filmfest Hamburg with the Douglas-Sirk-Award. This  award is given each year to a personality who has rendered outstanding services to film culture. Filmfest director Albert Wiederspiel says,“ This is the first time Filmfest Hamburg has decided to honour filmmakers from Germany. We wanted to emphasize and reward an outstanding and continuous partn...

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25th Warsaw International Film Festival 9-18 October 2008 Total audience: 108,000 Cinemas: Multikino (4 rooms), Kinoteka (5 rooms), Kultura (1 room) Audience Award - best feature film: two films received exactly the same mark for the first time ever - 4.77. In the feature film category, the joint winners were: DOM ZŁY / THE DARK HOUSE, dir. Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland) and WELCOME, dir. Philippe Lioret (France). In the documentary category, the winner was HASHMATSA / DEFAMATION, dir. Yo...

Kusturica Won Best Actor Award

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Cinema City Film & Media Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia presented over 120 films, 30 premieres and three competition selections and recorded over 80.000 visitors this year. The festival had international film but it is actually focused on Serbian film. An absolute winner of festival, according to audience and jury members is a Serbian film Srdjan Koljevic’s “The Woman with the Broken Nose” with several awards. And special award went to Emir Kusturica for Best Actor Award within Exit P...

New faces at Hamburg FilmFest

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Filmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinema ticket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved', a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann' in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. "The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into another world for decades; a world of film...

New faces within the Filmfest Hamburg team

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New Logo and New Faces at Filmfest HamburgFilmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinematicket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved’, a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann’ in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. “The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into an...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Young Turkish cinema at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg will be presenting film enthusiasts and professionals with young Turkish cinema. The eight author-directors come from different Turkish cities and regions, bringing with them intense and explosive tales of Turkish and Kurdish life. Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel is impressed "by the cinematic poetry of these stories as well as by the filmmakers' courage. The imagery used in all of these films relies on serene tranquillity, m...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

17th Filmfest Hamburg hosts first Film Camp of the North

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Hamburg's first BarCamp for filmmakers will take place on 2nd October at the 17th Filmfest Hamburg. The "Digital Film Camp@Filmfest Hamburg", also referred to as DFC@Filmfest Hamburg, will feature filmmakers and Web 2.0 specialists discussing the digital future of film. Berlin's second "Digital Film Camp" ended on 17th April this year, posing the question "How do filmmakers work and finance themselves in the Web 2.0 Era?" The event was hosted and organized by Simon Chapuzzeau, owner of HomeBase ...

To the end of the world with 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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The 17th Filmfest Hamburg invites film friends and filmmakers on a cinematic journey to the end of the world from 24th September to 3rd October 2009: welcome to New Zealand - this year's film country in the Deluxe section. Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel is very pleased at "the committed and fruitful cooperation with the Auckland City Council and New Zealand Embassy, enabling Filmfest Hamburg to show six modern cinema classics dating from 1964 to 1987." Program Director Kathri...

17th Filmfest Hamburg opens with "Soul Kitchen" by Fatih Akin

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On 24th September 2009 "Soul Kitchen" will open the 17th Filmfest Hamburg, celebrating its German premiere at Cinemaxx Dammtor. "Soul Kitchen" is the sixth feature film by renowned director and producer Fatih Akin. The film's extraordinary cast reads like a best-of of Akin's films: Adam Bousdoukos of "Short Sharp Shock", Moritz Bleibtreu of "In July" and "Solino" and Birol Ünel of "Head On". For Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel "Soul Kitchen" signifies "a declaration of love for the metrop...

Filmfest Hamburg

FILMFEST HAMBURG is a yearly international festival in 5 venues. The sections of this Northern German festival are: Agenda, Eurovisuell, Made-For-TV Movies, Nordlichter (Northern Lights), Voilà, Deluxe, Vitrina and Michel Children`s und Youth Film Fest.

Filmfest Hamburg ends its journey through 134 film worlds

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Last night the 16th Filmfest Hamburg came to ist close with the German premiere of the Belgian-French road movie “Eldorado” in the presence of director Bouli Lanners.The 16th Filmfest Hamburg opened with the mountaineering drama “North Face”. The German premiere was attended by director Philipp Stölzl, lead actress Johanna Wokalek and the two actors Simon Schwarz and Georg Friedrich. This year’s Douglas-Sirk-Award was presented to the director Atom Egoyan. The renowned award is presen...

Filmfest Hamburg will open with “North Face" Hang on!

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Filmfest Hamburg opens its “Gateway to a thousand worlds” for the 16th time on 25th September 2008 with the German premiere of the film “North Face” by director and scriptwriter Philipp Stölzl, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and got the audience caught to the gripping drama. Albert Wiederspiel: “I couldn’t allow myself and the Hamburg audience to pass this by: a mountain drama as the opening film in the lowlands of Hamburg. But I am absolutely positive that the people ...

New Awards at Filmfest Hamburg

Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel is proud to have the young talents award “Die Elfe” (literally: “The Pixie”) being presented at Filmfest Hamburg, donated by one of Europe’s leading advertising film production companies, Neue Sentimental Film Hamburg (NSF).Helga Waterkotte, Managing Director of NSF Hamburg: “The young talents award in the form of an elf symbolizes the dreams of young directors and is simultaneously part of our company logo.” Endowed with 5,000 euros, the young ...

New Awards at Filmfest Hamburg

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Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel is proud to have the young talents award “Die Elfe” (literally: “The Pixie”) being presented at Filmfest Hamburg, donated by one of Europe’s leading advertising film production companies, Neue Sentimental Film Hamburg (NSF).Helga Waterkotte, Managing Director of NSF Hamburg: “The young talents award in the form of an elf symbolizes the dreams of young directors and is simultaneously part of our company logo.” Endowed with 5,000 euros, the young ...

Filmfest Hamburg pays homage to David Cronenberg

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The Douglas-Sirk-Award 2007 goes to David Cronenberg. Filmfest Hamburg presents its renowned annual Douglas-Sirk-Award to personalities who have rendered outstanding services within the film industry. Previous Douglas-Sirk-Award winners include Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster, Wong Kar-wai and François Ozon.Director of Filmfest Hamburg, Albert Wiederspiel: “The wealth of cinema also includes the extreme. With David Cronenberg, we are showing our appreciation for a filmmaker who makes consequen...

Depardieu to receive the Douglas Sirk award in Hamburg

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The French actor Gérard Depardieu will receive this year’s Douglas Sirk award. This renowned award is bestowed by Filmfest Hamburg each year to honour a person for their achievements for film culture.Albert Wiederspiel: “The choice of Gérard Depardieu for the Douglas Sirk award is not a decision for a French actor. Rather, it is the decision for one of the greatest actors of our time. Although steeped in a very French tradition, Gérard Depardieu has also long been a star around the world ...

Doris Dorrie's new film to open Hamburg Festival

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Filmfest Hamburg catches European Premiere Doris Dörrie’s film DER FISCHER UND SEINE FRAU opens the festivalThe 13th Filmfest Hamburg opens with the European premiere of the German comedy DER FISCHER UND SEINE FRAU. The leads are played by Alexandra Maria Lara, Christian Ulmen, Simon Verhoeven and Young-Shin Kim. Incessantly fascinated by the topic, Doris Dörrie asks in her latest film once morethe question, whether men and women actually suit each other.“Every German film festival wants t...

My Brother is a Dog to open KinderFilmfest

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KinderFilmfest opens with German PremiereDirector Peter Timm’s new family comedy MY BROTHER IS A DOG opens KinderFilmfest on September 24th.The children’s film section KinderFilmfest goes into its second round from September 24 to 30, 2004. It was brought into being by the festival director Albert Wiederspiel in 2003 and is once again aiming at attracting seven- to twelve-year-old film enthusiasts.The KinderFilmfest opens on September 24 with a German premiere in the presence of the film’s...

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