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The European Film Awards Silver Jubilee

          Only nine more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 25th European Film Awards in Malta.   The venue for this year’s Silver Jubilee edition of the awards ceremony, traditionally opened by the President of the European Film Academy Wim Wenders, is the Mediterranean Conference Centre, a spectacular venue built on Valetta’s waterfront i...

Guy Maddin, ‘Spiritisms’ within a New Festival at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

22 FEBRUARY - 12 MARCH 2012 11 am - 9 pm, ADMISSION FREE SOUTH GALLERY, SPACE 315, FORUM -1 SMALL ROOM AND LARGE ROOM The third New Festival at the Centre Pompidou offers the public the chance to discover the diversity of the visual culture of our time and to appreciate how the territory of contemporary culture has broadened.   No fewer than one hundred artists including the film director Guy Maddin, visual artists and performers, writers and historians, musicians and sh...

Braunschweig annouces „Heinrich" nominees

  The nominees for the audience competition "The Heinrich" of the 25th Braunschweig International Film Festival (November 8-13) are set. Ten films from eight countries will compete for the prize for European debut and second films with a purse of 10.000 Euro. The prize money, endowed by the filmfest's main sponsor Volkswagen Financial Services, is equally sharded between the director and German distributor. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on Sunday, November 13...

Beaune 2nd International Thriller Film Festival

Last year, during the first edition of the Festival, Jury Chairman Claude Chabrol said: “The mission of Beaune International Thriller Film Festival is to underline the thriller genre, which is after all one of the most fertile and noble in cinema history, and precisely to try and find new tendencies, or suggest new directions.” Keeping this ambition alive, the second edition of the Festival will take place from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April 2010. The Prize list of the 1st edition...

Viennale facts and figures

The Viennale 2008, which will come to an end with today’s screening of the closing film Waltz With Bashir, is proud to present a successful outcome.With a total of 92,100 Viennale-goers the 2008 festival has scored a slight increase in the number of visitors.Last year’s record was 91,700.Due to a larger number of screenings, the capacity sank from 79.20% in 2007 to 76.80% at the Viennale 2008.Out of a total of 332 film screenings, 116, i.e., approximately a third, were sold out.The capacity ...

Venice International Film Festival line up

The 65th Venice International Film Festival, organised by the Venice Biennale, will take place at Venice Lido from August 27th to September 6th 2008. The aim of the Festival is to encourage the awareness and the promotion of all the various aspects of international cinema as art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. Marco Müller will be the director of this edition, continuing the work he began in 2004. The line-up of the 65th Venice Film Festival includes the follo...

It’s the story of the woman who saw the bear

After Peindre ou faire l’amour, Jean-Marie et Arnaud Larrieu comme back to the Cannes Film Festival presenting in the Director’s Fortnight Le Voyage aux Pyrénées. Jean-Pierre Darroussin et Sabine Azéma are Alexandre and Aurore, a famous actors couple who are in the Pyrenean mountains to cure Aurore from her nymphomaniac crisis. In these green landscapes, they meet some journalists, a wild woman, some curious people, a Bulgarian bear smoking on a roc, three singers-poets priests (whose the...

Attendance record at German-French Film Rendez-Vous

Attendance record at 4th German-French Film Rendez-Vous (9-11 November, 2006) The 4th German-French Film Rendez-Vous came to a successful end on Saturday, November 11: over 370 representatives of the film industries from both countries had come to the Arri Cinema for the gathering from November 9-11. The honorary presidents of this year's event were the directors Jan Schütte and Jean-Jacques Beineix. Apart from discussions on topical issues (like digital cinema projection, VOD, the relations...

Attendance record at 4th German-French Film Rendez-Vous

The 4th German-French Film Rendez-Vous came to a successful end on Saturday, November 11: over 370 representatives of the film industries from both countries had come to the Arri Cinema for the gathering from November 9-11.The honorary presidents of this year's event were the directors Jan Schütte and Jean-Jacques Beineix.Apart from discussions on topical issues (like digital cinema projection, VOD, the relationship between cinema and television…) the participants could see the progress in th...

German French Film Rendez Vous in Munich

Les 4e Rendez-vous franco-allemands du cinéma9 – 11 November 2006Under the honorary presidency of Jean-Jacques Beineix and Jan SchuetteMunich is following Lyon and Cologne this year as the venue for the the German-French Film Rendez-Vous which is supported by CNC, FFA, Unifrance, German Films, Arte France, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, the Free State of Bavaria, ARRI and Bavaria Film as well as the Ile-de-France and Rhône-Alpes Film Commissions, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboa...

Today's News: Thursday May 25

Premiers Today at the Palais both "Days of Glory" and "The Family Friend" debut in the Lumiere Theatre. Salvador's Star Un Certain Regard film "Salvador" features Daniel Bruhl. He is the son of a Spanish mother and a German father. The role was the actors biggest career challenge. He had to learn how to speak Catalan. But Salvador is ot Bruhls first film here in Cannes. He stared in "The Edukatos" in competition in 2004 lastyear was in out of competition "Joyeux Noel". Bruhl just finished sh...

Off Screen winner of Montreal World Film Festival

The World Film Festival – Montreal 2005 wrapped this Monday evening and honored Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers with the Grand Prix of the Americas.The Dutch-Flemish coproduction Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers has won the Grand Prix des Ameriques at the 29th World Film Festival in Montréal. Jan Decleir was awarded the Prize for Best Actor for his performance of John R in the film. Off Screen is a coproduction by Dutch Rinkel Film and the Flemish Another Dimension Of An Idea. The film is supporte...

Montreal World Film Grand Prix award went to Off Screen

The World Film Festival – Montreal 2005 wrapped this Monday evening followed by the screening of the French film “Camping à la Ferme” by Jean-Pierre SinapiThe Grand Prix of the Americas went to Off Screen by Pieter Kuijpers but Kamataki from Claude Gagnon stole the show winning 5 awards for best directing, the Fipresci prize, the Oecumenic prize, the audience award and the ward for most popular Canadian movie.Gagnon is a regular from the festival (still the only Canadian director to ever ...

Angelopoulos heads The Montréal World Film Festival

The jury lineup for 29th edition of the Montréal World Film Festival, which takes place from August 26 to September 5, is one of the most prestigious in the Festival’s history. It is chaired by Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, and includes Russian director Pavel Lounguine, Chilean director Silvio Caiozzi, Spanish writer Vicente Molina Foix, the well-known Swedish cameraman Jörgen Persson, and the founder of the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, now Vice President of the Italian National Film ...

Cinema & Literature International Forum & Market in Monaco next April

ITALY – GUEST OF HONOR AT THE 4TH EDITION OF THE CINEMA & LITERATURE INTERNATIONAL FORUM: MONTE CARLO, April 1–4, 2005The fourth edition of the Cinema & Literature International Forum will take place in Monte-Carlo from April 1 to 4, 2005 and Italy will be its Guest of Honor this year.This Forum is the unique international platform of the Literary Adaptation to cinema and television where authors, publishers, literary agents as well as film producers, directors, and screenwriters from the al...

Anatomy of hell selected premiere at Rotterdam

IFFR 2004 will screen the world premiere of famous French director Catherine Breillat's ANATOMY OF HELL (ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER) just prior to its release in France. This film is one of the highlights in a series of premieres of the upcoming Rotterdam edition. IFFR also announces the first seven titles selected for the 2004 VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Two more filmmakers are honoured with a 'Filmmaker in Focus' programme: Ken Jacobs (USA) and Tunde Kelani (Nigeria).The following seven titles are...