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5 films nominated for EFA Discovery Award - Prix FIPRESCI

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FIVE DEBUT FILMS NOMINATED FOR EFA DISCOVERY AWARD The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2012 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.  This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Helena Danielsson (Sweden) and Els Vandevorst (the Netherlands), EFA Members Pierre-Henri...

16th International Film Festival SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL

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SFF is organized by Art Fest under the patronage of the Sofia Municipality, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the National Film Centre and National Palace of Culture, with the support of the programs MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus of the European Commission, UNESCO – Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, national and foreign cultural institutes and sponsors. The main sponsor of the 16th edition of the festival is Jameson Irish Whiskey. The 16th Sofia Intern...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (12.04.2012) • GOODBYE IRAN! Director Mohammad Rasoulof focuses on an Iranian woman in his film. He shaped the whole story on the Iranian lawyer and her efforts to find a visa out of the country. Goodbye was screened at Atlas Sineması at 11.00 with the participation of director Rasoulof. Rasoluof stated: “It is difficult to make independent films in every part of the world. But it is even more difficult in Iran due to censors... Besides, there isn...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMES FROM THE FESTIVAL EVERYDAY!!! Festival audience had another tiresome but enjoyable day. It was a day full of presentations and events! • PRESS MEETING WITH THE JURY National Competition Jury met with the press yesterday at 10.00, and afterwards the International Competition Jury was before the press at 11.00. During the press meeting with the moderator Azize Tan, Istanbul Film Festival director, questions w...

Thessaloniki Wrap dailies

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52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ran November 4 -13, 2011.Our festival ambassador vanessa Mcmahon reporting from the festival shared her diaries with our audience.LOVERBOY at 52nd TIFF Interview with Daniel MitulescuLOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and has screened in competition in several festivals since, including Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunnin...

52nd TIFF awards ceremony!

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                 The Golden Alexander Award Winner at 52nd TIFF -TIFF PRESS RELEASE-52nd TIFF: The Awards (11/13/2011)52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 4 -13, 2011 The International Jury of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator - Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art NY, USA, Jury President Sitora Alieva, Program Director - Kinot...

Thessaloniki Film Festival awards Twilight Portrait

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52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNovember 4 -13, 2011 The International Jury of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator - Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art NY, USA, Jury PresidentSitora Alieva, Program Director - Kinotavr Film Festival, RussiaFrederic Boyer, Director - Les Arcs European Film Festival, FranceConstantine Giannaris, Film director, GreeceHisami Kuroiwa, Film producer, USABestows: THE AWARDSBest Feature Film Awar...

Twilight portrait surprize winner at 52nd TIFF 2011

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TWILIGHT PORTRAIT   Sergei Borisov (Andrei) Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina)  The proud winner of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Golden Alexander Award is the film that is taking the international festival world by storm this year, the Russian micro-budget indie film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (2011) by newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina).   When I met Angelina and Olga at a dinner in Iceland, I had not...

THE AWARDS AT 52ND THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF)

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                                  The Golden Alexander Award Winner at 52nd TIFF  -TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 52nd TIFF: The Awards (11/13/2011) 52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL November 4 -13, 2011   The International Jury of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: La...

The Golden Alexander Award Winner at 52nd TIFF

The Golden Alexander Winner:Best Feature Film Award: PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT) by director ANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011All prize winners gathered on stage at the end of the ceremony.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The Golden Alexander Award Winner at 52nd TIFF

The Golden Alexander Winner:Best Feature Film Award: PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT) by director ANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011All prize winners gathered on stage at the end of the ceremony.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The Golden Alexander Award Winner at 52nd TIFF

The Golden Alexander Winner:Best Feature Film Award: PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT) by director ANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011All prize winners gathered on stage at the end of the ceremony.photo by Vanessa McMahon

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Best Feature Film Award: PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT) by director ANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011All prize winners gathered on stage at the end of the ceremony.photo by Vanessa McMahon

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Best Feature Film Award: PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT) by director ANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011 All prize winners gathered on stage at the end of the ceremony. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(20.000 euro) PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHTPORTRAIT)ByANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011 Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander(10.000 euro) photo by Vanessa McMahon

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(20.000 euro) PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHTPORTRAIT) ByANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers LeonidOgaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonovaand Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011 Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander(10.000 euro)   photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD for a film in the International Competition sectionPORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT)ByANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers Leonid Ogaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011For a film in the Greek Films sectionphoto by Vanessa McMahon

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD for a film in the International Competition section PORTRET V SUMER KAKH (TWILIGHT PORTRAIT) By ANGELINA NIKONOVA, Producers Leonid Ogaryov, Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Screenwriters Angelina Nikonova and Olga Dykhovichnaya, Russia, 2011 For a film in the Greek Films section photo by Vanessa McMahon

2011 Warsaw Film Festival Prize Winners

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“Rose”, directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, won the top prize in the International Competition at the 27th Warsaw Film Festival, which wrapped today.A historical drama set in the picturesque Mazury region of northern Poland (formerly East Prussia) in the summer of 1945 just after the Second World War, the film's protagonist Rose is a Pole whose German husband has been killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. As Soviet soldiers and locals circle around the farm, she is grateful for th...

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT: A Review!

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Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) Sergei Borisov (Andrei)This was indeed the welcome surprise of the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) this year. Newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) graced the festival with their presence in its final days to attend the Q and A screening of their film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (‘Portret V Sumerkakh’, 2011) and the award ceremony at the end. Little did these passionate Russian Indie filmmak...

RIFF 2011 awards and coverage

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New Best Icelandic Short Film Award established to honor Thor Vilhjálmsson Record festival attendance nears 27,000 admissions RIFF 2012 September 27 – October 7    The Golden Egg Winner was "Auf wiedersehen papa" by Sandra Nedeleff: "An everyday drama that navigates from stone cold reality into a fairytale and back again, throwing in a few twists along the way. This is a beautiful and elegantly realized film, shot on location in Berlin and is only the ...

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT: A Review!

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Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) Sergei Borisov (Andrei)TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (2011) held its world premier at 68th La Biennale in Venice, North American premier at TIFF in Toronto, Nordic premier in Reykjavik at RIFF and now travels next to BFI London. This was indeed the welcome surprise of the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) this year. Newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) graced the festival with their presence in it...

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT at RIFF

(left) Olga Dykhovichnaya - Writer / Producer and (right) Angelina Nikonova - Director / Writer / Producer at closing night of RIFF 2011. photo by VM

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT: A Review!

This was indeed the welcome surprise of the RIFF Festival this year. Newcomer Director Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) graced the festival with their presence in its final days to attend the Q and A screening of their film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (‘Portret V Sumerkakh’, 2011) and the award ceremony at the end. Little did these passionate Russian Indie filmmakers know they would
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