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Open discussion with Berlinale Panorama - Wieland Speck

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Set up in 1985 as an official Berlinale program the Panorama focuses on difficult issue-oriented features and documentaries by first and second time international film directors and has been programmed since 1997 by Wieland Speck. Compared to other programmers Speck has the rare distinction of being an accomplished film director and writer whose works ranges from educational HIV/AIDS shorts to documentaries like ESCAPE TO LIFE: THE ERIKA AND KLAUS MANN STORY screened at the 2005 Berlinale. Sp...

Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film Festival

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Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded to the Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, and complements the Labels awarded at the ...

El Camino de los Ingleses wins Europa Cinemas Label

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Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film FestivalFebruary 16/Berlin: Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label ...

Berlin opened with stars to burn

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The Berlin Film Festival is traditionally one of the most star studded events on the annual Festival calendar and this 57th edition is no exception. Among stars and celebrities already spotted either on the red carpet entering gala screenings, at press conferences, or at events in other parts of town away from Marlene Dietrich square, in just the first four days; Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Clint Eastwood, Antonio Banderas, Catherine Deneuve, Judie Dench, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Carl Lagerf...

Panorama: Distinctive Voices In World Cinema

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The Panorama section is the non-competitive sidebar of the Berlinale that has a reputation among Festival veterans as the most ambitious and exploratory program in the Festival. The section has introduced many of world cinema’s most illustrious talents. Showcasing more than 50 films, most making their international premieres, the Panorama opened on Friday with Canadian director Bruce McDonald’s THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, a visually inventive exploration of a fifteen-year-old girl’s fragmented e...

Panorama: Distinctive Voices In World Cinema

Sunday, February 11----The Panorama section is the non-competitive sidebar of the Berlinale that has a reputation among Festival veterans as the most ambitious and exploratory program in the Festival. The section has introduced many of world cinema’s most illustrious talents. Showcasing more than 50 films, most making their international premieres, the Panorama opened on Friday with Canadian director Bruce McDonald’s THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, a visually inventive exploration of a fifteen-year-...

American Indie Films In Competition

Wednesday, February 7----Berlin has always been hospitable to American indies, with the sidebar sections Panorama and Forum generally showcasing most of the newest works from filmmakers working "off-Hollywood". However, this year, the Berlinale Competition boasts two highly anticipated bigger budget American independent films, which are in the running with their Hollywood bretheren for the Golden Bear (the Berlinale's top honor). Gregory Nava, a veteran indie filmmaker whose 1983 film EL NORTE...

European Film Promotion Offers Sales Support At Sundance

Monday, January 22----European Film Promotion, the pan-European organization that represents all the individual film promotion agencies in Europe, is lending financial and marketing support for eleven European films that are screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Film Sales Support (FSS), the European Film Promotion sales support initiative, is backing the promotion of 8 European feature films and 3 documentaries screening here this week. Begun in 2004, FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme ...

Sundance Premieres Section

Wednesday, January 3-----With a little more than two weeks to go until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, excitement is already building for the prestigious Premieres Section of the event, which includes some of the Festival’s most stellar films. This year, the Festival will present fourteen films in the Premieres section, all world premieres. Sundance Premieres Section: AN AMERICAN CRIME Director: Tommy O’Haver; Screenwriters: Tommy O’Haver, Irene Turner A fictionalized account of the t...

VIVA PEDRO: An Almodóvar Sampler

Tuesday, December 26----Following the international success of Pedro Almodovar’s acclaimed femme fest VOLVER, arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics is presenting a national tour of eight Almodovar classics in spanking new 35mm prints. New Yorkers can sample the series when it unspools at the Walter Reade Theater starting tomorrow through January 3. VIVA PEDRO, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a wonderful way to see out the old year, or ring in the new one. And with ...

(Strong) Accent On Spanish Cinema

Viggo Mortenson in ALAISTRE Thursday, December 7-----The high profile being brought to contemporary Spanish cinema by the international successes of Pedro Almodóvar’s VOLVER and Guillermo del Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH (both screened to audience acclaim at the 2006 New York Film Festival) has only stimulated the interest of international filmgoers to explore deeper into the prolific Spanish cinema scene. Giving New Yorkers a sampling of the blazing talents currently at work in Spain is the ...

Film In Focus: LOCAL COLOR

Saturday, November 11-----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which ends its run in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow (before taking 20 titles and filmmakers to the resort town of Key West next week), has saved some of its strongest titles for its final wrap up. Certainly one of the most anticipated films of the Festival is the Festival Closing Night Film, the Southeast Premiere of LOCAL COLOR. The autobiographical film, written and directed by George Gallo, will receive a premiere screeni...

Three Film Portraits of Artists At FLIFF

Man Ray's Famous Photograph Wednesday, November 2----Three films showing at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will focus on the creative life and careers of three different artists, each in a style all its own. The three films make an interesting triptych that demonstrates how the art of film can be used to interpret the art of the canvas or photograph. A local South Florida artist with an international following, Purvis Young is a prolific painter who uncovers the beauty and uni...

LOCAL COLOR Selected as Festival Closer

Wednesday, October 11----The 21st Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which opens on October 20th with the Southeast Premiere of Pedro Almodovar's VOLVER, has announced that the biographical film LOCAL COLOR will be the Festival Closing Night Gala on November 12th. The film will receive a premiere screening at the historic Parker Playhouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale, capping a three-week celebration of more than 250 independent and international films. The film, directed by George G...

Antonio Banderas To Receive award from EJ Olmos at LALIFF

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LALIFF’s Opening Night Gala will be held on Thursday, October 5th. The festival will run until Sunday October 15th when the Closing Night Gala & Award Ceremony will take place. The Gabi Award Night will be held on Saturday, October 14th. All screenings will take place at the Egyptian Theatre. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will be recognized with the Gabi Lifetime Achievement award at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The award ceremony will take pl...

Philadelphia Festival full program detailed

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2006 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL RUNS MARCH 30-APRIL 11 WITH PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES The 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival is expanding its programming to the eyes and ears of film lovers of all ages as it introduces a section tailored specifically for families and another that explores music in film for its 15th anniversary season. Produced by the non-profit Philadelphia Film Society, the Festival will run from March 30-April 11 and will show a total of 231 films from 41 countries: 115 feature ...

London festival dedicated to cinema from Spain

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London Spanish Film Festival: 23-29 September 2005 at Ciné Lumière This is the only film festival in London dedicated exclusively to cinema from Spain, the festival is a selection of recent Spanish films and this first edition will include several UK premieres and encounters with directors, iconic actress Victoria Abril and one of the most important young actors in Spanish cinema, Eduardo Noriega.The festival will showcase films from well-established directors such as Carlos Saura’s El sépt...

Giant Shrek 2 closes Karlovy Vary 29th edition

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KVIFF CULMINATING IN A GIANTThe gala closing of the 39th Karlovy Vary IFF has included a screening of the film which was premiered at the Cannes film festival – the second part of the successful animated film SHREK 2, which will be launched into local distribution straight after the festival. The only thing this kind-hearted ogre longs for is to live in peace, far far away from people in his smelly swamp. Parents of Princess Fiona whose heart Shrek won in the first part change their mind and ...

Taormina Arte honour awards to Banderas and more

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TAORMINA ARTE AWARD FOR CINEMATIC EXCELLENCE TO ANTONIO BANDERASDuring the festival nights at the Greek Theatre, some prestigious International cinema’s personalities have been granted with the Taormina Arte Award for Cinematic Excellence consisting in a valuable watch, exclusively created by one of the festival’s sponsor Harry Winston. The lucky winners were: - Luigi Magni (June 13)- Judi Dench (June 14)- Maggie Smith (June 15, waiting for definite confirmation)- Margarethe von Trotta (June...

Taormina Arte honour awards to Banderas and more

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TAORMINA ARTE AWARD FOR CINEMATIC EXCELLENCE TO ANTONIO BANDERASDuring the festival nights at the Greek Theatre, some prestigious International cinema’s personalities have been granted with the Taormina Arte Award for Cinematic Excellence consisting in a valuable watch, exclusively created by one of the festival’s sponsor Harry Winston. The lucky winners were: - Luigi Magni (June 13)- Judi Dench (June 14)- Maggie Smith (June 15, waiting for definite confirmation)- Margarethe von Trotta (June...

Taormina opens with the 50th anniversary ceremonies

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Happy Birthday to you, Taormina. The oldest Italian internatiomal film festival, celebrates its 50th anniversary, Launched in 1954 when Taormina, Sicily, was the preferred resort of the Hollywoodian stars, At that post war time, Sicily development was a step behind (still a bit behind today), the institution of an international event was meant to promote its great touristic resources. The Italian island has given much to this Festival, the Festival did too. The "partnership" has led today to one...
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