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Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAdirected by Zuzana Kirchnerová-ŠpidlováFAMU, Czech RepublicSecond Prize: GOO...

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...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival's vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weathe...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival’s vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weat...

The Locarno Festival Official Juries

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Jury of the International CompetitionRachida Brakni , actress (France)Masahiro Kobayashi, filmmaker (Japan)Dani Levy, filmmaker (Switzerland)Bertha Navarro, producer (Mexico)Goran Paskaljevic, filmmaker (Serbia)Paolo Sorrentino, filmmaker (Italy)The Jury of the Filmmakers of the Present CompetitionBertrand Bonello, filmmaker (France)Benedek Fliegauf, filmmaker (Hungary)Cao Guimarães, filmmaker (Brazil)Corso Salani , filmmaker (Italy)Franz Treichler, musician (Switzerland)The Jury for the Best F...

La quinzaine des réalisateurs

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Sélection parallèle du festival depuis 1968, la quinzaine des réalisateurs avait été lancée par la Société des réalisateurs de films (SRF) afin de promouvoir le cinéma dit d'auteur ou indépendant en projetant des films « gratuitement, sans palmarès et sans censure ». Cette année marque la quarantième édition de cette contre-manifestation au festival et présente une sélection de vingt-deux longs métrages dont quatre français (la plus grosse part).   Les vingt-deux ...

THE CINEFONDATION ATELIER 2007: 3rd EDITION

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In 2005, the Festival de Cannes created the Atelier de la Cinéfondation, a programme which aims to help young filmmakers bring their film project to fruition.For its third edition, the Atelier de la Cinéfondation has selected 15 directorial projects from 15 different countries. The talent of these filmmakers has stood out at international film events, and they will attend the next Festival in order to finalise the financing of their respective films.In the spirit of the Festival de Cannes, thi...

Rotterdam programme section on biographical films

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 25 – February 5, 2006Rotterdam programme section ‘Vita Brevis’ on biographical filmsIn its theme programme section ‘Vita Brevis’, the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam presents fifteen biographically inspired feature fiction and documentary films. The section includes world premieres of RETURN OF THE POET by Armenian film-maker Harutyun Khachatryan and KLIMT (DIRECTOR’S CUT) by Raúl Ruiz (starring John Malkovich). ‘Vita Br...

Stockholm Film Festival full line up

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STOCKHOLM XVI COMPETITIONSTORM by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein (Sweden)HARDCORE by Dennis Iliadis (Greece)ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW by Miranda July (USA)THE ICEBERG by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon & Bruno Romy (Belgium)LOWER CITY by Sergio Machado (Brazil)THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER by Fariborz Kamkari (Iran)COLD SHOWERS by Antony Cordier (France)THE GREAT ECSTASY OF ROBERT CARMICHAEL by Thomas Clay (Great Britain)FESTIVAL by Annie Griffin (Great Britain)THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES by Stephen...

Large French Filmmaker quota at Rotterdam

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The French cinema is represented at the 33st International Film Festival Rotterdam with a remarkable number of films. Catherine Breillat has chosen Rotterdam as the festival for the world premiere of ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER. This will take place on January 23rd.Breillat's ROMANCE also received its world premiere in Rotterdam. A selection of 'Photogrammes' from ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER by Breillat will be presented at the RAM Gallery in Rotterdam. Festival regular Raul Ruiz is a Filmmaker in Focus with m...
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