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EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

The Fantasporto 2012 Awards "Hell"

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32nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2012The 32nd edition of the Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto has just revealed its awards in a celebration that promoted the best films but also celebrated the Future in a Special Programme that included 17 lectures by specialists, a unique hologram exhibition, the publication of a new Science-fiction short story book and lots of sci-fi films, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the film "Blade Runner". A great festival i...

Past winners at Fantasporto 1981 / 2011

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WINNERS FANTASPORTO     1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: ...

Jury’s award films from the IFFR Rotterdam 2012 program

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During the IFFR 2012 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2012 in festival venue de Doelen, the winning films of the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Hivos Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts Egg and Stone by Huang Ji (China), Hubert Bals Fund-supported film Thursday Till Sunday by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Netherlands) and Clip by Maja Miloš (Serbia), which also took the KNF Award of the Dutch film critics. Hubert Bals Fund-supported and competin...

Andrew Haigh’s Weekend is young people’s jury favorite in Rotterdam

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British film Weekend by Andrew Haigh (UK, 2011), selected in IFFR’s Bright Future section, has won the MovieSquad IFFR Award. The young people’s jury announced the winning film during the International Film Festival Rotterdam this afternoon during the MovieSquad Award Ceremony. The MovieSquad jury consisted of five members aged 15 to 19 years: Nick Golterman, Manon Keus, Symen Hoogesteger, Juliette van den Dorpel en Roxanne Doorn. They have seen films, met directors and journalists an...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, for their role...

Ghent Film Festival announces programme 38th edition

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Today, at restaurant Pakhuis in Ghent, the Ghent Film Festival announced the complete programme of its 38th edition, which runs from 11 to 22 October. Once again it includes over a hundred high-quality films and special events on the fringes of cinema. Highlights are the 11th World Soundtrack Awards, the Maestros of Suspense concert and the exhibition about Ingmar Bergman at the Caermersklooster Provincial Cultural Centre. Star guests this year are the Canadian director Norman Jewison, who wil...

Brussels Film Festival Awards

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Films in Official Competition ALL THAT I LOVE by Jacek Borcuch (Poland) ALLES STROOMT by Danyael Sugawara (The Netherlands) BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL by Szabolcs Hajdu (Hungary /Germany /UK) C'EST DEJA L'ETE by Martijn Smets (The Netherlands) CORRIDOR by Johan Lundborg & Johan Storm (Sweden) I 'M NOT YOUR FRIEND by György Pálfi (Hungary) L'UOMO CHE VERRA by Giorgio Diritti (Italy) THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE by Mika Kaurismäki (Finland) THE REVERSE...

Preview of upcoming Mumbai Film Festival (October 29 to November 5)

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  When the 11th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) gets underway Mumbai sure is going to be a melting pot of the very best of cinema from round the world. Organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the 11th edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from October 29 to November 5, 2009 in Mumbai, the film capital of India. A Reliance Big Entertainment initiative MFF has the distinction of being the only international film festival in India to be organized by an indepe...

Serbian Grand Prix, German-Azerbaijan Feature Film Prize

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MEDIAWAVE'2009 Award Ceremony was held in the former synagogue, now University Concert Hall in the evening 2 May. The Grand Prix of MEDIAWAVE'2009 International Film and Music Festival went to Boris Mitic's Goodbye, How Are You? Veit Helmer received the Prize for the Best Feature Film for Absurdistan. MEDIAWAVE'2009 AWARD LIST Animation, Documentary and Experimental Film Jury: Phil Mulloy - animation film director (UK) Andrei Paunov - documentary film director...

Serbian Grand Prix, German-Azerbaijan Feature Film Prize

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MEDIAWAVE'2009 Award Ceremony was held in the former synagogue, now University Concert Hall in the evening 2 May. The Grand Prix of MEDIAWAVE'2009 International Film and Music Festival went to Boris Mitic's Goodbye, How Are You? Veit Helmer received the Prize for the Best Feature Film for Absurdistan. MEDIAWAVE'2009 AWARD LIST Animation, Documentary and Experimental Film Jury: Phil Mulloy - animation film director (UK) Andrei Paunov - documentary film director (BUL) Péter Mészáros - film dire...

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND OFF COMPETITION FILMS AT B-EST IFF

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BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) has the pleasure to announce the complete list of films off competition and the special screenings which will be shown at Studio Cinema between March 23rd and 30th! This year, B-EST IFF has some exceptional films in store for you:  THE FLOWER BRIDGE, director Thomas Ciulei's newest documentary;  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, screened in the presence of Polish director Jerzy Skolimovski, the festival's Guest of Hnor and author of a splen...

Special screenings at B-EST

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BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) has the pleasure to announce the complete list of films off competition and the special screenings which will be shown at Studio Cinema between March 23rd and 30th! This year, B-EST IFF has some exceptional films in store for you:  THE FLOWER BRIDGE, director Thomas Ciulei's newest documentary;  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, screened in the presence of Polish director Jerzy Skolimovski, the festival's Guest of Hnor and author of a splend...

Portland International Film Festival’s Audience Awards

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The 32nd Portland International Film Festival’s Audience Awards The 31,000 audience members at this year’s 32nd Portland International Film Festival have selected their favorite films from among the 78 feature and 36 shorts screened February 6-22. Tying for first place for Best Feature Award are Toa Frazer’s DEAN SPANLEY (New Zealand) and Dorie Dörrie’s CHERRY BLOSSOMS (Germany). Two films also tied for the Best Documentary Award—Festival guest Jennifer Grausman’s film PRESSURE COO...

The Envelope, Please...Denver festival award winners

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Even before the curtains rose on the red carpet crowd-pleaser Last Chance Harvey, Closing Night audiences got a thrill via the announcement of this year's festival award winners: the Fox 31 Emerging Filmmaker Award presented by Spout, went to Nina Paley for Sita Sings the Blues; Another Planet's Ferenc Moldoványi is taking home the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary; Christophe van Rompaey won the Krzyszstof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature with Moscow, Belgium; and Robert Cosnahan ga...

Cinema Celebs At Hamptons Film Festival

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Saturday, October 18------The Hamptons International Film Festival welcomes the following film celebs: Jake Abel, Marc Abraham, Bibi Andersson, Bob Balaban, Alec Baldwin, Wouter Barendrecht, Jacqueline Bisset, Anne Boden, Charlie Cox, John Francis Daley, Jamie Dornan, Ellisa Down, Bob Drew, Dominick Dunne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Giancarlo Esposito, Erik Fischl, Ryan Fleck, Will Frears, Mamie Gummer, Maryam Hassouni, Chris Hegedus, Hannah Herzsprung, Rian Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Kate Mar...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

Zurich Film Festival jury and people

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Peter Fonda is Jury President at the 4th Zurich Film FestivalFestival Programme announcement: 2 World Premieres in the International CompetitionThe festival administration announced the programme and the members of this year’s jury at their press conference on September 11, 2008. The 4th Zurich Film Festival will present selected films by young filmmakers from around the world in the cinemas corso and Le Paris. In order to encourage the creation of new films, The Zurich Film Festival will pres...

Hot from Europe nominees for EFA

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The selection list for the European Film Awards 2008 has been announced and includes 44 titles. Once again, with 27 countries represented this year, the selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.In the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list (marked with a *). To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board Members and invited experts Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov...

La semaine de la critique dévoile sa sélection pour sa 47ème édition !

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La plus ancienne programmation « off » du festival (depuis 1962) - qui se tiendra du 15 au 23 mai sur la croisette - a dévoilé jeudi dernier sa sélection.   Seront en compétition :  - The stranger in me (Das fremde in mir) d'Emily Atef, Allemagne  - Moscow, Belgium (Aanrijding in Moscou) de Christophe van Rompaey, Belgique  - Better things, de Duane Hopkins, Royaume-Uni  - La sangre brota de Pablo Fendrik, Argentine  - Les grandes personnes, d'Anna Novion, France  - S...

Flanders’ indigenous box office bonanza in 2003

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The truly gigantic success at the local box office of Erik Van Looy’s De zaak Alzheimer (The Alzheimer Case) and Jan Verheyen’s Team Spirit II, in combination with indigenous arthouse hits such as Tom Barman’s Any Way the Wind Blows and the Oscar-nominated French-Flemish-Canadian-UK co-production Les triplettes de Belleville (Belleville Rendezvous/The Triplets of Belleville) resulted in a quadrupling of admissions for Flemish films last year. A total of well over 1 million Flemish and Br...

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