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“Say Goodbye to the Story”: Leitmotif of the Berlinale Shorts

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27 films from 22 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear Jury Prize, the DAAD Short Film Award and a short film nomination for the European Film Prize. German actress Sandra Hüller, Palestinian artist Emily Jacir as well as filmmaker David OReilly will be picking the winners in 2012: International Short Film Jury: Sandra Hüller (Germany) After ten years in the business, renowned and prize-winning actress of the screen and stage Sandra H...

The award ceremony for the Score Competition 2011 at Talent Campus

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  Committed filmmakers speak their minds at the Berlinale Talent Campus #9 Felix Rösch from Germany wins the Score Competition 2011 Winner of the Score Competition 2011: Felix Rösch © Peter HimselWinner of the Score Competition 2011: Felix Rösch © Peter Himsel On 17.2., the ninth edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus came to a successful close with the award ceremony for this year's Score Competition in the Theater Hebbel am Ufer (HAU 1-3). 350 young filmmakers from 88 cou...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #9 & Berlin Today Award Ceremony

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  Hackney Lullabies by Kyoko Miyake wins the 2011 Campus short film competition   On Saturday evening (12.2.) at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre, Festival Director Dieter Kosslick opened the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011 together with the heads of the Campus Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol as well as with Medienboard CEO Kirsten Niehuus. Directly afterwards, the roughly 600 guests witnessed the world premiere of the five Berlin Today Award 2011 nominated short films insp...

Goran Paskaljevic to chair the Official Jury at the 58th San Sebastian Festival

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Goran Paskaljevic to chair the Official Jury at the 58th San Sebastian Festival The make-up artist, Jo Allen, actor José Coronado, directors Claudia Llosa, Raya Martin, Pablo Trapero and Lucy Walker are the other six members of the Official Jury ...

European Distributors: Up Next! in San Sebastian

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San Sebastian Film Festival and EFP provide forum for European distributorsEuropean Film Promotion announces participants 2010The majority of exciting films made in Europe still can't be seen in cinemas outside of their home countries. With the programme “European Distributors: Up Next!”, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival raise the issue of how to promote the circulation of European films and see them cross borders. In the third edition of the tw...

Latest Jury decisions of Berlinale World Cinema Fund:

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Berlinale World Cinema Fund: Latest Jury decisions and WCF-Spotlight in South AfricaAt the 12th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 4, three new film projects were selected for production funding.Since its establishment in October 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 73 projects chosen from 1275 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and the Caucasus. All of the WCF films completed so far have s...

31st Durban International Film Festival Unveils Programme

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Daring, innovative and controversial films and filmmakers from around the world will take the spotlight at the 31st Durban International Film Festival which takes place from 22 July to 1 August. The festival programmers have scoured the globe for films that excite, thrill, raise awareness and provoke. These films will be presented in over 200 screenings at venues across Durban and in surrounding communities.Alongside the screenings of films, the festival offers an extensive workshop and seminar ...

Marche Deals not making Headlines

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According to an article in "The Hollywood Reporter: The Cannes Daily," this years Cannes Marche du Film was a quiet one, with limited headline grabbing deals. Between buyers being more selective and sellers working to create profits in a difficult economy, deals are taking longer to be worked out. Typical big North American buyers such as IFC Films, Phase 4 Films and Sony Pictures Classics went through Tuesday without making any deals. Newcomers Red Flag Releasing and Oscilloscope La...

Miami Fest shoots for high marks

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Not counting The Cocoanuts 's Marx brothers, any fool can thrive in Florida during boon times. To ride a bust takes vision, though, which must be what the Miami International Film Festival has. For its 27th edition (March 5-14, 2010), the Festival has reportedly seen a 35 percent bump in advance ticket sales, and surely that makes it a seer. The MIFF is produced and hosted by Miami-Dade College. With jobs down and campus admissions up, the only major film festival with such academic credentials...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010 Golden Bear for Best Film Bal (Honey) by Semih Kaplanoglu Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle) by Florin Serban Silver Bear - Best Director Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) Silver Bear - Best Actress Shinobu Terajima in Caterpillar (Caterpillar) by Koji Wakamatsu Silver Bear - Best Actor Grigori Dobrygin for Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer) by Alexei...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010  Golden Bear for Best Film  Bal (Honey)  by Semih Kaplanoglu Semih Kaplanoglu with his Golden Bear Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle)  by Florin Serban The director Florin Serban with his lead actors Ada Condeescu and George Pistereanu Silver Bear - Best Director  Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) P...

Berlinale 2010: International Jury announced

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The International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010. The other members of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess, José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée Zellweger As one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year ...

Berlinale International Jury headed by Werner Herzog

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The International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010.The other members of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess, José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée ZellwegerAs one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year career, ...

The Global Film Village: Academy Announces Short List for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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 by Marla LewinNine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Sixty-five films had originally qualified in the category.The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:Argentina, “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” (The Secret of Her Eyes) Juan Jose Campanella, director;Australia, “Samson & Delilah,” Warwick Thornton, director;Bulgaria, “The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” Stephan Komand...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have "international" in their name, but don't really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema's answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year's surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival's 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have “international” in their name, but don’t really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema’s answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year’s surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival’s 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community will vie ...

Berlin awards winner since 1952

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1952 One Summer of Happiness (Hon dansade en sommar) by Arne Mattsson Sweden 1953 The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) by Henri-Georges Clouzot France/Italy 1954 Hobson's Choice by David Lean United Kingdom 1955 The Rats (Die Ratten) by Robert Siodmak Federal Republic of Germany 1956 Invitation to the Dance by Gene Kelly United States 1957 12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet United States 1958 Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) by Ingmar Bergman Sweden 1959 ...

Saturday was my first day of film viewing at AFI

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Known for its assorted cartoon characters, acting wannabes and celebrity look a-likes, Hollywood Boulevard at Halloween seems like any other day only more so. The bustling street felt like a traffic accident where the action is fast but seems like slow motion as ghouls, goblins and the scantily clad, wandered the streets like Cinderella at crunch time. In the midst of all this activity, as if quietly perched in the eye of the storm, lies a sophisticated collection of ...

First day of film viewing at AFI

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Known for its assorted cartoon characters, acting wannabes and celebrity look a-likes, Hollywood Boulevard at Halloween seems like any other day only more so. The bustling street felt like a traffic accident where the action is fast but seems like slow motion as ghouls, goblins and the scantily clad, wandered the streets like Cinderella at crunch time. In the midst of all this activity, as if quietly perched in the eye of the storm, lies a sophisticated collection of REAL creativity, heart and s...

Complete AFI Festival Lineup Announced

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.The complete program line-up for AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is as follows:GALAS/TRIBUTESFANTASTIC MR. FOX (Opening Night Gala, North American Premiere) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen ...

The Berlinale Outdoors in the Summertime

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By now it’s almost a tradition: for the seventh season in a row, the riedrichshain Open-Air Cinema, in cooperation with radio eins, will be showing some of the highlights of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival in the Summer Berlinale from July 16 to 19. The heads of the Berlinale sections Wieland Speck (Panorama), Christoph Terhechte (Forum), Maryanne Redpath and Florian Weghorn (Generation), as well as programme manager Thomas Hailer will present the selected films.Thursday, July...

Verhoeven and Rodrigez lined up at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory

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The Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam (18-28 June) announces the line-up of internationally acclaimed coaches and guest lecturers for its upcoming third edition. Top directors PAUL VERHOEVEN and ROBERT RODRIGUEZ will be teaching virtual master classes via Skype. The internationally acclaimed Polish writer/director/artist LECH MAJEWSKI (BASQUIAT, THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS) and the Peruvian director CLAUDIA LLOSA (Golden Bear for LA TETA ASUSTADA) have signed on to coach aspiring director...

Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film  La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  A...

South American Surge At Berlinale Awards

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THE MILK OF SORROW  The cinema of South America made a considerable noise at the closing ceremonies of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, winning most of the top prizes. In a year that saw weak entries from Europe and the United States, the glory migrated south of the border. THE MILK OF SORROW (La Teta Asustada) by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa won the evening’s top honor, the Berlinale Golden Bear. The film is a personal story that recalls the dark period of the 1980...

South American surge at Berlinale Awards

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The cinema of South America made a considerable noise at the closing ceremonies of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, winning most of the top prizes. In a year that saw weak entries from Europe and the United States, the glory migrated south of the border.THE MILK OF SORROW (La Teta Asustada) by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa won the evening’s top honor, the Berlinale Golden Bear. The film is a personal story that recalls the dark period of the 1980s and 1990s, when tens of thousand...
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