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  Official selection Eastern Promises by David Cronenberg is the Opening Night Film; Flawless by Michael Radford (Out of Competition) will be San Sebastian Festival Closing Night Film.Battle for Haditha Nick Broomfield Buda az sharm foru rikht / Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Buda explotó por vergüenza) Hana Makhmalbaf Ceot oi kap gei / Exodus Pang Ho-Cheung Daisy Diamond Simon Staho Earth Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield. Out of CompetitionEmotional Arithmetic Paolo Barzman Encarnación ...

Toronto Film Festival Winners

 Monday, September 17---------The Toronto International Film Festival marathon (365 films in 10 days.....pant, pant) came to a close on Saturday evening with the announcement of the film awards at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. While the Festival is mainly a non-competitive affair, the Canadian entries are up for a number of awards, which only helps to strengthen their international profile. Toronto International Film Festival Award WinnersAWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILMThe award ...

Toronto Film Festival Winners

 Sunday, September 16---------The Toronto International Film Festival marathon came to a close last evening with the announcement of the film awards at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. While the Festival is mainly a non-competitive affair, the Canadian entries are up for a number of awards, which only helps to strengthen their international profile. Toronto International Film Festival Award WinnersAWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILMThe award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Chris Cho...

Filmfest Hamburg pays homage to David Cronenberg

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The Douglas-Sirk-Award 2007 goes to David Cronenberg. Filmfest Hamburg presents its renowned annual Douglas-Sirk-Award to personalities who have rendered outstanding services within the film industry. Previous Douglas-Sirk-Award winners include Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster, Wong Kar-wai and François Ozon.Director of Filmfest Hamburg, Albert Wiederspiel: “The wealth of cinema also includes the extreme. With David Cronenberg, we are showing our appreciation for a filmmaker who makes consequen...

London Film Festival unveils line up

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival’s full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of THE DARJEELING LIMITED, starring Jason Schwartzma...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

Toronto Opening Weekend Galas

 Tueday, August 28----------The Toronto International Film Festival has become a key launching pad for the careers of films in the North American market. This is even more true for films chosen for the Gala Presentations.....mainly American prestige pictures and international titles from known auteurs. Early buzz for the awards season can be created here, and with over 3000 journalists attending from all over the globe, the international aspects (and pressure) are enormous. A film can either be...

117 Features & docus from EFP to Screen at Toronto

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117 Features and Documentaries from 24 of European Film Promotion’s 28 Member Countries to Screen at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival®European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will attend the Toronto International Film Festival® (September 6-15) for the eleventh consecutive year. Joining the 17 EFP member countries who comprise a de facto European delegation with display booths in the Festival’s Sales & Industry Office, are two EFP me...

David Cronenberg says that he is “delighted” to participate in the San Sebastian International Film Festival in

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Canadian director David Cronenberg says that he is “delighted” to participate in the San Sebastian International Film Festival in a text sent by him to the Festival organisation for its circulation.Cronenberg, who will open the San Sebastian Festival on 20th September with his new film Eastern Promises, starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, and who will also compete in the Official Selection, wished to show his interest in participating in the event because “people have...

San Sebastian Key films

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David Cronenberg to open the San Sebastian Film Festival with Eastern PromisesFlawless, directed by Michael Radford and starring Demi Moore and Michael Caine, will bring the 55th Festival to a close. Writer Paul Auster, Chairman of the Official Jury, will present his new film as a director, The Inner Life of Martin Frost, out of competition.The documentary film Earth will also be screened out of competition in the Official Selection.Canadian director David Cronenberg’s new film will open the 5...

London Fest announces Eastern Promises as its opening film

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 17th October with David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES.The London set thriller, written by Steven Knight (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS), reunites multi-award winning director David Cronenberg with his HISTORY OF VIOLENCE leading man, Viggo Mortensen, and also stars Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The plot centres on the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai (Mortensen), who ...

Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman

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The 18th Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman was one of the greatest directors ever and he will continue to inspire filmmakers, in Sweden and abroad. His exceptional work and distinguished artistry even shaped the image of Sweden and Swedes abroad. Ingmar Bergman’s influence on Swedish film and culture in general cannot be underestimated. During the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 15th-25th, the audience will be invited to reexplore ...

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European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Award has certainly changed...changed sex, changed location, and now ,at 19, Europe's attempt to emulate the "Oscar" has finally come of age with a well-presented,dignified ceremony and a splashy but stylish party in Warsaw, not perhaps the most beautiful of Old Europe's capitals,but the first venue in Eastern -sorry, Central- Europe to host the event so far.And, contrary to those who may think that most of the Polish population has recently taken up residence in England, the l...

la European Film Academy rendra hommage au producteur Anglais Jeremy Thomas

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Au cours de la Cérémonie des European Film Awards du 2 Décembre à l’ EXPO XXI de Varsovie la European Film Academy rendra hommage au producteur Anglais Jeremy Thomas pour son immense contribution à l’industrie du cinéma. Jeremy Thomas recevra le prix CONTRIBUTION EUROPEENNE DANS LE MONDE DU CINEMA 2006 - Prix Screen International. Le Prix décerné par la European Film Academy et EFA Productions en coopération avec le magazine institutionnel Screen International, récompense une r...

Spotlight On Jeff Goldblum

Friday, November 3-----The spotlight is on the noted actor Jeff Goldblum this evening as the Festival presents its Centerpiece Film, PITTSBURGH, tonight at 7:45pm at the historic Parker Playhouse. The film is a rollicking mockumentary of Goldblum's decision to take a breather from his active Hollywood career to take up the lead role of Professor Harold Hill in a low-budget local theater production of THE MUSIC MAN, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. The circumstances of what led him to this ...

19. exground filmfest in Wiesbaden sets submittal records

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From November 17th until November 26th 2006, the exground filmfest in Wiesbaden, one of the most important festivals of Independent Films in Germany, will present for the 19th time the highlights of independently produced short- and feature films in the Hessian capital – the best out of a record high of more than 2000 entries. In the sections American Independents, News from Asia, International, Documentary, and Shorts there will be more than 250 productions to be seen, among them several prem...

In Jeonju, springtime is for movie-lovers

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Once a year hundreds of foreigners from around the world flock to the picturesque city of Jeonju, in Jeollabuk province, where one of Korea’s top festivals is held. Praised for both its audience record and its organization, the 7th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) is set to take off next week for a 9-day run. Beginning April 27th, over 190 films from 42 countries will be presented to the general public. Both Koreans and expats, seeking a reprieve from the smog and bustle of the capita...

Palm Springs announces festival winners

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The 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a successful close on Sunday, January 15, 2006. The Festival, which ran from January 5-16, 2006, screened 232 films from 71 countries, including 84 premieres and 49 of the 54 foreign entries for this year’s Academy Awards. Palm Springs’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for this year’s film festival circuit.“We were overwhe...

Golden Globe Awards list of nominees

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The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards has announced its nominations.Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain gets 7 nominations for Brokeback Mountai, other nominees for best Picture are The Constant Gardener; Good Night. And, Good Luck, A History Of Violence and Match Point. The awards ceremony will take place January 16thPicture - DramaBrokeback Mountain Produced by Diana Ossana, James SchamusThe Constant Gardener Produced by Simon Channing-WilliamsGood Night. And, Good Luck. Produced by Grant HeslovA His...

Good Night, And Good Luck honored by NBR

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The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named Good Night, and Good Luck the 2005 Best Film of the Year. Directed by George Clooney and released by Warner Independent Pictures, Good Night, And Good Luck takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. The film chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy. For Best Actor and Actress of 2005, the NBR honors two performers whose mesmerizing metamorpho...

New festival record in Stockholm filmmakers' attendance...

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A total of 87 filmmakers, actors and actresses from all over the world visited the Stockholm International Film Festival between November 17-27 a new festival record! The Stockholm XVI Competition has been unique, with filmmakers from fifteen out of eighteen competing films visiting Stockholm to attend the festival. Argentinean director Juan Solanas travelled to Stockholm to receive a Bronze Horse for best film for Nordeste. Chan-wook Park, winner of last year’s Star! Audience Award, handed o...

Nordeste Wins Best Film at Stockholm

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Juan Solanas' Nordeste won the Best Film award at the Stockholm International Film Festival (Novemeber 17-27). Solanas received the Bronze Horse award at a star-studded ceremony at Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm, the hub of the festival for the press and visiting directors and actors including Park Chan-wook, whose film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance closed the festival. The award was presented to Solanas by Eva Fröling, acclaimed dramatic actress from Ingmar Bergman films and actor Sven Wolter. Solana...

Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded Nov 30

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The 15th Annual Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on November 30 in New York City. Executive Director Michelle Byrd said the nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for a final competitive juried award, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You (for films yet to receive theatrical distribution), will be announced in early November. A jury of peers will decide the winning selections in all six categori...

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