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Three Documentaries Nominated for the European Film Awards

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2012. A committee consisting of Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board (UK), EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) has chosen the following three films for a nomination: HIVER NOMADE (Winter Nomads) Swi...

Bruno Chatelin joins new EFA Board from January 1st 2012

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The members of the European Film Academy have elected five new members to the EFA Board: the producers Bruno Chatelin (France), Helena Danielsson (Sweden), László Kantor (Hungary), Marek Rozenbaum (Israel) and director Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland). Welcome! And thank you to the parting board members Per Holst, Cédric Klapisch, Despina Mouzaki and Andrzej Zulawski! Thank you!Bruno Chatelin, your editor, commented "I am so happy that the 2500 members have trusted me with this honor.As a former fi...

The Film Festival Summit Europe, agenda of the Berlin summit Day 1

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Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:30 am Registration Opens                                                                                                                    9:15 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 - 10:45 am Panel "The 21st Century Festival: Diversity in genre, culture & media&qu...

Meet The Film Festival Mavens

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  Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com/Fest21.com  A “who’s who” of film festival mavens are speaking at the International Film Festival Summit, taking place at the Berlin Hilton on 8 and 9 February, on the eve of the Berlinale. Here are the bold face names making presentations at the event: Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com and fest21.com (Conference Chair); Stacey Donen, Artistic Director, Whistler Film Festival; Marina Fabri, Co-director, Courmayeur Noir ...

The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011

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Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will be co chair of the Berlin edition 2011. Herewith the full detailed program. Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 - 10:45 am Panel "The 21st Century Festival: Diversity in genre, culture & media" As we push on into the 21st century, festivals must continue to adapt to the types of films ...

EFA nominates 3 documentaries

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2010 PRIX ARTE. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Despina Mouzaki (Greece), EFA Members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Francine Br cher (Switzerland), experts Claas Danielsen (International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film), Ally Derks (director IDFA, the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (producer, Belgium) has chosen three films for a nomination.For the f...

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars  May ...

Dimitris Eipides is the new director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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Dimitris Eipides is the new director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), appointed by Greek minister of culture Pavlos Geroulanos, following the resignation of previous Festival Director, Despina Mouzaki. Eipides' first step as TIFF director is to change this year's event dates to a December 3-11 slot as additional time for the Festival preparations will be necessary, a move already approved by FIAPF. Certain to remain for this year are core sections of the Fes...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Amsterdam edition's speakers

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The 4th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe (April 8 -9, 2010) will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date. We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the annual summit, insuring that attendees at all levels - first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel discussions, breakout sessions, ...

Retrospective of Werner Herzog's work in Thessaloniki

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German director Werner Herzog is the principal Retrospective of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Herzog will attend the Festival to present his films, conduct a Masterclass and will be honored with a Golden Alexander for his contribution to the art of cinema. The full Retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Goethe Institute in Greece, will showcase the total of Herzog’s films, including the filmmaker’s fiction and docum...

Thessaloniki to post a Tribute to Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic

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This year’s Balkan Survey section, programmed by Dimitris Kerkinos, presents a tribute to Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic. Paskaljevic will attend the 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival to present his films, conduct a Masterclass and will be honored with a Golden Alexander for his contribution to the art of cinema.“The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is celebrating its 50 years of life by developing a dialogue concerning the nature and role of cinema today. The humanis...

The judges for this year's Hollywood World Awards

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The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, presented by Starz, today announced the judges for this year's Hollywood World Awards. Created to recognize the best in international cinema, the Hollywood World Awards will be presented at the Hollywood Awards gala, which culminates the festival on October 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.A panel of international judges, chaired by Mike Goodridge, editor of Screen International, consists of critics and festival directors who select the sh...

Paris Convention Agenda revised

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentation Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair Christian Gaines Director of Festivals Withoutabox, a division of IMDb 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival has t...

Join us for a wine tasting during Fest Summit in Paris

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You are invited to a wine tasting of Best of French wines areas. Join us at our offices April 7 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception Hosted By filmfestivals.com and fest21.comYou won't want to miss this year's opening cocktail reception. More networking and additional meeting time with your peers and colleagues will make this reception time well spent. Wine tasting in our offices offering a choice of red and white wines from the main french wine regions : Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, south West ...

11th TDF: OPENING CEREMONY (3/14/2009)

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OPENING CEREMONY The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century enters its second decade as of Friday, March 13, with the Opening Ceremony of the 11th edition at the Olympion Theatre. Stavros Kalafatis, Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, launched the Documentary Festival, and the screening of Chao Gan’s The Red Race followed. Despina Mouzaki, Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, welcomed the audienc...

IFFS Europe schedule of panels and events

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentations Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Wieland Speck Director of Panorama Berlin International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival ha...

Closing Ceremony of Thessaloniki Film Festival

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CLOSING CEREMONY The 49th TIFF's journey which started 10 days ago reached its final destination on Sunday, November 23rd with the closing ceremony at the Olympion hall. Despina Mouzaki, director of TIFF thanked all the personnel and the volunteers of TIFF, the press, the critics, the jury and all the organizations that helped towards a successful 49th TIFF. She also thanked the film makers by saying: 'Thank you for trusting us with your films and for being present to 49t...

Gustavo Santaolalla Masterclass (11/21/2008)

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GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA MASTERCLASS     Gustavo Santaolalla, the renowned Argentinian composer who has been twice awarded with the Oscar for Best Music, spoke about the way he approaches film musically, about his life and about the way he went into the music industry, during the masterclass he gave on Friday November 21st, at the John Cassavetes theatre. TIFF director Despina Mouzaki introduced Gustavo Santaolalla to the public saying he is the most important ...

Masterclass William Dafoe (11/22/2008)

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MASTERCLASS WILLEM DAFOE On Saturday the 22nd of November in the John Cassavetes Theatre, the Thessaloniki Festival Director, Despina Mouzaki, awarded Willem Dafoe with an honorary plaque for his contribution to the film world. The renowned American actor thanked the Festival for this honour and then proceeded with his Masterclass on acting, in the presence of Mrs Mouzaki, Festival President Georges Corraface, the Internationa...

Willem Dafoe Masterclass from Thessaloniki

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On Saturday the 22nd of November in the John Cassavetes Theatre, the Thessaloniki Festival Director, Despina Mouzaki, awarded Willem Dafoe with an honorary plaque for his contribution to the film world. The renowned American actor thanked the Festival for this honour and then proceeded with his Masterclass on acting, in the presence of Mrs Mouzaki, Festival President Georges Corraface, the International Jury and a huge audience. Dafoe discussed his numerous collaborations with significant direct...

4th Crossroad Co-Production Forum NOKIA N SERIES AWARD 2008

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The Crossroads Co-production Forum, headed by former topper of the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes IFF, Marie-Pierre Macia, was held for the 4th consecutive year in the framework of the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and came to a close on Wednesday, November 19th, with the presentation of its ΝΟΚΙΑ N Series Award to a film project, accompanied by 10.000 euros. The jury, consisting of Virginie Devesa (Umedia), Mira Staleva (Sofia Meetings)...

Manos Zakharias Honorary Ceremony

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    Director Manos Zakharias was honored at a special ceremony on Monday November 17th, in the context of the TIFF’s retrospective to his work. The ceremony took place at Tonia Marketaki theater which was filled with friends and fans of the great filmmaker. Among them were the director’s life-time partner Liolia and his daughter Lena, who both received a flower bouquet from TIFF’s president Georges Corraface as an honor for their contribution to the work of Mr. ...

Manos Zakharias Press Conference at Thessaloniki

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Greek Director Manos Zakharias, whom TIFF honors with a retrospective to his work this year, talked about his films, Greek cinema and Greek filmmakers during a press conference that took place on Monday, November 17th. TIFF Director, Despina Mouzaki, launched the press conference saying: ‘Manos Zakharias is a deeply moral person and filmmaker. We wanted to introduce this side of the filmmaker to our audience this year, with a complete retrospective of his work. A work with Greek roots and ...

Golden Alexander Award Presented to The Dardenne Brothers

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On Saturday, November 15th, the acclaimed European cinematographers Luc and Jean Pierre Dardenne were honored with the Golden Alexander Award at the Olympion Theater. Luc Dardenne was present to receive the award for both of them. ‘The Dardenne brothers’ work reaches deep into the human soul and underlines the reasons why cinema is so important to us’, noted TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki. ‘We would like to thank the two filmmakers for placing a mirror in front of our eyes. A ...

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