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  Sebastian Lelio (Chilean director) by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The hardest working band of professionals at this year’s ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, which closes today in Wroclaw, Poland, are undoubtedly the juries that have been viewing films from all over the world in the main Festival competitions. As the Festival headed into its final days, the juries moved from viewing and evaluating the films into the rigors of that favorite bl...

The Molly's Way team chillin' at the Rowing Club

Director, Emily Atef & her actresses relax at the festival club looking out on the river Corrib.

Berlin Today Award 2009 goes to…

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On Saturday evening (7.2.) Festival Director Dieter Kosslick and Campus Programme Manager Matthijs Wouter Knol opened the 2009 edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus before approx. 600 invited guests at the Theater Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1. 350 Talents from 106 countries will converge at the Hebbel am Ufer until 12.2. to exchange with international experts and network amongst themselves. Directors and screenwriters Sir David Hare (The Reader) and Daniela Thomas (O Primeiro Dia) as well as composer ...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are …

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 when the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. In 2008 Jaime Rosales got the award for his Solitary Fragments. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director.Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival's Bergman award with the wo...

Festival of German Films in London opens this week

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A YEAR AGO IN WINTER (IM WINTER EIN JAHR) opens the 11th Festival of German Films in London (28.11. – 4.12.2008)The past eleven years has seen German Films offering the London public an overview of filmmaking in Germany each year in the run-up to Christmas at the Curzon Soho Cinema. This year also boasts a wide-ranging selection of new German feature films, documentaries and shorts on show. The festival will open with the new film by Caroline Link A YEAR AGO IN WINTER (IM WINTER EIN JAHR) in t...

Emily Atef (The Stranger in me) wins Grand Prix in Sao Paulo

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Last Thursday saw the 32nd Sao Paulo International Film Festival come to an end with a double success for THE STRANGER IN ME (DAS FREMDE IN MIR). Director Emily Atef won the prize for the „Best Film", and the prize for „Best Actress" went to Susanne Wolff. Wim Wenders, the festival's guest of honour, was presented with the „Humanity Award".German films were not only in large numbers in the competition, but also in the festival's other sections. Altogether, the festival showed 29 German fil...

EFP to travel to Pusan with an umbrella!

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EFP sets up extended umbrella office and supports filmmakers and sales companies from across Europe at PIFF (October 2 - 10, 2008) European films on the rise at South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival European Cinema is on the rise at the Pusan's International Film Festival (PIFF) which will be held from October 2 - 10, 2008. This year, PIFF is screening 85 European films - out of a total of 271 films from 64 countries - making an increase of one third compared to last year. With the sup...

Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The 6th edition of the Brussels European Film Festival closed down this Sunday 6 July with the Award Ceremony, followed by the closing film TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, in presence of the Polish director. Official Competition The Jury Bruno Merle (director « Héros » – France) Peter Wenham (production designer « Blood Diamond », « The Bourne Supremacy », « The Queen », « The Bourne Ultimatum » – Great Britain) Aneta Lesnikovska (director « Does it hurt ? The first Balkan Dogma ...

European Film Promotion Screenings In New York

 Wednesday, June 25------European Film Promotion (EFP), the pan-European association of governmental promotion agencies that represent the film industries of 25 European countries, continues its New York Industry Screenings as a way of targeting New York-based distributors, programmers and press. Over the past two days, EFP presented a program of 4 critically acclaimed European feature films with special screenings and receptions at the Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan.   Films Distribution ...

Brussels European Film Festival's line up

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The 6th Brussels European Film Festival will take place from Saturday 28 June until Sunday 6 July 2008 at the Flagey theatre, in collaboration with Cinédécouvertes. The Festival continues its role of discovering European talents by focusing on first and second long feature films from all over Europe. Following its fruitful collaboration with the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Festival widens its horizons by reaching to the five continents. The Compétition Age d'Or – Cinédécouvertes pres...

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...

European films support from EFP at Mar del Plata Festival

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At this year’s International Film Festival of Mar del Plata, which takes place from 8 to 18 March, 8 European films are benefiting from European Film Promotion’s Film Sales Support (FSS). FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union with a remit to increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe. The scheme awards grants of up to 5.000 Euros per film to sales agents towards their promotional campaigns at the festival. The grant covers 50% of costs related to the pro...

Mar del Plata kicks off its 21st edition

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 9-19th)The 21st edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will have as special guest Juliette Binoche and Abel Ferrara. Other important guest that will be present in the festival are Jesús Aranda, Ventura Pons, Patricia Reyes Espíndola, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Winterbottom, Radaman Suleman, Charles McDougall and Paul Morrisey. Some of they will dictate Master Classes that will take place at the Salon Versalles. The fe...

Another G&L Fest award for Brother to Brother

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVALENDS ITS TENTH YEAR WITH AWARDS AND CELEBRATIONSThe Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival ended its tenth year by announcing the winners of its Jury Competition and Audience Awards at its Closing Night Ceremonies: Jury Competition:Best Feature Film – BROTHER TO BROTHER, directed by Rodney Evans; this film has now won major awards at the top leading gay and lesbian film festivals in the country: New Festival (New York)...

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