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Ghent Film Festival announces opening film Madly in Love

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The opening film of the 37th Ghent Film Festival is director Hilde Van Mieghem’s new film, Madly In Love. In this romantic comedy Van Mieghem focuses on the turbulent love lives of four women living together, played by Veerle Dobbelaere, Wine Dierickx, Marie Vinck and Aline Van Hulle. Their male counterparts are Koen De Bouw, Koen De Graeve, Kevin Janssens, Jan Decleir and Huub Stapel. Madly In Love, a feel-good rom-com zooms in on the turbulent lives of four strong women: teenager Eva, her mo...

Flanders films break unbreakable admissions record in 2007

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Flanders films have broken the 2003 admissions record which longtime was considered to be unbreakable. With still one title to go in release next week, close to 1,135,000 cinemagoers already went to see an indigenous production this year. In 2003, 1,048,280 paying cinemagoers were registered at screenings of indigenous films.Five titles attracted well over 100,000 cinemagoers this year. The internationally acclaimed Ben X by Nic Balthazar takes the lead with well over 250,000 admissions, followe...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Toronto Biz Buzz final

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As the Toronto International Film Festival came to a close yesterday with the announcements of its awards, there continued to be business announcements of new distribution deals that will bring many Toronto highlights into North American cinemas later this year.PALM PICTURES PICKS UP MEXICAN FILMIndie distributor Palm Pictures announced the pick up of North American rights to Cronicas,a Mexico-Ecuador co-production which debuted earlier this year in the Cannes Film Festival'sUn Certain Regard se...

A flood of European films in Toronto

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It may not be a record, but 120 European films in the Toronto Film Festival certainly represents the largest contingent of any one film community at this very international event. The films are included in every section of the Festival, from the highly commercial Gala Screenings to the obscure Midnight Madness offerings.The Festival is presenting the latest works from such acknowledged film masters as Jean Luc Godard (with Notre Musique, a poetic meditation on modern life and anxiety), Pedro Alm...

Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th Film Festival

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Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th International Film FestivalThe Toronto International Film Festival now in its 29th year, brings the biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood, the film industry and the world to this prestigious Film Festival. TIFF takes place from September 9th to the 18th and is known and the largest and best Film Festival worldwide. The list of visitors who will be on hand in Toronto will be meeting greeting and highlighting there newest films and projects to best promote the m...

Solid Line Up for Toronto fest

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Toronto festival (Sept. 9-18) has revealed its full line upGALA PRESENTATIONSWorld PremiereARSÈNE LUPIN (F)Jean-Paul Salomé, France / United Kingdom / Spain / Italy, 2004World PremiereBEING JULIA (F)István Szabó, Canada / United Kingdom / Hungary, 2004World PremiereBEYOND THE SEA (F)Kevin Spacey, United Kingdom / Germany, 2004North American PremiereCLEAN (F)Olivier Assayas, France / United Kingdom / Canada, 2004World PremiereDOWNFALL (F)Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004World PremiereFIVE CH...

Winners Joseph Plateau Awards

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The Alzheimer Case Best Belgian film 2003.With four Awards (out of five nominations), and the Box Office Award THE ALZHEIMER CASE by Erik Van Looy is the great winner of this year’s Belgian Oscars, the Joseph Plateau Awards. All films released between January 1st and December 31 2003 were eligible for nominations. The Joseph Plateau Awards Ceremony is an organization of the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. Nominated in four categories, The Alzheimer Case won just as much Joseph Plat...

Nominees for the Joseph Plateau Awards

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Today the nominees for the Joseph Plateau Awards 2003 were announced. All Belgian short and feature length films released in Belgian theatres between January 1st and December 31st, 2003 were eligible. These are the nominees BEST BELGIAN FILMANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS (Corridor)LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE (Vivi Films)THE ALZHEIMER CASE (MMG)BEST BELGIAN DIRECTORLUCAS BELVAUX (Cavale, Un Couple Epatant & Apres La Vie)STIJN CONINX (Sea Of Silence)ERIK VAN LOOY (The Alzheimer Case)BEST BELGIAN ACTRESSN...

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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