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  Woody Allen and Anthony Hopkins For you stargazers, here is a list of the films that feature top rank film directors and acting talents that are premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival (and the talent that is here): 127 HOURS (Danny Boyle, Director; James Franco, Actor) AMIGO (John Sayles, Director; Chris Cooper, Actor) ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh, Director; Jim Broadbent, Actor) THE BANG BANG CLUB (Ryan Phillipe, Actor) BARNEY...

Aspen Film announces the selections

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Aspen Film announces today the selections that will be screening at the 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color that will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Screenings will be held at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, and tickets will...

Zabaltegi-New Directors

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Fifteen films from seventeen countries to participate in Zabaltegi-New Directors All will contend for the Kutxa-New Directors Award, carrying €90,000 The two Spanish movies included in the Section are 'Blog', by Elena Trapé, and 'Izarren Argia', by Mikel Rueda Fifteen films from seventeen countries will participate in the Zabaltegi-New Directors Section at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. They will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award alongside another two ti...

One day to go Until Toronto Film Festival

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RABBIT HOLE (John Cameron Mitchell, USA) With just a month left until the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film event in North America and one of the premiere film summits of the year, the shape of the event is coming into closer view. With independent and international cinema showing some pulse at the box office after a disasterous two years, all eyes will be turning to Canada in the coming weeks for a crystal ball peak at what should be some of the big end-of-y...

Venice FF Announces Competition Section

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   SOMEWHERE (Sofia Coppola) The world premieres are coming strong and fast for the Fall film season as the Venice Film Festival has announced a particularly stellar competition section. For North Americans not making the trip to the Lido, many of these films will receive their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival a week later in September (the two festivals actually overlap for a few days on the first weekend of September). Twenty-two films have been set to ...

New York's Shade of Lavender

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  EYES WIDE OPEN (Israel)  After a mercilessly cold and snowy winter, spring has finally sprung in New York, with its explosion of flowers, smells and colors. Amidst the ruby reds, the dazzling yellows and the intoxicating shades of green, there is a distinct shade of lavender, as gay and lesbian films make their annual pilgrimage to the city and its environs in the run-up to the area's gay pride celebrations in June. First out of the starting gate is the Jacob Burns Film C...

Official Juries for the 63rd edition of Locarno

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The jury for the Concorso internazionale (International Competition) for the 63rd edition of the Locarno Film Festival is now finalised. The line-up for the juries judging the Concorso Cineasti del presente (Filmmakers of the Present) and the Pardi di domani (Leopards of Tomorrow) is now almost complete. The jury for the Concorso internazionale (International Competition) has five members, and its president will be Singaporean filmmaker, Eric Khoo (Be with me, 2005; My Magic, 2008). He will be ...

New York's Love Affair With French Cinema

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  New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved Oscar nominee that should have won the prize) but the current program of new Gallic titles that is the 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers francophiles (count me in) some boundless treats. The Rendez-Vous, a favorite New York rite of spring, is presented by the Film Society of Li...

La Cinematheque in Philadelphia

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Ooh la la, PCA ushers in 4 more French Films under the programming begun this past fall called, La Cinematheque (click link to see trailer of each film). Delayed a week due to snow, next Thursday, February 25, 6:45pm, Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street) the series starts off with Les Boreaux De Dieu (God’s Office), directed by Claire Simon - An “auteur” filmmaker captures women talking candidly about sex, pregnancy and abortion. Ray Murray, Artistic Director: “Thanks to th...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

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With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

The Festival on Wheels travels to Skopje

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Organized by the Ankara Cinema Association and supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Festival on Wheels is taking the road for Skopje (18-20 December 2009) with a van load of films for the 15th time. The Festival on Wheels will begin this year's itinerary on home ground in Ankara. After inspiring audiences in the capital's Batı Cinema from 4-10 December, the festival will move on to Artvin on 11 December. As of this year, the international competition will b...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

Eurasia Competition at Tallinn FF

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  ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noe, France)  The main event here at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend, is the Eurasia International Competition, a mix of 21 films hailing from Europe and Asia. The films on view have been acclaimed at other film festivals on the circuit and are making their Eastern European or Baltic Premieres at the event. As a whole, this is an astonishing survey of current trends in world cinema. European titles ...

Festival on Wheels 2009 rolls over to ANKARA, ATVIN and MACEDONIA

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Festival on Wheels 2009 - rolls over to Ankara, Atvin and Macedonia ON WITH THE TRADITION THE FESTIVAL ON WHEELS TAKES TO THE ROAD Submitted by Helen on Fri, 11/27/2009 - 23:04.   ON WITH THE TRADITION THE FESTIVAL ON WHEELS TAKES TO THE ROAD 4–10 December 2009, Ankara 11–17 December 2009, Artvin 18–20 December 2009, Skopje (Macedonia) FESTIVAL TRAILER:     http://www.vimeo.com/7840264 Basak EMRE, Festival Chief    ...

Festival on Wheels 2009 - rolls over to Ankara, Atvin and Macedonia

ON WITH THE TRADITION THE FESTIVAL ON WHEELS TAKES TO THE ROAD 4–10 December 2009, Ankara 11–17 December 2009, Artvin 18–20 December 2009, Skopje (Macedonia)  FESTIVAL TRAILER:     http://www.vimeo.com/7840264   Basak EMRE, Festival Chief                            Organized by the Ankara Cinema Association and supported by the Turkish Min

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

EFA honours Isabelle Huppert

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French actress to receive EFA’s EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2009Whether it is as a Jewish refugee in Diane Kurys' COUP DE FOUDRE, as late 17th century Madame de Maintenon in SAINT-CYR by Patricia Mazuy, or as Magistrate Jeanne Charmant in Claude Chabrol's L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, Isabelle Huppert has given some of cinema's most unforgettable moments a face. Her frequent collaboration with Chabrol has brought to the screen characters such as VIOLETTE NOZIERE, Marie in UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMME...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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Official selection Jury Members THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY t...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY toANDREW BOVELL, MELISSA REEVES, PATRICIA CORNELIUS AND CHRISTOS ...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...

11 Masters Screening At TIFF

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  THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke)  by Sandy Mandelberger, TIFF Dailies Editor  The 34th Toronto International Film Festival is presenting 11 works that will be presented as part of the Masters programme, which brings audiences new works from the world’s greatest filmmakers. MASTERS ...

55 European films to be backed by European Film Promotion's at Toronto

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Record breaking number of films to be supported by FSS at the Toronto International Film Festival Creation by Jon Amiel Photo: Liam Daniel // Copyright: RPC Nature LtdAs a strong supporter of quality European Cinema and one of the most prestigious festivals worldwide, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 10 - 19, 2009) is top of the list for European Film Promotion's (EFP) marketing tool Film Sales Support (FSS). Aiming to help European cinema to be seen outside of Europe, FS...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award

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Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award Directors from 13 countries will contend with their first or second movies for this award carrying 90,000 euros 8/11/2009 Seventeen films from 13 countries will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award at the 57th San Sebastian Festival. Fourteen of these titles compose the Zabaltegi-New Directors section, while the other three, 11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11, La mujer sin piano and Yo también (Me too), will participate in...

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