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27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

Los pasos dobles wins Golden Shell in San Sebastian

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The Spanish film "Los pasos dobles" directed by Isaki Lacuesta received the Golden Shell award at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival.                                        Last night and for the first time live during the closin gala, we received attonished the news of the palmares. Jury and critics not always coincide so that most of the awards came as a surprise. Here they are! the 59th San Sebastian Film F...

San Sebastian Festival's Horizontes Latinos section

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  Thirteen films to compete in San Sebastian Festival's Horizontes Latinos section The Horizontes Latinos programme at the 59 edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival includes thirteen films from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia. All will compete for the Horizontes Award. The Mexican movie MISS BALA will open the section. This Mexican production directed by Gerardo Naranjo, competed in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the las...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2011 awarded today by Michel Gondry and his Jury

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Cinéfondation Prizes 2011 awarded today by Michel Gondry and his Jury The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury (Julie Gayet, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, João Pedro Rodrigues and President Michel Gondry) has awarded the Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre before the screening of the winning films. Sixteen student films coming from Asia, America and Europe composed this year’s program. They have been selected out of 1,600 entries. First Prize...

Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 highlights

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Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 Film List• 9 contemporary feature films• 2 Documentaries• 2 Sexy/Comedias• 2 Family Films• 9 short films presented by IMCINE• 5 JULIO BRACHO films A TRIBUTE TO MEXICOOPENING NIGHT FILM:SIN NOMBREDIR. CARY FUKUNAGA (MEXICO/USA 2009, 96MIN, 35MM)SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLESCAST: EDGAR FLORES, DIANA GARCIA, PAULINA GAITAN AND TENOCH HUERTAMaking its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winn...

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

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...

49th International Thessaloniki Film Festival, November 14-23, 2008

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 14-23, 2008 AWARDS The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), President Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA) Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey) Lita Stantic, Producer (Argentina) Émilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium) David Robinson, Film critic (UK) and Dionissis Savopoul...

Thessaloniki Festival wrapped with awards

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL took place NOVEMBER 14 - 23, 2008The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), PresidentLita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)David Robinson, Film critic (UK)andDionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)THE AWARDS• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(3...

Thessaloniki Festival wrapped with awards

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL took place NOVEMBER 14 - 23, 2008The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), PresidentLita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)David Robinson, Film critic (UK)andDionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)THE AWARDS• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(3...

Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents its 37th annual event October 8 to 19. With nearly 250 films in every conceivable format, several North American and world premieres, and one of the most enjoyable festival experiences anywhere, the FNC is more accessible than ever. Films from some sixty countries including shorts and feature-length films, documentary and fiction, animation, retrospectives, tributes, exhibits, industry meetings and special events 11 full days to satisfy the most di...

Poor weather and Weekend Highlights At The New York Film Festival

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I definitely do subscribe to the shitty weather theory for festival success. In short, the more dismal the weather, the better the attendance. And whether it was planned or not, this weekend's soggy, rather depressing weather has made people make a beeline for the screenings of the New York Film Festival in its first weekend. An added incentive is undoubtedly the use of the Ziegfield Theater as the Festival's main screening venue. New York City's largest single screen is being used this year as ...

Weekend Highlights At The New York Film Festival

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HUNGER (Steve McQueen, UK)  Sunday, September 28--------I definitely do subscribe to the shitty weather theory for festival success. In short, the more dismal the weather, the better the attendance. And whether it was planned or not, this weekend's soggy, rather depressing weather has made people make a beeline for the screenings of the New York Film Festival in its first weekend. An added incentive is undoubtedly the use of the Ziegfield Theater as the Festival's main screen...

Malkovich, Asia Argento... lucky guests for next Thessalonik Fest

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The actor John Malkovich will visit the Festival from the 17th to the 20th of November to receive an Honorary Golden Alexander for the body of his work, on the 18th of November at 21.00 in the Olympion theater. The nominee for two Academy Awards and star of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, The Sheltering Sky, The Glass Menagerie, Beyond the Clouds and In the Line of Fire, Malkovich was and remains a multi-faceted artist. The director of The Dancer Upstairs with Javier Bardem and the producer of...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

The 2006 Atelier: Seasoned Directors & New Talents in Cannes

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The Atelier du Festival, organised by the Cinéfondation, has selected for its second edition, 18 filmmakers:Teboho Mahlatsi (South Africa), Santiago Palavecino (Argentina), Christina Andreef (Australia), Bernard Bellefroid (Belgium), José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile), Wang Bing (China), Goran Rušinovic (Croatia), Luiso Berdejo (Spain), Cruz Angeles (United States), Richard Press (United States), Fabrice Genestal (France), Michelange Quay (Haiti), Dev Benegal (India), Dover Kosahvili (Israel), C...

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