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     FEATURE LENGTH NARRATIVE FILMS (in alphabetical order):   A TIRO DE PIEDRA (A STONE'S THROW AWAY), Sebastián Hiriart, 118min. MEXICO - WEST COAST PREMIERE ¿ALGUIEN HA VISTO A LUPITA? (HAVE YOU SEEN LUPITA?), Gonzalo Justiniano, 86min. CHILE/MEXICO ALL SHE CAN, Amy Wendel, 91 min.USA AMÉRICA... ELLA SE ATREVIÓ (AMERICA... SHE DARED), Sonia Fritz, 90min. PUE...

FESTROIA 2009 Winners Announced

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  THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (Bulgaria) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor    FORBIDDEN FRUIT, a comedic-drama about two religious girls who flaut their strict Christian fundamentalist community rules forbidding the pleasures of television, music, drinking and dancing, won the Gold Dolphin Award as Best Film at this year’s FESTROIA Official Competition. The Finnish film, written by Aleksei Bardy...

A Focus On The Environment

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  THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (Canada) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor FESTROIA is set in the beautiful coastal city of Setubal, surrounded by water and mountains in the Sado region of Portugal. Its idyllic setting makes it a natural environment for a meditation of ecological issues and the Festival expresses its interest in a competition section entitled Man And His Environment.   This theme is expressed in the section in a combination of featur...

A Touch of Flash in Mannheim

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If Clara was one musical highpoint in Mannheim this year, another was certainly Carlos Saura's latest revue-film  Fados, which like his earlier Flamenco and  Tango, explores urban melodies,  presenting- with some luminous photography by Eduardo Serra-the place of fado in the life of Lisbon, looking for its African and Brazilian roots and providing 90 sensuous minutes filled with infinite affection and regret.The film received its German premiere, out of competition, and like Iberia seems to...

A Touch of Flash in Mannheim

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If Clara was one musical highpoint in Mannheim this year, another was certainly Carlos Saura's latest revue-film Fados, which like his earlier Flamenco and Tango, explores urban melodies, presenting- with some luminous photography by Eduardo Serra-the place of fado in the life of Lisbon, looking for its African and Brazilian roots and providing 90 sensuous minutes filled with infinite affection and regret.The film received its German premiere, out of competition, and like Iberia seems to be c...

Official Selection Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

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Official Programme: 06 – 16 November 200814 Kilometros / 14 Kilometers95 Min. by Gerardo Olivares, SpainOnly 14 kilometres short is the distance between North Africa and Spain. Yet, the real distance for African emigrants to get to Europe is unconceivable to European coevals. This moving film accompanies two young Africans on their way to Europe.German PremiereAmanecer de un sueño / Awaking from a Dream96 Min. by Freddy Mas Franqueza, SpainMarcel was left by his mother when he was eight years...

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...

Exploring Multiculturalism At Festroia

 Thursday, June 12-------This year, Festroia has devoted a special screening section to films that explore the difficulties and opportunities of multiculturalism. Dubbed "Migrations And Multiculturality", the series highlights 3 feature films and a program of shorts.In Spanish director Gerardo Olivares´THE GREAT MATCH, the director focuses on a family of Mongolian nomads and a group of Indians in the Amazon, bought of which live far outside the technological saturation of the West. W...

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

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Eight European films received Film Sales Support for promotional campaigns at Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (7-14 March 2008)With Mexico being one of the largest territories of its Latin America focus, Film Sales Support (FSS), for the second time, backs a range of European films from different countries at this year's Guadalajara International Film Festival. FSS which supports sales agents and their promotional campaigns of European films outside of Europe, is an initiative of E...

Alpe d'Huez a la couleur de l'humour

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La 10e édition du Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez ouvre ses portes demain le mardi 16 janvier. Pour son édition anniversaire, le Jury sera présidé par l’acteur, réalisateur et scénariste français, Antoine De Caunes. Il sera entouré de l’actrice française Sara Forestier, des acteurs, réalisateurs et scénaristes français : Jean-Pierre Darroussin, et Pierre François Martin-Laval et de l’acteur et scénariste français Antoine Duléry. Ces 5 perso...

Vous allez rire: le Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez démarre

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Le Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez fêtera ses 10 ans du 16 au 21 janvier. Unique Festival de Film de Comédie en France, le Festival de l’Alpe d’Huez s’est construit une réputation et une notoriété autour d’une thématique qui aujourd’hui ne peut plus être délaissée ! Le succès des films de comédie en France et à l’étranger n’est plus à démontrer. La comédie fait vivre le cinéma, et rassemble un public de plus en plus nombreux. Jury(...

Sydney International Film Festival matches world football with world cinema

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The poster image of this years’ Sydney International Film Festival was haunting. A nymph-like beauty, in mid flight, peers deep into a wall of water. Her face swirls into the rhythm of the water and is lost into its depths. And so too, that image was entrancing as the cinema blackened and every hour yet another film festival debut emerged from the darkness and spellbound its audience. ‘Go deeper’ was the message… and the 53rd Sydney International Film Festival delved deep into the wealth...

EFP Industry Screenings in New York

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EFP launches Third Session of Industry Screenings in New YorkFour New European films to be showcased at the Tribeca Grand, June 27th and 28thAfter two successful sessions in November 2005 and March 2006, European Film Promotion (EFP) continues its programme Industry Screenings in New York on June 27th and 28th. Again, selected film industry people will be invited to view four new European films in the Tribeca Grand Hotel’s screening room.Film Producers Jeroen Beker and Laurette Schillings pres...

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