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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...

End and a New Beginning with Coriolanus

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The final day of 38th International Film Festival announced next year FEST2011 a glamorous opening with Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus” a modern day version of Shakespeare's tragedy, based on the life of the legendary Roman leader, Gaius Martius Coriolanus, that will be 99% shot in Belgrade Serbia. Mr. Fiennes announced the coming of entire crew, on the opening next year: Vanessa Redgrave, Joseph Fiennes, Gerald Butler, Brian Cox etc…    In the meanwhile, the Jury of fest...

19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - January 10, 2010 The 19th Annual 2010 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF10) commences January 13-28, 2010, at the Walter Reade Theater. The festival presented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase world cinema that investigates, records, and celebrates the Jewish experience. This year's festival lineup includes over 20 features, documentaries, and shorts, along with panel discussions, gala receptions, and special events (Opening ...

10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

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The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is Asia-Pacific`s first and (so far) only festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed film from around the world. The 10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will run from 14-22 November this year at IFC Mall: 1 Harbour View Street Hong Kong, Hong Kong phone: +852 2295 3308   List of the films presented: Adam Resurrected Germany/Israel, 2008, 106 minutes, 35 mm, English w/ Chinese subtitles Director: Paul...

Eyes Wide Open wins the Best Film at the 36th Ghent

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Eyes Wide Open by the Israelian director Haim Tabakman wins the Grand Prize for the Best Film at the 36th Ghent International Film Festival. This was announced by the International Jury at the town hall of Ghent. Other awards went to Zion and his Brother (Best Script), A Rational Solution (Best Music) and the short film Amor by Thomas Wangsmo.The International Jury this year : Chairman Niki Reiser (composer, Switserland), Filip Peeters (actor, Belgium ), WANG Quan’an (director, China) and Lasz...

Astonishing Debuts At Woodstock FF

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With a festival which prides itself as being “fiercely independent”, the Woodstock Film Festival, which concludes today, is committed to the discovery of new talents, both behind and in front of the screen. With budgets that are tight in the extreme, more often that not, the actors used are new to the screen and unknown to the public (I included myself in this). However, when a performance of great depth or realism is given by someone you do not know, my tendency is to pay very close attenti...

Astonishing Debuts At Woodstock FF

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  CHILDREN OF INVENTION    With a festival which prides itself as being “fiercely independent”, the Woodstock Film Festival, which concludes today, is committed to the discovery of new talents, both behind and in front of the screen. With budgets that are tight in the extreme, more often that not, the actors used are new to the screen and unknown to the public (I included myself in this). However, when a performance of great depth or realism is given by someone you do not know, my tende...

The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

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The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill...

Full programme for The Times BFI London Film Festival

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The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded

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Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury presided by John Boorman This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAd...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury presided by John Boorman

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:   First Prize: BÁBA directed by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlov...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAdirected by Zuzana Kirchnerová-ŠpidlováFAMU, Czech RepublicSecond Prize: GOO...

Un Certain Regard: "Eyes Wide Open" by Haim Tabakman

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Selected to participate in the Cinéfondation program in 2003 and 2004 with short films Free Loaders and The Poet’s Home, Haim Tabakman is presenting his first feature film in Un Certain Regard, Eyes Wide Open, which is also in the running for the Caméra d’Or award. The Israeli director delved into the religious world and touched upon the taboo of homosexuality. Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem’s community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father ...

Programme : Wednesday May 20TH

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COMPETITION  - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30 am, 12:15 noon and 7:00 am : INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS by Quentin Tarantino – 2h40 4:00 am : LES HERBES FOLLES ( Wild Grass) by Alain Resnais– 1h44 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:30 am and 5:00 pm: EINAYM PKUHOT (Eyes Wide Open) by Haim Tabakman – 1h31 2:00 am and 10:30 pm: NANG MAI by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang - 1h49 CANNES CLASSICS - Salle Buñuel 4:30 am: PRINCE YEONSAN* by Sang-Ok Shin – 2h13 7:15 am: L’AVVENTURA...

Spotlight on the Caméra d'Or

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Every year, the Cannes Festival awards its Caméra d'Or prize to the director of the best debut feature. The winner will be announced at the Festival Closing Ceremonies, Sunday, May 24, by a Jury chaired by French actor and director Roschdy Zem. His fellow jurors are cinematographer Diane Baratier, filmmaker Sandrine Ray, critic Charles Tesson, Edouard Waintrop of the Fribourg Festival in Switzerland, and Olivier Chiavassa of the Fédération Française des Industries Techniques ...

Cannes 2009 Films

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In competition: SpringFever by Lou Ye Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold Bright Star by Jane Campion-- Trailer Bright Star Thirst by Park Chan Wook -- Trailer Thirst A prophet by Jaques Audiard Taking Woodstock by Ang Lee Vengeance by Johnny To -- Trailer Vengeance Kinatay by Brillante Mendoza Looking for Eric by Ken Loach -- Trailer Looking for Eric Antechrist by Lars Von Trier Broken Embraces by Almodóvar Vincere by Marco Bellochio -- Trailer Vincere Inglourious Basterds by Quent...

Cannes 2009: Selection of the Cinefondation

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CINÉFONDATION Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti - IL NATURALISTA - 6’ Federico Parodi and Michele Tozzi Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy Dominique Baumard  - LE CONTRETEMPS - 39’ La fémis, France Dorte Bengtson - SYLFIDDEN  - 8’ Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Noamir Castéra -  #1  - 4’ ENSAV La Cambre, Belgium Daniel Day  - GUTTER - 17’ New York University, USA Hugo Frassetto - TRAVERSER  - 5’ La Poudrière, France Jo...

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The Stockholm Int Film Festival is one of the leading competitive film festivals in Northern Europe and with the fastest growing industry office in the region. Focus on emerging directors in contemporary film plus strong American indie & Asian sections.

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