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11th AUDI Festival of German Films in Australia with Leander Haußmann Focus

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  After the jubilee year in 2011, the Audi Festival of German Films, which is organised by the Goethe Institut in Australia together with German Films, will be presenting a total of 32 feature films and four documentaries as well as eight shorts in Sydney (18.-30.4.), Melbourne (19.-30.4.), Brisbane (19.-25.4.), Adelaide (26.4.-1.5.), Perth (3.-6.5.) and Canberra (3.-6.5.). The festival tour will be opened in Sydney on 18.4. with HOTEL LUX  with director Leander Haußmann in attendanc...

A Splendid Opening Night Awaits the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is opening tomorrow, February 9, 2012, with the world premiere of Benoît Jacquot's film Les adieux à la Reine. The director will be attending the gala with actors Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois and Noémie Lvovsky.   Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit will open the Festival together with Berlinale Director Dieter Ko...

Berlinale Opening 2011: Cowboy Boots to Kick Off Race for Bears

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  Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, Jury President Isabella Rossellini and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 61st Berlin International Festival on February 10 at 7.30 pm. During the opening gala, which will be hosted by Anke Engelke, the International Jury will be introduced. Music will be provided by the Beatsteaks. 3sat will broadcast the event live. This will be followed by the international premiere of Joel ...

EFP announces jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011

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Distinction for Europe's best young actors at the Berlinale 2011 (February 10 - 20)European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced the names of the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011. They will be selecting Europe's ten most talented young actors to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 12-14, 2011 and honoured for their artistic achievements. Beforehand, the EFP member organizations had nominated their candidates. Initiated by European Film Promotion (EFP), the event is fin...

Filmfest Hamburg turns green

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This year's focus of the 'Filmfest Hamburg 2010' is 'Three Colours Green'. It involves a short film competition for film students from all over Germany as well as a film section on the environment. The municipal authority for urban planning and environment helped developing the concept, which revolves around Hamburg being European Green Capital 2011. The title 'European Green Capital' is awarded to a European city for outstanding efforts and achievements in preserving the environment as well as ...

JOHN RABE wins Audience Award in London

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The 12th Festival of German Films in London (27.11.-3.12.2009) posted record attendance this year. Not only Florian Gallenberger's JOHN RABE, but many other sold-out screenings show that German cinema has a faithful audience in London.The festival opened with Detlev Buck's new film SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT which was presented to audience in person by the director and lead actor David Kross. Also well attended: EVERYONE ELSE (ALLE ANDEREN, Maren Ade), ANONYMA – A WOMAN IN BERLIN (ANONYMA – EIN...

Soundtracck: European Film Music Prizes to Felix Rösch (Germany) und Philip Specht (Germany)

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A highlight of SoundTrack_Cologne 6.0, the Cologne Congress for Music and Sound in Film and Media, was the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday, 21st of November 2009. There were prizes for melodious TV music, for Rising Stars, and one for a legend: Irmin Schmidt was, for his life's work, awarded the SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award. In the context of the competition of SoundTrack_Cologne, the European Film Music Prize "New Sound in European Film" was awarded for...

"Green Movement" at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian  "Green Movement"  for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The "green wave" was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi ("Tehran Without Permission"). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian dire...

“Green Movement” at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian “Green Movement” for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The “green wave” was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi (“Tehran Without Permission”). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian directing colleagues, but ...

A Constellation of German Stars Attend Berlinale Opening

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With the world premiere of the star-studded action thriller The International by Tom Tykwer, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 5, 2009 in the presence of the director and the actors Clive Owen, Ulrich Thomsen and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Jury President Tilda Swinton. The event will be broadcast li...

Berlinale Camera 2009: In Honour of Claude Chabrol and Günter Rohrbach

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and it wishes to express its thanks with this award. French director Claude Chabrol, and German film and television producer Günter Rohrbach will be awarded the Berlinale Camera at the Berlinale 2009 for their great service to cinema and lifetime achievements in film.Alongside psychological dramas, French director and master of world...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Emden-Norderney line up highlights

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18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney from 13th-20th June 2007 19 feature films in competition in Lower Saxony’s largest film festival The competition nominations for the 18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney have been finalised. 19 feature films from 11 countries will be competing for the three feature film awards – the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award and the NDR Young Directors Award, presented at the Festival for the first time. A further 9 films from 5 coun...

5th Festival of German Films in Australia line up

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For the fifth time German Films is joining with the Goethe Institutes in Sydney und Melbourne to stage a Festival of German Films in four cities and would like to achieve the record admissions from 2005 – last year more than 16,000 cinemagoers had the opportunity to see German films. From April 20 - 30, the festival will be showing a broad spectrum of German filmmaking in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Canberra.The following films are in the programme, including some new titles from the Berl...

Fred Schepisi to head the Bangkok BIFF Festival

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Australian director Fred Schepisi, whose Empire Falls recently took home two Golden Globe awards, has been named President of the International Jury at the Bangkok International Film Festival (February 17-27). Other members of the jury include actor/director Charles Dance (Ladies in Lavender, Swimming Pool, Gosford Park), actor/screenwriter Julie Delpy (Broken Flowers, Before Sunset), actor Nancy Kwan (The World of Susie Wong, Flower Drum Song), producer Donald Ranvaud (The Constant Gardener an...

Fred Schepisi to head theBagkok BIFF Festival

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Australian director Fred Schepisi, whose Empire Falls recently took home two Golden Globe awards, has been named President of the International Jury at the Bangkok International Film Festival (February 17-27). Other members of the jury include actor/director Charles Dance (Ladies in Lavender, Swimming Pool, Gosford Park), actor/screenwriter Julie Delpy (Broken Flowers, Before Sunset), actor Nancy Kwan (The World of Susie Wong, Flower Drum Song), producer Donald Ranvaud (The Constant Gardener an...

All the awards and prizes in Berlin

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The short film awards from the Competition and Panorama sections:INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMThe International Short Film Jury awards prizes for short films screened in the Competition and Panorama sections.The members of the jury Christine Dollhofer (Austria), Sophie Maintigneux (France) and Vinca Wiedemann (Danmark)award the following prizes: Golden Bear for Best Short Film toUN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA Cigarettes and Coffeeby Cristi Puiu Jury Prize, Silver Bear, to the short film...

Fantastic line up for Fantasporto 2004

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24th OPORTO FILM FESTIVAL WITH A STRONG NORTH AMERICAN PRESENCEWith the High Patronage of the Ministry of Culture and the Oporto City Hall, the 24th edition of Fantasporto (Oporto International Film Festival) will be held on the 20th February till March, 1st), with its main Competitive Sections beginning on the 20th February (Official Fantasy Film Selection and Directors Week). Retrospectives and Homages complete the programme, as usual. Showcasing, as usual, the best of European Cinema, the p...
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