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The best of new Brazilian cinema will be on show in Berlin as Première Brasil Berlin

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  For the third year, the best of new Brazilian cinema will be on show in Berlin as Première Brasil Berlin again returns to the city to unspool a selection of the most important new films from Brazil, along with a special focus on the work of Oscar®-nominated director Héctor Babenco.   As in previous years, the Première Brasil programme is being curated by Ilda Santiago, director of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the 2012 edition of which...

Miami Encuentros: Networking At The Miami Film Festival

 Wednesday, March 5---------In the past number of years, major film festivals around the world has seen it as their mission to not only exhibit the best films available, but also to serve as a breeding ground for new projects to get launched, financed and distributed. To this end, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has joined the ranks of such major film festival events as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Dubai and several others, in organizing parallel industry events designed to st...

2008 Sundance Film Festival Awards

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

FROZEN RIVER Wins Top Sundance Prize

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize

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FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics ...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Love In The Time of Cholera closing Rio tonight

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After a marathon 1,400 screenings of more than 300 films, Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, has its closing gala tonight, Wednesday October 3 evening, having held its biggest attention-grabber until last.The centre of fevered media interest, the festival's official screening closer will see the world premiere of Golden Globe Award-winning producer Scott Steindorff's $50 million screen adaptation of Nobel Prize winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Love...

Hollywood World Awards jury members

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In their 11th year, the Hollywood Film Festival(r) and Hollywood Awards(r), have named the panel of international judges assembled to decide on the nominations of this year's Hollywood World Awards(r). The awards will be bestowed October 22 at the Hollywood Awards(r) Gala ceremony, which takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The awards have become a good predictor of international films which are set to receive kudos in the year's awards season.Last year's winner was Pedro Al...

Rio Film Festival will feature 300 films and docus

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Rio International Film Festival 2006 will run September 21 - October 5 It is not by chance that the city which has inspired filmmakers across the world hosts the world's fifth largest film festival. Last year, a record 230,000 tickets were sold in the two week period of the festival, and more than 300 filmmakers and industry delegates turned up to celebrate the art and craft of cinema. This year's Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), which kicks off this Thursday, September 21 and continue...

Festival de Rio: showcase for Latin American cinema

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Rio International Film Festival 2005 September 22 through October 6The Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), taking place in one of the world's most famous cities September 22 - October 6, will light up Rio de Janeiro with the brightest and best of world cinema. The biggest and most important showcase for Latin American cinema, and one of the biggest in the world, this year's festival will play host to more than 300 features and documentaries from 60 countries with screenings spread over 35...

Indielisboa festival returns with new facets

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INDIELISBOA - FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH NEW AWARDS AND JURIESThe International Jury of IndieLisboa's second edition will be composed by Ilda Santiago, Rio de Janeiro's International Film Festival director, by Portuguese actress Beatriz Batarda, by Argentinean director Lisandro Alonso (who will also be in the festival within the hommage to Argentinean independent cinematography), by German critic Olaf Möller (European editor of the prestigious magazine Film Comment), and by British journalist Kieron...

Pierre Ange le Pogam from Rio Fest

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EUROPACORP PLATFORMS RIO FILM FESTIVAL TO ANNOUNCE LANDMARK BRAZILIAN CO-PRODUCTIONEuropacorp, Luc Besson´s filmmaking European studio created in 2000 with his partner Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, is rapidly expanding its potential for international co-productions.Le Pogam, CEO of Europacorp, announced the first co-production with Latin America today at the Rio Film Festival in front of festival delegates, confirming that the first Brazilian movie will be shot mid-2005.The French-Brazilian co-producti...

Rio Film Fest celebrate Brazilian Cinema in Cannes

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Rio Film Festival comes to Cannes to Celebrate Brazilian CinemaTribute to Brazilian Cinema (May 16 - 20) Marks 40 Years of Cinema Novo with screenings and visits by leading directors and filmmakers.The Rio Film Festival (Festival do Rio), now firmly established as the leading film festival in Latin America which brings together local filmmakers and the international cinema community, is partnering with the Cannes Film Festival 2004 to highlight the expanding outreach of Brazilian film in a 5 day...

Tribute to Brazilian cinema

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A TRIBUTE TO BRAZILIAN CINEMA: 40 YEARS OF CINEMA NOVO: PROGRAMMEAn initiative between the Cannes Film Festival and the Rio Festival, represented at Cannes by executive director, Ilda Santiago, Tribute To Brazilian Cinema will centre on a celebratory 40th anniversary screening of Brazilian cinema master filmmaker Glauber Rocha's Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil), long considered one of finest examples of Latin cinema.Further films which will have a place in the tribute p...

Cannes selection committee revealed

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Thierry Frémaux, Artistic Director of the Festival de Cannes, has appointed the members of the selection committee for Cannes 2004 and finalised the list of correspondents working abroad. Two separate committees will watch films in Paris, one committee for foreign films (which account for about 70% of screenings) and another for French films. These committees have an advisory role, all final decisions being made by the Artistic Director. The Selection Committee for French FilmsGilles Lyon-Caen,...

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