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    SHOOTING STARS 2012 selected                     From left to right:: France: Adèle Haenel (House of Tolerance), Germany: Anna Maria Mühe (November Child), Iceland: Hilmar Gudjónsson (Either Way), Ireland: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep), Italy: Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment), Poland: Jakub Gierszał (Suicide Room), Romania: Ana Ul...

European Film Awards 2011 the selection of titles

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European Film Awards 2011 THE SELECTION ALMANYA – WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND ALMANYA Germany/Turkey, 101 min. DIRECTED BY: Yasemin Samdereli              WRITTEN BY: Yasemin Samdereli & Nesrin Samdereli PRODUCED BY: Andreas Richter, Ursula Woerner & Annie Brunner AMÉRICA AMERICA Portugal/Spain/Brazil/Russia, 111 min. DIRECTED BY: João Nuno Pinto WRITTEN BY: João Nuno Pinto, Luisa Costa Gomes & Melanie Dimantas PRODUCED BY: Pandora Da Cun...

Brussels Film Festival winners announced

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WINNERS LIST 2011   Films in Official Competition A QUIET LIFE (Una vita tranquilla) by Claudio Cupellini (Germany/France/Italy) BLACK BREAD (Pa negre) by Agusti Villaronga (Spain) BRAND by Thomas Roth (Austria) HAPPY HAPPY (Sykt lykkelig) by Anne Sewitsky (Norway) INNOCENT SATURDAY (V Subbotu) by Alexander Mindadze (Russia/Germany/Ukraina) JIMMY RIVIERE by Teddy Lussi-Modeste (France)  NOTHING'S ALL BAD (Smukke Mennesker) by Mikkel Munch-Fals (Denmark) PARKED by Darragh Byrne ...

Gdynia Film Festival Wraps for Another Year: “Essential Killing” Sweeps Top Prizes

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Here in Poland, the 2011 Gdynia Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday. Celebrating its 36th year, the festival showcases the best of Polish and eastern European cinema, featuring work by established and emerging film makers. “Essential Killing” received the Golden Lions first prize in this year's Main Competition. Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, the film tells the story of a young suspected insurgent (played by Vincent Gallo) who is captured in Afghanistan. After being transported...

Krakow Off Plus Camera winners shared over 130 000€ cash award and 1M zlotys production fund

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The winner of the Kraków Film Award is South Korean director Park Jung-Bum. The award of 100.000$ was handed by Jerzy Skolimowski.     "I am here for the first time, but maybe it will sound as a threat - not the last time" - he said. Agnieszka Odorowicz, director of PISF, handed in an additional award - 1 million zloties (under the condition that the film will be made in Poland). She congratulated the organisers of the festival and stressed that Kraków hold...

Making Way

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During the fourth festival OFF PLUS CAMERA twelve films from all over the world will compete for the Kraków Film Award. The head of the “Making Way” Jury will be Jerzy Skolimowski.   The Main Competition films are presented below! "Erratum" is a social drama by Marek Lechki telling the story of a man who doesn't even notice how much lost he is in his life. The film was appreciated at numerous festivals in Pusan, Chicago and Thessaloniki. ...

Berlinale Panorama 2011 with Renowned Directors, Three Films on India and Many New Discoveries

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Now that the programme is almost complete it can be said that in the aftermath of the financial crisis truly independent cinema is at an advantage. The themes of many first films are daring and hence inspiring, as seen in the work of Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad who, set against the backdrop of the interminable Palestinian-Israeli conflict, has her protagonists work through traumas in Lo Roim Alaich (Invisible), or with French director Céline Sciamma whose Tomboy portrays the coming of age of...

Top Ten on the 47th Krakow Film Festival

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For the first time Krakow Film Festival will present feature–length documentaries in a competitive section. Ten films from amongst 200 have been chosen by Krzysztof Gierat – Festival Director. These documentaries are a real must for the audience of the 47th Krakow Film Festival. Diversity of the topics mentioned and courage of the directors to raise controversial issues make these screenings strong points of the Festival’s programme. Krzysztof Gierat says: The thing that interests me while...

Goran Paskaljevic 's Optimists sweeps Geneva prizes

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PASKALJEVIC SWEEPS GENEVA PRIZESby Alex Deleon, for www.filmfestivals.comThe CINEMA TOUT ECRAN festival which concluded its one week run on November 5 distributed its major prizes as follows:The Cinema Tout Ecran Reflet d’Or (Golden Reflection) cash awardfor the Best (theatrical) Film, (10,000 CHF) offered by the City ofGeneva, went (incomprehensibly) to the Dutch film "DIEP"(Deep) directed bySimone van Dusseldorp (The Netherlands). The jury's remark; A film "Which relates with conviction th...

Full Programme of FilmFestival Cottbus

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More than 100 films from 23 countries for the Festival of East European Cinema, which is being held from November 14 to 18. 1. Feature Film and Short Film Competitions – diverse and subtle Ten films from eight countries were nominated for the Feature Film Competition, of which nine will be having their international or German premiere in Cottbus. Bulgaria and Romania are particularly strongly represented here with two films each - which can be regarded as the undisputed proof for the new depa...

The Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The Brussels European Film Festival at Flagey closed down this Saturday July 8 with an Award ceremony that was presented by the gorgeous Italian actress Chiara Caselli, with Dominique Janne (festival director) and Jan De Clercq (program director) by her side. After the ceremony, the audience could enjoy the magnificent Mother of Mine of Finnish director Klaus Häro. Looking back on this past edition, the festival can only be pleased by its achievements. And it must be said that the competition ...

Japanese Heart Beating in the Dark: the talk of the Rotterdam Fest

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On day number three of the Rotterdam film festival the buzz is still going strong regarding the new Japanese film "A Heart Beating In the Dark" (Yami ni utsu Shinzo) by maverick Nippon director Shunichi Nagasaki. Mr. Nagasaki has been around for a long time but his films are so wide of the mainstream that he is barely known outside of Japan and not particularly well known even in his own country. Rotterdam, a festival which specializes in introducing new faces as well as older ones who have no...

Rotterdam announces full line up VPRO Tiger Awards Competition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected fourteen films for the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition of its 35th edition which will start January 25. The Competition line up counts nine world premieres, three international premieres and two European premieres. Four titles were supported by the IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund and one title was previously selected as CineMart Project. Two competition titles have been acquired already for release in The Netherlands: LAND OF THE BLIND and NORTHERN ...

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