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Cinequest Film Festival 21 wrapped

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  Cinequest Film Festival 21 (CQFF21) proved to be so much more than a film festival by continuing to transform lives across the globe through discovery, innovation, connecting and creativity. The festival celebrated 75 U.S., North American and World Premieres representing over 41 countries. Enhancing its position as the place to discover the future of film innovations, Cinequest produced 22 art and innovation forums and workshops. A record 91,000 participants enjoyed premier venues loaded ...

Animation Winners In Tallinn

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  Animated Dreams, one of the most important animation festivals in the Baltic and Nordic regions which ran between 19th and 23rd November, has revealed the winners for 2010. The International Competition showcased some of the finest global animated shorts selected from more than 400 entries. The winner of the Grand Prix, in addition to the Wooden Wolf made by Estonian puppet masters, received 1000EUR sponsored by Premia. The international jury members Wiola Sowa (Poland), Tatu Po...

Mexico: International Film Festival of Guanajuato (formerly Expresion en Corto)

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Considered the largest film festival in Mexico the Expresion en Corto Short Film Festival run annually since 1997 has morphed this year into the International Film Festival of Guanajuato. Held from July 22 – August 2, the festival has further expanded drawing more visitors and adding more programs in spite of economic constraints. According to the latest figures, an audience of close to 90 000 attended this primarily publicly funded festival which received about 2500 submissions from more than...

Jury verdicts from Krakow

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONHaving watched all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury of the 50th Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Marian Marzyński – chairman (USA/Poland), Nati Baratz (Israel), Grażyna Torbicka (Poland), Martichka Bozhilova (Bulgaria), have decided to award:THE GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Documentary Film in the Over 60 Minutes Category for Kaleo La Belle, the director of BEYOND THIS PLACE (Switzerland) for mak...

Hot Docs Divvies Awards

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Leave Them Laughing. It's the film that took the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature at the May 7 awards bash for Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 29 to May 9, 2010). And it could be the motto for the 17th annual fest, which played to packed audiences even as business slackened at its annual market. The film, by Oscar-winning director John Zaritsky, is about laughing in the face of terminal illness. How to live despite tough odds is a challenge the d...

The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) with 293 screenings of 181 films from 46 countries, with 188 filmmakers and 104 industry guests from 23 countries in attendance and more than 75,000 filmgoers. The Festival sold out 92 screenings during its 15-day run, including five sellouts of the 1,400-seat Castro Theatre (An Evening with Roger Ebert & Friends, An Evening with Robert Duvall, world premiere of All About Evil, 20...

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners

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Investigative Documentary Feature: Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009)   - Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple                           Documentary Feature: Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009)   - Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio...

José Gonzalez opens the 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival

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The documentary The Extaordinary Ordinary Life of José Gonzalez by Fredrik Egerstrand and Mikel Cee Karlssons opens the 33:rd Göteborg International Film Festival and is the first film in the Nordic Competition.  With a combination of video diary, surveillance camera, concert and tour footage as well as animations the filmmakers Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand have followed one of Swedens most interesting artists - José Gonzalez. - It is a fantastic film. Not only a portra...

Aspen Shortsfest 2009 Program

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Aspen Film announced today its film selections that will be screening at Aspen Shortsfest 2009, April 1-5 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. More than 2,500 entries were considered from more than 60 countries, and more than 60 short films were selected from 21 countries for this esteemed, five-day Oscar®-qualifying International Competition. In its 18th year, Aspen Shortsfest is considered one of the world's premier international short film and video showcase...

Sundance Award Winners

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The complete list of winners:Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Dramatic:“Push: Based on a novel by Sapphire,” Lee Daniels.Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary:“We Live In Public,” directed by Ondi TimonerWorld Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:“The Maid,” directed by Sebastian SilvaWorld Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:“Rough Aunties,” directed by Kim LonginottoAudience Award, Dramatic:“Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire,” directed by Lee Daniels.Audience Award, Documentary:“The Cove,” dir...

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

DocPoint – Helsinki in action, focuses on Truth

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DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place on 20th – 25th January 2009 in Helsinki. DocPoint 2009 celebrates exceptional filmmakers and films on politically charged subjects. The main guests of the festival have their own series in the programme: a retrospective of Nick Broomfield films and a five-film tribute to Richard Leacock.Truth and change are the main themes of this year’s festival. Tell Me the Truth series approaches the subject of how a filmmaker constructs the trut...

Chicago International Film Festival Awards

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The 44th Chicago International Film Festival is proud to announce the award winning films from this year's competition.INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITIONThe Gold Hugo – Best Film is awarded to:Hunger (UK/Ireland), directed by Steve McQueen, for its’ outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one’s belief.The Silver Hugo – Grand Jury Prize is awarded to:Tokyo Sonata (Japan/Netherlands/Hong Kong), directed by Kiyoshi Kuros...

Aspen Shortsfest winners

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Aspen Shortsfest celebrated a diverse mix of short films including several world, North American and US premiers to the delight of audiences and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 16th edition. The top winners were The Substitute (Andrea Jublin, Italy) for Best Comedy, Fair Trade (Michael Dreher, Germany) for Best Drama, Never Like the First Time! (Jonas Odell, Sweden) and Yours Truly (Osbert Parker, UK), which share Best Animation and City (Topaz Adizes, USA) for Best Short ...

Resfest à Paris un bel événement au Centre Pompidou

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PROGRAMMATIONVENDREDI 20 OCTOBRE20h / Cinéma 1 * Séance d'ouverture : Programme Courts métrages 1Ce programme de courts métrages rassemble la crème des dernières innovations narratives et visuelles, avec des perles comme Rabbit ou Food Fight, ainsi que les nouveaux films de David Russo, Chris Shepherd ou PES.Et une surprise live en ouverture de séance..22h30 / 4h00 * BUS PALLADIUM : Resfest Audiovisual Party Regardez, vous entendez ? Une programmation d..envergure prolongera en musique et...

Play and Du Soleil En Hiver: Indielisboa Winners

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INDIELISBOA 2006: PLAY and DU SOLEIL EN HIVER are the winnersAlicia Scherson’s feature wins Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” for Feature Film, and French short gets the Grand Prize for Short FilmCristi Puiu’s THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU receives Special MentionHere are the winners: Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” for Feature FilmPLAY, by Alicia Scherson Special MentionTHE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, by Cristi Puiu Grand Prize for Short FilmDU SOLEIL EN HIVER, Samuel Collardey Special Mention to a...

Gala Ceremony for 29th Göteborg Film Festival Awards

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At a special gala ceremony at the Museum of World Culture, the Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Film Award went to the director Dagur Kári for Dark Horse (Voksne Mennesker), which, “with a young careless rebel in focus, with insight and humour unites fragments from an alienated society into an artistically challenging unity”. The award consists of 150 000 SEK and the Filmdraken (Film dragon)statuette."To be nominated for an award like this is like having a race horse", expressed a happy Dagur...

Closing Gala at the 29th Göteborg Film Festival

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At a special gala ceremony at the Museum of World Culture, the Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Film Award went to the director Dagur Kári for Dark Horse (Voksne Mennesker), which, “with a young careless rebel in focus, with insight and humour unites fragments from an alienated society into an artistically challenging unity”. The award consists of 150 000 SEK and the Filmdraken (Film dragon)statuette."To be nominated for an award like this is like having a race horse", expressed a happy Dagur...

8 films ready for the Nordic Competition at Göteborg

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Eight new Nordic films have been chosen to take part in the Nordic Competition at the Göteborg Film Festival. The award consists of an award sum of 150 000 SEK and the statuette Filmdraken (the Film dragon) by Swedish artist Ernst Billgren. Göteborg Film Festival will be inaugurated January 27. Opening film will be the Viking drama Beowulf & Grendel by director Sturla Gunnarsson. Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård plays one of the main characters and will also be present on the Opening night. Ne...

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