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Klaus Eder

Klaus Eder gives his impressions on this year's San Sebastian Fest edition

Interview with Klaus Eder, Fipresci General Secretary   ...

Arbitrage opens the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival

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The 60th San Sebastian Film Festival was officially opened in a ceremony hosted by Spanish actors JoséCoronado, Barbara Goenaga and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. A look back over the highs and lows of 60 years of cinema in San Sebastian with the help of archive footage was the storyline of this gala night. Producer Christine Vachon, Official Jury president, expressed the jury interest in working hard to arrive to the best agreement to hand the 60Th Golden Shell Awards. Durin...

Montréal FFM gives its awards

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  The festival delivered a classic ceremony for the 36th edition of the FFM. The audience and media seem to share the views of the jury, Wings was th emost controversial of the award winners "The Flower Square", my personal favorite, was awarded a "freedom of speech award". Krsto Papic 's the croatian master suffered from political controversy around his message on the corruption of the croatian authorities and the mafia.       JURY...

Michael Haneke's "Amour", winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix

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The award will be presented at the opening gala of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awards its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to AMOUR, directed by Michael Haneke. The award is the result of votes cast by members of FIPRESCI, 225 critics worldwide, for any feature-length film premièred internationally during the previous year. The prize will be presented at the opening gala of the San Sebastian Festiv...

The First Films World Competition

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THE JURY OF THE FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION    Klaus Eder  Born in Augsburg, Germany, Klaus Eder lives and works in Munich. He studied German literature at the University of Stuttgart and has worked as a film critic since the 1960s. Currently a reviewer for the Bayerischer Rundfunk national radio network he contributes to several German language film magazines. He has published books on numerous international filmmakers, including monographs on Andrzej Wajda, Luis Bunuel, Nikita ...

Contract With the Devil

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Tucaković reconstructs his story, yet not much as it is known, as chapter of Ray Nicholas´ life.   The film is quite diverse and eclectic: there are poetic sequences that evoke old Nicholas’ movies, which is in general more or less cinematic poetics. Central subject is the arrival of Ray in Belgrade at the beginning of 60s, and the ambition of Yougoslav communist leader Dražević to make his own communist Hollywood and get hold of Oscar Award for the film done by Nicholas....

Industry events

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Special Events Workshop on Film Production for independent film makers by ECU Scott Hillier Workshop on Film making for local woman talents by Ceyda Asli, Turkey Seminar on Media Education by AFI gests Seminar on Film Distribution by CICAE Seminar on Film Criticism by Klaus Eder, Germany Lecture on Global Film Festival by Tyrone D Murphy, UFFO Lecture on Film marketing and distribution worldwide by Bruno Chatelin, France Roun...

Rio International Film Festival 2011 Awards

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The 13th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival came to a close tonight after thirteen days in which more than 300 films were screened and a busy market section played host to several hundred international industry guests.The festival closing saw the presentation of the Redentor awards, the trophy sculpted on Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue, handed out to the new Brazilian films and documentaries which competed in the Premiere Brazil section of the festival and voted for by the off...

A few good news from India

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  India wins 7 Awards at Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore India hogged limelight with seven wins at the Asian Festival of First Films (AFFF) held in Singapore. Sona Jain's "For Real" swept four awards in the feature film category while Faiza Ahmad Khan's documentary "Malegaon Ka Superman" grabbed th...

NEWSLETTER N° 443: December 3, 2009

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EFA Critics' Award for Wajda

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The 22nd European Film Awards: CRITICS' AWARD 2009, Prix FIPRESCI goes to Andrzej Wajda for TATARAK (Sweet Rush) As FIPRESCI's General Secretary Klaus Eder explained: "For us critics it is without doubt a big pleasure to honour Wajda, who wrote European film history already with his first films (GENERATION, KANAL, ASHES AND DIAMONDS) and who has influenced generations of filmmakers. We are therefore pleased and honoured to show him all our respect as critics. Our award also honours...

Golden Reel Revealed in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, Hungary-- After months of preparation, weeks of excitement and a week when Hungarian film has been the very focal point of Budapest, finally the result is out in the open and the 39th Hungarian Film Week has come to a halt. We can say that this past week has been a busy week full of programs and definitely full of films worth seeing.  February 5th, Tuesday night has proved to be the night awaited by many –the night of the closing award ceremony. As planned and anticipated, the re...

Golden Reel Revealed in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, Hungary-- After months of preparation, weeks of excitement and a week when Hungarian film has been the very focal point of Budapest, finally the result is out in the open and the 39th Hungarian Film Week has come to a halt. We can say that this past week has been a busy week full of programs and definitely full of films worth seeing. February 5th, Tuesday night has proved to be the night awaited by many –the night of the closing award ceremony. As planned and anticipated, the result ...

Maia Morgenstern presides the 39th Hungarian Film Week’s Jury

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Maia Morgenstern presides the 39th Hungarian Film Week’s JuryThe annual showcase of the newest Magyar production, the 39th Hungarian Film Week will be held from January 29 to February 5 2008 in Budapest. Following last years’ tradition, an international jury will decide about the feature film prizes. Maia Morgenstern will preside the jury including FIPRESCI general secretary Klaus Eder, film director Krisztina Goda, cinematographer János Kende and composer, theatre director István Márta.3...

EFA Awards 4 first films nominated

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European Film Awards 2006:Four First Films NominatedFour films have been nominated in the category EUROPEAN DISCOVERY, presented to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film:— 13 TZAMETI by Gela Babluani, France/Georgia — Z ODZYSKU (Retrieval) by Slawomir Fabicki, Poland — PINGPONG by Matthias Luthardt, Germany — FRISS LEVEGÖ (Fresh Air) by Agnes Kocsis, HungaryThe nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of ...

Toronto Film Fest awards new filmmakers

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After 10 days, 352 films, and 27,747 minutes of enthralling cinematic pleasure, the 31st Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close today with a highly-anticipated Awards Reception at the Hilton Hotel Toronto. Four out of the seven winners this year are first time feature filmmakers showcasing the freshest voices in international cinema. Covering topics including family, desperation, spirituality, politics, and globalization, the international landscape of the Festival is highlighted t...

Death of a President Wins Fipresci Prize in Toronto

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For the 15th consecutive year, the Toronto International Film Festival welcomed an international FIPRESCI jury. FIPRESCI is the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (the International Federation of Film Critics). The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) goes to DEATH OF A PRESIDENT from the United Kingdom directed by Gabriel Range, “for the audacity with which it distorts reality, to reveal a larger truth.”DEATH OF A PRESIDENT is a fictional drama with a...

Fipresci new Board members

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At the annual General Assembly of FIPRESCI, held in Taormina, Sicily, a new board has been elected, for the period 2005/2007.President: Andrei Plakhov, Moscow.Vice-presidents: Pamela Biénzobas, Santiago/Paris,Diego Lerer, Buenos AiresHassouna Mansouri, TunisGrégory Valens, Paris.Klaus Eder, General SecretaryMichel Ciment, former president (2001-2005), was appointed Honorary President....

Cannes FIPRESCI winners

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At the 58th Cannes International Film Festival (France, May 11-22, 2005) the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize)was presented to films - in the competitive section- in the section Un Certain Regard- in the Directors' Fortnight or the Critics' WeekThe winners are:Competition:"Hidden" (Caché) by Michael Haneke (France, Austria, Germany, Italy, 2005, 1h 57, 35mm)Un Certain Regard:"Sangre" by Amat Escalante (Mexico, 2005, 1h 30, 35mm)Directors' Fortnight / Critics Week:"Crying Fist"...

Film Festival Turkey / Germany awards

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The awards of the Film Festival Turkey / Germany have been announcedduring the award cerenomy on sunday 14th March. AWARDs of the FICTION FILMSbest film : "Schussangst " Yön: Dito Tsintsadzes (Berlin)best actdress : Sibel Kekilli (Gegen die Wand by Fatih Akin) (Hamburg)best actor : Birol Ünel (Gegen die Wand by Fatih Akin) (Berlin)Special mention : "Urban Guerillas " Dir: Neco Celik (Berlin)Audience Price: "Urban Guerillas" Dir: Neco Celik (Berlin)Jury : Atilla Dorsay, Klaus Eder, Joc...
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