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HIGH TENSIONS AS FESTIVAL DO RIO AWARDS 2012 PREMIERE BRAZIL PRIZES   The Rio Film Festival, which has been running in the city these past two weeks, came to an end tonight, Thursday October 11, and at a glittering closing ceremony at Rio’s Cine Odeon BR presented its “Redentor” awards given to the best filmmaking and acting achievements of its Premiere Brazil competitive section.   Premiere Brazil, the centre-strand of the festival, focuses specifically on n...

Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

San Sebastian Film festival: Spanish films announced

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  We attended today in Madrid a press conference at the Academia de Cine in which all Spanish films to be shown in San Sebastian have been announced. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival Another three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Some impo...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

French Cinema Now in San Francisco...next october

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Fourth Annual Week-long Festival Celebrates the Best in Contemporary French Language Cinema with Filmmaker Guests and New Works by the Dardenne Brothers, Aki Kaurismäki and Mia Hansen-Løve The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 2, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Film Society's new theatrical home, San Fr...

IFF Bratislava presents All at the beach!

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Aside from its competition sections IFF Bratislava each year presents three focus sections. One of them is All at the beach! dedicated to films connected to the ocean the beach and the unique aura these places create. The section will include one program conceived of eight European shorts and nine feature films (most of them never screened in Slovakia):Agua fría de mar, Paz Fabrega - Costa Rica, 2010Alamar, Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio - Mexico, 2009Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi (A Scene at the Sea)...

Zabaltegi-New Directors

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Fifteen films from seventeen countries to participate in Zabaltegi-New Directors All will contend for the Kutxa-New Directors Award, carrying €90,000 The two Spanish movies included in the Section are 'Blog', by Elena Trapé, and 'Izarren Argia', by Mikel Rueda Fifteen films from seventeen countries will participate in the Zabaltegi-New Directors Section at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. They will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award alongside another two ti...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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Official selection Jury Members THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY t...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY toANDREW BOVELL, MELISSA REEVES, PATRICIA CORNELIUS AND CHRISTOS ...

NEWSLETTER N° 431: September 10, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 431: September 10, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award

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Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award Directors from 13 countries will contend with their first or second movies for this award carrying 90,000 euros 8/11/2009 Seventeen films from 13 countries will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award at the 57th San Sebastian Festival. Fourteen of these titles compose the Zabaltegi-New Directors section, while the other three, 11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11, La mujer sin piano and Yo también (Me too), will participate in...

Poles Apart in London: Kinoteka Launch

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If the sparkle - and gastronomic opulence- of its Launch at a lively cocktail party (on Thursday 19th February 2009) in the cavernous but congenial bar-cum-restaurant Baltic (just across Blackfriars Bridge, beloved of mafiosi murderers, on the south side of the Thames) is a fair indication, KINOTEKA should prove to be a most successful and memorable celebration of Polish cinema and cuture in this so-called Polska!Year. As Britain is temporary home to some two million Poles, apart f...

Cape Winelands Film Festival at the Labia Theatres

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Since the first edition the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) has significantly grown in size and international participation. South African cinephiles will have an opportunity to see a rich diversity of films from more than 35 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Belgium, Burkina Faso, the USA, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Palestine, the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, France, India, Thailand, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia,...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

Entre les murs (The Class) offered support in Germany

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Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet has won the Distribution Aid Award aimed at supporting the release of a French film in Germany. Coming with a check of €20,000, this award jointly offered by Unifrance and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, was presented Wednesday evening to the film’s distributor Concorde Filmverleih in the presence of the actress Anne Langlois, the French Consul in Stuttgart, Christian Dumont, and Gabriele Röthemeyer, director of MFG Filmförderung....

2008 Lumiere Awards

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Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered at the Académie des Lumières to present the 2008 Lumiere Awards honoring the year’s most outstanding achievements in French and francophone films.   Paris, January 20, 2009. Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered together at the Académie des Lumières last night, presented the 2008 Lumiere Awards, France’s answer to the Golden Globes, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the French and French-...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: December 2008

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in December 2008.   Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance accompanied French artists attending the following 5 film festivals: The 2008 Beirut International Film Festival, the 2008 French Cinepanorama in Hong Kong, the 2008 Jakarta International Film Festival, the 2008 French Cinema Today Festival in Russia, and the 2008 Dubai Int...

Thoughts on 2008 Dubai International Film Festival.

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Held from December 11th-18th in Dubai’s luxurious Madinat Jemeirah’s conference center embedded in an upscale tourist resort with screening in other venues, the Dubai film festival is racing to be number one in the region. Catering to about 750 official participants who attended as guests and numerous other professionals, the program featured 181 films from 66 countries. More than 20 well attended industry events and panels were held ranging from marketing and distribution issues to cas...

Indie Oscars Announce Nominations

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  Tuesday, December 2-------The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt).   FROZEN RIVER, which won the ...

The Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt). FROZEN RIVER, which won the top prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, boasted six nomination...

Aspen announces star studded lineup for Academy screenings

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As the Oscar® race heats up, Aspen Film announces its lineup for the 18th annual Academy Screenings, a two-week extravaganza running from December 21 - January 3 at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen. Celebrating films that have garnered considerable Oscar® buzz, Academy Screenings offers a sneak peek at top talent from around the world that will have everyone talking this Academy Awards® season.Many of the twenty-two films in this year's Aspen Film Academy Screenings series have already achieved c...

Mike Leigh Film Opens 12th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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  Friday, November 28---------Happy Go Lucky, the acclaimed new film from Mike Leigh that is shortlisted for the European Film Award as Best Film, will open the 12th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) in the Baltic seaport city of Tallinn, Estonia. Growing into prominence as the "Sundance of Eastern Europe", the festival shows an array of acclaimed films from Europe and Asia in competition, while introducing new filmmaker talents from the Baltic reg...

Mike Leigh Film Opens 12th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

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Happy Go Lucky, the acclaimed new film from Mike Leigh that is shortlisted for the European Film Award as Best Film, will open the 12th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) in the Baltic seaport city of Tallinn, Estonia. Growing into prominence as the "Sundance of Eastern Europe", the festival shows an array of acclaimed films from Europe and Asia in competition, while introducing new filmmaker talents from the Baltic region and North America (US/Canada).One of Europe’s mos...

NEWSLETTER N° 390: November 19, 2008

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FESTIVALS THIS WEEK The calendar FESTIVALS THIS MONTH Month Calendar FESTIVALS CALLING This month _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL Picture Gallery from Thessaloniki Luc Dardenne Masterclass 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off with the Wrestler Frost / Nixon from R...

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