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53rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / 2 - 11 NOVEMBER 2012

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Opening Ceremony (11/3/2012) OPENING CEREMONY The curtain rose on the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 2, 2012 with a simple ceremony. The opening ceremony took place at the packed Olympion Theater, with the jazz and swing rhythms of the band Milky Lady & the Cookies and the lindy hop Jitter...

Carax rides supreme in Karlovy Vary with Holly Motors in a trio of depressants

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KVIFF CAPSULE REVIEWS by Alex Deleon   The competition film “Zabic Bobra" (To Kill a Beaver) by Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski is a grisly psychological drama that tries to show what it is like inside the head of a returning professional soldier who cannot readjust to everyday life. Kolski, 56, has been described as a master of Polish “magical realism” and is certainly one of the few directors of his generation who can be called an auteur. At his press conference Kolski said ...

Pardo d’onore Swisscom to Leos Carax

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French director Leos Carax will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the forthcoming edition of the Festival del film Locarno.   © Copyright Wild Bunch 2012 To mark the occasion, the filmmaker’s five features – Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (Mauvais Sang, 1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, 1991), Pola X (1999) and Holy Motors (2012) ¬¬– will be screened, as well as the portmanteau film Tokyo!, to which he contributed the segment Merde in 2008. On the d...

Holy Motors: Review by Moira Sullivan

                                            Holy Motors, a film presented in the official selection yesterday at Cannes, is probably in a class of its own and has caused a lot of discussion.  It does need to be discussed, however, and maybe it is the ...

Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and present “The Host” in 3D

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  Influential Director Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and Present Opening Night Film - The North American Premiere of "The Host" in 3D   Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, is proud to announce the Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 i...

IFF APRIL 13, 2011

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• MEETINGS CONTINUE ON THE BRIDGE Workshops start in the third day of Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. The Feature Film Development Workshop will start at 9.30 in French Cultural Center. • SEARCH HAS ITS WORLD PREMIERE Search, which is shown under “New Turkish Cinema” section, will be screened at 11.00 in Beyoğlu. Deniz Çınar will attend the screening. • WORKSHOP FROM MICH...

Highlights from Vancouver International Film Festival

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  Dragons & TIGERS: THE CINEMA OF EAST ASIA Vancouver International Film Festival  September 30 - October 15, 2010   VIFF's Dragons & Tigers program continues to be a leader in introducing the most exciting new cinematic talents from East Asia to the world. The distinguished jury for the 2010 Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema includes three of the bes...

Un Certain Regard: "Mother" by Bong Joon-Ho

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In 2008, Bong Joon-Ho was a member of the trio directing Tokyo! which screened in Certain Regard, his co-filmmakers being Leos Carax and Michel Gondry. This year, Certain Regard has selected the Korean director's latest film, the suspenseful Mother. A widow, determined to prove that her son is innocent of the murder accusation leveled against him, single-mindedly pursues the real killer herself. Bong, whose monster movie The Host, which screened at Directors Fortnight in 2006, ...

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND OFF COMPETITION FILMS AT B-EST IFF

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BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) has the pleasure to announce the complete list of films off competition and the special screenings which will be shown at Studio Cinema between March 23rd and 30th! This year, B-EST IFF has some exceptional films in store for you:  THE FLOWER BRIDGE, director Thomas Ciulei's newest documentary;  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, screened in the presence of Polish director Jerzy Skolimovski, the festival's Guest of Hnor and author of a splen...

Special screenings at B-EST

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BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) has the pleasure to announce the complete list of films off competition and the special screenings which will be shown at Studio Cinema between March 23rd and 30th! This year, B-EST IFF has some exceptional films in store for you:  THE FLOWER BRIDGE, director Thomas Ciulei's newest documentary;  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA, screened in the presence of Polish director Jerzy Skolimovski, the festival's Guest of Hnor and author of a splend...

Tokyo! by Michel Gondry, the trailer

Tokyo!" by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-Ho Tokyo! producers Masa Sawada and Michiko Yoshitake describe their Un Certain Regard presentation as "a fantasy in three movements". "It doesn't matter whether each piece seems at odds with the others - when they are put together, they form a unique work. A Tokyo Rhapsody, to be precise." To compose this triptych about Japan's capital city ...

Viennale Trailer by Jean Luc Godard

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The annual festival trailer has been one of the Viennale’s special features for quite some time now. This is not a commercial trailer as such, but rather a small, autonomous piece of cinema, standing on its own and for the festival alike. At the Viennale’s invitation internationally renowned directors have created these one-minute films for the festival in the last few years, among them Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Leos Carax and Agnès Varda.Festival director Hans Hurch has been trying for q...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

European Films Find Homes In North America

 Wednesday, March 21------Despite soggy weather and a rather unenthusiastic response to most films at the Cannes Film Festival, there are a number of deals to announce for European films that have found homes with U.S. distributors. The films, all screening in either the official sections of the Festival or in the Cannes Film Market, will all be released theatrically in the United States in the next few months.IFC Films has been among the busiest companies on the Croisette. The company has acqu...

Un Certain Regard: "Tokyo!" by Michel Gondry,

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Tokyo! producers Masa Sawada and Michiko Yoshitake describe their Un Certain Regard presentation as "a fantasy in three movements". "It doesn't matter whether each piece seems at odds with the others - when they are put together, they form a unique work. A Tokyo Rhapsody, to be precise." To compose this triptych about Japan's capital city, three directors, each outstanding in his own way, were chosen: Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-Ho. French director Gondry was a...

La course à la palme est officielle

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Avec la diffusion la semaine dernière de la liste des vingt-deux films en compétition pour tenter de rafler la Palme d'or, le ton est donné pour ce 61ème rendez-vous cannois ! Cependant, si les noms des nominés ont été dévoilés, seulement dix-neuf titres ont été donnés, le troisième film français manquant encore à l'appel. Participeront au suspense de la Palme :   En compétition       - L'aveuglement de Fernando Meirelles     - Les trois singes de Nuri...

Judges Announced for DivX Film Festival

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DivX, Inc. announced today the panel of judges for the DivX(R) Film Festival, an online video festival devoted to creativity, storytelling and improving digital media. Hosted on DivX Stage6(TM), the festival offers filmmakers the chance to win prizes plus gain exposure to key entertainment industry figures and access to an international audience. Filmmakers are urged to act quickly and send their submissions by April 30, 2007. Prizes up for grabs include a series of DivX Certified and DivX Ultra...

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