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OH BOY wins big at Oldenburg Film Festival

Five days of Film Festival action: Packed with great films, exciting stars, inspiring conversations, exclusive receptions and sizzling partys. For 19 years the festival turns the late summer in Oldenburg into a unique gathering spot for international and German independent cinema. UNION SQUARE director Nancy Savoca, who already attended the festival way back in 1994, was spot on when she observed: „ The Oldenburg festival has grown bigger, but it has retained its unique independent spirit.“ ...

European Short Film nominees for the EFA

THE SHORT FILM NOMINEES FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2009The final nominee has just been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece):Drama Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2009BONNE NUIT (Good Night)by Valéry RosierBelgium/France, 18', fictionIn BONNE NUIT, 40-year-old Philippe, who works in a demolition company, visits his two children. He picks them up from his ex-wife's house. But Philippe is hiding something from his children, he is not reacting as us...

Award winners of the Berlinale Shorts 2009

The members of the International Short Film Jury Khavn de la Cruz (Philippines), Arta Dobroshi (Kosovo) and Lars Henrik Gass (Germany) award the following prizes: The Golden Bear toPlease Say Somethingby David OReilly (Ireland)A film which gave us lots of emotion, sensitivity and much to think about. A very humane story. With characters who made us laugh and feel sad at the same time. The Silver Bear toJade by Daniel Elliott (Great Britain)The jury was taken by the individual drama of a young wo...

Berlinale Shorts 09

My colleague Egbert Hörmann and I are working our way through the film submissions. We’re just leaving the café after a break and are about to watch some more. We’re in the elevator with two other Berlinale staff members from another section. Their arms are full of films. I’m looking for a particular film so I ask: ‘Are those short films?’ I get a strange look and the answer: ‘No, these are normal films.’ I have to smile. So does Egbert Hörmann. On that note, I...

13th Festival of German Films in Paris opens with JERICHOW

The Festival of German Films will held for the 13th time in Paris from 15th to 21st October, 2008. A total of 15 new feature films, two documentaries, six shorts and the NEXT GENERATION 2008 short film programme will be presented in the Cinéma L’Arlequin. The festival will be opened by Christian Petzold's JERICHOW which was met with an enthusiastic response at the international festival in Venice. The director will introduce his film to the audience in person. After the screening, a cocktail ...

Hamburg short film fest awards

AWARD WINNERS 2008A week packed with 300 short films ended on Monday June 9th in Hamburg. The 24th International Short Film Festival screened 214 of almost 4.000 submitted short films in the competitive categories and a further 100 films in non-competitive special programmes. Overall more than 30.000 euros of prize-money were poured out. Apart from a large number of accreditated guests and a high number of interesting films it were especially the many filmmakers and guests from Israel who came f...

Final Selection for Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Official selection of short films for the upcoming edition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen April 29- May 4th, 2004 has been announced by Lars Henrik Gass (Festival Director); Kristina Henschel (International Competition) and Carsten Spicher (German Competition)The following titles in the competition were selected among more than 5,000 submissions.The Competition films of the 50th International Short Film Festival ArgentinaHogares, Juan Ramón Ojuez, 2003, 24', Internatio...