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The Durban International Film Festival returns

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The Durban International Film Festival returns for its 33rd year to celebrate the magic of cinema in all its beauty and diversity. From the 19th to the 29th July, Durban will be illuminated by the glow of the silver screen, with over 290 screenings in 10 venues across the city. Alongside world-class cinema from across the globe, comprising 80 feature films, 40 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing...

First Curaçao IFFR opens 29 March with Marley

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Fundashon Bon Intenshon is proud to present the first edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). From Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April 2012, Curaçao IFFR presents a strong selection of twenty-seven feature length films (both documentary and fiction) as well as eleven short films from around the world in the new six-screen multiplex theatre The Cinemas, located in the Otrobanda district of Willemstad. The festival programme, made in collaboration with th...

FFR opens with 38 Témoins and closes with The Hunter

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Wednesday January 25, the world premiere of Lucas Belvaux’s 38 Témoins (38 Witnesses, France), starring Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, opens the 41st edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam; the festival closes on February 4 with the screening of Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter (Australia) – a former CineMart project - starring Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor and Sam Neill. Opening Night Film for invited guest: 38 Témoins In 38 Témoins, Louis...

Rotterdam Film Festival's Spectrum line up

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The festival's Spectrum section keeps tabs on global cinema screening recent highlights from the international festival circuit and other impressive and contemporary works. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which eight films supported by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund. Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden, Daniel Rosenfeld, Garin Nugroho, Miike Takashi, Davide Manuli, Ian Olds &...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, for their role...

New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

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In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

14th Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris in January

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Over the four-day event, the Grand Hotel Intercontinental will welcome 450 international distributors who have made the trip to Paris to discover the latest French films presented by French agents. 80 films will be showcased at the Film Market, one half of which have not previously been screened. The event will feature world preview screenings of L'Amour dure 3 ans by Frédéric Beigbeider, 38 Témoinsby Lucas Belvaux, and La Vérité si je mens 3 by Thomas Gilou.   &nb...

Rendez-vous with French Cinema january 11-16 in Paris

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Unifrance Films is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.It was founded in 1949 as an association under the French 1901 Act, and operates under the supervision of the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie.Unifrance Films currently has around 800 members, including feature film and short film producers, sales agents, directors, actors, authors (screenwriters), and... talent agents.Unifrance organizes every year a must attend showcase of the recent french productio...

French Film in Belgrade

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23st – 25th of September 2011, Belgrade’s most popular city cinema Dom Omladine in the collaboration with French TV 5 Monde and French Institute for Culture in Belgrade showed revue of new production French films on the subject of rebellion and passion “la rébellion et la passion” due to issue of political or intimate passion of contemporary France. French film yesterday and today offers real lovebirds of contemporary French cinema to view with pleasure the greatest talents such as Ca...

Sacramento festival of french film highlights

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9th annual SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL runs June 18-20 & 26-27, 2010 FILM PROGRAM:All films are presented in French with English subtitles. Showtimes to be announced at the end of May.Post-screening discussions follow some of the screenings.The SFFF film program will include the Best of Contemporary French cinema in their Sacramento PREMIERES, MIDNIGHT MOVIES, Rare CLASSICS, SHORT FILMS and SPECIAL GUESTS. The 2010 film selection includes a wide array of genres: Comedies – Drama – Romanc...

The Global Film Village: 2010 COL•COA Awards

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 by Marla LewinThe Hedgehog (Le Hérisson), the story of a family and their private world told from the view point of the younest daughter, written and directed by Mona Achache, stole the hearts of the audiences and won the COL•COA Audience Award from the 28 features that were competing.  The week-long festival set an attendance record of 14,957 at the Directors Guild of America. The Critics Special Prize went to Rapt, written and directed by Lucas Belvaux.Other favorite films with audi...

New York's Love Affair With French Cinema

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  New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved Oscar nominee that should have won the prize) but the current program of new Gallic titles that is the 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers francophiles (count me in) some boundless treats. The Rendez-Vous, a favorite New York rite of spring, is presented by the Film Society of Li...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

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With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

The Prix Eurimages at the European Film Awards

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The winners of the third edition of the Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, were announced on Saturday at a lunch held in the framework of the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended by a large number of professionals from the cinema industry.This year’s prize will go to two outstanding producers who have combined their efforts to develop and promote European cinema: Diana Elbaum and Jani Thiltges – two major names in in...

Tout Ecran

Cinéma Tout Ecran innove, se transforme, accentue la pertinence de son regard et l’impertinence de sa démarche. Pionnier en matière de promotion de films de télévision et de séries devenues cultes, le Festival est maintenant une plateforme privilégiée de rencontre au niveau international entre télévision, cinéma et nouveaux écrans. Pour sa 13e édition, il propose 15 longs-métrages en Compétition Inte

Cannes opens with a forum examining the future of cinema "Cinema: towards the audiences of tomorrow"

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On the opening day of its 60th anniversary, Wednesday May 16 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, the Festival de Cannes is offering a moment of reflection on the opportunities and challenges of the next decade by holding a conference focused on the evolution of audience practices and on the ties between cinema creation, new promotional and broadcast platforms.  Film industry representatives, new media players, journalists and sociologists will share their experiences and views on how the fast evolving digit...

City of Lights, City of Angels will line up 20 premieres

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40 new films, including 20 features (all premieres) and 20 new shorts, will be shown at the 11th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA). Acclaimed Berlin Film Festival opening film, “La Vie En Rose,” writer-director Olivier Dahan’s masterful biopic of Edith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu, will open the showcase on Monday, April 16, 2007. Picturehouse will release the film on June 8th in New York and Los Angeles. The U.S. Premiere of “Michou D’Auber”...

1st Salon du Cinéma, Paris Porte de Versailles

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Le Salon du Cinéma goes backstage and will offer 3 days of cinematic adventure (12-14 January 2007) to more than 50 000 expected visitors in one location (8 000 m2). The Salon du Cinema offers cinema lovers of all kinds this unique occasion to discover cinema. "Cinema has its festivals, premieres, gatherings and award shows. Meanwhile, there are Salons and Exhibitions in almost every field; from cars and chocolates, to plants and bathrooms. Suprisingly, however, there has never been a "Sa...

EFP Screenings Return To New York

EFP Delegation at Pusan Film Festival Friday, October 20----European Film Promotion, the pan-European promotion organization that represents the national film promotion agencies of over 30 European countries, is returning to New York for the third time with industry screenings of four excellent new European films. The goal of the program is to present new European films to New York-based film distributors, festival programmers and film critics. The four films will be presented on October 23rd a...

Paris Cinema 2006 : competition results !

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PARIS CINEMA 2006From June 27th to July 11th - 4th edition AND THE WINNERS ARE... After fifteen days of festival, the results from the competition of Les Rencontres - Paris Cinema official selection have been announced on July 10th at the Arlequin theater. Presided over by English actress Charlotte Rampling, the award ceremony has been followed by the Premiere screening of "La Raison du plus faible" directed by Lucas Belvaux, in presence of the film team.Les Rencontres - Paris Cinema official se...

The DVD Cannes collection

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Since 2002, the Festival de Cannes pays tribute to Film DVD conceived as an enrichment of the cinematographic work.This year, once again, the Festival de Cannes continues by awarding, first of all, the “Collection DVD – Festival de Cannes 2004” label to twenty titles chosen by an expert panel. These twenty are chosen from the total list provided by publishers and released between June 2003 and June 2004. Thus, from one Festival to the next, the whole DVD production for the year can be repr...

Istanbul Film Festival preview

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23rd International Istanbul Film FestivalThis year the International Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will take place between 10 – 25 April. The festival will present 203 films to cinema lovers.14 films will compete in the “International Competition” and 12 in the “National Competition” of the 23rd Istanbul Film Festival. (Details of the National Competition below)The “Tributes” section will feature a selection of works by Bahram Ba...

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