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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Festival Internacional de Ronda ready to kick off

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Festival runs November 27 - decembre 4, 2010www.rondafilmfestival.com Prestigious guests in attendance: Carlos César ArbeláezSimone BittonJean-Stéphane BronStefanie BrockhausRichard BrouilletteMichel CamdessusRomán ChalbaudChristophe CoelloPilar del RíoNoëlle DeschampsEsther GarcíaManuel García SerranoBaltasar GarzónMiguel Gonçalves MendesEster GouldRomain GoupilPatricio GuzmánMarion HanselJean-Loup HubertJosé María Lassalle Paul LavertyKen LoachSamuel MaozRobert MorinSami NairBruno...

EFP announces jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011

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Distinction for Europe's best young actors at the Berlinale 2011 (February 10 - 20)European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced the names of the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011. They will be selecting Europe's ten most talented young actors to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 12-14, 2011 and honoured for their artistic achievements. Beforehand, the EFP member organizations had nominated their candidates. Initiated by European Film Promotion (EFP), the event is fin...

47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

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For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European fil...

Liz Rosenthal to Give 2009 Variety Cinema Militans Lecture

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Liz Rosenthal, founder and managing director of London-based Power to the Pixel, will deliver the Variety Cinema Militans Lecture 2009, in which she will articulate her views on ‘the position and viability of cinema in the present age’. The event will be held on Saturday September 26 at 18.00 hrs. in Ottone, Utrecht. The Variety Cinema Militans Lecture is held annually as part of the Holland Film Meeting, the international section of the Netherlands Film Festival.The theme of the Variety Cin...

Shooting Stars honoured at Berlinale

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Ten of the most promising young actors in Europe chosen as the SHOOTING STARS of 2009 by a film industry jury have concluded a whirlwind weekend of events at the Berlin International Film Festival with photosessions, casting director meetings, press conference and a glittering award ceremony and party on Monday 9 February.Last night, actress Ziyi Zhang welcomed the ten actors onto the Berlinale-Palast stage to receive the SHOOTING STARS Award – sponsored by Studio Babelsberg, to celebrate thei...

ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009 announced for Berlin

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European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009, the annual new talent forum at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a broad list of potential candidates identified by the EFP’s pan-European member organisations. SHOOTING STARS is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. A jury of important industry personalities have this year selected the following...

EFP announces Jury for next Shooting Stars

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European Film Promotion (EFP) has appointed the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2009. At the beginning of December, the five jury members who are well known personalities from the film industry, will meet to decide on the ‘Best of the Best’ of the new up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe. The jury will make its selection from among 18 new faces who have been nominated by the EFP member organisations. Ten finalists will be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

Après le beaujolais nouveau : les 12es Rencontres du cinéma Francophone en Beaujolais

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Du 24 novembre au 2 décembre se dérouleront, à Villefranche S/Saône, les 12ES RENCONTRES DU CINEMA FRANCOPHONE EN BEAUJOLAIS, organisées par l'association L'Autre Cinéma et le cinéma Les 400 coups. Cette manifestation permet au plus grand nombre de découvrir, lors de rencontres conviviales avec les auteurs des films, un panorama du cinéma d'Art et Essai produits par les pays francophones et la France. Rigoureusement sélectionnés par une commission d'une quinzaine de membres, les film...

Le palmarès du 22ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur qui s'est clôturé ce 5 octobre

                      22ème FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR (28 septembre - 5 octobre 2007)PALMARES 2007Le 22ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur s'est clôturé ce 5 octobre par la cérémonie de remise des Bayards d'Or, suivie de la projection du film « J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster » de Samuel Benchétrit avec Edouard Baer, Anne Mougla...

Copenhagen International Film Festival has determined the winners of the Golden Swans

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Copenhagen International Film Festival has determined the winners of the Golden Swans The eleven films in competition have been judged by an international jury of five international film personalities, headed by 'Bergman's right hand', the producer Katinka Faragó. The awards ceremony is the culmination of the past ten days' tribute to European films, and the awards will be presented in the categories Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Gran...

Copenhagen International Film Festival Awards

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Copenhagen International Film Festival has determined the winners of the Golden SwansThe eleven films in competition have been judged by an international jury of five international film personalities, headed by 'Bergman's right hand', the producer Katinka Faragó. The awards ceremony is the culmination of the past ten days' tribute to European films, and the awards will be presented in the categories Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Grand ...

Sounds of Sand clear winner at Film Festival Emden Awards

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The surprise of the evening was provided by the double award winner “Sounds of Sand” by Marion Hänsel. The film convinced audiences completely and was honoured with both the Bernhard Wicki Award and the DGB Film Award. The Awards Ceremony formed the high point of Emden’s 18th International Film Festival. Four film awards with prize money totalling € 29,000, together with the Festival’s Honorary Award sponsored by the Emden Harbour Industry and “A writer’s workplace by the sea” ...

20th Festival of Nordic Cinema in Rouen

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The 20th edition of this specialized festival in north-western France (March 21-- April 01, 2007) was a bit of a disappointment this year in terms of competition films and visiting personalities, at least compared to the four previous times I have made it my business to be here. In the past there have always been unusual films in the competition section and visitations by major figures, actors and/or directors, from the countries covered here, which includes, incidentally, Belgium, Holland and...

2007 Miami International Film Festival Awards

Monday, March 12----- One of Miami’s most glamorous cultural events of the year, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its zenith with its Gala Awards Night, presenting awards to films in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Dramatic Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremonies ...

2007 Miami International Film Festival Winners

Sunday, March 11----- One of Miami’s most glamorous cultural events of the year, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its zenith with its Gala Awards Night, presenting awards to films in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Dramatic Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremonies ...

The Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented awards to films today in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Cinema Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremony, which took place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, was hosted by Mexican actress Gabriela Ribero and from Burkina F...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after t...

Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian

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Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival from 21st-30th September.John Boorman, Bahman Ghobadi, Carlos Sorin, Tom DiCillo, Agnieszka Holland, Marion Hänsel, Nick Broomfield and Hirozaku Kore-eda are some of the accomplished directors whose new movies will compete for the Golden Shell and other official awards at San Sebastian.The Official Selection will be rounded off with two out-of-competition screenings: the latest creation by Lars...

The Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The Brussels European Film Festival at Flagey closed down this Saturday July 8 with an Award ceremony that was presented by the gorgeous Italian actress Chiara Caselli, with Dominique Janne (festival director) and Jan De Clercq (program director) by her side. After the ceremony, the audience could enjoy the magnificent Mother of Mine of Finnish director Klaus Häro. Looking back on this past edition, the festival can only be pleased by its achievements. And it must be said that the competition ...

Brussels European Film Festivals Awards

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BRUSSELS EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (July 1-9, 2005) The Brussels European Film Festival closed today on the 9th of July at Flagey with the prize ceremony, presented by Dominique Janne (Festival Director) and Jan De Clercq (Programme Director) and followed by the screening of the film «Douches Froides» by Antony Cordier.Organized from the 1st to the 9th of July, the Festival for the first time joined forces with Cinédécouvertes, the summer event of the Belgian Film Museum. During these nine days...

Belgian films Joseph Plateau awards announced

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Winners Joseph Plateau Awards 2004 announcedAt this year’s Joseph Plateau Award Ceremony in the Brussels Mercure Royal Crown hotel, the debut feature by Felix Van Groeningen STEVE + SKY was elected Best Belgian Film 2004. The soundtrack of this film (compiled by Soulwax) also won this film a second award. Frédéric Fonteyne’s Gille’s Wife (La Femme de Gille – presented at the 2004 Venice Film Fest) also won two awards: for best director and best screenplay. Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoo...

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