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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...

The Global Film Village: Academy Announces Short List for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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 by Marla LewinNine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Sixty-five films had originally qualified in the category.The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:Argentina, “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” (The Secret of Her Eyes) Juan Jose Campanella, director;Australia, “Samson & Delilah,” Warwick Thornton, director;Bulgaria, “The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” Stephan Komand...

The Prophet to open EFA selection of Sevilla Film Fest

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“The Prophet”, one of the most notable and award-winning films of European cinema in the last year, will open the EFA selection on Friday 6th November at 22:15 in Seville’s Nervión Cinemas.This Section will be showing the latest European films pre-selected by the European Film Academy (EFA) for their annual awards. The ceremony of announcing the nominations for the European film awards will be held, as part of the Seville Festival, on Saturday 7th November.The French-Basque screenwriter T...

Jack Wouterse will be the Guest of the Year at Netherlands Film Fest

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Jack Wouterse will be the Guest of the Year at the 29th Netherlands Film Festival. With an extensive programme section, the festival pays tribute to this versatile and dynamic actor, who has accumulated an impressive oeuvre, including a wide variety of roles in Dutch film and TV productions. With his robust build, Jack Wouterse infuses his characters with a vigorous aura, but he also manages to render deeply vulnerable characters. He has appeared in over 35 feature films, including THE NORTHERNE...

Skip City D-Cinema Festival award winners

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SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2006 announces award winners!The 3rd SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2006 was over on July 23rd.The awarding ceremony was held on July 23rd at Visual Hall and the each prize were announced by Jury committee.FEATURE COMEPTITION (International)Members of Jury – President Richard Jobson (Producer, U.K)Robert Allan Ackerman (Director, USA)Yoko Narahashi (Casting Director, Japan)Bong-ou Lee (Producer, Japan) GRAND PRIZE / Sony D-Cinema Aw...

European Cinema in all its Diversity

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EFP with the section Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June 8 July 2006)Unconventional and surprising, subtle and entertaining: the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June 8 July in the Czech Republic) shows European cinema in all its diversity and vitality. Now for the eighth time the international film business magazine Variety, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and European ...

Troia Film festival sets an ambitious slate

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TROIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS AN AMBITIOUS SLATEThe 21st edition of the Troia International Film Festival (Festroia), Portugal’s oldest and most adventurous film event devoted to international and independent cinema, kicked off on May 28 with a wide-ranging program, with particular nods to European and American Independent films.The Festival is based in the picturesque coastal town of Setúbal, about 90 minutes south of Lisbon. Troia is actually the name of the expansive beaches in the vicinity, an...

Festroia (portugal) line up

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21 FESTROIA 28 May – 5 JunePROGRAMMEOfficial Section (Competition)First Works (Competition)American Independents (Competition)Man and His Environment (Competition)Homage to a country - FinlandEuropean Discoveries / Fassbinder Awards NomineesThe Modern Mozambique CinemaEurope in Shorts X – EU new countriesShorts from EuropePortuguese Cinema ShowcasePanorama and PremiersOther events and meetings:International Meeting of New Talents in co-operation with EFA, FIAPAF and OCICCinema Workshop for ...

Rouen prizes and the triumph of Villa Paranoia

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The final judgements at Rouen, Festival of Nordic Cinema, were as follows :Best film, professional jury, "Uno" by Aksel Hennie, a very violent and morose Norwegian product, about scruffy Norwegian hoods who hang out at a boxing gymnasium on the underside of Oslo, directed as far as I can see, at people with deep agressive urges: Best actor, Bjorn Sundquist -- the barber of "My Favorite (Jealous) Hairdresser", and best actress, Monic Hendrickx, for her role as an attractive woman who has suffered...

Anatomy of hell selected premiere at Rotterdam

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IFFR 2004 will screen the world premiere of famous French director Catherine Breillat's ANATOMY OF HELL (ANATOMIE DE L'ENFER) just prior to its release in France. This film is one of the highlights in a series of premieres of the upcoming Rotterdam edition. IFFR also announces the first seven titles selected for the 2004 VPRO Tiger Awards Competition. Two more filmmakers are honoured with a 'Filmmaker in Focus' programme: Ken Jacobs (USA) and Tunde Kelani (Nigeria).The following seven titles are...

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