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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

EFA nominates 3 documentaries

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2010 PRIX ARTE. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Despina Mouzaki (Greece), EFA Members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Francine Br cher (Switzerland), experts Claas Danielsen (International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film), Ally Derks (director IDFA, the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (producer, Belgium) has chosen three films for a nomination.For the f...

DOK Leipzig 2010 Awards

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The International Jury for Documentary Film awards:   for Documentary Films and Videos / Long Metrage (longer than 45 min)     a Golden Dove along with € 10.000 granted by TELEPOOL GmbH to the film Vodka Factoryby Jerzey Sladkowski (Sweden)         a Silver Dove along with € 3.000 to the film Miesten vuoroSteam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden)   ...

Leipzig Festival presentation

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The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig - is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title "All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film", as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festi...

2010 Silverdocs Award Winners

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The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival announced its award winners at a typically low-key awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon, culminating the weeklong festival activities that included the screening of 102 films representing 54 countries, a free outdoor screening, live performances, and a five-day concurrent International Documentary Conference.  This year's Sterling Award for Best US Feature was won by WO AI NI MOMMY (I LOVE YOU, MOMMY) directed by Stephanie...

Silverdocs Documentary Festival Awards

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The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival announced its award winners at a typically low-key awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon, culminating the weeklong festival activities that included the screening of 102 films representing 54 countries, a free outdoor screening, live performances, and a five-day concurrent International Documentary Conference. This year's Sterling Award for Best US Feature was won by WO AI NI MOMMY (I LOVE YOU, MOMMY) directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal, wh...

Nordic Angst On The Big Screen

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  STEAM OF LIFE (Finland)    I am not sure if it was completely intentional or just one of those alchemic side effects of working with what was available, but one of the unintentional strands of this year’s AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival can only be described as “Nordic angst”, a unique kind of melancholy only found in the sun-starved nations of Scandinavia and northern Europe. A group of films from the region, of diverse subjects and filmic s...

Galway Film Fleadh to screen best in Irish and World Cinema

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Galway Film Fleadh (pronounced " FLAH" meaning feast or festival in Irish) has announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 22nd annual Fleadh, which runs July 6-11th, 2010 in Galway, Ireland. The Fleadh is excited to present 100 feature films, 115 shorts films, eight World Premiers and 53 Irish Premieres during the six-day Fleadh. "We are thrilled to continue our tradition of offering the very best in world cinema and Irish films. The diversity of the Fleadh's offerings is...

DocPoint will celebrate the pioneers of Finnish documentary film: producers Aho & Soldan

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  DOCPOINT CELEBRATES THE PIONEERS OF FINNISH DOCUMENTARY FILM The Festival will kick off with Dreamland on Saturday the 23rd of January, at Maxim.   The 9th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will take over the cinemas of Helsinki on the 26th-31st of January. This year DocPoint celebrates the pioneers of Finnish documentary film: producers Aho & Soldan. Year 2010 marks the 85th anniversary of the respectable company. In honouring the occasion, the festiva...

Distinctive Finnish documentaries at DocPoint

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Distinctive Finnish documentaries at DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film FestivalThe Finnish documentary films for the 2010 DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival have been selected. The Jury selected 15 films for the New Finnish Documentary Films programme and 9 films for the Finnish Film Schools programme. In addition, one Finnish film will be included in the Special Screenings and one in the Arrivals programme.The ninth annual DocPoint festival will take place in various cinemas aroun...

Nordic Shorts: New Short Films from Finland in NY

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Nordic Shorts will screen in NY on thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm at Scandinavia House2007—For years, Nordic short films have been presented at major film festivals around the world, regularly winning top international prizes. This fall Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue between 37th & 38th Streets) presents the Nordic Shorts series, a wide-ranging survey spanning many styles and genres that introduces some of the finest new shorts by the next generation of Nordic filmmakers. The series begins w...

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