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Smash Box Office comedy Chinese Take-away to open first Argentine Film Festival in London

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Chinese Take-Away, Sebastian Borenzstein's 2011 box-office hit staring Ricardo Darin, which achieved a million ticket sales in Argentina, will open London's first ARGENTINE FILM FESTIVAL, to be held at the Ritzy Picturehouse this coming April 19-22nd. The festival, which aims to showcase the best contemporary cinema from and about Argentina, will screen a total of 8 award-winning films, and will also feature the UK premiere of four short films from Argentina's largely unknown silent film ...

49e Semaine de la Critique: Prize List

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The following is the Prize List for 49e Semaine de la Critique held at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival: Feature Film Grand Prize Semaine de la Critique Jury: Attributed by the International Press (journalists and film critics are invited to vote after each screening). ARMADILLO Janus Metz SACD Prize Jury : Jacques Fansten, Laurent Heynemann, Gérard Krawczyk, Eric Kristy, Benjamin Legrand , Bertrand Tavernier (SACD). BI, DUNG SO! (BI DON’T BE AFRAID!) Phan Dang Di ACI...

Testimonials from Rome Business Street / New Cinema Network

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723 accreditated professionals took part in the five-day-long Roman film market, The Business Street | Mercato Internazionale del Film, which opened on Thursday, October 15 in Via Veneto. Market venues included the Terrace at the Hotel Bernini Bristol; the Spazio Cinema at the Hotel Majestic, where conferences were held; the Casa del Cinema, the Levi'sҭov, and the Green House at the Auditorium.The Business Street is growing, with an increase in the number of countries represented and a 16%...

Berlinale Talent Campus: a turning point for 350 filmmakers

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On Thursday, 12.2., the seventh Berlinale Talent Campus celebrated the end of another successful edition with a Closing Ceremony and the awarding of this year's Volkswagen Score Competition winner. For nearly a week, the Theater "Hebbel am Ufer" was converted into a living and lively meeting space for 350 up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. Podium debates and discussions with renowned cinema experts, excursions and workshops, and the unique chance to experience intimate and informa...

36 projects at Berlinale Co-Production Market

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At the sixth Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 8 – 10, 2009), 36 selected film projects from 23 countries will be presented. At the Market, their producers will meet with interested potential co-producers and financiers in individual one-on-one meetings. The budgets of the projects in the official selection range from 1 to 10 million Euros, of which a minimum of 30% is already in place. Additional vital selection criteria are a structure suitable to co-production and internationally exp...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

Zurich Film Festival jury and people

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Peter Fonda is Jury President at the 4th Zurich Film FestivalFestival Programme announcement: 2 World Premieres in the International CompetitionThe festival administration announced the programme and the members of this year’s jury at their press conference on September 11, 2008. The 4th Zurich Film Festival will present selected films by young filmmakers from around the world in the cinemas corso and Le Paris. In order to encourage the creation of new films, The Zurich Film Festival will pres...

Feature film competition at Milano Film Festival

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FEATURE FILM COMPETITIONMilano Film Festival – 13th editionAinda orangotangos (Still Orangutans) by Gustavo Spolidoro, Brasile, 2007, 35mm, 81'From Brazil a reckless film shot using one single long take. Eight stories collide, creating an almost surreal atmosphere.El asesino entre nosotros (The Murderer Among Us) by Daniel Benavides, Cile, 2007, DV, 83'A Chilean film, written by a secondary-school class. A murder, many suspects. A cold, sharp, disenchanted noir thriller.Ballast by Lance Hammer...

Cologne 2008 Medienforum: Screenings

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As noted in my comments posted on July 1st about the 2008 Medienforum. in Germany the dual television system with programming provided by commercial and public stations creates an uneasy and frequently conflictual situation as exacerbated by the current neo-liberal economic approach espoused by the market and media commissioners in Brussels. Yet this year's screenings of unreleased German and foreign television program and numerous seminars demonstrated again the significant contribution publi...

Brussels European Film Festival's line up

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The 6th Brussels European Film Festival will take place from Saturday 28 June until Sunday 6 July 2008 at the Flagey theatre, in collaboration with Cinédécouvertes. The Festival continues its role of discovering European talents by focusing on first and second long feature films from all over Europe. Following its fruitful collaboration with the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Festival widens its horizons by reaching to the five continents. The Compétition Age d'Or – Cinédécouvertes pres...

La semaine de la critique dévoile sa sélection pour sa 47ème édition !

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La plus ancienne programmation « off » du festival (depuis 1962) - qui se tiendra du 15 au 23 mai sur la croisette - a dévoilé jeudi dernier sa sélection.   Seront en compétition :  - The stranger in me (Das fremde in mir) d'Emily Atef, Allemagne  - Moscow, Belgium (Aanrijding in Moscou) de Christophe van Rompaey, Belgique  - Better things, de Duane Hopkins, Royaume-Uni  - La sangre brota de Pablo Fendrik, Argentine  - Les grandes personnes, d'Anna Novion, France  - S...

Buenos Aires awards Parapalos and 15

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BUENOS AIRES 6 ° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE AWARDSOFFICIAL PRIZESInternational CompetitionBest picture: “Parapalos”, by Ana Poliak (Argentina)Best Director: Royston Tan for “15 (Fifteen)” (Singapore)Special prize of the Jury:“Las horas del día”, by Jaime Rosales (Spain)Best Actor: Pietro Sibille, for “Días de Santiago” (Peru)Best Actress: Hwang Jeong-min, for “Save the Green Planet!” (South Korea)Argentina brand-new novelties CompetitionBest picture: “U...

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