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TIFF Deal on UK release of Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY

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Independent Distribution have struck a deal with Fandango Portobello to co-release Matteo Garonne’s Cannes Grand Prix winner REALITY in the UK, which screens tonight as part of the official selection at The Toronto International Film Festival.  Luc Roeg, CEO of Independent made the announcement today.  The deal was negotiated between Roeg and Janine Gold of Fandango Portobello. Leading the project will be newly appointed Heads of Distribution, Sarah Townsend and Stef...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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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...

This must be the place closed B-Est Fest with the awards ceremony

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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, director Paolo Sorrentino’s first English language film (awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes 2008, for Il Divo), will be presented, in absolute premiere and exclusively in Romania, within the Bucharest International Film Festival Closing Gala, March 25, 2012. "Anchored" by Sean Penn’s unbelievable performance ("flawless…transcending the masklike qualities of eyeliner and lipstick with deadpan, childlike candor." - Variety), THIS MUST BE THE...

Premiere and Panorama of new and unreleased films in Fantasporto 2012

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New and Unreleased Films   SHORTS Guard Dog - Global Jam - Bill Plympton (USA) - 5’25’ Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forrest - Kevin Sean Michaels ( USA) - 5’44’’ Le Jour où le Fils de Rainer S’est Noyé - Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux (Fra) - 15’ The Lost Town of Switez - Kamil Polak (Pol, Can, Fran, Swi, Din) - 20’   FEATURES A Boyfriend for My Wife - Juan Taratuto (Arg) - 100’ Adventures...

Fantasporto 2012 Line up

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The 32nd Fantasporto, Portugal’s biggest film fest (Variety) is coming. With a programme dedicated to the newest films in the three competitions, with retrospectives and tributes, it is not only there that lies the whole interest of the event.In fact, this edition will celebrate officially, and with special permission of the American legal representatives, the 30th Anniversary of the film “Blade Runner” which was seen for the first time in Fantasporto '83. This film serves as a “leitmoti...

52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Opening Ceremony

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Opening film at 52nd TIFF, The Descendants (2011) by Alexander Payne. TIFF PRESS RELEASE52nd TIFF: Opening ceremony (11/5/2011)52nd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 4-13 November 2011 OPENING CEREMONYA modest ceremony raised the curtain on the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Friday, November 4th, 2011, at a packed Olympion theater. The event was accompanied by the music of the four-member Basement band. In his opening speech, TIFF director Dimitris Eipides did not fail ...

44 french films at the London Film Festival

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year's programme includes 44 films from France. This is part of a worldwide selection of 204 feature films and 110 shorts from more than 54 countries. The 55th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 12 - October 27.France FEATURES: 17 GIRLS (17 FILLES): Dir. Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin A CAT IN PARIS (UNE VIE DE CHAT): Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup FelicioliAMERICANO: Dir. Mathie...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 952 film professionals....

The 2011 Ecumenical Jury awards

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This must be the place by Paolo Sorrentino Through the story of Cheyenne, a fallen and aching rock star, Paolo SORRENTINO proposes to follow the inner voyage and odyssey of a man searching for his Jewish roots, maturity, reconciliation and hope. A classic drama of great richness and elaborate aesthetics, the film gracefully opens deep and serious paths of reflection. And two Commendations to :  Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki An ode to hope, solidarity and br...

Eccentric road movie with Penn wows at Cannes

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US actor Sean Penn (AFP, Francois Guillot) CANNES, France - A risk-taking road movie starring Sean Penn as an ageing 1980s pop star in search of his father's Nazi tormentor emerged as a front-runner Friday as the Cannes competition wound down. "This Must Be The Place", named for the Talking Heads song recently covered by Arcade Fire, both of which feature in the film, is the latest Cannes contender by Italian iconoclast Paolo Sorrentino. Bearing a strong resembla...

Cannes Film Festival Announces Its Competition Lineup

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  At a press conference held in Paris yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled the powerhouse lineup for its 64th edition to be held May 11 to 21 in the French Riviera resort town. The list of films playing in the Main Competition section is by a mix of established veterans and strong newcomers. Among the major auteurs represented are such established arthouse names as Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier.   America...

Pupi Avati next chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed Italian film director Pupi Avati (Incantato, Giovanna’s Father) has been named Chairman of the 15th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2010 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2011 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointl...

Call for entry: The Roma Independent Film Festival 2010

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ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2010 April 8 - 16, 2010 Call for Entries Deadline: December 15, 2009 Apply online Contact Info RIFF - ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Fabrizio Ferrari (Art Director of the Festival) Piazza Buenos Aires, 5 Roma 00198 -Italy Tel. 06 45425050 - Fax. 06 23319206 http://www.riff.it info@riff.it 2010 Roma Independent Film Festival RIFF AWARDS July 29 - 31, 2010 The Roma Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is Rome 's first independent a...

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

Roma Independent Film Festival 2010 calling

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ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2010 April 8 - 16, 2010 Call for Entries: Deadline: December 15, 2009 Apply online Contact Info RIFF - ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Fabrizio Ferrari (Art Director of the Festival) Piazza Buenos Aires, 5 Roma 00198 -Italy Tel. 06 45425050 - Fax. 06 23319206 http://www.riff.it/ info@riff.it 2010 Roma I...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Raindance Awards announced

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Raindance Film Festival has just announced the juried awards at this years, 17th edition.The Jury has spoken, and offered their congratulations to all the filmmakers for outstanding work. Cosing winners was extremely difficult.To recognise the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers showcased at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in 2009, a number of jury prizes will be awarded. The winners have been announced before the screening of the Closing Night Film on Sunday 11 October.BEST UK FEATURE**...

The Italian Invasion Of New York

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor With the tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic covering the nasty divorce spat between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his former-actress wife (a spicy melange of adultery, illicit sex with teenage "models" and political corruption), the Italian penchant for soap opera and high drama continues unabated. Our on-going interest and curiosity about all things Italian c...

Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2009: 20 films and a few awards

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Un Certain Regard 2009 presented 20 films from 24 directors hailing from 20 different countries. 2 of the works were first films. The program opened on Thursday 14th, with KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH (No One Knows About Persian Cats) by Bahman Ghobadi. Presided over by Paolo Sorrentino (Director and Sceenwriter - Italy), the Jury was comprised of: Julie GAYET (Actress - France), Uma DA CUNHA (Journalist - India), Marit KAPLA (Festival director Göteborg -Sweden), Piers HANDLING (Festi...

Göteborg International Film Festival in Cannes

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Göteborg International Film Festival will be highly noticeable during the Cannes festival 2009: Nordic Film Market celebrates ten with the most heartful beach party at the Croisette, the film fund celebrates ten with "fund film" Min Ye screening in the official programme and festival director Marit Kapla will be one of five members in the jury of Un Certain Regard. In a few days it is once again time for the most important film festival in the world. This time with the festival d...

Un Certain Regard 2009

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The Jury Un Certain regard 2009 will be presided by the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino, awarded the Jury Prize in 2008 for il Divo. He will be surrounded by Julie Gayet (actress, France), Piers Handling (director of the Toronto Festival, Canada), Uma Da Cunha (journalist and festival programmer, India) and Marit Kapla (journalist, Göteborg Festival, Sweden). The opening film of Un Certain Regard, programmed for Thursday May 14th in the Salle Debussy, will be Nobody...

International Film Guide Launch At Berlinale

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Tuesday, 10 February----The 45th edition of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the definite yearbook of world cinema, had its first international exposure this wee, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The Guide, again edited by film scholar Ian Haydn Smith and published by Wallflower Press, the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, was first published in 1963, and enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world...

Premiers Plans (angers)

The festival features a competition of 60 first films: 10 features, 10 european shorts, 10 french shorts and 30 student films.

Since 1989, the Premiers Plans Film Festival takes place each year in the city of Angers, France. In 2009 its competitive sections, programs and other events attracted some 65 000 filmgoers who discussed and shared their passion of cinema with young European directors and other professionals. Through the years, the Festival has become a major meeting of European cinematographic creation, as numerous directors such as Fatih Akin, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Joachim Lafosse, Matteo Garrone, Arnaud Desplechin, Xavier Beauvois, Nick Park, Cristi Puiu, Paolo Sorrentino and Thomas Vinterberg were originally discovered in Angers with the screening of their first films.

Each year, the Official Selection presents 80 european first films divided in five competitive sections: European first feature films, European first short films, French first short films, student films, and European animated films, as well as two out of competition sections: free style and “next shot”. The official jury and the public award the laureates with 200 000 euros in prize.

Premiers Plans has two major characteristics: it enables the meeting between the public and filmmakers from one generation, and also gives the opportunity to discover or rediscover masterpieces of European cinema on screen through retrospectives highly appreciated and attended by journalists and professionals.

Tallinn Black Nights FF EurAsia Competition

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  Saturday, November 29--------The main competition program at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which began last night, is EurAsia, new films from the European and Asian continents. Estonia sits at a great divide between East and West, and has stood as a way-station between those two nexuses for the past thousand years. The Festival encourages a mutually supportive point of view that sees both the differences and connections between European and middle Asian culture. The Fes...
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