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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...

J.P. HUCHON Bullish About FIFE Paris Environmental Film Festival

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FIFE     It was a proud President of the FIFE International Environmental Film Festival of Paris, who stepped on to the stage of the Conseil de Paris, near the Pagode Cinema Babylone to announce the closing night ceremony of the 37th event. President of the Regional Council of Île-de-France : Since 1998 and reelected in 2004 and 2010 for a third term, Jean Paul Huchon traced a short history of the festival, created in 1982 and organized by the French Min...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

London BFI programme of french films

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  London BFI programme includes 43 films from FRANCE. This is part of a worldwide selection of 197 feature films and 112 shorts from more than 67 countries. The BFI 54th London Film Festival runs from October 13 -October 28. French FEATURES: BENDA BELILI!: Dir, Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye                BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING (BOUDU SAUVÉ DES EAUX): Dir, Jean Renoir COPACABANA: Dir, Marc Fitoussi              HAND...

IFF Bratislava presents All at the beach!

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Aside from its competition sections IFF Bratislava each year presents three focus sections. One of them is All at the beach! dedicated to films connected to the ocean the beach and the unique aura these places create. The section will include one program conceived of eight European shorts and nine feature films (most of them never screened in Slovakia):Agua fría de mar, Paz Fabrega - Costa Rica, 2010Alamar, Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio - Mexico, 2009Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi (A Scene at the Sea)...

Highlights from the Viennale

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NEW FEATURE FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES AT THE VIENNALE As in previous years, the main program of the festival consists of about 130 feature films and reveals a kind of state of production: a representation of current world cinema and its various developments and tendencies. It can, in a way, be considered a survey of "the Continent of Cinema" in which cinematic regions, boundaries, and topo - graphies begin to emerge. And within that continent individual islands and ...

Horizontes Award

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Eleven latin american films to contend for the Horizontes Award 'Abel', opera prima from Diego Luna produced by Gael García Bernal, will open Horizontes Latinos Eleven movies from different Latin American countries will contend for the Horizontes Award and its 35,000 Euros at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. At this event, the Horizontes Latinos section showcases a selection of the most interesting and innovating Latin American films made over the last twelve months, wit...

Four international co-productions supported by Hubert Bals Fund Plus

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Dutch companies Circe Films, IDTV Motel Films, Volya Films and NFI Productions have been selected to receive each € 50,000 from Hubert Bals Fund Plus, a joint project of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Netherlands Film Fund. The Dutch producers will co-produce four films from Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. Hubert Bals Fund Plus, initiated in 2006, promotes international involvement of Dutch producers with films already supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.Hubert Bals Fu...

31st Durban International Film Festival Unveils Programme

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Daring, innovative and controversial films and filmmakers from around the world will take the spotlight at the 31st Durban International Film Festival which takes place from 22 July to 1 August. The festival programmers have scoured the globe for films that excite, thrill, raise awareness and provoke. These films will be presented in over 200 screenings at venues across Durban and in surrounding communities.Alongside the screenings of films, the festival offers an extensive workshop and seminar ...

Fribourg International Film Festival Competition line up and programme complete!

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The competition line up of the 24th Fribourg International Film Festival was revealed today. 13 long features from Asia, Latin America and the Caucasus have been selected. As a true premiere in the festival's history, Armenia and Georgia are represented. From March 13 to 20, the Festival will showcase more than 80 films; most of them being screened as Swiss premiere.     As every year, the International Competition forms the heart of the Festival. One of its most remarkable aspec...

Rotterdam@BAM Brings Best of Fest to Brooklyn

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Rap music and urban renewal aren't the only things Brooklyn, New York, and the Dutch city of Rotterdam have in common. Both advance a version of the Rotterdam film festival.On March 3-9, 2010, a month after curtains closed at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 27—February 7), the Brooklyn Academy of Music rolls out Rap music and urban renewal aren't the only things Brooklyn, New York, and the Dutch city of Rotterdam have in common. Both advance a version of the Rotterdam f...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

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With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

Rotterdam announces 2010 Competition lineup

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The lineup, like always comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes five world premieres. For the first time the Rotterdam festival welcomes films for its main competition from Costa Rica and Georgia. Four competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund. Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique has picked up world sales for competit...

The full CineMart Selection 2010

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CineMart announces 2010 projects selection for the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 27 - February 7, 2010)Head of CineMart Marit van den Elshout about the Selection 2010: "We are very proud to present this exciting line up of strong projects from different parts of the world by yet to be discovered talents and returning Rotterdam friends. Our aim is to select projects close to the heart of Rotterdam as well as with good market potential. We believe it is a focused yet ecl...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund selects 27 projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-seven film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2009 selection, the Fund gives 385 thousand Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Edwin and many first time filmmakers. (See full list below)   Six of the eight projects select...

The Résidence de la Cinéfondation opens its 19th session.

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From October 1st 2009 to February 15th 2010, the Résidence plays host to 6 new winners to accompany them in the writing of their first or second feature, and facilitate the preparation of their film.  Gilles Jacob and his jury selected three female and three male directors out of a total of 170 candidates.   - Paz Fabrega (Costa Rican, 30) observes in Todos Nosotros (2nd feature) the behaviour of a middle class when faced with social inequality.   - Ioana Ur...

Sebastian Mantilla’s project CANAL selected for PUENTES 2009

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Trained at Torino Film Lab in colaboration with Script & Pitch, the feature film project CANAL written by Sebastian Mantilla from Spain and produced by Bianca Smanio from Novart Media Films, has been one of five europeans selected to participate at PUENTES taking place in Buenos Aires from March 26-30, 2009 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) taking place from March 25 - April 5, 2009. Along with CANAL, PUENTES Europe...
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