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  EUROPEAN FILM MARKET OPENS WITH HIGH HOPES The European Film Market, the professional parallel event to the Berlin Film Festival, opened yesterday with anticipation of a busy buying session that signal the reemergence of the market after three disasterous years of economic recession. Market registration has increased by 15% from last year and offices are filled to capacity at the Martin Gropius Bau, the Market’s main venue, and the Marriot Hotel. Unofficial offices have also been s...

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation will be honored at an event in Oslo

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The Norwegian Crown Prince, His Majesty Haakon and film director/actress Liv Ullmann officially opens a Film & Music Live Gala screening at The Norwegian Opera on October 10, 2010, presenting legendary Brazilian artist Mario Peixoto´s masterpiece, LIMITE, in a newly restored version. Celebrated Norwegian composer/musician, Bugge Wesseltoft, has composed new music for the film and will be presenting it live in collaboration with acclaimed Brazilian musicians, such as Naná Vasconcelos, Marlui Mi...

The Berlinale's 60th Anniversary - Looking Back at the History of the Festival

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From February 11 to 21, 2010, the Berlin International Film Festival will be held for the 60th time. This anniversary will be accompanied by two book publications and a DVD edition that look back at the history of one of the world's most important film festivals.   "On occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Berlinale, the past six decades will be brought back to life. These two publications recount the history of the festival from entirely different perspectives," says F...

ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009 announced for Berlin

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European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009, the annual new talent forum at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a broad list of potential candidates identified by the EFP’s pan-European member organisations. SHOOTING STARS is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. A jury of important industry personalities have this year selected the following...

EFP announces Jury for next Shooting Stars

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European Film Promotion (EFP) has appointed the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2009. At the beginning of December, the five jury members who are well known personalities from the film industry, will meet to decide on the ‘Best of the Best’ of the new up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe. The jury will make its selection from among 18 new faces who have been nominated by the EFP member organisations. Ten finalists will be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2...

Master Classes scheduled for the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) today unveiled details of its 3rd Zurich Master Class, to take place during the 2008 Festival (September 25 – October 5). The first group of lecturers for the highly regarded Zurich Master Class include such industry notables as acclaimed British director and writer Ken Loach (“Cathy Come Home,” “Just a Kiss”), winner of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”; Chinese composer and Oscar and Grammy winner T...

Putnam lecture for the 20th European Film Awards

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EFA founding member LORD DAVID PUTTNAM will hold a special lecture titled WISHING AND HOPING which will take place right after this year's EFA General Assembly on Friday, 30 November.This year's EFA Conference EUROPE ON THE MOVE -MIGRATION IN MOVIES includes a small series of screenings featuring six exemplary works of European directors on the theme of migration. The conference itself will include a conversation between the Israeli filmmaker AMOS GITAI and author PETER COWIE and the discussions...

European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Award has certainly changed...changed sex, changed location, and now ,at 19, Europe's attempt to emulate the "Oscar" has finally come of age with a well-presented,dignified ceremony and a splashy but stylish party in Warsaw, not perhaps the most beautiful of Old Europe's capitals,but the first venue in Eastern -sorry, Central- Europe to host the event so far.And, contrary to those who may think that most of the Polish population has recently taken up residence in England, the l...

European Films in the United States panel at Venice

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Tuesday 5 September, from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m.The European Films in the United States conference is scheduled for Tuesday 5 September, in the Conference Room (2nd floor, Palazzo del Casinò), from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. Chaired by the initiative’s guardian, Peter Cowie, journalists Molly Haskell (New York Observer), Jonathan Rosenbaum (The Chicago Reader), Richard Corliss (Time Magazine), Nick Vivarelli (Variety), having first sketched out a brief history of European films in the United States, will d...

Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus

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Berlinale Talent Campus # 5 – The Talent Press Call for Applications Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institute and FIPRESCI invite young film critics to Berlin. Dear Friends of Film, We would like to invite you and/or your colleagues to apply for The Talent Press, a project of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Goethe-Institute, and FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics). Young film critics and film journalists will be invited to Berlin to report on the films at the 57th Berlin In...

Berlinale Talent Campus guest lectures programme

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Guest lectures by international stars - now open to the publicBerlinale Talent Campus enters its exciting 4th roundCharlotte Rampling, Wim Wenders, Park Chan-wook, Christopher Doyle, Anthony Dod Mantle, Stephen Warbeck and well-known editors like Jim Clark and Angie Lam are amongst the renowned guest speakers at this year's Berlinale Talent Campus. For the first time the majority of Berlinale Talent Campus events in the House of World Cultures will be open to the general public. Together with ab...

Frankfurt Book Fair and Berlinale Expand Cooperation

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New initiatives and events at the “Forum Film & TV” of the Frankfurt Book Fair (Oct. 19-23, 2005) are to strengthen the dialogue between the publishing and film industries / October 19th is Berlinale DayThe fruitful cooperation between Berlin and Frankfurt was launched last February at the Berlin International Film Festival and the initiative is being expanded with joint industry events at the Book Fair in October. The Book Fair and the Berlinale have a common aim: to help successful books e...

Berlinale Camera Awards Day Lewis, Shochiku and Helene Schwarz

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Berlinale Camera Awards 2005The Berlinale Camera is awarded to film personalities or institutions to which the Berlin International Film Festival feels particularly indebted and wants to express its gratitude and appreciation. The Berlinale Camera was first awarded in 1986. Since 2004, the award has been donated by jeweller Georg Hornemann from Düsseldorf. This year, the 55th Berlin International Film Festival will honour Shochiku Studios, Japan’s most renowned studio, Helene Schwarz, an outs...

EFA Shop Talk conference: summit of European Actors

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This year's EFA Conference SHOP TALK: Actors Talk About Their Work will focus on the special conditions of being an actor in Europe. Moderated by the British film journalist and author Peter Cowie, the EFA Conference will see renowned actors from across Europe discussing their work with colleagues and friends.The conference will be opened by Wim Wenders, president of the European Film Acdemy, and by the conference's patrons, the Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann and Assumpta Serna, Span...
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