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Made in Prag Presents Czech Films and Young Producers in Hamburg

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In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the twin-city relationship between Prague and Hamburg, Czech Film Center has teamed up with Kinematheka Humburk to host a film festival coupled with a meeting for producers. From June 23 – 27, Made in Prag will present dozens of Czech feature films to Hamburg audiences for the first time. The bill of fare for the 5-day festival is rounded out by a section profiling of Prague and three blocks of short films made by film school stu...

Rotterdam awards winners since 1995

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1995 Postman by He Jianjun China Fuyu no kappa by Kazama Shiori Japan Thalassa, Thalassa, Ruckkehr Zum Mmer by Bogdan Dumitrescu Germany/Romania 1996 Sons by Zhang Yuan China Like Grains of Sand by Hasiguchi Ryosuke Japan Small Faces by Gillies MacKinnon United Kingdom 1997 Last Holiday by Amir Karakulov Kazakhstan The Day a Pig Fell into the Well by Hung Sang-soo South Korea Robinson in Space by Patrick Keiller United Kingdom 1998 Buttoners by Petr ...

first selections from International Film Festival Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 – February 7, 2010 Ben Russell’s LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s MUNDANE HISTORY and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s TO THE SEA have been selected in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The Tiger Awards Jury 2010 will include Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, French actress Jeanne Balibar and Singapore International Film Festival director Philip Cheah. A further two jury members will be announced later. The 39...

The 1st festival of Czech films in Paris

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The 1st festival of Czech films – CZECH-IN pour le cinéma tchèque – will be held in the Paris cinema L’Entrepôt from June 3 – 9, 2009. It is the very first showcase of Czech films made after 1989. The event is organized by Czech Film Center, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and the Czech Centre in Paris, and its partners are L’Entrepôt cinema and LVT, a French subtitling company. The festival takes place at the close of the Czech Republic’s EU pr...

Finále Plzeň Festival of Czech Films

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You may not know Pilsen, but any beer connoisseur can guess from its name that the Czech town is a source of ferment. Pilsner Urquell calls it home, as does the annual festival of Czech films, Finále Plzeň, which runs April 19–25. The festival dates back to 1968, when the Communist Party allowed a “Spring” thaw. Finále Plzeň sought to acquaint Czechs with their own New Wave of films sweeping world festivals, but three years later packed itself on ice as Czech cinema ran afoul o...

Rotterdam Festival audience chooses SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and TEZA

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On Saturday evening, 31 January, the audience awards were announced in the Grand Auditorium of the Doelen in Rotterdam. The KPN Audience Award went to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE by Danny Boyle and co-director Loveleen Tandan. The Dioraphte Award for Hubert Bals Fund film held in highest regard went to the film TEZA by the Ethiopian film maker Haile Gerima. The IFFR counted 341,000 visitors to the films, exhibitions, live shows and events, including the 8,000 film lovers who attend the fully booked Volk...

Hot from Europe nominees for EFA

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The selection list for the European Film Awards 2008 has been announced and includes 44 titles. Once again, with 27 countries represented this year, the selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.In the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list (marked with a *). To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board Members and invited experts Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov...

Ivan Passer will head Karlovy Vary Jury

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Writer and director Ivan Passer, one of the most respected representatives of the Czech new wave of the 1960s, will head up the International Grand Jury at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. He cowrote and assistant directed Miloš Forman’s Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen’s Ball. Passer then debuted as a director with the short film A Boring Afternoon, following it up in 1965 with Intimate Lighting, one of the key Czech films of the era. After the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, Passer emigrated to ...

3rd CentEast Market Warsaw

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We are pleased to inform you about the selection of films and projects that will be presented at the 3rd CentEast Market Warsaw. CentEast Market Warsaw will be held October 17-21, 2007 and is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation. The Sponsors and Partners are: MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nescafé, Film Finders – A Division of Withoutabox, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Twins, British Airways, BenQ, and MEDIA Desk Poland. The event is supported by Polish Film Institute and Polish Ministr...

Leeds really leads!

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I felt like Liza Minnelli, when she used to sing that saga entitled "Ring them bells" which underlined how after roaming the world you will find love on your doorstep,or with a nearby neighbour.Although hailing from Yorkshire, and for some years contributing to the Bradford Film Festival, I had actually never ever attended the Leeds International Film Festival.(At the National Museum of Photography Film and Television,that was not encouraged- though the current director of the Leeds Festival,a c...

The prizes of the Warsaw International Film Festival

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In the fifth edition of the New Films, New Directors International Competition, the jury comprising Petr Zelenka, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Alberto Fuguet, Ognjen Sviličić, and Piotr Szczepański awarded the Grand Prix NESCAFÉ and 5,000 euros to Ivan Vyrypaev for Euphoria (Russia).The Cinemax Award for Best Script went to Retrieval directed by Sławomir Fabicki (script: Sławomir Fabicki, Denijal Hasanović, Marek Pruchniewski).The same picture also received a Special Jury Pr...

Warsaw Film Festival prepares for 22nd in a month

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The twenty-second edition of WIFF will take place October 6-15, 2006. The programme will include about 140 films from 48 countries, almost all of them Polish premieres. A couple of hundred guests are expected – film directors, producers, actors, agents, distributors. The Festival’s Motto: FILMS ABOUT PEOPLE, FOR PEOPLE.The screenings will be held on eight screens in the heart of Warsaw. The ticket pre-sale, which is an event in itself, commences Friday, September 29. The complete programme w...

The Official Section Competition at 2006 Festroia

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Saturday, June 3----FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival, will present nearly 180 films, representing 48 countries, with a strong predominance of European cinema, during its 22nd annual showcase. The Festival, the oldest and most prestigious in Portugal, has several competition sections in its wide-ranging program. The Official Section, in competition for the Golden Dolphin Award, is made up of 14 films, from nations that produce fewer than 30 films per year. This is a unique approa...

Festival on wheels: 11th Festival of European Films

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11th Festival of European Films11 november - 2 december 2005festival on wheels: ankara, bursa, izmir, kars europe europeThe Festival of European Films on Wheels presents, as usual, feature films produced in 2004-2005 from all around Europe to the viewers under the tile of Europe Europe. This section consisting of films selecting from a wide spectrum of productions from Danemark to Hungary brings together films of both directors already included in previous years' programs and promising talents. ...

3rd Festival of European Film Smiles

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3rd Festival of European Film SmilesMladá Boleslav (10.-17.9.2005)Festival of European Film Smiles was held for the very first time in 2003. It is a contest show of new film comedies from Czech as well as foreign production. The main purpose of the festival is to popularize European comic production that is still in spite of its quality and diversity not efficient in competing with American production. Other goal of our Festival is, in cooperation with Škoda Auto a.s. company (General Partner ...

Cottbus Fest focus on Czech cinema at Karlovy Vary

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AT KARLOVY VARY, THE FILM FESTIVAL COTTBUS PRESENTS ITS FOCUS 2004:„NEW CZECH CINEMA: THE VELVET GENERATION“At the 39th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, the Film Festival Cottbus will be making its traditional presentation in the section „East of the West“, this year showing the film LITTLE MEN by Nariman Turebaev (France/Kazakhstan 2003). The film experienced its German premiere at last year’s festival in Cottbus.In addition, the Cottbus Festival - along with its media par...

Cottbus Lubina to Lidija Bobrova for her film “Babusja” (Granny).

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At the East European Brunch at the 54th International Film Festival in Berlin, the newly-created glass sculpture “Lubina” has be presented (feb 12th) to the main prize winner from the 13th Film Festival Cottbus, Lidija Bobrova for her film “Babusja” (Granny). The prize, donated by the Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten (GWFF, München) is endowed with 12,000 € and will be conferred by Ms. Gerti Müller-Ernstberger.In 2004 the festival (Nov 2 -6) will again offer ...

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