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Berlinale Opening 2011: Cowboy Boots to Kick Off Race for Bears

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  Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, Jury President Isabella Rossellini and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 61st Berlin International Festival on February 10 at 7.30 pm. During the opening gala, which will be hosted by Anke Engelke, the International Jury will be introduced. Music will be provided by the Beatsteaks. 3sat will broadcast the event live. This will be followed by the international premiere of Joel ...

ZINEBI 50: Bilbao festival of nonfiction and tapa sized films

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The Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film (ZINEBI) jubilates its 50th birthday November 23-29, making it one of the world’s oldest showcases of the seventh art. Who knew? A mere hour from San Sebastián—home to Spain’s premier fest--this year’s juried meet in the heart of Basque country drew 2,849 contenders from 85 countries for its coveted Mikeldi Award. Eighty of these survived Selection Committee scrutiny, which includes the criterion that films and video produc...

Nominations for cinema eye awards: vote online

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Nominations for the inaugural CINEMA EYE AWARDS FOR NONFICTION FILMMAKING were announced January 20, 2008 by 2008 Award Co-Chairs Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and filmmaker AJ Schnack, director of “Kurt Cobain About A Son”. Powers and Schnack were joined in the presentation of the nominations by filmmaker Margaret Brown, director of “Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt” and the 2008 Sundance Documentary Competition entry ...

European Film Academy Awards French Documentary

 Tuesday, October 16------The European Film Academy, which among other things, bestows prizes for the best European films of the year, has awarded its Prix ARTE for Best Documentary to a French film, LE PAPIER NE PEUT PAS ENVELOPPER LA BRAISE (Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers), directed by Rithy Panh. The award will be presented during the 20th European Film Awards Ceremony at at Berlin’s Arena on Saturday, December 1. In co-operation with the European cultural channel ARTE, the European Film Aca...

Rithy Pan wins EFA Documentary Award

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The European Film Academy announces that the award EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2007 - Prix ARTE goes to the filmLE PAPIER NE PEUT PAS ENVELOPPER LA BRAISE (Paper cannot Wrap up Embers) by Rithy Panh, FranceIn co-operation with the European cultural channel ARTE, the European Film Academy annually honours an outstanding achievement in documentary filmmaking. This year's jury was made up of Francine Brücher from Switzerland (head of international promotion/Swiss Films), David Fisher from Is...

Exploring The Meditative Life

Wednesday, July 4-------While Independence Day for most people is usually a day at the beach or a backyard barbeque extravaganza, the Jacob Burns Film Center has taken a different tack to celebrate the July 4th holidays by presenting a three film series called THE MEDITATIVE LIFE, which explores the inner realities of existence (which can be just as explosive as any fireworks display).The series begins today with a special one week run of the German film INTO GREAT SILENCE by Philip Groning (...

9th Annual Sarasota Film Festival highlights & line up

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9th Annual Sarasota Film FestivalApril 13 – 22, 2007Among the many great filmmakers and special guests expected in for the Festival are Edward Norton, Brian Koppelman, Norman Jewison, Joe Pantoliano, Marcia Gay Harden, Chad Lowe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jonathan Sehring, Tom Bernard, Mark Urman, Jon Gerrans, Marshall Persinger, Elias Koteas, Kim Raver, Dagmara Dominczyk, Patrick Wilson, David Call, Anna Chlumsky, Zoe Cassavetes, Michael Badalucco, Juha Wuolijoki, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, David Singt...

The Lives Of Others and Volver steel the show at EFA Awards

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WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2006At the European Film Awards Ceremony in Warsaw, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced this year's winners:EUROPEAN FILM 2006DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN (The Lives Of Others); Germanydirected by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarckproduced by Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion/Bayerischer Rundfunk/ARTE/Creado FilmEUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2006Pedro Almodóvar for VOLVER EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2006Penelope Cruz in VOLVER EUROPEAN ACTOR 2006Ulrich Mühe in DAS LE...

New Directors/ New Films announce program slate

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New Directors/New Films, one of the most anticipated film events on the New York film calendar, celebrates its 35th year, presenting the works of new directors from around the world. The festival will unspool 25 feature films and 5 shorts from March 22 through April 2, 2006. The program is presented jointly by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Department of Film and Media of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Screenings will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society’s year-r...

Film Sales Support (FSS) for Sundance Film Festival

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Film Sales Support (FSS) for Sundance Film Festival(19-29 January 2006)Film Sales Support (FSS) kicks off in 2006 with the support of 11 European films at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the US. The support comprises an eclectic mix of feature films and documentaries from Denmark, Italy, Spain, the UK, France and Germany. Celluloid Dreams will receive financial incentives to promote Allegro by Christoffer Boe, I for India by UK director Sandhya Suri and Factotum by Norwegian director B...

Leipzig Docu Kickoff for the 48th time

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The day has come for celebrating the opening of the 48th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, presenting the first two films selected for competition: "The Giant Buddhas" (Christian Frei, Switzerland) and "Element of Light" (Richard Reeves, USA). Numerous international guests are expected, including more than 100 filmmakers, whose productions will be presented during the festival.The following filmmakers are among those expected: Jenny Abel (USA) , Akram Agha (Syria), Jan va...

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