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IFF APRIL 12, 2011

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• MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE CONTINUE Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet, continue. Representatives from CNC and Unifrance, producers that target or are in the process of a co-production, and distributors will attend “Meetings on the Bridge Turkey-France Panel: Co-productions and New Media.” The panel is due to start at 10.00 in the French Cultural Center. This panel will be followed by another pa...

The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011

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Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will be co chair of the Berlin edition 2011. Herewith the full detailed program. Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 - 10:45 am Panel "The 21st Century Festival: Diversity in genre, culture & media" As we push on into the 21st century, festivals must continue to adapt to the types of films ...

Quebec Producer Denise Robert Wins Award At TIFF

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  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which opens this evening with a homegrown film (the hockey musical SCORE), does not have a formal film competition. However, aside from the Audience Awards and Best Canadian Feature prizes that will be announced at the end of the Festival, TIFF does bestow a few awards of note. The first of these was announced today. The Canadian Media Production Association announced that veteran Quebec producer Denise Robert is the recipient of...

Toronto Festival To Open With World Premiere Of Jon Amiel's Creation

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival® opens September 10 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Creation, directed by Jon Amiel (The Core, Entrapment, The Man Who Knew Too Little). Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film tells the life story of Charles Darwin starring Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Wimbledon, A Beautiful Mind) as Darwin and Jennifer Connelly (He's Just Not That Into You, The Day the Earth Stood Still, A Beautiful Mind) as his wife, Emma. "The tensio...

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...

A Toronto Memory Of 9-11

Thursday, September 11--------For those of us whose memories of the events of 9-11 coincided with the Toronto International Film Festival, there are moments that forever link those great metropolitan cities. I was indeed in Toronto for my final days of the Festival in 2001.I can remember the exact moment when I first heard about a plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I was in a taxicab with my colleague Malo Girod de l'Ain (whose company M21 Editions hosts both this ...

Remembering September 11, 2001

Thursday, September 11--------For those of us whose memories of the events of 9-11 coincided with the Toronto International Film Festival, there are moments that forever link those great metropolitan cities. I was indeed in Toronto for my final days of the Festival in 2001.I can remember the exact moment when I first heard about a plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I was in a taxicab with my colleague Malo Girod de l'Ain (whose company M21 Editions hosts both this ...

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards

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IFFS: International Film Festival Summit will run December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas ResortJoe Pantoliano will Present IFFS Excellence Awards presented by BabelgumThe Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards takes place Monday, Dec. 3rd at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals.A total of six Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's IFFS. Don't miss the opportunity to represent and support yo...

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards

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IFFS: International Film Festival Summit will run December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas ResortJoe Pantoliano will Present IFFS Excellence Awards presented by BabelgumThe Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards takes place Monday, Dec. 3rd at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals.A total of six Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's IFFS. Don't miss the opportunity to represent and support yo...

Dialogues With Cinema Greats

Wednesday, September 5--------While high potency celebrities making their way on the red carpet capture the bulk of media attention here (hey Brad, take off those sun glasses, we want to see your fabulous face.....), the Festival has assembled a group of true cinema greats for a program it calls DIALOGUES: Talking With Pictures. This is the rare opportunity for film buffs (comme moi) to hear from some of the most illustrious names of the past half century in film in an intimate setting. This is ...

Toronto Festival Group Joins With Bell Canada For New Facility

 Wednesday, August 29--------The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) and Bell Canada held a joint press conference on Monday to announce the new name and logo of the TIFFG's home and headquarters: Bell Lightbox. The Bell Lightbox name acknowledges TIFFG's special relationship with Bell and underlines the Group's dedication to advancing the art form of the moving image. "It's with great pride that we announce the new Bell Lightbox name and logo for our home and headquarters a...

FUGITIVE PIECES To Open Film Festival Next Week

 Monday, August 27----The 32nd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival opens a week from Thursday on September 6th. While totally international in its scope, the Festival is also a prime launching pad for the newest works from the thriving Canadian film industry. One of the most anticipated films from one of the industry's most celebrated filmmakers will receive its World Premiere as a Gala Presentation. FUGITIVE PIECES, produced by Robert Lantos and directed by Jeremy Podeswa (TH...

Fugitive Pieces by Jeremy Podeswa's to open Toronto

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The 32nd Toronto International Film Festival® opens September 6 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Jeremy Podeswa's FUGITIVE PIECES. Produced by Robert Lantos, and based on the international bestselling novel by Anne Michaels, FUGITIVE PIECES is a powerful, poetic, and emotionally-charged drama about love, loss and redemption. Jeremy Podeswa (THE FIVE SENSES) brings the beauty and passion of this much beloved novel to screen with a cast that features Stephen Dillane, Rade Sherbedgia,...

International Film Festival Summit In Berlin

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Monday, February 12----The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), the first international conference for film festival directors, programmers, fundraisers and sponsors held on the European continent, hosted a reception today at the Vox Bar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of Potsdamer Platz, the nerve center for the Berlin Film Festival. IFFS made a number of exciting announcements at the event, for both the International Film Festival Summit Europe, to be held on April 18, 2007 at the ...

Juries award films from the Rotterdam Festival

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During the IFFR 2007 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 2, 2007 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to the Hubert Bals Fund supported Love Conquers All by Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia), The Unpolished (Die Unerzogenen) by Pia Marais (Germany) and, ex aequo, to Bog of Beasts (Baixio das bestas) by Claudio Assis (Brazil) and AFR by Morten Hartz Kaplers (D...

The top ten Canadian films of 2006

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The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2006 this evening at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Sylvie Moreau and Dave Foley. Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held from January 26 to February 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto.Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member, national panel of filmmakers, journalists, programmers, and industry professionals. ...

Top Ten Canadian Films

Wednesday, January 3----The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2006 this evening at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Sylvie Moreau and Dave Foley. Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held from January 26 to February 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member, national panel of filmmakers, journalists, program...

Kerala 10 opens with record-breaking attendance expected

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THE 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) gets under way this evening (Friday December 09, 2005) with the promise of record-breaking attendance following a new surge of interest in pure cinema here. Officials told filmfestivals.com they expect last year’s figure of 6,300 delegates to be surpassed, despite the fact that the budget for organizing, running and promoting the festival has remained more or less the same for the past three years. Some 180 titles, including 1...

Kerala 10 opens with record breaking attendance expected

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Kerala 10 opens with record breaking attendance expected180 titles lined up in packed eight-day schedule The 10th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) gets under way this evening (Friday December 09) with the promise of record-breaking attendance following a new surge of interest in pure cinema here.Officials told filmfestivals.com they expect last year’s figure of 6,300 delegates to be surpassed, despite the fact that the budget for organizing, running and promoting the festival has r...

French Rendez Vous in New York

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Rendez-Vous with French CinemaMarch 12 -21Rendez-Vous 2004 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA, together with The French Cultural Services. Sponsored by Air France and TV5. Directors and Actors Attending Rendez-Vous 2004 (Check website for specific showtimes): • Nathalie Baye, actress, Feelings• Siegrid Alnoy, director, She’s One of Us• Grégory Baquet, actor, Grande Ecole• Gilles Bourdos, director, A Sight for Sore E...

Toronto looking for a new programming head?

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According to Screen International Toronto's Piers Handling will be stepping aside from programming duties while remaining CE. He is reported to be taking applications for co-director job probably looking at the Cannes duo winning strategy.In a recent interview he gave to Filmfestivals he was speaking of his programing directions.What kind of films screen at Toronto?I think Toronto has always been opened to every variety of film. Of course, popcorn movies don't always belong in a festival, but th...
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