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Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to receive honorary Golden Bears at 60th Berlinale

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime Achievements In 2010, the festival's 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. "Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure - in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla's name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ...

Berlin will pay tribute to Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase

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Homage Berlinale 2010: Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase to Receive Honorary Golden Bears for Their Lifetime AchievementsIn 2010, the festival’s 60th anniversary, the Berlinale is dedicating its Homage to two film artists who have decisively shaped post-war German cinema in different ways. “Hanna Schygulla and Wolfgang Kohlhaase both stand for renewal and departure – in West and East Germany. Hanna Schygulla’s name is inseparably connected with Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films. Wo...

Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009 Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 3...

Interview with New York Film Festival Program Director Richard Pena

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By Maria Esteves - October 26, 2009Dedicated to the loving memory of Florence Perlow Shientag (September 9, 1908 - October 7, 2009)As Lincoln Center celebrates it's 50th Anniversary (October 15, 2009 - January 16, 2010), Richard Pena (RP) program director and chairman of the selection committee at The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Italian Neorealism and the Birth of Modern Cinema at the Walter Reade Theater, October 30 - November 24, 2009. Pena discovered his love of film early in l...

Volker Schlöndorff turns 70

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"Light, Shadow and Movement. My Life and My Films" Now we can also say Happy 70th Birthday to Volker Schlöndorff who was born on March 31, 1949 in Wiesbaden. In his recently published autobiography "Light, Shadow and Movement" he candidly describes the steadfast bond between his life and his work. Schlöndorff`s career began in the early 1960s as an assistant to the then leading masters in France: Alain Resnais, Jean-Pierre Melville and Louis Malle. He made his first movie as early as 1966: YOU...

Berlinale Forum and Best First Feature Jury with Mannheim–Heidelberg Laureates

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This years jury member for the Best First Feature Film Award at the Berlin film festival, Iranian Rafi Pitts, made his first steps as a director in Mannheim-Heidelberg: He presented his debut Cinquieme Saison in 1997 in International Competition and came back to the festival of newcomers in 2000 with "Sanam". On both occasions, he was awarded the Special Prize of the International Jury. Pitts today is recognised to be one of the most renowned representatives of contemporary Iranian cinema.Having...

Film critic Peter W. Jansen dead

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Cultural journalist, essayist and publicist of the New German Film Peter W. Jansen has passed away. After a long illness and a few days after his 78th birthday, Peter W. Jansen died on November 15. The well-known journalist and long-time director of the national radio station SWR was one of Germany`s most renowned film critics. Since the Oberhausen Manifesto (1962) his unfailing reviews accompanied the New German Film. While the magazines he wrote for include Filmkritik, Filmbulletin as well as ...

Emily Atef (The Stranger in me) wins Grand Prix in Sao Paulo

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Last Thursday saw the 32nd Sao Paulo International Film Festival come to an end with a double success for THE STRANGER IN ME (DAS FREMDE IN MIR). Director Emily Atef won the prize for the „Best Film", and the prize for „Best Actress" went to Susanne Wolff. Wim Wenders, the festival's guest of honour, was presented with the „Humanity Award".German films were not only in large numbers in the competition, but also in the festival's other sections. Altogether, the festival showed 29 German fil...

Official Selection Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

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Official Programme: 06 – 16 November 200814 Kilometros / 14 Kilometers95 Min. by Gerardo Olivares, SpainOnly 14 kilometres short is the distance between North Africa and Spain. Yet, the real distance for African emigrants to get to Europe is unconceivable to European coevals. This moving film accompanies two young Africans on their way to Europe.German PremiereAmanecer de un sueño / Awaking from a Dream96 Min. by Freddy Mas Franqueza, SpainMarcel was left by his mother when he was eight years...

A European Cinema Feast At New York Film Festival

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  HUNGER (Steve McQueen, UK) Friday, October 10---------As it enters its final weekend, The New York Film Festival, which celebrated its 46th anniversary, has again been an extraordinary showcase of the pulse of contemporary European cinema.  Over almost five decades, the Festival has introduced and cemented the reputations in the United States of such iconic filmmakers as Michaelangelo Antonioni, Jean Luc Godard, John Schlesinger, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodovar,...

Japanese Film Wins Top Prize In Montreal

Monday, September 1-------After a 10 day marathon of world cinema, the Montreal World Film Festival concluded this evening with its gala Awards Ceremony and a screening of the French/Swiss/Belgian film Home, starring Isabelle Huppert. While French-language films are de rigeur in this French speaking city, the Festival’s highest honor went to a Japanese film. The Grand Prix des Ameriques, announced from the stage of the Theater Maisonneuve by Jury President (and Oscar nominated American directo...

Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal

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After a 10 day marathon of world cinema, the Montreal World Film Festival concluded this evening with its gala Awards Ceremony and a screening of the French/Swiss/Belgian film Home, starring Isabelle Huppert. While French-language films are de rigeur in this French speaking city, the Festival’s highest honor went to a Japanese film. The Grand Prix des Ameriques, announced from the stage of the Theater Maisonneuve by Jury President (and Oscar nominated American director) Mark Rydell, was awarde...

Cannes Directors Fortnight Celebration In New York

 Tuesday, July 1----------With the American economy in the crapper and the dollar at near record lows, a trip to the Cannes Film Festival has become an inexpensive indulgence, even for the media professionals who “must” be there. For the general public, who may be curious about what goes on along the famed shores of the Riviera, the difficulty of being part of the Cannes action is doubly difficult. Well, for the past month, Cannes has been made affordable and surprisingly accessible, with t...

Armin Mueller Stahl inKarlovy Vary

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Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will be guest at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. Then on July 6th the Karlovy Vary Art Gallery will host a gala opening of his paintings, at which time the actor will accept Prize of the town Karlovy Vary.The well-known actor is returning to the Karlovy Vary festival after 11 years: in 1997 he was a guest at the 32nd KVIFF. Some may even remember a visit the young artist made to the festival in 1962.An internationally renowned actor and director, Armin Mueller-Stahl (b. 193...

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SCHERMI D'AMORE 2008: LOVE IN PROGRESSTwelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d'Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of roman

Schermi d’Amore (Verona City) focus on romantic cinema

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Twelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d’Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of romantic cinema; a festival which has always been able to bring forgotten films back into our lives, put the spotlight on...

Festival Regard sur le Jeune Cinéma: « Sexe, liberté et cinéma » du 30 avril au 6 mai 2008

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Après Ces films qui travaillent le réel en 2006 et les films sauvages en 2007, la programmation annuelle 2008 de "Regard sur le Jeune cinéma" explorera les luttes pour les libertés sexuelles et l'émancipation des femmes. L'occasion pour la Mission cinéma de l'Espace Magnan de soutenir l'initiative de l'Association culturelle Polychromes et de partager quelques unes des soirées de la 1ère édition des Rencontres Cinématographiques "D'un genre à l'autre". En la prése...

Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks with this award. Austrian actor Karlheinz Böhm will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival for his achievements in German film and his humanitarian engagement as founder of the organization "Menschen für Menschen". Berlin actor, radio play and v...

Thessaloniki: Tandem Master Class with Chris Cooper & David Strathairn

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Thessaloniki: Tandem Master Class with Chris Cooper & David Strathairn November 22, 2007   Day number five of the fest opened with a One-Two punch tandem Master Class delivered by Oscar winner Chris Cooper and multiple award nominee Davis Strathairn, two of the best character actors currently active in American cinema. Both are here in Thessaloniki accompanying director John Sayles on his full-scale career retrospective, ongoing throughout the festival. Both actors have appeare...

Berlinale Camera for Karlheinz Böhm and Otto Sander

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks with this award. Austrian actor Karlheinz Böhm will be honoured with the Berlinale Camera at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival for his achievements in German film and his humanitarian engagement as founder of the organization "Menschen für Menschen". Berlin actor, radio play and voice artis...

2007 New York Film Festival post script

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The New York Film Festival never attempted to provide an overview of the contemporary film scene, the sort of panorama offered by the New York Tribeca film festival, Toronto or other major international festivals, nor does the NYFF stand for the marketing frenzy for independents increasingly noted at Sundance. To the contrary, selecting about 28 or 29 films each year, the NYFF has identified over the last 20 years under Richard Pena’s direction innovative film makers challenging past filmmakin...

EFA to deliver the first award for co production

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For the first time, this year's European Film Awards Ceremony will include the presentation of an award for co-production -- the Prix Eurimages. Eurimages, the support fund for co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works, has become a patron of the European Film Academy and has created this reward for European co-producers to acknowledge the decisive position which co-production occupies within the European film industry.The first Prix Eurimages wil...

Shooting Stars moves with Michael Ballhaus as new President

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After 10 successful years, European Film Promotion (EFP) has changed the concept for SHOOTING STARS: for the first time, EFP has appointed a jury of prominent industry figures to select the best nine from a variety of talented up-and-coming actors from the most diverse of European countries. They will be presented as SHOOTING STARS to an international professional audience during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. 22 EFP member countries have each nominated an actor. The jury w...

Munich’s Filmschoolfest kicks off with 27 world premieres

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The 27th Munich International Festival of Film Schools will be kicked off on November 17 & 18 with the special program "All human beings are born free and equal". The Goethe-Institut and the Remembrance and Future Fund held a film competition for film students on Human Rights. Students from film academies and colleges of art have tackled the First Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and developed concepts for short films. The juries in ten countries have chosen 47 projects for r...

Julie Delpy’s “Two Days in Paris” Will Close The Edinburgh Festival

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the final programme details for the 61st edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty feature-length films from thirty one countries, including one hundred and one new features of which twenty five are world or international premieres and sixty eight are UK premieres. Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s “Control”...

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