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Rashid Masharawi

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

Winners VII International Euro Arab Film Festival Amal

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Best Feature film: A boyfriend for Yasmina Best Documentary: ex-aequo The one man's village and Checkpoint Rock. Songs from Palestine. Best Fiction Short Film: The north route Best Documentary Short Film: Stranger in my home Best Director: Rashid Masharawi for Laila´s birthday Best Actress Award: Suheir Hammad for Salt of this sea Best Actor Award: José Luis García Pérez for A boyfriend for Yasmina Television de Galicia Prize: Pommegranates and myrrh ...

MEIFF Announces Winners of 2009 Black Pearl Awards

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The Closing Ceremony for the third annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on Saturday evening. During the ceremony, celebrity guests including Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom and Eva Mendes presented the 2009 Black Pearl Awards to the winners of MEIFF’s competitions.The awards were the culmination of 10 days of cinema, with 128 films screened. Seventeen Narrative Features, fourteen Documentary Features, twenty‐five Short Films, and ten Stu...

MEIFF Abu Dhabi jury members

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region. The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by int...

Middle East Fest unveils juries

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region.The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by inte...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Expo...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Exposure (...

The Anti-Blockbuster: European Films On American Screens

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Summer is the traditional time at movie multiplexes for blockbuster films from the Hollywood studios that tend to focus more on explosions and special effects than effective storylines. While there is no denying the box office clout of such films as TRANSFORMERS, TERMINATOR SALVATION and WOLVERINE, there are some less deafening art films that are also being released on American screens. Call it counter-programming, a strategy of offering a breather ...

Kerala 2008 awards

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Two Outstanding films from Mexico and Venezuela bagged top honors at 13th International Film Festival of Kerala 2008 awards ceremony.Mexican film “Parque Via” directed by Enrique Rivero was declared best film. His film is a sad tale of loneliness experienced by a caretaker of a large mansion in Mexico City. Enrique Rivero had already won prizes at Locarno and Nantes for this film. Venezuelan filmmaker Mariana Rondon was chosen as best director for her film “Postcards from Leningrad”. Thi...

60 films in competition at Middle East International Film Fest

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Over 60 films from 32 countries around the world will take part in the Official Competition for this year's Middle East International Film Festival, running October 10-19, 2008.This year’s festival will see 138 films screened from East to West, up from 80 films in MEIFF’s inaugural festival in 2007. This year’s Official Competition is comprised of four sections: feature, documentary, short films and student films."I am pleased to say that MEIFF 2008 has attracted some of the top films, fil...

Middle East Int Film Fest to premiere key Arabic films

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The Middle East International Film Festival will premiere some of the most important Arabic films of the season Abu Dhabi: Mohamed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Vice Chairman of the Middle East International Film Festival, has announced that the second year of the festival will premiere seven films from the UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria. These films, to be shown in the International Competition Feature Film and Documentary sections, are some of the most important recent Arabic films. Premiering a...

Additions to Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival

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Acclaimed directors Daniel Burman, Christophe Honoré, Kim Ki-duk and Jaime Rosales feature among the Official Selection competitors at the coming San Sebastian Film Festival. They will be accompanied by one of the creators of Dogme 95 movement, Kristian Levring, the North American Courtney Hunt and the Palestinian Rashid Masharawi. These are the first confirmed names of contenders for the Golden Shell and other awards bestowed at the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 18-27 Se...

Documenta

105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08 • DOCUMENTA MADRID 08 presents its International Jury, who will select the best of the 105 films participating in the five competitive sections.• In its fifth year, the festival is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of May 68 as seen in its epicenters: France, the USA, Latin America and Eastern Europe.• The series What a Movement! brings back to

105 films from 38 countries will compete in DOCUMENTA MADRID 08

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Madrid, April 7, 2008 In its fifth year, DOCUMENTA MADRID continues it strong commitment to the Official Section.Out of the 999 films received—nearly a hundred more than last year (570 full-length films and 429 short films), 105 have been selected to participate in the different categories. The total prize-winnings this year have gone up to 73,000€. By category, they will compete in: 53 in the Original Documentary Section (19 full-length films and 34 short films); 27 in the Documentary Repor...

Cinéma oriental, politique et sociétés

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Difficile de ne pas parler de politique lorsqu’on parle d’Orient !Le Festival du Film Oriental a choisi de projeter des films qui peuvent répondre aux interrogations que se posent les spectateurs sur cette région complexe. Des débats viendront approfondir la réflexion autour de ces films. Ainsi, des court-métrages libanais réalisés pendant le dernier conflit seront présentés en partenariat avec le Festival Ayam Beyrouth. Des courts métrages israéliens, comme West Bank Story, d’A...

The Sydney Film Festival wrapped

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The Sydney Film Festival wrapped up a memorable two weeks of international and Australian films this weekend with the presentation of the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Film, the Urban Cinefile Audience Awards, as well as the FIPRESCI Award for Best Documentary. The awards were followed by the slick closing night film Thanks for Not Smoking, starring Aaron Eckhart as spin doctor Nick Naylor who works for the Academy of Tobacco Studies. Spiked with black humour (Nick dines every week with the ...

French Films and Directors at IFFR 2006 Rotterdam

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French cinema will once again be out in force at the 35th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This year’s rich and varied selection lines up both entirely French made films by either confirmed or new generation directors as well as numerous co-productions with worldwide countries.Internationally renewed French film makers will be topping the bill in this year’s main programme, with Patrice Chéreau’s GABRIELLE, Alain Cavalier’s THE FILMMAN (LE FILMEUR) and Michael Hanek...

The Global Film Initiative announces members of the Film Board

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The Global Film Initiative, a non-traditional film distributor specializing in independent films from the developing world, today announced the membership of its Film Board, internationally-recognized filmmakers, producers and visionaries who support the mission of The Initiative. The sixteen charter members of the Film Board span four continents, and share a passion for independent film from the developing world. Through these industry leaders, The Global Film Initiative reaches out to communi...

Next Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection of 39 projects

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Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund Spring Selection 2004 supports 39 film projectsIn the Spring 2004 Selection Round, the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) grants a total of Euro 525,000 (USD 642,000) to thirty-nine non-Western film-makers. Among the films receiving distribution grants are Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's WHISKY (a former CineMart Project) and IFFR 2004 Competition discovery DAYS OF SANTIAGO. VISITING UNCLE IDRIZ, the opening film of the Sarajevo...
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