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A Separation wins at the Sydney Film Festival

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A Separation wins the Sydney Film Prize at the 2011 Sydney Film FestivalSydney Film Festival Jury President, Chen Kaige announced A Separation as thewinner of the 2011 Sydney Film Prize at the Official Competition Awards lunch today at the Wharf Restaurant. The $AUD60,000 Sydney Film Prize is the largest of its kind for film in Australia. The Official Competition and the Sydney Film Prize is sponsored by iShares and a Dinosaur Designs trophy is also presented to the winning film.Chen Kaige, spea...

BigPond Adelaide Film Festival wrap figures and awards

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  The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film SNOWTOWN (Best Feature) ,the thrilling and poignant SENNA (Best Documentary)  and the moving THE PALACE (Best Short) in the BigPond Audience Awards. Of the 48 Australian films that screene...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival golden moments

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The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has been a huge success with 30 sold out sessions and an overall increase in attendances of 22%, contributing to a 16% increase in box office revenue from 2009. BAFF audience members also voted via SMS and online to vote the stunning new Australian film SNOWTOWN (Best Feature) ,the thrilling and poignant SENNA (Best Documentary)  and the moving THE PALACE (Best Short) in the BigPond Audience Awards. Of the 48 Australian films that screened at ...

2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival kicked off

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  Adelaide was buzzing this week as hundreds of national and international filmmakers, film industry figures and talent filled the city for the opening weekend of the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF).   The Festival, officially opened by the Premier of South Australian, the Hon Mike Rann, commenced with the world premiere screening of Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond's highly anticipated documentary MRS CAREY'S CONCERT, followed by a surprise live performance by Emil...

The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program

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  The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program was launched this morning by the Minister assisting the Premier of the Arts, the Hon John Hill MP; Deputy Chairman Vivienne Skinner and Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick at the Palace Nova East End Cinemas in Adelaide, one of the main venues for this year's festival.   Taking place from 24 February to 6 March, the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival will present a dynamic program of screenings, special events, worksho...

2011 BigPond® Adelaide Film Festival program launched!

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The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) program was launched this morning by the Minister assisting the Premier of the Arts, the Hon John Hill MP; Deputy Chairman Vivienne Skinner and Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick at the Palace Nova East End Cinemas in Adelaide, one of the main venues for this year’s festival.Taking place from 24 February to 6 March, the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival will present a dynamic program of screenings, special events, workshops and forums, which is...

Art for the world Project

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In order to celebrate the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, the “Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)” initiated the project ART FOR THE WORLD. This project consists of a feature that is compiled from several 3-minute short films by approximately 22 filmmakers and video-artists. In collaboration with the Italian authorities and the World Cinema Foundation of Martin Scorsese, the world premiere of this film will take place during the International Film Festival ...

Julie Ryan and Jane Yuile as new Directors of the SAFC Board.

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Chair of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), Cheryl Bart todayannounced that the Premier of South Australia and Minister for the Arts, the Hon Mike Rann MP has appointed Julie Ryan and Jane Yuile as new Directors of the SAFC Board.“I am very pleased to welcome Julie and Jane to the Board of the SAFC. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience that I’m sure will prove invaluable to the future direction and continued success of the SAFC. Julie’s appointment demonstra...

Walking The Rome Red Carpet on Saturday

 Saturday, October 20--------On only the third day of the Festival, the star power on the Rome Red Carpet is truly impressive. As the Festival gets into high gear, it will premiere a number of important films in all its various sections and welcome the international elite of the film world to the Eternal City. The movie stars, film autuers and cinema mavericks include:Francis Ford Coppola, Director, screening his new film YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTHTim Roth, Actor, YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH Alexandra Maria...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

More Documentary Reviews and Film Noir Previews

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Documentary features are beginning to come into their own, not only on the festival circuit but in selected commercial cinemas as well, as more and more perceptive moviegoers, tired of paying ten dollars a shot for mainstream mindlessness, are beginning to look for films that actually have something to say. Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" was a real ground-breaker when it was awarded the top prize at Cannes two years ago, the first time a documentary film was so recognized at this topper of al...

Adelaide Fest Natuzzi and Fipresci prize winners announced

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The Adelaide Film Festival is delighted to announce STILL LIFE by Jia Zhang-Ke as the winner of the inaugural NATUZZI International Award for Best Feature Film with special mention to SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and DARATT by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, as winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best First or Second Feature. The winners were announced last night, at the closing night of the Adelaide Film Festival and world premiere screening of Rolf de Heer’s...

2007 Adelaide Film Festival Program launched

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The 2007 Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) program was launched this morning by Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick at the Palace Cinemas in Adelaide, one of the main venues for this year’s festival. Taking place from February 22 to March 4, the 2007 AFF will present a dynamic program of screenings, special events, workshops and forums, which is expected to attract over 45,000 film lovers and film makers across its 11-day program. This festival, the third AFF will present an astounding 17 world pre...

FIPRESCI comes to the Adelaide Film Festival

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Adelaide Film Festival has announced Michael James Rowland’s debut feature Lucky Miles and Rolf De Heer’s newest feature film, Dr Plonk as the Opening and Closing Night films for the 2007 festival. Both films are part of a slate of twelve new Australian films which received funding from the Adelaide Film Festival Fund and will premiere at the 2007 Festival, running from February 22 to March 4. Festival Director, Katrina Sedgwick said, ‘It is wonderful to be able to program both our openin...

Bahamas Film Fest with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

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Though clouded by a lack of the customary Bahamian sun, this festival branded as ‘cinema in paradise’ and guided by ‘Spirit of Freedom’ and ‘New Visions” awards in the documentary and narrative sections completed its third edition at the upscale Atlantis Hotel on December 10th.Over a four day period more than 60 fifty films were screened including selections spotlighting recent Caribbean and Bahamanian film making, family oriented productions, and films in the Nicolas Cage Retrospe...

50 ans de carrière de Bernadette Lafont

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Née à Nîmes, Bernadette Lafont se destinait à la danse. Elle entre à l'opéra de Nîmes où elle fait la connaissance de son futur mari Gérard Blain. À Paris, elle rencontre François Truffaut, qui lui offre son premier rôle dans Les Mistons (1957). Elle devient rapidement une figure représentative de la Nouvelle Vague. Elle a été l'héroïne de Une belle fille comme moi de François Truffaut et des films de Claude Chabrol comme Le beau Serge. Elle interprète le rôle de Marie dans L...

“The old Barber” won Golden Peacok award at IFFI-Goa.

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The curtain came down on the 37th Edition of International film Festival at Goa. The Chinese film “Old Barber” directed by Hasi chaolu won the top honor of Golden Peacock and Rs.10 lakh. The 105 minute is about the pure art of Barbers in Beijing. The panel of jury, headed by Australian director Rolf de Heer with other Panel members, decalred special jury award, to Bangaladesh’s “Nirontar”, directed by Abu Sayeed. This is also an official entry for academy awards. While thanks giving, ...

“The old Barber” won Golden Peacok award at IFFI-Goa.

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The curtain came down on the 37th Edition of International film Festival at Goa. The Chinese film “Old Barber” directed by Hasi chaolu won the top honor of Golden Peacock and Rs.10 lakh. The 105 minute is about the pure art of Barbers in Beijing. The panel of jury, headed by Australian director Rolf de Heer with other Panel members, decalred special jury award, to Bangaladesh’s “Nirontar”, directed by Abu Sayeed. This is also an official entry for academy awards. While thanks giv...

“The old Barber” won Golden Peacok award at IFFI-Goa.

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The curtain came down on the 37th Edition of International film Festival at Goa. The Chinese film “Old Barber” directed by Hasi chaolu won the top honor of Golden Peacock and Rs.10 lakh. The 105 minute is about the pure art of Barbers in Beijing. The panel of jury, headed by Australian director Rolf de Heer with other Panel members, decalred special jury award, to Bangaladesh’s “Nirontar”, directed by Abu Sayeed. This is also an official entry for academy awards. While thanks giving...

The Bahamas International Film Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 7th – 10th, 2006. Festival attendees will delight in the nation’s tropical beauty and cultural charms thanks to Founding Sponsors Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Audiences will enjoy BIFF screenings at the...

Ten Canoes wins at Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent

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Ten Canoes wins the 33rd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - GhentTen Canoes by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr has won the Grand Prize for Best Film at the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. The international jury, under the chairmanship of Jan Harlan, announced the winner on Saturday evening. The ceremony was followed by a screening of the closing film Black Book in the presence of director Paul Verhoeven. The Festival was closed in style with a masked ball at ...

Rio Film Festival will feature 300 films and docus

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Rio International Film Festival 2006 will run September 21 - October 5 It is not by chance that the city which has inspired filmmakers across the world hosts the world's fifth largest film festival. Last year, a record 230,000 tickets were sold in the two week period of the festival, and more than 300 filmmakers and industry delegates turned up to celebrate the art and craft of cinema. This year's Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), which kicks off this Thursday, September 21 and continue...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Aspen Filmfest preview

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The 28th annual Aspen Filmfest runs September 26 through October 1, 2006, in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. For six days this resort valley’s favorite fall party will host advance previews of new films and award-winning documentaries from six of seven continents, as well as a tribute to Harrison Ford. With the chance to be among the first in the States to see some films, as well as enjoy highlights from the festival circuit, Aspen audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their ...

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 ...

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