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27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

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  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

Sally Potter, Claire Denis and Günter Wallraff on their way to Göteborg

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The guest line up for the 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival is as always full of interesting film personalities. Among the most prominent guests are Sally Potter, Claire Denis, Günter Wallraff, Jessica Hausner and Vittorio Storaro. The British director behind Orlando, Sally Potter (picture), is visiting Göteborg with her new film Rage. Rage takes place on a cat walk where brutal things start to happen. All published on the internet by an intern. The French director Claire...

Lourdes

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Lourdes (Dir Jessica Hausner 2009 Austria) Jessica Hausner's new film Lourdes may be the most mysterious film screened at this year's Tallinn film festival, one that takes a story of religious and spiritual import and casts that world and those themes down a gauntlet that suggests Hitchcock and Tati in its supremely calibrated conceptual suspense and encircling humor.  The story finds a wheelchair-bound Sylvie Testud, whose character is suffering from multiple-sclerosis, traveling...

New record when Gôteborg festival closes

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The 32nd edition of The Göteborg International Film Festival broke a new record. In total of 124 500 tickets were sold for 700 screenings of 450 films from 65 different countries. 31 000 member ship cards were sold. This means that the festival manifests its strong position, and once again increases both ticket and membership sales. Over a three year period the memberships have increased by 29 %.During the closing press conference today Marit Kapla summed up her second year as festival director...

NEWSLETTER N° 394: December 17, 2008

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Our newsletter reaches over 70 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

Roy Andersson new Honorary President at Göteborg

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Director Roy Andersson will be the new Honorary President of Göteborg International Film Festival and successor of Ingmar Bergman. Roy Andersson will participate during the upcoming festival with a collection of his short films.Roy Andersson is well known all over the world for his feature films You the Living, Songs from the Second Floor, Giliap and A Swedish Love Story. With his strong integrity, profound engagement in questions of democracy and society, and with his daring and innovative tak...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

Soup Du Jour SFIFF

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 Here is what's going on today at the festival in San Francisco, courtesy of                   fest08.sffs.org Who’s In Town? Arriving today are directors Dorota Kedzierzawska (Time to Die) and Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg); actor Danuta Szaflarska (Time to Die); cinematographer Arthur Reinhart (Time to Die); and Founder’s Directing Award recipient Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy). What to Do? By chance, Newton I. Aduaka’s harrowing Ezra, about child soldiers ...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

A sneak peak Nordic countries films to compete for the Oscar from the Scandinavia House

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On January 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2008, Scandinavia House will present a special sneak preview of all five films chosen by the Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the category of Best Foreign Language Film, 2007 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They have been selected by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as the best films released in those countries in 2007. Scandinavia House is pleased to present Jar City (Mýrin), January 7, directed by Baltasa...

European Film Award Nominations

 Monday, November 5---------The European Film Academy has announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards during this past weekend's Seville Film Festival. Academy members, who number over 1800, will now vote for the winners, which will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on December 1st. The nominees and ultimate winners should give an indication of what European films will be nominated for Oscar and BAFTA Awards later this season.BEST EUROPEAN FILM4 LUNI, ...

Nominations for the European Film Awards

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At the Seville Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards.The 1,800 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Berlin.Nominated are:EUROPEAN FILM 20074 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Romania directed by Cristian Mungiu produced by Mobra Film SRLAUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (The Edge of Heaven), Germany/Turkey directed by Fatih Akin ...

competition from Flanders International Film Festival Ghent

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34th Flanders International Film Festival GhentSpecials:- Monday 8 Oct: Pre-Opening @ Kinepolis: Sicko – Michael Moore – USA 2007 (A-Film) - Tuesday 9 Oct: Official Opening Festivalpreviews @ Kinepolis: Closing The Ring – R. Attenborough – UK/Canada/USA 2007 (A-Film)Official Opening competition @ Kinepolis: In The Valley Of Elah – Paul Haggis – USA 2007 (KFD) Opening Almost Cinema in Vooruit: Sand And Sorrow – Paul Freedman – USA 2007 (Paradiso)- Friday 19 Oct – 8pm: Clos...

October 19 curtain-raiser for 3rd Eurasia Film Festival in Antalya (Turkey)

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The 3rd International Eurasia Film Festival, curtain-raiser for Turkey's 44th Antalya Film Festival, is all set to open on October 19 and will feature a showcase of much-acclaimed recent films of international origin. Displaying the latest productions and hosting their performers and directors at Antalya, the Eurasia Film Festival covers a line up of highly praised films produced  during the last two years. Awards of US$75,000 and US$25,000 will be granted to the “Best Film” and the ...

EFA 42 films competing for the European Film Awards

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42 films on the selection list for the European Film Awards 2007. In contrast to other years, none of the big film nations have more than three films on the list and with 26 countries represented, this year’s selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.As you know, in the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list.To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board members and invi...

Neufchatel NIFFF achieves record attendance (17 000)

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With 17,000 spectators, the 7th edition of the NIFFF achieves unprecedented success After six days and nights of intense cinematographic emotions shared by 17,000 spectators—4000 more than in 2006—the 7th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival is about to award its eight prizes as it comes to a close tonight. Presided by French director Lucile Hadzihalilovic and composed of Mo Hayder, Franziska Weisz, Douglas Buck and Jaume Balaguero, the International Jury has chosen to reward Roy...

UIP support to shorts in Europe

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CINEMA16 TAKES MOODYSSON, GODARD, KIESLOWSKI, VON TRIER, LECONTE, TYKWER, MULLAN, MORETTI SHORTS OUT ACROSS EUROPE – IT’S A “FILM FESTIVAL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME”.Following the success of the CINEMA16: BRITISH SHORT FILMS DVD, featuring Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Greenway and others, Cinema16 is now set to release a selection of the best classic and award winning European shorts in June.CINEMA16: EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS offers the opp...

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