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Bears and Awards for the Best Films in Berlinale Shorts

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The International Short Film Jury awarded the Golden Bear and the Jury-Prize Silver Bear, the DAAD Short Film Award and the nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film 2010.    The Golden Bear for the best short film goes to Händelse Vid Bank by Ruben Östlund from Sweden. 96 people are reconstructing a failed bank robbery witnessed in 2006. "Everybody imagines a bank robbery as it is presented in the cinema: everything is perfectly organized and is executed fa...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents. “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinematographer Johan King. In “Fishy”, director Maria Blom, one such St...

23 Producers on the move: European programme in Cannes

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Ten years ago saw European Film Promotion (EFP) bring ambitious up-and-coming producers together for the first time from various European countries for the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme in Cannes. The goal was to support them in their networking on a European level and attract the attention of the international film industry and press. The programme, which is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the EFP member organisations and sponsors, has since been established as a label an...

Strong European Focus At Miami Film Festival

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  Tuesday, March 10------The World Competition section of the Miami International Film Festival, one of the three important competitions of the event, showcases the latest works from up-and-coming film auteurs from around the world. This year, the program has a strong European focus, with many of the films making their U.S. premieres at the event.   France has the biggest presence, with two films representing the best of new Gallic cinema. I WANT TO SEE (Je Veux Voir) is a Frenc...

Strong European Focus at Miami Film Festival

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The World Competition section of the Miami International Film Festival, one of the three important competitions of the event, showcases the latest works from up-and-coming film auteurs from around the world. This year, the program has a strong European focus, with many of the films making their U.S. premieres at the event. France has the biggest presence, with two films representing the best of new Gallic cinema. I WANT TO SEE (Je Veux Voir) is a French/Lebanese co-production by Lebanese direc...

CineMart selects 36 film projects

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38th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January – 1 February 2009 CineMart selects 36 film projects for the 26th edition of the co-production market From almost 500 submissions, 36 international film projects have been selected to be presented at CineMart (25 - 29 January 2009) to an expected 850 international producers, sales agents, distributors and funds. The selection includes project by Zhang Yuan (EAST PALACE, WEST PALACE), Erik Skjoldbjærg (INSOMNIA), Ruben Östlund (INVOLUNTA...

Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival

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Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film FestivalThe jury now presents its selection for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2008 comes from the USA, and tells a gripping story of border smuggling across the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence River.The Bronze Horse for best feature 2008 goes to “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt. Hunt’s story takes place in the days before Christmas near a little...

Heavy Swedish Film presence at the Stockholm Fest

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Record Number of Swedish Films at the 19th Edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival Nov. 20-30With less than two months to go, the Stockholm International Film Festival is gearing up for 11 days of quality film from around the world that includes a record number of Swedish films. The festival presents nine new Swedish films, of which no less than four features will compete for the 16 pound Bronze Horse in this year´s Stockholm XIX Competition. In addition, the festival has for t¬h...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

Baz Luhrmann´s Australia to close Stockholm

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Stockholm International Film Festival 19th edition will run November 20 to 30.Baz Luhrmann´s epic romantic action adventure Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, will join this year’s line-up of 170 films from over 40 countries slated to screen at the Stockholm International Film Festival in November. Luhrmann's film is set in northern Australia during World War II and centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a cattle station the size of Belgium. When English cattl...

Feature film competition at Milano Film Festival

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FEATURE FILM COMPETITIONMilano Film Festival – 13th editionAinda orangotangos (Still Orangutans) by Gustavo Spolidoro, Brasile, 2007, 35mm, 81'From Brazil a reckless film shot using one single long take. Eight stories collide, creating an almost surreal atmosphere.El asesino entre nosotros (The Murderer Among Us) by Daniel Benavides, Cile, 2007, DV, 83'A Chilean film, written by a secondary-school class. A murder, many suspects. A cold, sharp, disenchanted noir thriller.Ballast by Lance Hammer...

Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The 6th edition of the Brussels European Film Festival closed down this Sunday 6 July with the Award Ceremony, followed by the closing film TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, in presence of the Polish director. Official Competition The Jury Bruno Merle (director « Héros » – France) Peter Wenham (production designer « Blood Diamond », « The Bourne Supremacy », « The Queen », « The Bourne Ultimatum » – Great Britain) Aneta Lesnikovska (director « Does it hurt ? The first Balkan Dogma ...

Brussels European Film Festival's line up

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The 6th Brussels European Film Festival will take place from Saturday 28 June until Sunday 6 July 2008 at the Flagey theatre, in collaboration with Cinédécouvertes. The Festival continues its role of discovering European talents by focusing on first and second long feature films from all over Europe. Following its fruitful collaboration with the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Festival widens its horizons by reaching to the five continents. The Compétition Age d'Or – Cinédécouvertes pres...

Cannes unveils 61st edition line up may 13-25

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The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Kusturica, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda willbear Hollywood Flag high on the steps.54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, 23 over 2 years)...

Dakino Trophy awarded to Dawn

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DaKINO Trophy Fiction Section: Before Dawn directed by Balint Kenyeres(Hungary)DaKINO Trophy - Documentary Section: Undressing My Mother by Ken Wardrop(Ireland). - FictionBest Director:Autobiographical Scene No. 6882 , by Ruben Ostlund (Sweden) Best Image Award: Before Dawn (Hungary) ,directed by Balint Kenyeres, director of photography Matyas ErdelyBest Screenplay Award: Dark Night, directed by Leon Prudovsky (Israel)Special Jury Award: Maestro , by Geza M. Toth (Hungary) Special Mention of th...

50th Cork Film Festival awards winners

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50th CORK FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS Jameson Award for Best Irish Short FilmKilling The Afternoon, dir. Margaret CorkerySpecial MentionThe Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish, dir. Andrew LeggeClaire Lynch Award for Best First Short by an Irish DirectorHitch, dir. Mik DuffyBest International Short FilmMuseum Piece (Hotel Diaries 2) dir. John SmithSpecial MentionsHeydar, An Afghan in Tehran, dir. Babak Jalali. Iran/EnglandAutobiographical Scene No. 6882, dir. Ruben Östlund, SwedenYouth Jury A...

Tsotsi biggest award winner at Edinburgh Fest

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The 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival drew to an official close with the Awards Ceremony, held Sunday at the Caledonian Hilton following the premiere of the Business.The biggest award winner of the day was clearly Tsotsi, the South African gang drama, which walked away with both the Standard Life Audience Award, and The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film. Producer Peter Fudakowski, on accepting the first award, said he was “particularly grateful to Edinburgh for di...

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