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16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

The Palestine Film Festival returns to Barbican in April for five days

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  The Palestine Film Festival returns to Barbican in April for five days, showcasing more than 40 works, and will bring London audiences the widest array yet of film and video work on, and from, Palestine and the region. Opening with the UK Premiere of Man Without a Cellphone (Dir Sameh Zoabi), this year's festival will also include a rare journey into the British imperial film archives and a brand new drama from director Tawfik Abu Wael (Atash/Thirst, 2004). You will also find att...

The London Palestine Film Festival 2012 highlights

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Barbican FilmThe London Palestine Film Festival 2012 Friday 20 April – Wednesday 25 Aprilbarbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527www.palestinefilm.orgFrom Friday 20 April to Wednesday 25 April, the London Palestine Film Festival returns to the Barbican. Opening with the UK Premiere of Sameh Zoabi’s debut feature, Man Without a Cellphone, the 2012 festival showcases more than 40 works, including a rare journey into the British imperial film archives, Susan Sontag’s striking 1974 film ...

Arabian Nights in Palm Springs

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  Focus on ARAB CINEMA at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. At the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this year (January 05-16, 2012), a showcase of Arab cinema from North Africa to the Middle East will be screened. The film lineup entitled: ‘ARABIAN NIGHTS: A Showcase from the Middle East’ will premier 11 films from the new wave of pan-Arabic cinema this past year during one of the region’s most explosive and revolutionary per...

Arabian Nights at Palm Springs International Film Festival

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  Focus on ARAB CINEMA at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. At the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this year (January 05-16, 2012), a showcase of Arab cinema from North Africa to the Middle East will be screened. The film lineup entitled: ‘ARABIAN NIGHTS: A Showcase from the Middle East’ will premier 11 films from the new wave of pan-Arabic cinema this past year during one of the region’s most explosive and revolutionary per...

Second Annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup

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During a press conference at the Villaggio Cineplex in Doha this morning, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the Arab Film Competition, the first 30 titles in the World Panorama section, the Arab Short Film Competition and a Special Screening for the 2nd annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 26-30 October, will present a rich showcase including 4 world premieres. Headlining the second edition is award-winning French-Algerian director Rachid Boucha...

Cinemed Awards

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Feature films The Tour Pranzo di ferragosto A Fiance for Yasmina • Golden Antigone (City and District of Montpellier)  Jury : Danielle Arbid (director, Lebanon), Florence Colombani (director, writer, France), Philippe Faucon (director, France), Dominique Fernandez (writer, member of the Académie française, France), Henry-Jean Servat (journalist, writer, France)  The Tour, by Goran Markovic ( Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)  €15,000 awarded by the City a...

Cinemed awards to best films from Mediteranean countries

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Cinemed wrapped a 10 days extravagnza dedicated to films from the Mediterranée. Definitely the biggest event in that genre. The 30th edition brought panache and awards.The feature films Jury included Danielle Arbid (director, Lebanon), Florence Colombani (director, writer, France), Philippe Faucon (director, France), Dominique Fernandez (writer, member of the Académie française, France), Henry-Jean Servat (journalist, writer, France) Feature films Awards:Golden Antigone (City and District of ...

Aspen Shortsfest 2006 is a Wrap!

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Premiers, Packed Houses, Prestigious Jury Awards and More… Aspen Shortsfest celebrated an eclectic mix of short films including several world and North American premiers to big crowds and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 15th edition. Laughter, applause—even screams—could be heard throughout the festival in Aspen and Carbondale. The Audience Favorite Award was a 3-way split between The Danish Poet (North American premier, Torill Kove, Canada/Norway; animation), Mons...

52 first features and shorts at Angers Premiers Plans

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8 european first feature filmsEen ander zijn geluk (Someone Else’s Happiness) - Fien Troch - BelgiumMeleğin düşüşü (La Chute de l'ange) - Semih Kaplanoğlu - TurkeyPavee Lackeen - Perry Ogden - IrelandRyna - Ruxandra Zenide - Swiss / RomaniaSauf le respect que je vous dois - Fabienne Godet - FranceSchläfer - Benjamin Heisenberg - AustriaStesti (Something Like Happiness) - Bodhan Slama - Czech RepublicThe Passenger - François Rotger - France / Canada / Japan8 european fi...

Cinéfondation award goes to Tisch /Antonio Campos

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Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation in 1998 with the intent of sniffing out upcoming talent. This official selection of movies from film schools has been presented each year at the Festival ever since. On the program, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia were selected from among the 1,200 submitted.Jury President Edward Yang was accompanied by Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah in making the prize-winning decisions:1st Prize:...

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