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San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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Official selection Jury Members THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY t...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY toANDREW BOVELL, MELISSA REEVES, PATRICIA CORNELIUS AND CHRISTOS ...

Open Air Cinema City

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First open air film festival in Serbia, Cinema City has been closed Sunday in ovation of the mainly young audience, with ceremony awards and at the end and a big drunken haze party in evening. No doubt that organizer, Exit did pretty much to cheer and entertain Novi Sad. Taking the fact that this pretty large and beautiful Serbian City has no cinema, the festival organized first open air cinema in Serbia. The festival fulfilled total capacity with total sale of tickets, with all open air sits...

First open air film festival in Serbia, Cinema City

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First open air film festival in Serbia, Cinema City has been closed Sunday in ovation of the mainly young audience, with ceremony awards and at the end and a big drunken haze party in evening. No doubt that organizer, Exit did pretty much to cheer and entertain Novi Sad. Taking the fact that this pretty large and beautiful Serbian City has no cinema, the festival organized first open air cinema in Serbia. The festival fulfilled total capacity with total sale of tickets, with all open air sits ta...

Bila Hudoud

Director: Nassim Abassi.
Yussra is young Moroccan woman who works as a fitness trainer in a sports center in Mohammedia. After having many disappointments with men, she finally meets someone new, Tarik, who seems to be really in love with her and wants to marry her. She doesn't know that Tarik has hidden from her his past as a drug trafficker. Soon his past catches up with him and Yussra's life is completely shattered

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...

Tallinn Black Nights FF EurAsia Competition

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  Saturday, November 29--------The main competition program at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which began last night, is EurAsia, new films from the European and Asian continents. Estonia sits at a great divide between East and West, and has stood as a way-station between those two nexuses for the past thousand years. The Festival encourages a mutually supportive point of view that sees both the differences and connections between European and middle Asian culture. The Fes...

Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents its 37th annual event October 8 to 19. With nearly 250 films in every conceivable format, several North American and world premieres, and one of the most enjoyable festival experiences anywhere, the FNC is more accessible than ever. Films from some sixty countries including shorts and feature-length films, documentary and fiction, animation, retrospectives, tributes, exhibits, industry meetings and special events 11 full days to satisfy the most di...

San Sebastian Awards

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Turkish female filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu's latest feature "Pandora'nın Kutusu" (Pandora's Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, which wrapped up its 56th edition Saturday. French actress Tsilla Chelton has also received one of two best actress awards for her role as Nusret in "Pandora's Box,". Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse has won the Special Jury Prize of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. ...

San Sebastian awards

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Turkish female filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu's latest feature "Pandora'nın Kutusu" (Pandora's Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, which wrapped up its 56th edition Saturday. French actress Tsilla Chelton has also received one of two best actress awards for her role as Nusret in "Pandora's Box,". Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse has won the Special Jury Prize of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. ...

Environmental Films Abu Dabi does some green too

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The second edition of the Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) announced today the selection of films to be shown in the “Festival of Festivals” and the “Environmental” programmes. They are considered by many to be the most exciting programmes taking place during MEIFF to be held in Abu Dhabi from 10th to 19th October 2008.“This initiative is important in that it brings to the local community internationa...

‘Pandora’s Box’ nailed highest award in San Sebastian

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Turkish female filmmaker Yeşim Ustaoğlu's latest feature "Pandora'nın Kutusu" (Pandora's Box) won the Golden Shell for Best Film at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, which wrapped up its 56th edition Saturday.French actress Tsilla Chelton has also received one of two best actress awards for her role as Nusret in "Pandora's Box,".Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse has won the Special Jury Prize of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.Makhmalbaf's 200...

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival selection

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The 7th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is approaching. Highlights of the festival programme include new Finnish documentary films, Masterclass and retrospective by and about Ulrich Seidl, a focus on Austria and a facinating selection of documentaries from Iran. The opening film of the festival is Recipes for Disaster by John Webster, which has its world premiere at DocPoint.DocPoint takes place in 23rd-27th of January 2008 in Helsinki, Finland. Accreditation to the festiv...

Malta cancels the first festival

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Hisham Abdel Khalek the founder of Malta International Film Festival had to announce the cancellation of the festival and shared the following comments.Filmfestivals.com team is sorry to see all these efforts go down and expresses its sympathy to Hisham and all his team members."Our team has been working relentlessly for a year to organize the first ever Malta International Film Festival scheduled in Valletta from September 15th to 23rd, 2007. As of June 2007, these efforts resulted in the confi...

Samira Makhmalbaf and father in Cannes

     Iranian Director Samira Makhmalbaf and her father, filmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf held a press conference today, Friday, May 18, 2007 at the All Suites Hotel, Cannes. The filming of her latest feature, Two-Legged Horse, came to a halt when a bomb exploded on-set in Afghanistan on March 28, 2007. The explosion killed one horse and injured six members of the cast and crew.  ...

Antalya favours East Europeans in US$400,000 festival-prize bonanza

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ANTALYA, Turkey ~ A Romanian movie called The Paper Will Be Blue picked up the top international prize of US$75,000 for Best Foreign Film at the 43rd Antalya Film Festival, while Best National Film and US$100,000 went to the owners of Destiny.In a night that gave particular recognition to East European films about change following the collapse of communism, some 33 awards were made and US$400,000 given away in cash prizes at a magnificently well-organised closing ceremony on Saturday night (23 S...

Antalya Film Festival opens under a starry starry sky

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The 43rd Antalya Film Festival got under way last night (Saturday September 16, 2006) at a glittering opening ceremony attended by several international celebrities including evergreen Faye Dunaway and the resurgent Helen Mirren.Some 6,000 people attended the two-hour ceremony under a starry sky in a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre on the outskirts of Antalya, a stunningly beautiful city-resort located on the Mediterranean coast some 500 kilometres south east of Istanbul and some 300 kilometre...

Vesoul, a passion for Asia marked by faithfulness and revival

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The 12th edition of Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté region) will be held from 31st January till 7th February 2006. This is the oldest film festival in Europe entirely dedicated to Asian cinema, from the Near East to the Far East. 72 films will be screened, out of which 37 are unreleased and about 20 are French, European or world premières. Faithful to India : International Jury’s Chairman will be famous Indian director Buddhadeb Dasgupta (...

The International Juries of the 61st Venice Fest

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The international juries of the 61st Venice Film Festival Venezia 61. - Venezia Orizzonti - Venezia Cinema Digitale Venezia 61 - Golden Lion John Boorman (UK, President). Director. He began his career as a documentary filmmaker in 1955 at the BBC. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes in 1998 for The General (the story of an Irish criminal) and in 1970 for Leo the Last (with Marcello Mastroianni). What stands out in his work is his great iconographic and narrative talent. Since his first Ame...

Berlinale Talent Campus exports its concept

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International Offspring for the Berlinale Talent Campus With the Talent Campus India (19 - 23 July), that finished only recently, the idea behind Berlinale Talent Campus was exported to Asia for the first time. 50 film talents from all over India joined the workshops of Osian's Cinefan Film Festival to learn from the likes of cameraman Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) and Mohsen and Samira Makhmalbaf.The Berlinale Talent Campus is extending its network further: This year similar events w...

Renewing policies on cultural exceptions - Forum

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AUDIOVISUAL AUTHORITIES, EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO STUDY WAYS TO FOSTER CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL OPERATOR ACTIVITYTHE MEETING, TO BE HELD AT BARCELONA FORUM 2004, WILL DISCUSS RENEWING THE POLICIES OF CULTURAL EXCEPTIONRepresentatives from the 98 audiovisual authorities in the world, together with operators, producers and experts will meet at Barcelona Forum 2004 to discuss the role that regulators can play in fostering cultural diversity. The new conc...

Gegen Die Wand wins Golden Bear in Berlin

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Following a 9 day long festival the members of the International Jury headed by Frances McDormand (USA), Maji-da Abdi (Ethiopia), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Italy), Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran), Peter Rommel (Germany), Gabriele Salvatores (Italy) and Dan Talbot (USA) have awarded the following prizes for feature films screening in the Competition to:The Golden Bear toGEGEN DIE WAND / Head On by Fatih AkinThe Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear toEL ABRAZO PARTIDO /Lost Embrace by Daniel BurmanThe Silver Bea...

Berlin Wraps Today

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The grand awards of Golden Bear for best film and several Silver Bear awards, 54th Berlinale will be chosen today at 2pm with a red carpet awards ceremony at 6.30. The International Jury for 2004 composed of Frances McDormand, Maji-da Abdi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Samira Makhmalbaf, Peter Rommel, Gabriele Salvatores and Dan Talbot, will announce the award winners.Moira Sullivan...

Göteborg Film Festival wraps

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Göteborg Film FestivalJanuary 23 -- February 2, 2004This year's Göteborg Film Festival kicked off on January 23 in the midst of a panorama of 500 films. The Göteborg fest, whose honorary president is Ingmar Bergman, is noted for its excellent selection of world cinema. Festival sections receive titles such as Iranian Images, Little Italy, Cuba Libre, Made in Argentina, Real Brazil, French Connection, Korean Highlights, Made in Spanish, Asian Hots, German Stories, USA documentaries and Critic'...

The Berlinale Jury members

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Which competition film or participant will take home a Golden or Silver Berlin Bear at the end of the Berlinale 2004 is decided by the International Jury. In 2004 this committee will again consist of seven international film experts from a variety of disciplines. This year’s President of the Jury is Frances McDormand, an Academy Award winner and star of independent film.The award ceremony of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival will be held at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday, February ...
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