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Jury's award films from the IFFR 2011 program

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Tiger Awards go to South Korea, Spain and Thailand   During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Oude Luxor Theater, the winning films of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The Tiger Awards Ceremony included a solo performance by Sonic Youth-front man Lee Ranaldo, member of the Tiger Awards Jury.   The three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea), Finisterrae by ...

Rotterdam announces full lineup Tiger Awards Competitions

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Fourteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2011. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes three world premieres. Two competing films have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2011 comprises twenty-eight films, ranging in length from six to fifty-two minutes. Five short films will see their world premieres in Rotterd...

A new film sector institute in the Netherlands

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  As of January 1, 2010, The Filmmuseum, Holland Film, the Netherlands Institute for Film Education, and the Filmbank will pool their resources and form a new organization. The merger of these associate institutes will result in an umbrella body for Dutch film culture, known for now as the Netherlands Film Sector Institute. The establishment of the Netherlands Film Sector Institute is the result of Education, Culture, and Sport Minister Ronald Plasterk's insistence that the secto...

DOKU.ARTS 2009: Call for entries

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DOKU.ARTS International festival for films on art 11-14 June 2009, fourth edition Filmmuseum Amsterdam CALL FOR ENTRIES – NOW OPEN The Filmmuseum Amsterdam and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund are pleased to announce the fourth edition of DOKU.ARTS, which will take place from 11 to 14 June 2009 at the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Call for entries The call for entries for DOKU.ARTS 2009 is now open! The deadline for film submissions is 15 March 2009 (materials must be receive...

NEWSLETTER N° 329: September 5, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

37th Rotterdam edition presents Free Radicals

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The 37th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January to 3 February 2008) is being realised under the leadership of director Rutger Wolfson after the departure of Sandra den Hamer. He is focusing on Free Radicals: film makers and artists who idiosyncratically and energetically follow their own course. In this context, film maker Robert Breer and artist Cameron Jamie are being honoured with Focus programmes. In addition, the festival is paying special attention to one-off film...

37th Rotterdam edition presents Free Radicals

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The 37th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January to 3 February 2008) is being realised under the leadership of director Rutger Wolfson after the departure of Sandra den Hamer. He is focusing on Free Radicals: film makers and artists who idiosyncratically and energetically follow their own course. In this context, film maker Robert Breer and artist Cameron Jamie are being honoured with Focus programmes. In addition, the festival is paying special attention to one-off film...

Rutger Wolfson appointed as new director of Rotterdam

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Rutger Wolfson director for the 2008 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam The Board of the International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Rutger Wolfson as director to arrange the organisation and artistic substance for the 2008 festival edition. He will assume this function part time and stay on in his present function as director of De Vleeshal, a centre for contemporary art in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The festival board has also appointed Stef Fleischeuer for the sa...

Sandra den Hamer says goodbye to Rotterdam

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"Dear friends, colleagues, partners, Although the news was out already a couple of months ago, the moment is there now... On Monday I will start in my new job as director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, which in two years time will move to a brand-new and spectacular Cinematheque with four state-of-the-art theatres, a large exhibition space and terrace on the waterfront. Although I am really honored and excited, I have to admit that it is not easy to say goodbye to all my friends, colleagues...

Sandra den Hamer leaves Rotterdam

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Sandra den Hamer leaves the International Film Festival Rotterdam to become, as of September 1, 2007 Director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Den Hamer has been involved in the festival organisation since 1986. One of the best attended cultural events in The Netherlands, the festival is well known internationally for its selective programming and for its CineMart and Hubert Bals Fund. The Board of the Rotterdam Film Festival, chaired by Melle Daamen, director of the Stadssc...

Rotterdam Festival line up

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The world premiere of La antena by Esteban Sapir from Argentina opens, Wednesday January 24, the 36th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Sapir’s film, supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund, is screening in the festival’s Tiger Awards Competition. La antena is one of nineteen new Hubert Bals Fund supported films, including eight world premieres, in Official Selection. Festival Director Sandra den Hamer: “La antena is one of next season's most lovingly crafted and st...

New Industry-Sales services announced for Rotterdam Fest

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the launch of a program of new industry and sales services. These will include the creation of a Sales Club; extension of the Rotterdam Film Office’s role as mediator throughout the year; an improved industry accreditation system and more regular industry newsletters (TigerTopics).Rotterdam festival director Sandra den Hamer is proud to announce that Marnix van Wijk, former Fortissimo Films VP of Marketing & Festivals, has joined the f...

Rotterdam announces full line up VPRO Tiger Awards Competition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected fourteen films for the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition of its 35th edition which will start January 25. The Competition line up counts nine world premieres, three international premieres and two European premieres. Four titles were supported by the IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund and one title was previously selected as CineMart Project. Two competition titles have been acquired already for release in The Netherlands: LAND OF THE BLIND and NORTHERN ...

Rotterdam to open with Nagasaki’s Heart, Beating In The Dark

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The 35th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam will be opened, on Wednesday January 25, 2006 with the European premiere of HEART, BEATING IN THE DARK by Nagasaki Shunichi. The Japanese director, also honoured by Rotterdam as Filmmaker in Focus with tribute screenings of a choice of his works, will attend the festival’s Opening Night Ceremony.Rotterdam festival director Sandra den Hamer: “HEART, BEATING IN THE DARK (2005) is an excellent film and also an extraordinary, multilay...

Istanbul Golden Tulip for 2 (Gilles' wife/Kohi Jikou )

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Awards of the 24th International İstanbul Film FestivalINTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONThe International Jury of the 24th International İstanbul Film Festival was presided over by Jane Campion (director, New Zealand) and composed of Valentina Cervi (actress, Italy), Jan Chapman (producer, Australia), Meltem Cumbul (actress, Turkey), Robert Daudelin (film critic, Canada), Monty Montgomery (producer, USA) and Yeşim Ustaoğlu (director, Turkey). The GOLDEN TULIP Award has been given ex ...

IFFR Director Sandra den Hamer happy with her 1st fest

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IFFR Director Sandra den Hamer has said that both box-office income and admissions are on target this year to ‘slightly exceed’ those of last year. A weary but upbeat Den Hamer, who says she has been buoyed by the ‘smiley, happy faces’ she has encountered over the past 10 days, was revelling in what she called ‘a great festival.’ Geoffrey Macnab asked her for her conclusions from her first solo festival. Perhaps inevitably, the first part of this year’s event was dominated by discu...

Rotterdam to open with Depardon and close with Miyazaki

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Rotterdam opens with Depardon's 10E CHAMBREIFFR's Closing Night Film: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by MiyazakiWednesday 26 January, the 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) opens with French court documentary 10E CHAMBRE, INSTANTS D'AUDIENCES (THE 10TH DISTRICT COURT, MOMENTS OF TRIALS) by Raymond Depardon. Later that evening the IFFR presents SIDEWAYS by US director Alexander Payne as its first 2005 public screening. The IFFR closes next Saturday February 5 with HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Jap...

Rotterdam Fest introduces changes & new sections

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam introduces, during its upcoming 34th edition (January 26 - February 6, 2005), three new programme sections that will replace the Main Programme Features and Hubert Bals Fund Harvest. Together, the new sections contain around hundred fiction features and documentaries. Selected as Film-maker in Focus, French cinéaste Benoit JACQUOT receives a Rotterdam tribute programme of part of his film and television oeuvre along with the screening of his recent feat...

Rotterdam Berlinale express market

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Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2004: Rotterdam's CineMart and the new Berlinale Co-Production Market collaborate.The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Berlin International Film Festival will continue with the 'Rotterdam-Berlinale Express'. Five CineMart 2004-projects will be presented during the Berlinale Co-Production Market, which will take place on Sunday, February 8, and Monday, February 9, 2004.The five selected projects in the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2004 are:3 NEEDLES;...

Rotterdam audience award to La Meglio Gioventu

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 21 - February 1, 2004Giordana's LA MEGLIO GIOVENTÙ grabs KPN Audience AwardClosing up February 1, 2004, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has equalled its 2003 attendance record of 355.000 visits to its films, exhibitions, debates and talkshows. Among the nearly 2,500 IFFR 2004 festival guests, the attendance of filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Catherine Breillat and legendary footballer Johan Cruijff (subject of the Dutch documentary J...

1st edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market

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Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2004: Rotterdam’s CineMart and the new Berlinale Co-Production Market collaborate The Berlin International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR, January 21 – February 1, 2004) will continue with the Rotterdam-Berlinale Express. Five CineMart 2004 projects will be presented during the Berlinale Co-Production Market, which will take place on Sunday, February 8, and Monday, February 9, 2004.The five chosen projects in the Rotterdam-Berlin...
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