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The Awards of the 68th Venice Film Festival

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VENEZIA 68  Golden Lion for Best Film  Faust by Aleksander Sokurov (Russia) Silver Lion for Best Director  Shangjun CAI for the film Ren Shan Ren Hai (People Mountain People Sea) (China - Hong Kong)   Special Jury Prize  Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese (Italy)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actor  Michael Fassbender in the film Shame by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actress  Deanie Yip in the film Tao jie (A Simple Life) by Ann Hui (China - ...

NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

Attendance records set new Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (more than zombies)

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The cavalcade of films screened at the 5th annual Haapsalu Fantasy and Horror Film Festival (HOFF), which closed on Sunday, featured 31 films from 15 countries. The festival, which also boasted a "zombie parade" for the first time and other special events, was visited by more than 2500 people - a new record for the five-year-old event. "The participants in the opening day parade and the film festival attendance record clearly show that this festival is important and n...

HOFF to honour three international film directors

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  The fifth annual Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival set to kick off this Friday will be awarding White Lady awards to three film-makers whose films are being screened at the festival.  At a ceremony to be held 9pm at Friday in the courtyard of the Episcopal Castle, Adam Mason will be awarded a world premiere award for his new film, "Pig", as well as  Shinya Tsukamoto will receive a festival's achievement award.   British film-maker Adam Mason wins his W...

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - April 18, 2010 The 9th Tribeca Film Festival 2010 (TFF ‘10) in New York sponsored by founding sponsor American Express will be held in selected theatres, April 21 - May 2, 2010. The festival founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff annually presents the largest celebration of film, music, and culture. This year's festival showcasing 85 narrative, documentary, and 47 short films from 38 countries includes opening and closing premieres, gala receptions, p...

focus on new French horror at the Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival

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The fifth Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF), to be held from 23-25 April at the Haapsalu Cultural Centre, will feature a total of 30 films from 15 countries, of which 19 are full-length features. This year's festival will focus on new French horror.   Estonia's only festival devoted to the fantasy, horror, science fiction and trash film genres will run from 23-25 April at Haapsalu, Estonia (http://www.haapsalu.ee/) - once a renown summer retreat of t...

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies

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This year's fifth annual Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies and feast on modern French horror. Estonia's only festival devoted to the fantasy, horror, science fiction and trash film genres will run from 23-25 April at Haapsalu, Estonia (http://www.haapsalu.ee/) - once a renown summer retreat of the Russian Czars, now a picturesque spa town infamous for healing mud treatments. The fifth HÕFF features the screening of over 19 full-length films from...

High/Low

Director: Fabien Dubois.
Two brothers just move in Tokyo. The first one is working on this decibel map project. the second one, totally lost and confused, drowns his dreariness in alcohol.

80 fantastic films at Neuchâtel (open air too)

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More than 80 fantastic films: what a programme!From July 3-8, 2007, the city of Neuchâtel will host its great Swiss meeting of fantastic cinema for the 7th time - a unique event presenting over 80 film premieres. This year, a new open air cinema will be inaugurated in town, near the lakeside, showing previews and unreleased films. In present two addition to four different competitions and the presence of renowned guests, the NIFFF will also special sections: a trip back to the golden age of 3D ...

NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

Japanese Filmfestival Nippon Connection

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Very soon we'll leave behind those grey and cold German winter days and lovely cherry blossoms will start to flourish. And every year, along with the cherry blossoms comes: Nippon Connection! For the seventh time, Frankfurt am Main will host the world's largest showcase for film from Japan, Nippon Connection. Once again, we will put the spotlight on the most exciting movies from the land of the rising sun for a full five days. From April 18th to 22nd the line-up boasts more than 170 films, ran...

Göteborg International Film Festival Program reveiled

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ...

Göteborg International Film Festival

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ”Under...

Fantastic awards here and there

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Méliès d’Argent winner in FantasportoThe 26th edition of Fantasporto proved to be a successful one - A great program, fantastic guests, and a wonderful setting provided by Porto itself. And the winners were…Méliès d’ArgentANIMAL, Roselyne Bosch, (Portugal, UK, France), 2005Short Film Nomination for a Méliès d’OrTHE LEGEND OF THE SCARECROW, Marcos Besas, (Spain), 2005For a full list of all Fantasporto winners in all the different categories visit our press section at melies.org or v...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma awards

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma has wrapped and announced its awards for the 34th FNCLOUVE D’OR - Feature Film Award SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS, Bohdan Slàma (République Tchèque/Allemagne, 2005) éQuinoxe/Radio-Canada Screenplay Award IRON ISLAND, Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2005)Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award QUI A TIRÉ SUR MON FRÈRE ?, German Gutierrez (Québec/Canada, 2005)NFB Innovation Award FLESH, Édouard Salier (France, 2005)Feature Film MentionYAJI AND KITA – THE MIDNIGHT PILG...

20th Mar del Plata highlights

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20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe 20th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will be held on March 10 to 20. The AWARD will be the ASTOR for the second time, according to the name of one of the most famous people from the city. This year the film fest have a new logo (see image). It combines the blue colour of sea and a sea lion, two elements characteristics of the place.The film TURTLES CAN FLY by Bahman Ghobadi is set to open the film festival....

More Films at Venice

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Other screenings on day 8 and 9 include Horizon selection Izo by Takashi Miike. An assassin for the anti-Shogun Lord Hampeida is crucified in 1865 and comes back to revenge his murder. But what has he learned? The film is an endictment on war and displays a basic hatred of women for giving life. Briefly featuring Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano) as prime minister, the film reminds Venice fest goers of what cinema is about with multilayered tableau, entries to new worlds, imagery that confronts. ...

The 'New' Venice Film Festival

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The 61st Venice International Film Festival has long been an “A” festival of world renown. This year an anti-globalization manifestation on the first day raised the question of how Venice may more and more be bowing to Hollywood glamour and celebrities by staging world premieres to market films outside the US. Many of these films do better in the global box office as proof. The manifestation was designed to blow the horn about the presence of Hollywood movie headliners with top stars as majo...

Solid Line Up for Toronto fest

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Toronto festival (Sept. 9-18) has revealed its full line upGALA PRESENTATIONSWorld PremiereARSÈNE LUPIN (F)Jean-Paul Salomé, France / United Kingdom / Spain / Italy, 2004World PremiereBEING JULIA (F)István Szabó, Canada / United Kingdom / Hungary, 2004World PremiereBEYOND THE SEA (F)Kevin Spacey, United Kingdom / Germany, 2004North American PremiereCLEAN (F)Olivier Assayas, France / United Kingdom / Canada, 2004World PremiereDOWNFALL (F)Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004World PremiereFIVE CH...

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