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Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

The EFA Ambassadors

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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

CPH PIX to celebrate the Polish auteur and enfant terrible Andrzej Zulawski

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  ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI - CPH PIX CELEBRATES PROVOCATIVE SURREALIST This year CPH PIX celebrates a great individualist the Polish auteur and enfant terrible Andrzej Zulawski, who portrays the extreme highs and lows of love and passion with such an undeniable energy and distinct style. His entire body of work will be screened for the very first time in Denmark during the festival and the director himself will visit Copenhagen to personally introduce his films to the Danish audience. Download ...

French film director Alain Corneau dies aged 67

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Corneau was expected to attend the Toronto Film Festival in September French film director Alain Corneau has died of cancer aged 67, his agent has said. The director hit international fame with his 1991 film Tous les Matins du Monde, starring Gerard Depardieu as a 17th-Century viola da gamba player. The movie was awarded seven Cesars - the French equivalent of the Oscars - including best film and best director. His last film, Love Crime, starring British actress Kris...

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York will honor Vera Belmont and her work

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Cinema According to Véra Belmont featuring special screenings with Véra Belmont and Jackie Raynal April 6 - April 27, 2010 FIAF · Florence Gould Hall 55 East 59th Street, NYC This April, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will celebrate France's "Grande Dame" of cinema for the last 45 years with a new CinémaTuesdays series entitled, Cinema According to Véra Belmont. The series will examine the prolific artist's...

Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert in Mongolia

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  Sophie Marceau and her lover Christophe Lambert came to China from March 8 to March 12 to present their film "L'homme de chevet" directed by Alain Monne to the audience of the francophonie film festival.  After a few days spent in Beijing doing interviews and press conferences, the couple was taken by Christine Pernin and Sophie Molinier, the festival organisators to launch the francophonie film festival in Ulan Bator. The two French stars received a ve...

Snow White And A Bad Trip

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Guests of 5th press conference of FEST 2010 were Polish film director  Xawery Zulawski and Jacek Samojlowicz the producer of film“ Snow White and Russian Red“ a charming little film based on a contemporary Polish novel, written by the 19 years old author Dorota Maslowska. The film receieved couple awards in Poland and was invited to be showed on Cannes Film Festival.  „It is hard to describe Polish society after the fall of communism, .I have tried to stay faithful to a book and youn...

Francophonie Film Festival

The Francophonie Film Festival will take place in Beijing from March 4 to March 30, 2010.

The festival will present 30 films from various members: France, Senegal, Switzerland, Quebec, Serbia, Vietnam, Tunisia, Belgium etc...

A large selection of feature films and shorts films, recent or older and popular films will be shown to the Chinese audience to let them discover the eclectic worlds of la Francophonie.

Each film will be screened in Beijing, once in the French cultural center and once in the Canadian International School of Beijing (with more than 350 seats), in their original version with Chinese subtitles. Some of them will also have French or English subtitles.

A delegation of directors and artists will be travelling to Beijing to introduce their movies, conduct master classes and meet the press:
From Tunis, Férid Boughedir with ‘’A summer in la Goulette’’
From Belgium, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar with ‘’A town called panic'' (special screening Cannes film festival 2009)
From Senegal, Mansour Sora wade with ''The price of forgiveness''



OIF is an organisation that gathers countries and regions around the French language and/or the same values (cultural diversity, peace, democratic governance, consolidation of the State under the rule of law, environmental protection). It includes more than 56 members and about 14 observer countries, 870 millions people in all 5 continents in total.

The name of the festival, 法话影展, was created to underline that French is the main or second language of the countries showcasing their films.

A competition is organised on http://ent.cri.cn during the whole festival. The audience can vote on line for the best film of the festival. The best film will be shown one more time on March 29, at the French Cultural center.

The film festival is financed by TV5 World Asia, Sinohydro, the French Embassy in China, the Canadian Embassy in China, the Québec Bureau in China, the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation in China, and supported by the International Organisation of la Francophonie, and the Francophone embassies in China.


Feature films :

Austria: Hold up, by Florian Flicker, comedy, crime, 85min
Belgium: A town called panic, by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, animation, 75min
Benin: The valse of the big bottoms, by Jean Odoutan, drama, 88min
Bulgaria: Monkeys in winter, by Milena Andonova, drama, 111min
Canada: Sticky fingers, by Ken Scott, comedy, 180 min
Cyprius: Akamas, by Panikos Chrisanthou, drama, 124 min
Croatia: Slow days, by Matija Klukovic, drama, 102min
France: Cartagena, by Alain Monne, with Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert, drama, 93min
Greece: Dying in Athens, by Nikos Panayotopoulos, drama, musical, 100min
Hungaria: SOS Love, by Tamás Sas, comedy, 96min
Luxembourg: Réfractaire, by Nicolas Steil, drama, 100min
Québec: Necessities of life, by Benoît Pilon, drama, 102min
Czech republic: Mazany Filip, by Václav Marhoul, comedy, crime, 95min
Roumania: Americain fiancees, by Nicolae Margineanu, drama, 80min
Serbia: Technotise-Edit and I, by Aleksa Gajic, animation, 100min
Senegal: The price of forgiveness, by Mansour Sora Wade, drama, 2001, 90min  
Switzerland: Home, by Ursula Meier, drama, 98min
Tunisia: A summer in la Goulette, by Férid Boughedir, drama, 100min
Vietnam: Vertige, by Chuyên Bui Thac, drama, 2009, 110min  


Short films:
Belgium:Slow Motion, by Pascal Adant, animation, 6 min
KWIZ, by Renaud Callebaut, 5min50
Bulgaria: Cirque Sofia, by Pencho Kunchev, animation, 4 min28s
Canada: The necktie, by Jean-François Lévesque, animation, 12min
Diner for two, animation, 7min
Slepping Betty, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
Black soul, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
France: Oktapodi, de Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE,
Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, 2min25s.
Même les pigeons vont au paradis, de Samuel Tourneux, 8min40s.
Niger : La course au cadeau, by Marc AYEE, animation,19min




Informations :
All screenings are free and on a first come first seated basis.
Doors will open 30minutes before each screening.
No advance registration.
Please note the specific security requirements for each location :

•    Canadian International School of Beijing (28 Liangmaqiao Lu)
350 places
For more informations : www.cisb.com.cn
A passport or Id will be required to enter.

•    French cultural center (18, Gongti xi lu)   
81 places
For more informations : http://www.ccfpekin.org/

New Ambassadors of European Film from EFA

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The European Film Academy (EFA) is proud to have won a group of distinguished personalities from the world of European film to co-operate with for the promotion of European cinema and the European Film Awards. In close co-ordination with the European Film Academy, these renowned filmmakers will represent EFA and the European Film Awards at various prestigious events. The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in welcoming as EFA Ambassadors: Moritz Bleibtreu, actor, Germany On...

Sitges Line Up: Official Fantàstic In Competition Selection

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This year the 42nd edition of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is presenting a selection of 22 in competition films in the Official Selection. The world's number one fantasy film festival continues to offer its audiences a broad spectrum of movies that insist on questioning and vindicating the fantastic concept as one of the genres in constant mutation. A transformation that requires a framework capable of analyzing movies from the mos...

First highlights of Filmfest Oldenburg presented

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The cinema trailer was presented, the nominees for the "German Independence Award - Best German Film" announced and infos about first film highlights were disclosed Festival director Torsten Neumann presented the new festival trailer at the annual press conference at the CinemaxX film theatre in Oldenburg. The trailer can be seen nationwide in more than 40 cinemas starting Thursday August 20th. Directed by Thomas Stiller and starring Axel Prahl, Katy Karrenbauer and Jamie Zoe Ma...

NEWSLETTER N° 414: May 6th, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Enjoy the new version of The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com, MERGED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals and opening of a major Film database for international filmmakers. FESTIVALEXPRESS, THE ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION SOLUTION AND BACK OFFICE. Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for &qu...

Molodist-2010. The results

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MOLODIST ANNIVERSARY XL EDITION AWARDS (2010) INTERNATIONAL JURY 2010 AWARDS Marc Caro (director, France) – Head of Jury    Elena Yatsura (producer, Russia)    Rainer Frimmel (director, Austria)    Grzegorz Kedzierski (director of photography, Poland)    Bohdan Batrukh (distributor, Ukraine)    Serhiy Proskurnya (theatre director, producer Ukraine) The Grand Prix "My Joy" (Schastye moyo), dir. Serhiy Loznytsya, Ukraine-Germany-Netherl...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are hosting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam. Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30. This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French fi...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30.This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French films not yet released in Vietnam: 15 ans et demi by François Desagnat and Thomas Sorriaux, Cash by Eric Besna...

Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation

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The Franco American Cultural Fund today announced the line-up for the12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival that will run from April 14-20. The festival will feature 48 films, including 27 features, 20 shorts and a World Premiere of a restored masterpiece. Acclaimed French comedy « Welcome to the Land of Shtis, » which is shattering all box office records in France, will have its North American premiere at COL•COA on opening night, April 14, 2008. The new Dany...

Coppola, Emir Kusturica to attend Antalya Film Festival

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Coppola, Emir Kusturica to attend Antalya Film Festival  The 44th edition of the Antalya Film Festival will host Francis Ford Coppola and Emir Kusturica as its “Honour Guest"s” within the 3rd International Eurasia Film Festival, the international section of the festival. Francis Ford Coppola will pay his first visit to a film festival held in Turkey, attending the Turkey premiere of his feature “Youth Without Youth” adapted from Mircea Eliade’s novel. Coppola’s return to...

October 19 curtain-raiser for 3rd Eurasia Film Festival in Antalya (Turkey)

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The 3rd International Eurasia Film Festival, curtain-raiser for Turkey's 44th Antalya Film Festival, is all set to open on October 19 and will feature a showcase of much-acclaimed recent films of international origin. Displaying the latest productions and hosting their performers and directors at Antalya, the Eurasia Film Festival covers a line up of highly praised films produced  during the last two years. Awards of US$75,000 and US$25,000 will be granted to the “Best Film” and the ...

14th Oldenburg Festival -- Complete schedule announced

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The complete schedule for the 14th Oldenburg Filmfestival has been announced. 13 world premieres, 12 international premieres and 14 German premieres are among the highlights of this exciting edition of Germany's premiere independent festival. Maggie Peren's battle of the sexes' comedy "Stellungswechsel" opens the festival on September 12th at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.The International Section offers a wide range of different styles and stories. Frank Cappello's subtle satire "He Was a ...

Screenings Under The Stars

 Friday, August 31------One of the unique (and most popular) programs of the Montreal World Film Festival is its CINEMA A LA BELLE ETOILE (SCREENINGS UNDER THE STARS) series, held each evening on the Esplanade de la Place des Arts. It has become a Montreal tradition to bring one's folding chairs to view a mix of Hollywood, European and Quebec films in an open-air celebration of cinema. The fact that the screenings are free to the public and attract a mix of cinemaphiles, Festival visitors and t...

Celebrity Sightings At Montreal FF

Wednesday, August 29------Celebrity sightings at the Opening Gala of the Montreal World Film Festival, photos courteosy of the Festival organization....

Le HD Film Festival au Gaumont Marignan-Champs Elysées

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Pour la soirée de clôture de l’édition 2007 du HD Film Festival, le Club HD et le Satis - Salon des Technologies et des Solutions Audiovisuelles - ont choisi le Gaumont Marignan. Haut lieu des avant-premières parisiennes, situé sur la mythique avenue des Champs Elysées, ce cinéma répond aux exigences esthétiques et techniques du numérique. Équipé de projecteurs numériques 2K, ce cinéma, accueillera lauréats et invités pour la soirée de remise des trophées, le mardi 23 octobre...

European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Award has certainly changed...changed sex, changed location, and now ,at 19, Europe's attempt to emulate the "Oscar" has finally come of age with a well-presented,dignified ceremony and a splashy but stylish party in Warsaw, not perhaps the most beautiful of Old Europe's capitals,but the first venue in Eastern -sorry, Central- Europe to host the event so far.And, contrary to those who may think that most of the Polish population has recently taken up residence in England, the l...

Sophie Marceau et Maciej Stuhr, hôtes de Cérémonie des European Film Awards 2006

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Lorsque les Jaguars de luxe s’aligneront pour accéder au tapis rouge de la 19ième Cérémonie des European Film Awards, le 2 décembre, au parc d’EXPO XXI de Varsovie, la famille du cinéma européen se rassemblera une nouvelle fois pour célébrer ses talents. L’actrice-réalisatrice Sophie Marceau et l’artiste-comédien Maciej Stuhr seront à l’honneur en tant que maîtres de Cérémonie. Sophie Marceau s’est rendue célèbre dès son plus jeune âge dans LA BOUM (1980). Elle s...
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