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      The 25th European Film Awards Ceremony THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Marion Döring, Peter Busuttil picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS Wim Wenders picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud THE 25TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Anke Engelke, host picture: EFA / Rene Rossignaud EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2012 - Prix EURIMAGES: Helena Danielsson, Sweden picture: EFA / Rene Rossigna...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Love, Amour takes home the 4 best prizes at the 25th European Film Awards

                                The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France / Germany / Austria, 127 min written & directed by Michael Haneke produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan ...

2012 VIFF Award Winners

IT'S A WRAP! The Vancouver International Film Festival is over for another year. 380 films from 75 countries were presented at 600+ screenings over 15 days. A BIG thanks goes out to all of our fantastic volunteers, sponsors, staff and most of all, our enthusiastic audiences & participating filmmakers. Juried Awards The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included popular Vancouver actor Jay Brazeau, Montreal filmmaker Anne Émond and Colombian–American med...

Nominations for the European Film Awards

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At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the European Film Awards 2012. The more than 2,700 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 1 December in Malta. Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR (Love)  Austria/France/Germany, 127 min Written & directed by Mich...

The FNC Full line revealed, one week to go

                              The festival will run October 10-21, 2012 and will open with : LA MISE À L’AVEUGLE (Small Blind), Simon Galiero | Québec/Canada and close with : CAMILLE REDOUBLE (camille rewinds), Noémie Lvovsky | France   The films competing for the LOUVE D'OR  BLACKBIRD Jason Buxton | Canada  BLANCANIEVES Pablo Berger | Espagne/Franc...

The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 47 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list,...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a c...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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  On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a ...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT) at 65th Cannes

JAGTEN (THE HUNT) at 65th Cannes. Director Thomas Vinterberg signs autographs. photo by Vanessa McMahon

The 2012 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Jagten (The Hunt) by Thomas Vinterberg

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  The 2012 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Jagten (The Hunt) by Thomas Vinterberg   In "The Hunt", Lucas, an inherently good man becomes the target of a community torn apart by lies, manipulation and betrayal; where he continually fights for his lost friendship's, forgiveness and reputation. Thomas Vinterberg's direction gives us a strong statement : showing us a new way of looking at modern society where men and children are concerned; things are not always wh...

Thomas Vinterberg on the origins of The Hunt

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Thomas Vinterberg on the origins of The Hunt: We  carried out an enormous amount of research before shooting the film. We  were inspired by a number of cases of sexual abuse that appeared in the  press. In a case like this, children are the victims - they also suffer  from having to lie to adults to make them satisfied. In Denmark, we  have a saying that only children and drunks always speak the truth. This  is false. Many doors are opened in this film. We leave the choice to  th...

What will Nanni Moretti like?

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  What will Nanni Moretti like? This is the question everybody is asking. It seems like everyone knows how grumpy and bad-tempered this great Italian movie-maker is, and we are sure that his last decision will be a surprise. Nanni Moretti, the president of the Jury at 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, always confirms the rumors about his taste and character. Actually, he has already declared that he didn’t share at all, the enormous enthusiasm around “...

Twilight portrait surprize winner at 52nd TIFF 2011

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TWILIGHT PORTRAIT   Sergei Borisov (Andrei) Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina)  The proud winner of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Golden Alexander Award is the film that is taking the international festival world by storm this year, the Russian micro-budget indie film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (2011) by newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina).   When I met Angelina and Olga at a dinner in Iceland, I had not...

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT: A Review!

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Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) Sergei Borisov (Andrei)This was indeed the welcome surprise of the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) this year. Newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) graced the festival with their presence in its final days to attend the Q and A screening of their film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (‘Portret V Sumerkakh’, 2011) and the award ceremony at the end. Little did these passionate Russian Indie filmmak...

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT: A Review!

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Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) Sergei Borisov (Andrei)TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (2011) held its world premier at 68th La Biennale in Venice, North American premier at TIFF in Toronto, Nordic premier in Reykjavik at RIFF and now travels next to BFI London. This was indeed the welcome surprise of the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) this year. Newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) graced the festival with their presence in it...

TWILIGHT PORTRAIT: A Review!

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Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina)  Sergei Borisov (Andrei)This was indeed the welcome surprise of the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) this year. Newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina) graced the festival with their presence in its final days to attend the Q and A screening of their film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (‘Portret V Sumerkakh’, 2011) and the award ceremony at the end. Little did these passionate Russian Indie filmm...

Titanic International Film Festival awards

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The awarded films of the 18th Titanic International Film Festival were announced at the festival's closing gala on 16th April. In his closing speech festival director György Horváth recalled the serious financial problems that the 18th Titanic International Film Festival had to cope with due the denial of government grants, told some anecdotes about the work of the crew, thanked all the sponsors and the enthusiastic audience for their hel p and promised that the organizers will make every...

A World Of Film In South India

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  Kerala, in the southwest corner of India, is a truly magical place that contains majestic mountains, lush backwaters, golden rice paddies, towering coconut palms and a gorgeous coastline in what is India’s most cine-literate and culturally discerning state. Therefore, the yearly International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is currently running in the city of Trivandrum through December 19, is a much anticipated film event that brings together filmmakers and appreciative...

Le Jury 2010 des arcs présidé par le réalisateur danois Thomas Vinterberg

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Le jury du Festival de Cinéma européen des Arcs se compose de 5 à 7 personnalités européennes du monde du cinéma (réalisateurs, scénaristes, producteurs, acteurs, techniciens…etc.).  La présidence du jury est confiée au réalisateur danois Thomas Vinterberg, dont le filmFesten (Prix Spécial du Jury, Festival de Cannes 1998) sera projeté dans dans le cadre du Focus Pays 2010. Thomas  Vinterberg   ...

Shooting Stars Light Up The Sky In Tallinn

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  Six current Shooting Stars, an exclusive club of up-and-coming European actors that  are selected annually by an international jury and introduced at the Berlin International Film Festival by the European Film Promotion organization, are making an appearance in films being shown this week at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.   With a strong focus on European cinema both in and out of competition, the Festival is one of the places to catch current trends and ...

Tallinn Hosts European Film Awards

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  The European Film Awards, aka as the "European Oscars", will take place for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the final weekend of events at the Black Nights Film Festival, the Baltic region's largest and most respected film event. The star-studded gala, presented by the European Film Academy, kicks off Tallinn's celebrations as European City of Culture for 2011. A large delegation of European producers, actors, filmmakers, distributors and industry p...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

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