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14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Opening Night

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FROM: -TDF 2012 PRESS- 14th TDF: Opening Ceremony (3/10/2012) OPENING CEREMONY The curtain rose on the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century on Friday, March 9, 2012 in the packed Olympion Theater. The simple ceremony, with musical accompaniment, was followed by the screening of Tony Gatlif’s documentary Indignados, a cinematic homage to the Occupy movement. The percussion group Krousi set the rhythm for the evening and afterwards Dimitri Eipides, di...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #10 & Berlin Today Award Ceremony

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  Batman at the Checkpoint by Rafael Balulu wins the 2012 Campus short film competition On Saturday evening (February 11) festival director Dieter Kosslick opened the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus together with the heads of the Campus Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol as well as with the director of the MEDIA programme Aviva Silver at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre. Director Stephen Daldry and head curator of the film division at MoMA Rajendra Roy congratulated Kosslick on ...

Time For Peace Film & Music Awards nominees

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Celebrating their 17th anniversary, the prestigious Time For Peace Film & Music Awards, founded by Marion and Robert Einbeck, will be this year devoted exclusively to music and films from Europe.It is with this in mind that the European cinematographic and musical works were selected based on criteria of high artistic quality but also on those of humanist values, such as tolerance, respect for difference, solidarity, care provided to others, better understanding between peoples, freedom of expre...

Cinéma la Clef

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by Métissa Andre Fans of the dear departed “Cinéma Images d’Ailleurs” brace yourselves, the movie theatre on rue Daubenton has recently reopened! On September 29th it was reborn as the Cinema la Clef thanks to the investment of three enthusiasts. A press officer, a director/producer and a projectionist breathed new life into the old centre of black cinema coming from Africa, the West Indies and America. Yes, La Clef’s film program has changed, however we can still see co...

NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter ...

Jerusalem International Film Festival wraps with awards

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The 27th Jerusalem International Film Festival came to an EndThe winner of the Haggiag Family Award for Israeli Cinema Best Full-Length Feature is Intimate Grammar, directed by Nir Bergman, and produced by Assaf AmirThe winner of the Van Leer Award for Israeli Cinema for Best Documentary Film is A Film Unifinished, directed by Yael Hersonski and produced by Noemi Schory and Itay Ken-TorFollowing are the winning films in the Festival competition:The Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film...

Souvenirs, souvenirs...les Prix de la mise en scène au Festival de Cannes

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   PRIX DE LA MISE EN SCENE -- CANNES1946 - 19491946: René CLEMENT pour La Bataille du rail - France1947: Non décerné 1948: Pas de festival cette année 1949: René CLEMENT pour Le Mura di Malapaga - France 1950-19591950: Pas de festival cette année1951: Luis BRUNEL pour Los Oliviados - France1952: Christian JAQUE pour Fanfan la Tulipe - France 1953: Non décerné 1954: Non décerné1955: 2 films ex aequo :                Jules DASSIN pour Du rififi chez les hommes - F...

MIFF celebrates France and Iran

 MIFF board has selected to spot the light on two of the leading cinema production countries in the world.  The section named EU Dialogue will focus the attention every year on a different country of European cinema. For the first edition MIFF selected France. The section will count 10 films. Some of the films admitted to this section are: The box office animated hit “Azur et Asmar” directed by Michel Ocelot, “Indigenes” directed by Rachid Bouchareb which represents France in the Osca...

1st Salon du Cinéma, Paris Porte de Versailles

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Le Salon du Cinéma goes backstage and will offer 3 days of cinematic adventure (12-14 January 2007) to more than 50 000 expected visitors in one location (8 000 m2). The Salon du Cinema offers cinema lovers of all kinds this unique occasion to discover cinema. "Cinema has its festivals, premieres, gatherings and award shows. Meanwhile, there are Salons and Exhibitions in almost every field; from cars and chocolates, to plants and bathrooms. Suprisingly, however, there has never been a "Sa...

Ten Canoes wins at Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent

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Ten Canoes wins the 33rd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - GhentTen Canoes by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr has won the Grand Prize for Best Film at the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. The international jury, under the chairmanship of Jan Harlan, announced the winner on Saturday evening. The ceremony was followed by a screening of the closing film Black Book in the presence of director Paul Verhoeven. The Festival was closed in style with a masked ball at ...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Who's hot from Europe at Upcoming Toronto Fest

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43 European Films get Film Sales Support for promotional activitiesFor the second time, Film Sales Support (FSS), European Film Promotion’s (EFP) support initiative for European sales agents, is assisting with the promotion and marketing of European films at the Toronto International Film Festival (7-16 September 2006). Toronto is the event at which FSS supports the most films. 30 different sales agents and production companies handling 43 feature films, including two documentaries and one ani...

Vive le cinéma at the French Film Festival UK

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Ace animator Sylvain Chomet who made Les triplettes de Belleville and has moved his production outfit to the UK, will preside over this year's 13th anniversary French Film Festival UK running from 15 November until 5 December 2004.Chomet who lives in Edinburgh with his wife Sally, declared himself delighted to be named honorary patron "now that I have made my home and work place in Scotland."He added: "Although the festival has grown enormously and spread its wings to such English cities as Lon...

Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema program

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The 33rd: A galaxy of new lights and bright starsThe Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema will hold its 33rd edition from October 14 to 24. On this year’s menu: an impressive array of new voices and a fine group of established cinematic masters. These 208 works from 42 countries boldly reaffirm the Festival’s inclusive spirit: feature-length fiction and documentaries, short cuts, new-media installations and performances, and meetings for industry professionals. Canada’s oldest international...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 Wins Cannes Palme d'or

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As predicted, Michael Moore takes home the Palme d'or for 'Fahrenheit 911',"the temperature in which freedom burns", the first documentary film to win the highest award at Cannes since Jacques Costeau's 'Silent World' in 1956.Upon receiving the honor Moore exclaimed: "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci."The film is an unusual documentary with interviews, news clips and free lance journalism, that reports the news that doesn't get reported by major networks about the Bu...

Michael Moore Wins Palme d'or!

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As predicted, Michael Moore takes home the Palme d'or for 'Fahrenheit 911',"the temperature in which freedom burns", the first documentary film to win the highest award at Cannes since Jacques Costeau's 'Silent World' in 1956.Upon receiving the honor Moore exclaimed: "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci."The film is an unusual documentary with interviews, news clips and free lance journalism, that reports the news that doesn't get reported by major networks about the Bu...

Cinema and Exile

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By now it should be clear that the selections in the official selection are carefully chosen for matching themes each day. 'Motorcycle Diaries' and 'Exils' both deal with returning to the past through landscape and cinema, mentalities of the time. For Walter Salles, its a return to 1952 and the diaries of Che Guavara, but also a way of looking at the exploited and underdeveloped Latin America of today. Tony Gatlif returns to present day Algeria as a way of coming to terms with his life in France...

On the Road to the Palmarès

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With two days away to the Palmarès, and two films left to screen, here is the official selection which has commanded the press attention for over a week - with comments by the directors. No one can ever predict what a jury with a chemistry of its own will decide. We have some ideas though from the day one press conference: Benoît Poelvoorde is going to take revenge on the films because he's never won an award (prompted by Bob Hope and Billy Crystal). Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino will po...

Films Day 8

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Films Day 8In CompetitionTHE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES by Walter SALLES EXILS by Tony GATLIF Out of CompetitionDE-LOVELY by Irwin WINKLER BAD SANTA by Terry ZWIGOFF HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS by ZHANG Yimou A Certain RegardMARSEILLE by Angela SCHANELEC ´WHISKY by Juan Pablo REBELLA and Pablo STOLL CINEFONDATION PROGRAMME (work by film students)Cannes ClassicsLA CICATRICE INTERIEURE by Philippe O PAGADOR DE PROMESSAS by Anselmo DUARTEBLOW UP by Michelangelo LO SGUARDO DI MECHELANGELO by Michelangelo ANTON...

Official Selection

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2046 directed by WONG Kar-wai (CHINA)CLEAN directed by Olivier ASSAYAS (FRANCE) CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE directed by Paolo SORRENTINO (ITALY)EXILS directed by Tony GATLIF (FRANCE) FAHRENHEIT 911directed by Michael MOORE (USA) GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE directed by OSHII Mamoru (JAPAN) LIFE IS A MIRACLE directed by Emir KUSTURICA(BOSNIA)LOOK AT ME directed by Agnès JAOUI (FRANCE) MONDOVINO directed by Jonathan NOSSITER (USA / ARGENTINA / ITALY/ FRANCE)NOBODY KNOWS directed by K...

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