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26th TEDDY AWARD 2012 – The Winners

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The nine members of the international jury – organisers of queer and other film festivals – view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY AWARD for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film. Die neun Mitglieder der internationalen Jury – Organisatoren queerer und anderer Filmfestivals – sichten Filme aus allen Sektionen der Berlinale mit queere...

Panorama Dokumente Programme Nearing Completion with 19 Films

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As in past years, the documentary sector appears to be consistently stabile, politically engaged and in its diversity well equipped for the cinema. Moreover, it's a treasure trove for themes that inspire fictional films.   On February 10, 2012, in Cinestar7, the Panorama Dokumente will open with The Reluctant Revolutionary by British director Sean McAllister. The film is about a Yemenite tourist guide who slowly abandons his professional distance towards the political "spring&...

Special Teddy 2012 goes to Ulrike Ottinger and Mario Montez

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  Programme line-up for the 26th TEDDY AWARD 17 February 2012 9pm Tempelhof Airport, Berlin                                     On 17 February 2012, the world's most prestigious queer film prize, the TEDDY AWARD, will be presented at Tempelhof Airport as part of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festiv...

TEDDY AWARD on Tour – The Queer Movie Tour in Berlin

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The history of the Berlinale is one of the Queer Movie. The Berlin-Queer-Movie-History is entertaining, witty, naughty and full of political power.Torsten Flüh offers on the occasion of the 25th TEDDY AWARD and the 61st Berlinale from Saturday, February 12th to Sunday, February 20th 2011, daily at 1pm a ca. 2hours lasting Guided Tour on Queer Movie in Berlin. You will experience original locations of the Queer Movie over 92 years in Berlin – gay and lesbian. From the Weimar Republic (1919) to...

Mannheim-Heidelberg Fest Jury

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The 59th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg takes place from the 11th till the 21st November 2010.Three experts for Mannheim-Heidelberg – The International Jury is complete with film artist Cynthia Beatt, film author Clemens Klopfenstein and cinematic all-rounder Stefan LaudynMannheim-Heidelberg, November 2nd 2010---- Three persons who know how to create cinematic art, how to talk about it and how to convey it: This year, the decision on the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg is in ...

Pandora’s Box

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  The day before the last day of festival, the International Film Festival FEST 2010 presented 3 different authors, German artist Ulrike Ottinger, Albanian film director Artan Minaroli and Serbian film crew of “Flashback” another small author Serbian film.          One of the most interesting guests of this press conference was definitely Ulrike Ottinger with her film “The Korean Wedding Chest”. Ulrike Ottinger is, beside being a film and theatre director, a ...

Festival of German Films in Paris awards

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Great success for German cinema at the 14th Festival of German Films in Paris (30th September – 6th October 09)!The festival was opened by Andreas Dresen's WHISKY WITH VODKA (WHISKY MIT WODKA) which had celebrated its international premiere at the festival of Karlovy Vary where it was awarded the prize for Best Direction. The French audience was also much taken by the presentation from the lead actor Henry Huebchen and the producer Christoph Mueller who were there in person to answer question...

An Appreciation of the Real: Documentaries at ENH

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      by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor   When the film history of our era is written for future scholars to examine, one of the interesting aspects will be the flowering of non-fiction film. Documentaries, once relegated to television or educational settings, have broken through to the theatrical box office. While not every film can be “Fahrenheit 911” (which topped $200 million at the box office) documentaries have been faring we...

Program of Berlinale Forum

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The 39th Forum of the Berlinale will be showing a total of 48 films from 31 countries.The selection will take festival-goers around the world - not so much in terms of the number of countries represented, but rather in the abundant connections to be discovered between the films, their often shared concerns and kindred worldviews, as well as their contradictions and mirror images. Eleven films are debuts, 25 world premieres, and twelve international premieres.This lineup includes a diverse sample...

Outview08: Athens 2nd International G & L Film Festival

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The Athens 2nd International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is heading into its second year and it has picked up along the way a new name for itself, OUTVIEW. After its first successful year the Athens international Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, or should we say OUTVIEW, returns bigger on the 23rd of May – 27th of May with even more critically acclaimed films and we are most proud to announce our special guest of honour, the director of the Panorama Section of Berlinale, Wieland Speck.Wieland Spec...

Jerusalem International Film Festival awards

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The winner of Wolgin Award for the Best Full-Length Feature is The Band's Visit, directed by Eran Kolirin, and produced by Eilon Ratzkovsky, Ehud Bleiberg, Yossi Uzrad, Kobi Gal Raday, and Guy Yekuel.The winner of the Wolgin Award for Best Documentary Film is Children of the Sun, directed by Ran Tal.The winner of the Wolgin Award for Best Short Film is Roads, directed by Lior Geller.Following is a description of the films that won in the Festival: The Wolgin Award for Best Full-Length Feature Fi...

21 german films to screen in Cannes

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The Cannes Film Festival will see German Films presenting 21 new German films and highlights from Next Generation 1998-2007 at the Marché du Film on behalf of German producers and sales agents. The program will be opened on Friday, May 18, with HOUSE OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTIES (DAS HAUS DER SCHLAFENDEN SCHOENEN) by Vadim Glowna. The sidebar will be rounded off on Wednesday, May 23 with a compilation of highlights from NEXT GENERATION 1998-2007. Also showing are: * To The Limit (Am Limit) by Pe...

Festival de Cinéma Queer à l'Entrepôt

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2nd Festival de Cinéma Queer: du 16 au 21 Mars 2007 au cinéma l'Entrepôt, ParisLe Festival de cinéma Queer est un temps fort de réflexion sur les identités.Héritier du féminisme, et des cultures gays, lesbiennes et trans, la théorie et le mouvement politique Queer déconstruisent les genres et les sexualités. A l’instar de Jean Genet qui appelait à une reformulation, par les dominés eux-mêmes, individuellement et collectivement, de leur subjectivité, le cinéma Queer, reflet de n...

The Forsaken Land wins at Bangkok

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The Forsaken Land, a controversial film set in war-torn Sri Lanka, has won Best Picture award at Bangkok’s 3rd annual World Film Festival (WFF) which ends today (Monday 24 October).The Forsaken Land : Directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara and produced by Philippe Avri, the film had already achieved international recognition by winning the Camera d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, was selected at Toronto and was a clear favourite with Thai audiences.“Cannes was extremely kind ...

Bangkok World Film Fest (2005) opens with Polanski's Oliver

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October 16, 2005 BANGKOK ~ The 3rd annual World Film Festival got under way in Bangkok today (Saturday 15 Oct) following Friday night’s grand opening at which Roman Polanski was guest of honour for the Asian premiere of his latest film, Oliver Twist. The veteran director, who is no stranger to Thailand and who even speaks a smattering of Thai, introduced the film as his first attempt to produce work that will appeal to children as well as adults. “I have children of my ow...

Bangkok World Film Fest opened with Polanski's Oliver Twist

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BANGKOK ~ The 3rd annual World Film Festival got under way in Bangkok today (Saturday 15 Oct) following Friday night’s grand opening at which Roman Polanski was guest of honour for the Asian premiere of his latest film, Oliver Twist.The veteran director, who is no stranger to Thailand and who even speaks a smattering of Thai, introduced the film as his first attempt to produce work that will appeal to children as well as adults.“I have children of my own and I wanted to make something which ...

London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2005

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The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs March 30- April 13th. Opening film is:Prey for Rock & Roll (USA, 2003), starring the queen of gender bending, Gina Gershon. (USA, 2004) Mysterious Skin by Greg Araki (USA, 2004) closes, which had its world premiere in the Horizontal section at Venice 2004. One of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals, the London event tries to accord equal representation for the latest films by gays and lesbians. US/UK films predominate the selection, and there ...

21st Jerusalem Fest opens with Kusturica

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Lia van Leer’s 21st International Jerusalem Film Festival begins Thursday, July 8, with a traditional starlight screening against the backdrop of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. This year the opening film will be Emir Kusturica’s “Life is a Miracle.” Kusturica will be a guest of the festival, as will British filmmaker Anthony Minghella, (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). They will both receive Achievement Awards at the inauguration of the festival. Lifetime Achieve...

Forum of new cinema

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The selection of films for the 34th International Forum of New Cinema has now been completed. An extensive programme of works from 23 countries presents new focuses, little-known filmmaking countries and many debuts from around the globe. Thirty of the films – more than half of the programme – are world premieres.The Wolfgang Staudte Award Jury – which this year includes filmmakers Catherine Breillat (France) and Thomas Arslan (Germany) as well as Imruh Bakari (Tanzania), the director of t...

25 years of German cinema at MOMA

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KINO's jubilee event in 2003:25 years of German Cinema in the Museum of Modern Art in New YorkBig round of applause for ROSENSTRASSE at the opening and a substantial increase in admissions for KINO 2003On the occasion of KINO's 25th jubilee, the Export-Union of German Cinema and the Museum of Modern Art opened the season of German films (6-16 November 2003) with the Venice prize-winner ROSENSTRASSE in the presence of director Margarethe von Trotta, co-author Pamela Katz and the lead actress Mari...

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