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DES COMPÉTITIONS ET DES JURYS!

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DES COMPÉTITIONS ET DES JURYS!Publié le mercredi 22 septembre 2010Le FIFF étant compétitif, différents Jurys sont chargés de décerner les Prix aux films lauréats. Parmi ceux-ci, le Jury officiel Longs métrages, présidé par le réalisateur belge, Joachim Lafosse (photo), et le Jury officiel Courts métrages présidé par le talentueux duo de cinéastes belges, Vincent Patar et Stéphane Aubier ("Panique au village")....

Francophonie Film festival : Audience Award for Panic in Town

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The Francophonie Film Festival ended this Monday after a beautiful month of screening in Beijing.  On the last day, we were delighted to show once again "Panic in Town" to an overwhelmed audience who was thrilled to see the Belgium film for the first or second time. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar's animation film won the Audience Award with more than 17 000 votes. An online vote had been organised on CRI.cn during the whole month of March for the audience to ch...

Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, "Panic in Town" directors coming to Beijing

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    The Belgium directors of "Panic in town", Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, came to Beijing from Thursday, March 4 to Sunday, March 8 to present to the Chinese audience their animation film. The film is a 70 minutes animation in which the caracters are small plastic figurines and home-made settings, the movement being done by taking a picture of every frame. A long process that took them 5 years in total from the writing of the script to the who...

Francophonie Film Festival Opening Ceremony 2010.03.04

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      This is it : the francophone film festival is started! And what a start! The opening ceremony was held at the Beijing Canadian International School, where are going to be hold half of the screenings, in the company of more than 250 guests, embassadors and delegates from many regions of the francophonie. The ceremony started with a cocktail organised by Comptoir de France and DCT Wines treated the guests with their delicious wine. Following w...

The 33rd Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

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The 33rd Portland International Film Festival announces the Oregonian Audience Award winners. This year's Festival wrapped up its 18 day run Sunday, February 28th after 195 total screenings at multiple theater locations in the downtown cultural district of Portland. This year's Festival was attended by over 30,000 attendees and included 77 features and 39 shorts from over 40 countries.   Audience winners include Best Narrative Feature THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Sweden) and...

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/

Complete AFI Festival Lineup Announced

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.The complete program line-up for AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is as follows:GALAS/TRIBUTESFANTASTIC MR. FOX (Opening Night Gala, North American Premiere) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen ...

Sitges 09 Awards

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Moon, Best Feature Film of Sitges 09 11-10-2009 OFICIAL FANTÀSTICJURYNeil Marshall, Amanda Plummer, Tuomas Riskala, John Saxon and Jordi Battle CaminalBest Short FilmOne of those days by Hattie DaltonSpecial MentionThe boy who wouldn’t kill by Linus de PaoliBest Production Design - Sponsored by Parc Audiovisual de CatalunyaTony Noble for MoonBest Make Up FXKaatje Van Damme for Mr. NobodyBest Special EffectsC.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Mac Guff, BUF for SpliceBest Original SoundtrackTeresa Barro...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Programme for Thursday the 21st

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COMPÉTITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30am et 6:30pm: A L’ ORIGINE (In the beginning) by Xavier Giannoli– 2h30 12:00 noon and 10:00 pm: DAS WEISSE BAND (The white ribbon) by Michael Haneke – 2h24 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:30am and 4:30pm: LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO (The Wind Journeys) by Ciro Guerra – 1h57 2:00pm: SKAZKA PRO TEMNOTU (Tale in the Darkness) by Nikolay Khomeriki– 1h12 10:30pm: À DERIVA (Adrift) by Heitor Dhalia - 1h43 CANNES CLASS...

Spotlight on the Caméra d'Or

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Every year, the Cannes Festival awards its Caméra d'Or prize to the director of the best debut feature. The winner will be announced at the Festival Closing Ceremonies, Sunday, May 24, by a Jury chaired by French actor and director Roschdy Zem. His fellow jurors are cinematographer Diane Baratier, filmmaker Sandrine Ray, critic Charles Tesson, Edouard Waintrop of the Fribourg Festival in Switzerland, and Olivier Chiavassa of the Fédération Française des Industries Techniques ...

Anima 2008 gets Brussels animated

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Anima 2008 is taking place in the Flagey centre (Brussels) from 1st to 9th February. This year’s event will be marked by diversity as spectators once again take their annual dose of new, funny, quirky and curious images and discover the latest trends in international animation.The Futuranima forum will also take place in Flagey on the 7th, 8th and 9th February and is for animation professionals, students and enthusiasts interested in discovering what goes on behind the scenes of selected produ...

Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA 2008

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ANIMA 2008 : Brussels Animation Festival: from 1st to 9th February 2008Anima 2008 is taking place in the Flagey centre (Brussels) from 1st to 9th February. This year’s event will be marked by diversity as spectators once again take their annual dose of new, funny, quirky and curious images and discover the latest trends in international animation.The Futuranima forum will also take place in Flagey on the 7th, 8th and 9th February and is for animation professionals, students and enthusiasts int...

The next Anima Festival will celebrate its 25th edition

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The next Anima Festival will celebrate its 25th edition in Brussels from Feb. 24 ­ Mar. 5 and this anniversary year promises a veritable box of delightful surprises.As usual, Anima will present the cream of world animation. Among some others sneak previews, the Festival will open its doors with ŒAsterix and the Vikings¹ by Stefan Fjeldmark and Jesper Møller, a 2D feature based on the famous French comic strip from Goscinny and Uderzo and for the Closing Night, Anima will screen the awaited ...

EFA nominees compete for best from Europe

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2004:EUROPEAN FILM 2004ETT HÅL I MITT HJÄRTA (A Hole In My Heart), Sweden/Denmarkdirected by Lukas Moodyssonproduced by Memfis Film, Zentropa, Film I Väst, SVT, Nordic Film- & TV FundGEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On), Germanydirected by Fatih Akinproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion /Corazon International /NDR /ARTELA MALA EDUCACIÓN (Bad Education), Spaindirected by Pedro Almodóvarproduced by El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.LES CHORISTES (The Chorus), France/Switzerlanddir...

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