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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...

Ischia Film Festival 8th edition - July the 4th - 10 th 2010

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From 4-10 July 2010, the 8th edition of the Ischia Film Festival will take place in the natural beauty of the Aragona Castle. This international film competition pays artistic tribute to audiovisual productions, directors of photography and set designers who have enhanced the value of Italian and international locations, and highlighted the landscapes and cultural identity in their work. About one hundred films (feature films, short films and documentaries) from the whole world will be showcase...

The Torino Film Festival awards

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The Jury of Torino 26 – Feature Film Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Alexey German jr. (Russia), Jonathan Lethem (USA), Dito Montiel (USA), Alba Rohrwacher (Italy), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), awards the following prizes: • Best Film (25.000 euros) to:TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min) • Jury Special Award (10.000 euros) to:PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA, 2008, 100 min) • Best Actress Award to:EMMANUELLE DEVOS for...

Numerous & prestigious guests at Ischia Global Film Festival 2008

Giancarlo Giannini, Rosario Dawson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Joely Richardson, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Lewis, Dolph Lundgren, Giuliano Gemma, Elsa Zylberstein will join Joaquin Cortes, Trudy Styler, Andrea Griminelli, Claire Danes, Matt Dillon, Paul Haggis, Terrence Howard, Val Kilmer, Silvio Muccino, Michele Placido, Vanessa Redgrave, Fisher Stevens, Treat Williams and Stevens Zaillian. at the 6th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest which will take place from July 13th to 20th on the magnificent Gree...

Hot talent expected at Ischia Global

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Giancarlo Giannini, Rosario Dawson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Joely Richardson, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Lewis, Dolph Lundgren, Giuliano Gemma, Elsa Zylberstein will join Joaquin Cortes, Trudy Styler, Andrea Griminelli, Claire Danes, Matt Dillon, Paul Haggis, Terrence Howard, Val Kilmer, Silvio Muccino, Michele Placido, Vanessa Redgrave, Fisher Stevens, Treat Williams and Stevens Zaillian. at the 6th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest which will take place from July 13th to 20th on the magnificent Green Is...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund Harvest;

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In its feature film selection, the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam will include fifty world premieres, thirty international premieres and twenty-five European premieres. International sales agents to bring world and international premieres to Rotterdam include Fortissimo, Memento, Wide Management, Trust, Match Factory and newly formed Elle Driver. Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund adds an enticing harvest of 22 new films to the festival. All of these are nominated for the newly installed...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

Kingsley and Tornatore Feted At Ischia Fest

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Thursday, July 5------The Ischia Global Film and Music Fest, which begins on Monday, July 9th, is honoring two giants of the film world with the Ischia Legend Awards. Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley and Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore will both be given this special tribute by the International Art Academy of Ischia on July 11th and July  14th respectively, at the Regina Isabella Hotel on the island resort off the coast of Naples. This year's Festival is chaired this year by ...

Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore to be honored at Ischia fest

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The great British actor Sir Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore, the world’s best-loved Italian director, (both already Oscar winners), will receive the Ischia Legend Award 2007, a special prize given to the protagonists of world cinema by the International Art Academy of Ischia. The award will be presented on Saturday July 11th and 14th at the Regina Isabella hotel during the gala evening organized by the Campania Region on the occasion of the fifth edition of the Ischia Global Film & Mus...

Göteborg International Film Festival Program reveiled

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ...

Göteborg International Film Festival

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The festival of 2007 offers 450 short, feature and documentary films, from a total of 65 countries, during ten days. The opening film will be Klaus Härö’s The New Man. It is also the first film screened in the Nordic competition. The closing film will be Leaps & Bounds by Petter Næss with Peter Stormare among the actors. This year The Göteborg International Film Festival focuses on five countries in two sections; Vietnam in ”Viewing Vietnam” - and Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia in ”Under...

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...

Ischia Film Festival - 20 days to the deadline

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Ischia Film Festival -20 days to the deadline Fourth Edition 13 – 24 June 2006 There are now only 20 days remaining until the deadline for the entry of works for the fourth edition of the Ischia Film Festival, the international film competition under the overall patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy which awards those works which have done the most to promote “locations”. It is well known that cinema can instil in the public a range of emotions which few other forms of commu...

In the city of Angels, The Los Angeles Festival flies again

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IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL FLIES AGAINThe Los Angeles Film Festival took wing with an ideal opener, the North American premiere of David Jacobson’s Down In The Valley at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood on Thursday, June 16. With an excellent cast and strong performances, the film captures the valley’s famous slackness with an apt tobacco-stained tanginess. Nocturnal images of snaking highways act as rivers of light isolating valley dwellers from the world and, as in th...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

Rome forever at the Italian Film Fest UK

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ROME FOREVER IN THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL UK8 to 28 April 2005All roads lead to Rome for the 12th edition of the Italian Film Festival UK, the annual showcase for the best of il cinema italiano, supported by the country’s cultural institutions in Scotland and London and a whole host of companies with Italian connections. It runs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Aberdeen and Dundee from 8 to 28 April 2005.The Eternal City will be the focus for a unique Retrospective and associated Exh...

Buenos Aires BAFICI celebrates independent film

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The seventh edition of the Buenos Aires Internatinal Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)The Buenos Aires Festival will take place from April 12 to April 24. It will showcase more than 400 works (including short and feature films). Movies of important film makers from all over the world are invited like Abbas Kiarostami, Jean-Luc Godard, Amos Gitaï, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chris Marker, Robert Guédiguian, Rithy Panh, Agnès Varda, Vincenzo Marra, John Sayles, Todd Solondz, Hal Hartl...

Italian Film Fest will run in 6 cities in the UK

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ROME FOREVER IN THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL UK8 to 28 April 2005All roads lead to Rome for the 12th edition of the Italian Film Festival UK, the annual showcase for the best of il cinema italiano, supported by the country’s cultural institutions in Scotland and London and a whole host of companies with Italian connections. It runs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Aberdeen and Dundee from 8 to 28 April 2005.The Eternal City will be the focus for a unique Retrospective and associated Exh...

Venice Collateral Awards

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The "UIP Award for the Best European Short Film" was awarded to "Goodbye" by Steve Hudson.The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) was presented to"3-Iron" (Binjip) by Kim Ki-duk (Korea, 2004) and to "Land Wind" (Vento di terra) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy, 2004) in the Horizon section.Signis Prize Tout un hiver sans feu, by Greg Zglinski (Venezia 61. In Competition)Mention to: Bin jip, by Kim Ki-dukGan Award of the public for a film of the International Critics' Week Ve lakachta lec...

Solid Line Up for Toronto fest

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Toronto festival (Sept. 9-18) has revealed its full line upGALA PRESENTATIONSWorld PremiereARSÈNE LUPIN (F)Jean-Paul Salomé, France / United Kingdom / Spain / Italy, 2004World PremiereBEING JULIA (F)István Szabó, Canada / United Kingdom / Hungary, 2004World PremiereBEYOND THE SEA (F)Kevin Spacey, United Kingdom / Germany, 2004North American PremiereCLEAN (F)Olivier Assayas, France / United Kingdom / Canada, 2004World PremiereDOWNFALL (F)Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany, 2004World PremiereFIVE CH...

Toronto Discovery Line-Up Announced

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This year's Discovery line-up at the 29th Toronto International Film Festival® presents 28 features from 23 countries, all of which are either world, international, or North American premieres. This year's line-up includes the highly anticipated OFF BEAT, from Hendrik Hölzemann, Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik's ON THE OUTS, Pete Travis' OMAGH, and Xiao Jiang's ELECTRIC SHADOWS. Launched in 1996, Discovery presents films by gifted and innovative first or second feature filmmakers. Last yea...
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