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Carlo Chatrian, new Artistic Director with Locarno fest

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                                The Board of Governors decided, at a special meeting held on Tuesday 4 September 2012, to designate Carlo Chatrian as the new Artistic Director of the Festival del film Locarno. Carlo Chatrian will take up his post from 1 November 2012, following Olivier Père, who is leaving the Festival to head up Arte Fran...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards

Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards is an international short film contest inviting emerging filmmakers to express their talent and creativity through their own vision of travel. 

Travel has been at the heart of Louis Vuitton since its inception. For this second edition, Louis Vuitton has chosen the theme of “Encounter”. Encounter is part of every journey. It can be an illuminating experience, a face to face with reality, a celebration of the unkown…. 

In 2009, LOUIS VUITTON teamed up with acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai to create the first Journeys Awards film competition. For this second edition, another celebrity guest will head the jury of the competition: Italian director Luca Guadagnino.

Journeys Awards is a tremendous opportunity for you to showcase your talent to an international audience and get media exposure. Candidates will be offered a chance to win two $25,000 prizes for the jury’s choice and the people’s choice awards. The two award winners will also be invited to an exceptional prize ceremony in Italy during the Venice Film Festival. You can visit the website to find out more about this competition (www.journeysawards.com).You have until June 18th, 2012 to complete and submit your films.

New Directors/New Films: 40 Years of Discovery

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  New Directors/New Films, the program of film discoveries co-presented by New York's  Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has been a strong launching pad for debut directors over the past four decades. In its 40 years, the event has introduced such leading international cinema auteurs as Chantal Akerman, Pedro Almodóvar, Guillermo Del Toro, Agnieszka Holland, Wong Kar Wai, George Miller and Christopher Nolan, as well as such important American film talen...

Marco Bellocchio’s cinema masterclass at cannes

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Marco Bellocchio is to give the Cinema Masterclass at the coming 63rd Festival de Cannes. Upon accepting the invitation, he declared: “I think that the most precious thing a director can teach anyone wanting to work in the business is how to work with actors and actresses. Anyone can teach technique, but the ability to get another person to interpret a character you have imagined is a gift, although it can be learned in part by a director who isn’t afraid of risking failure. You can never ...

Dynamic Duo: Lorber and Krim

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  Richard Lorber and Donald Krim Two of the New York film community's most solid supporters of indie and international cinema have announced a merger that will offer a safe haven for quality films in a time of great uncertainty. Richard Lorber, the head of Lorber HT Digital/Hidden Treasures Inc., and Donald Krim, the long-time head of Kino International, have announced the merger of their companies to create a new distribution organization to be known as Kino Lorber. The n...

’The History of Aviation’ to open Hungarian Film Week

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The new short of European Film Academy Award-winning director Bálint Kenyeres, ’The History of Aviation’ is to open the 40th Hungarian Film Week on 29 January in Budapest.Starring Marie Mure, Andreas Leupold, Júlia Nyakó, Mari Nagy and László Babarczy the 1905 period piece is about an upper middle class family having an afternoon picnic on the Normandian shores.Responsible for the visual effects was the renowned Paris and Los Angeles based BUF Compagnie, one of the leading European VFX ...

Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival

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Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film FestivalThe jury now presents its selection for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2008 comes from the USA, and tells a gripping story of border smuggling across the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence River.The Bronze Horse for best feature 2008 goes to “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt. Hunt’s story takes place in the days before Christmas near a little...

Stockholm Fest full line up

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The program for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is revealed. On-line ticket sales begin today. The Stockholm film festival is devoted to promoting up-and-coming debutantes, but also presents a world-class selection of established directors. The festival boasts over 170 films from 40 countries."This year´s program keeps up the momentum. Out of the 175 films at the festival a third are made by first time directors. This is where the exciting directors are introduced," says Festival...

StockholmFilm Festival Dedicates its 19th Edition to Sydney Pollack

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Sydney Pollack spent over four decades developing himself into a multi-facetted master within film. Not only was he a talented actor but one of the most accomplished directors and producers of his time. On November 23 the Stockholm Film Festival will will pay tribute to Sydney Pollack with a special screening of his 1969 film “They Shoot Horses Don´t They?”Born in 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Sydney Pollack moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting. He studied and ...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Semaine de la critique Cannes 2008

Historically, International Critics’ Week is the first « parallel » section of the Cannes Film Festival. It has steadfastly remained true to its tradition of discovering new talents. Critics’ Week was conceived by the French Union of Film Critics in 1962 to showcase first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplech

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

Its a small world (Asian Cinema) It's Day 3 at AFI

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IT'S A SMALL WORLD (Asian Cinema)BY JUSTINA WALFORD from AFI dailies As a second generation Japanese-American, I spent much of my youth sitting next to my mother and pretending I could understand her Japanese soap operas and melodramatic samurai serials. What my mother and I laugh about to this day is how I "get" Japanese film and TV more than she does. I will guffaw at SMAP's sketch comedy when I don't understand a word and I will cry over an emotional monologue in a tearjerker Tokyo ...

My Blueberry Nights Press Conference

Norah Jones, Wong Kar Wai, and Jude Law laugh as they discuss the making of My Blueberry Nights and reminisce about the shooting of "the kiss."

My Blueberry Nights Press Conference

Norah Jones and Wong Kar Wai signing autographs after the My Blueberry Nights press release at the Cannes Film Festival, 2007.

My Blueberry Nights par Wong Kar Wai

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Pour sa 60eme édition, le festival de Cannes s'est ouvert avec la présentation de My Blueberry Nights le nouveau film de Wong Kar Wai, président du jury l'an passé, et réalisateur de In The Mood For Love, 2046 et Happy Together, tous trois nominés lors des éditions passées du festival. My Blueberry Nights est son premier film tourné en langue anglaise. C'est l'histoire d'un voyage dramatique, évoquant la distance qui sépare un chagrin d'amour d'un nouveau ...

"My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai

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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, a red-carpet veteran, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, ...

Jury meets pres in Cannes and justifies choices

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For the third consecutive year in the history of the Festival de Cannes , the Jury met the press to explain their selected winners. At the side of President Wong Kar Wai were Patrice Leconte, Monica Bellucci, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucrecia Martel, Elia Suleiman and Zhang Ziyi. Highlights. On the Palme d'Or winner:Wong Kar Wai: "We chose from the heart. The selection was great, which made our viewing enjoyable but our work very hard. This year, there were so many grea...

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 ...

Transilvania International Film Festival program

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Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) - Third edition Romanian Film Promotion is organizing between May 28th – June 6th 2004, in Cluj-Napoca, The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the only film festival in Romania solely intended for feature-films.City of Cluj is the main cultural centre of Transilvania and is located within an area known for its past, as part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and which has a great tourism potential. Cluj is an old town, has a long aca...
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