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Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

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The 31st Portland International Film Festival announces the Oregon Live Audience Award winners. This year's Festival wrapped up its 18 day run Sunday, February 24th after 186 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 74 features and 38 shorts from over 30 countries.Audience winners included Jan Sverák's EMPTIES (Czech Republic) for Best Feature, followed by THE VISITOR (US...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Barcelona Asian Fest Awards

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BARCELONA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL came to an end on Sunday May 6th with an afternoon dedicated to three of the most important contemporary Asian filmmakers: Jia Zhangke (Still Life), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Syndromes and a Century) and Tsai Ming-lian (I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone). The previous evening, Saturday May 5th, the Festival’s closing was held at the Fòrum Park’s Movistar Space with the prize-giving ceremony and the screening of the Bollywood film Don, starring Shahrukh Khan. The B...

Asian Films Make A Strong Impression In Berlin

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Saturday, February 17-----As the Berlin Film Festival moves into its final weekend, a host of films from Asia have demonstrated the continued vitality and excitement of Asian cinema on the world scene. In the Berlinale Competition section, four Asian films are competing for the top prize, the Berlinale Golden Bear. Celebrated Korean director Park Chan-wook (whose film OLDBOY was a major international arthouse hit) returns to the horror genre with a sense of humor, with his tongue-in-cheek film ...

41st Chicago Festival in action with 100 feature films

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The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive international film festival in North America, will raise the curtain on its 41st edition on October 6, then run through October 20 at Chicago theaters. Film fans will be able to choose from 100 feature films and 42 short films from 34 countries.The 2005 Festival will include three world premieres (The Trouble with Dee Dee, Feast and The Unseen), 11 North American Premieres and 34 U.S. premieres. “Our lineup truly offers something...

San Sebastian Alfred and Greta are watching...

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SAN SEBASTIAN -- ALFRED AND GRETA ARE WATCHING ...by Alex Deleon – Lasst DayThis being the centennial of the birth of two towering icons of world cinema, suspense maestro Alfred Hitchcock, and the mysterious lady from Sweden Greta ("I vunt to be alone"), Garbo, both born in 1905, the spirit and image of these two idols is much in evidence this year in Donostia-San Sebastian The official poster of the festival bears a full length photo of Hitch, the official press bag issued to all journalist...

Spanish reviewers unhappy with San Sabastian awards

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The Sunday morning festival reports in the Spanish papers, whose writers represent a cross-section of leading Spanish film critics, were nearly unanimous in denouncing the prizes dished out the day before by the Angelica Huston led official competition jury. The main prize, which went to the Czech film "Something Like Happiness", came in for the strongest condemnation. Three critics used the word "absurdo" (absurd) to describe the top award, one going so far as to say that there were at least e...

53 rd San Sebastian opened with several bangs

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The Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish films of the year based on a Basque language best seller b...

Preview of the 53rd Official Section fromSan Sebastian

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OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL FILM FIGURES COMPETE FOR THE GOLDEN SHELLThe official programme of the Donostia-San Sebastián Festival, scheduled for 15-24 September next, features a series of outstanding names from the moviemaking world who sketch a cinematographic portrait of our contemporary reality. While some of them regularly participate it the Festival, others are competing for the first time. PreviewTIDELAND, Terry Gilliam, UK.Terry Gilliam, to whom the Festival dedicated a retrospective in ...
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