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31. Istanbul Film Festival's Winners

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GOODBYE FESTIVAL! The awards of the festival were given out at the Closing Gala and Award Ceremony at Lütfi Kırdar. Memet Ali Alabora host the night. Here are the films awarded at the ceremony: “Golden Tulip International Competition Award” on behalf of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) Golden Tulip International Competition “Special Jury Prize” Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier) “Golden Tulip National Competition Best Picture...

The new Film Festival Week – LA

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  Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspo...

Special Screening of “Bad Actress,” With After-Party

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Special screening of “Bad Actress" with after-party for cast, crew, and audience:  http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2012/04/special-screening-of-bad-actress-with.html ...

Fancine opens call for entries for its 22nd edition

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FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga opens call for entries for its 22nd edition, which will be celebrated between 22nd and 29th of November 2012. The sections in competition are: feature films, fiction short film, animation short films and online shorts. The deadline for submission is 16th of July for feature films and 5th of July for short films and online shorts. The movies submitted must have been produced after 1st of January 2011 and not have been...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (12.04.2012) • GOODBYE IRAN! Director Mohammad Rasoulof focuses on an Iranian woman in his film. He shaped the whole story on the Iranian lawyer and her efforts to find a visa out of the country. Goodbye was screened at Atlas Sineması at 11.00 with the participation of director Rasoulof. Rasoluof stated: “It is difficult to make independent films in every part of the world. But it is even more difficult in Iran due to censors... Besides, there isn...

Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S

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Perhaps one of the most ambitious independent films events in the U.S., the newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19 in Hollywood, CA. The event comprises four unique film events and will screen a wide array of films, webisodes and TV programs from all over the globe, exclusively at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building). An Opening night kick-off party to welcome participating filmmakers will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at hotspot Confident...

TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund to award $150 000

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the films that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This year, three projects, chosen from 130 applicants from around the world, will be awarded a total of $150,000 and will be recognized at the annual Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 18-29, 2012. The winning films include: Unmanned, Computer Chess and Resonance. The projects, which all emphasize scien...

Call of entries

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FANCINE 22 FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA From 22 nd – 29th NOVEMBER 2012         REGULATIONS     1.- GOALS FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of feature as well as short films of Fantastic genre under all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). Therefo...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (08.04.2012) • WE HAD A LONG AND JOYFUL SUNDAY A gleeful Sunday with the festival continuing full-force and screenings becoming even more attractive with the participation of the directors. Besides a panel discussion and a film chat, directors met with their audiences again. • GAININGS OF THE JOURNEY WITH AVÉ Story of the relationship between 17-year-old Avé and alienated art student Kamen starting with a hitchhike and continuing with lies was ...

Interview with director Umit Unal at Istanbul Film Festival (8/4/2012)

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Ümit Ünal, who competes for the Golden Tulip in the National Competition selection at Istanbul Film Festival, returns to films confined to a single space with The Pomegranate as he did in 9 and Ara. He fits justice, beliefs, injustice, fantastic elements, a surprising screenplay, revenge, and change into this small space. The Pomegranate will be screened on Sunday, April 8 at 13.30 at Atlas Sineması. Interview: Ceyda Aşar   - Your films 9, Ara and The Pomegrana...

AWARDS 2012 Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. 2012 Grand Prix Award: Grand Prix Award for the film BUTA Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story...

Cape Winelands Film festival AWARDS Highlights

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AWARDS EVENING OF FIFTH EDITION OF THE CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL (CWFF) Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the ...

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize f

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Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to Receive Financial Support, Supervision and Guidance from the Tribeca Film Institute as the Winner  of Sloan's Prize for Science-Themed Screenplay. Sloan Has Awarded over $3.5 Million in Direct Grants to Film Students Since 1997   The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. Penny Stock by Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • WE HAD ANOTHER DAY FULL OF DOCUMENTARIES AND TURKISH CINEMA! On Wednesday, the middle of the festival, the festival audience was at the theatres for screenings with the participation of actors and directors.• GLOBALIZATION TRILOGY 2001–2011 Director Micha X. Peled has been and will be a guest at festival theatres with his Globalization Trilogy in the “Documentary Time with NTV” section. This amazing series questions the consumer society of today while making...

Celtic Merdia Festival to bring Derry to life on screen

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The 33RD annual Celtic Media Festival takes place in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland from 18th -20th April. The three day event will see some of the most influential names from the broadcasting and film industries gather at The Playhouse Theatre to celebrate the quality and diversity of work being produced by the Celtic nations today. Among those appearing at the festival are RTE broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Derry actress Bronagh Gallagher and Christopher Young, producer of Channel 4...

Winners of ÉCU 2012

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Best European Independent Film 2012 – “Berlinoises”  by Rocco Labbé (France) Best Short Script – “The Chicken” by Una Gunjak (UK) Best Feature Script – “Sole” by Allee Pitaccio (USA) The European Youth Excellence Award in Filmmaking – “Drawing a Smile” by ICFF (Cyprus) Best Independent Experimental Film – “Achantè” by Emily McMehen (Canada) Best Student Film – “Callum” by Michael Van Der Put (UK) Best Non-European Ind...

Diagonale 2012 Prize Winners

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Grand Diagonale Prize for Best Austrian Feature Film (€ 21.000) Sebastian Meise for Stillleben (Still Life) Grand Diagonale Prize for Best Austrian Documentary Film (€ 21.000) Dariusz Kowalski for Richtung Nowa Huta(Destination Nowa Huta) Best Innovative Cinema Award (€ 10.500) Josef Dabernig for Hypercrisis Best Short Feature Film (€ 4.000) Catalina Molina for Unser Lied Best Short Documentary Film (€ 4.000) Houchang Allahyari and Maziyar Moshtagh Gohary for Das per...

‘Ecotopia’ Wins The ‘Best Film Award’ in Ankara

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23rd Ankara International Film Festival winners are  announced with a closing ceremony at MEB Sura in Ankara. ‘Ecotopia’ by Yüksel Aksu was crowned with the ‘Best Film Award’ in National Feature Film Competition category. The jurors, Prof. Sami Sekeroğlu, Osman Şahin, Çiğdem Vitrinel, Cüneyt Cebenoyan  and Doğan Sarıgüzel also determined  the winners of the following categories; Best Film ECOTOPIA - ‘Entelköy Efeköy’e Karşı’ – Yüksel Aksu ...

19 films compete for the Havana Film Festival New York

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The 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) runs April 12-20 with more than 40 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S will be in the festival's five venues and 3 boroughs. They span a variety of genres and themes, ranging from comedy, thrillers, action, drama and docume...

Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade

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  Another event related to the film marks the month of March. Belgrade’s Yugoslav Film Archive (Kinoteka) presented the Days of Slovenian Film, the program that shows nine most recent achievements of Slovenian cinematography. The Deputy Ambassador of Slovenia in Serbia Mr. Milan Predan opened the event, Slovenian Film Days opened with film  A Trip (Izlet) by Nejc Gazvoda, films also showed were: Custom Officer (Varuh Meje) by Maja Weiss, Desperado tonic (Desperado tonik ) by Varja Močn...

Wicca in Serbia

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A brand new Serbian film Loveless Zoritsa ( Crne Zorica) Serbian-Greek co production directed by Greek film director Hristina Hatziharalabous and Serbian film director Radoslav  Pavković is a comedy with elements of adventure, released recently, and it may predict new era of contemporary Serbian film. Producers of this film are international; Super Films (Belgrade), Federico Film (Warsaw), Frame by Frame (Nicosia) and 'Pan entertainment (Athens). Well, let me start with this! ...

Turner Classic Movies Film Festival Honors North By Northwest and Eva Marie Saint

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Photo credit: Hugh E Dillon Earlier this month the Turner Classic Movies’ “Road toHollywood” tour came to Philly (Prince Theater) and brought along legendary actress Eva Marie Saint, the actress best known for her sexy spy role, playing opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic - North By Northwest. The 10-city tour is part of a campaign to promote the vintage film network’s annual TCM Classic Film Festival (April 12-15). I...

Latin America Film Mostra Catalunya Awards

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FEATURE FILMS • COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT AWARD FOR BEST FILM, GIVEN BY THE AECID (SPANISH AGENCY FOR COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION) TO: "The student" of Santiago Mitre (Argentina) • BEST DIRECTOR: Everardo Gout by "Days of Grace" (Mexico-France-US) • Best Screenplay: Bernardo Arellano for "between night and day" (Mexico) • BEST ACTRESS: Rossana Fernandez "The sound of the stones" of Alexan...

JP Dardenne to head the Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films

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 © Christine Plenus   On 23rd May, the Festival de Cannes will welcome the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films, presided over this year by Jean-Pierre DARDENNE (Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer), who shared the honours of the Grand Prix with his brother Luc for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d'Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna's Silence. The ...
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