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London Film Festival awards De rouille et d'os

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1 this evening.   Hosted by Sue Perkins the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. BEST FILM: RUST AND BONE, directed by Jacques Audiard Presented in partnership with American Express and celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, t...

Gold Coast International Film Festival line up announced

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The Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore.  GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Man...

Frank Darabont will head the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the four juries that will preside over the competition categories at the 8th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 20th – 30th. Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The 2012 Zurich Film Festival jury members are: Internation...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

Stockholm International Film Festival opens its digital archive on the website!

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  During the last 22 years Stockholm International Film Festival has discovered new directing talent and presented innovative directors before their big break, and furthermore presented a lot of films. The festival now introduces online the complete festival archives of 3100 searchable films. This year Whit Stillman visit the festival with his Damsels in Distress. But what film by him did we first screen at the festival, and when? These days Andrea Arnold is a cult director and t...

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers - Eurocinema's Short Film Competition

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eurocinema Celebrates Global Cinema with the Launch of the First Ever On Demand Short Film Competition  Winning Entries to Be Showcased On Demand to 36 Million TV Homes in North America on eurocinema Beginning DATE MIAMI, September 27, 2011 -- eurocinema, the only 24/7 channel dedicated to European films on North American television, has launched the first ever on demand film contest, the “Eurocinema Short Film Competition,” the announcement was made today by c...

Martial Arts films selection at the 3rd Terracotta Festival, London 5th - 8th May 2011

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TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL proudly present a selection of the best films coming from Asia featuring different styles Martial arts and a mix of legend actors and real life champions. 5th –  8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London.  LOST BLADESMAN –  is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, based on the life story of  legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and poli...

A tribute to Serge Gainsbourg at Sacramento Festival

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The Sacramento French Film Festival , Record Club & The Verge Gallery Presents A Tribute To Serge Gainsbourg! @ The Verge Gallery - Saturday, April 2nd - 8PM   2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of French Icon Serge Gainsbourg (he died of a heart attack on March 2, 1991). Singer-songwriter, director, actor, photographer, provocateur, iconoclast, father of actress-singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, husband of actress-singer Jane Birkin, lover of French icon Brigitte Ba...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

The King, The Swan And The BAFTAS

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BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has announced its "longlists", a rather quaint annual exercise that reduces the number of potential candidates for BAFTA Awards to 15. At the moment, in one of the key races of the awards season, the historical epic THE KING'S SPEECH and the ballet-goes-mad BLACK SWAN are tied for most mentions (to be translated in a few weeks time to most nominations). Not far behind are the films INCEPTION and THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The Leading Actor candi...

Schafhaus (casa de ovejas)

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Director: Alberto Masliah.
ERNESTO (36) arrives at Trelew, Argentina, from Germany, where he had been living since he was three years old. His grandparents had taken him to Germany after his parents disappeared during the military dictatorship. Now, Ernesto has returned for the first time to his native country to take charge of the negotiations his grandfather had been conducting with an Argentine wool company, until his recent death. When Ernesto arrives at the airport, memories of his last moments with his parents come flooding back. These disorganized and incomprehensible flashbacks affect him to the point of causing him to faint. Once in the hotel room, he goes to the scheduled meeting. There he meets MR. OSCAR QUIROGA, one of his grandfather’s oldest friends. He gives him a picture in which Quiroga himself appears with Ernesto’s grandparents and father, then a little boy. This is the first photograph he has ever seen of his father, because his grandparents, afraid of hurting him, had concealed his parents’ past in Argentina from him. In the picture he can also see a country house that he had never heard of before and which belonged to his grandparents called “Schafhaus.” The following day, Ernesto is supposed to come back to Germany, but he can’t take his flight due to a pilots’ strike. With the excuse of selecting the wool bales he has bought, Ernesto rents a car and drives south to the Patagonia, but his real goal is to find the place shown in the picture. In the car he finds a children’s book telling the story of a little sheep called Anita who travels back home. Unknowingly, Anita’s story will lead him to his goal. On the way, Ernesto has an accident and seeks help at a nearby gas station. There he meets FLOR, the owner, and ÉRICA who lives in a motor-home near the gas station. Erica is a divorced anthropologist and mother of MARTÍN, a teenager. Because of his accident, Ernesto is forced to live with them, and little by little he begins to open up, and tells them his story. As Ernesto and Martín feel so closely identified with each other, they soon become friends. With Érica, instead, tension begins to build up, due to the mutual attraction they gradually start to feel. This brings Ernesto into trouble with GERARDO, the town’s mechanic and Érica’s boyfriend. During his stay in the town, Ernesto puts his wool selection meetings to good use –he does everything he can to try to find “Schafhaus.” Later on, he runs into a mysterious MAPUCHE OLD LADY who deeply moves him when she calls him by his father’s name. Ernesto sees in her the chance to find what he is looking for, but everybody persuades him to forget all about it, as they say the woman is mentally deranged. Having finished his negotiations, and without any hope of finding the place, Ernesto starts planning to go back to Germany. But one day, to his surprise, he notices the children’s story found in the car mentions the place he has been looking for and therefore could be the key to “Schafhaus.” So Ernesto decides to pay a visit to the story writer, GEORGINA, without suspecting she was a good friend of his mother’s. This knowledge shakes Ernesto’s whole existence. It’s only then when he is able to reconstruct his memories of the last moments he shared with his parents. Georgina, who has been in touch with Ernesto’s grandfather for the last thirty years, gives him the keys to “Schafhaus.” In the end, Ernesto goes to the place he has been looking for. It is there, in his grandparents’ country house, the place where his father grew up, where Ernesto finally reconstructs his own story.

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s at Cine Las Americas

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Cine Las Americas and the Harry Ransom Center Present:Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s, May 6 - May 27, 2010 Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the series "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s," co-presented with the Harry Ransom Center. This series will run from May 6 to May 27, as part of the year-round celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s" includes four feature films directed by some of...

Udine Far East festival reveals new trailer by Joko Anwar

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UDINE FAR EAST FILM 12 : 23 April/1 May 2010 It flies the Indonesian flag, it is signed, sealed and delivered by the outstanding Joko Anwar, it is one of the events of Far East Film 12: the new, highly-anticipated festival trailer (from which, let us not forget, the image on this year's official festival poster was taken)! Following in the footsteps of numerous local Friulian talents, as well as the great Pang Ho-cheung and the young Slovenian Špela Čadež, Joko has put his name t...

Interview with Berlinale’s 2010 Panorama : Wieland Speck

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Wieland serves as the Director of the Panorama section and the Teddy Awards. He has worked at the berlinale for 30 years as a programmer, was appointed head of Panorama in 1993 and has managed the Teddy awards ever since. His first film was shown at the berlinale in 1981.  Wieland has lived in Berlin since 1982.  He studied drama, literature and ethnology and worked on numerous video and film projects with an early focus on the men's movement and homosexual identity. Among ...

Live! Ammunition! Pitching Competition and After Party

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Master of Ceremonies: Elliot Grove Venue: TBA Date: October 2010 (exact date to be announced) Duration: Evening Time: 6:30 - 9pm Price: $10.00 This is it! Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of top Canadian film executives. These are the people who matter. They are the people who buy scripts - they are the people who decide what will be made and what won't. Your chance to pitch your movie idea to the people who can get it in cinemas in this intense emotional...

Independents Surpass Majors in Oscar Nominations

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Independently financed films surpassed those from the major studios in Tuesday’s Academy Awards® nominations among all categories, as well as in the top categories of Best Picture, Director, Actor/Actress and Supporting Actor/Actress, according to figures released today from the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).Films from independents received 79 overall Oscar nominations versus 42 for the majors, while in the top categories independents obtained 21 nominations to 14 for the majo...

Montpellier 2009 winners

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Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier - 23 octobre-1er novembre 20092009 winners > Feature films Golden Antigone (City and District of Montpellier) Jury : Ariane Ascaride, president (actress, France), Sanâa Alaoui (actress, France), Rachida Krim (director, France), Azize Tan (director of the Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey), Djamel Bensalah (director, actor, producer, screenwriter, France). Ajami, by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani (Israel/Germany) €15,000 awarde...

Zurich Festival To Present a Special Roman Polanski Retrospective

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present Oscar® winner Roman Polanski with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life’s work as a film director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Roman Polanski is regarded as one of the most unconventional filmmakers of our time and will receive the Golden Eye Award on Sunday, September 27th, as part of ZFF’s ongoing “A Tribute To...” series during the 5th ...

Berlinale’s Queer Teddy; Interview with Wieland Speck

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Berlinale’s Queer Teddy: Interview with Wieland Speck, Director of the Panorama section and the Teddy AwardsAmong the major film festivals the Berlinale, Berlin’s International Film Festival stands out as the first with an official award, the TEDDY, for the best lesbian, gay, bi- and transsexual films, an award which has been granted for the last twenty years. The Venice Film Festival had for two years now the QUEER LION for the best LGBT feature film. The number of LGBT films screened at ...

Molodist-2010. The results

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MOLODIST ANNIVERSARY XL EDITION AWARDS (2010) INTERNATIONAL JURY 2010 AWARDS Marc Caro (director, France) – Head of Jury    Elena Yatsura (producer, Russia)    Rainer Frimmel (director, Austria)    Grzegorz Kedzierski (director of photography, Poland)    Bohdan Batrukh (distributor, Ukraine)    Serhiy Proskurnya (theatre director, producer Ukraine) The Grand Prix "My Joy" (Schastye moyo), dir. Serhiy Loznytsya, Ukraine-Germany-Netherl...
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