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Accolade Competition - AUGUST 2010 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The Accolade Competition is proud to announce the awardwinners for the August 27, 2010 deadline. The list can also be found on our website, http://www.accoladecompetition.org Best of Show Winners: - Silent Shame (feature documentary) (Athena Productions LLC, dir. Akiko Izumitani)  -Unstoppable (feature film) (Razor Films UK) - Vento (short film) (Salem Produções) - Twentysixmiles (miniseries) (Tower 17 Productions) Award of Excellence Winners: 9MM P...

The Stockholm International Film Festival unveils new Festival Program

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Today, October 26, the program for the 21st edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival will be revealed. Tomorrow, October 27 at 11 AM, the ticket sales begin online and at Kulturhuset. This year's festival program presents 180 films from more than 50 countries, 108 Nordic premiers, and 16 world premiers. We look forward 12 exciting days of quality film. - The Stockholm International Film Festival is the meeting point for next generation's film creators. Our 21st program is fully l...

Robert Epstein will be our guest and a doc jury chairman

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One of the special guest at the 18th Edition of Plus Camerimage 2010 will be an internationally acclaimed non-fiction filmmaker, director, producer, writer and editor Robert P. Epstein. He will also serve as the Jury Chairman of the Short Documentary Films Competition “World of Images - Images of The World", held under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe. Robert Epstein The organizers of Plus Camerimage will present a retrospective review o...

New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we are again exploring the filmmaker talent from SpainWe are traveli...

A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we...

VIP Guests At American Film Festival

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   DJ Spooky An army of American producers, directors, screenwriters and actors will come together in Wroclaw next week for the inaugural edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, the first event in the region completely devoted to classic and contemporary American cinema.   One of the most highly anticipated guests is DJ Spooky (aka Paul Miller), who will be in Wroclaw to present a live concert version of his multi-media extravaganza REBIRTH OF A NATION, ...

American Film Festival Poland list of upcoming events

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced a number of Special Events and VIP Guests who will participate in the inaugural edition which begins next week. These events are in addition to the 20 Dramatic Features and 15 Documentary Features that will compete for Audience Awards and cash prizes, including a chance at Eastern European distribution.“We have assembled a very dynamic ...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Complex in Kingston, New York. Emceed by Academy-award nominated writer/director and Woodstock ...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored

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  STRANGER THINGS (Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, US/UK)    The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestowing achievement awards to a diverse group of film luminaries. The sparkling event was held on Saturday evening at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Co...

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

The Remarkable Universe of Masahiro Shinoda

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  Running parallel to the stellar film program of this year's New York Film Festival is a finely curated retrospective series of films from Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda. This prominent director of the Japanese New Wave was fascinated by traditional Japanese aesthetics and the modernity of cinema (and of the transformed Japan of the 1960s, when he started his film career, through to the present). Shinoda's movies detail the spiritual emptiness of post-war Japanese life and search f...

Twenty Narrative Features To Compete At American Film Festival

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By ...

20 Independent Films competing at American Film Festival

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AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, ...

Oldenburg wrap up figures and conclusions

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Oldenburg is a lively forum for passionate and independent filmThe 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival takes positive stock of this year’s edition and is able to match last year’s audience with 14.500 admittances –despite smaller venues and twelve screenings less. The exciting festival days drew to a close, having witnessed a total of eight world premieres, 17 German premieres, seven international premieres and five European premieres among the 56 shown films, on Sunday September 19...

Independent Film Week Swarms New York

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  Independent Film Week, a multi-layered program of screenings, conferences, co-production networking events and filmmaker pitch sessions has kicked off the New York film season with a vengeance. Under the auspices of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), the venerable filmmakers organization, this year's event involves both professionals and film buffs in a dizzying schedule of activities around the city of New York from September 19 to 23. The Independent Film Week kicked off w...

The award winners of the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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“Picco” has been honored with the “German Independence Award – Best German Film”.The Audience Award went to “The Happy Poet” by Paul Gordon. “Salvation Insurance” by Jeremy Bradley and Reuben Sack has been honored as “Best Short Film”.The 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival drew to a close this evening with the award ceremony for the German Independence Awards. The number of visitors was 14,500, and because of smaller cinemas as well as a reduction in screenings – ...

Somewhere by Sofia Coppola takes Golden Lion in Venice

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The 67th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido.5 International Juries assigned the official awards of the Festival 2010.The Venezia 67 Jury, chaired by Quentin Tarantino and comprised of Guillermo Arriaga, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Arnaud Desplechin, Danny Elfman, Luca Guadagnino, Gabriele Salvatores, having viewed all twenty-four films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:SOMEWHERE by Sofi...

Oldenburg Festivalhighlights 2010

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Like in previous years this year’s festival edition will feature its share of premieres, inspiring film talks, international stars and unforgettable moments.Pascal Bourdiaux’ “Le Mac” guarantees to evoke laughter from any audience. The French comedy is witty, has a classy cast and a subtlety that has made it an instant hit across the border. “Mr. Nice” is Bernard Rose’s British answer to “Blow”, portraying the life of legendary drug dealer Howard Marks. Marks himself will be at...

Confronting The Shadows Of History

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  HENRY OF NAVARRE (Jo Baier, Germany/France/Spain)  It is always tempting to ascertain a link or a thematic accent in the programming of a film festival. Threads are there but creating a strong argument in that direction is always a bit of a false road. In truth, film festivals come together based on the films that are made available to them. However, as with an individual, each Festival has its own distinct personality and interests.  At the Montreal World Film Festival, ...

Facing East: Asian Films In Montreal

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  LOST LOVE MURDER (Shoji Kubota, Japan) The Montreal World Film Festival, which is now in its final weekend, has always been a bridge for Asian films coming to North America. Films from this part of the world resonate with Montreal audiences and juries. In the past ten years, the number of Asian films winning the Festival’s top prize is more consistent than at any other major film event. This year, this trans-ocean love affair continues.       ...

An Italian Diva In Montreal

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  The word diva is often used these days to denote bad behavior and outsized arrogance but in its original incarnation, it was coined to described someone whose artistic gifts were, in fact, divine….a gift from God. So, it is with this original interpretation that I acknowledge the presence at the Montreal World Film Festival of a true cinematic diva, the Italian actress Stefania Sandrelli.   Sandrelli has been part of the cinema firmament for over 60 years. As with her...

Origjanski Zlatko, Anastasia and 'Before the Rain'

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Today, September 1, 2010, marks the opening of the Venice Film Festival 2010. Let me take you back to a film that won the Golden Lion sixteen years ago. I'll never forget the first time I saw the Macedonian film Before the Rain (1994), which was winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994. Well, I have always believed that the soundtrack makes the film, like frosting makes the cake. One just cannot go without the other. And the melodious music from Before the Rain, that alway...

BUFF 2010

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The British Urban Film Festival 2010 4th, 5th, 6th September  For immediate release Chairman's formal announcement The British Urban Film Festival returns. The annual 3-day event which is free to all ages kicks off on Saturday 4th September at Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre – named after the black Labour politician who was MP for the area for over a decade. The stage play-turned-movie “Sus”, starring Clint Dyer, Rafe Spall & Ralph Brown, will be screened on the opening nig...

'Mercy' please, Leon Clingman!

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During the World Cup, FIFA 2010, my friend South African actor Leon Clingman and I traded information about World Cup news from each country we were in (he in South Africa and me in Brazil). Now, the Cup is over and film excitement has taken over in South Africa once again. Leon Clingman speaks to us from Cape Town about his latest film projects.   LEON: My role in Black Butterflies is really small (3 lines). I play a doctor who works at the reception of a psychiatric ho...

Cirkus Columbia

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Jelena Stupljanin speaks about her new film Cirkus Columbia, a Bosnian film by Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanovic, set in the former Yugoslavia. me: Can you tell me about Cirkus Columbia and what your film is about? And what is your role in the film? Jelena Stupljanin: 'Cirkus Columbia' is a love story set in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 90's just before the war in Bosnia started. The story follows Divko (played by Miki Manojlovic) who comes back after 20 years...

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