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LIBERTAS FILM FESTIVAL

Libertas Film Festival opened its doors in 2005. The Festival takes place in Dubrovnik, the famous Croatian city on the Adriatic coast, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. For this year's, sixth, edition we are planning 7 different program sections which include:

- competitive feature and short feature program (applications open until April 1st)

- non competitive documentary section dedicated to different cuisines from all around the world, 'Film & Food'

- Focus on Japanese cinema trough works of Takeshi Kitano

- section dedicated to horrors and thrillers, Midnight Madness

- special children's section that will consist of 20 Croatian short animated films and 28 polish animated films, organized in collaboration with Croatian Film Clubs' Association and AleKino! Children's Film Festival from Poland

In 2010 Libertas will organize two workshops as well. An animation workshop in collaboration with Croatian Film Clubs' Association meant for Dubrovnik's high-school film club and a Mediterranean Cross Cultural Workshop in collaboration with an Italian film school and production company NEST. The workshop will gather 4 groups of 3 young professionals - a director, producer and cinematographer. These groups will have to make a short 3 to 5 minute film on a set topic - SEAMAN, chosen because the motive of a seaman is in common with all Mediterranean countries. The participants of the workshop will have to ‘start' the film in their homeland and ‘finish' the journey in Dubrovnik. Applications for the Mediterranean Cross Cultural Workshop open until March 25th!

 

For more information, please visit http://www.libertasfilmfestival.com/.

Bullet and Pen

Director: Mustafa Unlu.
One Portrait, Two Countries, Three Lives: The Life Story of Author Osman Necmi Gürmen Even starting from his familial roots, Turkish author Osman Necmi Gürmen lived caught between the two poles of East and West throughout every phase of his life. From a childhood in the environment of the Ottoman palatial court to a youth in the ruins of post-War Paris which remains one of the primary centers of Western knowledge and lifestyle; the remarkable course of Osman Necmi Gürmen’s life then took him to the extremely arduous conditions of tribal life in a village in Eastern Anatolia, where he found himself drawn into the middle of a bloody struggle for power. His life was defined by an aristocracy caught between the East and the West, a Western bourgeoisie reborn from its own ashes, and a feudal lifestyle that remained unchanged for centuries despite the ideals of the young Republic. He was not an “outsider” in any of these environments; he attempted to fulfil the social requirements and became a proprietor of each. Osman Necmi Gürmen is a man of letters who writes novels in French in France; he was also a feudal lord who was at the heart of a tribal battle for power in Siverek; he was one of the handful of intellectuals who founded a haven in Bodrum for what was to become one of the most important retreats for the petit bourgeoisie of the Turkish Republic after the 1960’s; and he is also an author who writes in Turkish, drawing inspiration from his own life and the extreme moments of Turkish history.

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

Look back at Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film

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The 31st Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film ended on Sunday 1 November. The preliminary results are better than good in terms of the quality and number of guests and by the strong attendance for both films and round table discussions. With 239 films, the Festival displayed a wealth of choice. This diversity is seen in the prizes, with the Antigone d’or awarded to the Israeli film Ajami that is to be released in France on 24 March 2010. A big thanks to our guests and to bo...

Vineyard Film Festival (VFF)

A star-studded, cinematic experience, hosted on an island rich in cultural history and beautiful locations. VFF gives the opportunity to celebrate and promote excellence in film, using it as a communication platform to develop and enhance dialogue between various peoples and various cultures. To identify and nurture exceptional talent globally and to play an active role in the growth of the industry. An innovative cultural festival for all.

European Cinema Shines At FLIFF

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  Penelope Cruz in BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)  European cinema has always had a strong presence at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This year is no exception as FLIFF showcases a strong collection of films from a mix of emerging and established European film talents.   Most of the European films are situated in the World Cinema section, which is not exclusively but overwhelmingly dominated by European titles. AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, UK direct...

European Cinema Shines At FLIFF

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European cinema has always had a strong presence at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This year is no exception as FLIFF showcases a strong collection of films from a mix of emerging and established European film talents. Most of the European films are situated in the World Cinema section, which is not exclusively but overwhelmingly dominated by European titles. AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, UK director Richard Laxton’s biopic on gay icon and wit Quentin Crisp, focuses on the rac...

Oscar Winning Director Costa-Gavras in Philaderlphia on October 22, Only US Appearance!

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La Cinematheque: New French Films is being presented by the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance, in partnership with the Embassy of France, DC, the French-American Cultural Foundation, TV 5 Monde and the Prince Music Theater. A very special event, as the Oscar-winning and Internationally-acclaimed, director Costa Gavras, will premiere his latest film, Eden is West, and be honored with an award, at his only appearance in the USA."Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), continues La Cinematheque: New French ...

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

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Director: Tony Olmetti Schweikle.
The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa. Also filmed in vivid detail are some of the thousands of Watchtowers that were built along the shores of the Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Hundreds have withstood the assault of man and nature and can be visited today. The history of these towers and the people who manned them has never been told. All re-enactments were filmed at the sites of theses pirate attacks. Most of the extras are descended from survivors of these attacks. The time period of Pirate attacks takes place in the 1500’s. Other portions of the program cover 1,000 years of Mediterranean history, beginning with the first Watchtowers built on the island of Sardegna, circa 1500BC The program ends with the attack on the village of Ispani in 1532 by Pasha Heyreddin, (Barbarossa.) Heyreddin was an Admiral in the Ottoman Empire who attacked many cities in Italy, including Capri, where there is today a castle built by him. The video portion of the program was filmed in Italy with HD P2 cameras. All re-enactment scenes were filmed by the production company.

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa.

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa.

The Danaides' Barrel

Director: David GUIRAUD.
In the desert, a man is buried to his neck in the sand. One does not know anything about him. A young woman, naked under red veils, walks away without paying any attention to him. After getting out of his sand cradle, he will head for the horizon to meet his object of desire.

Program for upcoming International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers (Patras)

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UNITS: «Cinema, the art of peace», «At the ends of the world», «Balkan neighborhood» «All around Europe», «Greek panorama», «Glances to bloody East», «Patras directors» «South America of passions and struggles», «Awarded films of ArtFools Festival of Larissa's city», «Awarded films of AGON, the International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean area»   FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2009 Hour of beginning 15.00 15:00 «all around Eu...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel's LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors' Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section. LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional ...

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinema label

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s LA PIVELLINA, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors – the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.LA PIVELLINA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional pr...

Seventh Cannes fr Europa Cinema

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OVER SEVEN YEARS THE LABEL HAS SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORTED 20 EUROPEAN FILMS   Europa Cinemas Exhibitors' Cannes meeting (May 16)  to analyse 2008 results across Europe and the further development of Europa Cinemas International into Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean zone   Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year's Cannes Film Festival, awarding its Label to the best European film ...

NEWSLETTER N° 410: April 8, 2009

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This newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week     Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has just MERGED AND MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for f...

A Festival Wife - at The Little Medici - Illustrated by Nesta Morgan

Scenario: The Dirty Deal and My Ex Wife… To Henry Dean the task is proving much more trouble than anticipated. On top of that, Henry has promised a shady group of financiers to place a story in Variety about their new film company - Mount Everest Limited – but can he persuade the reporter from Variety to write it? “A steady Mediterranean breeze kept the crowds indoors”… Café Reggio’s…Little Medici

NEWSLETTER N° 409: April 3, 2009

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  Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week  Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has MERGED AND MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals and opening of a major Film database for international filmmakers. New: FestivalExpr...

Barcelona Asian Film Festival

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The 11th BARCELONA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL - BAFF 2009, organised by 100.000 retinas and directed by Amaia Torrecilla and Carlos R. Ríos, will be held between April 30th and May 10th 2009 in Barcelona. In this its 11th season, BAFF will present a selection of 60 feature films produced in Asia throughout the last year. A wide range of interesting innovations will mark ten intense days where top Asian filmmakers will bring their works close to our Mediterranean audience. Among these novelties is the ...

Green House development programme aimed at Mediterranean documentary film makers

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  Green House development programme aimed at Mediterranean documentary film makers Call for entries ended  ...

Magma - International Short Film Festival 2009

Magma has always focused exclusively on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends. The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works that are often precluded from the main distribution channels. Its aim is to build a bridge between the audience and the endless forms of expression of the short format.

 

Festival De Cine De L`¡alfÀs Del Pi - Costa Blanca

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Summer Festival on the Mediterranean Sea, with competition for short Spanish films. Meeting point for Spanish actors, directors, producers at the begining of the summer. Friendly athmosphere. Everybody is welcome.

Short Films Festival "la Citta In Corto"

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Short film Festival among European and Mediterranean Universities with a special section on the theme Road Safety (can be presented shorts of 15 or 3 min. max and videospots of 45") For this section the winner will be awarded with a cash prize.

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