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ÉCU Alumni: Interview with James McAleer

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1. Your film is about insects in a post-apocalyptic world – where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration usually starts from character or history, something visually striking or profound, and I build a story from there, but in the case of ‘Invertebrate’, it was a flash of inspiration under pressure… I was in a pitch meeting with the local branch of the now defunct UK Film council (Northern Film & Media- thankfully NFM are still here) where I had been as...

2011 In The Palace Festival Draws Talent from 5 Continents

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Français Spanish By Alexander Acosta Osorio The ninth edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival, held from June 18-25 in Balchik, Bulgaria, brought together more than 150 filmmakers from five continents. Cinematographers from South and North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa presented work in four categories: fiction, animation, experimental, and documentary. Their films were judged by a panel of notable filmmakers, journalists, and industry...

Filmmakers from 17 Countries Enter Inaugural Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival

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Womenfilmmakers from every corner of the globe have submitted more than 200 entriesto the first-ever Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival. Thecompetition has attracted movies from Europe, North and South America,Australia, India, Japan, Mongolia and Iran. The final deadline forgeneral entries is February 1, 2011...be sure to get your entry in and be part ofthis inaugural Women's Film Festival.Filmsmay be entered into 6 categories: Documentary, Short, Feature Film, YoungWomen's High Sch...

11 European films receive marketing support in Sundance

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11 European films have been confirmed by European Film Promotion's (EFP) members to receive Film Sales Support (FSS) at North America's prestigious Sundance Film Festival. FSS, which is EFP's support scheme for European sales agents, is entering year 8 in 2011. With the continuous financial support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, FSS has been influential in helping bring European cinema to audiences around the world, in particular to North and South America. To have been cho...

61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama

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61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama After visiting Asia, North and South America as well as many European countries to view and select films, 24 works - that is just under half of the 50 films to be presented in the Panorama section - are now certain. They provide lively insight into the creations of world cinema during the so-called post-crisis era. What's more, they reveal that documentary film continues to be strong in 2011: documentaries again make up about a third of the pro...

47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

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For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European fil...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2010 awarded by the Jury presided by Atom Egoyan

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This year the Cinéfondation Selection showed 13 student films coming from Asia, Europe, North and South America. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Atom Egoyan, composed of film directors Carlos Diegues and Marc Recha and actresses Emmanuelle Devos and Dinara Droukarova, has awarded the Cinéfondation prizes during a ceremony in the Buñuel Theatre. First Prize: TAULUKAUPPIAAT (The Painting Sellers) directed by Juho Kuosmanen Aalto University, Finland Second Prize: ...

Rose's Wednesdays

Director: Guylaine Dionne.
Every Wednesday, Rose cleans the house of a man she has never met. There, she slowly discovers his universe: a world with which she becomes infatuated, developing a true love relationship full of sensuality, fantasy and hopefulness.

After the Water the Clouds

Director: Carmen Rozestraten.
Playful and poetic voyage of a young Catalan woman whose world becomes more and more surreal as she encounters mythical and unusual characters

Aspen Shortsfest 2010 announced the competition finalists

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Aspen Film announced today the competition finalists that will screen at Aspen Shortsfest 2010, which will be held April 6-11 at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. More than 2,500 submissions from almost 80 countries were considered, and 85 short films were ultimately selected for the six-day Oscar®-qualifying International Competition. With additional out-of-competition presentations, this 2010 edition will screen over 100 shorts from North and S...

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...

55 European films to be backed by European Film Promotion's at Toronto

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Record breaking number of films to be supported by FSS at the Toronto International Film Festival Creation by Jon Amiel Photo: Liam Daniel // Copyright: RPC Nature LtdAs a strong supporter of quality European Cinema and one of the most prestigious festivals worldwide, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 10 - 19, 2009) is top of the list for European Film Promotion's (EFP) marketing tool Film Sales Support (FSS). Aiming to help European cinema to be seen outside of Europe, FS...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded

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Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury presided by John Boorman This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAd...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury presided by John Boorman

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:   First Prize: BÁBA directed by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlov...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAdirected by Zuzana Kirchnerová-ŠpidlováFAMU, Czech RepublicSecond Prize: GOO...

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