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The jury of Montreal World in action

Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

Jury of Polish Feature Film Competition!

We would like to introduce the members of the Jury of the first Polish Feature Film Competition.  The Jury will appraise ten nominated Polish productions made in 2010. Just a quick reminder that the winner takes the Polish Noble Award with 100.000PLN – to be divided between the director and the producer. Rose McGowan: actress known for such projects as “Scream”, “The Doom Generation” or the TV series “Charmed”. She attained international fame with her role in two episodes of th...

Russia’s Northern Capital hosts the St. Petersburg International Film Forum

From 2 to 5th of May, Russia’s Northern Capital hosts the St. Petersburg International Film Forum. In the year of the 65th Anniversary of Victory, the public will be offered Russian and foreign films on the theme of war. In all, around 100 films are slated to be screened, among them both classics and new, as yet unrecognized masterpieces of Russian and foreign filmmaking. Audiences will also see retrospectives of war films and selections of documentaries and animation on the subject of war.Alm...

The Jury and programme of B-EST 2009

B-EST IFF, 5th edition : The Jury of the Feature Film section is composed of:  President of the jury - Nik Powell (vice-president of the European Film Academy) Andrei Plakhov (program coordinator Moscow International Film Festival) Pjer Zalica (director, winner of the Silver Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival) Mircea Bunescu (professor Media University) Alin Ludu Dumbrava (film critic) The Jury of the Documentary section is composed of: President of the jury - Lauren...

Politics meet film at Cottbus

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier visiting the 18th FilmFestival CottbusOn Tuesday, 11th November 2008, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Brandenburg's Minister President Matthias Platzeck will be visiting Cottbus as patrons of the 18th film festival. Numerous guests from the world of arts, politics and business are expected at this event in the Grosses Haus of the Staatstheater in Cottbus. Petra Maria Müller and Kirsten Niehuus, managin...

Cottbus Feature Film and Short Feature Competitions

The Feature Film and Short Feature Competitions Ten films from ten countries of Central and Eastern Europe were nominated for the Feature Film Competition, stretching geographically from the Polish neighbour to far-off Kazakhstan. They include three international co-productions, of which two were made in collaboration with German partners. The traditionally strong Czech cinema is represented with two films, while the revived Russian cinematography – by far the most productive film nation of Ea...

EFA Critics awards to les amants réguliers

The European Film Academy and the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI have announced that the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CRITICS’ AWARD 2006 – Prix FIPRESCI goes to LES AMANTS REGULIERS by Philippe Garrel As Andrei Plakhov, president of FIPRESCI, has explained, "Philippe Garrel made his first film when he was 16, and by 20 had earned the reputation of the Nouvelle Vague's Wunderkind and 'younger brother of Godard'. His sophisticated cinematographic style, with long concentrated ...

EFA Awards 4 first films nominated

European Film Awards 2006:Four First Films NominatedFour films have been nominated in the category EUROPEAN DISCOVERY, presented to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film:— 13 TZAMETI by Gela Babluani, France/Georgia — Z ODZYSKU (Retrieval) by Slawomir Fabicki, Poland — PINGPONG by Matthias Luthardt, Germany — FRISS LEVEGÖ (Fresh Air) by Agnes Kocsis, HungaryThe nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of ...

Fipresci new Board members

At the annual General Assembly of FIPRESCI, held in Taormina, Sicily, a new board has been elected, for the period 2005/2007.President: Andrei Plakhov, Moscow.Vice-presidents: Pamela Biénzobas, Santiago/Paris,Diego Lerer, Buenos AiresHassouna Mansouri, TunisGrégory Valens, Paris.Klaus Eder, General SecretaryMichel Ciment, former president (2001-2005), was appointed Honorary President....