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3rd TALENT CAMPUS DURBAN 23 - 27 July 2010 at the 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010) The Durban International Film Festival has announced that the selection for this year's edition of Talent Campus Durban has been finalised. Over 40 young filmmakers representing nearly 20 African countries, including Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and of course South A...

Krakow Film Festival Industry Zone

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The Market, the pitching and the conference or Industry Zone at 50th KFFKrakow Film Festival, which 50th jubilee edition will take place between 31st May – 6th June, has been opening for film professionals for many years now. Behind the name Industry Zone there are Krakow Film Market, Dragon Forum and numerous events meant for film professionals present at the festival. Only until 15th May getting accreditation for 50th KFF is possible.Section Industry Zone is dedicated to filmmakers, producer...

The American Film Festival launches in Wroclaw, Poland

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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, was announced this week during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The first edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland (featured this week in the New York Times as one of the hot travel destinations in Europe). The event is being organized by the New Horizons ...

Kickoff for FilmFestival Cottbus 20th edition

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  This year FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema celebrates a special anniversary: 20 years, a time during which the festival did not only expand its programme, but also improved its image to the point of being known as the world's most renowned film festival of East European cinema today. This year's festival motive combines traditional patterns from flags and crests into a new modern design. Cottbus at the Berlinale With the traditional East Eu...

Berlinale 2010 two lasting film moments and some stars

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Awards by the specialized juries at the berlinale sometimes are a better indication of the quality of the productions selected than the official awards, though in the 2010 berlinale edition, few disputed the selections of the jury run by Werner Herzog and concurred with the choice of awards for BAL, THE GHOSTWRITER, CATERPILLAR, HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER, and IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE. These films obtaining the golden or silver bear awards, let in Herzog’s word the viewer discern dark corn...

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 ...

SIEMIANY

Director: Philip James McGoldrick.
Andrzej and Michal are two young teenagers who come together every summer in the small tourist village Siemiany on the countryside. Their friendship has grown into years of great memories. And the boredom of the countryside and the feeling of unity amongst the boys, takes their friendship to a new level of sexually loaded intimacy.

NEWSLETTER N° 454: February 25, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 454: February 25, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. BE ON IT COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you.  ______...

Berlinale 2011 coming...soon

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This year's anniversary Berlinale celebrated another fantastic highlight with the Award Ceremony on February 20, 2010. As has become tradition, the festival again came to a close with its Berlinale Kinotag for the public on February 21. For eleven days, the Berlinale provided visitors with cinematic discoveries, touching moments and stimulating encounters.   Amid a flurry of flashes from photographers and the applause of fans, countless stars strolled up the red carpet at ...

Interview with Dieter Kosslick,and a look back on 2010 Berlinale

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Under Kosslick's direction the Berlin International Film Festival has become the largest international film festival adding virtually each year new program components, which have been frequently emulated by other film festivals. As distinct from the Cannes Film Festival which admits only professionals and Venice which has limited screenings for the public, the Berlin International Film Festival has been open to the general public since its founding in 1951 as a political showcase. With close to...

Interview with Dieter Kosslick observations and a look back on 2010 Berlinale

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Under Kosslick's direction the Berlin International Film Festival has become the largest international film festival adding virtually each year new program components, which have been frequently emulated by other film festivals. As distinct from the Cannes Film Festival which admits only professionals and Venice which has limited screenings for the public, the Berlin International Film Festival has been open to the general public since its founding in 1951 as a political showcase.  With...

NEWSLETTER N° 453: February 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 453: February 17, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. BE ON IT COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you.  ______...

Solid market attendance during Berlin Festival

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High attendance and a great atmosphere marked the EFM 2010. In this anniversary year of the Berlinale, the EFM management recorded a total of 6450 visitors by the end of the European Film Market. In complete contrast to the wintry conditions in the city, the European Film Market of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival showed signs of a spring-like renewal. For EFM Director Beki Probst, the EFM 2010 was "a solid Market that exuded an air of optimism. We are very contenSolit with t...

WASTE LAND a double audience award winner at Berlin Film Festival and Sundance

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  WASTE LAND a double winner at Berlin Film Festival British/Brazilian documentary secures second audience award E1 Entertainment International is proud to announce a historic double win for WASTE LAND, directed by Lucy Walker and co-directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley, which scooped the Panorama Audience Award as well as the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.   Panorama Audiences were moved to award the film, a co-production b...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010 Golden Bear for Best Film Bal (Honey) by Semih Kaplanoglu Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle) by Florin Serban Silver Bear - Best Director Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) Silver Bear - Best Actress Shinobu Terajima in Caterpillar (Caterpillar) by Koji Wakamatsu Silver Bear - Best Actor Grigori Dobrygin for Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer) by Alexei...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010  Golden Bear for Best Film  Bal (Honey)  by Semih Kaplanoglu Semih Kaplanoglu with his Golden Bear Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle)  by Florin Serban The director Florin Serban with his lead actors Ada Condeescu and George Pistereanu Silver Bear - Best Director  Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) P...

Berlin prizes of the Independent Juries

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. Award ceremony of the Independent Juries 2009 The fo...

Berlinale 2010: Crystal Bears in the Generation14plus

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The members of the Youth Jury in the Generation 14plus   Mara Erlenmaier Lea Huber David Köller Imke Mayer Lukas Monath Lorenz Nolting Lara Passfall   give the following awards:   Crystal Bear for the Best Film:   Neukölln Unlimited by Agostino Imondi und Dietmar Ratsch, Germany 2010 The winner of this year is an incredibly gripping movie that succeeds in fascinating its viewers and leaving them spellbound. It made us laugh, cry, cheer, and protest. It is a work of art that takes ful...

Berlinale 2010: Panorama Audience Award

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The audience has decided: the Panorama Audience Award - organized by "radioeins" of rbb (Berlin-Brandenburg's public radio and television station), Berlin's city magazine "tip", and the Berlinale's Panorama section - goes to: Waste Land (Great Britain, Brasil 2010), directed by Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley.   The official award ceremony will be held on the last day of the Festival, Sunday, February 21, 2010, at 5 pm in the CinemaxX 7 at Potsdame...

Bears and Awards for the Best Films in Berlinale Shorts

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The International Short Film Jury awarded the Golden Bear and the Jury-Prize Silver Bear, the DAAD Short Film Award and the nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film 2010.    The Golden Bear for the best short film goes to Händelse Vid Bank by Ruben Östlund from Sweden. 96 people are reconstructing a failed bank robbery witnessed in 2006. "Everybody imagines a bank robbery as it is presented in the cinema: everything is perfectly organized and is executed fa...

The BMW Golden Bear Lounge, an Oasis of warmth in the Midst of an Icebound Fest

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The Berlin weather, which has been snowy, icy, blustery, and freezing, with menacing slippery pavements for the first four days, has not impeded the festival fever of the crowds at this Gala Sixtieth birthday celebration. On the second night a large crowd braved borderline Siberian Gulag weather conditions to ogle a huge outdoor presentation of the definitively restored print of Fritz Lang's silent 1925 classic "Metropolis" before the Brandenburg Gate, a landmark which is Be...

Camilo Sanabria from Colombia wins the Berlinale Talent Campus Score Competition

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Thursday evening, February 18, in the Theater Hebbel am Ufer (HAU 1-3), the eighth edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus successfully concluded with the Closing Ceremony and the Award Ceremony for this year's Score Competition. For six days, 350 young filmmakers from 95 countries had the unique opportunity to meet each other and the film industry's best, up close and personal. Over 100 events brought the Talents together with more than 150 invited international experts and Berlinale g...

The Market is heating in a cold Berlin : 40,000 visits so far to EFM

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The EFM reports almost 40,000 visits during the first half of the European Film Market. At peak times on Sunday, more than 2,400 international industry attendees poured into the Martin-Gropius-Bau. This is a new record compared with 2009, which registered 1,738 trade professionals. EFM Director Beki Probst expressed her delight at the positive, energizing atmosphere in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Marriott: “People are coming in large numbers, the choice is enormous, the cinemas are full, th...

The Other Indian Cinema in Berlin

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  While Bollywood is among the most recognizable cinema genres in the world (and rivals Hollywood in its prolific popularity), there is another Indian cinema, of a more independent stripe, that is emerging. The Berlinale is focusing on these groundbreaking films that tackle serious and poetic subjects, with nary a dancing girl in sight. One of the films generating the most excitement and interest is THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGE, a bittersweet dramatic film that has already captured t...

Teddy Awards Salute Gay Cinema

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  While there is certainly a network of gay film festivals around the globe, the Berlinale (in particular the Panorama section) is considered ground zero for programmers and distributors interested in films with a gay persuasion. The Festival not only proudly showcases the work but also is the only major A list festival to give out a specific award for gay cinema, the legendary Teddy Awards. The Teddys celebrate their 24th anniversary this year as the "gay Oscar". Feature...

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