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JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI – Guest of honor at B-EST

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI has accepted to come to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition. Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean...

Jerzy Skolimowski guest of honor at B-EST IFF

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI will travel to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition.Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean countries, but also wh...

Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

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25th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 15 to 26 April 2009 – Pathé Tuschinskiwww.imaginefilmfestival.nlWith MUM & DAD (UK: Steven Sheil, 2008), EDEN LAKE (UK: James Watkins, 2008), DONKEY PUNCH (UK: Olly Blackburn, 2008), THE CHILDREN (UK: Tom Shankland, 2008) en CHEMICAL WEDDING (UK: Julian Doyle, 2008), among others.IMAGINE got wind of a new wave of disturbing British genre films and selected the most spectacular titles for a separate segment in the programme: Anarchy in the UK. It shows th...

Fantasporto Film Festival 2009

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FANTASPORTO 2009 29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL February 20th till March 1st Call for Entries Deadline: December 15th 2008 Short´s and Features only 35mm. Online entry form      Contact Info Director: Mário Dorminsky Artistic Director ( films): Beatriz Pacheco Pereira Guest Service: Aurea Ribeiro Press Service: António Reis and César Nóbrega CINEMA NOVO CRL organises FANTASPORTO 2009 29th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Rua An...

2008 Award-winners

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The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film sponsored by UK Film Council Somers Town Directed by Shane Meadows Standard Life Audience Award Man on Wire Directed by James Marsh Skillset New Directors Award Marianna Palka Director of Good Dick Best Documentary Award Encounters At The End of the World Directed by Werner Herzog PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film Robert Carlyle for Summer UK Film Council Awa...

Hull International Short Film Festival highlights

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GLIMMER The 7th Hull International Short Film Festival, which runs from 21st-26th April, is proud to announce that it has renamed two of its major awards the Anthony Minghella Award for Best International Short and the Anthony Minghella Award for best UK Short. Both awards have been sponsored by the University of Hull and carry cash prizes of £1000 (International Award) and £500 (UK Award).Anthony Minghella, who sadly passed away in 2008, was one of the British film industry’s most talented ...

Shot By The Sea

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SHOT BY THE SEA - Hastings Digital Film Festival Films, video installations, workshops, talks, presentation and more. A huge range of short digital films made by professionals, students and community groups. At venues throughout Hastings UK

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival

Scandinavia`s largest festival for fantastic film presents film premieres and guests from all over the world during ten days in September.

Madison Horror Film Festival

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The Madison Horror Film Festival will feature independent short and feature films in the horror genre. We are proud to announce Kenneth J. Hall will be doing a Q&A at the festival.

6th London Short Film Festival award winners

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UK FILM COUNCIL AWARD for Best Film of the Festivaljudges: Lizzie Francke (development producer for the UK Film Council’s Development Fund and previously Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival), & Lenny Crooks (Head of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund)First prize (£500)SEPTEMBER (Esther May Campbell)“for its swooning sense of cinema and delicate and dreamlike observations.” (Lizzie Francke)First Runner-UpRALPH (Alex Winckler)“Accomplished, original and sensi...

End of the Pier International: News and highlights

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The sixth End of the Pier International Film Festival will open to the public in Worthing on 25th of April with the world premier of a new British feature presentation: ‘Ambleton Delight’. This all Sussex film, stars local Brighton actor and celebrity Brian Capron, who will be attending the celebrity screening along with, we hope, the entire cast and crew. The story revolves around a small fictional Sussex village by the name of Ambleton, which is rocked by a government proposal for a nearby...

In Bruges by Martin McDonagh: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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In Bruges by Martin McDonagh Directed by: Martin Mc Donagh Written by: Martin Mc Donagh Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clemence Poesy   Synopsis: Mr. McDonagh makes his feature directorial debut on the film, from his own original screenplay. His plays (which include The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman) have brought him two Olivier Awards and four Tony Award nominations. He wrote and directe...

Hunger review, Festival Film of the Year Nominee

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SYNOPSIS:Inside Belfast's Maze prison in the early 80s, IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) faces the brutality of the system and clashes with the Catholic priest (Liam Cunningham) as he determines to keep fasting in an effort to trigger change in the classification of IRA prisoners not as criminals but as Prisoners of War. Given better perspective 25 years or so after the events depicted, Hunger is a feast of cinema, albeit harrowing and confronting. Steve McQueen is an unconven...

Homage of the 59th Berlin International to Maurice Jarre

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The Homage of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to Maurice Jarre, the renowned French film composer and winner of multiple Academy Awards. Jarre is considered one of the most important and, at the same time, most popular composers in cinema history. On the occasion of the Homage, Maurice Jarre will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement on February 12, 2009. “Film composers often are in the shadows of great directors and acting stars. It’...

Fantasporto Calling For Entries

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1 - The TWENTIETH NINE edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2009 will take place from 20th February till 1st of March 2 - The Festival main purpose is the screening and promotion films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking. 3 - The Festival has eight sections  3.1 - Official Section - Competition for Fantasy Films - feature and short films (maximum 15 minutes length) including the Méliè...

Kate Winslet to receive Montecito Award at Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is thrilled to welcome back five-time Academy Award nominee Kate Winslet by honoring her with the Montecito Award. Having previously received the Performance of the Year Award in 2005, Winslet returns to the hallowed halls of the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 23, becoming the festival’s first two-time honoree. “I have had a cinematic crush on Kate Winslet since her first movie,” gushed SBIFF Director Roger Durling. “She's my...

Masterclass Richard Jobson (11/22/2008)

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MASTERCLASS RICHARD JOBSON     Scottish filmmaker, scriptwriter and producer Richard Jobson discussed the advantages of digital video in relation to film in his Masterclass on the 22nd of November in the Pavlos Zannas theatre. Jobson directed New Town Killers, showcased in the Special Screenings section of the 49th TIFF. Jobson, who works exclusively with digital, has already shot 4 low budget features. "A small budget is actually an advantage, as it allows...

Plot and cast of Doctor Parnassus

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is an upcoming fantasy-adventure mystery film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. In the film, the leader of a traveling theater troupe, through a deal with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations. Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, and Heath Ledger star in the film, though the death of Ledger midway through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger's role was...

London Festival Enjoys audience and industry records

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival rounded off its most successful year to date with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. This year’s Festival hosted 191 feature films and 109 short films from 43 countries including a record 15 world premieres. There were 398 screenings and 537 visiting international filmmakers, a record 1096 industry professionals, and the highest ever audience attendance. High-profile international filmmakers and actors attended their film’s s...

Kristin Scott Thomas homage from next Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Kristin Scott Thomas with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. Formally known as The Independent Award, it was bestowed last year to Rya...

Charlotte Rampling to accept award from Stockholm fest

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The 19th Stockholm International Film Festival presents the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 to English-French actor Charlotte Rampling. Charlotte Rampling will visit the festival to accept the award in person and to meet the audience in a special Face2face.The motivation is as follows:For her impressive portrayals of some of the most memorable female characters in modern cinema. Some might be strong-willed, others more vulnerable, but they have all been depicted with intelligence and a...

NEWSLETTER N° 381: September 17, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Toronto Film Festival Closed With Awards Announcements Manhattan Short Announces Finalists 2008 AsoloArtFilmFestival Awards Outfest announces recipients of Legacy Awards Toronto People's Choice Award to Slumdog Millionaire Foto Mentor award to Laurence Gartel Spanish winner at the 4th BuSho Festival 65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards _______________________...

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Robert Downey Jr. to star in Guy Ritchie's “Sherlock Holmes”

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Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life as he has never been portrayed before. Jude Law stars as Holmes’ trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. Mark Strong stars as their mysterious new adversary, Blackwood. Kelly Reilly will play Watson’s love interest, Mary.Based o...

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival wrapped

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The 1st Branchage Jersey International Film Festival www.branchagefestival.com came to a spectacular close on Sunday night. From the stunning Thursday opening in St Helier’s opulent Opera House where award winning UK documentary MAN ON WIRE was met with acclaim and amazement, to the final walk up the 144 steps of medieval Gorey Castle stopping for cider on the battlements, to finish with the hilarious new British rom-com FAINTHEART. To try and even start to mention highlights from the literall...

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