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CAMERA D'OR  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Benh ZEITLIN presented in Un Certain Regard Selection Benh Zeitlin - Caméra d'Or - Beasts of the Southern Wild © AFP

JP Dardenne to head the Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films

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 © Christine Plenus   On 23rd May, the Festival de Cannes will welcome the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films, presided over this year by Jean-Pierre DARDENNE (Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer), who shared the honours of the Grand Prix with his brother Luc for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d'Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna's Silence. The ...

Perth announces the final selection of In Retrospect: 60 Years of Festival Films

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FINAL SELECTION OF IN RETROSPECT: 60 YEARS OF FESTIVAL FILMS 5 – 11 MARCH Perth Festival is delighted to announce the final selection of In Retrospect: 60 Years of Festival Films. In celebration of our 60th Festival we have selected seven films from those which have screened at the Festival since its beginning in 1953. One film from each decade was selected to screen for one night only from Monday, 5 March and one Australasian film will screen on Sunday, 11 March. Perth Festival Arti...

Berlinale Remembers Theo Angelopoulos and Vadim Glowna

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On the occasion of the death of Theo Angelopoulos and Vadim Glowna the Berlin International Film Festival is presenting two special screenings in this year’s programme. Since the beginning of the 1970s Theo Angelopoulos has been regarded as one of Europe’s major directors of auteur cinema. He was a guest at the Berlin International Film Festival many times. Most recently, Theo Angelopoulos presented I skoni tou chronou (The Dust of Time) in the Berlinale Competition in 2009. The...

Argentinean filmmakers from internationaly acclaimes "Las Acacias" visit Lithuania

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On the 4th of October Kaunas International Film Festival premiered the Argentinian film “Las Acacias” from the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year. During the screenings of the film in Kaunas and Vilnius the festival audience had the opportunity to meet both the director Pablo Giorgelli and the editor Maria Astrauskas. The director Pablo Giorgelli debut film “Las Acacias”was awarded with the Camera D’or award at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and selected as the ...

Naomi Kawase, Guest of Honor at the second edition of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Festival

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  Japanese film director Naomi Kawase, who competed for a Palme d'Or at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival with her film Hanezu no Tsuki (2011), will be the Guest of Honor at the second edition of MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Film Festival. This competition, which is held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro from October 26th through October 30th 2011, will honor this filmmaker's prolific career by screening the key titles in her filmogr...

John Turturro will be presented with the President’s Award at KVIFF

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During the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF American actor, screenwriter and director John Turturro will receive the Festival President’s Award and, together with his wife, the actress Katherine Borowitz, will present the world premiere of the film Somewhere Tonight. John Turturro hails from an Italian-American working-class family from Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Yale School of Drama and began his acting career off-Broadway. His film work has involved collaboration with some of the world...

Joon Ho Bong (Left) Pablo Giorgelli and Marisa Paredes

Argentinian director Pablo Giorgelli poses next to South Korean director and President of the Camera d'Or jury Joon Ho Bong (Left) and Spanish actress Marisa Paredes after being awarded with the Camera d'Or (best first film) for his movie "Las Acacias" during the closing ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2011 in Cannes AFP/Valéry Hache

Earthquake shaped work of Japanese Cannes contender

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by Deborah Cole (On Twitter: @doberah http://twitter.com/#!/doberah)CANNES, France Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami in March had a powerful impact on Naomi Kawase's haunting new film in competition at Cannes, the Japanese director said on Wednesday.   "Hanezu" -- one of 20 contenders for the coveted Palme d'Or to be awarded by jury president Robert De Niro on Sunday -- tells the story of a love triangle in the mountainous Asuka region, seen as the birthplace of the Japane...

The Jury Caméra d'or

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The Jury Caméra d'or is composed of:   BONG Joon-Ho, Président - Director, scriptwriter (South Corea) Danièle HEYMANN, critic (France) Eva VEZER, Head of Magyar Filmunio (Hungary) Robert ALAZRAKI, Cinematographer - AFC Daniel COLLAND, manager Cinedia laboratory (FICAM) Jacques MAILLOT, director (SRF) Alex MASSON, critic (Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma) ...

The members of Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY

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The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by Michel GONDRY will welcome Julie GAYET, Jessica HAUSNER, Corneliu PORUMBOIU and João Pedro RODRIGUES. They will have to choose First, Second and Third prize winners from the sixteen final-year films featuring in the 2011 Cinéfondation Selection. These three films will walk away with prize money of 15,000€, 11,250€ and 7,500€ respectively. The prizes will be awarded by the Jury on Friday 20th May during a ceremony in the Salle ...

Berlinale invites Jafar Panahi to Join the International Jury 2011

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Before beginning his movie career, Jafar Panahi made a number of short films and documentaries for Iranian television and worked as assistant director. Panahi’s features have won many awards at international festivals: his directorial debut, Badkonake sefid (The White Balloon, 1995 Camera d’or in Cannes), was followed by Ayneh (The Mirror, 1997 Golden Leopard in Locarno), Dayereh (The Circle, 2000 Golden Lion in Venice), Talaye sorkh (Crimson Gold, 2003 Prix du Jury - Un Certain Regard in Ca...

Panahi Film To World Premiere In Venice

Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori), a special section of the upcoming 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival, will host the World Premiere of Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest work, The Accordion. The film, produced by ART for The World as part of the new film project "THEN AND NOW, Beyond Borders and Differences" based on article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is a short film that stresses the rights of "freedom of thought, conscience an...

Marc Price and Nancy Bishop confirrmed speakers on FEST Training Ground

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Marc Price is the person responsible of one of the biggest film phenomenons in 2009 with its film "Colin" "Colin" hit the spotlight in Cannes where the film wowed by the critics and got several distribution deals, but some films have achieved similar objective, but none of the others had a similar budget to "Colin" that was made for 50 Euros! This achievement made Marc Price a case study, he wrote "Colin" during his day work and suddenly he was...

Bahman Ghobadi: Heart Of Courage

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  In this awards season, where the industry unveils prizes for some of the world's wealthiest and most pampered celebrities, can we not find a small prize for a filmmaker with almost unimaginable courage? I am referring to Bahman Ghobadi, the Iraqi filmmaker who has been forced to leave his native country because of a crackdown by the government over "unauthorized" filmmakers. As another example of its repressive agenda, the Iraqi government made a Christmas Day announce...

HUNGER Wins Top Prize at ERA New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor HUNGER, multiple-award-winning film debut of the famous visual artist Steve McQueen, has won the Grand Prix (20 000 €) of NEW HORIZONS International Competition. The festival's highest honour was awarded by the international jury. HUNGER also took home the Film Critics Award (10 000 €). The film, which won the Camera D'Or prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, tells the chilling tale of Irish Republic...

“Hunger” will kick-off the KunstFilmbiennale

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“Hunger” by Steve McQueen is the kick-off screening for the KunstFilmbiennale 2009Retrospective with rarities by the jury chairman, Gus Van Sant, in Cologne Cologne, 22 July 2009 – On September 18 at 8 p.m., the complete programme of the KunstFilmBiennale 2009 will be publicly presented at the Filmforum in Museum Ludwig in Cologne.To set the mood for an exceptional festival line-up, there will be a screening of “HUNGER”, the first movie of Steve McQueen, the Turner Prize winning star o...

Camera d'Or: "Samson et Delilah" by Warwick Thornton

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 The Camera d'Or for Best Debut Feature was awarded to Warwick Thornton for "Samson and Delilah". A Special Mention went to Ajami by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, presented in the Directors' Fortnight. ...

Hanneke's White Ribbon takes away the Cannes Palme d'or

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The official Jury of this 62nd Festival de Cannes, presided by Isabelle Huppert, revealed the Prize winners during the Closing Ceremonies on the evening of May 24th. IN COMPETTION - FEATURE FILMSPalme d'OrDAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) directed by Michael HANEKE Grand PrixUN PROPHÈTE (A Prophet) directed by Jacques AUDIARD Lifetime achievement award for his work and his exceptional contribution to the history of cinema Alain RESNAIS Best Director Brillante MENDOZA for KINATAY Jury PrizeFI...

Spotlight on the Caméra d'Or

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Every year, the Cannes Festival awards its Caméra d'Or prize to the director of the best debut feature. The winner will be announced at the Festival Closing Ceremonies, Sunday, May 24, by a Jury chaired by French actor and director Roschdy Zem. His fellow jurors are cinematographer Diane Baratier, filmmaker Sandrine Ray, critic Charles Tesson, Edouard Waintrop of the Fribourg Festival in Switzerland, and Olivier Chiavassa of the Fédération Française des Industries Techniques ...

Un Certain Regard: "Samson and Delilah"

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Selected to screen in the Certain Regard section today, Samson and Delilah by Warwick Thornton is the first feature from the Australian filmmaker, and thus in competition for a Camera D’or. The title is taken directly from the Old Testament, which, in the film, refers to two adolescents growing up in an Aborigine community who find out how cruel the outside world can be. The two promising young actors, Rowan McNamara and Marissa Gibson drive this road movie through the outbac...

Certain Regard: "Police, Adjective" in Competition

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Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, acclaimed in Cannes in 2006 for the much admired 12:08 East of Bucharest, that year's Caméra d'Or winner, will be presenting his latest, Police, Adjective, to an eager Certain Regard audience and jury. Porumboiu made his Cannes laureate debut by winning Cinéfondation Second Prize in 2004 for his short film A Trip to the City. About Police, Adjective,  he says, "I wanted to make a film about language and  its meaning, or rather, its...

Caméra d’or 2009

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The 2009 Camera d’or Jury will be presided by the French actor Roschdy Zem, who directed in 2006 his first film Bad Faith.   He will be accompanied by Diane Baratier (cinematographer), Olivier Chiavassa (Federation of Film Technicians), Sandrine Ray (director), Charles Tesson (Critics’ Syndicate) Edouard Waintrop (Fribourg Film Festival, Switzerland). The Camera d’or, created in 1978, is attributed to the best first film chosen in the Official Selection, the Critics...

A European Cinema Feast At New York Film Festival

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  HUNGER (Steve McQueen, UK) Friday, October 10---------As it enters its final weekend, The New York Film Festival, which celebrated its 46th anniversary, has again been an extraordinary showcase of the pulse of contemporary European cinema.  Over almost five decades, the Festival has introduced and cemented the reputations in the United States of such iconic filmmakers as Michaelangelo Antonioni, Jean Luc Godard, John Schlesinger, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodovar,...

Zagreb Fest day 4: debutant and winners unite

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On the fourth day of the Festival new authors whose films are on today’s program introduced themselves to the press. Shira Geffen, director of 'Jellyfish', came to Zagreb without her husband Etgar Keret, film co-director and author of a short story turned into a film by Goran Dukić, 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' Shira, who also wrote the screenplay for 'Jellyfish' began by saying: 'So far I've worked in theatre, this is my first excursion into the world of film. Theater direction is simple...

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