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53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards

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 The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:   Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece     THE AWARDS     Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander ...

Tallinn Black Nights Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Theo Angelopoulos

Black Nights Film Festival that starts in less than two weeks awards the Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to the Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos. Theodoros “Theo” Angelopoulus who died in a car accident this January is being hailed as one of the most outstanding masters of the European cinema. His films have been frequently awarded at festivals yet only a few were commercially successful. "Angelopoulus’ biggest achievement in addition to being the man ...

The greek films at Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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The 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival will screen 14 feature films produced in 2012 in Greece and in coproduction with other countries, two of which will be participating in the International Competition section. In addition, the award-winning Greek films from the Drama Short Film Festival will be presented during the event.   From the roster of this year’s works it is evident that the Greek crisis and its multiple facets, in societal, familial and individual levels, hav...

Thessaloniki to offer a tribute to master THEO ANGELOPOULOS

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival, wishing to honor the memory of celebrated Greek auteur Theo Angelopoulos, who passed away in January of 2012, organizes a tribute to his work. Angelopoulos was born in Athens in 1935 and studied Law in the University of Athens and the Sorbonne, from which he dropped out to study cinema in the University of Paris IDHEC. He started his career as a film critic and made his first –unfinished– film, Forminx, in 1965. Throughout his life, Angel...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (06.04.2012) • PLANS FOR THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND ARE MADE! While the second weekend of the festival has already come, festival audiences bought their tickets yesterday for a Saturday and Sunday full of festival films. Before the weekend, yesterday was full of screenings with the participation of their directors. • WHAT YOUNG ROMANIAN MASTER TELLS The stories in the second film of director Adrian Sitaru are based on his own experiences. Best Inten...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, for their role...

2nd Corinthian Peloponnesian International Film Festival Awards

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Discussion Pannel “Cinematographic Experiences” 12:00-13:00The last day of the second International Film Festival of Corinth started with a broad discussion between the directors and the audience on Saturday morning. Zachos Samoladas, Elias Demetriou, Thanos Kermitsis, Mark Playne, Oliver Kyr, Vivek Singhania and Vitaly Sumin discussed the art of cimena and the “course’’ of independent producers in cinema theatres. Vivek Singhania, an Indian film producer with an international career i...

Hannibal ante Portas

Director: Elissavet Chronopoulou.
An eighteen year old girl, grown up around horses but not on them, tries to chase a crazy dream, that lies far beyond - not her abilities - but a forbidding social environment. In filing her claim to become a show jumping champion, she won’t hesitate in using all means, even morally questionable. A success story that doesn’t come off….

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

I POLI TON PEDION (THE CITY OF CHILDREN) By YORGOS GIKAPEPPAS, Producer and Screenwriter Yorgos Gikapeppas, Greece, 2011 wins two awards:1) THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD2) FIPRESCI AWARDS (in the Greek section)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Closing ceremony of 52nd TIFF

I POLI TON PEDION (THE CITY OF CHILDREN) By YORGOS GIKAPEPPAS, Producer and Screenwriter Yorgos Gikapeppas, Greece, 2011 wins two awards: 1) THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD2) FIPRESCI AWARDS (in the Greek section) photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Alexander Payne at 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival

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Alexander Payne at TIFF 2011 TIFF PRESS RELEASE!52nd TIFF: Alexander Payne Press Conference (11/5/2011)ALEXANDER PAYNE PRESS CONFERENCE On Saturday, November 5th, a Press Conference was given by the Greek-American director Alexander Payne during the 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, at Warehouse C. Present were the Festival’s Director, Dimitri Eipides and Mr. Payne’s director of photography Phedon Papamichael, also a Greek-American. Alexander Payne’s new film The Descendants ...

DARK LEGEND

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Director: ZACHOS SAMOLADAS.
DARK LEGEND is the fourth film of director ZAHOS SAMOLADAS. The film goes back to the roots of vampirism, Lamia and the ancient fables of Greece. It is the story of two brothers with leathal forces, two vampires Manoyil and Drakon, both children of Lamia. Their different origin, separates them in the path that leads to the dark side of their existence. The snob and vicious Drakon, wants simply to dominate on all mortal and immortal and Manoyil the son of a mortal, who wants to collaborate with humans. Between them two women, Thalia and Niki accept the call of the night creatures. But the moral code of Manoyil brings him confronted with his dark substance. In the path of history and Time Manuel will fall in love with Niki a girl that saves from the death from the hands of Germans in 1943, and the pain. Two vampires that become the terror of their opponents and will keep up to the end their scary secret.

The Awards of the 68th Venice Film Festival

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VENEZIA 68  Golden Lion for Best Film  Faust by Aleksander Sokurov (Russia) Silver Lion for Best Director  Shangjun CAI for the film Ren Shan Ren Hai (People Mountain People Sea) (China - Hong Kong)   Special Jury Prize  Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese (Italy)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actor  Michael Fassbender in the film Shame by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actress  Deanie Yip in the film Tao jie (A Simple Life) by Ann Hui (China - ...

The line-up for the 64th Festival del film Locarno Juries has been finalized.

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Heading the Concorso internazionale Jury will be Portuguese producer Paulo Branco (Francisca by Manoel de Oliveira, 1981; In the White City by Alain Tanner, 1983; Come and Go by João César Monteiro, 2003; Mysteries of Lisbon by Raoul Ruiz, 2010), who was the winner of the very first Raimondo Rezzonico Prize in 2002. Also serving on the jury to assess the twenty or so full-length features in competition will be French actor and director Louis Garrel (The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003;...

LA 5th Greek Film Festival rocks

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Inside the 5th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival By Ron Gilbert  LA Greek Film Festival 2011This Greek Film festival reveals very personal views of Greece with very exciting glimpse of places which we would never have the privilege to see on a tour bus in films with very talented filmmakers. Ersi Danou co-founder and head of programming has created an amazing combination of films. Opening night gala at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 theater located at 8000 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angel...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) line up

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– Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has announced the 2011 line-up of films for its 5th annual Festival, which runs June 9-12 at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. Seven feature films, five documentaries and nine shorts, including three world premieres, ten US premieres and eight LA premieres will be presented during the 4-day Festival. The Festival has also added an industry panel “Crossing Borders: Foreign Films in Hollywood” to the schedule this year."This year's films rep...

Cannes Film Festival Announces Its Competition Lineup

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  At a press conference held in Paris yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled the powerhouse lineup for its 64th edition to be held May 11 to 21 in the French Riviera resort town. The list of films playing in the Main Competition section is by a mix of established veterans and strong newcomers. Among the major auteurs represented are such established arthouse names as Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier.   America...

THE DOG

Director: Nikos Labot.
A tale of rage, hate, love and passion. Of guilt and revenge. A middle-aged father lives with his daughter, whom he treasures more than everything else in the world. He has one aim in life: to protect her, whatever the cost, and anyone who dares approach her will have him to deal with. When a young tramp wandering the area with his dog dares just that and the girl and the youth fall in love, it means war…

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...

Greek film Wasted Youth to open 40th IFFR

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The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will open on the evening of Wednesday 26 January with the world première of the Greek film Wasted Youth, a fiction film also selected for the festival's Tiger Awards Competition. Co-directors Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, the producers and cast members Haris Markou, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliof, Jason Wastor and Themis Bazaka will be present at the opening.   Wasted Youth is set during a hot summer day in Athens. A six...

NEWSLETTER N° 489: December 18, 2010

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Closing night at TIFF

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 The film 'Black Swan' closed the night. 51st TIFF: Closing ceremony (12/12/2010)The closing ceremony of the 51st Thessaloniki International Film FestivalThe curtains came down on the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Saturday, December 11th, with a closing ceremony that took place at Olympion Theater. Snapshots, faces and clips of the city during this 10-day cinematic feast were depicted in the short film of Emmanouil Papadopoulos entitled Stereosis, which welcomed the audience ...

TIFF press conference of the Jury with director Scandar Copti

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         51st TIFF: Press conference of the Jury (12/7/2010)PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE JURY The 51st TIFF jury held a press conference on Tuesday December 7th . The director of the festival, Dimitris Eipides, was present at the conference. Members of the jury this year are Michel Demopoulos –its president- , Martin Schweighofer, CEO of the Austrian Film Commission, film directors Scandar Copti and Mohamed Al-Daradji, and producer Behrooz Hashemian. M...

Greek Film Attenberg wins Silver

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Cutting edge Greek film 'Attenberg' wins Silver Alexander at TIFF 2010  Attenberg (2010) Greek film by Athina Rachel Tsangari Summary: "Marina has grown up with her architect father in a small industrial community, almost cut off from the reality of the rest of the world. With the exception of her bizarre friendship with Bella and the companionship she shares with her ill father, Marina observes human behaviors from afar, almost with repugnance. Her guides in this world of humans are...
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