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New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

Some experiences outside the screening room in Rotterdam Fest

IFFR’s For Real offers cinematic experiences outside the screening roomThe theme programme For Real, part of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s main section Signals, presents a series of cinematic experiences outside the screening room. Festival visitors participate not only as an extra or actor, but may even become a filmmaker in the HOME MOVIE FACTORY by Michel Gondry. Another spectacular event within For Real is EYE TRAP in which the Metropole Orchestra plays a soundtrack, composed f...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

Udine Far East festival reveals new trailer by Joko Anwar

UDINE FAR EAST FILM 12 : 23 April/1 May 2010 It flies the Indonesian flag, it is signed, sealed and delivered by the outstanding Joko Anwar, it is one of the events of Far East Film 12: the new, highly-anticipated festival trailer (from which, let us not forget, the image on this year's official festival poster was taken)! Following in the footsteps of numerous local Friulian talents, as well as the great Pang Ho-cheung and the young Slovenian Špela Čadež, Joko has put his name t...

Mr. Hope Obioma Opara (President of Eko International Film Festival) invited to Rotterdam Fest

The President of Eko International Film Festival is Mr. Hope Obioma Opara will be visiting Rotterdam Film Festival. ...

From Rotterdam to Sundance Vancouver International Film Festival

A couple of years ago, the Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1 – 16, 2009) used to be one of the best film festivals, not just in North America, but in the world. This is a very strong claim and it is not just the usual rhetoric exaggeration of the film critic. But this is no longer the case. It is still a very good film festival, but, alas, it has lost the bold and unconventional flavour that used to make it absolutely exceptional. The reason why the Vancouver International Film ...

The Rekindling of Indonesian Cinema at FarEast Udine Festival

Forbidden Door BEHIND THE FORBIDDEN DOOR Indonesian Cinema was supposed to be dead ! After a flourishing of interesting films in the sixties in that country, little has been known about the sector, but the presence of several NEW WAVE filmakers in their 30s  at Udine FarEast Festival with their latest features, sparks new interest by their unexpected avant garde styles. One of these is the quirky thriller THE FORBIDDEN DOOR by Joko Anwar. After some colourful pinki...

Rotterdam Festival line up

The world premiere of La antena by Esteban Sapir from Argentina opens, Wednesday January 24, the 36th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Sapir’s film, supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund, is screening in the festival’s Tiger Awards Competition. La antena is one of nineteen new Hubert Bals Fund supported films, including eight world premieres, in Official Selection. Festival Director Sandra den Hamer: “La antena is one of next season's most lovingly crafted and st...

The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

Films supported by the Göteborg Film Festival in competition in Cannes

This year four directors supported by the Göteborg Film Festival Fund will be presenting films in the Cannes Film Festivals official programme. One of the twenty films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is Summer Palace by the Chinese director Lou Ye, who has previously visited the Göteborg Film Festival with his award winning Sozhou he, the very first film to be completed with financial support from the Göteborg Film Festival Fund. When Paz Encina presents her first film ...

Göteborg Fund Films in Competition at Cannes

This year four directors supported by the Göteborg Film Festival Fund will be presenting films in the Cannes Film Festival's official programme.One of the twenty films competing for this year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is Summer Palace by the Chinese director Lou Ye, who has previously visited the Göteborg Film Festival with his award winning Sozhou he, the very first film to be completed with financial support from the Göteborg Film Festival Fund. When Paz Encina presents her first film in C...

Goteborg Film Festival Fund supports new projects

Since seven years the Göteborg Film Festival in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) manage a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. During the next year a total amount of four million SEK (aprox. 450 000 €) will be distributed as development support, postproduction support and contributions towards training, education and organization of technical facilities in the film area. This week the fund’s selection c...

Japanese Heart Beating in the Dark: the talk of the Rotterdam Fest

On day number three of the Rotterdam film festival the buzz is still going strong regarding the new Japanese film "A Heart Beating In the Dark" (Yami ni utsu Shinzo) by maverick Nippon director Shunichi Nagasaki. Mr. Nagasaki has been around for a long time but his films are so wide of the mainstream that he is barely known outside of Japan and not particularly well known even in his own country. Rotterdam, a festival which specializes in introducing new faces as well as older ones who have no...

Toronto opens with Being Julia

Toronto International Film Festival Opens with BEING JULIAThe 29th annual Toronto International Film Festival is one of the largest Festivals in the world. Not a Market unlike the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto highlights films from all around the world with a focus on film and less hype. With 328 films that will screen during the 29th Toronto International Film Festival, over half are World Premieres. The Festival is set to run from September 9th to the 18th 2004, in Toronto, Canada and the ...

Festival kicks off with Rai music

The 25th edition of Nantes’ Festival des 3 Continents kicked off on the captivating tunes of rai, Algerian traditional music. Singer Abderrahman Djalti, also the star of one of the documentaries on show, Jamel Fezzaz’s La mélodie de l’espoir (Melody of Hope), unwrapped the opening ceremony singing a song usually performed during circumcision ceremonies.The quarter of a century anniversary of Nantes’ 3 Continents was introduced as an unexpected achievement for a festival that started sma...


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