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bATiK [Film] Festival programme is finalised.

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The 10th edition will be rich in events and well known people. The main premises of the film festival is the Morlacchi Theatre of Perugia that will host the cultural event between the 6-10 December 2006. The Grand opening will be held on the 3rd of December at the National Gallery and will include a visit of the museum presented by Enrico Ghezzi and Alexandr Sokurov, Director of Arca Russa, a movie realized using one level of sequence within the Hermitage of San Pietroburgo. On the 6th of...

Daniel Syrkin’s Out of Sight honored at Israel Film Fest

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21st ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL Presents its top honors The Panavision Audience Choice Award to Daniel Syrkin’s OUT OF SIGHT The final night of the 21st Israel Film Festival just concluded in NY (from February 23rd – March 9). To top off the celebrated two week event, Israel Film Festival Founder/Executive Director Meir Fenigstein presented Daniel Syrkin’s OUT OF SIGHT the festivals top prize the Panavision Audience Choice Award. The award is valued at $60,000 and consists of a Panavi...

The 21st Israel Film Festival will kick off in NY

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The 21st Israel Film Festival will take place in New York kicking off February 23rd and running through March 9th at the Clearview’s 62nd & Broadway Cinema. This year, the festival will showcase more than 40 new feature films, provocative documentaries, ground-breaking TV dramas, and innovative student films celebrating Israeli life and culture. Film is the international language and Israeli filmmakers continue to capture audiences through radiant images, raw human emotion and a universe of ...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival wraps

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival9-15 December 2005Today, December 15th, closes in Florence the 5th edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival run by Selvaggia Velo, with the screening of Notes for a Film on India (1967-68) by Pier Paolo Pasolini, thirty years after his death, where the director shoots with a hand-held camera the city of Mumbai in its terribly poor suburbs; and Calcutta (1969) by Louis Malle, a cinematographic portrait of the Indian city where the devot...

The sixth annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s bowed

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The sixth annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s bowed this year with new partnerships, a new focus on international screenings with a decidedly American film as its centerpiece gala. 220 films screened out of 900 submissions from nearly 40 nations, including this years “Best of Fest” Award winner “The Syrian Bride,” by Eran Riklis.The five-day festival ran from Dec. 7-11, presenting films in 11 different venues and attracting 6,000-plus patrons.The festival partnered this year with the Natio...

The 21st Israel Film Festival in action in LA

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The 21st Israel Film Festival kicked off November 30th at Los Angeles (Nov. 30th - Dec. 15th)The festival’s mission is to “bring the voice of Israeli film to American audiences" said Festival Chairman MEYER GOTTLIEB (COO of Samuel Goldwyn Films). Indeed, the Festival, MEIR FENIGSTEIN launched 21 years ago has turned into the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S. This edition will screen over 40 titles, including features, documentaries, television dramas and selected student films. T...

Washington Jewish Film Festival will open in December

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16TH WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVALDecember 1 - 1140 films • 9 countries • 5 venues • 10 daysThe 16th Washington Jewish Film Festival: An Exhibition of International Cinema presents 40 features, documentaries and shorts from 9 countries, in five venues, during the December 1 – 11, ten-day Festival. The Festival is presented by the Washington DCJCC's Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts and co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel and Washington Jewish Week; and supported in part by a grant ...

Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe for My Nikifor

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The winning feature film in the Competition Section was announced july 9th during the course of the closing ceremony of the 40th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The festival’s grand prix, the Crystal Globe, was awarded by a unanimous jury to the Polish film My Nikifor (Mój Nikifor) and the trophy was presented to the director Krzysztof Krauze and producers Juliusz Machulski and Wojciech Danowski. The Special Jury Prize was won by the Israeli film What a Wonderful Place (Eize makom n...

Berlin Panorama Audience Award to Va, vis et deviens

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Panorama Audience Award 2005 Of all large festivals, the Berlinale is regarded as the festival most open to the public. Radio channel “radioeins” and Berlin’s city magazine “tip” have again made it possible for film fans to vote for their favourite films and then in collaboration with the Panorama section to present the only official audience award of the Berlinale, the PanoramaAudienceAward. 34 feature films and 18 documentaries competed for this year’s prize. And the audiences cast...

Something in the water audience award at Washington Jewish Fest

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SOMETHING IN THE “WATER” FOR AUDIENCE AWARDS At 15TH Anniversary Washington Jewish Film FestivalThe 15th Washington Jewish Film Festival: An Exhibition of International Cinema revealed the winners of its Audience Awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short film. As luck would have it, the three winners are all Israeli films. Coincidences continue, as two of the films have the word “water” in their titles. Best Feature -- Walk on Water(Director: Eytan Fox, Israel)www.walk...

Montreal jury and awards

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JURYPresident : CLAUDE ZIDI, director (France)DIANA BRACHO, actress (Mexico)JAIME CAMINO, director (Spain)ANITA CAPRIOLI, actress (Italy)BRETISLAV POJAR, director (Czech Republic)DENISE ROBERT, producer (Canada)JERRY SCHATZBERG, director (United States)FEATURE FILMSGrand Prix of the Americas:THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)Jury Award :Ex-aequo :THE PARKING ATTENDANT IN JULY (KAN CHE REN DE QI YUE) by An Zhanjun (China) AROUND THE BEND by Jordan Roberts (Un...

Jerusalem awards to "Atash Thirst" and "Or"

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THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVALThe 21st International Jerusalem Film Festival ended Saturday, July 17, with the award presentation ceremony.The awards were as follows:The Wolgin Awards for Israeli CinemaIn the category of Israeli feature films:Best Films “Atash –Thirst” and “Or”“Atash – Thirst” (Israel) – A family abandoned their home 10 years earlier and live in the middle of nowhere with two goats and a donkey. The father decides to illegally divert water to th...

21st Jerusalem Fest opens with Kusturica

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Lia van Leer’s 21st International Jerusalem Film Festival begins Thursday, July 8, with a traditional starlight screening against the backdrop of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. This year the opening film will be Emir Kusturica’s “Life is a Miracle.” Kusturica will be a guest of the festival, as will British filmmaker Anthony Minghella, (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). They will both receive Achievement Awards at the inauguration of the festival. Lifetime Achieve...

Yair Landau to chair Israel Film Festival anniversary

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ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SHOWCASING THE BEST IN ISRAELI CINEMAYair Landau, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will serve as the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. The Honorary Co-Chairman is Arnon Milchan.Jason Alexander to Host Gala Kick-Off With Award Presentations to Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller and Israeli Filmmaker Eitan EvanOpening Night Film “Nina’s Tragedies” Will Premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture A...

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

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James’ Journey to Jerusalem 1st Feature Length Film written and directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz. Screenwriter and Director, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, reveals how his indie film, James’ Journey to Jerusalem, came to life. James, a Nigerian banker, lives in Israel on an expired tourist visa and cleans houses. Back home he and his people imagine the holy land as it is depicted in the Bible. This strong belief in an abstract, fantastic existence clashes with that of Israel’s realit...

Denver Jewish Film Festival moves to March

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8th Denver Jewish Film Festival Moves to March, Adds Venues and Explores the Diverse Nature of the Modern Jewish ExperienceIn its eighth year, the Denver Jewish Film Festival, the eagerly anticipated annual event presented by the Mizel Center for the Arts and the Denver Film Society, moves to the spring and unveils over 15 new films (documentaries, features and shorts) March 11 - 18, all of which explore intimate stories of Jewish life from around the world. Additionally, for the first time, th...

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