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Krzysztof Zanussi: New Jury member

Krzysztof Zanussi: New Jury member

The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010 for Best Screenplay

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  The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award 2010 for Best Screenplay from Central and Eastern Europe was announced at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to the grand prize, the jury also decided to give the 2010 Special Mention Award to young Czech writer Irena Hejdová. By the decision of Advisory Board members: Sandy Lieberson, Manfred Schmidt, Antonio Saura, Dariusz Jablonski and ScripTeast Heads of Studies: Tom Abrams and Christian Routh, the Award was given...

11th LA Polish Fest conects with Hollywood

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by Alex Deleon The Los Angeles film festival calendar is so crowded that three of them have currently been running in overlapping juxtaposition. The LA Indian film festival and the LA Polish film festival both started on the same day, April 20, but the Indian one only lasted six days leaving another six days to catch up with the second half of the Polish action. There is also an Asian festival going on simultaneously in Koreatown, but since it is physically impossible to be everywhere at once, ...

Winners of the 2010 "Golden Reel Awards"

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The winners of the Golden Reel Awards were announced during a formal ceremony on Friday, March 26, 2010 in Tiburon, with many filmmakers, guests and dignitaries present.  Best Film: A Step Into the Darkness by Atil Inac [Turkey] Best Director: Ryszard Bugajski for General Nil [Poland] Best Actor: Olgierd Lukaszewicz for General Nil [Poland] Best Actress: Leonor Manso for Luisa [Argentine] Best Documentary: Petition by Zhao Liang [China] Best Cinematography: The Red Baron by Kl...

Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be a part of International Jury

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 Festival VOICES is proud to announce that Polish Director, Actor, Producer Krzysztof Zanussi accepted to be part of Jury. Krzysztof Zanussi is born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director.Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at JagiellonianUniversity in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateurfilm maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (Smierc prowincjala (1966)) won an awardsin Venice, Mannheim, Valladolid and Moscow in...

Roman Polanski in Hitchcockian Twist

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The International Film Festival FEST 2010 talks about the Blair Bush administration. Well, not really, but Roman Polanski does! The Office of film festival has got an official letter from Roman Polanski to congratulate and thank FEST 2010 for screening of his new film “The Ghost Writer” in Belgrade. Polanski nowadays is under house arrest in his Swiss House and could not attend The Berlin Film Festival or any other festival because he’s been accused for allegedly having sex with minor, b...

Roman Polanski & Sharon Tate

EFA Critics' Award for Wajda

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The 22nd European Film Awards: CRITICS' AWARD 2009, Prix FIPRESCI goes to Andrzej Wajda for TATARAK (Sweet Rush) As FIPRESCI's General Secretary Klaus Eder explained: "For us critics it is without doubt a big pleasure to honour Wajda, who wrote European film history already with his first films (GENERATION, KANAL, ASHES AND DIAMONDS) and who has influenced generations of filmmakers. We are therefore pleased and honoured to show him all our respect as critics. Our award also honours...

Karl Spoerri (Zurich Fest Artistic Director) comments his festival and the Polanski hiatus

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I had the opportunity to interview Karl Spoerri Artistic Director of Zurich Film Festival a few days before the festival was over. Polanski's arrest  suddenly put the festival in the spotlight. It clearly was wrong unwanted publicity...but still publicity. This being said, my first question to Karl BC: What are you most proud of in the 2009 edition of Zurich festival? RS: A brilliant competition (30 films in 3 competitions) so beautiful, and the reaction in the audience wonde...

Interview with Karl Spoerri Artistic Director of Zurich Film Festival

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I had the opportunity to interview Karl Spoerri Artistic Director of Zurich Film Festival a few days before the festival was over.Polanski’s arrest suddenly put the festival in the spotlight. It clearly was wrong unwanted publicity…but still publicity.This being said, my first question to KarlBC: What are you most proud of in the 2009 edition of Zurich festival?RS: A brilliant competition (30 films in 3 competitions) so beautiful, and the reaction in the audience wonderful, all directors in...

To all members of EFA academy : help us...we demand an immediate release for Roman Polanski

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The following solidarity note was issued yesterday and read out at the Zurich Film Festival's special event held in honour of Roman Polanski:As members of the European Film Academy and the European film community we protest at the arbitrary treatment of one of the world's most outstanding film directors. We declare our deep respect for our colleague and friend Roman Polanski and we demand his immediate release. Wim Wenders Volker Schloendorff Victoria Abril Peter Susc...

Polanski busted before his Zurich Fest homage

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The Zurich Film Festival received an unexpected international focus in the media when the news of Polanski's arrest became public. Polanski Le Locataire The tenant Roman Polanski was arrested september 27th by Swiss police in connection with a 32-year-old sex case at the request of U.S. authorities as the director arrived in the country to...

Roman Polanski

Polanski busted before his Zurich Fest homage

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The Zurich Film Festival received an unexpected international focus in the media when the news of Polanski arrest became public.Roman Polanski was arrested september 26th by Swiss police on his arrival at the Zurich airport in connection with a 32-year-old sex case at the request of U.S. authorities as the director arrived in the country to receive his award at the Zurich Film Festival. French minister of culture Frederic Mitterand, declared "There is a face of USA that we love, but today Americ...

Zurich Festival To Present a Special Roman Polanski Retrospective

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present Oscar® winner Roman Polanski with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life’s work as a film director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Roman Polanski is regarded as one of the most unconventional filmmakers of our time and will receive the Golden Eye Award on Sunday, September 27th, as part of ZFF’s ongoing “A Tribute To...” series during the 5th ...

Contemplating Krzysztof Zanussi

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  One cannot contemplate the accomplishments of Polish cinema without acknowledging the singular contribution of Krzysztof Zanussi, who is the subject of a retrospective tribute at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, taking place in Wroclaw, Poland this week. Not only will the master director’s best-known films be screened, but the Festival programmers have unearthed early short films and television works that have not been seen i...

Spotlight On Polish Cinema

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor This year’s crop of contenders in the New Polish Films competition at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland continue the unbroken chain of film artists who are acknowledged as world-class masters of their craft. This year’s   program is especially strong, with a forceful representation of emerging women talents. Malgorzala Szumowska brings a masterful directorial hand and an intellectual discipline ...

Special Andrzej Wajda evening at Locarno

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One of the special events at the forthcoming Locarno International Film Festival will be a special evening devoted to the Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who will attend in person, on Monday August 10 at 8.30 pm at La Sala. Festival goers will have an opportunity to see the world première of an outstanding documentary made by four of Andrzej Wajda’s students – graduates of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing (Warsaw), Andrzej Wajda: róbmy zdje¸cie! (Andrzej Wajda: Silence on ...

Contemplating Krzysztof Zanussi

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Dailies Editor One cannot contemplate the accomplishments of Polish cinema without acknowledging the singular contribution of Krzysztof Zanussi, who is the subject of a retrospective tribute at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, taking place in Wroclaw, Poland this week. Not only will the master director’s best-known films be screened, but the Festival programmers have unearthed early short films and television works that have not been seen in decades. Zanussi was born in Wars...

Spotlight On Polish Cinema at ERA New Horizons

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This year’s crop of contenders in the New Polish Films competition at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland continue the unbroken chain of film artists who are acknowledged as world-class masters of their craft. This year’s program is especially strong, with a forceful representation of emerging women talents. Malgorzala Szumowska brings a masterful directorial hand and an intellectual discipline to her latest film “33 Scenes From Life”, which won the Spec...

Gdynia Film Festival

Gdynia Film Festival takes place on May 7-12, 2012. It is one of the biggest film events in Poland and the only one which promotes the Polish cinema to such a large scale. Every year the newest Polish films compete in Gdynia for the Golden Lions award. The Festival in Gdynia is primarily the showcase of Polish cinema - the best films of the year, the most influential filmmakers, vital topics. Modernity meets here in a dialogue with history: new generations of filmmakers are confronted with masters, and new generations of critics reinterpret the classics of Polish cinema.

Skolimowski On Tour

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Skolimowski tours this year all major international film festivals in Eastern Europe and wider, visiting Belgrade International Film Festival FEST www.fest.rs with his "Four Nights With Anna" about obsessive-love drama. A filmmaker who already turned 70 has been absent from the filmmaking profession for almost two decades. But good reviews, and distinction pleasure of being Cannes' Directors' Fortnight opener last year, has opened the doors for him worldwide. His last two decades, he...

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...

B-EST second editions awards

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Awards • Hell, directed by Danis Tanovic, Oscar award for the best foreign movie, screened in the official competition in Cannes got The TROPHEE of B-EST IFF 2006 • Garpastum, directed by Alexei Gherman Jr.; FIPRESCI Award, Venice, 2006, Special Prize of the Jury of B-EST IFF 2006 • Shanghai Dreams, directed by Xiao Shuai Wang; The Big Prize of Critics, Cannes, 2006; awarded for the Best Direction, B-EST IFF 2006. Special Guests of the second edtion B-Est 2nd edition enj...
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