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Sales Support for 39 European films at Toronto

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39 European films benefit from Film Sales Support at the Toronto International Film Festival, 6-15 September 200726 different European sales agents and production companies are receiving EFP’s established Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of 39 films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For the third year in succession, FSS, which is backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, is helping to increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe by encour...

Honoring Spain's Biggest Producer

Saturday, September 1--------The Montreal World Film Festival is honoring one of Europe's most prolific and dynamic film producers in a special tribute to Spanish producer Andres Vicente Gomez. He has been in force in Spanish cinema for almost 25 years, having produced some of Spain's best known film exports. Born in Madrid in 1943, he first became involved in film in the 1960s as a distributor, importing many European films at a time when the Franco regime still held a tight grip on the cultura...

Thessaloniki Film Fest will focus on new spanish cinema

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48TH INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVALNovember 16-25, 2007 The main homage of the 48th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival will focus on New Spanish Cinema, showcasing films that have been produced from the period between 2003 and 2007. “It is now the ideal time for the Thessaloniki Film Festival to present the new wave of Spanish filmmaking. This new generation of filmmakers represents the direct continuation of a long and weighty cinematic tradition that has transl...

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Maura and Piccoli To Be Honored In Locarno

Tuesday, July 24---------Two of Europe's finest actors will receive the Locarno Excellence Awards in the beautiful resort city of Locarno, in the Ticino canon of Switzerland, as part of the Locarno Film Festival. The Festival, one of Europe's oldest, will pay tribute to Spanish actress Carmen Maura and French actor Michel Piccoli as part of its Festival events. The Locarno Excellence Award is given annually to an actor or actors of international standing. Previous honorees have includ...

A Spanish Film Weekend

 Sunday, June 3-------Audiences and visitors to the FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema have been treated to a Spanish film weekend. Not only did the Festival open on Friday evening with the documentary film INVISIBLES followed by the historical epic ALATRISTE, there have been celebrations of Spanish cinema all weekend long. On Saturday, the Argentine/Spanish co-production EL CAMINO DE SAN DIEGO (The Road To San Diego, 2006), by director Carlos Sorin, screened to great audience acclaim a...

Festival Opening With A Spanish Twist

Friday, June 1-------The 23rd edition of FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal's oldest and most prestigious event, opens this evening with back-to-back screenings of new films from Spain. The honor of a double Opening Night attraction from Portugal's neighbor (and frequent rival) is the Tribute To Spanish Cinema that is the centerpiece of this year's event. Over 20 Spanish films will be screened....most in the special Hommage section, but others interspersed in the ma...

Victoria Abril, Henrique Teixera

Victoria Abril, Henrique Teixera

David Bowie Curates Latin Film Program

Wednesday, May 9----Ziggy Stardust himself, otherwise known as rocker David Bowie, is the chief curator for the inaugural High Line Festival, a new multi-discipline arts festival that will be curated each year by a different artist. The Festival, which runs from May 9 to 19, is a ten-day mash-up of music, film, comedy, visual art and performance will highlight some of Bowie's favorite artists and films.The Festival is partly a fundraiser for the renovation of the High Line, one of the m...

Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

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“El Laberinto del Fauno” and“Un Franco, 14 Pesetas” are the winners Asian and hispanic cinema rule in a fantastic edition of the Oporto festival -Fantasporto The Mexicano Guillermo del Toro wins again the main prize, the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2007 for the Best Fantasy Film, following his triumph in 1994 with his first film, Cronos. The now Oscar-winner director of “El Laberinto del Fauno” has convinced the Jury.Also a winner, but  of the Directors Week, the Spanish “Un Franco, 1...

Assumpta Serna to open “Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema” in Madrid

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Assumpta Serna will open the film event “Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema” on Friday, April 13, in the Roxy B /Madrid. The multi-award-winning actress will introduce EFP's new event and welcome Sebastian Schipper, the director of the opening film Ein Freund von mir (A Friend of Mine). European Film Promotion (EFP) is initiating the pan-European project with selected cinemas in Madrid, Berlin and London. Lasting a week in each case, the event will see directors and actors presentin...

Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

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El Laberinto del Fauno and Un Franco, 14 Pesetas are the winners!Asian and hispanic cinema rule in a fantastic edition of the Oporto festival -Fantasporto The Mexicano Guillermo del Toro wins again the main prize, the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2007 for the Best Fantasy Film, following his triumph in 1994 with his first film, Cronos. The now Oscar-winner director of El Laberinto del Fauno has convinced the Jury.Also a winner, but of the Directors Week, the Spanish Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, marks the s...

Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film Festival

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Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded to the Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, and complements the Labels awarded at the ...

El Camino de los Ingleses wins Europa Cinemas Label

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Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film FestivalFebruary 16/Berlin: Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label ...

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VIVA PEDRO: An Almodóvar Sampler

Tuesday, December 26----Following the international success of Pedro Almodovar’s acclaimed femme fest VOLVER, arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics is presenting a national tour of eight Almodovar classics in spanking new 35mm prints. New Yorkers can sample the series when it unspools at the Walter Reade Theater starting tomorrow through January 3. VIVA PEDRO, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a wonderful way to see out the old year, or ring in the new one. And with ...

Habana Blues wins DLA Film Fest Audience Award

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HABANA BLUES WINS THE DLA AUDIENCE AWARD and we are all sad the festival is over one more year... Habana Blues by Benito Zambrano was voted the "most loved" film of the 5th edition of the Discovering Latin America Film Festival, as part of the Audience Award sponsored by the Meliá White House Hotel. The audience award is based on the average scores given by the audience, as well as attendance numbers.Habana Blues tells the story of two young Cuban musicians who share the same dream: becoming fa...

(Strong) Accent On Spanish Cinema

Viggo Mortenson in ALAISTRE Thursday, December 7-----The high profile being brought to contemporary Spanish cinema by the international successes of Pedro Almodóvar’s VOLVER and Guillermo del Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH (both screened to audience acclaim at the 2006 New York Film Festival) has only stimulated the interest of international filmgoers to explore deeper into the prolific Spanish cinema scene. Giving New Yorkers a sampling of the blazing talents currently at work in Spain is the ...

IFFI-Goa with Festivity and Security

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37th international film festival at GOA in India, witnessed unprecedented security and delegates all over the world are facing difficulties in enjoying film festival, long Q, and many restrictions. The 11 days long festival has 6000 plus delegates and about 200 films from 40 countries. This year focus has been given on films from Argentina with five feature films. The festival is paying homage to 11 personalities with splendid presence of serious films that struggle with politics, economy, lif...

AFI Features Penelope Cruz, First Look Hosts Classy Bash at Viceroy

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Thursday night, AFI hosted the U.S. premiered Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" and a tribute to the excruciatingly talented Spanish actress, Penelope Cruz. Since her debut to American audiences in the international hit "Jamon Jamon", Penelope has become one of Europe's leading export. the AFI salute included a lively on-stage discussion about her impressive career alongside film clips. First Look, which is shopping the films "American Crime", featuring Catherine Keener and James Franco, and "Smiley ...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open Fort Lauderdale Festival

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The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse.VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, including international sensations...

A Busy Weekend At The New York Film Festival

Scene from Almodovar's VOLVER As the New York Film Festival moves into its second weekend, a diverse and tantalizing plate of cinematic offerings is on tap, catered to every kind of viewer. The Festival has created a mix of hotly anticipated films, some unknown gems and new works from some cinematic masters, all of which have their initial premieres this weekend. Three filmmakers who have showcased their past work at the event are presenting their newest films this weekend. Veteran French dire...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open The Festival

Thursday, October 5---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, includin...

New York Film Festival opening this week end

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The 44th New York Film FestivalSeptember 29 – October 15, 2006The 17-day festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a highly-selective showcase of new, inspiring and provocative cinema by both emerging talent and recognized international artists. This year’s line-up includes:Opening Night: Stephen Frears’ acidly funny portrait of the British royal family, The Queen (Miramax Films), stars Helen Mirren.Centerpiece: Pedro Almodóvar’s supernatural tale of murder, adultery...

Almodovar's VOLVER Is Festival's Centerpiece Film

Tuesday, September 26---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will be presented as the Centerpiece Film of the New York Film Festival, which launches its 44th edition this Friday with the North American Premiere of the UK film THE QUEEN, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Alm...
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