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53rd TIFF: Inauguration of the Thessaloniki Cinemateque (11/4/2012)

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE- 53rd TIFF: Inauguration of the Thessaloniki Cinemateque (11/4/2012) INAUGURATION OF THE The Thessaloniki Cinematheque was formally unveiled on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Part of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, this inauguration included a tribute to “The Cinematic Life of Painting” and a special screening...

15th RIDM: First films announced

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The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to pre-announce several films on this year’s program, giving a sneak peek at what promises to be an exciting anniversary edition. One hundred domestic and foreign films will be screened during the 15th RIDM, from November 7 to 18 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma Excentris, the Grande Bibliothèque and Concordia University.   FROM TORONTO TO MONTREAL A number of not-to-be-missed films at this year’s RIDM ...

San Sebastian Festival - Classic retrospective. GEORGES FRANJU

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French filmmaker Georges Franju is to be the subject of one the retrospectives programmed for the 60th San Sebastian Festival to take place from 21-29 September 2012. Georges Franju (12-4-1912 / 5-11-1987) was an enormously influential figure in French film culture. In 1936 he founded the Cinémathèque Française with Henri Langlois. His career as a director began in 1949 with documentaries, a field to which he contributed some of the greatest titles ever in the genre. His early works - L...

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA at 65th Cannes Film Festival!

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  Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal at Cannes, 2012 CINETECA NACIONAL MEXICANO INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA at 65th Cannes Film Festival! Official Press Release: MEXICO’S NEW CINETECA NACIONAL UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE INTERNATIONAL FILM INDUSTRY OFFERING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILMMAKERS AND AUDIENCES CANNES – Sunday 20 May 2012. The restoration and redevelopment of Mexico’s Cineteca Nacional, the country’s state-owned archive and cinémath...

Launch party on the Croisette for the reopening the Cineteca in Mexico

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The Mexican Government has spent €22 million on restoring and expanding the country’s film archive and national film centre to create the world’s biggest cinematheque to bring world cinema to cinema-goers and restore film treasures.   The Cineteca Nacional has screened more than 1,200 individual films a year in the past and now will be able to offer Mexico’s audiences so much more. Mexico is the fifth largest country in the world for cinema-going and the audience of the Cineteca is uni...

Cannes Classics 2012 welcomes cannes legends

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                                                      Agnès Varda, Universal Pictures, Robert De Niro, John Boorman, Andrei Konchalovsky, Roman Polanski, the World Cinema Foundation, Jerry Lewis, Lawrence of Arabia, Claude Miller, Nastassja Kinski, Alfred Hitchcock, Keisuke Kinoshita, The Dance Cinematheque, Roberto...

ÉCU'S September Calendar

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By Ed Millar September – the month of the rentrée, the end of the congés annuelles and the end of sheer self indulgence, right? Not necessarily. If you have a little bit of free time to spare, why not prolong your summer by enjoying yourself with ÉCU’s recommendations for September? Even if you haven’t read the quirky, best-selling book of the same name, you’re bound to love Freakonomics’, one of this month’s most remarkable documentaries. Released on September 14th, the f...

Once Mars Is Colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Une fois Mars colonisée (Once Mars Is Colonized)

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Bless My Soul

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
... Because they don't know how to love you my way. 'Fever' performed by Esther Phillips 1966

La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition

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        In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th edition. Since in 1962, La Semaine de la Critiq...

4th African American ShortsFest at The American Cinematheque: SUBMISSION DEADLINE - December 17

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      www.hollywoodshorts.comcall for short films & animation4th African American ShortsFestat the American Cinematheque February 12-13, 2011 SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  December 17, 2010   Email us HOLLYWOOD SHORTS is currently accepting submissions for our annual AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST.  This marks the 4th year we join forces with the American Cinematheque to present our signature filmmaking celebration at the legendary EGYPTIAN THEATRE and...

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

Bell Lightbox: An Instant Film Treasure

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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the largest and most important film events in the world, unveils its permanent home today with a day long “block party”. The Festival, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, was once centered in the chic Yorkville neighborhood, north of the urban center. This year, however, the Festival has moved to the city’s Entertainment District, home to its live theaters and the city’s most trendy district, about t...

Which is your favorite indie movie of the last 3 decades? IFTA has an answer and offers TOP 30 selection

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent FilmsTM from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today.    IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world's most important companies in independent film and television. Sin...

IFTA's election of 30 MOST independent features

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films™ from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today. IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world’s most important companies in independent film and television. Since 1981, IFTA members have ...

La Cinematheque in Philadelphia

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Ooh la la, PCA ushers in 4 more French Films under the programming begun this past fall called, La Cinematheque (click link to see trailer of each film). Delayed a week due to snow, next Thursday, February 25, 6:45pm, Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street) the series starts off with Les Boreaux De Dieu (God’s Office), directed by Claire Simon - An “auteur” filmmaker captures women talking candidly about sex, pregnancy and abortion. Ray Murray, Artistic Director: “Thanks to th...

Yolande Racine, Head of the Quebec Cinémathèque

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Yolande Racine YOLANDE RACINE   Having grown up in Canada, it was my pleasure to meet, on the occasion of the Rencontres Cinéma Paris/Berlin/Madrid, held in Paris, early December, the Head of the Québec Cinémathèque, Madame Yolande Racine. This accomplished lady holds an M.A. (Master of Arts) in Art History from the University of Montréal. She began her career in museology in Canada, as Head of the Education Service at Montréal's Museum of Contemporary Art,  then movi...

SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL

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The international film festival “SPIRIT” takes place on OCTOBER 13 to 16 2010, in Tel Aviv’s Cinematheque for the 4th time. It will include three categories- Full length feature films, Documentary and Short films. The festival will entertain international film makers, art shows and talks inspired by the films that will complete the cinematic happening. The festival is a  happening outside the screening halls as well, and is considered to be the leading event in its field in Israe...

Launch of (Philadelphia) La Cinematheque: New French Films

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LA CINEMATHEQUE: NEW FRENCH FILMS Launches year-round programming with premieres of Les Beaux Gosses on September 30; and Costa-Gavras’ Eden is West on October 22; Philadelphia Cinema Alliance forms a partnership with the Prince Music Theater, the Embassy of France and the French-American Cultural Foundation Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), the nonprofit presenter of Philadelphia CineFest and Philadelphia QFest, will be expanding its year-round programming this mon...

Oscar Winning Director Costa-Gavras in Philaderlphia on October 22, Only US Appearance!

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La Cinematheque: New French Films is being presented by the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance, in partnership with the Embassy of France, DC, the French-American Cultural Foundation, TV 5 Monde and the Prince Music Theater. A very special event, as the Oscar-winning and Internationally-acclaimed, director Costa Gavras, will premiere his latest film, Eden is West, and be honored with an award, at his only appearance in the USA."Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), continues La Cinematheque: New French ...

International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film

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  The 10th International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film will reach its climax on October 1st when the award ceremony will take place at the Cinematheque Tel Aviv.   For six weeks internet users from all over world could vote for the 66 nominated films which competed for a total prize money of 10,000 Euros and the Bitfilm robot trophies. Bitfilm's director Aaron Koenig will disclose the winners in a public award show in Israel's economic and cultural metropolis. The show wi...

Martin Scorsese honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009

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Godard, Losey, Antonioni, Visconti, Tati, Franju et Sergio Leone once again in the Official Selection? Pierrot le Fou, Eyes Without A Face or Senso in Competition against L’Avventura or Once Upon A Time…the Revolution? Martin Scorsese is the honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009, a section established in 2004 to accompany the contemporary films of the Official Selection with a program of restored  and rediscovered films, to be released theatrically or on DVD. The film...

ICFF Maniki Brothers: 2 days of activities

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At today’s press conference which took place at 11 o’clock in the Army Hall, in the framework of The Manaki Brothers Festival, the selector and coordinator of the documentary program, Gena Teodosievska exposed the conclusions from the introduction of the new program of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” the documentary program VERITE NUOVO which is now showing at “ Cinematheque of Macedonia” cinema hall “I am pleased with the response of the audience and the interest of the public for t...

Jeanne Moreau kicked off the Tour de France of european cinema

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Jeanne Moreau today blew the starting whistle for the Tour de France of European filmmakers in Cannes, of which she is president. The event was attended by Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, Ambassador for culture under the French presidency of the European Union, Viviane Reding, European Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Media, Denis Simonneau, representing Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Minister of State responsible for European affairs, and Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Director of Culturesfranc...

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