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Closing Ceremony of the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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 Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights : The award goes to : « PETITION » Zhao Liag France/China. 2009. 124'There are many reasons why theAmnesty International Award, is of great importance to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. First of all, because it brings in contact two institutions that share a strong sensitization andsimilar goals. Furthermore, they both operate on a complementary level, with the Festival promoting and screenin...

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Awards

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Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights :The award goes to : « PETITION »Zhao Liag France/China. 2009. 124'There are many reasons why the Amnesty International Award, is of great importance to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. First of all, because it brings in contact two institutions that share a strong sensitization and similar goals. Furthermore, they both operate on a complementary level, with the Festival promoting and screening films by d...

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market

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Coming up with an extensive coverage and dailies do not miss the 12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century - MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 The parallel events of the 12th TDF include the Doc Market and several industry-related activities, as well as Panel Discussions, Masterclasses and Exhibitions. The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall at the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters...

Docs center stage at ZagrebDox, the biggest documentary film festival in the region

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The 6th ZagrebDox from 28 February - 7 March on new location - in Movieplex, Kaptol Center / ZagrebDox in numbers: eight days, five theatres, 25 screenings daily, some 140 documentaries / In addition to 'Musical Globe', 'Happy Dox', 'Controversial Dox' and new official program - 'The State of Things' / 'Dox Events' - First-run Movies / Non-competition Programs: Contemporary German Dox, 'Croatian AutoDox', Ante Babaja Retrospective, Y(o)u Nostalgia, 'Factumentaries', documentaries of MA ADU stude...

MIFF turns into an annual event!

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It is good news for all documentary film lovers! The Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), which brings together documentary, short films and animation films from all over the world, would now be an annual event instead of biennial as was the case till now. This was announced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Smt. Ambika Soni at the inaugural function of MIFF 2010.   Smt. Soni also announced that the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune...

All Roads leading to NCPA for Mumbai International Film Festival in Mumbai.

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  The much awaited, biggest bi-annual documentary film festival, The 11th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2010) will open from February 3rd, 2010 at the National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai.   The inauguration of the Festival will take place at 6 p.m. on. Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Veteran film maker and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Mr.Yash Chopra will be the Chief Gues...

Chinese Mass Migration At Sundance FF

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  After winning the top prize at the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world’s most prestigious showcase for non-fiction  film, the Canadian/UK co-production LAST TRAIN HOME is making a splash at its International Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Now the clear favorite for awards recognition in the World Cinema Documentary competition here, the film seems poised for a distribution deal.   LAST TRAIN HOME by director Lixin Fan is a beautif...

Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films highlights

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Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films will open on 3rd Feb. - 2010 The 11th edition of M.I.F.F. (Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films) organized by the Films Division, will open from 3rd to 9th February, 2010 at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.  According to Shri Kuldeep Sinha, M.I.F.F. has gained recognition on par with renowned International...

Asian and European Films Top IDFA Awards

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Asian and European films dominated the top awards at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival, which held its awards gala yesterday afternoon at the historic art nouveau movie palace, the Tuschinski. The audience, made up of filmmakers, professionals and doc film buffs, loudly applauded the winners and the overall excellence of this year's program. The VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (with a cash prize of €12,500) went to Lixin Fan for Last Train Home, about the he...

Asian and European Films Top IDFA Awards

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  Asian and European films dominated the top awards at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival, which held its awards gala yesterday afternoon at the historic art nouveau movie palace, the Tuschinski. The audience, made up of filmmakers, professionals and doc film buffs, loudly applauded the winners and the overall excellence of this year's program. The VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (with a cash prize of €12,500) went to Lixin Fan for Last Train Ho...

NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 442: November 26, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM Tallinn Black Nights, IDFA, Les Arcs We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTI...

Documentary Deluge In Amsterdam for IDFA

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One could call it a documentary deluge.......IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world's largest event devoted to the non-fiction form, is expecting over 2000 international guests over the next 10 days. If you are in and into docs, Amsterdam is ground zero for film premieres, special events, chic parties and industry seminars and networking sessions. The Festival has clocked in some 2200 accredited guests from The Netherlands and around the world to attend the 22nd I...

Documentary Deluge In Amsterdam for IDFA

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One could call it a documentary deluge.......IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world's largest event devoted to the non-fiction form, is expecting over 2000 international guests over the next 10 days. If you are in and into docs, Amsterdam is ground zero for film premieres, special events, chic parties and industry seminars and networking sessions. The Festival has clocked in some 2200 accredited guests from The Netherlands and around the world to at...

Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film drew (a record) 34,200 visitors

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The 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film has closed with a new audience record: 34,200 visitors saw 330 productions in twelve cinemas, attended the industry events and took part in intensive discussions about the presented works as well as the future of documentary and animated film. In comparison to 2008, when 28,000 visitors came to the festival, DOK Leipzig can, therefore, report an increase of 22 percent. With this number, even the final visitor figure o...

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DOK Leipzig announces program and events

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DOK Industry:DOK Leipzig International Documentary Industry Gathering 2009In the past three years, DOK Leipzig has developed into the central German documentary film industry meeting place with a major international aura. An important function of DOK Leipzig is to offer the documentary film industry a lively platform for current debates, financing new projects and the distribution of finished works. DOK Leipzig offers international industry professionals both a window on the world of German docu...

Unicef UK Film Awards

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The winners have been announced of the UNICEF UK FILM AWARDS. The Awards is an international competition for short films which look at the rights of children and young people. Festival Director Kathy Loizou said: ‘The UNICEF UK FILM AWARDS is the only film competition in the UK which focuses solely on films about kids’ rights. 20 short films were screened during the Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival in Sheffield and the Jury, made up entirely of young people, spent the afternoon wa...

Encounters South African Documentary Festival Awards

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The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is proud to announce the Winners of this year’s Audience Award. The Best South African Documentary winner is:Fokofpolisiekar “forgive them for they know not what they do” directed by Bryan Little.And the Best International Documentary winner is:RIP: A remix manifesto directed by Brett Gaylor (Canada)Fokofpolisiekar received the highest votes overall.The audience award referee Professor Tim Dunne, Head of Department of Statisti...

The Good Pitch At SILVERDOCS

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The SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film events devoted to the non-fiction form, has joined forces with UK's Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation (www.britdoc.org/goodpitch) and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (www.sundanceinstitute.org/docsource) to present the North American tour of THE GOOD PITCH, a co-production market initiative that will be part of the Festival's industry events this week. The initiative received over 300 applications, with the ...

The Good Pitch At SILVERDOCS

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film events devoted to the non-fiction form, has joined forces with UK's Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation (www.britdoc.org/goodpitch) and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (www.sundanceinstitute.org/docsource) to present the North American tour of THE GOOD PITCH, a co-production market initiative that will be part of the Festival's industry events this...

The EDN Award 2009 is presented to Nenad Puhovski and ZagrebDox

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EDN, European Documentary Network, is once again honouring an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture with The EDN Award. This year the award is presented to Nenad Puhovski and ZagrebDox.ZagrebDox is a documentary event initiated by Nenad Puhovski, consisting of a weeklong festival and a financing forum entitled ZagrebDox Pro. Within the five years ZagrebDox has existed, it has reached an amazing audience number of 21.000 and spawned a strong financing for...

11th TDF: OPENING CEREMONY (3/14/2009)

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OPENING CEREMONY The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century enters its second decade as of Friday, March 13, with the Opening Ceremony of the 11th edition at the Olympion Theatre. Stavros Kalafatis, Minister of Macedonia-Thrace, launched the Documentary Festival, and the screening of Chao Gan’s The Red Race followed. Despina Mouzaki, Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, welcomed the audienc...

First woman director to receive True Vision Award at True/False

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Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto has been named the 2009 recipient of the True/False Film Festival's prestigious True Vision Award. Two of Longinotto's films, ROUGH AUNTIES, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and GAEA GIRLS, will screen at True/False, where the filmmaker will be on hand this weekend to accept the award. The sole award of the festival is given annually to a filmmaker whose work shows a dedication to the creat...

Silver Docs

SILVERDOCS is unusual by its exclusive focus on documentaries & proximity to Washington,DC, center of news,policy & communication engaging journalists, issue experts, elected officials & activists to explore & challenge issues.

Krakow Film Festival

Krakow Film Festival is one of the world’s oldest events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films. During 7 festival days viewers have an opportunity to watch about 250 films from Poland and abroad. Films are presented in competitions and in special sections like retrospectives, thematic cycles, archive screenings. Festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open air screenings and meetings with the filmmakers. Every year Krakow Film Festival hosts about 600 Polish and international guests: directors, producers, film festival programmers and numerous audience from Krakow. http://www.kff.com.pl/en/

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