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MANHATTAN SHORT today announced The Feature Film Project

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MANHATTAN SHORT today announced The Feature Film Project, a new program that will discover and launch one feature film each year, with the help of over one hundred cinemas and the interactive opinions of movie goers across the United States. On March 21 2013 the winning feature film selected from a global call for entries will screen in over one hundred cinemas across the USA.  Audiences at each venue will receive a voting card at each cinema and be asked, ‘Should this film retur...

Krakow Film Festival features and documentaries selection

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The results of selection for the International Documentary Competition which will take place at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival between 28th May and 3rd June have been published.The selection of films for the International Documentary Competition at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival included submissions of mid-length (30-60mins) and full-length (above 60mins) films that have not so far been screened in Poland. The films which have been selected are foreign findings from international festivals and fil...

Zlin Film Festival Award Winners

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  The 51st International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlin, one of the oldest and most prestigious devoted to films for the youth market, announced its winners on Saturday evening at a gala awards ceremony at ultramodern Congress Centre. A total number of 76 competitive films were judged by seven juries and 15 awards were handed out. The awards ceremony was broadcast live on Czech television station ČT 1.   Two Scandinavian films won top prizes in their category,...

Zlin Film In Focus: TOMBOY

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  The Zlin Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend, is most definitely a showcase for emerging directors. There is in fact a competition exclusively devoted to European filmmakers making their first films. However, strong early efforts are studded throughout the program, and none heralds as exciting new talent as French writer/director Céline Sciamma who is presenting her second feature film TOMBOY here in the Features Films For Youth competition. Céline Sciamma, on...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Rainbow Marble International Advertising Winners

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  A parallel program to the Zlin Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, June 5, is the Rainbow Marble International Advertising Festival, which was held earlier this week. The Festival bestows awards for the best creative advertisements and also features a conference on social responsibility and contemporary media topics. The Česká spořitelna Young Marbles competition gives students a chance to compete against one another with their creative advertising works. The event, The project...

Hungarian Film Forum In Zlin

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  CHAMELEON (Krizstina Godaova)  On Thursday of this week, the Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth, the largest film event in the Czech Republic, will host the Hungarian Film Forum to correlate with the Hungarian National Day on June 2. The Forum will showcase several current Hungarian films, with several important Hungarian film stars and producers attending. The celebrations will climax with the Hungarian Csardas Party, in honor of Hungarian filmmakers. The Forum is a major...

Zlin Opens With Airplanes And Fireworks

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The Zlin Film Festival, one of the oldest and biggest devoted to films for children and youth, kicked off its celebrations yesterday in high style. In truth, the Festival has two openings….the first occurs during the day with an audience packed with local children. They (and assembled adults) were treated to the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, the first 3D film produced in the Czech Republic. The musical mystery tour featured original songs from one of the country’s best pop composers ...

The Magic Of The Zlin Film Festival

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  The Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic is one of the leading festivals around the world devoted to films, videos and new media works for the children and young adult sector. The Festival, which runs in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, opens on Monday with the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, a new Czech film that is the first made completely in 3D. The film will unspool in the historic Grand Cinema, one of the last remaining movie palaces in Eastern Eur...

The Magic Of The Zlin Film Festival

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The Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic is one of the leading festivals around the world devoted to films, videos and new media works for the children and young adult sector. The Festival, which runs in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, opens on Monday with the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, a new Czech film that is the first made completely in 3D. The film will unspool in the historic Grand Cinema, one of the last remaining movie palaces in Eastern Europe. The ...

Berlin Buzz 2

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  International film festivals are here in force at the Berlinale to not only scout for new films but also to make announcements on upcoming special projects. Here are a few that have made the headlines here in Berlin.      BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES Beijing, the Chinese capital, now will have its own film event with the launching of the 1st Beijing International Film Festival, set for April 23-28, 2011. The Festival organization took an office at the M...

American Film Festival Wrap

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenpl...

NEWSLETTER N° 468: june 16, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 468: june 16, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals e...

SEBBE: An Intense Story of Adolesence

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  One of the revelations and big winners of the Zlin Film Festival, which concluded its 50th anniversary last week, was the Swedish/Finnish co-production SEBBE. The film, written and directed by Babak Najah, won the Golden Slipper Award in the International Competition for Feature Films for Youth category. The intensely dramatic film follows the emotional travails of a teenage boy named Sebastian, Sebbe for short, as he grows up much too fast while being bullied at school and deal...

European Sweep At Zlin Film Festival

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   SEBBE (Babak Najah, Sweden/Finland) Films from Germany, Sweden and Romania dominated the award winners for the 50th edition of the Zlin Film Festival. Awards were announced at the Festival’s Awards Gala on Saturday, June 6th, which was televised live on Czech Television. Live presenters at the show included the now-grown talents of child stars whose films were honored in the Festival’s previous fifty years.   THE CROCODILES by German director and co-writer Christi...

The Glories of Czech Cinema

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   FANTASTIC PLANET (René Laloux, 1973) For its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Zlin Film Festival, which climaxes with its Awards Ceremony this evening, has been a treasure trove of cinematic gems from the past 50 years of Czech cinema. Aside from the better known films from the Czech canon (incuding such award winners as THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET, CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS, FANTASTIC PLANET, THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, KOLYA and the classic films of the celebrated animator Karel ...

Photo Exhibition Of Top Czech Directors

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  As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Zlin Film Festival in eastern Czech Republic is mounting a photo exhibition of top Czech and Slovak directors. Yesterday afternoon, the photo exhibition was unveiled at the new University Centre, a strikingly modern building that is now a huge addition to the Zlin skyline. The photographs are thework of famed advertising and commercial photographer Karel Česal, wth a theme of highlighting the best film directing talents in both...

Zlin Filmmaker In Focus: Manyar I. Parwani

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  Manyar I. Parwani, age 34, is an Afghan film director and screenwriter who is currently making films in Denmark. He was born in Afghanistan and has lived in Denmark for 23 years, but feels neither Afghan nor Danish. He just wants to be a creative filmmaker who tells stories that touch people across cultures. He has wanted to be a filmmaker ever since he worked as an usher in a Copenhagen cinema and dreamed about seeing his own name on a poster over the ticket counter. He didn’t ...

Rainbow Marble Advertising Awards

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  One of the major sidebars of the Zlin Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend today, is the Rainbow Marble, an international creative advertising festival accompanied by a 2 day professional conference. This year's conference, held on June 2 and 3, focused on political and green marketing and on media education The public was able to view the top advertising spots in competition, as well as 2009 winners from such other prestigious advertising festivals as the Cannes Lions...

Zlin Film Festival At Midpoint

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 THE PERFECT AGE OF ROCK N ROLL (Scott Rosenbaum, USA) Well, the good news is that after several days of torrential rain showers, the sun is finally shining in Zlin as the Zlin Film Festival hits the halfway mark of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Despite the unusually cool weather, the atmosphere has been warm at this popular and important film event, the oldest devoted to films for the children and youth market (although adults are more than welcome).   The Fest...

Vojtěch Jasný: A Lifetime In Film

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  This year's Zlin Film Festival, which is currently running in the UNESCO Heritage city in the northeast corner of the Czech Republic, is providing its visitors and local audiences with an encyclopedic survey of the best Czech and Slovak films of the past 50 years (mirroring the Festival's own 50th anniversary this year). Participating in these festivities is a dapper gentleman of a certain age who has spent a lifetime in the worlds of film in his native Czech Republic and, for t...

Growing Up Is A Bitch: Films At Zlin FF

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   I KILLED MY MOTHER (Xavier Dolan, Canada) For young people today, growing up is more complicated than ever before. Not only is more expected of them, but today's youth is barraged with media images and information that they must learn how to assimilate. Innocence does not  last very long, and for those making the uneasy transition from childhood to young adulthood, the road is a dramatic one. This has been portrayed in many different colors in several of the films I hav...
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