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Sevilla European Film Festival, revamped 100% European

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The sun certainly shone on Sevilla's successfully revamped 100 Per Cent European Film Festival, which ran from 3rd to 11th November 2006 in the sensuous Andalucian city.(Actually, much of the downtown of this beautiful southern Spanish metropolis is currently scarred by the construction of a new underground transport system so not only the flamenco dancers have to watch their steps to cross from one florid architectural wonder to the next. Personally, I am rather fearful that whenever the first ...

"All screens Fest" in Geneva broadens the view

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"ALL SCREENS FEST" CINEMA TOUT ECRAN IN GENEVA BROADENS THE VIEW The 12th edition of the Cinéma Tout-Ecran Film and Television Festival took place in Geneva from October 3O to November 5, 2OO6. I must admit that never having been much of a TV fan and having to my credit (or discredit) an almost encyclopedic ignorance of TV sitcoms and famous long-running series (I never saw a single installment of "Dallas"), it was with a certain trepidation that I signed up for Tout-Ecran, wondering whether s...

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Standing Room Only At Sold Out Festival Opener

Katharine Cornell Theater Thursday, September 14----It was standing room only at the Katharine Cornell Theater this evening, as the inaugural Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival kicked off a four day film celebration with its high wattage Opening Night Film, Michel Gondry's much anticipated THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP. The sold out screening brought out a mixture of locals, visting filmmakers and some of the cultural elite who call this beautiful island off the coast of Cape Cod home. The s...

The Science Of Sleep To Open Inaugural Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP, the latest film from film auteur Michel Gondry, will be the Opening Night Gala of the first Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival. The film, which is slated to open theatrically in late September, will have an avant-premiere at the event on September 17th. Gondry, the writer/director who clicked with international audiences with his cult hit ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, has cooked up another romantic fantasy, this time starring Mexican hearthrob Gael Garc...

123 films from Europe will play in Toronto

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European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will be present for the tenth year at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 7 - 16) where a record number of 123 feature films and documentaries will be screened from twenty-three of EFP’s twenty-seven member countries. Among the films receiving World Premieres are six from France including Anne Fontaine’s Nouvelle chance and Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold’s One to Another, four from Britis...

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Premiers Today in the Lumiere Theater Marie Antoinette and The Right of the Weakest premier. $970m To Media The European Union's Media Programme has banked $970 million dollars from the years 2007-2013. The money will be spread through the media and entertainment industry. The percentages of the fund will be used for training (7%), developing(20%), distribution (55%), promotion (9%), and pilot projects (4%). This budget is a huge increase since the last budget of $659m from 2001-2006. Jury ...

Marie Antoinette

Sexy Thriller to open French Fest in Australia

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The 17th Alliance Française French Film Festival will open with the Australian Premiere of Jérôme Salle’s sexy romantic thriller Anthony Zimmer, starring Sophie Marceau and Yvan Attal, headlining a program of 21 new features – the most in the event’s history. The Festival, touring Australia in March and April (see below for dates), supported by Peugeot, sold 45,000 tickets in 2005. "I’m proud to say that this is unquestionably the strongest Festival selection yet" said Chantal Girondi...

The French Film Festival UK to launch new version

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The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 – in both independent and multiplex cinemas.The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a new fusion of two events that previously have promoted le cinema français in the UK, will deliver a stimulating and, at times, challenging array of films in nine key locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.The French Film Festival UK which...

Lelouch goes to Montreal to head the Jury

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Claude Lelouch heads jury of the New Montreal FilmFestCelebrated French filmmaker Claude Lelouch will head the international jury of the inaugural edition of the New Montreal FilmFest, September 18-25. The renowned director of A Man and a Woman and other hits will preside over a jury including Italian screen star Anna Galiena, Mexican director Felipe Cazals, Chinese film star Chang Chen, Quebec cineaste and animation expert Marcel Jean, German producer Eberhard Junkersdorf, and Eva Zaoralová, h...

Filmmakers Edward Wang and Malle retrospective in NY

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Two masters of the art of the cinema are being honored in New York at career retrospectives at two of New York’s most venerable film institutions, starting this past weekend. The Museum of Modern Art, which has one of the world’s most celebrated film archives, will present three defining films from the career of Taiwanese director Edward Yang, to mark the publication of a new monograph on the filmmaker by celebrated film critic and historian John Anderson. The filmmaker is revered as a moder...

Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Tavernier at 9th City of Lights

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Triumvirate of Acclaimed Film Writer/Directors: Claude Lelouch, Costa-Gavras and Bertrand Tavernier Host Premieres of New Films at 9 annual city of lights, city of angels: a week of french premieres in Los Angels. April 11-17, 2005“Men And Women,” the latest offering of veteran writer/director Claude Lelouch, will have its world premiere, opening night of City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival (COL•COA) on Monday, April 11, 2005. The west coast premiere of writer/director Bertrand T...

Vive le cinéma at the French Film Festival UK

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Ace animator Sylvain Chomet who made Les triplettes de Belleville and has moved his production outfit to the UK, will preside over this year's 13th anniversary French Film Festival UK running from 15 November until 5 December 2004.Chomet who lives in Edinburgh with his wife Sally, declared himself delighted to be named honorary patron "now that I have made my home and work place in Scotland."He added: "Although the festival has grown enormously and spread its wings to such English cities as Lon...

Films Day 10

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Films, Day 10In compétitionCLEAN by Olivier ASSAYAS THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS by Stephen HOPKINS Out of compétitionBREAKING NEWS by Johnnie TOHENRI LANGLOIS THE PHANTOM OF THE CINEMATHEQUE by Jacques RICHARD I DIED IN CHILDHOOD... by Georgiy PARADJANOV NOTRE MUSIQUE by Jean-Luc GODARD Un certain regardALEXANDRIE... NEW YORK by Youssef CHAHINE SCHIZO by Guka OMAROVACannes ClassicsTHE BIG RED ONE by Samuel FULLER...

STOP Beeing Scared, an ADAMI initiative in Cannes

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Every Year ADAMI selects and funds (among 1000 projects) a few short video presenting new acting and directing talentThe 10 selected directors are all actors turned into director.The theme they all worked upon is Stop Beeing Scared!Their work can be viewed during Cannes:Monday may 17,9h30 salle Bazin du Palais des Festivals,and at 8pm at the Arcades cinema.« A poil ! » d’Emmanuelle BERCOT« Cachez-moi ! » de Michel BOUJENAH« Peurs » de Myriam BOYER« Saint-Joseph, priez pour nous » de De...

French Rendez Vous in New York

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Rendez-Vous with French CinemaMarch 12 -21Rendez-Vous 2004 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA, together with The French Cultural Services. Sponsored by Air France and TV5. Directors and Actors Attending Rendez-Vous 2004 (Check website for specific showtimes): • Nathalie Baye, actress, Feelings• Siegrid Alnoy, director, She’s One of Us• Grégory Baquet, actor, Grande Ecole• Gilles Bourdos, director, A Sight for Sore E...

Mother Of All Babes screens at Montreal

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Mother Of All Babes screens as part of the Montreal 22nd International Festival of Films on Art 2004.Mother Of All Babes the ultimate documentary on the life and work of Jane Birkin Produced and directed by Gabrielle Crawford "In 1996 I was asked to Paris to photograph my friend Jane Birkin. I have been a friend of Jane since the 60's. We met through the film The Knack, in which Jane had a small part, and involved both our future husbands. The concert was to me an innovative masterpiece. I went ...

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