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Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...

Max von Sydow to receive homage frm Fantasporto,

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Favorite Actor of Ingmar Bergman with significant career in  fantasy films HOMAGE AND CAREER AWARD TO MAX VON SYDOWHalf a century of life dedicated to the film, protagonist in one and a half hundreds of movies, Max von Sydow is on the eve of completing 80 years one of the great faces of the screen. Ingmar Bergmans' favourite actor and the priest in "Exorcist" by Friedkin will be honoured at Fantasporto 2008 with the Career Award. The 28th edition of the International Film Festival of ...

EFA will focus on promotion and training of young filmmakers

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Following the successful celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy’s Board has met at the Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden to work on the challenges of the next decade of the Awards and their 21st edition to be held in Copenhagen.The Academy is particularly proud that the Awards are hosted in the country that has produced creators of world stature, from Dreyer to Dogma, and that has traditionally sustained a confident and dynamic...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

Copenhagen jury ready for jury duties

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It won’t be long before the film event of the year, Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007, kicks off. On Sunday, 2 September, the festival’s program will be launched in Dagmar and CinemaxX, where you can enjoy free drinks and get a copy of the Danish program paper. But when the festival raises the curtain on 147 fantastic films on 20 September, 11 of them will get special attention, as they compete for the festival’s Golden Swan award. The winners will be chosen exclusively by an int...

Locarno International Film Festival opened last Wednesday,

The 60th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival was opened on Wednesday, 1st August, with world premiere of the Japanese animation Vexille by Fumihiko Sori, screened in D-Cinema (High Definition).The screening was followed by an homage to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, recently deceased, with a D-Cinema projection of his last film, Saraband (2003), shot in digital. The 60th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday August 1st on the Piazza Grand...

Video Trailer of Bergman's THE SEVENTH SEAL

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Video Trailer of Ingmar Bergman's THE SEVENTH SEAL: http://www.vodpod.com/pod/show_video/14769...

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Goodbye Mr. B: Death Of A Film Giant

 Tuesday, July 31-------It perhaps seemed improbable that one of the world's funniest filmmakers was a devoted acolyte of one of the world's most serious. But that was the case for Woody Allen, whose devotion to the Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman was a life-long obsession. He often referenced the great director in his films. In ANNIE HALL, in a scene that all hardcore cinephiles can relate to, Woody refuses to go to a screening of Bergman's FACE TO FACE because he and Diane Keato...

Goddbye Mr Bergman

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It perhaps seemed improbable that one of the world's funniest filmmakers was a devoted acolyte of one of the world's most serious. But that was the case for Woody Allen, whose devotion to the Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman was a life-long obsession. He often referenced the great director in his films. In ANNIE HALL, in a scene that all hardcore cinephiles can relate to, Woody refuses to go to a screening of Bergman's FACE TO FACE because he and Diane Keaton have missed the first 60 seconds of ...

Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman

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The 18th Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman was one of the greatest directors ever and he will continue to inspire filmmakers, in Sweden and abroad. His exceptional work and distinguished artistry even shaped the image of Sweden and Swedes abroad. Ingmar Bergman’s influence on Swedish film and culture in general cannot be underestimated. During the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 15th-25th, the audience will be invited to reexplore ...

Göteborg International Film Festival and Ingmar Bergman

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The late Ingmar Bergman was very close and important to the Göteborg International Film Festival. He was the festival’s honorary president and showed great interest in the activities of the organisation.The festival is represented in the council of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. – In the first place you feel very sad because a human being has passed away. It is always sad when a person dies, and it always comes unexpected. Of course my thoughts go out to his family, nearest and dearest. Per...

Bergman retrospective at next Göteborg Fest

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Yesterday was the last day of the fourth Bergman Week, the small and intimate festival, on the island of Fårö, co-arranged by Göteborg International Film Festival. Among this year’s guests were British actor and director Kenneth Branagh, Swedish Bergman actress Bibi Andersson and Swedish pianist Käbi Laretei. Branagh screened his film version of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute and introduced his Bergman favourite Fanny and Alexander. – My friends sometimes ask me if I am influenced by t...

Kenneth Branagh guest at Bergman Week at Fårö

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British actor and director Kenneth Branagh is this summer's guest at Bergman Week at Fårö, with his version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, which also Ingmar Bergman directed in 1975. Branagh, well-known for his Shakespeare interpretations on film and stage, premiered The Magic Flute at the Venice and Toronto festivals. For the Swedish premiere of the film, he has chosen Bergman Week at Fårö (June 26 - July 1). For the fourth consecutive year, Bergman Week arranges seminars, talks and guided to...

Göteborg International Film Festival's Closing Party

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival's Closing PartyThe Closing Gala Evening of the 30th Göteborg International Film Festival was celebrated tonight at restaurant Tres at Lindholmen, where the following awards were presented; The Göteborg International Film Festival Nordic Film Award, Startsladden, Kodak Nordic Vision Award, the Church of Sweden Film Award, the Fipresci Award (the international film critic award for best Nordic film) and the Audience's Choice Award, feature ...

50 Years of Janus Films At Burns Film Center

Thursday, January 18----The Jacob Burns Film Center, an oasis of film culture in the northern New York suburbs, is presenting a six-week series of some of the landmarks of world cinema, in a program entitled 50 Years of Janus Films. The series is a tribute to the pioneering arthouse distributor, who for 50 years, was at the forefront of bringing the works of Bergman, Fellini, Truffaut and other film greats to the attention of American audiences. The series, which originated as part of the New ...

Remembering A Master of Light

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Thursday, January 11----2006 marked the final curtain for many film greats. But perhaps none of them was as influential, or as endearing to both professionals and the public, as the renowned Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist. Known as the “Master of Light”, Nykvist brought a shimmering yet subtle beauty to his filmed work, particularly his long and prolific collaboration with fellow Swedish film icon Ingmar Bergman....one of most glorious collaborations in film history. To salute the im...

Göteborg Ingmar Bergman to Present Award to Film Debutant

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The International Ingmar Bergman Debut Award is one that seeks to highlight new international filmmaking talents. The award will be presented for the first time at the Göteborg International Film Festival, which is to be held from January 26 – February 5, 2007. “The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to deal with really important issues at a time when the film industry has more and more assumed the shape and form of a butchery and fornication business!” says Ingmar Bergman. In...

Göteborg Film Fest launches Ingmar Bergman award

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During the 30th anniversary of the Göteborg International Film Festival the inaugurational Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award will be presented to “a director making his or her debut with a film dealing with, in a broad sense, issues displaying a dynamic or experimental consciousness of the cinematic means of expression”. The award consists of one weeks stay at the Bergman Week at Fårö during the summer of 2007, and a beautiful engraved stone from Ingmar Bergman’s own beach at Få...

The party of the week and honors to von Sydow in San Sebastian

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Nursing a bit of a "resaca" (aka "jengober", or just plain hangover) ... after the JAMAN reception yesterday at the Hotel Londres, which has leapt to the fore as a hot contender for the unofficial "BDPW" Concha, or "Best Damn Party of the Week Award. The thing that characterized this reception -- which started at eight and went on until well after midnight -- was, understated class and a quality mix of people, exquisite "amuse-gueules" (bitey snacks or 'pintxos'), and an endless supply of tasty...

Essential Cinema: The Seventh Seal

Tuesday, September 26---One of the iconic images in international cinema is the sight of the Grim Reaper, the devil who seperates the spirit from the body of men, playing a strategic game of chess with a Knight during the Black Plague in Ingmar Bergman's landmark 1957 film THE SEVENTH SEAL. A new 35mm film print of this venerable film classic will be screened as part of the 50 Years of Janus Films celebration at this year's New York Film Festival. Legendary actor Max Von Sydow, one of the acto...

Max von Sydow in San Seb: «You have to fight not to be typecast»

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The legendary Swedish actor, Max von Sydow, had the chance to provide an overview of his long, illustrious career in film and theatre at the press conference that he gave before receiving the first of this year’s Donostia Awards yesterday. He admitted that it was “a great pleasure and honour to accept this award”, as he very much admired the great Spanish filmmakers. Several of the questions inevitable focused on his work with Ingmar Bergman and he acknowledged that he owed him tremendous ...
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