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Celebration on Kino Otok

The Kino Otok festival in Slovenia, 1st of June brings a live meeting of filmmakers and visitors joined by film art, taking place in a relaxed hectic atmosphere characteristic of Isola Town; brought to living with an excellent selection of films and guests from all around the world. During the festival, Isola's picturesque old town center is transformed into a film island, where the entire film festival community gathers together with the locals to enjoy the screenings under the bright light s...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2012: Good Films End in Our Minds

With 13 films, including three full-length documentaries and four full-length fictional films as well two sets of three medium-long films each, the programme of the 2012 Perspektive Deutsches Kino is complete (see also the first press release from Dec. 22, 2011). Section director Linda Söffker sums up the selection: “The GDR was colourful, adolescents are critical and good films end in our minds.”West Berliner Michael Schöbel and East Berliner Ronald Vietz launched Wildfremd Productions in...

“Dirty Old Town” To Be Released Theatrically

    “Dirty Old Town,” a gonzo hit showing the darker side of Manhattan, will be released theatrically in Germany and Switzerland! On Thursday June 16th, “Dirty Old Town” will premiere at the Kult Kino in Basel, Switzerland. On Monday June 20th, it will then premiere at the legendary Kino Babylon in Berlin with other engagements to follow. More details below: —————– German Premiere ————————— DIRTY OLD TOWN Germa...

For the 16th time Lithuania greets the spring with the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris

For the 16th time Lithuania greets the spring with the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris. This year is no exception, but rather a colourful addition to the history of the festival. From the 17th to the 31st of March a fresh gust of films will storm the cinemas promising real emotion without cliches and predictable happy endings. The need for great films is growing with every year, recognising this we will bring more than 130 new films, including the screamers of 2010, to the cinemas of ...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Young German Filmmakers Seek Challenges

With six films invited to the Festival, the first half of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme for 2011 has been decided before the holidays. On February 20, Berlinale Kinotag (the Berlinale’s cinema day for the public), it is a tradition to announce the winners of the Max Ophüls Award feature film competition for 2011. And this year for the first time, the winner of the First Steps Award for 2010 in the category documentary film (Ein Sommer voller Türen, directed by: Stefan Ludwig) will...

Solaris Kino becomes the first fully digital multiplex in Central and Eastern Europe

By next week, Tallinn's Solaris Kino becomes the first fully digital 3D multiplex in Central and Eastern Europe, after recent investments of over $1,000,000.“Solaris Kino has so far been the most modern multiplex in the Baltic States, but from next week it will clearly become the highest-quality cinema complex in the whole region,” said Priit Rebane of BDG, head of the current development project at Solaris Kino. “Our aim is to be the regional pioneers of the best cinema entertainment toda...

“Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg

How do I finance my film project via Internet? Get the answer to this question this year at the so called “Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg. This digital one-day conference on October 8, 2010 is targeting professionals from the film industry. The main objective is to find out how filmmakers can marketing their projects via social media tools as facebook, twitter or kickstarter. The Green Camp is supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.This year's focus is on the financing of en...

New faces within the Filmfest Hamburg team

New Logo and New Faces at Filmfest HamburgFilmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinematicket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved’, a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann’ in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. “The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into an...


KINOFILM FESTIVAL 2010HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED  LINE-UP PREVIEW FEATURESPREMIERES AND EXCLUSIVE EVENTS WITH SHORTS, FEATURES ANDWORKSHOPS   The KinofilmManchester European Short Film Festival 2010 is pleased to announcea selection of highlights from a line-up that offers an ambitious, accessibleand wide ranging week of new film and filmmaking events in Manchester, 27 April– 2 May.   As ever, short films are themain focus of the festival, which showcases a kaleidoscope of new talent. Oversix da...

Scars and Bloody Noses

Scars and Bloody Noses: With 14 Films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino Programme is Complete With a total of 14 films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is now complete. In addition to the six films previously announced, another eight works have been added, films that once again embody the thematic and formal wealth of new German film. A man thinks he’s doing a mate, who has just got out of prison, a simple, everyday favour. But right off, all he gets is a bloody nose. The film Lebendk...

Scars and Bloody Noses: the Perspektive Deutsches Kino completed its programme with 14 Films,

With a total of 14 films, the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme is now complete. In addition to the six films previously announced, another eight works have been added, films that once again embody the thematic and formal wealth of new German film. A man thinks he's doing a mate, who has just got out of prison, a simple, everyday favour. But right off, all he gets is a bloody nose. The film Lebendkontrolle (Outside) by Florian Schewe (HFF - Film and & Television Academy, Pot...

Dynamic Duo: Lorber and Krim

  Richard Lorber and Donald Krim Two of the New York film community's most solid supporters of indie and international cinema have announced a merger that will offer a safe haven for quality films in a time of great uncertainty. Richard Lorber, the head of Lorber HT Digital/Hidden Treasures Inc., and Donald Krim, the long-time head of Kino International, have announced the merger of their companies to create a new distribution organization to be known as Kino Lorber. The n...

Next Submissions Deadline

Kinofilm European Short Film Festival – MANCHESTER (Feb 2010) LATEST NEWS: Calling all Short Filmmakers – the ‘early-bird’ deadline to KINOFILM has now passed. Filmmakers now have until the end of September to get their films in the post (although we will accept the arrival of films for this deadline in our office upto 2nd October to allow for postal delays in the current British postal dispute in some parts of the country). The cost of submitting films to this deadline is £15.00 ...

Special Call for POLISH Filmmakers for KINOFILM

Special Call for POLISH Filmmakers for KINOFILM KINOFILM, Manchester International Short Film Festival  Kinofilm announces a special Call for Entries for POLISH short films to its new European Short Film Festival in 2010.  The 11th edition of the Festival will take place in Manchester from 23rd - 28th February 2010, as a European Short Film Festival and invites submissions from all over Europe including former Eastern Europe and Baltic States.  Kinofilm is currently looking fo...

URGENT CALL: Kurdish Diaspora filmmakers in Europe

URGENT CALL: Kurdish Diaspora in Europe For inclusion in a special Kinofilm programme as part of the Manchester  Kurdish Film Festival, Kino is seeking urgently, short films from Kurdish filmmakers residing in any part of Europe. This is special European programme to show how Kurdish filmmakers have intergrated into Western Film industry and to show participation between Kurdish / European filmmakers and collaborative co-productions. The programme is to take place in three weeks ...

17th Filmfest Hamburg opens with "Soul Kitchen" by Fatih Akin

On 24th September 2009 "Soul Kitchen" will open the 17th Filmfest Hamburg, celebrating its German premiere at Cinemaxx Dammtor. "Soul Kitchen" is the sixth feature film by renowned director and producer Fatih Akin. The film's extraordinary cast reads like a best-of of Akin's films: Adam Bousdoukos of "Short Sharp Shock", Moritz Bleibtreu of "In July" and "Solino" and Birol Ünel of "Head On". For Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel "Soul Kitchen" signifies "a declaration of love for the metrop...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz (Head of Communications and Press) Telephone: +49 - (0)40 - 399 19 00-29 or -17 e-mail: Filmfest Hamburg GmbH Steintorweg 4 20099 Hamburg The office will be occupied as of 2nd June 2009 on weekdays between 10am and 6pm.   Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She acc...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She accompanies prospective scriptwriters as a teacher at Filmschule Hamburg-Berlin where she teaches dramaturgy and film genres. She previously worked as press officer and head of the press association EXPO 2000 Hannover GmbH and was an employee of the Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (lit: dep...

Berlin Interfilm to celebrate The short documentary

The short documentary has established itself as a capable participant in the long run, and recently garnered a growing interest by the public. With the International Competition, interfilm has long provided the short documentary with a generous platform, and this year it is in the spotlight as the festival focus. With a total of twelve programs, interfilm invites festival audiences to get to know the multi-faceted world of contemporary short documentary film. In the two competition programs, 17 ...

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Kino Classics: The Best Of World Cinema

Friday, June 29--------The general public perhaps doesn't realize that the first step for any film to have a chance at a theatrical career is the commitment of the film distributor to take the financial risk to bring the film to a wider public. When the films in question are artistic expressions by some of cinema's most lauded auteurs, that risk is not necessarily any smaller, but the rewards certainly are larger. That about sums up the commitment to excellence that New York-based arthou...

Berlinale announced Short Films Awards

 The members of the international short film jury Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima (Nigeria)Riina Sildos (Estonia)Ning Ying (China) award the following prizes: The GOLDEN BEAR to RAAK by Hanro Smitsman (The Netherlands) The SILVER BEAR ex aequo to DECROCHE by Manuel Schapira (France) and MEI  by Arvin Chen (USA-Taiwan, China) The Prix UIP to  ROTTEN APPLE by Ralitza Petrova (United Kingdom) The DAAD short film prize to  ANNEM SINEMA ÖGRENIYOR by Nesimi Yetik (Turkey)  The award cer...

Youth Jury To Award Prize To A German Film

Sunday, February 11---Seven young film fans from Germany and France comprise the independent jury that will determine the DIALOGUE EN PERSPECTIVE prize, which is awarded to a German feature film in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section of the Berlinale. The prize was initiated in 2004 by the French TV Channel TV5MONDE and the Berlinale, and will be awarded in collaboration with the Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW). In view of the large number of excellent entries, the selection commit...

Kinofest Manchester shorts to screen end of the month

KINOFILM, 10th Manchester International Short Film Festival runs 24th Feb – 5th March and features 400 films…dozens of premieres…cinema from 21 countries…screenings all over Manchester city centre…live gigs…big industry events…this year’s 10th Kinofilm provides the setting for the biggest expo of short films and features ever seen in Manchester and the North WestOn Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb, the state-of-the-art Kino Cinemobile lands in Albert Square, Manchester – and provide...

Perspektive Deutsches kino pre fest winners

Pre-festival Laurels: Two Perspektive Deutsches Kino Films Win Prestigious AwardsJust one day before the beginning of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival, two films from the series Perspektive Deutsches Kino made a big splash in Saarbrücken und Rotterdam: Muxmäuschenstill, actor Marcus Mittermeier’s directing debut, was awarded not only the main award at the “Max Ophüls Prize” film festival for up-and-coming German-language filmmakers in Saarland’s capital last Sunday, but als...


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