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European Film Academy announces documentary nominees

The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2009 – PRIX ARTE. There is a total of ten documentary films nominated. Upon invitation by the city of Vilnius, this year’s documentary jury will now convene in the Lithuanian capital to screen the nominated films and decide on the winner.Appointed by the European Film Academy and ARTE, the members of the documentary jury are:Nino Kirtadzé, documentary filmmaker, France/GeorgiaFranz ...

International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film

  The 10th International Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film will reach its climax on October 1st when the award ceremony will take place at the Cinematheque Tel Aviv.   For six weeks internet users from all over world could vote for the 66 nominated films which competed for a total prize money of 10,000 Euros and the Bitfilm robot trophies. Bitfilm's director Aaron Koenig will disclose the winners in a public award show in Israel's economic and cultural metropolis. The show wi...

FESTROIA 2009 Winners Announced

  THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (Bulgaria) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor    FORBIDDEN FRUIT, a comedic-drama about two religious girls who flaut their strict Christian fundamentalist community rules forbidding the pleasures of television, music, drinking and dancing, won the Gold Dolphin Award as Best Film at this year’s FESTROIA Official Competition. The Finnish film, written by Aleksei Bardy...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

212 FILMS FROM 43 COUNTRIES ENTER 2009 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDSThe 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has attracted a record 212 film entries from 43 countries of Asia-Pacific, APSA Chairman Des Power announced today.Films by Aparna Sen (India), Lu Chuan (People’s Republic of China), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Park Chan-wook (Republic of Korea), Garin Nugroho (Indonesia), Yermek Tursunov (Kazakhstan), Najwa Najjar (Palestinian Territories), Mamoru Oshii (Japan), Shahram Alidi (Iraq) and Br...

Variety's Army Archerd dies at 87

Variety's Army Archerd, who became an industry institution and beloved figure in his more than half a century at Daily Variety, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 87 and will be missed by his colleagues and peers.I met him in my tenure at Sony's distribution, he was a gentleman.Bruno Chatelin...

European Films Dominate FESTROIA Competition

  MAMMOTH (Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The Golden Dolphin Competition at the 25th edition of FESTROIA, the oldest and most prestigious film event in Portugal, is reserved for films from countries whose yearly output does not exceed 30 films. That gives worthy films from somewhat smaller film industries a chance to shine and not be overshadowed by films from larger film-producing countries. Smaller is definitely mor...

Death of Yasmin Ahmad

YASMIN AHMAD 1958 - 2009Renowned Malaysian director Yasmin Ahmad just passed away. The TIFF had the honor to have Yasmin Ahmad as a guest, when she attended the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival for a Tribute to her work and served as member of the International Jury, alongside Jiri Menzel, Fred Roos, Lucrecia Martel, Michael Fitzgerald, Nae Caranfil and Olga Broumas. Ahmad started making features after a successful career in advertising that spanned a period of 25 years. This enabl...

International Festival of Hip Hop Short Films


R.Style association sponsored by Jamel Debbouze and Dj Abdel organise the 5th edition of the "Short Films" Festival -International Festival of Hip Hop Short Films- which will take place on the 10th and 11th of october at the MK2 cinema quai de Loire/quai de Seine in Paris.

You want to participate? Send us your video realization (fiction, comedies, documentaries, cartoons, artist portrait...) until august, 17th !

Just one theme : Urban Culture !

For more informations, you can email us at : or

R.Style Team.



Harlan Jacobson new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Fest

Jacobson will curate the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival in October 15-18, 2009The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has appointed Harlan Jacobson as the new Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Jacobson begins immediately, and will curate the selection of films for the 18th½ Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 15, 2009 – October 18, 2009 at multiple venues throughout Philadelphia.Harlan Jacobson has covered the film industry for more th...

Un Certain Regard: "To Die like a Man" by João Pedro Rodrigues

To Die Like a Man by João Pedro Rodrigues, today's Certain Regard offering, finds Tonia, a veteran Lisbon drag queen, at a turning point. She's aging, and her star status is threatened by a new generation of performers, who think she should retire; a son she abandoned is trying to get in touch with her, and her young boyfriend Rosário wishes she would finally undergo a real sex-change operation. Every decision she makes will be crucial. "To Die Like a Man is ...

Tribeca Red Carpet for Spike Lee's, "Kobe Doing Work"

Sharon Abella: Are you excited to be at the film festival?ANTONIO PIERCE: Linebacker for the New York Giants: "Yes. I was here a couple of years ago for the movie about Cesar Chavez, I don't remember the name, maybe it was titled that, I'm not sure."SA: Are you a big Kobe fan?AP: "I am. Big Kobe fan. I admire the way he plays, the way he goes about his business on and off the court, and honestly, being directed by Spike Lee is very huge! You can't put two better people together to work toget...

ITVFestival - April 23rd - Early Submission Deadline and New Sponsors!!

ITVFEST Submission Deadline & New Sponsors on board  EARLY DEADLINE IS APRIL 23RD!! $40 submission fees are quickly coming to an end.  Hurry up and get your pilot or webseries in to be considered for early acceptance.  Know early, relax often. SUBMIT NOW ITVFEST IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORS With the sponsorship drive well under way, we'll be announcing all of our sponsors and partners as they come.  Please support our sponsor by visiting their websites and utl...

Best film and best director for Eldorado at Bucharest B-EST IFF

Sunday, 29th March, within the closing gala of the 5th edition of B-EST IFF, presided by the Director of the Festival, Dana Dimitriu Chelba and film critic, Irina Margareta Nistor, the Festival gave its awards. 3 Lifelong Achievment Awards to actors Gheorghe Dinica, Adela Marculescuand Radu Beligan.Short Film:LUNGUL DRUM SPRE CASA (d. Anamaria Chioveanu) won Best Student Short, while EL ATAQUE DE LOS ROBOTS DE NEBULOSA-5 (d. Ghema Garcia Ibarra) was deemed Best Short. DocumentaryThe jury compris...

Interview with Fernando Meirelles

From the highly acclaimed director of The Constant Gardner and City of God comes the compelling post-apocalyptic thriller BLINDNESS. This must-see chilling thriller has an all-star cast including: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal. BLINDNESS is released to buy and rent on DVD on 30 March 2009 from Pathé Distribution Ltd.As a city is ravaged by an epidemic of sudden blindness, its victims are quarantined in a derelict hospital where a women (Moore; Children of Men...

Valentino Documentary Opens 26th Miami International Film Festival

Friday, March 6---------The celebrated documentary VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR will kick off festivities at the 26th Miami International Film Festival, with a special screening this evening at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, the Spanish-style art deco movie palace in downtown Miami. The film chronicles the life and career of Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani as he wraps up his celebrated 50 year career as the guru of international fashion. The last...

Taken: record launch for a French film in the USA

Raking in $24.7 million in ticket sales, the EuropaCorp production got off to a flying start in the USA, hitting No. 1 on its opening weekend. Following in the tracks of The Fifth Element ($17 million) and Transporter 2 ($16.5 million), this marks the third time that a French film tops the US box office on its opening weekend. Released in France 11 months ago, where it attracted over 1 million spectators, Taken now boasts a running total of 12.5 million admissions around the world, wi...

Beaufort Film Festival

We are proud to present the third annual Beaufort Film Festival located in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina.

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival

Thriller! Chiller! is Michigan's premier film festival celebrating the genre movie. We screen the best in world cinema in the genres of sci-fi, action, suspense, and horror. We want to discover those filmmakers who are inspired to tell us a story. And we promise our audience a really good time. We didn't invent going to the movies, we just made going to the movies fun again. So send us your best shot. We're listening.

Cataleptic Canvas Short Film And Video Anthology

Cataleptic Canvas is a short film and video festival in its embryonic stages. While classic narrative work is welcome, the anthology also places an emphasis on work which engages in the experimental and alternative narrative genres as well.

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Márta Mészáros to chair Hungarian Film Week’s main jury

Jury members of the 40th Hungarian Film Week have been announced. Márta Mészáros presides over the feature film jury including Jenő Hartyándi, Elemér Ragályi, Ferenc Tolvaly and Oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond.The anniversary edition will be opened by Hungarian cinematography’s iconic figure Mari Törőcsik on January 29th. The opening ceremony hosts the world premiere of Bálint Kenyeres’ new film, The History of Aviation....

KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events

The USA Film Festival’s 25th annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events taking place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.KidFilm is the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the United States, featuring an entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of new and classic films and videos for both children and adults, along with free books and DVDs (at certain screenings). Whether your...

IFTA calls on Obama 's administration to support principles of openness and diversity in the media

Independent Filmmakers Call on New Administration to Guarantee Competition and Diversity on Television and the Internet Washington - In a letter sent to today to the Co-Chairs of President-elect Obama's Transition Team, the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), which represents the producers and distributors of independent film and television programs, called on the incoming Obama administration to appoint a new FCC Chairman and commissioners who "support principles ...

IDFA Presents The Films of Nikolaus Geyrhalter

  Our Daily Bread Friday, November 21---------IDFA has selected Austrian documentary filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter to present the annual Top Ten program at this year's Festival. As part of the program, Geyrhalter will present a few of his own films and other documentaries that have influenced him. Among those Geyrhalter films being showcased are Pripyat (1999), which won the Diagonale Grand Prize Award at the Diagonale Film Festival, as well as the SCAM Award at...


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