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European award to Zeynep Özbatur

Turkish producer receives Prix EURIMAGESThe winner of the fourth edition of the EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD - Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, was just announced at a lunch held in the framework of the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended by a large number of professionals from the cinema industry and the press.This year’s prize will go to an outstanding producer who has always joined forces with European producing ...

Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" Fipresci Best Film of the Year

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is Best Film of the Year, according to the members of the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI who voted for the Grand Prix 2010. The 296 film critics from throughout the world that took part in the poll expressed their preference among the feature-length films premièred during the previous year (after July 1, 2009), according this distinct sign of critical acclaim to The Ghost Writer. Leading actress Olivia Williams will receive the FIPRESCI ...

Critics Vote for "The White Ribbon" as Best Film of the Year

At the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2009 for the Best Film of the Year. Although the film has barely been screened apart from the Cannes Film Festival (where it won both the FIPRESCI Award and the Golden Palm), The White Ribbon was chosen the Best Film of the Year by the 223 critics throughout the world that took part in the poll for Grand Prix. The award will be handed...

London Turkish Film Festival awards digital distribution deal

The London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) is excited to announce that it will award the most promising feature film in this year’s festival with a Digital Distribution Contract for a release in the UK and Ireland. The LTFF Jury will grant the contract to the most impressive new Turkish film that displays the qualities necessary to connect with audiences in the UK. A selection of ten new Turkish feature films or Turkish co-productions will be in competition for the prize, which will be announced ...

Isabelle Huppert, Président of the Jury at Cannes

The Jury: Isabelle HUPPERT, President (Actress - France)   Asia ARGENTO (Actress, Director, Screenwriter- Italy) Nuri BILGE CEYLAN (Director, Screenwriter, Actor - Turkey) Lee CHANG-DONG (Director, Writer, Screenwriter - Korea) James GRAY (Director, Screenwriter – United States) Hanif KUREISHI (Writer, Screenwriter – United Kingdom) Shu QI (Actress - Taiwan) Robin WRIGHT PENN (Actress - United States ...

International Film Guide Launch At Berlinale

Tuesday, 10 February----The 45th edition of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the definite yearbook of world cinema, had its first international exposure this wee, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The Guide, again edited by film scholar Ian Haydn Smith and published by Wallflower Press, the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, was first published in 1963, and enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world...

Turkey – country in focus on the 32nd Göteborg Festival

During the Göteborg International Film Festival 2009 we look in an eastern direction and focus on the film country Turkey. In the Turkish close up we see 10 new, exciting, Turkish films, counting 2 documentaries and 8 fiction films, ranging from thrillers to action to every day realism to poetic tales and roadmovies. On top of that: a retrospective devoted to Nuri Bilge Ceylan and his work.Turish film is full of vitality. The country produced the impressive sum of 40 films during the year of 20...

Focus On Turkey In Tallinn

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting a Focus On Turkey as one of its special highlights. Turkish cinema is as old as cinema itself. Over the years, Turkish cinema has been incredibly well received and diseminated, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, mixed with periods of artistic decline. Since the 1990s, a younger generation of film auteurs have found a receptive critical and audience response around the world, introducing such artists as Dervi Zaim, Bari Pirhasan, Nuri ...

Focus On Turkey In Tallinn

  Thursday, December 4------The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting a Focus On Turkey as one of its special highlights. Turkish cinema is as old as cinema itself. Over the years, Turkish cinema has been incredibly well received and diseminated, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, mixed with periods of artistic decline. Since the 1990s, a younger generation of film auteurs have found a receptive critical and audience response around the world, introducing such a...

P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix

Director Paul Thomas Anderson will receive at San Sebastian Festival the Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year, granted by the international critics who have decided to award the distinction to his film, There Will Be Blood. The director of films like Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002) will collect the award at the Festival opening gala in the Kursaal Auditorium on September 18. “The choice was extremely clear for the 242 members of the International Fede...

In competitiont at Cannes, "Three Monkeys" by Nuri Belge Ceylan

"Three Monkeys" by Nuri Belge Ceylan  A familiar name in Cannes, - he presented the short Cocoon in 1995 and feature films Distant in 2003 and Climates in 2006, all in Competition – Nuri Bilge Ceylan is back on the Croisette with a dramatic feature entitled Three Monkeys. With a plot loaded with the violence of complicated events, the Turkish director focuses on the four-member family, who want desperately to stay together by not confronting the truth, thus qualifying the fi...

Interview with Istanbul Festival Director Azize Tan

On April 5th, the 27th iteration of the International Istanbul Film Festival runs kicks off its 15-day run, screening 200 feature films in 20 categories. Festival-goers seeking alternatives to the flickering dark will find a robust program of seminars, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and parties. The Festival culminates on April 20th with the coveted Golden Tulip Award for the International Competition, juried by an elite force of cinema professionals led by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. Fe...

BNFF Grand Prix went to Spain

The jury of the official competition EurAsia has announced that the best film in the competition of 10th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was Spanish tragic comedy DARKBLUEALMOSTBLACK. Best Eurasian film receives a cash award of 10,000 euros sponsored by the City of Tallinn. The award for best director went to Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan for CLIMATES. Previously Ceylan has won at BNFF the award of Estonian Film Journalists’ Association in 2002.Sandra Hüller (REQUIEM, Germany) receive...

Oslo Films from the South Awards

The 16th Films from the South festival has now ended and has set an new audience record with 22 000 tickets sold. This years festival has been an incredible success and the response from the audience and our collaborators has been better than ever before. The following films are the award winners at the 16th Films from the South festival: The Silver Mirror: Water by Deepa MehtaThe jury's special mention: Elsa & Fred by Marcos CarnevaleFilms from the South Honorary Award: Abbas KiarostamiThe FIPR...

A Full Final Weekend

Festival Closing Night Gala Saturday, October 14---The 44th edition of the New York Film Festival is drawing to a close, but not without one more weekend of film excitement and diversity. Saturday sees repeat screenings of two of the Festival's most anticipated and debated films, Sofia Coppola's post-modern take on the French Revolution, MARIE ANTOINETTE, and Emmanuel Bordieu's homo-erotic POISON FRIENDS. Another film having its final screening on Saturday is the Turkish drama CLIMATES by d...

Antalya favours East Europeans in US$400,000 festival-prize bonanza

ANTALYA, Turkey ~ A Romanian movie called The Paper Will Be Blue picked up the top international prize of US$75,000 for Best Foreign Film at the 43rd Antalya Film Festival, while Best National Film and US$100,000 went to the owners of Destiny.In a night that gave particular recognition to East European films about change following the collapse of communism, some 33 awards were made and US$400,000 given away in cash prizes at a magnificently well-organised closing ceremony on Saturday night (23 S...

Antalya Film Festival opens under a starry starry sky

The 43rd Antalya Film Festival got under way last night (Saturday September 16, 2006) at a glittering opening ceremony attended by several international celebrities including evergreen Faye Dunaway and the resurgent Helen Mirren.Some 6,000 people attended the two-hour ceremony under a starry sky in a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre on the outskirts of Antalya, a stunningly beautiful city-resort located on the Mediterranean coast some 500 kilometres south east of Istanbul and some 300 kilometre...

Further awards for UZAK

The director of the turkish film Uzak Mr. Nuri Bilge Ceylan is enjoying a faboulous festival circuit ride on success with a further nomination in the Best European Director Category of European Film Awards 2003. The winner of the EFA-Awards will be announced on 6th Dec. in Berlin. Further the film UZAK has just received new awards: * Golden Antigone in Montpellier / France* Critics' Award in Montpellier / France...


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