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Seymour Cassel lends his name to new festival award at the Oldenburg Film Festival

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Independent icon Seymour Cassel lends his name to new festival award.    There is hardly an actor who better embodies the passion and love for independent cinema than American performer Seymour Cassel. For more than 50 years he has been working in front of the camera and is revered for his work with John Cassavetes while being THE face of independent cinema. Sam Peckinpah, Don Siege, Kenn Russell and Alender Rockwell or Wes Anderson have used his luminous qualities. For his performan...

Oldenburg Fest Award winners announced

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The award winners of the 18th Oldenburg International Film Festival have been announced „German Independence Award – Best German Film“ for „Dr. Ketel“ by Linus de Paoli. „Happy New Year“ by K. Lorrel Manning wins the audience award. „Der letzte Gast“ by Markus Engel is honored as “Best Short Film”, a special recommendation goes to „15 Summers Later“ by Pedro Collantes. The new award for “Outstanding Acting Performance“ goes to Maja Schöne of „The Fire“. With mo...

“No Sex is No Option” to Open the 18th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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World Premiere: “No Sex is No Option” to Open the 18th Oldenburg International Film Festival The star-studded comedy has its world premiere at the debut of a new festival venue: for the first time ever, the Opening Gala will be held at Oldenburg’s EWE Arena. Hamburg based writer, Mia Morgowski, landed a surprise bestseller in 2008 with her book, “No sex is no option”, which now finds its way into German cinemas. Morgowski reveals the crucial mis...

First highlights of the 18th Oldenburg Film Festival announced

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Oldenburg Film Festival is proud to announce the first films of this year’s program. The great outsiders of Hollywood are joined by the most talked about talents of the independent scene    The festival offers German premieres of two true American cinema icons for the 2011 edition. John Carpenter makes a remarkable comeback with his latest horror-thriller “The Ward” and cult-director Monte Hellman will present his neo-noir thriller “Road to Nowhere”. Carpenter was a master of the...

There will be an Oldenburg Film Festival No. 18

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  After last year's budget cuts cast doubts on the future of the „German Sundance" it is now certain that there will be an 18th edition of the festival in 2011. There will be an Oldenburg Film Festival No. 18. After the forced budget cuts by the municipal council in 2010 the festival was financially endangered. Grants by the city of Oldenburg were cut by more than half. In December 2010 the municipal council got together and with the votes of CDU, Green Party and Free Voters Assoc...

Oldenburg wrap up figures and conclusions

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Oldenburg is a lively forum for passionate and independent filmThe 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival takes positive stock of this year’s edition and is able to match last year’s audience with 14.500 admittances –despite smaller venues and twelve screenings less. The exciting festival days drew to a close, having witnessed a total of eight world premieres, 17 German premieres, seven international premieres and five European premieres among the 56 shown films, on Sunday September 19...

Oldenburg Festivalhighlights 2010

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Like in previous years this year’s festival edition will feature its share of premieres, inspiring film talks, international stars and unforgettable moments.Pascal Bourdiaux’ “Le Mac” guarantees to evoke laughter from any audience. The French comedy is witty, has a classy cast and a subtlety that has made it an instant hit across the border. “Mr. Nice” is Bernard Rose’s British answer to “Blow”, portraying the life of legendary drug dealer Howard Marks. Marks himself will be at...

„The City Below“ to open Oldenburg International Film Festival

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Emotional, sensual and elegant are fitting ways to describe Christoph Hochhäusler’s “The City Below” (Unter dir die Stadt). In it he portrays a cold, male-dominated world, ruled by power and money. Nicolette Krebitz gives a convicing performance as a fun-loving wife of a banker, who turns her husbands capitalistic morals upside down. Christoph Hochhäusler (“Falscher Bekenner”, “Milchwald”) is fascinated by the parallel universe called “the banking system”, whose inhabitants s...

Innovations at the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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The Oldenburg International Film Festival is the first German festival to showcase a selection of its films online via the video-on-demand platform MUBI. Also new this year is the introduction of an iPhone app for festival visitors. This mobile festival guide will provide users with quick and conclusive information about films, events and locations during the Oldenburg Festival Many international festivals are already in partnership with MUBI, but the honor of being the first German festival inv...

Announcing the Oldenburg Festival’s international jury

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Like in previous years this year too an international five-piece jury will decide on who gets to win the “German Independence Award – Best German Film”. The members of the jury 2009 are: Sylvia Caminer American producer, director and writer Sylvia Caminer collaborated with Rap legend Busta Rhymes in “Love’N’Dancing” and “Order of Redemption”. She won an Emmy for the TV series “Great Hotels” and produced “Blue Moon” and “The Deli” both of which were presented at Fil...

First highlights of Filmfest Oldenburg presented

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The cinema trailer was presented, the nominees for the "German Independence Award - Best German Film" announced and infos about first film highlights were disclosed Festival director Torsten Neumann presented the new festival trailer at the annual press conference at the CinemaxX film theatre in Oldenburg. The trailer can be seen nationwide in more than 40 cinemas starting Thursday August 20th. Directed by Thomas Stiller and starring Axel Prahl, Katy Karrenbauer and Jamie Zoe Ma...

Oldenburg International Film Festival

The Oldenburg Film Festival has a fifteen year old tradition of covering the international independent movie scene in all of its aspects. Off beat innovation and ideas against the grain are the trademarks of the festival.

14th Oldenburg Festival -- Complete schedule announced

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The complete schedule for the 14th Oldenburg Filmfestival has been announced. 13 world premieres, 12 international premieres and 14 German premieres are among the highlights of this exciting edition of Germany's premiere independent festival. Maggie Peren's battle of the sexes' comedy "Stellungswechsel" opens the festival on September 12th at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.The International Section offers a wide range of different styles and stories. Frank Cappello's subtle satire "He Was a ...

The nominees of the 14th Oldenburg International Filmfestival

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Two competitions at the Oldenburg Filmfestival promote young German independent cinema During the festival the Otto-Sprenger-Award and the German Independence Award -- Best German Film will be handed outThe Oldenburg International Filmfestival is continuously striving to support young independent cinema from Germany. This year the established German Independence Award -- Best German Film will be complemented by the Otto-Sprenger-Award, another means of supporting young filmmakers. Nominees for t...

Harry Kümel presides the12th Oldenburg Filmfestival

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Belgian director Harry Kümel will be president of the jury of the 12th Oldenburg International Filmfestival (September 7th to 11th 2005)For the second time four German independent-productions will be judged by an international jury. The five industry insiders will give the “German Independence Award – Best German Film” to the best nominee.Belgian HARRY KÜMEL is the president of this year’s jury. His first feature “Monsieur Hawarden” paid homage to Josef von Sternberg and brought hi...

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