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Dutch director Dick Maas will receive the Imagine Lifetime Award

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The Imagine, Fantastic Film Festival will celebrate its 26th edition in Amsterdam. During the festival Dutch director Dick Maas will receive the Imagine Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1983 Dick Maas made his feature film debut with the thriller THE ELEVATOR. With this film he won a Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht and the Grand Prize of the Fantastic Film Festival in Avoriaz. Maas built an oeuvre in which horror, humour and suspense are always present. A film by Di...

I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by Rutger Hauer, kicks off

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I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by international artist Rutger Hauer, kicks off on September 24, with ten days of world-class cinematography in Milan!!With 231 works from 70 countries, more than 100 premieres, and directors, actors and producers in attendance from all over the world, ‘I’ve Seen Films’ runs through October 3. It will culminate in a Gala Award Evening, aired live by the Microcinema Digital Network via the European Space Agency’s satellite technology, with Rutger Hauer personally ...

I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by Rutger Hauer announces selection

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  I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by international artist Rutger Hauer, Under the Patronage of the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, AGIS Lombarda and the Lombardia Film Commission announced today the Festival's Screening Program 231 short films have been selected for its International Competition! The complete list of titles and the program can be found on http://www.icfilms.org/ CNR Media is the Festival's Official Media Partner   W...

Verhoeven and Rodrigez lined up at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory

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The Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam (18-28 June) announces the line-up of internationally acclaimed coaches and guest lecturers for its upcoming third edition. Top directors PAUL VERHOEVEN and ROBERT RODRIGUEZ will be teaching virtual master classes via Skype. The internationally acclaimed Polish writer/director/artist LECH MAJEWSKI (BASQUIAT, THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS) and the Peruvian director CLAUDIA LLOSA (Golden Bear for LA TETA ASUSTADA) have signed on to coach aspiring director...

Teenagers

Director: Paul Verhoeven (France).
Beside not very commendable teenagers, there exist some others, but who are never showed… Now, these young people, like Lucas, Alexis, etc, can have a beneficial influence on the youths adrift, and even make them better. But sometimes it is necessary to agree to pay the full price, like the corn grain which must die to bear fruit… It is what this film shows, film at the same time dramatic and full with hope, inspired from real facts.

Golden Calf for Culture Award goes to Rutger Hauer

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On the Opening Night of the 28th Netherlands Film Festival on Wednesday 24 September, actor Rutger Hauer (1944) will be honoured with the Golden Calf for the Culture Award 2008. The prize will be presented by Minister Ronald Plasterk. The Golden Calf for the Culture Award is granted by the board of the Foundation Netherlands Film Festival to a person or organisation that made an important contribution to the Dutch film culture. Rutger Hauer graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Amsterdam...

Rutger Hauer' I ve seen films (and shorts) selected for Milan fest

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Under the Patronage of the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Lombardia Film Commission, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Foundation is pleased to announce that the titles of the International Contest’s selected short films and their authors have been decided. The titles of the selected works are available online, on the Festival’s Official Website www.icfilms.org , in the ‘Program’ area.‘I’ve Seen Films’, founded by the international fi...

I've Seen Films Festival impressive Jury

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The I'VE SEEN FILMS International Short Film Festival, together with its founder, the international artist Rutger Hauer, announced today that Mr. Richard Gere and Mr. Paul Verhoeven have joined the Festival’s International Jury. The short film submission window closed on April 7, 2008, and the Festival's organization would like to thank all the authors who have so enthusiastically accepted the challenge. Their response has been extraordinary, resulting in approximately 1,500 short films sent f...

FAMED DIRECTOR PAUL VERHOEVEN TO RECEIVE THE 2007 CAPRI CULT AWARD

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Influential film director Paul Verhoeven will receive the 2007 Capri Cult Award during the 12th Annual Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival it was announced today by Pascal Vicedomini, festival founder. Producer Mark Canton will serve as Chairman of the festival, which will be held December 27th  through January 27th at various locations throughout Capri, Italy.  Legendary Italian film director Lina Wertmuller will make the presentation in person in a special ceremony.  The ...

Paul Verhoeven, has won Capri Cult Award

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Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, one of the most controversial filmmakers on the international cinema scene, has won the “Capri Cult Award 2007 by Fiuggi”, a special prize for “the high quality of his films”, which will be presented to him by his colleague Lina Wertmuller during the “12th Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival 2007” scheduled to start on 27 December on the “Blue Island”.The announcement was made by Ms. Wertmuller herself on the occasion of the confere...

20th Festival of Nordic Cinema in Rouen

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The 20th edition of this specialized festival in north-western France (March 21-- April 01, 2007) was a bit of a disappointment this year in terms of competition films and visiting personalities, at least compared to the four previous times I have made it my business to be here. In the past there have always been unusual films in the competition section and visitations by major figures, actors and/or directors, from the countries covered here, which includes, incidentally, Belgium, Holland and...

Black Book Bermuda opener

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The Bermuda International Film Festival marks its tenth anniversary with a lineup that includes 85 films from 32 countries, including several award-winning entries from other fests. The BIFF opens Mar. 16 with Paul Verhoeven's recent best foreign language film Oscar shortlist entry "Black Book," and closes with Taika Waititi's comic love story from New Zealand, "Eagle vs. Shark." Carrie Fisher, Richard Dreyfuss and documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson are among the six jurors who will select...

Paul Verhoeven returns to his Dutch roots

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The 24th edition of the Miami International Film Festival begins a ten-day marathon of films, events, seminar and, of course, parties, this evening with the premiere of Paul Verhoeven's World War II saga BLACK BOOK. The film is a return to Verhoeven's roots as one of the great innovators of Dutch cinema and one of the great European auteurs.Verhoeven has been shocking and challenging his audiences since his early days as a pioneering Dutch filmmaker in the 1970s. After a stint as a military docu...

Paul Verhoeven Returns To His Dutch Roots

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Friday, March 2----The 24th edition of the Miami International Film Festival begins a ten-day marathon of films, events, seminar and, of course, parties, this evening with the premiere of Paul Verhoeven's World War II saga BLACK BOOK. The film is a return to Verhoeven's roots as one of the great innovators of Dutch cinema and one of the great European auteurs.Verhoeven has been shocking and challenging his audiences since his early days as a pioneering Dutch filmmaker in the 1970s. After...

Opening Night Gala At The Miami International Film Festival

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Friday, February 23----Excitement is building as the Miami International Film Festival prepares for its Opening Night Gala on Friday evening, March 2nd, with the premiere screening of BLACK BOOK, the latest cinema milestone from celebrated director Paul Verhoeven. The director will attend, along with the film’s star Carice van Houten, producer Teun Hilte and the film’s distributor, Sony Pictures Classics co-President Michael Barker. Director Paul Verhoeven is one of the most provocative, d...

Film Comment Selects At The Walter Reade Theater

Tuesday, February 6-----Film Comment, the print magaziine of the Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting its 8th Annual Film Comment Selects series from February 14 to 27 at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society's year-round cinematheque. The series has earned a reputation for offering one of the most adventurous single showcases for international filmmaking, covering numerous genres and styles. With films selected from the international festival circuit by Film Comment’s distinguis...

Golden Calves, the award for Dutch Cinema

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During the Talkshow of the 26th Netherlands Film Festival, the nominations were announced for the 2006 Golden Calves, the prestigious award for Dutch Cinema. The Jury of the Golden Calves competition selected the nominees after watching 76 film productions in competition. The jury members are Esther Bannenberg, Jan van den Berg, Jacqueline de Goeij, Rolf Koot (vice-chairman), Esmé Lammers (chairwoman), Erik Langhout and Wouter Suyderhoud.Also in this evening's Talkshow, the nominations were ann...

Venice, some leading contenders, including The Queen

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The breadth and scope of this festival, the name directors, top stars and prestige films it attracts, all clearly mark it as a five star top drawer event, one of the three or four most important way stations on the annual international film festival circuit. But aside from big names and prestige Hollywood products Venice is also known for its focus on lesser-known auteur directors and for its awarding of prizes to films and performances of high artistic merit. It was here in Venice, for examp...

123 films from Europe will play in Toronto

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European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will be present for the tenth year at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 7 - 16) where a record number of 123 feature films and documentaries will be screened from twenty-three of EFP’s twenty-seven member countries. Among the films receiving World Premieres are six from France including Anne Fontaine’s Nouvelle chance and Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold’s One to Another, four from Britis...

Leslie Caron & Rutger Hauer to be honored at Sarasota Fest

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The Seventh Annual Sarasota Film Festival kicks off on January 28th with the previously announced Peter Falk and Paul Reiser in town for the Opening Night Film, THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS, and other previously announced guests including Bille August, Gary Busey, Peter Falk, George McGovern, Connie Nielsen, Michael Pitt, Paul Reiser, Vinessa Shaw, Jerry Springer and more to come… This year’s feature films and documentaries encompass 4 World Premieres, 6 US Premieres, 15 East Coast Premieres and...

Eric Leven profiles Starship Troopers 2 visuals FX

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Starship Troopers 2 blasts into Melbourne Digital Media Festival Lock and Load! The alien bugs are back in STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION, the much-anticipated sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s cult-classic 1997 hit Starship Troopers. Marking the directorial debut of Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett (who worked on VFX for the original Starship Troopers in addition to other high-profile films such as Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park), STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: H...
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