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Film financing panel May 17

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MAY 17th 2004, 0930-1600 Panel presented by peacefulfish,Amongst the speakers:Angelo Acerbi,Torino Piemonte Film Commission, ItalySilvio Borri, ELSACOM, ItalyBernard Brochand, Mayor of the City of Cannes, Member of Parliament,Constantin Daskalakis, Head of Media Program, BrusselsBruce Eisen, CinemaNow, USAMaximilien Jazani, SALANS, FranceAndré Logie, Lawyer, BelgiumStefan Lütje, Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler, BerlinRoland Perez, Media Pole, City of CannesJoel Phiri, IMG Productions, South Afr...

Brazilian film fest in Miami program

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8TH BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MIAMILINCOLN THEATER – JUNE 9 – 12The 8th Festival brings the best of Brazilian Movies to MiamiFrom the story of the great soccer player Garrincha to the comedy Sex, Love and Betrayal, by Jorge Fernando. From the film produced by real prisoners of Carandiru in The Prisoner of the Iron Bar, to the documentary about the unforgettable Glauber Rocha. This is just a sample of what to expect from the 8th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami at the Lincol...

New York Asian Film Festival line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2004June 18 - 27, 2004at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue @ Second Street)For the third year in a row, Subway Cinema presents its festival (one of only three in the US) devoted to new feature films from Asia. After watching 211 films, we feel we can safely say that this year¹s line-up includes the hands-down, no-holds-barred best new films from across the region. These are the movies that have been sweeping the awards ceremonies, racking up the box offi...

Beverly Hills Fest full line up

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The Beverly Hills Film Festival, to be held May 6-9, announced programming for its fourth annual event. Twenty-nine films, comprising features, documentaries, and shorts, will be presented at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills, with a full complement of after-parties and receptions. The week will be capped when the Golden Palm Award is bestowed upon the top film at the annual Awards Ceremony gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sunset Room on May 9.“This year’s program is our most diverse...

Miami G&L unveils line-up

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2004 MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS PROGRAM LINE-UP80 International films to compete during 6th annual event Opening Night Gala Screening - "Straight Jacket" by Richard Day Centerpiece Gala Screening - "Cachorro (Bear Cub)" by Miguel Albaladejo Closing Night Gala Screening - "D.E.B.S" by Angela Robinson Wolfe Career Achievement Award to producer Andrea Sperling 15th Anniversary Tribute to Strand Releasing The prestigious 6th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, presented by HBO...

Mar del Plata last days.

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Mar del Plata International Film Festval, the last days.In CompetitionIn the last days, we have been able to watch movies coming from Japan, Peru, Croatia, Italy and Iceland. The Domingo last two movies of the Official Competition has been projected. On one hand, “The Blue Light", of Yukio Ningawa, coming from Japan. The movie tries on a family drama where a son kills his father, with the purpose of to come undone of him and to liberate to his family of the anguish that this causes them. The f...

Dubai media City behind backs its new festival

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Inaugural Dubai International Film Festival aims to build cultural bridges.Cultural understanding and international harmony will be the themes of the inaugural Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai Media City’s newly launched film festival scheduled for December 6-11, 2004.DUBAI MEDIA CITY CORPORATE PROFILEDubai Media City is the media arm of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone which emerged out of the vision of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Du...

Warsaw Jewish fest mission

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WARSAW INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVALHA-MOTIV HA-JEHUDI18-27 April 2004Mirosław Chojecki, Director of the Festival gives us a couple of statements about the Festival Mission : "We want to awaken the audience’s interest in topics related to the Jewish identity and experience throughout history, to the preservation of Jewish culture and tradition as a source of Judeo-Christian civilization – through the art of cinema. We want the films on Jewry to reach the young audience who is confr...

Chicago Hugo awards

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WINNERS FROM OVER 25 COUNTRIES HONORED AT THE HUGOS The Chicago International Television Competition announced the winners of its 40th Annual Hugo Awards at Park West this evening. Ten different countries won awards in this year’s competition, with Silver Hugos being awarded to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Slovakia. “This is truly an international event,” said Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza. “With hundreds of excellent entries, the jury decisions were extremely diffic...

Tiburon fest line-up unveiled by its director

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3rd Annual Tiburon International Film Festival March 12-18, 2004 At its 3rd edition, the Tiburon International Film Festival will screen 240 films from over 50 countries, including four tributes: One to Charlie Chaplin with two documentaries containing many film clips, one called "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin" by Richard Schikel, the film critic of Time magazine; and the other one called "Charlie Chaplin - The Forgotten Years" made by a German director Felice Zenoni, a...

French Rendez Vous in New York

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Rendez-Vous with French CinemaMarch 12 -21Rendez-Vous 2004 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA, together with The French Cultural Services. Sponsored by Air France and TV5. Directors and Actors Attending Rendez-Vous 2004 (Check website for specific showtimes): • Nathalie Baye, actress, Feelings• Siegrid Alnoy, director, She’s One of Us• Grégory Baquet, actor, Grande Ecole• Gilles Bourdos, director, A Sight for Sore E...

Time of the writer festival in Durban

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TIME OF THE WRITER FESTIVAL“Top African writers for Durban festival”The 7th Time of the Writer Festival, one of the flagship projects of the Centre for Creative Arts, on the Durban campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, takes place this year from the 22 to 27 of March with readings, panel discussions and live music nightly at the Sneddon plus a range of day activities at other venues around the city. Challenging subjects, brilliant minds, colourful and engaging personalities from around ...

Marco Müller appointed as Venice Festival chief.

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Marco Müller has been appointed director of the Venice Film Festival. The new Administration Board of the Venice Biennale headed by newly appointed President Davide Croff took the decision on its first meeting on Thursday, March 4. Marco Müller takes over from Moritz de Hadeln, who had directed the festival for the last two years, and whom the Board thanked "for his contribution to consolidate the event". Marco Müller has been appointed for a period of four years. Marco Müller, born 1953 in ...

First Golden Bear to Fernando Solanas (lifetime achievement)

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BERLINALE 2004: AN HONORARY GOLDEN BEAR FOR FERNANDO SOLANAS This year the 54th Berlin International Film Festival will award the world-renown Argentinean filmmaker Fernando Solanas an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement. In celebration of this occasion, his powerful documentary film Memoria del saqueo (Memoir of a Plunder) will be screened after the award presentation on February 10, 2004 at the Kino International.“We are delighted to be able to pay tribute to this outstandin...

<i>Evil</i> Winner of 3 Swedish Awards and Oscar nomination

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Swedish "Guldbagge" (Golden Beetle) Awards Evil directed by Mikael Håfström took home "Golden Beetles" for best Swedish film of 2003, best cinematography (Peter Mokrosinski) and best set design (Anna Asp) on January 26th.Set in the 1950's the film is about an exclusive school for young men run by bullies that subjugate their peers while teachers and staff look the other way. Erik (Andreas Wilson) stands up to his tormentors and earns the name 'Rat'.The film is an adaptation of the semi-biog...

First Golden Bear to Fernando Solanas (lifetime achievment)

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BERLINALE 2004: AN HONORARY GOLDEN BEAR FOR FERNANDO SOLANAS This year the 54th Berlin International Film Festival will award the world-renown Argentinean filmmaker Fernando Solanas an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement. In celebration of this occasion, his powerful documentary film Memoria del saqueo (Memoir of a Plunder) will be screened after the award presentation on February 10, 2004 at the Kino International.“We are delighted to be able to pay tribute to this outstandin...

Bangkok Fest director describes his mission

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Interview with Craig Prater Executive Director Bangkok International Film FestivalWhat is your biggest challenge this year Craig?The biggest challenges for the film festival are certainly the management of two different staffs: - The event coordination staff with the Tourism Authority of Thailand; - The administration and creative staff of Film Festival Management. Although the TAT speak beautiful English, we are faced with concerns of understanding and communication. And then the obvious chal...

Seven days, seven nights wins top prize at the Festival of the 3 Continents in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Boston award winners

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AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 15TH ANNUAL BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVALGay-themed Israeli feature and personal/historical documentary by first-time filmmaker are 2003 winnersThe 15th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival ended a great run (November 6-16) on Sunday, November 16.Audience members participated in the Festival¹s second Audience Awardballoting. Winning Best Feature and Best Documentary filmmakers eachreceive $1,200 in film stock, generously donated by Eastman Kodak.Ballots have no...

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