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  This year I was at the festival presenting my short film High/Low, which was entered in the Short Film Corner.This meeting place for short films is pretty interesting because it facilitates the exchange with other people from the industry (filmmakers, producers, screen writers, actors)Unfortunately,it is difficult to get around to everything because so many people are signedup, and I get the feeling that this year it wasn’t easy on the SFC side.The place is very friendly but there is a lac...

Attendance records set new Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (more than zombies)

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The cavalcade of films screened at the 5th annual Haapsalu Fantasy and Horror Film Festival (HOFF), which closed on Sunday, featured 31 films from 15 countries. The festival, which also boasted a "zombie parade" for the first time and other special events, was visited by more than 2500 people - a new record for the five-year-old event. "The participants in the opening day parade and the film festival attendance record clearly show that this festival is important and n...

HOFF to honour three international film directors

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  The fifth annual Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival set to kick off this Friday will be awarding White Lady awards to three film-makers whose films are being screened at the festival.  At a ceremony to be held 9pm at Friday in the courtyard of the Episcopal Castle, Adam Mason will be awarded a world premiere award for his new film, "Pig", as well as  Shinya Tsukamoto will receive a festival's achievement award.   British film-maker Adam Mason wins his W...

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies

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This year's fifth annual Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will reawaken zombies and feast on modern French horror. Estonia's only festival devoted to the fantasy, horror, science fiction and trash film genres will run from 23-25 April at Haapsalu, Estonia (http://www.haapsalu.ee/) - once a renown summer retreat of the Russian Czars, now a picturesque spa town infamous for healing mud treatments. The fifth HÕFF features the screening of over 19 full-length films from...

High/Low

Director: Fabien Dubois.
Two brothers just move in Tokyo. The first one is working on this decibel map project. the second one, totally lost and confused, drowns his dreariness in alcohol.

More Films at Venice

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Other screenings on day 8 and 9 include Horizon selection Izo by Takashi Miike. An assassin for the anti-Shogun Lord Hampeida is crucified in 1865 and comes back to revenge his murder. But what has he learned? The film is an endictment on war and displays a basic hatred of women for giving life. Briefly featuring Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano) as prime minister, the film reminds Venice fest goers of what cinema is about with multilayered tableau, entries to new worlds, imagery that confronts. ...

Silver anniversary of Fantasporto splash in Cannes

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Going now to its 25th edition, Fantasporto has brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James...

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