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2011 Méliès d'Or Ceremony

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The 2011 Méliès d'Or Award Ceremony will take place on the evening of October 13th at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. The following films have been awarded a Méliès d'Argent and are competing for the 2011 Méliès d'Or:SitgesRUBBER by Quentin Dupieux (Méliès d'Argent winner Sitges)LeedsTHE LAST EMPLOYEE by Alexander Adolph (Méliès d'Argent winner Leeds)TriesteRARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE by Jalmari Helander (Méliès d'Argent winner Trieste)BrusselsTRANSFER by Damir Luka...

VIVA ESPANA!

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Currently running in Indian cinemas, Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu's Biutiful presents a gritty, grimy Barcelona  which is a far cry from the exquisitely beautiful city showcased by Woody Allen in "Vicky Cristiba Barcelona". But Barcelona is only one of several Spanish cities that Indian tourists can set their sights on thanks to Espana's sunny weather, natural beauty  and splendid culture (13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 42 World Heritage cities !) Indian travellers w...

HIFF 30 Award Winners Announced!

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The Awards Show for the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival was held october 20th, and the winners are listed below.  The Vision in Film Award, presented by City & County of Honolulu, was given to Roger & Chaz Ebert. The Maverick Award, presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu, was given to Nancy Kwan. The Award for Career Achievement was given to co-directors Qiankuan Li & Guiyun Xiao. The Outstanding Industry Leadership Award was given to Ren Zhonglun. T...

HIFF 30 Award Winners Announced!

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The Awards Show for the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival was held yesterday, and the winners are listed below. Thank you to Tiffany & Co. for providing us with the beautiful awards.The Vision in Film Award, presented by City & County of Honolulu, was given to Roger & Chaz Ebert.The Maverick Award, presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu, was given to Nancy Kwan.The Award for Career Achievement was given to co-directors Qiankuan Li & Guiyun Xiao.The Outstanding Industry Leadership Award was give...

Karlovy Vary to welcome Isabelle Huppert and Banderas

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The famous French film and theater actress will accept a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF. One of the most accomplished personalities of European film and the holder of more than 30 acting awards will be present at the premiere screening of the French competition film in which she stars: Villa Amalia by director Benoît Jacquot. In addition, festival viewers will have an opportunity to see an example of Isabelle Huppert’s acting m...

Documenta Madrid Program complete

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The 6th International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid will be held from May 1 through 10 and will showcase 108 films from 40 countries In its 6th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID furthers its commitment to the Competitive Sections, which are made up entirely of films previously unreleased in Spain for the first time in its history. Of the 1078 documentaries received to participate in the competition, 108 have been selected. By category, they will compete in: 54 films in the Original Documentary Secti...

Day 5 it's Carnival Mardi Gras in Porto (and everywhere else) also a big fat day for me with 4 films to judge.

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Prime Time  (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment   Does fiction copy reality or is it that reality inspires fiction? Is TV a mirror of the society and a reality show a virtual reality that anticipates the future which awaits us? After "Big Brother "and other shows that invaded the intimacy and privacy of the competitors, "Prime Time" crosses the last barrier. A show where the competitors are volunteers by force. They all hide a secret and a crime an...

Fancine-Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Malaga (Spain)

The main goal of the Fantastic Film Festival (FANCINE) is to promote, spread and increase cinematographic culture in and from Andalucía. FANCINE is an alternative to the commercial cinema, showing great quality films of the fantastic genre. The film festival presents a selection of films produced worldwide, including features and shorts, in all the variants of the fantastic genre.

Deals Signed At The Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1-------Although the Tribeca Film Festival does not have a formal market, the sheer number of World and International Premieres has upped the acquisitions quotient for films participating in the program. In the past week, a number of deals were announced that have given the Festival more “industry cred”.  IFC Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena's FERMAT’S ROOM. The Spanish drama tells the story of four mathematicians who do ...

Seasoned Greetings: Spanish Cinema Now

 Friday, December 7-----------New York film audiences will be able to add a bit of Spanish spice to their seasoned greetings this holiday season, as the Film Society of Lincoln Center unveils its annual survey of the best of the new Spanish cinema. With such Spanish names as Pedro Almodovar, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz (among others) becoming international superstars, the red hot Spanish cinema is certainly one of the most vital and varied film cultures around. For its 16th edition at the ...

Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film Festival

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Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded to the Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, and complements the Labels awarded at the ...

El Camino de los Ingleses wins Europa Cinemas Label

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Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film FestivalFebruary 16/Berlin: Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label ...

Sundance Premieres Section

Wednesday, January 3-----With a little more than two weeks to go until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, excitement is already building for the prestigious Premieres Section of the event, which includes some of the Festival’s most stellar films. This year, the Festival will present fourteen films in the Premieres section, all world premieres. Sundance Premieres Section: AN AMERICAN CRIME Director: Tommy O’Haver; Screenwriters: Tommy O’Haver, Irene Turner A fictionalized account of the t...

Antonio Banderas To Receive award from EJ Olmos at LALIFF

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LALIFF’s Opening Night Gala will be held on Thursday, October 5th. The festival will run until Sunday October 15th when the Closing Night Gala & Award Ceremony will take place. The Gabi Award Night will be held on Saturday, October 14th. All screenings will take place at the Egyptian Theatre. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will be recognized with the Gabi Lifetime Achievement award at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The award ceremony will take pl...

Fantastic awards here and there

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Méliès d’Argent winner in FantasportoThe 26th edition of Fantasporto proved to be a successful one - A great program, fantastic guests, and a wonderful setting provided by Porto itself. And the winners were…Méliès d’ArgentANIMAL, Roselyne Bosch, (Portugal, UK, France), 2005Short Film Nomination for a Méliès d’OrTHE LEGEND OF THE SCARECROW, Marcos Besas, (Spain), 2005For a full list of all Fantasporto winners in all the different categories visit our press section at melies.org or v...

Edinburgh wraps: fest closing awards and party

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Weather-wise, Edinburgh is a far cry from Malaga. But the sun did appear, albeit briefly, for yesterday’s Closing Night red carpet for the premiere of The Business, which is set in southern Spain. Director Nick Love arrived at "The Business" closing film of the 59th Edinburgh Film Festival with cast members Danny Dyer, Georgina Chapman, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Adam Bolton and Eddie Weber. And although the gentlemen all looked quite sharp, Chapman, a vision in pink silk, clearly stole the sho...

The Business Festival closing at the Edimburgh Film Fest

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The Business a film by Nick Love will close this year's edition of Edimburg Film Feast!(August 17-28)The Business: Directed by Nick Love Cast: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman, Eddie Weber, Adam Bolton, Linda Henry, Roland Manookian, Arturo Venegas, Camille Coduri )'Get rid of this Spanish Fly crap: I want black, red and chrome everywhere!'Set in the gaudy, Thatcherite 1980s, this underworld yarn - a confident follow-up to Love's acclaimed Football Factory- follows the adve...

The Business will close Edimburg Film Fest

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Set in the gaudy, Thatcherite 1980s, this underworld yarn - a confident follow-up to Love's acclaimed Football Factory- follows the adventures of Frankie (Danny Dyer), a decent, if naïve lad from South London, who after carrying a suitcase filled with cash to Malaga, finds himself seduced by the lifestyle of the various petty crims living there. Taken under the wing of Charlie, he prospers - but temptation beckons, in the barely-dressed form of Carly (Georgina Chapman), who also happens t...
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