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Cottbus looks back.. and to the future

In the shifting economic landscape, the Cottbus film festival, which closed it 18th edition on November 15, is smartly securing its future by remembering its past.

Cottbus Film Festival 2008 prize-winning films

PREISTRÄGER | AWARD WINNERS Wettbewerb Spielfilm | Feature Film Competition Die Internationale Festivaljury vergibt den | The International Festival Jury awards the Hauptpreis für den besten Film | Main Prize for Best Film 18.000 EUR gestiftet von | donated by Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten PLENNYJ | GEFANGEN…

Glittering end to the 18th Filmfestival Cottbus

On Saturday, 15th November, the 18th edition of the FilmFestival Cottbus came to an end with an impressive closing ceremony where prizes to a total value of 67,000 Euros were awarded. The most important cultural event in Cottbus celebrated its coming of age with what looks like being record full…

Ljubljana film festival opens November 12

For twelve days, between Wednesday 12 and Sunday 23 November 2008, Ljubljana and Maribor will play host to the highest achievements of world cinema.

FilmFestival Cottbus guests arrive

Six sizzling festival days in the autumn Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier visiting the 18th FilmFestival Cottbus On Tuesday, 11th November 2008, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Brandenburg's Minister President Matthias Platzeck will be visiting Cottbus as patrons of the 18th film festival. Numerous guests…

Cottbus competition films announced

The 18th FilmFestival Cottbus (November 11-16) has announced 10 film from Central and Eastern Europe for its feature film competition.

18th FilmFestival Cottbus competition and programme

In less than a week it will be "curtain up" again for East European cinematic art at its finest. The FilmFestival Cottbus will be having its 18th edition from November 11 to 16. The leading festival for films from the Central and East European region will be "coming of age"…

Zlin film festival Call for Entries 2009

ZLIN 2009 - 49th International Film Festival for Children and Youth is now accepting submissions. The festival will be held in Zlin, the Czech Republic between 31 May - 7 June 2009 The festival programme will include: a) International Competition of Feature Films for Children b) International Competition of Feature…

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Krakos Film Festival call for entry

49th Krakow Film Festival - Call for entry!30.09.2008Organizers of the Krakow Film Festival which 49th edition will take place from 29th May to 4th June 2009, invite to submit the newest Polish and international films to the competition. The films are accepted in three categories: National competition (for short fictions…

Cottbus film festival events and specials

18th FilmFestival Cottbus (11.-16.11.2008)PROGRAMME INFORMATION NO. 31. Russian Day - Highlights of the Year2. Specials3. Workshop Izabela Plucinska4. Lecture Katriel Schory1. Russian Day - Highlights of the YearWith the establishment of a „Russian Day" the festival is paying tribute to the Russian cinema which has found its way back to…

12th IDFF Jihlava 2008 – Day Four

A great part of the Monday programme was devoted to experimental film. The Fascinations section offered four blocks, a total of 6 hours of documentary experiments. Czech experimental film was introduced by Martin Ježek, who also presented his films Winter War and Kontralicht. Among the avant-garde films from the 1960s…

Iraqi Short Films wins Jihlava main prize

Iraqi Short Films, an Argentinian production directed by Mauro Andrizzi, based on videos shot on mobile films, won the main prize at the 12th Jihlava documentary festival on October 28.

12th IDFF Jihlava 2008 – Day Three

On Sunday morning, festival viewers could watch the documentary Loose Change: Second Edition by Dylan Avery and learn about the alternative interpretation of the events of 9/11. The presentation of new film projects at the Panel of Upcoming European Documentaries was held in the afternoon, presenting for instance the film…

12th IDFF Jihlava 2008 – Day Two

On Saturday, the festival was already in full swing. In the grand hall of DKO, the festival day began by the screening of the competition film Royal Road of Cachaça by Pedro Urano, an imaginative journey through Brazilian history in the intoxicating colors of cachaço, alcohol made of sugar cane.…

12th Jihlava IDFF 2008 – Day One

The 12th year of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival was opened in the grand hall of DKO by the screening of the film Ivetka and the Mountain by director Vít Janeček. Nevertheless, the film about a woman who saw the Virgin Mary as a small child but who tries to…

East European Forum begins at Jihlava

The eighth edition of the East European Forum for documentary pitching is underway at the 12th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (October 24-29).