Friday, September 21, 2012

IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics 2013

The International Film Festival Rotterdam  has invited applications for the 15th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics during its 42nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 23 - February 3, 2013). The IFFR supports film making, film producing and journalistic talent on several levels: the main festival section 'Bright Future' (including the Tiger Awards competitions for feature length and short films) presents recent works by first and second time filmmakers; Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund contributes to film projects in developing countries and CineMart organizes a talent development project for young film producers (Rotterdam Lab) in close collaboration with its partner organizations.
Recognizing the important role of film criticism to the perception of independent cinema, the Rotterdam film festival organizes a trainee project for young film critics in a talent development program that offers up to six young (under 30 years), motivated and talented professional film critics from outside The Netherlands .They will get a chance to travel abroad for covering a major international film festival, to get acquainted with the Rotterdam film festival in particular and the broad range of independent cinema it offers. The program of the Trainee Project includes taking part in the Rotterdam FIPRESCI Jury meetings; exploring an assigned part of the festival; publishing a blog on the IFFR website and writing up to three contributions for the festival's newspaper Daily Tiger; taking part in expert meetings; reporting about the festival for own affiliation(s).The past editions the Rotterdam film festival welcomed trainee film critics from:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA. Deadline for applications: Friday November 2, 2012.The application can be send to:
For further information, please contact:
IFFR Press Office
Bert-Jan Zoet, Head of Media Relations & International PR
Nancy van Oorschot, Press Officer & Trainee Project Manager
phone +31 10 8909090

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Love With Accent will open 10th edition of Vladivostok International Film Festival

Love With Accent (,Russia, 2012, 100 min ) directed by Rezo Gigineishvily  would be the opening film and White Swan (Russia  Russia, 2012, 87 min )directed by Sofya Arzhakovskaya (Skya), Robert Cromby  ,the closing film of  the 10th edition of  Vladivostok International Film Festival, also known as Pacific Meridian .It is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries viz. countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. Film Festival is held annually in one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast - Vladivostok. The Festival was instituted in 2003 and 2012 will celebrate its 10th edition, September 22 – 28 ,2012. Vladivostok is a very beautiful and exciting city, place on the hills. Three sides of it are washed by sea waters. Vladivostok is 9288 km far from Moscow and 400 km close to Tokyo and Seoul. It' s geographical location gives us entrancing chance to get acquainted with unique cultures of Asian and Pacific Countries and enjoy them. Every of these countries is a pearl in the necklace of Pacific cultural treasures. 10 feature films  and 10 shorts of Asian Pacific countries are in the competition fray.There are many sections in the festival. Panorama, the best  , is   having 8 films which received numerous awards at international festivals, including Asian Pacific counties. Each film is an event and a cinematography masterpiece in itself. Panorama  ,Russian presents latest 11 most outstanding works of Russian cinematographers. Panorama Tropes , is  a program introducing 5 films, which were made using new ways of film creation. These films establish a new language of cinematography which is considered a pivotal moment in the history of cinema.  Documentaries: Art of Living includes 5 documentaries  which tell stories of unique people. Some of them are outstanding and well-known around the world and some are ordinary people who have made an extraordinary choice in life. Documentaries: Ocean  contains 5 fascinating films about nature ,presented by the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. Focus on Hong Kong is a  10 films package  from the HONG KONG FILM ARCHIVE. The program is dedicated to the 100 years of Hong Kong cinema and presents the historical benchmarks of the national film school. Focus on DPRK section is having 3 films illustrate modern national cinema of North Korea .6 films in Focus on spy thriller section  are about the most dangerous and romantic profession. Classical films of different years, Shorter film Selection , Animated shorts etc are other attractions of this festival. For the first time ever the award of the international organization NetPac will be given to the contestants at the anniversary film festival “Pacific Meridian”. There are 9 films presented from different festival programs for this honorary award.. . Kirill Razlogov , from Russia , Bina Paul (India), Sam Kho (Hong Kong) are members of the NetPac jury.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"In the House" (Dans la maison) and “Call Girl” won FIPRESCI prize in Toronto International Film Festival

At the Toronto International Film Festival (Canada, September 6-16, 2012),French film "In the House" (Dans la maison)  by Francois Ozon ( Special Presentations section ) and  Sweden/Ireland/Norway/Finland film"Call Girl"      by Mikael Marcimain ( Discovery Programme section)  won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize).
Jury members were:
Peter Keough, USA, president ("The Boston Phoenix")
Jon Asp, Sweden ("Variety")
Ashok Rane, India ("Maharashtra Times")
Juan Dominguez, Argentina ("Diario Perfil")
Louis-Paul Rioux, Canada ("")
Brian McKechnie, Canada ("Criticize This!").


Monday, September 10, 2012

"T he Master" bags FIPRESCI Prize at the 69th Venice Film Festival (Italy, Mostra d'Arte Cinematografica, August 29 – September 08, 2012)

The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) went to:International Competition: "T he Master" by Paul Thomas Anderson (USA, 2012).Horizons (Orrizonti): "L'intervallo"  by Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy, 2012). Jury members were: Derek Malcolm, Great Britain ("The London Evening Standard")
Barbara Hollender, Poland ("Rzeczpospolita"),Francisco Ferreira, Portugal ("Expresso"),Cüneyt Cebenoyan, Turkey ("Birgün newspaper") and Francesca Felletti, Italy ("").

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Presentation of the Juries at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival

José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director, and Maialen Beloki, member of the Festival Selection Committee of  SanSebastian Film Festival announced the Juries of its 60th edition to be held from 21-29th September 2012
Official Section Jury
New Directors Jury
Horizontes Latinos Jury
Serbitzu Jury
Chairman of the Film Students Meeting Jury