Wednesday, October 31, 2012

23rd African,Asian and Latin America film Festival from 4th May,2013

The 23rd African, Asian and Latin America Film Festival  has   re scheduled the festival dates  from the 4th to the 10th of May, 2013. The festival will have three competition sections viz “Windows on the World” feature film Competition: the Competition presents fictions films made by directors from Africa, Asia and Latin America (minimum running time 60 minutes). Prize: €15,000 - Public’s prize: €5,000, “Windows on the World” documentary Competition: the Competition presents documentaries made by directors from Africa, Asia and Latin America (minimum running time 60 minutes). Prize: €6,000 ,Best African Film Competition: fiction films from the most  African production (minimum running time 60 minutes).  Prize €7,500, African Short Film Competition: the Competition presents short films (f iction and documentary) only by African directors (maximum running time 59 minutes) ,Prize: €5,000.There is a  Non-competitive section with fiction films and documentaries about Africa, Asia and Latin America made by directors who are not from these continents.Details can be had   from who are interested can enter their works with a DVD (with English or French subtitles)  no later than  the 25th of January 2013. Entrance is free of charge.

"Coming Forth By Day" won FIPRESCI prize at Abu Dhabi film festival

"Coming Forth By Day" (Al-khoroug lel-nahar)  directed by Hala Lofty (Egypt 2012)- Best Narrative Feature and "A World Not Ours" (A'lamun laysa lana) by Mahdi Fleifel (Lebanon, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, 2012)- Best Documentary- won the Prize of the International Film Critics(Fipresci) at the  6th Abu Dhabi film festival which run from October 11 to 21: Fipresci Jury being : Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière, France/Germany, President ("Tip Magazine"), Fernando Salvá, Spain ("El Periódico de Catalunya"), Premendra Mazumder, India ("Chitralipi"), Essam Zakarea, Egypt ("Sabbah Elkhair"), Houda Ibrahim, Liban / France ("France Presse Agency").

"The Daughter" won Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at 28th Warsaw Film Festival

"The Daughter" (Doch)  directed by Alexander Kasatkin and Natalya Nazarova (Russia, 2012) won Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at 28th Warsaw Film Festival which took place in  Warsaw, Poland from  October 12-21, 2012.Fipresci Jury being : Pamela Pianezza, France ("Le Monde des ados"), Yael Shuv, Israel ("Time Out Tel Aviv"), Andrzej Fogler, Poland ("Kino").

"The Fifth Season" and "Lapidation of Sain Etienne" awarded Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at 57th Valladolid Film Festival

"The Fifth Season" (La cinquième saison)  directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium / Netherlands / France, 2012) and "Lapidation of Sain Etienne" (La lapidació de Sant Esteve) directed by Pere Vilè Barceló (Spain/France, 2012) won Critics Prize  (FIPRESCI) at  57th Valladolid Film Festival, which ran Oct 20-27 in Castilla ,Spain. 
Jury: Angelika Kettelhack, Germany ("Die Rheinpfalz"), Alexey Gusev, Russia ("Séance"), Joan Millaret, Spain ("Diari d'Igualada").

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Paul Cox to head the International Jury of 17th edition of IFFK

Noted Australian filmmaker Paul Cox would  be the Jury Chair person of the 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to be held  at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from December 7 to 14. `Always Brando` (Tunisia), `Terminal Trust` (Japan), `Today` (Senegal), `The Repentant` (Algeria), `Present Tense`, (Turkey), `Santa Nina` (Philippines), `Last Step` (Iran), `Nos Vemos Papa` (Mexico) and `Ivan`s Woman` (Chile) are  the African, Latin American and Asian films in the competition section. This edition of IFFK will  showcase nine Malayalam films. Two films Bhoomiyude Avakashikal (T V Chandran) and Shutter (Joy Mathew)  have been included in the competitive section. The seven other Malayalam films that will be screened in ‘Malayalam cinema today are Indian Rupee( Ranjit), Akashathinte Niram( Dr.Biju),   Ozhimuri (Madhupal)  Ithra Maathram(K Gopinathan)Chayilyam (Manoj Kana),  Ee Adutha Kaalathu (Arunkumar Aravind )and  Friday (LijinJose).

Five Debut Films Nominated For Discovery Award / Prix FIPRESCI

The European Discovery 2012 – Prix FIPRESCI, is an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film  constituted by the European Film Academy and FIPRESCI. This year's nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Helena Danielsson (Sweden) and Els Vandevorst (the Netherlands), EFA Members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), as well as Alin Tasciyan (Turkey), Paulo Portugal (Portugal), and Mihai Chirilov (Romania) as members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The nominated films are: 10 Timer Til Paradis (Teddy Bear),Denmark, directed by: Mads Matthiesen,Broken,UK, directed by: Rufus Norris,Kauwboy,the Netherlands,Directed by: Boudewijn Koole ,Portret V Sumerkhak (Twilight Portrait) Russia, directed by: Angelina Nikonova ,Die Vermissten (Reported Missing),Germany, directed by: Jan Speckenbach 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"The Dead Man And Being Happy" won FIPRESCI Prize at San Sebastian

At the International San Sebastián Film Festival (Spain, September 21-29, 2012) the Prize of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) has been presented to "The Dead Man And Being Happy" ("El muerto y ser feliz") directed by Javier Rebollo (Spain, Argentina, France, 2012). Jury presided by Klaus Eder ( Germany) with Pamela Bienzóbas( Chile) ,Pamela Pianezza( France ),Paulo Pecora(Argentina)  and José Enrique Monterde ( Spain) as members  opined  that  the award was given to "The Dead Man And Being Happy" ,"for its audacity and the risks it takes in order to reflect on the expressive possibilities of cinema, narration and genre”