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Cannes festival reveals short film collection

Following the announcement of the Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, the festival revealed its short films in competition and the Cinéfondation selection 2019. Presided by Claire Denis, the Cinéfondation and short films jury will award the three prizes of the Cinéfondation on Thursday 23rd May. The Short Film Palme d’Or will be …

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Youssef Chahine remembered at Karlovy Vary

The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is honouring iconic Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine (1926-2008) with a large retrospective of 11 remastered films consisting of early lesser-known works as well as established classics. All the movies in the programme – the biggest of its kind to be featured at any international film fest – …

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Mauro Colombo’s Tierra Adentro wins Yellow Robin award

Tierra Adentro by Mauro Colombo won early this week the Yellow Robin award at the 8th edition of Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (CIFFR), while the Caribbean Shorts award went to The Girl with Two Heads by Betzabé García. The IFFR’s sister festival in Curaçao gives the filmmaking talent of the Caribbean region an international …

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Cannes prepares 60th anniversary of Marché du Film

The Cannes Film Festival is preparing to welcome film professionals from all over the world to its Marché du Film. The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. Created at the 1959 Cannes, the Marché du Film is now the indispensable venue for negotiations about most productions distributed …

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Jean-Luc Godard honoured with FIAF award

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the largest and most important global network of cinematheques and film archives around the world, presented on 11 April its 2019 FIAF award to the legendary French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard during a special ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. The honouring ceremony took place at the Casino de Montbenon, home …

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Deerskin by Quentin Dupieux to open 51st Directors’ Fortnight

Quentin Dupieux’s seventh feature, Deerskin, acted by Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel, will open the 51st Directors’ Fortnight which will take place in May in parallel with the Cannes Film Festival. Dupieux, a screenwriter, photography director, film editor, and composer of electronic music, is also known internationally as Mr Oizo. Deerskin marks the return to Cannes of Jean …

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Looking into 2019 Luxor African Film Festival programme

Aside from the long-feature film competition, the Luxor African Film Festival included other competitions which brought dozens of films from all over the continent, in different forms, long features, documentaries, and shorts. In the long documentary films competition, 10 films were screened. The first was Boxing Libreville. It follows Christ, a young boxer who trains …

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Eighth edition of Luxor African Film Festival launches from Karnak Temple

The 8th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) kicked off on Friday with the attendance of several renowned Egyptian filmmakers, artists, state officials, and diplomats. The festival was held under the slogan “Cinema: Many Lives to Live,” from 15 to 21 March. The festival’s director, Sayed Fouad, said in the opening speech that …

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