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Interview: Director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras On His Festival Hit "To Kill a Man"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 9, 2014 8:30 AM
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Quietly disturbing and thoughtfully insightful about the evil mankind is capable of, Chilean auteur Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ To Kill a Man has stroke a chord with festival goers and jurors across the globe.

Rotterdam 2014 Juries Award Films

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 31, 2014 9:09 PM
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During today's Awards Ceremony in de Doelen (Rotterdam), the winners of IFFR’s nineteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, as well as of the second Big Screen Award Competition and of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI, KNF, and MovieZone awards were announced.

LatinoBuzz: Morelia FF Unveils Most Impressive Mexican Competition Yet

  • By Christina Davila
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  • August 28, 2013 3:30 PM
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The 11th edition of the Morelia Film Festival (FICM) which will take place in Morelia, Michoacan October 18-27, announced its raison d’être Mexican competition of 88 films consisting of 11 narrative features, 23 documentaries, 43 short films and finally 11 films in their Michoacan section, in which for the first time in its 11 years a feature narrative will compete.

LatinoBuzz: Curacao IFFR: 'No quiero dormir sola' takes Yellow Robin Award

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 10, 2013 5:30 PM
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Curacao, the former Dutch Caribbean colony now boasts a film festival held in partnership with the Rotterdam Film Festival signalling the growing importance of the Caribbean territory in a film business whose intercultural aspects are totally integrated into the normal lives of those who live in the Caribbean

Lasting

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 10, 2013 3:30 PM
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Lasting (aka Nieulotne) by Jacek Borcuch from Poland (ISA: AP Mañana) is a Polish-Spanish co-produciton produced by Piotr Kobus and Agnieszka Drewno of Mañana Producitons.

Awards for Best CineMart Projects 2013 Handed Out

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 1, 2013 3:30 PM
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Once again, Latin America is making a show, though this time Argentina trumps Chile with Zama by Lucrecia Martel ♀ (Argentina/Spain).

Binger Filmlab Latest News: Boost! Project Selections for Cinemart 2013

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • December 13, 2012 9:30 AM
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Boost! is a cooperation between the Hubert Bals Fund, IFFR's CineMart, Binger Filmlab and NFDC of India and supported by MEDIA Mundus. Yearly five projects selected for Hubert Bals Fund Script and Project Development support are offered the opportunity to further develop their project at Binger Filmlab as part of the Binger On Demand programme.

Hubert Bals Fund Fall 2012 Selection Round Winners

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • December 11, 2012 9:30 AM
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The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gave 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries.

Women to Watch: Halima Ouardiri

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • November 12, 2012 9:30 AM
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I met the young producer/ writer/ director Halima Ouardiri at TIFF 12 through their mentoring program. Born of a Swiss mother and a Moroccan father in 1977 in Geneva where she spent her childhood and adolescence experiencing various activities such as dressage of horses and close protection of Saudi Arabian princesses. She now lives in Montreal where she studied political science and then cinema at Concordia University. Working at EyeSteelFilm , she gained experience in the production of independent films. She wrote the screenplay and directed a fiction short, Au Sol in 2004 and La Robe in 2009, a documentary short. She won the Grand Prix of the 'Cours écrire ton court!' Competition organized by SODEC with the screenplay for Mokhtar which she then directed.

Festival Scope Partners with Hong Kong FF and Co-Pro Market HAF

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 10, 2012 10:30 AM
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The partnership highlights the HAF selected talent: a selection of the previous films of the filmmakers who have a project at HAF are now available for screening on Festival Scope. This will help potential co-producers and sales agents to follow-up their meetings in Hong Kong.

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