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The final nominee has just been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece):

Terry Sanders (born New York, 1931) is a director, producer and writer, who has been granted the Academy Award® twice.

While Europe follows the rhythm of a number of huge music festivals, Kaunas International Film Festival offers its viewers an opportunity to get acquainted with one of the most popular events, All Tomorrow's Parties, which takes place at a holiday camp by the sea in the UK and has been documented on film.

Doc Alliance is a partnership which emerged as a result of the co-operative effort of five key European documentary film festivals - CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete Doc Review Warsaw and VISIONS DU REEL Nyon.

What would film be without music? The organisers of Kaunas International Film Festival confidently shake their heads - film can not exist without music, and present a special programme Nordic Sounds in Film dedicated to composers of film scores. Next weekend, Kaunas will be visited by three film composers from Iceland, Sweden and Norway. They will meet festival viewers and invite them to listen to some live music.

The third Kaunas International Film Festival will begin on October 1 and will introduce to cineastes more guests than just filmmakers, who are the traditional visitors of film festivals. The festival will be visited by three film music composers and the world famous Lithuanian artist Stasys Eidrigevičius, who has significantly contributed to one of the festival's films - Jacques Debs' Bouzkachi: The Chant of Steppes.

The European Film Academy and CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, take great pleasure in announcing the creation of a new award category for the European Film Awards:

We already know who the quarter-finalists are. The DOCBOAT jury (Martichka Bozhilova - producer from Bulgaria, Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła - head of the program office of the Krakow Film Festival, Igor Blaževič - the director of One World film festival in Prague, Roman Kurkiewicz - journalist, Andrzej Titkow - director) chose 8 from the 16 competing films.

For the thirteenth time Jihlava IDFF brings to Vysočina region the most important points of the present and the past of documentary cinema. The festival competitions embody the decissive part of the Festival. Czech joy offers a journey through the Czech documentary landscape. Opus Bonum presents the most interesting documentaries from all over the world.

The Ro-IFF (September 26 to October 4, 2009) presents a special Focus program for acclaimed Serbian director Emir Kusturica. Kusturica and his Non Smoking Orchestra will also open the festival with a concert on Saturday, September 26.