CAIRO: Born of the Sea by Polish director Andrzej Kotkowski got the Best Director Prize at the 34th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival that concluded on 9 December. The festival presented over 100 films and welcomed Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche as honorary guests this year.
Giving out awards at this year's Baltic Event Co-Production Market was like searching for pearls among gems. With one of the strongest project slates of the market's history, voting ended up being across the board and the winners won by a margin. Nevertheless, the deserving projects and producers were announced and awarded at the ceremony that took place on December 3rd in Tallinn.
"Chemo" by Paweł Łoziński got Grand Prix of the FIDA DOC - International Festival of Documentary Films in Morocco. This is the tenth international prize for this film, produced by TVP1, and awarded earlier with the Prix Europa for the Best European Documentary Film of 2009 in Berlin, Grand Prix in New York, Vancouver and Perm in Russia, as well as with the Best Director prizes at the One World FF in Prague and Abu Dhabi Documentary Competition.
10th ANIFEST (26 April - 1 May, Czech Republic)International festival of animated films: DEADLINE IS COMING!
PRESS RELEASEHanoi - Warsaw wins European OscarShort film Hanoi-Warsaw produced by Kino Polska Television and directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz has won the prize for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards
East European Film Alliance announces selection of top projects awarded in the final session of the EEFA Training Network 2010 during Black Nights Film Festival at Tallinn.
The screening of UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES by Apichatpong Weerasethakul closed the 6th edition of the World Cinema Ale Kino! Festival.
HONEY by Semih Kaplanoğlu was very highly regarded by the public and won the Audience Award. The Critics' Prize awarded by the journalists of KINO magazine, was given to POETRY by Lee Changdong, for "Finding poetry in the most simple things, and for the fact that the beauty found in them allows us to survive - although not always understand - life's catastrophes".
-------------------------The 6th edition of the World Cinema Ale Kino! festival took place from 18th to 28th November in cinemas in Warsaw, Cracow, Poznań and Gdańsk. The program for the event consisted of 20 titles from Asia, Latin America and Africa, 16 of which were Polish premieres. Mañana will distribute the following titles from the festival in Poland: · HHONEY (Bal), dir. Semih Kaplanoğlu, Turkey 2010· UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat), dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2010· THE COLOURS OF THE MOUNTAIN (Los colores de la montaña), dir. Carlos César Arbeláez, Colombia 2010· DON'T BE AFRAID, BI (Bi dung so!), dir. Di Phan Dang, Vietnam 2010
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CTAM EUROPE CELEBRATES 2010 – ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARDecember 2nd webinar with SNL KaganFor immediate release November 30th 2010
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