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THE INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN ORANGE FILM COMPETTION

On October 10th-17th, 2009 the city of Antalya will once again host one of the most prestigious events of the year with the 46th Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival. This year's Festival is sponsored by the Municipality of Antalya, and organized by the Antalya Arts & Cultural Foundation (AKSAV).

Since last Saturday authors of 12 projects selected to take part in ScripTeast have been attending individual meetings with a group of Creative Advisors, featuring Marc Caro (France), Cesar winner, scriptwriter and director of "Delicatessen", „The City of Lost Children", "Dante 01"; an animator and author of the visual concept for "Vidocq" and "Alien 4"; Chris Collins (UK), BAFTA winner, producer of „My Summer of Love", „Brick Lane", development producer in the UK Film Council; Licia Eminenti (Italy/France) script expert, working for Arte, Eurimages, Media Fund and sales specialist in Gemini Films; also a scriptwriter and director; Robert Jones (UK), producer and co-producer of Oscar, BAFTA, and European Film Award winning films, ie: „The Usual Suspects", „The Constant Gardener", „Gosford Park", "Vera Drake", "The Merchant of Venice" and other; Joelle Levie {mosimage}(Canada/France) long-term Director of Quebec division of Telefilm Canada; General Director for Cinema and Television at the Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles; founder and director of Ateliers Grand Nord - script workshops for French speaking countries; Udayan Prasad (UK), BAFTA nominee scriptwriter and director of ie: „Opa!", "My Son the Fanatic", „Yellow Hankerchief" to name a few, also lecturer; Jason Resnick (USA) long-term International Sales Director at Universal Pictures and Focus Film, co-operates with governmental film agencies in South America, independent advisor on co-production, sales and financing; Antonio Saura (Spain) producer of ie: „Fados", „Salome", co-founder of distribution company, Latino Films; involved in establishing European training programs ie: Media Business School and Mediterranea Development Agency; Antonin Svoboda (Austria), producer of the Oscar nominated "Darwin's Nightmare", and films like: "The Educators", "Pepperminta", "Free Rainer", selected to the competitions in Cannes, Venice and Locarno; has written and directed several films, ie: "Forever Never Anywhere". Roles of Heads of Studies have again been taken by Tom Abrams, professor of the Southern California University in Los Angeles, and Christian Routh, long-term Director at the Media backed European Script Fund, hold the positions of the Heads of Studies of ScripTeast.

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.