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PhDr. Julietta Zacharová studied German and English languages and American literature at the University of Salzburg, Austria. After moving back to her hometown, Prague, she studied film history and theory at the Faculty of Philosophy. She graduated from the Charles University with a Doctor Degree. In her final diploma work, entitled Cinematography and the State: To the Genesis of the Cinematographical Legislation until the Year 1918, she concentrated on early history of cinema in Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, focusing on the first laws applied to film business. She cooperated with Prague National Film Archive on several research projects that where dealing with…

In three short years, since Cristi Puiu’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (multiple wins including Un Certain Regard in Cannes, Silver Hugo in Chicago, and several critics awards in 2005) managed to get on scores of 10-best lists, finishing in 2006 as the No. 1 movie in the ndieWIRE Critics Poll of 107 voters, young Romanian filmmakers have made a name for themselves much like the Iranian cineastes did before them. Director of Trafic, Catalin Mitulescu won Palme d’Or for Best Short in Cannes in 2004, then went on to direct his first feature, The Way I Spent The End…

Richard Raddon joined the .Los Angeles Film Festival as its Festival Director in 2000. Since that time, the Festival has grown from a 5 day event with an attendance of 22,000 to a nationally recognized 10 event in June with an audience of over 100,000 visitors. Before joining the Los Angeles Film Festival, Mr. Raddon worked as an independent producer, his credits include: A Slipping Down Life, starring Guy Pearce, Lily Taylor, and Bruno Kirby, which premiered in competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Lions Gate; Shooting Lily, which garnered the grand prize at the…

Cinema Without Borders:What is new in 2007 TREMBLANT FILM FESTIVAL, any new events or categories?<br>Tremblant Film Festival: Two new additions should be highlighted for the second edition of the Tremblant Film Festival.The first one allows us to program events outside the Tremblant resort. We are now partnering with the City of Mont Tremblant and have scheduled screenings at the ‘’Parc au Fil de l’eau’’. This partnership is important to us: it allows us to reach out to an even greater audience and include the inhabitants of the Laurentian region, who may not necessarily attend the resort events. Our intention is…

Film restorer, historian, and producer, <b>Serge Bromberg</b> founded Lobster Films—the renowned Paris based production and distribution company—22 years ago. Bromberg has shown his talents as a TV host, pianist for silent films, and a member of the board of the Cinemathèque Française, and—in 1999—he became Artistic Director of the <b>Annecy International Animation Film Festival.</b> Bijan Tehrani: Please tell us about the history of Annecy International Animated Film Festival.Serge Bromberg: The Annecy Festival took place for the first time in 1960, but it was held every other year for quite a while. Now it’s an annual festival, and this year is…

Irene Kotlarz, founding director of the PLATFORM International Animation Festival, is launching the newest and most ambitious animation festival in the U.S. PLATFORM will focus on establishing an environment for innovative animators and filmmakers to showcase their artistry and creativity through a dynamic art form that has experienced exponential growth in the global market. Over the last two decades, Irene has been very influential in the animation industry, holding high level executive positions in a number of premier animation festivals, while also writing and producing in the field.Irene became interested in animation while teaching art history at Surrey Institute of…

A Monaco national, <b>David Tomatis</b> was a government officer in the Finance Minister’s Office in Monaco from 1988 until April 1996. During this time he was also the Executive Vice President of the Sportel Organisation. He became Deputy Secretary General of the <b>Monte-Carlo TV Festival</b> in April 1996. From January 2002 David became Chief Executive Officer of Monaco Mediax organisers of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Imagina, SportelMonaco, SportelAmerica, SportelAsia, WIMA and the Monaco Media Forum.Bijan Tehrani: Please tell us about the history of Monte Carlo Festival David Tomatis: This year will see the 47th edition of the Monte Carlo Television…

Tiburon – California: The Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF), founded in 2001, completed another very successful 9-day event from March 22 to March 30, 2007, in Tiburon. Tiburon, is just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County. This year’s Festival was the 6th Annual Film Festival to be held in Tiburon. More than 3,000 films were submitted for consideration in 2007 with 250 independent films selected for the Festival from 90 countries.<br> The rich and varied Special Programs this year included Short Films from Pixar Animation Studios, Independent Filmmaker Animations, Spotlight on Tunisian Cinema,…

An interview with Koen Daela, Program Director of Isola Cinema.<br> Cinema Without Borders: Please tell us about the history of IZOLA Cinema Film Festival. Koen Van Daele: The Isola Cinema festival took place for the first time in May 2004. Its programme focus was on African, Asian, Latin American and Eastern European cinema. The over thirty films of the official programme were shown on three venues, while the festival marked 5000 visitors, most of them enchanted by the spells of the open air cinema on Manzioli square. The festival hosted thirteen film artists and many more important guests from around…

(Los Angeles, May 23, 2007) – At a special ceremony held yesterday in Los Angeles, the first Audience Choice Award of the just concluded South East European Film Festival was presented to the honorable Catalin Ghenea, Consul General of Romania. Romanian film The Way I Spent the End of the World, directed by Catalin Mitulescu, got a perfect 4.5 score from the festival’s audience. The award, presented by the director of the festival, Vera Mijojlic, is yet another recognition for Romanian cinema which continues to dazzle the audiences and critics around the world. Winner of Best Actress award for Dorotheea…

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