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MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. The Festival emphasizes work that is inventive and visionary. MadCat takes place each September in the Bay Area.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSMadCat Women’s International Film Festival seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or co-directed by women. Films can be of any length or genre and produced ANY year. MadCat is committed to showcasing work that challenges the use of sound and image and explores notions of visual story telling. All subjects/topics will be considered.Submission Fee: $10-30 sliding scale. Pay…

Hollywood, California – February 25, 2007 – Tonight “The Lives of Others” won the Best Foreign Language Film Award, Other movies nominated in this category were After the Wedding. Days of Glory, Pan’s Labyrinth and water. “The Lives of Others” Das Leben der Anderen, the 2007 Oscar winner was the official entry of Germany. 1984. “Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets”. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, “The Lives of Others”, shows us the intricate, extremely methodical system of surveillance imposed upon the masses in former East Germany prior to the…

1,600 invited guests and millions of TV viewers watched the awards ceremony in the Berlinale Palast. A night of suspense culminated in the announcement of the main prize, the Golden Bear, going to Tu ya de hun shi (Tuya’s Marriage). Jury president Paul Schrader and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick handed the trophee to Wang Quan’an and Le Wang, the director and the producer of the winning film The International Jury considers only films in the Competition section and awards the festival’s main prizes: • the Golden Bear for the best film, • a Silver Bear as a Jury Grand Prix,…

Eva Kacerova is the Festival Director for Days of European Film in Czech Republic. After graduation at the Charles University Prague (Faculty of Arts) in 1971, Eva Kacerova worked in Czechoslovak Filmexport, then in the Czechoslovak Film Institute – Film Archive and since 1994 organizing the DAYS OF EUROPEAN FILM festival as a free lance. Bijan Tehrani: Please tell us about the purpose of the Days of European Film? Eva Kacerova: The main purpose is to enrich the offer of European films in CR at least for the 3 weeks of the Festival – we are trying to bring a…

Santa Barbara, CA – The 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2007 festival competition at the Closing Night ceremonies on February 4th. The festival, which began on January 25th, attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the area, bringing attendance to an all-time high. The Jury included many important figures: Jury Chair and film editor Dave Stein and filmmaker Candace Schermerhorn judged documentaries; actors Peter Riegert (“Animal House”/“Local Hero”) and Scott Mechlowicz (“Mean Creek”/“Euro Trip”) juried the Independent Features; for International Features was David Poland of Movie City News and Michael Mayer, director of the…

Days of European films started to exist thirteen years ago thanks to several Prague ambassadors from the European Union who loved movies. At the beginning OF nineties, there were not so many films in Czech cinemas like today and these diplomats wanted to show the Czech audience the best what could be seen from the European cinematography. With a minimal organizational and technical background they created a film festival that was accepted with great interest and showed that events OF this type are very tempting for Czech public. The first „experimental“year of this festival saw about 6:000 visitors and the 13th…

Bijan Tehrani: Please tell us about the history of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and how you got involved with it? Roger Durling: The film festival has been around for 22 years. I took over four years ago when the festival was floundering and it was in dire straits financially. What we did was position the festival smack in the middle of Awards season. The festival now opens two days after the Academy award nominations are announced. Four years ago, we hosted Peter Jackson and Charlize THeron a month before they were to be crowned at the Oscars –…

The 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the films for the 22nd installment of the event. The festival will be sponsored primarily by Chrysler and The New Yorker and will take place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 25, through Sunday, February 4, and will feature 28 World Premieres, 18 US Premieres, and introduce films from 40 countries. SPIFF Director Roger Durling is ecstatic. “This is the most ambitious and most diverse line up of events and films the Festival has ever had,” he said. “There’s a film to satisfy any film-lover’s taste in here.” SBIFF will also…

Pan’s Labyrinth has won the FIBRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, has been hailed by critics as one of the best films of the year. Pan’s Labyrinth combines fantasy and reality in a film that has pleased audiences worldwide. El Labirinto Del Fauno, as the film is known outside the U.S., has been subject to endless praise. The fantasy film masterfully tells the story of a girl obsesses with fantasy stories that one day becomes trapped in her own world. The…

The selection of Sacha Cohen for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy for Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan was the best thing that happened at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. Of course, the question still remains as to why there are two categories for best actor. Borat and Little Miss Sunshine were the only movies with fresh, new ideas made in US. To our surprise, amongst the presence of great movies such as Pan’s Labyrinth, The Lives of Others, and Volver—the real foreign language movies—Clint Eastwood’s…

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