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  1. A two-disc CD, Introducing A. R. Rahman (featuring 25 of his Tamil film-score pieces), was released in May 2006 and his non-film album Connections was released on 12 December 2008. Rahman performed at a White House state dinner arranged by US President Barack Obama during an official visit by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 24 November ...

  2. Sep 07, 2021 · Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, this year’s BFI Flare Special Presentation is Flee. This tender interview between film director Jonas Poher Rasmussen and his school friend Amin, years after they first met, blossoms into an extraordinary story of love, survival and resilience.

  3. Aug 11, 2017 · Lazar Ristovski receiving his Grand Prix for the film Train Driver’s Diary at 2017 Prague Independent Film Festival. The culmination of the festival was the arrival of Lazar Ristovski, an international star and producer, who presented his well-known film, Train Driver’s Diary.

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    Since April 2021, several French animated films (majority and minority productions) have received selections and, for some, awards at prestigious international film festivals. For example, Aurel's fine Josep was chosen as the closing film of the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea, and the already multi-awarded Marona's Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian was voted Best European Children's Film 2021 by the European Children Films Association. Marona's Fantastic Tale Among the French works presented at the Tribeca Film Festival , accredited festival-goers had access to six animated VR works as well as a French animated short film, Navozande, the Musician by Réza Riàhi which received the Best Short Film Award. Two French animated documentaries featured in the Visions du réel documentary festival in Switzerland: fleuryfontaine's short filmConstrainwas in the Opening Scenes competition, Jonas Poher Rasmussen's feature Flee was selected for the Grand Angle section where it won th...

    French film festivals have enabled two French animated feature films to be shown in Europe:Josep was presented at the Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome, and The Prince's Voyage at the Traveling French Film Festival in Poland. The UniFrance teams also proposed a special edition of its online event MyFrenchFilmFestival – Cannes Special Edition during the Festival de Cannes. From July 6 through 17, 12 features and 12 shorts that have marked the history of MyFrenchFilmFestival as well as that of the Croisette (whether in Official Selection, Directors' Fortnight, Critics' Week, or ACID) were made available for free worldwide. Among them, the animated feature The Swallows of Kabul as well as two animated shorts: The Night of the Plastic Bags andSunday Lunch.

    In the categories dedicated to features, Wolfwalkers by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, a French-minority coproduction, received five prizes, including awards for Best Indie Feature and Best Direction - Feature. French professional and student shorts and TV specials were also honored:Shooom's Odyssey wonBest Production Design - TV/Media,La Bestia received Best Student Film, and Souvenir Souvenir added the prestigious Best Short Subjectto its awards list. La Bestia The Quirino Awards, which honor animated works from Latin America and Spain/Portugal, awarded two Franco-Spanish coproductions and one Franco-Portuguese coproduction: Homeless Home by Alberto Vázquez received Best Short Film, Best Visual Development went to Tie by Alexandra Ramirez, and Best Animation Design to Umbrellas by José Prats & Álvaro Robles.

    Four French feature films were part of the AniMovie competitive strand, 9 short films were selected for the International Competition, 12 for the Student Film Competition and 9 others in the Children and Youth Competition. Click herefor the complete selection. With such a strong French presence, it is not surprising to see that it was also largely reflected on the podium: The AniMovie award for Best Feature want to Wolfwalkers, while Josep received a Special Mention. Precious won the International Competition Grand Prix, Migrants the Trickstar Nature Award, My Friend Who Shines in the Night received a Special Mention in the FANtastische Prize section, and A Stone in the Shoe a Special Mention in the Tricks for Kids section. Precious On the occasion of the Focus France organized by the festival, UniFrance proposed an out-of-competition program composed of 11 multi-awarded French shorts, and invited their directors for an online panel to talk about their works and their international...

    Maybe Movies (Zombillenium, Calamity) launches narrative and creative exchange workshops with East African talent for the animated feature film Saba. A 3D CGI film by Benjamin Massoubre and Alexis Ducord, whose story takes root in Ethiopia, in 1936, while Italian fascists invade the country: Emelia, a 10-year-old girl, goes in search of her archaeologist father who disappeared during the quest to find the Queen of Sheba's treasure. As the film goes into production, the creative team wishes to share its story and artwork with students from East African art schools and universities and young artists through these workshops. More information can be found in the attached document. Contact:

    On July 1, the American platform The Criterion Channellaunched an Art-House Animation showcase composed of 32 titles dating from the 1950s to now, including 7 excellent French feature films: 1. The Fantastic Planet by René Laloux 2. Persépolis by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud (Winshluss) 3. Waltz with Bachir by Ari Folman 4. Panique au village by Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar 5. The Rabbi's cat by Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux 6. Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie 7. The Girl Without Hands by Sébastien Laudenbach On the occasion of this year's Annecy Festival, UniFrance published a snapshot of the presence of French animation films on international platforms, as of April 2021, according to data from Ampere Analysis. The complete document is available for download (in French only) at the bottom of the page.

    Between March and May 2021, more than 250 French productions were exhibited across the globe. Among these films, 18 titles were animations—accounting for 7.2 % of all titles. During the same period, these animated films generated 77,000 admissions, which corresponds to 3.2% of the international audience for French cinema. *Production majority-financed by France After having represented more than 10% of the admissions of French films in international territories for several months, animation productions experienced a drastic reduction in market share. This was due to the success of other genres and the closure of theaters around the world hampering successul runs of new releases. The gradual reopening of cinemas will allow these films to find their audience, as shown by the recent launches of The Swallows of Kabul in Portugal (Films4You) and The Prince's Voyage in Poland (Association New Horizons), and numerous releases planned over summer. Yakari, A Spectacular Journey finally launc...

    Bigfoot Family, sold by Charades, will release in Germany (Splendid Film), Austria (Einhorn Film), Portugal (Cinemundo), and German-speaking Switzerland (Impuls Pictures) in August.
    Calamity released in Norway (Arthaus) in June and Denmark (Angel Film A/S) in July.
    Josep, sold by The Party Film Sales, will release in Japan (Longride) in August.
    The Prince's Voyage, sold by UDI - Urban Distribution International, released in Italy (PFA Films Srl) and The Netherlands (Periscoop Film) in July.

    Links to each article can be accessed by clicking on the magazine title. Reviews 1. In, "colossal work" and "enchanting immersion in the sometimes invisible world that surrounds us" was mentioned with regard to Hello World, released in April in Switzerland. 2. La Presse evoked "grandiose landscapes, shimmering colors" in Calamity, released in Quebecin April. 3. "How lucky are the children who grow up in France to be able to watch wonderful works like this!" we can read about Mum is Pouring Rain in 4. said that Franck Dion's latest film Under the Skin, the Barkis "an extraordinary creation in more ways than one." 5. CartoonBrew inaugurated its new column Series Craft with the French series L’Épopée Temporelle by Bertrand Todesco. 6. CartoonBrew highlighted Nayola by José Miguel Ribeiro, a coproduction between France, Portugal, Belgium, and The Netherlands, presented in Work-In-Progress at the Annecy International Animation F...

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    The eighth Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) took place this year from 14 to 24 October: in 11 days and more than 100 films were screened and five competition held. The jury has picked the winner of the RIGA IFF Award – a bronze cast of the Rooster of Riga and 3000 EUR monetary prize from our supporter, BALTA isurance company.

  5. Sep 07, 2021 · Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, this year’s BFI Flare Special Presentation is FLEE. This tender interview between film director Jonas Poher Rasmussen and his school friend Amin, years after they first met, blossoms into an extraordinary story of love, survival and resilience.

  6. Feb 09, 2021 · After the international premiere in the official selection of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the film is now starting its festival career. The main character (Liliana Torres, who is both director and leading actress) is a woman trying to answer her inner questions.