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    Women Directors Make Up Half of the 27th International Film Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival

    The 69th Annual Venice International Film Festival announced the lineup for the 27th International Film Critics Week (SIC), the festival’s independent section.  In this year’s selection of films, women directors are prominently featured, comprising 4 of the 8 films (the ninth film, ...

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    Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist to Open The Venice Film Festival

    Mira Nair's new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the 69th Venice Film Festival on August 29th. It will screen out of competition.

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    Michael Mann To Head Venice International Film Festival Competition Jury

    American filmmaker Michael Mann ("Public Enemies," "Heat") will chair the International Jury for the competition at the upcoming 69th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 - September 8).

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    Festival Scope Partners with Hong Kong FF and Co-Pro Market HAF

    The partnership highlights the HAF selected talent: a selection of the previous films of the filmmakers who have a project at HAF are now available for screening on Festival Scope. This will help potential co-producers and sales agents to follow-up their meetings in Hong Kong.

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    Venice Film Festival Announces its Market in a Crowded Fall Season

    The Venice Film Festival's new artistic director Alberto Barbera has announced that France’s Pascal Diot will head the new Venice Film Market. TIFF goes on. In October, Rome has announced that Marco Mueller has been apppointed Director there and will soon reveal market plans. Moscow has also anno...

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    Rights Round Up Toronto 2011, Venice, Telluride through AFM 2011

    This reports on sales made during this fall season. It includes rights acquired in Venice, Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian and will continue through AFM 2011. It is organized by international sales agent. Additions are made daily.

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: MPM Film

    Congratulations to Marie-Pierre Macia and Juliette Lepoutre. Their start-up international sales company MPM Film is in Toronto with a beautiful, quietly moving and totally aesthetic film in Toronto's Discovery section (and in Venice Days and in San Sebastian's Horizontes section). A U.S. sale on St...

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    Strong Canadian Presence at Venice International Film Festival

    The Canadian industry has an outstanding presence at the Venice International Film Festival, with five films officially selected: A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg, in competition for the Golden Lion; The Moth Diaries by Mary Harron, with a Gala presentation; Marécages by Guy Édoin at the Criti...

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Ondamax

    Ondamax is one of the busiest and most energetic of international sales agents and production companies. Founded in 2007, the company has made a name for itself as a specialized “cinema boutique”, working essentially with films from or about Latin Americans and U.S. Latinos. Based in Florida, founder Eric Mathis and his team are always seeking new ways to promote and distribute their collection of films. Their first 25 titles reached 550 selections and won 105 awards in festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Venice and San Sebastian. During last AFM they announced several new initiatives which will be actively in place by the time Be...

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    When are Films Political?: Women Without Men

    Women Without Men premiered in Venice in 2009, went on to Toronto and Sundance, was picked up by distributors around the world, including Indiepix for U.S. and still remains one of my all time favorites. It is so unknown here that any chance for a public to see it is special. It is the first film of Shirin Neshat ♀, a well know Iranian visual artist. Co-directed by Neshat's partner Shoja Arari, Women Without Men (2009, 99') is a political thriller and as such the film is highly relevant in our times—particularly in view of the June 2009 elections in Iran, and with the U.S. continually embroiled in neighboring Muslim countries such as Iraq a...

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