Tuesday, 10 June 2008

European animation in Annecy

The 32nd Annecy Animated Film Festival (June 9-14) kicks off today with a line-up of 284 films. Meanwhile, professionals from 48 countries will attend the film market (MIFA, June 11-13) for the co-production, acquisition, sales, funding and distribution of animated content on all distribution media.The event will open with Israeli/French/German co-production Waltz with Bashir [trailer], which was lauded in competition at Cannes

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London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival on Tour.

n June, the 22nd London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is embarking on a nationwide
tour, bringing highlights from this year's programme to around 40 towns and cities
in the UK.
Titles confirmed so far include Derek, Otto; Or, Up With Dead People, Breakfast with
Scot, Finn's Girl, Smiley Face, Spider Lilies, Before I Forget and She's A Boy I
The Festival website will continue to hold reviews, discussions, podcasts, trailers,
interviews and Festival photos as the summer approaches and beyond.


Bucharest Film Festival

Bucharest Film Festival (June 28 to July 6) honours arthouse
productions of contemporary Indian Cinema in the special program FOCUS

Made by a new generation of young film makers, the films of this so called
"Hinglish Cinema" tell the story in a more approachable manner. They are fun
to watch, however serious in subject and engaging in style. "Hinglish"
stands for a more free cinema, that tackles subjects still regarded as
taboo: corruption, sexual fantasies, adultery, homosexuality or

This years' special program at the Bucharest Film Festival screens for the
first time in Romania a selection of five intriguing Hinglish films. This
program, curated by Rada Sesic, includes:

MIXED DOUBLES - Rajat Kapoor, India 2006, 97 min.
KHOYA KHOYA CHAND (Lost Moon) - Sudhir Mishra, India 2007, 131 min.
HEY RAM (O God!) - Kamal Haasan, India 2000, 186 min.
RAGHO LAHE MUNNA BHAI (Carry on Munna Bhai) - Rajkumar Hirani, India 2006,
144 min.

Festival guests of the FOCUS INDIA are Rajat Kapoor (director of MIXED
DOUBLES), Sunil Doshi (producer MIXED DOUBLES), Sudhir Mishra (director
KHOYA KHOYA CHAND), Raka Dutta (director of short in competition CHINESE
WHISPERS) and Nishtha Jain (director of documentary in competition LAKSHMI

The competitive sections of the BFF comprise programs dedicated to Shorts
and Documentaries, to International Films and to long-features from the
Black Sea Region (CineBlackSea).

For further information check the festivals website