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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Presented the Awards to the Winners

47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival took place from 29th June to 7th July presented the awards to the winners in the four competition categories during the closing ceremony. ‘The Almost Man’ directed by Martin Lund bagged the Crystal Globe Award of 25000 USD for the best film.


Come Rain Come Shine In Berlin Film Fest


South Korean drama 'Come Rain Come Shine' is the only film from East or South Asia to be selected for the main competition at the 2011 edition of the Berlin film festival.

The festival completed the competition's line-up by unveiling 14 further titles in addition to the eight it announced earlier in mid-December. 


4th Gulf Film Festival


4th gulf film festival thanks industry partners for contributing to region’s film makers. The Gulf Film Festival better known as the arena of bold, contemporary and innovative cinema from the Arabian Peninsula, thanked its host of business partners and industry supporters following the conclusion of its successful fourth edition last week.

The Festival, which screened 153 films from 31 nations free to the public from April 14 to 20 at Dubai Festival City, was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). The 2011 Festival included a Gulf competition for feature, documentary, short and student films, an international shorts competition, out-of-competition segments, a master class by renowned director Abbas Kiarostami and other special events.


Cesar Awards Honours Tarantino


 The Caesar Awards in France honored Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for his achievement in the world of cinema.

Tarantino, who has films like 'Pulp Fiction', 'Kill Bill franchise', 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Inglorious Bastards' to his credit, will be hailed as a "great international artist" at the Paris event, reported Contact music.

The French recognition comes after Tarantino, 47, was honored at the Critics' Awards earlier.

Algerian film 'Of Gods and Men' is the main contender at France's equivalent of the Oscars, leading with 11 nominations including one for Best Picture, followed by Roman Polanski's 'The Ghost Writer' with eight mentions. 


Qatar’s First International Co-production to World Premiere


Qatar’s First International Co-production to World Premiere at 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival. The Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced that the Arabian epic 'Black Gold' directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud will make its world premiere at the 2011 Doha Tribecca Film Festival (DTFF), which is scheduled to run between October 25th –29th, 2011 at Katara Cultural Village.

Co-produced with Quinta Communications,Black Gold is the first major international co-production for DFI and Qatar. Starring Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Riz Ahmed and Liya Kebede, the film is an epic adventure adaptation of Hans Reusch’s classic novel 'The Great Thirst'.
The film’s prominent battle scenes were shot in the spectacular desert dunes of Mesaieed and Shamal in Qatar - over a four week period.