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Gale Force 10 official opening film of Festival Previews

Gale Force 10, the new Flemish film by Hans Herbots, will have its world premiere on Friday, October 6 on the eve of the 33rd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. Gale Force 10 will be the official opening film of the Festival Previews section. The opening itself promises to be an impressive spectacle, thanks to the cooperation of the 40th Sea King squadron.

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And the nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards are...

The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the most pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced in Ghent on Saturday, October 14.

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33rd Flanders International Film Festival focuses on Stanley Kubrick

From October 11 to 21 inclusive, all spotlights will once again be on Ghent for the 33rd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival. This year the festival is focussing on Stanley Kubrick with an exhibition, a complete retrospective and a film concert. Also not to be missed are the Craig Armstrong film concert, the sixth edition of the World Soundtrack Awards and a tribute to Agnes Varda.

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Craig Armstrong performs award-winning film music in Ghent

During the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent award-winning composer and musician Craig Armstrong will perform a unique film concert at the Flemish Opera house. For the first time ever the music Armstrong composed for Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and Ray will be played by a symphonic orchestra assisted by a choir and Armstrong on the piano.

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John Powell, Peer Raben and Michael Giacchino at the 6th edition of the WSA

The sixth edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, which will be held on October 14, 2006, is once again promising to be the pre-eminent event for film music lovers. The international elite of film music composers will be in Ghent that evening to attend the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards and the concert thereafter. Among other works, the music of Michael Giacchino, Peer Raben, John Powell and Piet Goddaer will be the main features of the evening.

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Ghent gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Agnes Varda

During the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent French filmmaker Agnes Varda will receive the Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award. As a tribute to Varda, the festival is putting together a retrospective of her film work. In cooperation with S.M.A.K. (the Ghent museum of contemporary art), two of her recent video installations will be shown.

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Prestigious Stanley Kubrick Exhibiton attends Ghent

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, London, Paris - which city does not belong in that list? The answer is: they all belong. Thanks to the coöperation between the Flanders International Filmfestival-Ghent and the province of East-Flanders 'little' Ghent is granted the exclusive right to host the prestigious, world-renowned Stanley Kubrick Exhibition in the Benelux, following recent highly successful showings of the exhibition in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Melbourne.

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L'Enfant Best Belgian Film 2005

At this year's Joseph Plateau Award Ceremony, L'Enfant by Luc & Jean-Pierre was elected as Best Belgian Film 2005. The film won in total five awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay. It's already the fourth time that the brothers Dardenne won the award for Best Belgian Film.

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L'Enfant tops nominees for Belgian film awards.

L'Enfant of Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne is together with Someone Else's Happiness of Fien Troch most likely to win a 2005 Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Film. On Tuesday March 7th, the winners of the Belgian film awards will be anounced at the Arts Centre Vooruit in Ghent. Here are the nominees.

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European Film Music Concert in World Premiere in Berlin

The First European Film Concert will take place in Berlin on Friday December 2nd. This is a joint organization of the World Soundtrack Academy from the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent and the European Film Academy. Topcomposers as Gabriel Yared, Zbigniew Preisner and Maurice Jarre will carry this concert skyhigh.

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Badalamenti Best Composer at World Soundtrack Awards 2005

Angelo Badalamenti, for his score for Un Long Dimanche de Fianciailles is the winner of the 'Soundtrack Composer of the Year' Award. These prestigious film music prizes were distributed this Saturday October 15, for the fifth time on a row during the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. The music of War of the Worlds by John Williams received the Prize for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year and Old Habbits Die Hard by Dave Stewart & Mick Jagger from Alfie was recognized for the Award for 'Best Original Song Written for Film'.

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13 competition films for only € 62? Music to my ears...

The films that are part of "the impact of music on film" competition, are the festival's pride. You don't want to miss a single one of them? Order a special competition pass. It only costs 62€, which is hardly nothing for 13 Benlux or even European premières. There 're all beauty's, officially selected, that will be shown in theaters in the next months. Buy this pass before 14/10 at the price of € 62 and you will receive all 13 tickets immediatly, that's a reduction of € 48,50!

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Flanders IFF Guests and premieres

• David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Francois Ozon, Jeanne Moreau, and Mike Leigh among the expected guests to attend the 32nd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. • Festival programme focuses on Russia and Cinema and Activism. Two world premieres, two international premieres and seven European premieres at this year's Film Festival Ghent.

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Festival Film wins Dutch youth price

The Dutch youth film Het Paard van Sinterklaas, that has its Belgian premiere at the Film Festival Ghent, has just won the price for best youth film at the Film festival of Utrecht. The childrens jury said the film was 'funny and moving'.

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Focus on Russia and Activism in the cinema at the 32nd Flanders Int. Filmfestiva

From 11 through 22 October, the spotlight will once again be on Ghent. This is when the 32nd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent is taking place. Special attention will be paid to Russia and recent Russian cinema. Activism in the cinema will also be given a place of honour. The highlight of the latter section is "Fusebox" in the Arts Centre Vooruit, featuring Patti Smith and Tom Verlaine. Other important guests at the 32nd Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent are: David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence), François Ozon and Jeanne Moreau (Le Temps Qui Reste), Mike Leigh and Imelda Staunton, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Victoria Abril and Zbigniew Preisner.

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Merry Christmas to be the opening film of the 32nd Flanders Film Festival

The film Merry Christmas, a tragicomedy based on a true story from World War I, is to be the opening film of the 32nd Flanders international Film Festival - Ghent (11-22 October). This film, a European co-production, will be screened on Tuesday 11 October at the Kinepolis cinema in Ghent in the presence of director Christian Carion, the actrice Diane Krüger and producer Christophe Rossignon.

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The 32nd Film Festival Ghent dedicated to Robert Wise

The 32nd edition of The Flanders International Film Festival will be dedicated to Robert Wise, the Producer-Director of West Side Story and The Sound of Music, who passed away, Wednesday September 14, just after becoming 91. The former President of the Festival's International Jury was a good friend of Jacques Dubrulle, the President and animator of the Festival. In that way the whole team of the festival wanted to share the condolences with the deceased's family and pay this Hollywood giant himself a well deserved tribute.

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And the nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards are...

The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the most pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced in Ghent on Saturday, October 15.

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Peter Vermeersch & Flat Earth Society to accompany The Oyster Princess live

On October 7, 2005, Peter Vermeersch will for the first time perform his new soundtrack for The Oyster Princess, a silent film by legendary filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch. This world premier at the Vooruit Arts Centre is a co-production between the npo Bonk, the Festival of Flanders-Ghent & the Historic Cities, the International Film Festival of Flanders, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Motives Festival Genk, Opéra National de Paris and de Singel.

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32nd Flanders Film Festival focuses on Russia

This year the festival's theme is threefold. It concentrates by tradition on film music, leaving room for two other themes: Russian movies and social commitment in cinema. The latter themes are clearly illustrated by this year's visual: matryoshkas some of which have their eyes wide open while others are blindfolded or gagged.

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Vote now for your favorite score!

Are you a soundtrack and music film fan? Then cast your vote for what you consider the best score of the past 12 months. You can vote for any film released between 1 July, 2004 and 30 June, 2005. Cast your vote on www.worldsoundtrackawards.com.

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Oscar winner to share the stage with Elvis's composers

At the 5th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards Oscar winner Rachel Portman will share the stage with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley's legendary composers and songwriters. Our very own Raymond van het Groenewoud will also provide musical fireworks in Concert Hall "De Bijloke". Finally, Gustavo Santaolalla will also be performing live.

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