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Woody Harrelson presents Transsiberian

The Ghent International Film Festival has just announced that Woody Harrelson will be attending the 35th edition of the festival. The actor, best known for his roles in Cheers, Natural Born Killers, The People vs Larry Flynt and No Country for Old Men, will be in Ghent on Wednesday 15 October to present Transsiberian.

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Ghent Film Festival puts Harold Lloyd in the spotlight

For the 35th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (7-18 October), American silent film actor Harold Lloyd will be back under the spotlight, with an exhibition and a retrospective of newly restored films. The exhibition, co-organised by the Province of East Flanders, will be on view from 10 October to 21 December 2008 at the Carmelite Friary - Provincial Centre of Art and Culture in Ghent. Sue Lloyd, the late actor's granddaughter and manager of his legacy, will be attending the exhibition opening.

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Joseph Plateau Honorary Award for Parkes and MacDonald

Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will be honored with the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at the upcoming 35th Ghent International Film Festival. This prestigious award will be presented to Parkes and MacDonald at a gala ceremony on October 11th. 3-time Oscar nominee Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have produced or executive produced over 30 films together including Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, Awakenings, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Amistad, Terminal, the Men in Black series and the Golden Globe winning adaptation of Stephen Sondeheim's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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The Wall Street Journal: Ghent ranked among the top European film festivals

According to the prestigious American business daily, The Wall Street Journal, the Ghent Film Festival is among the top five European film festivals with character, largely due to its particular focus on film music compared with major festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin. This accolade from a newspaper that is also popular in the business world adds to the compliment paid by the film trade magazine Variety when it stated that Ghent was among the fifty "must attend" film festivals worldwide.

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'This Is England' bought for Belgian release by A-Film

Benelux-rights to Ghent competition title This Is England have recently been bought by independent Amsterdam- and Antwerp based distributor A-Film. The film was presented during the previous edition of the Flanders Int'l Film Festival, and was the best scoring (at that time) non-distributed title in the audience poll. The film will get its Belgian release on February 20th, 2008.

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Winners of the European Film Awards 2007

The 20th European Film Award winners were announced at the Arena in Berlin on Dec. 1, 2007. In attendance at the Berlin ceremony were veterans Liv Ullmann, Jeanne Moreau, and Wim Wenders, among others. Actors Emmanuelle Béart and Jan Josef Liefers are hosting the event. Cristian Mungiu's abortion drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days won the European Film Award for best European film.

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Nominations for The European Film Awards 2007

At the Seville Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards. The 1,800 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Berlin.

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Die Fälscher wins the 34th edition of the Ghent International Film Festival

Die Fälscher by Stefan Ruzowitzky wins the Grand Prize for Best Film at the 34th Ghent International Film Festival. The international jury, under the chairmanship of Kathleen Turner, announced the winners on Wednesday 17th at the Ghent city hall. After the ceremony Kathleen Turner received a Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award for her career.

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Actor Danny Glover receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Actor and Unicef Ambassador Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Beloved, Manderlay) received on Monday a Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award for his rich career. Glover came to Ghent to present Bamako, a film the festival showed because of it's partnership with Unicef. Click here to watch a clip of the award ceremony.

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Walter Hill

Western legend Walter Hill received a Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ghent International Film Festival. Jury president Kathleen Turner handed over the award and praised Hill for keeping the western genre alive. Click here to see the video report.

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UPA! Una película argentina!

The craziest festival guests are the Argentinian bunch of UPA! Una película argentina. Belga News Agency talked to director Santiago Giralt, actor Federico Carol and producer Eva Bär. Click here to see the video report.

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Filmfestival TV: Kathleen Turner on her presidency of the jury

The actrice Kathleen Turner was the true star on the red carpet yesterday. She will be presiding the international jury of this 34th edition of the Ghent Film Festival. In the coming week, she and her fellow members of the jury will carefully watch and assess the 12 competition films. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 17 October. In this movie, Ms. Turner talks about what she will be paying special attention to when assessing the films.

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Crowded red carpet on the opening night

Yesterday the 34th Ghent Film Festival opened officially under massive media attention. The festival previews on the opening night, Closing the Ring and Die Fälscher, were attended by many prominent guests, amongst whom the President of the Festival Jury Kathleen Turner, director Lord Richard Attenborough and actrice Dolores Chaplin.

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34th edition Flanders International Film Festival Ghent has kicked off!

The 34th edition of the Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent kicks off with the preview of Sicko today. Tomorrow the festival will open officially with two wows: the European première of Closing The Ring, in the presence of director Lord Richard Attenborough and the première of Die Fälscher in the presence of actress Dolores Chaplin, granddaughter of sir Charles Chaplin. The entire jury and its president Mrs. Kathleen Turner will be present on the opening night, along with many other well-known national and international personalities.

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UNICEF ambassador Danny Glover at 34th Film Festival Ghent

Actor Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Beloved, Manderlay) will attend the upcoming Film Festival Ghent (9-20 October) as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The Film Festival Ghent is one of the 'Events for UNICEF', which support the children's fund structurally. Glover, who is going to introduce the film Bamako, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career.

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Triple movie kick off for 34th Ghent International Film Festival

The 34th edition of the Ghent International Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday October 9 featuring not one but 3 movies. Closing the Ring, a very strong European première opens the section Festival Previews in the presence of Lord Richard Attenborough. The same evening the competition is launched with Die Fälscher by Stefan Ruzowsky and in Vooruit the section Almost Cinema is opened with the movie Sand & Sorrow, a documentary about the Darfur genocide.

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Darfur documentary will open Almost Cinema

Almost Cinema spends twelve days on the border between film, media art and music. This joint project between Vooruit Arts Centre & Ghent Film Festival will start on October 9 with the screening of Sand & Sorrow on Darfur, followed by a concert with Sudanese refugee singer Rasha.

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Director Walter Hill to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award

Award-winning director Walter Hill will receive the prestigious Joseph Plateau Award at the upcoming Flanders International Film Festival. The Joseph Plateau Life Time Achievement Award, considered the festival's highest honor, recognizes Hill's achievement in Filmmaking as a writer, director and producer, and will be presented during the 34th edition of the festival in Ghent, Belgium (October 9th - 20th).

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Ghent fest releases new film music CD series 'For the Record'

For the Record: Craig Armstrong is the Ghent Film Festival's first album in a new series of film music CDs. The CD compiles the Scottish composer's best film music with recordings by the Flemish Radio Orchestra and Choir. The aim is to launch one album each year for a composer connected to the Ghent Film Festival.

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Mychael Danna, Harry Gregson-Williams and Jef Neve to star at WSA

The 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards on 20th October 2007 promises once again to be an event for lovers of film music. World-class film music composers will come to Ghent for the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards and concert, with music from Mychael Danna, Harry Gregson-Williams and Jef Neve being the highlight.

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