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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.
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.
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.
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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