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'I Am A Teacher' heading to Us

'I Am A Teacher' heading to Us
Exclusive: Russian war drama stars Aleksandr Kovtunets, Yuliya Peresild.

Coccinelle Film Placement has licensed North American rights on its Russian Second World War drama I Am A Teacher to Uncork’d Entertainment and scored a deal with Times Vision for China.

Times Vision took Chinese VOD and home video rights to Tallinn Black Nights 2016 Israeli winner A Quiet Heart, Alex Jovanoski’s Hey, and Caterina Carone’s Italian comedy Fraulein – A Winter’s Tale starring Vittorio De Sica’s son, Christian.

Coccinelle has licensed TV rights on circus acrobats documentary Grazing The Sky to Foxtel in Australia and Sky in New Zealand.

Grazing The Sky previously went to France and Germany (Zdf/Arte), Sweden (Svt), Spain (Canal+), and Taiwan (Joint Entertainment), among others. Previous seller Latido licensed the UK to Matchbox, Taiwan to Joint Entertainment, and Netherlands to Avro.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival or in native Estonian — PÖFF — winners were announced…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival or in native Estonian — PÖFF — winners were announced…
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival or in native Estonian — PÖFF — winners were announced in one of the largest and most distinctive film events in Northern Europe.

The festival is a long one from November 11 to 27, 2016 to accomodate the public and it embraces a cluster of events, accommodating three full-blown sub-festivals (Animated Dreams, Just Film, Sleepwalkers) as well as international industry events bringing together filmmakers from all over the world.

The festival includes two international competition programs (Main Competition and First Features Competition), a traditional film festival program with documentaries and feature films as well as programs for short films, retrospectives and film related special events (concerts, exhibitions, talks and more).

The winners of this year’s festival are:

Main Competition Jury Members: Uberto Pasolini, Steen Bille, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Laura Birn, Kang Soo-Yeon, William Goldstei

Grand Prix for the Best Film (Bronze wolf statuette and a grant of 10,000 Euros, equally
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Israel’s 'A Quiet Heart' triumphs at Tallinn Black Nights

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Israel’s 'A Quiet Heart' triumphs at Tallinn Black Nights
Iran’s Narges Abyar takes best director for Breath, Kadri Kõusaar’s Mother scoops best Estonian film.

Israeli feature A Quiet Heart has been awarded the grand prix for best film at this year’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 11-27).

The drama receives a prize of €10,000, which is shared between director Eitan Anner (Love & Dance) and producer Gal Greenspan, who made the film under his banner Green Productions.

The Jerusalem-set film follows a secular young woman who seeks refuge from her life as a concert pianist. Star Ania Bukstein took the best actress prize.

A jury comprised of Uberto Pasolini, Steen Bille, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Laura Birn, Kang Soo–Youn and William Goldstein issued a statement saying that the film was “an inspiring journey towards hope and courage”.

The event’s best director prize went to Iran’s Narges Abyar for her feature Breath, which tells the story of a family living in Iran in
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Haifa awards go to 'Personal Affairs,' 'The Distinguished Citizen'

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Festival’s Mix Programme $65,000 production grant was awarded to Rony and Riyad.

The 32nd Haifa International Film Festival came to a close with Maha Haj’s Personal Affairs winning the Haifa Cultural Fund Award for the Best Feature Film in the Israeli feature competition. It comes with a $26,000 prize.

Haj’s feature debut – which screened in Cannes Un Certain Regard – is about a Palestinian family coming to grips with their different circumstances.

Best debut feature with $13,000 is awarded to the film Bar Bahar-In Between by Maysaloun Hamoud.

Best script went to writer/director Eitan Anner’s A Quiet Heart.

Best Actor was awarded to Norman Issa and Moshe Ivgy for The 90 Minute War; Best Actress was Noa Koler for Through The Wall.

The Cinematography prize went to Ziv Berkovich for Home Port.

In the Israeli documentary competition, the Rozalia Katz Award for Best Documentary Film with $7,800 went to Lillian. Poetess, directed
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Haifa fest reveals Israeli films line-up

Haifa fest reveals Israeli films line-up
There are 27 features and documentaries amongst this year’s festival selection.

Haifa International Film Festival (Oct 15-24) has revealed the line-up of Israeli titles for its 32nd edition.

The programme will include 13 Israeli feature films, 14 Israeli documentary films, 48 shorts and animated films and 10 student and recent graduate films.

See the full list below, including synopses.

Full line-up of Israeli titles:

Israeli feature film competition:

(Synopses provided by festival)

Antenna, dir. Arik Rotstein (Wp)

On a bright morning, Joshua, an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor, discovers that a cellular communications antenna has been installed on the roof of his home. It turns out that his neighbor has leased his part of the roof to a cellular company. Joshua feels that a terrible injustice was done. The radiation must be the cause for all his aches and pains. There is nothing for it - Joshua declares war on the offending neighbor and drags his wife Sarah and three adult sons with
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