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2010 Raindance Film Festival Line-Up Announced

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The line-up for the 18th Raindance Film Festival was announced today at a press launch held at the May Fair Hotel in London. This years line-up includes 77 feature films, 69 UK premieres and 133 short films, special live events, exclusive Q&As and masterclasses.

The festival will run from September 29 – October 10.

Opening the festival on Wednesday 29th September is Jackboots On Whitehall – a satirical animation about an alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion. Star voiceover cast includes: Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike,Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming, Richard Griffiths, Stephen Merchant and Richard O’Brien. It will be followed by an after-party with live set from rising Us indie band stars Airborne Toxic Event and DJ set from one of the most influential DJs in the UK – Andrew Weatherall. The following day will
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FFF Bayern backs 'Anonymous,' 'Italian'

FFF Bayern backs 'Anonymous,' 'Italian'
Cologne, Germany -- "Learning Italian," a spy comedy starring Kevin Costner and directed by Kevin Reynolds, has picked up €1.1 million ($1.5 million) in production funding from regional funding body FFF Bayern and the Bavarian Bank Fund.

Reynolds has teamed with Costner on "Waterworld" (1995) and "Robin Hood -- Prince of Thieves" (1991). The director's last feature was period actioner "Tristan + Isolde" (2006). Costner's latest is John Wells' downsizing drama "The Company Men," which was an audience favorite at Sundance.

"Learning Italian" is being set up as an international co-production between Diplomat Films and Germany's Bavaria Film Partners. Reynolds, Costner and Howard Kaplan are producing.

Fff Bayern also put up $1.5 million towards "Berlin Mitte," from veteran director Helmut Dietl. The feature, which Dietl co-wrote with Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre ("Solo Album"), is a modern-day update of Dietl's cult 1980s TV series "Kir Royal," which lampooned Munich high society. The new film is set in Berlin
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ARD big winner at German Television Prize

ARD big winner at German Television Prize
COLOGNE, Germany -- German pubcaster ARD was the big winner at the sixth annual German Television Prize, Germany's Emmys, Saturday night, taking home nine of the 22 crystal statuettes, including the top prize for best TV movie/miniseries for Stauffenberg, an historic reconstruction of the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Fellow pubcaster ZDF was ARD's closest competitor, winning five statuettes, including best news program for Berlin Mitte and best documentary program for The Miracle Of Bern - The True Story. Germany's commercial broadcasters were close behind, with RTL winning 4 German TV Prize awards, ProSieben taking 3 and Sat.1 winning 2 statuettes.

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