The weekly agenda for November 6 features George Clooney as Mr Fox and Harry Potter in the Deathly Hallows. Egypt and Greece host international film festivals and The Oscar season previews with the Governor's Awards ceremony.
Cairo International Film Festival
The 33rd annual event pays tribute to Arab filmmakers, Algerian directors, and African cinema. Highlights include a focus on Bollywood's international success with Slumdog Millionaire cast members Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
The festival screens films from 17 countries and organizes a digital competition. CIFF dedicates the festival to the late Egyptian director Shadi Abdel Salam, of The Mummy, a classic film, which has been restored by the Martin Scorsese Foundation. Scorsese will be present to introduce the classic at the festival. RC
2012 releases in cinemas worldwide
John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Thandie Newton and Danny Glover star in the latest Roland Emmerich thriller, 2012. The film is a sci-fi thriller following writer Jackson Curtis (Cusack) who has to use his knowledge of ancient prophecies to save the world from complete destruction following a Mayan prediction that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012.
The movie releases in France on November 11, Australia on November 12 and the USA and UK on November 13.
November 13 - 22
50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
November 2009 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Thessaloniki film festival. Greece will welcome around 240 films from all over the world with this year's theme "Why cinema now?" The festival will also have regional screenings in 16 Greek cities from November 22 onwards.
Fantastic Mr. Fox rolls out in the US
20th Century Fox's latest release Fantastic Mr Fox will have a limited release in the US on November 13, followed by international releases from November to May 2010.
Fantastic Mr Fox is about a gangster-like fox who has to give up his wild lifestyle to become more responsible. But not before trying "one last raid" on three nasty farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe, the animated film is the first to be distributed by Regency Pictures and the first stop-motion animation flick for 20th Century.
Singapore on November 19
US (full release) on November 25
France on December 23
Australia on January 7, 2010
Argentina on March 4, 2010
Germany on May 13, 2010
Oscars Governors Awards
The inaugural Governors Awards event scheduled to take place on November 14. Oscar winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' inaugural event.
Stockholm International Film Festival
The 20th anniversary of the Stockholm Film festival will celebrate Luc Besson with the Stockholm Visionary Award, present five outdoor screenings (including a screening on a ten-ton ice screen) and feature 180 films from all over the world.
November 17 / 18
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 releases
The newest Harry Potter film releases worldwide this week with screenings in Belgium and Germany on November 17. Fans in Brazil, Spain and the UK and the US will see the film on November 18, while New Zealand and Japan have to wait until November 25 and 27.
Part 2 of the 7th Harry Potter movie is currently in final stages of production and will release in the UK and US on July 15, 2011.
International Documentary Film Festival
One of the world's top documentary film festivals, the 22nd annual event screens more than 300 films, including "green" documentaries, and conducts panel discussions and courses, all centered at Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square).
Octogenarian filmmaker Frederick Wiseman will be honored with screenings of his films, British rock music filmmaker Julien Temple, and American Ira Glass of radio and TV's This American Life will participate. An award ceremony occurs on November 27.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon release
The second Twilight movie premiers in Los Angeles, US on November 20 and goes on to release worldwide in the following week. The movie's trailer has already broken records by being the most viewed trailer on the web with more than 25 millions views. The Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson duo return to the screen in a plot that explores lost love with Bella (Stewart) wishing farewell to the Cullens family since they have to leave town.
International Film Festival of India
Celebrating feature films from all over the world, Goa welcomes the 40th International Film Festival of India from November 23 to December 03. One of the oldest and largest film festivals in India, the festival features movies and film makers from over 50 countries and is jointly organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the government of Goa.
The Princess and the Frog limited release
Disney's The Princess and the Frog premiers in Los Angeles on November 25, and worldwide from December 11 onwards. The animation movie features the voices of Anika Noni Rose, John Goodman, Terence Howard, Angela Bassett and Oprah Winfrey. The Princess and the Frog is Disney's first hand-drawn animated film since Home on the Range in 2004.
Golden Horse Awards - Taipei
The Chinese film industry's largest gathering and goes hand in hand with its most prestigious awards ceremony (which dates back to 1962). The festival spreads out over almost a month and features 200 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animated productions from around the world - and it all leads to the Golden Horse Awards on November 28.