Thursday, March 27, 2008

Amsterdam to Honor Tim Burton

Tim Burton will receive a career achievement award at this year's 24th annual Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival.

Director of the film festival director Phil van Tongeren is delighted to welcome Burton. "I consider him as one of the most remarkable, recognizable and innovative directors of our time," he said. During his stay in Amsterdam, Burton will give a public interview on his career and a selection of his films will be presented (which ones have not been officially announced yet).

The AFFF starts on April 9th and ends on April 20th.

Read more about the festival and previous honorees in this link.

18 comments:

Redfox said...

hah. so now they are ALL waking up.

no, no....great!
we europeans love him more than yankees anyway.

i love tim burton said...

god i love tim...

i do live in the us, redfox, but i was born and grew up in england (and i hate it here, mind you!) so i have to agree with ur statement that europeans do appreciate tim more than anyone else!

Tim said...

I live in the US and I know a few people including myself that adore Tim and his films. I will admit that the Academy Awards don't really give Tim what he deserves. Europe does give him more mantle pieces.

CorpseCharlotte said...

Tim deserves this soooooo much! Well done, Tim!

Anonymous said...

I want to know more about Tims Alice in Wonderland project what can you give me on that?

Fuzzy Duck said...

^Anonymous: If you search on our news blog, you will find all of the up-to-date and truthful information on "Alice and Wonderland" available. Hope that helps! :)

Jordi said...

Yesterday I waited almost all day in front of the theater where you could get the free tickets for the interview... And with a few friends (and some new ones we made while waiting, haha) we were first in line! I'VE GOT THE GOLDEN TICKET!

Well, perhaps US people are way more used to the idea of meeting celebrities and idols, since they're all living in L.A. or N.Y., but for a Dutch guy like me it's really special! Wow, finally I'm gonna meet the man who made me realise I truly wanted to be a movie director...

You can imagine the state I'm in right now ;)

Fuzzy Duck said...

^Very exciting! :) Let us know what happens, Jordi!

az!ze said...
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az!ze said...

I can`t believe this, it`s the time of my life but i have to miss it. I am a student in Germany and I have wait him so much but I learned this happening right now...
So I couldn`t reach him today but does anyone know about the what he would do after this afff things. Would he still be there in Amsterdam or???
(Especially jordi could you answer these questions, `cause you know much more things...)

Ciao bella, Ciao Tim :(

Jordi said...

I wish I would´ve been able to answer your questions, az!ze, but unfortunately, I don´t know much either. I know it was as a surprise and a relief to the festival organisation when he finally gave is definitive ´yes´, but what he´s gonna do afterwards... Perhaps he will come to you home, az!ze ;)

And within a few hours he's signing my Big Fish dvd! I'm bouncing through my room right now :D

I'll let you know what it was like today! See ya!

az!ze said...

Thanks jordi,
I hope so that he would come my home;)`cause there is nothing else to do...

And??? If i would not be so problem for you, i want to have some photos of today.

Have funnn :P

Jordi said...

WOW... I'm still trembling. It was absolutely amazing! :D

Yesterday, there was quite a row two hours before the signing session begun. Eventually, me and my friends were in the middle of the row, and slowly but surely, we moved forwards. At the bottom of a stairs, we had to wait, and ten people at a time could walk up the stairs. And there he was, sitting in a beautiful art deco room, and it was like entering his mausoleum. He, clearly, was at his ease and took his time to talk with fans and sign their stuff. I managed to give him a short film that I made, and he was very grateful for it and for the fact I was making movies. He supported me to keep doing that, I thanked him for his films, we said goodbye and I went crazy! :D

Then, there was a public interview, and he was really cool and funny and generous in his answers. I asked him a question, and he listened well and gave me a nice answer. Brilliant!

Afterwards, he gave a short introduction to a screening of Edward Scissorhands, and when he left, me and my friend jumped out of our chairs and almost chased him :p And we managed to take a picture with him! And again, he was supportive and friendly.

In short, it was a dream come true. Wow! I'll send some pictures to the Collective. :D

(And yes, az!ze, he's coming to your home :p)

az!ze said...

jordi,
you lucky devilll:(

I cann`t say so much thing
I hate you,
I hate life,
I hate, hate, hate...

Fuzzy Duck said...

^You are SO damn lucky! :D

Very exciting!

I wish I could show him my film. But it's wonderful to hear that you got to meet him like this.

Jordi said...

If you wanna see a part of the interview - the part in which I ask my question ;) - check out http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=RvO6D61UVbc
and http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=68FCA1oCxmI

I'm the one who asks: 'What is to you the most rewarding aspect of making movies?' :D

az!ze said...

He is so sweet while answering...

Fuzzy Duck said...

Thank you for the links! He seemed very friendly.