TMZ is reporting that actor and director Bill Paxton died on Saturday February 25, 2017, due to complications of surgery. He was 61 years.
The 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival announced the winning films, awarding the Big Sky Award to 100 YEARS: ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE by Melinda Janko.
Moonlight shined bright at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and the Robert Altman Award.
A QUIET PASSION starring Cynthia Nixon, and an official selection at the 2016 New York, Toronto and Berlin film festivals, will open in New York on April 14, and at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles on April 21.
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese will present Robert De Niro with the 44th Chaplin Award at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. The pair have worked together on eight films, beginning with Mean Streets in 1973.
The documentary Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo, directed by David Fairhead, about the NASA team that guided the United States’ early astronauts, has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures for release in the U.S.
Gasparilla International Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup, and World Premiere of ALL NIGHTER Starring J.K. Simmons
The 2017 Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) taking place March 2 to March 9, at the Tampa Theater and AMC Centro Ybor in Tampa, Florida, announced its official selection. The festival will open with Burn Your Maps and close with Unleashed.
2 Live & Onstage Programs Featuring Performances by Will Oldham and Terence Nance Added to San Francisco International Film Festival
“Parallel Spaces: Will Oldham and Jerome Hiler” and “18 Black Girls / Boys Ages 1-18 Who Have Arrived at the Singularity and Are Thus Spiritual Machines” have been added to the popular Live & Onstage section of the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.
2017 Toronto International Film Festival Will Eliminate Vanguard and City to City + Reduce Numbers of Films on Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival organizers today revealed its plan to retire the Vanguard and City to City sections and reduce the overall number of films in the 2017 lineup by 20 percent.
Toronto’s 14th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival, presented by TIFF and Human Rights Watch, will feature an eight-film lineup that galvanizes an impassioned call for social change through extraordinary stories of struggle, survival and hope.
The 2017 Academy Award-nominated film LION will be honored at the 2017 Gala for Child Protection: Because All Children Deserve a Safe Childhood on Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Natasha Kermani’s IMITATION GIRL, Starring Lauren Ashley Carter to World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival | VIDEO
Iranian-American filmmaker Natasha Kermani’s film IMITATION GIRL, featuring indie horror actress Lauren Ashley Carter (DARLING, POD), will celebrate its world premiere at the Cinequest Film & VR Festival 2017.
Film Independent and IFC have renewed their exclusive agreement for IFC to telecast the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in the U.S. through 2020. This year’s event airs live on IFC on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm PT/5 pm ET.
The World Premiere of Life directed by Daniel Espinosa has been selected as the Closing Night Film of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals.
Scheduled in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Great War,” a three-part, six-hour documentary, will premiere Monday, April 10, through Wednesday, April 12, 9:00p.m. ET on PBS.
LA LA LAND and NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Among Feature Film Winners at the 2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
“La La Land,” and “Nocturnal Animals,” are among the winners of the 2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards.
Polish Animation Legends Witold Giersz and Daniel Szczechura to be Honored at 57th Krakow Film Festival
As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of Polish animation, two outstanding veterans of the genre, Witold Giersz and Daniel Szczechura, will be honored with the 20th Dragon of Dragons award at the 57th Krakow Film Festival.
The Dance Films Association, (DFA) has selected four dance film projects as the recipients of the 2016 Production Grant. This year’s recipient of the full $2,500 award is From There to Here, directed by Sydney Skov and Janique Robillard.
Nakom, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, and nominated for the John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award for the best new film made for under $500,000, will be released by Corinth Films.
Krisha by director Trey Edward Shults is the big winner of the 1st American Independent Film Awards (AIFAs), winning the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (Shults), Best Lead Performance (Krisha Fairchild)
The 2017 Oxford Film Festival celebrated the best of the fest, handing out Hoka awards for Ian MacAllister-McDonald’s SOME FREAKS for Best Narrative Feature
Maren Ade’s dark comedy, Toni Erdmann was the big winner at the 14th International Cinephile Society Awards (ICS), taking top honors for Best picture, director, non-English language film and original screenplay.
Here is the first official trailer for Handsome Devil, an Irish funny, music-drenched coming-of-age story set in an elite Dublin rugby school from writer-director John Butler.
The Writers Guild of America last night announced the winners of the 2017 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement, honoring Moonlight with award for Original Screenplay and Command and Control with the award for Documentary Screenplay.