Film Festivals

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Program; 81 Short Films from 21 Countries Selected from a Record 6,467 Submissions

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Program; 81 Short Films from 21 Countries Selected from a Record 6,467 Submissions

Sundance Institute announced the program of short films selected to screen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. This year the Festival’s Short Film Program comprises 81 short films from U.S. and international filmmakers selected from 6,467 submissions up 6% over 2010. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The short films selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival are: U.S. NARRATIVE SHORTS This year’s […]

2010 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Winners

2010 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Winners

The 8th annual Wild Rose Independent Film Festival announced this year’s award winners last month at the Awards Ceremony at the Fleur Cinema & Café. A total of 41 films were selected from over 400 submitted to the 2010 Wild Rose, with an additional 8 films invited to screen during the non-competitive portion; the Iowa Film Showcase series running Nov 7-11. Winning ten awards was “16 to Life,” the coming-of-age comedy filmed in the Marquette, […]

The Midwest Independent Film Festival To Announce The 2010 Best of the Midwest Awards

The Midwest Independent Film Festival To Announce The 2010 Best of the Midwest Awards

Tonight, Tuesday, December 7th, is the 2010 edition of the Best of the Midwest Awards, honoring the achievements of local Midwestern filmmakers who participated in the Midwest Independent Film Festival this year. Nominees for the 2010 BMAs: Best Music Video Bring Yourself, directed by Dan Bigelow for Oh My God Take Everything, directed by Otto Arsenault for Greg Laswell Race You, produced by Foundation Content for Elizabeth and the Catapult Love Song for Buddy, directed […]

The 2010 Zero Film Festival Delivers a Unique Blend of Independent Cinema, Music and Art to Los Angeles Audiences

The 2010 Zero Film Festival Delivers a Unique Blend of Independent Cinema, Music and Art to Los Angeles Audiences

Strictly word of mouth and staunchly “D.I.Y.”, the multi-city Zero Film Festival, which drew thousands of film and music lovers in New York and Miami, descends on Los Angeles December 8-11, bringing together an infectious mix of music, art and truly independent cinema. And, while the major film festivals continue to market films with multi-million dollar budgets and A-list talent as “independent”, the Zero Film Festival stays doggedly true to its core ethos. Though “Low-budget” […]

2010 Whistler Film Festival Awards; The Whistleblower Wins Borsos Competition

2010 Whistler Film Festival Awards; The Whistleblower Wins Borsos Competition

The Whistleblower, directed by Larysa Kondracki won the $15,000 Borsos Competition for Best New Canadian Feature Film at the tenth annual Whistler Film Festival. The film, which had its Western Canadian premiere at the festival and stars Academy Award-winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave, is based on the true story of a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. The other 2010 Borsos Competition […]

African Diaspora International Film Festival Kicks Off Its Second Week In New York City

African Diaspora International Film Festival Kicks Off Its Second Week In New York City

The African Diaspora International Film Festival kicks off its second week on Saturday, December 4. Set in New York City, the festival presents the diversity of the Black experience through a wide selection of thought provoking films and documentaries. One hundred and six films make up the festival this year, with 25 US premieres and 39 New York premieres. Over the next two weeks, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) has partnered with local […]

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Next (), Spotlight, New Frontier And Park City At Midnight

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Next (), Spotlight, New Frontier And Park City At Midnight

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections NEXT (<=>), Spotlight, New Frontier, Park City at Midnight, as well as a new Native Showcase. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming said, “The Sundance Film Festival is uniquely a […]

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films To Screen In The Out-Of-Competition Premieres And New Documentary Premieres

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films To Screen In The Out-Of-Competition Premieres And New Documentary Premieres

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and new Documentary Premieres sections of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. “2011 sees the majority of films in the Premieres section coming from outside the studios, illustrating that independent film is both robust and broadening its scope,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film […]

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. […]

Derby City Film Festival Announces Juors And Workshops

Derby City Film Festival Announces Juors And Workshops

The Derby City Film Festival today announced the jurors for the 3rd edition of the festival which runs February 18th through 20th, 2011. The jurors represent a variety of professional entertainment areas and each are respected in Louisville and throughout the region in their fields. They include: – Archie Borders, is a Producer and Director with over twenty years experience in film making and production and owner of BWK Media Group. – Kelly K has […]

Rodney Ray’s ‘Flag of My Father’ in New Orleans film festival

Rodney Ray’s ‘Flag of My Father’ in New Orleans film festival

New Orleans local land surveyor Rodney Ray’s second major film, “Flag of My Father” featuring renowned actors William Devane and John Schneider, will be screened at the Big Easy International Film Festival in New Orleans. The  film, which was produced and shot in northeastern Louisiana, revolves around a U.S. military nurse who serves in Iraq and struggles to convince her older siblings to let her have the flag from her father’s casket. John Schneider plays […]

2011 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Lineup Include Films About Strong Women

2011 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Lineup Include Films About Strong Women

This year’s Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival opens today, Wednesday with Anita, an Argentine drama about an adult with Down syndrome lost in Buenos Aires after a terrorist attack; and ends December 12 with the Israeli film Jaffa, a film about how a family tragedy forces a young Jewish woman to reassess her interfaith romance with a Palestinian man. Stories about strong women drive the official lineup with films like Berlin ’36, a biography of […]

Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund Announces Fourteen Projects For World Premiere At The 2011 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund Announces Fourteen Projects For World Premiere At The 2011 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival

The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) announced its 2011 slate of new screen works which have received funding through the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFFIF) and will world premiere at the 2011 festival.  The list includes three fiction and four factual features, three cross platform works and four short films. Festival Director Katrina Sedgwick says, ‘Each of the Festival fund directors have previously created works that have delighted local and international audiences, and here […]

2011 Palm Beach International Film Festival Returns To 9-Day Schedule

2011 Palm Beach International Film Festival Returns To 9-Day Schedule

The Palm Beach International Film Festival returns for 16th year, but it’s returning to its nine-day schedule after reducing to a budget-cutting five days in 2010, reports the Palm Beach Daily News. The festival will be held March 23-March 31, 2011 at various venues throughout the county. It’s moved from its usual April dates to avoid conflicting with the new Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival and the Delray Beach Film Festival, the festival Executive […]

Academy Award ® Winner Alan Arkin to Receive Bahamas International Film Festival Career Achievement Award

Academy Award ® Winner Alan Arkin to Receive Bahamas International Film Festival Career Achievement Award

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced that Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin ( Little Miss Sunshine, ) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Film Festival, taking place December 1-5 in Nassau. Arkin will be on hand for the tribute, with the special award presentation coming from actress Abigail Breslin, who received an Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actress starring alongside Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine. BIFF’s Career Achievement […]

Kristin Scott Thomas’ “Sarah’s Key” To Kick Off 20111 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Kristin Scott Thomas’ “Sarah’s Key” To Kick Off 20111 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, January 27 – February 6, will open the 2011 Festival with the film SARAH’S KEY. Already receiving critical acclaim across the world, the French film will make its U.S. premiere at the Santa Barbara Festival’s opening night event. The film stars Kristin Scott Thomas and is directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, both of whom are scheduled to be in attendance. Opening night will take place at the Arlington Theatre on […]

Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘The Princess Of Montpensier’ Will Be The Closing Film At The 41st International Film Festival Of India (IFFI)

Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘The Princess Of Montpensier’ Will Be The Closing Film At The 41st International Film Festival Of India (IFFI)

French director Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘The Princess of Montpensier’ will be the closing film at the 41st International Film festival of India (IFFI) on December 2nd. The film which competed at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival is a French period romance drama and focuses on a young woman who is forced into marriage while in love with another man. The ‘Ghost Writer’, directed by Roman Polanski, will be the mid-fest film.  

Thessaloniki International Film Festival To Open With Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

Thessaloniki International Film Festival To Open With Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

The 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival will open on December 3rd with Danny Boyle’s “127 hours”. Boyle’s follow-up to his Oscar winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” is based on the book by Aron Ralston and tells the heroic adventures of the young climber Aron Ralston played in the film by James Franco. Other films in the festival include 20 films to be screened in the Open Horizons section: The Hunter by Rafi Pitts (Shekarchi, Germany/Iran, 2010) […]

23rd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Winners

23rd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Winners

Leonard Retel Helmrich’s Position Among the Stars, the film that opened the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, won both the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary and the Dioraphte IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary. This is the first time ever at IDFA that a director has won the award for feature-length documentary twice: Retel Helmrich also won in 2004 with The Shape of the Moon. A Special Jury Award as given to directors Luc […]

Dubai International Film Festival to honor Actor Sean Penn with 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dubai International Film Festival to honor Actor Sean Penn with 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Dubai International Film Festival named American film icon and international social and political activist Sean Penn as its Western honoree for 2010. Penn, whose career spans nearly three decades, more than 45 films and notable successes as producer, director, actor and screenwriter, will accept the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Festival’s opening ceremony on December 12, 2010. “Sean Penn is without a doubt one of the finest talents of our generation, an outstanding […]

21st Stockholm International Film Festival Award Winners

21st Stockholm International Film Festival Award Winners

Winter’s Bone by Debra Granik was the big winner at the Stockholm International Film Festival Award taking the prizes for Best Film, Fipresci – The International Film Critics Prize for Best Film, and lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, taking the best prize for Best Actress.

2nd Cheyenne International Film Festival Is Scheduled For May 20 – 22, 2011

2nd Cheyenne International Film Festival Is Scheduled For May 20 – 22, 2011

The 2nd Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF2) is scheduled for May 20 – 22, 2011 at the historic Atlas Theater in Downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming. Set to make its big screen premiere is “Cordially, Georgia O’Keeffe“. The film chronicles a visit by artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her sister, Claudia, to Ward, Colorado in 1917. The two sisters boarded a train in Canyon, Texas and wound their way through New Mexico and Colorado eventually to Ward, a […]

Peter Fonda to Accept Artivist Award at 7th Artivist Film Festival Awards

Peter Fonda to Accept Artivist Award at 7th Artivist Film Festival Awards

The Artivist Collective will announce the Artivist Award winners at the 7th Annual Artivist Film Festival. These awards honor those artists whose exemplary work in their community stands out as a shining example of one’s ability to change the world for the better. Actor Peter Fonda will accept the Artivist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Arts and Advocacy, Barbara Pyle will receive the award for Environmental Humanitarianism, and Avis Richards will receive the award for […]

2010 International Film Festival of India International Competition Section Lineup

2010 International Film Festival of India International Competition Section Lineup

International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010 will present a feast of 18 films in the International Competition Section. Previously restricted to feature films from Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America, this year the International Competition Section has been made open to all feature films from across the world. 18 films (15 foreign and 3 Indian) feature films have been short listed for in this Section. The following are the Films shortlisted for the […]