Film Festivals

‘Page One’ documentary to headline 2011 deadCENTER Opening Night

‘Page One’ documentary to headline 2011 deadCENTER Opening Night

Critically acclaimed documentary Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times will lead deadCENTER Opening Night film screenings beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, located at 415 Couch Dr. The 2011 deadCENTER Film Festival is June 8 – 12 at seven locations in downtown Oklahoma City. Click here for the most updated schedule. For 14 months, Director Andrew Rossi was given unprecedented access to the […]

Gen Art Film Festival Announces 2011 Lineup

Gen Art Film Festival Announces 2011 Lineup

Gen Art’s festival is back, and will run June 8 – 14, 2011; the festival will open with “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” the debut film from 35-year-old filmmaker Jonathan Sobol. Starring Scott Caan, J.K. Simmons, and Tricia Helfer, “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” is “the story of a hard living gambling father who has doomed his three sons to a horrible fate, and when his sons find out they don’t have much time left, […]

Long Awaited Terence Malick Film “Tree of Life” Gets Boo-ed at Cannes

Long Awaited Terence Malick Film “Tree of Life” Gets Boo-ed at Cannes

Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” probably the most highly anticipated film at the Cannes Film Festival, held multiple, invitation-only screenings on Monday at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, the largest theater available there. Audiences actually booed the film. (As the audiences in Cannes are notorious for doing when they are shocked, offended or simply bored to death.) It shocked Malick’s supporters so much, they gave the film a rather defensive standing ovation as the credits rolled.Malick […]

2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lineup Features 19 Films

2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lineup Features 19 Films

Now in its 22nd year, the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York from June 16 to 30 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Nineteen of the best human rights themed films from 12 countries will be screened, 17 of them New York premieres. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival program this year is organized around four themes: Truth, Justice and Accountability; Times of Conflict and Responses to […]

2011 Big Island Film Festival awards; Noah Wyle’s “Queen of the Lot,” wins Best Feature

2011 Big Island Film Festival awards; Noah Wyle’s “Queen of the Lot,” wins Best Feature

Twelve films received Golden Honu Awards at the 6th Annual Big Island Film Festival today. Best Feature went to “Queen of the Lot,” starring Tanna Frederick and Noah Wyle, written and directed by Henry Jaglom, produced by Rosemary Marks. Celebrity actresses Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) and Hilo’s own Kristina Anapau (“Black Swan”) were present to receive special “No Ka Oi” awards from Big Island Film Festival Executive Director Leo Sears. Winners were selected […]

2011 Albuquerque Film Festival to open with ‘Amigo’; Kicks Off Summer with Screening of The Cool School

2011 Albuquerque Film Festival to open with ‘Amigo’; Kicks Off Summer with Screening of The Cool School

Amigo, written and directed by John Sayles and starring Chris Cooper has been announced as the opening night film of the 3rd Albuquerque Film Festival scheduled for August 18st – 21st, 2011. AMIGO stars Joel Torre as Rafael Dacanay, a village mayor caught in the murderous cross-fire of the Philippine-American War in 1900. When U.S. troops garrison his village, Rafael comes under pressure to collaborate from the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) as he tries […]

14th Shanghai International Film Festival announced its first batch of the competition films for Golden Goblet Award

14th Shanghai International Film Festival announced its first batch of the competition films for Golden Goblet Award

The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival announced its first batch of the competition films for its Golden Goblet Award on May 10th. The nine films in the shortlist come from Argentina, Italy, Japan, Germany, Turkey, and Russia. Among them, the latest work by British director Roland Joffe, a Golden Palm recipient in Cannes, and Japanese director SABU. The nine films are: “The Bones Tunnel” (Argentina) directed by Nacho Garassino “Ainom” (Italy) directed by Lorenzo Ceva […]

Kings of Leon documentary ‘Talihina Sky’ to rock deadCENTER Film Festival kick-off celebration

Kings of Leon documentary ‘Talihina Sky’ to rock deadCENTER Film Festival kick-off celebration

The rock and roll documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon will celebrate its Oklahoma premiere on Wednesday, June 8 as the inaugural film of the 2011 deadCENTER Film Festival. Talihina Sky is the story of Kings of Leon, whose strict Pentecostal upbringing in Oklahoma and Tennessee preceded their unlikely transformation into one of the biggest rock bands in the world. The free, outdoor screening begins at 9:30 p.m. at the 400 block […]

CANCELLED: 2011 Cairo International Film Festival

CANCELLED: 2011 Cairo International Film Festival

The Ministry of Culture has announced that it will cancel the Cairo International Film Festival this year due to upcoming elections, Gulf News reported. “The Ministry of Culture has decided to cancel the festival this year, which was due in late November, because of the current preparations for the parliamentary and presidential elections as well as due to the economic situation.” Emad Abu Ghazi, the Minister of Culture, denied that instability in Egypt was behind […]

LA Film Festival Announces Guillermo del Toro as Guest Director, as well as film selections for closing night, special screening

LA Film Festival Announces Guillermo del Toro as Guest Director, as well as film selections for closing night, special screening

The Los Angeles Film Festival, continue to get ready for the 2011 edition, announcing Guillermo del Toro as Guest Director, as well as film selections for closing night, a special screening, galas, conversations and more. In his role as Guest Director, del Toro will select a film to present at the Festival that has been an influence to him, followed by a conversation. Presented by Guillermo del Toro, FilmDistrict’s world premiere of Don’t Be Afraid […]

Rooftop Films to NY Premiere 3 films from 2011 South by Southwest

Rooftop Films to NY Premiere 3 films from 2011 South by Southwest

Rooftop Films is doing it different this year, announcing a special weekend of select films from the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, making their New York Premieres June 3-5 2011, as part of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series. The films making their New York Premieres as part of our South by Southwest Weekend are The Dish and the Spoon directed by Alison Bagnall and starring Greta Gerwig, No Matter What directed by Cherie […]

2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival to Showcase New British Films as First Programme Details Unveiled

2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival to Showcase New British Films as First Programme Details Unveiled

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) revealed the first details of its 2011 program showcasing some of the best new British films . The program will include the world premiere of political thriller ‘Page Eight’ from twice Oscar-nominated David Hare (best known for the internationally acclaimed ‘The Hours’ and ‘The Reader’) – which stars Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Judy Davis. Scottish director David Mackenzie (Young Adam, Hallam Foe) will also […]

12th Jeonju International Film Festival Award Winners; “Jean Gentil” wins for best international film

12th Jeonju International Film Festival Award Winners; “Jean Gentil” wins for best international film

The South Korean film “Anyang, Paradise City”won the grand prize in the Korean feature films competition category at the 12th Jeonju International Film Festival.  Directed by Park Chan-kyong, the film portrays the past and present of the South Korean city of Anyang by integrating elements of documentary and feature film. Park is a younger brother of director Park Chan-wook, an award-winning director who captured the grand prix honors at Cannes in 2004 with “Oldboy.” The […]

2011 New York Indian Film Festival Announces Award Winners; Sthaniya Sambaad (Spring in the Colony) wins Best Film

2011 New York Indian Film Festival Announces Award Winners; Sthaniya Sambaad (Spring in the Colony) wins Best Film

The 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival came to a close on May 8 with the Closing Night red carpet premiere of Rituparno Ghosh’s powerful film Noukadubi which was attended by Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, Madhur Jaffrey, Ambassador Prakash Shah, Consul General Prabhu Dayal, and many other notable celebrities. Noukadubi is a 1920s love story based on the novel by Rabindranath Tagore. Following the premiere at Asia […]

Newport Beach Film Festival Announces 2011 Award Winners; ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings’ Wins Top Jury Prize

Newport Beach Film Festival Announces 2011 Award Winners; ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings’ Wins Top Jury Prize

Jonathan Sobol’s feature-length writing-directing debut ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings’ was the big winner at the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival winning multiple awards including the top prize Jury Award for Best Feature Film. The film follows the three eldest sons (Scott Caan, Paul Costanzo and Jason Jones) of a career gambler (Harvey Keitel) and how they each respond to his death. Oren Kaplan’s “Hamill’ a true story based on the life of deaf UFC […]

Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners; Dragonslayer Wins Best International Feature

Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners; Dragonslayer Wins Best International Feature

‘Dragonslayer’ won Best International Feature and ‘Family Portrait in Black and White’ won Best Canadian Feature at the 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival. Nine awards and over $72,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival Award Winners: Best Canadian Feature FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE (D: Julia Ivanova; P: Boris Ivanov, Mike […]

18th Chicago Underground Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Night Films + Jury

18th Chicago Underground Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Night Films + Jury

The 18th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) will open with the World Premiere of Chicago filmmaker, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum, Jerzy Rose’s first feature, “Some Girls Never Learn,” a humorous, absurd romp through time and space, the underworld and the stratosphere. Closing Night will bring Jeff Krulik and John Heyn back to Chicago to share the cult favorite “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” as an opener for their brand new feature […]

‘The House of Suh’ and ‘Living In Seduced Circumstances’ Took Top Jury Honors at 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

‘The House of Suh’ and ‘Living In Seduced Circumstances’ Took Top Jury Honors at 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival celebrated the closing night of their 27th Anniversary edition on Thursday night with the screening of the Taiwanese romantic comedy “LOVE IN DISGUISE” by Leehom Wang and the announcement of this year’s jury prizes. Filmmaker Ian Gamazon took home both the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction Film and Outstanding Director award for his film “LIVING IN SEDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES,” while actors Eric Mabius, Fernando Noriega, Will Yun […]

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Wraps; Announces More Awards

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Wraps; Announces More Awards

54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5) with 265 screenings of 193 films from 48 countries came to close on Thursday. Eleven films were in juried competition for the 15th annual $15,000 New Directors Award which was given to director Park Jung-bumʼs The Journals of Musan (South Korea). The Salesman by Sébastien Pilote (Canada) was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. The jury described it as “a first feature with a precise sense […]

63 films from Hawaii and around the world at 2011 Big Island Film Festival

63 films from Hawaii and around the world at 2011 Big Island Film Festival

Hawaii stars including celebrity honorees Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), and Kristina Anapau (Black Swan) will help celebrate independent narrative filmmaking at the 6th Annual Big Island Film Festival (BIFF) running May 11-15, 2011 event at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and The Shops at Mauna Lani. BIFF 2011 will showcase 63 independent narrative films from 7 countries, 10 of them filmed in Hawaii, including:-All Collected Things, looking back at a love story. Michael Tanji […]

11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Kicks Off.. runs through Sunday, May 8

11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Kicks Off.. runs through Sunday, May 8

The 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night, May 4, with the Opening Night celebration which featured the U.S. Premiere of the Delhi-set comedy “Do Dooni Chaar,” Disney’s first live-action Hindi film. The star-studded red carpet premiere, held at Manhattan’s prestigious Paris Theater, was attended by special guests Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh Kapoor along with writer/director Habib Faisal. Also attending the premiere were Aparna Sen, Madhur Jaffrey, Aditya Bhattacharya, […]

37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to cancel Al Pacino event

37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to cancel Al Pacino event

The 37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will cancel the rare Al Pacino appearance, Pacino: One Night Only, the website seattle.broadwayworld.com reports. The cancellation is due to this week’s announcement that Pacino has been nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actor for his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Due to the conflict with the Tony Award Ceremony STG and Al Pacino announce a cancellation of his appearance at […]

5Point Film Festival Winners for 2011; The Wolf and The Medallion wins Best of Festival

5Point Film Festival Winners for 2011; The Wolf and The Medallion wins Best of Festival

The Wolf and The Medallion by Jeremy Collins won the top award, Best of Festival, at the 5Point Film Festival which ran April 28 – May 1, 2011 in Carbondale, Colorado. The Wolf and The Medallion which had its world premiere at the festival is described as a thrilling experimental art performance by artist and climber, Jeremy Collins, the filmmaker who brought you last year’s beloved Border Country. Scored to live music, this multifaceted piece […]

2011 Staten Island Film Festival Announces Free Admission and Nominees

2011 Staten Island Film Festival Announces Free Admission and Nominees

The 2011 Staten Island Film Festival continues to make big announcements as the days get closer to the festival run scheduled for June 8 – 12, 2011 reports silive.com. For the first time, the festival will feature free admission at the door for screenings. Most of the screening will be shown at the St. George Theatre and at the Music and Veterans Halls at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. The Children’s Film Series […]