Film Festivals

“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” takes takes top prizes at 2010 Q Awards

“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” takes takes top prizes at 2010 Q Awards

The producers of Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival announced the winners of their annual Q Awards, including the $500 Shawn A. Moore Award for Texas filmmakers and the $500 Dallas Voice Audience Choice Award. The four-day festival – held June 3-6 at the historic Rose Marine Theater – featured more than 25 films, including World, Southwest and Texas premieres, along with appearances by several filmmakers, including Violet Tendencies writer/star Jesse Archer […]

Brooklyn Film Festival 2010 Winners

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD : THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski Best Narrative Feature: GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY by Larence Michael Levine Best Documentary: THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski Best Narrative Short: NAISSANCES by Anne Emond Best Animation: SPUTNIK 5 by Susanna Nicchiarelli Best Experimental : NECESSARY GAMES by Sophie Hyde Best New Director : ALVARO BRECHNER for Bad Day to Go Fishing Spirit Awards Feature Narrative Documentary Short Narrative Experimental Animation BUMMER […]

Sydney filmmakers take the top awards in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition

  Sydney filmmakers took the top awards in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition.  Sydney filmmaker, Ian Walker, won Best Director for his documentary I, Psychopath, and Sydney production company Essential Media won Best Film for How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer and Best Television Series for Whatever! The Science of Teens, shown on the local Australian ABC. Kayna Fichadia, a year two student at Epping North Primary School, was awarded best Primary Student […]

Oklahoma native Lance McDaniel chosen to lead state’s largest film festival, deadCENTER Film Festival

Oklahoma native Lance McDaniel chosen to lead state’s largest film festival, deadCENTER Film Festival

deadCENTER Film Festival officials announced the hiring of Lance McDaniel as Executive Director. McDaniel replaces longtime director Cacky Poarch, who resigned earlier this year following the most successful festival to date. McDaniel’s background in marketing and international brand consultation, combined with his filmmaking and passion for education, make him the ideal person to take the helm at this time. “Cacky Poarch, Melissa Scaramucci and Kim Haywood have transformed deadCenter into a nationally-renowned platform for independent […]

2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalists

2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalists

BLUE Ocean Film Festival announced the finalists of the 2010 film competition. All Finalist films will be screened during the Festival (August 24 – 29) in one of the 6 Monterey Peninsula theater venues in Monterey, California. Broadcast Big Sur: Wild California | National Geographic TVHumpback from Fire to Ice | Michelle AddingtonInto The Dragon’s Lair | NHU AfricaOrca Killing School | National Geographic TVStrange Days On Planet Earth: Dirty Secrets | Sea Studio Foundation […]

Snow Film Fest NYC Announces 2010 Screening Panel

Snow Film Fest NYC earlier this Summer announced the official 2010 Screening Panel. Packed with both snow and art industry names, these fine folks have pledged to dedicate their expertise and knowledge in their fields to help award the talented pool of snow filmmakers showcasing their work from November 19 – 21, 2010 at the landmark Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan.   The panel will judge the 2010 Official Selections across many categories including but […]

Woodstock Film Festival Announces Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Bruce Beresford

Woodstock Film Festival Announces Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford, the two-time Academy Award nominated writer/director will be presented with the 2010 Honorary Maverick Award by the Woodstock Film Festival, during its Gala Award Ceremony, Saturday evening, October 2, at BSP Studios in Kingston, NY. “We are thrilled to be presenting our Honorary Maverick Award to Bruce Beresford this year,” said WFF Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein. “Throughout his extensive body of work, Beresford has exhibited unique talent, drawing award winning performances […]

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

The Durban International Film Festival announced that the winner of the Best Feature Film of its 31st edition is The White Meadows (Iran). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, the film was lauded by the International Jury as a “timeless and poetic narrative.” “The film conjures up a landscape that is visually stunning and intriguing because it is both harsh and beautiful. It is an enigmatic and poignant political allegory and takes the viewers through a journey […]

Animation Block Party 2010 Winners

Since the premiere of the first official ABP film festival on September 9th 2004, the NYC based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. The seventh annual Animation Block Party was July 30-August 1, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek. Award winners of Animation Block Party 2010: Best in Show: Old Fangs – Adrien Merigeau, Ireland Original Design: Paper Daydream – Jun Iwakawa, […]

2010 LA Shorts Fest Award Winners

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short films. As the largest short film festival in the world with more than 1,000 entries, 250 film screenings and 9 days of guest speakers, interactive and entertaining events, the festival has become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscovered. Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations.  Here is the […]

The National Film Board of Canada Brings Three Films To Toronto International Film Festival

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19, 2010) with three films—the world premiere of Sturla Gunnarsson’s documentary about Canadian scientist and activist David Suzuki; the Canadian premiere of animator Claude Cloutier’s latest short; and Theodore Ushev’s animated tribute to filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. Award-winning director Sturla Gunnarsson presents a biography of ideas featuring iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki. At 73 years of age, […]

Central Florida Film Festival takes place in Ocoee, Florida this Labor Day weekend

The Central Florida Film Festival takes place at the West Orange 5 Cinema in Ocoee, Florida this Labor Day weekend (September 3-6).  The festival, in it’s fifth year, has planned an acting seminar/panel discussion entitled ACTING IN FILM and another one for filmmakers entitled FILM PRODUCTION.   Both panel discussions will take place on Saturday morning, September 4th, from 10:00 am until 12:15 pm at screening room #1 at the theater.  The price of admission is only $10. In addition, […]

Hollyshorts 2010 Wraps With Nicholas Carmen’s Short Film “Piano Fingers” Winning Grand Jury Prize For Best Short Film

Hollyshorts 2010 Wraps With Nicholas Carmen’s Short Film “Piano Fingers” Winning Grand Jury Prize For Best Short Film

The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival came to a close in August, with Nicholas Carmen’s short film “Piano Fingers” taking home the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3. Carmen took home a $10,000 post production services package from Company 3. Grzegorz Jonkajtys won the Best Director Award also presented by Company 3. Jonkajtys directed the acclaimed Sci Fi short film “The Third Letter” which drew a packed house when […]