Film Festivals

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 […]

21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) award-winners

21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) award-winners

Giorgos Lanthimos’ film Kynodontas (Dogtooth) took the top prize, KINGFISHER Award, at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) held in the Slovenian capital, November 10 – 21. Dogtooth, the film about a husband and wife who keep their children imprisoned within their house and pretend that this is normal, has won numerous film festivals awards including the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and has officially […]

Snow Film Fest NYC Presented By Skullcandy Announces 2010 Awards

Snow Film Fest NYC Presented By Skullcandy Announces 2010 Awards

The first annual Snow Film Fest NYC (SFFNYC) held November 19th and 20th in New York City announced the winners: Best 2010 Ski Film: THE WAY I SEE IT. Matchstick Productions brings the audience a work of epic proportions, catching the best athletes doing what the do best- skiing faster, spinning while flipping and grabbing and stalking the deepest stashes of snow, while still reminding the audience what makes this sport so special: adventure, passion, […]

California Independent Film Festival Moving

California Independent Film Festival Moving

After just one year in Orinda, the ContraCostaTimes is reporting that the California Independent Film Festival is moving just a few miles down the road to Moraga and The New Rheem Theatre. Cost was the driving force behind the decision, said festival founder and President Derek Zemrak. Whereas festival organizers had to pay to use the Orinda Theatre, they operate the Rheem themselves. The festival moved to Orinda last year after seven years in Livermore, also […]

2010 Virginia Film Festival Announces Winners

2010 Virginia Film Festival Announces Winners

Josh Radnor’s happythankyoumoreplease captured the Audience Favorite Award for Best Narrative Feature for the recently-wrapped, and record-setting, 2010 Virginia Film Festival. Radnor’s happythankyoumoreplease also earned the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In happythankyoumoreplease “Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Sam Wexler is a struggling writer who’s having a particularly bad day. When a young boy gets separated from his family on the subway, Sam makes […]

Palm Springs International Awards Gala and Film Festival Issues A Reward for Info in Murder of Publicist Ronni Chasen

Palm Springs International Awards Gala and Film Festival Issues A Reward for Info in Murder of Publicist Ronni Chasen

The Palm Springs International Awards Gala and Film Festival has issued a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Ronni Chasen, who was shot and killed in the early hours on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The festival was reportedly a client of Ronni Chasen. According to the NY Times, “Early Tuesday, Ms. Chasen, 64, was shot repeatedly in the chest while driving on […]

Colin Firth and Natalie Portman to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF)

Colin Firth and Natalie Portman to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF)

The 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Colin Firth and Natalie Portman with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Actor and Actress, respectively. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2011 awards season on Saturday, January 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Mary Hart. Firth and Portman will join previously announced honorees Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan. The […]