Film Festivals

2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners

2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners

BEST FEATURE FILM LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Director: Matt Thompson Writer: Kent Moran Producers: Luke Moran, Kent Moran Executive Producer Charlkes Cook BEST SHORT FILM- It’s a Tie A SON’S WAR Writer/Director/Producer: Steven Edell Producers: Rain Breaw, Benjamin Wilkins abd Roman Kasparovsky THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS Writer/Director/Producer: JOshua Weigle Co-Writer/Producer: Rebekah Weigle Producer: Angie Alvarez BEST ANIMATION: LET’S POLLUTE Writer/Director/Producer: Geefwee Boedoe BEST DOCUMENTARY 9000 NEEDLES Producer/Director: Doug Dearth Co-Producer: Douglas Busby BEST OF MUSICFEST First […]

The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival October 1st-3rd, Philadelphia

The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival October 1st-3rd, Philadelphia

Project Twenty1, the Philadelphia-based film festival and competition, is holding its 5th annual Film & Animation Festival the weekend of October 1st through 3rd at the 350-seat International House theater at 3701 Chestnut St. This year’s festival is Project Twenty1’s largest ever, featuring 96 short & feature length films, including over 60 World Premieres. Among the films being screened: entries into this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, in which teams of filmmakers had three weeks to […]

2010 Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival announces first six films

2010 Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival announces first six films

Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival announces the first six feature films of this year’s program. Festival director Dr. Dean Bertram is sure that “Sydney film fans are going to go crazy for the festival’s line-up this year. It covers an amazing gamut of genre films. Audiences will see a dark twist on the Santa legend, machete-wielding vigilantes, out-of-this-world conspiracies, a love-mad evil genius bent on world annihilation, cyber-Shakespeare, and Greek zombies. And […]

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to underwrite the 2010 Telluride Film Festival’s Guest Director program, this year featuring novelist and screenwriter of “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje. This is the third consecutive year that the Academy has funded the program. In 2008 the festival’s guest director was Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian political philosopher and cultural critic; in 2009, it was Alexander Payne, the director and Oscar®-winning screenwriter […]

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

AFI FEST presented by Audi announced today that award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as its first-ever Guest Artistic Director. AFI FEST 2010 will take place November 4 through 11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspire him and present these films at the festival in November. His film selections will be announced in October. {jathumbnail off}

Raquel Welch To Receive Icon Award At Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

Raquel Welch To Receive Icon Award At Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) announced today that Raquel Welch, sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s and current best-selling author will be given the Icon Award at the 16th Annual festival, September 15-19, 2010.  Welch will receive the award in person at an open to the public, star-studded, black tie gala on closing night of the festival.  Known for her glamour and beauty, Welch has sustained a high profile career […]

2010 New York Surf Film Festival Announces International Film Program

2010 New York Surf Film Festival Announces International Film Program

The New York Surf Film Festival(NYSFF), presented by JetBlue Airways and The Dominican Republic, has put the final touches on this year’s features program. Ten officially selected feature length films and two cult classics are set to be screened September 24th- 26th at the legendary Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan. The 2010 New York Surf Film Festival features program will provide a spectrum of cinematic viewpoints from established and emerging surf filmmakers. The program will […]

The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival 2010

The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival 2010

In 2007, Tazzla Institute initiated a new project in keeping with its commitment to educate American audiences about the African Amazigh (Berber and Tuareg) culture, “The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival.” The third annual celebration of this festival will occur on Saturday, October 30, 2010 (Amazigh calendar year 2960). The Festival, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, city of Los Angeles, the Amazigh Cultural Association in America (ACAA), and the Hagan Law Firm of […]

SFFS Announces Schedule for NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Sept 24-26

SFFS Announces Schedule for NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Sept 24-26

The San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival present the first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, a three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3 – 18 and their families, September 24 – 26 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. NY/SFICFF features short, feature, animated and documentary films from around the world with filmmaker guests in attendance, a special Opening Night party and an interactive director’s […]

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the five categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Hecho en Tejas. The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards. The 2010 Best Narrative Feature Film is Mal dia para pescar (Bad Day to Go Fishing) by Director Alvaro Brechner. La tierra sin mal (The Land of No Evil) directed […]

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Awards

The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its world competition categories. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries. Two awards were given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and six documentary features. Awards were also given for the best narrative, best documentary and student visionary films in the short film competitions. This year’s Festival included 85 features and 47 short films from 38 countries.

Movies, Music And Celebrity Parties Invade Southern California Wine Country For Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

Movies, Music And Celebrity Parties Invade Southern California Wine Country For Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

Southern California’s wine country will be invaded by film, music and celebrities during the 16th Annual Temecula Valley International Film Festival, September 15-19, 2010. The internationally renowned festival is comprised of more than 150 screenings of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world, a two-day music festival, film and music industry workshops, celebrity studded parties and a marketplace bazaar in the Southern California wine country town of Temecula. Career Achievement Awards will be presented […]

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 Winners

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 Winners

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 wrapped up eight thrilling nights of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies blazing new cinematic trails and setting new records! A new high of over 9,300 enthusiastic fans attended the festival which ran Aug 13-20 at the city’s legendary Bloor Cinema, over double the size of the event of just four years ago! Toronto After Dark Film Festival also announced the Award Winners of its 2010 edition. A […]

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Attendance

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Attendance

The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced a total attendance of over 410,000 at screenings, panels and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair.Theater attendance for the Festival screenings and events reached over 94,000. Screenings were often at capacity, with more than 95% attendance at 396 screenings and panels throughout the 12-day Festival.

“Long Pigs” Takes Best Feature Jury Prize For 2010 Texas Frightmare Film Festival

Texas Frightmare Weekend announced the award winners for its companion Texas Frightmare Film Festival at the conclusion of the record breaking convention on Sunday, May 2. Taking the jury prize for Best Feature was Nathan Hynes’s and Chris Powers’ LONG PIGS. The film shows the results after two desperate young filmmakers stumble upon their ultimate subject, a 33 year old cannibalistic serial killer, who has agreed to let them document every aspect of his horrifically […]

53rd San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced At Golden Gate Awards Ceremony

53rd San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced At Golden Gate Awards Ceremony

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature WinnersInvestigative Documentary Feature: Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009) – Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple Documentary Feature: Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009) – Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple Previously announced Golden Gate Award winnerBay Area Documentary Feature: Presumed Guilty, Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith (Mexico 2009) – Winner receives $15,000 cash […]

4th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) Announces 2010 Line-Up of Films

4th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) Announces 2010 Line-Up of Films

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 4th annual Festival, which runs June 10 – 13 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.  LAGFF is excited to present 7 feature films, 4 documentaries and 5 shorts, including 1 world premiere, 12 US premieres and 3 LA premieres during the 3-day Festival. Opening night of the Festival is the US premiere of director Vardis Marinakis’s BLACK FIELD (Mavro Livadi), starring […]

“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 […]