Film Festivals

2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its lineup of 60 short films

2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its lineup of 60 short films

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.

Also new this year, the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®.

Following is a listing of the selected short films in the eight programs in which they will be presented:

Winners of 2011 One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Winners of 2011 One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

  The 13th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Awards, will be presented on Thursday, March  17th in Prague’s Lucerna Cinema. One of the people who participated in this year’s festival was the British journalist Vaughan Smith, who is currently providing a refuge for controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. When the final numbers are released, box office receipts are expected to be slightly up on last year. “When we add the attendance […]

Christine Vachon to deliver State of Cinema Address at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival

Christine Vachon to deliver State of Cinema Address at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival

Indie film producer Christine Vachon will deliver the annual State of Cinema Address at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5). Vachon will speak on the current state of independent film and the role of producers of provocative cinema going forward. A producer for the past 25 years, Vachon has been at the forefront of the independent film movement, championing risky, emotionally demanding work from unknown filmmakers and never shying […]

10 Films for 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival “One Foot in the Archives” Program

10 Films for 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival “One Foot in the Archives” Program

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival scheduled for April 14-17, 2011, in Durham, North Carolina has announced the 10 selections for the 2011 Thematic Program, “One Foot in the Archives.” Archivist and filmmaker Rick Prelinger has curated a series of programs that showcase the role of archival material in the construction of documentaries. The series includes six feature films, excerpts from the newsreels “March of Time” and “News of the Day,” and two interactive programs […]

“Hamill,’ true story of Ultimate Fighting Championship gladiator Matt “The Hammer” Hamill wins at 2011 Miami Festival

“Hamill,’ true story of Ultimate Fighting Championship gladiator Matt “The Hammer” Hamill wins at 2011 Miami Festival

  The incredible true story of Ultimate Fighting Championship gladiator Matt “The Hammer” Hamill, by first-time feature film director Oren Kaplan, won the 2011 Miami International Film Festival’s Audience Award. The film, starring hearing-impaired actor Russell Harvard, whose credits include TV shows Fringe and CSI: NY and the Oscar-winning feature film There Will Be Blood, won accolades for breaking new ground in the cinematic treatment of the deaf and hearing-impaired while also depicting the physical […]

Sesame Street’s Elmo Documentary Leads All Star Film Lineup for 2011 DALLAS International Film Festival

Sesame Street’s Elmo Documentary Leads All Star Film Lineup for 2011 DALLAS International Film Festival

The DALLAS International Film Festival revealed the full schedule of features and shorts that will be screened throughout the festival’s 11-day run (March 31- April 10, 2010); and also announced that Academy Award nominee Steve James will be the first documentary filmmaker in the festival’s history to receive the DALLAS Star Award. Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011, Constance Marks’ BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY will serve as the featured […]

David Schwimmer’s ‘Trust’ + Complete Film Lineup for 2011 Bermuda International Film Festival

David Schwimmer’s ‘Trust’ + Complete Film Lineup for 2011 Bermuda International Film Festival

Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) announced the full line-up and schedule for the 14th annual Bermuda International Film Festival taking place this month, March 18 – 24, 2011.  This year’s event will centred in Hamilton, with screenings taking place at Speciality Cinema & Grill and Liberty Theatre. BIFF 2011 promises something for everyone with more than 70 films across 8 categories. Programme highlights include: World Cinema – In a Better World. Winner of the Oscar […]

The World Premiere of “The Loving Story” Directed by Full Frame Founder Nancy Buirski at 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The World Premiere of “The Loving Story” Directed by Full Frame Founder Nancy Buirski at 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced the World Premiere of “The Loving Story,” directed and produced by Nancy Buirski, Full Frame’s founder.  Buirski helmed the Festival from 1998 through 2007. “The Loving Story” will be featured as a Center Frame program at the 2011 Festival and will be presented outside of competition. The film chronicles the little known but significant civil rights battle of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple arrested in Virginia […]

11th New York Indian Film Festival Announces Opening + Closing + Centerpiece Films

11th New York Indian Film Festival Announces Opening + Closing + Centerpiece Films

Opening the Indo-American Arts Council’s 11th New York Indian Film Festival which runs May 4 to May 8 in Manhattan, New York, will be the North American premiere of Disney’s family comedy DO DOONI CHAAR starring the legendary husband-wife acting couple Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. The Habib Faisal-directed film marks the Hollywood studio’s first live-action production in India. It is a heart-warming comedy about the dreams and challenges of a middle-class family who take […]

Official Lineup + Project Nim to Open 20th Florida Film Festival

Official Lineup + Project Nim to Open 20th Florida Film Festival

The 20th annual Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, will take place April 8 through 17, 2011, and this year’s lineup features more than 160 films from 25 countries with 43 female directors. The documentary, Project Nim, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, James Marsh (Man on Wire), will serve as the Festival’s Opening Night Film on April 8. Humorous, eye-opening, and thought-provoking, Project Nim tells the tale of a chimp taken from its mother […]

2011 Canada International Film Festival To Kick Off In Vancouver, April 2

2011 Canada International Film Festival To Kick Off In Vancouver, April 2

The 2011 Canadian International Film Festival (CIFF) returns to Vancouver to screen indie films including over 25 international productions, including 8 Canadian films.  The festival will be held Saturday, April 2, to Sunday April 3, 2011, at Edgewater Casino’s Stadium Club Theatre. This year’s highlights include Fallen Before Falling, a film which follows a successful actress as she moves to her ‘safe place’ at an abandoned farm to face her fears, all while her mental […]

2011 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival to open with Benefit Screening of Pink Skies

2011 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival to open with Benefit Screening of Pink Skies

Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival will open Friday, March 25 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood with Pink Skies, a documentary feature directed by Gulcin Gilbert to be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers. Pink Skies is an inspirational film about the empowerment of women and overcoming obstacles as human beings. The film chronicles the extraordinary event ‘Jump for the Cause’ which brought together 181 women from 31 countries to create a world […]

54th San Francisco International Film Festival to honor Serge Bromberg with Mel Novikoff Award

54th San Francisco International Film Festival to honor Serge Bromberg with Mel Novikoff Award

The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Theatre. The award, named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor Mel Novikoff (1922 – 1987), acknowledges an individual or institution whose work […]

Sarasota Film Festival Complete 2011 Festival line-up

Sarasota Film Festival Complete 2011 Festival line-up

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) officially announced their complete 2011 Festival line-up today. The festival kicks off on April 7 at Sarasota’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall with a performance by music and film star, Harry Connick Jr. and his Orchestra. On Friday, April 8, 2011, The SFF will present PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, a Magnolia Pictures release, as the 2011 Opening Night Film with director Andrew Rossi and New […]

2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to honor Filmmakers behind Joan Rivers Documentary

2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to honor Filmmakers behind Joan Rivers Documentary

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival scheduled for April 14-17, in Durham, N.C., has announced its lineup of films around the 2011 Career Award honoring filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.  Five titles have been selected for the tribute, including early and more recent work from the duo’s Break Thru Films banner . The lineup also includes the U.S. Premiere of “Burma Soldier,” which will be featured as a Center Frame program on Saturday, April […]

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival will present the 2011 King Vidor Award to Greg Kinnear

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival will present the 2011 King Vidor Award to Greg Kinnear

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) announced that the 2011 King Vidor Award for Career Achievement will be presented to actor Greg Kinnear. The 2010 King Vidor Award recipient Alan Arkin will present the award, on Saturday, March 12 at the Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo, immediately following the Independent Film Awards which begin at 6pm. Academy Award® nominee and Emmy award winning actor Greg Kinnear will next appear in IFC […]

54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5) will open with Beginners

54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5) will open with Beginners

The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5) will open with writer/director Mike Mills’ Beginners (USA 2010),  starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent. Beginners will screen 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 21 at the historic Castro Theatre followed by the Opening Night party, 9:30 pm at San Francisco’s elegant and contemporary art gallery, Terra.  Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor are expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A. From […]

Inaugural Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth in Salt Lake City, Utah

Inaugural Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth in Salt Lake City, Utah

From April 1-3, 2011, the SLC Film Center in Salt Lake CIty, Utah, presents the inaugural Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth – the only film festival of its kind in the intermountain west.  The 1st annual festival features a jam-packed program of feature-length films from around the world. This year’s festival presents films from ten countries including The Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. Two of the films will be screened in their original language […]

2011 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Announces Special Guests and Program

2011 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Announces Special Guests and Program

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) announced its slate of films and events for the 17th annual Festival scheduled to take place in San Luis Obispo County, California, from Wednesday, March 9 to Sunday, March 13, 2011. This year, the Festival kicks off with a Sneak Preview event at the brand-new Galaxy Theatres in Atascadero, on Saturday, March 5th. Not only will the theatre be open to Festival attendees for the first time […]

10th Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative and Documentary Competition Selections, and New Viewpoints Section

10th Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative and Documentary Competition Selections, and New Viewpoints Section

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®,  announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section—Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.

DALLAS International Film Festival Annnounces Honoree, Centerpieces, Target Competition line up

DALLAS International Film Festival Annnounces Honoree, Centerpieces, Target Competition line up

The DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Cadillac announced that award-winning actress Ann-Margret will be honored with the DALLAS Star Award at the upcoming festival (March 31 – April 10, 2011). BEAUTIFUL BOY and SOUL SURFER and the world premiere of OK BUCKAROOS will be featured in the coveted Centerpiece screening slots. Fourteen films will vie for the unrestricted $25,000 Target cash prize in both the Target Documentary Feature and Narrative Feature Competitions. In Shawn […]

Ten films to Compete for Top Honors at the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival

Ten films to Compete for Top Honors at the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival

The 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, presented by Cox and Starz, takes place from March 31, 2011 through April 7, 2011 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. Ten films are set to compete for multiple honors, including Best Picture, in the festival’s Competition Feature Films Awards. Ten films to contend for top honors at the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival The dramatic comedy A Little Help stars Jenna Fischer (NBC’s The Office), Chris O’Donnell (Mad Love), Kim […]

61st Berlin International Film Festival Sells 300,000 Tickets + Announces 2012 Dates

61st Berlin International Film Festival Sells 300,000 Tickets + Announces 2012 Dates

The 61st Berlin International Film Festival came to a close with the award ceremony on February 19, 2011, and the numbers are in, revealing roughly 300,000 tickets were sold during the eleven-day festival. Additionally, nearly 20,000 accredited visitors from 116 countries attended the festival, including approximately 3,900 representatives of the press. Now the Berlinale looks forward to welcoming guests and visitors to the Berlinale in 2012. The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will be held […]