Film Festivals

2010 Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

2010 Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

“Intimate Grammar” was the big winner at the 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival. Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix was given to Intimate Grammar directed by Nir Bergman. Sarah’s Key directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner received double Awards; Award for Best Director and Audience Award, and POST CARD directed by Kaneto Shindo was awarded the Special Jury Prize! The complete list of winners include:

Protesters At Rome Film Festival Opening Night

Protesters At Rome Film Festival Opening Night

The opening ceremony of the Rome Film Festival was marred by a protest over the Italian government’s drastic cuts to funds for cultural events, with some 800 people storming the red carpet. Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes, whose film “Last Night,” opened the festival, were whisked into the theater alongside the rest of the film’s cast, surrounded by bodyguards. The film, which also casts “Avatar” star Sam Worthington and French actor Guillaume Canet, opened the […]

Savannah Film Festival Presents Miles Teller With the ‘Discovery Award’ October 31

Savannah Film Festival Presents Miles Teller With the ‘Discovery Award’ October 31

The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Miles Teller with the  “Discovery Award” on October 31. Teller admitted to being humbled by the honor. “This is my first film award – my very first one,” he said upon accepting the award. “The Discovery Award has a certain amount of pressure to it,” he quipped. “I have to live up to the expectation and also prove that SCAD made the right choice.” Teller, […]

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival in New York Announces Films And Special Events

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival in New York Announces Films And Special Events

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival will take place from November 11th – November 21st.  Since its establishment, The Other Israel Film Festival showcases the diversity of Israeli life with award-winning films and open discussions on the margins of Israeli society that is rarely seen by the mainstream, let alone presented to American audiences. Among those are the country’s Arab population (Christian, Muslim, Bedouin and Druze) that makes up 20% of Israel’s population, as […]

The 2010 ISFF Awards Announced!

The 2010 ISFF Awards Announced!

The 2010 jury, consisting of Carl Zimmer, Valerie Weiss and Randy Olson, have selected “An Eyeful of Sound” as the winner of the Nature Scientific Merit Award. The Nature Scientific Merit Award is awarded to a short film that exemplifies science in narrative filmmaking in a compelling, credible and inspiring manner. People’s Choice Award – $1,000 The audience of the 3rd Annual Imagine Science Film Festival has selected “Marius Borodine”as the winner of the Nature […]

BFI London Film Festival Announces 2010 Awards Winners

The 54th BFI London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London’s LSO St Luke’s. The five awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.

BEST FILM: HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER, directed by Alexei Popogrebsky
Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, presented in partnership with American Express, has been judged by an international jury chaired by actress Patricia Clarkson alongside fellow jurors including Gabriel Byrne. The award for Best Film was presented by Patricia Clarkson to Alexei Popogrebsky for HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER.

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Winners

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Winners

Hawi won Best Arab Film and Balls picked up the award for Best Arab Filmmaker in recognition for its screenplay at the second Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) which came to a dramatic end at the Closing Night Gala and open-air concert by superstar Ragheb Alama along the Arabian Gulf at Katara Cultural Village. The First Grader and Grandma, A Thousand Times won the Audience Awards for Best Narrative Film and Best Documentary Film. The […]

CMJIFF (CMJ International Film Festival) in New York City

CMJIFF (CMJ International Film Festival) in New York City

CMJ and Little W will present the inaugural CMJIFF (CMJ International Film Festival).  The festival will present six films shot on four continents and in languages as diverse as Mandarin, Mongolian, French, German and Lingala. Screenings will take place at Clearview Cinemas, NYU Cantor Film Center and the Florence Gould Hall on October 20 and 21. 18:00 – Oct. 20 – Wed – NYU Cantor Film Center – 36 East 8th. StreetNY Premiere Kinshasa Symphony […]

8th Annual Red Wasp Film Festival Winners

8th Annual Red Wasp Film Festival Winners

Brazos Progressives presented the 8th Annual Red Wasp Film Festival at StageCenter Theater in downtown Bryan, Texas on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010. The 2010 winning films are: Red Wasp Best Screenplay Award: Barrel Roll by Robert Kirschten. Red Wasp Best Film Award: A Relative Stranger by Kane Senes. Red Wasp Audience Favorite Award: Miranda by Kent Sutton. Red Wasp One to Watch Award: The Root and the Offspring by Zachary Honea. […]

SNOW FILM FEST NYC Announces the 2010 International Ski and Snowboard Film Lineup

SNOW FILM FEST NYC Announces the 2010 International Ski and Snowboard Film Lineup

Snow Film Fest NYC announced the packed lineup of premiere ski and snowboarding films set to screen November 19 and 20, 2010 at Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.  From documentaries to biographies to just pure shred flicks, this unprecedented collection of ski and snowboarding films sheds light on every approach to the snow-covered mountains and the ways we carve our paths down them. “I can’t believe the support we’ve received from the snow filmmaker community […]

12th Mumbai Film Festival Line-Up of Films

12th Mumbai Film Festival Line-Up of Films

The line-up for the 12th annual Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), consists of 200 films from 58 countries. All the international films to be screened in the main sections of this year’s festival will be Indian, Asian or world premieres. Director, David Fincher’s Social Network will open the Festival on October 21st, 2010. MAMI will be honoring two outstanding film personalities with a presentation of distinctive awards. Honorees include: three times Academy Award Winner Oliver Stone […]

Competition Jury Announced Plus Eight New Titles Added To Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Competition Jury Announced Plus Eight New Titles Added To Doha Tribeca Film Festival

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) today announced that internationally acclaimed Egyptian actress Yosra has been appointed President of the Jury for the 2nd annual Festival, October 26 – 30, 2010. Yosra replaces previously announced Jury President Hany Abu-Assad who has had to step back from his role due to a delay in production with his latest film, The Courier, currently shooting on location in Louisiana. Yosra will be joined by four other outstanding and […]

Rooftop Films Now Accepting Submissions for 2011 Summer Series

Rooftop Films is now accepting submissions for our 2011 Summer Series. In May 2011 we will begin our 15th year of bringing the best underground films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York City. Filmmakers who submit their films are given the chance to participate in one of the most unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world. The 2011 Summer Series will run from May through September and will feature […]

Christopher Nolan To Receive Esteemed Modern Master Award At 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Christopher Nolan To Receive Esteemed Modern Master Award At 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Christopher Nolan, writer/director/producer of the acclaimed blockbuster Inception, will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, Modern Master Award, presented by lynda.com. The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry. Nolan joins an illustrious group of past recipients including Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, […]

26 Feature And 19 Non-Feature Films Selected for Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India – 2010

26 Feature And 19 Non-Feature Films Selected for Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India – 2010

The selections for Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India – 2010 have been finalized. A 10-member Feature film jury headed by Shri N. Chandra selected 26 feature films after previewing 140 films over 20 days. The selected films are as follows : Name of the Selected Films | Language | Director’s Name1. Tere Bin Laden | Hindi | Abhishek Sharma2. Mummy & Me | Malayalam | Jeethu Joseph3. Achin Paakhi | Bengali | […]

46th Chicago International Film Festival Award Winners

46th Chicago International Film Festival Award Winners

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, Mimi Plauché, Head of Programming, and Associate Programmers Joel Hoglund and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 46th Chicago International Film Festival competitions. The Festival’s highest honor is the Gold Hugo, named after the mythological God of Discovery. International Feature Film Competition Gold Hugo for Best Film to HOW I ENDED THE SUMMER (Russia) for the brilliantly acted and dynamically staged […]

Iain Smith leaves Edinburgh International Film Festival Board

Iain Smith leaves Edinburgh International Film Festival Board

The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced on Friday that Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the festival. Iain Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives […]

4th Annual GSIFF International Film Festival Announces Winners

4th Annual GSIFF International Film Festival Announces Winners

The 4th Annual GSIFF International Film Festival drew to a close yesterday after eleven days of screenings and events in the Tribeca area in New York. Film competition and screenplay contest winners were announced at the awards brunch for filmmakers, industry and press. Festival director Michael Gunther said of the event, “We’re very proud of this year’s program, which brought two world and five US premieres to New York, with films as diverse as cult […]

2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Winners

2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Winners

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run with the closing gala screening the French film THE ILLUSIONIST (L’illusioniste), directed by Sylvain Chomet. The winners of two juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. The jury for the Canadian Images program awarded the ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film to director Denis Villeneuve of Quebec for INCENDIES. The […]

Korean Films Win the 15th Pusan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition,

Korean Films Win the 15th Pusan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition,

Korean films – Yoon Sung-hyun’s “Boys into the Night” and Park Jung-bum’s “The Journals of Musan” won the New Currents competition at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival. “The Journals of Musan” is a drama about North Korean defectors trying to adjust in their new home in the South, and “Boys into the Night” (also known as “Bleak Night”) is the story of a father who traces the mysterious death of a boy. The Flash […]

Syracuse International Film Festival To Lose County Funding

Syracuse International Film Festival To Lose County Funding

The Syracuse International Film Festival is the latest victim to the recession. CNYcentral is reporting that the film festival will lose all its county funding next year, which amounts to $20,000.  The executive director of the Syracuse Film Office, Dennis Brogan, says the Onondaga County Budget is cutting culture. He hopes lawmakers will see the big picture. “When you cut the arts you are going to dramatically affect economic development. Our whole armory square is based on the […]

2nd Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

2nd Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

Over 40 films from 25 countries will be playing during the Petaluma International Film Festival, October 22-24 inTiburon, California. Petaluma plays a role in two local films, “Out of Annapolis” and “Sunset.” In “Out of Annapolis,” the stories of eleven gay and lesbian alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy express the difficulties and joys of coming out and being out in the naval service. In the short film, “Sunset,” the regularity of life for a […]

American Museum Of Natural History Presents 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

American Museum Of Natural History Presents 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

The American Museum of Natural History will be hosting its 34th Annual from November 11–14 in New York City. The Festival will screen an outstanding selection of titles culled from more than 1,000 submissions. Films that will have U.S. premieres at the Mead Festival and feature the filmmakers in person following the screenings include Roscoe Holcomb. John Cohen uses intimate footage as well as interviews with family and community members to trace the life of […]

The 8th Morelia International Film Festival

The 8th Morelia International Film Festival

The 8th Morelia International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 16 to 24, 2010, and as in past years, will focus on its sections in competition: Mexican Short Film, Mexican Documentary, Michoacán Section and Mexican Feature Film. This year there will be 46 shorts, 20 documentaries, 13 Michoacán works and 7 features by directors from different states in Mexico: Michoacán, Nuevo León, Jalisco, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Yucatán, Baja California and Mexico City. Since 2008, the […]