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 […]
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 […]
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Heineken Audience Award Winner – “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage”
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced the winner of The Heineken Audience Award – “RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage”. The film’s directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn will receive a cash prize of $25,000.
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 […]
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
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival announced the appointment of Jason Ryle as Executive Director. In this role he will be responsible for leading the operations and strategic efforts of the organization and the vision of the festival.
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
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 (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, […]
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, […]