Film Festivals

2010 Woodstock FIlm Festival Awards Winners announced

2010 Woodstock FIlm Festival Awards Winners announced

The 11th annual Gala Maverick Awards Ceremony was held tonight at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Complex in Kingston, NY. The festival, which began Wednesday, September 29, will close Sunday, October 3, after celebrating 11 years of exceptional independent film, panels, concerts, events and parties, with the best of the best in the indie film world. Emceed by Academy-award nominated writer/director and Woodstock resident Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), the ceremony presenters included Jonathan […]

Savannah Film Festival announces honorees and gala screenings

Savannah Film Festival announces honorees and gala screenings

Acclaimed actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen and Isabella Rossellini will be honored as part of the 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 6.  McKellen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 4, Neeson will receive an Achievement in Cinema Award on Nov. 2 and Rossellini will receive a similar award on Nov. 5.   With more than a month to go, the Savannah Film Festival is […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Full Program For Second Annual Cinema By The Bay, November 5 – 8

San Francisco Film Society Announces Full Program For Second Annual Cinema By The Bay, November 5 – 8

The San Francisco Film Society will present the second annual Cinema by the Bay, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier, November 5 – 8 at the Roxie Theater, Southern Exposure and the Lab. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area […]

Santa Fe Film Festival Announces Schedule For 11th Edition Of Film Fest

Santa Fe Film Festival Announces Schedule For 11th Edition Of Film Fest

The Santa Fe Film Festival today announced the slate of films set to screen during the 11th edition of the film festival (October 22-24) at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Highlighted by the 2010 winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, UNCLE BOOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES and a special 40th Anniversary screening of the classic CATCH-22 with two of the film’s stars, Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss attending, the weekend […]

The Anaheim International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For Its Inaugural Event

The Anaheim International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For Its Inaugural Event

The Anaheim International Film Festival announced a Grand Opening Night Gala event on Wednesday, October 13 featuring five feature films and a collection of film shorts to launch an ambitious program of films, filmmaker panels and gala events over the course of the inaugural edition of the five-day festival (October 13-17) at UltraStar Cinemas at Anaheim GardenWalk. Representing the diversity of the lineup of films set for AIFF, film goers will participate in the festivities […]

Audience Awards at First NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival

Audience Awards at First NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival

The first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival, wrapped a very  successful three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3 – 18 and their families on Sunday, and announced the winners of the best feature film and the best short film, as selected by the weekend’s audiences. “We were thrilled to present the Film Society’s first […]

International Film Festival Nashville Announces Their 2010 Lineup

International Film Festival Nashville Announces Their 2010 Lineup

The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBBFN) announced the ever growing festival lineup for its fourth annual film festival, which commences with a pre-festival Faith & Film kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 26, and the official festival starting on Wednesday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 2. Complete details are available at www.ibffnashville.com. “Our dynamic combination of workshops, premieres and entertainment attracts the best and brightest in the industry, along with emerging talent and up-and-coming voices,” Joyner-Smith said.The festival’s […]

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the competition film lineup and jurors for its 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 6 in historic downtown Savannah. Competitions will be held in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts and student entries. This year’s films in competition come from almost a dozen different countries including Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Among the 35 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]