Film Festivals

Canberra International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award Winners

Canberra International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award Winners

Mexican film, “On Childhood”, from director Carlos Carerra bested “Uninhabited” and “Monsters” to take home the Audience Award for Best International Feature Film at the 2010 Canberra International Film Festival in Canberra, Australia. The festival described the film as “A visual masterpiece set in the slums of Mexico, this crime thriller sees a ghost help a young boy deal with the violent father he worships and fears.” Ten-year-old Francisco is no innocent boy, growing up […]

2010 Cinema Arts Festival Houston Draws Stellar Guests; Features Selection of World’s Best Films About Art and Artists

Of the hundreds of film festivals held each year in the U.S., Cinema Arts Festival Houston, held November 10-14, 2010, is the only festival specifically programmed to celebrate films by and about visual, performing, and literary artists.  With support from city leaders, enthusiastic patrons and a highly developed network of arts organizations, the festival is a truly civic project, conceived to highlight one the most vibrant and diverse arts communities on earth. Joining for the […]

Wavescape Surf Film Festival Cape Town, December 1 – 19, 2010

Wavescape Surf Film Festival Cape Town, December 1 – 19, 2010

The seventh annual Wavescape Surf Film Festival kickstarts the 2010 summer season in Cape Town with a bumper crop of adrenaline-charged surf movies. Presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation, the festival (from December 1 to 19) focuses on the critical plight of the world’s oceans, and surfing development in South Africa. The festival begins with the Wavescape Surfboard Art Exhibition from December 1 to 7 at the trendy Cape Town restaurant Depasco Cafe. Twelve […]

“The King’s Speech” To Close 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

“The King’s Speech” To Close 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-5, 2010 in Nassau. The Weinstein Company’s highly acclaimed period drama “The King’s Speech” has been selected as this year’s closing night film. Based on the true story of the Queen of England’s father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue “The King’s […]

Sony Pictures Classics’ Acclaimed Comedy “Tamara Drewe” To Open 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

Sony Pictures Classics’ Acclaimed Comedy “Tamara Drewe” To Open 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced that Sony Pictures Classics’ acclaimed comedy “Tamara Drewe” will be the opening film at this year’s festival, which takes place December 1-5 in Nassau. The special event screening will take place on Wednesday, December 1s at the Atlantis Theatre on Paradise Island. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. Directed by two time Academy Award® nominee Stephen Frears (“High Fidelity,” “The Queen,” “Dangerous […]

W Magazine Launches First Online Film Festival: Fashion on Film

W Magazine Launches First Online Film Festival: Fashion on Film

W Magazine announced today the launch of its inaugural online film festival: Fashion on Film, the definitive online destination for fashionable films, artful videos and designer shorts, featuring the premiere of a short documentary, The Remaking of W. “W is known for its images and now we will be known for images in motion,” says Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi. “Fashion on Film will showcase the stories of people with style, featuring a talented, eclectic roster of […]

2010 Ojai Film Festival Awards

2010 Ojai Film Festival Awards

Soenke Wortmann’s “Pope Joan” was awarded Best Narrative Feature, and Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath’s “Enemies of the People” was awarded Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Ojai Film Festival. Nominated for three German Film Awards including Best Costumes, Production Design and Supporting Actress, Pope Joan (in German with English subtitles) is described as “She is the legend that will not die – Pope Joan, the 9th century woman who disguised herself as a man […]

Utah’s First Salty Horror International Film Festival

Utah’s First Salty Horror International Film Festival

The first ever Salty Horror International Film Festival, Utah’s first ever film festival for horror and sci-fi/horror, wrapped on Sunday November 7, 2010. Deadderrickreviews did a great review of the festival but here are the top winners. The Demon Chaser challenge (created by Brian Higgins) was a challenge to create a short horror film with four rules: 1. It had to contain salt in it! 2. It had to be completed within 36 hours of […]

DOC NYC Winners Announced

DOC NYC Winners Announced

  To Be Heard by directors Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer and Amy Sultan won both the Viewfinders Grand Jury Prize and Metropolis Grand Jury Prize at the DOC NYC Film Festival. Karina, Pearl and Anthony are three New York teenagers in a radical poetry workshop called Power Writing that has a profound affect on their lives. Putting pen to paper they’re able to imagine a future where fathers aren’t in jail, mothers aren’t […]

Lou Reed Will Host Canadian Premiere of “Red Shirley” at Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

Lou Reed Will Host Canadian Premiere of “Red Shirley” at Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will welcome musician turned filmmaker Lou Reed to its 13th edition. Mr. Reed will present his first film, Red Shirley, on Monday, November 15 at 9 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Red Shirley, a 99-year-old formally known as Shulamit Rabinowitz, is the star of this film co-directed by her cousin, none other than former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed. Rabinowitz lived through the devastation of the First World War; and fled Poland for […]

Waste Land, closing film of this year’s RIDM

Waste Land, closing film of this year’s RIDM

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announced the closing film for its 13th edition. Directed by Lucy Walker, Waste Land has won the Audience Award in Sundance and the Amnesty International and Panoramic Audience Award at the Berlinale. In exile in the United States following a gunshot wound to his leg, Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz enjoys the enviable international notoriety that has come from his work: an intermingling of photography and domestic, industrial matter. With […]

Les Fros will be the opening film of this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

The grand premiere of Les Fros, the second feature by the Mont Laurier-based director Stéphanie Lanthier, kicks off the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) on November 10. Produced by DOC Productions and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada, Les Fros takes us inside the world of Abitibi’s brush cutters. Every year, workers from Romania, Mali, Russia and Albania travel north to swell the ranks of local cutters. For long months, they toil in […]