Film Festivals

Naples International Film Festival 2010 Winners

Naples International Film Festival 2010 Winners

“Bedrooms,” directed by Michael D. Olmos and Youssef Delara, was announced as the winner of Best Feature film award at the Naples International Film Festival’s closing ceremonies Sunday evening at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Bedrooms is an evocative drama about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that are often the result and the redemption that is possible when we choose to speak the truth and tear those walls down. […]

2010 Kerry Film Festival Award Winners

2010 Kerry Film Festival Award Winners

The Kerry Film Festival, in Kerry, Ireland, which is celebrating eleven years of bringing film to Kerry, announced the winning short films from the 2010 edition of the festival. The 2010 Kerry Film Festival Award Winners are:Children’s Audience Award, THE END IS NIGHT, James Cotter When a farmer discovers an ancient amulet with the power to destroy the world, he does what any of us would do… Audience Award, CHRISTMAS SWIM, Keith Mannix While for […]

2010 Sheffield International Documentary Festival Awards

2010 Sheffield International Documentary Festival Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest, which describes itself as “bringing the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in November” recently wrapped and announced its 2010 winners. “Pink Saris” bested nominees “12th & Delaware,” “The Embrace of The River,” “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” “Marwencol,” “Nostalgia for the Light,” “Russian Lessons,’ and “Secrets of The Tribe” to take top prize for The Special Jury Award. Pink Saris: […]

Jane Russell to receive Lifetime Achievement in Acting Award from Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Jane Russell to receive Lifetime Achievement in Acting Award from Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Actress Jane Russell will be honored with The Lifetime Achievement Award by Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The event is SOLD OUT. She was working as a receptionist at a doctor’s office when discovered by producer and studio mogul Howard Hughes and director Howard Hawks. Hughes signed her to a seven-year contract at his RKO Studios and she was cast as the female lead in “The Outlaw.” Russell followed “The Outlaw” with a number of […]

2010 Cucalorus Film Festival Selections

2010 Cucalorus Film Festival Selections

Cucalorus Film Festival returns to the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina for its annual cinematic celebration this November 11-14th.  Film selections include Gaspar Noe’s cinematic wonder Enter the Void, Sundance World Cinema documentary winner The Red Chapel by Mads Brügger, and a healthy list of additional independent and international titles. More than 120 films are expected on the final lineup including. Narrative Features – highlights:Enter the Void (France) – Gaspar Noé:One of the […]

18th Damascus International Film Festival Lineup

18th Damascus International Film Festival Lineup

Mr. Mohammed Al-Ahmad, Director General of the National Film Organization, nveiled the lineup for the 18th Damascus International Film Festival during a press conference held at Al-Kindy Theater in Damascus, Syria.  Mr. Al Ahmad emphasized the importance of Damascus Film Festival and the important role it plays in improving cinema production in Syria. The 18th Damascus International Film Festival will start on Sunday 7th Nov. at Dar Al Assad for Culture & Arts with screening […]

10th Whistler Film Festival Announces Lineup Including 56 Premieres

10th Whistler Film Festival Announces Lineup Including 56 Premieres

The Whistler Film Festival (December 1–5, 2010) announced its 10th anniversary lineup featuring an unprecedented 9 World Premieres, 5 North American Premieres, 5 Canadian Premieres, 21 Western Canadian Premieres, 2 English Canadian Premieres, and 14 BC Premieres, and work from wide-ranging movie mavericks such as Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce McDonald and Monte Hellman to name a few. Selected from over 900 submissions the 10th annual Festival will present 68 films consisting of 34 features and 34 […]

WFF Announces Films in Borsos Competition and Inaugural New Voices International Feature Competition

WFF Announces Films in Borsos Competition and Inaugural New Voices International Feature Competition

The Whistler Film Festival announced the films competing for $25,000 in cash prizes as part of the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film and the inaugural New Voices International Feature Film Competition. Named after the legendary Canadian filmmaker Phillip Borsos, the $15,000 Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film recognizes creativity and passion in independent filmmakers and is presented by the Director’s Guild of Canada – British Columbia. Films for the seventh annual Borsos […]

World Premiere of Hard Core Logo 2 rocks out the 10th Anniversary Whistler Film Festival

World Premiere of Hard Core Logo 2 rocks out the 10th Anniversary Whistler Film Festival

Canadian indie film legend Bruce McDonald (dir: Hard Core Logo, Pontypool, Highway 61) rocks the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) this year with the World Premiere of his newest punk rockumentary Hard Core Logo 2. Fifteen years after filming his rock and roll doc Hard Core Logo, Bruce the filmmaker (played by Bruce McDonald himself) receives a call asking if he wants to interview Care Failure, the sexy lead singer of Canadian punk band Die Mannequin, […]

10th Annual Whistler Film Festival kicks off with the British Columbia Premiere of Daydream Nation

10th Annual Whistler Film Festival kicks off with the British Columbia Premiere of Daydream Nation

The Whistler Film Festival announce that the British Columbia, Canada Premiere of (co-writer of Childstar) and starring Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas and Rachel Blanchard will kick-off the 10th anniversary Festival on December 1, 2010. Produced by Christine Haebler (Hard Core Logo), Trish Dolman (Year of the Carnivore), Jennifer Weiss, and Simone Urdl, Daydream Nation tells the story of a city girl (Dennings, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) who moves to a […]

Leeds International Film Festival Special: Tsai Ming-Liang Study Day to be Held

The Taipei Representative Office in the UK, University of Leeds and Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) are cooperating to organise a special event in Leeds focusing on the Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang. The event will be held on 15 and 16 November 2010. This event begins on 15 November with a screening of his film The Wayward Cloud. A workshop will be hosted by Tsai himself at the University of Leeds in the morning of […]

Veteran African director Souleymane Cissé to receive DIFF 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

For the first time, DIFF is taking its flagship laurel to the heart of Africa with the recognition for Cissé, the Malian director and Cannes jury prize winner who has created compelling personal tales that reflect the spirit and diversity of the continent. Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of Dubai International Film Festival, said: “Over the years, Africa has produced powerful films that portray the social, political and economic realities of the continent. Souleymane Cissé has been […]