Film Festivals

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 […]

Schedule for San Francisco Int’l Animation Festival, Nov 11 – 14

Schedule for San Francisco Int’l Animation Festival, Nov 11 – 14

The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11 – 14 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year’s International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi’s Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of […]