Film Festivals

Black Swan To Open Virginia Film Festival

Black Swan To Open Virginia Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival kicks off tonight (the festival runs November 4 – 7) and will feature more than 100 films, including high-profile, first-run features, beloved classics and cutting-edge documentaries and engaging shorts. The weekend will also feature an array of high-profile guests, special events, parties and community events in a weekend designed to spotlight and illuminate cinema’s unique power to enlighten and entertain. The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University […]

Savannah Film Festival Honors Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award

Savannah Film Festival Honors Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award

The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award on November 2, 2010. “I’m humbled and embarrassed but it’s lovely to be here at this extraordinary festival,” said Neeson upon acceptance of his award. “I’m the luckiest man in the friggin’ world.” He dedicated the award to the crews he’s worked with on his sets.  “They inspire me and I accept this award for them.  They […]

Reeling 2010 Opens On November 4th

Reeling 2010 Opens On November 4th

Reeling 2010, the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world, opens its 29th year on November 4th, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world. Reeling will take place at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), the Festival’s home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.) and, for the first time in festival history, Instituto Cervantes (31 W. Ohio St.) and ShowPlace ICON (150 W. Roosevelt Rd.). For […]

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada

This Friday, November 5th, the nine-day Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, kicks off with a screening of Carl Bessai’s Repeaters. The film follows three rehabilitation residents as they are forced to relive the same day over and over. With over 20 programs of feature and short films, the films’ themes are diverse, ranging from the startling journey of Ron Hynes in The Man of a Thousand Songs to the inner battles of […]

Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Boise

Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Boise

The Backcountry Film Festival makes a stop in Boise this week, November 4, 2010.  Included in the lineup is Deeper from Teton Gravity Research. It won Best of Festival and features boarder Jeremy Jones in a quest for untouched terrain. Other highlights include Best Short Film Desert River from Sweetgrass Productions and Whiteback Warrior from TreeFight and Snaz Media about the decline of whitebark pines due to climate change and what’s being done to save […]

Javier Bardem to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Javier Bardem to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winner Javier Bardem with the International Star Award at its Awards Gala. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2011 awards season on Saturday, January 8. The International Star Award recognizes an actor or actress who has both critically and commercially made the successful cross over from foreign-language films to mainstream international recognition. Bardem will join previously announced honorees […]

Actress Annette Bening To Be Honored At Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Actress Annette Bening To Be Honored At Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, who has received critical acclaim this year for her performances in The Kids Are All Right and Mother and Child, will be honored with the American Riviera Award at the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). I fell in love with Annette Bening the moment I saw her on Broadway in Coastal Disturbances in 1987, commented SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “It was one of those ‘a star […]

2010 Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

2010 Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

“Intimate Grammar” was the big winner at the 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival. Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix was given to Intimate Grammar directed by Nir Bergman. Sarah’s Key directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner received double Awards; Award for Best Director and Audience Award, and POST CARD directed by Kaneto Shindo was awarded the Special Jury Prize! The complete list of winners include:

Protesters At Rome Film Festival Opening Night

Protesters At Rome Film Festival Opening Night

The opening ceremony of the Rome Film Festival was marred by a protest over the Italian government’s drastic cuts to funds for cultural events, with some 800 people storming the red carpet. Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes, whose film “Last Night,” opened the festival, were whisked into the theater alongside the rest of the film’s cast, surrounded by bodyguards. The film, which also casts “Avatar” star Sam Worthington and French actor Guillaume Canet, opened the […]

Savannah Film Festival Presents Miles Teller With the ‘Discovery Award’ October 31

Savannah Film Festival Presents Miles Teller With the ‘Discovery Award’ October 31

The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Miles Teller with the  “Discovery Award” on October 31. Teller admitted to being humbled by the honor. “This is my first film award – my very first one,” he said upon accepting the award. “The Discovery Award has a certain amount of pressure to it,” he quipped. “I have to live up to the expectation and also prove that SCAD made the right choice.” Teller, […]

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival in New York Announces Films And Special Events

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival in New York Announces Films And Special Events

The 4th Annual Other Israel Film Festival will take place from November 11th – November 21st.  Since its establishment, The Other Israel Film Festival showcases the diversity of Israeli life with award-winning films and open discussions on the margins of Israeli society that is rarely seen by the mainstream, let alone presented to American audiences. Among those are the country’s Arab population (Christian, Muslim, Bedouin and Druze) that makes up 20% of Israel’s population, as […]

The 2010 ISFF Awards Announced!

The 2010 ISFF Awards Announced!

The 2010 jury, consisting of Carl Zimmer, Valerie Weiss and Randy Olson, have selected “An Eyeful of Sound” as the winner of the Nature Scientific Merit Award. The Nature Scientific Merit Award is awarded to a short film that exemplifies science in narrative filmmaking in a compelling, credible and inspiring manner. People’s Choice Award – $1,000 The audience of the 3rd Annual Imagine Science Film Festival has selected “Marius Borodine”as the winner of the Nature […]