15th Satellite Awards Nominees

15th Satellite Awards Nominees

“127 Hours” received nine, and “The King’s Speech” six, putting them among the top nominees in the this year’s Satellite Awards, which is given out annually by the International Press Academy. “Black Swan,” and “The Kids Are All Right,” were not too far behind with each receiving five nominations. The awards will be given out at the awards luncheon on December 19th in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The nominees: […]

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. […]

Sundance Institute Announces Inaugural Film Forward Slate Of Films

Sundance Institute Announces Inaugural Film Forward Slate Of Films

Following up on last month’s announcement of the Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue initiative, Sundance Institute announced today the ten films selected to participate in the inaugural year of this cultural exchange program. The first Film Forward slate includes five American and five international films which will be presented in collaboration with public and private partners. These films and their filmmakers will kick off the ambitious project in New York and Tunisia in December. The […]

Derby City Film Festival Announces Juors And Workshops

Derby City Film Festival Announces Juors And Workshops

The Derby City Film Festival today announced the jurors for the 3rd edition of the festival which runs February 18th through 20th, 2011. The jurors represent a variety of professional entertainment areas and each are respected in Louisville and throughout the region in their fields. They include: – Archie Borders, is a Producer and Director with over twenty years experience in film making and production and owner of BWK Media Group. – Kelly K has […]

Rodney Ray’s ‘Flag of My Father’ in New Orleans film festival

Rodney Ray’s ‘Flag of My Father’ in New Orleans film festival

New Orleans local land surveyor Rodney Ray’s second major film, “Flag of My Father” featuring renowned actors William Devane and John Schneider, will be screened at the Big Easy International Film Festival in New Orleans. The  film, which was produced and shot in northeastern Louisiana, revolves around a U.S. military nurse who serves in Iraq and struggles to convince her older siblings to let her have the flag from her father’s casket. John Schneider plays […]

2011 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Lineup Include Films About Strong Women

2011 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Lineup Include Films About Strong Women

This year’s Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival opens today, Wednesday with Anita, an Argentine drama about an adult with Down syndrome lost in Buenos Aires after a terrorist attack; and ends December 12 with the Israeli film Jaffa, a film about how a family tragedy forces a young Jewish woman to reassess her interfaith romance with a Palestinian man. Stories about strong women drive the official lineup with films like Berlin ’36, a biography of […]

2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

Nominations were announced this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand.  Nominees for Best Feature include 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone. Please Give was selected for the Robert Altman Award, which is given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. 2011 SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST […]

Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund Announces Fourteen Projects For World Premiere At The 2011 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund Announces Fourteen Projects For World Premiere At The 2011 Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival

The BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) announced its 2011 slate of new screen works which have received funding through the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFFIF) and will world premiere at the 2011 festival.  The list includes three fiction and four factual features, three cross platform works and four short films. Festival Director Katrina Sedgwick says, ‘Each of the Festival fund directors have previously created works that have delighted local and international audiences, and here […]

2011 Palm Beach International Film Festival Returns To 9-Day Schedule

2011 Palm Beach International Film Festival Returns To 9-Day Schedule

The Palm Beach International Film Festival returns for 16th year, but it’s returning to its nine-day schedule after reducing to a budget-cutting five days in 2010, reports the Palm Beach Daily News. The festival will be held March 23-March 31, 2011 at various venues throughout the county. It’s moved from its usual April dates to avoid conflicting with the new Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival and the Delray Beach Film Festival, the festival Executive […]

10 Animated Shorts and 10 Live Action Shorts Stay Alive in 2010 Oscar® Race

10 Animated Shorts and 10 Live Action Shorts Stay Alive in 2010 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films and 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. Thirty-three animated short films and seventy-six live action short films had originally qualified in the category. The 10 animated short films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,” Bill Plympton, […]

2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards; ‘Winter’s Bone’ Wins Big

2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards; ‘Winter’s Bone’ Wins Big

Debra Granik’s ‘Winter’s Bone’ followed up a big win at the recent Stockholm International Film Festival and the winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, to take the top prize of Best Film in addition to Best Ensemble Performance Award at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City. The Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the […]

R.I.P. – Filmmaker Irvin Kershner

R.I.P. – Filmmaker Irvin Kershner

Irvin Kershner, who directed the Star Wars sequel “The Empire Strikes Back” and the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again,” has died at age 87. Kershner died Saturday at his Los Angeles home following a 3½-year battle with lung cancer, said longtime friend and Hollywood publicist Dick Guttman. Read more.