Why we love John Hawkes

Why we love John Hawkes

We here at Vimooz just love it when an incredibly hard-working player from the independent film scene crosses over into the big-time, especially when you it’s someone who will keep their sense of humor, soul and integrity intact. That is why we are pushing for John Hawkes to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this weekend for his role as “Tear Drop” in this year’s little indie-that-really-did-it:  Winter’s Bone. I have had the pleasure of […]

“The Lutefisk Wars” to open 2011 Fargo Film Festival

“The Lutefisk Wars” to open 2011 Fargo Film Festival

The Fargo Film Festival announced its 2011 program schedule complete with screening times and locations.  The festival opens on Tuesday, March 1 with “The Lutefisk Wars,” a regionally produced feature film, shot in a faux documentary style, which follows the comic misadventures of a neighborly Norwegian, a heated rivalry and a mysterious recipe. Sojourner Pictures, Los Angeles, Calif., is presenting the Midwest premiere of “The Lutefisk Wars,” a regionally produced feature film, shot in a […]

Seattle International Film Festival Expands to Renton

Seattle International Film Festival Expands to Renton

The Seattle International Film Festival continues to expand to new communities outside Seattle, adding Renton as a SIFF venue in 2011.  Renton screenings will take place May 20-26 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center.  A special Opening Night Screening will take place in Renton on May 20, with a gala reception following at the Renton Pavilion Event Center. “SIFF is extremely pleased to bring Festival programming to communities throughout the region and continue to broaden […]

Gen Art Film Festival is Back; To Hold Next festival in NYC, June 2011

Gen Art Film Festival is Back; To Hold Next festival in NYC, June 2011

Just a year after declaring bankruptcy, Gen Art is back. Gen Art announced that it has been acquired by Sandow Media and its first 2011 event will be the 16th annual Gen Art Film Festival in New York.  This year the festival will run in June. With its acquisition by Sandow Media, Gen Art is proud to announce it has relaunched under new leadership with an exciting slate of events and programs.  Sandow Media acquired […]

Fifth Annual GI Film Festival Scheduled for May 9-15, 2011 in Washington, DC

Fifth Annual GI Film Festival Scheduled for May 9-15, 2011 in Washington, DC

The GI Film Festival, the nation’s only film festival dedicated to the American Armed Forces, will celebrate its fifth anniversary May 9-15, 2011 in Washington, DC. The week-long festival, held during Armed Forces Appreciation Month, will bring Hollywood and the military together to create a venue for artists to tell the story of the American soldier, both past and present. The festival will feature dozens of film premieres, as well as seminars and nightly events, including […]

Glasgow Film Festival returns February 17–27, 2011

Glasgow Film Festival returns February 17–27, 2011

The Glasgow Film Festival returns for it’s seventh year to the city of Glasgow, Scotland,  from February, 17–27, 2011.  The Festival will open on Thursday 17 February with the UK gala premiere of François Ozon’s crowd-pleasing comedy Potiche starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Set in small-town France in the 1970s, the film is pure delight, combining hilarious farce with withering social commentary. Catherine Deneuve has one of the best roles of her recent career […]

2011 Berlin International Film Festival; Nader And Simin, A Separation is Big Winner

2011 Berlin International Film Festival; Nader And Simin, A Separation is Big Winner

Asghar Farhadi’s “Nader and Simin, A Separation” was the big winner at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, taking the Golden Bear for best film, with best actor and actress prizes split among the films’ ensemble male and female cast, which included the director’s teenage daughter, Sarina. About the film: Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. She has already made all the necessary arrangements. Nader, however, is having second thoughts. […]

47th Cinema Audio Society CAS Awards Honorees and Winners

47th Cinema Audio Society CAS Awards Honorees and Winners

The Cinema Audio Society consisting of Sound Mixers and Associates from the Film and Television Industries announced the 47th Annual CAS Awards honorees and winners. 47th Annual CAS Awards Honorees: Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS The 2011 CAS Career Achievement Honoree. Taylor Hackford The 2011 CAS Filmmaker Award Honoree.   47th Annual CAS Awards Winners: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for DVD Original Programming: 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Production Mixer Michael Williamson, CAS Re-recording […]

61st Annual ACE Eddie Award Winners

61st Annual ACE Eddie Award Winners

American Cinema Editors (ACE)  announced the winners for the 61st Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Christopher Nolan received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, while Career Achievement honors were bestowed on veteran film editors Michael Brown, A.C.E. and Michael Kahn, A.C.E. Director Joe Sargeant presented to Brown, with Steven Spielberg presenting to Kahn. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): The Social Network Angus Wall, A.C.E. […]

RIP: Walter Seltzer, Hollywood producer

RIP: Walter Seltzer, Hollywood producer

Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood producer who made seven films with Charlton Heston, has died. He was 96. Seltzer died Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Jennifer Fagen, a spokeswoman for the fund. Seltzer began his career as a publicity agent for actors such as Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable and Joan Crawford while working for MGM. He became a producer with Marlon Brando’s independent film company, making films […]

2011 Derby City Film Festival awards

2011 Derby City Film Festival awards

Louisville native Greg King and New Albany, Indiana filmmaker Ray Cart are among the winners of the top prizes at the 2011 Derby City Film Festival which was held February 18th through the 20th. Greg King and David Teague’s “Our House” took home Best Documentary and Cart’s “Queens of the Dead” won the Audience Choice award for favorite film. Cincinnati Filmmaker Michael Maney’s film “Meth” took home the award for Best Short Film and Actress […]

Legendary San Francisco Punk Rock Video Collective Target Video At The 2011 Sarasota Film Festival

Legendary San Francisco Punk Rock Video Collective Target Video At The 2011 Sarasota Film Festival

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF), April 7-17, 2011 in Sarasota, FL, and legendary San Francisco based punk rock video collective Target Video announced a collaboration today that will see the Sarasota Film Festival present a program of Target’s legendary performance videos.  Entitled Futility Is Resistance: Treasures From The Target Video Archive (1977-84), the program features three nights of Target’s seminal, rarely seen punk rock performances. Shot by members of Target Video between 1977 and 1984, these […]