New Prison Drama Film From Denmark – “R”

New Prison Drama Film From Denmark – “R”

The prison drama “R” from young Danish directors Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm will be released theatrically in the U.S. by Olive Films in early 2011. “R” premiered at LA Festival earlier this Summer. The prisoner R arrives to Denmark’s toughest prison, where he is to serve a sentence for violent assault. R is reduced to a number, a letter, just another inmate.  The prison is a parallel world filled with rules, honor, and debts. A […]

“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” takes takes top prizes at 2010 Q Awards

“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” takes takes top prizes at 2010 Q Awards

The producers of Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival announced the winners of their annual Q Awards, including the $500 Shawn A. Moore Award for Texas filmmakers and the $500 Dallas Voice Audience Choice Award. The four-day festival – held June 3-6 at the historic Rose Marine Theater – featured more than 25 films, including World, Southwest and Texas premieres, along with appearances by several filmmakers, including Violet Tendencies writer/star Jesse Archer […]

Brooklyn Film Festival 2010 Winners

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD : THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski Best Narrative Feature: GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY by Larence Michael Levine Best Documentary: THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski Best Narrative Short: NAISSANCES by Anne Emond Best Animation: SPUTNIK 5 by Susanna Nicchiarelli Best Experimental : NECESSARY GAMES by Sophie Hyde Best New Director : ALVARO BRECHNER for Bad Day to Go Fishing Spirit Awards Feature Narrative Documentary Short Narrative Experimental Animation BUMMER […]

Sydney filmmakers take the top awards in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition

  Sydney filmmakers took the top awards in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition.  Sydney filmmaker, Ian Walker, won Best Director for his documentary I, Psychopath, and Sydney production company Essential Media won Best Film for How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer and Best Television Series for Whatever! The Science of Teens, shown on the local Australian ABC. Kayna Fichadia, a year two student at Epping North Primary School, was awarded best Primary Student […]

Oklahoma native Lance McDaniel chosen to lead state’s largest film festival, deadCENTER Film Festival

Oklahoma native Lance McDaniel chosen to lead state’s largest film festival, deadCENTER Film Festival

deadCENTER Film Festival officials announced the hiring of Lance McDaniel as Executive Director. McDaniel replaces longtime director Cacky Poarch, who resigned earlier this year following the most successful festival to date. McDaniel’s background in marketing and international brand consultation, combined with his filmmaking and passion for education, make him the ideal person to take the helm at this time. “Cacky Poarch, Melissa Scaramucci and Kim Haywood have transformed deadCenter into a nationally-renowned platform for independent […]

2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalists

2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalists

BLUE Ocean Film Festival announced the finalists of the 2010 film competition. All Finalist films will be screened during the Festival (August 24 – 29) in one of the 6 Monterey Peninsula theater venues in Monterey, California. Broadcast Big Sur: Wild California | National Geographic TVHumpback from Fire to Ice | Michelle AddingtonInto The Dragon’s Lair | NHU AfricaOrca Killing School | National Geographic TVStrange Days On Planet Earth: Dirty Secrets | Sea Studio Foundation […]

Snow Film Fest NYC Announces 2010 Screening Panel

Snow Film Fest NYC earlier this Summer announced the official 2010 Screening Panel. Packed with both snow and art industry names, these fine folks have pledged to dedicate their expertise and knowledge in their fields to help award the talented pool of snow filmmakers showcasing their work from November 19 – 21, 2010 at the landmark Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan.   The panel will judge the 2010 Official Selections across many categories including but […]

From Sweden – THE GIRL – film opens in NYC Sept 17; in LA Oct. 1

From Sweden – THE GIRL – film opens in NYC Sept 17; in LA Oct. 1

THE GIRL, a film by Fredrik Edfeldt that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was selected as one of ten films in the Variety Critic’s Choice program at the 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, will will open in New York at Cinema Village on September 17 and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Sunset 5 on October 1.  Other cities will follow. In a lonely house on the countryside a ten year old […]

From Estonia – THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY – film opens in NYC Sept. 17; in LA Oct. 1

From Estonia – THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY – film opens in NYC Sept. 17; in LA Oct. 1

‘The Temptation Of St. Tony’, a film by Velko Õunpuu. This film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. ‘The Temptation Of St. Tony’ will open in New York at Cinema Village on September 17, and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Sunset 5 on October 1.  Other cities will follow. To appreciate Veiko Õunpuu’s artful tale of moral confusion, let’s begin where he does—with Dante’s Inferno: “Midway upon the journey of our life, […]

Woodstock Film Festival Announces Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Bruce Beresford

Woodstock Film Festival Announces Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford, the two-time Academy Award nominated writer/director will be presented with the 2010 Honorary Maverick Award by the Woodstock Film Festival, during its Gala Award Ceremony, Saturday evening, October 2, at BSP Studios in Kingston, NY. “We are thrilled to be presenting our Honorary Maverick Award to Bruce Beresford this year,” said WFF Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein. “Throughout his extensive body of work, Beresford has exhibited unique talent, drawing award winning performances […]

BROTHERHOOD – a gay neo-Nazi drama opens in US

BROTHERHOOD – a gay neo-Nazi drama opens in US

Nicolo Donato’s feature film debut) and winner of the Best Film prize at the 2009 Rome Film Festival, BROTHERHOOD, a gay neo-Nazi drama, will open in the US at the Cinema Village in New York on August 6 and at Laemmle Sunset 5 in  Los Angeles on August 20.  Other cities will follow. When Lars (Thure Lindhardt) is cheated out of promotion to a sergeant, following rumors about his unbecoming behavior towards some of his men, he […]