San Francisco Film Society Presents French Cinema Now, Oct 28 – Nov 3

San Francisco Film Society Presents French Cinema Now, Oct 28 – Nov 3

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 28 – Wednesday, November 3, at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level. The weeklong annual festival brings the most significant new work from one of the world’s most renowned filmmaking countries to discerning Bay Area audiences. FCN covers a broad spectrum of subject matter and […]

Rooftop Films Announces 2010 Filmmaker’s Fund Recipients

Rooftop Films Announces 2010 Filmmaker’s Fund Recipients

Rooftop Films announced the recipients of their 2010 Filmmakers’ Fund grants. The Filmmakers’ Fund was created to allow deserving filmmakers, who are often forced to exhaust all available resources making one film, to complete their next film. One dollar of every ticket sold during the summer film festival goes into the Filmmakers’ Fund and back to filmmakers whose work was shown in the form of grants. In addition, Rooftop Films grants production services and mentorship […]

International Film Festival Nashville Announces Their 2010 Lineup

International Film Festival Nashville Announces Their 2010 Lineup

The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBBFN) announced the ever growing festival lineup for its fourth annual film festival, which commences with a pre-festival Faith & Film kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 26, and the official festival starting on Wednesday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 2. Complete details are available at www.ibffnashville.com. “Our dynamic combination of workshops, premieres and entertainment attracts the best and brightest in the industry, along with emerging talent and up-and-coming voices,” Joyner-Smith said.The festival’s […]

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the competition film lineup and jurors for its 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 6 in historic downtown Savannah. Competitions will be held in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts and student entries. This year’s films in competition come from almost a dozen different countries including Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Among the 35 […]

2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners

2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners

BEST FEATURE FILM LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Director: Matt Thompson Writer: Kent Moran Producers: Luke Moran, Kent Moran Executive Producer Charlkes Cook BEST SHORT FILM- It’s a Tie A SON’S WAR Writer/Director/Producer: Steven Edell Producers: Rain Breaw, Benjamin Wilkins abd Roman Kasparovsky THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS Writer/Director/Producer: JOshua Weigle Co-Writer/Producer: Rebekah Weigle Producer: Angie Alvarez BEST ANIMATION: LET’S POLLUTE Writer/Director/Producer: Geefwee Boedoe BEST DOCUMENTARY 9000 NEEDLES Producer/Director: Doug Dearth Co-Producer: Douglas Busby BEST OF MUSICFEST First […]

The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival October 1st-3rd, Philadelphia

The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival October 1st-3rd, Philadelphia

Project Twenty1, the Philadelphia-based film festival and competition, is holding its 5th annual Film & Animation Festival the weekend of October 1st through 3rd at the 350-seat International House theater at 3701 Chestnut St. This year’s festival is Project Twenty1’s largest ever, featuring 96 short & feature length films, including over 60 World Premieres. Among the films being screened: entries into this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, in which teams of filmmakers had three weeks to […]

2010 Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival announces first six films

2010 Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival announces first six films

Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival announces the first six feature films of this year’s program. Festival director Dr. Dean Bertram is sure that “Sydney film fans are going to go crazy for the festival’s line-up this year. It covers an amazing gamut of genre films. Audiences will see a dark twist on the Santa legend, machete-wielding vigilantes, out-of-this-world conspiracies, a love-mad evil genius bent on world annihilation, cyber-Shakespeare, and Greek zombies. And […]

San Francisco Film Society Presents Second Annual Taiwan Film Days, Oct 22 – 24

San Francisco Film Society Presents Second Annual Taiwan Film Days, Oct 22 – 24

The San Francisco Film Society in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Taiwan’s Government Information Office and Taiwan’s Tourism Board presents Taiwan Film Days, October 22 – 24 at Viz Cinema at the New People center, 1746 Post Street. This exciting showcase highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers. “We’ve enjoyed […]

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations. SAG President Ken Howard and AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon will co-chair the negotiations. AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and SAG National Executive Director David […]

Festival of New German Cinema in LA – Oct. 20-24

Festival of New German Cinema in LA – Oct. 20-24

American audiences have been treated to an amazing spectrum of German films over the years.  The past decade has been no exception. Having won two Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film and having been nominated six times during the last eight years is proof that German films are a force on the international film scene.   The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles is delighted that German Currents, the fourth annual showcase of recent German films is returning this […]

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to underwrite the 2010 Telluride Film Festival’s Guest Director program, this year featuring novelist and screenwriter of “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje. This is the third consecutive year that the Academy has funded the program. In 2008 the festival’s guest director was Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian political philosopher and cultural critic; in 2009, it was Alexander Payne, the director and Oscar®-winning screenwriter […]

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

AFI FEST presented by Audi announced today that award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as its first-ever Guest Artistic Director. AFI FEST 2010 will take place November 4 through 11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspire him and present these films at the festival in November. His film selections will be announced in October. {jathumbnail off}