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 […]

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

The Durban International Film Festival announced that the winner of the Best Feature Film of its 31st edition is The White Meadows (Iran). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, the film was lauded by the International Jury as a “timeless and poetic narrative.” “The film conjures up a landscape that is visually stunning and intriguing because it is both harsh and beautiful. It is an enigmatic and poignant political allegory and takes the viewers through a journey […]

Animation Block Party 2010 Winners

Since the premiere of the first official ABP film festival on September 9th 2004, the NYC based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. The seventh annual Animation Block Party was July 30-August 1, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek. Award winners of Animation Block Party 2010: Best in Show: Old Fangs – Adrien Merigeau, Ireland Original Design: Paper Daydream – Jun Iwakawa, […]

2010 LA Shorts Fest Award Winners

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short films. As the largest short film festival in the world with more than 1,000 entries, 250 film screenings and 9 days of guest speakers, interactive and entertaining events, the festival has become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscovered. Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations.  Here is the […]

2010 Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, THE MILK OF SORROW, opens in NYC – August 27; in LA – Sept 3

2010 Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, THE MILK OF SORROW, opens in NYC – August 27; in LA – Sept 3

The Oscar nominated Peruvian film, THE MILK OF SORROW, by Claudia Llosa will open at the Cinema Village in New York on Friday, August 27, and at the Music Hall in Los Angeles on September 3.  Other cities will follow. Fausta (Magaly Solier) suffers from “the milk of sorrow”, an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the war of terror in Peru. The war has ended, but Fausta’s […]

The National Film Board of Canada Brings Three Films To Toronto International Film Festival

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19, 2010) with three films—the world premiere of Sturla Gunnarsson’s documentary about Canadian scientist and activist David Suzuki; the Canadian premiere of animator Claude Cloutier’s latest short; and Theodore Ushev’s animated tribute to filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. Award-winning director Sturla Gunnarsson presents a biography of ideas featuring iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki. At 73 years of age, […]

Animated film – MY DOG TULIP – opens in NYC on Sept 1; in LA on Oct. 22

Animated film – MY DOG TULIP – opens in NYC on Sept 1; in LA on Oct. 22

New Yorker Films’ first theatrical acquisition (since reopening in March 2010) – MY DOG TULIP, will open in Los Angeles on October 22 at the Nuart (the film will open in NYC on September 1 at Film Forum).  MY DOG TULIP is an animated feature film based on the acclaimed best-selling memoir by author J.R. Ackerley, featuring the voices of CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, the late LYNN REDGRAVE, and ISABELLA ROSSELLINI.    A national release will follow. A […]

Finnish Film, LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB – film opens in NYC on Oct. 8; in LA on Oct. 15

Finnish Film, LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB – film opens in NYC on Oct. 8; in LA on Oct. 15

The award winning film,  Letters to Father Jacob, written and directed by Klaus Haro. Finland’s Official Selection for 2010 Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film), this film will open in New York at Cinema Village on October 8 and at the Music Hall in Los Angeles on October 15.  Other cities will follow. Letters to Father Jacob is a warm-hearted and touching story of Leila, a prisoner who was sentenced to life, but who has just […]