Tribeca Film Acquires Powerhouse Drama The Bang Bang Club

Tribeca Film Acquires Powerhouse Drama The Bang Bang Club

Tribeca Film has acquired US rights to The Bang Bang Club, a gripping drama based on the incredible lives of a group of young photojournalists whose graphic images drew the world’s attention to South Africa during the last stages of apartheid while enduring the stresses, tensions, and moral dilemmas of […]

Calgary International Film Festival Lays Off Almost All Fulltime Staff

Calgary International Film Festival Lays Off Almost All Fulltime Staff

A decline in funding has forced the Calgary International Film Festival to lay off most of its full-time staff, including the director of programming, Trevor Smith, director of operations Christian Argyll and sponsorship marketing manager Danielle Kondruk, leaving executive director Jacqueline Dupuis as the only full-time staff member. The decision […]

Record-breaking Year For Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Record-breaking Year For Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has reported that this year was a record-breaking year for the festival, with the highest ticket sales ever. Over 18,400 tickets were sold, compared to the approximately 17,900 sold last year. The Festival presented Audience Awards for: Best Feature, Best Debut Feature, Best Short, […]

OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network Acquires Three Documentaries

OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network Acquires Three Documentaries

After applying her Midas touch to the book publishing world with her book club, talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey is looking to do the same to the film world with a documentary club. OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network has announced it has acquired three films, “One Lucky Elephant,” “65_RedRoses” and “Most Valuable Players,” […]

Australian Raid Targets Banned Gay Zombie Film

Australian Raid Targets Banned Gay Zombie Film

Canadian director Bruce LaBruce’s controversial gay porn horror film LA Zombie, which stars a French porn star as a schizophrenic homeless man who believes he is a cannibalistic ghoul,” and depicts homosexual sex, full-frontal male nudity, and necrophilia, was withdrawn from the Melbourne International Film Festival in July after it […]

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011 dates announced!

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2011 dates announced!

CMJ Network, Inc. has announced the dates for its 2011 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. The festival will take place from Tuesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 22, 2011 in New York City. The annual festival, celebrating its 31st year, will once again be headquartered in downtown Manhattan with […]

15 Animated Features Line Up for 2010 Oscar® Race

15 Animated Features Line Up for 2010 Oscar® Race

Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The 15 features are: “Alpha and Omega” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” “Despicable Me” “The Dreams of Jinsha” “How to Train Your Dragon” “Idiots and Angels” “The Illusionist” “Legend […]

The Human Experience Doc Receives Local Catholic Help

The Human Experience Doc Receives Local Catholic Help

Documentary film “The Human Experience” produced by Grassroots Films of Brooklyn, New York, is getting some marketing help from some local Catholic organizations in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Six screenings of the film are planned for next week in Kalamazoo as part of a “Welcome Home for Christmas” campaign aimed at lapsed […]

Filmmaker Neil Truglio First Feature ‘We Are the Sea’

Filmmaker Neil Truglio First Feature ‘We Are the Sea’

It took seven years but Colorado filmmaker Neil Truglio, has written and directed his very first feature film, We Are the Sea. The film tells the story of Sean (Jeff Childress), a teacher who is struggling with conflict in his family and within himself. Sean’s mother (Laura Cuetara) is of […]

Bollywood Film Guzaarish Upsets Medical Community

Bollywood Film Guzaarish Upsets Medical Community

The Indian medical community is upset with producers of the Bollywood film Guzaarish after posters were released showing the lead actress holding a cigarette. Doctors think it is sending a wrong message to the youth on smoking. The medics are also reportedly upset with BEST, which is a government entity, […]

2010 edition of the Damascus International Film Festival Awards

2010 edition of the Damascus International Film Festival Awards

The Algerian film “The Outlaws” by  director Rachid Bouchareb won the Gold Award and the Best Arab Film Award at the 18th edition of Damascus International Film Festival. The Silver Award went to the Iranian film “Please Do Not Disturb”, directed by Mohsen Abdolvahab and the Bronze to the Syrian […]

RIP: Director Luis Garcia Berlanga

RIP: Director Luis Garcia Berlanga

Director, Luis Garcia Berlanga of Spain, passed away on Saturday at his home in Madrid,  Spain’s film academy announced via the BBC. He was 89 years. Berlanga was best known for the 1952 satirical comedy Bienvenido, Mr Marshall! (Welcome, Mr Marshall!). He was nominated three times for the Cannes Film […]

West Virginia International Film Festival This Weekend

West Virginia International Film Festival This Weekend

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, a documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old, is one of the films screening this weekend as part of the West Virginia International film festival. The festival kicks off Thursday night at the West […]

Canberra International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award Winners

Canberra International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award Winners

Mexican film, “On Childhood”, from director Carlos Carerra bested “Uninhabited” and “Monsters” to take home the Audience Award for Best International Feature Film at the 2010 Canberra International Film Festival in Canberra, Australia. The festival described the film as “A visual masterpiece set in the slums of Mexico, this crime […]

RIP: Film Producer Dino De Laurentiis

RIP: Film Producer Dino De Laurentiis

Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. Mr. De Laurentiis produced more than 500 films over six decades covering a wide range of styles and genres. His long filmography includes several major titles of the early Italian New Wave, […]

Wavescape Surf Film Festival Cape Town, December 1 – 19, 2010

Wavescape Surf Film Festival Cape Town, December 1 – 19, 2010

The seventh annual Wavescape Surf Film Festival kickstarts the 2010 summer season in Cape Town with a bumper crop of adrenaline-charged surf movies. Presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation, the festival (from December 1 to 19) focuses on the critical plight of the world’s oceans, and surfing development in […]

“The King’s Speech” To Close 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

“The King’s Speech” To Close 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-5, 2010 in Nassau. The Weinstein Company’s highly acclaimed period drama “The King’s Speech” has been selected as this year’s closing night […]