15 Features in Line for 2010 Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar®

15 Features in Line for 2010 Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alice in Wonderland” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” “Clash of […]

Coen Brothers’ True Grit to Open the 61st Berlinale

Coen Brothers’ True Grit to Open the 61st Berlinale

The 61st Berlin International Film Festival will open with True Grit by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen at the Berlinale Palast on February 10, 2011. “Joel and Ethan Coen stand for first-rate American independent cinema. With their penchant for irony, and off-the-wall characters and stories they have repeatedly […]

38th Annual Annie Nominations; “How To Train Your Dragon” Lead With 15 Nominations

38th Annual Annie Nominations; “How To Train Your Dragon” Lead With 15 Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the nominations and award recipients for the 38th Annual Annie Awards.  “How to Train Your Dragon” lead the field with 15 nominations including feature, direction, writing and voice acting, followed by “Despicable Me” with 7 nominations. The Annie Awards are considered the animation film industry […]

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2011 Feature Film Competition

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2011 Feature Film Competition

Slamdance today announced the 2011 Feature Competition slate for the 17th Annual Slamdance Film Festival taking place January 21-27, 2011 in Park City, Utah.  Slamdance will debut ten narrative and eight documentary feature films, 14 of which are World Premieres. With a record number of over 5,000 submissions, Slamdance has […]

2010 Bahamas International Film Festival Winners Announced

2010 Bahamas International Film Festival Winners Announced

The winners were announced yesterday at the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which wrapped on Sunday evening. The Ethiopian film, Ateltu, about Abebe Bikila the first African to win a gold medal and the first person in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the […]

2010 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Winners

2010 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Winners

The 8th annual Wild Rose Independent Film Festival announced this year’s award winners last month at the Awards Ceremony at the Fleur Cinema & Café. A total of 41 films were selected from over 400 submitted to the 2010 Wild Rose, with an additional 8 films invited to screen during […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of Fall 2010 KRF Filmmaking Grants

San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of Fall 2010 KRF Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the five winners of the fourth round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants. The grants are given twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films with social justice themes that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area […]

2010 Whistler Film Festival Awards; The Whistleblower Wins Borsos Competition

2010 Whistler Film Festival Awards; The Whistleblower Wins Borsos Competition

The Whistleblower, directed by Larysa Kondracki won the $15,000 Borsos Competition for Best New Canadian Feature Film at the tenth annual Whistler Film Festival. The film, which had its Western Canadian premiere at the festival and stars Academy Award-winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave, is based on the true story […]

Winners Announced at the 13th Moet British Independent Film Awards

Winners Announced at the 13th Moet British Independent Film Awards

The winners of the 13th edition of The Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced at the glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by James Nesbitt. Best British Independent Film was won by The King’s Speech with Gareth Edwards picking up Best Director for Monsters, Carey Mulligan […]

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Nominations For The 2011 Producers Guild Awards

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Nominations For The 2011 Producers Guild Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot SpitzerEarth Made Of GlassInside JobSmash His CameraThe Tillman StoryWaiting For ‘Superman’ Nominations for […]

IFC Films Acquires World Rights To Director Joe Swanberg’s Uncle Kent

IFC Films Acquires World Rights To Director Joe Swanberg’s Uncle Kent

IFC Films announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights to director Joe Swanberg’s UNCLE KENT. The film, which stars Kent Osborne, Jennifer Prediger, Josephine Decker, and Swanberg himself, will premiere as part of the Spotlight section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. UNCLE KENT follows a kid’s show […]