CANCELLED: 2011 Cairo International Film Festival

CANCELLED: 2011 Cairo International Film Festival

The Ministry of Culture has announced that it will cancel the Cairo International Film Festival this year due to upcoming elections, Gulf News reported. “The Ministry of Culture has decided to cancel the festival this year, which was due in late November, because of the current preparations for the parliamentary […]

Rooftop Films to NY Premiere 3 films from 2011 South by Southwest

Rooftop Films to NY Premiere 3 films from 2011 South by Southwest

Rooftop Films is doing it different this year, announcing a special weekend of select films from the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, making their New York Premieres June 3-5 2011, as part of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series. The films making their New York Premieres as part of […]

REVIEW: The Bully Projects from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

REVIEW: The Bully Projects from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Norwegian film “Turn me on, goddammit”

The themes of bullying, being bullied, and the horrific effects it can have on a child were displayed in full force at this year’s 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Director Lee Hirsch, who was himself bullied as a child, helms this poignant, thorough and very topical “Bully Project,” which takes you not only into the lives of children being ridiculed and teased at school, but, literally, onto the school bus right along with both the weak and the tormented. He also highlights two families who both suffered a devastating loss when their child killed themselves. (One middle-school age child, and one teen-ager).

Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners; Dragonslayer Wins Best International Feature

Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners; Dragonslayer Wins Best International Feature

‘Dragonslayer’ won Best International Feature and ‘Family Portrait in Black and White’ won Best Canadian Feature at the 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival. Nine awards and over $72,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and […]

Donald Trump Gets ‘Trumped’ in New Documentary at Hot Docs Festival

Donald Trump Gets ‘Trumped’ in New Documentary at Hot Docs Festival

Donald Trump is making more news, this time with a new Scottish documentary coming out that paints a pretty negative picture of the tycoon. The film, You’ve Been Trumped, directed by the Scottish filmmaker Anthony Baxter, premiered at the Toronto Hot Docs Festival, which is still running. It follows the […]

Festival Winner “Lebanon, Pa” Now In Theaters

Festival Winner “Lebanon, Pa” Now In Theaters

It took three long years, but Philadelphia native Ben Hickernell debut his first full-length feature film partially shot in and named after Lebanon, Pennsylvania, named “Lebanon, Pa” at Great Escape theater at the Lebanon Valley Mall in Lebanon, Pennsylvania Hickernell wrote, directed and co-produced the film, and as reported by […]

RIP: Jackie Cooper, Film and Television Actor

RIP: Jackie Cooper, Film and Television Actor

Jackie Cooper, Emmy-winning director of “M*A*S*H” and other hits, plus known to moviegoers as Perry White, editor of The Daily Planet, in four “Superman” films died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 88. His agent, Ronnie Leif, said Mr. Cooper died in a hospital after a short illness. Read […]

90 Films Are KIDS FIRST! Best Award Winners

90 Films Are KIDS FIRST! Best Award Winners

Ninety-one short and feature films met KIDS FIRST!’s standards for combining excellence in filmmaking with pro-social benefits to be selected winners of the annual KIDS FIRST! Best Awards.  Tinkerbell, The Pups of Liberty and Paws and Whiskers; and How toTrain Your Dragon, Shrek: Forever After, Barbie and Wubbzy, were all […]

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Wraps; Announces More Awards

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Wraps; Announces More Awards

54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5) with 265 screenings of 193 films from 48 countries came to close on Thursday. Eleven films were in juried competition for the 15th annual $15,000 New Directors Award which was given to director Park Jung-bumʼs The Journals of Musan […]

63 films from Hawaii and around the world at 2011 Big Island Film Festival

63 films from Hawaii and around the world at 2011 Big Island Film Festival

Hawaii stars including celebrity honorees Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), and Kristina Anapau (Black Swan) will help celebrate independent narrative filmmaking at the 6th Annual Big Island Film Festival (BIFF) running May 11-15, 2011 event at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and The Shops at Mauna Lani. BIFF 2011 will […]

11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Kicks Off.. runs through Sunday, May 8

11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Kicks Off.. runs through Sunday, May 8

The 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night, May 4, with the Opening Night celebration which featured the U.S. Premiere of the Delhi-set comedy “Do Dooni Chaar,” Disney’s first live-action Hindi film. The star-studded red carpet premiere, held at Manhattan’s prestigious Paris Theater, was attended […]

37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to cancel Al Pacino event

37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to cancel Al Pacino event

The 37th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will cancel the rare Al Pacino appearance, Pacino: One Night Only, the website seattle.broadwayworld.com reports. The cancellation is due to this week’s announcement that Pacino has been nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actor for his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway […]

2011 Staten Island Film Festival Announces Free Admission and Nominees

2011 Staten Island Film Festival Announces Free Admission and Nominees

The 2011 Staten Island Film Festival continues to make big announcements as the days get closer to the festival run scheduled for June 8 – 12, 2011 reports silive.com. For the first time, the festival will feature free admission at the door for screenings. Most of the screening will be […]