REVIEW: Elektra Luxx

REVIEW: Elektra Luxx

Elektra Luxx is Sebastian Guiterrez’s sequel to a previous film, Women In Trouble. Picking up a month after the events of the first film, the plot centers on the porn star Elektra, played by Carla Gugino, and her struggle to change her lifestyle after discovering she is pregnant.  One act […]

Win Win Is A Real Winner + Alex Shaffer

Win Win Is A Real Winner + Alex Shaffer

Director Tom McCarthy’s (Station Agent, The Visitor) latest feature film Win Win is a terrific little movie, which just opened Friday. It stars Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan and Bobby Cannavale. Much of the success Thomas McCarthy’s delightful and thoughtful new comedy Win Win has to be rightfully attributed to its […]

RIP: Actress Elizabeth Taylor

RIP: Actress Elizabeth Taylor

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, died earlier today, Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 79. A spokeswoman at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Ms. Taylor died at 1:28 a.m. Pacific time. Her publicist, Sally Morrison, said the cause was complications of congestive heart failure. In a career of more than […]

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series

Grandma, A Thousand Times

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations with acclaimed filmmakers, plus the premiere of five new documentary films and a one-of-a-kind videogame-film event.

14 Filmmakers Selected for Film Independent new Documentary Lab

14 Filmmakers Selected for Film Independent new Documentary Lab

Film Independent has launched a new Documentary Lab with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating.  Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. The Documentary Lab Mentors include filmmakers Laura […]

Virginia Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

Virginia Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The Virginia Film Festival, will return to Charlottesville, Virginia, for its 24th year from November 3-6, 2011. The 2010 festival attracted more than 23,750 people and earned more than $90,158 in ticket sales. Both figures represent a 25% increase over the prior year. The festival featured 27 sellouts that ranged […]

New Indie Film: “Being From Another Planet” to Premiere in Michigan

New Indie Film: “Being From Another Planet” to Premiere in Michigan

“Being From Another Planet,” an independent film by The Coughing Dog Pictures that was shot primarily shot in Michigan cities of Marine City and Richmond will have its premiere on Friday night, March 25 in Marine City, Michigan. Written and directed by Joseph Parcell, the film is about a teen […]

26 documentaries to screen in Special Presentations program at 2011 Hot Docs

26 documentaries to screen in Special Presentations program at 2011 Hot Docs

Hot Docs announced the 26 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers, and featuring some star subjects. These films will screen as part of […]

Peach, Plum Pear Best in Show Winner + 9th Female Eye Film Festival Winners

Peach, Plum Pear Best in Show Winner + 9th Female Eye Film Festival Winners

The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) wrapped on Sunday March 20, 2011 with record-breaking attendance and success. Celebrating international women directors, the festival attracted notable talent from around the world including Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time, American Graffiti), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Anne Tait (Iron Road) and […]

2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival

2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, which will allow US audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF’s 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1, 2011.

The multi-dimensional experience features five areas – Festival Streaming Room, Live From…, Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed, and the Future of Film blog.

12 Films selected for 2011 Tribeca All Access program

12 Films selected for 2011 Tribeca All Access program

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced the 12 projects selected for Tribeca All Access (TAA) program.  Now in its eighth year, TAA was created to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. TAA will present the 12 projects throughout a five-day program […]

The Music Never Stopped to open 2011 Gasparilla International Film Festival

The Music Never Stopped to open 2011 Gasparilla International Film Festival

Gasparilla International Film Festival revealed today that Jim Kohlberg’s The Music Never Stopped will be the opening film of 2011 festival. The film’s producer will be in attendance for this Southeastern U.S. premier, along with GIFF’s honorary guest, M. Emmet Walsh. Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel (Lou […]

Sundance Film Festival going to London

Sundance Film Festival going to London

The Sundance Film Festival is going to London.  Sundance London, a four-day multi-disciplinary arts festival that will include film screenings, live music performances, discussions, panels and other public cultural programming will be held April 26th – 29th, 2012 at the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue, The O2. AEG […]

2011 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival winners

2011 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival winners

The 8th annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival announced the six award recipients chosen from its lineup of more than 50 films.  Awards include two new categories this year, for best short film as well as best conservation film. The 2011 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival winners are: Wildlife Film: […]

Whole Food Market Launches its Own Film Festival

Whole Food Market Launches its Own Film Festival

Whole Foods Market is launching their own film festival. The retailer announced the debut of its nationwide “Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel” Film Festival. The festival will launch April 1, 2011, and travel to 70 cities across the U.S. in celebration of Earth Month. A portion of all tickets […]