22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Festival Winners

22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Festival Winners

The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival held from January 6-17, 2011 announced this year’s award winners after screening 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. This year’s Festival attendees selected The Whistleblower (Canada) directed by Larysa Kondracki, […]

RIP: Oscar-nominated British actress Susannah York

RIP: Oscar-nominated British actress Susannah York

British actress Susannah York, one of the leading stars of British and Hollywood films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London at the age of 72.  York reportedly died of cancer Saturday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. York was nominated for an Oscar for […]

Zee Cine Awards 2011; ‘Dabangg’ is Big Winner

Zee Cine Awards 2011; ‘Dabangg’ is Big Winner

The Bollywood Zee Cine Awards 2011 ceremony was recently held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and the film “Dabangg” was the big winner.  The Bollywood film took home the top awards including Best Film, Most Promising Director, Best Music, Most Promising Debut Director and Best Screenplay. The Zee Cine Awards […]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Does Cameo for Indie Film “Deep in the Heart”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Does Cameo for Indie Film “Deep in the Heart”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently filmed a cameo in the independent film “Deep in the Heart”, a filmed based on the life of Richard  Wallrath. Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a little time away from official state business this week to shoot a cameo for an upcoming independent film. The […]

2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced

2011 Film Independent Spirit Award Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the winners of its four filmmaker grant awards at the Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant and Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.  Sandra Oh and Terrence Howard hosted the casual […]

42nd NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announced

42nd NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announced

The NAACP announced the nominees for the 42nd Annual Image Awards.  Nominees for Outstanding Motion Picture include “For Colored Girls” (Lionsgate/34th Street Films), “Just Wright” (Fox Searchlight Pictures), “The Book of Eli” (Warner Bros. Pictures), “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features) and “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married […]

6 more films in the SXSW 2011 Film program | Trailers

6 more films in the SXSW 2011 Film program | Trailers

  South By Southwest Film Festival has announced 6 more films in the SXSW 2011 Film program. They join the previously announced 2011 Opening Night Film, Duncan Jones’ Source Code. The complete lineup will be announced in February. The Beaver (World Premiere) Director: Jodie Foster (Centerpiece Screening, Wednesday, March 16) […]

61st Annual American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards

61st Annual American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards

The American Cinema Editors announced  its nominees on Friday for the 61st annual Eddie Awards in film, TV and documentaries. The winners will be announced at the 61st annual ACE awards ceremony Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. NOMINEES FOR 61st ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): […]

IFC Acquires ‘Brighton Rock’ starring Helen Mirren | Trailer

IFC Acquires ‘Brighton Rock’ starring Helen Mirren | Trailer

IFC Films has grabbed the U.S. rights to director Rowan Joffe’s debut feature Brighton Rock. Joffe, whose previous writing credits include 28 Weeks Later and The American, adapted the script from Graham Greene’s 1939 iconic crime novel of the same name. Produced by Paul Webster (Atonement, Eastern Promises) and co-produced […]

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2011 Winners

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2011 Winners

“Inception” and “The Social Network” were the big winners with the Broadcast Film Critics Association, with ‘Inception’ picking up six trophies and “Network” grabbing four wins, including Best Director for filmmaker David Fincher. Unfortunately while “Black Swan” broke a Critics Choice Movies Award record for the most-nominated movie ever with […]

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections for 2011 Festival

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections for 2011 Festival

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has announced the official selections for their eighth annual event to be held in Missoula, Montana February 11-20, at the Historic Wilma Theatre.  The 140 film program, culled from nearly 1000 entries from all over the world will feature a live performance by indy rock […]

Full Frame Announces 2011 Festival Program News

Full Frame Announces 2011 Festival Program News

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced their Thematic Program, 2011 Career Award and the first US Premiere of the 2011 festival.  Rick Prelinger will curate a series around archival footage for the Festival’s 2011 thematic program. The 2011 Career Award will be presented to Ricki Stern and Annie […]

American indie film – PUTTY HILL – opens in NYC Feb. 18 | Trailer

American indie film – PUTTY HILL – opens in NYC Feb. 18 | Trailer

Cinema Guild announced that they will release Putty Hill, a film by Matt Porterfield.  An official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW, among many others, and nominated for the Cinema Eye Heterodox Award (a new award category created to honor a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies), […]

SAG and AFTRA Members Ratify New TV and Film Agreements

In national voting completed on Friday, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild voted overwhelmingly to approve a new, three-year contract covering theatrical and television production under the Producer-Screen Actors Guild Basic Agreement and Television Agreement, Exhibit A to the AFTRA Network Television […]

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Donates To Milwaukee Film Festival + 2011 Dates Announced

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Donates To Milwaukee Film Festival + 2011 Dates Announced

The Milwaukee Film Festival made two big announcements this week. First Baseball Commission Allan H. (Bud) Selig and wife Suzanne L. Selig renewed their support of the festival for another three years, totaling $400,000, including $100,000 in 2011 and increasing to $150,000 in both 2012 and 2013. The Selig family […]

USA Network to air 9/11 indie film ‘The Space Between’

USA Network to air 9/11 indie film ‘The Space Between’

The USA Network made its first ever independent film acquisition by snagging ‘The Space Between’, a drama starring Melissa Leo. Written and directed by Travis Fine, the movie premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Montine McLeod (Academy Award® nominee Melissa Leo) is a world-weary flight attendant who is one […]

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010

Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2010. The winners will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Los Angeles. LIXIN FANLast Train HomeEye Steel Film, ITVS, CanadaCouncil for the ArtsZeitgeist Films This […]

Native Filmmaking Highlighted At 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Native Filmmaking Highlighted At 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced the details for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s presentation of films by Native filmmakers and the annual Native Forum. In all, 11 Native communities will be represented: Tsilhqot’in, Métis, Ngāti Rangi, Atihaunui a Paparangi, Navajo Nation, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, Iñupiaq, Taranaki/Ngati Tama Ngati Mutunga, Native Hawaiian and […]

Oscar-Winning Director Oliver Stone to be Honored at 2011 Boulder International Film Festival

Oscar-Winning Director Oliver Stone to be Honored at 2011 Boulder International Film Festival

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) announced yesterday that Oliver Stone, Academy Award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter, will be honored with a “Master of Cinema Award” on Closing Night of the 2011 festival on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo. “We are honored to have […]

‘Akunin,’ and ‘Breathless’ win 2010 Kimena Junpo Awards | Trailer

‘Akunin,’ and ‘Breathless’ win 2010 Kimena Junpo Awards | Trailer

Akunin (Villain) directed by Lee Sang-il was awarded the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Japanese Film in 2010, and the Korean film Breathless by Yang Ik-Joon, received the award for Best Foreign Film. Kokuhaku (Confessions) came in second in the Kinema Junpo for Best Japanese Film, followed by Takahisa Zeze’s Heaven’s Story, Takashi Miike’s 13 […]

“Incendies” wins the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award | Trailer

“Incendies” wins the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award | Trailer

Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies” triumphed over “Splice”, directed by Vincenzo Natali, and “Trigger”, directed by Bruce McDonald to win the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.  “Incendies” is described as the epic adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s complex stage play about Quebec siblings who uncover their immigrant mother’s […]

25th Goya Awards; “The Last Circus” with 15 Noms + Ryan Reynolds Nominated for Best Actor

25th Goya Awards; “The Last Circus” with 15 Noms + Ryan Reynolds Nominated for Best Actor

Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus) by Alex de la Iglesia led the nominations for the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ 25th Goya Awards, with 15 nods; Pa Negre (Black Bread) by Agustí Villaronga followed closely with 13 nominations and Buried by Rodrigo Cortés with 10 […]

The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced this year’s festival dates, Thursday, October 13 – Monday, October 17, 2011. The festival, which is usually held over Columbus Day Weekend, is launching one week later in 2011 in order to honor Yom Kippur, which falls during Columbus Day Weekend this year. […]

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle 2010 Awards

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle 2010 Awards

The Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle named The Social Network the best film of the year, with Fincher as best director and Aaron Sorkin as the writer of the best screenplay.  Colin Firth picked up the award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech while newcomer Jennifer Lawrence took the award […]