San Francisco Film Society Presents Second Annual Taiwan Film Days, Oct 22 – 24

San Francisco Film Society Presents Second Annual Taiwan Film Days, Oct 22 – 24

The San Francisco Film Society in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Taiwan’s Government Information Office and Taiwan’s Tourism Board presents Taiwan Film Days, October 22 – 24 at Viz Cinema at the New People center, 1746 Post Street. This exciting showcase highlights the best […]

Festival of New German Cinema in LA – Oct. 20-24

Festival of New German Cinema in LA – Oct. 20-24

American audiences have been treated to an amazing spectrum of German films over the years.  The past decade has been no exception. Having won two Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film and having been nominated six times during the last eight years is proof that German films are a force […]

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to underwrite the 2010 Telluride Film Festival’s Guest Director program, this year featuring novelist and screenwriter of “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje. This is the third consecutive year that the Academy has funded the program. In 2008 […]

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

AFI FEST presented by Audi announced today that award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as its first-ever Guest Artistic Director. AFI FEST 2010 will take place November 4 through 11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspire him and present these films at the festival in November. His film selections will be announced in October. {jathumbnail off}

Swedish Film “The Girl” Opens in the US

Swedish Film “The Girl” Opens in the US

Olive Films will present the US Theatrical release of THE GIRL, a film by Fredrik Edfeldt.  THE GIRL premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was selected as one of ten films in the Variety Critic’s Choice program at the 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.  THE GIRL will open in New […]

AMER A Film By Hélène Cattet And Bruno Forzani Will Open In NYC & LA On October 29

AMER A Film By Hélène Cattet And Bruno Forzani Will Open In NYC & LA On October 29

Olive Films will present the US theatrical release of AMER, a feature debut by  Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani.  Official selection at New Directors New Films, SXSW, Seattle International Film Festival, and winner of multiple international festival awards, AMER will have its theatrical release in New York at Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Sunset 5 […]

2010 New York Surf Film Festival Announces International Film Program

2010 New York Surf Film Festival Announces International Film Program

The New York Surf Film Festival(NYSFF), presented by JetBlue Airways and The Dominican Republic, has put the final touches on this year’s features program. Ten officially selected feature length films and two cult classics are set to be screened September 24th- 26th at the legendary Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan. […]

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be […]

Oscar-wining actor Ernest Borgnine Featured in Indie Film “Enemy Mind”

Oscar-wining actor Ernest Borgnine Featured in Indie Film “Enemy Mind”

Enemy Mind, a science fiction-style film written, produced and directed by a Coachella Valley-based cast and crew, is now available on DVD. The film was shot on location in the Salton Sea area of Imperial Valley in early 2010, and completed on a shoestring budget. “I still can’t believe we […]

“Focused On Excellence” Documentary Chronicles South Korean Athletes And Their Quest To Become The Best

World renowned sports production and distribution company Jalbert Productions International (www.jalbertfilm.com) today debuted “Focused On Excellence” a special television documentary (click on link to view http://tinyb.it/743C58FE750).  Director Jay Jalbert and his globe trekking team chronicled the pride, focus and determination of eight inspirational and influential South Korean athletes and their […]

The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival 2010

The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival 2010

In 2007, Tazzla Institute initiated a new project in keeping with its commitment to educate American audiences about the African Amazigh (Berber and Tuareg) culture, “The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival.” The third annual celebration of this festival will occur on Saturday, October 30, 2010 (Amazigh calendar year 2960). The […]

5 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

5 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration. The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity […]

SFFS Announces Schedule for NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Sept 24-26

SFFS Announces Schedule for NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Sept 24-26

The San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival present the first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, a three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3 – 18 and their families, September 24 – 26 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. NY/SFICFF […]

Award-Winning Documentary – Marwencol – Opens In NYC Oct. 8; In LA Nov. 12

Award-Winning Documentary – Marwencol – Opens In NYC Oct. 8; In LA Nov. 12

“Marwenco”, a documentary film by Jeff Malmberg, and winner of the Grand Jury Award at SXSW, Seattle International Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival, as well as winner of Best Documentary at Comic-Con and winner of multiple other awards at festivals,  will have its New York theatrical release on […]

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the five categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Hecho en Tejas. The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards. The 2010 Best […]

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Awards

The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its world competition categories. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries. Two awards were given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and six documentary features. Awards were also given for the best narrative, best documentary and student visionary films in the short film competitions. This year’s Festival included 85 features and 47 short films from 38 countries.

“Breath Made Visible” – Doc. About Dance Legend Anna Halprin

“Breath Made Visible” – Doc. About Dance Legend Anna Halprin

Argot Pictures released in the U.S., BREATH MADE VISIBLE, a documentary film by Ruedi Gerber. For the last seven decades, Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer (who will turn 90 years old in July), has redefined our notions of modern art by exploring one question in her work: What is important in […]