2011 Nashville Film Festival Announces Feature Films in Competition

2011 Nashville Film Festival Announces Feature Films in Competition

Major award winners from both the 2010 Cannes and 2011 Sundance Film Festivals will headline the World Cinema and competition lineups for the 2011 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) presented by Nissan when it takes place April 14-21 at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas in Nashville, Tennessee. Winner of the Palm […]

Indie Memphis announces dates for 2011 Indie Memphis Film Festival

Indie Memphis announces dates for 2011 Indie Memphis Film Festival

Indie Memphis will hold its 14th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival this year from November 3 to November 6, 2011. Screenings and events will once again take place in the heart of Midtown Memphis at the new Playhouse on the Square, Malco Theatre’s Studio on the Square, and the Memphis […]

2011 Fargo Film Festival Best-in-Show Awards

2011 Fargo Film Festival Best-in-Show Awards

The Fargo Film Festival named David Filipi as the recipient of the Ted M. Larson Award. Filipi will accept the award on Saturday, March 5 during the closing session of the Fargo Film Festival. The 2011 Fargo Film Festival also announced the best-in-show awards. Best Picture – “The Butterfly Circus” […]

‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ documentary to open in NY on May 13

‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ documentary to open in NY on May 13

‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’  a documentary by Leanne Pooley will open in New York at Cinema Village on May 13. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary at New York’s NewFest 2010 and the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009  ‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ tells the story […]

2011 Tribeca Film Festival to Open with the World Premiere of Cameron Crowe’s The Union

2011 Tribeca Film Festival to Open with the World Premiere of Cameron Crowe’s The Union

Elton John and Leon Russell from the The Union. photo credit: Joseph Guay

The world premiere of Cameron Crowe’s documentary The Union will open the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. A performance by the film’s subject – Elton John – will follow the free, outdoor screening to kick off the Festival’s 10th edition and thank the New York City community for its ongoing support. The Union will premiere on Wednesday, April 20 at the North Cove at the World Financial Plaza. The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 20 through May 1, 2011.

RIP: Producer, Director Gary Winick

RIP: Producer, Director Gary Winick

Gary Winick, a pioneering producer and director of independent digital films who found mainstream success with such movies as “13 Going on 30” and “Letters to Juliet,” has died. He was 49. Winick, who was diagnosed with brain cancer about two years ago, died Sunday at Beth Israel Medical Center […]

Tribeca Film to Distribute 26 Films in 2011, Doubling 2010 Slate

Tribeca Film to Distribute 26 Films in 2011, Doubling 2010 Slate

Tribeca Enterprises announced that Tribeca Film will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010. The comprehensive distribution label for independent film also announced that it acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles to be released across multiple […]

Melissa Leo Drops the F-Bomb at the Oscars | Video

Melissa Leo Drops the F-Bomb at the Oscars | Video

Dirty mouth. Actress Melissa Leo dropped the F-bomb while accepting the Oscar forr Best Supporting Actress at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. Making up her acceptance speech as she spoke, the actress said, “Yeah, I am kind of speechless,… when I watched Kate two years ago, it […]

83rd annual Academy Awards Winners; The King’s Speech Rules

83rd annual Academy Awards Winners; The King’s Speech Rules

“The King’s Speech” was the ‘King’ at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, winning four Oscars: including Best Picture, Directing for director Tom Hooper, Writing – Original Screenplay for David Seidler and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth. And as expected Natalie Portman won the […]

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards for Black Swan, Winter’s Bone, 127 Hours

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards for Black Swan, Winter’s Bone, 127 Hours

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to Black Swan, Winter’s Bone, 127 Hours, and The Kids Are All Right at the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards.  The King’s Speech, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Get […]

2011 Cesar Awards; Of Gods and Men Wins Best Film

2011 Cesar Awards; Of Gods and Men Wins Best Film

Xavier Beauvois’ “Des hommes et des dieux,” (Of Gods and Men) took the top prize for Best Film but Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer,” lead the Cesar Awards aka the French Oscars with 4 wins including Best Director for Roman Polanski, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Score and Best Editing. “Of […]

Cleveland International Film Festival to open with Hamill and close with Soul Surfer

Cleveland International Film Festival to open with Hamill and close with Soul Surfer

The 35th Cleveland International Film Festival, scheduled for March 24 to April 3, 2011, will open with Oren Kaplan’s Hamill, based on Ohio wrestler Matt “The Hammer” Hamill; and close with Sean McNamara’s Soul Surfer. HAMILL, directed by Oren Kaplan, is an inspirational story of hope, perseverance, and the unbreakable […]

Zeitgeist Films to release documentary “Something Ventured”

Zeitgeist Films to release documentary “Something Ventured”

Zeitgeist Films has just acquired Miralan Productions’ SOMETHING VENTURED which looks at the early investors behind the revolutionary technology that created companies like Apple, Intel and Cisco and in the process completely changed our world. Directed by award-winning filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (BALLETS RUSSES) and narrated by best-selling […]

Full Frame Announces 2011 Opening Night Film; U.S. Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures”

Full Frame Announces 2011 Opening Night Film; U.S. Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures”

The 14th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will open with the U.S. Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures.” Director Julie Moggan’s vibrant feature traces the experiences of five individuals from around the world marked by their particular connections to Mills & Boon romance novels. We meet a successful romance novelist whose […]

Why we love John Hawkes

Why we love John Hawkes

We here at Vimooz just love it when an incredibly hard-working player from the independent film scene crosses over into the big-time, especially when you it’s someone who will keep their sense of humor, soul and integrity intact. That is why we are pushing for John Hawkes to win the […]

“The Lutefisk Wars” to open 2011 Fargo Film Festival

“The Lutefisk Wars” to open 2011 Fargo Film Festival

The Fargo Film Festival announced its 2011 program schedule complete with screening times and locations.  The festival opens on Tuesday, March 1 with “The Lutefisk Wars,” a regionally produced feature film, shot in a faux documentary style, which follows the comic misadventures of a neighborly Norwegian, a heated rivalry and […]

Seattle International Film Festival Expands to Renton

Seattle International Film Festival Expands to Renton

The Seattle International Film Festival continues to expand to new communities outside Seattle, adding Renton as a SIFF venue in 2011.  Renton screenings will take place May 20-26 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center.  A special Opening Night Screening will take place in Renton on May 20, with a gala […]

Fifth Annual GI Film Festival Scheduled for May 9-15, 2011 in Washington, DC

Fifth Annual GI Film Festival Scheduled for May 9-15, 2011 in Washington, DC

The GI Film Festival, the nation’s only film festival dedicated to the American Armed Forces, will celebrate its fifth anniversary May 9-15, 2011 in Washington, DC. The week-long festival, held during Armed Forces Appreciation Month, will bring Hollywood and the military together to create a venue for artists to tell the […]