Wavescape Surf Film Festival Cape Town, December 1 – 19, 2010

Wavescape Surf Film Festival Cape Town, December 1 – 19, 2010

The seventh annual Wavescape Surf Film Festival kickstarts the 2010 summer season in Cape Town with a bumper crop of adrenaline-charged surf movies. Presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation, the festival (from December 1 to 19) focuses on the critical plight of the world’s oceans, and surfing development in […]

“The King’s Speech” To Close 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

“The King’s Speech” To Close 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival

Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-5, 2010 in Nassau. The Weinstein Company’s highly acclaimed period drama “The King’s Speech” has been selected as this year’s closing night […]

White Irish Drinkers Set For Spring 2011

White Irish Drinkers Set For Spring 2011

White Irish Drinkers, now has a US Spring 2011 theatrical release date, after Screen Media Films acquired North American rights. The film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival, was written and directed by John Gray,and stars Nick […]

W Magazine Launches First Online Film Festival: Fashion on Film

W Magazine Launches First Online Film Festival: Fashion on Film

W Magazine announced today the launch of its inaugural online film festival: Fashion on Film, the definitive online destination for fashionable films, artful videos and designer shorts, featuring the premiere of a short documentary, The Remaking of W. “W is known for its images and now we will be known […]

Film Movement Grabs Israeli Film ‘The Human Resources Manager’

Film Movement Grabs Israeli Film ‘The Human Resources Manager’

Film Movement is bringing Eran Riklis’s “The Human Resources Manager,” to the US with plans for a theatrical release in March of 2011. The film, “Human Resources Manager” was the winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Locarno International Film Festival and is Israel’s foreign film submission for the […]

2010 Ojai Film Festival Awards

2010 Ojai Film Festival Awards

Soenke Wortmann’s “Pope Joan” was awarded Best Narrative Feature, and Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath’s “Enemies of the People” was awarded Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Ojai Film Festival. Nominated for three German Film Awards including Best Costumes, Production Design and Supporting Actress, Pope Joan (in German with English […]

Utah’s First Salty Horror International Film Festival

Utah’s First Salty Horror International Film Festival

The first ever Salty Horror International Film Festival, Utah’s first ever film festival for horror and sci-fi/horror, wrapped on Sunday November 7, 2010. Deadderrickreviews did a great review of the festival but here are the top winners. The Demon Chaser challenge (created by Brian Higgins) was a challenge to create […]

Stars of Documentary ‘Precious Life’ Surprise Israel Film Festival

Stars of Documentary ‘Precious Life’ Surprise Israel Film Festival

Audience members participating in a panel discussion about Shlomi Eldar’s documentary “Precious Life,” the closing night film of the 25th Annual Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, received a surprise when the subjects of the film video-conferenced in from Gaza to participate in the talk. Palestinian mother Ra’ida Abu Mustaffa, […]

DOC NYC Winners Announced

DOC NYC Winners Announced

  To Be Heard by directors Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer and Amy Sultan won both the Viewfinders Grand Jury Prize and Metropolis Grand Jury Prize at the DOC NYC Film Festival. Karina, Pearl and Anthony are three New York teenagers in a radical poetry workshop called Power Writing […]

Waste Land, closing film of this year’s RIDM

Waste Land, closing film of this year’s RIDM

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announced the closing film for its 13th edition. Directed by Lucy Walker, Waste Land has won the Audience Award in Sundance and the Amnesty International and Panoramic Audience Award at the Berlinale. In exile in the United States following a gunshot wound to his […]

Naples International Film Festival 2010 Winners

Naples International Film Festival 2010 Winners

“Bedrooms,” directed by Michael D. Olmos and Youssef Delara, was announced as the winner of Best Feature film award at the Naples International Film Festival’s closing ceremonies Sunday evening at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Bedrooms is an evocative drama about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak […]

2010 Kerry Film Festival Award Winners

2010 Kerry Film Festival Award Winners

The Kerry Film Festival, in Kerry, Ireland, which is celebrating eleven years of bringing film to Kerry, announced the winning short films from the 2010 edition of the festival. The 2010 Kerry Film Festival Award Winners are:Children’s Audience Award, THE END IS NIGHT, James Cotter When a farmer discovers an […]

2010 Sheffield International Documentary Festival Awards

2010 Sheffield International Documentary Festival Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest, which describes itself as “bringing the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in November” recently wrapped and announced its 2010 winners. “Pink Saris” bested nominees “12th & Delaware,” “The Embrace of The River,” “Joan Rivers: A Piece […]

Nominations for the 23rd European Film Awards

Nominations for the 23rd European Film Awards

Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” took the lead at the 23rd European Film Awards with seven nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ewan McGregor. Now on DVD in the US, The Ghost Writer is a political thriller starring Ewan McGregor as a ghost-writer who researches and […]

“127 Hours” Is The Box Office Fave

“127 Hours” Is The Box Office Fave

  Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” grossed $265,925 from just 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the year’s second-highest per-screen average of $66,481, and the best per-theater-average, of director Danny Boyle’s career. “The Kids Are All Right” holds the record for the year’s best per-theater-average of $70,282 from 7 […]

2010 Cucalorus Film Festival Selections

2010 Cucalorus Film Festival Selections

Cucalorus Film Festival returns to the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina for its annual cinematic celebration this November 11-14th.  Film selections include Gaspar Noe’s cinematic wonder Enter the Void, Sundance World Cinema documentary winner The Red Chapel by Mads Brügger, and a healthy list of additional independent and […]

18th Damascus International Film Festival Lineup

18th Damascus International Film Festival Lineup

Mr. Mohammed Al-Ahmad, Director General of the National Film Organization, nveiled the lineup for the 18th Damascus International Film Festival during a press conference held at Al-Kindy Theater in Damascus, Syria.  Mr. Al Ahmad emphasized the importance of Damascus Film Festival and the important role it plays in improving cinema […]

10th Whistler Film Festival Announces Lineup Including 56 Premieres

10th Whistler Film Festival Announces Lineup Including 56 Premieres

The Whistler Film Festival (December 1–5, 2010) announced its 10th anniversary lineup featuring an unprecedented 9 World Premieres, 5 North American Premieres, 5 Canadian Premieres, 21 Western Canadian Premieres, 2 English Canadian Premieres, and 14 BC Premieres, and work from wide-ranging movie mavericks such as Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce McDonald and […]