Movies, Music And Celebrity Parties Invade Southern California Wine Country For Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

Movies, Music And Celebrity Parties Invade Southern California Wine Country For Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

Southern California’s wine country will be invaded by film, music and celebrities during the 16th Annual Temecula Valley International Film Festival, September 15-19, 2010. The internationally renowned festival is comprised of more than 150 screenings of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world, a two-day music festival, film and music industry workshops, celebrity studded parties and a marketplace bazaar in the Southern California wine country town of Temecula. Career Achievement Awards will be presented […]

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Attendance

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Attendance

The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced a total attendance of over 410,000 at screenings, panels and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair.Theater attendance for the Festival screenings and events reached over 94,000. Screenings were often at capacity, with more than 95% attendance at 396 screenings and panels throughout the 12-day Festival.

“Long Pigs” Takes Best Feature Jury Prize For 2010 Texas Frightmare Film Festival

Texas Frightmare Weekend announced the award winners for its companion Texas Frightmare Film Festival at the conclusion of the record breaking convention on Sunday, May 2. Taking the jury prize for Best Feature was Nathan Hynes’s and Chris Powers’ LONG PIGS. The film shows the results after two desperate young filmmakers stumble upon their ultimate subject, a 33 year old cannibalistic serial killer, who has agreed to let them document every aspect of his horrifically […]

53rd San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced At Golden Gate Awards Ceremony

53rd San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced At Golden Gate Awards Ceremony

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature WinnersInvestigative Documentary Feature: Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009) – Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple Documentary Feature: Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009) – Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple Previously announced Golden Gate Award winnerBay Area Documentary Feature: Presumed Guilty, Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith (Mexico 2009) – Winner receives $15,000 cash […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Announces Winners of SFFS/FAF Documentary Grants

San Francisco Film Society Announces Announces Winners of SFFS/FAF Documentary Grants

The San Francisco Film Society announced the five winners and one honorable mention for the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grants, the newest grants to be offered by its Filmmaker Services program. Thanks to the generous support of Film Arts Foundation and its board, and honoring Film Arts’ support of documentary filmmakers over its 32-year history, the grants award a total of $25,000 for documentary feature films in postproduction. These one-time grants are awarded to filmmakers […]

Academy Announces Finalists for 2010 Student Academy Awards(R)

Academy Announces Finalists for 2010 Student Academy Awards(R)

Thirty-seven students from 21 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 37th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. The winning filmmakers will be brought to Los […]

4th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) Announces 2010 Line-Up of Films

4th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) Announces 2010 Line-Up of Films

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 4th annual Festival, which runs June 10 – 13 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.  LAGFF is excited to present 7 feature films, 4 documentaries and 5 shorts, including 1 world premiere, 12 US premieres and 3 LA premieres during the 3-day Festival. Opening night of the Festival is the US premiere of director Vardis Marinakis’s BLACK FIELD (Mavro Livadi), starring […]

Tribeca Film Institute announces Recipients of 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute announces Recipients of 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci announced the recipients selected for the 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund which provides finishing finances to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films that document pressing social issues of immediate and historical significance. In the third year of the fund, seven projects have been selected from 390 submissions from 23 countries to receive a total of $100,000, to be administered by the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI). The projects […]

Laurence Fishburne Narrates “Everyday Sunshine”, A Documentary About The Band Fishbone

Laurence Fishburne Narrates “Everyday Sunshine”, A Documentary About The Band Fishbone

“Everyday Sunshine” is a documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years.  From the streets of South Central-Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of “making it.” Laurence Fishburne narrates “Everyday Sunshine”, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold […]

New Prison Drama Film From Denmark – “R”

New Prison Drama Film From Denmark – “R”

The prison drama “R” from young Danish directors Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm will be released theatrically in the U.S. by Olive Films in early 2011. “R” premiered at LA Festival earlier this Summer. The prisoner R arrives to Denmark’s toughest prison, where he is to serve a sentence for violent assault. R is reduced to a number, a letter, just another inmate.  The prison is a parallel world filled with rules, honor, and debts. A […]

“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” takes takes top prizes at 2010 Q Awards

“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” takes takes top prizes at 2010 Q Awards

The producers of Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival announced the winners of their annual Q Awards, including the $500 Shawn A. Moore Award for Texas filmmakers and the $500 Dallas Voice Audience Choice Award. The four-day festival – held June 3-6 at the historic Rose Marine Theater – featured more than 25 films, including World, Southwest and Texas premieres, along with appearances by several filmmakers, including Violet Tendencies writer/star Jesse Archer […]

Brooklyn Film Festival 2010 Winners

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD : THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski Best Narrative Feature: GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY by Larence Michael Levine Best Documentary: THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski Best Narrative Short: NAISSANCES by Anne Emond Best Animation: SPUTNIK 5 by Susanna Nicchiarelli Best Experimental : NECESSARY GAMES by Sophie Hyde Best New Director : ALVARO BRECHNER for Bad Day to Go Fishing Spirit Awards Feature Narrative Documentary Short Narrative Experimental Animation BUMMER […]

Sydney filmmakers take the top awards in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition

  Sydney filmmakers took the top awards in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition.  Sydney filmmaker, Ian Walker, won Best Director for his documentary I, Psychopath, and Sydney production company Essential Media won Best Film for How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer and Best Television Series for Whatever! The Science of Teens, shown on the local Australian ABC. Kayna Fichadia, a year two student at Epping North Primary School, was awarded best Primary Student […]

Oklahoma native Lance McDaniel chosen to lead state’s largest film festival, deadCENTER Film Festival

Oklahoma native Lance McDaniel chosen to lead state’s largest film festival, deadCENTER Film Festival

deadCENTER Film Festival officials announced the hiring of Lance McDaniel as Executive Director. McDaniel replaces longtime director Cacky Poarch, who resigned earlier this year following the most successful festival to date. McDaniel’s background in marketing and international brand consultation, combined with his filmmaking and passion for education, make him the ideal person to take the helm at this time. “Cacky Poarch, Melissa Scaramucci and Kim Haywood have transformed deadCenter into a nationally-renowned platform for independent […]

2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalists

2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalists

BLUE Ocean Film Festival announced the finalists of the 2010 film competition. All Finalist films will be screened during the Festival (August 24 – 29) in one of the 6 Monterey Peninsula theater venues in Monterey, California. Broadcast Big Sur: Wild California | National Geographic TVHumpback from Fire to Ice | Michelle AddingtonInto The Dragon’s Lair | NHU AfricaOrca Killing School | National Geographic TVStrange Days On Planet Earth: Dirty Secrets | Sea Studio Foundation […]

Snow Film Fest NYC Announces 2010 Screening Panel

Snow Film Fest NYC earlier this Summer announced the official 2010 Screening Panel. Packed with both snow and art industry names, these fine folks have pledged to dedicate their expertise and knowledge in their fields to help award the talented pool of snow filmmakers showcasing their work from November 19 – 21, 2010 at the landmark Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan.   The panel will judge the 2010 Official Selections across many categories including but […]

From Sweden – THE GIRL – film opens in NYC Sept 17; in LA Oct. 1

From Sweden – THE GIRL – film opens in NYC Sept 17; in LA Oct. 1

THE GIRL, a film by Fredrik Edfeldt that 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, will will open in New York at Cinema Village on September 17 and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Sunset 5 on October 1.  Other cities will follow. In a lonely house on the countryside a ten year old […]

From Estonia – THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY – film opens in NYC Sept. 17; in LA Oct. 1

From Estonia – THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY – film opens in NYC Sept. 17; in LA Oct. 1

‘The Temptation Of St. Tony’, a film by Velko Õunpuu. This film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. ‘The Temptation Of St. Tony’ will open in New York at Cinema Village on September 17, and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Sunset 5 on October 1.  Other cities will follow. To appreciate Veiko Õunpuu’s artful tale of moral confusion, let’s begin where he does—with Dante’s Inferno: “Midway upon the journey of our life, […]

Woodstock Film Festival Announces Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Bruce Beresford

Woodstock Film Festival Announces Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford, the two-time Academy Award nominated writer/director will be presented with the 2010 Honorary Maverick Award by the Woodstock Film Festival, during its Gala Award Ceremony, Saturday evening, October 2, at BSP Studios in Kingston, NY. “We are thrilled to be presenting our Honorary Maverick Award to Bruce Beresford this year,” said WFF Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein. “Throughout his extensive body of work, Beresford has exhibited unique talent, drawing award winning performances […]

BROTHERHOOD – a gay neo-Nazi drama opens in US

BROTHERHOOD – a gay neo-Nazi drama opens in US

Nicolo Donato’s feature film debut) and winner of the Best Film prize at the 2009 Rome Film Festival, BROTHERHOOD, a gay neo-Nazi drama, will open in the US at the Cinema Village in New York on August 6 and at Laemmle Sunset 5 in  Los Angeles on August 20.  Other cities will follow. When Lars (Thure Lindhardt) is cheated out of promotion to a sergeant, following rumors about his unbecoming behavior towards some of his men, he […]

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

The Durban International Film Festival announced that the winner of the Best Feature Film of its 31st edition is The White Meadows (Iran). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, the film was lauded by the International Jury as a “timeless and poetic narrative.” “The film conjures up a landscape that is visually stunning and intriguing because it is both harsh and beautiful. It is an enigmatic and poignant political allegory and takes the viewers through a journey […]

Animation Block Party 2010 Winners

Since the premiere of the first official ABP film festival on September 9th 2004, the NYC based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. The seventh annual Animation Block Party was July 30-August 1, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek. Award winners of Animation Block Party 2010: Best in Show: Old Fangs – Adrien Merigeau, Ireland Original Design: Paper Daydream – Jun Iwakawa, […]

2010 LA Shorts Fest Award Winners

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short films. As the largest short film festival in the world with more than 1,000 entries, 250 film screenings and 9 days of guest speakers, interactive and entertaining events, the festival has become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscovered. Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations.  Here is the […]