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 […]

2010 Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, THE MILK OF SORROW, opens in NYC – August 27; in LA – Sept 3

2010 Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, THE MILK OF SORROW, opens in NYC – August 27; in LA – Sept 3

The Oscar nominated Peruvian film, THE MILK OF SORROW, by Claudia Llosa will open at the Cinema Village in New York on Friday, August 27, and at the Music Hall in Los Angeles on September 3.  Other cities will follow. Fausta (Magaly Solier) suffers from “the milk of sorrow”, an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the war of terror in Peru. The war has ended, but Fausta’s […]

The National Film Board of Canada Brings Three Films To Toronto International Film Festival

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19, 2010) with three films—the world premiere of Sturla Gunnarsson’s documentary about Canadian scientist and activist David Suzuki; the Canadian premiere of animator Claude Cloutier’s latest short; and Theodore Ushev’s animated tribute to filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. Award-winning director Sturla Gunnarsson presents a biography of ideas featuring iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki. At 73 years of age, […]

Animated film – MY DOG TULIP – opens in NYC on Sept 1; in LA on Oct. 22

Animated film – MY DOG TULIP – opens in NYC on Sept 1; in LA on Oct. 22

New Yorker Films’ first theatrical acquisition (since reopening in March 2010) – MY DOG TULIP, will open in Los Angeles on October 22 at the Nuart (the film will open in NYC on September 1 at Film Forum).  MY DOG TULIP is an animated feature film based on the acclaimed best-selling memoir by author J.R. Ackerley, featuring the voices of CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, the late LYNN REDGRAVE, and ISABELLA ROSSELLINI.    A national release will follow. A […]

Finnish Film, LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB – film opens in NYC on Oct. 8; in LA on Oct. 15

Finnish Film, LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB – film opens in NYC on Oct. 8; in LA on Oct. 15

The award winning film,  Letters to Father Jacob, written and directed by Klaus Haro. Finland’s Official Selection for 2010 Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film), this film will open in New York at Cinema Village on October 8 and at the Music Hall in Los Angeles on October 15.  Other cities will follow. Letters to Father Jacob is a warm-hearted and touching story of Leila, a prisoner who was sentenced to life, but who has just […]

Central Florida Film Festival takes place in Ocoee, Florida this Labor Day weekend

The Central Florida Film Festival takes place at the West Orange 5 Cinema in Ocoee, Florida this Labor Day weekend (September 3-6).  The festival, in it’s fifth year, has planned an acting seminar/panel discussion entitled ACTING IN FILM and another one for filmmakers entitled FILM PRODUCTION.   Both panel discussions will take place on Saturday morning, September 4th, from 10:00 am until 12:15 pm at screening room #1 at the theater.  The price of admission is only $10. In addition, […]

Hollyshorts 2010 Wraps With Nicholas Carmen’s Short Film “Piano Fingers” Winning Grand Jury Prize For Best Short Film

Hollyshorts 2010 Wraps With Nicholas Carmen’s Short Film “Piano Fingers” Winning Grand Jury Prize For Best Short Film

The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival came to a close in August, with Nicholas Carmen’s short film “Piano Fingers” taking home the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3. Carmen took home a $10,000 post production services package from Company 3. Grzegorz Jonkajtys won the Best Director Award also presented by Company 3. Jonkajtys directed the acclaimed Sci Fi short film “The Third Letter” which drew a packed house when […]

San Francisco Film Society And Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Winners Of Spring 2010 Sffs/Krf Filmmaking Grants

San Francisco Film Society And Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Winners Of Spring 2010 Sffs/Krf Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the five winners of the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants tonight at the Golden Gate Awards at Temple Nightclub – Prana Restaurant. The grants are given twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films with social justice themes that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. The panelists who reviewed the finalists’ submissions are Jacob Kornbluth, award-winning narrative […]