Adam Chanzit, The 15th Stone Is Winner Of 2011 Djerassi Residency Award / Sffs Screenwriting Fellowship

Adam Chanzit, The 15th Stone Is Winner Of 2011 Djerassi Residency Award / Sffs Screenwriting Fellowship

The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, announced the winner and honorable mention of the 2011 Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship given annually to encourage the career of an emerging or established screenwriter. The fellowship is part of the Film Society’s suite of filmmaker services designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. Adam Chanzit was selected for his project The 15th Stone. Christy […]

SAINT MISBEHAVIN’: THE WAVY GRAVY MOVIE Opens At IFC Center In NYC On Wednesday, December 8

SAINT MISBEHAVIN’: THE WAVY GRAVY MOVIE Opens At IFC Center In NYC On Wednesday, December 8

Ripple Effect Films and Argot Pictures  present the US Theatrical release of SAINT MISBEHAVIN’: THE WAVY GRAVY MOVIE, a documentary by Michelle Esrick.  Official selection at SXSW, Mill Valley, Maui and numerous other festivals, SAINT MISBEHAVIN’ will open in San Francisco and Bay Area on Friday, December 3, and at the IFC Center in New York on Wednesday, December 8.  Other cities will follow. SAINT MISBEHAVIN’ reveals the true story of cultural phenomenon Wavy Gravy – a man whose commitment […]

V I S I O N From The Life Of Hildegard Von Bingen To Open In The US

V I S I O N From The Life Of Hildegard Von Bingen To Open In The US

Zeitgeist Films presents the US theatrical release of VISION, a film by Margaretha von Trotta. Official Selection – Telluride and Toronto film festivals, VISION will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle theaters on November 12.  A national release will follow. Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist. In VISION – From the […]

Kim Basinger To Narrate A Smithsonian Channel Documentary

Kim Basinger To Narrate A Smithsonian Channel Documentary

Kim Basinger will narrate a Smithsonian Channel documentary on the rare blue Hope Diamond, thought to be the world’s most valuable gem. The special marks the 50th anniversary of the diamond’s donation to the National Museum of Natural History by Harry Winston, its last private owner. “Mystery of the Hope Diamond” will premiere Nov. 21.   Read more

See Kanye West’s Short Film “Runaway” VIDEO

See Kanye West’s Short Film “Runaway” VIDEO

Kanye finally premiered his short film “Runaway”. The 35 minute film, written by Hype Williams and directed by Kanye, showcases nine songs from Kanye’s upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Matt Damon To Narrate Lance Armstrong Documentary

Matt Damon To Narrate Lance Armstrong Documentary

Matt Damon has been confirmed as being involved in a Lance Armstrong documentary due for release next year, with the American actor set to narrate the Alex Gibney-made film. The project, which is mainly based around Armstrong’s 2009 comeback to the Tour de France, will presumably be launched before the 2011 Tour in order to capitalise on media attention. Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/6078/Matt-Damon-confirmed-for-Lance-Armstrong-documentary-release-date-in-2011.aspx#ixzz13PKb7ClP

CMJIFF (CMJ International Film Festival) in New York City

CMJIFF (CMJ International Film Festival) in New York City

CMJ and Little W will present the inaugural CMJIFF (CMJ International Film Festival).  The festival will present six films shot on four continents and in languages as diverse as Mandarin, Mongolian, French, German and Lingala. Screenings will take place at Clearview Cinemas, NYU Cantor Film Center and the Florence Gould Hall on October 20 and 21. 18:00 – Oct. 20 – Wed – NYU Cantor Film Center – 36 East 8th. StreetNY Premiere Kinshasa Symphony […]

8th Annual Red Wasp Film Festival Winners

8th Annual Red Wasp Film Festival Winners

Brazos Progressives presented the 8th Annual Red Wasp Film Festival at StageCenter Theater in downtown Bryan, Texas on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010. The 2010 winning films are: Red Wasp Best Screenplay Award: Barrel Roll by Robert Kirschten. Red Wasp Best Film Award: A Relative Stranger by Kane Senes. Red Wasp Audience Favorite Award: Miranda by Kent Sutton. Red Wasp One to Watch Award: The Root and the Offspring by Zachary Honea. […]

SNOW FILM FEST NYC Announces the 2010 International Ski and Snowboard Film Lineup

SNOW FILM FEST NYC Announces the 2010 International Ski and Snowboard Film Lineup

Snow Film Fest NYC announced the packed lineup of premiere ski and snowboarding films set to screen November 19 and 20, 2010 at Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.  From documentaries to biographies to just pure shred flicks, this unprecedented collection of ski and snowboarding films sheds light on every approach to the snow-covered mountains and the ways we carve our paths down them. “I can’t believe the support we’ve received from the snow filmmaker community […]

12th Mumbai Film Festival Line-Up of Films

12th Mumbai Film Festival Line-Up of Films

The line-up for the 12th annual Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), consists of 200 films from 58 countries. All the international films to be screened in the main sections of this year’s festival will be Indian, Asian or world premieres. Director, David Fincher’s Social Network will open the Festival on October 21st, 2010. MAMI will be honoring two outstanding film personalities with a presentation of distinctive awards. Honorees include: three times Academy Award Winner Oliver Stone […]

Gotham Award Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

Gotham Award Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers announced today the nominees for the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™. A total of 26 films were nominated across six competitive categories for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You. Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season IFP’s 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ […]

Competition Jury Announced Plus Eight New Titles Added To Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Competition Jury Announced Plus Eight New Titles Added To Doha Tribeca Film Festival

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) today announced that internationally acclaimed Egyptian actress Yosra has been appointed President of the Jury for the 2nd annual Festival, October 26 – 30, 2010. Yosra replaces previously announced Jury President Hany Abu-Assad who has had to step back from his role due to a delay in production with his latest film, The Courier, currently shooting on location in Louisiana. Yosra will be joined by four other outstanding and […]

Rooftop Films Now Accepting Submissions for 2011 Summer Series

Rooftop Films is now accepting submissions for our 2011 Summer Series. In May 2011 we will begin our 15th year of bringing the best underground films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York City. Filmmakers who submit their films are given the chance to participate in one of the most unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world. The 2011 Summer Series will run from May through September and will feature […]

Christopher Nolan To Receive Esteemed Modern Master Award At 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Christopher Nolan To Receive Esteemed Modern Master Award At 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Christopher Nolan, writer/director/producer of the acclaimed blockbuster Inception, will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, Modern Master Award, presented by lynda.com. The Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry. Nolan joins an illustrious group of past recipients including Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, […]

26 Feature And 19 Non-Feature Films Selected for Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India – 2010

26 Feature And 19 Non-Feature Films Selected for Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India – 2010

The selections for Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India – 2010 have been finalized. A 10-member Feature film jury headed by Shri N. Chandra selected 26 feature films after previewing 140 films over 20 days. The selected films are as follows : Name of the Selected Films | Language | Director’s Name1. Tere Bin Laden | Hindi | Abhishek Sharma2. Mummy & Me | Malayalam | Jeethu Joseph3. Achin Paakhi | Bengali | […]

46th Chicago International Film Festival Award Winners

46th Chicago International Film Festival Award Winners

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, Mimi Plauché, Head of Programming, and Associate Programmers Joel Hoglund and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 46th Chicago International Film Festival competitions. The Festival’s highest honor is the Gold Hugo, named after the mythological God of Discovery. International Feature Film Competition Gold Hugo for Best Film to HOW I ENDED THE SUMMER (Russia) for the brilliantly acted and dynamically staged […]

Iain Smith leaves Edinburgh International Film Festival Board

Iain Smith leaves Edinburgh International Film Festival Board

The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced on Friday that Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the festival. Iain Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives […]

4th Annual GSIFF International Film Festival Announces Winners

4th Annual GSIFF International Film Festival Announces Winners

The 4th Annual GSIFF International Film Festival drew to a close yesterday after eleven days of screenings and events in the Tribeca area in New York. Film competition and screenplay contest winners were announced at the awards brunch for filmmakers, industry and press. Festival director Michael Gunther said of the event, “We’re very proud of this year’s program, which brought two world and five US premieres to New York, with films as diverse as cult […]

2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Winners

2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Winners

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run with the closing gala screening the French film THE ILLUSIONIST (L’illusioniste), directed by Sylvain Chomet. The winners of two juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. The jury for the Canadian Images program awarded the ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film to director Denis Villeneuve of Quebec for INCENDIES. The […]

Korean Films Win the 15th Pusan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition,

Korean Films Win the 15th Pusan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition,

Korean films – Yoon Sung-hyun’s “Boys into the Night” and Park Jung-bum’s “The Journals of Musan” won the New Currents competition at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival. “The Journals of Musan” is a drama about North Korean defectors trying to adjust in their new home in the South, and “Boys into the Night” (also known as “Bleak Night”) is the story of a father who traces the mysterious death of a boy. The Flash […]

Syracuse International Film Festival To Lose County Funding

Syracuse International Film Festival To Lose County Funding

The Syracuse International Film Festival is the latest victim to the recession. CNYcentral is reporting that the film festival will lose all its county funding next year, which amounts to $20,000.  The executive director of the Syracuse Film Office, Dennis Brogan, says the Onondaga County Budget is cutting culture. He hopes lawmakers will see the big picture. “When you cut the arts you are going to dramatically affect economic development. Our whole armory square is based on the […]

2nd Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

2nd Annual Petaluma International Film Festival

Over 40 films from 25 countries will be playing during the Petaluma International Film Festival, October 22-24 inTiburon, California. Petaluma plays a role in two local films, “Out of Annapolis” and “Sunset.” In “Out of Annapolis,” the stories of eleven gay and lesbian alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy express the difficulties and joys of coming out and being out in the naval service. In the short film, “Sunset,” the regularity of life for a […]

Nominees Announced In The 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Nominees Announced In The 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Thirty-one documentary, animated, children’s and feature films from 15 countries and areas have been nominated for Asia-Pacific’s highest accolade in film with Best Feature nominees from Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the People’s Republic of China. Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has received a record six nominations in the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), unanimously praised by the APSA Nominations Council for its ability to deftly balance a large […]