2010 Woodstock FIlm Festival Awards Winners announced

2010 Woodstock FIlm Festival Awards Winners announced

The 11th annual Gala Maverick Awards Ceremony was held tonight at the historic Backstage Studio Productions Arts & Entertainment Complex in Kingston, NY. The festival, which began Wednesday, September 29, will close Sunday, October 3, after celebrating 11 years of exceptional independent film, panels, concerts, events and parties, with the best of the best in the indie film world. Emceed by Academy-award nominated writer/director and Woodstock resident Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), the ceremony presenters included Jonathan […]

Savannah Film Festival announces honorees and gala screenings

Savannah Film Festival announces honorees and gala screenings

Acclaimed actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen and Isabella Rossellini will be honored as part of the 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 6.  McKellen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 4, Neeson will receive an Achievement in Cinema Award on Nov. 2 and Rossellini will receive a similar award on Nov. 5.   With more than a month to go, the Savannah Film Festival is […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Full Program For Second Annual Cinema By The Bay, November 5 – 8

San Francisco Film Society Announces Full Program For Second Annual Cinema By The Bay, November 5 – 8

The San Francisco Film Society will present the second annual Cinema by the Bay, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier, November 5 – 8 at the Roxie Theater, Southern Exposure and the Lab. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area […]

Santa Fe Film Festival Announces Schedule For 11th Edition Of Film Fest

Santa Fe Film Festival Announces Schedule For 11th Edition Of Film Fest

The Santa Fe Film Festival today announced the slate of films set to screen during the 11th edition of the film festival (October 22-24) at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Highlighted by the 2010 winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, UNCLE BOOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES and a special 40th Anniversary screening of the classic CATCH-22 with two of the film’s stars, Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss attending, the weekend […]

From Ireland/Holland – NOTHING PERSONAL – film opens in NY Nov. 19; in LA Nov. 26

From Ireland/Holland – NOTHING PERSONAL – film opens in NY Nov. 19; in LA Nov. 26

Olive Films will present the US Theatrical release of NOTHING PERSONAL, a film by Urszula Antoniak.  Winner of Best Actress Award for Lotte Verbeek at Locarno and Marrakech film festivals, as well as the Winner of Best First Feature and Fipresci Prize at Locarno, and Best Film and Best Director award at the Dutch Film Festival, NOTHING PERSONAL will open at Cinema Village in New York on November 19, and at Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on November 26. Alone in […]

from Spain – ME, TOO, Yo, también, – film opens in NYC Nov. 19; in LA Nov. 26

from Spain – ME, TOO, Yo, también, – film opens in NYC Nov. 19; in LA Nov. 26

Olive Films will present the US Theatrical release of ME, TOO, a film by Álvaro Pastor & Antonio Naharro.  Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and Winner of Best Actor and Best Actress awards at 2009 San Sebastian International Film Festival,  as well as GOYA Best Actress Award, ME, TOO will open at Cinema Village in New York on November 19, and at Sunset 5 in Los Angeles on November 26. ME, TOO, an offbeat […]

Academy Announces Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists for 2010

Ten writers have been selected as finalists for the 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy’s Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships. This year’s finalists are (listed alphabetically by author): Art Corriveau, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Nicky Flynn Finally Gets a Life” Destin Daniel […]

Audience Awards at First NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival

Audience Awards at First NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival

The first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival, wrapped a very  successful three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3 – 18 and their families on Sunday, and announced the winners of the best feature film and the best short film, as selected by the weekend’s audiences. “We were thrilled to present the Film Society’s first […]

The Anaheim International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For Its Inaugural Event

The Anaheim International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For Its Inaugural Event

The Anaheim International Film Festival announced a Grand Opening Night Gala event on Wednesday, October 13 featuring five feature films and a collection of film shorts to launch an ambitious program of films, filmmaker panels and gala events over the course of the inaugural edition of the five-day festival (October 13-17) at UltraStar Cinemas at Anaheim GardenWalk. Representing the diversity of the lineup of films set for AIFF, film goers will participate in the festivities […]

Susanne Bier’s ‘In a Better World’ is the Danish pick for an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film 2011

Susanne Bier’s ‘In a Better World’ is the Danish pick for an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film 2011

‘In a Better World’—Susanne Bier’s story about the futile perpetuation of violence—was chosen today by the Danish Oscar committee as the national entry for the Academy Award nominations 2011. About ‘In a Better World’ A doctor (Mikael Persbrandt) spends several months of the year working at a refugee camp in Africa when he is not living with his wife (Trine Dyrholm) and sons in Denmark. Their oldest son Elias (Markus Rygard), an open-hearted boy, is […]

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of 2010 National Board Elections

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of 2010 National Board Elections

Screen Actors Guild today announced elections results for the Guild’s National Board of Directors. Twenty-seven (27) of the 69 National Board seats were open for election this year, representing Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions. The newly elected National Board members will assume office on September 25. SAG’s Hollywood Division elected thirteen new National Board members; the New York Division elected five members; and nine National Board members were elected from […]

San Francisco Film Society Presents French Cinema Now, Oct 28 – Nov 3

San Francisco Film Society Presents French Cinema Now, Oct 28 – Nov 3

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 28 – Wednesday, November 3, at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level. The weeklong annual festival brings the most significant new work from one of the world’s most renowned filmmaking countries to discerning Bay Area audiences. FCN covers a broad spectrum of subject matter and […]

International Film Festival Nashville Announces Their 2010 Lineup

International Film Festival Nashville Announces Their 2010 Lineup

The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBBFN) announced the ever growing festival lineup for its fourth annual film festival, which commences with a pre-festival Faith & Film kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 26, and the official festival starting on Wednesday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 2. Complete details are available at www.ibffnashville.com. “Our dynamic combination of workshops, premieres and entertainment attracts the best and brightest in the industry, along with emerging talent and up-and-coming voices,” Joyner-Smith said.The festival’s […]

Rooftop Films Announces 2010 Filmmaker’s Fund Recipients

Rooftop Films Announces 2010 Filmmaker’s Fund Recipients

Rooftop Films announced the recipients of their 2010 Filmmakers’ Fund grants. The Filmmakers’ Fund was created to allow deserving filmmakers, who are often forced to exhaust all available resources making one film, to complete their next film. One dollar of every ticket sold during the summer film festival goes into the Filmmakers’ Fund and back to filmmakers whose work was shown in the form of grants. In addition, Rooftop Films grants production services and mentorship […]

2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners

2010 Temecula Valley International Film Festival Winners

BEST FEATURE FILM LISTEN TO YOUR HEART Director: Matt Thompson Writer: Kent Moran Producers: Luke Moran, Kent Moran Executive Producer Charlkes Cook BEST SHORT FILM- It’s a Tie A SON’S WAR Writer/Director/Producer: Steven Edell Producers: Rain Breaw, Benjamin Wilkins abd Roman Kasparovsky THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS Writer/Director/Producer: JOshua Weigle Co-Writer/Producer: Rebekah Weigle Producer: Angie Alvarez BEST ANIMATION: LET’S POLLUTE Writer/Director/Producer: Geefwee Boedoe BEST DOCUMENTARY 9000 NEEDLES Producer/Director: Doug Dearth Co-Producer: Douglas Busby BEST OF MUSICFEST First […]

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

2010 Savannah Film Festival Announces Competition Films

The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the competition film lineup and jurors for its 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 6 in historic downtown Savannah. Competitions will be held in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts and student entries. This year’s films in competition come from almost a dozen different countries including Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. Among the 35 […]

2010 Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival announces first six films

2010 Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival announces first six films

Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival announces the first six feature films of this year’s program. Festival director Dr. Dean Bertram is sure that “Sydney film fans are going to go crazy for the festival’s line-up this year. It covers an amazing gamut of genre films. Audiences will see a dark twist on the Santa legend, machete-wielding vigilantes, out-of-this-world conspiracies, a love-mad evil genius bent on world annihilation, cyber-Shakespeare, and Greek zombies. And […]

The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival October 1st-3rd, Philadelphia

The 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival October 1st-3rd, Philadelphia

Project Twenty1, the Philadelphia-based film festival and competition, is holding its 5th annual Film & Animation Festival the weekend of October 1st through 3rd at the 350-seat International House theater at 3701 Chestnut St. This year’s festival is Project Twenty1’s largest ever, featuring 96 short & feature length films, including over 60 World Premieres. Among the films being screened: entries into this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, in which teams of filmmakers had three weeks to […]

San Francisco Film Society Presents Second Annual Taiwan Film Days, Oct 22 – 24

San Francisco Film Society Presents Second Annual Taiwan Film Days, Oct 22 – 24

The San Francisco Film Society in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Taiwan’s Government Information Office and Taiwan’s Tourism Board presents Taiwan Film Days, October 22 – 24 at Viz Cinema at the New People center, 1746 Post Street. This exciting showcase highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers. “We’ve enjoyed […]

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations. SAG President Ken Howard and AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon will co-chair the negotiations. AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and SAG National Executive Director David […]

Festival of New German Cinema in LA – Oct. 20-24

Festival of New German Cinema in LA – Oct. 20-24

American audiences have been treated to an amazing spectrum of German films over the years.  The past decade has been no exception. Having won two Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film and having been nominated six times during the last eight years is proof that German films are a force on the international film scene.   The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles is delighted that German Currents, the fourth annual showcase of recent German films is returning this […]

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

Academy Grants $50,000 to Telluride Film Festival

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to underwrite the 2010 Telluride Film Festival’s Guest Director program, this year featuring novelist and screenwriter of “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje. This is the third consecutive year that the Academy has funded the program. In 2008 the festival’s guest director was Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian political philosopher and cultural critic; in 2009, it was Alexander Payne, the director and Oscar®-winning screenwriter […]

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

AFI FEST presented by Audi announced today that award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as its first-ever Guest Artistic Director. AFI FEST 2010 will take place November 4 through 11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspire him and present these films at the festival in November. His film selections will be announced in October. {jathumbnail off}