The Samaritan starring Samuel L Jackson Added to 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Samaritan starring Samuel L Jackson Added to 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival which takes place January 26 through February 5, announced the addition of the World Premiere of THE SAMARITAN, starring Academy Award® nominated Samuel L. Jackson, to the program as a Gala Presentation. The red carpet Gala event will take place on Sunday, January 29, at 7pm at the Lobero Theatre. Produced by Andras Hamori and directed by David Weaver from a screenplay by Weaver and Elan Mastai, The […]

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Unveils its 2012 Lineup

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Unveils its 2012 Lineup

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced its line-up for 2012. The Festival begins Thursday, January 26 and continues through Sunday, February 5, 2012. “Our program this year reflects invigorating change,” remarks SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “When I joined SBIFF ten years ago, I set out to bring the festival’s program and its sidebars to reflect the city of Santa Barbara as a city, and its community. This year we’ve taken that concept […]

Demián Bichir of A Better Life Among Performers to be Honored by SBIFF with 2012 Virtuosos Award

Demián Bichir of A Better Life Among Performers to be Honored by SBIFF with 2012 Virtuosos Award

Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers with The 2012 Virtuosos Award. The actors who were selected to be recognized for their exceptional performances are: Demián Bichir for his earnest portrayal as Carlos, a virtuous father struggling to provide for his son in A Better Life; Rooney Mara for her dark and provocative performance as Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Melissa McCarthy […]

The Artist Leads 2012 BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations

The Artist Leads 2012 BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations

The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations were announced today, and The Artist continues to sweep award season, scoring a phenomenal 12 nominations. My Week with Marilyn has six nominations, The Descendants, Moneyball, Senna and We Need to Talk about Kevin all have three nominations apiece and Shame and The Ides of March each receive two.

The Artist is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Costume Design, Sound and Production Design. Michel Hazanavicius is nominated for Director and Jean Dujardin is nominated for Leading Actor. His co-star Bérénice Bejo is nominated for Leading Actress.

Other nominations include Attack the Block’s Writer/Director Joe Cornish nominated in the Outstanding British Debut category alongside Director Ralph Fiennes for Coriolanus, Writer/Director Richard Ayoade for Submarine and Director Paddy Considine and Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw for Tyrannosaur. The self-distributed Black Pond is the final film in this category with nominations for Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer).

Incendies, Pina, Potiche, A Separation and The Skin I Live In are all nominated in the Film Not in the English Language category.

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012 – Nominations  {jathumbnail off}

Perfection and LA Comedy Shorts Festival Block Added to 2012 Oxford Film Festival and Music Festival

Perfection and LA Comedy Shorts Festival Block Added to 2012 Oxford Film Festival and Music Festival

“Perfection” and “L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival” have been added to the Oxford Film Festival and Music Festival since the original lineup was announced. A new film, “Perfection” has been added to the line-up and will have its world premiere with the festival. “Perfection” is Christina Beck’s first feature film and was nominated by IFP for best screenplay and selected for their Rough Cut Labs. Beck was awarded the Adrienne Shelly female directing grant. The festival […]

Derby City Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Finalists

Derby City Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Finalists

With the festival opening in lass than a month, the organizers of The Derby City Film Festival have announced the award finalists for the 2012 edition. Awards will be handed out in 7 categories; US Short Film, International Short Film, Student Short Film, Documentary Film, Feature Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. The festival has also partnered with York Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, who will offer distribution to one or more of the Feature Films and IndieFlix, based in Seattle, who will hold an on-line short film contest the week before the opening of the festival.

Three films with Kentucky ties are among the finalists. One, the short film “Bizarnival: Tuxedos in the Attic” from filmmakers Todd Sheene, Allen Martin, and Scott Stafford screens Saturday February 18th at 4:00 PM with Shorts Group C. “Bizarnival” is a pseudo-experimental film which follows three men who seek the key to a magic suitcase, guarded by a mechanical man, and takes them on a journey through the ridiculously fantastic world of Bizarnival. “Bizarnival” is nominated for Best US Short Film.

James Sheldon who stars as the title character from Alex O. Gaynor’s “Wid Winner and the Slipstream” is nominated for Best Actor. ‘Wid Winner & the Slipstream’ is a poetic, blue-collar story of a disenchanted auto parts store clerk and the road trip that will change his life. “Wid” screens Friday February 17th at 7:00 PM.

“It’s in the Blood” from Louisville natives and Ballard High School graduates Scooter Downey & Sean Elliot is up for three awards including Best Feature Film and two Best Actor Nominations for the film’s stars Sean Elliot & Lance Henriksen. “Blood”  tells the tale of a father and son who become stranded in the wild and must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives.  However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so to does their concept of reality: horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions, is it all in their heads, or could the truth be far more terrible? “It’s in the Blood” screens at 8:00 PM on February 18th with the short film “Endless”.

Another film up for three awards is the closing film of the festival, the Edward Furlong film “Below Zero”, which will screen at 6:00 PM on Sunday February 19th. “Zero” follows screenwriter Jack “The Hack” (Furlong) who, facing writer’s block and a crucial deadline, decides to remove himself from all distractions by locking himself in the freezer of an abandoned slaughterhouse, where fiction and reality blur. Inspired by true events, method writer Signe Olynyk’s BELOW ZERO is a twisty story within a story, within a real-life story. The film also stars Kristin Booth and Michael Berryman. “Zero” was directed by Justin Thomas Ostensen who’s film “By the Wayside” screened at the inaugural DCFF in 2008. “Zero” is nominated for Best Feature, Best Actor (Furlong) and Best Actress (Booth).

All 9 of the Short Film Finalists (US, International & Student) have also been invited to take part of the DCFF-IndieFlix on-line film contest which will run February 10th-16th. All films will be available to watch on-line and the public can vote on their favorite. The winning film will receive a one year subscription to Videoblocks & The Footage Firm, an online library of downloadable production material, video clips and royalty free music. A link to the IndieFlix film contest will be available on the DCFF website starting February 10th.

York Entertainment has invited 4 films to be considered for distribution. Included among the finalists is “Overtime” from Louisville filmmakers Matt Neihoff & Brian Cunningham. The other three are “Below Zero”, “Blind Turn” & “It’s in the Blood”. Any agreement will be between York and the selected film(s) and the festival will not be part of the negotiations

The 2012 Derby City Film Festival runs February 17th – 19th at the Clifton Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The full festival schedule and film descriptions are available on the festival website. Tickets for all films and screening groups are also on-sale through the website. More information on the festival can be found at the festival website: www.derbycityfilmfest.com or by calling the DCFF office at 502-454-7801. Additional details about the upcoming festival will be released in the coming weeks.

The following includes the full list of award finalists for the 2012 Derby City Film Festival. {jathumbnail off}

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute. The annual Full Frame Tribute will be presented to Stanley Nelson for his significant contribution to the documentary form. The 2012 Thematic Program will focus on family, with a series of films curated by Ross McElwee. McElwee will also present his most recent film “Photographic Memory” at the April event. “Exploring one’s family seems deeply entwined with the desire to document […]

TIFF Launches New Festivals For Kids and Youth

TIFF Launches New Festivals For Kids and Youth

TIFF, the organization behind September’s Toronto International Film Festival, announced today two new film festivals directed towards children and youth with a new emphasis on interactive programming, including gaming and participatory activities in a digital environment. The two new film festivals represent an evolution of the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth, effectively dividing its programming into separate events for two age groups. Running from April 10 through 22, 2012, the TIFF […]

TIFF is Calling Young Filmmakes for the TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers competitions and TIFF Kids Juries

TIFF is Calling Young Filmmakes for the TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers competitions and TIFF Kids Juries

Toronto International Film Festival is encouraging young filmmakers and cinephiles to take part in its two new film festivals, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, both happening this Spring at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Running from April 10 through 22, 2012, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival will celebrate special programming and activities for children aged 3 to 13. The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival runs May 10 through […]

Detachment starring Adrien Brody in Theaters on March 16

Detachment starring Adrien Brody in Theaters on March 16

Director Tony Kaye’s (American History X) long-awaited film Detachment starring Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody will be available nationwide On Demand beginning February 24, 2012. The film will open in theaters beginning in NY on March 16, 2012 and LA on March 23, 2012 with additional select cities. Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a […]

Canadian Film Starbuck Takes Top Honors at 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Canadian Film Starbuck Takes Top Honors at 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) wraps today Monday with the Best of the Fest screenings but announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon on Sunday, January 15, 2012. AUDIENCE AWARDS This year’s Festival attendees selected Starbuck (Canada) directed by Ken Scott, as the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature. The past comes back with a vengeance in this Canadian comedy about a class action suit against prolific sperm donor David […]

The Descendants and The Artist Lead the 69th Golden Globes Awards

The Descendants and The Artist Lead the 69th Golden Globes Awards

The 69th Golden Globes went down last night and The Artist and The Descendants were two of the night’s big winners. The Artist received the award for Best Motion Picture-Drama and The Descendants received the award for Best Motion Picture-Comedy Or Musical.

Michelle Williams won the award for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,”

 

Asghar Farhadi and Peyman Moaadi

Asghar Farhadi and Peyman Moaadi accepted the Golden Globe for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, for their film “A Separation” (Iran), produced by The Country of Iran (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics.

 

Christopher Plummer received the Golden Globe for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE for his work in “Beginners”

The complete list of winners include:

FILM

MOTION PICTURE-DRAMA
The Descendants
Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures

ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
George Clooney, The Descendants

MOTION PICTURE-COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Artist
A La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema – Jouror Production-uFilms co-production; The Weinstein Company

ACTRESS-MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady

ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin for The Artist

DIRECTOR-MOTION PICTURE
Martin Scorsese for Hugo

ACTRESS-MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Michelle Williams for My Week With Marylin

SUPPORTING ACTRESS-MOTION PICTURE
Octavia Spencer for The Help

SUPPORTING ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE
Christopher Plummer for Beginners

SCREENPLAY-MOTION PICTURE
Woody Allen for Midnight In Paris

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Separation
The Country of Iran
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics

ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/Hemisphere Capital/Amblin Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures

ORIGINAL SCORE-MOTION PICTURE
Ludovic Bource for The Artist

ORIGINAL SONG-MOTION PICTURE
“Masterpiece” from W.E.
Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry {jathumbnail off}

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced

Film Independent announced the winners of its four Spirit Awards filmmaker grants on Saturday at its annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch hosted by Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson. Mark Jackson, director of Without, received the Audi Someone to Watch Award, which recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award, which is in its eighteenth year, includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Audi of America. The finalists […]

The Artist and Incdendies Among French Lumière Award Winners

The Artist and Incdendies Among French Lumière Award Winners

The Artist won best film at the Lumière Awards, aka the French Golden Globes, and leading actress Bérénice Bejo received the award for Best Actress. Poliss received two awards including Best Director for Maïwenn Le Besco, and Best Cinematography for Pierre Aim.  Best screenplay went to Jean-Louis Milesi and Robert Guediguian for The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Denis Villeneuve received the prize for best Francophone picture from outside France for Incendies. Omar Sy won Best Actor […]

Daniel Radcliffe To Announce The 2012 BAFTA Film Awards Nominations

Daniel Radcliffe To Announce The 2012 BAFTA Film Awards Nominations

  On Tuesday 17 January, actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger will join BAFTA’s Chairman Tim Corrie to announce the nominations for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards. BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry, Chair of the Film Committee Nik Powell and Pippa Harris Deputy Chair of the Film Committee will also be in attendance. The Orange British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place on Sunday 12 February 2012.

Michael Fassbender of Shame Among 2012 Irish Film and Television Academy Nominees

Michael Fassbender of Shame Among 2012 Irish Film and Television Academy Nominees

The Irish Film and Television Academy announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards, which takes place on Saturday 11th February 2012 . Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: “The Irish Film & Television Awards is Ireland’s showcase to the world of what our small but outstanding film and television community has to offer: excellent and challenging feature films and dramas; entertaining television and engaging factual content. The Irish industry consistently […]

Generation Program is Complete for 2012 Berlin Film Fest

Generation Program is Complete for 2012 Berlin Film Fest

A total of 58 short and full-length films from 32 countries have been selected for the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions for 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.

Eleven children from Berlin between the ages of eleven and 14 as well as seven young adults have been invited to be on the Children’s and Youth Juries. They will award Crystal Bears for the best short and feature-length films.

Generation 14plus

Comes A Bright Day (Great Britain, by Simon Aboud) – Against the backdrop of an armed robbery at a London jewellers, much more is at stake than money. Where diamonds are involved, love is not far. Cast: Craig Roberts, Imogen Poots, Kevin McKidd, Timothy Spall and others. World Premiere

Lal Gece (Night of Silence, Turkey, by Reis Çelik) – When the groom lifts the bride’s veil, he is looking into the face of a 14-year-old girl. As tradition has it, a night in the bridal chamber seals the marriage. Cast: Ilyas Salman, Dilan Aksüt and others. World Premiere

Maori Boy Genius (New Zealand, by Pietra Brettkelly, documentary) – A young Maori, Ngaa Rauuira, is the chosen one. He fights with all his heart for the cultural concerns of his people. And they see Aotearoa’s (New Zealand’s) next Premiere Minister in him. World Premiere

Nosilatiaj. La Belleza (Beauty, Argentina, by Daniela Seggiaro) – Yolanda is a housemaid for a “Criolla” family. In the Wichi culture from which the girl comes, beautiful long hair has great meaning. The film tells about a painfully cutting experience. World Premiere

Snackbar (Netherlands, by Meral Uslu) – Ali’s snack bar is a refuge for a gang of local youth of Moroccan descent. They quarrel, laugh and fight there every day. When it gets out of hand, Ali intervenes. World Premiere

Two Little Boys (New Zealand, by Robert Sarkies) – Friends since early childhood, nothing can separate Deano and Nige, not even death. Until the tragic accident with a Norwegian football star. Cast: Bret McKenzie, Hamish Blake and others. World Premiere

Una Noche (One Night, USA/Cuba/Great Britain, by Lucy Mulloy) – Florida is their last hope. Only 90 miles separate life in Havana from the freedom they long for. Elio and Raul build a raft, but then Lila joins them. That was not the plan. World Premiere

As announced earlier, the programme also includes the following films:

Electrick Children (USA, by Rebecca Thomas) – WP
Joven & Alocada (Young & Wild, Chile, by Marialy Rivas) – EP
Kronjuvelerna (The Crown Jewels, Sweden, by Ella Lemhagen) – IP
Magi I Luften (Love Is In The Air, Denmark/Sweden, by Simon Staho) – IP
Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams (Greece/Great Britain, by Angelos Abazoglou) – WP
ORCHIM LeREGA (Off White Lies, Israel/France, by Maya Kenig) – EP
Un Mundo Secreto (A Secret World, Mexico, by Gabriel Mariño) – WP
Wandeukyi (Punch, Republic of Korea, by Han Lee) – EP

Generation Kplus

ARCADIA (USA, by Olivia Silver) – In Arcadia, California, everything is going to be fine, Tom promises his children. He loads them into the car and travels across the entire country. More than anything else, 12-year-old Greta hopes to see her mother again. Cast: Ryan Simpkins, John Hawkes and others. World Premiere

GATTU (India, by Rajan Khosa) – The sky is full of kites and none flies as high or fast as Kali. In order to beat the black kite, Gattu has to reach for the sky. International Premiere

Isdraken (The Ice Dragon, Sweden, by Martin Högdahl) – Whales cry when they lose their herds. Banished by the youth welfare office to northern Sweden, Mike knows the feeling. It’s only when he meets the very cool Pi that the ice begins to melt. World Premiere

Kikoeteru, furi wo sita dake (Just Pretended to Hear, Japan, by Kaori Imaizumi) – Her spirit will protect you! After her mother’s death, Sachi’s only hope is spiritual comfort. But what if there’s no such thing as ghosts? International Premiere

Pacha (Bolivia/Mexico, by Hector Ferreiro) – A shoeshine boy gets caught up in the turmoil of the Bolivian “gas war”. In the streets the Indigenous population is protesting for their rights, while in his dreams the boy is walking the paths of his culture. World Premiere

Zarafa (France/Begium, by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, animation) – Maki has only just made friends with Zarafa, when the orphaned baby giraffe is given to the King of France as a gift. A richly illustrated adventure, from Africa to Paris. International Premiere

As announced in the first press release, the programme also includes the following films:

Kauwboy (Netherlands, by Boudewijn Koole) – WP
Die Kinder vom Napf (The Children from the Napf, Switzerland, by Alice Schmid) – IP
Lotte ja kuukivi saladus (Lotte and the Moonstone Secret, Estonia/Latvia, by Janno Põldma and Heiki Ernits) – IP
The Mirror Never Lies (Indonesia, by Kamila Andini) – EP
Nono (Philippines, by Rommel Tolentino) – EP
Patatje Oorlog (Taking Chances, Netherlands, by Nicole van Kilsdonk) – IP

Out of Competition

Vierzehn (Fourteen, Germany, by Cornelia Grünberg, documentary) – Soon their lives revolve around diapers, not parties. Four 14-year-old girls and their babies. An exciting new phase is beginning before they have had time to live out the last one. World Premiere

The Monkey King – Uproar in Heaven 3D (People’s Republic of China, by Da Su and Chen Zhihong) – 130,000 hand-painted water colours and voices from the Peking Opera are brought back to life in the elaborately restoration of this famous classic. A wonderfully entertaining animation film: now in 3D. International Premiere {jathumbnail off}

Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces Selection For 2012 International And Scottish Competitions

Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces Selection For 2012 International And Scottish Competitions

Glasgow Short Film Festival announced the selection for the 2012 competitions. Sixty-nine films will screen across International and Scottish competitions, including five Scottish films which have been selected for both competitions. The selection includes seven World Premieres, one International Premiere, three European Premieres, twenty-one UK Premieres and twenty Scottish Premieres.

Amongst the selected films are two films by Scottish musicians: John Maclean (The Beta Band) presents Pitch Black Heist, featuring Michael Fassbender, and Douglas Hart (The Jesus & Mary Chain) presents his fiction debut Long Distance Information, featuring Peter Mullan. Anarchic American animator Bill Plympton presents Guard Dog Global Jam, an extraordinary remake of his 2005 film Guard Dog, for which he enlisted seventy animators via the internet, each recreating a shot in their own style.

Audience favourite and multi-award winning Las Palmas, by Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm, features a toddler interacting with puppets to hilarious effect. Belgian filmmaker Rachel Lang presents the UK Premiere of her film White Turnips Make It Hard To Sleep, which recently won the prestigious Ingmar Bergman Award at Uppsala Short Film Festival. Kirkcaldy Man, Julian Schwanitz’s haunting documentary in search of champion darts player Jocky Wilson, makes its debut UK screening.

Each competition will be judged by an international jury of filmmakers, curators and writers, who will select the film they consider the most innovative and outstanding work in each programme. Audiences attending competition programmes will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite to win the Audience Award in each competition.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

15 Summers Later
Scottish Premiere / Perdo Collantes / Spain / 2011 / 5 min / Fiction {jathumbnail off}

Finalists Named for 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award

Finalists Named for 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award

The authors and screenwriters of A Dangerous Method; The Descendants; Jane Eyre; Moneyball; and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy have been named finalists for the 24th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. The 2012 finalists, in alphabetical order by film title, are: screenwriter Christopher Hampton for A Dangerous Method, adapted from the nonfiction book A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein by John Kerr and the 2002 stage play The Talking Cure by […]

The Artist Nominated for American Society of Cinematographers Award

The Artist Nominated for American Society of Cinematographers Award

Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo), Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life) have been nominated in the feature film category of the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom on February […]

The Artist is Big Winner at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

The Artist is Big Winner at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

The silent film “The Artist” won Best Picture, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Costume Design and Best Score at the 2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Other award winners included Best Suppporting Actor for Christopher Plummer in the “Beginners,” Best Foreign-Language Film for “A Separation” and Best Documentary Feature for the HBO film “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.” The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to […]

Film Independent Appoints Sean Mc Manus & Josh Welsh As Co-Presidents

Film Independent Appoints Sean Mc Manus & Josh Welsh As Co-Presidents

The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent […]

French drama Domain Opens Exclusively February 3 at SF Film Society Cinema

French drama Domain Opens Exclusively February 3 at SF Film Society Cinema

The French drama film, Domain (Domaine), that explores the perversely close relationship between a magnetic and alcoholic woman and her 17-year-old nephew who is coming to terms with his sexuality, opens an exclusive San Francisco engagement February 3 at SF Film Society Cinema. This moody, contemplative drama explores the unusually intimate relationship between an aunt and her nephew. Nadine (Betty Blue’s Béatrice Dalle), a single mathematician in her 40s, is struggling with alcoholism. She’s worldly, […]

Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 13

Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 13

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13; ballots received after that deadline will not be counted. The 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13. Ballots received after that deadline […]