The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston)revealed the films that will be screened at the 2011 festival, taking place April 27- May 4, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. “BEING ELMO” directed by Constance Marks will open the 9th annual festival on April 27th, making it the first time the festival will open with a documentary. The film follows Kevin Clash, from humble upbringings as he follows his dream to become a puppeteer and one day work […]
Film Independent has launched a new Documentary Lab with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. The Documentary Lab Mentors include filmmakers Laura Gabbert (No Impact Man), Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden), Doug Pray (Art & Copy), AJ Schnack (Convention), Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer Caroline Libresco, and […]
The Virginia Film Festival, will return to Charlottesville, Virginia, for its 24th year from November 3-6, 2011. The 2010 festival attracted more than 23,750 people and earned more than $90,158 in ticket sales. Both figures represent a 25% increase over the prior year. The festival featured 27 sellouts that ranged from sneak peeks at first-run features like the Academy-Award nominated Black Swan and 127 Hours to documentaries including the powerful Civil Rights era tale Freedom […]
“Being From Another Planet,” an independent film by The Coughing Dog Pictures that was shot primarily shot in Michigan cities of Marine City and Richmond will have its premiere on Friday night, March 25 in Marine City, Michigan. Written and directed by Joseph Parcell, the film is about a teen who was born on Mars because his parents are astronauts. When the crew returns to Earth, he is labeled the first legal extraterrestrial. Despite the […]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, will air the world television premiere of the Chaz Bono documentary “Becoming Chaz,”at 8 p.m. May 10, 2011 Making its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2011, “Becoming Chaz” is the story of Chaz Bono’s emotional and physical transition from a woman to a man, a journey of identity and self-discovery. Growing up, Chastity was a shy person who never felt comfortable in the spotlight as the only child of […]
Morgan Spurlock’s “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” to Open 2011 Hot Docs + Lineup
The 2011 Hot Docs will open with the Canadian premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD (USA, 90 min), a “doc-buster” financed entirely by product placement, marketing and advertising. The lineup includes the Special Presentations program, announced earlier, which includes 27 feature film selections. World premieres include Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir’s DOLPHIN BOY (Israel, 70 min), the inspiring tale of a boy being healed by dolphin-assisted therapy; Dylan Nelson […]
Hot Docs announced the 26 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers, and featuring some star subjects. These films will screen as part of the 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running April 28 to May 8 in Toronto. Star subjects featured as part of the Special Presentations […]
The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) wrapped on Sunday March 20, 2011 with record-breaking attendance and success. Celebrating international women directors, the festival attracted notable talent from around the world including Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time, American Graffiti), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Anne Tait (Iron Road) and Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol and The Notorious Betty Page). The Female Eye is a competitive festival that presents various awards to […]
Screenwriter James V. Hart and Filmmaker L.M. Kit Carson will be in attendance at 2011 DALLAS International Film Festival
Screenwriter and Fort-Worth Native, James V. Hart and writer, actor and producer L.M. Kit Carson will both be in attendance at the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival scheduled to run March 31 – April 10, 2011. The DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Cadillac (March 31 – April 10, 2011) announced today that highly respected screenwriter and Fort-Worth Native, James V. Hart and talented and versatile writer, actor and producer L.M. Kit Carson will both […]
The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5, 2011) will present the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award to multimedia artist Matthew Barney, perhaps best known for the five-part Cremaster film cycle. Established in 1997, the Persistence of Vision Award each year honors the achievement of a filmmaker whose main body of work is outside the realm of typical narrative feature filmmaking, crafting documentaries, short films, television, animated, experimental or multiplatform […]
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, which will allow US audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF’s 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1, 2011.
The multi-dimensional experience features five areas – Festival Streaming Room, Live From…, Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed, and the Future of Film blog.
‘On Tour’, about brassy American burlesque performers touring the French countryside, will close the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival scheduled for April 21 – May 5, 2011. French actor Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this sexy, wistful comedy, featuring burlesque performers from San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York Acclaimed French actor Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this unsentimental homage to the burlesque show and outsized female personalities barely contained […]
Screenwriter, Director Frank Pierson will receive Kanbar Award at 54th San Francisco International Film Festival
The San Francisco Film Society announced that Frank Pierson will be the recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 5). The Kanbar Award acknowledges the crucial importance of a script in the production of an exceptional film and is named in honor of Maurice Kanbar, a longtime member of the board of directors of the Film Society, film commissioner and philanthropist […]
The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced the 12 projects selected for Tribeca All Access (TAA) program. Now in its eighth year, TAA was created to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. TAA will present the 12 projects throughout a five-day program taking place during the annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, held from April 20 – May 1, 2011. This year, the program […]
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival continues to add films to what is already an outstanding lineup of films. The full schedule of films will be announced later this week. World Premieres of “The Loving Story” and “A Good Man,” as well as the US Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures,” will join 15 other titles as part of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 2011 Invited Program, Festival officials announced. The 18 films will screen outside […]
Gasparilla International Film Festival revealed today that Jim Kohlberg’s The Music Never Stopped will be the opening film of 2011 festival. The film’s producer will be in attendance for this Southeastern U.S. premier, along with GIFF’s honorary guest, M. Emmet Walsh. Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) ran away from home, Henry (J.K. Simmons) and Helen Sawyer (Cara Seymour) learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, […]
The Sundance Film Festival is going to London. Sundance London, a four-day multi-disciplinary arts festival that will include film screenings, live music performances, discussions, panels and other public cultural programming will be held April 26th – 29th, 2012 at the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue, The O2. AEG Europe, owner and operator of The O2, Robert Redford, and his non-profit Sundance Institute will join together to present films from American filmmakers as well […]
The 8th annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival announced the six award recipients chosen from its lineup of more than 50 films. Awards include two new categories this year, for best short film as well as best conservation film. The 2011 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival winners are: Wildlife Film: Sex under the Sea (Belgium), Etienne Verhaegen Adventure Film: Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Surfmen (USA), Allan Smith Coastal Culture Film: Papa […]
Whole Foods Market is launching their own film festival. The retailer announced the debut of its nationwide “Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel” Film Festival.
The awards this year was anything but boring. Stars from all over attended the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television 31st Annual Genie Awards that took place in Ottawa this year. Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies was the night’s biggest winner, taking home eight awards, including Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction (Denis Villeneuve), Adapted Screenplay (Denis Villeneuve), and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Lubna Azabal). Barney’s Version followed closely behind, winning seven Genie Awards including Performance by […]
The Jury and Audience Award-winners of the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced last night at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony. Dragonslayer from director Tristan Patterson was awarded the Grand Jury Award in the Documentary Feature competition and Natural Selection, from Robbie Pickering was awarded the Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature competition. Dragon Slayer documents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, […]
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has just announced the 66 selections for the NEW DOCS program. The program consists of 43 feature films and 23 shorts from all over the world. The 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 14-17, in Durham, North Carolina. NEW DOCS Angst (Director: Graça Castanheira) Portuguese filmmaker Graça Castanheira considers our relationship to Earth and our place in the universe in a stunning visual essay. US […]
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.
Also new this year, the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®.
Following is a listing of the selected short films in the eight programs in which they will be presented:
The 13th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Awards, will be presented on Thursday, March 17th in Prague’s Lucerna Cinema. One of the people who participated in this year’s festival was the British journalist Vaughan Smith, who is currently providing a refuge for controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. When the final numbers are released, box office receipts are expected to be slightly up on last year. “When we add the attendance […]