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 […]

American Museum Of Natural History Presents 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

American Museum Of Natural History Presents 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

The American Museum of Natural History will be hosting its 34th Annual from November 11–14 in New York City. The Festival will screen an outstanding selection of titles culled from more than 1,000 submissions. Films that will have U.S. premieres at the Mead Festival and feature the filmmakers in person following the screenings include Roscoe Holcomb. John Cohen uses intimate footage as well as interviews with family and community members to trace the life of […]

The 8th Morelia International Film Festival

The 8th Morelia International Film Festival

The 8th Morelia International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 16 to 24, 2010, and as in past years, will focus on its sections in competition: Mexican Short Film, Mexican Documentary, Michoacán Section and Mexican Feature Film. This year there will be 46 shorts, 20 documentaries, 13 Michoacán works and 7 features by directors from different states in Mexico: Michoacán, Nuevo León, Jalisco, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Yucatán, Baja California and Mexico City. Since 2008, the […]

Schedule for San Francisco Int’l Animation Festival, Nov 11 – 14

Schedule for San Francisco Int’l Animation Festival, Nov 11 – 14

The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11 – 14 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year’s International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi’s Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of […]

8 Doc Shorts on Oscar’s 2010 Shortlist

8 Doc Shorts on Oscar’s 2010 Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 30 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company. “Born Sweet,” […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Schedule for 14th Annual New Italian Cinema, Nov 14 – 21

San Francisco Film Society Announces Schedule for 14th Annual New Italian Cinema, Nov 14 – 21

The San Francisco Film Society, New Italian Cinema Events of Florence, Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco present New Italian Cinema, November 14 – 21 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. The eight-day festival is dedicated to bringing Italy’s newest directors and films to Bay Area audiences and celebrating the country’s rich cinematic tradition. The 2010 edition opens with Ferzan Ozpetek’s humorous drama Loose Cannons and a three-film retrospective of this talented and […]

Finalists for Fall 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants

Finalists for Fall 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation today announced the ten finalists for the fourth round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants of up to a total of $225,000, to be given to one or more feature films that through plot, character, theme or setting significantly explore human and civil rights, discrimination, gender and sexual identity and other urgent social justice issues of our time. Additionally, the grants support films that have a significant […]

Terry Gilliam presents “Idiots and Angels” by Oscar nominated Director Bill Plympton

Terry Gilliam presents “Idiots and Angels” by Oscar nominated Director Bill Plympton

Kicking off its multi-city tour at the IFC Center in NYC on October, 6th, Screenings of “Idiots and Angels” (run time 78 mins.) will be presented along with Plympton’s new, multi-award winning animated short film: “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger”, which won the grand prize for animation at the Florida Film Festival. “Idiots and Angels” features a morally bankrupt man, who wakes up one morning to find wings sprouting from his back […]