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 […]

Germany’s Oscar Entry – WHEN WE LEAVE – to open in US in January 2011

Germany’s Oscar Entry – WHEN WE LEAVE – to open in US in January 2011

Olive Films will present the US theatrical release of Germany’s Oscar entry for 2011, WHEN WE LEAVE, a film by Feo Aladag, starring Sibel Kekilli (Head-On).  Winner of BEST FILM and BEST ACTRESS awards at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as winner of BEST ACTRESS award at the German Film Awards, WHEN WE LEAVE will have its US Theatrical premiere in New York and Los Angeles in January 2011.  A national release will follow. Director, producer and […]

Afi Fest 2010 Announces World Premiere Of Love & Other Drugs As Opening Night Gala And Black Swan As Closing Night Gala

Afi Fest 2010 Announces World Premiere Of Love & Other Drugs As Opening Night Gala And Black Swan As Closing Night Gala

AFI FEST 2010 will host the world premiere of Edward Zwick’s LOVE & OTHER DRUGS as the festival’s Opening Night Gala on November 4. Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN closes the festival on November 11. AFI FEST 2010 will take place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010.

”Ed Zwick and Darren Aronofsky honor us by premiering their films at AFI FEST,” said Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film Institute. ”As alumni of the AFI Conservatory, both men symbolize a perfect fusion of the Institute’s national mandate to educate the next generation of storytellers and to honor the artists and their work.” David Lynch, who serves as the festival’s Guest Artistic Director, is also a graduate of the AFI Conservatory. {jathumbnail off}

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 […]