Entry Deadlines Approachin​g for 2012 Student Academy Awards

Entry Deadlines Approachin​g for 2012 Student Academy Awards

The deadlines to submit entries for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2012 Student Academy Awards competition are Friday, March 23, 2012 for the Foreign Student Film category and Monday, April 2, 2012 for all other categories). The 39th Annual Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and […]

Beware of Mr Baker and Gimme The Loot take Top Jury and Audience Awards at 2012 SXSW

The results are in! SXSW Film 2012 Jury and Audience Award-winners were announced tonight at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony, presented by Veam and hosted by comedian and actor Doug Benson.

Only Narrative and Documentary Feature Audience Awards were announced tonight. Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal and Festival Favorites 

And the winners are:

Wes Anderson’s New Film MOONRISE KINGDOM to open 65th Festival de Cannes

Wes Anderson’s New Film MOONRISE KINGDOM to open 65th Festival de Cannes

Wes Anderon’s new film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, will open the 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman as well as Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman playing the pre-adolescents, MOONRISE KINGDOM recounts a tormented and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965. Gilles Jacob, President of the Festival, is glad to proclaim: “With […]

Marilyn Monroe chosen as Face of 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Marilyn Monroe chosen as Face of 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Fifty years after her death, and on its 65th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes has selected Marilyn Monroe as the icon of the 2012 Festival. The Festival poster captures Marilyn by surprise in an intimate moment where myth meets reality – a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary. She enchants us with this promising gesture: a seductively blown kiss. The Festival is a temple of glamour and […]

Documentary SAMSARA from BARAKA Filmmakers to Be Released in Theaters This Summer

Documentary SAMSARA from BARAKA Filmmakers to Be Released in Theaters This Summer

Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the documentary SAMSARA, the third feature from filmmakers Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.  The film will be released in theaters nationally this summer. Fricke and Magidson previously collaborated on the award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS, which brought a new visual and magical artistry to theaters. Filmed over a period of more than four years in twenty-five countries on five continents, SAMSARA […]

Swiss Film Special Flight Takes the Top Prize at One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague

Swiss Film Special Flight Takes the Top Prize at One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague

The winning films of this year’s One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic were announced at the closing ceremony and the Best Film Award was given to Special Flight by Swiss director Fernand Melgar. This year the festival screened over 60 films including I am a Woman Now, Girl Model, The Price of Sex, Carte Blanche, Mama Illegal, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, The Substance, and Taste the Waste. One World […]

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 16 Film in 2012 Invited Program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 16 Film in 2012 Invited Program

Full Frame announced the 16 titles that will screen as part of its 2012 Invited Program. This section features films screening out of competition. The Invited Program also includes the festival’s Center Frame screenings, which are premium events that feature moderated panel discussions following the films and take place in Fletcher Hall of the Carolina Theatre. The US Premiere of Ross McElwee’s “Photographic Memory” will screen as a Center Frame on Friday, April 13. Fredrik […]

Academy Sets Date for Next Academy Awards

Academy Sets Date for Next Academy Awards

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, and the Oscar® telecast will be presented on Sunday, February 24th. The ceremony will take place at the Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network to more than 225 countries.

Deadlines Approachin​g for Academy’s 2012 Nicholl Screenwrit​ing Competitio​n

Deadlines Approachin​g for Academy’s 2012 Nicholl Screenwrit​ing Competitio​n

The deadlines to submit entries for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 27th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition are: Thursday, March 15, 2012 (early bird); and Tuesday, May 1, 2012 (regular). An entry fee discount applies to scripts submitted by the early bird deadline. The Nicholl competition is open to any individual who has not earned more than $5,000 from the sale or option of a screenplay or teleplay, […]

RiverRun International Film Festival Reveals 2012 Full Lineup of Films

RiverRun International Film Festival Reveals 2012 Full Lineup of Films

The RiverRun International Film Festival announced the full lineup of films for the 14th annual Festival, running April 13-22, 2012. This year RiverRun will screen 140 films, which includes 59 features and 81 shorts.

“We’ve put together a fantastic lineup of films for this year’s Festival, ranging from hysterically funny comedies and powerful issue documentaries to groundbreaking independent works and critically-acclaimed international movies,” said RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers. “Once again, we’ve selected some of the best cinema from around the world to share with our audiences – and I believe we’ve put together our best program yet!”

The Festival will open on April 13 with a screening of ONE NIGHT STAND, a brilliant documentary that peeks behind the curtain to show the amazing creative process of some of Broadway’s best, and will close on April 22 with Fred Schepisi’s THE EYE OF THE STORM, about an upper-crust matron (Charlotte Rampling) and her adult children (Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis). In between, the Festival will feature a wide variety of features, documentaries, shorts and animation in competition sections, as well as many films in non-competition sidebars. Additionally, UNCSA alum Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl, All the Real Girls) will receive RiverRun’s 2012 Emerging Master Award, following a screening of BRIGHT STAR on April 20. Also, for this year’s Centerpiece Premiere on April 18 at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, RiverRun will show THE HUNTER, about a man (Willem Dafoe) sent to the Tasmanian wilderness to hunt an endangered animal.

Included in the non-competition lineup this year is a Spotlight on Science Fiction Favorites from the 60’s and 70’s, featuring classics from Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky,Woody Allen and others. Additional sidebars include a new Focus section and the second year of Altered States: New Directions in American Cinema, which features new works by young American filmmakers.

2012 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

NARRATIVE COMPETITION: The 2012 Narrative Competition is incredibly diverse including films from around the world that range from fast paced thrillers to dream-like dramas. The films in the Narrative Competition are eligible for jury prizes and the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

ELENA  – Russia / Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
The ages-old adage that a mother will do anything to protect her children finds new meaning in the domestic stunner Elena. When her well-to-do husband takes ill and threatens to excise her parasitic son from the will, Elena must take desperate measures to ensure the security of her progeny.

THE FAIRY- France / Belgium / Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy
From the filmmaking team that delighted RiverRun audiences in 2009 with Rumba comes this new lighter-than-air comedic fable, filled with inspired gags and choreographed wonders, about a woman who thinks she’s a fairy and the man who believes in her.

FOUND MEMORIES – Argentina / Brazil / France / Director: Júlia Murat
Life is simple and habits beat a warm, familiar cadence in an aging, off-the-map Brazilian village. The sudden appearance of Rita, a dynamic young photographer, disrupts the monotony however, and sets a series of changes in motion that transform daily life in unexpected ways.

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON – USA / Director: Ira Sachs
This intense film follows the relationship between a man and his closeted lover. What begins as a highly charged first sexual encounter soon becomes something much more. As the two start building a home and life together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions.

LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE – Hong Kong / Director: Johnnie To
A low-level gangster, a bank officer and a cop find their fates entwined at the onset of the global economic crisis, when fear and panic seem to take hold. As a result of actions that each takes, their moral compass is tested on a day when clear thinking is already in short supply.

MONSIEUR LAZHAR – Canada / Director: Philippe Falardeau

An endearing and eager Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a teacher who died under mysterious circumstances at a French Canadian elementary school. His presence quickly becomes essential to the grieving and shell-shocked students in this affirming masterpiece, a 2012 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

OSLO, AUGUST 31st – Norway / Director: Joachim Trier
Anders is a fortunate but deeply troubled man battling addiction. As part of his rehab he is sent for a job interview in the city, but instead uses the opportunity to wander and visit old friends, reawakening personal demons in his search for love and a new life.

THE STUDENT – Argentina / Director: Santiago Mitre
A gritty, energetic university initiates a young man into the fast-paced, cutthroat system of student politics in Buenos Aires, where the students are refreshingly activated in constructing their campus experience. But the line between sexual and political power becomes far more blurred than their textbooks would confess.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS – UK / Director: Andrea Arnold
The fearless Andrea Arnold, director of 2009’s critically-acclaimed Fish Tank, reinvents Emily Bronte’s epic love story in a fresh, visually arresting way. A poor boy of unknown origins is taken in by the Earnshaw family, where he develops an intense relationship with his foster sister.

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION: The 2012 Documentary Competition includes plenty of commentary on the issues that have so far defined the 21st century. From global warming to American greed to the issue of gay rights to the collapse of US manufacturing, the topics of these works are sure to spark discussions. The films in the Documentary Competition are eligible for jury prizes and the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.

THE BOY WHO WAS A KING – Bulgaria / Germany / Director: Andrey Paounov
Paounov’s film tells the fascinating story of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who at the age of six became the Tsar of Bulgaria, only to then be overthrown by communist dissenters three years later. The film presents Gotha’s harrowing and complicated return to national politics after 50 years in exile.

CHASING ICE – USA / Director: Jeff Orlowski

CHASING ICE

One of the most visually stunning films made about global climate change, Orlowski’s work demonstrates how renowned photographer James Balog has captured incontrovertible proof of vanishing glaciers across the Arctic. With astounding time-lapse photography, this film offers a visual face to this dire problem.

DETROPIA – USA / Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
The city of Detroit may have suffered from the collapse of US manufacturing more than any other American city, and its residents have borne more than their share of economic hardships. But as this arresting film shows, the city hasn’t given up and is desperately trying to reclaim its sense of home.

ETHEL – USA / Director: Rory Kennedy
Who better to tell the life story of Ethel Kennedy (widow of the late Bobby Kennedy) than her youngest daughter, Rory? Incorporating stories told by many of the Kennedys themselves, this film paints a truly intimate, personal and deeply moving portrait of one of the greatest American political families.

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE – Canada / Directors: Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky
Video games are big business, raking in untold millions for corporations around the globe, who peddle in the latest new releases. Not unlike the music or film industries, however, there are many young video game developers trying to go it alone and make their fortunes by making independent games. This film tells their story.

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT – USA / Director: Jon Shenk

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is credited with bringing democracy to his country. His next challenge is combating a threat that is much harder to control, the possibility of the entire country slowly disappearing under the sea.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI – USA / Director: David Gelb
One wouldn’t expect to find the finest sushi restaurant in the world in the basement of a nondescript Tokyo office building, but that’s where Sukiyabaski Jiro has worked for a majority of his 85 years. Now, facing retirement, his son Yoshikazu must take over from this sushi master.

LOVE FREE OR DIE – USA / Director: Macky Alston
Gene Robinson has become well-known since becoming the first openly gay person to become a bishop in a major Christian denomination. Through this personal story that details Robinson’s life and work, we are given a front-row seat to the Episcopal Church’s struggle to come to terms with homosexuality.

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES – USA / Netherlands / UK / Denmark / Director: Lauren Greenfield
Greefield’s impressive character-driven documentary chronicles a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. {jathumbnail off}

 

Films from Denmark, Japan, Norway and UK at 2012 Florida Film Festival

Films from Denmark, Japan, Norway and UK at 2012 Florida Film Festival

The 2012 Florida Film Festival International Showcase lineup announced today includes an outrageous adventure, a moving tale of childhood wishes, a sexually-charged coming-of-age comedy, and a darkly witty take on the afterlife. 2012 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE CLOWN, Denmark (Director: Mikkel Nørgaard) SOUTHEAST PREMIEREIn Danish with English subtitlesFrank and Casper planned an elaborate adventure to an exclusive brothel under the guise of a canoe trip. The problem is Frank just discovered his girlfriend is […]

Tribeca Film Festival Reveals 2012 Short Film Selections

Tribeca Film Festival Reveals 2012 Short Film Selections

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today revealed its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the winner of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was nominated for Best Live Action Short at this year’s annual Academy Awards®, while […]

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Picks 57 films for 2012 NEW DOCS program

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Picks 57 films for 2012 NEW DOCS program

57 films have been selected for the 2012 NEW DOCS program at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 12-15, in Durham, N.C.. 2012 NEW DOCS                         * Indicates short film, 40 minutes or under in lengthAi Weiwei: Never Sorry     (Director: Alison Klayman)This portrait of the intrepid artist and his work is also a reflection on modern-day China and the struggle for freedom of expression.    An […]

Disney-Pixar animated film “Brave” to Close Edinburgh International Film Festival

Disney-Pixar animated film “Brave” to Close Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Disney-Pixar animated film “Brave”, which is set in mythical Scotland will receive a glittering European premiere in Edinburgh, on the closing night of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival, said: “We’re delighted to host the premiere of Brave and continue the Festival’s long relationship with Disney. Though we are an international film festival, we’re mindful that we have a special responsibility to Scotland’s cinematic image. It […]

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON from 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be Released by Music Box Films

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON from 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be Released by Music Box Films

Music Box Films has picked up KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, the latest film from Ira Sachs which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  Keep The Lights On also screened at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival where it received the Teddy Award, the prize for the best film with an LGBT theme. In his autobiographically inspired, fictional relationship drama KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, filmmaker – and recipient of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in 2005 […]

Chilean Film “Bonsai” Wins Miami International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

Chilean Film “Bonsai” Wins Miami International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize

The 29th annual Miami International Film Festival wrapped and presented juried awards in the following competition categories: Ibero-American and Documentary; Short Film,  and Ibero-American Opera Prima. THE 2012 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ARE: KNIGHT FOUNDATION IBERO-AMERICAN COMPETITION: Knight Foundation Grand Jury Prize: Bonsái from Chile, a co-production with Argentina, Portugal and France, directed by Cristián Jiménez –  a $30,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which […]

Juan Of The Dead Wins Lexus Audience Award at 2012 Miami International Film Festival

Juan Of The Dead Wins Lexus Audience Award at 2012 Miami International Film Festival

Director Alejandro Brugués’ film Juan Of The Dead won the coveted Lexus Audience Award at the just concluded 29th annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF). “It’s a great honor for my film to have been chosen by the audience and that I was able to share this amazing moment with my family and friends,” said Brugués. “I love Miami and would like to thank the Festival for all its support.” Juan Of The Dead follows […]

Eight Feature Film Projects Selected For First-Ever Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab

Eight Feature Film Projects Selected For First-Ever Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab

The inaugural Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012 has selected eight feature film projects of Indian screenwriters. These Screenwriting Fellows will have the opportunity to work intensely on their feature film scripts with the support of Creative Advisors (established Screenwriters and Directors). This year’s Screenwriting Fellows who will go through a five day workshop (March 11-16) at a Club Mahindra Resort are: Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre)Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, With […]

Sundance Institute’s Film Forward Program Selects 10 Films for International Tour

Sundance Institute’s Film Forward Program Selects 10 Films for International Tour

FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, a program that promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, is travelling from March 15 to 22, 2012 to five locations in India: Mumbai, New Delhi, Aligarh, Gurgaon and Noida. The FILM FORWARD program, an initiative of Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of […]

TIFF Kids International Film Festival Short Film Lineup Includes Films and Lively Animations

TIFF Kids International Film Festival Short Film Lineup Includes Films and Lively Animations

Joe & Jack: Garden Party

This year’s TIFF Kids International Film Festival short film program is said to be brimming with exhilarating stories and lively animations from the world over. The six shorts programmes include several films with programme run times between 50 and 90 minutes.

SHORTS PROGRAMME: REEL RASCALS — SPRING INTO SPRING!
Spring into spring with Little Nutbrown Hare, Pickels the pig, MuMuHug, the purple and green monsters and a menagerie of other furry friends in this fun-filled hour of imagination and discovery for TIFF Kids’ youngest audience. Age recommendation: 3 to 6.

Guess How Much I Love You: Scents of Spring, Australia Toronto Premiere It’s springtime and the Little Nutbrown Hare wakes to find the air filled with the most delightful smells.

A Friend Like Me, director: Maggie Rogers, United Kingdom World Premiere Big, strong Lester the lion couldn’t be friends with a tiny, squeaky little mouse… could he?

Dipdap – Scary Thing, director: Steve Roberts, United Kingdom
Canadian Premiere Boo! Dipdap discovers that scary is sometimes just a matter of perspective.

Fitting In, director: Taylor Annisette, Canada On her first day of school, an octagon learns not to get bent out of shape about being different.

Joe & Jack: Garden Party, director: Stuart Shankly, Ireland
Toronto Premiere
When Joe and Jack learn of all the great snacks that can grow in a garden, they get to work planting chocolate cake seeds!

A to B, director: Malcolm Sutherland, Canada There’s more than one way to get from A… to B!

A Monster Mess, director: Susie Jones, United Kingdom
North American Premiere A dinner invitation from the green monster to the purple monster turns out to be a recipe for culinary catastrophe!

Pickels in a Pickle, director: Steffen Schaeffler, Germany
Canadian Premiere The heat is on and everyone’s looking forward to a dip in the pond—but Pickels might have gotten into a bit of a pickle with their plans for the swimming hole.

MuMuHug: Bubble Bubble Do-Re-Mi, director: Stella Huang, Taiwan
North American Premiere Things get a bit silly on the beach when the adorable MuMuHug and his friends discover bubbles.

Sea Friends, director: Todd St. John, USA Dive into this musical aquatic adventure and learn about our friends who live under the sea.

Doggy Day School: A Heroic Rescue, director: Marcelo De Moura, Brazil/Canada
Canadian Premiere The gang of pooches at doggy day school learn the importance of good, neighbourly behaviour.

SHORTS PROGRAMME: REEL RASCALS — MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’!
Whether boogieing to a beat or embarking on an adventure, the characters in this shorts programme are in for one exciting ride! Age recommendation: 3 to 6.

The Beet Party: UnderWaterMelon, directors: Paul Brown, Paul Hunt, Canada World Premiere The gang at the Australian Beet Party tests their skills at boomerang with hilarious results and end the night with a disco celebration.

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, director: Shaun Seong-young Kim, USA
Toronto Premiere As baby chicks break out of their shell one by one, they join the ever-growing chorus line.

The Squeakiest Roar, director: Maggie Rogers, United Kingdom
World Premiere The littlest lion in this family just can’t seem to find his big, bad roar—but his little squeak sound might just turn out to be his greatest asset.

Mobile, director: Verena Fels, Germany
When a cow decides to join the rest of the animals on the other side of the mobile, the balance is thrown off and everyone falls into a tailspin.

Stella and Sam: Trip to the Moon, directors: Dave Merritt, Ray Jafelice, Canada
Join popular storybook siblings Stella and Sam as they embark on a camping trip and blast off to meet the man on the moon.

Papa’s Boy, director: Leevi Lemmetty, Finland/Poland/Ireland
Canadian Premiere To his father’s dismay, this little mouse just can’t stop himself from dancing.

New Adventures for Friends: Small, but Mighty, directors: Theresa Strozyk, Tony Loeser, Germany
Canadian Premiere When the hens leave their eggs in the care of Franz the rooster and Johnny the mouse, Johnny must prove to Franz that just because he is small, it doesn’t mean he can’t help care for the eggs.

Percussions, director: Lucie Julliat, France
Toronto Premiere The kitchen is this chef’s orchestra as he prepares for the nightly dinner rush.

The Adventures of Pim & Pom: The Dance Party (De avonturen van Pim & Pom), director: Gioia Smid, The Netherlands North American Premiere Pim wants to have a dance party, but Pom isn’t confident in his own dance moves so Pim takes the lead to show him that everyone can boogie!

The Tadpole, director: Guillaume Delaunay, France
In this charming story, a sleepy, little tadpole is determined to find serenity come rain or shine.

Jungle Beat: This Little Light of Mine, director: Brent Dawes, South Africa
With a bright light following him wherever he goes, this poor firefly just can’t catch any z’s.

The Sandpixies: Da Capo George (Die Sandmanzen: Da Capo Schorsch), director: Ralf Kukula, Germany
Festival favourites The Sandpixies are back to stir up mischief as each decides to learn to play an instrument!

The Beet Party: A Fridge Down Under, directors: Paul Brown, Paul Hunt, Canada World Premiere Who knows what the beat-boxing beets will get up to when the fridge door closes.  {jathumbnail off}

TIFF Kids International Film Festival to Open With Canadian Premiere of Chimpanzee and Unveils Film Lineup

TIFF Kids International Film Festival to Open With Canadian Premiere of Chimpanzee and Unveils Film Lineup

The 15th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival revealed the Feature Film Presentations that will screen during the festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox from April 10 through April 22, 2012. Also announced today was the official Opening Night selection. On Friday, April 13, TIFF Kids presents the Canadian Premiere of Chimpanzee, the new True Life Adventure from Disneynature which follows Oscar, a young chimpanzee, as he explores the fascinating terrain of the African forests. FEATURE […]

Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Keaton, Kathleen Turner, Ethan Hawke Headline Showcase Films at 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Keaton, Kathleen Turner, Ethan Hawke Headline Showcase Films at 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Some well-established Hollywood actors and actresses, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Keaton, Kathleen Turner, Ethan Hawke and Lizzay Caplan headline the showcase films at the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival. The full list of showcase films include Darling Companion – Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth […]

Winter’s Bone Voted Best American Film by Danish Film Critics

Winter’s Bone Voted Best American Film by Danish Film Critics

Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” was voted Best Danish Film, and Winter’s Bone was voted Best American Film at the 65th Bodil Awards, presented Saturday 3 March 2012 by the Danish Film Critics’ Association. “A Funny Man” won 4 awards, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Best Danish FilmMelancholia – Lars von Trier Best ActorNikolaj Lie Kaas – A Funny Man Best ActressLene Maria Christensen – A Family Best Supporting ActorLars Ranthe – A Funny […]

South Korean film MY WAY to to be Centerpiece Gala at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival

South Korean film MY WAY to to be Centerpiece Gala at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival announced today that the South Korean epic, MY WAY (2011) will be featured in one of the coveted Centerpiece screening slots with director, Kang Je-Gyu in attendance.  The Closing Night festivities will be marked by a special cast and crew reunion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sci-Fi classic ROBOCOP, which was shot in Dallas.   DIFF also announced that the 2012 Festival will be dedicated to Cinemark’s Lee Roy […]