German Film “V I S I O N” Opens In NYC On October 13, And In Los Angeles On November 5.

German Film “V I S I O N” Opens In NYC On October 13, And In Los Angeles On November 5.

Zeitgeist Films will present the US theatrical release of VISION, a film by Margaretha von Trotta. Official Selection – Telluride and Toronto film festivals, VISION will have its theatrical premiere at Film Forum in NYC on October 13, and will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle theaters on November 5.  A national release will follow. Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a […]

Raquel Welch To Receive Icon Award At Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

Raquel Welch To Receive Icon Award At Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival

The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) announced today that Raquel Welch, sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s and current best-selling author will be given the Icon Award at the 16th Annual festival, September 15-19, 2010.  Welch will receive the award in person at an open to the public, star-studded, black tie gala on closing night of the festival.  Known for her glamour and beauty, Welch has sustained a high profile career […]

2010 New York Surf Film Festival Announces International Film Program

2010 New York Surf Film Festival Announces International Film Program

The New York Surf Film Festival(NYSFF), presented by JetBlue Airways and The Dominican Republic, has put the final touches on this year’s features program. Ten officially selected feature length films and two cult classics are set to be screened September 24th- 26th at the legendary Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan. The 2010 New York Surf Film Festival features program will provide a spectrum of cinematic viewpoints from established and emerging surf filmmakers. The program will […]

AMER A Film By Hélène Cattet And Bruno Forzani Will Open In NYC & LA On October 29

AMER A Film By Hélène Cattet And Bruno Forzani Will Open In NYC & LA On October 29

Olive Films will present the US theatrical release of AMER, a feature debut by  Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani.  Official selection at New Directors New Films, SXSW, Seattle International Film Festival, and winner of multiple international festival awards, AMER will have its theatrical release in New York at Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at Sunset 5 on Friday, October 29, 2010.  Other cities will follow. Ana (Marie Bos) is confronted by Body and Desire at three key moments of her life. Her carnal search […]

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. “Each of these […]

Oscar-wining actor Ernest Borgnine Featured in Indie Film “Enemy Mind”

Oscar-wining actor Ernest Borgnine Featured in Indie Film “Enemy Mind”

Enemy Mind, a science fiction-style film written, produced and directed by a Coachella Valley-based cast and crew, is now available on DVD. The film was shot on location in the Salton Sea area of Imperial Valley in early 2010, and completed on a shoestring budget. “I still can’t believe we did this with only $9,000,” marvels Palm Springs resident Xu Razer, who plays a futuristic terrorist in the film and is also credited as co-producer. […]

“Focused On Excellence” Documentary Chronicles South Korean Athletes And Their Quest To Become The Best

World renowned sports production and distribution company Jalbert Productions International (www.jalbertfilm.com) today debuted “Focused On Excellence” a special television documentary (click on link to view http://tinyb.it/743C58FE750).  Director Jay Jalbert and his globe trekking team chronicled the pride, focus and determination of eight inspirational and influential South Korean athletes and their quest to become the best.  “Focused on Excellence” subtly and effectively weaves visual and artistic cinematography to tell the story of each athlete’s struggles and […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for Fall 2011 Djerassi Screenwriting Residency Award

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for Fall 2011 Djerassi Screenwriting Residency Award

San Francisco Film Society announced the six finalists for the 2011 Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Film Society’s suite of filmmaker services designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, located 40 miles south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers living and studio accommodations and all meals at no cost to […]

The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival 2010

The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival 2010

In 2007, Tazzla Institute initiated a new project in keeping with its commitment to educate American audiences about the African Amazigh (Berber and Tuareg) culture, “The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival.” The third annual celebration of this festival will occur on Saturday, October 30, 2010 (Amazigh calendar year 2960). The Festival, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, city of Los Angeles, the Amazigh Cultural Association in America (ACAA), and the Hagan Law Firm of […]

5 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

5 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration. The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit their achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 31. The committee has selected the following methods or devices […]

SFFS Announces Schedule for NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Sept 24-26

SFFS Announces Schedule for NY/SF Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Sept 24-26

The San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival present the first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, a three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3 – 18 and their families, September 24 – 26 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. NY/SFICFF features short, feature, animated and documentary films from around the world with filmmaker guests in attendance, a special Opening Night party and an interactive director’s […]