A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET

Jamie M. Dagg’s RIVER Dominates 2015 Whistler Film Festival Awards

Jamie M. Dagg’s RIVER Dominates 2015 Whistler Film Festival Awards

The 15th anniversary celebration of the Whistler Film Festival wrapped, and the romantic drama CAROL, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, took home the Pandora Audience Award. The WFF Audience Award runner-ups were THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON, actor Robert Carlyle’s first theatrical feature and directorial debut, which received its North American premiere at the festival, followed by Ricardo Trogi’s mid-life crisis dramedy, Quebec film LE MIRAGE, the highest grossing […]

2015 Virginia Film Festival Unveils Lineup, to Open with Hank Williams Film I SAW THE LIGHT

2015 Virginia Film Festival Unveils Lineup, to Open with Hank Williams Film I SAW THE LIGHT

The Virginia Film Festival returns to Charlottesville for its 28th year from November 5 to 8, 2015.  Opening the 2015 Virginia Film Festival will be I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams film from director Marc Abraham that chronicles the country music legend’s meteoric rise to fame and its tragic consequences on a life cut short at the age of only 29. The film stars Tom Hiddleston in the lead role and Elizabeth Olsen as Williams’ wife […]

13th Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Film Lineup; Opens with BAND OF ROBBERS, Closes with WAFFLE STREET

13th Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Film Lineup; Opens with BAND OF ROBBERS, Closes with WAFFLE STREET

The 13th Tallgrass Film Festival taking place October 14 to 18, 2015, announced the full schedule of 203 films (54 features, 149 short films). Gala selections include the Opening Night film, Adam and Aaron Nees’ comedy BAND OF ROBBERS and the Closing Night selection of Ian and Eshom Nelms’ comedy WAFFLE STREET, bookending Valerie Weiss’ A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET which will screen as the Stubbornly Independent competition winner. Aaron and Adam Nee’s BAND OF ROBBERS is […]

Chicago International Film Festival Reveals City & State Lineup of Local Films

Chicago International Film Festival Reveals City & State Lineup of Local Films

The 51st Chicago International Film Festival, taking place October 15 to 29, 2015, announced the film lineup for this year’s City & State program. The City & State program of narrative, documentary, and short films celebrates Illinois’ rich filmmaking tradition and showcases the best films with Illinois roots. Each Official Selection is eligible for the Chicago Award. With the largest number of local film selections to date, this year’s City & State program is led by […]

2015 Whistler Film Festival Sneak Peek of First 18 Films, incl. DIARY OF AN OLD MAN, NESTOR

2015 Whistler Film Festival Sneak Peek of First 18 Films, incl. DIARY OF AN OLD MAN, NESTOR

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) returns December 2 to 6, and  is offering a sneak peek of what audiences can expect at this year’s fest including its first 18 confirmed films. WFF’s Director of Programming and industry veteran Paul Gratton had this to say about the 2015 lineup confirmed to date: “While our final line-up of titles is far from complete, early programming trends suggest a very strong year for female directors and innovative new […]