BEATS OF THE ANTONOV (2014)

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36th Durban International Film Festival Awards; SUNRISE Wins Best Film

36th Durban International Film Festival Awards; SUNRISE Wins Best Film

The 36th Durban International Film Festival announced the award-winners at the closing ceremony, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Prophet directed by Roger Allers.  The award for the Best Feature Film, went to Sunrise directed by Partho Sen-Gupta. The film was described by the jury as “an uncompromising, brilliantly-crafted film that takes us through a fragmented mind, into a shady world allowing us to enter the reality of Mumbai’s underbelly”. (pictured above) The […]

New Online Screening Room for 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

New Online Screening Room for 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival will screen online 14 feature films and 11 shorts from the official 2015 lineup, as part of a new online streaming initiative called SFIFF Online Screening Room. The SFIFF Online Screening Room will provide an opportunity for SFFS members to stream select feature and short films free of charge for a limited time. Each film will become available to stream online starting the day of its final Festival screening, through May 31. For […]

Films on African Pictures Program is First Announced for 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

Films on African Pictures Program is First Announced for 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

The 41st Seattle International Film Festival to be held May 14 to June 7, 2015, unveiled the 14 feature films of its third annual African Pictures program. Since 2013, African Pictures has presented documentaries, narrative features, and short films from 25 African countries. With something for everyone — from ethereal and experimental to gritty and provocative — African Pictures showcases a microcosm of world cinema available only at SIFF. Topping the 2015 program is The Boda Boda Thieves (pictured above), […]

Maryland Film Festival Reveals Names of 10 More Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival Reveals Names of 10 More Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival revealed the names of ten more films on the the lineup for the upcoming 17th annual festival, which will take place May 6–10, 2015 in downtown Baltimore.  Films include  Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again; Todd Rohal’s comedy Uncle Kent 2; and new documentary work from Bobcat Goldthwait, Amy Berg, and Alex Winter. The films include: THE AMINA PROFILE (Sophie Deraspe) Two women, Sandra in Montreal and Amina in Syria, meet online, and begin a flirtatious relationship that quickly turns serious. When […]