The winners of the competitions and awards of the the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival were announced at the Closing Night Ceremony, with PRINCESS OF THE ROW, directed by Van Maximilian Carlson winning the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award for Best Film.
NAME OF FILM: SIMPLE WEDDING
DIRECTOR(S): Sara Zandieh
STARRING: Tara Grammy, Christopher O'Shea, Shohreh Aghdashloo
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: Nousha continues to sabotage her relationships, much to the frustration of her parents. She is, after all, their only hope for a real Persian wedding. Under this pressure, Nousha meets Alex Talbot—a bisexual artist, activist and DJ living in an old warehouse. Their relationship progresses quickly, ultimately coming to the moment when Nousha’s parents discover that she and Alex are living together before marriage. Chaos unfolds, leading to a wedding that is anything but simple.
The 5th Annual Bentonville Film Festival will open on Wednesday, May 8, with Tom Donahue’s documentary THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, executive produced by Geena Davis
The Florida Film Festival will screen 184 films for the 28th Annual Festival, April 12 to 21, 2019, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida. The festival will open with Woman in Motion, directed by Todd Thompson.
Over 11 days, the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival will present 31 feature length films plus 98 short films, including an array of music videos, virtual reality and episodic pilots.
Steve McQueen’s and Gillian Flynn’s modern-day thriller Widows, Peter Farrelly’s drama Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, Mike Leigh’s period piece Peterloo are among the the full schedule of films announced for the 25th Anniversary edition of the Austin Film Festival
The 2018 LA Film Festival taking place September 20 to 28, 2018. unveiled a diverse slate of 40 feature films, 41 short films, and 10 short episodic works in the U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse and Nightfall sections.