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2015 Hawaii International Film Festival Lineup, Opens with Lee Joo-ick’s THE THRONE

2015 Hawaii International Film Festival Lineup, Opens with Lee Joo-ick’s THE THRONE

Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), celebrating its 35th anniversary, will take place from November 12 through November 22, primarily all on the island of Oahu.  HIFF kicks off with South Korea’s official entry to the Oscar Foreign Language category with award winning director Lee Joo-ick’s THE THRONE. The story at the center of this lush historical drama is the struggle between the long-ruling King Yeongjo (Song Kang-ho from SNOWPIERCER) and his son, Sado (Yoo Ah-in) and […]

Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Paraguay is a first-time entrant. The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, director; Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director; Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors; Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” […]

SUFFRAGETTE to Open 2015 Savannah Film Festival; Lineup Includes BROOKLYN, SON OF SAUL, TRUTH, YOUTH

SUFFRAGETTE to Open 2015 Savannah Film Festival; Lineup Includes BROOKLYN, SON OF SAUL, TRUTH, YOUTH

SUFFRAGETTE from BAFTA Award-winning director Sarah Gavron will open the 2015 Savannah Film Festival taking place October 24 to 31, 2015. “Suffragette” is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. Written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan, “Suffragette” is inspired by the early-20th-century campaign of the Suffragettes, who were activists for Women’s Suffrage – risking their very lives for the right of women to vote. The […]

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 […]

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Close with BRIDGE OF SPIES; Reveals Spotlight Films and World Cinema

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Close with BRIDGE OF SPIES; Reveals Spotlight Films and World Cinema

The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will close with Steven Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The festival announced its Spotlight Films along with its World Cinema and Shorts programs; and also revealed that Emily Blunt, Michael Moore and Dan Rather will be in attendance to take part in “A Conversation With…” for the 23rd installment. The Festival’s closing night film is three-time Academy Award®-winning Steven […]

2015 Fantastic Fest Announces Final Wave of Films and Events

2015 Fantastic Fest Announces Final Wave of Films and Events

The 2015 Fantastic Fest running September 24 to October 1st in Austin, Texas, announced its final wave of features and events.  Joining Fantastic Fest for the first time, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson will be in attendance to share their wildly inventive world of stop motion animation ANOMALISA, Cannes Grand Prix winner SON OF SAUL is screening in glorious 35mm, the stunning adult fairytale from GOMORRAH director Matteo Garrone TALE OF TALES will unfurl, Jerusalem Film […]

2015 Telluride Film Festival Official Program Revealed, Incl. CAROL, STEVE JOBS, BLACK MASS

2015 Telluride Film Festival Official Program Revealed, Incl. CAROL, STEVE JOBS, BLACK MASS

Telluride Film Festival, considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films and award contenders announced its official program selections of over seventy-five feature films, short films and revival programs representing twenty-seven countries, along with special artist Tributes, Conversations, Panels, Student Programs and Festivities.  The 2015 Telluride Film Festival will take place Friday, September 4 to Monday, September 7, 2015. 42nd Telluride Film Festival will present the following new feature films to play in its main program: […]

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MUSTANG and TOTO AND HIS SISTERS Win Top Awards at 21st Sarajevo Film Festival

MUSTANG directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven is the winner of the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Feature Film at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. Mustang stars Güneş Sensoy, Doğba Doğuslu, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, Elit Işcan, Ilayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaş, and Ayberk Pekcan. It’s the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a […]

SON OF SAUL, Paul Thomas Anderson’s JUNUN Among 53rd New York Film Festival Special Events and Revivals Lineup

SON OF SAUL, Paul Thomas Anderson’s JUNUN Among 53rd New York Film Festival Special Events and Revivals Lineup

The 53rd New York Film Festival (NYFF), taking place September 25 – October 11 announced the lineup for Special Events and Revivals. The Special Events lineup includes important new works and premieres, as well as a very special celebration of a beloved musical fantasia. The Revivals selections includes 11 international masterpieces from renowned filmmakers whose diverse and eclectic works have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners, including Martin Scorsese’s […]

Woody Allen’s new film, IRRATIONAL MAN + Major Titles to Have Spanish Premiere at 63rd San Sebastian Festival

Woody Allen’s new film, IRRATIONAL MAN + Major Titles to Have Spanish Premiere at 63rd San Sebastian Festival

The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will offer, as part of its Pearls section, the Spanish premiere of some of the most important films presented during the year at different international festivals. Among the films selected are the Golden Bear-winner at the Berlin Festival, Taxi Teheran by Jafar Pahani; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Alfonso Gómez-Rejón, Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; Nie yinniang / The Assassin, by […]

2015 Cannes Film Festival Awards, DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard Wins Palme d’or

2015 Cannes Film Festival Awards, DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard Wins Palme d’or

The Jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, presided by Joel and Ethan Coen picked DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard (pictured above) the winner of Palme d’or award.  In the film, “to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together.” After receiving the prize, presented by […]