The Times of Harvey Milk, Rob Epstein’s landmark 1984 film about the life and assassination of the first openly gay elected official in California, will receive the 2017 Legacy Award at the 10th Annual Cinema Eye Honors in January.
NAME OF FILM: SONITA
DIRECTOR(S): Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: If 18-year-old Sonita had a say, Michael Jackson and Rihanna would be her parents and she’d be a rapper who tells the story of Afghan women and their fate as child brides. She finds out that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000.
American Honey and Moonlight led nominations for the 2017 Spirit Awards with 6 each including Best Feature. Other nominees for Best Feature include Chronic, Jackie, and Manchester by the Sea.
I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck’s portrait of writer & civil rights leader James Baldwin, and OJ: Made in America, Ezra Edelman’s epic telling of race and the judicial system in Los Angeles, led the nominations for the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors
International Diaspora Film Festival in Toronto Themed ‘Coming of Age’ Reveals Award-Winning Film Lineup
The main theme of this year’s – the 16th edition of International Diaspora Film Festival (IDFF), taking place in Toronto, Canada from November 4 to 7, 2016, is Coming of Age
Cinema Eye today announced their annual list of The Unforgettables – this year’s most notable and significant nonfiction film subjects.
The 2016 Gold Coast International Film Festival taking place November 9 to 15, 2016 in venues throughout the north shore of Long Island, revealed an exciting lineup of films of over 60 films.
138 movies will be screened at the 25th Heartland Film Festival taking place October 20 to 30, 2016 across Indianapolis.
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced today its Spotlight Films, World Cinema, Shorts programs, Views from Long Island, and Special Screenings, to complete the 2016 festival lineup.
The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) announced the slate of feature and short films for its 12th edition, which will take place September 15-18, 2016 throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine.
Hamptons International Film Festival Reveals 2016 Signature Programs with DISTURBING THE PEACE, SONITA
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has started to roll out its lineup, and has announced a selection of the 2016 Signature Programs for its 24th edition
The 2016 Calgary International Film Festival announced the First Wave of Films screening at the Festival. The first film announcement is all about music, including five films from CIFF’s Music On Screen series, as well as additional music-themed films.
Sonita, Lamb, and Beware the Slenderman, are among the second set of eight films revealed for the 8th Milwaukee Film Festival, which takes place September 22 to October 6, 2016.
Rooftop Films and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s largest documentary film festival, will present three nights of documentary screenings in various locations across New York City from Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22.
The 2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards were given out last night to the winning films; CAMERAPERSON took home the Grand Jury award, and PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW is the winner the Audience Award. See the complete list of winners.
Rooftop Films will show over 30 FREE outdoor screenings, many of which are new, independent films that will screen as part of the 20th Annual Summer Series.
The 27th Human Rights Watch Film Festival co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center will take place June 10 to 19, and showcase 18 topical and provocative feature films and three special interactive programs.
AFI DOCS 2016 taking place from June 22 to 26, 2016 will showcase 94 films representing 30 countries. Films include Robert Kenner’s COMMAND AND CONTROL, the world premiere of DOC & DARRYL directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and MISS SHARON JONES! directed by Barbara Kopple.
The 2016 Montclair Film Festival (MFF) announced their competition awards, and Babak Anvari’s UNDER THE SHADOW took home the Narrative Feature Jury prize. CAMERAPERSON, directed by Kirsten Johnson, took home the Bruce Sinofsky Prize in the festival’s Documentary Feature competition.
The 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced its lineup of Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition, running June 15-19, in Provincetown, MA.
The 2016 Sydney Film Festival announced the first 26 films to be featured in this year’s festival, plus a Martin Scorsese retrospective curated by David Stratton.
The 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners were announced at the end of the fest, and Starless Dreams, directed by Mehrdad Oskouei won the top prize.
The 2016 Dallas International Film Festival taking place April 14 to 17, revealed the full schedule of film selections.
The 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this April by paying tribute to the roots of independent film.
The first ten official selections have been revealed for the 2016 Dallas International Film Festival.