Krisha by director Trey Edward Shults is the big winner of the 1st American Independent Film Awards (AIFAs), winning the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (Shults), Best Lead Performance (Krisha Fairchild)
NAME OF FILM: THE FITS
DIRECTOR(S): Anna Rose Holmer
STARRING: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: In this psychological portrait, Toni, an 11-year-old tomboy, is assimilating into a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, and her desire for acceptance is twisted.
The Athena Film Festival (AFF) announced its 2017 lineup showcasing films about powerful and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world.
Jordana Mollick, Anna Rose Holmer and Nanfu Wang are the winners of Spirit Awards filmmaker grants awarded today at the annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch
Five films have been nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors Heterodox Award – honoring films that actively blur the line between narrative fiction and documentary.
Film Comment magazine’s annual end-of-year survey was released today with Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, and Paul Verhoeven’s Elle taking the top spots among films released in 2016.
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle gave Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT their award for Best Picture of 2016.
Barry Jenkins’s “Moonlight” received the most nominations for the 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association awards with eleven nods, including Best Picture, Jenkins for Director and Original Screenplay
Indie Films THE FITS, KRISHA and PUSHING DEAD among 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Nominations
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced the Award nominees for 2016. LA LA LAND, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and MOONLIGHT are nominated for multiple awards
The National Board of Review has named Manchester by the Sea 2016’s Best Film of the Year, along with the organization’s other year-end honors.
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.
Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea lead the 26th annual Gotham Awards nominations with four nods, including Best Feature.
The 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, announced the winners of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards in addition to the Jury Award Winners
The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival revealed its first eight films for the 8th edition of the festival, which takes place September 22 to October 6, 2016.
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 Oak Cliff Film Festival announced the full schedule for the 5th edition of the festival, taking place on June 16 to 19, 2016, in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas.
Kirsten Johnson’s documentary CAMERAPERSON, will kick off the 2016 Lighthouse International Film Festival (LIFF) which will take place June 9-12, 2016 on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
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.
Oscilloscope has released the new trailer and poster for The Fits, a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End.
Rooftop Films announced the Opening Weekend lineup and the first batch of feature film programming for the 20th Annual Summer Series.
The 2016 Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF) announce its lineup of feature films, including Ethan Hawke as troubled jazz legend Chet Baker in BORN TO BE BLUE.
The 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this April by paying tribute to the roots of independent film.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have announced the complete lineup for the 2016 New Directors / New Films (ND/NF), taking place March 16 to 27 in New York City.
Rooftop Films has awarded thirteen cash and service grants to alumni filmmakers, including The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Garbo NYC Feature Film Grants, which were awarded to directors Kitty Green and Sebastian Silva. Green will receive a monetary grant of $15,000 to help finish her new film, Casting JonBenet, and Silva will receive a $10,000 grant to support his film, Demon Me. “Kitty Green’s film Casting JonBenet represents the type of daring and meaningful cinema that […]
Sundance Institute announced the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Films that have premiered in these sections include Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, Blackfish, The September Issue, The Cove, An Education, Animal Kingdom, Precious, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Obvious […]