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CARTEL LAND, MERU Leads Nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking

CARTEL LAND, MERU Leads Nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking

Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman’s gripping account of violence and vigilantes on both sides of the US-Mexico border, led the nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking, with five nominations, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature. It is joined in the top category by Asif Kapadia’s Amy, Camilla Neilsson’s Democrats, Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me Marlon, Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence. The latter, which received four nominations, and Cartel […]

2015 Camden International Film Festival Reveals Slate of Feature and Short Films

2015 Camden International Film Festival Reveals Slate of Feature and Short Films

The 2015 Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) announced the slate of feature and short films for its 11th edition, which will take place September 17-20, 2015 throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine. CIFF will present over 60 features and short films from across the globe, the country and the state, with filmmakers attending nearly every screening. Highlights of this year’s program include Locarno titles Machine Gun or Typewriter, The Ground We Won and Locarno winner […]

SWORN VIRGIN, WESTERN Among Winners of 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival Awards

SWORN VIRGIN, WESTERN Among Winners of 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival Awards

The 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival which ran April 23 to May 7, 2015, presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions.  Sworn Virgin, directed by Laura Bispuri won the Golden Gate New Directors Prize, and Western, directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross won the Golden Gate Awards for Documentary Features. GOLDEN GATE NEW DIRECTORS PRIZE The Golden Gate Awards New Directors jury of the 2015 San Francisco International Film […]

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 […]

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 […]

Imperial Dreams Win Top Awards at 2015 Ashland Independent Film Festival

Imperial Dreams Win Top Awards at 2015 Ashland Independent Film Festival

The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced the 2015 juried and audience award winning films at an Awards Celebration gala at the Historic Ashland Armory. Imperial Dreams (pictured above), directed by Malik Vitthal was the big winner of this year’s festival, taking home both the Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature film. In Imperial Dreams,  21-year-old Bambi returns home to Los Angeles and his old stomping grounds in Watts, fresh off a 28-month stint […]

Narrative Centerpiece, his Sundance hit THE END OF THE TOUR starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel

Complete Film Lineup Announced for 2015 Sarasota Film Festival

The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place  April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE,  “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]