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Lawrence Robert Rinder appointed Director of BAM/PFA

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Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, today announced the appointment of distinguished curator, critic, and educator Lawrence Robert Rinder as the new Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Mr. Rinder, who has held prominent museum positions on both coasts, joins the organization at an important period in its forty-five-year history, as it finalizes plans for a new building and expanded programming.Mr. Rinder, who is currently...

40th anniversary DVD edition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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In a tribute to Stanley Kramer, a pioneer in filmmaking who garnered a record 85 Academy Award nominations, Sony Pictures has released the 40th anniversary DVD edition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. This controversial film starred Hall of Fame actors Sidney Poitier, Kathryn Hepburn and Spencer Tracey. Philadelphia Principal, Salome Thomas-EL, author of the best sellers, I Choose to Stay (Kensington - March 2003) and The Immortality of Influence (Kensington - May 2006), foreword by "I Am Legend...

Birds Eye View festival presents nine days of inspiration

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BIRDS EYE VIEW (BEV) film festival presents nine days of inspiration and celebration, showcasing the very best work from women filmmakers with over 70 events including screenings, workshops and parties at 7 London venues including the ICA and BFI. See www.birds-eye-view.co.uk for more info.There are still 4 days of the festival left to explore and packed with excellent films, docs and workshops … so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!Highlights include:EXPIRED + Director Q&A (Cecilia...

Music is Miami, and Miami is music

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“Music is Miami, and Miami is music”, declared Patrick de Bokay, MIFF Director, from the stage of the Gusman Center last evening, announcing a new program strand in the Festival called The Reel Music Scene. This special sidebar of documentaries, music videos and information panels will celebrate the love affair between music and the moving image.To kick off the program, the Festival presented the North American Premiere of AFRICA UNITE, an inspiring music documentary that celebrates the musi...

Call for Screenplay Entries to the12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 2008

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(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island International Film Festival is calling for Screenplay Entries for its 12th annual festival, which takes place August 5-10, 2008 in historic Providence, Rhode Island. The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 2005.  Screenplays entered into the competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of industry professionals, educators, peers and film fans. The Grand Prize winner may have segments of the ...

YOUNG FILMMAKERS PUT THEIR SKILLS TO WORK AT KIDSEYE CAMP

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Annual Summer Camp Gives Young People The Chance to Experience the Art Of Filmmaking!  (PROVIDENCE, RI) March 5, 2008— The KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp returns this July 7-11, 2008 for its benchmark tenth year anniversary. KidsEye™ is a five-day summer camp held at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, that exposes young people to the basics of filmmaking through interactive workshops. With approximately 35 participants ages 8-17 that attend each KidsEye™ has grown in...

Music Is Miami and Miami Is Music

Wednesday, March 5------“Music is Miami, and Miami is music”, declared Patrick de Bokay, MIFF Director, from the stage of the Gusman Center last evening, announcing a new program strand in the Festival called The Reel Music Scene. This special sidebar of documentaries, music videos and information panels will celebrate the love affair between music and the moving image. To kick off the program, the Festival presented the North American Premiere of AFRICA UNITE, an inspiring music documentary...

International conference (Rotterdam fest) on media education from an artistic perspective

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Media education is a hot topic within national governments and educational institutions alike. Big words like new citizenship, empowerment and media literacy are used to convince us of its necessity. But what do filmmakers have to say? Until now they have remained surprisingly silent on the subject. During the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam, the international conference ‘How to Stimulate Filmsense(s)’, taking place on Wednesday January 30, 2008 is the place for them to speak ...

Wilbur Moms - Who's Behind the Show?

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If you have not discovered "Wilbur" on Discovery Kids, you're missing something. "WILBUR" is designed to help preschoolers develop early reading skills by increasing their print recognition, their oral vocabulary and their listening comprehension. It shows actual text onscreen which helps kids learn that print on a page symbolizes words, that these words tell a story and that the pictures shown represent what the words say. In each episode, Wilbur (the animated calf star)and ...

Tribute to Julie Christie at Santa Barbara

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The 23rd installment of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its film line-up for 2008, featuring 215 films including 20 World Premieres, 22 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 49 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 24, through Sunday, February 3.“The Festival has continuously grown in stature,” commented SBIFF Director Roger Durling, “and this year’s film slate certainly reflects that. We’re ver...

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards

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IFFS: International Film Festival Summit will run December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas ResortJoe Pantoliano will Present IFFS Excellence Awards presented by BabelgumThe Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards takes place Monday, Dec. 3rd at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals.A total of six Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's IFFS. Don't miss the opportunity to represent and support yo...

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards

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IFFS: International Film Festival Summit will run December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas ResortJoe Pantoliano will Present IFFS Excellence Awards presented by BabelgumThe Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards takes place Monday, Dec. 3rd at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals.A total of six Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's IFFS. Don't miss the opportunity to represent and support yo...

Anthony Artis Bio: author of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide

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Anthony Q. Artis originally hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and has made his home in New York City for most of the last 15 years. There he has honed his skills as a straight up digital guerrilla. He has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, gaffer, cinematographer, and narrative projects and survived more low-budget shoots than he cares to admit. His feature films and TV shows have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Market, Slamdance, Cinequest, as well as on MTV...

The planet wins at Vancouver

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VIFF 2007 award winners announcedThe 26th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its highly successful 16-day run today with the closing gala screening of Pierre Salvadori’s film PRICELESS (HORS DE PRIX) in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. Prior to the screening, festival director Alan Franey announced the winners of five juried awards and three audience awards; a sixth juried award was announced previously. Mr. Franey also announced that ticket sales ...

Vancouver International Film Festival Awards

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The 26th Vancouver International Film Festival will hand out eight awards just before the Closing Gala screening of “Priceless” on October 12. The awards ceremony takes place in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas (855 Granville at Robson). The awards are: • Kyoto Planet "Climate for Change" Award ($25,000) • Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award ($12,000) • Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short ...

'This is Nollywood,' to screen at London's Raindance

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Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University's Award Winning Film "This is Nollywood", which captures the spirit of the Nigerian film industry and how it enables Africans with few resources to tell their own stories to their own audience, continues its international tour at the Raindance Film Festival in London on October 6, 2007."This is Nollywood," captures the spirit of the Nigerian film industry and how it enables Africans with few resources to tell their own stories to their own aud...

Aspen Filmfest wrapped

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Aspen Filmfest once again provided a broad array of U.S. and foreign films and documentaries that played to big crowds during its recently concluded 29th annual event. Audiences applauded an eclectic range of programs and filmmakers in Aspen and Carbondale, including the Independent by Nature Award tribute to Julie Christie and her highly acclaimed film, Away from Her, and the world premier of celebrated wildlife filmmakers and ardent conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert's Living with Big...

Julie Christie to appear at Special Ojai Film Festival

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Away From Her, one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, comes to the 8th Annual Ojai Film Festival (Oct. 4 - 7) on Saturday October 6th, 12:30 p.m. at the Ojai Playhouse. Featuring outstanding performances from Academy Award® winner Julie Christie (Darling), Gordon Pinsent (The Good Shepherd) and Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), the film tells the poignant story of a long-married couple who are faced with the reality of one’s fading memory due to the debilit...

The Awards for Dragons and Tigers will be announced today

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The Awards for Dragons and Tigers will be announced at 6:45pm at the Empire Granville 7 Visa Screening Room #7 on Thursday, October 4th. For the 14th year running, the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema, which includes an upgraded cash prize of $10,000 to the film’s director courtesy of sponsor Brad Birarda, will be awarded for the most creative and innovative first or second feature-length film by a new director from Pacific Asia. The award will be handed out in a ceremony on Thursday, O...

Script to screen Film Fest begins in Tulsa

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The SIXTH ANNUAL SCRIPT TO SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL AND SHOWBIZ CONFERENCE opens this Wednesday(Oct 3) in Tulsa. The event will screen(show) independent movies by film makers from across the U.S., Canada and several foreign countries. Movies ranging from a few minutes(micro) to full length feature films( 70 minutes or more) will be shown at the Circle Cinema and the downtown Campus of Tulsa Community College. Student film makers as well as veteran movie producers have films entered into festival and...

The Ojai Film Festival program line-up revealed

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The Ojai Film Festival with its mission of “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film” and its focus on documentaries and narrative features, announced the full program line-up today for the 2007 Ojai Film Festival, Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7. David Sington’s exceptional documentary, Ron Howard Presents In The Shadow Of The Moon (ThinkFilm), opens the 2007 Ojai Film Festival as a free screening at the Libbey Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, on Thursday October 4 at 7:30 p.m. In...

Hampton celebrates 15th in style

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The 2007 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 15th anniversary – a decade and a half of premieres, screenings, programs & events, tucked away amongst the changing leaves and quiet beaches of fall in the East End. The Hamptons is where talent, industry and audiences come together exchanging ideas, experiences and cinema in what has now become one of leading international film festivals of the world. This year’s Hamptons fest runs October 17th through 21st, 2007, in East Hampto...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007.  The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village.20 percent of Israel's population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel.  Through a week-long festival of award-winning films, guest filmmakers, panel discussions, special gala events &...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL :NOVEMBER 8-15, 2007 ~ NEW YORK CITY The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007. The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village. 20 percent of Israel’s population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel. Through a week-long festival of award-winning film...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival Announces Film Slate

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The Big Picture from a small island 2007 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16th screens films from over 20 countries and celebrates with four nights of live world music VINEYARD HAVEN, MA (August, 2007) The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and presented by Plum, boldly expands their film programming and live music presentations for their 2nd festival September 13-16th http://www.mvfilmfest.com. With the...
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