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Dandelion Cleveland Fest opener

THE 28TH CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH DANDELIONCLOSING NIGHT FILM – BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS DANDELION opens the 28th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on Thursday, March 18, 2004. The film, written and directed by Mark Milgard, stars Mare Winningham and Arliss Howard and was produced by Molly Mayeux. A favorite at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, DANDELION tells the beautiful and touching story of Mason Mullich, whose family leads a life of quiet desperation....

Buy the film Alvarez & Cruz, on eBay

LATINO FILMMAKERS LAUNCH FIRST-EVER ONLINE AUCTION FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS In a first move of its kind, two Latino filmmakers are reaching out to global distributors in an unconventional way: they are auctioning distribution rights to their feature film, Alvarez & Cruz, on eBay. Alvarez & Cruz is an English-language crime drama that focuses on two Latino conmen/carjackers and their relationships -- or lack thereof -- with their deadbeat fathers. Ricky Alvarez (Alex D¹Lerma) & Jojo Cruz (...

LALIFF and Ibermedia launch their Ibericoamerican program

LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALand the IBERMEDIA ProgramPresentationLOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) and the IBERMEDIA Program hosted a cocktail party in Santa Monica, within the context of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET. The party was held with two objectives: to introduce the IBERMEDIA Program in the United States and to launch two catalogues produced by LALIFF and geared to support and advance the distribution of Iberoamerican cinema in the United States.Actor...

Interview with Golden Bear Director Fatih Akin

Head On (gegen die Wand) won the Golden Bear at Berlinale.Let us hear the director speak about his film in a discussion with Feridun Zaimoglubr>Feridun Zaimoglu is a leading Turkish-German author and painter. His novel 'Abschaum' was transposed to the big screen as 'Kanak Attak', which enjoyed a successful run in German theaters. Zaimoglu has made a name for himself as a cultural spokesman for Germany's Turkish population.The synopsis:'You can put an end to your life without killing yourself', w...

Mar del Plata unveils panorama

Mr. Miguel Pereira, President of Mar del Plata International Film Festival announced that the 19th Edition of the Festival will be held between March 11th and March 20th, 2004.Babenco’s CARANDIRU -powerful drama set in a prison- representing Brazil in the forthcoming Academy Awards, will be opening the Festival at the Opening Gala, and Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE AL TROVE (The heart is everywhere) will be screened for the Closing Gala on the 20th . Both filmmakers will be attending the festival.Es...

Digital Days SBIFF awards winners

DIGITAL DAYS 2004 TEEN FILMMAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCEDRichard Corwin and Gretchen Miller, producers of Digital Days 2004 at the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, announced the winners for the Teen Filmmaker program as:* Amanda Weiss, "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat," Cal Arts, Valencia, CA* Cole Sanchez, "Fridge," Rancho Marrieta, CA* Carolyn Chrisman, "Ascension Rites," Anacapa School, Santa Barbara, CA * Austin Madison, "Boy Meets Rex," Sacramento, CA* Daniel Howard, "Jai Yen-C...

French Rendez Vous in NY

RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA | MARCH 12 - 21Each March brings the excitement and crowds of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema to the Walter Reade. Attending this year's festival: actress NATHALIE BAYE, actor PHILIPPE TORRETON, directors MICHAEL HANEKE, ANNE FONTAINE and many others. Check the website for the schedule of appearances. Join us for this year's selection of 15 new films, including:• WHO KILLED BAMBI? WInner, Camera d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, directed by the writer of Hu...

AFM welcomes 88 first timers

All exhibition space has been sold out for the 24th Annual American Film Market (AFM), being held February 25 through March 3 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, it was announced by Jean M. Prewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, AFMA, and Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, AFMA and Managing Director, AFM. It was also announced that 291 film and television companies, including a record 88 first timers, will be exhibiting at the world’s largest motion picture trade event. This mar...

Film Fleadh NY Irish Film Festival

THE SIXTH ANNUAL FILM FLEADH NEW YORK’S IRISH FILM FESTIVALThe Film Fleadh is America’s one and only Irish Film and Music Festival Celebrating its Sixth Anniversary with Irish Cinema's best and brightest. This year’s lineup includes 6 feature films (4 U.S. premieres, 2 documentaries) and 10 short films.Feature Films: NYC Premiere of Intermission (Starring Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy). The U.S. Premier of Headrush (starring Huey Morgan from the Fun Loving Criminals)US Premier of Spin t...

The Panorama of Canadian Feature Films at FilmExchange

FILMS FROM QUEBEC TO SCREEN AT NSI FILMEXCHANGE CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL, MARCH 2 – 6, 2004 IN WINNIPEGSarah Polley, Kevin Pollak, William Hurt, Mark McKinney, Sir Ian McKellan and others star in some of the year’s best Canadian Feature Films.These national and internationally celebrated stories will be screened with the storytellers attending at one night only intimate screenings followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. Opening Film: The Blue Butterfly Special Presentation: Seven Tim...

SAG awards recipients (LOTR and Mountain)

10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® ACTOR® RECIPIENTS THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleJohnny Depp / PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - Jack Sparrow / Buena Vista Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleCharlize Theron / MONSTER - Aileen Wuornos / Newmarket Films Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleTim Robbins / MYSTIC RIVER - Dave Boyle / Warner Bros.Outstanding Pe...

Barbarians rules Cesar

French-speaking Denys Arcand stole the show at Saturday's Cesar Awards as "The Barbarian Invasions" took away 3 major César for best film, best director and best scenario.Pas sur la bouche wins 3 too: for best second actor, cosumes and soundBon Voyage gest 3 best male newcomer, best photography and best set.Omar Sharif, won the best actor trophy for "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran," "Mystic River" won the best foreign film.See all awards on the french filmfestival website....

WGA go to Lost in Translation and American Splendor

The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced the winners of the 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in gala ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 21, 2004. Original Screenplay LOST IN TRANSLATION, Written by Sofia Coppola; Focus Features Adapted Screenplay AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, based on the comic b...

Film Star Awards in New Orleans

2004 LE PRIX INTERNATIONAL FILM STAR AWARDS AND GALASUNDAY, MARCH 28th AT 5PMORPHEUM THEATER AND FAIRMONT HOTEL NEW ORLEANSThe 2004 Le Prix International Film Star Awards will be held Sunday, March 28th at 5pm at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana.A black-tie patron Gala follows the Awards presentation in the famed Blue Room of the Fairmont New Orleans Hotel. The Le Prix International Film Star Awards is the only international awards show that honor entertainers for their body of work...

HIFF fest director shopping film in Berlin

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RETURNS FROM IRAN AND BERLIN FILM FESTIVALS WITH NEW FILMSChuck Boller, Executive Director of HIFF, secures new films from Iran and Berlin film festivalsChuck Boller, Executive Director for the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival just returned from two major film festivals, Fajr International Film Festival held in Iran and the Berlin International Film Festival held in Germany. “Our focus at the Louis Vuitton Hawaii Internation...

From Analogue to Digital - Cinema in the Digital Age

The Association of Independent Film Exhibitor's First Annual Conference:>From Analogue to Digital - Cinema in the Digital Age The Birmingham Screen Festival will behosting the Association of Independent Film Exhibitor¹s first Annualconference on the 4th and 5th of March 2004. The Association of Independent Film Exhibitors, the specialist tradeassociation committed to supporting independent venues, is looking to thefuture with their first Annual conference by offering a beginner¹s guide tothe n...

Crossing Europe Linz Fest

CROSSING EUROPE: Filmic Forays Through EuropeLinz Film Festival with Tributes to Matteo Garrone and Priit PärnThe program of the new Linz film festival CROSSING EUROPE (4 – 9 May 2004) is taking shape under the direction of the former artistic director of the Diagonale Christine Dollhofer. Simultaneously with the expansion of the EU, the first edition of the annual festival invites viewers to discover less familiar film landscapes. In addition to the European Competition and the European Pano...

SAG awards: what does it takes to...

10th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® airs on Turner Network Television (TNT) on Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain. To create a dramatic arrivals area and intimate dinner setting at the Shrine Exposition Center this is what it takes to organise a glamorous event:Ø Lay 7300 square feet of red carpet in the arrivals area, edged by 550 feet of green hedging and 10,000 square feet of black carpet the showroom.Ø ...

Vesoul awards Vodka Lemon

Tuesday 17th February 2004 on the closing ceremony at Edwige Feuillère Theatre of Vesoul with the screening of "In the Wild Mountains" by Yan Xueshu (China)at 8.30 PM the following awards have been given out.GOLDEN CYCLO Award of the International Jury with Iranian director Jafar Panahi as chairman and with Ashoka Handagama, Sophie Lee, Ling Fei and Véronique Prost: "VODKA LEMON" by Hiner Saleem (Kurdistan) With humour and with an innovative and poetic cinematic language, the film depicts th...

Tarantino to Head Cannes Jury 2004

This year Quentin Tarantino will head the jury at Cannes and he'sthrilled. "For a film maker and film lover, there's no greater honourthan to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival--the crowningachievement of a lifetime spent in cinematic obsession - a magnificentobsession". Tarantino is sure to take to the task with relish. But whatever happened to Jodie Foster, who was 'mortified' two years ago that she had to cancel being the head of the jury in order to be in "Panic Room: by David Finch...

Quentin Tarantino will preside Cannes Jury

Quentin Tarantino will preside over the Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes, to be held May 12-23, 2004. Selected for the first time in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, he's back in Cannes 10 years after receiving the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction (1994).Quentin Tarantino stated : “For a filmmaker and film lover there's no greater honour than to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. To be President is both a magnificent honour and a magnificent responsibility. And also the crowning achievement of...

Weinstein Likes Evil

Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein who was at the Berlinale for the opening film Cold Mountain said he was impressed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, enjoyed the visual style in Evil and what the young director got out of his actors. He recently spent time speaking with Håfström while on a visit to Sweden to promote Cold Mountain. Evil is one of the nominated best foreign language films for an Academy Award. When Håfström is in Hollywood later this month he will be speaking with prod...

Imagina awards

IMAGINA AWARDS 2004 PRIZE LISTING In a universe invaded by video clips, video games and advertising, a growing number of image connaisseurs are attracted to computer artwork that is progressively transcending reality. In the domain of computer image creation certain works stand out as artistic and visual masterpieces. For this 2004 edition, IMAGINA will bring together the best of worldwide digital creationGrand Prix Imagina « Annie & Boo » - Germany / AllemagneShort / Court MétrageDirection /...

9th Seattle Jewish Film Festival

2004 Seattle Jewish Film Festival March 13-21The ninth annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) will be held March 13-21, 2004 at the Cinerama and Pacific Place Theatres in downtown Seattle. SJFF has developed from modest beginnings in 1995 to attract an annual audience of over 10,000 people, establishing itself as one of the countries premiere Jewish Film Festivals.A weeklong celebration of film and culture, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival will feature over 20 films from all over the world. ...

Viva Espana in Manchester

With Manchester's most prolific export now settled in Madrid, Spain returns the favour this March with some of the very finest Spanish films and filmmakers coming to Manchester to celebrate the 10th birthday of ¡Viva! the UK's only Spanish Film Festival. Held annually at Manchester's internationally acclaimed cinema, Cornerhouse, the festival features the best of recent Spanish cinema, a themed section, archive screenings, and special events. This year the programming will expand to encompass f...