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Frank Black (Pixies founder) solo keynotes at TIY

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FRANK BLACK TO KEYNOTE 2004 DIY CONVENTIONThe fourth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books has announced that its Feb. 5-7 event will be keynoted by alternative music pioneer Frank Black.The three-day gathering will be held in Hollywood at the Barnsdall Art Park and the Derby nightclub, offering panels, workshops and showcases focused on independent musicians, authors, filmmakers and entrepreneurs. From the beginning of his career as a founding member of the seminal Boston...

The best view rocks from the Backseat!

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Backseat Film Festival 2004 Announces Premiere Feature Film ScheduleThe Rock and Roll Film Festival is coming to Philadelphia! The complete lineup for the 2004 Backseat Film Festival (BFF) in Philadelphia, January 23-25th 2004 at the Triangle Theater (1220 N. Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122). The three day festival will consist of seven 3-hour Rock and Roll film programs. Each screening block has a theme and will showcase one of seven feature films, as well as an accompanying shorts prog...

Houston Worldfest about validating excellence!

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The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston will be held April 16-25, 2004 - it will screen 60 new Indie Feature Films and 100 new Award Winning Short Films and Videos. WorldFest offers Awards, honors and competition for Shorts, Features, Film & Video Production, TV Commercials, TV Productions, Student Films, Music Videos, Experimental, New Media, Print and Radio. More than $25,000 in cash grants, equipment, services, and Kodak Raw Sto...

New Frisco Fest opening with Vertigo

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Golden Gate Entertainment, Inc. has launched Golden Gate Film Festival which is an organization that is dedicated to celebrate, showcase and promote quality independent films, American cinema and World cinema from around the globe. Founded by James Nguyen, Golden Gate Film Festival 2004 will be held on February 6-8, 2004 in San Francisco, California. "The responses from filmmakers, film fans and the local San Francisco community have been great! I am so excited and happy to be associated with ...

New Orleans media experience awards

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WINNERS OF THE INAUGURAL NEW ORLEANS MEDIA EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCEDWinning Films include Abby Singer, Sounds Of Memphis, and Genital Warts: The MusicalWinners of the film and music video competitions were honored with the Fleur De Lis Award on Friday, October 31, 2003 at the first annual New Orleans Media Experience ("The Experience"). Over 100 short, animated, documentary and feature films were screened at the inaugural Experience, the first-of-its kind convergence festival celebrating the best of...

Oscar fundraising event at the Castro Theatre

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OSCAR® FEVER STRIKES THE CASTROCure can be found by attending The Academy Gala on Sunday, February 29, 2004.The 76th Annual Academy Awards® Telecast Presented Live On The Castro Theatre Big-Screen Lights! Camera! Action! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern California is proud to announce that their 3rd annual Oscar® night fundraising event, The Academy Gala, will be presented for the very first time at its new home in the festive heart of San Francisco at the legendary Castro Theat...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

The Slamdance program

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"The Slamdance 2004 Film Festival has invited 19 feature films to compete at our tenth annual festival," Peter Baxter, Slamdance President/Co-Founder, announced today. Eleven of the Competition Features screening this year are fictional narratives and eight are documentaries. In addition to the 19 feature length films, 13 of which are premieres, Slamdance will also screen 21 short films in competition. Special Screenings, films screening out of competition and festival events will be announced a...

Life Goes On and Westender, the winners of Bruxelles

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The Annual Program Without Frontiers announces the results of the Festivaldu Cinéma de Bruxelles: Life Goes On , by Mark Cairns, won the Special Prizeto the Best Documentary Film and Westender, by Brock Morse, won the SpecialPrize to the Best Fiction Film.Voices by Elli Ventouras, was awarded in Integral Realization; Sex Marriage& Children by Fred Parker, Screenplay; The Art of the Critic by Dom Shaw,Direction, Ono Niha by Henry Twinch, Edition, The Show by Cruz Angeles, ArtDirection, and Tagga...

5 Sides of a Coin by Paul Kell

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"5 Sides of a Coin" Q & A by Michelle Paster with Paul Kell. Canadian filmmaker Paul Kell’s feature documentary, 5 Sides of a Coin, premiered at this year’s 2003 AFI International Film Festival. It showcases interviews and footage from some of the world’s top hip-hop artists, including Grandmaster Flash, Phase Too, Run DMC, Afrika Bambaataa, Jurassic 5, Prince Paul, The Beatnuts, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Mix Master Mike, Rahzel, Spearhead, and DJ Krush, among others. Michelle Paster heav...

6th Sarasota ready to kick off

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6th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL January 23RD – February 1ST, 2004 From the Opening Night Film & Party on January 23rd till the projectors go dark 10 film-filled days and nights later, the 6th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will present an extraordinary line-up of International & US independent features, shorts, documentaries, student films and special events celebrating special guests and their contributions to the art of filmmaking. The SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) is dedicated to ex...

The Miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

Filmmakers: pick your Fest! (Houston is calling)

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"Why Even Bother with a Film Festival?"First of all, a warning: most of the 300-plus "film festivals" in NorthAmerica are not really film festivals. They are screening events. Theyshow a few films and tapes in a less-than-excellent venue andgenerally do very little for your film. A lot of scams are out there too...One in NYC (we won't mention names here, but they are easy to checkon) attempts to charge the filmmaker anywhere between $300 and$3000 to "participate" in their so-called Independent F...

the miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

SFAC selection for best fimmaking achievements in 2003

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THE SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PICKS FOR BESTFILMMAKING ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2003"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" wins best film, director"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" has been named best filmand its helmer, Peter Jackson, best director in the 2003 awards of theSoutheastern Film Critics Association."City of God" from Brazil was chosen as best foreign-language film in the12th annual awards held by SEFCA. President Betsy Pickle of the KnoxvilleNews ...

Nobody needs to know

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At this year’s AFI International Film Festival, the so-called“somebodies” like Charlize Theron, Jon Favreau and Sir Ben Kingsleywalked the red carpet while the "nobodies" flanked them famelessly onboth sides. A good image to keep in mind when talking about filmdirector Azazel Jacobs and his recent feature, Nobody Needs toKnow, which screened at the festival as the only US entry in itsInternational Feature Competition. The low-budget film illustrates howour culture can make ordinary people ...

Santa Barbara line up

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The film line-up was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling for the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which takes place January 30 - February 8, 2004. The 10-day festival will feature 3 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, a North American Premiere, a World Cinema section and a Latin Film Section as well as Sidebars featuring Women in Cinema, Musicals and Cult Classics.Previously announced, the SBIFF will present the Modern Master Award to Peter Jackson. The prog...

D - Innovation: Imagina panels on Multimedia Mobiles

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Key mobile telecom players strongly support the idea of a European event for digital creation and interactive contents.“Images, 3D, Mobile Phones”This session surveys new services built around imaging technology: camera phones, Internet access, displays or 3D technologies.With Olivier Cordoléani, Consultant (FR), Vincent Marcatte, France Telecom R&D (FR), Cédric Nicolas, Mobile Multimedia and i-mode Expertise and Roadmap manager, Bouygues Telecom (FR) and other speakers to be confirmed.Tue...

Berlin talent Campus score competition

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Volkswagen Score Competition for young Sound Designers and Composers at the Berlinale Talent CampusIn the first Volkswagen Score Competition the jury will select the most outstanding contribution to the Berlinale Talent Campus section The Sound and Music. The winner will be announced at the Campus Farewell Party on February 12, 2004. The prize-winner will participate in the four-day symposium “School of Sound” in London, travelling costs and accommodation are included. “If you want a film ...

Local Filmmakers Unite

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'Local Filmmakers Unite' is a monthly forum for filmmmakers and thosethat love film to meet and view each other's work in a non-competitiveenvironment.This Sunday, December 21 at 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm) AS220 Cafe115 Empire Street, Downtown Providence, RIAdmission is free.Films include:'Tatooine or Bust'Directed by Jason Wishnow(Star Wars fans waiting in line for days)'Deep House'Directed by John Long,'Amulet'Directed by David Press'Kids Must Eat'Directed by Amber Lee Kelley'McKoy vs. Ph...

First announcement of Panorama presentations

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Berlinale 2004: First announcement of Panorama presentations Panorama section present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres. In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be prese...

Berlin releases first 5 selected

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BERLINALE COMPETITION 2004: FIVE ENTRIES ALREADY CONFIRMED The opening of the Berlinale is still more than two months off – yet Festival Director Dieter Kosslick is pleased to be able to announce the first films in the Competition. Five entries are definite and they range “from tragic love story to political psychodrama, from historical thriller to intimate family saga”, as Kosslick explains. The entries are from Germany, Spain, Denmark, Croatia and the USA, and their celebrated director...

Latino San Francisco - Bay area fest awards

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The 7th annual Latino Film Festival took place from November 6-16 at various locations throughout the Bay Area and included a record 68 films from 12 countries. The second night of the Festival, at the historical Castro Theater, Hollywood’s most heralded and influential Latino producer, Moctesuma Esparza, was honored and given the first annual “Mocte de Oro” prize. The “Mocte” will be an annual LFF award to recognize the most important Latino filmmakers contributing to the cinematic...

Golden Globes awards

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The 61st annual Golden Globes will be presented in a Jan. 25 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And the Golden Globe awards nominees are...Cold Mountain 8Mystic River 5lost in translation 4Master and Commander 3thirteen 2seabiscuit 2BEST PICTURE - DRAMA"Cold Mountain" "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Master and Commander" "Mystic River" "Seabiscuit" BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Bend it Like Beckham" "Big Fish" "Finding Nemo" "Lost in Translation ""Love Actually "ACTRESS - DRAM...

Golden Globes awards

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And the 61st annual Golden Globe awards nominees are...BEST PICTURE - DRAMA"Cold Mountain" "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Master and Commader" "Mystic River" "Seabiscuit" BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY"Bend it Like Beckham" "Big Fish" "Finding Nemo" "Lost in Translation ""Love Actually "ACTRESS - DRAMACate Blanchett "Veronica Guerin" Nicole Kidman "Cold Mountain" Scarlett Johannson "Girl with a Pearl Earring" Charlize Theron"Monster" Uma Thurman "Kill Bill Vol. 1 "Evan Rachel Woo...
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