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WXPN Hosts Philadelphia's First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music

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WXPN Hosts Philadelphia's First Film Festival Dedicated Solely to Music in Partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society Philadelphia's only film festival dedicated to music is coming soon to theaters near you! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that the XPN Music Film Festival produced by the Philadelphia Film Society will r...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

Izza Genini Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Pomegranate Award

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By Maria Esteves – March 16, 2012 Writer and documentarian IZZA GÉNINI received the Lifetime Achievement Pomegranate Award for her excellence and achievement in filmmaking during the 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF 2012) Opening Night Gala, held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, March 15, 7:00 PM. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF), the Pomegranate (symbolize love and prosperity) Award acknowledge visionary achievements in the ...

This is Our Youth New York 1980s Play Comes To Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Opera has one again brought a world class play to town under its famous brand. Kieran Culkin is the main character in This Is Our Youth. New Yorker Kieran Culkin is into Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth in a big way. It's primarily a story about relationships, and some get very complicated in this number. He appears alongside Pilgrim co-star Michael Cera and Emily Barclay at the Sydn...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

Call For Entries! NY TV Festival accepting indie pilots in all genres. Win guaranteed dev deals with IFC, MTV, Syfy, VH1!

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The New York Television Festival's annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original, independently produced television and web series pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored awards including guaranteed development deals from partners IFC, MTV, Syfy, and VH1 Creative Lab. For additional details, rules and FAQ, visit: http://www.nytvf.com/2012_ipc.html   Network sponsored awards: ...

Havana Film Festival New york highlights

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  13th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK (HFFNY) takes place April 12-20, with special events April 20th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and April 20-22 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. HFFNY features more than 50 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. They span a variety ...

Pizza Verdi wins Online Competition Final Go Short

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  The fourth edition of Go Short will start this Wednesday and we already have our first prizewinner! Gary Nadeau's Pizza Verdi received the most audience votes on the festival's website and wins the Biosagenda.nl Online Award of 1.500 euro. From the start of September until 10 March everyone could watch and vote for the shorts in the Online Competition on goshort.nl. From 14 March Nijmegen will be the center of short film for 5 days. This year, Go Short expands with a Festival Pavili...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

Inaugural Sundance London unveils program of 14 films that premiered in Park City

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  Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival, taking place at The O2 from 26-29 April. These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah – the premier independent film festival in the United States.  “I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert ...

New York No Limits Film Series Feature Film Reg. Deadline 3/14

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New York No Limits Film Series 2012 call for entry regular deadline for feature films is March 14, 2012.  NYNL is seeking feature film submissions of at least 40 mins. in length produced after January 2010.  The feature lineup will be announced 8/15/12.  Participating features will be screened in the program of NYNL Film Series 2012 Summit in November.  NYNL accepts all genres and categories of films, including; animation, horror, experimental, comedy, documentary, drama, foreign l...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

Garden State Film Festival Countdown to GSFF 2012

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                       March 22nd-25th, 2012    ...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, the Maldives, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA. Many of the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects....

Migration, diversity and social inclusion for PLURAL+

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion. Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusive...

Remembering Award Winning Humanitarian Zelda Kaplan

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By Maria Esteves – March 3, 2012 If only one life is spared, my existence has been justified, is the way humanitarian, celebrity artist Zelda Kaplan (1916-2012) lived her life. An artist who collects rare African ritual carvings from West Africa, a Golf champion, a professional dancer, and trainer in Ballroom International and Cuban style. Zelda’s findings of rare African ritual carvings in West Africa inspired her humanitarian efforts on marital violence, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation),...

Los Angeles Indie Producer Networking Event with NYTVF and TV.com

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ARE YOU AN LA-BASED INDIE PRODUCER, DOCUMENTARIAN, COMEDIAN, WEB SERIES CREATOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, FILMMAKER, ANIMATOR OR JUST SOMEONE WITH A GREAT IDEA FOR A TV SHOW? The NYTVF Has Opportunities for YOU!   Join the New York Television Festival,and TV.com, for a free networking event on Tuesday, March 6 and learn about submission opportunities with the NYTVF as well as multiple guaranteed development opportunities from the Festival's slate of partners includ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 5TH ANNUAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR ENTRIES - 5TH ANNUAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL Be a part of the 5th Annual Feel Good Film Festival featuring Feel Good Shorts, Features, Student films and screenplays that capture the beauty of our world. August 3-5, 2012 - Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 Theater The 2012 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) is now accepting submissions for its 5th year screening movies to inspire and enlighten...movies that remind us of the beauty of the world around us.  Submit through Withouta...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 5TH ANNUAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL

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Be a part of the 5th Annual Feel Good Film Festival featuring Feel Good Shorts, Features, Student films and screenplays that capture the beauty of our world. The 2012 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) is now accepting submissions for its 5th year screening movies to inspire and enlighten...movies that remind us of the beauty of the world around us.  Submit through Withoutabox  (www.withoutabox.com/login/6743 or www.fgff.org ).  *FGFF CATEGORIES*: Feel Good Feature Film Feel Good Short Fil...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 5TH ANNUAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL

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Be a part of the 5th Annual Feel Good Film Festival featuring Feel Good Shorts, Features, Student films and screenplays that capture the beauty of our world. Join us August 3-5, 2012, at Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 The 2012 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) is now accepting submissions for its 5th year screening movies to inspire and enlighten...movies that remind us of the beauty of the world around us.  Submit through Withoutabox  (www.withoutabox.com/login/6743 or www.fgff.org ). *FGFF CA...

23rd Annual 2012 NY Oscar Night Viewing Party Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2012 The 23rd Annual NY Oscar Night Viewing Party in celebration of the 84th Annual Academy Awards was held at the elegant 21 Club townhouse, New York, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:30pm. Hosted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), this year’s Oscar Night Party will benefit FilmAid International. East Coast Academy members, prior Oscar winners and nominees privately celebrated the evening with a superb cocktail reception in the legendary ...

Tribute to Todd Solondz

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The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (6-14 July 2012) will proudly present the Tribute to Todd Solondz. This exceptional US filmmaker will be joining us in Sarajevo to present to our viewers a selection of his impressive opus that earned him a place among the most renowned directors and writers of today. Solondz has been critically acclaimed for his examination of the "dark underbelly of middle class American suburbia", a reflection of his own background in New Jersey.  ...

Peter Bogdanovic in Belgrade on FEST International Film Festival 2012

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Regarding Oscar Nominations Gala Night of this very night in US, American film director of Serbian origin Peter Bogdanovich, Hollywood film director, together with another prime guest of festival Jiri Menzl opened 40th FEST- the International Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. In addition, today he was awarded with the highest recognition of the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade "Golden Seal". This acclaimed director was born in New York 1939 in family in exile, and at the 16th he en...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 Runway Videos

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By Maria Esteves – February 26, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 New York Runway Shows commenced February 9-16, 2012, at Lincoln Center and venues in downtown New York. Presented by IMG Fashion, this season’s fashion designer Naeem Khan received the title of Mercedes-Benz Presents. The official vehicle on display in the main lobby was the new classic 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 (Sport Light) Roadster. Runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week Fall/Win...

Spaniards at the Oscars©

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On Sunday Spanish cinema lovers will be glue to the TV screen to see if our two options for winning a new Academy Award come true. Goya winners Chico&Rita and Alberto Iglesias are our candidates. Chico&Rita is nominated in the best animated film category and Alberto Iglesias in the best Original Score for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Academy Award winner, Fernado Trueba is leading the production of Chico&Rita with Estudio Mariscal and Magic Ligh Pictures (Reino ...
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