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Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five ...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five ...

The Calgary International Film Festival Award Recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express has announced the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007: • The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Featuring Da...

Calgary Film Fest announces Award recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007:• The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Fea...

Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordOpens in Select Theatres September 21Jesse James (BRAD PITT) was one of the country's first bona fide celebrities. There have been countless books written and tales told about America's most famous outlaw--all of them colorful and fascinating, all focused on his larger-than-life public persona and daring exploits, and most of them bearing only incidental reference to the truth. To those he robbed and terrorized, and to the families of tho...

Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit

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THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD by American director Andrew Dominik was announced at a press conference today as the Opening Film of the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express. The film will be presented at the American Express Opening Night Gala on the eve of the Festival September 20, 2007. “CIFF will be the second Festival in Canada to see this film after the Toronto International Film Festival,” explained CIFF’s Executiv...

Ang Lee's Lust to screen at Calgary

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WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERES OF LUST, CAUTION AND WALK ALL OVER ME ANNOUNCED AS GALA PRESENTATIONS AT 8TH ANNUAL CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce that Ang Lee's LUST, CAUTION and WALK ALL OVER ME by Calgary director Robert Cuffley will be two of the three Gala Presentations scheduled for the 8th annual edition of the Festival. Both films will be making their Western Canadian premieres at the Fest...

The Calgary International Film Festival line-up

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce select highlights of the 2007 Festival line-up. The 8th annual edition of CIFF runs September 21-30, 2007. The complete line-up, as well as the sale of tickets and passes, will be available online on Friday, August 31, 2007 at www.calgaryfilm.com. “This year’s CIFF line-up includes award-winning and notable films making news at festivals in Canada and around the world, as well as those films ...

LA Film Festival: Film Financing Conference

I wasn't able to attend the Finance Conference, but Kristina F. Jordan was and she sent in this:Firstly, it was held in the newly opened (only three weeks old) Landmark Theatres at Pico and Westwood, which significantly elevates the theatre going experience for indie audiences.  It looks good, it feels good, and there's a cool bar where we were hosted to tasty hor d'oeuvres and drinks by American Express during the lunch break and after conference reception.Secondly, given the chan...

New York Tribeca Film Festival - the future Cannes of North America?

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This film festival continues to expand, though it lacks a clear profile, compared to other major fests like the New York Film Festival, Sundance, or the Berlinale. Each year it adds new components. If current trends prevail Tribeca will rank among the biggest film festivals in the world.  During the last edition (April 25 – May 6, 2007), the number of premieres had increased, more industry executives attended and a consensus emerged in the trades that Tribeca had become a viable place for dis...

New York Tribeca Film Festival - the future Cannes of North America?

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This film festival continues to expand, though it lacks a clear profile, compared to other major fests like the New York Film Festival, Sundance, or the Berlinale. Each year it adds new components. If current trends prevail Tribeca will rank among the biggest film festivals in the world. During the last edition (April 25 – May 6, 2007), the number of premieres had increased, more industry executives attended and a consensus emerged in the trades that Tribeca had become a viable place for disc...

Maltese producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante joins the MIFF international jury

The international successful Malta-born producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante accepts to join the MIFF jury. He will be the only member representing Malta in the festival international jury. MALCOLM SCERRI-FERRANTE has been working in the film and TV industry since his teens and he is credited in well over 50 productions. His Production Manager credits include ‘Munich’, 'The Count of Monte Cristo ', ' Astérix and Obélix - Mission: Cléopatra ', 'Eragon' and smaller budget films and TV shows...

Interview with The Tribeca Film Festival Director

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The Tribeca Film Festival has rapidly evolved since its founding in 2002 into the biggest U.S. film festival. In 2006 the Tribeca fest lasted thirteen days and served 465 thousand individuals including 203 thousand who purchased tickets for film screenings and panels. About 4200 productions were submitted coming close to the 4350 entered for the different Berlinale sections (excluding market films). Tribeca has retained its successful eclectic programming approach ranging this year from Holly...

Tribeca/Amazon Screening room 2nd edition

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After the successful completion of the largest short film competition ever held, Amazon.com, the Tribeca Film Festival and American Express announced the second edition which is scheduled to run from June 29 though August 17, 2005. American Express will provide again a $50.000 award to the grand prize winner and Amazon customers with active accounts will rate the films.The first short competition started during the 2005 Tribeca Film festival on April 18. Using the Macromedia Flash video format, ...

Tribeca enters the Shorts aren

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TRIBECA NEW YORK – Short film fest (April 19 – May 20)Low-cost production technologies, rapid increases in film school graduates, and the shift to a visually oriented consumer society has resulted in a significant increase of short and long feature films entered in film festivals. For the fourth edition of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival which ended on May 1st more than 1750 films were submitted in formats including, 35, 16, super 8, as well as 24 p, mini dv, and high definition cam. I...

Sydney Pollack's Interpreter opens Tribeca

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NICOLE KIDMAN AND SEAN PENN STAR IN LATEST FROM FILMMAKER SYDNEY POLLACKA special premiere of Universal Pictures’/Working Title Films’ thriller The Interpreter—the latest from Academy Award®- winning director Sydney Pollack and Oscar® winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn—is slated to open the fourth annual Tribeca Film Festival, with a screening at Manhattan’s Ziegfeld Theater on April 19. The screening will be held in association with the United Nations, whose officials allowed unpre...

Tribeca debuts a shorts online competition

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Amazon.com and the Tribeca Film Festival Debut Tribeca Screening Room for Short-Film Competition—more than 1,000 Films SubmittedMillions of Amazon.com Customers Can Rate Films Alongside Celebrity Reviewers including Gwyneth Paltrow, David Duchovny, Ice Cube and Donald Sutherland Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the Tribeca Film Festival and its founding partner American Express today announced the debut of the Tribeca Screening Room (www.amazon.com/screeningroom) for the Amazon Theater/Tribeca...

Tribeca Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres

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Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres, Four International Premieres, 14North American Premieres and Four U.S. PremieresNew York, NY [March 9, 2005] –Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing feature films in narrative and documentary categories to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. There will also be feature competitions in the N...

Albert Maysles to be honored at The Chicago International Documentary Festival

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The Chicago International Documentary Festival (CIDF) will pay tribute to celebrated filmmaker Albert Maysles by awarding him their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award during the Opening Night Gala on Friday, April 1, 2005 at the Doc Films- Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th Street). The gala will feature a cocktail reception with live entertainment starting at 6pm, followed by the award presentation and film screening at 8pm. Tickets are $50 per person to attend the receptio...

Nominations Announced for 2005 Independent Spirit Awards

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Nominations for the 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning, including nominations for Best Feature, which are Baadasssss!, Kinsey, Maria Full of Grace, Primer, and Sideways. Also announced were the finalists for the Turning Leaf Someone to Watch Award, the DIRECTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction Award and the Bravo/American Express Producers Award. Dennis Quaid and Selma Blair served as nomination presenters at the event."Serving on the Nominating Committee is an incredible privil...

Tribeca - the Success of Diversity

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The Tribeca Film Festival - the Success of DiversityThough pundits have frequently called Tribeca a festival in search of an identity, its founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, or the co-chair Martin Scorcese are not concerned at all with that question. Nor does the third edition show an emerging branding of the festival. Tribeca is developing very well without the reputation of representing a particular programming philosophy, genres, or niche in the festival market. Co...

New Festival players launch FCG in Cannes

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Former Film fest directors Jon Fitzgerald and Mitch Levine announce the launch of Festival Consulting Group (FCG), a company devoted to serving the film festival community. Supported by a comprehensive website, FestivalConsulting.com, the Company will offer a complete range of services – from Sponsorship to Strategic Planning to Production Services – and virtually everything in between. The announcement was made at a reception at the Plage des Palmes Café in Cannes, co-hosted by Film Find...

Newport Beach Fest: premieres Laws of Attraction

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NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF LAWS OF ATTRACTIONThe Newport Beach Film Festival opens its fifth annual event with the world premiere of Laws of Attraction from New Line Cinema on April 15, 2004. Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore star in this romantic comedy directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors). The film's ensemble cast also features Parker Posey (A Mighty Wind), Michael Sheen (Underworld), Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Nora Dunn (Bruce Almighty). The film chro...
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