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CineVegas Film Festival has opened it's 10th

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The 10th annual CineVegas Film Festival, to be held at the Palms Casino Resort and the Brenden Theatres, will open with Peter Cattaneo's The Rocker and close with Sean McGinly's The Great Buck Howard, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. The tenth installment of the Sin City festival presents work from innovative, uninhibited and renegade artists by offering a selection of world and U.S. premieres of narratives and documentaries, advance screenings of high-profile films, th...

Think Pink: Gay And Lesbian Film Season in the US

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Circuit Editor Friday, June 5-----While June is still celebrated as “gay pride month” in North America, the LGBT (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender for you neophytes) film calendar actually has become a year-round phenomenon, making every season a new reason to think pink. In all, there are close to 100 separate LGBT film festivals in the U.S. and Canada. The most well-known take place in such gay meccas as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

Babelgum online Film Festival winners revealed in Cannes

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Spike Lee, head of the Jury, announced the winners of the first Babelgum Online Film Festival at a ceremony in Cannes during the 61st Film Festival.Filmfestivals.com had partnered with Babelgum to help raise film submissions from the international audience. Bruno Chatelin , co founder of filmfestivals.com commented during the evening to Spike Lee and Babelgum Chairman and Co-Founder Silvio Scaglia "our greatest satisfaction during tonight's ceremony was Ambroise Becchio's statement recognising h...

Under the radar new cult section at Edinburgh Festival

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will host a new section at this year’s Festival, celebrating the true spirit of ‘cult’ film, entitled UNDER THE RADAR. UNDER THE RADAR will screen six feature films including two World, two International and two UK premieres, continuing the EIFF’s commitment to bringing new films and talent to both the festival circuit and audiences. Citing 2007’s EIFF guest John Waters as inspiration ...

A view on Docu selection for next Edinburgh

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will showcase twenty-two documentary features including Chris Waitt’s A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES; Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner MAN ON WIRE directed by BAFTA nominee James Marsh, and Errol Morris’ Berlin International Film Festival Jury Grand Prix winner, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. Chris Waitt’s film is a comical documentation of the fil...

Festival Summit program for day 1 Tuesday, april 15

The INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SUMMIT (IFFS) is the annual conference and trade show for professionals from the film festival industry. The International Film Festival Summit provides a platform for the community to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the film festival industry.  The IFFS is dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication for industry professionals, vendors, & anyone committed to the film festival industry. It is committed ...

schermi d amore poster

SCHERMI D'AMORE 2008: LOVE IN PROGRESSTwelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d'Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of roman

Schermi d’Amore (Verona City) focus on romantic cinema

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Twelve years of tradition and experimentation, ranging from the classic to the post-modern, from the lessons of great maestros to the innovations of their students: a journey through images to discover the most hidden corners of melodrama, from cross-over to tributes. Schermi d’Amore is, above all, an unrepeatable opportunity to learn more about the most original aspects of romantic cinema; a festival which has always been able to bring forgotten films back into our lives, put the spotlight on...

Synopsis for Late Fragment

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   PRODUCED BY THE CANADIAN FILM CENTRE IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA ,"LATE FRAGMENT" AN INTERACTIVE FILM BY DARYL CLO...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Coming This Summer

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Palm Springs Cultural Center is adding a major event to its calendar of happenings - The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - to be held at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs from Friday, July 25 through Thursday, July 31, 2008. The festival will present a varied combination of feature films, documentaries, and short films, and is now accepting submissions of films created by and/or about thematic issues relevant to the LGBT community. "We're establishing this new film event as a focal point...

Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today announced its line-up of short films. Out of 2,497 short film submissions received this year, 79 have been selected for participation, and will be presented in 11 thematic programs as well as preceding features. These include short narratives featuring Mamie Gummer, Matthew Modine, Azura Skye, Rider Strong, a short written by Guillermo Arriaga and a special short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. ...

The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up

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The festival has a program titled DANGER AFTER DARK presented by the TLA Entertainment Group, which is dedicated to FANTASTIC film genres. With the guidance of Raymond Murray, Artistic Director, I was able to program films from multiple genres that I love dearly and also include films that my fellow curators suggested. A big thank you to my colleagues at Fantastic Festivals around the world (you know who you are!) for all your help and support as well.At the tail end of the information, I’ve...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival PRESS CONFERENCE :JOE BERLINGER – BRUCE SINOFSKI

  Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, important figures in the world of American independent documentary film making, gave a press conference on Thursday, March 13 at the Olympion's Green Room. They said that they began working together at a time when the genre was not well known, wishing to contribute to the development of the genre. The press conference was introduced by Dimitri Eipides, Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He said: "I am happy that we have such...

10 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival CONFERENCE: "FACES OF FASCISM"

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 Repression, the violation of human rights and systematic violence, that is, all those things which are still happening 70 years after the beginning of the Holocaust and 40 years after May of '68, all these subjects were discussed during the "Faces of Fascism" conference, which took place Thursday, March 13 at the John Cassavetes theater, Warehouse 1 at the port, as part of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The conference was opened by Dimitri Eipides, Artistic Director ...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival PRESS CONFERENCE :SOTIRIS DANEZIS

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  The journalist Sotiris Danezis gave a press conference on Thursday, March 13, at the Olympion's "Green Room", as part of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He spoke about the goals of the series "War Zone" and the difficulties in making a documentary. Sotirs Danezis was welcomed by Dimitri Eipides, Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. "We have an important Greek journalist with us, whose work influences a wide audience. Learnin...

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Workshop: "Guerilla" Filmmaking Sotiris Danezis

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"Guerilla Filmmaking" was the title of the workshop presented by the documentary filmmaker and journalist Sotirs Danezis in the morning of Wednesday, March 12, at the John Cassavetes theater in Warehouse 1 at the port, as part of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. During the workshop, the journalist explained to the public what it means to make documentaries in war zones, what difficulties the director faces, and what choices he has to make. He also spoke about techniques that...

Conference in 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival :Approaching Nature

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All the speakers of the conference "Approaching Nature: Natural Farming and Reforestation", stressed the personal responsibility everyone has to fight to change the world. The conference took place on Tuesday, March 11, in Warehouse 1, at the port, in the context of the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Dimitri Eipides, Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival opened the conference. He noted: "I am happy that once again we have the opportunity to organize a...

Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with IFFS

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Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with a Compelling Program at 2nd Annual International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) EuropeEuropean ProgrammingA dynamic and compelling program is the hallmark of a great film festival. Selecting the right films for your festival and programming considerations will vary depending on location, audience and other factors. Hear from this esteemed panel of festivals what critical factors they take into consideration when programming their festivals.Panelists:Simo...

The 2008 IFFS Europe conference agenda. April 15 - 16

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:00 am Registration Begins and Networking Breakfast 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Conference ChairFred Kramer President and General Manager Withoutabox 9:15 am European Cinema and the World - Status and Future European film continues to grow and expand across the globe and festivals play a critical role in this process. This exciting session will delve into the current state of Europena cinema and where it's headed. Moderator: David Pope, CEO, New Producers AllianceGrainne ...

36TH DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY & CHAMPAGNE GALA

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By Maria Esteves - January 30, 2008 The 36th Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) 2008, Awards Ceremony & Champagne Gala presented by Artistic Director Deirdre Towers, Dance Films Association (DFA), with Master of Ceremonies Frank Correa was held at the Alvin Ailey Studios, New York, Sunday, January 13, 2008, 6:30 PM. The Champagne Gala included performances by classical Spanish guitarist Paul Jared Newman, Clay Jenkins jazz ensemble, and Company XIV dance performance choreographed by Austin Mc...

Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Awards

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Fifteen films by first or second filmmakers competed in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2008. The Jury consists of Mr. Royston Tan - Singapore filmmaker and film producer, Russian filmmaker, actress and film producer Ms. Renata Litvinova, Mr. Rieks Hadders - former Deputy Director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Ms. Tiziana Finzi, Deputy Director Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, and Iranian filmmaker and film producer Mr. Jafar Panahi (jury president). Th...

CineMart 2008 Closing Night Party Awards

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37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January – 3 February 2008 During the CineMart 2008 Closing Night Party, Wednesday January 30, 2008 in Parkzicht (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), the Arte France Cinema Award went to CineMart 2008 Project THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY by Sophie Fiennes / Kasander (KTV bv), The Kasander Film Company (UK/The Netherlands). The Prince Claus Fund Film Grant was awarded to CineMart 2008 Project IN WHAT CITY DOES IT LIVE? by Liew Seng Tat / Dahuang Pictur...

The Jury of The Babelgum online film festival

Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan Lall, Founder of the Indian Independent Filmmakers Worldwide Association (India); Tiziana Loschi, Managing Director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Citia (City of Moving Images) (France); Joe Neul...

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