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Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

Seattle International Film Festival Announces Award-Winners

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The nation's largest film festival concludes today with record-breaking box office numbers, the announcement of the Jury and Audience Award Winners, and the Closing Night Gala featuring Get Low.The 36th Seattle International Film Festival concludes a record-breaking year today, in spite of the downturn in summer movie-going nationwide, with the announcement of juried SIFF 2010 Competition Awards and Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, bringing to a close the largest and most highly attended fil...

Seattle International Film Festival has concluded

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The 35th Seattle International Film Festival has concluded with the announcement of juried SIFF 2009 Competition Awards and Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, bringing to a close the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Over the last 25 days, SIFF presented 203 narrative features, 11 archival features, 54 documentary features, and 124 short films from 62 countries, including 31 World Premieres (10 features, 21 shorts), 45 North American Premieres (36 features, 9...

Web television Streamy Awards

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Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced its presentation of the 2009 Streamy Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements in Web television. This first-of-its-kind award show will honor those active participants in developing and producing original Web television content for broadband distribution. "At Kodak, we're all about relationships. We bring people together through images and are ecstatic to honor those who have come together to create this cutting-edge event," said Kodak Chief Ma...

8 Emerging Directors to Receive Film Independent Fellowship and Support Services-

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects selected for its 8th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmakin...

Locarno International Film Festival Golden Leopard goes to...

The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, Mexico Special Jury Prize  33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, ...

Locarno International Film Festival Glden Leopard goes to...

The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, MexicoSpecial Jury Prize  33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, Canada Leopard for Best ...

61st Locarno International Film Festival Awards

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The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, MexicoSpecial Jury Prize 33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, Canada Leopard for Best A...

NEWSLETTER N° 360: April 17, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com   Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab in partnership with Telefilm Canada and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promis...

Kimberly Snyder as a Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company

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Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Kimberly Snyder as a Vice President of the company, effective immediately. Snyder, 45, was last week named President and General Manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging business in the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group. She is responsible for all aspects of Kodak's business with the motion picture and television industry. This includes both the traditional film technologies used to capture and print moving ...

Film Independent ready to host Filmmaker Forum

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Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent, announced today the third-annual Filmmaker Forum will be held October 19- 21 at the Directors Guild of America, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in indie filmmaking. “Our Filmmaker Forum is not your conventional ‘How to Make it in the Business’ seminar,” said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. “It’s an honest, off-the-record discussion about a filmmaker’s options. Our highly respect...

Line up for the New York International Latino Film Fest

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The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) announces its Premieres line-up of the latest and best in U.S. Hispanic and Latin American cinema. The festival runs from July 24 - 29, 2007, and opens with TRADE, a raw and powerful film on international human trafficking, and closes with EL CANTANTE, a salsa music epic starring Marc Anthony as the legendary Hector Lavoe, and Jennifer Lopez as his wife. Other premiere films feature some of the most impressive talent in the indu...

The Future of Cinema is Here. Or is it?

Professionals from all over the world got together this morning in the shade under a tent on Baron Beach to discuss the future of cinema, from creation to distribution, involving 3D cinema. Held by Filmfestivals.com in corporation with CFC Media Labs, panelists included: Bruno Chatelin, former Managing Director of UGC Fox and Columbia Tristar and COO of Filmfestivals.com; Ana Serrano, Director of CFC Media Lab, a think-tank environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and pract...

Future of Cinema May 23 Panel: panelists Bios

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Panelist Bios:Ana SerranoAna Serrano is the Director of CFC Media Lab, a world-renowned new media research, training and production facility created in 1997 at Norman Jewison’s CFC (Canadian Film Centre). As director of CFC Media Lab, she provides strategic leadership, fiscal development, program design and creative direction for all of the Centre’s new media initiatives, including the development and production of a diverse range of critically acclaimed interactive narrative prototypes.In 2...

Eastwood to Receive Spirit of Independence Award at LA Film Fest

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Film Independent announced today that Academy Award(R)-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year's Spirit of Independence Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. The Spirit of Independence Award will be given to Eastwood at a special event on Thursday, June 28, sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will present Eastwood with this honor. The Spirit of Independence Award event is ...

3 Audience Awards at Boston Jewish Film Festival

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The audience at this year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival has voted its favorites. In total, the Festival screened more than 55 films from 16 countries. The Festival’s audience of more than 12,500 voted in three categories. Given the number of sold-out screenings (20) and World, North American, and U.S. premieres (11), the competition was particularly stiff.Award-winners are as follows:- Best Feature Fiction: Ira and Abby, directed by Robert Cary (2006, USA,100 minutes, English), screening...

AFI FEST winners of the 2006 edition

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Grand Jury Award for International Feature: GRBAVICA (Special Mention: THE ART OF CRYING) Aquafina Pure Vision Award - Grand Jury Award for International Documentary: BUDDHA'S LOST CHILDREN (Special Mention: BACK HOME) Grand Jury Award for International Short: DISAPPEARING (Special Mention: SILENCE IS GOLDEN) Audience Award - Feature: VITUS Audience Award - Documentary: BLINDSIGHT and SCREAMERS (Tie) Audience Award - Short: FAIR TRADE AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi announces its award winners. ...

AFI FEST 2006 Announces Award Winners

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Grand Jury Award for International Feature: GRBAVICA (Special Mention: THE ART OF CRYING) Aquafina Pure Vision Award - Grand Jury Award for International Documentary: BUDDHA'S LOST CHILDREN (Special Mention: BACK HOME) Grand Jury Award for International Short: DISAPPEARING (Special Mention: SILENCE IS GOLDEN) Audience Award - Feature: VITUS Audience Award - Documentary: BLINDSIGHT and SCREAMERS (Tie) Audience Award - Short: FAIR TRADE AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi announces its award winners. ...

High Fall Festival celebrates women in film

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The 2006 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its sixth wonderful year of honoring the cinematic achievements of women around the world. This unique and exciting festival will take place in Rochester, New York, November 8-13, 2006. The Festival has grown exponentially to become one of the vital cultural assets in Western New York. This international festival of films made with women taking an integral place behind the camera draws people from around the country and globe to this stimulating eve...

Please don't discontinue Kodachrome (petition)

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Kodachrome 40 Petition http://www.petitiononline.com/k40/petition.html Signing the above online "Please don't discontinue Kodachrome" petition requires less effort than shooting a roll of it (which you won't be able to do anyway if Kodak discontinues Kodachrome Super8 film stock). Please forward the URL to all friends and family who share the dismay about this recently announced decision. It might not be too late! Paul Simon sang about it. Film students shot on it. Now, advocates are signing up ...

Film critic Elvis Mitchell guest curator at LA fest

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ELVIS MITCHELL AS GUEST CURATOR FOR THE 2005 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVALJUNE 16 – 26, 2005Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent (FIND), announced Elvis Mitchell as the Guest Curator for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 26, 2005. In this official position, Mitchell will be selecting a number of special screenings and moderating discussions for the 2005 festival. Mitchell joins Festival Director, Richard Raddon and Director of Pro...

George Clooney to Receive Inaugural Spirit of Independence Award

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At yhe upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16 – June 26) George Clooney will receive the inaugural Spirit of Independence Award, and the Festival premier sponsor has increased the cash prize of the Target Documentary Award to an unrestricted grant of $50,000. On Saturday, May 14, the festival will celebrate these announcements at the 2005 Festival de Cannes on the Budweiser Yacht from 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. The Spirit of Independence Award will be given to Clooney at a special event on J...

H Berry and S.L. Jackson co chair IFP/LA Fest

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HALLE BERRY, SAMUEL L. JACKSON Serve as Co-Chairs for 2004 IFP/LA Film Festival, Neil Young is Artist In ResidenceHalle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson are serveing as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival. Also, musician and filmmaker Neil Young is assisting as Artist in Residence for this year’s festival.“Both Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson have been able to use their stature in the industry to support independent film, the Spirit Awards, and now the Los Angeles Film Fe...

LA fest opens with Garden State

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LA Film Festival Blooms with Fox Searchlights GARDEN STATE as Opening Night FilmThe 10th annual Los Angeles Film Festival opens on June 17th through June 26th with the Sundance favorite GARDEN STATE Premier Sponsors In Style and Target Stores will sponsor the Opening Night Gala and Closing Night Gala, to the appreciative filmgoers.Dawn Hudson Executive Director has been fortunate to have Rachel Rosen and the staff working around the clock to assemble the 10th Years outstanding program. The numb...

Jackson Digital Synthesis

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JACKSON HOLE ‘DIGITAL SYNTHESIS’ ANNOUNCES ITS RETURN TO SANTA BARBARA FOR 2004 TECH SYMPOSIUM The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival returns to Santa Barbara, California for its biennial Tech Symposium, DIGITAL SYNTHESIS, 2004. Slated for September 30-October 2, the three-day event is targeted specifically for media professionals interested in exploring the economic, logistical and creative dimensions of technological advances in the industry. Described by Festival Executive Director, Lisa...
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