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Hollywood Heavyhitters Announced for Film

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Hollywood Heavyhitters Announced for Film Finance & Distribution Summit   Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Summit Features Leading Film Finance & Distribution Executives          BEVERLY HILLS, CA - October 7, 2009 - Roy Salter of The Salter Group, Maya Entertainment's COO/CFO Jeff Gonzalez, and Peter Graham, Managing Partner, 120dB Films Tax Finance will be among the panellists at the Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Film Finance...

Hollywood Heavyhitters Announced for Film Finance & Distribution Summit at Hollywood Black Film Festival Summit

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Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Summit Features Leading Film Finance & Distribution Executives Roy Salter of The Salter Group, Maya Entertainment's COO/CFO Jeff Gonzalez, and Peter Graham, Managing Partner, 120dB Films Tax Finance will be among the panellists at the Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Film Finance & Distribution Summit. The event takes place at the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 10 and wi...

Los Angeles Film Festival additional programing

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the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced additional official film selections and programming for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Louie Psihoyos’ The Cove and Rebecca Cammisa’s Which Way Home will be a part of the Free Screenings section.Walt Disney Pictures’ Ponyo will close this year’s Festival on Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theater. From the A...

Media industry to converge on Caernarfon

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Caernarfon will welcome filmmakers, programme makers, broadcasters and students from Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany for next week’s Celtic Media Festival, which takes place between 25 and 27 March.Supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic organisations throughout the Celtic countries, each year the event moves to a different Celtic location. 2009 represents a particularly important milestone for the Festival, since the annual event will be celebrat...

Rebecca Yeldham new Director of the Los Angeles Film Fest

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Film Independent announced today that Rebecca Yeldham is joining the organization as the Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, effective immediately. Rachel Rosen serves as Director of Programming for Film Independent and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and had been working with Film Independent’s Senior Director Sean McManus as interim Co-Directors during the search for a new Festival Director. “Rebecca has a wide range of experience in the industry and she’s an inspiring leader -...

Paso Robles Digital Film Festival

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival. Where film and music collide. Festival-goers will stroll to small film screenings in elegant wineries and live music concerts in cozy intimate venues in beautiful Paso Robles Wine Country.

Cottbus Trailer

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FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema • The leading Festival of East European Cinema• Every year a representative survey of the contemporary feature film production of the Central- and Eastern European area• Internationally unique in terms of its comprehensive programme and the diversity of participating countries; high quality, contemporary selection of films• Defined programme profile including shorts and children’s and youth films with an emphasis on feature fil...

Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to Lucas

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Revolutionary director/producer, George Lucas has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild's (ADG's) coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG President, and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Known for pushing the limits of design and cinematography, Lucas has been the creator, storywriter and executive producer of a series of visually groundbreaking feature films, most notably the Star Wars Saga, w...

The Berlinale Talent Campus Focus 2009: Turning Points

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59th Berlin International Film Festival (5. - 15. February 2009)The Berlinale Talent Campus 2009 will address the theme: “Suddenly, It All Happened – The turning point in close-up”. Storytelling is one of the central aspects of successful filmmaking and is as old as humanity itself. Stories have always connected people to their culture. It is a communication medium used to influence others, to seduce, convince or even manipulate them. It can explain certain things or keep people and events...

IFP filmmaker conference panelist list

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IFP FILMMAKER CONFERENCE PANELIST LIST as of 9.8.08SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th - MAKING YOUR FIRST FEATURESCRIPT TO SCREEN 10-11AMSusan Stover, Producer, Laurel Canyon Howard Gertler, Producer, Process MediaRobert Seigel, Attorney, Cowan DeBaets Abrams & Sheppard LLPMichael Sladek, SAG IndieMeredith Tucker, Casting Director Year of the Dog, Youth in RevoltEmily Ziff, Partner, Cooper’s Town Productions PRODUCTION & POST PRODUCTION 11:30AM - 12:30PMSusan Stover, Producer, Laurel Canyon Howar...

Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman

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The 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, co-chaired by Paul Haggis and presented by Starz, are pleased to announce their craft honorees for this year's Hollywood Awards. Composer Danny Elfman will be given the "Hollywood Composer of the Year Award," Cinematographer Mandy Walker, A.C.S., will receive the "Hollywood Cinematographer of the Year Award," editors Daniel P. Hanley, A.C.E., and Mike Hill, A.C.E., will be honored with the "Hollywood Editor of the Year Award," product...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

Family Film Festival Awards

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Sunday March 2nd 2008, the International Family Film Festival culminated four days of diverse feature films, shorts films, student shorts, industry panels and workshops, the Screenwriter’s Showcase & Award Ceremony, the Freshi Road Show, receptions, interviews and networking, with the prestigious IFFF Awards Ceremony & Banquet. At the black tie event, Chris Shoemaker, one of the festival founders and IFFF’s Executive Director, said of the 13th IFFF, “Yesterday afternoon the Goodyear Blimp...

fmx/conference: first confirmed speakers!

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fmx/conference forms the heart of fmx – and the first confirmations show that its strong and healthy. High caliber speakers such as Sharon Calahan from Pixar will discuss their latest projects (Creating the Look for Ratatouille). Production Designer Alex McDowell will share his ideas on Immersive Design and Producer Paco Rodriguez talk about his experience with Nocturna. The Virtual Humans Forum in fmx/essentials features presentations by Kirsty Boyle (Uncanny Robot), David Hanson (The Zeno Ro...

Harvey Weinstein kicks off Film Financing Circle with keynote conversation

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 The Film Financing Circle (FFC) is an integral program in the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi.  The FFC takes place from October 15 - 17, 2007 at the Emirates Palace, and presents a multifaceted approach to elevating the international entertainment community's awareness of Abu Dhabi's emergence onto the film scene. The FFC encompasses several extraordinary events guaranteed to optimize networking connections between international financiers and film executives f...

New Filmmakers’ Day at the Vancouver Film and Television Forum

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The Ever-Popular New Filmmakers’ DayThe VIFF’s 22nd Annual Film and Television Forum builds to an exciting climax on New Filmmakers’ Day (NFD), showcasing a truly world-class line-up of award-winning film professionals. The only event of its kind in Western Canada, NFD provides emerging filmmakers with the tools necessary to launch a great career. Hot on the heels of launching Opening Night at the Toronto Int’l Film Festival, Jeremy Podeswa, Writer-Director, Fugitive Pieces brings his s...

Telefilm Canada Pitch This! Winners

 Tuesday, September 11--------The winners of the Telefilm Canada Pitch This! competition have been announced. Producers Jim Goodall and Paul Lenart have been selected as the winners, with a cash award of $10,000 to go toward the development of their project., GIANTLAND, a unique animated feature, using puppetry and CGI, about two kids who fall into a sink and enter a fantasy land of giants. Telefilm Canada Pitch This! took place earlier today at the Sutton Place Hotel , where six final appl...

Cinequest 17 Awards

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Sunday, March 11—Cinequest Co-founder Kathleen Powell presented the awards on the closing night of the festival.(Descriptions excerpted from the Cinequest program guide.)Director's AwardsGLOBAL VISION AWARD: to the filmmaker who defies convention and exhibits work of universal vision, making bold use of storytelling to create evocative cinema of the future.FRESH AIR/FRISS LEVEGÕ (Hungary)From its wry opening in a Hungarian Lonely Hearts ballroom dance to its daring ending, Ágnes Kocsis...

Maverick Spirit Events

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Globally unique in its concept, the seventeenth edition of the Cinequest Film Festival presents an event that goes beyond the traditional concept of “film festival," providing the world of independent and foreign filmmakers, technology innovators, students and film lovers with a revolution of discovery, empowerment and distribution. Cinequest Film Festival is not only a platform to premiere films and celebrate talent, but Cinequest Distribution is a viable option to reach a worldwide audi...

Cinequest Announces 10 Finalists in Script Competition

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Cinequest is proud to announce the 10 finalists of the Cinequest 17 Screenwriting Competition. Authors are given two weeks to submit a revised version of their work before it is handed to the final jury of top industry producers and production company executives.San Jose, CA (PRWeb) January 26, 2007 -- Cinequest is proud to announce the 10 finalists of the Cinequest 17 Screenwriting Competition. The finalists were chosen out of 461 entries for the fourth year of this venture. Scripts were judged...

Amy Pascal honored at Israel Film Festival

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22ND ANNUAL ISRAEL FILM FESTIVALPRESENTS OVER 40 FILMS MARCH 7-22 Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be honored with the 2007 IFF Visionary Award at the 22nd Annual Israel Film Festival Opening Night Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 6, was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Director Meir Fenigstein. Last year’s Visionary Award recipients were Focus Features CEO James Schamus and Universal Pictures Co-Chairman David Linde. Schamus also s...

High Falls Film Festival audience awards and wrap

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Women were the power last week at the 6th annual High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY (Nov. 8-12). High Falls is a festival with a difference - its mission. Susan B. Anthony lived in Rochester, as did George Eastman. The creators of High Falls chose to honor the founders of film and the women’s movement with a program that celebrates the achievements of women in the industry and to help correct the imbalance of employment for women (as Susan B. might have) in many areas. On each night of...

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...

Le SATIS 2006 ouvre ses portes dans 15 jours Porte de Versailles

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Le SATIS (Salon des Technologies et des Solutions Audiovisuelles 7-9 novembre - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles - Hall 5.) ouvre ses portes dans deux semaines et propose un ensemble unique d’animations, de conférences et de projections liées à la création numérique et à l’innovation. À ce jour, plus de 16 600 visiteurs (soit + 10% par rapport à l’année dernière) se sont préenregistrés. Link Text Le SATIS, seul évènement français dédié aux innovations technologiques sur le...

México City in the international documentary film festival

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THE MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN PRESENTED Pau Montagud and Inti Cordera, organizers of DOCSDF; Ana Cruz, Programming Director of the Cineteca Nacional; Carlos Taibo, Production Director at IMCINE and Juan Carlos Rulfo, Film Director, met at the Centro Cultural España to give out the details on the festival, and parallel activities that will take place during it. Cinemanía Plaza Loreto, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Centro Cultural Bella Época, Centro...
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