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Interview with Peter Scarlet, Tribeca FF Director

        Thursday, April 26-----As the Tribeca Film Festival opens its sixth edition, we are re-printing an interview with Festival Director Peter Scarlet from the Festival's own blog site:Can you paint a picture of the viewing process? SCARLET: The viewing process is a nonstop one, but programming is a lot more pro-active and a lot less passive than one might think. In essence my job involves a good deal of detective work, a nearly endless schedule of trav...

Interview with Peter Scarlett Tribeca Film Festival Director

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As the Tribeca Film Festival opens its sixth edition, we are re-printing an interview with Festival Director Peter Scarlet from the Festival's own blog site:Can you paint a picture of the viewing process? SCARLET: The viewing process is a nonstop one, but programming is a lot more pro-active and a lot less passive than one might think. In essence my job involves a good deal of detective work, a nearly endless schedule of traveling (sometimes to “fun” places, sometimes not)- both to other fes...

Ready to embark for St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema

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The St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema (Cinéma Caraïbe) celebrates its 12th season April 25-30, 2007 on the island of St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. This twelfth edition of the festival once again offers the population of St. Barthélemy the chance to discover films and filmmakers of the Caribbean basin, as well as thought-provoking international films. Festival guests include filmmakers, producers and cinematographers, and scholars, as well as cinema professionals from around ...

Cine Las Americas Documentary Feature Film Competition

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will host its Documentary Feature Film competition from April 20 – 22, 2007. Films in competition will screen at the Regal Metropolitan Theater (901 Little Texas Lane, near the intersection of IH 35 and Stassney) and The Hideout Theater (617 Congress Avenue).While the documentary form has established a place for itself with mainstream audiences, the works included in this section push the boundaries to the next level, exposing audiences ...

The Newport Beach Film Festival’s line-up

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The Newport Beach Film Festival’s 2007 line-up features a world class selection of Latin American films and documentaries including the North American premiere of “El Camino De San Diego” (The Road to San Diego) and the West Coast premiere of “Sonhos de Peixe” (Fish Dreams). The Latino Spotlight will be held on Sunday April 22nd and will include screenings of Pretendiendo (Ugly Me), Vinicius and Un Mundo Maravilloso (A Wonderful World). An after party will be held at the Orange Count...

FILMMAKERS BIOGRAPHY

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Malcolm EntertainmentBiographyOscar Sanders from an early age developed an interest in filmmaking. From 1977 to 1980, Oscar made five films with a Super 8 camera. These films starred his friends closest friends and were often enjoyed by family and friends. Mr. Sanders moved on to become a guitarist for fifteen years for several bands, which toured the United States and Europe. He recorded three albums with the Billy Bang Sextet for Polygram Records in Milan, Italy and ITC Records in West Germany...

San Francisco Black Film Festival Has Nine Lives

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Ninth annual SFBFF reels out 70 films and expands to two weekends, June 7-10 and June 14-17.San Francisco, CA (PRWeb) March 26, 2007 -- Like a magical black cat, the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) embarks upon its ninth incarnation on Thursday, June 7, 2007. For the first time in its nine-year history, the SFBFF expands to two extended weekends: June 7-10 and June 14-17. Take a trip around the world as the festival screens more than seventy films from Africa, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Eur...

Austin Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival April 19 – 26, 2007The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place April 19 through April 26. Festival passes are now available for purchase at www.cinelasmaericas.org.Opening night is Thursday, April 19, with a screening of Francisco Vargas Quevedo’s award winning drama EL VIOLIN (Mexico, 2006) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. EL VIOLIN won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for Ibero-American Cinema at...

Cinequest 17 Wraps

Monday, March 12—The Cinequest Film Festival may not generate buzz about industry distribution deals or celebrity sightings, but a record-breaking 70,102 indie film lovers joined several hundred filmmakers and technology innovators in downtown San Jose for the 12-day salute to all things maverick. Writer-director-cinematographer Stephane Gauger, Executive Producer Timothy Linh Bui (director of GREEN DRAGON, co-producer of THREE SEASONS) and actor Cat Ly (JOURNEY FROM THE FALL) closed the festi...

Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed

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Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed last Sunday night with the Vietnamese film Owl and the Sparrow in the capital of the Silicon Valley after 12 days of showcasing 160 films. Over 40 features and over 40 shorts were World, North American or United States premieres. Several hundred filmmakers and a collection of distributors came in from around the globe, and over 70,000 film fans were in attendance. This year’s festival broke attendance records and was about true discovery, empowerment through k...

San Diego Latino Film Festival ready to kick

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THE 14TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL:FEEL – SEE - CELEBRATE: MARCH 8 – 18, 2007 The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2007 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 185 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 25,000 and the addition of ...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival celebrates "Musicians of the World"

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9TH THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVALImages of the 21st Century: (16-25 March 2007)A tribute to one of the most popular Greek television shows is being held in the Greek Section of the 9th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. "Musicians of the World", (Onos Production), is a series of music documentaries that introduced the Greek audience to the musical richness of the planet and to the "World Music" scene. The tribute will include a total of ten documentaries and wil...

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...

European Film Market Opens And Shatters Records

Friday, February 9----As the hooplah from last evening's Gala Opening Night has died down, it is now time for the Berlinale to get serious about the business of international film. After several days of preparation, the European Film Market opens this morning, shattering previous records of attendance, exhibition booths and films to be screened. With the changes in the industry calendar of the past few years, the EFM has become an indispensable place for sellers to hawk their wares and for buy...

Miami Festival program includes 23 documentary features:

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In recent years, the documentary film has taken flight in terms of commercial interest. At the heart of this trend, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), remains one of the premiere festivals for celebrating non-fiction filmmaking from around the world, as recently announced in their 2007 program. “We are always compelled by the art of storytelling in the documentary form,” said Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. “Non-fiction filmmaking borr...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

SXSW Film 2007 To Open with ‘The Lookout,’

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce its Opening Night Film for the 2007 festival, occurring March 9-17 in Austin, Texas. On March 9, SXSW will host the World Premiere of 'The Lookout', written and directed by Oscar-nominated ('Out Of Sight') screenwriter Scott Frank. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Isla Fisher, Matthew Goode, and Jeff Daniels, the new film is a crime thriller with a twist. Gordon-Levitt stars as a small-town athlete who becomes the unlike...

The Festival That Never Quite Closes

AND THE SEA TOOK US Sunday, November 11-----Following a triumphant Gala Awards Ceremony held last night at the swanky Westin Diplomat Hotel on Hollywood Beach, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival enters its final day with an exciting mix of film highlights. Included in the final day's schedule are the premieres of two highly anticipated dramatic films. The Florida-shot CANVAS is a tender drama on mental illness, starring indie favorite Joe Pantoliano and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Ha...

l’Alternativa 2006 Festival de Ciné Indépendant de Barcelone,

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13ème Festival de Ciné Indépendant de Barcelone, l’Alternativa 2006. Du 10 au 18 de novembre 2006.Le 13ème Festival de Ciné Indépendant de Barcelone, l'Alternativa 2006, se déroulera du 10 au 18 Novembre. L'Alternativa deviendra à nouveau le point de rencontre d'un public amateur de ciné indépendant (30.000 spectateurs en 2005), tout comme des professionnels du ciné indépendant international (200 officiels). Le Festival projettera 400 films (Sections Officielles, Sections Parallèl...

India Women Flm Fest in New Dehli

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2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVALNEW DEHLI, 11th TO 18 DEC. 2006Venue: SIRI FORT AUDITORIUM 1, 2, 3, 4/BANGA SANSKRITI MANCH (GOLE MARKET)No. of Films : 130Participating country : 30Competition : World Cinema (feature), Participating Countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Russia, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Mexico, Cuba, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Luxemburg etc.Competition : Documentary & Short films all over the world.Cin...

2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL

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2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL NEW DELHI, 11th TO 18 DEC. 2006 Venue: SIRI FORT AUDITORIUM 1, 2, 3, 4/BANGA SANSKRITI MANCH (GOLE MARKET) No. of Films : 130 Participating country : 30 Competition : World Cinema (feature), Participating Countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Russia, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Mexico, Cuba, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Luxemburg etc. Competition : Documentary &...

Short Films To Unspool At Film Festival

The Danish Poet Tuesday, September 12----Short films from around the world will be heavily represented at the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, which kicks off this Thursday. First up, the Festival presents a Showcase of International Short Films, to screen on Friday evening at the Vineyard Playhouse, one of the Festival's key screening venues. The program highlights four films that have won awards and acclaim at previous international film festivals. The four superb short form fi...

Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian

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Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival from 21st-30th September.John Boorman, Bahman Ghobadi, Carlos Sorin, Tom DiCillo, Agnieszka Holland, Marion Hänsel, Nick Broomfield and Hirozaku Kore-eda are some of the accomplished directors whose new movies will compete for the Golden Shell and other official awards at San Sebastian.The Official Selection will be rounded off with two out-of-competition screenings: the latest creation by Lars...

Mexico City Docu Festival launches

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From September 21st to the 31th, México City will witness the birth of DOCSDF, a forum, a meeting point where enthusiasts of the genre, film makers and producers, will have the oportunity to attend screenings of some of the genre’s highlights from recent years, from México and around the world.-This festival stems from the big lack México City -one of the biggest in the world- suffered, that of a large documentary film exhibition, like the ones cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, N...

Andy Garcia Special Guest of Karlovy Vary Fest

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Andy Garcia Special Guest of Karlovy Vary Fest and a Touch of Class with Jacqueline Bisset Andy Garcia, Cuban born actor (Havana, 1956) will be honored with a career award and will also present his hotly awaited new film "Lost City" this week in Karlovy Vary. The film, which deals with the rise of Fidel Castro, has raised hackles in certain circles because of the less than sympathetic light in which Counter-Culture and perennial youth hero, Che Guevara, is shown among other things. However, And...

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