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Hubert Bals Fund announces winners Fall 2012 Selection Round

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      The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-five film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2012 selection round, the Fund gives 330,000 Euro to projects from seventeen Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. (See full list below)   From many strong applications for workshop initiatives, the Hubert Bals Fu...

Marion Cotillard to Receive the "Hollywood Actress Award" at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony

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The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announce that Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard will receive the  "Hollywood Actress Award" for her distinguished performance in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," a Sony Pictures Classics release, at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala ceremony on October 22. "We are honored that Ms. Cotillard will be the recipient of this year's 'Hollywood Actress  Award.' It is a privileg...

16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

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  Stargazing $150,000 in Documentary Finishing Funds to be Awarded to Eight International Filmmakers Chosen from a Record Number of Submissions; Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Presented in Partnership with the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights  Marshall Curry, James Franco, Barbara Kopple and Robin Wright among 2012 Jury Members The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci today announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documen...

Deerfield Ranch will open Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival

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  Deerfield Ranch will be the Festival's opening night film. - Sept. 15 Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM" Ben Affleck's crime thriller THE TOWN Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, until he falls for Claire. Based on the book "Prince of Thieves". Outdoors film starts at 8pm. IN THE CAVE 6:30pm Preced...

BALIBO with Robert Connolly!

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JOIN US!!! A unique one-on-one interview with director Robert Connolly of the sensational and controversial Australian film BALIBO (2009).  INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT CONNOLLY I first met Robert Connolly in Palm Springs at the 2010 PSIFF where I saw his spine-tingling stunning film Balibo (2009). This film tells the story of five Australian journalists who went missing while recording the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. Foreign Correspondent Roger East (played by Anth...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Seeks "Accountability and Justice"

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Last July, the nonprofit group Human Rights Watch put out a hefty report drawn from its prior two decades of watching dogs in some 20 countries. Called Selling Justice Short, the dossier showed why accountability was a good thing for peace and, if nothing else, could help heal victims by acknowledging their anguish. I didn't read it – nor likely did you – but the Human Rights Watch Film Festival supplies some visual Cliff's Notes. This year it gives witness to human rights violations ...

Palm Beach FF Film Debuts

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With nearly 2000 film festivals around the world, the competition to snag World and International the competition in the world of film festivals for World and International Premieres is fierce. This is especially true fo regional film festivals that cannot claim a strong industry component (they are cultural events, mainly for the local community). This weekend alone, there are 4 film festivals in the United States, stretching from California (San Francisco) to New York (Tribeca) to Florida (Mia...

Palm Beach FF Film Debuts

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With nearly 2000 film festivals around the world, the competition to snag World and International The The competition in the world of film festivals for World and International Premieres is fierce. This is especially true fo regional film festivals that cannot claim a strong industry component (they are cultural events, mainly for the local community). This weekend alone, there are 4 film festivals in the United States, stretching from California (San Francisco...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

Brisbane International Film Festival has just wrapped

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The 18th Brisbane International Film Festival has just wrapped, marking the end of Australia’s busy festival season. BIFF Executive Director and APSA Nominations Council member Anne Demy-Geroe has developed a strong tradition of bringing a rich slate of Asia-Pacific films to BIFF and 2009 was no exception. Film critic and FIPRESCI Juror Tim Milfull was APSAs correspondent for BIFF withdaily updates through the APSA Festival Log. Join us online in the Multimedia Lounge to see Tim’s wrap of th...

#What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War

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## #What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand.  Mladic,  a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at larg...

Melbourne will open on Friday July 24 with Balibo

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Coinciding with the 10 year anniversary celebrations of East Timor's Independence, MIFF 2009 will open on Friday July 24 with Balibo, the political thriller about Australian journalists killed in East Timor in 1975 - and director Rachel Perkins’ all singing all dancing music spectacular Bran Nue Dae will close the festival with a Gala event on Saturday August 8.“In only the second year of our film fund we are proud to be positioning the entire festival between the bookends of two new and ve...

Film Forum in New York to screen Documentaries from Soros/Sundance Doc Fund

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The Open Society Institute and Sundance Institute today announced a series of 19 international documentaries that will be screened at Film Forum in New York City, October 26-29, 2006. The Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund: A 10th Anniversary Film Series, showcases provocative social justice and human rights documentaries made with support from the fund. These works attest to the rich artistic and political expression of the filmmakers and demonstrate the power of cinematic storytelling to bring a...

The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

Cine Las Americas conferences program

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The 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival presents the first Cine Las Americas Conference from April 18-19, in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and the University of Texas at Austin.The conference offers four different panels on themes related to filmmaking and the role of Latinos in the film industry. Evening screenings of films by panelists will complement the panel discussions. All conference activities are free of charge.The pane...

The Hamptons International Film Festival panorama

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THE 12TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 20-24, 2004 The 2004 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the 12th annual celebration of presenting films and filmmakers, programs and personalities and an outstanding opportunity for audiences to catch something out of the ordinary, will return to the East End on October 20th through 24th, 2004, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Sag Harbor, Southampton and our new location in Montauk.The Hamptons International Film F...

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