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The Calgary International Film Festival announced its film schedule

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The Calgary International Film Festival announced its 2008 film schedule and film series line-up at the official launch in Calgary yesterday. More than 220 films will be screened over the 10-day festival, happening from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28, 2008. This year’s venues include: the Plaza Theatre, the Uptown Stage & Screen, the Globe Cinema, Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon, and a new addition of Westhills Cineplex Odeon. The launch was held at the Marriott Hotel, the ...

The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Award 2008

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The European Film Academy's People's Choice Award allows film fans across the continent to elect their favourite European film. As part of the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a special spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners of the past include Pedro Almodóvar's VOLVER, Roberto Benigni's LA VITA E BELLA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, Peter Cattaneo's THE FULL MONTY, and Fatih Akin’s HEAD-ON.The public vote for the People's Choice Award starts on...

Milano Film Festival highlights

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Milano Film Festival - 13th edition12 - 21 September 2008Piccolo Teatro, Teatro Dal Verme, and Parco Sempione International Feature and Short Film CompetitionsA thorough activity to search for, discover, and promote new talents. Contacts with production houses, film schools, and festivals from all over the world. A Call for Entries that has attracted for 13 years the best young independent filmmakers worldwide. We have watched over 3,200 short and feature films (1,000 more than last year) subm...

locarno Piazza Grande screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

The Locarno programme for Piazza Grande outdoor screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival Line up

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8th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) – July 1-6Varied program, notorious guests and digital creation: the lineup of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival has revealed its outline to the public.Along with Gremlins director Joe Dante, president of the International Jury, the NIFFF will welcome Japanese director Hideo Nakata, who will present his latest movie, L Change the World. Designer Syd Mead (TRON, Aliens) will participate in the Imaging...

Outview08: Athens 2nd International G & L Film Festival

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The Athens 2nd International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is heading into its second year and it has picked up along the way a new name for itself, OUTVIEW. After its first successful year the Athens international Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, or should we say OUTVIEW, returns bigger on the 23rd of May – 27th of May with even more critically acclaimed films and we are most proud to announce our special guest of honour, the director of the Panorama Section of Berlinale, Wieland Speck.Wieland Spec...

Become a Cannes reporter for Cineuropa.org contest regulations

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Here under is a summary of the contest's regulations:OrganiserThe non-profit association Cineuropa, running the website http://www.cineuropa.org/, here under called "the organising company", registered in the Belgian Monitor under the reference code 882082366 and based at Avenue Besme 84 - 1190 Brussels - Belgium, organises between April 1 and 25, 2008, a game-contest entitled "Become a Cineuropean".Principle of the contestThe participants will have to answer a questionnaire ...

Titanic is the new "tough guy on the block" in Budapest

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The "Titanic" international film festival, Budapest's new "tough guy on the block" and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller "In Bruges", and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the "Titanic" festival in Bud...

Titanic is the new "tough guy on the block" in Budapest

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The “Titanic” international film festival, Budapest’s new “tough guy on the block” and the only real rival to the annual Hungarian Film Week for the attention of the large film buff community here, closed shop on April 13 with the screening of a spellbinding new Irish thriller “In Bruges”, and a closing gala party that lasted far into the night.Now into its third year as a legitimate prize awarding international film festival, the “Titanic” festival in Budapest, while still mod...

ASPEN SHORTSFEST – AWARDS

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On Sunday, the awards were announced for the 17th Aspen Shortsfest. The entire list can be seen below. Except for the audience award given to COME BACK TO SUDAN, which shared the award with ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT, nothing was too surprising. I really liked the message of COME BACK TO SUDAN, but felt the filmmaking – especially from a story standpoint, lacked focus. More understandable, was the award to ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT. It’s presents us with Dr. Jim Withers, a street doctor who atten...

Aspen Shortsfest Awards

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On Sunday, the awards were announced for the 17th Aspen Shortsfest. The entire list can be seen below. Except for the audience award given to COME BACK TO SUDAN, which shared the award with ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT, nothing was too surprising. I really liked the message of COME BACK TO SUDAN, but felt the filmmaking – especially from a story standpoint, lacked focus. More understandable, was the award to ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT. It’s presents us with Dr. Jim Withers, a street doctor who attende...

6th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheel

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The theme of this year’s festival which is going to be happen on the 14th March – 22nd of March, 2008 is “Women’s History: Obedience, Rebellion, Feminism”. Films from women’s history, which is also the history of rebellion, dreaming another world as well as obedience, stories of women’s existence and resistance, women’s dreams… 46 films from 13 countries is with you in the 6th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival…This year’s Filmmor International Women’s which wi...

Lineup and practical info for the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by presenting approximately 160 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program.   A record number of 35.000 viewers and 450 guests attended last year’s Festival, demonstrating the increasing interest of the public and industry professionals in documentaries and the TDF’s success in attracti...

SXSW Announces Lineup

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The 15th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of feature films slated to screen at the event, March 7-15, in Austin, Texas.Over the course of nine days, 114 features will screen at the festival, with65 of those having their world premieres at SXSW 2008. Among the high-profile films added to the festival¹s ³Spotlight Premieres² categoryare: Kimberly Peirce¹s 'Stop-Loss,' Nicholas Stoller¹s 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' Martin ...

The eight competition films for Nordic Film Award are nominated!

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The Nordic Film Award was inaugurated in 1989. Last year’s winner was the Swedish film Darling by Johan Kling. All eight competing films will be screened at the main festival cinema Draken (Dragon), starting Friday January 25 with Jens Jonsson’s The Ping Pong King. The award consists of SEK 100 000 and artist Ernst Billgren's The Film Dragon. The Nordic jury members are: chairman Monika Tunbäck-Hanson, film critic, Sweden, actress Sonja Richter, Denmark, producer Anna Anthony, Sweden and di...

A sneak peak Nordic countries films to compete for the Oscar from the Scandinavia House

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On January 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2008, Scandinavia House will present a special sneak preview of all five films chosen by the Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the category of Best Foreign Language Film, 2007 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They have been selected by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as the best films released in those countries in 2007. Scandinavia House is pleased to present Jar City (Mýrin), January 7, directed by Baltasa...

European Film Academy Feature Film Nominees

Tuesday, October 9---------The European Film Academy has announced the titles of the 42 films on the selection list for the European Film Awards, the continent's version of the Oscars. This year, 26 European countries are represented and the nations with the largest film industries have no more than three films on the list.  In the coming weeks, the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced...

Reeling 2007, G&L Film Fest, Announces full Lineup

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Chicago Filmmakers and Presenting Sponsors Showtime, Comcast, and The L Word are pleased to announce the 26th edition of Reeling, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, and a premiere cultural event for Chicago’s LGBT community and film-appreciating audiences. Reeling 2007 will take place November 8-18 and will include almost 70 programs. Screenings will be held at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.), Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), Fil...

Copenhagen International Film Festival has determined the winners of the Golden Swans

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Copenhagen International Film Festival has determined the winners of the Golden Swans The eleven films in competition have been judged by an international jury of five international film personalities, headed by 'Bergman's right hand', the producer Katinka Faragó. The awards ceremony is the culmination of the past ten days' tribute to European films, and the awards will be presented in the categories Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Gran...

Copenhagen International Film Festival Awards

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Copenhagen International Film Festival has determined the winners of the Golden SwansThe eleven films in competition have been judged by an international jury of five international film personalities, headed by 'Bergman's right hand', the producer Katinka Faragó. The awards ceremony is the culmination of the past ten days' tribute to European films, and the awards will be presented in the categories Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Grand ...

Raindance line up announced: the festival gets ready for heavy program

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15th Raindance Film Festival  will run September 25 - October 7thFeature Films and Feature Documentaries Screening  THE AMAZING LIVES OF THE FAST FOOD GRIFTERS [TACHIGUISHI RESTUDEN] Japan 104'Director: Mamoru OsuiiPrincipal Cast: Kaito Kissuoji, Mako Hyodo, Tosuio Suzuki, Shinji HiguchiShort Synopsis: Hit Japanese blockbuster from the director of Ghost in the Shell.THE AMAZING GRACE Nigeria 83'Director: Jeta AmataDirector of Photography: Joseph TaylorPrincipal Cast: Nick Moran, Scott...

Cork Film Festival announces list of short films

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Corona Cork Film Festival announces eagerly awaited list of short films to screen at festivalThe Corona Cork Film Festival which will take place from October 14-21 has just announced a very impressive line up of Irish and international shorts which will fly the flag for short films over the course of the festival. The full list of films selected is available on the festival website- www.corkfilmfest.org.Mick Hannigan, Director of the Corona Cork Film Festival said "This year, the number of short...

EFA 42 films competing for the European Film Awards

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42 films on the selection list for the European Film Awards 2007. In contrast to other years, none of the big film nations have more than three films on the list and with 26 countries represented, this year’s selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.As you know, in the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list.To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board members and invi...

NYC rural route festival begins this friday

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THE ANNUAL NYC RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY!!! JULY 20-22 @ Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan's East VillageHick films from Sweden, Iceland, India, Hungary, Texas, Nicaragua, Georgia, Ukraine, Nevada, Kentucky, Germany, Winnipeg, Iowa, New York, Minnesota, Scotland, Montana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, and Lithuania. Music videos from Saddle Creek artists Bright Eyes and Eric Bachmann, plus German techno artist/ornithologist Dominik Eulberg.2007 Sch...

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