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Meet the team of Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos

We will be posting video interviews shortly. Meanwhile we would like to introduce to you the men and women whose vision transformed this idea of a world class festival dedicated to US and Mexican films... in Los Cabos (seems almost obvious when you think of it) into a brillant success... THE FOUNDERS                                 EDUARDO SANCHEZ-NAVARRO REDO  Regarded as one of the main p...

60 Years of San Sebastian International Film Festival

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This year the Festival will be celebrating its 60th consecutive edition with the same enthusiasm felt the day it first saw the light on September 21st 1953. Conceived as an International Film Week for the purpose of screening and marketing films, it was not long before the IFFPA granted it B status (non-competitive), thanks to the success of its first edition. A year later it was called the International Film Festival, and in 1955 the IFFPA recognized the festival as competitive, spec...

Dante Ferretti honored at 7° L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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Production designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, recipients of two Academy Awards, and nominated this year in the category Art Direction for Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”, will receive the L.A. ITALIA – Excellence Award 2012 during the 7° L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest to be held at the Hollywood Chinese Theatre from February 19th to 25th. The event, chaired this year by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, and taking place on the eve of the Oscar’s Night (schedu...

First awards at San Sebastian Film Festival

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              We are about t finish this 59th San Sebastian Film Festival and the awards are been given away. Along this week we´ve seen two of the most important people of the Spanish movie industry receive live long achivements PREMIO UNA VIDA DE CINE  2011  - KUTXA IMANOL ARIAS (actor) PREMIO ZINEMIRA  - ELIAS QUEREJETA (producer) On the other hand  other awards were announced: PR...

The 2011 Ecumenical Jury awards

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This must be the place by Paolo Sorrentino Through the story of Cheyenne, a fallen and aching rock star, Paolo SORRENTINO proposes to follow the inner voyage and odyssey of a man searching for his Jewish roots, maturity, reconciliation and hope. A classic drama of great richness and elaborate aesthetics, the film gracefully opens deep and serious paths of reflection. And two Commendations to :  Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki An ode to hope, solidarity and br...

Sin playa

Director: lacasinegra.
We can say that after Viaggio in Italia, there is no more options for the rest of film lovers that remain stills in no sense places. Like being in the mediterranean coast without a beach.

Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest is live again

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Academy Award  winning actor Nicolas Cage will be honored on the forth day of the 6th Annual Los Angeles   Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, on Thursday, Feb 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, it was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Producer Pascal Vicedomini. Singled out for his commitment in promoting the Italian-American heritage, Nicolas Cage will be presented with  The 2011 L.A. Italia   Excellence Award  by noted Italian director Marco Bellocchio....

Cinema Arts Festival Houston Draws Stellar Guests

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Of the hundreds of film festivals held each year in the U.S., Cinema Arts Festival Houston, held November 10-14, 2010, is the only festival specifically programmed to celebrate films by and about visual, performing, and literary artists. With support from city leaders, enthusiastic patrons and a highly developed network of arts organizations, the festival is a truly civic project, conceived to highlight one the most vibrant and diverse arts communities on earth.Joining for the festival's sophomo...

Pupi Avati next chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed Italian film director Pupi Avati (Incantato, Giovanna’s Father) has been named Chairman of the 15th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2010 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2011 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointl...

Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009 delivers another stellar line up

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(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World) July 12th - 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TV personalities. The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Culture and by the Campa...

Ischia Full programme, stellar line up

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Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2009(Within the project Italy Worldwide, the most popular SummerFilm & Music Event in the World)July 12th – 19th: These are the dates of the Summer rendez vous for the Italian film & music community, populated by the leaders of the entertainment and communications businesses, and the most celebrated luminaries on the global stage. Since 2003, this has been a popular event with Movie and TVpersonalities.The event is sponsored in part by the Italian Ministry of Cu...

Pupi Avati will be honored in LA Italia

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Film director Pupi Avati will be honored with a retrospective at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on the occasion of the “4th Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest”, the “Made in Italy” and cinematic art event to be held in California from February 15th through 21st 2009 (on the eve of the Oscar Night ®). The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Istituto Capri nel Mondo Tony Petruzzi and by the director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Los Angeles, Mrs Frances...

Massimo Ranieri to be honored in LA Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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In February, at the 4th Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest (to be held from February 15th through 21st at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood) Massimo Ranieri will be the Ambassador of Naples and of its artistic tradition. Accompanied by the great director Maurizio Scaparro, Ranieri will present the American premire of his latest film LUltimo Pulcinella (also screened at the recent Rome International Film Festival) and will perform live together with a special band made up of musicians...

Sitges 08: 41st Edition results

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The 41st edition of the Sitges - International Film Festival of Catalonia, held from October 2nd to the 12th, continued the success it obtained in 2007 and maintained its figures of 50,000 tickets sold and 100,000 viewers in its movie theaters, including accredited press members, guests and free screenings. The total number of festival visitors was 140,000, including the huge amount of participants in the Eastpak Zombie Walk held on Friday October 10th in Sitges. 400 media representatives from 2...

Feature film competition at Milano Film Festival

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FEATURE FILM COMPETITIONMilano Film Festival – 13th editionAinda orangotangos (Still Orangutans) by Gustavo Spolidoro, Brasile, 2007, 35mm, 81'From Brazil a reckless film shot using one single long take. Eight stories collide, creating an almost surreal atmosphere.El asesino entre nosotros (The Murderer Among Us) by Daniel Benavides, Cile, 2007, DV, 83'A Chilean film, written by a secondary-school class. A murder, many suspects. A cold, sharp, disenchanted noir thriller.Ballast by Lance Hammer...

Ischia Global Fest hosts a worldwide competition "Social Short Cut Contest"

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. On the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Ischia Global Fest will host a worldwide competition among young artists willing to contribute artistically to this campaign via short movies and video-clips, shot in any kind of format (dvd). 2. Each film will be seen and analysed by global audiovisual and communications professionals. The authors of the work judged most significant will be invited to Ischia from July 13–20, to join in sending a message of peace and solid...

Ischia Global Fest Social Short Cut worldwide competition

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On the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Ischia Global Fest will host a worldwide competition among young artists willing to contribute artistically to this campaign via short movies and video-clips, shot in any kind of format (dvd). 2. Each film will be seen and analysed by global audiovisual and communications professionals. The authors of the work judged most significant will be invited to Ischia from July 13–20, to join in sending a message of peace and solidar...

Bobby Moresco Honored at Ischia Global Film & Fest Festival (and Cannes press confererence)

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6° ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST: OSCAR-WINNER BOBBY MORESCO with MARINA CICOGNA and MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA on THURSDAY 22nd, (1 pm) at ESPACE ITALIE-PALAIS STEPHANIE (CANNES)The highly acclaimed Italo-American screenplayer Bobby Moresco (winner of an Academy Award for the feature film "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis) will join the  producers Marina Cicogna and Pascal Vicedomini, and the Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, at the international press conference of the Ischia...

Ischia Film & Music Fest to host Bobby Moresco

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The highly acclaimed Italo-American screenplayer Bobby Moresco (winner of an Academy Award for the feature film "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis) will join the producers Marina Cicogna and Pascal Vicedomini, and the Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, at the international press conference of the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2008 to be held in Cannes, on Thursday 22nd. The summer event will be presented at Espace Italie – Palais Stephanie- 50 Boulevard de la Croisette from noon to 3 pm.B...

MY FILM FESTIVALS IN 2006 -- A flitting birds eye view --

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1. ROTTERDAM -- FIRST TIME -- TIGER IN YOUR TANK (ERASMUS YOUTH HOSTEL, good GRASS available at local cafe)--started JAN. 20  -- First time ever there and dug the city.  See my full report elsewhere, In any case, it was a jolly good way to start out the festival year. And the Chinese year of the Hound as well. 2. BUDAPEST -- SZABO FLAP, NO SHOW FOR REX MILLER --TAXIDERMIA  BEGIN SZEMLE WED. FEB. 1 -- a pretty interesting szemle as these yearly Hungarian film weeks go, and lottsa good fo...

Vaness Redgrave host of "Young Italy" in Hollywood

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The first time in Hollywood for the new 'young offspring' of Italian Cinema, Carlo Nero, Riccardo Scamarcio, Paolo Sorrentino, Fausto Brizzi and Daniele Liotti is going to take place under the honorable presence of Vanessa Redgrave at the opening night of 'Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest' on Sunday February 18th. The legendary British actress (Academy Award® Winner in 1978 for 'Julia' directed by Fred Zinnermann) is going to attend the special screening of 'The Fever' -on Sunday...

Bobby Moresco named chairman of Los Angeles Italia

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The screenwriter and director Bobby Moresco (2006 Academy Award®-winner for the screenplay "Crash" with Paul Haggis) has been named chairman of the second annual “LOS ANGELES, ITALIA” FILM, FASHION AND ART FESTIVAL” February 18th to the 24th, 2007 at the Mann's Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood & Highland Center. "I'm proud of the chairmanship, which I assume with much respect towards Italian cinema and its traditions, not to mention the emotional ties that I have towards my Ligurian ances...

The Italian Film, Fashion and Food Fest launching in LA

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The Italian Film, Fashion and Food Fest arrives in Hollywood for the first time, in grand style beginning Sunday, February 26th and continuing through Saturday, March 4th. Classic and contemporary Italian cinema will be screened daily at the legendary Mann's Chinese 6 Theatres, located in the heart of Hollywood. The festival will celebrate the art of filmmaking in general with emphasis on the proud heritage of Italian cinema in particular. This wonderful festival of Italian film, fashion and f...

Sao Paulo festival homages to Rossellini, Abril and de Oliveira

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29th SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALFestival runs October 22nd to November 4th. For the 29th year the BR Film Festival – São Paulo International Film Festival brings to the Brazilian public a selection of the best films of the world's cinema. Nearly 350 films will be shown from more than 50 different countries. Homage to cinema's great names such as Manoel de Oliveira, Roberto Rossellini and Victor Sjöström and retrospectives and special exhibitions are also part of the program. In ad...

Oporto International Film Festival: Fantasporto awards Nothing

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25th edition of the Oporto International Film Festival – Fantasporto has closed its doors on Saturday, again with more than 100,000 spectators.FANTASPORTO 2005 AWARDSVINCENZO NATALI DOES IT AGAIN!OFFICIAL SECTION FANTASY CINEMAThe Canadian director Vincenzo Natali does it again! After “Cube” and “Cypher” he wins the Fantasporto 2005 Grand Prix Best Film Award of the Official Fantasy Section, with the movie “Nothing”. The Best Film Award of the Director’s Week was the South-Korean...

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