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The Torino Film Festival awards

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The Jury of Torino 26 – Feature Film Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Alexey German jr. (Russia), Jonathan Lethem (USA), Dito Montiel (USA), Alba Rohrwacher (Italy), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), awards the following prizes: • Best Film (25.000 euros) to:TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min) • Jury Special Award (10.000 euros) to:PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA, 2008, 100 min) • Best Actress Award to:EMMANUELLE DEVOS for...

Berlinale 2009: Academy Award-Winner Tilda Swinton will be Jury President

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The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton will be President of the International Jury at the Berlinale 2009. Tilda Swinton is one of the most prominent and versatile acting talents of her generation. She has received numerous international film awards for her exceptional work – most recently the 2008 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Michael Clayton.   Also this year, she founded, co-curated and produced a film festival in her hometown of Nairn, Scotla...

Comments from filmmakers on Houston WorldFest

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WorldFest-Houston Filmmaker Comments & Quotes! We would like to share the opinions of our award-winners and participants with you, to give you a better idea of the quality and significance of WorldFest. These are not our words, but the very personal thoughts and opinions of recent WorldFest alumni…   "FORGET SUNDANCE! WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" ( This is simply our favorite quote... it says it all!...

Tilda Swinton: to be next Berlinale Jury President

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Berlinale 2009: Academy Award-Winner Tilda Swinton will be Jury President The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton will be President of the International Jury at the Berlinale 2009. Tilda Swinton is one of the most prominent and versatile acting talents of her generation. She has received numerous international film awards for her exceptional work – most recently the 2008 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Michael Clayton. Also this year, she founded, co-curated and produced ...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

NY independent film and video festival announces its fall dates

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New Yorkers in need of an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from September 18 – 25 in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at the new 1930’s themed Hollywood club, Mansion (530 W28th Street) on Sep 18th f...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

4th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles

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Four films from the Haydenfilms 2007 and 2008 Online Film Festivals will be screened during the 4th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival from Aug. 7 through 10, 2008 and during September. They include last year’s grand prize winner, “The Boot of War,” and two of the four finalists, “Blindness” and “Forgotten Souls,” as well as “Little Wings,” which is entered in this year’s festival. (A synopsis of each film follows.)Hayden Craddolph, president and founder of Haydenfilms LLC, sai...

THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin - A COMPLEXION CHANGE, VISION II

photo: Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith Co-Founder/Producer/Director Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema Berlin / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V. & Nadine Struck ***SPECIAL Edition - LIVE***MAY 29, 20088.00-9.30 pm/20.00-21.30 Uhr***SPECIAL Edition - REPEAT***JUNE 23, 20086.00-7.30 pm/18.00-19.30 UhrIn additionInternet Stream: www. okb

Freshi Film Festival line up provided by 8-18 years of age

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July 19, 9am-6pm, is the 14th Freshi Film Festival showcasing films and screenplays submitted by young creatives 8-18 years of age. The films have come from all over the country with some films coming from as far as India, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Scotland. The best of the films submitted will be shown on one of the big screens at Raleigh Studios during the days of the festival. For exact timing of each screening please check the website at www.freshifilmfest.com. Awards for the Best of the F...

Danny Huston head Edinburgh's jury

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in association with the UK Film Council, announced 2008’s Michael Powell Jury as well as a substantial increase in the Award’s financial reward for Best British Film. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is actor Danny Huston (THE CONSTANT GARDENER; 21 GRAMS), who will also attend the world premiere of THE KREUTZER SONATA at the Festival. Joining him on the Jury are international producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson (ZIDANE: A 21st ...

Trailblazers in association with Edinburgh Fest and Skillset

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In Cannes the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in association with Skillset announced 2008’s set of Trailblazers. These up-and-coming individuals have been selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. The intention of the Trailblazers showcase is to unite the work of the Skillset Screen Academies with that of EIFF. The scheme will honour their joint commitment to the generation, encouragement and promotion ...

LA Jewish Fest opens today with full line up

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Thursday, May 8: Opening Night Gala, the LA premiere of The Little TraitorBased on Panther in the Basement by world renowned novelist, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947. Proffy, a spirited 11 year old militant wants the occupying imperialists off his land. A chance meeting with British officer Sergeant Dunlop builds into a friendship between these two foes. Q&A with director and cast. WGA Theater, Beverly Hills, 8:00 p.m. *This film is part of the Spotlight on Israel section...

Zagreb Fest day 4: debutant and winners unite

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On the fourth day of the Festival new authors whose films are on today’s program introduced themselves to the press. Shira Geffen, director of 'Jellyfish', came to Zagreb without her husband Etgar Keret, film co-director and author of a short story turned into a film by Goran Dukić, 'Wristcutters: A Love Story' Shira, who also wrote the screenplay for 'Jellyfish' began by saying: 'So far I've worked in theatre, this is my first excursion into the world of film. Theater direction is simple...

Deborah Kerr: Cinema's Class Act

 Thursday, October 18-------Today we have lost one of the best, and a personal favorite of mine. Actress Deborah Kerr, who shared one of cinema's most intimate moments on a sea swept Hawaii beach in the clutches of Burt Lancaster in the Oscar winning film FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) has died at the age of 86. She spent her last years in rural England, suffering from Parkinson's  Disease. Although nominated six times for the Academy Award for taboo-shattering roles in the 1950s and 1960s, Ke...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year's 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year's Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has ...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year’s 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year’s Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has always been abo...

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...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ready to launch

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July 19-26, 2007. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic features, shorts, documentaries and animations during its new summertime dates. The festivities kick off with a welcome party at prem...

The festival returns to Manhattan July 19-26

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Featuring the talents of Oscar winner Meryl Streep; Oscar nominee and Tony Award-winner Alan Bennett (The History Boys); influential musician Allen Toussaint; Robert Rusler (The Whole Ten Yards); Brittany Daniel (White Chicks) and Ted Lange (Loveboat) The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July ...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival returns to NY

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“THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS SELECTION OF FILMS FOR THIS SUMMER’S FILM EXTRAVAGANZA” July 19-26, 2007 Featuring the talents of Oscar winner Meryl Streep; Oscar nominee and Tony Award-winner Alan Bennett (The History Boys); influential musician Allen Toussaint; Robert Rusler (The Whole Ten Yards); Brittany Daniel (White Chicks) and Ted Lange (Loveboat) The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces ...

French Film Festival in the UK

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British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
 
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of the pote...

Film festival: destination tourism Part 1

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The continued expansion of film festivals and their financial support by public authorities is well known. There are clear economic and political benefits derived from investing in cultural events since more visitors come to the venue of the festival and support the local economy through expenditures on lodging, meals, local products and other leisure activities. Further, support for the arts is an appealing political activity since there are no controversies involved and provides prestige for t...

French Film Festival in the the UK

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British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
 
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of t...

Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference: Study of film audiences

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The Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh - home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival - announces its 2nd Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference.The study of film audiences is a developing area that explores attitudes towards films, influence of meanings and cultural identity as well as findings relating to age, class, ethnic and gender groups. This conference aims to unite academics and the film industry in the discussion of audience research and its impact on content, ethics and different...

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