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SCAD Savannah Film Festival Returns to In-Person Screenings October 22-29

  Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival will be in-person Saturday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.   Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the annual festival is filled with cinematic creativity from award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year, more than 63,000 people attend the eight-day festival. The SCAD Savannah Film Festival kicks off with a g...

Interview with Colombian/ Israeli Visual Artist Orly Anan for Short Film "EIN SOF" (2022)

  Orly Anan is a Colombian/ Israeli visual artist and art director. Her recent short film “EIN SOF” (the infinite circus), is a reacreation of a classic talent show that is set in a parallel galaxy where the living beings already inhabit have migrated to a more evolved state. All the characters in the film have Cabalistic letters and messages imprinted on their faces reflecting different emotions and superpowers through the constellation of letters. Orly Anan is interest...

Interview with Director and Cinematographer Nick Canfield on Debut Film THE REVEREND

  New York native director and cinematographer Nick Canfield’s début feature documentary THE REVEREND (2022) has been rocking international film festivals since its premiere at DOC, NYC where it won the 2021 Audience Award. It recently screened at the 16th Annual Berkshires International Film Festival (BIFF) where he attended with Reverend Vince Anderson to a standing ovation. THE REVEREND follows the spiritual and musical journey of Reverend Vince Anderson. After coming to N...

Interview with Barcelona Based Director Ethan David Alesch for animation short "In A Leaf" (2022)

  By Vanessa McMahon Ethan David Alesch is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and production media designer. Before becoming a filmmaker, he dedicated twenty-five years to designing animation, art, theater, and 3D visualizations. His short animation film, “In a Leaf” (2022) held its European premiere at CineGlobe in Geneva, Switzerland and has been recognized by several other international film festivals, including the 25th annual Sonoma International Film Festival at...

Interview with Writer, Director, Producer Jeff Gross on Cannes Market Film "Return to Eden" (2022)

  Jeff Gross Writer, Director, Producer Jeff Gross was born in 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. He moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the age of four and lived there until the age of six with his father who was South American Editor of Look Magazine. Gross moved back to New York, then later to Paris, France for five years with his father who was the European Editor of Look Magazine. He later resided in Boulder, Colorado and Los Angeles, California for high school. He attended ...

“Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” Attends Special Event Hosted by the Napa Valley Film Festival

Juan Rendon, Alton Brown, Ming Tsai. Photo Credit: Park Weston Photo   Wednesday, June 15th, The Napa Valley Film Festival celebrated the launch of the new series on Netflix “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” with a screening of the finale episode of the eight-part series. The event took place at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia. The show chronicles the heroic quest of a challenger chef taking on five legendary Iron Chefs ...

Interview With Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant on Debut Film "Pretty Problems" (2022)

Actor, Producer, Writer Michael Tennant has been traveling the international film festival circuit since the SXSW 2022 Film Festival world premiere of his award-winning debut feature film “Pretty Problems” (2022). Directed by Kestrin Pantera and produced by Katya Alexander, Tennant wrote, starred in and co-produced the film; it was the recipient of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. It then went on to win the Grand Jury prize...

“IRON CHEF: QUEST FOR AN IRON LEGEND” Cast Is On The Menu For Special Napa Valley Film Festival Event

  WHAT: The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrates the launch of the new series on Netflix “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” with a screening of the finale episode of the eight-part series chronicling the heroic quest of a challenger chef taking on five legendary chefs in their quest to be named “Iron Legend.” A Q&A will follow with chefs and hosts. A special VIP sit-down dinner by the Culinary Institute of Americ...

Interview with Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein at 75th Cannes Film Festival

Clay Epstein started his career at Kushner-Locke, after which he worked as sales executive at First Look Studios where he was solely responsible for all distribution of the company's 300-plus title library to Asia, ancillary and new media markets. He then went on to work with the late Robbie Little at “The Little Film Company” where he served as Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions. He joined the company in 2002 where his responsibilities included film development, acquisit...

Interview with Actress Wendy Morgan on her Directorial Debut "Mercy" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Award-winning actress Wendy Morgan’s international career spans 43 years, working alongside some of the most renowned names in the industry. She recently made her directorial debut with the powerful docudrama titled “Mercy”. In the film, she unveils the truth behind the devastation caused by animal agriculture, told though the eyes of a pig named Mercy and those involved with and trapped in the factory farming industry. Wendy’s film work includes the role of Moll...

Interview with Producers Without Borders (PWB) Founder Kayvan Mashayekh at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Attorney turned filmmaker, Kayvan Mashayekh, began his career by writing, producing and directing an epic, independent feature film called, "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam," which Premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 2005 and had a successful theatrical run in the US for 53 weeks in 14 separate cities. Mashayekh was the winner of the Relativity Media Special Prize of $25,000 at the 2007 Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi for his script "Batting...

Interview with Indian Actor Amit Kumar Vashisth for "Alpha Beta Gamma" (2022) at 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

  Actor Amit Kumar Vashisth was born in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India. He spent his boyhood in Haryana and Punjab where he attended SHCS and DAV college. He later moved to Pauri, Garhwal in the Himalayas for his engineering degree in GBPEC. It was while on that career path that he realized his true dream was to become an actor. He left engineering and went to Delhi where he threw himself into the world of theater. From there, he went to Mumbai where he worked in professional theater and a...

Interview with Slovenian Producer Ales Pavlin on Director Fortnight Film "Ashkal" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Award-winning film and television producer Ales Pavlin is co-owner and co-founder of Slovenian based production house PERFO Production. His company Perfo Production has produced a few hundred commercials and many TV series and feature films, which were awarded on national and international festivals. Aside from producing, Ales also works as professor at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television AGRFT in Ljubljana. In 2012 the European Film Promotion's (EFP) named him for the Ca...

Interview with Producer Janine Teerling for Un Certain Regard Film "Mediterranean Fever" (2022) at 75th Cannes Film Festival

    Netherlands born and Cyprus resident Janine Teerling is a producer and writer. She recently attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival as one of the European Film Production (EFP) “Producers on the Move”. In its 10th anniversary, the EFP Producers on the Move the selects twenty talented and rising star European producers to highlight and celebrate during a specialized Cannes producer networking program. Having had her film “Patchwork” in t...

Interview with Brazilian Model/Actress Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival

  Barbara Vitorelli at 75th Cannes Film Festival Brazilian born model and actress Barbara Vitorelli (29) attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival where she heated up the red carpet in a sustainable dress designed by Venera Tabakin. A former international beauty queen, the striking and soulful Vitorelli has travelled the world as a model and appeared on the cover of Harpers’ Bazaar, among multiple other fashion magazines. Currently living in Londo...

Interview with Brazilian Filmmaker Eduardo Maia for "Living Colors" (2022)

  Brazilian born Engineer and filmmaker Eduardo Maia recently co-wrote and edited short film “Living Colors”, directed and co-written by Melanie Robertson about Sally Fox who grows pesticide-free, dye-free colored cotton for over four decades. Eduardo is a Brazilian-born filmmaker and film student of City College of San Francisco with a passion for creating films that resonate with universal conversations happening on a global scale. He is planning to attend the MFA ...

Interview with Program Director Steve Shor and Artistic Director Kevin McNeely of Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)

 Steve Shor (left) and Kevin McNeely (right)    As a devoted attendee over the last decade to Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), and after two years of it going strictly digital due to the global Covid pandemic, the festival held an in person edition this year for its 25th anniversary. It was a smashing success! After attending its 25th Annual edition, I sat with program director Steve Shor and artistic Director Kevin McNeely. In our interview together,...

Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil”) Honored with Screening, Q&A, VIP Culinary Reception at CIA at Copia.

            “FOOD, FUN, +PHIL”   Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil”) Honored with Screening, Q&A, VIP Culinary Reception at CIA at Copia.   Paul Reiser (“Mad About You") and Monica Horan (“Everybody Loves Raymond") in attendance. The Napa Valley Film Festival presented “Food, Fun, + Phil– an Evening with Phil Rosenthal,” a screening of “Oaxaca,” a new e...

Interview with Director Jorge A. Cano, Jr. on “Secret Scandal: In Quarantine,” “Escandalo Secreto” (2022)

In a career spanning over 33 years of experience, Jorge A. Cano, Jr. has produced and directed various films, TV shows, more than 2,000 commercials, videos and documentaries in both English and Spanish. Jorge produced and directed several movies in the past thirty years, and has coordinated productions for major Hollywood companies such as Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios throughout Latin America. He's been honored with a Telly Award, an Intercom Chicago Internat...

Interview with Writer-Director Gardner “Grady” Hall for "Winter Ball" (2022) @ 25th Annual SIFF

  Gardner “Grady” Hall Writer-Director Gardner “Grady” Hall started his career in professional baseball as a first round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox and holds a place as a member of Northwestern University's Athletic Hall of Fame. In film, he worked with Morgan Creek Productions on development for the film franchise "Major League" into a television series, later bought by FOX. His first film, which he wrote and directed, was the short &ldq...

Interview with Filmmaker Lauren Flinner on "Compulsion" (2021)

Lauren Flinner (TheVariablespace.com) seeks to make films in a way that moves people. Her animation short film "Compulsion" (2021) does just that, resulting in an autobiographical collage of animation. To her, animation is about the movements in between life and fantasy. I met her at the 2021 Mammoth Film Festival. We recently held an interview about her filmmaking. This is what she had to say:   Can you tell us about your path to becoming a filmmaker? LAUREN: From a very ...

It's A Wrap! Sonoma International Film Festival 25th Anniversary Celebrates the Best in Film, Food, Wine & Fun

  SIFF AWARDS FILM AND SPECIAL EVENTS WINNERS  AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Female Filmmakers Take Top Jury Awards in Feature Film Categories Karen Allen, Jacqueline Bisset, Jacques Pépin, Aaron and Adam Nee,  Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Jean Schulz, Joanne Weir,  Governor Gavin Newsom and Senator Bill Dodd in Attendance   Sonoma, CA March 29, 2022—Centered on its slogan—the best in films, food...

Sonoma International Film Festival Announces Full Film Slate & Special Events for 25th Anniversary Festival March 23-27

FESTIVAL SLATE AND SPECIAL EVENTS  ANNOUNCED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 23-27 Special Guests Karen Allen, Jacqueline Bisset,  Jacques Pépin, Aaron and Adam Nee, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Joanne Weir And More Than Fifty Filmmakers Converge on Sonoma for Festival   Sonoma, CA— A festival 25 years in the making, Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates this milestone with a slate of more than 120 independent, international fi...

SIFF Flying High with Official Domestic Airline AVELO AIRLINES

AVELO AIRLINES NAMED OFFICIAL DOMESTIC AIRLINE SPONSOR FOR SIFF’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 23-27, 2022 Sonoma, CA—Sonoma International Film Festival has partnered with air carrier Avelo Airlines for its 25th anniversary film festival March 23-27, 2022. Named Official Domestic Airline and Premiere Sponsor, Avelo Airlines will be integral in providing air transportation for attending filmmakers and talent scheduled to appear at the 25th edition festival. “...

Film & Stage Actor/Director Karen Allen Scheduled to Speak at Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), March 23-27, 2022

FIILM AND STAGE ACTOR/DIRECTOR KAREN ALLEN SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT SONOMA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM SCREENING AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 23-27, 2022 Sonoma, CA— Film and stage star Karen Allen will be a special industry guest at SIFF’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival. While in town for the festival, she will speak at the first of two screenings with Sonoma Valley High School filmmaking students at this year’s Media Arts Program Student Sh...

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