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Film Fleadh closes Irish fest with Headrush

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FILM FLEADH (Irish Film Festival) 2004 New York march 18 - 20, 2004 The 6th Annual Film Fleadh & CRAIC festival (www.filmfleadh.com) wrapped on Saturday March 20th. John Crowley’s INTERMISSION (starring Colin Farrell) kicked off the festival on 3/20 to a sold out show. Michael McElhatton was on hand on Friday March 19th for the US Premier of his film SPIN THE BOTTLE. Shimmy Marcus was in attendance on closing night March 20th, Saturday night for the premier of HEADRUSH. Huey Morg...

Phoenix Fest line-up announced

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Phoenix Film Festival presents Best Indy FlicksIn less than two weeks, Phoenix Film Festival audiences, will see more of the best of independent filmmaking than ever before, viewing 50 feature and short films. The 12 feature films and six programs of 40 selected shorts will be presented over four days, April 1-4, at the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre Complex in Phoenix. Says Festival Executive Director Chris LaMont, “The nearly 600 films submitted this year, almost double from last year, means w...

Mar del Plata - Gold Astor goes to Argentina

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BUENA VIDA DELIVERY WINS BEST FILM at MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL Leonardo di Cesare's directorial debut, the Argentine film BUENA VIDA DELIVERY, won the Golden Astor for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, which ended on Saturday March 20. The comedy drama was backed by the Argentine Film Institute, Film Sud (France) and the Hubert Bals Fund.The award for Best Director went to Hungarian Benedek Fliegauf for his film DEALER, with Nicoletta Braschi winning Best Actress for her role in the It...

Durango Fest line up

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Fourth Annual Durango Film Festival Slated for March 6-14This year's fourth annual Durango Film Festival, March 6-14 in historic downtown Durango will feature local and international independent features, documentaries, animation, short films, regional films and children's films, including 33 World Premiers.Gus Van Sant's Elephant, the winner of the prestigious Palme d' Or and Best Director Award at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival will be shown as well as the winner of the Documentary Audience Awa...

Vesoul awards Vodka Lemon

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Tuesday 17th February 2004 on the closing ceremony at Edwige Feuillère Theatre of Vesoul with the screening of "In the Wild Mountains" by Yan Xueshu (China)at 8.30 PM the following awards have been given out.GOLDEN CYCLO Award of the International Jury with Iranian director Jafar Panahi as chairman and with Ashoka Handagama, Sophie Lee, Ling Fei and Véronique Prost: "VODKA LEMON" by Hiner Saleem (Kurdistan) With humour and with an innovative and poetic cinematic language, the film depicts th...

Barcelona Asian 6th edition

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In the space of five years, the Barcelona Asian Film Festival-BAFF hasbecome a unique, pioneering festival of its kind in Spain. In addition,spectator numbers have risen from 3,000 to 10,000, a fact which, togetherwith the growing interest in the festival shown by the media, organisationsand institutions, has all served to increase expectations about BAFF in Asiancountries.This year, the 6th Barcelona Asian Film Festival / BAFF (which will runfor 9 days from 30th April to 7th May 2004) will be p...

BAFTA Awards Reward Lost in Translation and Return of the Kings

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Billy Murray and Scarlet Johansson both picked up best acting awards at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Return of the Kings, best film and best director to Peter Weir for Master and Commander. Cold Mountain won for Zelleweger and best music.The BAFTA awards were announced on February 15 with Bill Murray and Scarlet Johanson winning the best acting awards and five awards for The Return of the King. Bafta awards 2004:Best filmLord of the Rings: The Return of the KingBest British film(Alex...

All the awards and prizes in Berlin

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The short film awards from the Competition and Panorama sections:INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMThe International Short Film Jury awards prizes for short films screened in the Competition and Panorama sections.The members of the jury Christine Dollhofer (Austria), Sophie Maintigneux (France) and Vinca Wiedemann (Danmark)award the following prizes: Golden Bear for Best Short Film toUN CARTUS DE KENT SI UN PACHET DE CAFEA Cigarettes and Coffeeby Cristi Puiu Jury Prize, Silver Bear, to the short film...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Sarasota awards announce

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January 31st, the Competition and Audience Awards for the 6th Annual Sarasota Film Festival were announced. Among this year’s Jury are Acquisitions Executive for IFC, Kelly DeVine; Managing Editor of IndieWire & IFCRant, Wendy Mitchell; Film Editor, Cynthia Scheider; Exec. Director of Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman; Producer & Bravo!FACT Board Member, Paul Gratton; Sundance Channel’s Senior Vice President of Film Programming, Paola Freccero; Producer Jeffrey Kramer; and President, Inte...

Rotterdam awards En Route, The Missing and Summer...

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 21 - Sunday, February 1, 2004During the IFFR 2004 Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2004 in Concert and Congress Centre 'de Doelen' in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to BU JIAN (THE MISSING) by Lee Kang-sheng from Taiwan, UNTERWEGS (EN ROUTE) by Jan Krüger from Germany and the Hubert Bals Fund supported LJETO U ZLATNOJ DOLNINI...

Sundance awards announced

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2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERSThe Sundance Film Festival has announced the winners of the Independent Feature Film Competition and the Audience Awards for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (January 15 - 25).The Documentary Grand Jury Prize was given to DIG!, directed and produced by Ondi Timoner. The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize was presented to PRIMER, directed, written, and produced by Shane Carruth. The Documentary Audience Award was presented to BORN INTO B...

Primer and Dig! win at Sundance

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2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERSThe Sundance Film Festival has announced the winners of the Independent Feature Film Competition and the Audience Awards for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (January 15 - 25).The Documentary Grand Jury Prize was given to DIG!, directed and produced by Ondi Timoner. The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize was presented to PRIMER, directed, written, and produced by Shane Carruth. The Documentary Audience Award was presented to BORN INTO B...

Getting Picked Up In Park City

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Getting Picked Up In Park City Films and People Hooking UpWith all the receptions, cocktails parties, sponsor parties, galas, and music concerts to be had in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, the mingling of the singles and films hits a peak during the eleven-day event. With couples getting picked up all over Park City at these soirees there are now many by films that are now picked up by studio’s and distribution companies. The Festival still had two days to go but the deals and rela...

Sundance online kick off

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The Fourth Annual Sundance Online Film Festival (SOFF) launched at www.sundance.org. This year’s Online Festival features 30 short films and interactive projects, and hours of new footage highlighting the activities and history of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute. Included in the new content are interviews with Sundance Film Festival programmers and Sundance Institute staff, behind-the-scenes looks at Institute programs, trailers from past Film Festivals, and highlights from t...

First announcement of Panorama presentations

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Berlinale 2004: First announcement of Panorama presentations Panorama section present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres. In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be prese...

Sante Fe on the rise

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As recently as four years ago, the New Mexico film festival marketplace featured a slug fest between the long running Taos Talking Picture Festival (TTPIX) and the upstart Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF). Both possessed a unique niche, mountain town settings, and devoted audiences. For indie film festival freaks in the area, life was good. Alas, things never stay the same for long in this volatile business.Locals were stunned at the news last month that the nine year old Taos Talking Picture Festi...

Plastic Tree wins in Mannheim-Heidelberg

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Main Award Mannheim-Heidelberg, Best Fiction Feature Film goes to Plastic TreeRainer Werner Fassbinder AwardMatias Bize for "Sábado"Special Award of the JuryDaniel Lind Lagerlöf for "Miffo"Special Mentions of the International JuryRyuichi Hiroki for "Vibrator"Blanca Lewin in "Sábado"Best Short FilmAndrus Tuisk for "Perebisnes"Audience Award of Mannheim-HeidelbergGoran Rebic for "Donau, Dunaj, Duna, Dunav, Dunarea"Prize of the FIPRESCI-JuryAndre van der Hout for "De Arm van Jezus"Prize for the...

The Station Agent Closes Stockholm

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The Stockholm International Film Festival officially closed November 25th with a screening of "E! Audience Award winner," The Station Agent. Tipped as the favorite of the festival, the film lived up to its reputation from beginning to end. It is not hard to understand why the film won the hearts of the Stockholm audience. The area where the story takes place in Newfoundland NJ is a little like a small Swedish town, set far away from everything, where people speak slowly, and savor their words i...

14 fest awards for Bacherloman

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Grand Slam winner Schultze Gets the Blues rides away with Stockholm Bronze Horse and BEST FIRST FEATURE The phrase "Independent Movie" has been abused over the last five years. "Indies" now have bankable stars, studio financing and distribution deals. Where's the real independent projects with no names, low budget and people working for the love of filmmaking - not the money? "Bachelorman" is just such an in...

Schultze gets the blues AND 3 Stockholm awards

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Grand Slam winner Schultze Gets the Blues rides away with Stockholm Bronze Horse and BEST FIRST FEATURE Grand Slam at Stockholm Film Festival by Michael Schorr Michael Schorr's Schultze Gets the Blues rode away with the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" and Best First Feature Award at the 14th Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended November 23. Schorr's film won in two other categories: Best Actor, Horst Krause, and Best Screenplay. The story of a man who has spent his whole ...

Boston award winners

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AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 15TH ANNUAL BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVALGay-themed Israeli feature and personal/historical documentary by first-time filmmaker are 2003 winnersThe 15th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival ended a great run (November 6-16) on Sunday, November 16.Audience members participated in the Festival¹s second Audience Awardballoting. Winning Best Feature and Best Documentary filmmakers eachreceive $1,200 in film stock, generously donated by Eastman Kodak.Ballots have no...

Monster premiering for AFI finale

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Monster closed AFI last week end.The film written and directed by Patty JenkinsPROD: Brad Wyman, Donald Kushner, Charlize Theron, Mark Damon, Clark Peterson EXEC PROD: Meagan Riley-Grant, Steward Hall, Andreas Schmid, Andreas Grosch, Sammy LeeCast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Scott Wilson, Pruitt Taylor Vince Charlize Theron stars in MONSTER, a shockingly moving film that burrows deep beneath the tabloid-sized headline stories on Aileen Wournos, the man-hatingand murder...

Bahamas Fest opens with latest J. Sayles film

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JOHN SAYLES AND PALM PICTURES WILL RECEIVE VISION IN FILM AWARDS AT GALA CEREMONIESTHE BAHAMAS ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, taking place from November 13 – 17 in Nassau/Paradise Island, The Bahamas, will host the Americas Premieres (first showing in the Caribbean, Central and South America) of 35 Feature Films and 20 shorts from a dozen countries at its inaugural event.The Festival opens on November 13 with CASA DE LOS BABYS by director John Sayles. Sayles will receive a Vision In Film Award for C...

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