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$125 000 in cash & prizes for CFC Short Film Fest

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The Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival (June 12th – 17th) is proud to recognize the talented and dedicated filmmakers who contribute to the success of our Festival through their creativity by presenting 2007’s top filmmakers with one of the largest cash prizes for short film in the world. Offering 10 awards and over $125,000 in cash and prizes, the WSFF honours exceptional creators whose talent and dedication inspires audiences and budding filmmakers alike.2007 welcomes t...

Jackson Hole Wildlife announces jury

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce its selection of the final jury who will determine the winners of the Film Competition associated with the 2007 Festival. This year’s Festival will take place on October 1-6, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHWFF plays host to an unparalleled competition, celebrating the finest examples of natural history filmmaking. To win an award in Jackson is a prestigious honor. Hundreds of filmmakers and broadcasters from around the world compete...

The Other Cannes Awards

Tuesday, May 29------While the Main Competition Awards at the Cannes Film Festival generally get the lion's share of press (particularly the Palme d'Or, the Festival's highest honor), there are a number of other awards that are equally significant. Each one of the parallel sections of the Festival (Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week) bestows its own prizes. In addition, film critics and other guilds have their own set of awards. All in all, a pr...

Cine Las Americas Festival Announces Award Winners

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award WinnersAUSTIN, TX – The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards and Youth Film Awards.Best Narrative Feature Film is TATUADO (Tattooed) from Argentine director Eduardo Raspo. Cynthia...

Cine Las Americas International opened with El Violin

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival began with an well-received screening of EL VIOLIN (The Violin, Francisco Vargas Quevedo, Mexico, 2006) at the Paramount Theater.The opening night audience was deeply touched by the film as proved by their laughter and their tears for the story of Don Plutarco and the Hidalgo family, described by actor Gerardo Taracena as "a story of injustice, a story about something that hurts us in Mexico and in all parts of Latin America" The film depict...

4 films focused on Coca at Cine Las Americas

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival program will present a program of four films that explore the issues facing Bolivia’s indigenous farmers of coca.Through both documentary and narrative films, audiences will explore the many resonances of the debate over coca, a plant of great cultural value in Bolivia’s indigenous communities, and of great controversy throughout the Americas.“Our Coca Culture program highlights films shot in Bolivia, but more than that, portrays a reg...

Cine Las Americas Documentary Feature Film Competition

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will host its Documentary Feature Film competition from April 20 – 22, 2007. Films in competition will screen at the Regal Metropolitan Theater (901 Little Texas Lane, near the intersection of IH 35 and Stassney) and The Hideout Theater (617 Congress Avenue).While the documentary form has established a place for itself with mainstream audiences, the works included in this section push the boundaries to the next level, exposing audiences ...

Cine Las Americas Festival to honour Lúcia Murat

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is honored to welcome Brazilian filmmaker Lúcia Murat, who will present the Austin premiere of her two most recent films: QUASE DOIS IRMAOS (Almost Brothers) and OLHAR ESTRANGEIRO (The Foreign Eye).Born in Rio de Janeiro, Lúcia Murat became politically active in the late 1960s. In 1971 she was jailed in connection with her participation in the guerrilla movement that opposed Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985.) Her experience dur...

Austin Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival April 19 – 26, 2007The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place April 19 through April 26. Festival passes are now available for purchase at www.cinelasmaericas.org.Opening night is Thursday, April 19, with a screening of Francisco Vargas Quevedo’s award winning drama EL VIOLIN (Mexico, 2006) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. EL VIOLIN won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for Ibero-American Cinema at...

European Film Sales Support at Guadalajara Fest

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Film Sales Support for the first time for European films at Mexico’s International Film Festival of Guadalajara (22-30 March 2007)It is the first year in which European Film Promotion will participate in the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara by offering Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of four European films screening at the festival. FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union with a remit to help increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe...

Cine Gay Returns to the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2007

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San Diego Latino Film Festival continues its mission to help correct the often distorted images seen on television and in movies by presenting a second year of the Cine Gay Showcase. Challenging the historical exclusion of under-represented communities in the media, the festival takes advantage of the opportunity of this showcase to highlight experiences of gay life in different corners of the world, underlining the universal experience as well as the unique expressions of the Latin GLBT commun...

European films support from EFP at Mar del Plata Festival

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At this year’s International Film Festival of Mar del Plata, which takes place from 8 to 18 March, 8 European films are benefiting from European Film Promotion’s Film Sales Support (FSS). FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union with a remit to increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe. The scheme awards grants of up to 5.000 Euros per film to sales agents towards their promotional campaigns at the festival. The grant covers 50% of costs related to the pro...

The San Diego Latino Film Festival

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The San Diego Latino Film Festival continues to showcase an amazing range of independent voices in film with Cine’mation, its first animated showcase.  The festival is proud to present this impressive array of work within the art form that includes animatics, 2D, 3D, and stop motion films.  Bringing something for everyone, the showcase presents art house programs alongside more traditional family films.While the Cine’mation Showcase may be new to the festival, Latino/a contributions to the...

San Diego Latino Film Festival ready to kick

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THE 14TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL:FEEL – SEE - CELEBRATE: MARCH 8 – 18, 2007 The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2007 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 185 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 25,000 and the addition of ...

Big Sky Documentary Film Fest Announces Award Winners

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The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2007 winning films, each of which will be screened during a special encore presentation Wednesday, February 21, at Missoula's historic Wilma Theatre.Best FeatureThe Cats of MirikitaniDirector - Linda HattendorfBest ShortA Revolving DoorDirector - Marilyn BravermanBest MiniDocHa Ha Ha AmericaDirector - JD LigonBig Sky AwardSalvation MountainDirector - Travis PetersonArtistic Vision AwardThe Colour of OlivesDirector - Carolina Riva...

Online cinema panel discussions at San Diego Latino Fest

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The Media Arts Center San Diego in conjunction with the 14th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 8-18) is proud to announce the return of REEL TALKS, a series of lively panel discussions and workshops that occur throughout the ten day festival. REEL TALKS invites local filmmakers, media-makers, animators, writers, artists, educators, and students to listen, learn, and join in on the conversation between top professionals from the International film scene as they chat about the nuts and...

Slamdane announce awards

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The 13th edition of the Slamdance Film Festival has announced 16 film and screenplay prize winners in three categories who will share more than $125,000 in cash and prizes. The just-concluded 2007 Festival in Park City, Utah, shattered all previous submission and attendance records, having received over 3,600 submissions from 20 countries for less than 100 slots, a milestone that catapults the movie showcase into one of the largest film festivals in the world, and attracted approximately 20,000 ...

The Portland International Film Festival turns 30

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The Portland International Film Festival30th AnniversaryFebruary 9-24, 2007On March 17th, 1977, the first Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) opened with a long line of film fans and eager patrons ready to see Orson Welles' F is for Fake, the first of 20 films from 20 countries. Over the last 30 years and thousand of films, the Festival has drawn hundreds of thousands of people from throughout the Northwest to an event that will this year showcase 125 films from three dozen countries and...

DCIFF Bringing the Best Of Independent Film To Washington

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2007 Washington, DC Independent Film Festival ( www.dciff.org) (March 1 – 11, 2007) The 9th Annual Washington, DC Independent Film Festival will be held March 1 – 11, 2007. Academy Award winner Director Oliver Stone will open this year's festival. One of the premiere festivals for indie films on the Atlantic Coast, DCIFF runs 11 days, exhibits over 100 films (features, shorts, animations, documentaries, student) from around the world, and features 30 themed film showcases (Political, Cine L...

55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ends successfully

The 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has ended this weekend awarding the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg and several further prizes. „With persistence and consistency the Newcomer festival has conquered the second position after the Filmfestival Berlin“, said Dr. Michael Kötz, festival director and artistic director since 15 years, at the closing press conference in Mannheim. This position is not surprising from an international perspective as for many years the festi...

55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ends successfully

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The 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has ended this weekend awarding the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg and several further prizes. „With persistence and consistency the Newcomer festival has conquered the second position after the Filmfestival Berlin“, said Dr. Michael Kötz, festival director and artistic director since 15 years, at the closing press conference in Mannheim. This position is not surprising from an international perspective as for many years the festiva...

Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

International Short Film Festival Berlin preview

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interfilm : 22 nd International Short Film Festival Berlin November 7 - 12, 2006 Over 4,000 films and videos from 94 countries were submitted to the interfilm offices in Berlin for the 22 nd International Short Film Festival. 500 entries from diverse genres - feature, animation, documentary, children's film, music clip - were selected for competition or for special programs. In addition to the International and German Competitions, the festival will again include special Country Focus programs, ...

Molodist Festival in Ukraine reveals Line Up of shorts

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"36-th International Film Festival «Molodist» will take place from 21 to 29 October 2006. The Festival is held under the auspices of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko." Hrewith the full program.Competition program of the Festival will consist of three categories:• Student films (less than 45’)• First professional short films (fiction, animation, documentary less than 45’)• First professional full-length fiction films (60’ or more) The competition program films will be jud...

Mexico City Docu Festival launches

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From September 21st to the 31th, México City will witness the birth of DOCSDF, a forum, a meeting point where enthusiasts of the genre, film makers and producers, will have the oportunity to attend screenings of some of the genre’s highlights from recent years, from México and around the world.-This festival stems from the big lack México City -one of the biggest in the world- suffered, that of a large documentary film exhibition, like the ones cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, N...
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