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Duke City Shootout

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2006 FESTIVAL DATES: FRIDAY, JULY 21 to SATURDAY JULY 29EVENT SHOWDOWN DUKE CITY SHOOTOUT 2006SATURDAY, JULY 15 - FRIDAY, JULY 21 Digital Bootcamp (University of New Mexico ARTS Lab) Sgt. John Grace and crew whip our new recruits into shape during one-week of intensive training in the art of digital moviemaking. Get involved and attend! FRIDAY, JULY 21 - JULY 23 Duke City/48 Hour Film Project Competition Sponsored by First Community BankThe two pre-eminent names in the movie-making competition b...

AVA Awards : Amitabh, Shahrukh, Ajay Chadhdha, Films Division were honored.

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Association of Voice Artistes (AVA) honored superstar Amitabh Bachchan & Shahrukh Khan with “AVA AWARDS 2005” for their voicing talents in a grand glitering show at Bombay Exhibition center, NSE Complex, Goregaon in Mumbai on May 27, 2006. Where as, Mr. Ajay Chadhdha (Lifetime Achivement), Vinod Kulkarni (Male voice of the year), Swati Subramaniam (Female voice of the year), Dot-Spot Production ( Pt Vinod Sharma Trophy for the Radio Play “Chinmasta”), Lingo (Production House Radio), Fil...

San Francisco Festival’s Golden Gate Awards

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The parking was impossible. But the weather gloriously balmy by the bay for the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Awards held this evening in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center. Appropriately, the Golden Gate Bridge itself could be glimpsed in the distance from the lobby windows. During the cocktail reception, Richard Hershowitz, director of the Virginia Film Festival and Skyy Prize juror, joked about giving the new San Francisco Film Society executive director his s...

Play and Du Soleil En Hiver: Indielisboa Winners

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INDIELISBOA 2006: PLAY and DU SOLEIL EN HIVER are the winnersAlicia Scherson’s feature wins Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” for Feature Film, and French short gets the Grand Prize for Short FilmCristi Puiu’s THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU receives Special MentionHere are the winners: Grand Prize “City of Lisbon” for Feature FilmPLAY, by Alicia Scherson Special MentionTHE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, by Cristi Puiu Grand Prize for Short FilmDU SOLEIL EN HIVER, Samuel Collardey Special Mention to a...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival LNE UP

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The 9th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has announced its program, which is available online at www.cinelasamericas.org. (Please see attachments for full schedule and film info.)At the Web site, users can navigate films by title, program section, venue, and country of origin. Festival passes ($60) and tickets for individual screenings ($5 to $7) are also available online, as well as at the box office.This year’s festival program runs from Wednesday, April 19, through Sunday, Apr...

Cine Las Americas presents EMERGENCIA,

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Cine Las Americas presents EMERGENCIA, its annual youth film competition, on Saturday, April 22 at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex.Saturday’s event will begin at 12 PM with a free short film competition for filmmakers no older than nineteen years of age. Participants of the Cine Las Americas after-school program at Johnston High School produce, judge, market, and organize this event. This opportunity allows students to determine which films best reflect the views of their generation...

Full Frame Documentary Film Fest Announces Awards

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2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Awards2007 Festival Tenth Anniversary Dates Set for April 12-15, 2007Ninth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close Sunday April 9th with record-breaking attendance. The final ticket number for the 2006 festival was 20,121, with an estimated 2540 additional viewers coming for the films showing post-barbecue bringing the total number of tickets to 22,661 for 2006. Last year, as of Sunday's Southern Style Barbecue and Awards Ce...

Fantastic awards here and there

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Méliès d’Argent winner in FantasportoThe 26th edition of Fantasporto proved to be a successful one - A great program, fantastic guests, and a wonderful setting provided by Porto itself. And the winners were…Méliès d’ArgentANIMAL, Roselyne Bosch, (Portugal, UK, France), 2005Short Film Nomination for a Méliès d’OrTHE LEGEND OF THE SCARECROW, Marcos Besas, (Spain), 2005For a full list of all Fantasporto winners in all the different categories visit our press section at melies.org or v...

The 9th Cine Las Americas Film Festival

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The 9th Cine Las Americas Film Festival will screen the best in new film from the Americas April 19 – 23. This year’s program will offer a panorama of narrative and documentary films from countries throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, and the festival will also host Emergencia, a free day of screenings of youth-made films and other films for the whole family.This year’s Cine Las Americas program offers multiple perspectives on the cultural heritage of the Americ...

Kinofest Manchester shorts to screen end of the month

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KINOFILM, 10th Manchester International Short Film Festival runs 24th Feb – 5th March and features 400 films…dozens of premieres…cinema from 21 countries…screenings all over Manchester city centre…live gigs…big industry events…this year’s 10th Kinofilm provides the setting for the biggest expo of short films and features ever seen in Manchester and the North WestOn Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb, the state-of-the-art Kino Cinemobile lands in Albert Square, Manchester – and provide...

The French Film Festival UK to launch new version

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The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 – in both independent and multiplex cinemas.The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a new fusion of two events that previously have promoted le cinema français in the UK, will deliver a stimulating and, at times, challenging array of films in nine key locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.The French Film Festival UK which...

Raising Voices Conference at Rotterdam Festival

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Hubert Bals Fund Conference on training next generation of filmmaking voicesOn Sunday 29th January 2006, the International Film Festival Rotterdam will organize a Hubert Bals Fund Conference in Rotterdam entitled “Raising Voices.” Representatives from training organizations from around the world will come together to discuss the design of training programs that will stimulate the next generation of culturally distinctive and authentic filmmaking voices.The conference will examine the questio...

45 film projects selected for Rotterdam CineMart 2006

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45 film projects selected for CineMart 2006 (29 January – 2 February) • Former CineMart Projects in official selection Rotterdam 2006The 23rd CineMart has announced its selection of forty-five independent film projects. The world’s first and largest co-production market will include new productions by established art house directors such as Pablo Trapero, Guy Maddin, Alexej German jr and Li Yang. CineMart expects some 800 guests to attend, including decision making executives from all majo...

Munich International Festival of Film Schools

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MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS -19. November - 26. November 2005 After the Awards Ceremony in the Gloria Palast theater, the festival's participants from around the world spent their last night in Munich partying and dancing at the BMW Pavillon on Lenbachplatz until after midnight.We'd like to thank the participants of the 25th International Festival of Film Schools for presenting their films this past week and we would also like to thank the Munich public for attending in such la...

European Film Promotion receives Media support for film sales

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By awarding 400.000 Euros to European Film Promotion s initiative Film Sales Support (FSS) for 2006, the European Commission s Media Programme has highlighted the significance of promoting and marketing European films outside of Europe. Entering its third year in January, FSS supports European sales agents and producers in their endeavour to market and propel cultural diversity of European cinema on selected international film festivals in Latin America, East Asia, Canada and the US. The generou...

XXII Festival de Cine de Bogotá Awards

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XXII Festival de Cine de BogotáThe Awards were:XI Video Festival:Gold Pre-Columbian Circle to the Best Video: No winner II Award to the Best Art Documentary "Enrique Grau": Gold Pre-Columbian Circle to the Best Art Documentary: "Por quién lloran mis amores" of Carolina Cortés. ColombiaHonorable Mention to "Al silencio, Cristino de Vera" of Miguel G. Morales, Spain.IV Documentary Award:Gold Pre-Columbian Circle to the Best Documetary: "Entre gallos y medianoche" de Nadja Drost, CanadáHonorabl...

25th Anniversary Festival of School Films in Munich

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25th Munich International Festival of Film Schools (November 19 - 26). From November 19 - 26, the Munich International Festival of Film Schools will be showcasing the best new films from young, upcoming directors from around the world. A selection committee has chosen the most interesting 54 films out of a total of over 250 submissions from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North & South America. A day before the official competition begins, on November 19, the festival, in collaboration with...

The Valladolid Film Festival celebrates half a century

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The Valladolid Film Festival --"SEMINCI" -- ("Semana Internacional de Cine", or International Film Week), which was launched in 1956 and has been held every year since without interruption, this year celebrates its Golden half-century Anniversary. As usual the emphasis will be on non-mainstream features, auteur directors, and a wide variety of shorts and documentaries. The opening film tonight at the elegant Teatro Calderon will be the latest offering from Constantine Costa-Gavras, "Couperet",...

Factotum screened at Hamburg a modest fest in a big city

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Dropping in on the Hamburg film festival on the way back from San Sebastian is something like stopping off at a neighbourhood bar for a nightcap after a gala bash at the Waldorf. Which is not to say that Hamburg is not interesting or lacking in films of merit -- just that it's on a much smaller scale (although Hamburg, as a city, is far bigger than San Sebastian) and is geared to the tastes of the local film-buff public, rather than to industry professionals. Films are shown in five venues, mo...

Award-Winners at Oldenburg International Film Festival

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Oldenburg International Filmfestival awards the drama „About a girl“ and the media-satire „Pretty Persuasion“ with the German Independence AwardOn Sunday evening the 12th Oldenburg International Filmfestival came to a close with the International Premiere of “The Wendell Baker Story” at the Cinemaxx cinema. The directors Luke and Andrew Wilson attended the screening, which started the festival’s Closing Night Gala. Luke Wilson is also starring as the leading character, Wendell Bak...

Argentine road movie Bombon el Pero to open San Diego

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Straight off the success of MACHUCA, its latest hit release, Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present Argentina's acclaimed film, BOMBÓN EL PERRO (Argentina/Spain, 96 min., 2004), August 12 - 18, 2005 at Mann Theatres Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA, 92108).Carlos Sorin, director of Historias Minimas\Intimate Stories (screened in San Diego, June 2005) brings us his bittersweet story of Juan Villegas an unemployed gas station attendant...

Buenos Aires launches short film fest

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The first edition of Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina between september 22 and 24th 2005. ModalitiesThere are two modalities: Screenplay Modality, in which will be able toparticipate unpublished screenplays in documentary and fiction categries; and Realization Modality, in which will be able to participate short-films in all categories (documentary, fiction, animation, experimental and others). Deadline is August 25th.PrizesThe prizes consist o...

The Transilvania International Film Festival awards

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The Transilvania International Film Festival awarded it's winnersThe fourth edition of Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj, 2005) awarded this year’s winners, at the Awards Gala which took place at Cluj National Theatre on the 4th of June 2005. TIFF Jury AwardsThe Transilvania Trophy (ex-aequo, 4000 euro) went to two films from the official Competition: the Russian movie 4 directed by Ilya Khrzanovski and Whisky (Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain 2004), by Juan Pablo Rebello and Pa...

Cine Vegas Film Festival Rolls the Dice and Hits Lucky Seven

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Once again, The 7th annual CineVegas Film Festival is held at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theaters June 10th to the 18th, 2005. Opening with the compelling HUSTLE AND FLOW, CineVegas celebrates its seventh year with an impressive line-up of films and special events and parties. Once again, this emerging festival introduces important new films from new and established film industry players. Programming Director, Trevor Groth, also of Sundance, hopes to continue a lucky streak that has giv...

Cine Vegas Film Festival Rolls the Dice and Hits Lucky Seven

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Opening with the impressive HUSTLE AND FLOW, CineVegas celebrates itsseventh year with an impressive line-up of films and special events. Once again, this emerging festival introduces important new films from emerging andestablished film industry players. Programming Director, Trevor Growth, also ofSundance, is enjoying a roll having debut film’s at Cinevegas 2004 that laterscreened at Sundance 2005.Festival opener HUSTLE AND FLOW, directed by Craig Brewer and produced byJohn Singleton, is a c...
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