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Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Zurich focuses on Argentina

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has chosen Argentina as the country of focus for its popular New World View series at this year’s Festival. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Highlighting different countries every year, ZFF’s New World View series presents films from a country whose current filmmaking stands out in global comparison, opens new perspectives and broadens the cinematic horizon. From September 26 to Oct...

Iasi International Film festival

Iasi International Film Festival (IIFF) is organized by the Romanian Independent Film Association. It aims to become one of the largest film festivals in Eastern Europe.
IIFF’s main objective is to promote the cinematic arts, through the attention given especially to auteur and independent films, reflecting their originality and freedom of expression as well as to various forms of cinematic language.
IIFF is an annual event. The first edition will take place between September 25th and
October 3rd, 2009, in Iasi, Romania. The films will be screened in several movie theatres as well as in unconventional locations (CINE-CORT).

Few days left to catch Encounters

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11th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival2-19 July 2009, Nu Metro V&A Waterfront, www.encounters.co.zaJust four days are left before the 11th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will draw to a close after a marathon run of 17 days in Cape Town. Although the final count is not in yet, the festival has experienced multiple sold out screenings during stormy Cape Town weather. Full houses give an indication of audience’s preferences – a combination ...

Sorry to bother you

Director: Nuria Gil and Baltazar Rodes.
A perfect executive waits for the arrival of the tube. He comes into the wagon and makes a speech in front of the rest of the travelers.

2009 SILVERDOCS Award Winners

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Coming to a climax after a week full of screening premieres, information sessions, special events and networking parties, the 2009 SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, co-presented by the American Film Institute and The Discovery Channel, announced its award winners this past weekend, spreading the wealth amongst a diverse group of documentary titles. This year, the Festival screened over 120 films representing 58 countries and incl...

2009 SILVERDOCS Award Winners

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Coming to a climax after a week full of screening premieres, information sessions, special events and networking parties, the 2009 SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, co-presented by the American Film Institute and The Discovery Channel, announced its award winners this past weekend, spreading the wealth amongst a diverse group of documentary titles. This year, the Festival screened over 120 films representing 58 countries and included more than 1000 filmmaker and media professional attendees ...

Cinemark and Barco partner in 4K Digital Projection

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Digital cinema pioneer Barco is proud to announce that Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), the world's second largest motion picture exhibitor, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Barco. As part of this agreement, Cinemark is also partnering with the DLP Cinema® product group from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and media server provider Doremi to secure the industry's best-in-class and brightest digital cinema solution. This group of partners, representing more than 100 years in c...

The Irish Film Institute announces a major cinema expansion

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The Irish Film Institute announces a major cinema expansion and redevelopment The Irish Film Institute is delighted to announce a major redevelopment of its landmark Old Quaker Meeting House premises on Eustace Street in Temple Bar. Plans have been unveiled to create a third cinema in addition to the existing two cinema screens, a major overhaul of the existing public areas, and significant development of the IFI’s Irish Film Archive allowing better access to the archive’s collection for th...

Last Days!

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There are only a few days left for registration at the Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona.  Films must be up to 30 minutes, and all formats and nationalities are accepted. The sending of the films can be made both trough regular mail or online.  Deadline is May 31st. The results will be announced through the Internet on August 31st. The Festival gives out awards for categories: Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Integral Realization, Actress and Actor Performa...

Costa-Gavras talks about filmmaking

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The Global Film Village: One on One sessions and Costa-Gavras talks about filmmaking- by Marla LewinOne on One Sessions and Costa-GavrasThis is our second year of participating in One on Ones at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, bringing together Indian talent with Hollywood industry professionals from both the studios and independent arenas for casual meetings to discuss both their current and future projects. Participating this year were John Nein of the Sundance film festival, Kimberl...

The Global Film Village: One on One sessions and Costa-Gavras talks about filmmaking- by Marla Lewin

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 One on One Sessions and Costa-Gavras   This is our second year of participating in One on Ones at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, bringing together Indian talent with Hollywood industry professionals from both the studios and independent arenas for casual meetings to discuss both their current and future projects.   Participating this year were John Nein of the Sundance film festival, Kimberly Bialek of William Morris agency, Sandra Ruch of Cine Elixir, and Brian Avery of the Yar...

Cannes 2009: Selection of the Cinefondation

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CINÉFONDATION Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti - IL NATURALISTA - 6’ Federico Parodi and Michele Tozzi Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy Dominique Baumard  - LE CONTRETEMPS - 39’ La fémis, France Dorte Bengtson - SYLFIDDEN  - 8’ Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Noamir Castéra -  #1  - 4’ ENSAV La Cambre, Belgium Daniel Day  - GUTTER - 17’ New York University, USA Hugo Frassetto - TRAVERSER  - 5’ La Poudrière, France Jo...

FREDERICK WISEMAN MASTERCLASS

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Documenta Madrid invites you to the first masterclass who Frederick Wiseman will impart in Madrid. It will be at the Cine Estudio - Círculo de Bellas Artes next Tuesday 5th of May at 12:00am. This year, Documenta Madrid is featuring the presence of Frederick Wiseman, one of the most important directors in documentary film since the 1970s. “How to read a Documentary” will be the title of the masterclass that the american director will impart in Madrid. It will be at the Cine Estu...

NEWSLETTER N° 408: March 25, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE The renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has MERGED AND MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals...

Chile guest of Cine Las Americas

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Cine Las Americas is honored to announce the participation of Chile as the invited country for the 12th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 22 to 30 in Austin, Texas.Chile is the first invited nation to participate in a planned annual guest country program that Cine Las Americas started in 2009. The goal of this year's program is to create a space for the screening of films that represent the best and most successful of contemporary Chilean cinema, focusing...

The Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century

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The Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century with over 100 feature and short films in an array of genres-fiction, documentary, animation, drama and comedy. The Festival runs April 17-29 and is considered the oldest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country.  The film selections continue to reflect the great diversity of the Latino culture from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain. "I truly believe the Festiva...

Sebastian Mantilla’s project CANAL selected for PUENTES 2009

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Trained at Torino Film Lab in colaboration with Script & Pitch, the feature film project CANAL written by Sebastian Mantilla from Spain and produced by Bianca Smanio from Novart Media Films, has been one of five europeans selected to participate at PUENTES taking place in Buenos Aires from March 26-30, 2009 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) taking place from March 25 - April 5, 2009. Along with CANAL, PUENTES Europe...

SHOW TIME

Director: Frédéric Massot.
A couple of Italian tourists in Madrid are shooting a video with their camera. When they get back to their hotel, after a fashion party, they step into a man who's running away from a bag-snatcher. They decide to hide and film the incredibly cruel scene. They go on recording until the bag-snatcher leaves the poor man on the floor. After that, the bag-snatcher realizes the couples is there and brutally hits the woman. The guy keeps on recording. The girl gets pushed on the floor, so the guy leaves the camera and begins to fight with the bag-snatcher. The girl keeps on recording ...until the end.

San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival

The San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival saw the light 18 years ago on initiative by the San Sebastian Municipal Board of Culture. It was an immediate hit with the audience, whose active participation paved the way for things to come.

Echos of Enlightenment by Daniel J. Coplan

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Synopsis A magical realism thriller about a wife’s search for her missing husband, Daniel. You see, every day, somewhere in America, a middle aged man leaves his home and his family, and never returns. Alternating between droll humor and the psychidelic, the film explores both angst and enlightenment, in a fascinating journey of breathtaking vision, mysticism, human passion, all ending with a remarkable discovery! Director Mr. Coplan started making movies when he was 14...

Moosh by Erez Tadmor

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  Synopsis “Moosh” is a policeman 32 years old. He has problems in his marriage. His wife leaves home and stays by her sister. One night on his Shift “Moosh” finds a baby that sameone abandoned in an alley near the Trash-can. From that moment, Moosh is stuck with the baby all night. He has to watch him, feed him, and change his daipers. The baby cries and he puts a record and dance with the baby until they fall asleep on the floor. Finding the baby and taking care of ...

NEWSLETTER N° 403: February 18, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

Cine Gay highlights at San Diego Latino

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CINE GAYSan Diego Latino Film Festival continues its mission to help correct the often distorted images seen on television and in movies by presenting another 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 ...

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