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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL in LA: RED CARPET SCHEDULE + CELEBS

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“THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES FOR 8 DAYS OF 100 SCREENINGS, RED CARPET PREMIERES, PARTIES, PANELS AND AWARDS CEREMONY & A NEW FEST PRESIDENT, ABEL FERRARA, THE KING OF INDIE FILM!”Featuring the talents of Susan Sarandon; Taryn Manning; Walter Cronkite; Arthur Laurents; Topmodel Venantia Otto; DJ Qualls; Mercedes McNab; Poet Steven Vincent Benét; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Douglas Moore; Tony Randall (final performance, The Od...

New York Independent Internation Film & Video Festival summer run

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Featuring the talents of Susan Sarandon; Taryn Manning; Walter Cronkite; Arthur Laurents; Topmodel Venantia Otto; DJ Qualls; Mercedes McNab; Poet Steven Vincent Benét; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Douglas Moore; Tony Randall (final performance, The Odd Couple); Wood Harris (HBO's The Wire); Lochlyn Munro (Unforgiven, White Chicks); Julie Strain; Sabrina Parisi (Owner of Dolce Sinfonia-DS);Zuleikha Robinson (HBO's Rome, Lost); Author Donna Spangler; Kevin Shinick (Without A Trace, Robot Chick...

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Returns to LA with Star Studded Indie Line-Up

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Public Relations Contact:                                       Nicole Holland Phone: 702-361-1430 Fax: 702-361-6309 nicolefilms1@aol.com www.nyfilmvideo.com “THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES FOR 8 DAYS OF 100 SCREENINGS, RED CARPET PREMIERES, PARTIES, PANELS AND AWARDS CEREMONY & A NEW FEST PRESIDENT, ABEL FERRARA, THE KING OF INDIE FILM!”Featuring the talents of Susan Sarandon; Taryn Man...

Philadelphia QFest announces honorees

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The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. They are - 2009 Gay Icon Award: Sharon Gless; the 2009 Rising Star Award: H.P. Mendoza; the 2009 Artistic Achievement Award: Chad Allen; and the 2009 Barbara Gittings Award: Dr. Dee Mosbacher. Each honoree will be present to accept his or her award at one of four special ceremonies during the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia QFest, July 9 – 20, 2009.Actress Sharon Gless will receive the Gay Icon Aw...

STING Tribute at Ischia Global Film and Music Fest

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MUSIC-ICON STING TO BE HONORED WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS ‘ISCHIA WILLIAM WALTON MUSIC LEGEND AWARD’ DURING THE JULY 12TH OPENING NIGHT GALA OF THE 7TH ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FESTSTING Tribute To Include Screenings of Two Documentaries – All This Time and The Journey & The Labyrinth Sting, the music icon who has won multiple Grammy Awards and nominations, three Academy Award® nominations and one Golden Globe, will be honored with the coveted Ischia William Walton Music Legend Award in reco...

Sting to be honored at next Ischia Global

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Sting, the music icon who has won multiple Grammy Awards and nominations, three Academy Award® nominations and one Golden Globe, will be honored with the coveted Ischia William Walton Music Legend Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements as a singer, actor and activist, it was announced here today. Past recipients include Burt Bacharach, Harry Belafonte, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Gustavo Santaolalla and Andrea Bocelli.Former front man for The Police, Sting is known for his high-p...

Honoring An Actor's Actor At Palm Beach FF

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When your career resume ranges from playing English royalty to an American patriarchal President, with a corrupt police captain and a Scottish pig farmer thrown in for good measure, you know you are talking about someone with a great range. That quality to perfectly personify a host of different types is the hallmark of great character actors. Among the best applying their craft to numerous film and television projects is the actor James Cromwell, who will be honored this evening with a Career...

The Tribeca Film Festival will close with My Life in Ruins

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The Tribeca Film Festival today announced that My Life in Ruins, directed by Donald Petrie and written by Mike Reiss, will have a special presentation screening as the closing night film of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by founding sponsor American Express. My Life in Ruins, a Fox Searchlight Pictures release, stars Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, María Ádanez, Sheila Bernette, María Botto, Rachel Dratch, Alexis Georgoulis, Ralph Nossek, Bernice Stegers, and Harland Williams, an...

Elaine Stritch Welcomes the Delivery of Oscar Statues for 2009 Oscar Night Celebration in New York

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By Maria Esteves - February 20, 2009 The exquisite eight foot golden Oscar statues welcomed by Emmy and Tony Award winner actress Elaine Stritch arrived at The Carlyle Hotel, New York, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in preparation for the Official 81st Annual Academy Awards celebration, on Sunday, February 22nd. The 81st Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008, presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), hosted by Hugh Jackman will be held...

8 Emerging Directors to Receive Film Independent Fellowship and Support Services-

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects selected for its 8th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmakin...

NEWSLETTER N° 399: January 21, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "450 festivals have joined the new Myspace and Youtu...

Forest Whitaker will present Life Achievement Award to James Earl Jones

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Forest Whitaker will present Screen Actors Guild’s 45th Life Achievement Award to James Earl Jones at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.The 2009 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). For satellite and HD viewers, the l...

Nashwa Al Ruwaini MEIFF Director to participate as juror in the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards

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Arab media personality and Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival, Nashwa Al Ruwaini, has been invited to participate as a juror in the category of non-fiction for the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards (IDEA). This is the fourth year that The International Academy of Television Arts and Science host the awards which will recognize excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform. Three Emmy® ...

Nashwa Al Ruwaini to participate as juror in the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards

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Arab media personality and Executive Director of the Middle East International Film Festival, Nashwa Al Ruwaini, has been invited to participate as a juror in the category of non-fiction for the 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards (IDEA). This is the fourth year that The International Academy of Television Arts and Science host the awards which will recognize excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform. Three Emmy® Awards for Digi...

Short Films Showcase in Orlando

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Haydenfilms Presenting Short Films Showcase in Orlando Featuring Michael Attardi’s Award-Winning Christmas Film, Special Guest Tim CurryBeing Awarded Haydenfilms Lifetime Achievement AwardThursday, December 11 First-Class VIP Event Being Staged by Red Rope Screening; Will Benefit Special Olympics of Florida Kutztown, Pa.—Haydenfilms LLC, headquartered here, announced that it will present a Short Films Showcase in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, featuring the multi-award-winni...

"The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards"

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"The Academy Awards" for Independent Film, aka, "The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards", was held this evening at "The Museum of American Finance" and "Cipriani Wall Street". The evening commenced with Terrence Howard singing the track, "Love Makes You Beautiful", off his latest CD, "Shine Through It".Michelle Byrd addressed the audience congratulating IFP as it turns 30 this year. "Indie film is an artform. Since IFP's inception, they have assisted over 7000 films to be made, connect...

Eli Wallach Honored At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Eli Wallach in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Friday, November 7--------The venerable actor Eli Wallach, a raconteur at 93 years young, was honored last evening at the Cinema Paradiso following the rare screening of the 1950s cause celebre BABY DOLL, which was the actor's debut film. The event, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, also included a tribute to Wallach's leading lady (on the stage, screen and in real life), actress Anne Jackson. Both were at the...

Laurence Fishburne to be awarded at Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that esteemed actor and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place December 4-11 in Nassau. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Mr. Fishburne will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation on Sunday, December 7th. Academy Award® winner Sir Sean Connery will again be lending hi...

LA Femme Film Festival

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LA Femme Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on women filmmakers, showcasing their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment and desire to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography. "The creators of La Femme go to great lengths to make the festival a good experience for filmmaker and audience alike. It's a great re...

Film, Strive For Happiness, wins Silver (1st place) Telly Award

Strive For Happiness won a 2008 (1st place) Silver Telly Award in the Television Documentary category.  A brief history of the Telly. The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local p

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25

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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25 will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award, named after one of Paso Robles, California’s best-known historic guests and residents, the classical concert pianist and popular musical super-star from the Turn of the Century, Ignace J. Paderweski. The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once knownworld wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first...

Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer Greg Daniels

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The Austin Film Festival (AFF) will honor writer, producer and director Greg Daniels with the 2008 Outstanding Television Writer Award at the 15th Annual Austin Film Festival (Oct. 16-23, 2008). Daniels will receive the award at the Austin Film Festival Awards Luncheon presented by AT&T on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Austin Club. AFF co-founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan said, “We’re thrilled to honor Greg Daniels for his contribution to ground-breaking comedic television on f...

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25

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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25 will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award, named after one of Paso Robles, California’s best-known historic guests and residents, the classical concert pianist and popular musical super-star from the Turn of the Century, The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once known world wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first soloist to perform ...

The Paso Robles Film Fest to welcome The Bacon Brothers

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The Paso Robles Film Festival is proud to welcome The Bacon Brothers One of the headlining acts from this years festival includes The Bacon Brothers featuring actor Kevin Bacon and his brother and musician Michael Bacon. Standley, with advice from local authorities on children and youth, is planning to donate a percentage of all proceeds from the festival to benefit some to-be named youth programs in Paso Robles. He is already setting up a link with Kevin Bacon's charity organization, www.six...

Ruff Cutz Indie Film Festival and conference unique format

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The 2nd Annual Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference will be presented in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 14, 15, 16, 2008. Ruff Cutz is pleased to announce that The Center for Digital Imaging Arts of Boston University will be hosting this year's event. A highly anticipated follow up to last year, Ruff Cutz is much more than a film festival. In fact, it's not really a film festival at all in the conventional sense. Ruff Cutz is a conference programmed with film screenings...

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