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The Global Film Village: Jason Reitman, Jeremy Renner and T Bone Burnett to be honored at Palm Springs Festival

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by Marla Lewin Three more names have been added to honorees list at the 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman will receive its Director of the Year Award for Up in the Air, Jeremy Renner will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award for The Hurt Locker and T Bone Burnett will receive the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing for Crazy Heart. The Awards Gala, presented by Cartier, will kick off the Festival on January 5 at...

Santa BarbaraFestival will honor Julianne Moore

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore at the 25th edition of the Festival with the Montecito Award, which runs February 4 -14, 2010, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Thursday, February 11, at the historic Arlington Theatre. The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career, and has...

JEFF BRIDGES to receive THE DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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by Marla Lewin   Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges with the Desert Palm Achievement Award on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. Bridges creates yet another richly comic, semi-tragic romant...

The Global Film Village: AWARD WINNERS LIST at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA GROWS

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by Marla LewinHelen Mirren Photo taken by Stephan Rabold, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsThe 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award winner Helen Mirren with the Career Achievement Award. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 5-18, 2010.Mirren will join pre...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Guests highlights

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Stanley Tucci and Christoph Waltz with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 25th edition of the Fest, which runs February 4-February 14, 2010, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Tribute will take place on Friday, February 12, 2010.   The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a signific...

Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda,” “Skin,”) will be honored with the Bahamas Int’l Film Festival’s 2009 Rising Star

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Academy Award® nominee Sophie Okonedo ("Hotel Rwanda," "Skin,") will be honored with BIFF's 2009 Rising Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   The Festival's prestigious Rising Star Award is given to an actor or actress whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry. Sophie Okon...

Record applications to the upcoming Berlinale Talent Campus

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"Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People" is the theme for the upcoming Berlinale Talent Campus. The Campus itself is far from lacking talent: In its eighth year of existence, the Campus has once again reached record numbers of applications from young international filmmakers. The interest has never been stronger: 4773 applications from 145 countries, nearly a thousand more than last year. Applications came in from 13 new countries as well, including Burundi, Guinea, Montenegro and Sai...

Matthew Broderick Arrives In Fort Lauderdale

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Ferris Bueller himself arrived in Fort Lauderdale today to receive a Career Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderale International Film Festival. Well, to be more accurate, the actor who embodied the teen rebel in the iconic 1980s film FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, the stage and screen thespian Matthew Broderick, is in town to receive the kudos and to introduce the screening tonight of the American indie film WONDERFUL WORLD. The son of acclaimed character actor James Broderick, the boyish Matthew,...

Matthew Broderick Arrives In Fort Lauderdale

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  Ferris Bueller himself arrived in Fort Lauderdale today to receive a Career Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderale International Film Festival. Well, to be more accurate, the actor who embodied the teen rebel in the iconic 1980s film FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, the stage and screen thespian Matthew Broderick, is in town to receive the kudos and to introduce the screening tonight of the American indie film WONDERFUL WORLD. The son of acclaimed character actor James Broderick, the ...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival

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It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen. We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in his early life. With a father who left the family when Owen was three...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival

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Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival 22nd October 2009It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen.We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in ...

Interview with Clive Owen at the BFI London Film Festival 22nd October 2009

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It's the BFI London Film Festival and I'm at the BFI Southbank to meet Clive Owen. We can all just google Clive Owen to read about his achievements as a BAFTA, Golden Globe winner and for his extensive work in the film and tv industry. Therefore I thought I should pick out some goodies from the interview, that you don't read about everywhere else... Born 1964 in Coventry, Clive Owen was a man who didn't have it all set in his early life. With a father who left the family when Owen was thr...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) dubbed "The Voice of Indie Film" will run October 22nd-29th, 2009 New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documen...

The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) NY line up

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New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from October 22nd-29th in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe.  The opening night networking party and awards ceremony take place on Thursday, October 22nd at BLVD (199 Bowery) f...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

Film Highlights of upcoming NYIIFVF next October

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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL "The Voice of Indie Film" October 22nd-29th, 2009Festival will feature the likes of Liam Neeson, Ed Asner, Vincent Pastore, Carmen Electra, Lydia Lunch, Regis Philbin, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Pat Cooper, Anthony Wong, John Lloyd Young, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanich, Eli Wallach, Russell Means, Talbot Perry Simons, Isaach de Bankolé and more. New Yorkers in need of an affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear...

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

Jason Reitman to receive Aspen Film's New Directions Award

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Aspen Film will honor Academy Award® nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) with its first ever New Directions Award at this year's 31st annual Aspen Filmfest September 30th through October 4th. In recognition of his tremendous creative achievement as a writer and director, Aspen Film will screen his new feature, UP IN AIR starring George Clooney and present the New Directions Award followed by an on-stage conversation with Mr. Reitman. This special evening will take pla...

Stanley Tucci to be honored at Aspen Filmfest

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Aspen Film will honor Stanley Tucci (currently co-starring in JULIE & JULIA) with the Independent by Nature Award at this year's 31st annual Aspen Filmfest on Saturday, October 3rd at the Wheeler Opera House. Recognizing Mr. Tucci's richly eclectic career in independent and Hollywood film, the evening tribute will feature a selection of film highlights and an on-stage conversation. Following the theater presentation, Aspen Film will host a 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration with Mr. Tucci as an h...

Desert Flower to open the 16th Oldenburg Filmfestival

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The impressive tale of the nomad girl Waris Dirie, who would conquer the catwalks of the world, preludes the festival at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. The opening film of the 16th International Oldenburg Filmfestival is based on the same titled bestseller by the international top-model Waris Dirie, who is leading the fight against female genital mutilation. Director Sherry Hormann ("Father's Day") put the deeply moving story into film, which is released nationally in Germany by...

Special Agent Scully

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Gillian Anderson, a special star and prettiest guest on 15th Sarajevo Film Festival presented herself to the audience and press representers in Coffee With Program, which you can actually download, hear and see if you go on the official site www.sff.ba    This outstanding American actress, well known by „The X Files“ television serial, as a special agent Scully on FOX Television, is the most critically-acclaimed drama series ever, in the history of American television, she is actu...

Filmfest Oldenburg honors filmmakers Bruno Barreto, Scott McGehee and David Siegel

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16. Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg16th to 20th September 2009 Brazilian director, writer and producer Bruno Barreto’s will be presented in the festival’s retrospective. This year’s tribute goes to American directing duo Scott McGehee and David Siegel.Retrospective Bruno BarretoHis first short film was done at the tender age of 10, aged 17 he finished his feature debut (“Tati, The Girl”) and only four years later the enthusiastic director had his international break-through with the...

LA Shorts Fest '09 Announces Jury

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    LA Shorts Fest '09 has announced the jury for its thirteenth annual short film festival.   The jury is made up of a mixture of well known talent and industry executives, most of who are expected to be on hand to walk the red carpet on opening night, July 23.   Members of the LA Shorts Fest '09 jury are:   -        Julian McMahon, Golden Globe nominated Acto...

LA Shorts Fest '09 Announces Jury

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LA Shorts Fest '09 has announced the jury for its thirteenth annual short film festival. The jury is made up of a mixture of well known talent and industry executives, most of who are expected to be on hand to walk the red carpet on opening night, July 23. Members of the LA Shorts Fest '09 jury are: - Julian McMahon, Golden Globe nominated Actor (CHARMED, NIP/TUCK, FANTASTIC FOUR I&II...),- Jessalyn Gilsig, Actress (PRISON BREAK, NIP/TUCK, HEROES, and the upcoming GLEE, PROM NIGHT....
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