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Atlanta Jewish Fest brings film scores to life

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In a first-ever collaboration, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring some of the most beloved Jewish film scores to life for a one-time-only concert on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 8 p.m., at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The AJFF Gala Concert kicks off the 10th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24, 2010. The Jan. 4 concert, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Comcast, will be the first time a concert of Jewish-themed film scores...

Elefest Festival in Elephant and Castle

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Elefest is returning to Elephant and Castle next weekend, with an exceptional line up of talent, films and workshops – proving the area is one of London’s leading creative hubs. Most people do not know the origin of Elephant and Castle: in older times when 17th century brits heard for the first time "l'Infante de Castille" they thought they had understood it all as "Elephant and Castle"Highlights for 2009 include screenings in the world’s first solar powered cinema, a unique mobile phone f...

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...

AL D. Rodriquez Liver Foundation Presents a Special Advance Screening of “MAKING OF THE BOYS” at Pines 69 Benefit Gala

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By Maria Esteves - June 2, 2009 The Al D. Rodriquez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) presented a Special Advance Screening of MAKING THE BOYS, directed by Crayton Robey at Pines 69 Benefit Gala in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall hosted by Emmy Award winner Carson Kressley and Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez on Saturday, May 30, 2009, 5:30 PM at the Brandon Fradd Theater, Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines. A Silent Auction featuring work by surrealist artist ALVARO and spa package by d'ma...

The 24th Israel Film Festival lineup

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CELEBRATING THE BEST OF ISRAELI CINEMA June 3 – 18, 2009 The 24th Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, announced today its most dynamic program since its founding. Encompassing over 30 movies, including award winning features, documentaries and student films, the Festival runs from June 3rd – June 18th, 2009 in Los Angeles. The gala Opening Night festivities will include the West Coast premiere of Lost Islands, the highest grossing and most hon...

Oh Barack!

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Director: Celeste Friedman.
A promotional video for U. S. Senator Barack Obama from the State of Illinois in support of his candidacy for President of the United States. Opening with examples of our struggling times, over 60 stunning and stirring images, through the lenses of 40 photographers, take you from Seattle to Times Square, Main to Minnesota, Iowa to Iraq and beyond. Soundtrack written, produced and performed by singer-songwriter/composer Celeste Friedman. Produced by AmericansforHOPE.org. We are very honored by the generosity of our contributing photographers, their hearts, time and talent! Camilo Arenivar TJ Baker C.W. "Barney" Burgis Lauren Victoria Burke Jason Coleman Joe Crimmings Danny the Caveman Gene Dawydiak Tory Fink Getty Images Kris Godlewski Gregory Han Carl Harris Alexander Heilner Susan Jekarl Cecily Johnson Johnnie K. Greg Lawler Caitie Leary Tia Likely Hinda Majri Celi McDaniel Jason Melrath Leo and Mixtli Photography Erik Ose Alfred T. Palmer Darrell Porcello Adrian Revels Steve Rhodes Joann Edmonds-Rodgers Justin Russell Kristina S. Bob Scofield David Silver Troy Snow Colleen Sontheimer Scott Stillman U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- ACoE photographer Jim Gordon John Varady Luke Vargas

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents “The Spirit of Sepharad” in Celebration of Purim

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By Maria Esteves - March 22, 2009 The outstanding sold-out musical performance of  "THE SPIRIT OF SEPHARAD" in celebration of Purim presented by and held at Queens Theatre in the Park, New York, on Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8:00pm was a spiritual brilliance! Sephardic music maestro Gerard Edery and the Caravan Ensemble mesmerized audience with a superb mixed media performance (songs, stories, dance and media) of the rich cultural history of Sephardic Judiasm from medieval Spain ...

“SUNday Shoutin” Opens with Tony Humphries, David Morales & Louie Vega at Webster Hall, NYC

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By Maria Esteves – February 17, 2009 The Official Grand Opening of “SUNday Shoutin” Tea Dance held in the historical Webster Hall, Marlin Room, New York City, on Sunday, February 8, 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM was a huge success.  The exclusive 1990s House Music ten hour set with DJs Tony Humphries, Tony Records, Grammy Award winners Louie Vega, Vega Records, Masters At Work Records (MAW); and David Morales, Def Mix rocked the dance floor!  Producers, remixers, recording artists, performing a...

Slamdance will celebrate 15th

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Emerging talent just isn’t confined to narrative and documentary feature films. As the Slamdance Film Festival celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2009, 86 short films in four different competition categories - documentary, narrative/experimental, animation and music video, which is a new classification this year - will be showcased and be eligible for a Grand Jury Award. All accepted entries have been selected to screen by the Shorts Programming Committee, which is comprised primarily of S...

ELEVATE Film Festival

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ELEVATE Film Festival Brings World’s Only Socially Conscious, Filmmaking Competition and Awards Show to Los Angeles’ 7,100-Seat Nokia Theatre L.A. Live  LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2008) ELEVATE Film Festival, the first ever filmmaking competition to challenge the international film community to create works of social and global importance, announced today that the fifth annual ELEVATE event will take place on Sunday, October 5 at the brand-new, 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los ...

Jazz Beats At MoMA Film Program

 Friday, May 23-----If you are a lover of film (guilty) and also a lover of jazz (guilty again), then you are destined for movie and musical heaven at the on-going film series Jazz Score at the Museum of Modern Art. Starting last month, this unique retrospective will showcase 50 feature films and a selection of shorts that meld the power of jazz and the moving image.The series celebrates well-known and obscure jazz scores composed for films from the 1950s to the present, with a particular emph...

Mike Figgis - special Tribeca Talks

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writer/director Mike Figgis to the Festival for a special Tribeca Talks event, a panel discussion about his career and innovations in the world of digital filmmaking, but now we've also got the premiere of his new flick, Love Live Long, to look forward to. When Figgis—the Academy Award®-nominated writer and director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode, and The Loss of Sexual Innocence—was invited to film the Gumball Rally, the famous high-speed race in Istanbul, he decided instead to craft a raw...

Tribeca line-up for its discussion series

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its discussion series, open to the public, that will explore issues and trends in society and the entertainment industry with some of the biggest names in film, literature and media. The series includes a new program, “Behind the Screens: films and conversations about truth, clarity and responsibility,” and the popular Tribeca Talks Panel Series. Sponsored by iShares, “Behind the Screens” will feature three half-hour, in-d...

Slamdance jury members

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Slamdance jury members for 2008 have been selected and are as follows:Since 1983, Skizz Cyzyk has made more than 50 short films and videos, many having won awards and screened at festivals all over the world. He is the Founder/Festival Director for MicroCineFest, the Programming Manager for the Maryland Film Festival, an advisory board member/juror for Alabama's Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, served ten years as technical supervisor/projectionist for the Atlanta Film Festival, and on juries a...

Slamdance jury members

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Slamdance jury members for 2008 have been selected and are as follows:Since 1983, Skizz Cyzyk has made more than 50 short films and videos, many having won awards and screened at festivals all over the world. He is the Founder/Festival Director for MicroCineFest, the Programming Manager for the Maryland Film Festival, an advisory board member/juror for Alabama's Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, served ten years as technical supervisor/projectionist for the Atlanta Film Festival, and on juries a...

Dubai Fest amfAR Event Raises $3 Million

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Sharon Stone, Michelle Yeoh, Kenneth Cole, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Gloria Estefan, Dana Fuchs, Dita Von Teese, Pooja Batra, Kabir Bedi, Akbar Khan, Sarah Shahi and amfAR CEO Kevin Frost came out to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS last night at amfAR's inaugural Cinema Against AIDS gala in Dubai. The event, which was presented by The Dubai International Film Festival, raised $3 million for amfAR. Dubai Pearl was the event’s sponsor. Hewlett-Packard Company and Alfiya Kuanysheva were ...

‘Rhythm and Reels’ three-day event during DIFF 2007

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 The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced its new initiative ‘Rhythm and Reels’ presented by Dubai Pearl. The three-day event during DIFF 2007 will bring unusual and cutting-edge film together with live musical performances; the festival has introduced the open-air series at the Dubai Media City amphitheatre to celebrate the mutually enriching relationship between film and music.The first screening, to be held on December 13, 2007, will bring 5-time Grammy Award-winning ...

Turks & Caicos Festival will honor Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) will honor Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman with the Sal De Mar Excellence in Composing Award at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala held on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Previously announced award recipients for this year’s event include Mos Def (The Italian Job) who will receive the Tour de Force Award. The Festival will be held October 16-21, 2007 in Providenciales.Commenting on the award Executive Director Jasmine Guy sai...

Turks & Caicos Festival will honor Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) will honor Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman with the Sal De Mar Excellence in Composing Award at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala held on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Previously announced award recipients for this year’s event include Mos Def (The Italian Job) who will receive the Tour de Force Award. The Festival will be held October 16-21, 2007 in Providenciales.Commenting on the award Executive Director Jasmine Guy said,...

Summer is Magic at the Ford Amphitheater

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Remember when kids thought the best part of summer was waiting for that big blockbuster movie to open? Not anymore - now kids want to make their own. And FreshiFilms is making that happen, not once, but three times this summer at the FreshiFilm Camps running July 9-July 13, July 16-July 20, and July 30-August 3 at the picturesque and historic John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood just across the I-101 from the Hollywood Bowl.Working in small film crews, young filmmakers from around the cou...

Will Smith multifaceted talents to be recognised at Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SET TO RUN JANUARY 25-FEBURARY 4Will Smith, multifaceted actor, producer and writer, will be this year’s recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.Smith has the distinction of being a cross-generational draw as well as being able to break through various genres of films. Having first endeared himself as a fresh new artist in TV’s “Fresh Princ...

The Rhode Island International Film Festival filmmaker showcase

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The Rhode Island International Film Festival hosted its 'Actor Turned Filmmaker Showcase' this Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the historic Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway in Providence, RI.The afternoon and evening screenings feature the producing and directorial film debuts of superstars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani Thiessen, Tori Spelling and Adrian Grenier.The films also feature all-new original scores and songs by Grammy Award-winning artists including Paul Doucette (Matchbox 20) and Ta...

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