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WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012)

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WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012) With closing film of festival, the Lebanese hit film by actress/writer/director Nadine Labaki, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Arabic: وهلّأ لوين؟ w halla' la wayn‎, French: Et maintenant, on va ou?, 2011) which held its world premier during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. It was the Lebanese 2011 Oscar submission this year. The film held its North American premier in Toronto at TIFF...

WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012)

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  WINNERS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL (SBIFF 2012) With closing film of festival, the Lebanese hit film by actress/writer/director Nadine Labaki, WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Arabic: وهلّأ لوين؟ w halla' la wayn‎, French: Et maintenant, on va ou?, 2011) which held its world premier during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard'. It was the Lebanese 2011 Oscar submission this year. The film held its North American premier in Toronto at TIF...

EFA open votes for people's choice awards 2011

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  Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for, the audience. This year’s vote has started – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees on the red carpet in Berlin! Winners in...

30th IFF... THE CLOSING CEREMONY

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• FESTIVAL’S WINNERS ANNOUNCED The closure gala of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival took place at Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre. In the evening, which was presented by Mehmet Ali Alabora and broadcast live on NTV, the Golden Tulip International Competition Award was given to Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla’s Microphone. In the International Competition, the Special Jury Prize was given ex aequo to Seyfi Teoman’s Our Grand Despair and Federico Veiroj’s A Useful Life. Th...

ESFF SELECTION FILMS 2011

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FILM SELECTION 2011 FICTIONS Europolis by Cornel Gheorghita (102m, Romania) Soul Boy by Hawa Essuman Tom Tykwer - Supervising Director (60m, Germany/Kenya) SHORT FILMS Enfant de Yak by Christophe Boula (26m, France) 8 by Acim Vasic (10m, Switzerland, Serbia/Montenegro) Spiral by Taichi Kimura (12m, United Kingdom) Rita by Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia (19m, Italy) Bird by Petr Stupin (30m, Russian Federation) ANIMATION Mei Ling by Francois Leroy, Stephanie Lansaque (...

Roman Polanski Is Big Winner At European Film Awards

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  It has been quite a year for director Roman Polanski…..house arrest in Switzerland, Silver Bear at the Berlinale, legal victory and return to his adopted home of Paris, and film adaptation of the international theatre sensation “God Of Carnage”. Now, Polanski caps a year full of ups and downs with a sixtuplet win at the European Film Awards, held this evening in the Nokia Concert Hall in the Estonian capital city of Tallinn.    “The Ghost Writer”, Polanski’s adapta...

Ghost Writer wins big at The EFA 2010

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It has been quite a year for director Roman Polanski…..house arrest in Switzerland, Silver Bear at the Berlinale, legal victory and return to his adopted home of Paris, and film adaptation of the international theatre sensation “God Of Carnage”. Now, Polanski caps a year full of ups and downs with a sixtuplet win at the European Film Awards, held this evening in the Nokia Concert Hall in the Estonian capital city of Tallinn. “The Ghost Writer”, Polanski’s adaptation of the Thomas Ha...

Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM

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Public to Choose Winner in January at PeoplesChoice.comLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2010 – The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed again to host the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM, Nov. 3-10, in Santa Monica. PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.“We had a very enthusiastic response in 2009. This is a terrific opportunity for both filmmakers and fans,” Nelson s...

European Film Academy Opens Vote for People’s Choice Award

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The People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, nominees and winners, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners in the past have included films like...

Film Fans Vote for their Favourite European Film

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European Film Academy Opens Vote for People’s Choice Award The People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers, but also industry representatives and the international media, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a ...

Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival

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Establishing itself as a New York film tradition on par with its Down Under namesake, Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival, today announced it will return to downtown Manhattan for its third year on Friday, September 26, 2008. Previously presented at Trofest@Tribeca in association with the Tribeca Film Festival, Tropfest NY 2008 marks the first time the free public outdoor festival will be presented independently by Tropfest and its founder John Polson. Tropfest NY will bring a...

6th ViewFinders Announces Festival Awards

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ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth celebrated the talent of Atlantic Canadian youth on Saturday, April 28th at the Empire Theatres Closing Gala in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as it recognized the many budding filmmakers in the community. During three special Movie, Animation and Green Screen Challenge screenings during the Festival, where 10 young filmmakers saw their short film submissions on the big screen for the first time, prizes were awarded to the top 3 films as well as the Peop...

VIIFF Vancouver Announces Award Winners

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25th Vancouver International Film Festival Announces Award WinnersAlan Franey, Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Centre, today announced the following award winners (click here to read the full release): The People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International FilmThe People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International Film goes to DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN / THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany). This unexpectedly heartwarming political thriller...

London Mayor's office backs up filminute winner

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MAYOR'S OFFICE BACKS FILMINUTE 2006 WINNER AS WAY TO EDUCATE YOUTH ON KNIFE CRIME UK Filmmaker Wins Public Vote for Best One-Minute Film in International Film Festival with a film dedicated to Kiyan Prince 23rd October 2006UK Filmmaker and graphic designer Wayne Campbell, 37, from South East London, has taken home the People’s Choice Award for his compelling and poetic documentary, It Could Be. The film takes on the issue of knife violence and is delivered as a spoken word plea interspe...

1 night only Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival

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15th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival screening runs Friday, September 8The 15th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival is set to run this year for one night only on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the Winchester Street Theatre (home of the Toronto Dance Theatre), in the Old Cabbagetown district.The Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival will showcase eighteen short films from around the world and around the corner, and for those who crave the film festival experience witho...

15th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival

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The 15th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival is set to run this year for one night only on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the Winchester Street Theatre (home of the Toronto Dance Theatre), in the Old Cabbagetown district.The Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival will showcase eighteen short films from around the world and around the corner, and for those who crave the film festival experience without the long line-ups or expense, the 15th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival...

Pusan wrapped with top award to Grain in the Ear

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Pusan International Film Festival Awards Heralded as the biggest film festival in Asia, PIFF ran Oct. 6 – 15th and celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with some of Asia’s greatest talent including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Abbas Kiarostami, and Jackie Chan on hand at its numerous ceremonies.The festival wrapped last weekend with the top award – the New Currents award for Best New Asian Filmmaker of the Year – going to ZANG Lu of China for directing Grain in the Ear. ZANG uses a restraine...

Vancouver Festival awards

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Alan Franey, Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival and the new Vancouver International Film Centre, today announced the following award winners: AUDIENCE AWARDS The People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International Film goes to Rahu Mihaileanu’s LIVE AND BECOME (Israel/France). This year the voting for the Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Feature Film is Julia Kwan’s EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (British Columbia). JURIED AWARDS Jurors Kristine Anderson, ...

Tsotsi Toronto and Edinburgh winner

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The 30th Toronto International Film Festival announced the Canadian and International awards on September 17, 2005 during its annual Awards Brunch.The People’s Choice Award, voted on by Festival audiences – known worldwide for their enthusiasm and love of cinema went to Tsotsi to Gavin Hood's TSOTSI (UK/South Africa), based on the novel by Athol Fugard and traces six days in the lonely, violent life of Tsotsi (meaning "thug"), a ruthless, young gang leader. Tsotsi means “thug” or “gang...

The Syrian Bride top winner from Montreal Fest

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THE SYRIAN BRIDE IS TOP WINNER AT MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVALThe Syrian Bride, an Israeli-French-German co-production, was the big winner at the Montreal World Film Festival, which concludes today after a 12 day run of more than 300 feature films from around the world.The Syrian Bride was awarded the Grand Prix des Ameriques, the Festival’s highest honor, as well as receiving the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, the Ecumenical Prize and the Air Canada People’s Choice Award.The film, di...

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film awards

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Daryl Hannah highlights environmental film festival weekendNevada City is earning its place on the map for being more than just a quaint, historic gold mining town. The largest single watershed organization in the state, the South Yuba River Citizens League(SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), calls the town home, and they have spawned an event that people are talking about all over the West—the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. On January 9 and 10, 2004, the 2nd Annual Wild and Scenic ...

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