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HypeFest opens this week

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HypeFest: A unique film festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity.Drama, intrigue, comedy and cocktails. All this and more abounds at HypeFest,a high-energy film & video festival slated to showcase creativity in film, commercials and music videos from a diversity of filmmakers and storytellers.Providing a bridge between content creators and the independent and commercial communities, HypeFest offers a platform for filmmakers to promote their work to the commercial industry...

Outfest program

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The Los Angeles 22nd Outfest 2004 Set For July 8th to the 19th Outfest will begin its 22nd edition of serving as one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals with Sony’s “D.E.B.S.” and will close with the debut of the much anticipated Warner Independent Pictures release “A Home at the End of the World,” starring Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Roberts and Sissy Spacek, directed by Michael Mayer and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham (The Hours)...

LA fest opens with Garden State

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LA Film Festival Blooms with Fox Searchlights GARDEN STATE as Opening Night FilmThe 10th annual Los Angeles Film Festival opens on June 17th through June 26th with the Sundance favorite GARDEN STATE Premier Sponsors In Style and Target Stores will sponsor the Opening Night Gala and Closing Night Gala, to the appreciative filmgoers.Dawn Hudson Executive Director has been fortunate to have Rachel Rosen and the staff working around the clock to assemble the 10th Years outstanding program. The numb...

Ecocinema presents information films on its last days

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On its fourth and fifth day, Ecocinema International Environment Film Festival in Rhodes (Greece) focused on information films that try to raise our awareness on environmental matters. Here is the review of 3 of these documentaries that drew a special attention.Battle’s poison cloud, by Cecile Trijssenaar from the UK (2003, 53 minutes)The first image sets the tone of the documentary as the camera pans over shelves of jars containing monstrously malformed dead foetuses. The sequence graphically...

Idaho fall fest will bend it like beckham

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COMING THIS FALL…THE 2004 IDAHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 2nd Annual Idaho International Film Festival will take place September 30 through October 3, 2004 in downtown Boise with screenings at the historic Egyptian Theatre, The Flicks and The Boise Centre on the Grove. The 2003 Idaho International Film Festival introduced Boise to an eclectic array of international and independent American film including the international smash hit BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM; Academy Awards nominee THE CRIME O...

Beverly Hills Fest full line up

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The Beverly Hills Film Festival, to be held May 6-9, announced programming for its fourth annual event. Twenty-nine films, comprising features, documentaries, and shorts, will be presented at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills, with a full complement of after-parties and receptions. The week will be capped when the Golden Palm Award is bestowed upon the top film at the annual Awards Ceremony gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sunset Room on May 9.“This year’s program is our most diverse...

Buzz from Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest

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The buzz was still going strong today about the amazing Gala after party for the opening night film "Straight Jacket" at the exquisite Alfred I. Dupont building thanks to Roberto Ferreria who produced one of the best celebrations the festival has ever seen. With some of Miami’s finest caterers including Elan Catering and an open bar overflowing with Absolut, Beaulieu Vineyards and Perrier, the evening was a huge success and raised additional money from the popular silent auction which had to b...

Mantegna honored at LAIFFA

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LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT A JOE MANTEGNA TONIGHT AT THE ARCLIGHT - VENITIAN CARNIVAL ,THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS & THE DESERT ROSES. Joe Mantegna will be honored at "The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards" (LAIFAFEST 2004), Tonight Sunday April 25 at 7:30, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Mr. Mantegna  will be presented with the LAIFA 2004 Life Time Achievement Award followed by the "VENETIAN CARNIVAL PARTY". THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS WILL BE PERFORMING DURING THE AWARD CEREMONY AND ...

Corto in Bra: Brief Emotions on The Big Screen

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“Corto in Bra”, Brief Emotions on The Big ScreenFrom 21st to 25th April the international festivaldedicated to short films.Three competition categories with a prize for the best original Italian screenplay, the best short films coming from the whole of Europe and a space reserved for food lovers organised with the help of Slow Food.Among others, Antonio Albanese and the young directors, Shimmy Marcus and Alessandro Piva will sit on the Jury. Three categories, five prizes and juries made up o...

Earth Day, April 22 wills see Artivist kick off

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Premiering on EARTH DAY, April 22, for seven days and nights filmmakers from around the world will unite at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. To witness and address the unwavering necessity of art and activism in our global community. These activist artists “Artivists', are bound together in their belief that actions do create change and no voice goes unheard. This year’s films highlight: International Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Animal Rights, Environmental Preservation, and...

Cinema Epicuria unique festival experience

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Wondering how to plan your Festival experience? Here's a glance at How to Cinema Epicuria... This year's program is both entertaining and compelling, with five screening venues around downtown Sonoma and over 100 films, VIP events, cocktail parties and food & wine tastings at every screening! Start with your pass to the Festival...(Last Chance!) Festival passes are on sale for a few more days... buy passes now & truly enrich your festival experience! Festival, Lounge Lizard, Reality, Patron, & ...

Philadelphia fest day by day schedule of future events

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ANNOUNCING THE 2004 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL From April 8-21, the Festival Presents 250 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 43 CountriesAwards go to Mary-Louise Parker and Tobe Hooper2004 Highlights include Animation Festival, sponsored by University of the Arts; International Comedy Series; “Save the Boyd” Benefit; Hong Kong Horror in 3-D; New Films from Master Directors Breillat, Demme, Greenaway, Herzog, Téchiné, von TrierNow in its 13th year and fourth with Raymon...

Istanbul Film Festival preview

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23rd International Istanbul Film FestivalThis year the International Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will take place between 10 – 25 April. The festival will present 203 films to cinema lovers.14 films will compete in the “International Competition” and 12 in the “National Competition” of the 23rd Istanbul Film Festival. (Details of the National Competition below)The “Tributes” section will feature a selection of works by Bahram Ba...

Cleveland Fest presents (multi) Cultural Journeys

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT CULTURAL JOURNEYS WORLD CELEBRATION EVENT Saturday, March 27, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am At Colonial Marketplace, ARTcade (Enter at 503 Prospect Ave.) Founded in 1977, the Cleveland International Film Festival is the premier film event in the region. For eleven days every March, the Film Festival presents a full survey of contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Close to 90 feature films and more than 70 short subjects from over 50 countries are s...

Hawaii Festival Spring Fling will feature 21 films

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For Immediate Release Contact: Chris DacusMarch 11, 2004 Email: media@hiff.orgHAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING FLING PRESENTED BY COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS SHOWCASES 21 EMERGING INDEPENDENT FILMSFilm Festival offers movie buffs a wide diversity of 21 films from 13 countriesHONOLULU –The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present its 7th annual SPRING FLING presented by COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS, a showcase of new, emerging cinema to kick off the New Year. Signature Do...

LAIFA shorts films selection

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The Los Angeles Italian Film Awards here announce the Short-Films that have been selected for competition at LAIFAFEST 2004, in April 20 - 24 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. This years selection was very tough. We received well over 85 short-film entries, and all had an exceptional high quality."I would like to thank all the filmakers who sent in their short films, say festival director Luigi Campanile and I feel very sorry we're not able show all the high quality entries we received. But...

Lbs weight loss story (PT Fest preview)

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Weight-loss Story Launches Film Festival ProgrammingIn anticipation of its fifth annual Port Townsend Film Festival in September, event organizers launch their annual spring membership drive March 21 with an advance screening of a film entitled "Lbs."New York actor/writer/producer Carmine Famiglietti will journey to Port Townsend to discuss his narrative film that created a sensation when it played at the Sundance Film Festival in January.In a tale about food addiction, Famiglietti made mincemea...

Skip City D Cinema Festival

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SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-CINEMA FESTIVAL will be held at SKIP CITY as the main venue in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture from March 20th to March 28th, 2004.The festival aims to discover new talents, and contribute to the future development of the digital film and cinema industry internationally. The festival wishes that both the participants and audiences will together experience the charms of digital cinema introduced in Kawaguchi this spring.This event celebrates the launch of the first SK...

Stuggart gets animated early April

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12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmFrom 1st – 6th April 2004 Stuttgart will once again be the Mecca of animated film. The International Festival of Animated Film, which was founded in 1982, is now entering its twelfth year. With over 40,000 visitors, the world’s second largest festival for animated film is the most important event of its kindin Germany.Over 1,200 film entries means that a new record has been set compared with the last Festival (932 entries). Concentrated a...

Coffee & Cigarettes from Jim Jarmusch will open SFIFF

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47th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH JIM JARMUSCH’S COFFEE AND CIGARETTES:Comic Vignettes from a Pioneer of American Independent Film The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15–29) is set to open on Thursday, April 15, 7 pm, at the historic Castro Theatre with Jim Jarmusch’s COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, a humorous collection of café conversations on various offbeat topics.COFFEE AND CIGARETTES stars an assortment of beloved performers including Bill Murr...

Restaurants near by

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Our selection Best bet for free table on 3rd promenade. Boathouse 301 Santa Monica Pier (310) 393-6475 (view good, food average)Carousel Cafe 1601 Ocean Front Walk (310) 451-4277 Cezanne (Le Merigot - A JW Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa) 1740 Ocean Avenue (310)395-9700 Chez Jay 1660 Ocean Ave. opposite Loews and the Ocean Lodge, try the meat.Cora's 1802 Ocean Ave. (310) 451-9562Drago 2628 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 828-1585Josie Restaurant 2424 Pico Blvd. (310) 581-9888Lobster (The) 1602 Ocean Avenue (310...

NSI FilmExchange Film lineup

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BEER, BUTTERFLIES, PEROGIES AND ZOMBIE NURSES…WHAT DO THESE HAVE IN COMMON?COME TO NSI FILMEXCHANGE MARCH 2 TO 6 IN WINNIPEG AND FIND OUT!Winnipeg – The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announces theline-up for NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival – Canada’s Coolest FilmFestival, March 2 to 6 in Winnipeg. All tickets and passes are now on salethrough Ticketmaster.“NSI FilmExchange is an eclectic mix of comedy and drama, features andshorts, and professional and amateur mast...

Santa Barbara <i>ambiance</i>

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Santa Barbara -- Meni's latest CGI short “Terra” screened here the opening weekend of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's short film program. This, the 19th year of this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accredited festival, featured the most talked about writers and directors of the year along with an eclectic international film program. Director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas joined over 80 filmmakers who presented their work in this scenic retreat just 90 miles north of ...

The best view rocks from the Backseat!

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Backseat Film Festival 2004 Announces Premiere Feature Film ScheduleThe Rock and Roll Film Festival is coming to Philadelphia! The complete lineup for the 2004 Backseat Film Festival (BFF) in Philadelphia, January 23-25th 2004 at the Triangle Theater (1220 N. Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122). The three day festival will consist of seven 3-hour Rock and Roll film programs. Each screening block has a theme and will showcase one of seven feature films, as well as an accompanying shorts prog...

Happy New Year on the Festival Circuit

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Filmfestivals Entertainment Group and the team wish you a fabulous year on the Festival Circuit.Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for you and your families.Bruno Chatelin, Malo Girod de l'Ain, Helen Dobrensky Abdoulaye Sawane and team!"Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard a lot for a couple of weeks as a new year gets under way. But the day celebrated as New Year's Day in modern America was not always January 1. ANCIENT NEW YEARSThe celebration of the new ...

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