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Food in Film: french do it, Berlinale shows it...

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Culinary Cinema 2012: “Trust in Taste”“Trust in Taste” is the motto of the 6th Culinary Cinema of the 62nd Berlinale that will be held from February 12 to 17, 2012. Fifteen films about food and the environment will be presented in the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Following the screenings, at 7:30 pm, renowned chef Sonja Frühsammer and star chefs Michael Kempf, Christian Lohse, Marco Müller from Berlin as well as Andoni Luis Aduriz from the Basque Country will each serve a meal inspired by the f...

The Program for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is here!

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  The program for Göteborg International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Scandinavia, has been released. British Michael Winterbottom is awarded this year's Honorary Dragon Award for his outstanding achievements as a director. The film festival will have a sneak start January 26 with the gala film The Descendants by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne who will also be visiting the festival. The intense eleven days, January 27-Februar...

Clooney will present to Sean Penn the Joel Siegel Award at the 17Th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will be presented with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics' Choice Award nominee George Clooney. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Given annually, this special a...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2012: Good Films End in Our Minds

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With 13 films, including three full-length documentaries and four full-length fictional films as well two sets of three medium-long films each, the programme of the 2012 Perspektive Deutsches Kino is complete (see also the first press release from Dec. 22, 2011). Section director Linda Söffker sums up the selection: “The GDR was colourful, adolescents are critical and good films end in our minds.”West Berliner Michael Schöbel and East Berliner Ronald Vietz launched Wildfremd Productions in...

John Waters to be spotlighted at the 15th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

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    The 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11-15, 2012, will pay tribute to innovative filmmaker John Waters, hosting the American director, author, actor and photographer during a special evening on Saturday, April 14th, at the Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Building.   The night's events will include Waters' one-man "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of T...

The Australian Film Festival returns in March 2012 (7-17) for its third year

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  The Australian Film Festival returns in March 2012 (7-17) for its third year screening the best new and classic Australian films. The Festival celebrates everything Australian about film with the opening (07 March) and closing nights film and party (17 March), a jam-packed food and film street fair day (11 March), an outdoor movie under the stars on the sands at Clovelly Beach (10 March) and much more.                                         ...

Nomading Film Festival Makes Its West Coast Debut in Portland

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The Nomading Film Festival (NoFF) will be hosing their WinterRecess event at McMenamins Mission Theater on January 28, 2012 from Noon to 4PM. Tickets to the event, which is being co-sponsored by Hostelling International and Moon Guide Books, are on sale now and they include one beer and are only $9. After Party to follow in partnership with Under Solen Media, Boothster, Osprey, Klean Kanteen and Nau to benefit Teen Living Charities, ProjectExplorer.Org, 100cameras and Matador Youth Scholarship ...

Derby City Film Festival announces 2012 sponsor/partners

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Derby City Film Festival announces 2012 sponsor/partners Local and National businesses and organizations to support the 4th Annual film festival LOUISVILLE, KY. (December 21st) —   The Derby City Film Festival is excited to announce the following sponsor partnerships for the 4th Annual Edition which will take place February 17th-19th at the Clifton Center in Louisville Kentucky: Attendees who bring a packaged food item to the box office when they purchase their ticket or...

Tribute To Jacques Tati at Belgrade’s Author Film Festival

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Belgrade’s Author Film Festival hosted Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon and gave a couple of screenings of The Fairy (La Fee) to a festival audience, including the screening of their previous film Rumba. The actually amazing Belgian based filmmaking trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy are back with their second (actually third) old school approach film The Fairy (La Fee). Even if the film is firmly grounded in dedication to the artwork of Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, authors here g...

2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier. The Festival takes place from January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In many ways, the extremes of the Festiva...

The program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “As technology allows greater access to short f...

Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to kick off

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                  The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ... 8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO. The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red ca...

Angel Awards 2011 announce line up, ready to roll

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The Director and Executive Producer Rosana Golden, Dean Bentley are pleased to announce the following ... 8th December 2011 OPEN PRESS CALL at 1:30 PM (13H30) AT THE ART NOVO THEATRE, NOVOTEL, MONTE-CARLO. The Angel Film Awards - VIP press and photo call... celebrity introductions... radio and television interviews and broadcasts... red carpet evening gala film screenings held at the ART NOVO THEATRE & LOUNGE of the NOVOTEL in Monte-Carlo at 1:30 PM (13H30) The Directors, Actors are descending ...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival opens 11th edition

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. ...

IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award Bertrand Tavernier : a deeply committed, politically engaged film-maker

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It is a paradox that one of the world's finest filmmakers  Bertrand Tavernier has been bestowed with the IFFI  Lifetime Achievement Award by a country that makes and screens the largest number of films  in the world, but has never  shown a film by Tavernier."Film-makers are selfish, we want everyone  to see our films," said the snowy haired monsieur from  France, underlining his "privilege to be honoured in a country that has so rich a cinematic culture." And ...

German-French Film Meeting in Paris start next week

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9th GERMAN-FRENCH FILM MEETING IN PARIS (23 & 24 November 2011) German Films and uniFrance films are collaborating with their partners for the ninth time to organise the German-French Film Meeting which is being held in Paris this year.The organisers will be expecting around 300 participants from Germany and France to come together on 23 and 24 November 2011 to discuss burning issues of the day for the ninth year running. On the first day at the event in the Intercontinental Hotel Paris Le Grand...

21st London Latin American Film Festival

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The 21st London Latin American Film Festival 2011, 21 years old, iscoming of age at last!. This year's edition will present the best new feature films, documentaries and shorts from all over Latin America. It also includes a celebration of the 25 years of Havana Film School and the United Nations’ International Year of People of African Descent with films like the classic BBC Arena documentary Bahia of All the Saints.Next are talks, ground-breaking Q&As , toothsome Latin American food , da...

Twilight portrait surprize winner at 52nd TIFF 2011

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TWILIGHT PORTRAIT   Sergei Borisov (Andrei) Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina)  The proud winner of the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival Golden Alexander Award is the film that is taking the international festival world by storm this year, the Russian micro-budget indie film TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (2011) by newcomer Director/Writer/Producer Angelina Nikonova and Writer/Producer/Actress Olga Dykhovichnaya (Marina).   When I met Angelina and Olga at a dinner in Iceland, I had not...

Palladium 12 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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The Palladium 12 Theatre, a state-of-the-art movie complex located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, will cap off a several-month celebration of its 10th anniversary with a Family Fun Spectacular on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The event will feature promotions, games and activities for the whole family. The first 250 guests will receive free admission to a movie and refreshments."This is a great opportunity to thank the community for its support over the last 10 years," said Barb Zanetti, se...

Philly Film Fest - Shame

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 20th Philadelphia Film Festival - Shame Michael Fassbender has a Dirk Diggler size schlong!  And an Adonis rear-end. Beyond that, I don't remember anything about the film Shame.  Just kidding. Well, about the film resonance, not about Fassbender.  In actuality, the film stayed with me for quite awhile.  Seeing two people in so much pain with no clue how to get relief, yet basically from the outside, look as if they are managing the day in a...

Malatya Reveals the ‘International Competition’ Films

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Turkey’s up and coming new festival ‘Malatya International Film Festival’ is preparing to run its second edition from 18th November to 24th November this year.  The festival - which was welcomed with a great interest by the movie lovers last year- announced its ‘International Feature Film’ Competition nominations. The festival is organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor...

Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

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2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.   With the support of the Malaty...

London Latin American Film Festival

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Welcome to the 21st London Latin American Film Festival 2011 . At 21 years old this year, we are coming of age at last! This year’s LLAFF celebrates 25 years of Havana International TV and Film School , presenting the highlights from the past quarter century of one of the most influential of Cuban cultural institutions, alongside the best of this year’s films, which reflect the changing priorities of Cuba’s young filmmakers.With 2011 being the United Nations International Year of People o...

Busan West Asian Film Festival

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Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia’s largest film festival, today announced the official program for the upcoming Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 in Orange, Calif.Busan West 2011 will feature eleven feature films from five countries: China, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. Three of thos...

Notes from Film Independent Forum

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Some are here to learn, some are here to share. Everyone is here in the name of film. Each have different experiences, backgrounds, and levels of expertise. As I sat in one panel about film financing Saturday I looked back at the packed auditorium and thought to myself, "Damn. Each of these people are here just because they want to make movies." They don't have money to make it happen, but they are here because they believe in what they want to do enough that they believe they can make...

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