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Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

2007 NYAFF “HOW DO I LOOK” DOCUMENTARY FILM AVAILABLE ON DVD

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By Maria Esteves - January 8, 2008   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 premiere documentary film HOW DO I LOOK, directed by Wolfgang Busch ten-minute trailer was held at NYU, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Saturday, December 1, 11:00 AM. HOW DO I LOOK is a magnificent documentary film based on the history of Vogue dance (the art of improvising dance and drama modeling presentation) that began in the 1970's in New York City. The film features various hou...

Bollywood Rising? – Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York

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With its seventh edition the MIAAC Film Festival has become the most important North American festival for films produced by filmmakers of South Asian descent retaining its special emphasis on directors from India and the large Indian Diaspora. This year’s festival held from November 7-11, was a milestone as reflected in the shift to new and established screening venues, the Asia society, and Loews theatres in Manhattan and Jersey City, the programming of 49 productions, covering features, sh...

3rd I’s San Francisco South Asian Festival to screen Elisabeth

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South Asian filmmakers are making their presence felt worldwide with Rajnesh Domalapalli’s Vanaja and Bollywood alum Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming feature Elizabeth: The Golden Age opening in mainstream theatres. But there are still many gems that do not make it to American screens. 3rd I fills that gap to bring you some of the best recent works by South Asians with shorts by local filmmakers, including art house classics, hard hitting social documentaries, Bollywood blockbusters and lots more. I...

3rd I's 2007 San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

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South Asian filmmakers are making their presence felt worldwide with Rajnesh Domalapalli’s Vanaja and Bollywood alum Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming feature Elizabeth: The Golden Age opening in mainstream theatres. But there are still many gems that do not make it to American screens. 3rd I fills that gap to bring you some of the best recent works by South Asians with shorts by local filmmakers, including art house classics, hard hitting social documentaries, Bollywood blockbusters and lots more. I...

South Asian International Film Festival line-up

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2007 South Asian International Film Festival with Official Founding Sponsor – SANA, from October 3-9 in New York City.SAIFF will host over 50 of the latest and most celebrated short, documentary and feature films from the South Asian subcontinent. The weeklong film festival continues SAIFF's mission to present the best and brightest emerging talent in South Asian cinema from across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.This year's festival will include 17 World Premieres and 13 Nor...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007.  The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village.20 percent of Israel's population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel.  Through a week-long festival of award-winning films, guest filmmakers, panel discussions, special gala events &...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL :NOVEMBER 8-15, 2007 ~ NEW YORK CITY The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007. The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village. 20 percent of Israel’s population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel. Through a week-long festival of award-winning film...

Crossroad to premiere at South Asian International Film Festival

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The fourth annual 2007 South Asian International Film Festival will be held from October 3-9, 2007 in New York City.The festival will present the North American Premiere of Rajshree Ojha's CHAURAHEN (Crossroads) at the Clearview Cinema at Lincoln Square on October 6, 2007. The film, almost like snippets of collected photographs, brings together similar disconnected people in search forsomething to overcome the mundane of reality. It is a film, which isvery different from anything seen in moder...

South Asian International Film Fest opener selected

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The 2007 South Asian International Film Festival will be held from October 3-9, 2007 in New York City.The festival will open with Manish Acharya's LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS at Loews Cineplex in Lincoln Square on October 3, 2007. Walking the red carpet will be the full cast and crew including, Shabana Azmi and Ajay Naidu. A film set over three days, in Edison, New Jersey, where five Indian-Americans and one Jewish Indophile participate in the first DESI IDOL, a Bollywood-style singing contest spo...

Jack Valenti "A Friend of the Fight" to be honoured at Aids Film Fest

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The New York AIDS Film Festival will dedicate the 2007 NY AIDS FILM FESTIVAL to the life of Mr. Jack Valenti. A supporter of the festival and 2004 Honoree, former President of the MPAA and head of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Valenti was a kind supporter of their work and the fest will celebrate his life. The Festival will open at the United Nations with a moment to honor the former Hollywood luminary and lobbyist, and will continue to give the Jack Valenti...

Jackson Hole Wildlife announces jury

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce its selection of the final jury who will determine the winners of the Film Competition associated with the 2007 Festival. This year’s Festival will take place on October 1-6, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHWFF plays host to an unparalleled competition, celebrating the finest examples of natural history filmmaking. To win an award in Jackson is a prestigious honor. Hundreds of filmmakers and broadcasters from around the world compete...

We lost Jack Valenti

Jack Valenti, the former head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America for almost four decades and the prime mover behind the movie ratings system, died Thursday. He was 85. Valenti had checked out of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center on Wednesday where he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. We loved his strong tenure, relentless battle against piracy, strong advocate of american cinema from majors and independents...I had the priviledge of dining a few times with his family and celeb...

7th Annual Woodstock Museum FREE Film Festival

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7th Annual Woodstock Museum FREE Film Festival runs September 1-3 at Woodstock Town Hall Herewith the detailed program SEPT 1 - FRIDAY 8PM Opening Ceremony with Rainbow Weaver, Mohawk Turtle ClanUsing Iroquois protocol, the film festival opens with traditionalIroquois Thanksgiving ceremony. Everyone’s in the circle.No one is left out. 8:30 One Day at a Time Filmmaker Jennifer Horndocuments Aunt Christine whose upbeat spirit takes a new spinon an otherwise...

Screamfest Line up, panels and Q&A announced

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Rachel Belofsky, founder and festival director of SCREAMFEST Horror Film Festival and partner Stan Winston announce its 2005 selected films this morning. The ten day festival running October 14 – October 23, 2005 will include sixteen independent feature films, twenty-seven shorts and special screenings. Screenings will be held at the Loews Universal Studios Cinemas located at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles. ScreamFest was formed in 2001 by producer Rachel Belofsky to give filmmakers and wr...

The International Family Film Festival is Ready To Roll

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The 11th Annual International Family Film Festival is set to open on September 23, 2005 at the Regal/Edwards Grand Palace Theater with a slate of 80 films from 12 countries. The opening film is Come Away Home, a California premiere, from American Family Films, directed by Doug McKeon, written by Robert D. Slane and starring Lea Thompson, Paul Dooley, Martin Mull, Thomas Gibson, David Keith and Jordan-Claire Green. The film is the heartwarming story of a 12-year-old New York girl who leaves th...

Cannes Cinefondation awards

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CINEFONDATION AWARD 2005 In 1998, Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation to promote the discovery of the new generation of filmmakers. An official selection of school films is therefore presented during the Festival. This year, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and South America have been selected from the 1200 submitted.The Jury presided by Edward Yang and composed of Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah has awarded prizes to the following ...

Cinéfondation award goes to Tisch /Antonio Campos

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Gilles Jacob and Pierre Viot created the Cinéfondation in 1998 with the intent of sniffing out upcoming talent. This official selection of movies from film schools has been presented each year at the Festival ever since. On the program, 18 films from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia were selected from among the 1,200 submitted.Jury President Edward Yang was accompanied by Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Colin MacCabe and Yousry Nasrallah in making the prize-winning decisions:1st Prize:...

Interview with Todd Solondz: Solondzian Cruelty: No Such Thing

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The PALINDROMES Interview by Craig ParishSolondzian Cruelty: No Such ThingLike a Palindrome the world turns in on itself, unchanged and unchanging. Director Todd Solondz still lives alone in the same place he did 10 years before WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE stormed Sundance in 1995.“Free will is an illusion but limitations are liberating” - TSBorn in 1959 in Newark, NJ, Solondz studied at NYU Film School and made severalshort films, one of which turned studio heads at 20th Century Fox. The upsi...

Michael Moore "This Divided State" guerilla college tour

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MICHAEL MOORE DOCUMENTARY TO GO ON 22 COLLEGE TOURMinority Films and the Center for American Progress proudly announced this week the national college tour of the controversial new documentary film, This Divided State.Steven Greenstreet, director and producer of This Divided State, has been invited by the Center for American Progress and its sub-division Campus Progress to screen the film at 22 colleges around the nation including Harvard, Yale, NYU, and USC.This Divided State follows the explos...

The CRAIC Film Fleadh festival highlights

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The CRAIC Film Fleadh, now in its seventh year, is one of New York’s leading film events and is set to take the city by storm from March 2 - 5, 2005 with several New York premieres of Irish and Irish American films.The Gala Opening night on Wednesday March 2 will feature the NY Premiere of the comedy The BOYS and GIRL from COUNTY CLARE. It stars Andrea Corr (lead singer of The Corrs) and Colm Meaney, both of whom are scheduled to attend and will be screened at LOEWS 34th St. (312 West 34th St...

Final Solution won two more international awards at 3 Continents at Nantes

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At the recently-concluded 26th edition of Festival des 3 Continents at Nantes (France), Final Solution won two more international awards : Montgolfiere d’Or for Best Documentary adjudged by the Jury Le Prix Fip/Pil’ du Public – the Audience award for the Best Documentary This is the first ever time that an Indian documentary has won an award at the 3 Continents film festival in France. The other films in competition included Zairat by Bahman Kiarostami (Iran), Tierra de Agua by Carlos Klei...

Vision fest to kick up with Able Edwards

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VISIONFEST 04: The Other Festival (VF04) has announced its partial line-up for this year’s film festival, which runs June 23-27, 2004, at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center (36 East Eighth Street, in the heart of the NYU campus, in Manhattan). The event will kick off its opening night with Able Edwards, which festival co-director Bruno Derlin described as “a truly groundbreaking sci-fi feature.” Created on an ultra low-budget and employing the use of green screens and desktop digital ...

Sundance Welcomes the Women

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A Rise of Women Filmmakers Hits the Theaters of Park CityThis year a record number of women filmmakers are making their mark in this prestigious American Festival. With many first time women feature filmmakers as well as student short females, Sundance has leveled the fields of equality to all that are accepted. Sundance Film Festival now it’s 23rd year in the past has not had such a balance of ratio’s, of course there are just more men making films than women too.Hopefully the trend will ...

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