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Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2008 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Angela Bassett (“ER”) and Actor® recipient Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”), who announced the nominees ...

14th Berlin and Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco 2009

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With the generous support of German Films and The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture & the Media (BKM), the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco will be hosting “Berlin and Beyond” for the 14th time from January 15-21, 2009 at the Castro Theatre.The week-long event will show the most successful films of the past year in the presence of numerous directors, actors and film experts. Berlin and Beyond 2009 kicks off with Doris Doerrie’s CHERRY BLOSSOMS - HANAMI (KIRSCHBLUETEN - HANAMI), a...

Button, Doubt, Nixon top Golden Globes nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 20081. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMATHE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount PicturesFROST/NIXONImagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal PicturesTHE READERMirage Enterprises; The Weinstein CompanyREVOLUTIONARY ROADAn Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks Pictures in A...

2009 Festival Dates

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Let’s Go To The Movies… January Marks 9th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival There’s Something for Everyone at the Largest Film Festival in Atlanta WHAT: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a 12-day cinematic examination of Jewish life, culture and history. AJFF seeks to use the power of film and video to both entertain and educate, while challenging conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and world community alike. Founded in 200...

Emily Atef (The Stranger in me) wins Grand Prix in Sao Paulo

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Last Thursday saw the 32nd Sao Paulo International Film Festival come to an end with a double success for THE STRANGER IN ME (DAS FREMDE IN MIR). Director Emily Atef won the prize for the „Best Film", and the prize for „Best Actress" went to Susanne Wolff. Wim Wenders, the festival's guest of honour, was presented with the „Humanity Award".German films were not only in large numbers in the competition, but also in the festival's other sections. Altogether, the festival showed 29 German fil...

AEAF Award finalists announced

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The finalists in the 12th AEAF Awards are now online. Full listThis year, we received over 200 entries from around the world. For the first time, the Short Film category received the most number of entries. This reflects the increasing number of young artists taking advantage of the range of digital media technologies, HD cameras, multiple core processors, the latest software for editing, animation and special effects, to create work of the highest quality. Thank you to everyone who entered thei...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

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These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

The End of the Pier International Film Festival

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The End of the Pier International Film Festival is:A competition for independent low budget short and feature films.It aims to generate as much exposure as possible for young and independent films makers.The 2009 Gala will be held on 24th April at the Dome Cinema Function Rooms. In 2009 the festival will be holding the competitive screenings in Worthing, using the Ritz Cinema at the Connaught, (The Dome and Pavilion will also be used as venues). In 2009 the event will be presenting some 40 awar...

Bright Future, Spectrum & Signals: new sections for Rotterdam IFFR

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The 38th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is to get a new and simplified format with three main sections. This will make the programme clearer and do more justice to individual films and special themes. A special feature of this new format is that all three programme sections will be able to comprise full-length films, shorts, art installations and live performances. In this way, the festival is reacting to a real change in both the film and arts world, with film maker...

selective highlights from Branchage Jersey Film Fest

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It’s just one week to go before the inaugural BRANCHAGE JERSEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (25 – 28 September). The Festival team (Xanthe Hamilton, Philip Ilson, Laura Smith, Jenny Horwell, India Hamilton, Warren Holt and Nina Herve) are all holed up at the headquarters at Vinchelez Manor de Haut in the rural west of the island, planning the final stages of the four day Festival. www.branchagefestival.com If, as a filmmaker or film industry person, you are interested in attending the Festiva...

4th New York Television Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere ABC: Life on Mars airs October 9th

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By Maria Esteves - September 15, 2008 The 4th Annual 2008 New York Television Festival (NYTVF) Opening Night ABC Television Network premiere screening of LIFE ON MARS, directed by Jason Connery was held at the New World Stages, Friday, September 12, 8:00 PM. A special Q&A with cast members preceded the 2008 NYTVF Opening Night Gala Reception. LIFE ON MARS ABC new science fiction series depicts a current day New York City detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) goes back in time to the year 197...

Menahem GOLAN Jury member of the Official Competition CAMERA 300

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The International Jury of the Official Competition CAMERA 300 at the 29th International Cinematographers’ Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS will be composed of the following members:Christian BERGER, Cinematographer (Austria) – President of the JuryHe is one of the leading Austrian cinematographers, also working as director, writer, producer, actor and professor at the Vienna Film Academy. He became world wide famous by working with the leading Austrian director Michael Haneke. He developed the ...

Vancouver Film Festival reveals line up of 47 features

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmers Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer today announced that the 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 47 features, 5 mid-length films and 23 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will feature ...

Feel Good Fest debuts at the Egyptian

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The Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it is set to premiere Friday, August 22 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The three-day event (which will run through Sunday, August 24) will screen films aimed at both adult and family audiences that feature positive themes, happy endings, make audiences laugh, and capture the beauty of our world.The festival will feature 53 films, including 15 features, 31 shorts, and 7 student films. Along with the films offered throughout the festival, additio...

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

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List of panelist/Cannes MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20 and May 21stOur esteemed panelists included (for the MingleTalk Distribution) Colleen Nystedt: founder of movieset http://www.movieset.com/ MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA...

“Music for a While” Returns to Jamestown for a Concert Celebrating the Blacks Ships Festival

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Creators of the popular Jamestown Chamber Music Series present “The Music of Ikuma Dan” at the Central Baptist Church on Sunday, July 20th   (JAMESTOWN, RI) A Musical celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Black Ships Festival, comes to Jamestown when “Music for a While” returns with a unique concert celebrating the music of acclaimed Japanese composer, Ikuma Dan. The program is presented by the Flickers Arts Collaborative and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. “M...

Los Angeles VIP Screenings from the NYIIFVF

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LOS ANGELES JULY 2008 SCHEDULELos Angeles VIP Screeningshttp://www.nyfilmvideo.com/2008/la-2008/schedule/la-july-2008.htm FRIDAY July 18thLaemmle Sunset Screen 3 12:00 pm Recover Me 124 min  Director Dahsheen Amin     Genre Drama     Synopsis gritty drama unfolds on the most destitute streets of Richmond Virginia, challenging a single mother’s strength and sobriety as she fights to fulfill her own “pursuit of happiness”. 2:10 pm Fillbilly 98 min  Director A.L. “MIG” Ma...

Sacramento French Film Fest line up

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THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL(Voted Best Film Festival in Sacramento – SN&R 2007) IS COMING, JULY 18 - 27, 2008 The 7th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will include premieres of the newest films by France's best filmmakers; rare classics by French cinema masters; our infamous Midnight Movies followed by discussions over coffee and pastries; local & French short films; post-screening discussions for cinéphiles; an exhibition of original artworks by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the...

“YOU BE THE JUDGE” NIGHTS COME TO THE NARRAGANSETT THEATER PROMISING A GHOULISH TREAT!

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Gold standard Social club @ the naRragansett theater & the Rhode island international film festival present: “LATE night MOnster movie” series  PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is nationally recognized as the largest film festival in New England. On Saturday, June 28th RIIFF will host a special horror You Be the Judge night at 10:30 p.m. at the Narragansett Theater, showcasing the first of this summer’s “Late Night Monster Movie” series. ...

25th ANNUAL BLACKS SHIPS JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL

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(NEWPORT, RI) In 1984, a dedicated group of civic and community leaders were drawn together to help create an event that celebrated the arts, culture and Rhode Island’s historical friendship with Japan. One of the founding members of this group was Flickers—The Newport Film Society, which participated by creating, curating and presenting the Japanese Film Festival. Now, 25 years later and as many years of screening this festival, Flickers has evolved into the Flickers Arts Collaborative an...

25th ANNUAL BLACKS SHIPS JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL

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(NEWPORT, RI) In 1984, a dedicated group of civic and community leaders were drawn together to help create an event that celebrated the arts, culture and Rhode Island’s historical friendship with Japan. One of the founding members of this group was Flickers—The Newport Film Society, which participated by creating, curating and presenting the Japanese Film Festival. Now, 25 years later and as many years of screening this festival, Flickers has evolved into the Flickers Arts Collaborative an...

Hubert Bals Fund announces winning film projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam film festival announces financial contributions to 27 film projects for a total amount of 385,000 Euro. One of the winners, TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín, is selected for the Directors’ Fortnight 2008. It brings the total of Rotterdam-backed titles in Cannes to sixteen. This Spring, Hubert Bals Fund contributions will go to filmmakers in seventeen countries. Among them are maestro Lav Diaz (Philippines), upcoming talent Edwin (Indonesia), about to make his...

Panelists from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

  List of panelist/MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20, 3pm and May 21st 10-12 amEsteemed panelists includeColleen Nystedt: founder of movieset  http://www.movieset.com/MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Showtime and Lifetime Networ...

THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TAKES A “SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY” WITH UPCOMING CONCERT

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First Annual Joseph & Viola Marshall Memorial Benefit Concert: Supporting high school and college students study in the film and media arts. Slated for Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Providence, RI (May 16, 2008) Music is all around us. Stop. Listen. You will hear it. Each of us has music that we associate with various points in our lives. Like a soundtrack in a motion picture, music serves as a trigger, bringing back a flood of memories that make up who we are. For most, music ca...

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