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'The Help" Executive Producer Jeff Skoll to be Honored at Paley Center for Media's LA Gala

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The Paley Center for Media will honor Participant Media and its Founder Jeff Skoll at its annual gala event “Salute to Excellence,” Tuesday, December 13 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, it was announced today by Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell. Participant Media, whose most recent film projects include “The Help” and “Contagion,” is being honored for its unique use of media to accelerate social change. Participant’s films are often accompanied ...

Jackson Hole Film Competition All Category Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the final selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. This year's Festival competition included over 400 films from more than 25 countries in 750 category entries-a record number of submissions. More than 60 judges from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa participated in the preliminary selections, with craft categories judged by peer juries and children's groups participating in judging the Best Children's Program. Co...

Jackson Hole Film Competition Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. Judges from around the world representing the Festival's Board of Directors viewed 425 films entered into some 750 categories from more than 25 countries, for a record number of submissions.            Considered the highest honor of the "nature and environment" genre, the 2009 award winners will be selected during the media industry confere...

Gasparilla Film Fest to honor Terry Moore legendary actress

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Tampa Bay's largest international film festival announced today that screen legend Terry Moore will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented on opening night, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the historic Tampa Theatre. The award will be presented prior to the festival's opening film, Nothing But the Truth, starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett and Alan Alda.The general movie-going public took notice of Terry Moore in 1949 when she starred alongside Ben Joh...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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The 24th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)presents its film line-up for 2009, featuring over 200 films including 21 World Premieres, 29 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 41 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 22, through Sunday, February 1, 2009.“For the past 24 years the film festival’s goal has been to bring the best of world cinema to light in Santa Barbara,” commented SBIFF Director, Roger D...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

Breakthrough Performers at The Hamptons International Film Festival

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The Hamptons International Film Festival and OK! Magazine will continue the popular Rising Stars Showcase, welcoming three North American actors to highlight their talents and films at the 2008 Festival. This year the Festival is expanding this program for the first time to officially include three actors from the Shooting Stars program, an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP), which is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU. In all, six very talented and exciting young actors will ...

Flash of Genius wins Alfred P. Sloan award at Hamptons Fest

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FLASH OF GENIUS Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation AwardAs part of the 2008 Hamptons International Film FestivalSpecial Sloan/HIFF New York Premiere Thursday October 2nd at MoMAFor the 9th consecutive year, the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize is presented as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The cash prize is awarded to a feature-length film that explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and engineers in a realisti...

Aspen announces its line up of film & events

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Aspen Film announces its program for the 30th annual Aspen Filmfest, running September 24 - September 28, 2008 in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Award-winning features and documentaries from around the world will be showcased at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale during five days of unforgettable films during the height of the Rocky Mountain fall season. Special guests include composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement), director Angus Yates, (Crim...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Gen Art FF Closing Night and Awards Ceremony

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Friday, April 11--------The 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival Presented by Acura wrapped an exciting week with the U.S. Premiere of THE TAKE, an intense policier directed by Brad Furman and starring John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez. The film opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles today. A packed audience attended the Closing Night Screening at the newly dubbed Visual Arts Theater, recently purchased by the School of Visual Arts. Director Brad Furman was visibly moved by the strong audience ...

Interview With Jeff Abramson, Gen Art Film Festival

 Friday, April 4-----The 13th edition of the Gen Art Film Festival kicked off festivities on Wednesday night with the East Coast Premiere screening of DIMINISHED CAPACITY, a family drama starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. The Festival continues through next Tuesday, showcasing one feature film and accompanying short film per night, followed by a party at some of New York’s most trendy nightspots. On the eve of the Festival, I interviewed Jeff Abramson, Head of the Film Division for Gen...

One Film/One Party: Gen Art FF's Winning Formula

 Wednesday, April 2------One film/one party…..it’s a formula that has served the Gen Art Film Festival well during the last dozen years. Well, the film + party theme kicks off again this evening, as the 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival begins a week-long showcase of the best of new American independent cinema. The Festival, presented by Acura, offers spotlight showcases seven features and seven shorts from emerging filmmakers, which are followed by seven premiere parties at some of New Yor...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...

Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...

Sarasota Film Festival Kicks Off the 2008 Season in a Big Way

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Tune into to SNN6 this Friday February 22nd at 7pm for a special Broadcast "10 Years of the Sarasota Film Festival" airing again at 11:30pm. A fantastic look-back over what began as a 3 day festival, with 8 films and 3 events, which has grown into one of the leading film festivals in North America. The Sarasota Film Festival now boasts a 10 day program, with over 160 films, countless events and an attendance of over 50,000 people in 2007. The retrospective includes highlights and stars from ...

Sarasota Fest set to celebrate 10th in april

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There is magic in the air! The 10th Anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival is upon us and it promises to be one of the best years yet! Take a leap to the West Coast of Florida April 4th – April 13nd, 2008 and dive into the films, symposiums and of course, the parties. SFF draws filmmakers and celebrities from near and far. Familiar faces who have walked the red carpet include Robert Altman, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Norman Jewison, Werner Herzog, Marcia Gay Harden, Joe Pantolian...

2008 Sundance Film Festival Awards

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

FROZEN RIVER Wins Top Sundance Prize

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize

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FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics ...

SLEEP DEALER Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize

 Saturday, January 26----------Let the Sundance awards begin.......After announcing the winners of the Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Awards, the Festival disclosed yesterday that the futuristic film SLEEP DEALER, directed by Alex Rivera, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The honor, which carries a $20,000 cash award to the filmmaker provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is presented to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, enginee...

Sleep Dealer Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize

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Let the Sundance awards begin.......After announcing the winners of the Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Awards, the Festival disclosed yesterday that the futuristic film SLEEP DEALER, directed by Alex Rivera, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The honor, which carries a $20,000 cash award to the filmmaker provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is presented to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major char...

10th anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival

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Please note that April 2008 marks the 10th anniversary of the Sarasota Film Festival. What began as a 3 day festival with 8 films and 3 events has grown into one of the leading film festivals in North America. The Sarasota Film Festival now boasts a 10 day program, with over 200 films, countless events and an attendance of over 50,000 people in 2007. The rolling white-sand beaches and crystalline waters of Sarasota combine with world-class cinema, star-studded parties and high-profile events ...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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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...

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...

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