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IFFR brings Gondry's Home Movie Factory to Rotterdam

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced today it is bringing the successful interactive installation "Home Movie Factory" by French filmmaker Michel Gondry to the Netherlands. Following the example of Jack Black and Mos Def in Gondry's film BE KIND, REWIND (2008), the installation gives participants the opportunity and resources to make a short film in under three hours. Gondry will open the installation in Rotterdam on 26 January 2012 and it will run until 5 March 2012. ...

Michel Gondry – Our Top 6 Music Videos

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by Marc Rickenbach In recent months French filmmaker and arts and crafts enthusiast Michel Gondry has been popping his head up all over the place on both sides of the Atlantic. The director, most well known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Science of Sleep (not to mention numerous music videos, which we’ll get to in a bit), released the big screen version of old time radio and comic book hero The Green Hornet in January. To promote the new film, he guest dir...

Babelgum’s talent-scouting continues with film and music videos competitions

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Babelgum The free, independent Web TV platform today announced the launch of its brand new “Babelgum Music Video Awards” ™, in partnership with Music Nation. Following the success of the Babelgum Online Film Festival, which showcased the work of gifted independent filmmakers, Babelgum has now created a special contest focusing solely on music videos. The Web TV company has launched this new competition to seek out and reward talented musicians and video directors, with a focus on indie art...

San Francisco International Animation Festival preview

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event celebrating one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms of artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. The International Animation Festival ranges from the latest award-winning features to family-friendly short cartoons and celebrates San Francisco's preeminence as a hub for one of the most vital forms in cinema today. SFIAF will screen Novembe...

The Creators Series Launches In New York and LA

Wednesday, June 6------The Creators Series, a multidisciplinary salon-style conference dedicated to emerging creativity, launches in New York this coming weekend (June 8-10)  and then goes cross-country to present a series of programs and events in Los Angeles (June 14-17). The event is the first for recently founded curatorial enterprise Tomorrow Unlimited, a new venture between Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Cinemas, and former principals o...

Mike Figgis to create global film experience for London Fest

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At 7pm on Friday 27th October, The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival will celebrate its jubilee year with ‘A Portrait of London’ - the largest live audiovisual free screening London’s Trafalgar Square has ever seen. Projected onto a 120 foot screen before Nelson’s column, it features writer/director/composer Mike Figgis mixing sound and moving image from some of London’s most exciting filmmakers, artists and music producers – creating an hour long spectacle to be enjoyed by Londone...

Lord of the Testes at Karlovy Vary 2006

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This year the Karlovy Vary IFF programme offers an exclusive presentation of an artist pushing the boundaries of the cinematographic world: MATTHEW BARNEY (*1967), deemed the most prominent artist in the US today. His world renown was won by the five-part Cremaster cycle– a symbolic stream of superlative imagery bearing on myth, sex, death, America, biology, architecture and more. In addition to this grandiose project, the festival plans to host the film Drawing Restraint 9 (2005), created by ...

Casanova with a Feminist Twist at Venice Fest

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Lasse Hallström’s out of competition film Casanova is the story of Casanova, a man searching for way out of being condemned to death for his amorous adventures. He needs a wife or maybe a new perspective. Soon he meets Francesca (Sienna Miller),a young Venetian who writes under the name of Bruno Guardia. Jeremy Irons plays the inquisitor Pucci who searches for both Guardia and Casanova (Heath Ledger). Lisa Olin, Hallström’s real life wife plays Francesca’s mother, and Oliver Platt, a lar...

Lars Von Trier's "Manderlay" is All Set

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Lars Von Trier's anticipated Manderlay nominated for the Golden Palm met with some of the same scepticism that was leveled at Dogville two years ago. "I am 60% American, he claimed " even though I can't vote". "America is all around us", he replied, regarding, how he can make a film about a country he has never visited - except in fantasy. Manderlay has the same Brechtian set design as Dogville , this time the floor is white with black lines. With the debut of Bryce Dallas Howard, the star appe...

Cool 63 films line up at Miami with fest favorites

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The 21st Annual Miami International Film Festival showcases work by acclaimed filmmakers from around the world, between January 30th and February 8th, 2004. The Festival brings to Miami audiences new and exciting documentary and dramatic features, providing an opportunity to view films that may otherwise never reach Florida’s theatres. Sixty-three films from 34 countries will be offered in 2004, many of which have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Academy...

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