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2012 Twin Rivers Film and Media Festival Announce Screening Schedule

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    Siberia Monamour to screen at Twin Rivers Media Festival19th ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP   The 19th Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival(TRMF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films.  The festival runs from May 25th – May 27th 2012 in with features films screening each Friday night until June 22, 2012 at the Phil Mechani...

USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events

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  The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events for the 41st Annual USA Film Festival, April 27 - May 1, 2011.  All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 15, 2011. The program includes special TRIBUTES to the following performing artists: Barry Corbin William Fichtner Malcolm McDowell [Editors Note: For additional...

Deborah Hadfield on 'The Kindness of Strangers'

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                                  Deborah Hadfield is the proud debut director of her first feature film, the romantic road movie entitled, ‘The Kindness of Strangers' (2010). I spoke with Deborah recently about the making of her film and what it was like to shoot on location throughout three different countries in Europe...

San Francisco International Animation Festival

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day celebration of the Bay Area's preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative forms in cinema, November 11 - 14 at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema. This year's International Animation Festival ranges from FX-based features to family-friendly cartoons and includes Hayao Miyazaki protégé Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle, the Decemberists-inspired Here Come the Waves...

"The Evangelist" for an Atheist Convention

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Attendees of the Atheist Alliance International and Humanist Canada 2010 North American Convention will get an exclusive sneak preview of the International Freethought Film Festival. The Freethought Film Festival Foundation (FFFF) partnered with Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and Humanist Canada (HC), and committed as a convention sponsor of the AAI-HC 2010 North American Convention. The non-profit, educational organization, whose mission is to “promote reason, critical thinking ...

Sneak Preview of IFFF at AAI/HC 2010 North American Convention. Screening "The Evangelist" Oct. 2, 2010

Attendees of the Atheist Alliance International and Humanist Canada 2010 North American Convention will get an exclusive sneak preview of the International Freethought Film Festival. The Freethought Film Festival Foundation (FFFF) partnered with Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and Humanist Canada (HC), and committed as a convention sponsor of the AAI-HC 2010 North American Convention. The non-profit, educati

Whiskey Business

Director: 1EYE.
'Whiskey Business' is a feature length documentary about a new UK, Birmingham based band called 1EYE. 1EYE have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' featuring Apache Indian. 1EYE have blended a multitude of flavours creating a barrel of an album also entitled 'Whiskey Business', which is a distinctive mix of reggae, Latin, and soul. The album is lyrically entertaining making quirky references to life in Birmingham and beyond. Whiskey Business was mostly filmed at a run-down Georgian pub called 'The Church Inn' in Birmingham. Half of 1EYE were living there at the time. The band organised two gigs at the pub’s dilapidated function room in order to polish the material before it was recorded. At the same time the band were building a studio in the old coal cellar in preparation for the recording of Whiskey Business. Alek (lead singer) makes a last minute decision and decides to fly out to Cannes to meet Danny (bass player) who is working with another band on a short stay. The two of them work around Danny’s gigs to network and promote 1EYE. Their time in Cannes gives an interesting twist to the story offering even more comical scenes set in a refreshing new location. Alek and Danny are faced with bad news upon their return. 1EYE are presented with a strict deadline. They not only have to finish building the studio, but also have to record the album and break the studio down all within a space of three weeks as the pub is now being sold by the owner! Emotions run high. The story gains pace as 1EYE set about achieving this near impossible goal. 1EYE manage to finish the album and embarks upon the daunting task of organising and promoting their first album showcase at a 2000 capacity nightclub called ‘Oceana’ in Birmingham. This concludes the documentary Whiskey Business. The film offers an interesting insight into what it’s like to truly ‘do it yourself’ from an unknown artist’s perspective. It is full of music, comedy, emotion and deadlines. Whiskey Business is a must for anyone who’s keen to immerse themselves in the gritty reality of what it’s like for a UK band trying to launch themselves into the public eye on limited resources. Radio stations that have played ‘Worries & Trouble’ include; BBC 1Xtra, Solar FM, Asian Network and Sting FM. 1EYE’s single has also been play listed by ZonaReGGae radio, Portugal and WCBN, Michigan USA. 1EYE’s 'Dopamine' remix has also been played frequently by Roger Sanchez.

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 19

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  DAY NINETEEN I woke up early and was able to get on a WIFI signal to check my email. I sent one to my mom and let her know I didn't have to spend the night on the streets of London. Tom was still sleeping so I decided at 8am I should wake him up so I could get going. A cup of tea later and after a quick check of train timetables, we were on our way by bus to Liverpool Street Station. I had come full circle as we rode the same bus I took late that first night I arrived in London ...

Restored print of Leave Her to Heaven to screen at San Francisco

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The newly restored 1945 film noir classic Leave Her to Heaven, directed by John M. Stahl and starring a searing Gene Tierney will have its Bay Area premiere at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24-May 8, 2008), on Saturday, April 26 at 5:45 pm at the Castro Theatre with a reprise screening on Sunday, April 27 at 6 pm at the Pacific Film Archive. Nothing in cinema is more beautiful, more depthless, yet more impenetrable than the emerald eyes of Ellen Berent in Leave Her to...

Karlovy Vary Film Festival in action

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In the business world a well known adage informs us, that "When it comes to the success (or failure) of a business enterprise, the three most important things are: Location, Location, and Location!" It being one of the hard facts of life that large-scale film festivals are large scale business enterprises as well, the Karlovy Vary film festival -- which has been hard put at times to survive from one year to the next -- is fortunate enough to be graced with one of the most beautiful and user-fr...

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