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Tribeca Film Festival line up announced

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its remaining out-of-competition feature film selections in the Encounters, Spotlight, Showcase, Restored/Rediscovered and Midnight sections. The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 22 to May 3, 2009 in lower Manhattan and will feature not only film screenings, but also an array of free community events designed to share the Festival experience with as many New Y...

Teddy Awards Celebrate Queer Cinema

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  Although there is a clearly defined international circuit of gay and lesbian film festivals around the world (totalling more than 70 different events), the “queen of the crop” definitely remains the Teddy Award, which is given to LGBT films premiering at the Berlinale. The gay Oscar is not only a prize to be coveted but also is accompanied with one of Berlin’s hottest ticket parties, held last evening. Tihe eight members of the international jury are all organizers of gay fi...

Panorama Celebrates 30 Years

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HUMAN ZOO  The non-competitive Panorama section of the Berlinale often contains the festival’s most provocative and sought after films. While the works are by lesser known filmmakers, the quality is consistently high and leave both audiences and critics with something to debate and ponder long after the lights come up. This year, the section is presenting 17 feature films in its Main Programme, 15 in Panorama Special, and 16 in its Panorama Dokumente series. In addition, as part ...

23rd TEDDY Awards 2009 – The Winners are...

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The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Feature Film:- The Fish Child (El niño pez) by Lucía Puenzo- Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández- Soundless Wind Chime (Wu Sheng Feng Ling) by Kit Hung The TEDDY for the Best Feature Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by Pro-Fun Media and the Teddy Foundationgoes to  Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández Jury statement:We award the Teddy for best feature to ...

23rd TEDDY Awards 2009 – The Winners

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The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Feature Film:- The Fish Child (El niño pez) by Lucía Puenzo- Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández- Soundless Wind Chime (Wu Sheng Feng Ling) by Kit Hung The TEDDY for the Best Feature Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by Pro-Fun Media and the Teddy Foundationgoes to Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández Jury statement:We award the Teddy for best feature to the M...

Who's expected at Berlinale Panorama 2009

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Catherine Breillat, Michael Winterbottom, Michael Glawogger, Lucía Puenzo, and Philippe LioretShortly before completing our selection for this year’s programme, it has become evident that genuinely independent cinema – in contrast to the independents of the major studios in the early 2000s – is at an advantage due to the economic crisis. In other words: cinema now promises to become more radical and audacious again, and hence more inspiring. This development can be seen not only in a new ...

Isabelle Huppert Receives Montreal Film Festival Award

 Saturday, August 30------French actress Isabelle Huppert received a special Award yesterday by the Montreal World Film Festival for her unique contribution to French and world cinema. One of the great actresses of her generation, Huppert is also being honored with special screenings of several of her films, including the French films VIOLETTE NOZIERE, MADAME BOVARY and L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, all directed by her muse, iconic French film director Claude Chabrol and the Western epic HEAVEN'S GA...

locarno Piazza Grande screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

The Locarno programme for Piazza Grande outdoor screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

Indiana Jones Not a Bust

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Ever since the disastrous premiere of "The Davinci Code" at the Cannes Festival two years ago Hollywood has been afraid to let any of their other films be ripped apart by Cannes critics. Fortunately, last night, Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" broke that fear, making a more successful premiere than expected.Reviews are saying that the film should be a summer hit fulfilling the expectations of Indiana Jones fans all over. Shia Leboeuf, C...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actor

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Winners and nominees Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Actor of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.1920s1928 Emil Jannings - The Last Command as "Gen. Dolgorucki/Grand Duke Sergius Alexander" and The Way of All Flesh as "August Sc...

the ibiza international film festival 2008

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the second edition of the ibizaIFF will take place on 23 may thru 31 may 2008 on the fabulous island in the mediterranean. Last year saw the first edition of the festival take place with patrons John Hurt and Terry Gilliam heading the festivities, and with a very prestigious jury composed of Timothy Burrill, Ronnie Taylor, Michael Hoenig, Demian Bichir, Antonio Isasi,Jonathan Debin, Elfie A Donnelly, Paul Aratos and Anwen Hurt, cosmopolitan and experienced are just two of the adjectives that co...

A Film Oasis In The New York Suburbs

Saturday, December 30-----For Westchester County film buffs, and intrepid New Yorkers not adverse to going off-island, the Jacob Burns Film Center is a distinctive cultural resource in the heart of New York’s northern suburbs. For the past five years, the Film Center has offered a serious alternative to the megaplex monotony of film theaters outside of Manhattan, with unique special programs and the best of independent and international cinema. This is clearly evident in just the first we...

Ibiza will host a new festival, justr after Cannes

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IBIZA WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM 29 MAY TO 7 JUNE 2007- Film producers unite on the balearic island of Ibiza to form an exciting new meeting point for actors, directors, distributors and executives of the film industry.-Stars of the big screen support new scientific projects destined to preserve the ecologic balance of this natural paradise and the recuperation of marine species in danger of extinction.4 Sept.- The few fishermen left who still fish the seas around Ibiza keep...

2005 IDFA Award Winner To Become A Feature Film

Helen Mirren at New York Film Festival Monday, November 20----The London Observer has reported that the documentary film THE ANGELMAKERS, which won the Silver Wolf Award at the 2005 IDFA for Dutch director Astrid Bussink, will be made into a feature film starring Helen Mirren and John Hurt. The film will be a fictionalized version of the gripping short documentary, which investigated the story of the mysterious killing by hundreds of women of their husbands in a small Hungarian village in the...

Angel Awards: Monaco International Film Festival

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The festival dates are 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th December 2006. THE LIST OF JURY MEMBERS ATTENDINGDonovan - (Singer/Songwriter)Cliona Buckley – (Ireland Cinephile)Nigel Douglas - (Film/TV Director)Alexander Kaufmann (Entrepreneur & philanthropist Monaco, Geneve, Stockholm)Rony Bridges- (Feature Producer OranMor, Scotland)Sarah Manners - (Actress)Duncan James -(Singer of Band BLUE)2006 AMBASSADRESS - Michaela Foster Marsh promising Scottish Singer/Songwriter DAME DE HONOUR - Dame Shirley Bassey ...

Dubrovnik International Film Festival wrap up story

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Following success of the past three years, the Festival, Dubrovnik International Film Festival once again showed a diverse selection of films to an international audience, as well as showcase of present Croatia’s national film industry. DIFF 2005 hosted big names Christopher Walken, Peter Medak, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Gregory Widen, while Walken and Watson received prestigious The Libertas and Argosy Award, which celebrates their outstanding contribution and supporting the spirit of an extr...

A New Wave opening film from RIFF Roma Independant

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OPENING RIFF AWARDS: FRIDAY APRIL 7 at Cinema Embassy, Via Stoppani, 715:30 – OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL A New Wave (USA 2005) – Debut feature of the independent director Jason CarveyFollowed by: Eva Affittasi (Italy 2005) – A documentary of Armando Prieto Perez And the shorts:Contratto a termine, Il produttore, Soltanto uno, Sotto le foglie, Il nostro segreto, In controtempo, Lu non fa miracoli @ 20:00 - OPENING NIGHT RIFF AWARDSShort Order (Ireland, 2005) – Directed by Anthony Byrne Wit...

Film Festival Maastricht: event of the South early April

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Film Festival Maastricht 6th - 9th April- The film event of the South!For a period of 4 days Filmtheater Lumière will be the venue for the annual ’film festival Maastricht’. The second edition of the festival comprises more than 40 titles for your consideration. With anything between new mainstream films, cutting-edge independent-productions from the U.S., the best in world cinema from all over the globe and major new works from renowned artists in the business making up the program, it ...

Rome: RIFF Awardsn Independent Cinema on the Move

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From the 7th to the 14th April 2006 at the Embassy Cinema, via Stoppani 7 - RomeThe RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival), supported by Rome’s Municipal Department of Cultural Policies, is glad to invite you to its 5th edition. The festival will display a selection (among the over 1,000 works sent from 70 countries) of 75 FILMS including features, shorts and documentaries. Several Italian and foreign premieres are among the features: the world premiere Il Segreto di Rahil (Rahil’s Secret) ...

Roma Independent Film Festival reveals its program

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The RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival), supported by Rome’s Municipal Department of Cultural Policies, will officially open its 5th edition on 7 April. The event will close on 14 April. RIFF is becoming more and more internationally oriented: the 2006 edition is especially focussed on independent film-making, characterised once again by its strong interest in ‘beyond borders’ cinema. Indeed, the programme features 5 film reviews dedicated to as many countries (Norway, Canada, Spain, F...

Christopher Walken from Dubrovnik

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Press conference with Christopher Walken on Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005Moderatated by Daniel Rosenthal editor of Variety International Film Guide “the best annual guide to world cinema”*Daniel Rosenthal: “Good evening everybody last night we had an exquisite honor to award Mr. Christopher Walken with a Statue of Libertas, for an extraordinary contribution to his lifetime work. We talked last night about most recent films “Man of Fire”, “Welcome to the jungle”, “Ste...

DIIFF wrapped in Dubrovnik, The Festivity Town

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DIFF, 3rd International Film Festival in Dubrovnik 2005The essential goal of DIFF Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005, 25-29 of May, is independent film screening and among all, presentation of film talents. Even though, its only 3rd year of its existence, City of Dubrovnik is presenting the festival as the part of one cultural and historical festival summer events. Dubrovnik in Croatia is well known in world for its cultural and historical venues. Tradition and culture in this beautiful ...

Shooting Dogs, film about the Rwandan genocide premieres in Rwanda

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MICHAEL CATON-JONES "SHOOTING DOGS"TO HAVE RWANDAN PREMIERE Rwanda's Minister of Culture, Joseph Habineza, has welcomed the news that Michael Caton-Jones' "Shooting Dogs", the feature film about the Rwandan genocide, will have its premiere in Rwanda's main stadium in front of a vast audience of local people later this spring.Directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt and Hugh Dancy, this powerful and compelling film is the latest to have been made about events that occurred in 1994 w...

Fantasporto program preview

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FIRST LINE UP FOR FANTASPORTO’200525 YEARS OF FESTIVAL21st February till March 7th 2005Welcome to Oporto, Unesco World Heritage Town and to its 25th edition of Fantasporto!The Oporto International Film Festival, or Fantasporto, as it is better known, is the biggest and most prestigious film event in Portugal and it is spreading its wings internationally. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary next February 2005, the festival is going to bring to Oporto some of its winners, some well known faces ...

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