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21st NY Jewish Film Fest Closing Night World Premiere of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) closing night world premiere documentary of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resorts, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 26, 2012. Presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the sold out world premiere documentary of Kutsher’s Country Club included entertainer actor/comedian Jerry Stiller (Still...

AITP open air films in Amsterdam!

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It is that time again! We are back throughout Amsterdam in the parks and squares with our FREE open air screenings: from August 28 till September 11, 2010On August 28 and September 5 we screen London River: a film about the unexpected meeting between the British Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) and the African Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate), both looking for their children after the bloody bombings in the London Underground in 2005. Sotigui Kouyate was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for best acto...

Ernest Borgnine Screen to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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Ernest Borgnine, who is exuberantly entering his seventh decade of creating memorable characters and award-winning performances, will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade-—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine, who has performed in more than 200 motion pictures, five television series and dozens of television films and guest appearances, will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor w...

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards® Announced Its 2010 Winners

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The 53rd New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards honored this year's winning entries at the 2010 awards ceremony Monday, May 3rd in New York at the American Airlines Theater. The GrandJury® awarded two prestigious Grand Trophies - one to ESPN of the US, and the other to The Edge Picture Company in the UK.  In addition, ESPN was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row, while The Edge Picture Company was also honored for the third time with t...

A look at Canadian films in the Vancouver Festival

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The Vancouver International Film Festival will present 89 Canadian films in the Festival, fully one-quarter of the more than 350 films presented at this year's VIFF. These films showcase new works from some of our most popular and prolific filmmakers, along with a great crop of new talent. The Canadian line-up includes 20 dramatic and 13 nonfiction feature-length films, six mid-length films and 50 shorts. "The Canadian Images program traditionally includes some of the hottest tick...

89 Canadian films in The Vancouver International Film Festival

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CANADIAN IMAGES Audience Favourites, New Faces and Fantastic DocsThe Vancouver International Film Festival will present 89 Canadian films in the Festival, fully one-quarter of the more than 350 films presented at this year's VIFF. These films showcase new works from some of our most popular and prolific filmmakers, along with a great crop of new talent. The Canadian line-up includes 20 dramatic and 13 nonfiction feature-length films, six mid-length films and 50 shorts. “The Canadian Images pro...

Creative Screenwriting announces the winners

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Creative Screenwriting is proud to announce the winners and finalists in our 2009 contest. Congratulations to everyone who is listed below on great screenplays.Thank you to everyone who entered - the new Screenwriting Expo Screenplay Competition is ending soon. The grand prize includes $20,000 cash and a chance to pitch A-list companies the day after you win! CLICK HERE TO ENTER.FEATURE SCRIPTSGRAND PRIZE WINNERWithout Consent - Roberta Rovner PieczenikSECOND PLACEBenazir - Muhammad Ali HasanTHI...

LAFF Awards

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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a special event, presented by Target. The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by The Los Angeles Times, ran from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. “One of our goals at Film Independent is to help filmmakers build an audience for their work, and the Los Angeles Film Festival does just that,” said Film I...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009 Festival

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The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections. Official Selection - Competition ...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009

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The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections.Official Selection - CompetitionThe exceptiona...

Honoring Documentary Royalty At Silverdocs

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 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies EditorIn a theater full of documentary filmmakers and film lovers, the appearance of an eminence grise the likes of Albert Maysles is the equivalent of having a member of documentary royalty in your midst. Maysles, along with his late brother David, was responsible for some of the most iconic documentaries of the past fifty years and has served as a mentor to hundreds of filmmakers.Albert Maysles is widely recognized as a pioneer of “direct cinema” a...

Muhammad Ali In The Spotlight

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Perhaps it is only a coincidence or a kind of cinematic convergence that sometimes happens at a film festival, but the boxing legend Muhammad Ali is the subject (or at least the subtext) of several of the most anticipated films showing here at the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion and one of the most colorful sports figures of the past 50 years is the focus of FACING ALI, which recei...

"Tribeca Film Festival 2009" April 22 - May 3

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"Tribeca Film Festival/ April 22 to May 3, 2009"Although there is a significant decrease in films being shown this year as opposed to last, the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with a salubrious New York flair with Woody Allen's, "Whatever Works", starring Larry David, on Wed April 22, 2009, and Spike Lee's Sports Documentary, "Kobe Doin' Work", on Saturday, April 25th!!! Other popular stars and directors appearing at the festival include the following: Gael G...

Los Angeles United Lineup

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FILM LINEUP LosAngeles United isproud to present an amazing list of Feature-Length Narratives andDocumentaries. All films will be Los Angeles Premieres or Special EngagementScreenings and will be preceded by a few Award-Winning Short Films.  **All film screenings are $10 and AllAccess Passes will be available.For more information, please visitthe official festival website: www.theunitedfest.comThursday, April 30th, 2009 - "Kickoff Film" & "Beer PongAfter Party""Las...

NEWSLETTER N° 384: October 9, 2008

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_____________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL&SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically th...

Thriller in Manila - The Greatest Boxing Match ever? John Dower’s legendary fight night doc opens Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008

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Doc/Fest is delighted to announce that Thriller in Manila will be the opening film of the 2008 festival in Sheffield on Wednesday, 5 November.   Thriller in Manila is directed by John Dower (Live Forever, Once in a Lifetime, The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain), who will be attending the festival.   For the first time Joe Frazier and his corner, including his trainer and his son, recount their version of his 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali - now considered to be the greatest boxing match in h...

Thriller in Manilla: Muhammad Ali vs Frazier Doc / Fest opener

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The Greatest Boxing Match ever? John Dower’s legendary fight night doc opens Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008 Thriller in Manilla will be the opening film of the 2008 festival in Sheffield on Wednesday, 5 November. Thriller in Manilla is directed by John Dower (Live Forever, Once in a Lifetime, The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain), who will be attending the festival. For the first time Joe Frazier and his corner, including his trainer and his son, recount their version of his 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

TIFF Market Watch

Tuesday, September 9-------"It's the quietest Toronto Film Festival that I can remember", one prominent distributor commented to me yesterday. But despite the indie sector being in a cautious mood, a number of Toronto films have announced major distribution deals.Less than 24 hours after it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Darren Aronofsky's drama The Wrestler has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Fox Searchlight, the specialty division of 20th Century Fox (the...

The Hollywood Black Film Festival lineup

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The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is pleased to announce the line-up of independent narrative and documentary features to be showcased at the 9th annual competitive festival for Black filmmakers, to be held June 3rd – 8th, 2008 in Beverly Hills. The announcement of feature film selections rounds out the festival’s complete slate of presentations, which includes short films, music videos, student films and animated projects from over 120 emerging filmmakers of color from around the wo...

The Hollywood Black Film Festival line up announced

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The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has announced the initial line-up of official selections for the 9th annual competitive festival for Black filmmakers, to be held June 3rd – 8th , 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA. The slate includes 51 shorts, 11 student films, 2 animated films and 2 music videos. The roster of narrative and documentary features will be announced on April 14th.HPFF, dubbed “The Black Sundance,” is an annual, six-day celebration of Black cinema, serving as a forum to sho...

William Klein Tribute at Thessaloniki Film Fest

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The Tribute to the American director, photographer, graphic designer and painter William Klein, presented in the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is formed by celebrated, as well as unknown photographs, and a considerable cinematic body of work, largely unknown in Greece. The exhibition complementing the Tribute is a collaboration between the TIFF and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.  Klein was born in the US in 1928, the child of Hungarian immigrants. He left America at ...

William Klein Tribute at Thessaloniki Film Fest

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The Tribute to the American director, photographer, graphic designer and painter William Klein, presented in the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is formed by celebrated, as well as unknown photographs, and a considerable cinematic body of work, largely unknown in Greece. The exhibition complementing the Tribute is a collaboration between the TIFF and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. Klein was born in the US in 1928, the child of Hungarian immigrants. He left America at th...

NY Film and Video Festival ready to hit NY for 8 days

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for eight days of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations. The festivities kick off on November 9th with a networking party for filmmakers and artists at West Chelsea hotspot ...

Will Smith multifaceted talents to be recognised at Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SET TO RUN JANUARY 25-FEBURARY 4Will Smith, multifaceted actor, producer and writer, will be this year’s recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.Smith has the distinction of being a cross-generational draw as well as being able to break through various genres of films. Having first endeared himself as a fresh new artist in TV’s “Fresh Princ...

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