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55th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.  Photo © Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society The longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Spe...

2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-Up

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This year's Festival will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more. Check back May 15 for the complete Festival schedule! OPENING NIGHT:   To Rome With Love- (DIRECTOR/WRITER Woody Allen PRODUCERS Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum CAST Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz,...

Cinema en tu Idioma! starts off with a bang this year

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SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL OPENS 12TH ANNUAL CINEMA EN TU IDIOMA FILM SERIES WITH “MINI FESTIVAL” WITH THE LATEST LATINO FILMS FEATURING KATE DEL CASTILLO, EVA LONGORIA, AND MORE!San Diego Latino Film Festival’s 12th Annual ¡Cinema en tu Idioma! starts off with a bang this year, with a mini festival of some of the latest Latino films! Our series opens in August with an all-star cast of Latino actors including Eva Longoria, Kate del Castillo, Elsa Pataky, Bigas Luna, Manny Perez, and m...

Wild & Scenic® Film Festival highlights

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Wild & Scenic® Film Festival Kicks Off January 14-16, 2011 This January, SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 9th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns with another incredible selection of films to change your world. Each year, the Wild & Scenic® Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown of Nevada City, California. Considered the largest film festival of its kind, this y...

What If Cannabis Cured Cancer

"What if Cannabis Cured Cancer" is a new submission to ECU 2011. "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer", a documentary by director Len Richmond, lays out the facts about the medicinal value of forbidden herb. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor Peter Coyote. ...check out your tailer!

50th Anniversary of San Francisco Mime Troupe at Mill Valley Fest

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Since I call myself "interested in theatre" and I lived in San Francisco for four years,it's probably some sort of sin that I had never heard of the San Francisco Mime Troupe before Friday.  When I sawthe Mill Valley Film Festival was having an event: Troupers: 50 Years of the San Francisco Mime Troupe I was intrigued, but also sincerely thought I was infor a night of miming- in my mind silent acting.   The illustrious Peter Coyote introduced the event by reading a section from his ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe's 50th Anniversary

Joan Holden, Wilma Bonet, Claudia Vianello, Peter Coyote and Glenn Silber at the SF Mime Troupe's 50th Anniversary- October 16th, 2009 -photo credit Margot Duane

50th Anniversary of San Francisco Mime Troupe at Mill Valley Fest

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Since I call myself "interested in theatre" and I lived in San Francisco for four years,it's probably some sort of sin that I had never heard of the San Francisco Mime Troupe before Friday. When I sawthe Mill Valley Film Festival was having an event: Troupers: 50 Years of the San Francisco Mime Troupe I was intrigued, but also sincerely thought I was infor a night of miming- in my mind silent acting. The illustrious Peter Coyote introduced the event by reading a section from his book, Sleeping...

Palm Beach Fest reveals line up

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The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced the film line-up for the 8-day event, which runs April 10-17, 2008. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that 141 films will screen at this year’s event, including features, documentaries, shorts and student shorts from the U.S. and around the world. The 2008 Festival will introduce 12 World Premieres and 10 U.S. Premieres.This year’s festival will play host to an ample amount of international filmmakers, produc...

Tribute to Julie Christie at Santa Barbara

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The 23rd installment of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its film line-up for 2008, featuring 215 films including 20 World Premieres, 22 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 49 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 24, through Sunday, February 3.“The Festival has continuously grown in stature,” commented SBIFF Director Roger Durling, “and this year’s film slate certainly reflects that. We’re ver...

Focus contempory wars at Thessaloniki

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Focus is the first thematic section to be presented at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, building its program around a topic that changes annually. It was inaugurated in the 47th TIFF with the “Teenage Lust/Teenage Angst” theme, while for the 48th TIFF it deals with the significant and always modern subject of Contemporary Wars. Through a selection of productions made in the years 2006 and 2007, the Focus section, curated by film critic Konstantinos Kontovrakis, investigates the ...

Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival Highlights

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The Sixth Annual Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (PDX Fest for short!) will take place at the historic Hollywood Theatre April 25-29, 2007 (that's just two weeks away!). Presented by Peripheral Produce, this year's fest promises a diverse selection of provocative, artistic, and firmly uncompromising films from around the globe. The full festival schedule is now up and running at www.peripheralproduce.comFestival Highlights include:OPENING NIGHT!Charged in the Name of Terror: ...

Panorama: Distinctive Voices In World Cinema

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The Panorama section is the non-competitive sidebar of the Berlinale that has a reputation among Festival veterans as the most ambitious and exploratory program in the Festival. The section has introduced many of world cinema’s most illustrious talents. Showcasing more than 50 films, most making their international premieres, the Panorama opened on Friday with Canadian director Bruce McDonald’s THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, a visually inventive exploration of a fifteen-year-old girl’s fragmented e...

Panorama: Distinctive Voices In World Cinema

Sunday, February 11----The Panorama section is the non-competitive sidebar of the Berlinale that has a reputation among Festival veterans as the most ambitious and exploratory program in the Festival. The section has introduced many of world cinema’s most illustrious talents. Showcasing more than 50 films, most making their international premieres, the Panorama opened on Friday with Canadian director Bruce McDonald’s THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS, a visually inventive exploration of a fifteen-year-...

2nd Warsaw jewish film fest concluded

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2ND WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (MAY 19 -- 25, 2005)A ROUSING SUCCESSBy Alex Deleon-PevnyThe second convening of the new International Jewish Film Festival in Warsaw proved to be an even bigger success than the first edition a year ago. The official Polish designation, directly translated, comes out as "The Warsaw International Film Festival on Jewish Motifs" which seems to leave room for a broad interpretation of just what it is that counts as a "Jewish film". Indeed, as we shall see, some of ...

Slamdance "by filmmakers for filmmakers"

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The Slamdance Film Festival, often called the ‘independent alternative’ fest held in Park City, Utah (January 21-28, 2005), unveiled its line up with a record 23 World and US feature premiers (including works-in-progress) as well as a striking departure for its Opening and Closing Night films.Two documentaries will bookend the festival: opening the festival is Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo: USA), a gloriously fun chronicle of New York kids training for a ballroom dance contest. The film, ...

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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