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Terror Film Festival is baaaaaack with more terror

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"We're Baaaaaack..."  Terror Film Festival has announced their 2009 SELECTED FILMS to be screened this year in the upcoming fourth edition of Terror Film Festival.  The festival will once again be held at the prestigious and gothic Ethical Society Building at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia from October 20-24, 2009, and the event will again include filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world, as well as, celebrities, actors, distributors, and many other industry professio...

Terror Film Festival is baaaaaaaack with more terror

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“We’re Baaaaaack...” Terror Film Festival has announced their 2009 SELECTED FILMS to be screened this year in the upcoming fourth edition of Terror Film Festival. The festival will once again be held at the prestigious and gothic Ethical Society Building at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia from October 20-24, 2009, and the event will again include filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world, as well as, celebrities, actors, distributors, and many other industry professionals. P...

Quentin Tarantino to receive excellence in film award from Santa Barbara

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In recognition of his contributions to the world of film, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is honored to present the fourth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM to the legendary, Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer/actor Quentin Tarantino.  The black-tie Gala dinner, sponsored by Chopin Vodka, will take place at The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara on Thursday, October 22.  "We are beyond excited to be able to honor a man who has tur...

I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by Rutger Hauer announces selection

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  I'VE SEEN FILMS, founded by international artist Rutger Hauer, Under the Patronage of the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, AGIS Lombarda and the Lombardia Film Commission announced today the Festival's Screening Program 231 short films have been selected for its International Competition! The complete list of titles and the program can be found on http://www.icfilms.org/ CNR Media is the Festival's Official Media Partner   W...

The LA Film Festival wrap report

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This was my first year covering the LA Film Festival. I first remember going to some screenings in past years when it was held at the Sunset 5 in Hollywood, and later some parties and mixers in Westwood and at the W Hotel. After Cannes, June is also a busy month for film festivals around the world. This year, there was a greater focus on international film at the Festival. I spoke with new Executive Program Director Rebecca Yeldham at the award brunch, and shared how we enjoyed meeting many o...

The Global Film Village: LA Film Festival Wraps with Awards by Marla Lewin

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 This was my first year covering the LA Film Festival.  I first remember going to some screenings in past years when it was held at the Sunset 5 in Hollywood, and later some parties and mixers in Westwood and at the W Hotel.  After Cannes, June is also a busy month for film festivals around the world.  This year, there was a greater focus on international film at the Festival. I spoke with new Executive Program Director Rebecca Yeldham at the award brunch, and shared how we enjoyed meeti...

Karlovy Vary to welcome Isabelle Huppert and Banderas

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The famous French film and theater actress will accept a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF. One of the most accomplished personalities of European film and the holder of more than 30 acting awards will be present at the premiere screening of the French competition film in which she stars: Villa Amalia by director Benoît Jacquot. In addition, festival viewers will have an opportunity to see an example of Isabelle Huppert’s acting m...

Verhoeven and Rodrigez lined up at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory

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The Rutger Hauer Filmfactory in Rotterdam (18-28 June) announces the line-up of internationally acclaimed coaches and guest lecturers for its upcoming third edition. Top directors PAUL VERHOEVEN and ROBERT RODRIGUEZ will be teaching virtual master classes via Skype. The internationally acclaimed Polish writer/director/artist LECH MAJEWSKI (BASQUIAT, THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS) and the Peruvian director CLAUDIA LLOSA (Golden Bear for LA TETA ASUSTADA) have signed on to coach aspiring director...

Los Angeles Film Festival additional programing

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the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced additional official film selections and programming for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Louie Psihoyos’ The Cove and Rebecca Cammisa’s Which Way Home will be a part of the Free Screenings section.Walt Disney Pictures’ Ponyo will close this year’s Festival on Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theater. From the A...

WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces Awards

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The 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces The Remi Award Winners for 2009Houston, Texas - Apr 26, 2009 WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 42nd annual independent film showcase with a 10% increase in overall audience attendance! Kick-off was the world premiere of WorldFest alum, Jim Amatulli's "Flying By" with film luminary and Oscar winner, Patric...

Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 16th Annual Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of award winning documentary THIS IS THE LIFE. The Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion will occur at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room ...

It’s Fall. It’s Film. It’s Fort Worth

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The Lone Star International Film Festival, hosted by the Lone Star Film Society, is a year round series of programs culminating in a five day celebration of cinema in November. In its first two years, the festival has welcomed artists and filmmakers such as Martin Sheen, T-Bone Burnett, Robert Rodriguez, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Paxton, Fred Durst, Melonie Diaz, Jason Ritter, James Manos, Lauren Velez, Rod Hardy, Paul Soter, Jay Chandrasekhar and Donal Logue among many others. Each year the fest...

The Texas Film Festival

The Texas Film Festival celebrates visual art through the careful selection of films and videos and personal interaction with filmmakers including Robert Rodriguez, Spike Lee, John Landis, John Waters, Tim McCanlies, Oliver Stone, and Sean Astin.

Quentin Tarantino Biography

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Film career After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a screenplay. In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs hit the Sundance Film festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the UK and the cult film circuit. Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films. Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman. Hel...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival highlights

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It was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, that Mickey Rourke, star of the upcoming “The Wrestler,” will be honored with the American Riviera Award on Friday, January 30, 2009 at the 24th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, in select theaters on December 17th. Past recipients include Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon and Diane Lane. “Amer...

Terror Film Festival and the CLAW AWARDS

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Now in its 3rd year, the Philadelphia County/Chester County based Terror Film Festival takes place again at the wonderful Ethical Society Building at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, and the films this year are simply amazing. The festival runs from October 21-25, 2008, bringing you a treasure trove of 62 fantastic films that will make you jump, shriek, scream and squeal! Among the attendees this year will be Alan Howarth (Academy Award winning sound and music team on The Hunt for Red Octobe...

I ve seen filmswrapped

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I'VE SEEN FILMS 2008 The Festival ended end with a very successful response from the audience and the authors alike.The launching pad of this international short film Festival has been the Tiscali InShort contest, hosted by Tiscali in cooperation with CortoWeb in the http://video.tiscali.it channel. The short film authors have also had the opportunity to enjoy a wider visibility thanks to the airing of their works on Tiscali.TV’s Corto Ciack channel, the innovative Tiscali’s IPTV launched l...

"I ve seen films" wrapped, and they are happy

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Under the Patronage of the Lombardy Region, the Milano Province, the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Lombardia Film Commission, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Foundationis proud to announce that the Festival ended end with a very successful response from the audience and the authors, who have seen their works screened in a very large screening room of the Skyline Multiplex complex, on a a 20-meter (66 ft.) wide screen and with a state-of-the-art ...

Golden Calf for Culture Award goes to Rutger Hauer

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On the Opening Night of the 28th Netherlands Film Festival on Wednesday 24 September, actor Rutger Hauer (1944) will be honoured with the Golden Calf for the Culture Award 2008. The prize will be presented by Minister Ronald Plasterk. The Golden Calf for the Culture Award is granted by the board of the Foundation Netherlands Film Festival to a person or organisation that made an important contribution to the Dutch film culture. Rutger Hauer graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Amsterdam...

VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces showcases

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The VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces their most stellar showcase to date. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes, from the BAFTAs to the Emmys, and from Audience Awards at Sundance to prize-winners at Cannes, the Forum presents the crème de la crème of international film and TV professionals. Four full days of seminars, workshops and master classes are scheduled to take place at the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre from September 24-27 inclusive. Bel...

Rutger Hauer' I ve seen films (and shorts) selected for Milan fest

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Under the Patronage of the Milano Municipality, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Lombardia Film Commission, and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Foundation is pleased to announce that the titles of the International Contest’s selected short films and their authors have been decided. The titles of the selected works are available online, on the Festival’s Official Website www.icfilms.org , in the ‘Program’ area.‘I’ve Seen Films’, founded by the international fi...

41st Annual WorldFest-Houston announces Remi Awards - More than 550 International Filmmakers attend from 33 nations!

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WorldFest-Houston Wraps its 41st on Angelic note!(The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival) WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19th and Closing Day Festivities on April 20th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with a double bill of Claude Le...

WorldFest-Houston Remi Award Winners Announced

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WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19th and Closing Day Festivities on April 20th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with a double bill of Claude Lelouch's Roman de Gare and Turkey's singing sensation Mahsun Kirmizigul's debut film, White Angel. All WorldFest ev...

The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up

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The festival has a program titled DANGER AFTER DARK presented by the TLA Entertainment Group, which is dedicated to FANTASTIC film genres. With the guidance of Raymond Murray, Artistic Director, I was able to program films from multiple genres that I love dearly and also include films that my fellow curators suggested. A big thank you to my colleagues at Fantastic Festivals around the world (you know who you are!) for all your help and support as well.At the tail end of the information, I’ve...

I’VE SEEN FILMS International Short Film Festival launches in Italy

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Sir Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, American Gangster), Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, Grindhouse Planet Terror) and Maestro Ludovico Einaudi (Diario Mali, Una Mattina, Le Onde, La Scala Concert, Eden Roc, Time Out) are members of its International Jury.I’VE SEEN FILMS International Short Film Festival, together with its founder, the international artist Rutger Hauer, announced today that the First Edition will be held from ...
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