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BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

Strawberry Fields: 50 Years The Beatles at Filmfest Hamburg

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„I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg.“ (John Lennon)Filmfest Hamburg 2010 is honouring The Beatles with the section „Strawberry Fields“. Exactly 50 years ago the Fab Four had their first performance in St. Pauli. Then they got world famous. Another anniversary: John Lennon would have been 70 years old. Reason enough to show a film about his widely unknown early years.Filmfest Hamburg will show on October 2nd the film „Nowhere Boy“ (director: Sam Taylor W...

Provincetown International Film Festival Brings Warm Tides

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The year America's oldest art colony turned 100, it reckoned it couldn't start another century without a cinema fete. Thus was born the Provincetown International Film Festival. That was 1999, and now PIFF heads into its 12th edition June 16 to 20, 2010. The Festival will once again salute "new achievements in independent film…and the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors," as per its website. Not a peep about writers, which is the bailiwick of the N...

Nantucket Film Festival - Chapter 15 in Literary Love Story

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As the days lengthen, so the Nantucket Film Festival fires up for its 15th annual storytelling blowout, June 17 to 20, 2010. The Festival, which celebrates screenwriters, screenwriting and the art of the raconteur in today's cinema, boasts "The Writers are Coming" as its motto. Wordsmiths aren't the only ones to wash ashore. Once again, 4,000 screenwriters, producers, agents, development executives and lay cinephiles are due on the Massachusetts island -- along with some 6,000 l...

Meet Filmmaker Denny Tedesco

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  Denny Tedesco decided to make his film debut THE WRECKING CREW about a subject close to his heart. His father had been a studio musician who played backup for some of the reigning giants of the recording industry. But as the son of a musician who stayed in the shadows for his career, Tedesco was also aware of the difficult choices and somewhat unfulfilled lives these people endured. So, his choice for his directorial debut seems inspired...a tribute to the unsung musicians who play ...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

NEWSLETTER N° 433: September 23, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 433: September 23, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

Torino Fest to open with Sam Taylor Wood's NOWHERE BOY

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Torino International Film Festival director Gianni Amelio announced today that the Sam Taylor Wood directed NOWHERE BOY, is to open the Festival on Friday, November 13th. The story, which stars Aaron Johnson (THE GREATEST) and Kristin Scott Thomas (THE ENGLISH PATIENT), chronicles John Lennon’s formative teenage years in mid-Fifties Liverpool, based on the book ‘Imagine: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon’ by Lennon’s stepsister Julia Baird. The Festival is scheduled to run from Nove...

Venice awards announced

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The 66th Venice International Film Festival concluded with the presentation of the Golden Lion Award for best film to Lebanon by Samuel MAOZ (Israel, France, Germany). The festival ran 2nd to 12th September 2009.The Venezia 66 Jury, chaired by Ang Lee and comprised of Sandrine Bonnaire, Liliana Cavani, Joe Dante, Anurag Kashyap, Luciano Ligabue, Sergei Bodrov, having viewed all twenty-five films in competition, has decided as follows: Silver Lion for Best Director to: Shirin NESHAT for the film ...

The Global Film Village:The Official Awards of the 66th Venice Film Festival by Marla Lewin

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The 66th Venice International Film Festival concluded with the presentation of the Golden Lion Award for best film to Lebanon by Samuel MAOZ (Israel, France, Germany). The festival ran 2nd to 12th September 2009.The Venezia 66 Jury, chaired by Ang Lee and comprised of Sandrine Bonnaire, Liliana Cavani, Joe Dante, Anurag Kashyap, Luciano Ligabue, Sergei Bodrov, having viewed all twenty-five films in competition, has decided as follows: Silver Lion for Best Director to: Shirin NESHAT ...

Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy will close the Times BFI

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The World Premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy will close the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival. The Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival will be the World Premiere of Ecosse Films' Nowhere Boy, the highly anticipated debut feature from British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.Imagine John Lennon's childhood... Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John. Mimi, the buttoned...

Single Shot – new initiative in the UK with multiple screen experiences

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Arts Council England and the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund are proud to announce the launch of Single Shot – a major new initiative that provokes new ideas about the ways we view, interact with, and understand the moving image.Single Shot is a multi-platform touring programme of moving image works drawing on two distinct commissioning strands; a series of specially commissioned works by well-known artists working in film and video (including George Barber, Ori Gersht and Paul Rooney), an...

Black Box tribute to Margareth Tait at Edinburgh

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Black Box 2004 HighlightsThe world of art collides with film and videoBLACK BOX programme, at the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival, will include a major retrospective of the work of Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait and the world premiere of Sam Taylor Wood˜s installation art —STRINGS.˜The Black Box programme was developed in order to explore video art and performance within the realm of film. This year˜s programme includes some of the most thought-provoking and pioneering work in ...

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