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Panorama Dokumente Programme Nearing Completion with 19 Films

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As in past years, the documentary sector appears to be consistently stabile, politically engaged and in its diversity well equipped for the cinema. Moreover, it's a treasure trove for themes that inspire fictional films.   On February 10, 2012, in Cinestar7, the Panorama Dokumente will open with The Reluctant Revolutionary by British director Sean McAllister. The film is about a Yemenite tourist guide who slowly abandons his professional distance towards the political "spring&...

The Winter Film Awards Opening Night: Major Studio and Latin Film Gala in New York February 9th

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  Opening Night of the First Annual Winter Film Awards to award the very best in Major Studio productions and Latin American Film with A-list celebrities and entertainers to be performing, presenting and attending. New York, NY, January 17, 2012 - The Winter Film Awards (WFA) Opening Night will be on par with the finest American award shows of our time. Executive Producer Johnny Falcones says "The Winter Film Awards will be another New York tradition where the Stars can shine for ...

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012

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2011 NOMINATIONS (presented in 2012)BEST FILMTHE ARTIST Thomas LangmannTHE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim TaylorDRIVE Marc Platt, Adam SiegelTHE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael BarnathanTINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn SlovoOUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMMY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian HodgesSENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish PandeySHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman...

69th Golden Globes Tinsel & Tine Commentary

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Winners Best Performance Actress – Drama: Meryl Streep – Iron Lady. I'm looking forward to seeing this film. (very disappointed The Film Society didn't offer a preview screening). I'm certain as always, Streep's performance will be award worthy; however, since this film hasn't even hit theaters yet, how about giving the Globe to Viola Davis and letting Meryl win the Oscar. Best Performance Actor – Drama: George Clooney - The Descendants Cloon...

Submit your shorts to Busho Budapest Short Film Festival

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  About BuSho BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time: we got 360 individual entries from 45 countries in 2009. We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academys, feature films, conferences, film-, and all-art workshops in the program.   ...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards surprises, The Descendants grabs Best Film and Best Actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards suprises, Descendants grabs best film and actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

Golden Globes award winners

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles.The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy)The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney)The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script)Meryl Streep, best actress as th...

Festival winners for 23rd Palm Springs international Film Festival

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Starbuck Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature; The Girls in the Band and Wish Me Away Tie for Audience Award Best Doc Feature; The Turin Horse Receives FIPRESCI Award; The House Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; The Tiniest Place Receives The John Schlesinger Award   The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a glamourous luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 20...

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)

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AACTA Awards Results From Sydney, Australia David Parer ABC1 (Out of Ashes) The highly anticipated inaugural Samsung Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts (AACTA) Awards commenced with the AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Digital Pictures at the prestigious Westin Hotel in the heart of Sydney. Today’s ceremony is for the Documentary, Short Film, Television and technical awards in Feature Film, with the writing, acting, di...

The Year of Electronic and Dance Music at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – January 14, 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations were announced by The Recording Academy on Friday, November 30, 2011. It is the year that marks a profound presence in the genre of electronic and dance music. Electronic dance music producer Skrillex (Sonny John Moore) received five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist. 14-time Grammy winner producer/singer Kanye West received seven Grammy nominations including Song of the Year. Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

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The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The Festival, held from January 5-16, 2012, screened 188 films from 73 countries, including 40 of the 63 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®. Palm Springs ’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the yea...

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best Director

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    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the film. Other...

The 17TH BFCA Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the fil...

The Program for the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival is here!

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  The program for Göteborg International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Scandinavia, has been released. British Michael Winterbottom is awarded this year's Honorary Dragon Award for his outstanding achievements as a director. The film festival will have a sneak start January 26 with the gala film The Descendants by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne who will also be visiting the festival. The intense eleven days, January 27-Februar...

Special Teddy 2012 goes to Ulrike Ottinger and Mario Montez

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  Programme line-up for the 26th TEDDY AWARD 17 February 2012 9pm Tempelhof Airport, Berlin                                     On 17 February 2012, the world's most prestigious queer film prize, the TEDDY AWARD, will be presented at Tempelhof Airport as part of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festiv...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has announced the official selections for their ninth annual event to be held in Missoula

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has announced the official selections for their ninth annual event to be held in Missoula, Montana February 17-26, at the Historic Wilma Theatre.  The 144 film program, culled from nearly 1000 entries from all over the world will feature a free opening night screening of Matthew Akers's new film Marina Abramovi The Artist is Present (sponsored by HBO Documentary Films); a massive music sidebar of new and classic films and live performances (sponsored by The Aca...

IFFR to honor Finnish film maker Peter von Bagh

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IFFR to honor Finnish film maker, film historian and festival director Peter von Bagh The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012 will pay tribute to Peter von Bagh by presenting a selection of his films, as well as showing three rare classics from Finnish cinema history that have been essential in his oeuvre. The tribute program, with Peter von Bagh in attendance, will be part of IFFR’s main Signals section.With over fifty film titles under his belt, Peter von Bagh may still be the better ...

Film Independent announces two new co Presidents

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The Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs that nurture independent filmmakers and ex...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

Leading UK-based film industry publicist Ginger Corbett is leaving Premier PR

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  Leading UK-based film industry publicist Ginger Corbett is leaving Premier PR to pursue other projects that she has been developing.   Ginger has been with entertainment press and marketing agency Premier since 2001, when she and business partner Sara Keene brought Corbett & Keene, the agency that they set up in 1988, into the newly formed Premier Public Relations.     Over the years Ginger has worked with some of the world's most celebrated film...

John Waters to be spotlighted at the 15th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

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    The 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11-15, 2012, will pay tribute to innovative filmmaker John Waters, hosting the American director, author, actor and photographer during a special evening on Saturday, April 14th, at the Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Building.   The night's events will include Waters' one-man "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of T...

French Director Hazanavicius announced his next project on the war in Ceceniaat Capri Hollywood

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  FROM «THE ARTIST» TO CECENIA WAITING FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES AND THE OSCARS French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character »                        ...

Hazanavicius: from the Artist to the blast of the war in Cecenia

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French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character » From the poetry of silent cinema to the blast of the war in Cecenia: French filmmaker Michael Hazanavicius, director of the "The artist" - one of the greatest favourites in the race for all the Awards 2012 - announced his next project, fea...

Dylan Sellers new President of Production and Acquisitions at The Weinstein Company (TWC)

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today the hiring of Dylan Sellers as President of Production and Acquisitions. Sellers' new role is effective immediately. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO David Glasser. The naming of Sellers to this newly created role and the combining of acquisitions and productions is an organic evolution, one which will bolster a healthy staff, as many TWC titles cr...

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