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Amitabh Bachchan finally to visit Kraków!

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One of the brightest stars of the Indian cinema - Amitabh Bachchan – will be our guest during this year's Off Plus Camera film festival.  He was to come to Kraków last year, but was unable to arrive because of the Icelandic volcano which had paralysed the air traffic in 2010. Amitabh Bachchan accepted our invitation one more time and we do hope that this year he arrives without incidents at our festival!Amitabh Bachchan, mainly famous for his role in “Happiness & Tears", will...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Line up

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  The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its line up with 13 feature films, 6 documentaries and 13 short films that will make up their 2011 program.   The list includes the Los Angeles premiere of I AM KALAM and the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which will be this year's galas screenings bookending the festival at ArcLight Hollywood, April 12th-17th.   Opening this year's festival is the award-winning and i...

Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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2011 Festival to Present 88 Feature-Length and 61 Short Films April 20 - May 1    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   TFF organizers this year have streamli...

10th Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narra...

Nippon Connection 2011 - Preview on the Festival Program

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11th Japanese Film Festival, Frankfurt am Main  April 27 - May 1, 2011   There's only a few weeks left to the starting shot of the eleventh Nippon Connection Film Festival and the preparations are in full swing. From April 27 to May 1, 2011 more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films will find their way to Frankfurt, among them many international premieres with the film makers in attendance. The biggest festival of Japanese film is topped off by a rich and sens...

Carmine Frescoes of Joseph Brodsky: the Venetian Sheen

Director: Anna Polibina-Polansky.
The movie is entirely dedicated to the late period of the life of Joseph Brodsky and to his "venetian" days. Fantasies are totally fed by the real facts from the biography of the poet.

ada - ambitious, but falls woefully short

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A R Rahman composed the music for ADA, an ambitious film featuring Ayaan Ahmad,  Nauheed Cyrusi, Ayesha Jhulka,Rahul Roy,Saurabh Dubey  and Milind Gunaji   Written and directed by Tanvir Ahmad, Ada is the story of Ayaan, a mixed up young man who becomes a contract killer in keeping with the  ethos of his dead poet father Anil Anand (Roy) even as he embarks on a spiritual journey at the behest of his mother Amina (Jhulka) He finds love for a while (Cyrusi) but fate, sorry, make t...

Revisiting Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

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  In New York culture, all roads eventually lead to Andy Warhol. The pop prince, whose doodles now sell for millions at art auctions around the world, was prescient in so many ways about 21st century culture. He was a man of his times but also a prophet of sorts for the democratization and obsessive nature of celebrity (forget 15 minutes of fame......a spotlight can last a mere 15 seconds and still be a license to print money....paging Bristol Palin). The celebrity of those famous...

Spanish Cinema Conquers New York

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  Returning for its 18th edition, the popular series Spanish Cinema Now is currently being presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, one of New York's film treasures. First presented in 1992, the series has followed the renaissance of Spanish filmmaking over the past two decades. Inspired by the international successes of such filmmakers as Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish industry is producing a record number of films which are finding favor on theatrical screens and at film festiv...

Romanian focus at Göteborg International Film Festival

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The new wave of Romanian film sweeps across the world. In January, it will hit Sweden in full force when Göteborg International Film Festival, in co-operation with Romanian Cultural Institute, shows six of the past year's strongest films from Romania. This section also includes four Romanian classics, seminars, short films and a Mihail Livada retrospectiv. Aurora
 Viorel has a rifle in a bag and spends much of his time observing a family from a distance. Slowly, slowly, we understand his ...

Cirkus Columbia at Salonica 2010

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  This year at the 51st Salonica film festival, The Match Factory represented film Cirkus Columbia (2010) makes a stop in the 'Balkan Survey' category. This film has now toured all the major festivals this year, proving a favorite of filmgoers everywhere. Below is my interview with main actress from the film, Jelena Stupljanin.  Actress Jelena Stupljanin speaks about her new film Cirkus Columbia, a Bosian film by Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanovic, set in the former Yugoslavi...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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  After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin Ameri...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the ...

Thessaloniki is ready to open...film, guests, no snow

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51ST THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will kick off Friday, December 3rd with 127 Hours, Danny Boyle, and close December 11th, 2010 with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky. INTERNATIONAL JURY The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders plus a number of additional awards, is composed of: Michel Demopoulos, Jury President, Film cri...

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...

Awards of Patras International Film Festival

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"12th International Panorama"…since we have not sailed yetthe most beautiful seas…In a successful and festive atmosphere, Patras International Film Festival & Culture – “12th International Panorama” ended on Saturday, 9th of October, organized by the non-profit organization “International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Creators” in collaboration with the Editorial Committee of the online magazine «Cineek magazine-online magazine of Alternative Culture», www.cineek.gr. The...

1st London Iranian Film Festival PROGRAMME 2010

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  FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2010 The time has finally arrived for an Iranian Film festival to have a permanent home in the United Kingdom. FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER - Opening night ...

The 1st London Iranian Film Festival set to open Nov19

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The 1st London Iranian Film Festival has created many opportunities for emerging and established filmmakers to exhibit their work representing Iranian culture. In addition, it will introduce Iranian cinema to new audiences, fulfilling both an entertainment and educational function.The Festival aims to produce the best Iranian film programme in UK, attracting as many people as possible to view Iranian cinema. Regardless of who you are, where you come from and what you do, this is a cultural event...

Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended with awards

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The 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended its 10-day celebration of all things cinematic with a closing night screening of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours on Saturday, October 23 at the Prince Music Theater. The Boyle helmer capped off the October 14-24 event that launched with the Darren Aronofsky opener Black Swan, featuring an appearance and post-screening Q&A session with Aronofsky himself. This year’s festival featured 216 films, including 100 domestic and international narratives and doc...

Experimental Forum at Thessaloniki 51

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51st THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 For the 51st edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), the Experimental Forum, placing emphasis on experimental and avant-garde film, presents a variety of film programs and parallel events. The sections of this year’s Forum, programmed by Vassilis Bourikas and totaling approximately 70 films (mostly shorts and medium-length) are: AMANTES SUNT AMENTESThe Amantes Sunt Amentes (Lovers are Lunatics) program ...

The New Czech Cinema 2010/ 14th Czech Film Festival Press Release

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 Now celebrating its 14th year, the annual Czech festival presents this year a selection of award-winning new Czech features, and demonstrates an increased interest in exploring subjects dealing with the years of Nazi occupation, the different decades of domination by Soviet communism and more traditionally dreams and fantasy as seen in the latest Svankmajer’s movie fresh from Venice and London Film Festival. The season kicks off with Marek Najbrt’s Protector (2009) in the Gala scree...

Czech Film Festival in London: N°14

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14th Czech Film Festival 11.11.2010 - 26.11.2010 at Prince Charles Cinema, Riverside Studios, Barbican Centre, The Tricycle The annual Czech film festival focuses in its 14th year on contemporary Czech cinema, unveiling an impressive lineup of internationally acclaimed films. Now celebrating its 14th year, the annual Czech festival pin London presents this year a selection of award-winning new Czech features, and demonstrates an increased interest in exploring subjects dealing with the years of...

Aspen Film Announces New Shorts Competition

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Aspen Film, in association with Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., announces a special opportunity exclusively for Colorado filmmakers, visual artists, and other media storytellers - DIGITAL POSTCARDS: Colorado, a new Aspen Shortsfest 2011 competition category. Selected finalists will screen as part of the festival's juried International Competition at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen next spring, where they will compete for the Oscar®-qualifying Best Short Short, as well as...

EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

Philadelphia Film Festival Award Winners

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PFS revealed the winners of the Juried & Audience Awards at the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival:Best Narrative Feature: CaranchoSpecial Jury Prize for Best Actor: Emil Abossolo M'Bo in A Screaming Man (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)Special Jury Prize for Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Copacabana (dir. Marc Fitoussi)Best Documentary Feature: Life 2.0Archie Award for Best First Feature: HesherFilmadelphia Award for Best Local Feature: Lebanon, PABest Short Film: KelpSpecial Jury Prize: Gayby (dir. ...
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