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The All Roads Film Festival live from LA

A quiet, unassuming, young Native American woman competes to represent her nation in the most traditional of all beauty pageants. A gang of Mexican wrestlers dons colorful costumes and formulates colorful rhetoric to take on the slumlords and bureaucrats that threaten their communities. A humble Aymara farmer makes an unlikely bid to become the first indigenous Bolivian president on a pro-coca platform. These stories and more converge to bring audiences the contemporary tales of indigenous and u...

A taste of Aspen goodies

Incredible autumn viewing awaits movie lovers - both indoors as the 29th edition of Aspen Filmfest raises its curtain, and outdoors as Mother Nature unveils her fall colors. One of Colorado's premiere film festivals, Aspen Filmfest runs Sept. 26-30, showcasing some of this year's most anticipated national and international features and documentaries, as well as undiscovered gems. As always, filmmakers and attendees enjoy mingling in Aspen's spectacular Rocky Mountain setting. A new version of ...

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival awards

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of film finalists for its 2007 competition. Over twenty Judges representing the Festival’s Board of Directors chose from 400 films entered into some 700 categories, an approximate 25% increase in submissions. Final judging will take place immediately prior to the Festival and will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner Thursday, October 4th. All films entered into competition are eligible for the (Best of...

Gen Art Film Festival a toasty alternative to the lingering winter chill

The torrential downpour had not yet quite started on the Festival opening night on Wednesday, with the New York premiere of CRASHING, a literature-meets-pornography tale of a grizzled novelist (played to fare-thee-well perfection by New York's own Campbell Scott) who flirts with sex and artistic inspiration (not necessarily in that order) as he crashes on the coach of two female students who are themselves aspiring novelists. The film drew a strong response from the capacity crowd (so large that...

A Respite From The Rain at Gen Art Film Festival

Friday, April 13------If the theory that shitty weather is good for film festivals holds true, then the time is perfect for this year's Gen Art Film Festival. Although the calendar says mid April, Spring is decidely late this year, with massive rainstorms and temperatures well below normal bursting the bubbles of New Yorkers ready for the winter thaw. So, with the weather inclement, the heat generated from packed screenings and even more crowded after-parties are making this year's Gen A...

SOS Films to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival opening night

Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff joined SOS campaign founder Kevin Wall today to announce that seven SOS short films will premiere on the Festival’s opening evening of April 25, 2007. SOS is the campaign behind the Live Earth global concert series on July 7, 2007. The mission of the SOS Short Films Program is to create a series of educational and compelling short films that highlight theproblems of, and engage people with solutions for, the globa...

All Roads makes Inroads...

National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project is launching with a full head of steam into the 2007 film festival circuit The prestigious Berlin International Festival gets underway this week and All Roads will be there with the screening of “Make A Wish” a film by 2005 Seed Grantee Cherien Dabis. According to All Roads Director Francene Blythe, the project will continue to build on its previous years successes. “Last year All Roads grew in audience, attendance, and media outreach 100%...

Check out National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival Blog

2006 was an amazing year for the All Roads Film Festival. 2007 is ripe for another fantastic season of inspiring storytelling from indigenous filmmakers from around the world. Download the latest latest call for entry form here. ...

Santa Fe Film Festival Ready To Roll

The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates its 7th season Dec. 6-10 with its most prestigious slate ever, anchored by galas including MISS POTTER, PERFUME: STORY OF A MURDERER, THE PAINTED VEIL, VOLVER and VENUS. In addition, special presentations are planned for PAN’S LABYRINTH and THE ASTRONAUT FARMER. All told, the festival will showcase nearly 200 works in eight separate series, running in nine venues citywide. Announced recipients of the festival’s Luminaria Awards for lifetime achieveme...


Saturday, November 11---SHARKWATER, a stunningly beautiful nature documentary, brings audiences a rarely seen view of the kingdom below the seas. Filmed in high definition video, this beautiful and intense ecological film explores the shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. But SHARKWATER is not your typical National Geographic panora...

Online indian content for VOD with Google video

Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest factual content aggregator from South Asia (with 750, 000 digital and 35 mm stills in its archives, and over 3000 hours of broadcast factual and travel content) has started exploring international distribution of its content on the online video market. As the result a contract with Google, for the first time ever, factual Indian content (along the lines of National Geographic or Discovery, but entirely Indian in origin and creation), is now available onli...

The sixth annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s bowed

The sixth annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s bowed this year with new partnerships, a new focus on international screenings with a decidedly American film as its centerpiece gala. 220 films screened out of 900 submissions from nearly 40 nations, including this years “Best of Fest” Award winner “The Syrian Bride,” by Eran Riklis.The five-day festival ran from Dec. 7-11, presenting films in 11 different venues and attracting 6,000-plus patrons.The festival partnered this year with the Natio...

Jackson Hole Wildlife awards monkeys, penguins and more

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of this year’s Film Competition Award winners. Films were selected from over 600 entries by a committee including Allison Argo, Thom Beers, Tim Cowling, Tom Perlmutter, and Alan Root. Winners of the Festival Film Competition are: Grand Teton (Best of Festival) Sponsored by Panasonic BroadcastHomeland: Four Portraits of Native Action The Katahdin FoundationBest Achievement in Sound Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories...

Acquisition Shopping At Sundance

$16 Million Dollar Deal for Craig Brewer’s Film HUSTLE AND FLOWSome of us are the careful shoppers looking for the best quality at the right price. Others see the potential for this item to reap more benefits down the road. However your pocket book fits these analogies, studio acquisitions are shopping in Park City at the 24th Sundance Film Festival. Now considered the top US Market for Independent Films, Sundance draws the industry, corporate sponsors, oh yes if your fortunate a few ticket...

Digital synthetis tech For HD 3D

‘DIGITAL SYNTHESIS’ TECH SYMPOSIUM FEATURES HD 3DSPEAKER LINEUP ANNOUNCEDRetuning to Santa Barbara, California for its biennial Tech Symposium,Digital Synthesis, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is presenting a compelling lineup of speakers and premiere screenings. Participants will venture from deep sea to deep space in special High Definition 3D screenings featuring NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Journey to Mars and selections from James Cameron’s Aliens of the Deep as well as...

DC Independent Film Festival ambiance

DC Independent Film Festival March 5-11, 2004In its fifth edition the 2004 DC independent film festival (DCIFF) continues to establish itself as a platform for independent film makers, carving an identity that sets it apart from the larger and more prestigious 15 year running Washington DC International Festival. Carol Bidault, the fest director has the challenge of creating a niche for the DCIFF in the immense US film festival market that counts up to 900 fests with new one added each wee...

Directors View Fest "Let Freedom Ring"

“Let Freedom Ring” Theme for the 5th Annual Director’s View Film FestivalCelebrates the rights of artists to tell their stories freely.Yes we, at Filmfestivals, really share this opinion: we need more of these ventures.Now in its fifth year, the Director’s View Film Festival was created to educate and expand people's horizons and make an impact on the community through an important cultural event. The five-day festival will take place from February 12-16, 2004 in Greenwich, Stamford, Wes...