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Call For Entries!!! American Indian Film Institute...

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Attention filmmakers.  The American Indian Film Institute is seeking film and video entries for the 32nd Annual American Film Festival.  Known as the nation's oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian Arts and Entertainment, this is a great opportunity to showcase work by and or about American Indian or Canadian First Nations people on a platform of excellence and integrity. Films will be presented November 2-10, 2007 in San Francisco, CA.    Deadline for entry is: August 10,...

The Basque Film & Media Arts Festival plays at Tribeca

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The Basque Film & Media Arts Festival (www.basquefilmfestival.com) today announced the opening of the festival at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Brought to the United States by the organizers of the world renowned San Sebastian International Film Festival to celebrate Basque filmmaking and foster collaboration with the New York filmmaking community, the three day festival, will be held on March 28th to 30th, 2007, at the Tribeca Cinemas (www.tribecacinemas.com). A press conference and Q&A...

Bermuda International Film Festival Opens Tonight

Friday, March 16----The 10th edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival opens this evening, with a series of film premieres, including screenings of  Paul Verhoeven's World War II epic BLACK BOOK, the Mexican drama THE VIOLIN (which just won the Grand Jury Prize at last week's Miami International Film Festival), the Cannes Film Festival Camera D'Or winner 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST, Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic's acclaimed debut GRBAVICA: LAND OF MY DREAMS, and a speci...

23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival

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The 23rd edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival will take place April 13- 25, 2007. The Festival showcases approximately 100 feature, short films and videos that reflect Latino culture in Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. Films from other countries will be considered if the director is of Ibero-American descent, or the subject matter is related to Latino culture. The Festival screens short and full feature films from all genres and forms of filmmaking including narrati...

Premier Misick and Lisa Raye Misick interview

Turks and Caicos film festival interview with Premier Misick and Lisa Raye Misick. 2:07 minutes (1.34 MB)

Fusion of music and cinema: TCIFF winners

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The first annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday night, followed by a closing night celebration on the island of Providenciales. The TCIFF’s executive directors Jasmine Guy and Terrence Duckette joined with Michael Misick, Premier of Turks & Caicos, and his wife, actress LisaRaye Misick, and two hundred guests for the awards ceremony and closing night party.A film festival that defines itself by celebrating the fusion of music and cinema, the TCIFF...

CABIN in Native Peruvian Village early century

Photo courtesy of Irela Nunez Del Pozo Private Archive Collection, Peru

NATIVE PERUVIAN start of Century

Courtesy of Irela Nunez del Pozo from the PERUVIAN Archive Collection(see article)         http://www.fest21.com/blog/helen/searching_for_perus_cinema_heritage

Film In Focus: Jonestown--Life and Death of the Peoples Temple

Friday, September 15---One of the key human tragedies and human mysteries of the 1970s was the mass suicide of 900 followers of the Peoples Temple, a fundamentalist group that originated in San Francisco and eventually moved into refuge in Guyana. The group's charismatic leader, Jim Jones, was a true enigma....a spiritual leader of immense charisma who had an amazing hold over his followers. Why hundreds of them were willing to commit mass suicide on his orders is one of the mysteries explored...

Mexico City Docu Festival launches

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From September 21st to the 31th, México City will witness the birth of DOCSDF, a forum, a meeting point where enthusiasts of the genre, film makers and producers, will have the oportunity to attend screenings of some of the genre’s highlights from recent years, from México and around the world.-This festival stems from the big lack México City -one of the biggest in the world- suffered, that of a large documentary film exhibition, like the ones cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, N...

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival on tour

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Patagonia the innovative outdoor clothing manufacturer, and the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), one of the nation’s most successful grassroots activist groups have joined forces to present the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. The festival, founded in 2003 by SYRCL and based in Nevada City, California, uses film to promote and encourage grassroots environmental activism. Patagonia, founded by world –famous climber and environmentalist, Yvon Chouinard uses its business to i...

Latin American Coprod forum in Mar del Plata

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LATIN AMERICAN COPRODUCTION FORUM MFM 2006 emphasises the meeting among each of the countries of the region to facilitate the coproductions and, for that, it offers a meeting place among their representatives, within the framework of the Mar del Plata Film Festival’s Latin American projects market.The Forum’s objective is to unify an annual space where it converges the presentation of future Latin American coproduction projects. Supplies and Demands to build a cinematography maintainable in ...

Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition

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Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition; 8. – 12. December, 2005Readily accessed by the discount airline Jet Blue, the Bahamas International Film Festival on Paradise Island (Cinema in Paradise) is a new kid on the festival circuit and a most promising entry. Location is certainly important as the success of the US American Newport and Hampton International Film Festivals demonstrate, as is broad sponsorship. But artistic and professional skills are vital for the success of a new...

Festival de Rio: showcase for Latin American cinema

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Rio International Film Festival 2005 September 22 through October 6The Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), taking place in one of the world's most famous cities September 22 - October 6, will light up Rio de Janeiro with the brightest and best of world cinema. The biggest and most important showcase for Latin American cinema, and one of the biggest in the world, this year's festival will play host to more than 300 features and documentaries from 60 countries with screenings spread over 35...

Austin Cine Las Americas line up

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. This year, the festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The festival will open on Wednesday, April 20 at t...

Mar Del Plata key events wrap up

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Important eventsSection Latin America the XXIst: With the years this section has fortified and taken more importance inside the festival. This year there were 18 movies that have been presented. Among them the public loved: "Cachimba" by Caiozzi (Chile) and "Machuca" by Wood (Chile) The winning movie was, “Sums and subtractions” by Gaviria ( Colombia), “Voces inocentes” by Mandoki (Mexico) and “One day without Mexicans” by Arau (Mexico). Nevertheless, the rest of the films wer...

Belize International Film Festival program

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Belize International Film Festival 2005 Releases Names of Selected FilmsAfter teasing local movie buffs for the past week with the announcement of the historic docu-drama Guiana 1838 as it's Opening film, organizers of the Belize International Film Festival have finally released the names of the films selected to participate in the Third Edition of the Festival set for Feb. 21 - 28, 2005 at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City.Thirty three (33) films from four different categories...

New Turks & Caicos fest launches from Cannes

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SUN, SAND, SEA AND CINEMA STAR IN PREMIERE TURKS & CAICOS FILM FESTIVAL NOV. 13-20, 2004Turks and Caicos isn’t just for divers anymore. Filmmakers, movie lovers and industry professionals from all over the globe will descend on the divers’ paradise for the 1st Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival & Screenwriting Competition from Nov. 13-20, 2004.Feature, documentary, short, animated, student, foreign, and Caribbean/Bahamian films will be screened at the 360-seat, state-of-the-ar...

Cinéma Caraïbe (St Barth Fest) schedule

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ST. BARTH FILM FESTIVAL CINEMA CARAIBE23-28 April 2004The St. Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema (Cinéma Caraïbe) celebrates its 9th anniversary April 23-28, 2004 on the island of St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. This ninth edition of the festival once again offers the population of St. Barthelemy the chance to discover films and filmmakers of the Caribbean basin, as well as thought-provoking international films. Festival guests include filmmakers, producers and cinematographers, as ...

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