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LAIFA brings Salento to Hollywood

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LAIFAFEST 2004 BRINGING SALENTO TO HOLLYWOODA documentary by Giuliano Capani  "A RHYTHM FOR YOUR SOUL - TARANTISM AND NATURAL THERAPY" and "ITALIAN SUD EST" by Fluid Video Crew, will be presented at "The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards" (LAIFAFEST 2004) which will be held on April 20-24, 2004, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. For schedule and showtime please check the LAIFA website http://www.laifafest.com by March 25."A RHYTHM FOR YOUR SOUL - TARANTISM AND NATURAL THERAPY" Ta...

Solanas drives the President to Mar del Plata Fest

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Mar del Plate live:The section official Competition opened up with the projection of “Touching the Void", by Kevin Mac Donald. The film, by way of documental reconstruction, narrates the true story, of two mountaineers that survive a dangerous adventure in the mountains. Followed by “Good bye dear Moon", by Fernando Spiner from Argentina, a combination of science fiction and comedy. The movie didn't appeal too much to the attending film critics. The next day, on the other hand, " Dealer "...

Golden Trailer Fest dates set for May

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The annual tribute to movie previews is held on May 25, 2004 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Much like the two-minute trailers it celebrates, the Golden Trailer Awards itself is a high octane rocket ride of laughs, high drama, loud music and energy. "It's the movie awards show guaranteed against attention deficit disorder," says Monica Brady, who along with sister Evelyn Brady created the show and guided it through its first five years. Each year a high-powered panel of celebrity judges p...

HD FEST travelling plans

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HDFEST 2004 World Tour which will take place in Australia, Los Angeles, Finland, Miami, London and New York, beginning May 21st in Sydney and concluding December 19th in New York. HDFEST is known as "the world's only high-definition film festival" as the event screens content created exclusively with high-definition technology. HDFEST material includes features, shorts, television programs, music videos, animations, documentaries and commercials; festival events also include a competition as we...

Phoenix Festival Showcase Announced

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Three major independent motion picture releases will have their Arizona debut at the 2004 Phoenix Film Festival, April 1-4. These presentations are in addition to the feature and short films shown as part of the competition.Festival executive director Chris LaMont says, “It’s great when the studios give our audience the opportunity to screen the latest premiers first, films that will be coming soon to multiplexes across the country”.The 2004 Phoenix Film Festival Showcase films are: “S...

Call for Panda awards from Wildscreen Fest

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Something about Panda at the Wildscreen Fest Wildscreen the world’s largest and most prestigious international wildlife film festival has just announced the call for entries for its coveted Panda Awards, the wildlife and environmental equivalent of the OSCARS®. The festival celebrates and rewards the finest wildlife and environmental films in the world during a week long festival of events held from Sunday 10th – Friday 15th October 2004 in Bristol, UK - the Hollywood of wildlife film-makin...

Lbs weight loss story (PT Fest preview)

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Weight-loss Story Launches Film Festival ProgrammingIn anticipation of its fifth annual Port Townsend Film Festival in September, event organizers launch their annual spring membership drive March 21 with an advance screening of a film entitled "Lbs."New York actor/writer/producer Carmine Famiglietti will journey to Port Townsend to discuss his narrative film that created a sensation when it played at the Sundance Film Festival in January.In a tale about food addiction, Famiglietti made mincemea...

Films in Progress: from Toulouse to San Sebastian

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FILMS IN PROGRESS 5 will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 25th and 26th 2004 at the Cervantes Institute in Toulouse, as part of the XVI Recontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine.The goal of this joint initiative of Recontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse and the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival is to help independent Latin American film projects overcome the hurdles of post-production. This year 42 films coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia...

Laws of Attraction closing San Fransisco SFIFF

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The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15–29) is set to close on Thursday, April 29, 7 pm, at the historic Castro Theatre with Peter Howitt’s LAWS OF ATTRACTION. A humorous depiction of two warring lawyers who fall for each other, the film stars Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore and Parker Posey.Divorce attorneys Audrey and Daniel have seen love gone wrong in all its worst case scenarios. So, how bad could their chances be? Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore and Pierce Bro...

Marco Müller appointed as Venice Festival chief.

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Marco Müller has been appointed director of the Venice Film Festival. The new Administration Board of the Venice Biennale headed by newly appointed President Davide Croff took the decision on its first meeting on Thursday, March 4. Marco Müller takes over from Moritz de Hadeln, who had directed the festival for the last two years, and whom the Board thanked "for his contribution to consolidate the event". Marco Müller has been appointed for a period of four years. Marco Müller, born 1953 in ...

Phoenix Fest tribute to Peter Fonda

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The Sundance Channel has joined the 2004 Phoenix Film Festival as the official presenting sponsor for the April 1-4 event. The prestigious channel will provide promotional support for the 2004 Festival over Cox Cable, and will provide special programming for screenings year round by the Festival Insiders group. “It’s great that everyone at the Sundance Channel is excited about this new partnership with a Festival that has achieved credibility within the Hollywood Industry,” states Executi...

Coffee & Cigarettes from Jim Jarmusch will open SFIFF

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47th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH JIM JARMUSCH’S COFFEE AND CIGARETTES:Comic Vignettes from a Pioneer of American Independent Film The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15–29) is set to open on Thursday, April 15, 7 pm, at the historic Castro Theatre with Jim Jarmusch’s COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, a humorous collection of café conversations on various offbeat topics.COFFEE AND CIGARETTES stars an assortment of beloved performers including Bill Murr...

Durango Fest line up

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Fourth Annual Durango Film Festival Slated for March 6-14This year's fourth annual Durango Film Festival, March 6-14 in historic downtown Durango will feature local and international independent features, documentaries, animation, short films, regional films and children's films, including 33 World Premiers.Gus Van Sant's Elephant, the winner of the prestigious Palme d' Or and Best Director Award at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival will be shown as well as the winner of the Documentary Audience Awa...

Twini Mini Film Festival opens this monday

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MINI FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 8 IN TWINSBURG, OHIOThe 5th Annual Twini Mini Film Festival will be presented Monday, March 8th, 6:30-8:15 pm at the Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road, in Twinsburg, Ohio. IP's Co-Founding Artistic Director Bernadette Gillota will host the festival and The Friends of the Twinsburg Public Library will serve refreshments. Call (330) 425-4268, extension 2 to make reservations (admission is free). The 5th Annual Twini Mini Film Festival will present a diverse col...

Darren Vigil Gray painting auctionned at Durango Fest

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Darren Vigil Gray, a 2004 Durango Film Festival Artist, will be honored at a reception March 10th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sorrel Sky Gallery.Darren Vigil Gray is a modern Indian and a modern painter. His loose and colorful style is based soundly on the idea of artist as a mediator between the earthy world of paint and the unearthly realm of artistic creation. Gray never compromises the elements of the natural world, and manages to remain firmly in the modern world. Other works by the a...

Darren Vigil Gray painting auctionned at Durango Fest

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Darren Vigil Gray, a 2004 Durango Film Festival Artist, will be honored at a reception March 10th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sorrel Sky Gallery.Darren Vigil Gray is a modern Indian and a modern painter. His loose and colorful style is based soundly on the idea of artist as a mediator between the earthy world of paint and the unearthly realm of artistic creation. Gray never compromises the elements of the natural world, and manages to remain firmly in the modern world. Other works by the a...

AFM: Increase in attendance (7,212 visitors)

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AFM claims a 5% gain in total attendance.The 2004 American Film Market achieved sharp gains in attendees this year with an increase in total attendance of 5%, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, AFMA, and Managing Director of the AFM. In addition, Mr. Wolf reported that total buyers are up 10% from last year. The AFM, which opened Wednesday, February 25, concludes tomorrow, March 3.Total attendance is 7,212, up 5% from 6,834 in 2003. The final tally of buyers is ...

AFM: Increase in attendance (7,212 visitors)

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AFM claims a 5% gain in total attendance.The 2004 American Film Market achieved sharp gains in attendees this year with an increase in total attendance of 5%, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, AFMA, and Managing Director of the AFM. In addition, Mr. Wolf reported that total buyers are up 10% from last year. The AFM, which opened Wednesday, February 25, concludes tomorrow, March 3.Total attendance is 7,212, up 5% from 6,834 in 2003. The final tally of buyers is ...

Notopublifest takes off

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Do-It-Yourself Advertising?: The Web offers a new way of understanding advertising. Notodo.com and Spain´s Digital+ introduces in society notodopublifest.com, the first advertising festival made exclusively by consumers. This Festival, accessible at its website (www.notodopublifest.com), emerges with a vocation to defend a new way of understanding advertising. As of tomorrow, this revolutionary project, which is directed by Quico Vidal, will represent the best of news for all those who make and...

6th week of strike with Italian dubbers

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AIDAC - Italian Association of Audiovisual Script Translators and Adaptors Italian dubbing actors, directors, assistants and dialogue writers are intering into their 6th week strike in a fight to achieve working conditions that will allow them to improve both their performances and the quality of dubbed films and TV fiction.The expired 5-year-old national agreement has up to now rarely been respected by dubbing companies which – after an extenuating 8-months discussion with the Unions – stil...

NSI Announces Final ZeD Drama Prize Participants

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NSI ZeD Drama Prize Participants AnnouncedThe National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), in association withCBC ZeD congratulates the selected NSI ZeD Drama Prize participants,announced today at the NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival.From the 85 submissions, 18 teams were short listed, then chosen by jurydown to the selected 2004-05 participants:Kathleen’s Closet, by producer Diana Wilson, and writer-director SheilaJordan (British Columbia)The Snow Queen, by producer Sara Lazer, and writ...

South Asia Human Rights Fest

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Held for the second time at New York’s prestigious Asia Society from February 26 – 28, the SOUTH ASIA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL reflects the trend towards specialized subject oriented festivals with limited programs and small audiences. Most of the recently produced nine features and documentaries screened originated in India with Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan contributing one film each. Organized by the Asia Society, the non-profit “Breakthrough’ group’, and Syracuse Un...

Howard Shore wins two Oscars

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The Canadian composer Howard Shore has won two Oscars for The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King at the 76st Annual Academy Awards ceremony last night. On April 16th Howard Shore will conduct his Lord of the Rings symphony in six movements in the Antwerp sportpaleis.Howard Shore was awarded two times at the 76th Oscar ceremony: best original song Into the West, performed by Annie Lennox and best original score. Earlier this year, Shore won two Golden Globes for the same categories. The L...

Do you believe in fairies? Try the Pixie Flix Fest

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The 2nd Annual Pixie Flix Fest gay & lesbian film festival will be held JUNE 5th - 7th 2004 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The main venue is at the Wyndham Palace Resort Hotel and Spa across the street from Downtown Disney®. The Wyndham Palace Resort is the official host hotel for Gayday Orlando. Gayday Orlando is attended by more than 130,000 gays & lesbians from around the world. Organized by Technophiliax electronics, Pixie Flix is recognized as the alternative to the expensive "circuit parti...

Fitzroy shorts "it doesn’t matter that it’s short as long as it fitz"

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FITZROY SHORTS March 3rd"it doesn’t matter that it’s short as long as it fitz.."This month features short doco Cut Outs about the current stencil art boom in Melbourne by Cassandra Bakic and Tropfest Best Film award winner Emma Freeman’s new short film Mittens which was pre- selected for the Academy Awards in 2003 …and one to surprise us all is the hilarious mocumentary Stunt C*ck’s all the way from the U.S, featuring Lou Diamond Phillips and real life porn star Ron Jeremy (and no it...
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