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Century City Fest: this new fest in the circuit wants your best...

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CENTURY CITY LAUNCHES INAUGURAL FILM FESTIVAL WITH ED WOOD AWARDThe 1st Annual Century City Film Festival (CCFF) “wants your best... and all the rest!” Film submissions are officially being accepted for the fall fest slated for October 27-30, 2004.Cult favorite writer/director Ed Wood will also be honored. A special award named after Wood will be given to the top filmmaker under the “Non-Traditional” category. This category invites submissions from filmmakers that include “B-Movie,...

FIPA d'Or for Die Martins Passion by Irene Langemann

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DIE MARTINS PASSION by the director Irene Langemann was awarded the main prize, Fipa D'Or, in section MUSIQUE ET SPECTACLE at the 17th Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in Biarritz.The documentary is both a vivid and gentle portrait of the Brazilian pianist Joao Carlos Martins, one of the world's greatest interpreters of Bach. After being the victim of an attack at the end of the 70s, which rendered his right hand unusable, he could only play again after several operations...

Carlo Bassi CEO of newly Italian film promotion body

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Audiovisual Industry Promotion, the new body in charge for the foreign promotion of the Italian Film Industry and the organization of international film and audiovisual markets like the most celebrated Mifed in Milan, has officially been founded on December 10 in Milan by Pupi Avati (chairman of Cinecittà Holding) and Piergiacomo Ferrari (CEO for Fiera Milano Spa).Partners of the Company are Fiera Milano Spa (Milan Exhibition Centre hosting 70 exhibitions that annually attracts 4,5 million vi...

"In Your Eyes"an urban love story

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"In Your Eyes" by Trae Briers will have its World Premiere at Santa Barbara Film Festival Special Screening Sunday, February 01 2003 Pre-Show Live Entertainment featuring: "Terminal Madness" at 9:00pm"In your Eyes" Film Special Screening at 9:30pmAfter Show Live Entertainment featuring "Nevamind w/ live band" @ 11:00pm Bringing the real urban love experience to the screen. The special screening of "In your Eyes" directed by Trae Briers is a World Premiere and part of the "Special Screening" sect...

Secrecy clause for Stranger Than Love

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Director’s View Set to Open Fifth Year;DVFF scoops film fest circuit and lands "Stranger Than Love" for world premiere -- but it is all contingent on secrecy clause. (What could be stranger?)In a spectacular coup, Robert Kesten, director of the DVFF, which runs from February 12-16, is to be congratulated for beating out all other U.S. festivals to bring to roost the much-talked-about secret film "Stranger Than Love" and present it in competition as a world premiere in our community...maybe.....

AFM seminars and panels Feb 27- March 2

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Each year, the sell-out AFM Finance Conference and a series of Industry Seminars provide a forum where attendees can interact with and learn from prominent financiers, CEOs, filmmakers, talent and industry executives. A tentative schedule appears below.AFM Finance ConferenceFriday, 27 February 9am - 10:40am The Future of Feature Film Financing: The Financiers & Facilitators11am - 12:40pm The Future of Feature Film Financing: The CEOs Location:Fairmont Miramar Hotel (Starlight Ballroom)101 Wilshi...

Writers Guild of America award nominees

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The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television and radio during the 2003 season. SCREEN NOMINEES Original Screenplay BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Written by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges and Guljit Bindra, Fox Searchlight Pictures DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, Written by Steven Knight, Miramax Films IN AMERICA, Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan, Fox Searchlight Pictures LOST IN TRANSLATION, Wr...

Cold Mountain Berlin opener

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Love and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Palast. Fearing for the safety of his beloved Ada, the...

Berlin 2003 closing ceremony

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Wrapping up a festival filled with political overtones due to the impendingwar, it was not surprising that Michael Winterbottom's politically correctIn This World won the Golden Bear in 2004....

MELA: A South Asian Festival

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MELA will showcase Jan 21st- Feb 15th South Asian performing arts that include new works and classics: THE FILMS OF SATYAJIT RAY, commemorating the renowned humanistic Indian film director with newly restored films. KALIGHAT, a new play by Paul Knox with choreography by Myna Mukherjee, following the journey of a group of western volunteers at Mother Teresa's home for the dying in Calcutta. Presented in association with Circle East. NAYIKAS, New York's first resident classical Indian ...

Battle of the sexes High Def online from Atom

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ATOMFILMS HI-DEF has launched in Park City.Hi-Def is a free service that will make you remember why you wanted broadband in the first place. It automatically delivers AtomFilms hits to your computer for full-screen, near DVD-quality viewing. Watching movies on your computer will never be the same!Each week, Hi-Def will deliver three films using idle bandwidth on your computer system. Films arrive automatically -- all you have to do is sit back and enjoy them in their full-screen, Hi-Def glory. F...

72 hour shoot in NY for a 5 minute long short

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SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT WINNERS New York City Is Destination For 72 Hour ShootThe finalists of SKYY Vodka’s first-ever SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT: One Script, Three Different Filmmakers, Three Very Different Films, was announced today at an Eyes on SKYY event at the SKYY View Lounge in Park City, Utah. An innovative program supporting aspiring filmmakers in the short film format, the SKYY VODKA SHORT FILM PROJECT was launched in Park City in 2003 with call to entries ending June 30, 2003. Hundr...

World sales: Panel on the new game

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World Sales PanelTuesday, January 20Film sales have been a global proposition for quite some time, but the role of international sales agents remains a mystery to many filmmakers. Sales representatives are no longer simply brokers who sell a movie into the international marketplace. Now, they are involved in financing projects, presales, co-productions, and getting films into festivals.Wouter Barendrecht, Jonathan Dana, Cassian Elwes, Charlotte Mickie, Steven Raphael, John Sloss, and Christine V...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

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In its third year the focus of Perspektive Deutsches Kino on young, innovative cinema “Made in Germany” has become even broader. “This series also allows us to show films which – due to their unusual formats – would not fit into other festivals’ programmes. This year we made four finds of this kind in film schools: Charlotte, Blind, Leise Krieger (Silent Warriors) and Transport”, head of the Perspektive Alfred Holighaus remarked on the selection for the series. In Germany today not...

New Hollywood 1967 - 1976 restrospective

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The Retrospective of the 54th Berlinale 2004 will be dedicated to a unique epoch in US film history: with “New Hollywood 1967 – 1976. Trouble in Wonderland”, the festival will bring a wonderful decade of cinematic art back to the screen. These films, made in the spirit of new tendencies, especially in politics, have in the meantime become classics. Eager to experiment, they departed remarkably from traditional narrative patterns.“The political and social upheavals of this era brought for...

Skyy Short Film finalists

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The finalists of SKYY Vodka’s first-ever SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT: One Script, Three Different Filmmakers, Three Very Different Films, was announced today at an Eyes on SKYY event at the SKYY View Lounge in Park City, Utah.An innovative program supporting aspiring filmmakers in the short film format, the SKYY VODKA SHORT FILM PROJECT was launched in Park City in 2003 with call to entries ending June 30, 2003. Hundreds of filmmakers submitted a filmed “PITCH” about why they want to be a dir...

Guy Maddin (the saddest music in the world) keynote speaker

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Don McKellar to moderate Canada's Top Ten 2003v first panel discussion, “Page to Screen” on Tuesday,January 20th, 2004 at 6:30pm. Don't miss this fantasticopportunity to listen to director Guy Maddin, straight from his Sundance Film Festival screening of THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD. Maddin will be accompanied by his long-time writing collaborator George Toles and one of Canada's finest new directors Scott Smith (FALLING ANGELS). They will discuss the art of writing for the screen with col...

Watch the short of the day

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Enjoy a short film a day from the Sundance Online Film Festival The short of today:! click here to view in 100 300 700 kps Real player formatClick on the orange ticket to buy your $10 digital ticket and experience the Sundance Film Festival from your desktop. With over 30 short films, new forms projects, and new special features footage, there is something for everyone! You can view films everyday until February 15...

Latino film in Sundance

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The Latino selection at Sundance, including work from Hector Babenco (CARANDIRU Premiered in Cannes, Walter Salles's THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES)Feature FilmsTHE BASQUE BALL: SKIN AGAINST STONEA film by Julio MedemCategory: World DocumentaryHARRY AND MAXA film by Christopher MunchCategory: Dramatic CompetitionA SILENT LOVEA film by Federico HidalgoCategory: World CinemaWHAT SEBASTIAN DREAMTA film by Rodrigo Rey RosaCategory: World CinemaCARANDIRUA film by Hector BabencoCategory: World CinemaLOVE BY M...

Boston fest calls Sundance and Slamdance rejects

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The Independent Film Festival of Boston IFFB has announced its Rejection Selection Promotion. One filmmaker will be randomly selected from IFFB’s rejected submissions to attend IFFB 2004 as a VIP guest of the Festival, which was recently cited by the Boston Society of Film Critics as “One of the Year’s Five Best Local Film Series.” This lucky filmmaker will enjoy travel arrangements, luxury hotel accommodations, and a VIP all-access pass to attend screenings, parties, panel discussions a...

Stop by the VIP Suite. that is , ifyou are invited.

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VIP SUITE: THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE IN LUXURY PAMPERING IS BACK AND HAPPENING IN PARK CITY, DURING THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTMarking its second year at Sundance, the creators of VIP Suite (TMG Entertainment) have created a faire deluxe for Hollywood’s A-list featuring the best in luxury pampering including spa, hair and make-up, dining and lavish gift packages to make any anyone feel like a star. The premiere event for countless top-tier product companies seeking to expose their products to the r...

Leconte, Rohmer,and Kahn: 3 french world premieres

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The Competition of the Berlinale 2004 will ultimately include a total of 26 films, 22 of them will compete for the Golden and Silver Berlin Bears. At the 54th Berlinale German cinema will be well represented once again. A total of 56 German productions will be screened in the different festival sections. The three films from France are all world premieres: Master director Patrice Leconte will present Confidences trop intimes (Intimate Strangers), a comedy about psychologists. A young woman wants...

2nd Dubrovnik Fest dates confirmed.

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THE SECOND ANNUAL DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Dubrovnik International Film Festival (DIFF)(www.DUBROVNIKiff.org) is announcing the sequel to last year’s highly successful inaugural film festival will commence on May 27 and close on May 30, 2004. Set in the picturesque Adriatic coastal city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with its perfect combination of sun and medieval architecture, DIFF 2004 will celebrate creativity, extraordinary filmmakers and artistic diversity that both enlighte...

Sundance Short film online Happy birthday pol Pot

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Enjoy the short film a day from the Sundance Online Film Festival The short of today:! click here to view in 100 300 700 kps Real player formatClick on the orange ticket to buy your $10 digital ticket and experience the Sundance Film Festival from your desktop. With over 30 short films, new forms projects, and new special features footage, there is something for everyone! You can view films everyday until February 15 do not eat the cake!...

NY Explorers fest celebrates scientific exploration

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2004 The Explorers Club's 2004 Documentary Film Festival is a day-long celebration of the best in films on the subjects of Scientific Exploration, Field Research, Wildlife and Conservation. The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival represents a continuation and extension of the Club’s longstanding mission, as we seek to honor filmmakers who share our vision for, and commitment to, a healthier planet in the 21st century. The Festival will be held at The Explorers Club'...
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