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The Very Best of European Cinema ... Without the Jet Lag; 2011 European Union Film Showcase November 3-22

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The 2011 AFI-EU Film Showcase opens on Thursday, November 3. Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and EU Member States, the 24th edition of the annual festival features more than 40 first-class films from European Union Member States. This year's showcase includes multiple award-winners, U.S. premiers, international festival favorites, local box-office hits, debut works by p...

Naachle London - the UK Bollywood Film of 2011!

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The soundtrack of this Hindi film from UK production company Aviary Films is releasing in the UK today. Aviary and PVR aim to release the film in the UK and India in late January 2012.USP of the FilmArguably the first Hindi language film set for a mainstream Bollywood release that was created entirely in the UK. The script-writers, the music composer, the lyricist, the singers, the dancers, the actors, the crew, the cinematographer, the editor - everyone was UK based.Genre and Log-lineThis is a ...

Philly Film Fest - Shame

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 20th Philadelphia Film Festival - Shame Michael Fassbender has a Dirk Diggler size schlong!  And an Adonis rear-end. Beyond that, I don't remember anything about the film Shame.  Just kidding. Well, about the film resonance, not about Fassbender.  In actuality, the film stayed with me for quite awhile.  Seeing two people in so much pain with no clue how to get relief, yet basically from the outside, look as if they are managing the day in a...

The nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards

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The nominations and jury members for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, Monday 31 October at St Martins Lane, London by Helen McCrory.   Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards' Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "This year's nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today.  We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide...

BFI London festival awards We need to talk about Kevin

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    The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony at London's LSO St Luke's October 26th.    Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne Ramsay Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, ...

The Nothern Film Festival announces Interregional Competition

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The Northern Film Festival has selected eight film for the Interregional Competition 2011. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concur for the Matad’Or and a cash prize of 10.000 euro. Among the selected films are the controversial MICHAEL by Austrian Markus Schleinzer, who will attend the festival, Anca Damian’s animated feature CRULIC – THE PATH TO BEYOND (Romania, Poland), festival crowd favourite TYRANNOSAUR by Paddy Considine (UK) and Norwegian coming-of-age f...

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

Tilda Swinton at ADFF 2011

British Actress Tilda Swinton appeared at ADFF 2011 to receive an honor for her extensive career. Her latest film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN screened at the festival during the awards at The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabiphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

The MIX Short Film Awards

The MIX Short Film Awards (for produced shorts and scripts) - Outside of rewarding current projects, The MIX pairs up emerging short film writers and filmmakers for the purpose of producing future high quality shorts in both traditional and non-traditional formats.  This contest helps facilitate the production of short films by pairing up our top winning  screenwriters & filmmakers and offering them cash prizes or production opportunities. Outside of our main categories where we accept all genres and niches, three awards will be given to the most inspiring writer or filmmaker who best utilizes film as a medium to create awareness, social change, or bring a unique perspective to any one topic. The screening events will be held at the historic Byrd Theatre, Feb 17-19, 2012.

$249 Value Filmmaking Class for $69

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This powerful information-packed day will give you the tools and information you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director or filmmaker.  Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, British Independent Film Awards and Raindance tv will be in Toronto to deliver his acclaimed Filmmaking Course, which has been given to over 4000 people internationally.Course Outline:Part 1 - Writing the ScreenplayPart 2 - Making the MoviePart 3 - So you want to Direct?Part 4 - Breaking into the Film Industry...

The Scream Award Nominations

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The Scream Awards, sponsored by Scream Magazine, have announced their Official Nominations today!   These Awards will be presented at the close of the British Horror Film Festival on Saturday October 15th at the Empire, Leicester Square. With the ceremony starting at 10.45pm. THE SCREAM AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST DIRECTOR ANDY THOMPSON - KILL KEITH MARTIN KEMP - STALKER SUSAN JACOBSON - THE HOLDING BEST ACTOR MARC PICKERING - KILL KEITH VINCENT REGAN - THE HOLDING BEN...

Britain’s Critics' Circle Film Awards set for january 19

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Britain’s leading film critics have today announced that their 32nd awards ceremony will be held on 19 January 2012, bringing the annual event earlier in the awards calendar than in previous years. The awards will be held at BFI Southbank, hosted by¬¬¬¬ broadcaster and Chairman of The Critics' Circle Film Section Jason Solomons, and are expected to attract a host of well-known British and international film talent.Since its first edition in 1980, these awards have become one of the most an...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival remains in June

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that the longest continually running film festival in the world will remain in June. In 2012 the 66th edition, which will run between 20 June and 1 July, will also see the return of the coveted Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film. The announcement was made jointly by Ken Hay, acting CEO, Centre for the Moving Image and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Festival moved ...

BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

Dancing The Raindance

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  Twenty years ago when Raindance founder Elliot Grove proposed the name for a festival he had in mind that would be devoted to indie films to take place in his adopted city of London, little did he realize how the organization would grow in the past two decades to become one of the pre-eminent festivals and filmmaker training programs on the continent. In a clear nod to the successful profile of the Sundance Film Festival (although with a specifically British nod to the drizzly UK weathe...

New Partnership - ISFO, International Student Film Organization

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The International Student Film Organization (ISFO) is a FREE online film network which aims to connect young film makers from all over the world to each other and the industry. Its targets are to increase the overall visibility and quality of student films and to support the next generation of international talent. Registered in London, the ISFO is based at www.futureinfilm.com. The website serves as a gateway for students to access benefits such as a newsletter, their own customized profile ad...

Johnny English Reborn Births At Entertainment Quarter Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi - 4th September 2011

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Johnny English Reborn Births At Entertainment Quarter Sydney: by Eva Rinaldi - 4th September 2011 Hollywood megastar Rowan Atkinson did the red carpet at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter aka Fox Studios, Moore Park, this afternoon, in stellar fashion. About 500 Australian fans and dozens of news media witnessed Johnny English (and his wife) arrive in a dark blue Rolls-Royce. The famous Shaolin Warriors also added...

The 16th Portobello Film Festival

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The 16th Portobello Film Festival runs from 1 to 18 September at the Pop Up Cinema and Westbourne Studios, Acklam Road W10. All shows are free admission. Highlights this year include the premiere of Ebony Road by 18 yr old filmmaker Mya Krall Fry and John Tiberi’s Sex Pistols in Stockholm 1977 on the Opening Night (1 Sept, Pop Up), JC Carrol from The Members’ Golborne Road Opera on 2 Sept at the Pop Up, and 6 days of dedicated London premieres from 6 – 11 September at the Pop Up inc...

The Deep Blue Sea to close the 55th BFI London Film Festival

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 The 55th BFI London Film Festival will close on Thursday 27 October with the UK premiere of Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea.   Set in post-war Britain, this deeply moving story is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan's classic play. Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out of her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot,...

360, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) to open London Festival

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Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Sir Anthony Hopkins to open THE 55TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL The 55th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, is proud to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 12 October with the European premiere of 360, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) and with an original screenplay from the acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/...

JANE EYRE at SFF 2011

The latest JANE EYRE (2011), directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga screened in the open air theater in Sarajevo at SFF.The film's cast includes: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Imogen Poots, Amelia Clarkson, Romy Settbon Moore, Freya Parks, Judi Dench.Both director Cary Joji Fukunaga and Michael Fassbender appeared for press conferences and workshops in the

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