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The BUFF Blog (December 2011)

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In keeping with the tradition of listening to a rather powerful woman just before you’re about to embark on what’s really important – or maybe you’ve already squashed Christmas lunch by the time your attention is perhaps swayed by a certain Elizabeth Windsor – its’ time we took note of another Christmas message – the one being brought to you by another powerful woman (Sheila Nortley) who is fast becoming a regular fixture on the urban independent film circuit. And before we hear ...

2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> and New Frontier. The Festival takes place from January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In many ways, the extremes of the Festiva...

The program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This year's Short Film program is comprised of 64 short films selected from a record 7,675 submissions, up 16% over submissions for the 2011 Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “As technology allows greater access to short f...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival premieres in February 2012

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Six films from around the world about people with disabilities will highlight the first REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival being held Feb. 2-8.My Spectacular Theatre, a Chinese film from Director Yu Lang, will be the opening night film on Feb. 2, 2012 at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown.Other films in the REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival include War Eagle, Arkansas (Canada/England/US); Shooting Beauty (USA); Snow Cake (Canada/England/USA); Warrior Champions (China/US); and Anita (Ar...

Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol'

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 Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event; Media Darling: by Music News Australia Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event Featuring A Live Performance By Tiesto From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil...   Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online to Experience the Red Carpet Firsthand    December 13 ...

Interview with Descendants Casting Director John Jackson and more on the New Sunscreen Podcast

On the inaugural episode of the Sunscreen Film Festival podcast: Festival co-founders Tony Armer and Derek Miner talk Netflix and 3-D movie fatigue; Tony talks with casting director John Jackson; Tips for filmmakers submitting to film festivals; The latest news from Sunscreen The Sunscreen Film Festival podcast is a production of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a non-profit organization. To support Sunscreen, visit http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/membership. Email questions, comments and suggestions to podcast@sunscreenfilmfestival.com Our theme music is "Test Drive," by Zapac, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. http://ccmixter.org/people/Zapac Additional music by William J. LePetomane, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://www.dorktones.com for more music. 49:27 minutes (8 MB)

Interview with Chris "Doc" Wyatt and more on the New Sunscreen Podcast

On our third episode, Tony & Derek wonder why Warner Brothers is still trying to remake Logan's Run and talk about watching the Oscars without Eddie Murphy; Tony chats with Producer/Writer Christopher "Doc" Wyatt; Tyler Martinolich returns with more commentary and advice on tax incentives The Sunscreen Film Festival podcast is a production of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a non-profit organization. To support Sunscreen, visit http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/membership. Email questions, comments and suggestions to podcast@sunscreenfilmfestival.com Our theme music is "Test Drive," by Zapac, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. http://ccmixter.org/people/Zapac Additional music by William J. LePetomane, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://www.dorktones.com for more music. 45:06 minutes (8 MB)

Interview with Filmmaker Paul Guzzo and more on the New Sunscreen Podcast

On the second episode: Tony and Derek talk 'Paranormal Activity 3' grosses and tax incentives; interview with Tampa filmmaker Paul Guzzo; programming director Tyler Martinolich on our tips from episode one; news and links Visit The Buzz at http://www.facebook.com/CatchTheBuzzTampa for more film events from Paul Guzzo. The Sunscreen Film Festival podcast is a production of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a non-profit organization. To support Sunscreen, visit http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/membership. Email questions, comments and suggestions to podcast@sunscreenfilmfestival.com Our theme music is "Test Drive," by Zapac, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. http://ccmixter.org/people/Zapac Additional music by William J. LePetomane, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://www.dorktones.com for more music. 45:21 minutes (8 MB)

Interview with Literary Manager Mike Goldberg and more on the New Sunscreen Podcast

This week on the podcast, Tony and Derek consider the ultra-low budget success of "For Lovers Only"; Tony talks with literary manager Mike Goldberg; Thanksgiving thanks to Sunscreen friends, family and guests. The Sunscreen Film Festival podcast is a production of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a non-profit organization. To support Sunscreen, visit http://www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com/membership. Email questions, comments and suggestions to podcast@sunscreenfilmfestival.com. Our theme music is "Test Drive," by Zapac, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://ccmixter.org/people/Zapac for more music. Additional music by William J. LePetomane, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial. Visit http://www.dorktones.com for more music. Music for our Thanksgiving segment is "Porch Swing Days" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Visit http://www.incompetech.com for more music. 39:45 minutes (8 MB)

New Sunscreen Podcast, Interview with The Descendants Casting Director John Jackson and More!

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Listen to the New Podcast! Click here to listen http://feeds.feedburner.com/sunscreenpodcast On the inaugural episode of the show: Festival co-founders Tony Armer and Derek Miner talk Netflix and 3-D movie fatigue; Tony talks with casting director John Jackson about Alexander Payne and "The Descendants"; Tips for filmmakers who are submitting to film festivals; The latest news from Sunscreen   To subscribe to the podcast, use the following ...

New Sunscreen Podcast, Interview with Literary Manager Mike Goldberg and More!

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Listen to the New Podcast! Find it in iTunes! This week on the podcast, Tony and Derek consider the ultra-low budget success of "For Lovers Only"; Tony talks with literary manager Mike Goldberg; Thanksgiving thanks to Sunscreen friends, family and guests. To subscribe to the podcast and receive new episodes as soon as they are available, use the following address in iTunes or your favorite pod-catching program: http://feeds.feedburner.com/sunscree...

PLURAL + 2011 Youth Video Festival awards

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PLURAL + 2011 Youth Video Festival on Media, Diversity and Social Inclusion 23 Videos Awarded in New York City Young media makers from Malaysia, UK, Italy, Canada, Israel, USA, Germany and China, among other countries, gathered at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on November 10th for the PLURAL+ 2011 Awards Ceremony. In its third edition, PLURAL+ 2011 received 146 videos coming from 54 countries, representing diverse youth visions advocating for a better world. A prestigious interna...

THE HELP : movie review

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The Help Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard,  Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer,Allison Janney  Writer-director Tate Taylor    This movie could have been titled The Maids but then people might have confused it with Jean Genet's searing portrayal of interchangeable identities, illusion and  ritualistic role play in which two maids  take turns acting as "Madame," abusing each other as either employer or the help. The role play reveals no...

International Cinema Symposium held in Malatya Film Festival

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 For the first time in Turkey, Malatya International Film Festival‘s held an international symposium on ‘Cinema Productions in Terms of Law of Intellectual and Artistic works’ at Remark Hotel in Malatya.  Governor of Malatya, and Honorary President of the MIFF Ulvi Saran, some of the leading names in the judiciary, foreign filmmakers and academics attended to the symposium.  11th Supreme Court President   Mehmet Kilic  and Decane of Inönü University School of Law and Ankara U...

3D Solar System - New Movie Update

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Vito Technology today is pleased to announce Solar Walk – 3D Solar System 1.9 for iOS, an update to their award-winning Education app that allows users to play with an interactive model of the Solar System and the Milky Way galaxy. The 360-degree, touch control 3D model displays planets, natural and artificial satellites, the closest stars, and the Milky Way galaxy. The app’s database is self-contained and no Internet connection is required. Highly praised and featured by Apple i...

Malatya Film Festival is talking about the ‘Migration’

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2nd. Malatya International Film Festival  is beginning on Friday the 18th of November.  With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival  is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation.    A total of 120 films will be screened during the festival. The festival is holding competitions in three different categories; ‘National Feature Film’, ‘International Feature Film...

SeeFlik film competition

SeeFlik is an online film competition open to current students and alumni (5 years or less) of an accredited film school. There are two separate competitions, one based on audience votes and one on our panel of judges selections. Each competition will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner, receiving $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. In addition, there will be an overall winner based upon a combination of both contests, who will receive the Overall Winner’s Prize of $20,000. All winners will be showcased to major talent agents through David Greenblatt, a well-known manager who has partnered with SeeFlik

'The Help" Executive Producer Jeff Skoll to be Honored at Paley Center for Media's LA Gala

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The Paley Center for Media will honor Participant Media and its Founder Jeff Skoll at its annual gala event “Salute to Excellence,” Tuesday, December 13 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, it was announced today by Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell. Participant Media, whose most recent film projects include “The Help” and “Contagion,” is being honored for its unique use of media to accelerate social change. Participant’s films are often accompanied ...

Malatya Film Festival Highlights the Best Films of the Year

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2nd Malatya International Film Festival, held from 18th to 24th November 2011, will be screening a special selection of impeccable movies under the title of ‘Panorama’.  Including the Dardenne Brother’s  ‘THE KID WITH A BIKE’ which shared the ‘Grand Jury Prix’ with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ at Cannes this year, the Festival will also be showcasing the critically acclaimed other samples of the World Cinema.   With the support of the Malaty...

The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preach

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The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preacher”, Due out Nov 2, 2011Executive producer of “Machine Gun Preacher”, Louise Rosner, is brave, fearless, pretty, and personable. She traveled to Sudan and Uganda back in January of 2010 for pre-production research and scouting, and stated that, “Going to Sudan was especially intimidating. The director, Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner”), the screenwriter, Jason Keller, and I, had to...

Stockholm's spotlights Love Stories this year

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The 22nd edition of Stockholm International Film Festival, 9-20 november will be screening 173 films from 44 countries. Visiting directors include Whit Stillman, Alejandro González Iñárrit, Sean Durkin and Joachim Trier.  Stockholm Lifetime Award will be awarded to Isabelle Huppert. Love is an eternal theme where every new film generation creates their own interpretations. The way love is depicted is an essential reflection of our time and society. With inspiration from our Visison...

Europeans Dominate Competition In Tokyo

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By Liza ForemanTOKYO - The competition section of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-30) will see Greece compete with France, Turkey, Sweden, England and Belgium, with this year's competition section dominated by films from the Euro zone. Only a handful of Asian titles compete this year, including Japan's The Woodsman and the Rain, which makes its world premiere; Oxide Pang's Sleepwalker which makes its world premiere also; Thai director, Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Headshot, wh...

Europeans Dominate Competition In Tokyo

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Europeans Dominate Competition In TokyoBy Liza ForemanTOKYO - The competition section of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-30) will see Greece compete with France, Turkey, Sweden, England and Belgium, with this year's competition section dominated by films from the Euro zone. Only a handful of Asian titles compete this year, including Japan's The Woodsman and the Rain, which makes its world premiere; Oxide Pang's Sleepwalker which makes its world premiere also; Thai direc...
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