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Saturday, March 3---Minnie Driver slowly removed her sunglasses at the Cinequest press conference, and quietly said, “I don’t want to force my bloodshot eyes on you.” She had worked until 3:30 a.m. before traveling to San Jose to receive the Maverick Spirit Award at an event scheduled later in the afternoon. “I’m really happy to be here. Exhausted but happy,” stated the London-born actor.When asked if she considered herself a maverick, Driver thoughtfully replied, “I don’t lie i...
Career Achievement Tribute: Luc Besson at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
Director Oded Davidoff and Noah Stollman, screenwriter, discuss their film SOMEONE TO RUN WITH (at the Miami International Film Festival.
Actor Federico Lorusso and director Felipe Martinez discuss their World Premiere film, BLUFF.
My day began with the Day of Sight and Sound and Panasonic's P2 presentation, followed by a quick press conference, and then Carl Miller's presentation of his film, Retribution. I always feel that this day has the potential to be a powerful learning tool for local and visiting filmmakers, and for future sessions I would love to see cinematographers and sound designers invited in to share their knowledge with us. A guy can dream...I rounded off the day with two excellent films from opposi...
Viggo Mortensen, Ariadna Gil, and director Agustín Díaz Yanes walk the red carpet at the Gusman Premiere of ALATRISTE at the Miami International Film Festival screening.
Festival Ibero-American Programmer Monika Wagenberg introduces director Agustín Yanes Díaz along with actors Viggo Mortensen and Ariadna Gil at the Gusman Premiere of ALATRISTE at the Miami International Film Festival.
"The truth is, there is no sure thing, and I would argue that when you are doing something that you do really care about, and are passionate about, the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor, it will succeed."As part of the Day of Distribution, developed by Cinequest to further understanding and discussion of new distribution technologies, film community building and enterprising new business models, the packed audience at the San Jose Repertory Theater was treated to a sparkling 90-min...
Director Carles Bosch, SEPTEMBERS (Spain), discusses the World Premiere of his filme at the Miami International Film Festival.
Director Andi Baiz discusses the World Premiere of this film, SATANAS (Colombia/Mexico), at the Miami International Film Festival
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Friday, March 2---Christine Vachon can now add “Cinequest Maverick” to honors ranging from the Frameline Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lesbian and Gay Media in 1994, Producer of the Year from the National Board of Review in 2003 and New York MoMA retrospective honoree in 2005. Her films have garnered Independent Spirit Awards and Oscars in numerous categories. Following a rollicking interview with Jens Hussey, Cinequest Director of Public Relations,...
On Friday night I was treated to one of the strongest selections of twisted short films I have ever seen, Cinequest's Mindbenders. Not only were these films disturbing and extremely well produced, but the three directors I met personify everything that is great about independent filmmakers.This game is all about self-promotion, innovation and risk-taking, and Arthur, Ehran and Richard have these qualities in spades.Let's start with Arthur. Here's a fantastic example of self promotion...
Here is the poster for the 3rd edition of the Oriental Film Festival in Geneva!(Graphics: Elena Arroyo)
Et voici l'affiche finale de la 3ème édition du Festival du Film Oriental de Genève!(Graphisme: Elena Arroyo)
Festival Director Nicole Guillemet introduces Margarethe von Trotta, Director, I AM THE OTHER WOMAN (ICH BIN DIE ANDERE) followed by remarks from the director.
For the Opening Film of the 24th annual Miami International Film Festival, Director Paul Verhoeven Introduces his film, BLACK BOOK , to a full house at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
Friday, March 2-----Sandy Mandelberger, the editor of AWARDS WATCH, is currently attending the Miami International Film Festival. I invite our regular readers to follow coverage of the films, filmmakers and special events taking place in Miami from March 2 to 11. New postings for the AWARDS WATCH site will resume the week of March 12th. Until then, as they say in the tropics, I wish you a sun-sational time.....Miami Film Festival Online Dailies Coverage: www.miami.fest21.comSandy Mandelberger,...
Friday, March 2-----Sandy Mandelberger, the editor of FILM NEW YORK, is currently attending the Miami International Film Festival. I invite our regular readers to follow coverage of the films, filmmakers and special events taking place in Miami from March 2 to 11. New postings for the FILM NEW YORK site will resume the week of March 12th. Until then, as they say in the tropics, I wish you a sun-sational time.....Miami Film Festival Online Dailies Coverage: www.miami.fest21.comSandy Mandelberger,...
Nicole Guillemet, Festival Director, opens the 24th annual Miami International Film Festival at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
The Gala Opening Night Party at the 24th Miami International Film Festival followed the screening of "Black Book" from director Paul Verhoeven and starring Carice van Houten.