Quentin Tarantino's glourious arrival at San Sebastian
The basterds to open the festival with Chloe
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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) names Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland as Chair of the CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY.The CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY, presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, is Canada’s first professional level, cross collaborative on-screen training program for actors. The inaugural five-month session will launch September 21, 2009. Conservatory participants and accomplished mentors will be announced shortly. &...
New Distribution Options and Reinvention on Agenda
Prominent industry executive and producer Bill Mechanic will deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Independent Film & Television Alliance's (IFTA) Production Conference, which takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced today.
Mechanic will be joined by other industry leaders at Century City's InterContinental Hotel to address the best ways to overcome difficult production...
by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor
In its 25 year history, FESTROIA has welcomed such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Jane Russell, Ben Gazarra and Mickey Rooney. This year, career achievement honors go to American actor Michael Madsen, who will be in Portugal to receive his prize. He is also being represented on the big screen in two films: STRENGTH AND HONOUR by debut Irish director Mark Mahon, where he gives a s...
CAMBOFEST, Cambodia - 2009 Edition Venue Announcement & Sponsor Info
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Cambodia’s first internationally recognized independent movie festival, CAMBOFEST: Film and Video
Festival of Cambodia will commence its 3rd season on December 4th,
2009, running through December 6th (with sneak previews anticipated on
3rd - including some Best Of CamboFest 2007/2008 Movies)
This year’s CamboFest will unspool near Cambodia...
South Carolina native son and bestselling author Pat Conroy was named this week as the 2010 'Jean Ribaut Award Winner' for 'Outstanding and Inspiring Original Material for Film' which will be presented to him at the Beaufort International Film Festival's Awards Ceremony on February 20th.
Four of Mr. Conroy's novels to date have been made into films: Conrack (based on The Water is Wide), Lords of Discipline, Prince of Tides, and The Great Santini, all of which have been set in the Lowcount...
Potenza IFF 2009 >> CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!
Submit your film - not later than November 1st 2009 - to one of these competitions:
> International FEATURE FILMS
> International DOCUMENTARIES
> International SHORT FILMS
> BASILICATA SHORTS
> UNIVERSITY SHORTS
> MOBILE PHONE FILMS
Awards: 30.000 euros in goods and services!!!
Rules and entry form on: www.potenzafilmfestival.it
>>> TELL US YOUR STORIES!
By Maria Esteves - September 2, 2009
The 10th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Panel Discussion "HBO and CNN Present: A Conversation With..." was held at HBO Manhattan headquarters, on Saturday, August 1, 3:00 - 4:15 pm. The all-star panelist included actors Luiz Guzman (remake of The Taking of Pelham 123), Rosie Perez (The Hero of Color City), and Lauren Velez (Dexter), moderated by CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien. The panelist successfully...
In recognition of his contributions to the world of film, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is honored to present the fourth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM to the legendary, Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer/actor Quentin Tarantino. The black-tie Gala dinner, sponsored by Chopin Vodka, will take place at The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara on Thursday, October 22.
"We are beyond excited to be able to honor a man who has tur...
Pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Film Festival and excited for the new location at the original American Theater in historic downtown Charleston. Expect the very best again this year, as we screen the top shorts, features and documentaries from emerging and veteran filmmakers from the Lowcountry and across the globe. There will also be a screenplay competition, industry panels, and the hottest after parties in town. For more information please visit www.CharlestonIFF.com regular...
BANGKOK INDIEFEST - ** Call for Entries! **
Featuring the Best Thai and International Independent Movies!
Bangkok IndieFest is newly launched independent movie festival in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the work of international and local Thai filmmakers.
Entries Now OPEN through WithoutaBox or with PDF Entry Form at:
>> Categories Include:
Fiction Features & Feature Documentaries
Shorts * Animation * V...
The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is currently engaged in watching your shorts, features, music videos, trailers, etc., but it hasn't stopped us from getting excited about the emails you've been sending, asking about the status of our programming and telling us why it's important to you to screen with VFF. It gives us a warm & fuzzy feeling to hear your stories and ask that you keep them coming.
Since launching VFF in 2000, one...
Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Tim Burton, Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Tron, Super-heros, and Science Fiction are everywhere in downtown San Diego for 5 days. And then there is the man who epitomizes science fiction, Ray Bradbury. Ray wrote about Mars as well as The Illustrated Man little knowing that a future generation would become enamored with decorating themselves to an unprecedented level. Ray attended the very first Comic-Con 40 years ago, and he returned again this year....
Comic-Con: Chris Weitz steals show at Comic-Con presentation -- The crowd screamed their lungs out with every mention of a cast member's name.
:: Filmmakers submit to 2 Fests in SE Asia for One Fee ::
CamboFest [Cambodia] & the newly launched Bangkok IndieFest [Thailand] are now enabling filmmakers to submit to both fests for one entry fee--
Bangkok IndieFest officially launches and announces its call for entries at the beginning of August - but filmmakers are able to access the "2 Fests / One Fee" special now by visiting the submissions page on the CamboFest website:
Tim Pek, winner of CamboFest's 2008 Grabay Meas ("Golden Buffalo") Award for Best Movie ["The Red Sense"] in the Cambodian filmmaker local showcase can now be seen here-->
The Michael Jackson memorial is on TV today, I am sitting here watching and thinking about the difference between a person's public image and what it means to be an icon. Michael was an icon in life and is even a bigger icon now in death. Gone are the questions of his personal legal problems, gone are his money problems, his music now dominates the sales charts after a 4 year slump. Now he is iconic legend. Berry Gordy of Motown Records called him "the greatest entertainer who ever lived...