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Berlinale Finale @ filmfestivals.com

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The complete wrap up posts.   More will follow with many video interviews shot in Berlin.                       BERLIN COVERAGE I BERLIN PHOTOS I PHOTOS VIDEOS __________________________________________ ______________________ > THE BERLIN COVERAGE ...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 639 - Filmfestivals.com

                                       This weekly newsletter reaches 173 951 subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us&nbs...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 637 - Filmfestivals.com

                                       This weekly newsletter reaches 172 951 subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Adverti...

NAKED OPERA (2013). A Review.

What would you do if you had a lot of money, exquisite taste and a talent for taking pictures of nude men? Well, in Angela Christlieb's film NAKED OPERA (2013), she offers us a peak inside the world of someone who lives just so. Meet Marc. He is a unique and very wealthy man from Luxembourg who believes himself to be a real life Don Giovanni. Marc spends all his money and time in the effort to create his existence modeled after the opera while traveling all over the world to see Don Giovanni...

NAKED OPERA (2013). A Review.

What would you do if you had a lot of money, exquisite taste and a talent for taking pictures of nude men? Well, in Angela Christlieb's film NAKED OPERA (2013), she offers us a peak inside the world of someone who lives just so. Meet Marc. He is a unique and very wealthy man from Luxembourg who believes himself to be a real life Don Giovanni. Marc spends all his money and time in the effort to create his existence modeled after the opera while traveling all over the world to see Don Giovanni...

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED

  SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED   Sonoma, CA (April 6, 2014) - The Sonoma International Film Festival’s 17th edition came to a rousing close Sunday night following five spectacular days that featured capacity audiences for a wide variety of films from around the world, infused with gourmet food and phenomenal wine, serving up a bountiful cinematic feast.   “This has been an extraordinary year,” said SIFF Executive Director Kevin M...

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED   Sonoma, CA (April 6, 2014) - The Sonoma International Film Festival’s 17th edition came to a rousing close Sunday night following five spectacular days that featured capacity audiences for a wide variety of films from around the world, infused with gourmet food and phenomenal wine, serving up a bountiful cinematic feast.   “This has been an extraordinary year,” said SIFF Executive Director Kevin McNeely. &ld...

Vote for the Cellar Door Film Festival Promo Reel!

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CDFF asked local filmmakers to create a Promo Reel for the inaugural festival ad campaign.   In order to choose the winning entry, we want your input. Which of the submitted films should represent our first festival season?   VOTE NOW!   The filmmaking challenge, which opened mid-January, asked for films of 30-60 seconds in duration to highlight the festival themes and incorporate the catch criteria (a cellar or cellar door).   All approved films are then uploaded to ...

A Week in Festivals. Newsletter 635 - Filmfestivals.com

                                       This weekly newsletter reaches 171 541 subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Adverti...

Coming soon! from 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.

STAY TUNED for multiple interviews and film reviews coming soon!   ...

Images from 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 14-23 March

STAY TUNED for multiple interviews and film reviews coming soon! Images from 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 14-23 March For festival news, visit the blog at: http://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/thessaloniki ...

16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Closing Ceremony

The curtain fell on the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century with the closing ceremony that took place on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at the Olympion theater. The awards of the festival’ s 16th edition were bestowed during the ceremony. The ceremony was presented by journalist Maya Tsokli, who made special reference to the recently deceased, dear friend of the Festival, Peter Wintonick. The 16th TDF paid tribute to the acclaimed Canadian documentary filmmak...

The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 14 - 23, 2014) AWARDS

The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 14 - 23, 2014) AWARDS AUDIENCE AWARDS - The Peter Wintonick Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: FOUR LETTERS APART – CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF ADHD by Erlend E. Mo, Denmark, 2013             The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to: BEACH BOY by Emil Langballe, UK 2013  ...

16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Closing Ceremony

The curtain fell on the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century with the closing ceremony that took place on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at the Olympion theater. The awards of the festival’ s 16th edition were bestowed during the ceremony. The ceremony was presented by journalist Maya Tsokli, who made special reference to the recently deceased, dear friend of the Festival, Peter Wintonick. The 16th TDF paid tribute to the acclaimed Canadian documentary filmmak...

The European Documentary Network (EDN) award @ 16th TDF

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The European Documentary Network (EDN) award, which is given to individuals and organizations from Europe that have made a great contribution to the field of documentary, went this year to Tue Steen Mϋller, a prominent figure in the documentary world with a great body of work to his credit. The awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 21st at the Electra Palace hotel, as part of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in the presence of TDF Director, Dimitri Eipides. The award was present...

Press Conference- Stream of Love / American Dreamer / On the Edge of the World

Directors Agnes Sos (Stream of Love), Thomas Haley (American Dreamer) and Claus Drexler (On the Edge of the World) gave a press conference on Saturday, 22 March 2014, in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. In American Dreamer, Thomas Haley follows Julian, a man from Florida, who travels to New York for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “I live in France, but in the past ten to twelve years, I have been intrigued by developments in the US, especially after G...

Press Conference - Should I Stay or Should I Go? / Becoming an Actor / Affection to the People / Kismet @ 16th TDF

   Directors, Menelaos Karamaghiolis (Should I Stay or Should I Go?), Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (Becoming an Actor), Vassilis Douvlis (Affection to the People) and Nina Maria Paschalidou (Kismet) gave a press conference on Friday, 21 March 2014, in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Affection to the People is a film about the censorship of Greek films by the junta regime that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974. “I spent many years researching, because the mater...

PRESS CONFERENCE CANTOS/OFF ROAD/LIFE SENTENCES/HOUSE OF LIGHT

A press conference was held on Friday, March 21, 2014 in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Present were directors Elisa Amoruso (Off Road), Charlie Petersmann (Cantos), Yaron Shani (Life Sentences) and Navina Khatib (House of Light). The documentary The House Of Light by Navina Khatib (co - directed by Alexandra Weltz) records daily life in an orphanage in Peru. Ms Khatib referred to how she came up with the subject of the film: "My first visit there was in 2007 as...

Nicolas Philibert Press Conference @ 16th TDF

French director Nicolas Philibert gave a press conference on Friday 21 March 2014, in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which is paying tribute to his work. “I apologize for not speaking Greek. My father, however, did study ancient Greek and this always impressed me about him,” Nicolas Philibert said in his opening remarks. Talking about the elements that link his documentaries, he said: “The first one is that I always try to “infiltrate”...

PRESS CONFERENCE TIME FOR HEROES / DOLLARS FOR A SAINT / LOUIS, 7 TIMES YOU FALL, 8 TIMES YOU GET BACK ON THE HORSE

   A press conference was held on Thursday, March 20th as part of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Present were directors Avra Georgiou (Dollars For A Saint), Yorgos Zervas (Louis, 7 Times You Fall, 8 Times You Get Back On The Horse), Kalliopi Legaki and Angelos Kovotsos (Time For Heroes) as well as Roviros Manthoulis, an important contributor to Time for Heroes. Avra Georgiou’s documentary Dollars For A Saint focuses on the five days of Dionysian revelry that take p...

PRESS CONFERENCE- APOLLONIAN STORY/THE DOG/ NO MAN’S LAND

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 a Press Conference was held in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Present were directors Allison Berg (The Dog), Michael Graversen (No Man’s Land) and Dan Bronfeld and Ilan Moskovitch (Apollonian Story). Allison Berg spoke first, about her documentary The Dog, which she co-directed with Frank Keraudren. The film follows the life of John Wojtowicz, who in 1972 tried to rob a bank to pay for the sex change operation of his lover. The story...

PRESS CONFERENCE- YEARS OF FIERRO/I LEARN AMERICA /OUR MAN IN TEHRAN

A Press Conference was held on Wednesday, March 19 2014, by directors Santiago Esteinou (Years of Fierro), Jean-Michel Dissard (I Learn America) and Drew Taylor (Our Man In Tehran) as part of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. A particularly important issue, that of adolescent immigrants living in America and how these children are accepted into the country, is investigated in Jean-Michel Dissard a documentary I Learn America. The film takes place in the International High School of La...

PRESS CONFERENCE- "Playing... with Colours” / Instants of Life / At the Pharmacy / Dreaming

Directors Iro Siafliaki (Genevieve Clancy, Instants of Life), Myrna Tsapa (At the Pharmacy), Yannis Vamvakas (Panagiotis Tetsis "Playing... with Colours”) and Morteza Jafari (Dreaming of Democracy) gave a press conference on Tuesday, 18 March 2014, in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Iro Siafliaki’s documentary Genevieve Clancy, Instants of Life is a portrait of French poet and philosopher Genevieve Clancy. It is based on archival material and also tes...

PRESS CONFERENCE- The Naked Room / American Commune / Brasslands

Directors Adam Pogoff and Bryan Chang (Brasslands), Nadine Mundo (American Commune) and Nuria Ibanez (The Naked Room) gave a press conference on Tuesday, 18 March 2014, in the context of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Adam Pogoff and Bryan Chang, two of the members of the “Meerkat Media” collective which made the documentary, talked about Brasslands, which follows a New York brass band, as they join half a million fans who flock to the Serbian village of Guča to attend...

PRESS CONFERENCE - WHEN I WILL BE DICTATOR / CAPULCU: VOICES FROM GEZI /JOURNEY TO THE SAFEST PLACE ON EARTH

A Press Conference was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, as part of the 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Present were directors Yael Andre (When I Will Be Dictator), Edgar Hagen (Journey To The Safest Place On Earth) and Carlo Prevosti (Capulcu: Voices From Gezi) Director Edgar Hagen spoke first, whose documentary Journey To The Safest Place On Earth deals with the complex issue of finding a repository for nuclear waste. The director commented: "This is about all of us who use electr...
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