Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

Filmfestivals.com services and offers

 

Editor


Established 1995 filmfestivals.com serves and documents relentless the festivals community, offering 92.000 articles of news, free blog profiles and functions to enable festival matchmaking with filmmakers.

THE NEWSLETTER REACHES 199 000 FILM PROFESSIONALS EACH WEEK   (december 2020) .

Share your news with us at press@filmfestivals.com to be featured.  SUBSCRIBE to the e-newsletter.  
FOLLOW ME ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:              

MEET YOUR EDITOR Bruno Chatelin - Check some of his interviews. Board Member of many filmfestivals and regular partner of a few key film events such as Cannes Market, AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Industry and Festival...Check our recent partners.  

The news in French I English This content and related intellectual property cannot be reproduced without prior consent.


feed

Palm Beach International Film Festival Awards

Palm Beach International Film Festival Wraps After Eight Days of World Premieres, Academy Award Winners and Student Events

The 11th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, which came to a close april 28, announced the jury and audience awards for the 2006 edition. The Best Feature Film Award went to “Neo Ned,” directed by Van Fischer; the Best Documentary Award went to “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” directed by Ricki Stern; and the Best Short Film Award went to “Zombie Prom,” directed by Vin Marcello. Award winners for Best Director, Actor and Actress Award winners all came from the same film --“Neo Ned” – and went to Van Fischer, Jeremy Renner and Gabrielle Union, respectively.

Audiences also chose their favorite films throughout the festival, with The Gold Bracelet winning for Best Feature, Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress and The Cross and the Towers winning for Best Documentary and Vagabond Shoes winning for Best Short film.

The Industry comprised jury was comprised of Emmanuel Itier (filmmaker), Tim Wassberg (producer, “Inside Reel”) and Anthony Maddox (Chief Entertainment Consultant, Vibe Magazine).

“This year's film festival offered a range of topics from social relevance to family dysfunction to the purity of morality,” said Tim Wassberg. “However it was a mixture of these relevant elements that spoke in this year’s winners. Because of this, the Palm Beach International Film Festival continues to show its penchant for diversity in film and the exchange of ideas among filmmakers.

The Best Feature, “Neo Ned,” is a gritty character study and poignant love story of two people brought together by a seemingly impossible connection. As a result of that connection, they both find that there is more to a person than what is on the surface.

Says Itier, “The film puts the thunder into love, the hope into chaos and life into death. It was a beautiful urban poem against racism and for the success of love over hate. Van Fischer is sure to be a future Oscar contender.”

Adds Wassberg, “Neo Ned” takes a controversial subject within racism and turns it on its head using both humor and drama to make its point. With heartfelt but also hard hitting performances by both Jeremy Renner (Best Actor) and Gabrielle Union (Best Actress), the layers that they peel away bring the characters to their ultimate and selfless conclusion. Impacting and with a social consciousness that doesn't bludgeon the audience with its ideas, “Neo Ned” is a movie that is both entertaining and intelligent while still being emotional.

The Award for Best Documentary went to “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” directed by Ricki Stern. Set in North Carolina, circa 1984, a brutal murder leaves a white woman dead and a young black man wrongfully accused. This harrowing documentary offers a provocative and haunting examination of a community – and a criminal justice system – subject to racial bias and tainted by fear.

“It was an excellent portrayal of injustice painted for every eye to see,” said Anthony Maddox.

The award for Best Short Film went to “Zombie Prom,” a movie musical best described as an amusing anecdote of atomic adolescent angst! “Vin Marcello is a director to watch…a mix between John Waters and Tim Burton,” says Itier. “The living and the dead are rock ‘n’ rolling between heaven and hell in this film. It is a blasting ride…be sure to fasten your heart and seatbelt!”

The 11th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival was held April 20-28 at various venues throughout Palm Beach County. PBIFF is a not for profit 501(3)(c) charity dedicated to improving educational programs in Palm Beach County high schools, community colleges and universities. Proceeds raised each year go to Palm Beach County schools to provide new technologies for optimal learning in the forms of grants and scholarships. For information visit www.pbifilmfest.org or call 561.362.0003.

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview for Roger Corman documentary The Pope of Pop Cinema

With Roger Corman, Myriam Brough and Bertrand Tessier

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director

 

Interview Red Carpet King Richard Will SMITH

 

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest 
Cannes / Marche du Film 

 

 

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

 

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About Editor

Chatelin Bruno
(Filmfestivals.com)

The Editor's blog

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed

Be sure to update your festival listing and feed your profile to enjoy the promotion to our network and audience of 350.000.     

Follow me on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Instagram
Follow me on Youtube

  


paris

France



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net