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AAIFF 2012 Closing Night Premiere KNOTS Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - August 6, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival (aaiff12) Closing Night New York City Premiere of KNOTS, directed by Michael Kang was held at Clearview Chelsea Cinema, August 5, 2012, 7:00 pm. A special Q&A session immediately followed with director Michael Kang, actresses Kimberly Rose Wolter, and Yoko Honjo, moderated by program director Martha C.M. Tien, Asian CineVision (ACV). AAIFF12 Closing Night Awards announced by artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai...

Third New York City International Film Festival Opens with Saving Grace B. Jones

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By Maria Esteves – August 5, 2012 The Third New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF 2012) presented by NYCIFF Institute will be held August 10-16, 2012 at the NY Film Market, Magno theater, and Tribeca Cinemas. The New York City International Film Festival presents a high-profile platform for emerging and established independent filmmakers from around the world. This year’s festival will showcase over 100 films (documentaries, features, shorts), exhibitor show, panel...

13th New York International Latino Film Festival Highlights

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By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012 The 13th New York International Latino Film Festival 2012 (NYILFF12) presented by HBO commence August 13-19, at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, New York. This year’s festival will showcase 29 features (documentaries, domestic, international, on the edge, spectrum), 5 shorts program that includes 33 films, panel discussions, special events, awards ceremony, and after parties. NYILFF 2012 opening, closing, and Dominican night premieres are FILLY BROWN, directed ...

AAIFF 2012: World Premiere of Supercapitalist Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012(AAIFF12) Centerpiece World Premiere of SUPERCAPITALIST, directed by Simon Yin commenced Saturday, August 3, 7:45 PM at Clearview Chelsea Cinema. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with cast and crew lead actor Derek Ting; actors Michael Park, Paul Sheehan; producer Joyce Yung; executive producers James C. Chie, Phillip Yin; associate producers Emeline Rodelas, and David ...

EFA Winners 2011

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European Film Melancholia Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany (130 min.) Director: Lars von Trier Producer: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth European Director Susanne Bier In A Better World / Hævnen European Actor Colin Firth The King's Speech European Actress Tilda Swinton We Need To Talk About Kevin European Screenwriter Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne The Kid with a Bike / Le gamin au vélo Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award Manu...

The EFA Ambassadors

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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

CATACUMBA INTERNATIONAL HORROR SCI-Fi FILM FESTIVAL

This cultural project takes place in Godella (Valencia, Spain) since 2000. Catacumba is an International Film Festival, involving short and feature films, open to filmmakers of any nationality. Theme is focus on horror, fantasy, science fiction, gore, psychological, experimental, bizarre, animation…  GENERAL RULES FOR PARTICIPATING: www.catacumba.org/participa_en.html

Monotoni

Director: Ilker CAKMAKCI.
"Monotoni" explains itself with Maurice Ravel's Bolero. Most people have a monoton life. You can use different instruments(aspects) to make your life more excited; but without adding different colours(tons), still that monotonia will be unavoidable.

FILM REVIEW Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift

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Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift Starring: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage,  Keke Palmer, Josh Gad, Nicki Minaj, Heather Morris, Aziz Ansari, Kunal Nayyar Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier   I read on the web that there have been at least four 'Ice Ages' in the Earth's geological past, the first taking place 2.3 billion years ago. Whether all of the species in the Ice Age franchise existed in the sam...

Luciano TOVOLI received LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT GOLDEN CAMERA 300 at this year’s 33rd ICFF Manaki Brot

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Italian Luciano TOVOLI is the winner of the prestigious award LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT GOLDEN CAMERA 300 at this year’s 33rd ICFF Manaki Brothers – Bitola. The international Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers - Bitola and Vip operator, the official festival partner, this year award one of the greatest cinematographers of the Italian and world cinematography – Luciano TOVOLI, whose exceptionally fruitful opus rightfully places him among the members of the Club of Greats of the Man...

Father of Karate Kid and Ocean...Jerry Weintraub to be honoed in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary producer and entertainment industry icon Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Karate Kid” series) will be the recipient of the Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. Weintraub will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work and also celebrate his birthday in Zurich on Wednesday, September 26th. The awa...

Sydney Good Dog Fest ready to kick off

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THE SYDNEY GOOD DOG!   INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 17-19 AUGUST 2012     The Good Dog! International Film Festival launches 17 August 2012 with the feature film “My Dog – an unconditional love story” starring fashion leader Isaac Mizrahi and his beloved dog Harry as well as other celebrities and their dogs. Trailer can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qp-NNtihDY Featured in the film are visits to Glenn Close and her playful dogs at her home; Richard Gere and Carey L...

Uranium Film Festival 2012 Special Achievement Awards

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Special achievement awards of the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival go to "Chernobyl, the Invisible Thief", by Christoph Boekel (Germany), "Buried in Earthskin", by Helena Kingwill (South Africa), "Australian Atomic Confessions", by Katherine Aigner (Australia), "Radioactive Wolves", by Klaus Feichtenberger (Austria), "The Secret and the Sacred: Two Worlds at Los Alamos" by Claus Biegert, (Germany) and "Rokkasho Rhapsody" by Hit...

Interview with Ali Curi and Dr. Robert Rodriguez

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By Maria Esteves - July 30, 2012 Ali Curi (AC) is founder and president of the Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG), a premier organization dedicated to the education and advancement of Latino business leaders, corporate professionals and entrepreneurs in New York and Miami. Robert Rodriguez, PhD, (RR) is president of DRR Advisors, LLC, a management and diversity consulting firm that elevates the effectiveness of a business workplace. He was listed among the top 100 most...

Dreamland International Film Festival

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CALL FOR ENTRIES- The Dreamland International Film Festival is open for submissions and we invite filmmakers  to submit projects in these categories-Narrative feature/narrative short, doc feature/doc short, Music (inc video), Irish, high school and college filmmaker-all genres, please see website for details and instructions http://dreamlandfilmfest.org/  This is the second annual Dreamland festival in New Haven Ct and we are reaching out to everyone to come and share your amazing, div...

aaiff12: Shanghai Calling Q&A Session

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012 The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia, commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, the Asian American Media Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to Asian American Media preceded the premiere screening. This year’s recipient of the Asian American Media Award...

35th Asian American Intl Film Fest Opening Night Premiere Shanghai Calling Red Carpet & Gala Reception Photos

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012   The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, Opening Night Gala Reception immediately followed a special Q&A session with director Daniel Hsia, producer Janet Yang, actress Gillian Rexach and actor Sean Gallagher moderated...

Ben Affleck will present Argo in San Sebastian Film Festival

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San Sebastian Film Festival is boiling with news.   Yesterday we learnt that "Arbitrage", a film starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, will be opening the Official Section of the San Sebastian Film Festival in competition and both actors are confirmed to attend the inauguration gala. Both of them have received Donostia Awards in previous years in recognition of their entire careers: Richard Gere at the 55th edition in 2007 and Susan Sarandon at the 43rd edition in 19...

FreeNetWorld: Call for entries 2012 EXTENDED

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FreeNetWorld 2012- Call for participation Fifth international film festival FreeNetWorld will be held from 4th till 6th of October 2012. We would like to invite filmmakers from around the world to submit their films. Participation deadline for sending all required information and films is the 15th of August 2012. Ganre: fiction - drama and comedy, documentary, animations, experimental/ music video Theme: Free Choice To be eligible the films must be: ...

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon for Gael García Bernal in Locarno

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will take place 1-11 August, 2012. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal will be attending the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno to receive an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 8 August at 21:30 on the Piazza Grande, before the screening of his latest film, Pablo Larraín’s No (2012). Gael García Bernal is the second actor, along with Charlotte Rampling, to receive this year...

The MWFF to honour Mel Hoppenheim

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The 36th Montreal World Film Festival announces that it will honour Mel Hoppenheim with its Grand Prize of the Americas. "There are few men in our cinema with the Mel Hoppenheim's stature," declared MWFF president Serge Losique. "He is among the men most responsible for the concrete development of Quebec and Canadian film industries. As a builder and entrepreneur but also as a generous philanthropist, Mel was a prime mover in the establishment of a true domestic film industry....

Michael Mann will chair Venice's jury

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    Marina Abramovic, Laetitia Casta, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Ari Folman, Matteo Garrone, Ursula Meier, Samantha Morton, Pablo Trapero to form the Venezia 69 International Jury chaired by Michael Mann The selection has been made for the members of the International Jury for the Competition at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), with American director Michael Mann as president. The decision was made by the Boa...

Francophrenia: James Franco Unsheltered

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Tribeca Film Festival By Ioannis Pappos In quantum laboratories around the world you can see an object in two different places at once. Yes, at the same time. Laugh, I used to, but quantum physics is a radical science. I studied electrical engineering, was taught Heisenberg’s theory that atoms are not things but rather tendencies, and still I can’t totally believe that one object can be in more than one place at the same time. Heisenberg was the first paradox in my adult life, so...

The second Fabulous Independent Film Festival ready to launch

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 THE FABULOUS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Burns Court Cinemas, Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012. Scheduled to be held at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival will mark its second anniversary by presenting 6 feature length films and 6 shorts celebrating diversity in the LGBT community. In association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non profit organization, the festival is organized by ...

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