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The mission of the Boston Jewish Film Festival

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The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual Festival and throughout the year. Through features, shorts, documentaries, and conversations with visiting artists, the Festival explores Jewish identity, the current Jewish experience and the richness of Jewish culture in relation to a diverse modern world. History Founded by filmmaker Michal Goldman in 1989, The Boston Jewish Film Festival has grown from 10 screenings to mo...

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

Animatron winners announced

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Professional jury members Saraswathi Balgam, Charlotte Bavasso, Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, Tommy Pallotta, Bill Plympton, Frank Rivera and Jeff Scher picked the $17,000 cash-prize winners of the first Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival, who were announced Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Ceremony.The Winning Films (viewable at www.babelgum.com/animatron) Are:FANTASY CATEGORYJury Award Winner $2,500“This Is J03,” Once Were Farmers (U.K.)Runner-u...

New York: Independent Film Week

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Formerly known as the Independent Feature Project Market, the Independent Film Week now consists of the Independent Filmmaker Conference and the Project Forum celebrated its 32nd anniversary from September 19-23, 2010 at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Arranged by IFP it is the longest running networking and educational event for independent film makers. According to IFP the organization has been involved in the production of 7000 films and has assisted 20,000 filmmakers since it...

Jon Wilkman Interview on "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS"

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EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interviewby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Tu...

A new Festival in Beverly Hills, at last!

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The Invocation will receive the 2010 Humanitarian Award at the Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival, directed by Emmanuel Itier(“Scarecrow”). “The Invocation” is a quest to explain the notion of “God” around the World, in our daily life, and through Religion, Spirituality, Science, History, Politics, Philosophy and Entertainment. The film features over 80 interviews with various leaders in diverse fields as well as the common people living in the many geographical areas visi...

As well as a festival showcase - earn revenue from your films with itzon.tv

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itzon - taking the independent filmmaker to the forefront of Internet delivered TV How does itzon differ to what’s currently available… When itzon goes live, the first thing that you will notice is that it looks like TV and not like an internet video hosting website. There is a continual live stream of content being played. This is an enjoyable and familiar viewing format which showcases films at their best. To prevent video stalling (buffering) which ruins the viewing ex...

Documentary Focus At NYFF

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  With documentaries showing considerable muscle at the box office, the New York Film Festival is highlighting some documentary films that will be the subject of discussion for months to come. Opening in theaters later this week but featured first at the Festival is INSIDE JOB, a blistering look at the worldwide economic crisis and the secrets and lies that have brought free market capitalism to the brink of disaster. Tackling a very New York subject, the tension between developm...

Dragon Swallows at Reykjavik

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    SEE INTERVIEW WITH DIRK SIMON HERE: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/when_the_dragon_swallowed_the_sun     REYKJAVIK RIFF PRESS RELEASE BELOW: DRAGON SWALLOWS MOVIE: CHINA PUSHES ICELAND TO SUPPRESS TIBET FILM China puts pressure on Iceland to suppress the documentary “When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun” at the International Reykjavik Film Festival, which opened this Thursday.   The f...

Romanian Revolution Continues At NYFF

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  The revolution in Romanian cinema that began several years ago with the astonishingly original films THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (2005), 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006) and 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007), continues to flex its muscle, with a strong showing at the New York Film Festival, which opened this past weekend. Three extraordinary films from Romania will be featured at the Festival, New York's most prestigious film event. AURORA, the latest effort from director Cristi Puiu...

TCFF Daily Post - The Clearwater Film Festival Dispels Rumors About Religion

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For several months, and daily for the past week I have been fielding emails and telephone calls from around the world questioning who is in charge of the Clearwater Film Festival.The answer is Mike Rembis.  It is solely owned by me and nobody else.I was asked again today who sponsors The Clearwater Film Festival.  The answer is me - Mike Rembis.  I invented it and put my life savings into it and I have a few sponsors who have provided me with in-kind advertising and local support in exchange ...

Toronto International Film Festival Awards

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The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients at a reception at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel today.AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM The award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Vincent Biron for Les Fleurs de l'âge,which explores a summer day for a regular group of school kids. The jury remarked: “Director Vincent Biron manages to take a moment of an ordinary childhood summer and render unforgettable art from it. This gem of a film captured the j...

The award winners of the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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“Picco” has been honored with the “German Independence Award – Best German Film”.The Audience Award went to “The Happy Poet” by Paul Gordon. “Salvation Insurance” by Jeremy Bradley and Reuben Sack has been honored as “Best Short Film”.The 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival drew to a close this evening with the award ceremony for the German Independence Awards. The number of visitors was 14,500, and because of smaller cinemas as well as a reduction in screenings – ...

GOOD OL' PORT ISOLA: Day 3 KINOTOK

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          The Anchorage by Swede Anders Edstrom and and American CW Winter, is a sort of minimalist half installation/ half-documentary about primitive Swedish life in the woods. With a Bergmanian pace, it follows Ulla, Anders' real-life mother, as she conducts her daily life on a wild island on the Stockholm archipelago. We see her taking quick dips in the buff in the ocean, reading, catching and cleaning fish and mooning about in her wooden ecological abode. Her mon...

5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival (Sept. 17-19)

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World premieres, special guests and a pre-release sneak preview on tap for the fifth annual event. Estes Park, CO -- Showcasing 35 of the latest independent films from around the world, the 5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-19 at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the national register ...

I Am Bish

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    What happens when you mash together 300 volunteer zombies, a $10,000 budget and an “end of the world, romantic-zombie-action-musical” screenplay? The 2009 Australian indie film I am Bish, currently buzzing through the international film festival circuit with the appropriate tagline, “Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean we can’t have a few laughs.” The film, directed by David Bishop, tells the story of a film student (Bish) shoo...

Deerfield Ranch will open Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival

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  Deerfield Ranch will be the Festival's opening night film. - Sept. 15 Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM" Ben Affleck's crime thriller THE TOWN Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, until he falls for Claire. Based on the book "Prince of Thieves". Outdoors film starts at 8pm. IN THE CAVE 6:30pm Preced...

Roberto Moreira is 'Paulista'

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  Roberto Moreira, the brave and brilliant Brazilian director of Paulista (Quanto Dura Amor 2009) is here to speak with us about his international award winning film. I spoke at length with Roberto and actress Maria Clara Spinelli in Palm Springs. See attached links below for previous dialogues with Roberto and Maria.     ME: Robreto, muito obrigada for being here tonight! Can you speak with us about your film Paulista? What is it about and what inspire...

Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

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World premieres, special guests and a pre-release sneak preview on tap for the fifth annual event. Estes Park, CO August 24, 2010 -- Showcasing 35 of the latest independent films from around the world, the 5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-19 at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the nati...

Coming Up Roses and Jayce Bartok

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  Today I have the smart, skilled, stylish and sometimes sleazy (only in films of course! ;-)) actor/writer/director/producer Jayce Bartok with us to share his film adventures, past, present and future.     ME: Jayce, how are you? Thanks for the interview. As you know, I'm super excited to hear about your latest film Coming Up Roses (2010) But first, can you speak to us about how you got into acting? Was it something you always knew you wanted to do? &nbs...

Festen Director to preside Festival des Arcs

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The Danish film-maker, Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, It's all about love, Dear Wendy) will be the president of the 2010 Jury of Les Arcs European Film Festival. It is now time for you to be introduced to this talented film-maker.- The Dogme 95 movement initiated a Danish new wave. In 1995, Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier initiated a film-making movement, the Dogme 95. Opposed to Anglo-saxon film productions, they believe in the high artistic value of realism. Many film-makers followed the ten ...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Documentary Features Line-up

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Documentary Features Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in Downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. In Competition: (listed in alphabetical order by title)American Jihadist (Saturday, Sept. 26th – 2:45pm – Alabama Theatre Studio) Filmmaker – Mark Claywell *scheduled to attend American Jihadist profiles the enigmatic Isa Abdullah Ali, aka Clevin Raphael Holt, a self-d...

Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York Will Screen at the First Annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival

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New York, Aug. 10 – “Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York,” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612144/) a documentary that explores the negative stereotypes of Russian women in America which emerged in the 1990s and persist today, will be shown as part of the first annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival in Astoria/LIC, New York on October 24th at 2 p.m. “Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York” was written and directed by Elena Beloff and produced by Elena Beloff, Vincent D'Onofrio and ...

Babelgum launches Animatron Film Festival

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Digital broadcast network Babelgum announced today the first tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival. The competition will culminate in a special public screening program, The Hamptons Animation Showcase, at the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in October. Entries will be eligible for an Audience Award voted on by the public as well as cash prizes from a select jury of leaders in the animation, film, and ...
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