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Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008

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Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008 by Alex Deleon Harvey Milk by Gus Van Sant Tom Cruise as German Officer with Eye-patch Bollywood version of Casablanca A Polish version of Don Giovanni The Earth Stands Still Once Again ... Macho actor Sean Penn (47) is set to play gay San Francisco mayor, Harvey Milk, who was murdered by a rabid gay-baiter in 1978 -- the assassin, by Matt Damon! The Milk affair has been milked nearly dry before in various documentaries, but this wi...

Goa: not just fish, feni and football... but films too

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GOA, India: Over 90 films have been shot with Goa as their backdrop, talented Goan musicians have contributed a lot to Bollywood, as the Mumbai (Bombay)-based film industry churning out 1000 films year currently is called Actresses from Goa like Ermelinda Cardoso (screen-name: Sudhabala) have played an important role in the silent movie era, a book called 'Location Goa', looking at the links between films andthis small region on the west coast, says. Its author, the journalist Mario Cabral e Sa,...

Annual Gotham Awards Winners Announced

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17th Annual Gotham Awards Winners AnnouncedINTO THE WILD Named Best Feature; SICKO Named Best Documentary; JUNO’s Ellen Page named Breakthrough ActorNew York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2007 -- Kicking off the film awards season, IFP, the nation's largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, tonight announced the winners of the competitive awards at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony. Established in 1991, the Gotham Awards are one of the leading awards for independent films and ...

Bollywood's posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing

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 [From FN] They once fired the Indian imagination, and built dreams for the millions. Today, the posters that built Bollywood are being displaced by technology and the changing needs of the time.Bollywood's posters have long been handpainted. But technology is making that a dying-art.With a backdrop of IFFI, the 38th edition of the International Film Festival of India currently underway here, tributes were paid to this fast vanishing world of poster art.'Poster Boys' is the title of a works...

Goa, coping with the pressures of a shiftover of the IFFI from New Delhi

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Faced with having to cope with the pressures of shifting its venue from the Indian national capital to the country's smallest province, the IFFI (International Film Festival of India) is currently working to win friends and influence people here in the former Portuguese colony of Goa.India's attempt -- which started since the IFFI shifted here in November 2004 -- is aimed at recreating an "Indian Cannes" of sorts, in this small region, known better for being a holidayer's paradise and ...

Goa, coping with the pressures of a shiftover of the IFFI from New Delhi

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Panjim, Goa, Nov 22: Faced with having to cope with the pressures of shifting its venue from the Indian national capital to the country's smallest province, the IFFI (International Film Festival of India) is currently working to win friends and influence people here in the former Portuguese colony of Goa.India's attempt -- which started since the IFFI shifted here in November 2004 -- is aimed at recreating an "Indian Cannes" of sorts, in this small region, known better for being a holidayer's pa...

Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008

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Items to Watch for at the Festivals in 2008by Alex Deleon1. Harvey Milk by Gus Van Sant2. Tom Cruise as German Officer with Eye-patch3. Bollywood version of Casablanca4. A Polish version of Don Giovanni5. The Earth Stands Still Once Again ...Macho actor Sean Penn (47) is set to play gay San Francisco mayor, Harvey Milk, who was murdered by a rabid gay-baiter in 1978 -- the assassin, by Matt Damon! The Milk affair has been milked nearly dry before in various documentaries, but this will be the fi...

IFP Expands 17th Annual Gotham Awards

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IFP Expands 17th Annual Gotham Awards with Move to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios on Tuesday, November 27 and New Slate of Public Programs Throughout NovemberThe 2007 film awards season will kick-off in New York on Tuesday, November 27 with the 17th Annual Gotham Awards. Produced and presented by IFP, the Awards are expanding on two fronts this year with their move to the City's newest studio complex, Steiner Studios, and with their new collaborations to present public programs related to the Awards...

South Asian International Film Festival Announces "OUTSOURCED" as SAIFF Premier

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The fourth annual 2007 South Asian International Film Festival will be held from October 3-9, 2007 in New York City.The festival will present John Jeffcoat's OUTSOURCED at the Loews Cineplex in Greenwich Village on October 4, 2007. The film is a modern day comedy of cross-cultural conflict and romance that crosses the globe. Todd Anderson spends his days managing a customer call center in Seattle until his job, along with those of the entire office, are outsourced to India. Adding insult to in...

The Martha Vineyard African- American Festival wrap-up

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The 5th annual film festival was huge success and a celebration of independent African-American cinema. The festival screened 55 amazing films from around the globe. .The "N" word panel moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree was extremely informative and well received. The receptions and parties sponsored by Bombay Sapphire were a huge success! Don Cheadle's film "Talk To Me" was screened to a sold out audience. If you have not had the opportunity to see it, we urge you to go and su...

Gotham Awards To Move To Brooklyn

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In yet another sign of Brooklyn's growing cache as a cultural destination, the Gotham Awards, one of the stellar events on the New York film industry calendar, is moving from its current site in Manhattan to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, the largest studio facility in the city, located on the Brooklyn waterfront. The 17th Annual Gotham Awards, produced and presented by the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a national producers organization, will be presented at the new venue on Tuesday, November ...

Gotham Awards Moving To Brooklyn

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Friday, July 20------In yet another sign of Brooklyn's growing cache as a cultural destination, the Gotham Awards, one of the stellar events on the New York film industry calendar, is moving from its current site in Manhattan to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, the largest studio facility in the city, located on the Brooklyn waterfront. The 17th Annual Gotham Awards, produced and presented by the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a national producers organization, will be presented at the ne...

Gotham Awards To Move To Brooklyn

Thursday, July 19------In yet another sign of Brooklyn's growing cache as a cultural destination, the Gotham Awards, one of the stellar events on the New York film industry calendar, is moving from its current site in Manhattan to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, the largest studio facility in the city, located on the Brooklyn waterfront. The 17th Annual Gotham Awards, produced and presented by the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a national producers organization, will be presented at the ...

EFP’s Producers on the Move programme for Cannes 2007

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21 highly promising producers from all over Europe participated in EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme 2007 (May 20th – 21st) during the Cannes International Film Festival. For the eighth year now, European Film Promotion (EFP) supported selected producers in their international networking through this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.EFP offered this group of young European producers a comprehensive platform, providing them and their productions with international attention via a p...

PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2007 at the Cannes International Film Festival

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21 highly promising producers from all over Europe participated in EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme 2007 (May 20th – 21st) during the Cannes International Film Festival. For the eighth year now, European Film Promotion (EFP) supported selected producers in their international networking through this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.  EFP offered this group of young European producers a comprehensive platform, providing them and their productions with international attention via ...

Student Film Trailer Competition Nears Entry Deadline

Monday, May 14-----The deadline is only two weeks away (May 31) for student entries for the HBO Films/Film Society of Lincoln Center nationwide competition to create the film trailer that will precede film screenings at the Film Society's annual New York Film Festival (September 28 - October 14, 2007) and other programs during the year. The winner will receive a check for $5,000 and a trip to New York for the trailer’s premiere, as well as a line credit at the end of the trailer, which wil...

Cannes label: 21 producers on the move

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EFP will be presenting Europe's most promising producers in Cannes  The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have made their choice: 21 producers from all over Europe will be coming together this year for the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme at the Cannes International Film Festival (16.–27.5.2007). The participants are at the beginning of their international careers and have attracted attention through their ambitious, outstanding productions. The initiative to promote young producers...

9th Annual Sarasota Film Festival highlights & line up

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9th Annual Sarasota Film FestivalApril 13 – 22, 2007Among the many great filmmakers and special guests expected in for the Festival are Edward Norton, Brian Koppelman, Norman Jewison, Joe Pantoliano, Marcia Gay Harden, Chad Lowe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jonathan Sehring, Tom Bernard, Mark Urman, Jon Gerrans, Marshall Persinger, Elias Koteas, Kim Raver, Dagmara Dominczyk, Patrick Wilson, David Call, Anna Chlumsky, Zoe Cassavetes, Michael Badalucco, Juha Wuolijoki, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, David Singt...

Mira Nair’s THE NAMESAKE Opens Cinequest

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No one seems better suited to transform Jhumpa Lahiri’s touching prose into film than Mira Nair. Both the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of INTERPRETER OF MALADIES and the director of SALAAM BOMBAY and MONSOON WEDDING know firsthand about the Indian-American immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, and the search for identity that informs their art. Adapted from Lahiri’s eponymous first novel, published in 2003, the deeply felt family drama doesn’t disappoint.The narrative unfolds diffe...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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Today, Thursday 14th December, is the last day of the sixth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival (8-14 December 2006), Firenze directed by Selvaggia Velo.The last evening will see the special screening of Notturno Indiano by Alain Corneau, from Antonio Tabucchi’s short story, in which a nameless traveller arrives in Mumbai in search of a friend, then heads on down.The winners of the FIFF Digichannel Audience Award have also been announced and will be screened on the last day of the fe...

6th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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The sixth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, under the direction of Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from December 8th to 14th 2006.Screenings will be at cinema Spazio Uno in Via del Sole n.10.The Festival is sponsored by the Cinema Department of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture of Rome, the Regional Council of Tuscany, Provincia di Firenze, Quartiere 1, Banca Toscana, Apt, Hotel Roma, Instyle, India Tourism Office of Milan, Kuoni Tour Operator, Coop F...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

Rome Susan Blier's After The Wedding

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Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) an ex-pat Dane works in India taking care of homeless orphans. He has a particularly close relationship with a boy Pramod (age 8). His Indian boss receives an offer from Copenhagen for big money to assist the project. This will require the mysterious ex-pat to return to Kbh after a long absense of many years to negociate the transaction. He goes, very reluctantly, but not before solemnly promising the boy that he will be back for his birthday, only eight days away. In C...

Mr. Majid Mazidi to be honored at Asian Film Festival Mumbai

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The 5th Third Eye Asian Film Festival Mumbai is going to be held from 12th to 19th October 2006 in Mumbai (Bombay - the film capital of India). This has been identified as one of the biggest Asian Film Festivals in the Asian subcontinent. The festival is organized by Asian Film Foundation with support of Prabhat Chitra Mandal and Government of Maharashtra has already earned world-wide reputation for its quality and organizational excellence. Only 35mm films or its DVD with English sub-titles a...

7th Annual FILMI South Asian Film Festival to go live

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This year’s FILMI South Asian Film Festival 7 features a whole host of exciting and riveting films about South Asian Diaspora. Programming highlights include: Bombay Calling, by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, Sanjay Talreja’s Cricket… and the Meaning of Life, and the eye opening documentary A Very British Bollywood by Anthony Wonke.The 7th Annual FILMI South Asian Film Festival is also delighted to present the family orientated North American Premiere of Vishal Bharadwaj’s Chatri Chor (T...

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