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Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space

Director: David Moolten.
Once a child laborer who trekked from Mexico to the fields of California to pick strawberries, Jose Hernandez recently traveled into space as an astronaut on the Discovery space shuttle. His story honors both the desperate struggle of immigrants and the greatness of which they are capable. This film and spoken word performance are a tribute.

Video Verse

  I'm a poet interested in the interface between cinema and spoken word, using video and animation, and have been creating short films with this concept. I grew up near Boston and have always loved movies and thought visually. I'm also the author of three books of poetry, the most recent of which, Primitive Mood, won the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize (U.S.) from Truman State University Press, and has just been published.   Contact Information:   ...

Boston Jewish Film Festival to explore themes of Home

2009 Boston Jewish Film Festival: Family to Fables; Homeland to HomesickOpening November 4 and continuing through November 15, the 21st annual Boston Jewish Film Festival presents a wide range of films exploring themes of "home." These films survey families, faith, doctrinal sects, nationalities, immigration, and exile as facets of our powerful stories of "home.""Home is a word that acts like a Rorschach test," said Sara L. Rubin, artistic director. "Some of our images are intensely unique and p...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival Returns for 4th Year, September 10–13, 2009

Take an exquisite New England island, add fantastic films, parties, and invite lovers of both, and voila: it’s the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival! Established in 2006, the festival’s annual theme is “Other Places,” and is reflected in this year’s slate. “We hope,” says festival director Richard Paradise, “everyone will be challenged to think broadly—about how huge the world of film is—and deeply, about the universal concerns and desires that unite us.” ...

Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival winners

Run & Shoot Filmworks, Inc., producer of the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF), announced the winners of the HBO and Saatchi &Saatchi sponsored film competitions, which took place Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Out of nearly 300 submissions received from around the world, 56 films were chosen for the festival and fifteen films in three categories-short, feature, documentary-were selected for the competitions. Other highlights of the MVAAFF included the screening of "The Nin...

Boston Underground Film Festival 2010 Call for entries NOW OPEN!

Submissions are now open for the 12th annual Boston Underground Film Festival! Hey freaky filmmakers and film fans! We love horror, we love sci-fi, we love weird docs, we love features, shorts, animation, experimental and music videos. It's time to heed the call of the bizarre and the insane! Past filmmakers included in the fest: Doug Buck, George A. Romero, Rodrigo Gudino, Rob Cotterill & Jason Eisener, Frank Henelotter & more! We seek the alternative...

innocence remains

Director: nathalie camidebach.
Deborah and Lucie enjoy their lives together, everything seems quite magical. Until an unforgettable past comes back to the present. Will they be able to accept the pain and move on? Is love enough to heal our memories? Let’s see… ON NE SURVIE PAS PARCE QUE L'ON OUBLIE. ON SURVIE PARCE QUE L'ON AIME. SYNOPSIS "Innocence Remains" est l'histoire d'une peine oubliee. Deborah et Lucie vivent heureuses, tout semble etre comme dans un reve. Jusqu'au jour ou la douleur d'un passe revient au present. Peuvent-elles oublier, peuvent-elles pardonner et est-ce que l'amour suffit pour eteindre les peines du passe? Regardons...

Lydia Lunch Launches Music Series

  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The avant-gardist Lydia Lunch, whose varied career has ranged from punk music to indie film acting, will kick off the music events of the Festival at a special concert following the Opening Night Gala screening of THE WHITE RIBBON, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke.   Lunch has been called “one of the most influential performers of the age” by the Boston Phoenix newspaper....

The Global Film Village: Hollywood Focuses on the Future by Marla Lewin

ESCA 2009: This is a conference about the nuts and bolts that drive the Entertainment Industry and was held at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles over two days. The Studios feel that Blu-ray is the wave of the future. The question remains how to keep the quality and cost effectiveness for both machines and product.  It is important for the consumer to be aware that if you are not paying for the top end models of players, then all products may not be compatable at this time.   Internation...

ONE TO WATCH: Actor Martinez Brings Authenticity To Film

 by Bobbi Miller-Moro Whenyou first meet Martinez, you would never guess under his sly smile heis one of the most authentic talented character actors coming up inHollywood. I met him in an acting class byaccident. I was there to meet Randy Becker, a cool, brilliant actingcoach in Hollywood that I had been doing business with.Although my attention was on Randy, a distinct whiskey sounding voicewas whipping out one line jokes from the back of the room, I turnedaround to look.    It’s ...

A party with the Princess of Thailand in Cannes

Exquisite Thai Royal, Her Royal Highness, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand, raises admiration at Cannes Guests clucking over a glass of champagne were bowled over Tuesday night at the Majestic Hotel when to the tune of the national anthemn of Thailand, they caught a glimpse of Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailandgliding into the Salon Croisette in a glamorous fluffy white strapless evening gown and silver pumps, followed by the Ambassador of Thailand in Paris, an...

Exquisite Thai Royal, Her Royal Highness, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand, raises admiration at Cannes

The Princess of Thailand     Guests clucking over a glass of champagne were bowled over Tuesday night at the Majestic Hotel when to the tune of the national anthemn of Thailand, they caught a glimpse of Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand gliding into the Salon Croisette in a glamorous fluffy white strapless evening gown and silver pumps, followed by the Ambassador of Thailand in Paris, and dignitaries from the Entertainment sector of ...

Focal Awards announced

FOCAL International the trade body representing the world’s footage archives, professional footage researchers, consultants and facility houses enjoyed an evening of glamour and celebration on 5th May at their 6th FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Category winners represented the diversity of genres and platforms that contemporary archive and footage based productions span today; highlights included the BBC stealing the Award for Be...

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night & The Brothers Bloom

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival Boston kicked off on Wednesday night with Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom, a romance tucked inside a comedy couched within a confidence scheme (a rom-com-con?).  The romance, predictably, grows between a mark and one of the con men.  The comedy is unexpected and liberally sprinkled throughout.  While not integral to the plot, the humor is always welcome, never off mark and adds appreciably to the appeal of the film.  The cons begin when the ...

IFFBoston 2008 - Who Makes the Call?

At the Opening Night party for Independent Film Festival Boston 2008, I asked Managing Director Brian Tamm about the festival’s selection process and whether they keep any themes in mind when filling out the schedule.  His response was: “We just try to select the best films we can. You guys [the press] tell us what the themes are.” Well, let’s see what they came up with. With the Opening Night thriller’s frostbitten Siberian north (Transsiberian) and the Closing Nig...


Documenta Madrid invites you to the first masterclass who Frederick Wiseman will impart in Madrid. It will be at the Cine Estudio - Círculo de Bellas Artes next Tuesday 5th of May at 12:00am. This year, Documenta Madrid is featuring the presence of Frederick Wiseman, one of the most important directors in documentary film since the 1970s. “How to read a Documentary” will be the title of the masterclass that the american director will impart in Madrid. It will be at the Cine Estu...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened B-EST 2009

The opening of B-EST International Film Festival 2009, 5th edition, will take place on March 23rd, at Studio Cinema Hall.The event will commence with VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, directed by Woody Allen, thus keeping the festival’s tradition of presenting for the first time in Romania films that have achieved recognition in famous film festivals around the world.The film tells the story of two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson), who are spending their summer in Spain, where they...

Fantasporto Day 2 Just for fun

Choke (Directors week) Goooooood, that was dirty fun, Sundance folks loved it the audience here loved it a lot Another story of the America of today. A former medical student, Victor, has found a way of paying for his Alzheimer afflicted mother's illness: he pretends to choke when dining in expensive reataurants. And there is always someone who feels responsible for his life and sends a cheque. Victor also goes to centers where he treats his addiction to sex while working in a thema...

Big Mike Craft Forms Progressive Universal Life Of N.Y. INC.

Today,I am a we, in the Film Production Business. We are registered as a New York State Corporation and a Federal Production Company with the Government. I (We) shall be moving forward with a 2 part production in Saratoga, N.Y. We shall be offering stock, in a private offering ,here in New York State. A potential investor can touch his or her investment with us. The money is out in the open and not in some Mutual Fund. An investment in a film, is an investment in the Art World. The New York Sta...

Online New England Film Festival

The Online New England Film Festival, curated by, presents an online showcase of selected films under 30 minutes in the following categories: animation, children/family, comedy, documentary, and drama.

International Women`s Day Film Festival

The mission of the Boston International Women`s Day Film Festival is to promote a greater understanding of the extraordinary lives of women around the world through relevant and thought-provoking films and discussions.

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, currently the largest comedy film festival in the U.S., is a four-day, non-stop celebration of comedic short films with screenings, industry panels and a red-carpet awards event. LACS was recently named one of Moviemaker Magazine's “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”
Next edition runs April 7th to 108th, 2011.

Co-founded by Boston Legal's Gary Anthony Williams, L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy, including Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s '’, a major sponsor in 2009. Adam Carolla hosted the star-studded red carpet awards, where actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait was honored with the first annual ‘Commie’ comedy achievement award and Mark Hamill presented for best comedy screenplay.

Independent Film Festival Of Boston

The Independent Film Festival of Boston was created to discover films that are life changing, thought provoking, deal with real emotion, or expose an aspect of life in a new way from unknown filmmakers around the world.

Boston Motion Picture Awards

The Boston Motion Picture Awards is an International Short Film Competition through which up-and-coming filmmakers can obtain over $1,000 and other resources for future work.