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Detroit Shorts 2009 Film Festival

Detroit Shorts is a three-day community event, celebrating the finest examples of the cinematic short form by featuring films from around the globe with running times 10 minutes and under. The festival is open to the widest range of subject matter, genre, and technique.   Call For Entries - Early Deadline 2/15 & Final Deadline 3/01 &

An Interview with Award-winning Filmmaker Greg Pak

As Mars space exploration matures and the ability for people to be able to travel to the moon becomes a reality, the premiere of "Robot Stories" (based on four stories about love, death and family through experiences with robots) impeccable timing is simply superb! Award-winning writer/director Greg Pak was interviewed by Maria Esteves on January 12, 2004. ME:  Did you become an established writer/director through the International Film Fest Community? GP: The film festiv...

The 2008 Florence - River to River highlights

Raj Kapoor, a Bollywood-style Charlie Chaplin from the FiftiesThe 2008 River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival will hold a retrospective on the great director Raj Kapoor, on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary, and screen a rich selection of the latest Indian films, as well as new special sectionsThe eighth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, completely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 5 to 11 December 2008....

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NEWSLETTER N° 386: October 22, 2008

LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL LFF - Incendiary LFF - American Teen LFF - 1234 LFF - Dean Spanley SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will be Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival LFF - Miracle at St Anna Victoire Terminus, winner of this year's Grierson Award Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest Watch our daily video podcasts _______________________________________________________...

Hamptons Film Festival Award Winners

TROUBLED WATER (Norway/Sweden)  Sunday, October 19------The Hamptons International Film Festival concluded its 5-day marathon run of films, special events and oh-so-fabulous parties with its Gala Awards Ceremony, held today at the United Artists Theaters in the heart of tony East Hampton. Handling hosting duties was writer/comedienne Lizz Winstead. Presenters included Festival Board Chairman Stuart Match Suna, Executive Director Karen Arikian, Director of Programming David Nu...

NEWSLETTER N° 385: October 15, 2008

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL & SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically the Live Entertainment, Events, and Audiovisual industries as well as cross-disciplinary solutions: Install...

Detroit Docs International Film Festival 2008

Thank you to everyone who submitted for this year's festival! We're under way finalizing schedules, volunteers and all the fun stuff! Hope to see you there! Detroit Docs International Film Festival is pleased to announce our 2008 Festival. Wednesday October 29th - November 2nd Venues: 1515 Broadway (Across from the Detroit Opera House) & The Detroit Film Theatre (located at the DIA) FESTIVAL SCHEDULE LIST OF FILM & TICKET INFO FILM TRAILERS FEAT...

“BODY & SOUL NYC” Spreading Love All Around The World

By Maria Esteves - June 8, 2008  The phenomenal "Body & Soul" Memorial Day Weekend dance celebration presented by John Davis with world renown DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois "K" Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (MAESTRO, and featured in Mel Cheren's The Godfather of Disco documentary films), was held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Sunday, May 25, 6:00 PM. The outstanding Sunday tea dance included producers, remi...

The Other American Cinema

 Friday, June 13-------American Independent cinema occupied a very specific niche in the American media landscape. I am talking here about true American Independent films.....not "independent spirit" projects that receive most of their monies from divisions of the major studios. This is more classic indie.....a filmmaker and a camera and a dream.FESTROIA, which enters its final weekend, has been a hospitable home to American Independent films and filmmakers. For the past ten years, th...

Call For Entries!

Detroit Docs is currently accepting submissions to this year's festival, slated to take place October 22-26, 2008!We are interested in both traditional documentaries, as well as works that aesthetically or conceptually challenge the conventions of documentary film. Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested in submitting work to this year's festival. One month and two days left for the deadline! Entry deadline is July 1st, with July 15th for late entries.Check us out - www....

Ohio Independent Film Festival day by day program

2008 Ohio Independent Film Festival, May 5 – 11, 2008.Most events are presented at Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon SquareTheatre, 6405 Detroit Ave.,and vary in price per program. for the complete festival schedule. for directions and advance ticket sales.Attend thefestival for details on after-festival parties Thursday, Friday,Saturday and Sunday. Some daily highlights include:• Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7PM - ERIE QUEERIE SHORTS PROGRAM. Presentedi...

"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 15th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 29, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room (Reception to follow). To RSVP – 310.284.3170. The cost is only $10.00 and parking is $4.00 or st...

DWIFF to feature "CineFlow" Tech Fair showcasing Digital Cinema Workflow

The Detroit Windsor Int'l Film Festival shows their strong educational and professional development streak, with the inclusion of a "mini trade show" that brings the latest tools and techniques to the attendees who are interested in film and video production.  From writing to distribution and everything in between, CineFlow will show new film and video production techniques and capabilities, including HD, animation, visual effects, editing and distribution to web servers, like YouTube...

Detroit and Windsor Join for a TRUE International Festival with No Boundaries or Border.

Come join our truly unique event, spanning two countries, across our sparkling Detroit River.  Detroit and Windsor join forces to create a weekend of film, fun and a celebration of the creative and production community that is so strong here.  We have a history of film and video production and this festival shines the light on our collective talent and resources that we offer the film, video, music and entertainment industries at large.  Thursday through Sunday will feature a core of film scr...

Ann Arbor Film Festival Wins Settlement

The oldest film festival in North America showcasing independent and experimental films, The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) announced today that it has settled a federal lawsuit, filed by the ACLU on its behalf, against the State of Michigan. In exchange for the state legislature repealing unconstitutional restrictions on arts funding, the AAFF and ACLU agreed to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit. Since its founding in 1963, the festival has screened works by filmmakers like George Lucas, Yoko Ono...

Phuket Film Festival will kick off Oct 20 with Dance Machine’

The long awaited Phuket Film Festival(PFF) will kick off on Saturday, Oct 20 at Jungceylon Shopping Complex with a star studded Opening Gala. Beginning at 18:00 hrs, Thai TV and movie stars along with Festival VIPs from around the world will walk the Red Carpeted “plank” in the world famous shopping center’s “Port Zone”. Public is invited to come out and see your favorite Thai stars and meet the Festival VIPs.Screening as PFF’s Opening Movie is the international premiere of the Spani...

New Haven Underground Film Festival

The New Haven Underground Film Festival Selection Committee has determined “round one” (of two) of its 2007 lineup. “We’ve been doing this long enough to see that things come in waves and, this year, of the hundreds of entries we received, the documentary standouts were about great Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hip Hop acts. So this year’s theme pretty much took care of itself,” said festival Co-Director, Michael Mongillo. “The Year of Rock” docs are: “Get Thrashed” (99 min.) traces ...

Backseat Film Festival # 5 Starts Tomorrow

The fifth edition of the Rock N’ Roll Film Fest is back in Philly tomorrow, Thursday, March 29th through Sunday, April 1st at the Backseat Theater (941 N. Front Street, Btwn Spring Garden and Girard). Tickets are $5 for one film program or $30 for an all access laminate for access to all 12 film programs (14 Features, All Philly Premieres!). All after parties are FREE with ticket stub or laminates, and as always, all tickets include a free shot and beer! Many of the feature film directors will...

Backseat Film Festival 2007 Feature Programming

The festival begins on Thursday, March 29th with the Opening Ceremonies and Annual Destruction of the rejected submissions. How will the films be destroyed this year? The only way to find out is by coming to the festival! We’ve got a three ring circus filled with Sideshow acts, Stand-up comedy, Burlesque and much more going all night long! As always, we’ll have the Backseat Drinking Game at every screening! New special events lined up for the fifth year in Philadelphia include a Midnight Hor...

Ohio Independent Film Festival programme

Ohio Independent Film Festival, November 5-12. All events are presented at Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon Square Theatre, 6405 Detroit Ave. and are $10/program unless otherwise noted. Surf for the complete festival schedule, and for hotel and visitor information. Visit for directions and advance ticket sales. Attend the festival for details on after-festival parties Thursday, Friday,Saturday and Sunday nights. Some daily highlightsin...

Weapons of Mass Deception opens 7 lsland Mumbai Fest

7 lsland International Film Festival opens with film “ Weapons of Mass Deception” 7 lsland International Film Festival starting from January 26, 2006, Republic day of India was open with a recorded message from Hon Abul Kalam, the president of India and & smt. Kiran Bedi. Veteran actor Shri A.K.Hangal was present and delivered a speech about importance of non violence & shared his experiences during freedom movement of India. Mr. Hangal was given a warm apologue for recent announcement of...

Up in smoke: Havana at the Brighton Film Festival

This year’s CINECITY, the Brighton Film Festival (17 November – 4 December), presents a season of ten films - nine features and one short, including: Havana Blues the ‘Buena Vista Social Club for the MTV Generation’; the epic 1964 Soviet/Cuban collaboration I am Cuba, and the 2005 Spanish box office smash and Cannes Film Festival winner, Viva Cuba – all of which explore Havana, the capital of Cuba – providing a rare chance to see both new and classic films from the cinema of a revolu...

Sound Unseen Festival kicked in loud

6th Annual Sound Unseen Festival October 7 -16A one-of-a-kind festival for all of you music junkies! Whether it's rock n' roll, the blues, jazz, punk, experimental, electronic, folk, bluegrass, local, soul, funk, reggae and of course, the unexplainable - this festival is sure to quench any appetite.Loads of films about music, including a couple for the kids (5,000 Fingers of Dr. T; The Point) - so take a peek through - keep an eye out for the marquee programs (DJ Spooky, Christian Marclay, Skolt...

Screamfest Line up, panels and Q&A announced

Rachel Belofsky, founder and festival director of SCREAMFEST Horror Film Festival and partner Stan Winston announce its 2005 selected films this morning. The ten day festival running October 14 – October 23, 2005 will include sixteen independent feature films, twenty-seven shorts and special screenings. Screenings will be held at the Loews Universal Studios Cinemas located at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles. ScreamFest was formed in 2001 by producer Rachel Belofsky to give filmmakers and wr...