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14th Annual EROS Film Festival ready to kick

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 14th Annual EROS Film Festival - From Iran to Ganymede: Strange Encounters, Best Friends and Family Ties   Out Film CT, the organizer of Connecticut’s two annual LGBT film festivals, is pleased to announce the line-up for the 14th EROS Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 7 – 11 at Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College. The event is sponsored by EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), Trinity’s gay/straight student alliance, and showcases a broa...

+Hollyshorts final day, awards to be revealed later today

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Tickets are available now on www.hollyshorts.com and hollyshortsfilmfestival.eventbrite.com.   August 16th marks the final day of the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Come and check out some great short films all day. Highlights include an 11am International Shorts Program, 1:30pm Odd Couple shorts program, Web Series at 4pm, and Documentary shorts at 6:30pm. In addition, check out some insightful panel discussions during the final day of the HollyShorts Indie ...

Hollyshorts full line up of best shorts: A to Z

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FULL LINEUP FOR 8TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 300 Projects In-Competition, 50 World Premieres---Short Form Content Representing 20 Countries 2012 HollyShorts Visionary Award Honoree Joe Carnahan Set To Present Special Screening of his  Paramount Pictures Acclaimed Feature Narc Preceded By the Showcase of His Short Film For Sale By Owner Fest Unleashes It's 2nd Annual HollyShorts Indie Film Summit With Panels and Case Studies from Producers Guild of America, Int...

Zachary Quinto's Before the Door Pictures to Open HollyShorts Film Festival

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The organizers of Hollyshorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that Zachary Quinto and his Before The Door Pictures ("Margin Call") banner (www.beforethedoor.com) will open the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) with a special theatrical world premiere of PERIODS. (www.periodsfilms.com), an improvised comedy film series created by NY-based filmmakers Victor Quinaz, Anna Martemucci and their ensemble crew.   The showcase of the PERIODS. shorts will be held during the Ho...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival full lineup announced

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  A vivid rainbow of genres, topics, voices and viewpoints will be shared in the 25th season of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, taking place June 1-9 during LGBT Pride Month.  Cinestudio at Trinity College is the site for this milestone season, except for dual closing night screenings at the Connecticut Science Center and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford.   "We wanted our 25th season to be a blockbuster, and the selection committee ...

HOLLYSHORTS 8th (August 9-16, 2012) Calling for entries

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 Contact Info  3906 Pacific Ave #3  Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  California USA Website: http://www.hollyshorts.com/    HollyShorts  HollyShorts www.hollyshorts.com is now accepting submissions for the 8th installment of the HollyShorts Film Festival which takes place August 9-16, 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Since the festivals launch in 2005, HollyShorts has grown into the largest short form content film festi...

Out Film CT receives the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Award

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Out Film CT, the nonprofit cultural organization that presents the annual Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, will be honored with the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Award in March. The Dorothy Awards are presented each year to organizations and individuals for outstanding contributions to the LGBT community. Out Film CT's award recognizes the organization for creating the state's largest LGBT cultural event, for using the art of film to educate, entertain  and enlighten audien...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Full lineup announced

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The 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be held May 26 through June 4, 2011 Two women who share one steamy, unforgettable night in a gorgeous hotel room in Rome. An Israeli youth who becomes a famous drag performer while obsessively searching for the mother who abandoned him. A British couple who puts their love life online when their household finances are on the line. Two women who reconnect 50 years after their lives took separate paths. An idealistic h...

Rome Independent film awards launches 10th edition

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RIFF AWARDS 2011From March 18 to 25 at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome RIFF AWARDS 2011, March 18 - 25, at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila - this year, celebrates a decade of "independence" puts focus on Italian production and showcases the best foreign films.The festival will present some 150 works including national and international premiers confirming its reputation as the country s leading purveyor of independent film.For its 10th edition, the RIFF will host the third edition of the Forum "European...

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 Let us toast to that! Since we like that number we will name this issue 500 bis if you do not mind? ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May.  Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region.  As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films on gay marriage, overturning California's Prop...

CineMart 2011 presents 33 film projects

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CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 33 film projects (from 434 entries) which will be presented to approximately 850 possible co-financiers. These include projects from renowned filmmakers such as Jan Švankmajer, Carlos Reygadas, Alex van Warmerdam, Andrei Zvyagintsev and Sergei Loznitza. Furthermore, the selection consists of feature film debuts, films by competition filmmakers from preceding IFFR editions, films that received Hubert Bals F...

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May

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Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films.  The festival runs from Thursday, May 27th through Saturday, June 5th, 2010.   "The screening committee has been working diligently since August to pull together a great line-up of films for this year's festival...

11th Annual EROS Film Festival coming sooon!

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11th Annual EROS Film Festival : Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009at Cinestudio at Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CTTicket Prices: $8 general admission; $7 students & seniors; FREE for Trinity Student & Staff with proper IDOut Film CT, organizer of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 11th EROS Film Festival from Nov. 4th through the 8th including 4 evening and 2 matinee p...

MOTHER, MINE

Director: Susan Everett.
“Hello Mum. My name’s Alison. Born on the sixth of June, twenty eight years ago. But you know that already, don’t you?” Grieving the death of her adoptive mother, Alison tries to track down her natural mother to find a replacement ‘mum’. She sends out a videotape as an introduction.

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival higlights

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - a fixture in the state's cultural landscape - is celebrating its 22nd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films. "We've had twenty-two years to build a strong foundation in the community, which allows us to present a major cultural event that continues to grow each year," said Shane Engstrom, Director of this year's festival. ...

10th Annual EROS Film Festival

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Out Film CT, organizer of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 10th EROS Film Festival from Nov. 5th through the 9th. As always with this Film Festival, there will be an eclectic mix of films and documentaries, old favorites and exciting new works that will appeal to all LGBT film lovers. Here is this year’s line-up:The Art of Being Straight (Wednesday, 11/5 @ 7:30 p.m.) – After moving t...

Winners of Connecticut G&L Film Fst

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The award winners of the 21st Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival:Best Feature - Audience Award1st Place - XXY (Dir: Lucía Puenzo)2nd Place – Were the World Mine (Dir: Tom Gustafson)3rd Place – The World Unseen (Dir: Shamim Sarif)Best Documentary - Audience Award1st Place – She’s a Boy I Knew (Dir: Gwen Haworth)2nd Place – Marriage Makes a Word of Difference (Dir: Fran Rzeznik)3rd Place – Call Me Troy (Dir: Scott Bloom)Best Short - Jury Award1st Place – Mano-A-Mano (Dir: Todd ...

AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE GODFATHER OF DISCO" FILMMAKER GENE GRAHAM

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By Maria Esteves - July 12, 2007 NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival N.Y. Premiere THE GODFATHER OF DISCO documentary film, directed by Gene Graham was held at AMC Loews 34th St Theater, Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m. A special Q&A immediately followed. The N.Y. Premiere after party was held at The Zipper Factory Theater Tavern, 7:30pm. I had the privilege of interviewing emerging award-winner director Gene Graham, Sunday, July 1, 1:00pm. Q: What inspired the making of ...

Out Film CT Names New Director

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Out Film CT, producer of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, has elected Shane Engstrom as its new Director. Engstrom succeeds Dan Millett who is stepping down after 11 years as the leader of the state’s oldest Film Festival. He brings over 6 years’ experience as Secretary of the organization. In addition, he has organized the wonderful parties that are a hallmark of the Festival, developed our website and done a lot of outreach to other organizations. Millett will stay on in an ...

Rotterdam CineMart has selected 39 projects

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CineMart has selected 39 projects out of a record number of 550 entries. The 25th edition of the first and largest co-production market for low and medium budget feature films includes projects by Abbas Kiarostami, Sophie Fiennes, Cristi Puiu, Jafar Panahi and Alex van Warmerdam. CineMart 2008 further presents new projects by former Rotterdam competition filmmakers Koen Mortier (EX DRUMMER) and Pia Marais (THE UNPOLISHED). Films launched at CineMart and now in official Rotterdam 2008 selection a...

9th EROS Film Festival ready to play

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Out Film CT, the producers of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect of Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 9th EROS Film Festival from Nov 11th – 17th. As always with this Film Festival, there will be an eclectic mix of films and documentaries, old favorites and exciting new works that will appeal to all LGBT film lovers. Here are some of this year’s highlights:Boy I Am This feature-length documentary is an important exploration ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival wrapped 20th

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Thanks to enthusiastic audiences, the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival was a great success. Held on June 1-9 at Cinestudio in Hartford, we had over 2,500 attendees from all over Connecticut and beyond who gathered for an event that was truly exceptional! Our audience enjoyed a variety of extraordinary programming-including short films, powerful documentaries and exciting feature films-- all unique to our Festival. In addition, we hosted three directors (Casper Andreas, Gene Graham...

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