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Full programme for The Times BFI London Film Festival

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The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill...

Film Independent’s 9th Annual Directors Lab calling

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   Film Independent's 9th Annual Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, and is sponsored by Kodak.         Taking place in Los Angeles during the winter, the Lab assists directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmaking careers in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment.             ...

Film Independent’s 9th Annual Directors Lab calling

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Film Independent’s 9th Annual Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, and is sponsored by Kodak. Taking place in Los Angeles during the winter, the Lab assists directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmaking careers in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. To apply, please visit: http://filmindependent.org/fellowships/filmmake...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Program for upcoming International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers (Patras)

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UNITS: «Cinema, the art of peace», «At the ends of the world», «Balkan neighborhood» «All around Europe», «Greek panorama», «Glances to bloody East», «Patras directors» «South America of passions and struggles», «Awarded films of ArtFools Festival of Larissa's city», «Awarded films of AGON, the International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean area»   FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2009 Hour of beginning 15.00 15:00 «all around Eu...

Quickfest.com Fest 103 - Shorts Contest

www.quickfest.com PRESS RELEASE QUICKFEST ANNOUNCED NEW CONTEST – SHOOT A COMMERCIAL - FEST 103 Los Angeles, CA – Quickfest.com has partnered with a premier water company for it’s next film festival where filmmakers will submit their take on a 30 or 60 second spot. A winner will be selected from a panel of judges that include a representative from the water company along with a commercial direction. Having just wrapped it’s successful Quickfest 102 - Horror Fest, Quickfest is excited to bring a new type of filmmaking event to the filmmaking community. The commercial contest, Quickfest 103, will begin July 24, 2009 at noon Pacific Standard Tim when registered filmmakers will learn the name of the water company and be provided with artwork as part of the critical elements list. Competing filmmakers will then have 10 days to complete and upload their spot (or spots) by the end of the festival on August 2, 2009. The winning commercial will be announced one week after the end of the contest and the winning commercial will have a chance to be broadcast and as well as additional prizes to be announced as the event unfolds. Entries will be accepted either 30 or 60 second length. In the coming weeks the judges for the event will be announced along with other details and special surprises. “We are excited to be bringing on a company that is excited to tap into the creativity of the Quickfest audience” said Greg Zekowski, Quickfest’s Festival Director. Mr. Zekowski adds that “like all commercial shoots, the company has high expectations after seeing the great entries for the recent horror fest”. To enter or get on the Quickfest mail list, go to www.quickfest.com and register. The winning films of our past festivals can also be seen here, or at Quickfest’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/QuickfestTV. About Quickfest: Quickfest (quickfest.com) is a unique Film Festival founded by Filmmakers. Quickfest events occur online and are open to Filmmakers around the world with competitions in various formats and genres. Quickfest reaches out to creative people everywhere, featuring the work of film industry professionals and amateurs with a passion for telling a story. For more information, contact Festival Director, Greg Zekowski at greg@quickfest.com and follow Quickfest at twitter www.twitter.com/quickfest

FEST 103 - COMMERCIAL 10 DAY CONTEST

PRESS RELEASE - QUICKFEST.COM FEST 103 COMMERCIAL CONTEST OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES MONDAY JULY 6. Log into the web site, register for updates, Filmmakers will shoot, edit and upload a commercial for a real client in 10 Days starting July 24 and finishing August 2 at Midnight PST.

LAFF Awards

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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a special event, presented by Target. The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by The Los Angeles Times, ran from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. “One of our goals at Film Independent is to help filmmakers build an audience for their work, and the Los Angeles Film Festival does just that,” said Film I...

Fribourg Film Fest to celebrate India, Brasil and Peru

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From March 14-21, 2009, the 23d edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) will once again bring the Swiss public new gems from Asia, Latin America and Africa. Today in Solothurn, its artistic direction has revealed the first elements of the program. The international competition will comprise twelve feature films - both documentary and fiction. Six sections, i.e. a grand total of about sixty films, have been announced. Contemporary Indian cinema will feature as a special highlig...

IDFA Film In Focus: LUCANAMARCA

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Sunday, November 23-----Making its international premiere at IDFA this weekend is the Peruvian documentary Lucanamarca. The film tells the intriguing and disturbing story of the 1983 massacre of 69 residents of the remote village of Lucanamarca, who were brutally murdered by members of the Maoist guerrilla movement known as Shining Path. Among the victims were numerous women and children. The bloodbath was an act of retaliation for the murder of one of the movement's leaders and the first in a...

Miami Short Film Festival Jury Members

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2008 Judges at the Miami Shortfilmfestival November 17-23 M. Evelina Galang is the author of two books of fiction, HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, a collection of short stories and the novel, ONE TRIBE. Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ON...

Red Hot: Mexican Films In Miami

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This year, the Miami International Film Festival is putting a special spotlight on new Mexican films. Not only is this industry’s cinema among the most influential in the world right now, but this year’s MIFF ABROAD program, sponsored by American Airlines, will bring a group of US film industry professionals to network with their Mexican colleagues in August of this year. MIFF ABROAD is an industry exchange program linking film professionals from around the world with Latin America, hosting...

Red Hot: Mexican Films In Miami

 Tuesday, March 4-------This year, the Miami International Film Festival is putting a special spotlight on new Mexican films. Not only is this industry’s cinema among the most influential in the world right now, but this year’s MIFF ABROAD program, sponsored by American Airlines, will bring a group of US film industry professionals to network with their Mexican colleagues in August of this year.  MIFF ABROAD is an industry exchange program linking film professionals from around the world w...

Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...

Funchal festival wraps a blissful 10 day event with the awards ceremony

On Saturday November 10, Funchal festival closed a blissful 10 day event with a gala ceremony at the large convention center in front of a 700 crowd.The laser Man show launched the evening.The prize list came with many surprises and moments of emotion from the selected talent.  The jury was composed of Elisa Tolomelli (producer), Bruno Chatelin (co founder of filmfestivals.com and fest21.com), Malu de Martino (director), José António Santos (Director of photography) and José Vieira...

Bliss wins big at Funchal, Madeira, Festival

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On Saturday November 10 Funchal festival closed a blissful 10 day event with a gala ceremony at the large convention center in front of a 700 crowd.The laser Man show launched the evening.The prize list came with many surprises and moments of emotion from the selected talent.The jury was composed of Elisa Tolomelli (producer), Bruno Chatelin (co founder of filmfestivals.com and fest21.com), Malu de Martino (director), José António Santos (Director of photography) and José Vieira Mendes (jour...

Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards

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 The 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at the UA Cinema in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2007. The 2007 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 15th anniversary – a decade and a half of premieres, screenings, programs & events, tucked away amongst the changing leaves and quiet beaches of fall in the East End. The Hamptons is where talent, industry and audiences come together exchanging ideas, e...

Hamptons Fest presented its Golden Starfish Awards

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The 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at the UA Cinema in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2007. The 2007 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 15th anniversary – a decade and a half of premieres, screenings, programs & events, tucked away amongst the changing leaves and quiet beaches of fall in the East End. The Hamptons is where talent, industry and audiences come together exchanging ideas, experien...

Sproquets 2007: gay & lesbian television festival on Triangle and Stratos Television, New Zealand

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Here’s the broadcast schedule and summaries of the entries in this year’s Sproquets.The films will be broadcast In Auckland and Wellington Triangle Television at 9pm Sundays and nationally on Stratos at 8.30pm on Sundays.SPROQUETS 2007MEN ON HEAT (Essan Laurent, Australia, 22 mins): A comedy with 17 different nationalities. From Sydney, it’s sexy and extremely funny, Essan says "This program has been written specifically for women and for the first time men have been treated as an object w...

Latest All Roads Seed Grantees Announced!

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BETWEEN THE DEEP BLUE SEA AND MENative Hawaiian, USAFeature NarrativeDirector: Lurline Wailana McGregorA young woman's conflict between the contradictory worlds of her Native Hawaiian father's ancestors, and the Western culture in which she has been raised.ANCIENT LIGHT: IN SEARCH OF ANCESTRAL WISDOMNative Hawaiian, USALong DocumentaryDirector: Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani LindseyPius "Mau" Piailug, arguably the greatest non-instrument navigator in the world, is dying, and now, ...

' Mahmoucito' Strikes it Big in LIMA !

"Important Cinema Director in Lima, Peru" is the name of last week's article in a leading daily on Iranian director Mahmoud Reza Sani's visit to that country. After presentation of his short "CHE, El DULCHE SUENO DE LA SANA", filmed in Cuba,at the 2006 Cannes Short Film Corner, the filmmaker has travelled to Lima for a retrospective of his films to enthusiastic local audiences. His recent feature, 'THE WILD GOO

First Time Filmmakers coming to Sundance

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Madeinusa/ClaudiaLlosa Madeinusa is a sweet girl who lives in an isolated religiously zealous village in mountainous Peru. Everything changes when a geologist from Lima arrives and unknowingly reshapes Madeinusa's destiny. Kinky Boots/Julian JarroldIn an effort to save his father's small town shoe factory, a man finds an unlikely ally in Lola, a brassy cabaret singer. DeNADIE/Tin DirdamalThe story of Maria, a Central American immigrant forced to leave her family in search of a better life. O...

MIPCOM 2005 Conference programme highlights

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The underlying theme of the MIPCOM 2005 Conference programme is the Changing Landscapes for Television: From Programming and Commissioning realities to Cross Platform Licensing, Digital Technologies and Emerging platforms, this year’s conference programme aims to give the participants a deeper knowledge of all the new trends that are impacting the business of television.KEYNOTES:CEO Superpanel:The Changing Landscape of Television: Threats & Opportunities (Tuesday 18 October) Licensing Keynotes...

Austin Cine Las Americas line up

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. This year, the festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The festival will open on Wednesday, April 20 at t...

Miami International Film Festival Announces Program

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 22nd annual Festival to be held February 4-13, 2005.118 Films—87 Features and 31 Shorts—from 47 Countries Highlight 2005 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 33 East Coast PremieresUnveiled today for the 2005 program were 118 films from 47 countries, including 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North Am...

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