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LEO AND JENKINS WIN TOP ACTING HONORS, AT THE 10TH ANNUAL THE METHOD FEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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  Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas. The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had see...

The Method Fest Film Festival 2008 Awards

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Melissa Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lullaby, and Richard Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Visitor, as the 10th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners at the Awards Ceremony, Thursday night at Viewpoint Schools Carlson Family Theatre in Calabasas.The performances this year in film at the festival exceeded anything we had seen before at T...

Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with IFFS

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Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with a Compelling Program at 2nd Annual International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) EuropeEuropean ProgrammingA dynamic and compelling program is the hallmark of a great film festival. Selecting the right films for your festival and programming considerations will vary depending on location, audience and other factors. Hear from this esteemed panel of festivals what critical factors they take into consideration when programming their festivals.Panelists:Simo...

The 2008 IFFS Europe conference agenda. April 15 - 16

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:00 am Registration Begins and Networking Breakfast 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Conference ChairFred Kramer President and General Manager Withoutabox 9:15 am European Cinema and the World - Status and Future European film continues to grow and expand across the globe and festivals play a critical role in this process. This exciting session will delve into the current state of Europena cinema and where it's headed. Moderator: David Pope, CEO, New Producers AllianceGrainne ...

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards

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IFFS: International Film Festival Summit will run December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas ResortJoe Pantoliano will Present IFFS Excellence Awards presented by BabelgumThe Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards takes place Monday, Dec. 3rd at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals.A total of six Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's IFFS. Don't miss the opportunity to represent and support yo...

Fest Summit will present Festival excellence awards

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IFFS: International Film Festival Summit will run December 2-4, 2007 at the Loews Lake Las Vegas ResortJoe Pantoliano will Present IFFS Excellence Awards presented by BabelgumThe Inaugural IFFS Excellence Awards takes place Monday, Dec. 3rd at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals.A total of six Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's IFFS. Don't miss the opportunity to represent and support yo...

Sport Movies & Tv 2007 Awards

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The special guests at the “Award Ceremony” of “Sport Movies & Tv 2007 - 25th Milano International FICTS Festival“, are the HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan to which has been assigned the “Special Award” for the video “Peace Through Sport” and older of the world pole vault record and Olympic champion, the Russian Yelena Isinbayeva awarded with the “Guirlande d’Honneur” as “Personality of the year”.“Guirlande d’Honneur” for the Spirit Olympic Section to “Doe...

Sport Movies TV 2007 dedicated to sports television and movies opens

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25th MILANO INTERNATIONAL FICTS FESTIVAL”, the most important International Festival dedicated to sports television and movies, World-wide Final of the “World FICTS Challenge 2007” (articulated in 12 seats that will take place in the five Continents) associated with 102 Countries (web site: www.sportmoviestv.com). At 5 p.m. will be inaugurated a video-photographic unpublished exhibition cured by the Olympic Museum Lausanne – IOC on the protagonist of the “Olympic Games” since 1900 ti...

Milano Film Fest Awards

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Short Films in competition at Milano Film Fest Winner, 12th edition Just Like the Moviesby Michal Kosakowski, Austria, 2006, DV, 21’Staff AwardThe Lonely Bliss of the Cannonball Luke,by Levi Abrino, USA, 2007, 16mm, 11’MentionsNijuman no borei, (200.000 Phantoms)by Jean-Gabriel Périot, France, 2007, 35mm, 10’Tolya,by Rodeon Brodsky, Israel, 2006, 16mm, 9’Valuri, (Waves),by Adrian Sitaru, Romania, 2007, 35mm, 16’Soldat, (Soldier),by David Peros Bonnot, Croatia, 2006, digiBeta, 5’Ene...

LOCARNO 2005 -- FULL WELLES RETROSPECTIVE

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LOCARNO 2005 -- THE FULL REPORT 58th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES MOST COMPLETE ORSON WELLES RETRO EVER -- by Alex Deleon  --  (for <www.filmfestivals.com>) The 58th installment of the Locarno film festival at the Tippety-top of glorious Lago Maggiore in the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland (Ticino) got underway on Wednesday, August 3rd and will go on until August 13. Some 300 films of all kinds will be projected at numerous venues all over town, but the main event is the slate of...

MY FILM FESTIVALS IN 2006 -- A flitting birds eye view --

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1. ROTTERDAM -- FIRST TIME -- TIGER IN YOUR TANK (ERASMUS YOUTH HOSTEL, good GRASS available at local cafe)--started JAN. 20  -- First time ever there and dug the city.  See my full report elsewhere, In any case, it was a jolly good way to start out the festival year. And the Chinese year of the Hound as well. 2. BUDAPEST -- SZABO FLAP, NO SHOW FOR REX MILLER --TAXIDERMIA  BEGIN SZEMLE WED. FEB. 1 -- a pretty interesting szemle as these yearly Hungarian film weeks go, and lottsa good fo...

The Films in Competition at Milano Fest

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Milano Film Festival - eleventh edition 15 - 24 September 2006The Films in CompetitionOne year of commitment. A thorough search among film schools, producers, distributors and independent festivals.From Mexico to Korea, from South Africa to Finland, from the United States to Palestine, from New Zealand to India, from Chiapas to France.More than 2000 films have been submitted from over 90 countries: among them, the selection committee has chosen the films that will take part in this year's editio...

Milano Fest preview

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MILANO FILM FESTIVAL 2006Eleventh edition15-24 September 2006Piccolo Teatro"A new start, towards something different, unexplored, unexpected. A festival for people that don't have any preconceptions, that are eager to be surprised."The submission deadline has passed, the selection is in progress. A thorough search through film schools, producers, distributors and independent festivals resulted in the submission of more than 2000 films from more than 90 countries: from Mexico to Palestine, from S...

Eurosport wins guirlande d'honneur at Sport Movies & TV 2005

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EUROSPORT WINS “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2005”The delivery of the “Guirlande d’Honneur” closed the 23rd "Sport Movies & TV – Milano International FICTS Festival” “6 days of Sport, Cinema and world TV” held in Milan for six days of sport and culture. Over 200.000 spectators attended, due to the peculiarity of the event and the promotional approach, with a completely free access to the screenings in 5 inside halls, as well as the maxi-screen located in Piazza Duomo.In the various Sectio...

Sport Movies & TV 2005 – 23rd Milano FICTS Festival kicks in

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Sport Movies & TV 2005 – 23rd Milano International FICTS Festival”, organized by FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, recognised by IOC – 94 member countries) has been presented to press by the Festival Director and FICTS International President, Prof. Franco Ascani.Festival seat will be Palazzo ai Giureconsulti in Piazza Mercanti 2 in Milan.“Sport Movies & TV 2005” 6 days of Sport, Cinema and TV from all over the world, will be held from the 27th of October to ...

Sport Movies & TV 2005- Milano FICTS Festival selection

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FROM “A TO Z” (FROM AL JAZEERA TO Z CHANNEL): “SELECTED” TV FOR SPORT MOVIES & TV 2005 The Jury has officially ended the selection and published the list of the selected works, that will be presented to the public during the final phase of the 23rd edition of “Sport Movies & TV 2005- Milano FICTS Festival”, the international Festival organized by FICTS – Federation Cinema Television Sportifs (presided by Prof. Franco Ascani and recognised by IOC, with 94 affiliated Nations) progra...

Giornate del Cinema Muto program

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THE 23RD SACILE-PORDENONE SILENT FILM FESTIVAL9-16 October 2004The programme of the 23rd edition of the Giornate del Cinema Muto, from 9-16 October 2004, will be the biggest and most ambitious to date, with both theatres - Teatro Zancanaro and Teatro Ruffo - running to capacity. The opening show will be a performance of Buster Keaton’s The General (1927), accompanied by the US-based Alloy Orchestra. Alloy's Ken Winokur has formed a new band called "Tillie's Nightmare" to accompany the new UCLA...

Mifed market calling for emerging talent

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II EMERGING EUROPEAN FILMMAKERS 71st MIFED (Oct. 12 – 16, 2004)On the occasion of 71st MIFED, the Mercato Internazionale del Cinema e del Multimediale [International Cinema and Multimedia Market], which will take place in Milan from the 12th to the 16th October 2004, the Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali [Ministry of Cultural Property], the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia [National Film School] and Audiovisual Industry Promotion-MIFED are promoting the second edit...

Peace in Borderlands:14 films promoting peace

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BORDERLANDS – TERRE DI CONFINEInternational Film Competition Bolzano 28-29 May 2004The purpose of the Festival is to promote peace and mutual understanding amongst different peoples through works of film that address history, situation, life and problems of peoples or individuals who live in “borderlands”. In this context the concept “borderlands” identifies places in which different languages, civilisations or ethnic groups either meet or clash, in any possible way.Fourteen films part...

Carlo Bassi on MIFED 2004

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In a press conference held this morning MIFED Managing Director, Carlo Bassi, stated very strongly that 1. Mifed will take place next year at the same date, same but stronger and with more support through the new alliance with Biennale, Italia Cinema. More investments to provide better services to the market.2. The players should focus more energy on building rather than breaking: MIFED will be working towards a global year long service to the film community, offering packaged services for comp...

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