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Flash of Genius wins Alfred P. Sloan award at Hamptons Fest

FLASH OF GENIUS Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation AwardAs part of the 2008 Hamptons International Film FestivalSpecial Sloan/HIFF New York Premiere Thursday October 2nd at MoMAFor the 9th consecutive year, the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize is presented as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival. The cash prize is awarded to a feature-length film that explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and engineers in a realisti...

The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded

Antonio Banderas, Richard Eyre, Woody Allen, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall will be walking along it on the opening dayThe carpet that the stars at the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival will be walking along will be fuchsia, which is the predominant colour this year in the Festival’s image.The fuchsia carpet is 90 metres long in the route it follows along the Paseo de la Zurriola leading up to the door of the Kursaal, and 40 metres long outside the Victoria Eugenia.The team that has made th...

Little Oscar Buzz At Toronto This Year

 Friday, September 12--------This year, Oscar didn't come to Toronto. Since the Academy Awards calendar was shortened in 2003, Toronto loomed large as the place to premiere Oscar contenders for the end-of-year awards season.In the past few years, films such as Atonement, No Country For Old Men and Last King of Scotland began their Oscar trajectories in Toronto.  Many of the Galas here, which have contained some past awards successes, have been poorly received (including The Burning Plain, T...

The Venice/Toronto Connection

 Wednesday, September 3--------What is it like when two of the major film festivals on the international circuit actually overlap? A mix of competition and cooperation it seems. As the Toronto event takes a deep breath in anticipation of its big opening tomorrow and the Venice Film Festival exhales after nearly 10 days of movie madness, the next few days sees a rare overlapping of two major film showcases, 5000 miles apart.The accent of both events are in apparent transition. Venice is  makin...

XXIII. Black International Cinema Berlin/Germany 2008

Reading: "Kreuzberg Musing"Rolf Gänsrich & friends

Family Friendly Film Festival returns to Manchester

The Family Friendly Film Festival returns to Manchester this August with a great line up of events and activities for all ages that promise to keep you entertained whatever the weather, and however long the holidays may seem to stretch out!“So Zeus has thrown his hammer in the works - and now kids nationwide are stuck indoors, overdosing on Haribo sours and PS3s while parents go quietly insane and build arks. Unless you're in Manchester, that is, where there's the Family Friendly Film Festival...

Think Pink: Gay And Lesbian Film Season in the US

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Circuit Editor Friday, June 5-----While June is still celebrated as “gay pride month” in North America, the LGBT (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender for you neophytes) film calendar actually has become a year-round phenomenon, making every season a new reason to think pink. In all, there are close to 100 separate LGBT film festivals in the U.S. and Canada. The most well-known take place in such gay meccas as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

Cannes Film Festival 208 video coverage

Video coverage of the FestivalOur teams were capturing some magical moments of history from the red carpet and brought back glimpses from behind the scenes at the official press conferences. Do not miss the exhaustive coverage from two of Cannes'  hottest panels focusing on some burning issues related to the Future of CinemaThe Blockbuster panel and VOD which rights for which territories.If you missed Cannes do not miss those.Panels   The Blockbuster Panel Future of CinemaVOD P...

Hollywood Black Film Festival N° 3 coming soon

In its third film announcement, the 2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has released the line-up for its Spotlight Presentations. The festival has also announced a number of official selections added to the lineup for the eighth annual Festival. The diverse fare of 108 films unspooling at HBFF 2008 includes 23 features, 53 shorts, 16 documentaries, 12 student films, 2 animated films and 2 music videos. Opening and closing night films will be announced early next month. The Festival runs ...


JUNE 30TH DUE DATE FAST APPROACHING… PROVIDENCE, RI (April 7, 2008)—No, we don’t want to see your Homer Simpson boxers. What we do want is your wittiest or most thoughtful mini-masterpiece, postmarked by June 30th 2008! For the fifth year in a row, ScriptBiz—the screenwriting seminar of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), August 5-10, 2008—will feature a Staged Reading of three Short Scripts of fifteen pages or fewer. The reading compliments two days of screenwrit...

The 17th Philadelphia Film Festival is coming up

The festival has a program titled DANGER AFTER DARK presented by the TLA Entertainment Group, which is dedicated to FANTASTIC film genres. With the guidance of Raymond Murray, Artistic Director, I was able to program films from multiple genres that I love dearly and also include films that my fellow curators suggested. A big thank you to my colleagues at Fantastic Festivals around the world (you know who you are!) for all your help and support as well.At the tail end of the information, I’ve...

Time of the Writer: International Writers Festival Durban

11th TIME OF THE WRITER International Writers Festival Durban : 25 - 30 March 2008 Eighteen writers from ten countries touchdown in Durban for a swirling week of books, words, ideas, and talk at the 11th Time of the Writer International Writers Festival, which takes place from 25 to 30 March. Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal), the festival enters its second decade with its customary extensive week-long programme of activities. Aside from Australian guest John ...

Slamdance parties and events

The Slamdance Film Festival, now in its 14th year, has always prided itself on the eclectic, exciting, something-for-everyone mix of people, parties and events that it brings together every year in Park City. The 2008 Festival will remain true to that tradition, providing unique professional and social outlets for filmmakers, industry executives, the media, and the general public. As always, Slamdance will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-25, in Park City, Utah. Slamd...

Free movie download to celebrate the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

To celebrate the 21st London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, the BFI are offering the chance to download Richard Kwietniowski's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol (1988), absolutely free!There is also a selection of lesbian and gay films from the BFI National Archive available to download, including the lesbian erotic classic Rosebud (1991), the frank portrayal of the burgeoning sexual desire of a teenage boy in Baby (2000), and the comic pastiche of Brief Encounter (1945) in Flames Of Passion (1989).htt...

Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of Events

33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of EventsShowing November 10-November 18The Northwest Film & Video Festival, officially kicks off Friday, November 10th with a program of short films at 7pm at Cinema 21 Theatre. After the show there will be an Opening Night Party with musical guests Eux Autres at the Laura Russo Gallery. Admission for Opening Night festivities are $10 for screening and party or $10 for party alone. The Festival, playing throughout the week at the Whitsell Auditoriu...

Hamptons International Film Fest panels with filmmakers

Panels, Readings, & Special Events with Industry Insiders at The 13th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival: October 19-23, 2005The Hamptons International Film Festival (October 19-23)offers a number of interactive events including Festival Panels at the Southampton Inn, Bookhampton Talks sponsored by Time Warner Books, the Cinematography Master Class with Declan Quinn, a Daily Town Hall at the Festival Lounge, the Industry Mentor Forum and Conversations with our Rising Star mentors Alec B...

What? Film Festival!

What? Nothing ever happens in Reading, PA you say?This October 14th & 15th the What? Film Festival! is screening 6+ hours of international film & video shorts interspersed with 4+ hours of engaging live music inside the 024ARTS GALLERY!The What? Film Festival! is a subterranean bacchanal of audio-visual delights. In other words, it’s a weekend of irregular music and skewed movies in an unusual atmosphere. Neo-Pangea's hare-brained festival will feature two blocks of short films as well as two ...

Why Wharol Matters: debates, screenings and exhibitions at Viennale

WHY WARHOL MATTERS AT VIENNALEOctober 14 –26, 2005A series of events accompanying the Andy Warhol retrospective Working Class, a series of film lectures on the festival program, introduced at the VIENNALE 2004, will have a special follow-up this year. Following last year’s lectures by Jean-Pierre Gorin, this year’s Working Class is dedicated to Andy Warhol and his cinematic oeuvre, complementing the Warhol retrospective, realized in collaboration with the Österreichische Filmmuseum. Under...

Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth awards

ZLÍN 2005 – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTHFestival ConclusionThe cusp of May and June saw the International Film Festival for Children and Youth was held in Zlín for the 45th time. This year’s jubilee anniversary event saw 418 films entered and the fall of the record for the number of participating countries, which were 43 in total. 31 delegations drawn from 16 countries in the world came to Zlín to show and represent their films. 34 supporting events in Zlín and its ...

Newport International Film Festival highlights

The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. This year the festival will honor writer/director/actor/musician Michael McKean with the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement....

LeVar Burton appearance at Chicago Children fest

LeVar Burton Headlines at the 21st Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalTwo-time Emmy Award winner LeVar Burton, star of Roots and beloved host of “Reading Rainbow,” will be making a special guest appearance at the 21st Annual CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which runs October 21st – 31st. Burton will attend the festival to screen his directorial feature film debut Blizzard. Featuring Whoopi Goldberg (as the voice of Blizzard), Christopher Plummer, and Kevin P...

Philadelphia G&L ready to celebrate 10th

From July 15-27, the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary as the premier showcase of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered cinema in the region. Now the largest such event in the eastern United States, the Festival will present more than 150 features, documentaries, shorts and related events, ranging from gentle comedies for entire families to controversial dramas strictly for mature audiences.The Festival will also bestow three Artist...