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A Diverse Showcase Of International Cinema

MOOLADE The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, which debuts on September 14th, will feature a showcase of 15 international films from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Festival, in its first outing, will be focused on a diverse international program that mixes the works of established film auteurs with the debut films of rising young talents, to offer an exciting panorama of exceptional films from around the globe. The respected film auteurs in the program include veter...

Vancouver to open with latest Almodovar's Volver

The 25th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will open on September 28 with a screening of Pedro Almodóvar’s VOLVER. Festival Director Alan Franey also announced a few of the special events and thematic highlights of this year’s festival, which will take place September 28 to October 13 at ten theatres in the Vancouver area, again centred at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas.“In our 25th year, rather than reflecting on the past, the VIFF looks to the future with much curiosit...

Montreal World Film Festival: 30 and still standing

Monday, July 10---It's been quite a year for the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL!!! Not only has it emerged triumphant from a near-fatal loss of federal funding and the creation of a rival festival event last year, but it has confounded its critics by coming back stronger than ever in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary as North America's only FIAPF approved competition festival. The rival event, funded by local media powerhouse Equipe Spectra and headed by former Berlinale topper Mortiz de Ha...

Young People's Film & Video Festival

A CELEBRATION OF YOUTH & MEDIA ARTS:THE 30TH ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLE'S FILM & VIDEO FESTIVALpresented by ComcastThe 30th Annual Young People's Film & Video Festival, a free event produced through the Northwest Film Center's Young Filmmakers Program, will be held on Sunday, July 16th, at 2pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR). The Festival celebrates artistic excellence, technical achievement and originality in live action, documentary and animated films and videos made by k...

6th alFresco filmFesto To screen Rocky Horror Picture Show outdoors

6th alFresco filmFesto Takes a Jump to the Left with the First Ever Official Outdoor Screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Canada alFresco filmFesto , a production of the Atlantic Film Festival Association, is back and geared up for six outdoor summer screenings, every Friday evening from July 28 through September 1, 2006. Screenings will take place at Tall Ships Quay, Halifax Waterfront, and will be projected on the wall of the Electropolis building. Gates open at 8:00 PM with showtime ...

Montréal’s International Hip Hop Cinema Fest is back for more

Hip Hop Ciné back on the screen, May 18th to 23nd, 2006.The rookie in the Film Fest block is back for a second edition next May 18th-21st.This year’s International du Cinéma Hip Hop de Montréal will hold its projections at Cinéma du Parc.With works from all over the globe, the Festival’s mission is to showcase various social views and cultural takes through elements of Hip Hop.Movies go from shining light on life in Brazilian favelas to the lucrative business behind sneaker making, a Pal...

Amateur filmmakers winners at NSI Amateur Movie Contest

Amateur filmmakers from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nova Scotia picked up national awards on Saturday night during the final of the NSI National Exposure Amateur Movie Contest hosted by actor Jonas Chernick (Lucid, Seven Times Lucky, Inertia). The contest was presented by Movieola - The Short Film Channel at NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival in Winnipeg. During a lively Oscars® style-ceremony, Jonas presented eight jury awards and two peoples’ choice a...

Anglo/Irish feature film Omagh awarded at Victoria VIFVF

Festival's Top Prize Awarded to the Anglo/Irish feature film OmaghThe 12th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped festivities up at The Reef this past Sunday, February 5. Festival Director Kathy Kay said, "The film buffs, volunteers and staff have bonded while putting on the Festival and it's so great to be able to have our closing festivities at the Reef because it makes for such a fine end to the the 12th annual Victoria Film Festival." Colin Easton, of Camosun College's Vi...

VisionTV & NSI name writers to join DiverseTV training program

Six aspiring screenwriters from across Canada have been chosen to participate in the first DiverseTV training program.Launched in September 2005 by VisionTV and the National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI), this groundbreaking program offers visible minority and Aboriginal writers the chance to create a dramatic television series for national broadcast.The six successful applicants will take part in a rigorous training program that teaches the skills needed to bring a TV drama series to fruition...

Masters of Horror series from Vancouver VIFC

Vancouver International Film Centre, Vancity Theatre presents MASTERS OF HORRORJanuary 13-17,19"For people who are really scary movie fans, this is nirvana."-John LandisShot mostly in Vancouver throughout 2005, and only seen thus far on digital cable and at selected film festivals, the MASTERS OF HORROR series brings together a baker's dozen of the genre's greatest directors. Given free reign and a limited budget, they pieced together a mini-series of B-movie throwbacks, alternately terrifying, ...

29th Portland International Film Festival Opens February 10, 1006

Oregon's biggest film celebration, this year's 29th Portland International Film Festival premieres outstanding world cinema from over three-dozen countries to diverse audiences who descend on the Northwest Film Center from throughout the region.The Festival opens Friday, February 10, with an Opening Night Party and the first of 150+ screenings-16 days of world travel featuring new works by cinema masters and debuting directors. As always, a varied selection of Best Foreign Film Oscar submissions...

HDFEST Concludes 2005 Tour with LA awards Moving Malcom

The HDFEST 2005 World Tour concluded this past weekend in Los Angeles after HD festival events this year in London, Helsinki, Hameenlinna, New York, and South Florida. This past weekend's festival took place at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and Dolby Laboratories Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank. HDFEST's Los Angeles Event was presented by Intel and included HD movie screenings, panels, seminars on HD filmmaking and digital technology, parties, and th...

HDFEST Concludes 2005 Tour with LA awads Moving Malcom

The HDFEST 2005 World Tour concluded this past weekend in Los Angeles after HD festival events this year in London, Helsinki, Hameenlinna, New York, and South Florida. This past weekend's festival took place at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and Dolby Laboratories Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank. HDFEST's Los Angeles Event was presented by Intel and included HD movie screenings, panels, seminars on HD filmmaking and digital technology, parties, and th...

Resfest stops in Montréal

RESFEST The best shorts, animation, music videos, motion graphics and features.Coming to Montreal November 25 – 27 at Ex-Centris RESFEST is coming to Montreal! The global film & video extravaganza, RESFEST 2005 is traveling to 35 cities on six continents for its ninth annual international tour and, for the first time, will be presented in Montreal. The RESFEST Montreal team, which includes Victor Shiffman (Transform Media), Yanick Letourneau (Périphéria productions), programmer Danny Lennon ...

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

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 ...

The Vancouver International Film Festival awards

The Vancouver International Film Festival has set another box-office record, with ticket sales up for a total of $978,000. (against a $2.5 million budget) This is by far the highest percentage of any major film festival in Canada. The festival also surpassed the 150,000 attendance mark once again, reached for the first time in 2002. In all there were 572 public screenings for a total of 342 films including 231 features and mid-lengths, of which there were 8 world premieres, 22 international prem...

Vancouver Festival awards

Alan Franey, Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival and the new Vancouver International Film Centre, today announced the following award winners: AUDIENCE AWARDS The People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International Film goes to Rahu Mihaileanu’s LIVE AND BECOME (Israel/France). This year the voting for the Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Feature Film is Julia Kwan’s EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (British Columbia). JURIED AWARDS Jurors Kristine Anderson, ...

Vancouver Film & Television Trade Forum and masterclasses

The 20th Anniversary Film & Television Trade ForumStages Masterful Four-Day EventThe Film & Television Trade Forum opened the new Vancouver International Film Centre (VIFC) with an informative four day event that connected local filmmakers with top industry professionals on writing, producing, directing, acting and a range of the most topical business fronts. With a streamlined format featuring more focused master classes, participants were treated to intimate audiences with some of the finest ...

Vancouver ready with heavy line up

24th Annual VIFF Announces Full Line-Up of Films and Events Vancouver, BC (September 7, 2005) – The 24rd Vancouver International Film Festival announced today that it will show 329 films, including 230 feature and mid-length films, at more than 500 screenings. The slate includes 8 World Premieres, 22 International Premieres, 38 North American Premieres, 59 Canadian Premieres and 10 English-Canadian Premieres. The Festival will open on September 29 with a Gala screening of Deepa Mehta’s WATER...

This Divided State competes at Vancouver Fest

The Vancouver International Film Festival announced the line-up for it's 24th annual outing. With the announcement came the news that the award winning documentary "This Divided State" would be included in the prestigious non-fiction competition. The festival runs from September 29th through October 14th and filmmakers Steven Greenstreet and Bryan Young will be on hand in Vancouver to represent the film during the fest's first week for it's international premiere. "This Divided State," which ...

Vancouver to host 2nd Hip Hop Festival

From September 14th –18th, Vancouver will unroll the red carpet to welcome an array of films and documentaries from around the world during the second edition of the Vancouver International Hip Hop Film Festival (VIHF).The Hip Hop Film genre, though very much representative of global social, economical, political and artistic realities, is still struggling to find podiums. VIHF’s objective is to give these film jewels, a niche in Canada as they have found in such cities as Sydney, Melbourne,...

Focus Group Therapy Wins Best Narrative Short in Colorado

Focus Group Therapy Wins Best Narrative Short in Colorado and Screens in Shorts Gala at the Atlantic Film FestivalHalifax, NS, September 7, 2005 – The locally-shot short film, Focus Group Therapy, recently had its world premiere at the Westcliffe Digital Film Festival (Aug 27-29) in Colorado where it was the recipient of the Jim Jarmusch Best Narrative Short Award. Directed and co-produced by Nova Scotia director Michael Melski and written and produced by first-time Halifax writer/producer Ivy...

The Action/Cut Short Film Competition winners

The Action/Cut Short Film Competition, based in Los Angeles, wrapped and announces its 2005 winners.This is a unique, industry-based competition with Hollywood players on its Juries. Action/Cut is committed to discover the most talented and promising filmmakers from around the world, and through our 100+ Awards including cash prizes, recognize their film work and assist in furthering their careers by opening industry doors.THE ACTION/CUT 2005 GRAND PRIZE SHORT FILM AWARD“WHEN JESSE WAS BORN...

Vancouver Film and TV forum organises 1 minute film contest

VIFF Film & Television Trade Forum Celebrates Twenty Years With the Opening of the New Vancouver International Film Centre: Film & Television Trade Forum 1 - Minute Motion Picture Contest to Commemorate the Occasion The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Film & Television Trade Forum marks its 20th anniversary with the grand opening of the Vancouver International Film Centre (VIFC) on Sept. 28, while the Trade Forum 1 - Minute Motion Picture Contest, sponsored by Kodak pays tribute to ...

Vancouver Focus on New American Indies and Eastern Europe

The VIFF Turns its Focus to New American Indies and Eastern Europe The Vancouver International Film Festival today announced two areas of regional focus within the Festival’s program for its 24th annual edition, which will take place September 29 to October 14th at ten venues, including the VIFF’s own brand new Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. American Independence focuses on the best of the new indie scene, while The New World presents a selection of compelling narratives and incisive...


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