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JEFF BRIDGES to receive THE DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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by Marla Lewin   Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges with the Desert Palm Achievement Award on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. Bridges creates yet another richly comic, semi-tragic romant...

Europe's best young actors selected as SHOOTING STARS 2010

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Jury announce their decision for presentation at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival from 13 to 15 February 2010 SHOOTING STARS AWARDS donated by Studio Babelsberg European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2010, who will be introduced at its annual presentation of new acting talent at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have "international" in their name, but don't really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema's answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year's surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival's 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have “international” in their name, but don’t really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema’s answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year’s surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival’s 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community will vie ...

The Berlinale's 60th Anniversary - Looking Back at the History of the Festival

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From February 11 to 21, 2010, the Berlin International Film Festival will be held for the 60th time. This anniversary will be accompanied by two book publications and a DVD edition that look back at the history of one of the world's most important film festivals.   "On occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Berlinale, the past six decades will be brought back to life. These two publications recount the history of the festival from entirely different perspectives," says F...

Mariah Carey to be honoured at Palm Springs Fest

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The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Mariah Carey with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her performance in Lionsgate's Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" By Sapphire. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 5-18, 2010. Festival chairman Haro...

Göteborg International Film Festival Dragon Award New Talent - new online short film award

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Göteborg International Film Festival intensifies its search for new interesting filmmakers. The new competition Dragon Award New Talent is already up and running online. And the first competing films are uploaded. Dragon Award for New Talent is the latest addition to the prestigious awards of  Göteborg International Film Festival. It is an international short film competition and award. Everybody can join the competition and upload their films on the special competition site. The maximum l...

Göteborg Dragon Award New Talent - new online short film award

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Göteborg International Film Festival intensifies its search for new interesting filmmakers. The new competition Dragon Award New Talent is already up and running online. And the first competing films are uploaded.Dragon Award for New Talent is the latest addition to the prestigious awards of Göteborg International Film Festival. It is an international short film competition and award. Everybody can join the competition and upload their films on the special competition site. The maximum length...

”Sharing” will be the main theme during the 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival.

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The word "Sharing" will be the main theme during the 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival. - The idea came to mind when a political party called The Pirate Party got 7% of the Swedish votes in the election fo the EU Parliament and it became obvious that the immaterial rights on the Internet is a thing that really  concerns people. Another source of inspiration is of course the Copenhagen Climate Conference, where the subject is the sharing of natural  resources, says Fes...

32nd Starz Denver Film Festival Daily - November 21st, 2009

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Day 9 Recap: Granted, the Starz Denver Film Festival in its entirety is a celebration in their honor, but we at the Denver Film Society literally toasted the talents who make all this possible during the Independent Filmmakers' Reception at the Postmodern last night, where the Lillet flowed like the chocolate atop the made-to-order treats from Crêpes 'n Crêpes. We didn't just put them in the spotlight, however-we also put a few of them on the spot during the Indie Film Roulette panel, as fe...

2009 Lineup, party info, tix now on sale!

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2009 NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL FEATURED FILM  SELECTION ANNOUNCED! Featuring a truly International Variety of Films Programs Include over 50 feature & short Horror and Sci-Fi films, panels, and parties!  Full Lineup, trailers, schedule, and tickets available at www.NYCHorrorfest.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 11th 2009, New York City)  The 2009 New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF) today announced their 2009 feature film lineup that includes over fifty fea...

New executive positions at Los Angeles Film Festival

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that esteemed Newsweek film critic David Ansen is joining the organization as Artistic Director of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.   Senior Programmer Doug Jones has been promoted to Associate Director of Programming for the Los Angeles Film Festival. "As a consummate movie lover, David is one of the finest critics thinking, watching, and writin...

Interview with Festival Director Natalie Vella on OUI FM - Paris 2008

Natalie Vella, Festival director of the Paris edition of the Sexy International Film Festival was interviewed by OUI FM in November 2008 leading up to the very first Sexy Paris Festival. 1:15 minutes (1.15 MB)

Stockholm Festival on demand

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Bringing the digital era into film festivals is something we love at filmfestivals.com and strive to achieve every day. We are passionate advocates of the usage of the internet as the primary communication means for festival audiences, in sync or not with live events in "real life " festivals.We have been pioneers (back in 2000) building and programming the first VOD platform of festival films in the hope that audiences (scattered worldwide, diasporas, serious film fans...) would be eagerly lo...

Film Festival Cottbus to establish a new record of premieres

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19th edition of Film Festival Cottbus to establish a new record of premieresIn its 19th round, FilmFestival Cottbus is starting off with both a new record of national and international premieres and a significant raise of the prize money. A special highlight at the festival-opening is the screening of the German-Russian co-production THE LAST STATION, starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer as the main characters Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya. “This is a wonderful start for our festival...

The Global Film Village: ANNA KENDRICK TO RECEIVE RISING STAR AWARD AT 21ST PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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                              Festival Awards Gala to be Held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival's annual Awards...

Anna Kendrick Rising Star Award n Palm Springs

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The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. Festival chairman Harold Matzner made the announcement at a private event at the historic Charlie Chaplin home of Patricia Barry in Beverly Hills,CA hosted by Festival board member Stephen Breimer. Darryl MacDonald and his programming staff greeted the assembled Los Angeles industry and media attended, m...

Get bitten at Vampire Fest: the Blood Has Spilled - the 2009 International Vampire Film Festival Line-Up

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The Vampire Film Festival (Vampire Fest) is finally coming home!  "After two years in Los Angeles we wanted to permanently move the festival to the city most connected to the vampire myth - New Orleans.  This glorious city is a place of mystical allure, the city where Anne Rice rethought the myth of the vampire. With its Gothic architecture, above the ground graves, voodoo and colorful history, New Orleans is the perfect location to celebrate the vampire myth and build the foundation fo...

MEIFF Abu Dhabi jury members

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region. The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by int...

Middle East Fest unveils juries

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region.The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by inte...

Retrospective of Werner Herzog's work in Thessaloniki

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German director Werner Herzog is the principal Retrospective of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Herzog will attend the Festival to present his films, conduct a Masterclass and will be honored with a Golden Alexander for his contribution to the art of cinema. The full Retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Goethe Institute in Greece, will showcase the total of Herzog’s films, including the filmmaker’s fiction and docum...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada's investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival  as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program. "This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival," said Minister Moore. "The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government's recognition of the ...

Thessaloniki to post a Tribute to Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic

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This year’s Balkan Survey section, programmed by Dimitris Kerkinos, presents a tribute to Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic. Paskaljevic will attend the 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival to present his films, conduct a Masterclass and will be honored with a Golden Alexander for his contribution to the art of cinema.“The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is celebrating its 50 years of life by developing a dialogue concerning the nature and role of cinema today. The humanis...

Half a million $ government support to Vancouver International Film Festival

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On behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage today announced the Government of Canada’s investment of $467 250 to support the Vancouver International Film Festival as part of the Marquee Tourism Events Program.“This is exciting news for all involved in Vancouver International Film Festival,” said Minister Moore. “The funding from the Marquee Tourism Events Program highlights our government’s recognition of the real impact t...

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