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Walk the Line, Johny Cash hit musical to preview in Capri

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Walk the Line, the new hit musical film about the life of American country singing legend Johnny Cash, will be previewed in Italy at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo Coffee International Film Festival December 27-31, 2005 on the Isle of Capri. James Mangold’s film and Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Cash, are leading candidates for Oscar recognition early next year.The festival will feature the presentation of three 2005 Capri Music Awards to:American director Taylor Hackford for Ray, his film biogr...

Made in Germany - LA German fest conclusions

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Made in Germany - Sixth Festival of German Cinema in Los Angeles.As part of the cooperation with the 19th AFI FEST (3. - 13.11.2005) in Los Angeles, German Films presented SOPHIE SCHOLL- THE FINAL DAYS (SOPHIE SCHOLL- DIE LETZTEN TAGE; US distributor: Zeitgeist) in the presence of the director Marc Rothemund and lead actress Julia Jentsch at the sold-out Arclight Hollywood cinema. Afterwards, a big opening party with 400 guests was held in the nearby LOFT on the roof of the multi-storey car park...

Savannah Film Festival honors Lumet and Falk

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Lumet and Falk among honorees at 2005 Savannah Film FestivalFestival, hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design, scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 5 in historic downtown Savannah, Ga.The eighth annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, has named legendary director Sidney Lumet and actor Peter Falk the recipients of the festival’s annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Actress Natasha Richardson will also be honored during the weeklong festival.Lumet, known for a...

The Vienna Film Award 2005 goes to Operation Spring

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VIENNALE 05 PRIZE WINNERSFIPRESCI-PREIS (Award of the International Federation of Film Critics )Jury: Manuela Cernat (Romania, President), Diego Brodersen (Argentina), Gunnar Landsgesell (Austria). The choice was a range of debut or second feature films.The Fipresci-Prize 2005 goes to Estamira by Marcos Prado (Brazil 2004).«The FIPRESCI Jury had the tricky mission to decide between outstanding long feature films and wonderful long documentaries. Happily, we were saved from the dilemma by the am...

Hamptons Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards

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The 13th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at Guild Hall on Saturday, October 22, 2005.The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the American Independent film and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will en...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma awards

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma has wrapped and announced its awards for the 34th FNCLOUVE D’OR - Feature Film Award SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS, Bohdan Slàma (République Tchèque/Allemagne, 2005) éQuinoxe/Radio-Canada Screenplay Award IRON ISLAND, Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2005)Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award QUI A TIRÉ SUR MON FRÈRE ?, German Gutierrez (Québec/Canada, 2005)NFB Innovation Award FLESH, Édouard Salier (France, 2005)Feature Film MentionYAJI AND KITA – THE MIDNIGHT PILG...

Woodstock Film Festival awarded Cavite

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The 2005 Woodstock Film Festival awarded Best Feature honors to CAVITE at the Awards Ceremony, Sunday, October 2nd in Woodstock, New York at the Bearsville Theatre. The award was one of ten awards given out on the last night of the five-day festival.The Maverick Award for BEST FEATURE presented to directors Ian Gamazon and Neill dela Llana for CAVITE, which follows an American citizen visiting his hometown of Cavite, Philippines where people will do just about anything to survive. Upon his arri...

Vancouver Film & Television Trade Forum and masterclasses

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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 ...

Netherlands Production Platform grants Development Prize

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The NPP is part of the Holland Film Meeting, organised by the Netherlands Film Festival for the 18th time until Monday 3 October. This year, 17 Dutch and foreign feature film projects in development were presented to a select group of international producers and financiers. The Kodak Development Prize was presented during the seventh Netherlands Production Platform (NPP) to producers Reinier Selen and Edwin van Meurs of Rinkel Film & TV Productions and director Melinda Jansen for the feature fil...

Palm Springs Heats Up Dessert With Hot Winners

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS The 11th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films concluded and the top winners announced on a beautiful warm Fall evening. Best of the Fest went to TORTE BLUMA and the Future Filmmaker Award went to Josh Staub for his beautiful heartfelt animation MANTIS PRABLE.Palm Springs have elevated it self to the top of the field as the largest short film festival and market in North America. More than 500 filmmakers and industry represen...

Political inspired shorts at Palm Springs Fest of shorts

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Political Inspired Shorts Screen at Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts The 11th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films presented a daring combination of documentary and dramatic shorts exploring the complexities of the US-led war in Iraq, to a full house Saturday evening. The program, cleverly titled “Iraq and a Hard Place,” included six strong films that each explored a facet of the war in a surprisingly apolitical fashion. From the story of a man in Camden, Ma...

Palm Springs Shorts brings a long list of awards

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The best things in life are short, especially those screened at the 2005 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest), the largest short film festival and market in North America, now in its 11th year. Setting new records all around, more than 500 filmmakers and industry representatives from around the world participated in this year’s Festival which screened 324 short films in competition and included more than 2,400 of the filmmaker submissions, from ov...

Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts opens 11th

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2005 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMSPalm Springs International Festival of Shorts Opened with specail screenings of awarding winning films from around the world to a excited audiance. Now in its 11th year the Festival run from September 20th to the 26th at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA. With a roster of 324 films, selected from more than a record-setting 2,400 worldwide entries, up ten percent from last year. The Festival will showcase 86 World Premieres, 27 North A...

The Netherlands Film Festival showcases its industry

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István Szabó will deliver the 15th Variety Cinema Militans Lecture in conclusion of the Holland Film Meeting at the 25th Netherlands Film Festival. On October 2nd, the Hungarian filmmaker will share his vision on the future of cinema in Ottone in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The fixed theme of the Lecture, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film critic and writer Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). István Szabó was bor...

Vancouver Film and TV forum organises 1 minute film contest

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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 ...

One minute motion picture contest

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THE TRADE FORUM ONE MINUTE MOTION PICTURE FILM CONTEST To celebrate the grand opening of the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre (VIFC), the Vancouver Film and Television Trade Forum is proud to announce the Trade Forum One Minute Motion Picture Film Contest sponsored by Kodak Motion Picture Film. The contest is open to all emerging, BC based cinematographers/filmmakers who complete a film no longer than one-minute in length featuring the new VIFC. Only exterior shots of the ...

Outfest award winners

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Outfest, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals and the largest film festival in Southern California, has announced its coveted 11th Annual Film Competition Awards, sponsored by Tylenol PM, in which 15 competitive film awards were announced in three categories: Grand Jury Awards, Audience Awards and Special Programming Awards. Outfest 2005, the festival’s 23rd edition, featured 232 films and videos from 28 countries, exhibited in nine venues over 12 days. The festival b...

Please don't discontinue Kodachrome (petition)

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Kodachrome 40 Petition http://www.petitiononline.com/k40/petition.html Signing the above online "Please don't discontinue Kodachrome" petition requires less effort than shooting a roll of it (which you won't be able to do anyway if Kodak discontinues Kodachrome Super8 film stock). Please forward the URL to all friends and family who share the dismay about this recently announced decision. It might not be too late! Paul Simon sang about it. Film students shot on it. Now, advocates are signing up ...

Roundup of festival awards winners

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The current busy film festival season has harvested a bonanza of awards for worthy films at a number of film festival events. The Provincetown International Film Festival, which held its ninth and most successful session from June 14 to 19, announced a host of awards at its Gala Closing Night Party at the Boatslip Resort overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay.The Best Dramatic Feature prize was won by HEIGHTS, the multi-character drama starring Glenn Close and James Marsden. The film, directed by Ch...

Houston award winners

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WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 38th annual independent film showcase with the Grand Awards Gala on April 30th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and a Texas Barbecue on May 1st sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club. Both events were open to the public. WorldFest was founded as an International Film Society in August 1961. It became the third competitive international film festival in Nor...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

Frozen takes top award at Commonwealth Film Festival

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Juliet McKoen’s FROZEN takes top award at Commonwealth Film FestivalEach year the Commonwealth Film Festival presents four Audience Awards, voted for by audiences throughout the 10 day Festival. Whilst the UK was gripped by General Election fever, the Commonwealth Film Festival had its Manchester audiences poised to vote for their favourite short, documentary, and feature, as well as Best Short made in the North West.The 4th Commonwealth Film Festival audience awards for Best Feature, Best Doc...

San Francisco Festival Awards

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48TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS AT GOLDEN GATE AWARDS CEREMONY SKYY PRIZE – FIRST NARRATIVE FEATUREME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW (USA), Miranda July, directorAWARDED $10,000 FIPRESCI PRIZEPRIVATE (Italy), Saverio Costanzo, director GOLDEN GATE AWARD – DOCUMENTARY FEATURECZECH DREAM (Czech Republic), Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda, directorsAWARDED $5,000 cash prize and Production Suite courtesy of Apple GOLDEN GATE AWARD – BAY AREA DOCUMENTARY FEAT...

Florida Festival wraps with awards

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14th ANNUAL FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL – April 8 – 17, 2005Wraps With Awards, Conversation & TributesSaturday, April 16th was a busy day at the 2005 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL as the event presented its Filmmaker Awards at a luncheon held at the Enzian Theatre; followed by the annual “Afternoon With…” film and conversation with this year’s warmly received guests Paul Reiser and Peter Falk and a screening of their new film THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS; and then on into the evening’s Florida Film ...

Aspen Shortsfest announces winners

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INTERNATIONAL VOICES CELEBRATED AS ASPEN SHORTSFEST 2005 ANNOUNCES COMPETITION WINNERS An Iraqi boatman, a precocious seven-year old smoker, and a sleepy head were among the winners of the 14th annual Aspen Shortsfest 2005 international short film and video competition when the awards were announced Sunday, April 10. In prefacing the jury?s decisions, jury member Alexander Payne (Sideways) said: "It's unfair to judge a festival this good. It was a constant Sophie's Choice. We were only unanimous...
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