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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative And Documentary Competition Selections Plus Out-Of-Competition Viewpoints

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section—the program established last year that highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Forty-six of the 90 feature-length films were announced. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. ...

LOOK AGAIN there is no Planet B

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This year's  Sundance Film Festival theme, LOOK AGAIN was intended to mean  < Look again at the world and your place within it>  question your pre-conceived notions and assumptions, shake up and readjust your perception on issues, but to more reality based observers, it could also be interpreted as   <Look Again at Broken America>  the broken lives, broken homes, broken Banking/ Financial/Economic institutions,its broken health care, schooling, welfare, criminal justice and p...

BUFF BLOG (FEBRUARY 2012)

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In a little over 4 months from now, this year’s British Urban Film Festival line-up will be decided. Another year consuming, digesting and deliberating on hours of output, private screenings and submissions will come to a head and the UK’s buffest films (otherwise known as the sweet 16) will be offered to the public for due consideration at BUFF 2012, the 7th such occasion, with each festival seemingly surpassing itself in profile and prestige year on year. And so it goes without saying th...

BUFF BLOG (January 2012)

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The first month of Olympic year in London has not failed to disappoint in terms of celebrating the best of British. At the time of publication of this blog came news that the network television premiere of ‘Sus’ – co-produced by and starring Clint Dyer attracted 600,000 viewers on BBC 1, dominating all TV viewing at the time of broadcast (which at 11.15pm is quite impressive). Previous BUFF blogs and the festival in general have championed the likes of films like ‘Sus’ and will conti...

Sundance 2012: Look Again, there is no Planet B

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This year's Sundance Film Festival theme, LOOK AGAIN was intended to mean < Look again at the world and your place within it> question your pre-conceived notions and assumptions, shake up and readjust your perception on issues, but to more reality based observers, it could also be interpreted as the broken lives, broken homes, broken Banking/ Financial/Economic institutions,its broken health care, schooling, welfare, criminal justice and prison systems- all corroded by greed, corruption,...

Golan Fantasy Comes True

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The 40th International Film Festival 2012 FEST brought to Belgrade major filmmaker, Israeli director and Hollywood producer, Menahem Golan. Director who has signed close to 80 films, produced over 250 Hollywood and international films, had more than ten nominations for the "Oscar", whose works have received several "Golden Globe" awards at festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin ... This author has worked with major film artists of our time Coppola or Goddard etc. On the press...

Can a Film be French and American Indie????

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  There is indeed much to celebrate in France with the multiple Oscar wins by THE ARTIST, which has made film history as the first silent film to win Best Picture in 80 years and the first wins by a French director and actor in their respective categories. The five Oscar wins by THE ARTIST (matched only by Martin Scorsese's exquisite period film HUGO, which dominated the technical prizes), its sweep of the Cesar Awards and all the other awards that the film has won during this seemingly...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 20, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2012 (MBFWNYF12) Collections were held at the tents in Lincoln Center and venues in downtown New York, February 9-16, 2012. Presented by IMG Fashion, MBFWNYF12 was sponsored by American Express, DHL, Diet Pepsi, Fiber One Bars, ideeli, Maybelline New York, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, TRESemme, W Hotels Worldwide, and WGSN. This season designer Naeem Khan received the title of ‘Mercedes Benz presents.’...

New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists

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New York Festivals 2012 International Television & Film Awards Announces Finalists;  Trophies Presented at NAB Show in Las Vegas  New York, NY – February 2, 2012:  New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 55th year of honoring the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™, announced the finalists for the 2012 competition.  The Grand Jury, comprised of award-winning television and film industry experts, determined the shortlist from e...

Will A German Film Grab a Bear?

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by Alex Deleon                             Winter Twilight in Arctic Hammerfest as German Guest Worker visits scene of wife’s Hit-and-Run accident in “Gnade” On Day Number 8 some German papers are touting the possibility of a German Golden bear. In a not overly compelling competition selection there have been several notable German entries. "Barbara" starr...

Don't miss PINA, by Wim Wenders

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  If you love beautiful things and you want to be moved, you must see PINA, the documentary by Wim Wenders. It captures some of the legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch’s 40 dances, using 3-D technology that draws you into the dance in a way that’s never been filmed before. And it’s earthy! Where else have you seen dancers ooze into actual dirt, fling themselves into water and rock, burst through woods in spring, or dance a lonely arabesque on a concrete island surrounded...

CAROLINA HERRERA New York Fall 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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By Maria Esteves – February 15, 2012 The CAROLINA HERRERA New York Fall 2012 Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center commenced Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:00 AM. Herrera’s Fall 2012 runway show was a beautiful display of elegance. Her timeless collection included wool coats embroidered with fur details in navy and black; silk gowns with crystal embroidered, abstract prints, and solid colors. Celebrities in attendance included Anna Wintour, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand...

OK Go - Needing Getting Music Video

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OK Go- Needing Getting Over five years after OK Go became a YouTube sensation with the video for ‘Here it Goes Again’ (more commonly known as the ‘treadmill video’), the LA-based four piece are back with their unique brand of freewheeling eccentricity – only this time on a much larger scale. ‘Needing Getting’ is like the older, more ambitious brother of ‘Here It Goes Again’. It hits you in the face with its half-car, half-robot contraption which softl...

Marton Scorsese and Sir Ben Kingsley speak about cinema, each other and HUGO (2011)

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  Martin Scorsese wins The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival.. “We have to keep this wonderful life-sustaining conversation going with cinema”.   On the night of January 30, 2012, the legendary director Martin Scorsese, whose latest film HUGO (2012) is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, was awarded The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival (SBIFF) by celebrated actor Ben Kingsley. Before receiving the award, M...

Marton Scorsese and Sir Ben Kingsley speak about cinema, each other and HUGO (2011)

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  Martin Scorsese wins The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival.. “We have to keep this wonderful life-sustaining conversation going with cinema”.   On the night of January 30, 2012, the legendary director Martin Scorsese, whose latest film HUGO (2012) is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, was awarded The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival (SBIFF) by celebrated actor Ben Kingsley. Before receiving the award, M...

Bollywood godfather to screen at Berlin

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By Alex Deleon For the second time in three years a major Bollywood "blockbuster" starring top Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) will have a high profile opening at Berlin.  The title of the new film is "DON 2, The King is Back", and is directed by star director Farhan Akhtar. In 2012 Mr. Khan was here for the world's premier of "My Name Khan" --a combination political film and love strory set in the USA. The subject of that one was actually anti-Isla...

AMERICAN NGO RUNS GLOBAL SEMINARS AT VON TRAPP FAMILY HOME,AUSTRIA

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The Austrian Road Show in Mumbai organised by Stefan Herzl's Panorama Tours saw a large number of travel experts waxing lyrical on the Tirol, Salzburg, Innsbruck,Wien, Mozart Concerts, and some lesser known places in the country. Of special interest to movie fans would be the Sound of Music special which pays tribute to the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.  The Von Trapps fled Austria in 1938 to settle in Vermont,USA which reminded them best of their home on a sylvan...

New York Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 5, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) New York Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Monday, January 16, 1:00 PM. A special Q&A session immediately followed with director Steven Fischler and associate producer Phyllis A. Dillon moderated by independent curator Rachel Chanoff, New York Jewish Film Festival. Questions posed to direct...

NYJFF 2012 Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 5, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) New York Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Monday, January 16, 1:00 PM. A special Q&A session immediately followed with director Steven Fischler and associate producer Phyllis A. Dillon moderated by independent curator Rachel Chanoff, New York Jewish Film Festival. Questions posed to direct...

NYJFF 2012 NY Premiere of Dressing America Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – February 5, 2012 The 21st New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYJFF2012) New York Premiere of Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Monday, January 16, 1:00 PM. A special Q&A session immediately followed with director Steven Fischler and associate producer Phyllis A. Dillon moderated by independent curator Rachel Chanoff, New York Jewish Film Festival. Questions posed to direct...

Ed Wood in Fantasporto, "So bad it's actually good"

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SO BAD THAT IT’S ACTUALLY GOOD! "So bad it's actually good" is the phrase that defines the work of Ed Wood. Hailed as "the worst director of all time", Edward Davis Wood Jr. will have a retrospective of his work at Fantasporto 2012. Born in America, he was a producer, director and writer of horror movies, "love stories" and science fiction films that clearly stood out in their creativity,taking into account the limited resources he had, both tec...

New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards

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Vegas, April 14th - 19th. Rose Anderson, Executive Director, New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotion Awards The wide variety, depth, and scope of the programming created by this year's Finalists are proof that excellence knows no boundaries. New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards, now in its 55th year of honoring the World's Best TV Programs & FilmsTM, announced the finalists for the 2012 competition. The Grand Jury, comprised of aw...

Read the entire list of NYIIFVF's success stories

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Below is a list of films that have achieved success through exhibition at our festival. Many of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores. Where the river runs...goes to Cannes with Stuart Salter   Racing Daylight (Starring David Strathairn) Picked up and released by Vanguard Cinema Ghost Adventures. Festival award helps launch their own TV series of the same name on The Travel Channel Down The Barrel (Surfing Documantary) Showed o...

Links : Screenwriting

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Create Your Screenplay : http://www.createyourscreenplay.com Resources for screenwriters CineStory : http://www.cinestory.com Works with emerging screenwriters to hone their craft Final Draft : http://www.finaldraft.com The number-one selling screenwriting software program in the world Hollywood Script Analysis : http://www.hollywoodscriptanalysis.com Professional Coverage For Your Screenplay IMSDb : http://imsdb.com Movie Scripts free for reading and downloading ...

Celebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to Dallas

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6th Texas Black Film FestivalCelebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to STUDIO MOVIE GRILL DALLAS next week, February 1st through 4th. Featuring the premieres of independent film from around the world, TBFF celebrates a rich culture through the art of film, workshops and filmmaker Q&A. Throughout the festival, TBFF will premiere over 50 shorts, documentaries, features and animations of independent filmmakers from Texas and from around the world. Wednesday F...
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