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The San Francisco International Film Festival Turns Golden

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Opening on April 26 with Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 15-day golden anniversary in high style. The 50th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas boasts an ambitious program of films and special events in the City by the Bay until the curtains close on May 10 with Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Edith Piaf, LA VIE EN ROSE. “It’s quite an auspicious moment for us,” announced Graham Leggat, Executiv...

Cine Las Americas Festival Announces Award Winners

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award WinnersAUSTIN, TX – The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards and Youth Film Awards.Best Narrative Feature Film is TATUADO (Tattooed) from Argentine director Eduardo Raspo. Cynthia...

Cine Las Americas International opened with El Violin

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival began with an well-received screening of EL VIOLIN (The Violin, Francisco Vargas Quevedo, Mexico, 2006) at the Paramount Theater.The opening night audience was deeply touched by the film as proved by their laughter and their tears for the story of Don Plutarco and the Hidalgo family, described by actor Gerardo Taracena as "a story of injustice, a story about something that hurts us in Mexico and in all parts of Latin America" The film depict...

4 films focused on Coca at Cine Las Americas

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival program will present a program of four films that explore the issues facing Bolivia’s indigenous farmers of coca.Through both documentary and narrative films, audiences will explore the many resonances of the debate over coca, a plant of great cultural value in Bolivia’s indigenous communities, and of great controversy throughout the Americas.“Our Coca Culture program highlights films shot in Bolivia, but more than that, portrays a reg...

Cine Las Americas Documentary Feature Film Competition

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will host its Documentary Feature Film competition from April 20 – 22, 2007. Films in competition will screen at the Regal Metropolitan Theater (901 Little Texas Lane, near the intersection of IH 35 and Stassney) and The Hideout Theater (617 Congress Avenue).While the documentary form has established a place for itself with mainstream audiences, the works included in this section push the boundaries to the next level, exposing audiences ...

Cine Las Americas Festival to honour Lúcia Murat

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is honored to welcome Brazilian filmmaker Lúcia Murat, who will present the Austin premiere of her two most recent films: QUASE DOIS IRMAOS (Almost Brothers) and OLHAR ESTRANGEIRO (The Foreign Eye).Born in Rio de Janeiro, Lúcia Murat became politically active in the late 1960s. In 1971 she was jailed in connection with her participation in the guerrilla movement that opposed Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985.) Her experience dur...

IFFS EUROPE 2007 Program & Agenda Wednesday April 18, 2007

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8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45  Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight    This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessaloniki Film Fest...

IFFS Europe April 18 Program & Agenda

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Program for the Day 8:00 Networking Breakfast 8:45 Festival Retrospective, a Decade of Hindsight This panel will examine what large festivals from around the world have gone through to get where they are today. This esteemed group of festivals will share what they consider to be critical factors in their festivals success, longevity, and where they see their organizations in the next five years. Moderator: Stuart Kemp, UK Bureau Chief, The Hollywood ReporterDespina Mouzaki, Director, Thessal...

Robin Williams To Be Honored At San Francisco International Film Festival

Wednesday, March 21----- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Robin Williams will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award to be presented at the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 26–May 10, 2007), which is celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary this year, making it the oldest film festival event in the Americas. The Owens Award, named after local cultural benefactor and longtime Film Society board member Peter J. Owens, honors an actor whose work exemplif...

Austin Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival April 19 – 26, 2007The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place April 19 through April 26. Festival passes are now available for purchase at www.cinelasmaericas.org.Opening night is Thursday, April 19, with a screening of Francisco Vargas Quevedo’s award winning drama EL VIOLIN (Mexico, 2006) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. EL VIOLIN won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for Ibero-American Cinema at...

Former Filmfestivals.com staffer Patrick de Bokay new Miami Fest Director

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Patrick de Bokay had opened the LA office of filmfestivals.com in 2000 Filmfestivals team sends him a warm salute and is happy to see Patrick get even closer to his festival management passion declared Bruno Chatelin from the festivals portal. Patrick and Bruno had worked together for a while when both worked for Fox theatrical arm in France.Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón joined the team from the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), which is presented by Miami Dad...

The Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented awards to films today in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Cinema Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremony, which took place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, was hosted by Mexican actress Gabriela Ribero and from Burkina F...

Miami Festival closes with The Heart of the Earth

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), closes the 24th annual Festival Sunday, March 11 with the World Premiere of The Heart of the Earth (Spain/UK/Portugal) from director Antonio Cuadri and starring Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace). Scheduled to attend the 8:30 p.m. screening at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts are director Antonio Cuadri, actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, executive producer William Dietrich, producers L...

South American films get US distribution at Miami Fest

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Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) festival director Nicole Guillemet announced today that three films screening at MIFF received North American distribution deals. "The films truly celebrate the spirit of the festival and is another step towards growth for the festival further establishing it as a marketplace where filmmakers have the opportunity to seek and find distribution,” said Guillemet. “This has always been a part of my vision for the festival and to see it come to fruition is...

Miami Festival program includes 23 documentary features:

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In recent years, the documentary film has taken flight in terms of commercial interest. At the heart of this trend, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), remains one of the premiere festivals for celebrating non-fiction filmmaking from around the world, as recently announced in their 2007 program. “We are always compelled by the art of storytelling in the documentary form,” said Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. “Non-fiction filmmaking borr...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

Use of digital technologies for festival communication - panel discussion

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Film Festivals- Innovative Use of Digital Technology Tuesday, 12/5, 4:45 - 5:45pm This panel examines how film festivals around the world have used digital technology to make their events stand out, both on-screen and off-screen. Some of the most cutting edge festival organizers and technology solutions providers from Europe, Asia and the Americas will share their experiences and give examples of technical innovation for every budget. From super high definition on the largest screen to creating ...

Program day 2 final sessions

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Sponsors Share Their Success Stories and Initiatives for the Future Moderator: Jon Fitzgerald, President, Right Angle Studios Doug Cole, Director of Entertainment Marketing, Hewlett Packard Darren Michele Gipson, National Director, SAGIndie Bob Donlon, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Video & Audio Manager, Adobe Guerilla PR for Film Festivals Chris Gore, President, FilmThreat Festival Filter: Understand How the Film Festival is an important outlet for the distribution of independent film...

Ready to fly to the festival summit in Vegas? yes ready with a stress

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Ready but with a slight stress. My tickets due from DHL two days ago should only be delivered to my home 3 hours before take off :-( "Run Bruno Run" Is my pass ok? well I am sure they will tell me eventually, enough technology built in this official bit of paper How about liquid through customs? I was not planning to bring wine anyway, tooth paste? perfume??? travel light bruno Due to speak on a panel at the summit next tuesday afternoon:subject: Film Festivals- Innovative Use of Digital Te...

Amsterdam: 9th Africa in the Picture – Reframing Tradition

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Amsterdam – September 7th – 16thLocations: Filmhuis Rialto, Club Bitterzoet, Podium Mozaïek, Imagine IC free open air cinema throughout Amsterdam.Parallel programmeRotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Nijmegen & Den Bosch.African Film is experiencing a transformation! Africa in the Picture – the annual platform in Europe for African cinema and African Diaspora cinema (North and South America, Europe, Surinam, the Caribbean) demonstrates these developments in over 80 films. The varied programm...

NY City horror fest set dates

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The 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival Sets Dates!October 18 through the 22nd at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick St)Americas largest film festival focusing solely on Horror, Science-Fiction and Thrillers is back for year five! October 18 through the 22nd, The New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates genre films and the hard working filmmakers who create them. Filling the city with special screenings, celebrity appearances, frightening fun parties, informative fan & filmmakers panels and h...

Glimpses from the Closing Night at SFIFF

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If you think the only San Francisco love fest took place during the summer of 1967, think again. No one was wearing flowers in their hair at the Castro Theatre on the May 4th Closing Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival, but a special feeling was certainly in the air. Graham Leggat, the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), took the stage to applause and hoots and whistles, stating, “G’d evening, guys. No festival from Alaska to Argentina has done so...

2006 is onedotzero's tenth anniversary

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2006 is onedotzero's tenth anniversary, and will be celebrated with very special events, projects and programming. onedotzero has grown from a pioneering weekend festival at the ICA in the mid-nineties, to become "the most crucial, groundbreaking festival of the early 21st century" [Guardian Film Unlimited], as well as being renowned as a DVD label and as a highly influential production company, producing programmes for Channel 4, and live tour visuals for The Rolling Stones, U2 and Little Brita...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival LNE UP

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The 9th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has announced its program, which is available online at www.cinelasamericas.org. (Please see attachments for full schedule and film info.)At the Web site, users can navigate films by title, program section, venue, and country of origin. Festival passes ($60) and tickets for individual screenings ($5 to $7) are also available online, as well as at the box office.This year’s festival program runs from Wednesday, April 19, through Sunday, Apr...

Cine Las Americas presents EMERGENCIA,

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Cine Las Americas presents EMERGENCIA, its annual youth film competition, on Saturday, April 22 at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex.Saturday’s event will begin at 12 PM with a free short film competition for filmmakers no older than nineteen years of age. Participants of the Cine Las Americas after-school program at Johnston High School produce, judge, market, and organize this event. This opportunity allows students to determine which films best reflect the views of their generation...

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