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Estonian Black Nights Fest:

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2nd Horror and Fantasy Film Festival to be held in the Estonian resort town of Haapsalu from 22 - 25 March.Haapsalu will be overrun by nearly 20 acclaimed fantasy and horror films from all over the world. Hosted by a community that is itself home to a legendary ghostly apparition – the White Lady – the 2nd Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is organised in cooperation with the town of Haapsalu, Black Nights Film festival and Haapsalu Culture Centre."The boundaries between fantasy and ...

Berlinale Speck on the TEDDY Award and the current Queer Cinema

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The Berlinale is still the only major international film festival offering official awards for the best films on gay, lesbian or transgender themes. The legendary famed Teddy awards have been offered since 1987, and following the political orientation of the Berlinale, the awards were created with the goal of enlightenment, thus breaking taboos and challenging the stereotypes dominating official and popular views of the queer and transgender communities. The daring and innovative nature of the...

Filmmor Women’s Film Festival On Wheels

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5th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival On Wheel proceeds travelling with women this year, too. The festival is going to start in İstanbul to be held in March 10-18, (at the halls of French Cultural Center and Italian Cultural Center); and continue with travelling screenings in Ağrı (March 24-25), Diyarbakir (March 30-31) and Van (April 7-8). The theme of this year’s festival is ‘honor’! We want to discuss one of the main agents of patriarchy, which is ‘honor’ ...

40th WorldFest-Houston - April 20-29, 2007 - Initial Film Selections!

THIS IS AN INITIAL JURY SELECTION - IT IS SUBJECT TO CONSTANT REVISION! THIS LIST IS IN ALPHA ORDER, AND IT SHOWS ONLY TITLE, DIRECTOR AND THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. THIS LIST WILL BE AMENDED DAILY. SHORT FILMS WILL BE LISTED SHORTLY. THIS LIST DOES NOT SHOW THE SCREENING TIMES OF THE FILMS! WE WILL POST SHOW TIMES IN A FEW DAYS. WORLD PREMIERES- (TITLE - DIRECTOR - COUNTRY OF ORIGIN): 11 MINUTES AGO - BOB GEBERT - CALIF

Berlinale announced Short Films Awards

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 The members of the international short film jury Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima (Nigeria)Riina Sildos (Estonia)Ning Ying (China) award the following prizes: The GOLDEN BEAR to RAAK by Hanro Smitsman (The Netherlands) The SILVER BEAR ex aequo to DECROCHE by Manuel Schapira (France) and MEI  by Arvin Chen (USA-Taiwan, China) The Prix UIP to  ROTTEN APPLE by Ralitza Petrova (United Kingdom) The DAAD short film prize to  ANNEM SINEMA ÖGRENIYOR by Nesimi Yetik (Turkey)  The award cer...

Explosion of Documentary-Only Film Festivals

Thursday, November 30----While it is true that most major international film festivals do showcase important documentary films, the explosion of documentary-only film festivals, as evidenced here at the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam, is nothing less than an explosion. With brochures littering the industry areas, it is amazing and heartening to see such a massive public interest in the documentary form. So, instead of writing a long article, I am simply going to l...

The Bahamas International Film Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 7th – 10th, 2006. Festival attendees will delight in the nation’s tropical beauty and cultural charms thanks to Founding Sponsors Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Audiences will enjoy BIFF screenings at the...

Here Are The Winners Of The Bitfilm Awards

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The worldwide Internet audience has decided in a public voting about the winners of the Bitfilm Awards. More than 750 films from 51 countries have applied for the prizes in seven categories. Here are the winners:T-COM 3D SPACE AWARD „Versus” by François Caffiaux, Romain Noel and Thomas Salas (France)ADOBE FX MIX AWARD„Travel Diary” by Keng-Ming Liu (Taiwan/United States)MTV FLASH AWARD„Blow” by Hermes Mangialardo (Italy)HAMBURG MACHINIMA AWARD„The Days After” by André Pesch (Ge...

Focus On World Cinema at Fort Lauderdale

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The focus is on world cinema, as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival enters its final week of international and independent offerings. Films from around the world make up a considerable share of the premieres at the Festival, and offer South Florida audiences the unique opportunity to see films that may never open commercially.The range of international films on tap for Monday alone is impressive. The program begins with the Florida premiere of the Dutch film JOHAN, directed by Nicol...

Focus On World Cinema

Monday, November 6-----The focus is on world cinema, as the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival enters its final week of international and independent offerings. Films from around the world make up a considerable share of the premieres at the Festival, and offer South Florida audiences the unique opportunity to see films that may never open commercially. The range of international films on tap for Monday alone is impressive. The program begins with the Florida premiere of the Dutch fi...

Hawai Film Fest Awards Golden Orchid toLove for Share

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LIST OF AWARDS1 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST FEATURE FILM LOVE FOR SHARE (director Nia Dinata, Indonesia)2 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TIME AND TIDE (directors Julie Bayer and Josh Salzman, Tuvalu, USA) Special jury award for SHARKWATER (director Rob Stewart, Canada)3 FILM IN HAWAII AWARD LOST4 NETWORK FOR PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA AWARD 4:30 (director Royston Tan, Singapore)5 EASTMANN KODAK AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Matthew Libatique, ASC6 ...

Between East and West : Vancouver International Film Festival

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Organizing a major film festival in Vancouver may seem an impossible task. Two of the very best film festivals in North America take place in Toronto and Montreal, and if one thinks of major Canadian film festivals, Vancouver will not be the first one to spring to mind. North American film festivals, however, tend to cater for the most important ethnic minorities present in their location. Vancouver has the great advantage of being home to minorities that happen to come from those countries (Jap...

Bitfilm Awards Nominees

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Here Are The Nominees For The Bitfilm Awards The Internet audience has decided in a public voting about the nominees for the Bitfi lm Awards. These are the fi ve fi lms in each category which will enter the second round of the Bitfi lm online voting:T-COM 3D SPACE AWARDElephants Dream by Bassam Kurdali (Netherlands)No Room For Gerold by Daniel Nocke (Germany)Supermoine by Bagnol Julien, Ho Sebastien and Landouzy Florian (France)The End by Maxime Leduc, Michel Samreth, Martin Ruyant (France)Versu...

AnimaMadrid 06 in action

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63 short films, 6 full-length films and 23 animated series will compete for 42,500.00 euros in prizes in the Official Section of ANIMADRID 06 From September 29 to October 6, 2006 www.animadrid.com - The Festival is growing and has received the greatest number of entries for the competition in its seven years of existence. - ANIMADRID 06 has also proven itself to be one of the most thought-provoking arenas for parallel animation activities in Spain, which continue to increase ...

Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up

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The first film market ever held in Turkey ended yesterday in Antalya and was hailed as a success both by buyers and sellers, several of whom were clearly taken aback by the sheer professionalism of the organisers.A combined total of some 200 buyers and sellers from approximately 30 countries attended the inaugural Eurasia Film Festival which took place over four days during the week-long 43rd Golden Orange Eurasia Film Festival.The launch of the film market is a bold bid by the Turks to position...

The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

The juries of the 11th Milano Film Festival

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The juries of the two International Competitions of the 11th Milano Film Festival consist of personalities from different sectors of the international and Italian cultural scene. The choice of the juries reflects the Milano Film Festival's disposition to become a meeting place for interaction between various cultural areas. The diversity of the juries' composition triggers a lively debate, in which the selection of the winning films will be the outcome of the convergence between different geogra...

The First Annual MediaBridge Fest for youth in Chicago

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The First Annual MediaBridge Fest for youth ages 15-19 kicks off August 11 and 12 at Facets Multi-Media, 1517 W. Fullerton. Films for the first night of the festival were selected during two weeks of deliberation by the MediaBridge jury from among 150 entries submitted to the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The second night of the MediaBridge Midnight Fest will feature an Open Screen during which films made by MediaBridge participants and youth from around Chicago will be shown...

58 universities from all over the world take part to UNIFEST

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58 universities from all over the World are participating in the second edition of UNIFEST The 2nd International University Short Film Festival has achieved its objective of enhancing its international scope, on receiving 162 films from 19 different countries UNIFEST has become consolidated for the second year in a row as the pioneering festival in its category in Europe and the rest of the worldUNIFEST’06 promises to be an overwhelming success. Following an initial edition where the expectati...

The Short Shorts Film Festival wrapped in Tokyo

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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS OVER $60,000 IN PRIZESSpecial Screenings include the Japan premiere of THANK YOU FOR SMOKINGThe Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) closed its 8th annual festival in Tokyo this month by awarding over $60,000 in cash prizes to award-winning films. Over 1,000 guests attended the Award Ceremony at the Meiji Shrine. The ceremony will be broadcast on Japan’s Jupter TV/Movie Plus satellite channel on June 25. In attendance were Japanese and Korean celebrities, jury...

Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television: action

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The 42nd Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television, hosted by Janet Davies and Lou Canellis of ABC-7’s 190 North, will take place this Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Chicago’s Park West. Winners of the 2006 Hugo Awards Competition will be announced, with artists present to accept their awards in categories for both television programs and commercials. Over 15 countries participated in this year’s competition including works from South Africa, Argentina, Taiwan, Sweden, Denmark and Hong Kong. E...

Perhaps Love Lavish musical picks up No. 1 Chinese Film

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Perhaps Love was named Best Chinese Picture of 2005 by Taiwan's Chinese Critics Association separately Zhou Xun was voted Best Actress by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society at the12th annual awards presentation ceremony. Distributed worldwide (except China) by Celestial Pictures, Perhaps Love is on general theatrical release across Asia. Not only did the film outperform all other musicals including Chicago, Moulin Rouge, and Phantom of The Opera in Hong Kong and Malaysia, the title also bec...

And the Tigers go to China Uruguay and United States

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 25 – Sunday, February 5, 2006During the IFFR 2006 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2006 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE (LIA XIAO ZI) by Han Jie (China/France), THE DOG POUND (LA PERRERA) by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain), both su...

Hungarian Film Week opens with István Szabó’s Relatives

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The traditional showcase of the Hungarian film production of the year, the 37th edition of the Hungarian Film Week will be held in Budapest between January 31 – February 7, 2005. This year nearly 120 foreign professionals accepted the invitation from Magyar Filmunió to the Hungarian Film Week that plays an outstanding part in the international promotion of Hungarian films. The foreign critics’ Gene Moskowitz Award will be handed over at the final ceremony on 7th February.The traditional sho...
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