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Reeling 2008 Chicago G&L Fest highlights

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Reeling 2008:The 27th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film FestivalNovember 6 - 16, 2008 Chicago Filmmakers and Presenting Sponsors Showtime and Comcast are pleased to announce the 27th year of Reeling, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, and a premier cultural event for the city's LGBT community and film-appreciating audiences.Reeling's mission is to recognize the important artistic contributions LGBT filmmakers have made to our culture and to counteract stereotypi...

Outfest announces recipients of Legacy Awards

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OUTFEST, the world's leading organization dedicated to showcasing, protecting and nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film imagery and artistry, will honor Academy Award®-winning producer Bruce Cohen and NBC Universal this month at the institution’s annual LEGACY AWARDS, it was announced today by Kirsten Schaffer, Interim Executive Director of Outfest The event serves as a fundraiser for the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, a collaboration between Outfest and t...

NEWSLETTER N° 374: July 26, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum) Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com...

NEWSLETTER N° 373: July 16, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum) Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

Think Pink: Gay And Lesbian Film Season in the US

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Circuit Editor Friday, June 5-----While June is still celebrated as “gay pride month” in North America, the LGBT (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender for you neophytes) film calendar actually has become a year-round phenomenon, making every season a new reason to think pink. In all, there are close to 100 separate LGBT film festivals in the U.S. and Canada. The most well-known take place in such gay meccas as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

Outview08: Athens 2nd International G & L Film Festival

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The Athens 2nd International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is heading into its second year and it has picked up along the way a new name for itself, OUTVIEW. After its first successful year the Athens international Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, or should we say OUTVIEW, returns bigger on the 23rd of May – 27th of May with even more critically acclaimed films and we are most proud to announce our special guest of honour, the director of the Panorama Section of Berlinale, Wieland Speck.Wieland Spec...

Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Coming This Summer

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Palm Springs Cultural Center is adding a major event to its calendar of happenings - The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - to be held at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs from Friday, July 25 through Thursday, July 31, 2008. The festival will present a varied combination of feature films, documentaries, and short films, and is now accepting submissions of films created by and/or about thematic issues relevant to the LGBT community. "We're establishing this new film event as a focal point...

The 36th Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) 2008

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The 36th Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) 2008, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association (DFA) was held at the Walter Reade Theater, New York, January 2-6, 11, 18 and 19. The 2008 DCF New York Premiere film of WATER FLOWING TOGETHER, directed by Gwendolen Cates held at Lincoln Center, New York State Theater, Tuesday, January 7, 6:30 p.m., included two screenings at the Walter Reade Theater, on Friday, January 11 and 18, 8:30 p.m. A special Q&A immediately followe...

36TH DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL NEW YORK PREMIERE FILM “WATER FLOWING TOGETHER” AIRS NATIONALLY ON PBS, APRIL 8, 10:00 PM (ET)

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By Maria Esteves - January 28, 2008 The 36th Dance on Camera Festival (DCF) 2008, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association (DFA) was held at the Walter Reade Theater, New York, January 2-6, 11, 18 and 19. The 2008 DCF New York Premiere film of WATER FLOWING TOGETHER, directed by Gwendolen Cates held at Lincoln Center, New York State Theater, Tuesday, January 7, 6:30 p.m., included two screenings at the Walter Reade Theater, on Friday, January 11 and 18, 8:3...

South Asian International Film Fest Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Shabana Azmi

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On opening night, SAIFF will honor international filmmaker, actress, activist, and role model Shabana Azmi with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to South Asian cinema. From her breakout role in her debut film in 1974, Shyam Benegal's "Ankur", for which she won her first of five National Awards, Ms. Azmi ventured upon an audacious path in cinema and stage by acting in over 100 independent, mainstream, and international films and appearing in a number of plays.She credits "Ank...

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

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If you dare wear short shorts, then wear them to the 2007 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest), held from August 23-29, 2007 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA. Now in its 13th year, the Festival has announced its roster of 332 films, selected from more than 2,500 worldwide entries. The Festival will showcase 54 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 20 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition feature...

San Francisco Black Film Festival Has Nine Lives

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Ninth annual SFBFF reels out 70 films and expands to two weekends, June 7-10 and June 14-17.San Francisco, CA (PRWeb) March 26, 2007 -- Like a magical black cat, the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) embarks upon its ninth incarnation on Thursday, June 7, 2007. For the first time in its nine-year history, the SFBFF expands to two extended weekends: June 7-10 and June 14-17. Take a trip around the world as the festival screens more than seventy films from Africa, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Eur...

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...

A day in Sundance blogging' life: party fever

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Despite my earlier declaration to "F*** The Parties", I fell victim to party fever as much as the next guy yesterday, but all were very pleasant affairs that were great networking opportunities and a chance to see old friends and colleagues. Things began at 11am at the Cafe Brilliant on Main Street, where the International Film Festival Summit held an informal get-together to introduce Sundance attendees to the plans to hold the first International Film Festival Summit in London on April 18, 200...

Sundance Diary: Doing The Party Crawl

Monday, January 22----Despite my earlier declaration to "Fuck The Parties", I fell victim to party fever as much as the next guy yesterday, but all were very pleasant affairs that were great networking opportunities and a chance to see old friends and colleagues. Things began at 11am at the Cafe Brilliant on Main Street, where the International Film Festival Summit held an informal get-together to introduce Sundance attendees to the plans to hold the first International Film Festival Summit i...

The Gay Edge At Sundance

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Tuesday, January 16-----As one of the world’s most cutting-edge film festivals, Sundance has been a welcoming environment for gay and lesbian filmmakers and their unique perspectives. Whether immersed in gay subject matter, or adding a particular gay spin to a genre film (hard to describe, but you know it when you see it), there is a definite gay edge at Sundance, evidenced by films with GLBT interest (that’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender for you sexual innocents) and a slew of in...

Toronto Film Fest awards new filmmakers

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After 10 days, 352 films, and 27,747 minutes of enthralling cinematic pleasure, the 31st Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close today with a highly-anticipated Awards Reception at the Hilton Hotel Toronto. Four out of the seven winners this year are first time feature filmmakers showcasing the freshest voices in international cinema. Covering topics including family, desperation, spirituality, politics, and globalization, the international landscape of the Festival is highlighted t...

Outfest announces competition winners

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Outfest, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals, has announced its coveted 12th 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 2006, the festival’s 24th edition, featured 209 films and videos from 28 countries, exhibited in nine venues over 12 days. The festival boasted five galas, 70 feature film programs, 15 shor...

24th edition of Outfest LA G&L Film Fest

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Fresh, new American and International filmmakers highlight one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals this year as the 24th edition of Outfest will showcase a very strong year of lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender (LGBT) filmmaking at its finest and most diverse. Outfest 2006, July 6 – 17, will screen 207 high quality narrative and documentary shorts and features from 25 countries around the world and will host 45 rollicking parties, a Festival hallmark. This year’s Outfes...

Outfest: the largest gay and lesbian film festival

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Fresh, new American and International filmmakers highlight one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals this year as the 24th edition of Outfest will showcase a very strong year of lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender (LGBT) filmmaking at its finest and most diverse. Outfest 2006, July 6 – 17, will screen 207 high quality narrative and documentary shorts and features from 25 countries around the world and will host 45 rollicking parties, a Festival hallmark. This year’s Outfes...

Outfest LA gay and lesbian film fest presents Fusion

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THE WORLD’S ONLY MULTICULTURAL LESBIAN/GAY/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDERPEOPLE OF COLOR FILM FESTIVALTO TAKE PLACE IN LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 11-13Outfest, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals, will present Fusion, the only multicultural gender-inclusive LGBT People of Color Film Festival for the third consecutive year. To be held in Los Angeles November 11-13, 2005, Fusion is a celebration of extraordinary films, music, spoken-word, workshops and panels. Every program of Fusion is...

Philadelphia G&L awards

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The Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, produced by the Philadelphia Film Society, ended its two-week run up and down Broad Street with the announcement of winners of its Jury Competition and Audience Awards, a closing night screening of Craig Lucas’ THE DYING GAUL, and a final marathon of “Festival Favorites” the following evening. FESTIVAL AWARDS: At the Closing Night Ceremony on July, 18, Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director Thom Cardwell and Pennsylvania F...

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...

Outfest opens with Cote d'Azur

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OUTFEST 2005 23rd LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVALBookends Festival with COTE D’AZUR for Opening and Closes with THE DYING GAULThe largest and most successful Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the world will open on July 7th. Outfest 2005 takes place in Los Angeles California, for the 23rd year once again promises to showcase a dynamic and broad scope of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual films. From July 7th to the 18th Los Angeles will become the hub for alternative lifestyle cin...

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