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The Iris Prize Winners 2011

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And the winner is: ·       I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone  (directed by Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil) - Iris Prize And the other winners are:  ·        The Red Bike (directed by Andrew Steggall) – Best UK Short ·        August (directed by Eldar Rapaport)- Iris Prize Best Feature Award ·        Murray Bartlett (Troy in August) Best Actor in a Feature ·        Allison Lane (Candy in Going Down In La-La Land) Best Actress in a Feature A short film about ...

3rd Petaluma International Film Festival Lineup Announced

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Tanguero Director: Emanuele Persico, 2011, Italy/Argentina, 78 minutes, Cast: Omar Quiroga, Veronica Palacios, Maria Cecilia Cervini, Juan Carlos Stasi, Jorge Juanatey Simple Director: Ivan Calbérac, 2010, France, 90 minutes, Cast: Bastien BOUILLON, Julien DRION, Shemss Audat, Morgane Cabot, Esteban CARVAJAL-ALEGRIA, Valentine CATZEFLIS, CIVIL François, Jérémie ELKAIM The Fire [Der Brand] Director: Brigitte Bertele, 2011, Germany, 70 minutes, Cast:  Florian David Fitz, Wota...

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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"George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wed, Oct 5th and Thurs Oct 6 "George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, Oct 6th at 9pm. Last night at the New York premiere, Martin Scorsese explained that , "the film took over 6 years to make and fifty people worked on it", while Oliva Harrison shared, "I never imagined this film would get finished. It co...

"George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wed, Oct 5th and Thurs Oct 6

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"George Harrison: Living in the Material World", directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO tonight, Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, Oct 6th at 9pm. Last night at the New York premiere, Martin Scorsese explained that , "the film took over 6 years to make and fifty people worked on it", while Oliva Harrison shared, "I never imagined this film would get finished. It could not be rushed. It had to just sit. In the last five years we have what George would call...

BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

Tallgrass Film Festival short film selections

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  More than 325 short films were submitted to the ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Of those, 58 came from Kansas filmmakers and 48 from high school filmmakers from around the globe. This year's festival will showcase 63 short films - adding up to a total of more than 12 hours of programming. SHORTS PROGRAMS (In Competition) Get Together: Twists and turns of love and attraction First Dates, Dir. Sam Wasserman (USA) Missed Connections, Dir. Mary Robertson (USA) My Other Hal...

LA Irish Film Festival 2011

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LOS ANGELES IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2011  PROGRAM AND TRIBUTE TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN THE STEVE BRENNAN TRIBUTE AWARD TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN Los Angeles Irish Film Festival 2011 Program OPENING NIGHT Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7pm TRIBUTE TO FIONNULA FLANAGAN PERFORMANCE BY JUDITH MOK SPECIAL SCREENING OF "THE GUARD" Director: John Michael McDonagh Producers: Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe Writer: John Michael McDonagh Cast...

The Mill and the Cross" an extraordinary artistic achievement

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  By Ron Gilbert   Director, Lech Majewski does a brilliant orchestration in this film which is like watching an artist visually show how his painting is created and all of his inspirations. Opening this complex painting via a combination of actors and horses with blue screen effects and 2D backdrops with historical, religious, contemporary and symbolic figures, with biblical travails depicted alongside sufferings of Flemish citizens persecuted by representati...

"Opus" Opens Shriekfest Los Angeles

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I'm unfamiliar with the genre of "horror." I loved "Scream," and "I Know what you did Last Summer," in high-school when they came out, but somewhere along the way my interest piqued and hasn't come back again. I don't know, I like happy things. So last night I was excited to see inside an unfamiliar world at the Shriekfest opening night party. I talked to filmmakers about their work, horror as a genre, and the state of indie filmmaking. My wingman Cubby and I or...

LOVERBOY at RIFF 2011

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LOVERBOY at RIFF 2011LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and screened in competition in Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award for her magnetic and captivating performance in the film as a her loverboy’s greatest conquest. Now this September it has made its Nordic debut at the 8th annual Reykjavik Internati...

French Cinema Now in San Francisco...next october

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Fourth Annual Week-long Festival Celebrates the Best in Contemporary French Language Cinema with Filmmaker Guests and New Works by the Dardenne Brothers, Aki Kaurismäki and Mia Hansen-Løve The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 2, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Film Society's new theatrical home, San Fr...

2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER Panel Discussion Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – September 26, 2011 The 2011 Education Nation Summit World Premiere of AMERICAN TEACHER, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, commenced Sunday, September 25, 4:15PM, in the tent at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Business leaders, elected officials, educators, and parents attended the world premiere presented by NBC News Education Nation. AMERICAN TEACHER Opens Theatrically at AMC Cinemas, September 30, 2011. A special panel discussion preceded the w...

Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next Savannah fest

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Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5," "All of Me") at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") with an...

12th New York Intl Latino Film Festival Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – September 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) Closing Night World Premiere of OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA), by Academy Award winning filmmaker Leon Gast commenced Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the AMC Empire Cinema. Presented by American Airlines, sponsored by Heineken, the 40th anniversary remastered edition of FANIA All-Stars musical documentary OUR LATIN THING (NUESTRA COSA) is now available on DVD. Prior to screening, one luc...

The Telluride Film Festival final line up

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.   TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, studen...

The 20 Best Movies for Back to School

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Summer is nearly over, and for lots of kids, it's time to go back to school. But before you head off to class, enjoy the last of your days of leisure this summer with a few back-to-school-appropriate films. Whether your idea of a great movie is tongue-in-cheek satire or an inspirational story of triumph, there's a back to school movie for you, and we've listed 20 of the best ones here. There are, of course, many more great movies appropriate for back to school viewing, but we believe thes...

Cineclassics Kiesloswki exhibition

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CINECLASSICS: KIESLOWSKI EXHIBITION             "It gives me the creeps, and I have an impression that somebody is speaking through Kieslowski" , said Robert de Niro in 1989. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films have had huge impacts all over the world, and right at the time of the Central European regime changes. Signs and Memories, the joint exhibition of CineClassics and the Polish Institute in Budapest, is going to be held in the House of Arts, Miskolc (Rákóczi u. 5.) and...

Beneath the Earth Film Festival BTEFF 2011 Call for Submissions

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Beneath the Earth Film Festival (BTE), the latest purveyor of online content, reveals an impressive lineup of revered guest judges while also announcing this year’s Call for Entries after a successful first season as a standout and innovative online film festival.  The festival will accept submissions through 8/31/11. In an age when consumers are receiving more news and content through social media and social networking channels, BTE has partnered with some of the Web’s most passionate...

Fantastic Fest announces the short film lineup

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Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the short film lineup for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest loves its short films – they provide a fertile ground for new and exciting filmmaking talent to show off their genre goods in an unrestrained format. Here is the lineup for Fantastic Fest 2011: ALL MEN ARE CALLED ROBERT (2011) U.S. Premiere Director: Marc-Henri Boulier, France, 6 minutes A naked, terribly bruised man is runn...

Demy time in San Sebastian

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Retrospective on Jacques Demy at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival The season will be presented by hi widow Agnès Varda, Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda   The 59th San Sebastián Film Festival will be devoting a comprehensive retrospective to the work of the French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931- París, 1990), a key figure in French cinema who breathed fresh life into the musical genre. Although initially linked with the young directors who formed part of the nouvelle v...

NYCIFF 2011: Three Time Award Winner “The Last Gamble”

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By Maria Esteves – August 27, 2011 The Second Annual New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) 2011, founded by Roberto Rizzo, Opening Night Gala announced its winners at a ceremony hosted at the Hudson Theatre, Thursday, August 18, 8:00 PM. NYCIFF 2011 Opening Night Premiere of THE LAST GAMBLE, directed by Joe E. Goodavage immediately followed. Actress Sally Kirkland received the Lifetime Achievement Award, filmmaker Joe E. Goodavage received Best Director Award, and Nick Ma...

“CYIFF's GOT TALENT”: September 30 – October 16, 2011

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6th Cyprus International Film Festival is Under the Auspices of Municipality of Nicosia “CYIFF's GOT TALENT”:  September 30 – October 16, 2011 The 6th International Film Festival of Cyprus, one of the most important festivals for emerging artists is here. The excitement, the emotion and the passion for the art of cinema come together once again in the most beautiful Mediterranean island. Entries from 98 countries for 10 categories, that exceed the compatibility of the usual festi...

The Urbanworld Film Festival announces 2011 slate

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The Urbanworld Film Festival Presented by BET Networks Announces 2011 Festival Slate & Celebrates 15th Anniversary The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks, announced today that the world premiere of Diane Paragas' and Nelson George's Brooklyn Boheme (Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams) will serve as Opening Night selection for the festival, which will take place September 14-18, 2011 in midtown ...

MOVIE REVIEW CAPTAIN AMERICA

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A MARVEL(LOUS) MAN   CAPTAIN AMERICA Starring:Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci,Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan,Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Richard Armitage,    Samuel L Jackson  Director: Joe Johnston As the wannabe soldier Steve Rogers, in Capt America: The First Avenger, the fifth live-action adaptation of Marvel's World War 2 Superhero, Chris Evans is endearing; as the titular character, he is sizzling! If Jekyll and Hyde mirrors the  good and...

The Bind

Director: Michael Chrisoulakis.
Carmen, a corporate lawyer, is recovering from a horrific car accident. Housebound, she's determined to return to work -- but the more she tries to regain control of her life and put the past behind her, the more something in the house wants her to re-live that fateful event.

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