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LOVERBOY, an interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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 LOVERBOY (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. LOVERBOY examines the nature of love and questions the psyche of a lover in not only modern day Roma...

LOVERBOY, an interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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 LOVERBOY (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. LOVERBOY examines the nature of love and questions the psyche of a lover in not only modern day Roma...

BTEFF 2011 Call for Submissions. 2011 Deadline Approaching (8/31/11).

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(NEW YORK) June, 2011 –  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 wi...

HollyShorts Indie Film Summit

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Festival Co-located  Event to Feature Marquee Film Panels, Seminars, Presentations and Networking  Opportunities with the Top Executives in Hollywood Panels Will Be  Live-Streamed Courtesy of Dyal Productions with Showbiz Store and Cafe Hosting  Multiple Sessions On the heels of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival which takes  place August 11-18 in Hollywood, the festival's organizers are unleashing the  inaugural HollyShorts Indie Film Summit, a week-long confer...

Award-winners at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival

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The 32nd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, last night announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Nader and Simin, A Separation (Iran), directed by Asghar Farhadi, was lauded by the International Jury as a “masterpiece” with “astonishing performances from the ensemble cast”. The Best Feature Film award carries a cash prize of R50 000. ...

Festival #19 for "A.L.I.C.E."

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"A.L.I.C.E." played in the 17th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy on July 27th, 2011. The film has now played in 19 fests on 6 continents. Festival director Ugo Brusaporco told director Dawn Westlake, "Molto applaudito il tuo lavoro, e la concorrenza era davvero spietata!" "A.L.I.C.E." is represented for international broadcast sales by Ouat Media. Please contact Fred Joubaud for more info at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  For more in...

ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival

ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival is held in September 2012 in Los Angeles.  It is organized by one of the most successful independent film distribution companies in the world today helmed by Stuart Alson.  In the last year, Alson has executive produced Brutal starring Peter Greene (The Mask and Pulp Fiction); and Mysteria starring Danny Glover, Billy Zane, Martin Landau and Michael Rooker.


ITN Distribution is now actively looking for new films of all lengths and genres to distribute world wide. We are also looking for new talent to develop into the next wave of independent filmmakers.If you think you have what it takes, please submit your film to the ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival. 

Submissions are now open for the Fall 2012 Festival.  Please click on "Application" and submit instantly

Grossmann 2011: A Successful Opening is Behind Us

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The Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival week in Ljutomer, Slovenia has started with a blast: Sensorium Expo and the presentation of competing wines have filled the Culture House with many visitors. Among them were many well-known smiling faces: Minister of Internal Affairs of Slovenia Katarina Kresal, Mayor of Ljutomer Olga Karba, president of the Vicious Cat Jury Dinko Tucaković and film guests Jonas Žnidaršič and Ludvik Bagari were just some of them. Our opening film The Plagiarize...

"El Bulli: Cooking in Progress" at FILM FORUM in NEW YORK

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“El Bulli: Cooking in Progress” @ FILM FORUM July 27-Aug 10, 2011July 23rd, 2011 § Leave a CommentN JULY 30, 2011, The FIVE-TIME RECIPIENT OF RESTAURANT MAGAZINE’S “WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANT” AWARD HAS COMPLETED IT’S JOURNEY AS WE KNOW IT, AND IS CLOSING ITS DOORS, NOT FOR THE USUAL SEASONAL SIX MONTHS STINT TO PREPARE NEW IDEAS FOR THE NEXT YEAR, BUT FOR GOOD. CATALAN CHEF, FERRAN ADRIA, WILL TRANSFORM “EL BULLI” INTO A THINK-TANK FOR CREATIVE CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY, AND IT...

film review Larry Crowne

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LARRY CROWNE Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Taraji P. Henson, Wilmer Valderrama, Rami Malek, George Takei, Bryan Cranston,  Rita Wilson Director: Tom Hanks America's sweethearts Julia Roberts   and Tom Hanks share  remarkable chemistry in this heart-warming romantic comedy about how Every(wo)man takes adversity on the chin, and comes up trumps.   It must be said though the film belongs as much to the youthful cast as it does to...

2nd Eko International Film Festival opens in Lagos

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The 2nd Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) opened Saturday morning in Lagos with the Nigerian premiere of Faruk Lasaki’s romantic thriller “Changing Faces” at the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island. The feature of 92 minutes is on the psychological trauma of an illicit affair caused by the transference of spirits through sex. Many people came for the opening day graced by top Nigerian entertainment journalists including Shaibu Husseini of The Guardian who was later ...

Film review: Transformers - Dark of the Moon (3D)

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Transformers - Dark of the Moon (3D) Starring  Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Turturro,Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson,Frances McDormand,Patrick Dempsey,John Malkovich,  Ken Jeong, Alan Tudyk,Julie White, Kevin Dunn  + voices of Leonard Nimoy & Hugo Weaving Director: Michael Bay   Shia LaBeouf and John Turturro who could easily pass off  for father and son return as sweet Sam Witwicky and secret agent Simmons in the third edition of the toy inspired shapes...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

Bollywood at Cannes

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   During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment. Three projects with three different genres where Heroine is dealing with life of an actress as Madhurs real life docus, Bollywoo...

film review X MEN FIRST CLASS

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  X-MEN FIRST CLASS Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,   Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Beth Goddard, Nicholas Hoult, Edi Gathegi, Caleb Landry Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Laurence Belcher,  Bill Milner Director Matthew Vaughn  Unlike some young people we know who sigh when we beg them to read books, or  look aghast when we cry over Sydney Carton's final moments  in "A Tale of Two Cities", the...

TEQUILA, interview with Sergio Sanchez Suarez

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 While in Aruba during the 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival, I spoke with Mexican director Sergio Sanchez Suarez about his romantic nostalgic Mexican film TEQUILA (2011) which held its international world premier the previous night in Aruba's Paseo Herencia Theater. Here is what he had to say about TEQUILA. ME: Hi Sergio. How are you? Can you start by telling us a bit about your film TEQUILA?SERGIO: Well, it’s a love story about a guy who gets deeply in love with a woman he can't have ...

Ensemble was shown on Tolerance day in Aruba festival along with 3 other films

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Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is joining Fundacion Respeta Bida in supporting an Island wide “Tolerance Day” (Sunday, June 12th) by extending the event an extra day to Monday, June 13th to host a special screening series. The announcement was made by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. On Monday, June 13th AIFF will sponsor a special screening showcase consisting of four films, free to the public, all deali...

Sergio Sanchez Suarez, interview on Tequila

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 While in Aruba during the 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival, I spoke with Mexican director Sergio Sanchez Suarez about his romantic nostalgic Mexican film TEQUILA (2011) which held its international world premier the previous night in Aruba's Paseo Herencia Theater. Here is what he had to say about TEQUILA. ME: Hi Sergio. How are you? Can you start by telling us a bit about your film TEQUILA?SERGIO: Well, it’s a love story about a guy who gets deeply in love with a woman he can't have...

CREATE11 programme highlights

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CREATE11, now in its fourth year, is a summer arts festival for east London, celebrating the intrinsic creativity of the area and sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The festival presents over 200 homemade, world-class events profiling east London creativity taking place in surprising spaces: a disused motorway undercroft in Hackney Wick; London’s historic music halls; a 1980’s building in Canary Wharf; a WWII bunker in Dalston; a floating cinema on the waterways of east London; a shop turned into...

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Reporter Rollo Ross interviews actor of CIAO (2008) Alessandro Calza at AIFF 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

"Son of no one" screened at Aruba, a powerful tense, yet classic cop story.

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 "Son of no one" - A young cop (Channin Tatum) is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But Jonathan has to face his past when the local paper starts running anonymous letters about a cover-up ...of a 1986 incident when he accidentally killed two boys in a freak accident. His father’s old partner (Al Pacino) has buried the crime. An anonymous source reveals new infor...

Winners of the Caribbean spotlight

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CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT SERIES AWARD CEREMONY AND PARTY MONDAY, JUNE 12th Children of God, winner of the Caribbean spotlight (Location: Gold Coast) Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Tuesday night at a special Festival event held at Gold Coast Aruba. Encouraged by tremendous local support last year, AIFF expanded its popular "Spotlight" series this year, which was created to showcases movies ...

Aruba Fest screens "Ensemble" by Mohamed Fekrane as part of Island wide “Tolerance Day” program

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The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is joining Fundacion Respeta Bida in supporting an Island wide “Tolerance Day” (Sunday, June 12th) by extending the event an extra day to Monday, June 13th to host a special screening series. The announcement was made by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. On Monday, June 13th AIFF will sponsor a special screening showcase consisting of four films, free to the public, all d...

The Brooklyn Film Festival winners

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2011 WINNERSThe Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the winners for its annual festival, themed PLOT presented by Samsung Mobile. Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awarded the 2011 winners with a total of $50,000 in prizes and film services. Prizes Sponsored by: Panavision NY, AbelCine, Xeno Lights, Cinecall Soundtracks, Avid, Script Pipeline, Media Services, Raquelle Bianco, and Samsung Mobile. GRAND CHAMELEON AWARDBATTLE FOR BROOKLYN b...

Aruba Fest screens "Ensemble" for island Tolerance Day

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Aruba Fest screens "Ensemble" by Mohamed Fekrane as part of Island wide “Tolerance Day” programThe Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is joining Fundacion Respeta Bida in supporting an Island wide “Tolerance Day” (Sunday, June 12th) by extending the event an extra day to Monday, June 13th to host a special screening series. The announcement was made by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. On Monday, June 13th AIFF w...

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