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Inaugural Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series

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By Maria Esteves - May 3, 2010 The First Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series will be held at venues throughout New York City, May 5 -21, 2010.  Presented by Cinema Tropical, and the Center for Latin American/Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University (NYU), Indocumentales will showcase documentary feature films by filmmakers from the U.S. and Mexico along with panel discussions, special guests, and reception. This year's program will celebrate it's Ina...

Full Sail University returns as primary sponsor of next Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment institution located near Orlando, FL, is proud to return as primary sponsor of the 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, (floridafilmfestival.com) being held April 9 through April 18, which will present the theme "Film Sweet Film." This year marks the return of Full Sail University's sixth year as the primary sponsor and thirteenth year with the Festival.         &nbs...

Slim and Lena

Director: Mollye Asher.
“Slim and Lena” is a modern film noir set in the grit and glamour of the neo-burlesque scene. The story begins, narrated by Slim, when he returns to NYC to settle a beef with Big Daddy, the proprietor of a hip burlesque lounge on the Lower East Side. When Slim discovers that his long lost true love, sweet Lena, has become a burlesque dancer; the typical roles of a noir are turned on their head. Packed with love, sex, and redemption, “Slim and Lena” is the story of how Lena finds her voice and becomes the heroine and narrator of her own story.

A New Chapter for Phillip Seymour Hoffman

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When you have already won an Oscar, have your own theater stage company and are one of the go-to acting talents in the business, there is a need for new horizons to keep oneself fresh. Such is the case  for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar winner for his role in the biopic CAPOTE, who debuted as a feature film director this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with his film JACK GOES BOATING. Hoffman was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in hig...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman debuted as a feature film director in Sundance

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When you have already won an Oscar, have your own theater stage company and are one of the go-to acting talents in the business, there is a need for new horizons to keep oneself fresh. Such is the case for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar winner for his role in the biopic CAPOTE, who debuted as a feature film director this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with his film JACK GOES BOATING. Hoffman was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1967. After becoming inv...

The Global Film Village: Behind the scenes with James Bond

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by Marc Halperin The USC School of Cinematic Arts and
Visions and Voices and The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative in conjunction with Danjaq and Eon Productions presented a special program taking us behind the scenes of the world’s most well known secret agent on the 6 through the 8th of November,  2009. Nine of the popular films were shown during three days and two panel discussions were presented with stars and members of the production team. This was a tribute to th...

The Prix Eurimages at the European Film Awards

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The winners of the third edition of the Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, were announced on Saturday at a lunch held in the framework of the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended by a large number of professionals from the cinema industry.This year’s prize will go to two outstanding producers who have combined their efforts to develop and promote European cinema: Diana Elbaum and Jani Thiltges – two major names in in...

4 festivals to be held at The Picturehouse - Singapore's first arthouse cinema

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From Octobe...

The Picturehouse Ups The Ante With Film Festivals

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From October 2009...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Queer Leaders Summit

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans (LGBT) PRIDE celebrations around the world serve as a time for communities to reflect upon past accomplishments, revel in present successes, and strategize for a prosperous future. In this spirit of progress that coincides with New York PRIDE, Engendered, a transnational arts and human rights organization focused on exploring gender, sexuality, ritual, and religion in South Asia, organizes the country’s first-ever South Asian Queer Leaders Summit on Thursday, ...

An Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Danae Elon

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By Maria Esteves - May 10, 2009 The Eighth Tribeca Film Festival 2009 (TFF09) World Premiere of PARTLY PRIVATE, directed by Danae Elon, was held at the AMC Village Theatre, New York, Saturday, April 25, 3:45 pm. A special Q&A immediately followed with director Elon. She is winner of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Best New York Documentary Award. Director Elon was interviewed in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge, Union Square Ballroom, New York, on Friday, May 1, 2009. ME:  What inspired...

Cannes 2009: Selection of the Cinefondation

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CINÉFONDATION Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti - IL NATURALISTA - 6’ Federico Parodi and Michele Tozzi Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy Dominique Baumard  - LE CONTRETEMPS - 39’ La fémis, France Dorte Bengtson - SYLFIDDEN  - 8’ Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Noamir Castéra -  #1  - 4’ ENSAV La Cambre, Belgium Daniel Day  - GUTTER - 17’ New York University, USA Hugo Frassetto - TRAVERSER  - 5’ La Poudrière, France Jo...

Hamptons Fest Screenwriters’ Lab

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The Hamptons International Film Festival will host its 9th annual Screenwriters’ Lab cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this April 3 – 5 in East Hampton, NY. Over the course of one long weekend, emerging screenwriters will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one each day with established screenwriting mentors who will advise them on how to develop their scripts and move their projects closer to production. Within this supportive environment, the screenwriters are encouraged to tak...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, has a...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, h...

Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 16th Annual Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of award winning documentary THIS IS THE LIFE. The Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion will occur at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room ...

Day 4 Loose day, great for shopping and computer work

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Hair High by Bill Plympton: a classic Campus Story, prom night, king  and Queen story returning from the dead to party, hair high is nice animation movie. Sexy Killer (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment (But I can show you a picture of the fantastic lead actress) courtesy Luis Barbosa The main character of this story combines the criminal mind of Hannibal Lecter with the wardrobe of  Paris Hilton. That is how Barbara, the latest fashion of sexy serial killer, ...

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