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CELLUDROID Film Festival wild Sci Fi line up

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C E L L U D R O I DSci-Fi / Anime / Fantasy Film Festival 5 - 14 July 2011The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Cape Town, ZA www.CELLUDROID.netIt is time again to get abducted to the CELLUDROID Film Festival for a wild line-up of Science Fiction, Animation and Fantasy movies. In addition to a wide range of exciting movies, this year will feature special visiting guest director Richard Stanley (with his movies, documentaries, short films and new book), include a graphic novel launch & more.There ...

Love Your Shorts - CALLING FOR ENTRIES! Earlybird deadline July 31, 2012.

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CALLING FOR ENTRIES! Earlybird deadline July 31, 2012. Visit www.LoveYourShorts.com to enter. The 2012 Love Your Shorts Film Festival (LYSFF) will be held February 10-12 at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in downtown Sanford, Florida. The LYSFF screens only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening. Audience members at each block vote for their favorite film and winners are announced on the spot. The winning films f...

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Florida

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The Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, Florida, is accepting short films in all genres and films with Florida connections. Entries cannot exceed 30 minutes, including credits. Visit http://www.loveyourshorts.com/?page_id=23 to submit. The categories are: Drama Any live-action short that is not specifically comedy, science-fiction, or horror. Documentary Any short documentary. Animation Any and all forms of animation. Florida Flavor Any film eithe...

Edinburgh festival kicks off this weeks with new vi

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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

Love Your Shorts Film Festival Call for Entries!

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The Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, Florida, is accepting short films in all genres and films with Florida connections. Entries cannot exceed 30 minutes, including credits. Visit http://www.loveyourshorts.com/?page_id=23 to submit. The categories are: Drama Any live-action short that is not specifically comedy, science-fiction, or horror. Documentary Any short documentary. Animation Any and all forms of animation. Florida Flavor Any film eithe...

CineFest will kick-off on tomorrow night inPhiladelphia with 2 films

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For the very first time, CineFest will kick-off on tomorrow night (Thursday, April 7) with TWO opening night films: Exporting Raymond, and for the late-night crowd, The Catechism Cataclysm. Exporting Raymond is a hilarious documentary about Phillip Rosenthal, creator of the hit TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" and his calamitous adventures when he goes to Russia to work on their version of the popular show. With a small film crew in hand, Phil - encouraged by the success of such ...

RAW MATERIAL, interview with Christos Karakepelis

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  photo still from film One of the documentaries highest on my list at this year’s 13th TDF was the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collecting...

RAW MATERIAL, interview with Christos Karakepelis

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photo stills from film One of the documentaries highest on my list at this year’s 13th TDF was the film, RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011) by director Christos Karakepelis. This documentary left me with chills, not only because of its raw subject about the declining Greek economy but the worsening of the situation of immigrants to Greece and the inhumane lives they lead. When we follow the lives of three Roma from Albania, two Indians, a Turk and a Greek who subsist on the collectin...

CineFest Lineup

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  CineFest Compliments Captivating Lineup of Cinema with a Smorgasbord of Exciting Events -Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011- While 65 films from over 17 countries - 2 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere, and 7 East Coast Premieres would be enough for most people, it's the events that get many folks excited. And this year's CineFest is bursting at the proverbial seams with them! From Tony Jaa! Fest at The Piazza at Schmidt's and an all-day street fair at Dock Street...

Tribeca Spotlight and Cinemania sections announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   "Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year," s...

'Shooting', 'Raw Material' at TDF

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film still from RAW MATERIAL (Greece, 2011)  13th TDF: Press conference (Shooting vs. shooting / Raw material) (3/19/2011) PRESS CONFERENCE SHOOTING VS. SHOOTING / RAW MATERIAL Nikos Megrelis (Shooting vs. Shooting) and Christos Karakepelis (Raw Material) gave a press conference in the framework of the 13th TDF on Saturday, March 19. Their films participate in the international section. Nikos Megrelis, a journalist in his debut film, highlighted the importance of team w...

CineFest Announces Double Feature for Opening Night

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For the very first time, the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to kick off this year's CineFest, running Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011, with TWO opening night films: Exporting Raymond, and for the late-night crowd, The Catechism Cataclysm. These two comedies lead off a celebrated schedule that boasts 60 films assembled from over 17 countries, and showcases 2 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere, 7 East Coast Premieres. Exporting Raymond is a hilarious documentary about...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

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SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

Brother Gregory "The Bunker Letters" #12 Groundhog Day and the Opiate of the masses..

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     Right after theNovember Presidential election of 2008, I began to receive these strangeE-mails that appears to come via satellite communication. After having readseveral of these E-mails I began to look forward to receiving these ramblings.These page-long E-mails were at times very lucid, at other times seemingly druginduced weirdness. Because they were so unique I organized these E-mails as"The Bunker Letters". Neither the original author nor the recipient’sidentity was fou...

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg Opens Meet the Oscars Exhibit in New York

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By Maria Esteves - February 24, 2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New York program director Patrick Harrison introduce host Academy Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg at Meet the Oscars, Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall Opening Ceremony, Wednesday, February 23, 2011. New York Oscar Week 2011: Meet the Oscars, Grand Central staff member describes How An Oscar Is Made Exhibit on display. The Oscar statuette manufactured by R.S. Owens &...

Arte France Cinéma and Eurimages Awards for Best CineMart Projects handed out in Rotterdam

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  The 28th CineMart, co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded today, Wednesday February 2 in Rotterdam, with the announcement of the two awards for best CineMart Projects 2011 as chosen by the Jury consisting of Rémi Burah (General Secretary of ARTE France Cinéma), Peter Gustaffson (Swedish Television and Board Member of Eurimages) and Susanne Marian (Essential Filmproduktion, Germany). Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania/France) wins the Arte France Ci...

Sundance: It's Not Just American Indies

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  While the name Sundance immediately is linked with the American Independent film movement, in the past number of years, international titles have found a home base in the ski resort of Park City. By creating competition sections for both narrative and documentary films from around the world, the Festival has not only expanded its scope but has forged a link between international producers, distributors and financiers across the globe in a real and tangible way. In terms of the marketpl...

Lineup of films selected to screen at Sundance 2011

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Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening ni...

3D or 2D?

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When it comes to the topic of 3D, I’m really not sure what to make of it - perhaps this is because it’s too early to make a judgement on it. I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. I didn’t enjoy Avatar but I did have fun watching the dire Pirana 3D. An upcoming cinema release of a 3D film never tends to excite me, however Iron Doors in 3D certainly has. We were originally going to screen it during Abertoir in 2D but director Stephen Manuel requested that we show it in 3D – which we...

The Valley Film Festival ~ Comedy Shorts Program

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The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival is pleased to present a diverse program of comedic short films. From a group of children who finally get revenge on a mean, old lady to a wannabe French rapper who stumbles onto something big, from imaginary friends to confessions from best friends, these films are short in length but big on laughs.  Alex Berger directs three long-time friends who confess their hidden lives around a BBQ. Wannabe rap...

The International Experimental Cinema Exposition

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The International Experimental Cinema Exposition will open October 26, 2010 7:00 PM at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI (Free Admission)   Join us at The Union Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2010 edition of TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition on Tuesday, October 26 with an all-new, original program highlighting the work of internationally renowned artists' experimental films in 35mm, 16...

18th Raindance Film Festival - Press Launch

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 The 18th Edition of the Raindance Film Festival has officially been announced. The festival's opening film will be "JACKBOOTS IN WHITEHALL" dir. Edward & Rory McHenry and starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamunde Pike, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming, Richard Griffiths, Stephen Merchant and Richard O'Brien - a satirical animation presenting the possibility, back in WWII, what would have happened had the Nazis invaded England. The closing film will be &...

TCFF Daily Post - The Clearwater Film Festival Selects Jeff Owen Artworks for Wavecrest Award

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San Jose, CA / USA – September 7, 2010Jeff Owen Artworks has been commissioned to create fourteen Wavecrest awards for the 2010 Clearwater Film Festival in Clearwater, Florida. Jeff Owen’s unique design was chosen by theClearwater Film Festival Executive Director, Mike Rembis for the Clearwater Film Festival honorees. The film festival showcases seasoned filmmakers and emerging artist that demonstrate the synergy of the actor, writer and director. The Wavecrest award will be awarded in four...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Documentary Features Line-up

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Documentary Features Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in Downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. In Competition: (listed in alphabetical order by title)American Jihadist (Saturday, Sept. 26th – 2:45pm – Alabama Theatre Studio) Filmmaker – Mark Claywell *scheduled to attend American Jihadist profiles the enigmatic Isa Abdullah Ali, aka Clevin Raphael Holt, a self-d...

'Break' out with Frank Krueger

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        On the go, go-getter actor Frank Krueger is here today to speak about his recent films The Pink Conspiracy (2007), Break (2008), Gerald (2010) and more!     ME: Hi Frank, thanks for talking with us. First, can you tell us about your film The Pink Conspiracy? Like a brief on what it's about and then your role in it?     FRANK: The Pink Conspiracy is a dark fun relationship comedy about a guy who disc...
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