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Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale

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Gospel Hill (US, Giancarlo Esposito)    Monday, November 10---------After nearly four weeks of film screenings, special events, receptions and information seminars, weary Festival honcho Gregory von Hausch took to the stage of the Cinema Paradiso last evening to announce this year's award winners at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Winning top prize as Best Film of the Fest was Gospel Hill, the feature debut of actor/director Giancarlo Esp...

African Diaspora Film Festival to open November 28th , 2008

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      Gospel Hill will open the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival to be held in six venues in Manhattan from November 28 to December 14, 2008. The directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, this year’s ADFF Opening Night film will be one of 50 New York City premieres among 86 titles representing 40 countries. In this romantic drama with a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Stiles, Adam...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

Meet the Robinsons 3D excitement

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Hollywood's legendary movie palace, The El Capitan Theatre, invites moviegoers to "Meet the Robinsons" in spectacular Disney Digital 3-D(TM) during its special engagement of Disney's exciting new computer-animated feature, from March 30th -- May 20th, it was announced today (March 8, 2007) by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. Adding to the fun, an exclusive animation exhibit in the theatre's lobby will provide unique insights i...

Movie Review: THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

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Every time Forest Whitaker showed up on a talk show to hock his new film "The Last King of Scotland", I felt an unease in the pit of my stomach.  Every clip shown of the film throughout this ever-raging fire of awards season has been a full assault display of Whitaker in screaming pipes mode.  I came to expect that this was the only note the performance would deliver; one of excessive volume and fury-induced spittle.As it turns out, there's a reason why Whitaker has been generati...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2007 HONOREES PAFF Night of Tribute to Honor Ambassador Andrew Young, Regina Young, Blair Underwood, St. Clair Bourne, and Hon. Herb J. Wesson The 15th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ambassador Andrew Young with the coveted PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Night of Tribute. Other distinguished honorees include documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bo...

Agnieszka Holland To Receive Susan B. Anthony Award

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COPYING BEETHOVEN, Agnieszka Holland’s opus on the famed composer’s last year of life, starring Ed Harris and Diane Kruger, will open the 6th Annual High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY on Wednesday evening November 8, 2006. Ms. Holland, who is expected to be on hand in Rochester, will receive the Festival’s Susan B. Anthony “Failure Is Impossible” Award.Ludwig van Beethoven -- sexy? When Ed Harris plays him, you bet he is, and not just sexy, also bawdy, irascible, passionate, v...

Nicole Kidman set to open inaugural RomeFilmFest

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Nicole Kidman is set to open the first edition of the RomeFilmFest. The Australian actress will be presenting the world premiere of Fur, by American director Steven Shainberg, at the grand opening gala on October 13th (at 20:00) in the Santa Cecilia Hall at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. “I love Italy, a country with which I feel a great affinity”, said Nicole Kidman, “and I am particularly proud to be present at the baptism of this important FilmFest”.Fur, based on the book ‘Diane...

the 30th Cleveland International Film Festival opens tomorrow!

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The 30th Cleveland International Film Festival Opening Night film will be AKEELAH AND THE BEE. The film is SOLD OUT; however, if you are interested in covering the Pre-Film happenings or the Post-Film Party, please contact me directly at 216-623-3456 x. 20 or media@clevelandfilm.org. Below is a description of the film and special guests along with additional film festival information. Lionsgate Films’, AKEELAH AND THE BEE will open the 30th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on Th...

Cleveland to open with Akeelah and the Bea

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AKEELAH AND THE BEE will open the 30th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on Thursday, March 16th. The film, a heart-warming drama, directed by Doug Atchison, stars Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, and Keke Palmer is set to open nationwide April 28th. Akeelah and the Bee (rated PG) centers on a precocious eleven-year-old girl, Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), from south Los Angeles, who is discovered to have a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda (Angela...

Pan African Film and Art Announces 2006 Roster

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PAFF Presents Over 160 FilmsIncluding 64 Documentaries, 54 Short Films and 47 Feature FilmsLOS ANGELES - The 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) today announced the 2006 roster for official feature, documentary and short film selections, as well as special screenings, panels and workshops. The twelve-day event will be held on February 9-20, 2006 in Los Angeles. The PAFF, which will screen 160 films this year, including 64 documentaries, 54 short films, and 47 feature films. PAF...

PAFF Presents Over 160 Films

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The 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) today announced the 2006 roster for official feature, documentary and short film selections, as well as special screenings, panels and workshops. The twelve-day event will be held on February 9-20, 2006 in Los Angeles. The PAFF, which will screen 160 films this year, including 64 documentaries, 54 short films, and 47 feature films. PAFF is America’s largest Black history month event and is an official event of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio ...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival to honor Louis Gossett Jr

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PAFF ( February 9-20, 2006 ) Night of Tribute to Honor Louis Gossett Jr., Jim Brown, Hill Harper, Kimberly Elise and The Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally The 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary actor LOUIS GOSSETT JR. with the coveted PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Night of Tribute. Other distinguished honorees include JIM BROWN (Pioneer Award), HILL HARPER (Canada Lee Award), KIMBERLY ELISE (Beah Richards Awards), and the Honorable MERVYN M. DYMAL...

The USA Film Festival announces shedule of events

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The USA Film Festival 22nd Annual KidFilm® Festival, DallasJanuary 21-22, 2006The USA Film Festival’s 22nd annual KidFilm® Festival announces the schedule of events taking place Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2006 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.SPECIAL PROGRAMSTribute to the Wonderful World of Rosemary WellsKidFilm pays tribute to one of contemporary children’s literature’s most beloved author/illustrators, Rosemary Wells. For nearly...

Tsotsi to open 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Fest

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVALLargest U.S. Black History Month Event Set for February 9-20 South Africa’s official nomination for the 78th Annual Academy Awards® in the foreign language film category, TSOTSI, has been selected as the opening night film for the 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Directors Guild of America with principal cast and filmmakers in attendance. The evening will be hosted b...

High Falls Festival awards the world's fastest indian

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Rochester, New York - the home of George Eastman, the Father of Film, and Susan B. Anthony, the Mother of the Woman’s Movement – what a better place to mount the HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL (November 9-13) which honored the work of women in film with a program that presented a wide variety of movies, while focusing on the achievements of women in the industry, to do something (as Susan B might have) to help correct the imbalance of employment for women in so many areas. Besides all the great f...

Highfalls fest focuses on achievements of women in the industry

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A winner of 13 Australian “Oscars,” a French thriller that played in the prestigious closing night slot at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, and the latest documentary from the woman who took the doc form into the mainstream are among the more than 50 narrative, documentary and short films to be screened at the 2005 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place in Rochester, NY, November 9-13. High Falls is a festival with a difference – its mission. Susan B. Anthony lived in Roches...

Pan African Film and Arts Fest announces new dates in LA

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PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 DATES FOR THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CELEBRATIONNations Largest Black History Month Event Returns to Magic Johnson Theaters in Los Angeles February 10-21 to Showcase the Best in Independent Black CinemaThe Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) announced the dates for PAFF's Thirteenth Annual Celebration. The PAFF will be held Thursday, February 10 through Monday, February 21 at the Magic Johnson Theatres, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and throughout Los Angele...

Monster premiering for AFI finale

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Monster closed AFI last week end.The film written and directed by Patty JenkinsPROD: Brad Wyman, Donald Kushner, Charlize Theron, Mark Damon, Clark Peterson EXEC PROD: Meagan Riley-Grant, Steward Hall, Andreas Schmid, Andreas Grosch, Sammy LeeCast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Scott Wilson, Pruitt Taylor Vince Charlize Theron stars in MONSTER, a shockingly moving film that burrows deep beneath the tabloid-sized headline stories on Aileen Wournos, the man-hatingand murder...

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