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Mar del Plata International Film Festival turns 25.

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25th Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival From 13th to 21st November, 2010 The only Latin American Film Festival with “A” status was conceived in 1954 due to the need to reflect the Argentinean Cinema universe, as well as the international cinematographic scenario. Year after year, the Festival established itself as a vital exhibition of the development and exchange of the film industry and audiovisual arts. Mar del Plata International Film Festival is today a must for filmmakers, acto...

Go Aspen go 5...

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The 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color, will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Films will be shown at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.Opening the festival will be a special evening celebrating the 70th anniversary of John Lenno...

Edinburgh International Film Festival line up

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  At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the full programme details for the 64th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 16 - 27 June, will host twenty-two World premieres, and twelve International premieres. The Closing Night Gala will be the World premiere of THIRD STAR, a British tragi-comic buddy film by newcomer Hattie Dalton, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (FOUR...

Stanley Tucci to be honored at Aspen Filmfest

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Aspen Film will honor Stanley Tucci (currently co-starring in JULIE & JULIA) with the Independent by Nature Award at this year's 31st annual Aspen Filmfest on Saturday, October 3rd at the Wheeler Opera House. Recognizing Mr. Tucci's richly eclectic career in independent and Hollywood film, the evening tribute will feature a selection of film highlights and an on-stage conversation. Following the theater presentation, Aspen Film will host a 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration with Mr. Tucci as an h...

Aspen film gears up for 30th annual film fest

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Filmfest's 30th edition kicks off September 24 - 28 at Aspen's historic Wheeler Opera House, the Isis Theatre and Carbondale's Crystal Theatre. Considered the town's this mountain resort's favorite fall event highlight, Aspen Film attracts movie lovers from around the country eager to preview new features and documentaries from the international festival circuit not only some of the season's most anticipated releases, alongside including acclaimed hits from the international festival circuit, bu...

Avignon Film Festival Turns 25

Wednesday, June 25-------Jerry Rudes is a man on a mission. For the past quarter century, he has lived with one foot in New York and the other in the lovely Provence city of Avignon, France. Reflecting his own dual domiciles, he founded the Avignon Film Festival in 1984 as a “transatlantic crossroads of independent cinema”. When asked to comment on his original inspiration for founding the event, Rudes told of a memorable encounter with filmmaker Agnès Varda. “When I first went to Cannes ...

The Tiburon International Film Festival highlights

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The Tiburon International Film Festival, in its 7th edition, will screen over 220 films from more than 90 countries, including three tributes, first to: John Wayne (The Searchers...), an American legend with his family present, on Saturday, March 16 @ 4:45 PM. Second, to Blake Edwards, another great American director (The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Breakfast at Tiffany…) on Saturday, March 15 @ 5 pm. Mr. Edwards will be present for his tribute. Third, a tribute is to Bob Rafelson (Five Easy P...

Tiburon International Film Fest runs March 13-21

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The 2008 Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) is set for March 13 – 21, 2008. TIFF will be showcasing over 225 films from 94 countries. The Opening Night Film & Gala is scheduled for March 13, 2008. The Opening Night Film of the 2008 Tiburon International Film Festival is Twins for President, a comedy from Spain directed by Miguel Angel Calvo Buttini (starring Andoni Gracia, Txema Blasco, María Galiana, Merce Llorens, Teresa Gimpera). Twins for President will be making its US Premi...

Belgrade International Film Festival wrap story

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The 35th Belgrade International Film Festival FEST 2007 was (as every year), prepared and organized with great care and attention. Regarding the fact that this festival is one of the most important cultural events in Serbia, it is indeed, recognizable the maximum improvement of overall quality of the program and the highest possible level in organization, in every segment. The guest of honor of FEST 2007, was Bob Rafelson an exceptional director with nominated four Academy Awards and manager of ...

Miami Festival program includes 23 documentary features:

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In recent years, the documentary film has taken flight in terms of commercial interest. At the heart of this trend, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), remains one of the premiere festivals for celebrating non-fiction filmmaking from around the world, as recently announced in their 2007 program. “We are always compelled by the art of storytelling in the documentary form,” said Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. “Non-fiction filmmaking borr...

Avignon/New York Film Festival announced the winners

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JailCity, For the Love of God, Blues by the Beach, Hot Afternoons There Have Been in Montana, and Intimità win audience-voted grand prizes, and take home “Roger” statuettes The 2006 Avignon/New York Film Festival announced the winners of its 12th annual “transatlantic crossroads of independent cinema” at last night’s Closing Night ceremony at Danny Kaye Playhouse on New York’s Upper East Side. This year’s event included 23 features and 23 short films, panel discussions, filmmaker ...

Denver Film Festival (SDFF29) line up

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The 29th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF29), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls out the red carpet November 9 - 19, 2006. This year’s festival features a Salute to Canadian Cinema and will screen over 200 films with 14 premieres (2 world premieres, 5 North American premieres and 8 U.S premieres). 29 countries are represented this year: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mongoli...

Aspen Filmfest preview

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The 28th annual Aspen Filmfest runs September 26 through October 1, 2006, in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. For six days this resort valley’s favorite fall party will host advance previews of new films and award-winning documentaries from six of seven continents, as well as a tribute to Harrison Ford. With the chance to be among the first in the States to see some films, as well as enjoy highlights from the festival circuit, Aspen audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their ...

Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford

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Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford with its annual Independent by Nature Award at this year’s 28th fall festival in recognition of the tremendous contribution Ford has made to modern cinema. The evening tribute will take place Saturday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and will be followed by a dinner at The Little Nell.Aspen Filmfest executive director, Laura Thielen, observes, "As a performer and producer who has worked on an amazing array of projects, Harrison Ford has ...

Aspen Filmfest’s 28th edition for fall

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Timed to a rainbow of changing fall foliage, Aspen Filmfest’s 28th edition kicks off September 26 – October 1 at Aspen’s historic Wheeler Opera House, Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre, and the Springs Theatre in Glenwood Springs. Considered this mountain resort’s favorite fall party, Aspen Filmfest attracts movie lovers from around the country eager to preview some of the season’s most anticipated releases, alongside acclaimed hits from the international festival circuit. They will also ...

Aspen Shortsfest 2006 is a Wrap!

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Premiers, Packed Houses, Prestigious Jury Awards and More… Aspen Shortsfest celebrated an eclectic mix of short films including several world and North American premiers to big crowds and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 15th edition. Laughter, applause—even screams—could be heard throughout the festival in Aspen and Carbondale. The Audience Favorite Award was a 3-way split between The Danish Poet (North American premier, Torill Kove, Canada/Norway; animation), Mons...

Aspen Shortsfest highlights

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Filmmakers from around the world will gather April 5-9 for Aspen Shortsfest 2006 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Now in its 15th year, Shortsfest will present an array of short films for all ages chosen from over 45 countries. Two evenings of selected festival highlights will also screen April 14 - 15 at Denver’s Starz FilmCenter in association with the Denver Film Society. From premiers to Oscar®-nominated shorts, this year's International C...

Miami International Film Festival Goes to Chile

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The 23rd Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 3 - 12, 2006 In March of 2006, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), will launch a new program, MIFF Abroad, which will celebrate the filmmaking of one Latin American country each year, starting with Chile at this year’s festival. The announcement was made today by Festival Director Nicole Guillemet.“For the first year of MIFF Abroad, we have chosen Chile. It is a logical and...

27th Aspen FilmFest: its a wrap

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Aspen Filmfest played to significant crowds during its 27th edition. Audiences applauded a wide range of programs and filmmakers to the tune of several sold out shows in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, including the Independent by Nature Award tribute to Rob Reiner, Transamerica with Felicity Huffman, and the highly anticipated The Squid and the Whale. The award for Audience Favorite Feature went to Carroll Ballard?s heart warming adventure Duma, while the Audience Favorite Documentary w...

Kathy Bates and Rob Reiner honored at Aspen

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Aspen Filmfest announced that Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates will come to Aspen when the festival honors Rob Reiner with this year's Independent by Nature Award on Friday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House. Ms. Bates created an indelible impression as Annie Wilkes in Misery, directed by Mr. Reiner. She received both an Oscar and Golden Globe for her performance. She is also featured in Mr. Reiner's latest film, Rumor Has It, starring Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo and Shirley Ma...

Denver Fest RAY'S the Roof at 27th Year

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The Rocky Mountains of Denver were privileged to have one of the nations top ten film festivals take place at the Denver International Film Festival this past week. Opening up with Universals anticipated RAY staring Jamie Foxx as the magnetic soul blues man Ray Charles; the Festival presented a dynamic Opening Night Gala. The downtown Buelle Theater filled to capacity, Director and co-writer Taylor Hackford, producers Stuart Benjamin, Karen and Howard Baldwin, cast members Jamie Foxx, Regina K...

Denver Film Festival full program

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The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival (SDIFF27), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls-out October 14 - 24, 2004. This year’s festival features a focus on German cinema along with a host of new and returning awards and showcases approximately 200 films, including eighteen premieres, including six World, five North American, and seven U.S. premieres. SDIFF27 will host over a hundred actors, directors, and producers as guests and promises to answer the festival’s theme quest...

New Hollywood 1967 - 1976 restrospective

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The Retrospective of the 54th Berlinale 2004 will be dedicated to a unique epoch in US film history: with “New Hollywood 1967 – 1976. Trouble in Wonderland”, the festival will bring a wonderful decade of cinematic art back to the screen. These films, made in the spirit of new tendencies, especially in politics, have in the meantime become classics. Eager to experiment, they departed remarkably from traditional narrative patterns.“The political and social upheavals of this era brought for...

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