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54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD TO SERGE BROMBERG

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 French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Th...

Elephant Eye Films Feted At FESTROIA

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  It takes a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience to handle independent films in this distressed market. The economic depression, the evolution of how film is being watched and the nagging uncertainty of what role the internet plays in it all, have made the independent film distribution not something for the weak of heart. While independent films fight for theater space in a world dominated by the Hollywood majors, it becomes even more important for a company to use innovative techniq...

The Aura of Anna PAVLOVA lingers on

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  Even though the vintage reels shown of Russian prima ballerina Anna PAVLOVA spooled three weeks ago in Pordenone, the aura of the dancer, her interminable legs, her precision on tip-toe and her incredible grace and femininity tinged with mystery, linger in the minds of all festival-goers who viewed them. According to the Giornate Diector David Robinson, in 1924 Pavlova (1881-1931) visited the Fairbanks studios, where The Thief of Bagdad was in productio...

Pordenone Silent Film Festival 2009 Wrap

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 Closing Event: UKULELESCOPE Closing Event: UKULELESCOPE   10.10.2009 [20:45] UKULELESCOPE Film accompagnati dal vivo da / Films accompanied live by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Dave Suich, Richie Williams, Hester Goodman, George Hinchcliffe, Kitty Lux, Will Grove White, Jonty Bankes) Ideazione e produzione / Created and produced by: Hester G...

MAUD LINDER'S ARTISTIC QUEST FOR A FATHER SHE NEVER KNEW

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This film is shown in dual homage to the great Max Linder himself, and to the maker of the film, his daughter Maud Linder, this year’s Jean Mitry Award honoree. On 31 October 1925 Linder, not quite 42 years old, and his 20-year-old wife died in a Paris hotel, in an apparent suicide pact. They left behind their 16-month-old baby, who was taken away by her mother’s family, and raised in ignorance of her father’s identity. Not until she was about 20 did Maud Linder learn who her father was, a...

Bruce Goldstein honored at at the 52nd San Francisco Fest

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Bruce Goldstein will receive the Mel Novikoff Award at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7). Named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor Mel Novikoff (1922 - 87), the award acknowledges an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public's knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. The Novikoff Award will be presented at An Afternoon with Bruce Goldstein on Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Theatre preceding...

Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto / Pordenone Silent Film Festival

Founded in 1982 and dedicated solely to silent cinema, the festival has developed from an intimate local event into a major international cultural manifestation, attracting film scholars, archivists, collectors and enthusiasts from across the world.

Closing Ceremony of Thessaloniki Film Festival

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CLOSING CEREMONY The 49th TIFF's journey which started 10 days ago reached its final destination on Sunday, November 23rd with the closing ceremony at the Olympion hall. Despina Mouzaki, director of TIFF thanked all the personnel and the volunteers of TIFF, the press, the critics, the jury and all the organizations that helped towards a successful 49th TIFF. She also thanked the film makers by saying: 'Thank you for trusting us with your films and for being present to 49t...

49th International Thessaloniki Film Festival, November 14-23, 2008

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 14-23, 2008 AWARDS The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), President Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA) Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey) Lita Stantic, Producer (Argentina) Émilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium) David Robinson, Film critic (UK) and Dionissis Savopoul...

Thessaloniki Festival wrapped with awards

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL took place NOVEMBER 14 - 23, 2008The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), PresidentLita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)David Robinson, Film critic (UK)andDionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)THE AWARDS• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(3...

Thessaloniki Festival wrapped with awards

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49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL took place NOVEMBER 14 - 23, 2008The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), PresidentLita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)David Robinson, Film critic (UK)andDionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)THE AWARDS• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander(3...

International Jury Thessaloniki Film Festival

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INTERNATIONAL JURY The seven-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section and to award the Golden and Silver Alexanders, (Euros 37,000 and 22,000 respectively) plus a number of additional awards backed by Euros 25,000 in cash, is composed of: Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), President Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA) Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey) Lisa Stantic, Producer (Argentina) Emilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgi...

Chicago International Film Festival Awards

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The 44th Chicago International Film Festival is proud to announce the award winning films from this year's competition.INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPETITIONThe Gold Hugo – Best Film is awarded to:Hunger (UK/Ireland), directed by Steve McQueen, for its’ outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one’s belief.The Silver Hugo – Grand Jury Prize is awarded to:Tokyo Sonata (Japan/Netherlands/Hong Kong), directed by Kiyoshi Kuros...

MARY PICKFORD QUEEN AT CINEMA MUTO 2008

Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies represents a 13-year labour of love and massive research: producer Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt and Nicholas Eliopoulos, a much-awarded producer-director-writer-editor both in features and documentary, embarked on the project in 1995 – in the lifetime and with the blessing of Buddy Rogers, Mary Pickford’s widower. The mass of rare material they have assembled includes archival in

Over 125 Films at upcoming Palm Beach Fest

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PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALUNVEILS 2006 LINE-UP Over 125 Films Headline April 20 - 28 Event The Palm Beach International Film Festival Executive Director Randi Emerman announced today the film line-up for the 11th annual event to be held April 20 – 28. Over a 125 films will screen at this years event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 18 world premieres, 3 U.S. premieres and 59 Florida premieres, including 31 international films.Opening...

Jerusalem awards to "Atash Thirst" and "Or"

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THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVALThe 21st International Jerusalem Film Festival ended Saturday, July 17, with the award presentation ceremony.The awards were as follows:The Wolgin Awards for Israeli CinemaIn the category of Israeli feature films:Best Films “Atash –Thirst” and “Or”“Atash – Thirst” (Israel) – A family abandoned their home 10 years earlier and live in the middle of nowhere with two goats and a donkey. The father decides to illegally divert water to th...

The Fipresci Jury

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CANNES 2004: THE JURY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS (FIPRESCI JURY)David Robinson, UK, presidentGérard Camy, France Howard Feinstein, USADubravka Lakic, Serbia-MontenegroAgnès Catherine Poirier, France Mariano Morace, SwitzerlandBlagoja Kunovski, MacedoniaZlatko Vidackovic, CroatiaHassouna Mansouri, TunesiaSecretary: Caroline Vié-Toussaint, FranceThe jury will present the Prize of the International Critics to films — in the competitive section— in "Un Certain Regard" — in "Directors Fort...

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