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Stars Stretch Their Stuff at Woodstock FF

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  Uma Thurman in MOTHERHOOD At the Woodstock Film Festival, which today concludes its five-day marathon of film premieres, industry seminars, music concerts and groovy parties, film directors generally get all the attention. However, after my own personal marathon screenings, it is the performances of several standout actors that has made the biggest impression. Of course, for an independent filmmaker, casting is a critical part of the process.  Luckily, it has been par...

Stars Stretch Their Stuff at Woodstock FF

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At the Woodstock Film Festival, which today concludes its five-day marathon of film premieres, industry seminars, music concerts and groovy parties, film directors generally get all the attention. However, after my own personal marathon screenings, it is the performances of several standout actors that has made the biggest impression. Of course, for an independent filmmaker, casting is a critical part of the process. Luckily, it has been part of the appeal of independent cinema that name actors...

Director Dialogues In Toronto

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  Director Joe Dante  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The Toronto International Film Festival has announced four presentations in Dialogues: Talking with Pictures, the Festival’s critically acclaimed film series curated by renowned directors or film artists. This year, Ted Kotcheff, Neil Jordan, Joe Dante and Sook- Yin Lee will present films that have inspired them or have marked a significant period in their careers. Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Frigh...

Telluride in action (September 4-7, 2009)

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival's main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program.  Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs throug...

Telluride Film Festival preview

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival’s main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs through...

Ischia Global Fest 2009 - The colmplete program of events

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Ischia Global Fest 2009 – OFFICIAL PROGRAM SATURDAY JULY 11 LACCO AMENO 8:00pm: Museo Villa Arbusto: Tony Renis and Olivia Magnani to open the “Mina’s exhibit” ISCHIA PORTO 8:30pm – Piazza San Girolamo – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Olivia Magnani and Riccardo Marone, minister Tourism and Industry Campania Region FORIO 8:30pm – Piazzale del Soccorso – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Tony Renis LACCO AMENO (by...

Ischia full program of events

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Ischia Global Fest 2009 – OFFICIAL PROGRAMSATURDAY JULY 11LACCO AMENO8:00pm: Museo Villa Arbusto: Tony Renis and Olivia Magnani to open the “Mina’s exhibit”ISCHIA PORTO8:30pm – Piazza San Girolamo – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Olivia Magnani andRiccardo Marone, minister Tourism and Industry Campania RegionFORIO8:30pm – Piazzale del Soccorso – Welcome to Ischia Global 2009 with Tony RenisLACCO AMENO (by invitation only)9:00pm – Albergo Regina Isabella: Special Screening ...

Christoph Waltz joins list of talent attending Ischia Global

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Christoph Waltz, Best actor in Cannes for ‘Inglourious Basterds' by Quentin Tarantino will attend the seventh Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, the summer event film world, which opens Sunday in Ischia 12 July with three Music superstars Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero. On their side the actresses Jacqueline Bisset and Elsa Pataki, directors Paul Haggis, Marc Forster, Francesca Archibugi and Dario Argento, the set designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, producers, Riccardo T...

Christoph Waltz joins list of talent attending Ischia Global

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Christoph Waltz, Best actor in Cannes for ‘Inglourious Basterds' by Quentin Tarantino will attend the seventh Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, the summer event film world, which opens Sunday in Ischia 12 July with three Music superstars Sting, Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero. On their side the actresses Jacqueline Bisset and Elsa Pataki, directors Paul Haggis, Marc Forster, Francesca Archibugi and Dario Argento, the set designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, producers, Riccardo Tozzi a...

The Italian Invasion Of New York

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor With the tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic covering the nasty divorce spat between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his former-actress wife (a spicy melange of adultery, illicit sex with teenage "models" and political corruption), the Italian penchant for soap opera and high drama continues unabated. Our on-going interest and curiosity about all things Italian c...

What Write My Essay Services Can Offer on Dogma Cinema

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In 1995, Danish directors Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen and Kristian Levrin signed a manifesto that declared the birth of Dogma Cinema. Dogma Cinema is basically anything that isn't what a commercial film is all about: hand-held camera is used, there's no artificial lighting, and all the actors don't have previous acting experience. The result is unrestricted creativity and cinema in the raw. It was the case with Lars von Trier, as his films are considered...

Winners of the 2009 ‘Golden Reel Award’

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Tiburon International Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th annual Golden Reel Award:Best Film: Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic] Best Director: Filip Renč for Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic]Best Actor: Nicke Lignell for Colorado Avenue [Finland]Best Actress: Lucia Siposova for Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic]Best Documentary: Final Image directed by Andres Habegger [Argentina]Best Cinematography: Karel Fairaisl for Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic]Humanitarian Award: Familiar Voic...

Winners of the 2009 "Golden Reel Awards"

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Tiburon International Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th annual Golden Reel Awards: Best Film: Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic] Best Director: Filip Renč for Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic] Best Actor: Nicke Lignell for Colorado Avenue [Finland] Best Actress: Lucia Siposova for Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic] Best Documentary: Final Image directed by Andres Habegger [Argentina] Best Cinematography: Karel Fairaisl for Guard No. 47 [Czech Republic] Humanitarian Award...

Tiburon International Film Festival Awards

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The Tiburon International Film Festival (March 19-27, 2009) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual 'Golden Reel Award': Best Film: Guard No. 47 from Czech Republic Best Director:Filip Renč for Guard No. 47 Best Actor:Nicke Lignell for Colorado Avenue from Finland Best Actress:Lucia Siposova for Guard No. 47 Best Documentary:Final Image directed by Andres Habegger from Argentina Best Cinematography: Karel Fairaisl for Guard No. 47 from Czech Republic Humanitarian Award: Familiar Vo...

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...

BART GOT A ROOM Wins IFG Inspiration Award At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Tuesday, November 11-----American debut filmmaker Brian Hecker has been awarded the first International Film Guide Inspiration Award given at an American film festival, at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the (www.fliff.com). Hecker won for his feature debut, the comedy Bart Got A Room, which closed the Festival. The film, a winning family comedy shot in south Florida, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2008 and has been picked up for distribution by Plum Pictures (...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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  Friday, October 31---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, r...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, reference guides and film DVDs designed to p...

Toronto Pictures goes away with money owed to Cannes Market and filmfestivals.com

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Toronto Pictures still owes  Cannes Market and filmfestivals.com 15 000€ as a 2006 settlement still unpaid from past 30 000€ owed jontly to cannes film festival Cannesmarket and filmfestivals.com. The company is therefore blacklisted in Cannes. YET They have issued the following statement.     Shares Of Toronto Pictures Up 400% -- Best Ask Up 4,000% Toronto Pictures Inc. (OTC: TTOPF), the "Wander Compa...

La Battue honored at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Quebec-based short filmmaker Guy Édoin has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend's Awards Gala at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (www.nouveaucinema.ca). Édoin won for La Battue (The Beat), a 19-minute short drama which screened in the Fictions Quebec section of the Best Short Film Focus program of the Festival. The Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition this year from October 8 to 19 in the historic city of Montreal, is one of the world's most pr...

Guy Édoin won for La Battue at Montreal Nouveau Cinema

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Quebec-based short filmmaker Guy Édoin has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (www.nouveaucinema.ca). Édoin won for La Battue (The Beat), a 19-minute short drama which screened in the Fictions Quebec section of the Best Short Film Focus program of the Festival. The Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition this year from October 8 to 19 in the historic city of Montreal, is one of the world’s mos...

Penélope Cruz will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara

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  The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to honor Penélope Cruz with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Cruz, who returned to theaters this summer with two powerful and diverse back-to-back performances in "Elegy" opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," opposite Javi...

International Film Guide Inspiration Award At Vancouver Film Festival

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  Wednesday, October 15-----Canadian debut filmmaker Cameron Labine has been awarded the inaugural International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Vancouver International Film Festival (www.viff.org). Labine won for his feature debut, the comedy Control Alt Delete (www.controlaltdeletemovie.com), which screened in the Canadian Images section of the Festival. The film was chosen from among nearly 100 Canadian films by the Programming Committee ...

International Film Guide Inspiration Award

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Canadian debut filmmaker Cameron Labine has been awarded the inaugural International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Vancouver International Film Festival (www.viff.org). Labine won for his feature debut, the comedy Control Alt Delete (www.controlaltdeletemovie.com), which screened in the Canadian Images section of the Festival.The film was chosen from among nearly 100 Canadian films by the Programming Committee of the Canadian Images section of the Festi...

Santa Barbara to honor Penélope Cruz

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to honor Penélope Cruz with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.Cruz, who returned to theaters this summer with two powerful and diverse back-to-back performances in “Elegy” opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” opposite Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johans...

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