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Telluride Film Festival selects Geoff Dyer as 2012 Guest Director

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Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is thrilled to announce its 2012 Guest Director, Geoff Dyer. The award-winning writer is set to select a series of films to present at the 39th Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 3, 2012. The Guest Director program is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.   Festival directors Julie Huntsinger, Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer annually select one of the world’s grea...

The Telluride Film Festival final line up

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Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5, 2011), presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its program for the 38th Telluride Film Festival. Featuring diverse programming from around the globe, TFF once again sets the stage for some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.   TFF opens its 38th year with over twenty-five new feature films plus special artist tributes, Guest Director programs selected by Caetano Veloso, Backlot programs, classics and restorations, shorts, studen...

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...

The Napa Valley Film Festival Launches at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

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Marc Lhormer, Chef Michael Chiarello and Susan Sarandon - Photo courtesy of NVFF On Monday, January 24th, Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) Co-Founders and Directors Brenda and Marc Lhormer announce the first annual Nappa Valley Film Festival at their launch party at The St. Regis Deer Valley during The 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The NVFF is an official Sundance Institute Associate. "If the Napa Valley Film Festival's party at Sundance was an indication, my home town ...

The International Film Festival Summit presented the IFFS Excellence Awards

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The International Film Festival presented their 3rd Annual IFFS Excellence Awards on Monday at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit. For the third consecutive year, the IFFS Excellence Awards honored and paid tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. "As film festivals continue to evolve and play a larger and more pivotal role in the entertainment industry we were absolutely thrilled to honor such accomplished and dedicated...

The International Film Festival Summit presented the IFFS Excellence Awards

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The International Film Festival presented their 3rd Annual IFFS Excellence Awards on Monday at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit. For the third consecutive year, the IFFS Excellence Awards honored and paid tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. "As film festivals continue to evolve and play a larger and more pivotal role in the entertainment industry we were absolutely thrilled to honor such accomplished and dedicated professionals for thei...

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!

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UK film WHITE LIGHTNIN' wins the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the First Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event ...

MEIFF Announces Winners of 2009 Black Pearl Awards

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The Closing Ceremony for the third annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on Saturday evening. During the ceremony, celebrity guests including Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom and Eva Mendes presented the 2009 Black Pearl Awards to the winners of MEIFF’s competitions.The awards were the culmination of 10 days of cinema, with 128 films screened. Seventeen Narrative Features, fourteen Documentary Features, twenty‐five Short Films, and ten Stu...

MEIFF Abu Dhabi jury members

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region. The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by int...

Middle East Fest unveils juries

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The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) today unveiled an illustrious roster of respected film industry professionals who will serve as jury members for the 2009 Middle East International Film Festival. Comprised of some of the most prominent names in global cinema today, the MEIFF 2009 juries bring added prestige to what is already one of the most ground-breaking film programs ever assembled in the region.The much anticipated Narrative Feature Competition will be spearheaded by inte...

Alexander Payne guest director at Telluride Fest

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by National Film Preserve LTD., is proud to announce its 2009 Guest Director, Alexander Payne. The acclaimed American film director and screenwriter has been invited by Telluride Film Festival’s co-directors, Tom Luddy, Julie Huntsinger and Gary Meyer, to enhance the already prestigious program and select a series of films to show at the 36th Telluride Film Festival.Each year the Festival’s directors select one of the world’s great f...

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...

5th International Film Festival Summit - December 7-9 2008 - Las Vegas Hilton

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 The 5th Annual IFFS will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date. We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the annual summit, insuring that attendees at all levels – first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional – can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel discussions, breakout sessions, social activities, and the IFFS Excellence Awards you wo...

Golden Trailer Awards® show

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The year’s best movie trailers will be crowned on May 8th when world-renowned actor and comedian Sinbad—rated by Comedy Central as one 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time--hosts the live 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards® show at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. This popular gala night of entertainment rotates between coasts, and is heading back West after two prior editions in New York. The event is open to the public, with ticket sales through Ticketmaster. Created in 1999 to celebrat...

winners of Golden Trailer Awards

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Tonight, in front of a live audience at the spectacular 1920’s-era Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, the year’s top movie previews were celebrated at the 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™. In a show hosted by world-renowned Sinbad, with presenters culled from the ranks of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. But the biggest prize of all still remains to be determined: between May 9 and May 14th, the public can log onto USA TODAY onl...

Slavoj Zizek Guest Director from Telluride Film Festival

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The Directors of the Telluride Film Festival are thrilled to announce that Slavoj Zizek will preside as the Guest Director of the Festivals 35th Show, August 29- September 1, 2008. The Slovenian-born irrepressible political philosopher, cultural theorist, academic superstar and impassioned cinephile is certain to stimulate controversy and conversation with his hand-picked film treasures and exhilarating approach to talking about movies, art, culture, politics, and desire.Zizek is the author of m...

Telluride Film Festival Announces New Festival Venue and Film Showcase

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The Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, Ltd. with Apple, is proud to announce its new festival venue and film showcase, Backlot, will be unveiled at the 34th Telluride Film Festival, August 31 through September 3, 2007. Backlot, an intimate screening room built for the Festival at Telluride’s Wilkinson Library, was created by Festival co-directors Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer to further enhance the Festival’s standing tribute to the art of film and give festival goe...

Edith R. Kramer ew guest director at Telluride festival

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The Telluride Film Festival (August 31-September 3), presented by the National Film Preserve, Ltd. with Apple, announced today its 2007 guest director, Edith R. Kramer. Admired locally, nationally and internationally for her tireless commitment to film preservation and collection development, Kramer, retired Senior Film Curator and Director of the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) at the University of California, Berkeley, will bring her twenty-two years experience at the PFA to Telluride, enhancing th...

Julie Huntsinger new managing Director for the Telluride Film Festival

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The Telluride Film Festival (August 31-September 3) proudly announces its new managing director, Julie Huntsinger. Huntsinger will develop and manage all aspects of the festival’s business administration including budget, corporate accounting, legal affairs and personnel. She will oversee implementation of company policy and procedural consistency and drive festival policy alongside co-directors Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer. "Despite my long involvement with the festival as a resident curator, tak...

High Falls Film Festival audience awards and wrap

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Women were the power last week at the 6th annual High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY (Nov. 8-12). High Falls is a festival with a difference - its mission. Susan B. Anthony lived in Rochester, as did George Eastman. The creators of High Falls chose to honor the founders of film and the women’s movement with a program that celebrates the achievements of women in the industry and to help correct the imbalance of employment for women (as Susan B. might have) in many areas. On each night of...

Mill Valley Film Festival closed its 28th year

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Mill Valley Film Festival closed its 28th year with screenings of more than 200 films from over 50 countries on Sunday, October 16. Always an exciting Festival component, more than 175 filmmakers and actors from around the globe made the trip to Mill Valley to share their filmmaking experiences with the audiences. “We had an exceptional slate of US and world cinema, tributes, spotlights, music events, parties and receptions for film lovers of all ages,” notes Founder/Director Mark Fishkin. ...

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