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12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival

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The singular 4+1 Film Festival MAPPFRE FOUNDATION- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Paulo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnes Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya Marin, Cambodian Rithy Pann or Argentinean Pablo Agüero, among others, will be competing for the B...

4+1 Film Festival competitive line up

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12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival Madrid, October 11 2010The singular FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE 4+1 FILM FESTIVAL- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Pablo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnès Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya ...

Career Tributes Announced for 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™

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Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season, IFP announced today that director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus, will each be presented with a career Tribute at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. This year’s Tribute selection represents a range of individuals who are all veterans well-versed in the journey between lower-budget indepe...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

Holly Hunter President of the Stockholm Jury 2010

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Holly Hunter, one of the bravest and most nuanced actresses in American film, will be President of the Jury this year. The jury will choose the winner of the world’s literary heaviest film award, the 7.3 kilo Bronze Horse, from the directors in Stockholm XXI Competition. Holly Hunter will also participate in a Face2Face with the festival audience.“I am honored to be serving as this year’s jury president at the Stockholm International Film Festival. I’m especially excited that this year...

SUBMIT NOW! New York Int'l Children's Film Festival - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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New York International Children's FilmFestivalMarch 4-27, 2011 CALL FOR ENTRIESThe #1 Film Fest for children and teens isnow accepting submissions! What we want:Features & ShortsDocumentaryNarrativeAnimatedExperimentalWe are looking for creative, original,non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film forkids.  We are not shy about showing filmswith mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities especially forour teen and pre-teen audiences.  What you ...

Innovations at the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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The Oldenburg International Film Festival is the first German festival to showcase a selection of its films online via the video-on-demand platform MUBI. Also new this year is the introduction of an iPhone app for festival visitors. This mobile festival guide will provide users with quick and conclusive information about films, events and locations during the Oldenburg Festival Many international festivals are already in partnership with MUBI, but the honor of being the first German festival inv...

Michael Lerman promoted to Philadelphia Artistic Director

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The Philadelphia Film Society is pleased to announce that it has promoted Director of Programming Michael Lerman to Artistic Director and hired Tom Quinn and Ryan Werner as programmers of the Philadelphia Film Festival. Lerman, Quinn and Werner previously worked together as programmers for the Woodstock Film Festival, successfully building the Festival through the programming of diverse, intelligent and engaging films. Quinn and Werner begin immediately, and will work with Lerman to curate the s...

Phuket Film Festival which runs June 4 – 13 is firming up its film lineup.

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With just 4 weeks to go, the Phuket Film Festival which runs June 4 – 13 is firming up its film lineup. An eclectic grouping of award winning festival films, the Festival kicks off with the Italian romantic drama, "Per Sophia". Director Ilaria Paganelli will attend screenings of her film. Paresh Mokashi's debut film, Harishchchandrachi Factory will be the Festival's Opening Film. "Factory" was the Indian submission to the 2010 Academy Awards Foreign Language Films category. Mokashi's film also...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards.

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  TLAgay.com (http://www.tlagay.com/), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009. The winners can be found here: http://www.tlaraw.com/smutties/a-4 Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by p...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards

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TLAgay.com (http://www.TLAgay.com), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009.The winners can be found here: http://www.tlagay.com/gaybies/a-2Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by poll of TLA customers and fans. ...

Interview with Berlinale’s 2010 Panorama : Wieland Speck

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Wieland serves as the Director of the Panorama section and the Teddy Awards. He has worked at the berlinale for 30 years as a programmer, was appointed head of Panorama in 1993 and has managed the Teddy awards ever since. His first film was shown at the berlinale in 1981.  Wieland has lived in Berlin since 1982.  He studied drama, literature and ethnology and worked on numerous video and film projects with an early focus on the men's movement and homosexual identity. Among ...

Keri Putnam appointed as the Sundance Institute's new Executive Director

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Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute, and Wally Weisman, Chairman of the Board, today announced the appointment of Keri Putnam as the Institute's new Executive Director. "In the spirit of moving forward with new ideas and a fresh approach in the environment that surrounds us, Keri's appointment reflects the new direction in which Sundance Institute is headed," Redford said. Putnam, who recently served as President of Production for Miramax Films, the Wa...

Santa BarbaraFestival will honor Julianne Moore

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore at the 25th edition of the Festival with the Montecito Award, which runs February 4 -14, 2010, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Thursday, February 11, at the historic Arlington Theatre. The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career, and has...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have "international" in their name, but don't really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema's answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year's surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival's 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community...

The 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival: Cinema’s United Nations

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Lots of festivals have “international” in their name, but don’t really mean it. Not so the Palm Springs International Film Festival, cinema’s answer to the UN. PSIFF assembles the films that have been nominated by their countries of origin as the year’s surest shot at winning a Best Foreign Language Oscar. The Festival’s 21st session, running January 5-18, 2010, will show more than 200 films from 60 countries. From rogue nations to close allies, much of the global community will vie ...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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DEADLINE APPROACHING!New York International Children's FilmFestival (NYICFF) is issuing a call for entries for the upcoming 2010festival, to take place from February26-March 14, for a sold-out-in-advance audience of over 20,000 children,teens, parents, filmmakers and media professionals and a marketing reach of 2million in the New Yorkarea.  NYICFF seeks creative, original,non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film forkids. NYICFFJURY:  Academy Award® winning ac...

New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is issuing a call for entries

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  New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is issuing a call for entries for the upcoming 2010 festival, to take place from February 26-March 14, for a sold-out-in-advance audience of over 20,000 children, teens, parents, filmmakers and media professionals and a marketing reach of 2 million in the New York area.  NYICFF seeks creative, original, non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film for kids.      NYICFF JURY:  ...

Portland Time-Based Art (TBA) programs:TBA 09 On Film

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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Cinema Project and Northwest Film Center present: TBA O9: ON FILMThis year's Time-Based Art (TBA) programs feature intriguing new work by artists who come to film from backgrounds in the visual and performing arts. The full schedule is available now at www.pica.org and will be available August 21 at www.nwfilm.org. SEPT 5, 6, 12 — VISITING ARTISTSSAT 4:30 PM, SUN 6:30 PM, SAT 4:30 PMCROCK: THE MOTION PICTUREUS 1996DIRECTORS: LUKE CAGE, PRESCOTT S...

“Hunger” will kick-off the KunstFilmbiennale

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“Hunger” by Steve McQueen is the kick-off screening for the KunstFilmbiennale 2009Retrospective with rarities by the jury chairman, Gus Van Sant, in Cologne Cologne, 22 July 2009 – On September 18 at 8 p.m., the complete programme of the KunstFilmBiennale 2009 will be publicly presented at the Filmforum in Museum Ludwig in Cologne.To set the mood for an exceptional festival line-up, there will be a screening of “HUNGER”, the first movie of Steve McQueen, the Turner Prize winning star o...

In Competition: "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet

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About the film: The Competition feature Map of the Sounds of Tokyo by Spanish director Isabel Coixet tells a story of love and vengeance in the Japanese megacity. Coixet recalls the genesis of her film: "Films, like tunes or poems, spring from strange encounters, from odd associations that can be completely incongruent but full of magic. In the case of Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, I “saw” the story (I don’t want to sound like some kind of visionary, but this i...

Sad news about Phuket Film Festival

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Organizers of the Phuket Film Festival shut down the Festival just two weeks from its June 4 - 11 run date. We reproduce below the sad message from the festival organizers "We sincerely apologize to our partners, our participating film makers and those on Phuket who were helping to make this international event happen," said Scott Rosenberg festival organizer. "But with creation of an armed state on Phuket for protection of the ASEAN meeting which will take place days afte...

Sad news about Phuket Film Festival

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Organizers of the Phuket Film Festival shut down the Festival just two weeks from its June 4 – 11 run date.We reproduce below the sad message from the festival organizers"We sincerely apologize to our partners, our participating film makers and those on Phuket who were helping to make this international event happen," said Scott Rosenberg festival organizer. "But with creation of an armed state on Phuket for protection of the ASEAN meeting which will take place days after the Festival is to en...
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