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Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference.   Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience.   Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12.   Moderator Simon Fiel...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference. Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience. Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12. Moderator Simon Field stated: "The idea of the Lifetime Achievement ...

NEWSLETTER N° 379: September 3, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè" Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Awar...

NEWSLETTER N° 378: August 25, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Hollywood Awards: 10 Actors to Watch MediaBridge YouthFest Winners Finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma awards Zurich inaugural Golden Icon Award to Stallone Awards of the first annual Downtown Film Festival The New York International Independent Awards ...

NEWSLETTER N° 377: August 13, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno which took place August 9 with The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC and Cineuropa.org featuring Elisabetta Brunella (Mediasalles Secretary Gene...

NEWSLETTER N° 376: August 7, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 from 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum) Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC and Cineuropa.org featuring Elisabetta Brunella (Me...

NEWSLETTER N° 375: July 31, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 from 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum) Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC and Cineuropa.org Visit http://fut...

NEWSLETTER N° 374: July 26, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum) Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com...

NEWSLETTER N° 373: July 16, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 9 11.00 to 12.30 at the Forum) Do not miss The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC Visit http://futureofcinema.fest21.com...

31st Asian American International Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA & Gala Coverage

By Maria Esteves - July 14, 2008 The 31st Annual 2008 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF08) Opening Night East Coast Premiere film of THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, directed by Wayne Wang, was held at Asia Society, New York, July 10, 7:30 pm. A special Q&A session with director Wayne Wang, co-director Richard Wong, and actress Ling Li, moderated by Asia Society associate director cultural programs, Helen Koh, preceded the AAIFF08 opening night gala rec...

Asian American International Film Festival

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31st Annual 2008 Asian American International Film Festival Opening Night East Coast Premiere film of PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, directed by Wayne Wang, held at Asia Society, Thursday, July 10, 7:30 pm:The festival sponsored by Toyota Matrix and presented by Asian Cinevision with Asia Society, is the largest independent Asian and Asian American celebration of film and culture. Watch our video coverage and interviews of John Woo, Wayne Wang and Richard Wong on http://www.avivapress.fest21.com1. Actin...

Jules Vernes festival Poster

La 16e édition du Festival du Film Jules Verne Aventures se déroulera du 25 au 27 avril 2008, à Paris, au Grand Rex.  Cette année le Festival vous propose de découvrir :-          8 documentaires internationaux en compétition-          Des avant-premières exclusives Arctic Tale, avant-première d’un conte superbe tourné parmi les ours blancs  Appleseed: Ex Machina, manga inédit produit

Are you ready for AFM? 522 films to screen

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A diverse selection of 522 feature films, including 106 industry world premieres and 364 market premieres, have been confirmed to screen at the 28th American Film Market (AFM) October 31 to November 7, 2007, in Santa Monica, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and AFM’s Managing Director.A total of 34 different languages will be represented on the screening schedule of this year’s AFM.In addition, Wolf announced tha...

New Cinema From Hong Kong At BAM

 Monday, August 13---------Even though Hong Kong has officially been absorbed into the People's Republic of China, it remains its own political and cultural animal. This is certainly reflected in its national cinema, which has been a major international sensation for decades. To mark the 10th anniversary of the end of colonial rule, the BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, is presenting THE NEW DECADE: HONG KONG FILM, starting this Thursday, August 16th.This nine...

NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

Video Game uses Contest and Film Festivals to Market Itself

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Starting with the Visual Communications’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the latest collaboration between director John Woo and actor Chow Yun Fat is making the festival rounds. However, it is not the medium that one might expect. You see, this incarnation is not a film per se- “Stranglehold” is actually a video game. But in a unique marketing campaign, Midway Games is making Stranglehold’s presence known via film festivals and a short film contest. By sponsoring the VC Fil...

Sarasota Film Festival movie review capsules

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WANT MORE SCOOP ON THESE FILMS?  CHECK OUT OUR MOVIE TALK RADIO SHOW "MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!" HEAR EXCLUSIVE FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS (see below)! Go now to www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited and listen now!  And call this Sunday at 6pm eastern / 5pm central to ask questions concerning these films!The recent 9th annual Sarasota Film Festival was the biggest yet, hosting around 210 films from all over the world.  This event has become increasingly popular with both film fans and industr...

Movie Reviews from the Sarasota Film Festival

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WANT MORE SCOOP ON THESE FILMS?  CHECK OUT OUR MOVIE TALK RADIO SHOW "MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!" HEAR EXCLUSIVE FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS (see below)! Go now to www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited and listen now!  And call this Sunday at 6pm eastern / 5pm central to ask questions concerning these films!The recent 9th annual Sarasota Film Festival was the biggest yet, hosting around 210 films from all over the world.  This event has become increasingly popular with both film fans and industr...

Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of Events

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33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of EventsShowing November 10-November 18The Northwest Film & Video Festival, officially kicks off Friday, November 10th with a program of short films at 7pm at Cinema 21 Theatre. After the show there will be an Opening Night Party with musical guests Eux Autres at the Laura Russo Gallery. Admission for Opening Night festivities are $10 for screening and party or $10 for party alone. The Festival, playing throughout the week at the Whitsell Auditoriu...

Capri, Hollywood Film Festival complete line up

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Once Again (and for the 10th time) the beautiful island of Capri will host the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival: a great annual celebration of international cinema, to TAKE PLACE from December 27, 2005, to January 2, 2006. The Director General announced that this tenth anniversary edition of the event will be produced with the sponsorship of the Ministry of the Cultural Assets, the Campania Region and the Chamber of Commerce of Naples, with major contributions from RAI Trade, Cinecittà Holding,...

Walk the Line, Johny Cash hit musical to preview in Capri

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Walk the Line, the new hit musical film about the life of American country singing legend Johnny Cash, will be previewed in Italy at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo Coffee International Film Festival December 27-31, 2005 on the Isle of Capri. James Mangold’s film and Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Cash, are leading candidates for Oscar recognition early next year.The festival will feature the presentation of three 2005 Capri Music Awards to:American director Taylor Hackford for Ray, his film biogr...

Venice Fest in Full Swing

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Out of competition films: Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children, Tsui Harks Seven Swords (Qi jian), the opening film , and The Art of Love, Mine Ha Ha by John Irvin set the Venezia 62 in motion August 31. Tsui Hark explained why he has made another martial arts film. Because ‘the stories are still compelling’. Seven Swords is concerned with the origins of martial arts in 1600 China when peasants wanted to defend themselves from rogue bandits. Both Charlie Young and Honglei Sun evoke the stro...

Rai and Payne Declare the 58th Cannes Film Festival OPEN!

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A breathy "mistress of ceremonies"—Cécile de France greeted the special guests of the 58th Cannes Film Festival last nite. The young actress called her role as emcee "an honor, and great emotion when you’re frightened - so its an immense emotion to be with you here."De France then introduced the fabulous jury for the "Official Selection" of features this year. The mistress of ceremonies called the world of filmmaking a group of "unbelievable people meeting to tell the same story. When the s...

Cannes opening: curtain went up on Lemming

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The curtain went up on the 58th edition of the Festival de Cannes at the bidding of the mistress of ceremony Cécile de France and Jury President Emir Kusturica; the latter was of course in the company of the other Jury members: directors Agnès Varda, John Woo, Benoît Jacquot & Fatih Aki, actors Nandita Das, Javier Bardem & Salma Hayek as well as writer Toni Morrison. The Jury has the task of bestowing the Palme d'Or to one of the 21 feature films in the Official Selection.Following the Openin...

Bend Film 2004 Bows

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Bend Oregon – the debut of central Oregon’s new film festival successfully wrapped up here Sunday evening.Locals and filmmakers we’re treated to an encore presentation of the award winning films. Those honored included Director Catherine Tambini and her documentary “Farmingville”. Catherine was presented with a 10,000.00 check by Juror Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Good Will Hunting) on Saturday evening at the awards ceremony. Catherine’s film explores the issues revolving around the attem...

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