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John Waters to be spotlighted at the 15th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

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    The 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival, April 11-15, 2012, will pay tribute to innovative filmmaker John Waters, hosting the American director, author, actor and photographer during a special evening on Saturday, April 14th, at the Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Building.   The night's events will include Waters' one-man "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of T...

Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next Savannah fest

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Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5," "All of Me") at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") with an...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

Tribeca Spotlight and Cinemania sections announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   "Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year," s...

Mar del Plata International Film Festival turns 25.

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25th Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival From 13th to 21st November, 2010 The only Latin American Film Festival with “A” status was conceived in 1954 due to the need to reflect the Argentinean Cinema universe, as well as the international cinematographic scenario. Year after year, the Festival established itself as a vital exhibition of the development and exchange of the film industry and audiovisual arts. Mar del Plata International Film Festival is today a must for filmmakers, acto...

The Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award goes to Michael Douglas

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School day friend Danny DeVito to accept the award on behalf of Michael Douglas US-American actor and producer Michael Douglas will receive the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award for his life’s work. Douglas had already agreed to collect the award in Zurich before he received the news that he had cancer. The award will now be collected on his behalf at the festival’s October 3 Closing Night by his school day friend, companion and fellow actor Danny DeVito. Michael Douglas stands alon...

Savannah Film Festival preview

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The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7.   Films to receive special gala screenings will include Jean-Marc Vallée's "The Young Victoria"; Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," with Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in attendance; Grant Heslov's "The Men Who Stare at Goats"; Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces"; Lone Sher...

Savannah Film Festival preview

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The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7. Films to receive special gala screenings will include Jean-Marc Vallée’s “The Young Victoria”; Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger,” with Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in attendance; Grant Heslov’s “The Men Who Stare at Goats”; Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces”; Lone Sherfig’s “An Education”; the ...

A brief preview from the Savannah Film Festival

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The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7.Films to receive special gala screenings will include Jean-Marc Valles The Young Victoria; Oren Movermans The Messenger, with Moverman and stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in attendance; Grant Heslovs The Men Who Stare at Goats; Pedro Almodovars Broken Embraces; Lone Sherfigs An Education; the United States premieres of James Ivorys The City...

Savannah Film Festival passes go on sale in time for holidays

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The Savannah College of Art and Design announced that passes for the 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2009, are now on sale—just in time for the holiday season.Passes are available for four different levels, entitling patrons to various levels of access to festival activities and screenings.A Reserved Seating Pass may be purchased for $750 and grants patrons admittance to all film screenings, workshops, lectures and evening receptions during the Savannah Film Festival. The R...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

Charles Durning honored with Screen Actors Guild

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that Charles Durning, the quintessential character actor and highly decorated World War II veteran, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious tribute—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Durning will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the “14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®,” which premieres live...

competition from Flanders International Film Festival Ghent

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34th Flanders International Film Festival GhentSpecials:- Monday 8 Oct: Pre-Opening @ Kinepolis: Sicko – Michael Moore – USA 2007 (A-Film) - Tuesday 9 Oct: Official Opening Festivalpreviews @ Kinepolis: Closing The Ring – R. Attenborough – UK/Canada/USA 2007 (A-Film)Official Opening competition @ Kinepolis: In The Valley Of Elah – Paul Haggis – USA 2007 (KFD) Opening Almost Cinema in Vooruit: Sand And Sorrow – Paul Freedman – USA 2007 (Paradiso)- Friday 19 Oct – 8pm: Clos...

Ken Russell Retrospective at Oldenburg (Sept 7-11)

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12th Oldenburg International Film Festival(September 7th to 11th 2005)will play a Retrospective on Ken Russell.A celebration of the works of Britain´s groundbreaking director.The 12th Oldenburg International Film Festival honours Ken Russell, one of the outstanding personalities of British independent cinema. Eight films by the cinematic provocateur and role-model to the lives of Peter Greenaway will be shown an the Festival. Ken Russell will attend the Festival as a guest of honour and his lat...

The Savannah Film Festival awards Dandelion

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The Savannah Film Festival presented the 2004 awards for student and professional competition films tonight at 7 p.m. The awards ceremony capped off the eight-day festival, which screened more than 60 films.Award winners are as follows:… Best Narrative Feature: Dandelion… Best Documentary: Entertaining Vietnam… Best Narrative Short: Lift… Jury Award: This is Not a Film… Jury Award: Standout Performance: Nadia Dajani in This is Not a Film… Best Director: Mark Milgard for Dandelion… ...

The Hamptons International Film Festival panorama

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THE 12TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 20-24, 2004 The 2004 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the 12th annual celebration of presenting films and filmmakers, programs and personalities and an outstanding opportunity for audiences to catch something out of the ordinary, will return to the East End on October 20th through 24th, 2004, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Sag Harbor, Southampton and our new location in Montauk.The Hamptons International Film F...

On the Road to the Palmarès

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With two days away to the Palmarès, and two films left to screen, here is the official selection which has commanded the press attention for over a week - with comments by the directors. No one can ever predict what a jury with a chemistry of its own will decide. We have some ideas though from the day one press conference: Benoît Poelvoorde is going to take revenge on the films because he's never won an award (prompted by Bob Hope and Billy Crystal). Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino will po...

Cannes 2004 Lines Up

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The 57th Cannes film festivalpresents 56 films this year, with nine new first film features.This years lineup most definitely seems to fulfill the aims of this extraordinary pageant of world cinema:"a mouth-watering menu with an inventive cuisine that is neither too traditional nor too pretentious; a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film genres and without forgetting the foremost among them - the film lover genre; a selection that is attentive to the arrival of ...

Cannes Line up 2004 revealed

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The 57th Cannes film festival presents 56 films this year, with nine new first film features. This year's lineup most definitely seems to fulfill the aims of this extraordinary pageant of world cinema:"a mouth-watering menu with an inventive cuisine that is neither too traditional nor too pretentious; a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film genres and without forgetting the foremost among them - the film lover genre; a selection that is attentive to the arrival ...

Cannes Lineup 2004 Announced

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The 57th Cannes film festivalpresents 56 films this year, with nine new first film features.This years lineup most definitely seems to fulfill the aims of this extraordinary pageant of world cinema:"a mouth-watering menu with an inventive cuisine that is neither too traditional nor too pretentious; a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film genres and without forgetting the foremost among them - the film lover genre; a selection that is attentive to the arrival of ...

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