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Capote and Murderball Take Home Top Honors at Gotham Awards

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Capote and Murderball Take Home Top Honors at 15th Annual Gotham AwardsIFP has announced its winners in the six competitive categories at the 15th Annual Gotham Awards which has been broadcast on NYC TV (Channel 25) on December 6 at 9 pm EST. Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin Awarded Best Ensemble Cast for The Squid and the Whale. Amy Adams and Bennett Miller Awarded "Breakthroughs". I Am A Sex Addict Awarded Best Film Not Playing at a Theater ...

Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded Nov 30

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The 15th Annual Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on November 30 in New York City. Executive Director Michelle Byrd said the nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for a final competitive juried award, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You (for films yet to receive theatrical distribution), will be announced in early November. A jury of peers will decide the winning selections in all six categori...

Ferpect Crime a side-splitting comedy at Vallalodid

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After viewing Costa-Gavras' "Couperet" (Arcadia) screened at the opening ceremony as the festival curtain-raiser, (out of competition), I am still holding my breath trying to decide what to think of it. Yes, it did have certain Hitchcockian echoes of "black humor", and yes, it was a thriller of sorts, and yes, there were certain socio-political overtones, and the performances by Jose García (the harried serial killer) and Karin Viard (the harried wife of the harried serial killer) were good an...

Factotum screened at Hamburg a modest fest in a big city

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Dropping in on the Hamburg film festival on the way back from San Sebastian is something like stopping off at a neighbourhood bar for a nightcap after a gala bash at the Waldorf. Which is not to say that Hamburg is not interesting or lacking in films of merit -- just that it's on a much smaller scale (although Hamburg, as a city, is far bigger than San Sebastian) and is geared to the tastes of the local film-buff public, rather than to industry professionals. Films are shown in five venues, mo...

Director Paul Haggis breakthrough award at Hollywood Awards

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The Hollywood Film Festival will honor actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award," actress RACHEL McADAMS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award," and director PAUL HAGGIS with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award."The awards will be bestowed upon the honorees as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder...

40 Shades of Blue among films competing at Deauville

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THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSEby Rebecca Millerstarring Daniel Day-Lewis and Camilla BelleJack lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose. Since the break-up of the commune, Jack has sheltered Rose completely from the influences of the outside world. When Jack invites his girlfriend and her two sons to live with them, the situation quickly becomes precarious…BRICK 1st featureby Rian Johnsonstarring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucas HaasProducer: Ram BergmanB...

Troia Film festival sets an ambitious slate

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TROIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS AN AMBITIOUS SLATEThe 21st edition of the Troia International Film Festival (Festroia), Portugal’s oldest and most adventurous film event devoted to international and independent cinema, kicked off on May 28 with a wide-ranging program, with particular nods to European and American Independent films.The Festival is based in the picturesque coastal town of Setúbal, about 90 minutes south of Lisbon. Troia is actually the name of the expansive beaches in the vicinity, an...

Crash will open Newport Beach festival

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US Premiere of CRASH Kicks Off Sixth Annual Event: 2005 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVALThe Newport Beach Film Festival opens its sixth annual event with the U.S. premiere of CRASH on April 21, 2005. The film kicks off an impressive line-up of over 300 films from more than 30 countries. The Closing Night Gala will include the West Coast premiere of MAD HOT BALLROOM on April 28, 2005. Both titles are receiving great buzz in advance of their respective theatrical releases and will contribute to what...

Paul Haggis honored at The San Francisco Fest

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PAUL HAGGIS TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL MAURICE KANBAR AWARD AT48th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALApril 21–May 5, 2005)Writer/Director/Producer to be Honored for Excellence in ScreenwritingThe San Francisco Film Society announced today that Academy Award nominee Paul Haggis will be the recipient of the inaugural Maurice Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5, 2005). The award will be presented to Haggis at Film Soc...

Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th Film Festival

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Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th International Film FestivalThe Toronto International Film Festival now in its 29th year, brings the biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood, the film industry and the world to this prestigious Film Festival. TIFF takes place from September 9th to the 18th and is known and the largest and best Film Festival worldwide. The list of visitors who will be on hand in Toronto will be meeting greeting and highlighting there newest films and projects to best promote the m...

AFM welcomes 88 first timers

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All exhibition space has been sold out for the 24th Annual American Film Market (AFM), being held February 25 through March 3 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, it was announced by Jean M. Prewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, AFMA, and Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President, AFMA and Managing Director, AFM. It was also announced that 291 film and television companies, including a record 88 first timers, will be exhibiting at the world’s largest motion picture trade event. This mar...

Costner, Zanuck and Minghella: Palm Springs tributes

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Actor Costner, Producer Zanuck and Director Minghella to Be Honored at Upcoming 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film FestivalThe tributes and awards for the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival are now announced. Academy Award winning actor/director/producer Kevin Costner, Academy Award-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck, and Academy winning director Minghella will be honored at the Award Gala being held on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. T...
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