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Official Awards of the 69th Venice Film Festival

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                                          VENEZIA 69 WINNERS GOLDEN LION for Best Film to PIETA by Kim Ki-duk (Republic of Korea)   SILVER LION for Best Director to THE MASTER by Paul Thomas Anderson (USA) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to Paradies: Glaube by Ulrich Seidl (Austria, Germany, France) COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor to ...

Oscar for Best Director in the past

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DIRECTOR**************** ****************************************************** 2012 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist (2011) 2011 Tom Hooper The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker (2009) 2009 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 2008 Joel Coen & Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Martin Scorsese The Departed (2006) 2006 Ang Lee ...

Houston Worldfest April 13-22, 2012 calling all filmmakers, submission deadline extended to fest21.com readers to february 29

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FORGET SUNDANCE!   "WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" ~ Craig Outhier, film critic, Phoenix press; Tempe Times.  WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (now in it’s 45th year!) continues with its totally dedicated Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 13-22, 2012 unspooling at the flagship AMC Studio 30 Dunvale Theaters. WorldFest will screen just 55-60 feature film and 100 Short Film Premiere...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Meryl Streep

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American actress and Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is looked upon as one of the world’s most talented and popular actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations as an artist, including an unprecedented 16 nominations for the Oscar (two of these coveted prizes which she won) and 18 Golden Globe nominations and seven wins. “We are delighted to be able...

Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

Braunschweig International Film Festival honours Isabelle Huppert

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25th Braunschweig International Film Festival honours Isabelle Huppert with the European Actors Award ”The Europa“The 25th International Film Festival Braunschweig honours French Actress Isabelle Huppert with its main prize, the European Actors Award ”The Europa“. Huppert receives the award for her outstanding artistic performances and contribution to European film culture. Isabelle Huppert will be presented with the statue ”The Europa“ on November 13 during the award ceremony in Bra...

Locarno to honour Isabelle Huppert, the Mona Lisa of Cinema

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Sadistic piano teachers, lovesick young hairdressers, frosty chocolate-factory directors, dark ladies crushed in the French provinces, stuttering factory workers, honest magistrates or evil mothers who can slice the screen to shreds with a single glance. There are truly few actresses on the international scene who, like Isabelle Huppert, have that ability to give shape, in the versatility of the her many roles, to that disturbing femininity that is a narrative all on its own and all o...

Locarno to honour Isabelle Huppert, the Mona Lisa of Cinema

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Sadistic piano teachers, lovesick young hairdressers, frosty chocolate-factory directors, dark ladies crushed in the French provinces, stuttering factory workers, honest magistrates or evil mothers who can slice the screen to shreds with a single glance. There are truly few actresses on the international scene who, like Isabelle Huppert, have that ability to give shape, in the versatility of the her many roles, to that disturbing femininity that is a narrative all on its own and all on its own m...

John Turturro will be presented with the President’s Award at KVIFF

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During the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF American actor, screenwriter and director John Turturro will receive the Festival President’s Award and, together with his wife, the actress Katherine Borowitz, will present the world premiere of the film Somewhere Tonight. John Turturro hails from an Italian-American working-class family from Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Yale School of Drama and began his acting career off-Broadway. His film work has involved collaboration with some of the world...

The Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival will be headed by Robert de Niro

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will preside over the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, running May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » A very true and nice compliment from Robert de Niro, himself a festival Director (founder of Tribeca). Robert de Niro is a long time friend of the festival with mul...

Kodak's Support of Independent Filmmakers Widespread at Slamdance and Sundance Festivals

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  Highlights include Coffee with Oscar®-winner Vilmos Zsigmond; and a Panel on Shooting Low-Budget Features on Film Kodak will once again give its full support to the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which will run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning January 20. Kodak will present an extended Q&A with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and producer Jack Robinette following the screening of the...

Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, due to take place from May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » Inviting Robert De Niro as President of the Jury of Cannes, the organizers want to pay also tribute to the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival whic...

Film Celebrates Berlinale Birthday

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  As part of the sixtieth birthday celebration, the Berlinale is hosting the world premiere of TRACE OF THE BEARS (Spur Der Baren), a German documentary by Berlin-based Zero Film, that traces the history of one of the world's great film events. While other A-list festivals such as Cannes or Venice are artistic, economic and tourist events, the Berlinale is unique for its political dimensions and its highly developed sense of social and world consciousness. The Festival’s history r...

Play it again

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For the 60th anniversary of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Retrospective takes a look back at the long history of the festival with a programme curated by David Thomson. Retrospective section head Rainer Rother explains why the respected film critic was his favourite candidate for the job, what fascinated him about Thomson's selection of films and how cinema has become freer and richer over the years. Janus Dissing Rathke in Niels Arden Oplev's Drømmen: this year's...

10 questions to Olivier Père: Locarno newly appointed Loacarno Artistic Director

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In an interview new artistic director Olivier Père outlines his vision of the Festival and ambitions for the future at Locarno. 1. How do you imagine "your" Locarno Festival? Locarno has a clear identity and a great tradition, since the early days it's been committed to discovering and revealing new filmmakers and new territories. That's an approach I've always been very keen on, too, and I intend to stick with it. Locarno is a major festival that gives a useful o...

JEFF BRIDGES to receive THE DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at 21st ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA

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by Marla Lewin   Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges with the Desert Palm Achievement Award on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. Bridges creates yet another richly comic, semi-tragic romant...

EFA honours Isabelle Huppert

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French actress to receive EFA’s EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2009Whether it is as a Jewish refugee in Diane Kurys' COUP DE FOUDRE, as late 17th century Madame de Maintenon in SAINT-CYR by Patricia Mazuy, or as Magistrate Jeanne Charmant in Claude Chabrol's L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, Isabelle Huppert has given some of cinema's most unforgettable moments a face. Her frequent collaboration with Chabrol has brought to the screen characters such as VIOLETTE NOZIERE, Marie in UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMME...

Isabelle Huppert will be president of Cannes Jury

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French actress Isabelle Huppert will be the President of the Jury of the 62nd Festival de Cannes which will be held May 13-24, 2009. “I am very glad and very proud,” she declared as she accepted Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux’s invitation. “I’ve had a long relationship with Cannes and this next meeting will definitely seal my love for the Festival and thus for global cinema. Cannes is the open door to all the new ideas of the world. I am thrilled at the idea of being a privilege...

Cinema Under The Stars At Montreal FF

 Friday, August 29-----One of the treats of the Montreal World Film Festival are the free outdoor screenings on the Place des Arts of classic and recent European, American and Canadian films. Every evening, Cinema Under The Stars is presenting films on a huge screen with enormous speakers that beckon people to what is literally a cinema street party.This year's selection of films includes: CHARIOTS OF FIRE(United Kingdom 1981), the Oscar winning true story of British track athletes competing ...

Ivan Passer will head Karlovy Vary Jury

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Writer and director Ivan Passer, one of the most respected representatives of the Czech new wave of the 1960s, will head up the International Grand Jury at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. He cowrote and assistant directed Miloš Forman’s Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen’s Ball. Passer then debuted as a director with the short film A Boring Afternoon, following it up in 1965 with Intimate Lighting, one of the key Czech films of the era. After the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, Passer emigrated to ...

Robert de Niro to be honored in Karlovy Vary

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Robert De Niro to be honored with the Crystal Globe at the 43rd KVIFF Respected Actor to receive Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at opening night tribute gala Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, four-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the famous spa town of Karlovy Va...

6e édition de Paris Cinéma du 1er au 12 juillet 2008

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Initié et soutenu par la Mairie de Paris, présidé par la comédienne Charlotte Rampling, le Festival Paris Cinéma 2008 propose une programmation internationale, riche et vitaminée, ouverte à tous les publics, avec près de 300 projections, 250 films et plus de 200 invités !   Au tarif de 5€ la séance et de 25€ le Paris CinéPass (en vente sur le site internet du festival dès le mois de mai 2008), venez assister à la 6e édition du Festival Paris Cinéma, l'un des événem...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best director

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Each Academy Award ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Academy Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. In the column next to the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by the years of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) in the year of release; for example, the Oscar for Best Director of 1999 was announced during the award cerem...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...
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