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Zucchero to Present Clive Davis with 'ISCHIA LEGEND AWARD’

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Clive Davis, the American music producer and recording industry icon who is currently Chief Creative Officer for SONY Music Entertainment, will be presented with the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest’s rarely bestowed highest honor, the “William Wolton Ischia Legend Award” on the opening night of the 10th annual event. Zucchero, the GRAMMY®Award-nominated Italian blues singer and one of the best selling artists throughout Europe (who has performed at Royal Albert Hall ...

Time Tripping To The 1970s

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  Ah, New York City in the 1970s......while the city was crumbling into a cesspool of urban decay, vigilante violence and moral morass (with the federal government looking away while the city declared bankruptcy), the art underground was, in fact, in full flower. This paradox (or not nearly one, if one contemplates other times and places where the social environment was in chaos and the artistic output was intense, say Berlin in the 1920s) is the focus of several films that are curre...

Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers

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Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers, which are better recognized internationally than locally. Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania, but immigrated to New York in 1949. That same year, he made his first films, using a 16mm Bolex camera. Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, journalist, teacher, curator and author, and is considered one of the most important representatives of US avant-garde cinema. Special screenings of his new film "Slee...

Vilnius International film festival

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With it’s start on the 18th of March, Vilnius international film festival catches it’s pace and presents 13 Lithuanian film premiers. Bruno Chatelin will be heading to Vilnius to moderate the Film Festival Forum and will be reporting on fest21.com/en/blog/editorMantas Kvedaravicius’ “Barzakh” – a film debuted in Berlinale 2011, the winner of “Amnesty international” prize – having it’s premier in Lithuania during Vilnius International film festival. The first screening was a ...

The boss comes to Rome...Fest

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Bruce Springsteen will be at the Festival for the film The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of TownOn 1st November, Bruce Springsteen will be at the International Rome Film Festival for the screening of the film The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town by Thom Zimny, in competition within the Extra section coordinated by Mario Sesti. One of rock and roll's greatest living myths has accepted to participate in the Rome Film Festival, where the film will be premiered. The...

The Cannes amfAR Star Studded party

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  Since 1993, wonderful Cinema Against Aids events around the world have raised money for lifesaving AIDS research. The seventeenth annual Cinema Against AIDS, held during the Cannes Film Festival, is a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction. Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and best-publicized party held during the Cannes Film Festival. Cinema Against AIDS events are always marked by unforgettable momen...

The second annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival is gunning for its 2010 premiere

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The second annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival is gunning for its 2010 premiere, and returning bigger and better than ever. We have many announcements for this coming year, particularly our new partnership. To bring an even more international scope to the festival this year, CIMMfest has joined with the Filmer la Musique festival of Paris and is proud to host its representatives as our guests to introduce their films. Just as enthusiastically, we announce this coming year...

Jem Cohen on a special mission for Punto de Vista Festival

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The International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, to unfold from February 5 to 13, 2010, will dedicate its main retrospective to Jem Cohen, the American leading experimental documentary filmmaker.   Cohen will be involved in a special project for Punto de Vista during the festival. This initiative is aimed at cementing relationships with the filmmakers honoured at Punto de Vista. A previous press released informed that Mr Cohen would be part...

The 11th International Film Festival Bratislava reveals the main highlights of its programme.

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New talents and renowned filmmakers. Timeless thematic and new points of view. Discoveries and rediscoveries. Visitors of the 11th International Film Festival Bratislava will have the opportunity to watch feature films, documentaries and short films presenting what nowadays drives the world cinema. UniCredit Bank Slovakia a.s. became the official general partner of IFF Bratislava for next 4 years. Competitions, Panorama, Focus. The three main parts of IFF Bratislava preserve the best ...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

Burning down the house... intervieww with the team

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Interview with Mandy Stein, Marky Ramone, and Bob Gruen, "Burning Down the House: Story of CBGB"The happy and proud director, Mandy Stein, dedicated "Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB" to her mother, and manager of "The Ramones", Linda Stein, as she stated, "it would have been her birthday today". (Linda was murdered October 30, 2007 in her home)Interview with Mandy Stein:Sharon Abella: Where did your footage come from? Mandy Stein: "All different places, but Amos Poe, I'd always kno...

Interview with Mandy Stein, Marky Ramone, and Bob Gruen, "Burning Down the House: Story of CBGB"

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The happy and proud director, Mandy Stein, dedicated "Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB" to her mother, and manager of "The Ramones", Linda Stein, as she stated, "it would have been her birthday today".   (Linda was murdered October 30, 2007 in her home)_________________Interview with Mandy Stein:Sharon Abella: Where did your footage come from?  Mandy Stein:  "All different places, but Amos Poe, I'd always known about his footage, which is beautiful,...

Burning Down the House with Music Films at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

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By Maria Esteves - April 20, 2009 The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) held at selected theatres throughout New York City April 22 - May 3 features a spectacular line up of music films. This year's slate of music films include: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB, directed by Mandy Stein, screens at the AMC Village 7, Friday, April 24, 8:30PM, and Monday, April 27, 3:30PM. The World Premiere will be held at the SVA Theater, Thursday, April 30, 7:00PM. The histori...

Tribeca Film Festival spectacular line up of music films

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The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) held at selected theatres throughout New York City April 22 - May 3 features a spectacular line up of music films. This year's slate of music films include: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB, directed by Mandy Stein, screens at the AMC Village 7, Friday, April 24, 8:30PM, and Monday, April 27, 3:30PM. The World Premiere will be held at the SVA Theater, Thursday, April 30, 7:00PM. The historical documentary film based on New York's world-r...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

Viennale 2008 line up preview

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At the time of this press briefing, the major part of our extensive study and program selection for the Viennale 2008has been concluded, and thus we can give you a general overview of the orientation and direction of this year’sfestival.What stands out in the choice of films for the Viennale 2008 is the wide spectrum of the program, covering agreat diversity of cinematography and cinematic countries of origin. As compared to last year, Latin-American cinema,to name but one example, has clearly...

Brazilian Film Shines and Wins a Golden Bear

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The Elite Squad, directed by Jose Padilha has won the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. Reza Naji won best actor for The Song of Sparrows and Sally Hawkins picked up the best actress prize for the Mike Leigh directed Happy-Go-Lucky.The 58th incarnation of the festival saw the festival assume a new direction. There were decidedly less stars than in 2007 when the likes of Matt Damon put in an appearance. And the star vehicles this year were more in line with the artistic, edgy feel tha...

Focus on Wieland Speck, head of the Panorama section

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Wieland Speck, head of the Panorama section, looking at this year’s film selection, emphasises a return to classical narrative forms and genres. “That is by no means the same thing as tame subject matter. Just the opposite is the case. Through a clarity of form, the subject matter gains in strength.” In this sense, the programme shows a strong thematic orientation towards contemporary socio-political issues, which are addressed in both documentaries and artistic films. The issues of divers...

Sundance will rock u with heavy musical line-up for the 2008 Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the musical line-up for the 2008 Film Festival. The festival will feature staples such as Music on Main and Music Café, complemented by distinctive live performances, panel discussions, and multimedia presentations. The 2008 Festival line-up will feature numerous films that showcase music and musicians such as CSNY DÉJÀ VU, featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, U23D, and PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27, in P...

Heavy musical line-up for the Sundance Film Festival

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Sundance Institute announced today the musical line-up for the 2008 Film Festival. The festival will feature staples such as Music on Main and Music Café, complemented by distinctive live performances, panel discussions, and multimedia presentations. The 2008 Festival line-up will feature numerous films that showcase music and musicians such as CSNY DÉJÀ VU, featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, U23D, and PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27, in P...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films i...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five ...

Sundance Festival has announced the line-up of films

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Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival provides audiences with abundant opportunities to discover today's most innovative films. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five ...

Independence Days and other sections at Thessalonik

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INDEPENDENCE DAYS The Independence Days Section, now in its third year as part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, remains committed to showcasing independent and unique works and to discovering new filmmakers from all over the world. The section’s core program, a selection of films under the title ID-07, identifies this year’s aesthetic, political, geographical, political and thematic landscape of worldwide independent, decidedly non-mainstream film production. ID-07 is compris...
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