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Babelgum partners with the Encounters Short Film Festival

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Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, today announced a partnership with the Encounters Short Film Festival, which is currently celebrating its thirteenth year. Encounters participants will now be able to broadcast their short films on Babelgum - available to a potential 300+ million audience worldwide with a PC and access to the Internet. This includes talent scouts from major production houses worldwide, who will be able to screen films regardless of where they are or of wh...

USA Film Festival to honor Turturro

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The USA Film Festival, one of the nation's foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will present A Tribute to John Turturro in conjunction with a special screening of his film Romance & Cigarettes on Saturday, November 17, at the Angelika Film Center Dallas. The evening will include a screening of Romance & Cigarettes, followed by an on stage Q&A session with John Turturro.USA FILM FESTIVAL’S MASTER SCREEN ARTISTS TRIBUTE PROGRAM -...

USA Film Festival to honor Turturro

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The USA Film Festival, one of the nation's foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will present A Tribute to John Turturro in conjunction with a special screening of his film Romance & Cigarettes on Saturday, November 17, at the Angelika Film Center Dallas. The evening will include a screening of Romance & Cigarettes, followed by an on stage Q&A session with John Turturro.USA FILM FESTIVAL’S MASTER SCREEN ARTISTS TRIBUTE PROGRAM -...

International Documentary Association Award Nominees

 Thursday, October 11--------The International Documentary Association (IDA), the most influential professional association devoted to the non-fiction form, has announced its 2007 nominees for the IDA Awards. Films compete in seven categories that includes works produced for theatrical release and for television exposure. The IDA nominations are an accurate reflection of what documentary features wil make the short list for the Academy Award.Nominees for the IDA Award For Feature Films include...

Reeling 2007, G&L Film Fest, Announces full Lineup

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Chicago Filmmakers and Presenting Sponsors Showtime, Comcast, and The L Word are pleased to announce the 26th edition of Reeling, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, and a premiere cultural event for Chicago’s LGBT community and film-appreciating audiences. Reeling 2007 will take place November 8-18 and will include almost 70 programs. Screenings will be held at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.), Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), Fil...

Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) announces their Special Presentations

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The Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) is thrilled to announce their Special Presentations including the Opening Night Film.   MEIFF will kick off its impressive first annual event on Sunday, October 14th with Joe Wright’s ATONEMENT starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Veteran choreographer Otis Sallid will direct the Opening Night and Closing Night Galas’ dance numbers.   His Excellency Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, Director General of Abu Dhabi Authority ...

Atonement Launches Inaugural MEIFF Abu Dhabi Film Festival

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The Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi (MEIFF) is thrilled to announce their Special Presentations including the Opening Night Film. MEIFF will kick off its impressive first annual event on Sunday, October 14th with Joe Wright’s ATONEMENT starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Veteran choreographer Otis Sallid will direct the Opening Night and Closing Night Galas’ dance numbers. His Excellency Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei, Director General of Abu Dhabi Authority for...

Lineup for the Deauville Film Festival

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The Deauville Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 33rd edition, which takes place Aug. 31- Sept. 9.The Festival focuses on American films and will screen some 64 features, including world premieres of Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and Ben Affleck's "Gone, Baby, Gone."PREMIERE"1408" - Mikael Hafstrom“All The Boys Love Mandy Lane” - Jonathan Levine“Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” - Sidney Lumet"Bonneville - Christopher N. Rowley“Death at a Funeral...

Premiere Brazil: Sultry Cinema At MoMA

Monday, July 16--------As the summer turns sizzling in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is appropriately presenting a program of sultry cinema from Brazil in its fifth annual exhibition of contemporary Brazilian cinema, entitled PREMIERE BRAZIL! The program began last Thursday and continues through January 23rd in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The series is a collaboration between MoMA and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. This year, 12 new films, all US or New...

AFI Top 100 Films of All Time

Thursday, June 21---------The American Film Institute has revealed the Top 100 Films of the Past 100 Years during a special telecast on the CBS Network last evening. Drawing on a group of cinemaphiles and film experts, the AFI has compiled its list with one major criteria.....what American films have stood the test of time and remain enduring icons of cinema excellence? Of course, by restricting the list to American (and almost exclusively Hollywood) titles, the list is a little suspect, but it ...

ITN Distribution, Inc Acquisitions team gears into high level for the 2007 Marche du Film/Cannes

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Dynamic independent film distribution company, ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) today announced their slate of films for the 2007 Marche du Film/Cannes Film Festival. ITN will be conducting sales for territories worldwide in Riviera F-11. The films are a diverse mix of high-concept features, shorts and documentaries in a wide variety of genres such as action, horror, thriller and comedy. High profile films and talent include, Johnny 316 starring Vincent Gallo (The Brown Bunny) and newcomer Nina Bros...

AmPav: The Pavilion at Cannes

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 Formerly known as The American Pavilion and newly renamed, AmPav:  The Pavilion at Cannes is gearing up for its 19th year providing students with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the fast-paced motion picture industry at the world’s most prestigious film festival.The work study program at the Cannes Film Festival, which boasts 147 participants from 60 colleges and eight countries, provides students with first-hand experience working with entertainment companies represented in t...

The San Francisco International Film Festival Turns Golden

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Opening on April 26 with Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 15-day golden anniversary in high style. The 50th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas boasts an ambitious program of films and special events in the City by the Bay until the curtains close on May 10 with Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Edith Piaf, LA VIE EN ROSE. “It’s quite an auspicious moment for us,” announced Graham Leggat, Executiv...

The San Francisco International Film Festival Turns Golden

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Opening on April 26 with Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 15-day golden anniversary in high style. The 50th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas boasts an ambitious program of films and special events in the City by the Bay until the curtains close on May 10 with Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Edith Piaf, LA VIE EN ROSE. “It’s quite an auspicious moment for us,” announced Graham Leggat, Executiv...

Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival Awards

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The 11th annual Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival, April 12-22, a celebration of indendent filmmaking in the Heartland showcased over 100 short films from around the world, features from Missouri and Kansas, and films inspired by JAZZ. Films and filmmakers recognized for excellence include:Outstanding Service to the KC Film Community – Teri Rogers, Take 2Indie Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievements in Film Education - Howard Suber, founder of UCLA Film SchoolOur judges were Sarah Jo Marks of ...

Sarasota Fest will salute Edward Norton & Brian Koppelman

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The Sarasota Film Festival, which began its 9th edition last night, will salute Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton and writer/producer Brian Koppelman (who recently teamed as actor and producer of the critically acclaimed THE ILLUSIONIST) at The Reel Experience at The Lake Club Gala this evening. Mr. Norton will be honored with the Festival’s Humanitarian Award, with Koppelman receiving an Excellence in Screenwriting honor for his work (which includes the upcoming OCEAN'S THIRTEEN,...

Honors For Edward Norton and Brian Koppelman

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 Saturday, April 14----The Sarasota Film Festival, which began its 9th edition last night, will salute Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton and writer/producer Brian Koppelman (who recently teamed as actor and producer of the critically acclaimed THE ILLUSIONIST) at The Reel Experience at The Lake Club Gala this evening.   Mr. Norton will be honored with the Festival’s Humanitarian Award, with Koppelman receiving an Excellence in Screenwriting honor for his work (which includes...

African American Women Filmmakers screening and dialog

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Julie Dash, Award winning Filmmaker moderates a screening and dialog of African American Women Filmmakers. The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 14th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios). To RSVP - 323/957-4747....

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival line up ready

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder, CEO and Artistic Director Nancy Buirski released the slate of eighty-three new documentaries chosen for New Docs: Films in Competition as well as the lineup of special programs and invited films. The attached document contains the full list of New Docs: Films in Competition, invited films and special programming. To celebrate Full Frame’s tenth anniversary, New Docs: Films in Competition reaches a record number with a mix of sixty-two features a...

Maverick Spirit Events

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Globally unique in its concept, the seventeenth edition of the Cinequest Film Festival presents an event that goes beyond the traditional concept of “film festival," providing the world of independent and foreign filmmakers, technology innovators, students and film lovers with a revolution of discovery, empowerment and distribution. Cinequest Film Festival is not only a platform to premiere films and celebrate talent, but Cinequest Distribution is a viable option to reach a worldwide audi...

Movie Topic: MICHAEL MOORE AND THE RETARDATION OF THE DOCUMENTARY FORM

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In times of turmoil, the role of the documentary filmmaker becomes a thriving and essential function. When handled responsibly, their films can wake us up to a multitude of issues we haven't previously considered or been privey to. With our country at war, several filmmakers have produced works aimed at knocking the current adminsitration's sloppy tactics and the senselessness of the war efforts they foster. By far, it was the Vietnam-era film "Hearts and Minds" that became the beacon of what...

Shoot The Messenger wins ADFF 2006 Competition

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SHOOT THE MESSENGERUK, 2006, 100 min, drama, English, Ngozi Onwurah, dir. With his career in ruins, and with his life at a crossroads, Joe Pasacale (Shakespearian actor David Oyelowo) is forced to come to the unhappy conclusion that all of his problems stem from black people - that is, his very own community. British-Nigerian director Onwurah and screenwriter Sharon Foster interrogate the notion of black self-im age (and self-loathing) with the audacity of a young Spike Lee in this funny, provoc...

Film In Focus: WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE

Thursday, November 23----One of the exciting events of the Opening Night festivities of the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the international premiere of acclaimed American director Spike Lee's moving opus WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS. The film, which was produced by television cable giant Home Box Office and had its world premiere last month to honor the first anniversary of the devastation in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, will be shown in ...

Hawai Film Fest Awards Golden Orchid toLove for Share

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LIST OF AWARDS1 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST FEATURE FILM LOVE FOR SHARE (director Nia Dinata, Indonesia)2 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TIME AND TIDE (directors Julie Bayer and Josh Salzman, Tuvalu, USA) Special jury award for SHARKWATER (director Rob Stewart, Canada)3 FILM IN HAWAII AWARD LOST4 NETWORK FOR PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA AWARD 4:30 (director Royston Tan, Singapore)5 EASTMANN KODAK AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Matthew Libatique, ASC6 ...

NY Film and Video Festival ready to hit NY for 8 days

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for eight days of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations. The festivities kick off on November 9th with a networking party for filmmakers and artists at West Chelsea hotspot ...

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