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Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film

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I feel like I have been in a chain letter with Deon Taylor which started over a month ago with a phone interview to his home in Sacramento . We spoke about his beginnings in his film career and his former days as a basketball player in Europe prior to my viewing his film on DVD. After seeing Chain Letter, I could not fathom that this sweet and personal guy was the director of this horror film which moves Deon to the top of my list in the horror thriller genre.My daughter Lea and I went to the wo...

Sergio Castellitto will head the Jury of the Rome Festival

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  Actor-director Sergio Castellitto will head the International Jury of the International Rome Film Festival (28th October - 5th November 2010), it was announced today by the Festival's President Gian Luigi Rondi. The other members of the Jury will be: Italian journalist and writer Natalia Aspesi, winner of the Pietro Bianchi Award for film criticism; director Ulu Grosbard (United States - Belgium), who has directed feature films such as Falling in Love with Meryl Streep and True Confession...

Nassim Abassi's 'Majid'

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                                  Nassim Abassi, the passionate Moroccan director who made The Winter Sun is a Lie (2005)  is here to speak about his new film Majid (2010) MAJID is is expected to be released later this year in Moroccan cinemas and will be the first film project of Nassim's production company 'Moondust ...

The Happy Accident

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From Sebrina Siegel, our leading lady on REMAINDERED...I once had a friend ask me what a “happy accident” was, and I explained the term (which I had learned as a photography student and frequently used) as best I could. I so wish I had had the filming of today’s final scene for REMAINDERED to give as an example....We’re at the Sureway in Henderson, Kentucky, surrounded by about 20-30 crew members, extras, and local observers, and we’re filming our last scene…which is actually the f...

Montreal Film In Focus: THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER

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The Montreal World Film Festival comes to a close this evening with the North American Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER, the latest film from celebrated French director Bertrand Tavernier. The film will screen following the announcement of the Festival awards at the Theatre Maisonneuve, a spectacular concert hall that is the Festival’s most luxurious screening venue. The lavish historical epic is set in France in the mid sixteenth century, when the religious wars between Catholics and P...

Montreal Film In Focus: THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER

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  The Montreal World Film Festival comes to a close this evening with the North American Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER, the latest film from celebrated French director Bertrand Tavernier. The film will screen following the announcement of the Festival awards at the Theatre Maisonneuve, a spectacular concert hall that is the Festival’s most luxurious screening venue. The lavish historical epic is set in France in the mid sixteenth century, when the religious wars betwe...

TCFF Daily Post - THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE

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Here it is - the complete list of films we are showing and a little about our film panelists.  There's more to come, so hang in there!     A Soldier’s Mission Animation Director: Mel K. Lockett 3 minutes USA 2010 A love struck tin soldier rushes to the aid of a fallen princess.OPENING NIGHT - LCC THU 3:00 - LCC THU 4:15  A Tall TaleAnimation Director: Brittany Biggs 8 minutes USA 2010 A lost princess returns home...

French film director Alain Corneau dies aged 67

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Corneau was expected to attend the Toronto Film Festival in September French film director Alain Corneau has died of cancer aged 67, his agent has said. The director hit international fame with his 1991 film Tous les Matins du Monde, starring Gerard Depardieu as a 17th-Century viola da gamba player. The movie was awarded seven Cesars - the French equivalent of the Oscars - including best film and best director. His last film, Love Crime, starring British actress Kris...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Photos

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards presented by HBO honoring the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 was held at the SVA Theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. This year's film festival included 46 premieres, 33 features (domestic, international, cinedulce), 17 documentaries, 56 shorts; panel discussions; special presentations; workshops; free outdoor screenings; VIP receptions; and gala parties....

Francesco Rosi Honored In Locarno

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Italian director Francesco Rosi will receive a Lifetimetime Achievement Pardo Award at the Locarno Film Festival this Friday, August 13. The award ceremony will take place in the city's famed Piazza Grande, one of Europe's most atmospheric town squares. An open air screening of one of Rosi’s masterpiece MANY WARS AGO (Uomini contro, 1970) starring Gian Maria Volonté and Alain Cuny, will be presented in a print restored by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca N...

SILVERDOCS Film In Focus: MAKING THE BOYS

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  Sometimes, it takes time passing for true worth to be revealed. Such is clearly the case with the controversial 1960s play THE BOYS IN THE BAND, which was the first drama to feature openly gay men in their natural habitat of downtown Manhattan. The play, by fledgling writer Mart Crowley, was a cultural watershed in 1968 when it opened in a tiny theater in New York’s West Village. It became not only a hit (running five years) but the first openly gay theatrical show (with openly gay w...

Interview with 3 times Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma's Schoonmaker's father Bertram was employed as a clerical worker by the Standard Oil Company and worked abroad.[4] She was born in Algiers, Algeria to American expatriates and raised in various countries, including on the Dutch-Caribbean island of Aruba.[4][5]                

"Film is Lasagne" - rich metaphors from three Italian auteurs at the New York Documentary Film Festi

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Documentary filmmakers can be very serious. It is a serious art. The Italian Consul-General of New York, Francesco Talo, aptly describes the Festival dei Popoli's New York Documentary Film Festival as "recognising social problems through documentary expression". But the most magical moments and memorable quotes of the festival were so refreshingly funny that I nearly fell off my chair. Like the best of Italian cinema, the three distinguished Italian directors featured in tribute at the festival ...

"Film is Lasagne" - rich metaphors from three Italian auteurs

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Documentary filmmakers can be very serious. It is a serious art. The Italian Consul-General of New York, Francesco Talo, aptly describes the Festival dei Popoli's New York Documentary Film Festival as "recognising social problems through documentary expression". But the most magical moments and memorable quotes of the festival were so refreshingly funny that I nearly fell off my chair.  Like the best of Italian cinema, the three distinguished Italian directors featured in tribu...

Aruba A to Z: The complete detailed Aruba Line up

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OFFICIAL 2010 PROGRAM   3 Idiots Year: 2009 Country: India Language: Hindi Genre: Comedy with music Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani Written by: Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani   About the Film:   The story, told in intermittent flashbacks, involves the exploits of three friends pursuing an Engineering Degree. Two of them are re...

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

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  The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the five categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, and Hecho en Tejas. The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards. The 2010 Best Narrative Feature Film is Mal dia para pescar (Bad Day to Go Fishing) by Direct...

Border Stories

Director: Florian Wyss.
Every Year over 300'000 Latinos cross the US Border illegally through the desert from Mexico. In a group of many, Manuel & Hannibal are the only ones, who manage it this time. After running out of food and water, they finally find a lonely trailer, but also an old man with a stroke. They have to decide, if they want to get help and risking getting sent back to Mexico. A dramatic short story about dreams, goals, choices and friendship.

A New Yorker's Take On Los Angeles

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    "I still consider myself a New Yorker, even though these days I have been spending more and more time in Los Angeles", filmmaker Noah Baumbach explained on the stage of the Jacob Burns Film Center on Saturday afternoon immediately following a screening of his latest "dramedy" GREENBERG, which is set in the City of Angels. "Admittedly, I am seeing that city differently these days......maybe because my wife Jennifer Jason Leigh grew up there, so some...

Glamrock City aka Art et Décès Cast and Crew Credits

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The Characters                                   SOPHIE Sophie works in Paris as a taxi driver. She is a very sensitive and naive character, perhaps too much for the modern world. She falls in love with Maria. One night, Sophie takes a customer in her taxi, he tries to kiss her, she kills him accidentally. In ...

NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de ...

The making of an Oscar Statue

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The Oscar statuette was designed in 1928 by Cedric Gibbons. MGM's chief art director and one of the Academy's founding members. Fredric Hope, who was then Gibbons' assistant, created the original Belgian black marble base, and artist George Stanley sculpted the design. The California Bronze Foundry hand-cast the first statuette in bronze plated with 24-karat gold.Today the statuettes are manufactured in Chicago by R.S. Owens & Company using a metal alloy called britannia. After the initial c...

Roman Polanski in Hitchcockian Twist

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The International Film Festival FEST 2010 talks about the Blair Bush administration. Well, not really, but Roman Polanski does! The Office of film festival has got an official letter from Roman Polanski to congratulate and thank FEST 2010 for screening of his new film “The Ghost Writer” in Belgrade. Polanski nowadays is under house arrest in his Swiss House and could not attend The Berlin Film Festival or any other festival because he’s been accused for allegedly having sex with minor, b...

G-Tech Unveils Portable ‘Production Assistant’

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G-Technology have created the perfect assistant to your next film production – the G-DRIVE mobile USB andG-DRIVE mobile – perfect for storing all your stills, music, documents and graphic files in a Mac-styled, pocket-sized design. Launched in Europe at this week’s Broadcast Video Expo and Production show 2010 in London, they are available initially as an exclusive from your Apple Store. Both drives weigh less then 250g and mean that you can store up to 500GB of precious ...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Each Board consists of a group of distinguished experts in a variety of entertainment-related areas and will draw on their collective knowledge to steer IFFLAs long-term development. IFFLA Board of Directors Chair Arnold Peter stated, I am very proud of the new slate of Directors. They have already demonstrated their leadership in the business and artistic community. Worki...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its line-up

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Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its stellar line-up for 2010.  The 25th edition features 196 films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and a vast selection of films representing 45 countries.  SBIFF is proud to welcome immensely talented filmmakers and honorees as we look back at 25 years of cinematic history and has assembled exceptional and evocative movies to entertain the expansive SBIFF audience.  The Fest...
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