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Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2 (DTFF) kicked off

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The second annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) kicked off tonight to an excited crowd of thousands, with the Middle Eastern premiere of award-winning French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law. H.E. Sheikh Jabor Bin Yousuf Al Thani, Doha Minister of Culture H.E. Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulazz Al Kuwari, Outside the Law director Rachid Bouchareb, producer Jean Brehat, and co-producer Tarak Ben Ammar, DFI Executive Director Amanda Palmer and managing director Maggie Kim, DFI progr...

Animatron winners announced

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Professional jury members Saraswathi Balgam, Charlotte Bavasso, Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, Tommy Pallotta, Bill Plympton, Frank Rivera and Jeff Scher picked the $17,000 cash-prize winners of the first Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival, who were announced Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Ceremony.The Winning Films (viewable at www.babelgum.com/animatron) Are:FANTASY CATEGORYJury Award Winner $2,500“This Is J03,” Once Were Farmers (U.K.)Runner-u...

AmericanFilmMarket heavy load

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The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D'Ar...

AFM opens a new social network MyAFM

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The American Film Market has launched MyAFM, a social networking site for AFM attendees, at MyAFM.zerista.com/, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced today. The private film industry site will allow registered AFM attendees to connect before, during and after AFM. On MyAFM users can search and browse AFM attendees, send private messages, set up 1:1 meetings and share profiles, websites, facebook®, LinkedIn© and Twitter© with other registered attendees. MyAFM also has a companion mobi...

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL - SHORTLISTS AND JURIES ANNOUNCED/ DANNY BOYLE TO RECEIVE BFI FELLOWSHIP

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This year's London Film Festival jury has finally been announced along with the shortlist of the films up for Best Film Award, Best British Newcomer, Sutherland Award and the Grierson Award for Best Documentary. The Best Film Award jury will be chaired by American actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, The Pledge, Shutter Island) and includes Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing), Sandy Powell (costume designer in The Departed, The Aviator and pretty much all Scorsese/DiCaprio c...

Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM

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Public to Choose Winner in January at PeoplesChoice.comLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2010 – The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed again to host the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM, Nov. 3-10, in Santa Monica. PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.“We had a very enthusiastic response in 2009. This is a terrific opportunity for both filmmakers and fans,” Nelson s...

Film Finance Forum Zurich wrapped

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The first annual Film Finance Forum Zurich proved to be a major success for organizers and attendees. Held on Saturday, September 25th, the event attracted over 100 participants who descended on the Dolder Grand Hotel, which sits atop the outlying hills of Zurich, overlooking the city and Swiss countryside. Winston|Baker and Millbrook Pictures presented the first Film Finance Forum Zurich in association with the Zurich Film Festival and Variety and sponsored by Magnet Media Group.The forum was c...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

Introducing AFF Director Roman Gutek

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL , the first film event in Eastern Europe completely devoted to classic and contemporary American independent works, will take place from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. The Festival is the brainchild of Roman Gutek, a pioneering distributor who has been the prime mover in bringing world cinema to his native Poland in the past two decades. Roman Gutek has worked as a committed distributor of auteur films in Poland for a...

1st London Iranian Film Festival - Selection Committee Announcement

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Selection Committee Announcement Kamran Shirdel (Head of Film Selection Committee)DocumentarianConsidered a pioneer of Iran's NEW cinema. Born in born 1939 in Tehran, he studied architecture, urbanism, and design at the University of Rome and film direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome. After graduating in 1964, he worked as an assistant director with John Huston on The Bible before making his diploma film, Gli Specchi (The Mirrors), in Rome. He returned to Iran and star...

Dubai FF Announces Film Market Expansion

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   The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the prime meeting places for film professionals from all over the map. So, not only are films seen, bought and sold, but the Festival is also an important place to make important new announcements about upcoming productions and initiatives. Therefore, it was completely appropriate that the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the largest and most ambitious film event in the Middle East, use the Toronto setting to m...

2 weeks to the 6th Zurich Film Festival

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The 6th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will open in two weeks time (taking place September 23 – October 3) with the world premiere screening of Michael Steiner’s mystery thriller “Sennentuntschi.” The public can expect a broad spectrum of film-related offerings, from the screening of films in the three Golden Eye competition sections to the much-loved red carpet gala evenings and many more screening series and fringe events. As announced to the press in Zurich on Thursday by the Festival’...

European Distributors: Up Next! in San Sebastian

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San Sebastian Film Festival and EFP provide forum for European distributorsEuropean Film Promotion announces participants 2010The majority of exciting films made in Europe still can't be seen in cinemas outside of their home countries. With the programme “European Distributors: Up Next!”, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival raise the issue of how to promote the circulation of European films and see them cross borders. In the third edition of the tw...

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

FLICKERS discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. “Oscars”). RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 175 films. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. Contact 401-861-4445 or check out the schedule at www.RIFilmFest.org.

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010 Award Winners Announced

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The Fourteenth Annual Festival Concludes Attracting Extraordinary Films, and bestows honors on Well-Known Comedic Actor Jonathon Katz and Artists and Entrepreneurs Jon and Betty Jane Berberian The 2010 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film   • Photos by Mary Hanley Festival (RIIFF) announced the winners in this year's film competition at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel's Symphony Ballroom in downtown Providence, ...

Film Finance Forum at Zurich Film Festival

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Zurich Film Festival: The First Ever Film Finance Forum in Switzerland Theme: Financing in the Film Industry Winston|Baker will present the inaugural Film Finance Forum Zurich within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival on September 25, 2010. Leading experts from the film industry and the world of finance are invited to Zurich’s Hotel Dolder Grand to participate in a day of discussions on the theme of film financing and to explore the influence of current economic trends on the internatio...

ScreenSingapore Market event scheduled for 2011

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The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), together with event organizer Singapore Airshow & Events Pte Ltd (SAe), today confirmed that the inaugural ScreenSingapore event will be held from June 5th to June 12th 2011 with the Trade Exhibition section scheduled to run from June 7th to June 9th. To be held in Singapore, a thriving cosmopolitan city with a vibrant calendar of world-class events, ScreenSingapore will debut an international cinema event offering industry buyers, sellers, pr...

Prize money rise at Cottbus FilmFestival

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The Cottbus FilmFestival announces prize money rise for the anniversary edition at the ENH in Wroclaw On Tuesday, 27 July 2010, the Cottbus FilmFestival held a reception at the largest film festival in Poland, the Era Nowe Horyzonty in Wroclaw, for the first time. At the festival club Arsenal the organizing agency pool production and all representatives of the festival office did welcome numerous well-known producers, directors and actors for the "Cottbus Cocktail". In his speech during the rece...

Galway Film Fleadh to screen best in Irish and World Cinema

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Galway Film Fleadh (pronounced " FLAH" meaning feast or festival in Irish) has announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 22nd annual Fleadh, which runs July 6-11th, 2010 in Galway, Ireland. The Fleadh is excited to present 100 feature films, 115 shorts films, eight World Premiers and 53 Irish Premieres during the six-day Fleadh. "We are thrilled to continue our tradition of offering the very best in world cinema and Irish films. The diversity of the Fleadh's offerings is...

Speed Auditioning finalists selected for Dungog debut

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Following on from a Sydney audition earlier this month that was attended by hundreds of budding actors, ten finalists from the Dungog Film Festival’s Screenwise Speed Auditioning initiative have now been selected.The ten NSW finalists who will be heading to the Dungog Film Festival nextweekend include: Stephanie Bursill, Emilie Cocquerel, Avril Chestnut, RichardCarwin, Celia Kelly, Madeline Kelly, Camelia Mowbray, Matthew Steele, Debbie Neilson and Andrew Anderson.“Hundreds of applicants par...

25th Munich DOK.fest - a summary

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  DOK.fest's special anniversary year was a huge success: Munich was glowing in orange and 11,500 cinemagoers flocked to see the 72 best documentary films of the year from throughout the world. The International Documentary Film Festival then went on tour with six selected films through five Bavarian towns. The DOK.tour - the "festival on the road" - offered a wide and engaged audience throughout Bavaria the possibility of watching outstanding do...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) nomination council

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia-Pacific. The 2010 Council chaired by Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea) includes two new members: producer/ director Nan Achnas (Indonesia) and producer/author Peggy Chiao (Taiwan). Entries open toda...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards.

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  TLAgay.com (http://www.tlagay.com/), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009. The winners can be found here: http://www.tlaraw.com/smutties/a-4 Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by p...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards

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TLAgay.com (http://www.TLAgay.com), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009.The winners can be found here: http://www.tlagay.com/gaybies/a-2Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by poll of TLA customers and fans. ...

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