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2009 Hola Mexico Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of TEAR THIS HEART OUT (Arrancame La Vida)

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By Maria Esteves - July 16, 2009 The 2nd Hola Mexico Film Festival 2009 (HMFF09) Opening Night Premiere of TEAR THIS HEART OUT (Arrancame La Vida), written/directed by Roberto Sneider, sponsored by NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LATINYC) was held at the Quad Cinema, New York, Tuesday, June 23, 7:30 pm.  Executive Director Carlos Manzano, NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LATINYC), presented the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Proclamation, declaring June 23 - 28,...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009 Festival

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The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections. Official Selection - Competition ...

Film Selection for Karlovy Vary 2009

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The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 - 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections.Official Selection - CompetitionThe exceptiona...

World Premieres Grace Silverdocs

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Nothing is more prized at a film festival than a World Premiere, the first go out of the gate of a film that can trace its origin to that very film event. It is what builds reputations for festivals and captures the attention of media professionals and press with special attentiveness. The Silverdocs International Film Festival, which ends on Sunday, has a good number of World Premieres to tantalize. Chief among them is tonight's Closing Night Gala screening of THE NINE LIVES OF MARION BARRY, a ...

World Premieres Grace Silverdocs

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Nothing is more prized at a film festival than a World Premiere, the first go out of the gate of a film that can trace its origin to that very film event. It is what builds reputations for festivals and captures the attention of media professionals and press with special attentiveness. The Silverdocs International Film Festival, which ends on Sunday, has a good number of World Premieres to tantalize. Chief among them is tonight's...

First Feature Film To Promote Kerala Tourism

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“ In Love With Kerala” - The First Feature Film To Promote Kerala Tourism With Hollywood Class.Movie Tourism or Film tourism is becoming an inevitable part of global tourism marketing. The UK tourism, Australian tourism, New Zealand tourism, Japan, Israel tourism etc have gained almost 100% growths with the help of feature films filmed in their respective countries. All these countries, have successfully implemented this strategy of promoting their destinations through feature films.Kera...

Filmfest Emden Awards

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Grand Gala Awards Ceremony at the 20th International Filmfest Emden-Norderney In this, its 20th anniversary year, the International Filmfest Emden-Norderney’s grand awards ceremony was sold out with more than 600 guests attending. The visitors waited intently for the winner of the film awards with prize monies totalling 31,500 euro. All the film awards were audience prizes. Iris Berben, who received the festival’s honorary award and who unfortunately was unable to attend, sent her apologies ...

Matt Dillon to be honoured again at next Ischia Global

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The U.S. actor Matt Dillon will be an honorary citizen of Forio d'Ischia from next July 13, day two of the Ischia Global Film & Music fest 2009 in which the artist will participate again after having received the Global Award in 2008. To announce the news is the mayor of Forio, Franco Regine, who will deliver the honors Dinnon keys to the city during the Gala which will be set up in Piazza del Soccorso. The event attended by many international stars including the director who directed the film "...

2 Premieres Bookend SILVERDOCS

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Two premieres have been announced to bookend the SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, which begins on Monday. The Festival opens with the U.S. Premiere of MORE THAN A GAME, a remarkable coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Directed by Kristopher Belman, the documentary film follows the incredible rise (and occasional fall) of five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio. Led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the film chronicles the se...

European Views At New York Gay Film Festival

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New York audiences interested in a uniquely gay European point of view have several films to sample at the NewFest, New York's key gay and lesbian film festival event. The Festival obviously values this European perspective, having chosen a UK film as its Opening Night attraction. MR. RIGHT, written and directed by Jacqui Morris, was an audience pleaser as it unfolded its interlocking stories of a group of gay men and their "fag hag" compatriot in the gay-centric Soho neighborhood of London. In ...

Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival unveils program

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The 11th Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival unveils a packed programme of films, fun and activities from 25 June to 9 July at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield. ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS FAMILY GALAFestival organisers have announced that the family gala at this year’s Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival is a preview screening of the summer blockbuster Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs. This much anticipated animation screens at the festival on Sunday 28 June and follows ...

European Views At New York Gay Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor New York audiences interested in a uniquely gay European point of view have several films to sample at the NewFest, New York's key gay and lesbian film festival event. The Festival obviously values this European perspective, having chosen a UK film as its Opening Night attraction. MR. RIGHT, written and directed by Jacqui Morris, was an audience pleaser as it unfolded its interlocking stories of a group of gay men and their &...

How the Game Is Played: Lessons Learned in the Game of Life: An Interview with Stewart Peterson

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      Award-winning director and co-writer Forrest B. Peterson and award-winning producer and co-writer Stewart J. Peterson’s film How the Game Is Played: Lessons Learned in the Game of Life makes its Cannes debut with a screening on May 16th, 2009 at 9:00am, Palais E. The film will be apart of the 2009 Cannes Film Market, courtesy of ITN Distribution’s line-up.   How the Game Is Played: Lessons Learned in the Game of Life recounts the true story of twi...

VisionFest highlights

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VISIONFEST 09: The Other Festival (VF09), which runs June 17-21, 2009, at Tribeca Cinemas (corner of Varick and Laight streets in New York City), has announced the complete line-up for its 2009 Independent Vision Showcase. This year’s rigidly selective collection of films features 31 titles, which include 3 narrative features making their New York debuts, 5 feature docs (4 from NY-based filmmakers), including the New York premiere of Eddie Rosenstein’s theatrical version of Sandhogs: The Gr...

A party with the Princess of Thailand in Cannes

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Exquisite Thai Royal, Her Royal Highness, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand, raises admiration at Cannes Guests clucking over a glass of champagne were bowled over Tuesday night at the Majestic Hotel when to the tune of the national anthemn of Thailand, they caught a glimpse of Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailandgliding into the Salon Croisette in a glamorous fluffy white strapless evening gown and silver pumps, followed by the Ambassador of Thailand in Paris, an...

Exquisite Thai Royal, Her Royal Highness, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand, raises admiration at Cannes

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The Princess of Thailand     Guests clucking over a glass of champagne were bowled over Tuesday night at the Majestic Hotel when to the tune of the national anthemn of Thailand, they caught a glimpse of Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand gliding into the Salon Croisette in a glamorous fluffy white strapless evening gown and silver pumps, followed by the Ambassador of Thailand in Paris, and dignitaries from the Entertainment sector of ...

Oscar Winners, Experts and Icons Set for EditFest NY Launch

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On the weekend of June 12 & 13, EditFest NY makes its east coast debut at the Directors Guild of America, 110 W. 57 Street, New York. EditFest, presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), will feature panels, hands-on technology training and an opening night gala reception. Aimed at content creators and those who work with them in the creative and the post production process, EditFest presents an opportunity to hear and meet a rare gathering of the industr...

The Story of A San Francisco Icon

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In the beautiful city of San Francisco, history is never far away from the gleaming city by the bay that has been its modern identity. Yes, tech companies prosper and it is a financial and business hub. But the glories of San Francisco past is still very much in evidence. Some would say the glory years were the 1950s and 1960s, when San Francisco was the home to the beats and the hippies, and had an international reputation for tolerance and forward thinking. It still has that progressive vibe ...

The Story of A San Francisco Icon

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  In the beautiful city of San Francisco, history is never far away from the gleaming city by the bay that has been its modern identity. Yes, tech companies prosper and it is a financial and business hub. But the glories of San Francisco past is still very much in evidence. Some would say the glory years were the 1950s and 1960s, when San Francisco was the home to the beats and the  hippies, and had an international reputation for tolerance and forward thinking. It still has that ...

A festival Wife Chapter 6: 24-hour party people

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Henry Dean, veteran publicist, resists retirement by holding onto his PR job for the San Lorenzo Film Festival, where for twenty-eight years he has stayed at the Hotel Medici, maintaining a long-running affair with his beloved Leticia, one of the hotel's chamber maids. But Henry's job (and love affair) depends upon looking after the Festival's guest of honor - a cantankerous older film director who only needs a little press - and the task is proving more trouble than anticipated. Equally troubli...

The Link Between Politics And Pageants...

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The link between politics and beauty pagaents is tantalizingly explored in the documentary film AND THE WINNER IS......, which will premiere at this week's Palm Beach International Film Festival. While contemporary politics (not only in America) is often more a popularity contest than one of substance (our current President to the contrary), the premise of the film is an audacious and delicious one. AND THE WINNER IS....documents the small town of Centerville’s bold decision to elect its next ...

The Link Between Politics And Pageants

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  The link between politics and beauty pagaents is tantalizingly explored in the documentary film AND THE WINNER IS......, which will premiere at this week's Palm Beach International Film Festival. While contemporary politics (not only in America) is often more a popularity contest than one of substance (our current President to the contrary), the premise of the film is an audacious and delicious one. AND THE WINNER IS....documents the small town of Centerville’s bold decision t...

CineVegas has announced the complete lineup

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CineVegas has announced the complete lineup for its 11th Annual Festival, including Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad as the closing night film, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. In addition to the opening night film, Saint John of Las Vegas, and eight “Jackpot Premieres” which were earlier announced, the 2009 Festival will offer a selection of documentaries in the “Pioneer Documentaries” section; “Diamond Discoveries” the best new independent fil...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be Site of Red Carpet Premiere of “Say it in Russian”

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  Hollywood, CA, (BusinessWire) April 14, 2009.   The Carmike 10 Theater in Pittsburgh will be the site of Imperia Entertainment’s (Pink Sheets: IMPN) red carpet Hollywood style premiere of its award winning romantic thriller, “Say it in Russian,” on May 3, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., the day before its limited theatrical release.  All of the company’s portion of its box office receipts will be donated to the Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund in honor of the three Pittsburgh police officers ...

Documenta Madrid Program complete

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The 6th International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid will be held from May 1 through 10 and will showcase 108 films from 40 countries In its 6th year, DOCUMENTA MADRID furthers its commitment to the Competitive Sections, which are made up entirely of films previously unreleased in Spain for the first time in its history. Of the 1078 documentaries received to participate in the competition, 108 have been selected. By category, they will compete in: 54 films in the Original Documentary Secti...

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