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Tribeca Spotlight and Cinemania sections announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   "Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year," s...

The 26th Annual 2011 International Dance Music Awards

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 The 26th Annual 2011 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presented by the Winter Music Conference; hosted by chief executive officer/founder Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records, with Naughty Natalia de la Cruz was held at Dolce, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 10, 2011. IDMA annually acknowledges exceptional achievements and innovation in the dance music industry worldwide (artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, record labels, radio shows, podca...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

'Duel' gives Chekhov piece its overdue due

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I wanted to share my "coup de coeur" around my discovery of this brillant film produced by Donald Rosenfeld who brought us 4 masterpieces from James Ivory, including his best "Remains of the Day". This is another delicate and smart story adapted from Anton Chekhov's novella THE DUEL. Absolutely superb performances, brillantly shot by Dover Kosashvili. I was about to write a lavish review when I found this one, by Michael Phillips, a Chicago Tribune Movie critic. I cannot...

The BUFF Blog (February 2011)

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This month’s blog is guest written by Janice Charles, newly appointed social media strategist for BUFF Enterprises. Well first of all, I don’t want to be seen as a guest because I actually work for BUFF Enterprises. I was actually given permission to hijack Emmanuel’s email accounts and write whatever I liked which in my opinion would continue to get the word out regarding BUFF. Now we all know that Emmanuel could speak for England when it comes to BUFF so I actually offered to pu...

'Duel' gives Chekhov piece its overdue due

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I wanted to share my "coup de coeur" around my discovery of this brillant film produced by Donald Rosenfeld who brought us 4 masterpieces from James Ivory, including his best "Remains of the Day".This is another delicate and smart story adapted from Anton Chekhov's novella THE DUEL.Absolutely superb performances, brillantly shot by Dover Kosashvili.I was about to write a lavish review when I found this one, by Michael Phillips, a Chicago Tribune Movie critic. I cannot resist ...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights of 15th edition

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16 Documentaries and 5 Dramas; a Focus on the Power of the Mediawww.hrw.org/en/iff The 15th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 23 March to 1 April, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The international feature programme includes 16 documentaries and 5 dramas, from Belgium, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guantanamo, Guatemala, Hebron, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Yemen and Yugoslavia. Many of t...

GREGORY PECK WAS MY FAVOURITE , SAYS BADMINTON CHAMP OF YESTERYEAR

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Sushila Rege-Kapadia was the national Badminton champion in 1952, ’53 and ’58. She used to work for the Govt of India Tourist Office and  played badminton in her spare time. Actually, badminton was a passion, not just a hobby. Work was also fun and she recalls meeting  Hollywood star of yesteryear Gregory Peck at the  Bombay airport. Did she become an avid viewer of his movies after that meeting? "Oh" she gurgles."I always liked him. I used to watch his films before I...

Top Ten Foreign Film Releases In North America

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  Figures are now emerging of the Top Ten international titles that saw the light of day in theatrical venues in the US and Canada in 2010. As one would expect, most of the films share the English language and come from the United Kingdom. Of the ten films cited in order of their theatrical box office take, three comprise the Swedish-language adaptations of the phenomenally successful Stieg Larsson trlogy. One film with French production origins (BABIES) and one title from Italy (I AM ...

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival preview

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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London, announced today that four titles confirmed for the 2011 festival in March have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival, January 20-30. Ali Samadi Ahadi’s The Green Wave will screen “in competition,” Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women, Art, Revolution and Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies are in the official selection, while Pamela Yates’ Granito will have its World Premiere at Sundance. “The Green Wave, !Women, Art, Revolution and ‘Grani...

'HERMANO' at PSIFF 2011

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 This was the third film I saw on my first day at PSIFF 2011...I mean, I really did pick the best for the first day... Marcel Rasquin's film, 'Hermano' (2010) conjures up reminiscence to the Brazilian hit film, 'City of God' (2002), not because it is similar, but because it is THAT GOOD!  We start with a baby boy (Daniel) left to die in a dumpster. A mother picks the baby out of the dumpster and takes him home with her young son, Julio. Then we jump to years later when both boys- Daniel an...

The Sacramento French Film Festival presents An Italian Straw Hat as a Cinema Concert

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  Coming up on January 29th & 30th at the Crest Theatre - The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a Cinema Concert featuring a silent comedy & live music performed by the Sacramento Philharmonic. The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a one-of-a-kind event: the North-American premiere of An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie, 1928), one of the most famous and funny French silent film by acclaimed director René Clair, with new musical score. Music wi...

Vijay Jadhav, Director NFAI Pune RIP

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Vijay Hanumant Jadhav, Director of the National Film Archive of India and  the Press Information Bureau in Pune  expired after a heart attack on Dec 14. He had  worked with several media related organizations including Press Information Bureau , All India Radio and  Doordarshan.Mr Jadhav also had a stint  as Public Relations Officer (Defence), Pune. He was  interested in music and was an accomplished tabla player and had trained under Ustad Alla Rakha.  Jadhav was a B.E. in Chemic...

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Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) to be honored in Bahamas

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine,) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Film Festival, taking place December 1-5 in Nassau. Arkin will be on hand for the tribute, with the special award presentation coming from actress Abigail Breslin, who received an Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actress starring alongside Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine.The Career Achievem...

Exhilaration and enjoyable over Fallout New Vegas Critiques

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The few reviews of "Fallout New Vegas" that are trickling out are leaving fans excited. Tuesday, the full "Fallout New Vegas" could be released. The video game is compatible with XBox 360, Sony PS 3, and personal computers. You will find "Fallout New Vegas" critiques that focus on the weaponry and enemies. The biggest feature of "Fallout New Vegas", however, is the new "hardcore" level. Article source - Fallout New Vegas Review - Hardcore...

Accolade Competition - AUGUST 2010 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The Accolade Competition is proud to announce the awardwinners for the August 27, 2010 deadline. The list can also be found on our website, http://www.accoladecompetition.org Best of Show Winners: - Silent Shame (feature documentary) (Athena Productions LLC, dir. Akiko Izumitani)  -Unstoppable (feature film) (Razor Films UK) - Vento (short film) (Salem Produções) - Twentysixmiles (miniseries) (Tower 17 Productions) Award of Excellence Winners: 9MM P...

Interview with Yonathan Levy

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Yonathan Levy is a rising Israeli/French filmmaker who won ÉCU 2010’s Film of the Festival (Europe’s Best Independent Film 2010) with his touching film, Das Kind. While Das Kind continues its road to success on the festival circuit, Yonathan spoke to us about his influences and aspirations, keeping us eager to see what he’s up to next. Where are you from? I was born in Israel but I’ve always lived in France…until now. Indeed, next week, I will go back to Isra...

The Stockholm International Film Festival unveils new Festival Program

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Today, October 26, the program for the 21st edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival will be revealed. Tomorrow, October 27 at 11 AM, the ticket sales begin online and at Kulturhuset. This year's festival program presents 180 films from more than 50 countries, 108 Nordic premiers, and 16 world premiers. We look forward 12 exciting days of quality film. - The Stockholm International Film Festival is the meeting point for next generation's film creators. Our 21st program is fully l...

Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will showcase 30 newcomers

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The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, is internationally well regarded and sustains its position as being one of the top 100 film festivals worldwide and as being the festival which exclusively presents films by newcomers.From out of thousands of newcomer films the festival selects only roundabout 30 and is thus driven by a very conscious programming process.„We practically fall in love with each single film. The authors and pr...

11 & 1/2 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles...today

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11 & ½ Polish Film Festival Los Angeles AndMel Brooks Tonite, Moses, Egyptian Theatre 88th Birthday, Belgian Film, Film Festival SeminarFriday, October 15, 2010 (in person: * Alina Szpak, Robert Fleet, Stephan Szpak-Fleet)7:00 PM PIGGIES (Swinki) by Robert Glinski (93 min.)9:00 PM PLAYER* by Alina Szpak (2010, 100 min.) Saturday, October 16, 2010 (in person: *Alina Szpak, Robert Fleet, ** Balbina Bruszewska , *** Jan Nowicki) 3:00 PM PLAYER* by Alina Szpak (2010, 100 min.)5:00 PM Animation: B...

Twenty Narrative Features To Compete At American Film Festival

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By ...

Chain Letter is a horror thriller epic

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Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film By Ron Gilbert 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 ...

20 Independent Films competing at American Film Festival

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AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, ...
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