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Aspen Filmfest 2012 Audience Award Winner to The Sapphires

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The 34th Aspen Filmfest, which ran October 2-7, showcased previews of new releases, critically acclaimed documentaries and feature films from the international circuit. Film fans of all ages and inclinations filled the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale to view independent productions from around the world and hear filmmakers share the stories behind their works.   "By all accounts, Filmfest was a rousing success. Powerful st...

New York: NY Asian Film Festival

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When I first covered the festival numerous years ago at the downtown Anthology Film Archives, I was struck by several features not encountered in any of the other established festivals. The organizers of the festival performed antics on the stage before the films and threw presents like videos and books into the audience. They were greeted by an adoring and enthusiastic crowd who seemed to be familiar with directors and principal characters of the films screened. In short an audience addicted to...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010 Golden Bear for Best Film Bal (Honey) by Semih Kaplanoglu Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle) by Florin Serban Silver Bear - Best Director Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) Silver Bear - Best Actress Shinobu Terajima in Caterpillar (Caterpillar) by Koji Wakamatsu Silver Bear - Best Actor Grigori Dobrygin for Kak ya provel etim letom (How I Ended This Summer) by Alexei...

A Golden Bear with Honey and a shadow Polanski wrap Berlinale Awards

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The Awards of the International Jury 2010  Golden Bear for Best Film  Bal (Honey)  by Semih Kaplanoglu Semih Kaplanoglu with his Golden Bear Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle)  by Florin Serban The director Florin Serban with his lead actors Ada Condeescu and George Pistereanu Silver Bear - Best Director  Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer (The Ghost Writer) P...

Berlinale 2010: International Jury announced

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The International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010. The other members of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess, José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée Zellweger As one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year ...

Berlinale International Jury headed by Werner Herzog

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The International Jury, presided over by Werner Herzog, will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2010.The other members of the Jury are Francesca Comencini, Nuruddin Farah, Cornelia Froboess, José Maria Morales, Yu Nan and Renée ZellwegerAs one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. In his almost 50-year career, ...

Doha Tribeca Film Festival Awards 2009

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Scandar Copti, Amanda Palmer and Robert De Niro on DTFF's wonderful Closing Night   At the Closing Ceremony of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival on November 1, DTFF Executive Director Amanda Palmer and Robert De Niro handed out two Audience Awards, worth $50,000 each, aimed at helping filmmakers and filmmaking in Qatar and the region. And the winners are... Liz Mermin's documentary Team Qatar, following the creation of the country's first debate team, was awarded Best Festival Film. ...

North American Independents Competition at FESTROIA

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  LYMELIFE (Derek Martini, USA) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Eight celebrated American and Canadian feature films by emerging filmmakers that were first showcased at such prestigious film events as Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and Toronto, will compete in the North American Independents Competition of the 25th edition of FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival. The Festival, the oldest and largest in Portugal, runs from September 4 to 13 in the coas...

The LA Film Festival wrap report

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This was my first year covering the LA Film Festival. I first remember going to some screenings in past years when it was held at the Sunset 5 in Hollywood, and later some parties and mixers in Westwood and at the W Hotel. After Cannes, June is also a busy month for film festivals around the world. This year, there was a greater focus on international film at the Festival. I spoke with new Executive Program Director Rebecca Yeldham at the award brunch, and shared how we enjoyed meeting many o...

The Global Film Village: LA Film Festival Wraps with Awards by Marla Lewin

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 This was my first year covering the LA Film Festival.  I first remember going to some screenings in past years when it was held at the Sunset 5 in Hollywood, and later some parties and mixers in Westwood and at the W Hotel.  After Cannes, June is also a busy month for film festivals around the world.  This year, there was a greater focus on international film at the Festival. I spoke with new Executive Program Director Rebecca Yeldham at the award brunch, and shared how we enjoyed meeti...

#What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War

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## #What It’s Like to Chill with the Most Ruthless Men in the World Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic: Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko Mladic held my hand.  Mladic,  a man considered the world’s most ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at larg...

Udine Fareast Line-up

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    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...

Kluckin Films In Surge Weekly

By Chris Raposa For Weekly Surge Photos by Scott Smallin Staff Photographer Horror flicks can be broken down into three major categories: suspense, slasher, and supernatural. In many cases, these three core components are fused together for the greater goal of the film, which is to scare the hell out of moviegoers. The horror genre in movies dates back to the onset of film itself. In 1896, George
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