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Guests at Forum Future of Film Festivals 2012 Katowice Poland

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    „Future of film festivals - between the Local and the Global": Film Forum guests list   The Forum is parrt of Ars Independent, organized by Anita Skwara for the Festival. THE AGENDA    September 24th at Rondo Sztuki 10:00 - 10: 30 welcome speech Introduction during which the managers will present goals and ideas of the Forum and intro-duce the attendees. "Authorial word&...

Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

Madame Tussauds Sydney Madame unveils Guy Pearce wax figure

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Madame Tussauds Sydney Madame unveils Guy Pearce wax figure Madame Tussauds Sydney this morning unveiled a wax figure of English-born Australian actor, Guy Pearce, for the first time. Pearce’s wax figure was flamboyantly dressed as his most well-known character, Felicia Jollygoodfellow.  The latest figure to be revealed by Madame Tussauds Sydney was unveiled in The Outback at WILD LIFE Sydney to imitate scenes from Aust...

Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue

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Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue DANNII, MEET DANNII Madame Tussauds Sydney unveils first ever side-by-side wax figure with Dannii Minogue Melbourne, Thursday, 9 February 2012: Today, Australia’s much loved TV personality, author and fashion designer, Dannii Minogue was introduced to her double in Australia’s first ever side-by-side wax figure reveal. Dannii is most recently known for her judging and mentoring...

Scandinavian Invasion Of Sundance

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  TEDDY BEAR (Denmark)  It is now pretty clear that Vikings made landfall in North America several centuries before Columbus collided with the West Indies. If they had colonized the land, we would all be blonds and speaking Norwegian. Such, my children, are the vagaries of history. Well a new invasion from the Scandinavian nation is about to commence at the Sundance Film Festival, where a strong sampling of films from Norway, Sweden and Denmark are literally making waves. De...

The World Comes To Sundance

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  The world comes to the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 to 29. In the past several years, the Festival, which first made its reputation with American Indie cinema, has put as much emphasis on its World Cinema competitions, including sections for Dramatic Feature and Documentary Feature. By laying out a red carpet for international filmmakers and industry professionals, Sundance has been able to go mano-a-mano with such prestigious European-based film festivals as Berlin, Cannes a...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preach

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The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preacher”, Due out Nov 2, 2011Executive producer of “Machine Gun Preacher”, Louise Rosner, is brave, fearless, pretty, and personable. She traveled to Sudan and Uganda back in January of 2010 for pre-production research and scouting, and stated that, “Going to Sudan was especially intimidating. The director, Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner”), the screenwriter, Jason Keller, and I, had to...

Call for Entries for the Ron Kovic Peace Award

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Submit your short, peace-themed film for the Ron Kovic Peace Award, which will be presented at the 2011 MY HERO International Short Film Festival.  The Peace Award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, will go to the short film that best deals with the issue of peace. Ron Kovic has been an accomplished author, painter, and peace activist for more than 40 years.  A former Marine sergeant, Kovic volunteered for two tours of duty in the Vietnam War, during which he suffered inj...

New York: The Hebron Dilemma at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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THIS IS MY LAND…HEBRON is among the most important films featured at the June 2011 New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival. It is an outstanding Italian-Israeli documentary coproduced by Giulia Amati and Stephen Natanson which has received many rewards since its release in 2010. The film presents interviews with Israeli journalists and politicians as well as statements by spokes persons for the settlers and Palestinians. It provides an extraordinary insight into the mindsets of the warring p...

NYIFF is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "LATÚS in a celebration during Cannes

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  "NYIFF TO HONOR BREAKTHROUGH PHILIPPINO FILM ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AT THE 64TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL"     "An important, unapologetic and poignant look at the effects of corporal punishment. The film's campaign for safe, positive discipline at all times is very important."  (Nicole Holland, IFQ)   The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "...

NYIFF to honor the powerful film "LATÚS in a celebration during Canne

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"NYIFF TO HONOR BREAKTHROUGH PHILIPPINO FILM ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AT THE 64TH ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL" "An important, unapologetic and poignant look at the effects of corporal punishment. The film's campaign for safe, positive discipline at all times is very important." (Nicole Holland, IFQ) The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) is proud to announce that it will honor the powerful film "LATÚS at a special celebration during Cannes Film Festival. NYIFF founder/exec...

30th IFF... THE CLOSING CEREMONY

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• FESTIVAL’S WINNERS ANNOUNCED The closure gala of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival took place at Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre. In the evening, which was presented by Mehmet Ali Alabora and broadcast live on NTV, the Golden Tulip International Competition Award was given to Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla’s Microphone. In the International Competition, the Special Jury Prize was given ex aequo to Seyfi Teoman’s Our Grand Despair and Federico Veiroj’s A Useful Life. Th...

FIFDH Paris 2010 Awards

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  > FIFDH Paris 2010 Awards : The 8th edition of the Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH) which took place at the Nouveau Latina cinema (4th arr.) from 9-16 March managed to reveal the complexity of human rights breaches as well as those of economic social and cultural rights (DESC) and civil and political rights. The juries of the "Creative Documentaries" and "Investigative reports" categories were made up of two teams of professional...

The Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA) highlights

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The Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA), which will begin from March 4 to 7 at venues across Los Angeles, held its first official press conference on Monday, February 22 at the Korean Cultural Center. Introducing the festival was executive director Chang-Wha Chung (director of martial arts classic Five Fingers of Death), festival spokesperson actor John Cho (Star Trek, ABC's Flash Forward, Harold & Kumar Go to the White Castle) and festival partner Jeff Black, VP and General Manag...

Opening Night ADFF African Diaspora Film Festival

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Celebrating African Talent in frontof and behind the camera during the 2009 African Diaspora Film Festival This year was FESPACO year, the festival was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasofrom February 28 to March 7, 2009. The Golden Yennenga Stallion went to "Teza"by Haile Gerima and the Silver Yennenga Stallion was awarded to "Nothing butthe Truth" by internationally recognized, multiple award-winningSouth African actor/director John Kani. In "Saturday Night in th...

World class film festival to be launched in Jaipur, the Pink City

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JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL : (JIFF)-2010, INDIA JIFF is for all humanity Is the pink city Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan ready to host an international film festival? The answer is "Yes'' if one goes by the reporting of the print and TV media circulated to the entire country this year, for the first time the members of Jaipur International Film Festival Society organized two days international festival on 31st January and 1st of February 2009 in Jaipur, like many other ...

Horrorthon 2009 returns to haunt the Irish Film Institute

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Be afraid! Be very afraid! Horrorthon 2009 returns 22nd-26th October 2009The IFI once again plays host to five days of madness, mayhem and blood-curdling suspense. Horror fans and genre aficionados are preparing to descend upon the IFI over the October Bank Holiday to indulge Dublin’s most disturbing and depraved film festival that is now in its 12th spine-tingling year.Ed King, Horrorthon Director, launched the programme this morning saying ‘It has been a terrific year for Horror with an o...

Montreal’s RIDM docu highlights

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Montreal’s international documentary film festival, the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal) is pleased to announce that TV, stage and screen actor Antoine Bertrand will be the spokesperson for its 12th annual event, which runs November 11-21. The multi-talented Antoine Bertrand came to widespread attention as Junior in the television series Les Bougon, which also brought him a Gémeaux nomination. He has quickly become one of the most popular young actors in Quebec, ...

Meegan Huff to run Ojai-Ventura International Film Fest names

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Formerly the Ojai Film Festival, the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival is proud to announce that Meegan Huff has been named the this fall. The behind-the-scenes leadership change comes on the heels of the Festival’s recent announcement that it is broadening its regional footprint by becoming an event encompassing the cities of Ojai and Ventura. “We are thrilled to have Meegan as a part of our team,” says David Shor, chairman of the Festival. “She brings a strong creative energy ...
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