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Qarantina, a work of art from a traumatized country, Iraq

 LA ARAB FILM FESTIVAL    ASAAD ABDUL MAJEED, THE HITMAN UPSTAIRS An Iraqi film, Qarantina, shot in Baghdad was by far the most powerful film shown at this years LA Arab Film Festival. Considering the war torn conditions still going on in Iraq even after the withdrawal of American forces, it is a wonder that somebody has actually been able to conceive and shoot a dramatic feature film there -- in the city of Baghdad no less.  The production company was Ger...

Stockholm International Film Festival reveals the Program of 2012

The 23rd edition of Stockholm Internatinal Film Festival's will take place 7-18 November. This years program includes more than 170 film premieres from more than 50 countries. We eagerly look forward to 12 days full of quality cinema! -This year's program is perhaps our most daring to date in which the filmmakers take greater risks than ever. The Festival strives to find the best quality films from around the world. Remarkably this year is that a third of the films in our program was ma...

Gold Coast International Film Festival line up announced

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The Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore.  GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Man...

16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

John Jellybean Benitez Tells All at 2012 DJ Expo

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By Maria Esteves – August 18, 2012 The 2012 DJ Expo (DJExpo12) presented by DJ Times magazine were held at the luxurious Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ, August 13-16, 2012. Keynote Q&A session with world renowned artist John (Jellybean) Benitez moderated by editor-in-chief Jim Tremayne, DJ Times magazine, commenced Wednesday, August 15, 3:30 PM. Jellybean Benitez is owner of Jellybean Soul & Jellybean Music Group, programmer of Sirius XM Studio 54 Radio, producer, and DJ.K...

A Day on Set, Set Me Free

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It’s Never Too Late – How a Day on Set Set Me Free I’ll admit it. I had given up on film, forever.  I was 37, had two toddlers with special needs, found myself living in the middle of Central Pennsylvania and handled mindless data entry for my husband’s family business.  My high haired, heavily made-up, mini-skirt wearing days were over.  I traded in auditions for doctor’s appointments and pageants for Pampers.  I wrote letters to medical assistance instead of writing screen...

8th Queer Women of Color Film Festival, San Francisco

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At a new venue at the YBCA - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the 8th Queer Women of Color Film Festival (QWOCMAP) kicked off June 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by State Senator Mark Leno and from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, David Chiu. The festival founders, Madeleine Kim and T. Kebo Drew were presented with honors for the festival by the two politicians. Also present during the opening was San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner. In what they hope to be the new he...

Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol'

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 Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event; Media Darling: by Music News Australia Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event Featuring A Live Performance By Tiesto From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil...   Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online to Experience the Red Carpet Firsthand    December 13 ...

Miami short Film Festival wraps up its 10th Anniversary

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It was a week full of vibrancy and excitement on Miami Beach as the Miami short Film Festival celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The Festival's celebration began Saturday, Nov. 12th, with an unforgettable Kick-Off Party at the Vagabond. The following day, Sunday, November 13th, MsFF presented two events simultaneously. The Children's Program, "Tell Me a Story", in partnership with the Miami Children's Museum - a long standing tradition of screening delightful selections of Sunday shorts that were...

SFFS Presents Film Arts Forum: The Sound of Cinema, Sept 27

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Panel Discussion Focusing on the Crucial and Impactful Arts of Film Sound Design, Editing and Mixing with Academy Award-Winning Sound Artists   San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society will present SFFS Film Arts Forum: The Sound of Cinema, a panel discussion focusing on the arts of sound design, editing and mixing, 7:30 pm, Tuesday, September 27 at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan).       In film, sound carries meaning. I...

Nu Image Names Roy Matalon New President of International Sales & Distribution

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  Roy Matalon has been named President of International Sales & Distribution for Nu Image, Inc. it was announced today (8/18) by principals Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner and Trevor Short. Matalon joins Nu Image after 14 years at New Regency Productions as Senior Vice President of Distribution of domestic and international theatrical, home entertainment and television; overseeing sales, licensing, and, marketing. Prior to New Regency, Matalon served as Managing Director of Theatrical...

Review of the Palme d'Or The Tree of Life

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Metaphysical in its narrative, ambitious in its goal, epic in its scale, and gorgeously beautiful and surreal in its visual style and art design, “The Tree of Life” is Terrence Malick’s career-summation work, a film he has been wanting (and destined) to make for decades. Read about Lubezki’s stunning imagery http://www.emanuellevy.com/comment/tree-of-life-creating-the-stunning-visuals/   A provocative and challenging film on any number of levels, Malick’s long...

16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

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FMX 2011 May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. The 16th FMX Conference on Animation, Games, Effects and Interactive Media ended yesterday achieving remarkable successes! FMX 2011 brought in larger crowds than ever before, with 3,500 visitors attending each day. The increase in visitor numbers has been overwhelming; during the conference extra special efforts were introduced to keep up with the demand. The conference included high profile animated films such as "Rang...

The panels at tHe American Pavilion

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  Indie Film Innovators: Keeping up with New Thinking in Distribution - Friday, May 13th at 3:00pm Panelists include: Jon Fougner (Facebook), Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse), Shawn Bercuson (PreScreen), David Fenkel (Oscilloscope), Berry Meyerowitz (Phase Four)  Moderated by: Scott Macaulay, Editor-in-chief, Filmmaker Magazine Queer Night Party - Friday, May 13 9:00pm Host and guest DJ John Cameron Mitchell (Rabbit Hole) SATURDAY, MAY 14 In Conversation: John ...

The best in mountain cinema will be on show at the TrentoFilmfestival 2011

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  A RANGE OF 128 MOUNTAIN FILMS This year, the world's oldest mountain film festival features highly anticipated debuts from across Europe and Italy. Werner Herzog is involved in two films, directing "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and writing "Happy People, a Year in the Taiga". The latter will be competing for the honours with "180° South" by director Chris Mallory and "Alpi" by photographer Armin Linke. The screening of the 128 participan...

Preview on FMX program from Stuttgart animation FX and more...

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  FMX 2011 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Just one month to go! FMX 2011 is about to kick off to a great start, with just one month to go! This year we are bringing an exciting selection of conference programming to Stuttgart for four days, focusing on the most exciting issues taking place in the industry. FMX takes a fresh look at Stereo 3D including contributions from Weta Digital on the ride "King Kong...

Tribeca All Access Program announces the12 selected projects

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 12 projects selected for Tribeca All Access (TAA) program. This year, the program will introduce $10,000 grants for each project along with tailored mentorships to maximize its impact. Now in its eighth year, TAA was created to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. TAA will present the 12 projects throughout a five-day program taking place during ...

Emily Hearn and Bill Murray in Opening Night's 'ROOFTOP' Premiere

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Hey all you Film Fanatics, are you just as excited about the Charleston International Film Festival as we are? With things just around the corner, here's an article on one of opening night's premieres entitled ROOFTOP. The independent film/music video stars singer/songwriter Emily Hearn and the one and only Bill Murray. Like what you read? Can't get enough of that hilarious Bill Murray? No need to call Ghostbusters, all you have to do is log onto the Charleston International Film Festival ...

LA Music Video Festival: rookie fest out this month

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After many months of preparation, a postponement of the event from october to january, some promo help from filmfestivals.com (bills unpaid alas) the first annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) will finally take place Sunday, January 23rd, at the Downtown Independent Theater. Concert and after-party will follow at The Echoplex with LA favorites, Voxhaul Broadcast and Black Apples. Out of over 200 submissions from 16 different countries, finalists were selected to participate in stude...

IDFA Programs Focus On Emerging Talents

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  While IDFA, the world's larget and most prestigious documentary film festival, brings back veteran directors year after year, this year there are some special programs focusing on emerging talents, both students and fledgling documentary filmmakers. More than 150 people – film students as well as starting filmmakers – from more than 25 countries will be taking part in the IDFAcademy. The emphasis of the program is to introduce the complexities of the documentary industry to those...

IDFA Programs Focus On Emerging Talents

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While IDFA, the world's larget and most prestigious documentary film festival, brings back veteran directors year after year, this year there are some special programs focusing on emerging talents, both students and fledgling documentary filmmakers. More than 150 people – film students as well as starting filmmakers – from more than 25 countries will be taking part in the IDFAcademy. The emphasis of the program is to introduce the complexities of the documentary industry to those looking to ...

Rome to open with Last Night and a tribute to Kurosawa

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the exclusive premiere of Tron Legacy and the opening event at the MaxxiThe fifth edition of the International Rome Film Festival opens on Thursday (28th October – 5th November) and it will take place under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic. The Sala Santa Cecilia of the Auditorium Parco della Musica will be hosting the first film in competition in the Official Selection, Last Night by Massy Tadjedin. At 6:45 p.m., before the screening of the film scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Kei...

CMJ 2010 Music Marathon and Film Festival Lineup Announcement

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    CMJ 2010 Music Marathon and Film Festival will be held in downtown New York, October 19 - 23, 2010. The festival features the best new music and film from around the world. This year’s talent showcase featuring over 1,200 artists include Phoenix, GZA, UNKLE, Black Sheep, John Vanderslice, Cute Is What We Aim For, Justin Townes Earle, Black Label Society, Angus & Julia Stone, Corin Tucker Band, Dan Black, Eli Paperboy Reed, Freddie Gibbs, Frankie And The Heartstrings...

The Indie Spirit

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From Todd Reynolds, who played Detective Bud Flanek... So yesterday afternoon saw a wrap on the shooting of the short Lee Goldberg film Remaindered. Today, as I bask in the afterglow, sipping a cup of Sassafras tea, I cannot help but reflect on how nice it is to be involved in interesting projects. To forge new friendships and cement old ones. To be around creative people, working together in good humor on something that they love.It's very exciting to see what is happening in the Ohio Riv...

IN HIS DAY

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Director: Justin Junghan Kim.
Klair is an old man who doesn't have much time left. Preparing to travel to Argentina, Klair, is forced to face his past through dreams, nightmares and fantasies.

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