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FAST PACED ESPIONAGE ACTIONER :THE BOURNE LEGACY

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  The Bourne Legacy Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Stacy Keach, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Joan Allen Director: Tony Gilroy Fast-paced and emotionally nuanced, Tony (“Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity”) Gilroy's powerfully staged spy thriller-actioner  has little in common with Eric Van Lustbader 's 2004 novel The Bourne Legacy, fourth in the series created by Robert Ludlum. Lustbader shared an agent with Ludlum, and  rein...

EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (TH...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY at Cannes

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Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Q: Was it easier to make your second film? Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it’s not money or...

IFFBoston 2011: Narrative Sampler

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For a sampling of the narrative features not already mentioned, I offer the following: While the premise of Another Earth suggests that it is a science-fiction film, it is really more of a character study with a sci-fi MacGuffin.  Lead actress/writer Brit Marling, as Rhoda, is in virtually every shot, and yet is silent for roughly the first twenty minutes.  Her ability to keep the audience engaged through facial expression and body language sets the tone for the gently unfolding plot.  Alo...

LOOK AGAIN there is no Planet B

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This year's  Sundance Film Festival theme, LOOK AGAIN was intended to mean  < Look again at the world and your place within it>  question your pre-conceived notions and assumptions, shake up and readjust your perception on issues, but to more reality based observers, it could also be interpreted as   <Look Again at Broken America>  the broken lives, broken homes, broken Banking/ Financial/Economic institutions,its broken health care, schooling, welfare, criminal justice and p...

Sundance 2012: Look Again, there is no Planet B

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This year's Sundance Film Festival theme, LOOK AGAIN was intended to mean < Look again at the world and your place within it> question your pre-conceived notions and assumptions, shake up and readjust your perception on issues, but to more reality based observers, it could also be interpreted as the broken lives, broken homes, broken Banking/ Financial/Economic institutions,its broken health care, schooling, welfare, criminal justice and prison systems- all corroded by greed, corruption,...

Homage to Rosel Zech

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In Memory of One of the Great Ones in German Film and TheaterWhen Rosel Zech left us after a long illness on August 31, 2011, this departure came much too early. To pay homage to this Berlin-born actress, the cinema Kurbel in Berlin-Charlottenburg will screen VERONIKA VOSS, one of her strongest and most successful films, in a matinee on October 30 at 11AM (Kurbel 2). Rosel Zech and Rainer Werner Fassbinder were awarded the Golden Bear for VERONIKA VOSS as best film at the 1982 Berlinale. We are ...

Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Film at Third Annual DTFF

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Acclaimed Syrian director Mohammed Malas will be joined by internationally renowned filmmakers and actors to form the Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Films at the third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The news came as the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the jury for the inaugural DTFF Arab Documentary Film Competition, which will be led by pioneering and award-winning British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Battle for Haditha, Biggie & Tup...

CALL FOR ENTRIES to the Anchorage International Film Festival

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The 2011 Anchorage International Film festival invites filmmakers to submit films of all lengths and genres through Withoutabox by Septembre 15th. AIFF screens over 120 films a year and brings together artists from around the world. The festival fills over 12,000 seats a year in two main venues during the darkest, most brilliantly cool time of the year. Check out "Films worth freezing for..." at www.anchoragefilmfestival.org  or friend us on Facebook.    AIFF’s missi...

CALL FOR ENTRIES to the Anchorage International Film Festival

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The 2011 Anchorage International Film festival invites filmmakers to submit films of all lengths and genres through Withoutabox by Septembre 15th. AIFF screens over 120 films a year and brings together artists from around the world. The festival fills over 12,000 seats a year in two main venues during the darkest, most brilliantly cool time of the year. Check out "Films worth freezing for..." at www.anchoragefilmfestival.org  or friend us on Facebook.    AIFF’s missi...

DETENTION

Director: Aden Shillito.
A school boy struggles to expose the suspicious behavior of the one-eyed caretaker at his primary school, only to find that life is vastly more complex than he could ever have imagined. When Nick Atley sees his school caretaker at the school after hours his suspicion is aroused - what is the man up to? In his efforts to discover the truth the boy goes have the quiet boy of his class to being the subject of concern given his odd behaviour. Faced being disbelieved at every turn, the boy steals a key and by night accesses the school cellar where the caretaker works, finding both an alien presence and the involvement of other school staff. While the invaders plans are thwarted, their exposure is concealed and Nick is left to wonder if he might not have imagined everything he has seen after all.

Mountainfilm 2011 Special Guests Include:

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  Baffin Babes There are no babes like the Baffin Babes. Vera, Emma, Inge and Kristin- four Scandinavian girls who tackled a burly 1,200-km ski trip across Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic in 2009-will talk about the challenges of their expedition, including sleeping in a tent in 40 below with polar bears as their closest neighbors. Wade Davis Wade Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology and a Ph.D...

International Family Film Festival Highlights

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      The 16th annual IFFF launches with a press conference at 1 PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. This is the fifth year of presenting the fest at Raleigh Studios, adjacent to the Paramount Studio lot on Melrose Avenue in the heart of Hollywood. This year's film schedule is filled with highlights - each of them with enough back-story to more than...

Berlinale Generation Juries and Programme

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A total of 59 films from 32 countries have been selected for the competition of Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. They include many works by directors who were guests of Generation in previous years, as well as an extraordinary number of feature film debuts. Juries The Generation International Jury presents the awards of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk valued at 10,000 Euros. Five personalities have been invited to be on the jury: Hong Kong Chinese producer and director Mabel Cheung produced...

Says Mr. Jeremiah Sayys

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  Independent Filmmaker Jeremiah Sayys (www.imdb.com/name/nm1770266/), who made is directorial debut with the psychological horror film "Of Silence" (www.ofsilencefilm.com) due to begin hitting film festivals next year, is being linked to many projects that's being developed by his independent production company, WorldsLastHero Productions. Sayys' next project seems to be the werewolf film "WULF", but with many rumors floating around and misinformation being spread, S...

“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber

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By Ron GilbertRuth Gruber was really ahead of her time.” I am experiencing that feeling of zest which goes with exploration. I am in the thick of an historic moment” were the first lines she dispatched from the Soviet Artic in 1935.I felt exactly like that as I watched this film at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Here was this 98 year (She will be 99 when this article is posted) female journalist share her experiences on her early days in these historical moments of her career. She h...

“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber

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“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber By Ron Gilbert   Ruth Gruber was really ahead of her time.” I am experiencing that feeling of zest which goes with exploration. I am in the thick of an historic moment” were the first lines she dispatched from the Soviet Artic in 1935. I felt exactly like that as I watched it. This special documentary which had its LA Premiere at the LA Jewish Film Festival was presented with the help and associat...

THE BIGGEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD

Director: JUAN PABLO ETCHEVERRY.
THE BIGGEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD is a text of rare beauty, full of symbols and enigmas, for children who grow up in a world split by individualism, where there is no hope and violence and lack of ideals are the norm. There are two messages, one for the children (discovery, bravery and altruism) and another for all men and women who ask themselves about their place in the world.

Speakers for the October 2010 Filmmaker Forum announced

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  FILM INDEPENDENT'S 6TH ANNUAL FILMMAKER FORUM OCTOBER 29-31, 2010 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the sixth annual Filmmaker Forum, which will be held October 29-31 at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles.  The opening night film, keynote speaker, and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2010 Sloan Produce...

Northern Lights Emerging Talent Award for "El Hecho Imposible"

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"El Hecho Imposible" (The Impossible Fact) won the Northern Lights Emerging Talent Award at the 2010 Alaska International Film Festival....

TrentoFilmfestival Awards

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  On her TrentoFilmfestival debut last year, young French director Marianne Chaud won the Italian Alpine Club's Gold Gentian. This year, her second entry, Himalaya, le chemin du ciel, has won the top prize of all: the 58th Gran Premio "Città di Trento" - Gold Gentian for Best Film                                 ...

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Now in its 18th year in St. Louis and 25th across the globe, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, is one of the most anticipated events of spring for adventure lovers in the St. Louis area. This year's festival, brought to St. Louis by Alpine Shop, will be held at the OMNIMAX® Theater at the St. Louis Science Center on Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1. Each night will begin at 7 pm.   The World Tour features award-winning films and audience favorites from a...

The impossible fact

Director: Sven Heinrich.
Rafael talks on the phone with a friend about an upcoming gig, while Elena is in a hurry to get to a business meeting, calling her boss with excuses for being late. The distraction of both leads to an unexpected and unintentional encounter between Elena and Rafael...

USHUAIA MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL in ARGENTINA hands out prizes

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THE THIRD EDITION OF THE USHUAIA SHH. MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL TOOK PLACE 19TH TO THE 24TH OF AUGUST 2009, IN USHUAIA, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA. ONE WHOLE WEEK FILLED WITH FILMS, NATURE, CULTURE, ADVENTURERS' STORIES AND MOUNTAINEERING AWAITS THE AUDIENCE IN THE WINTER'S AIR. EXPERTS, FANS AND GENERAL PUBLIC ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO ENJOY AN EXQUISITE FILM EXHIBITION. THE EVENT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSMEN, AMATEURS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO MEET, EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES AND IDEAS, CRE...

The Survivor of the hippocampus

Director: Julien Lecat.
Diane, a hardened woman, manages a brothel in the 2030s. Frank Richard, a smuggler and old friend, drowns his sorrows in alcohol, trying to escape the memory of his dead brother. He convinces Diane to enter his brain in order to erase this memory. She will make astonishing discoveries…

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