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EFA Board members Elected for 2012

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...

Fried Chicken

Director: Serdar YILMAZ.
In a family made up of a grandmother, daughter and a 9-year old granddaughter, granddaughter is forced to eat. The moral supporter of this little girl who feels contented about her games and within her own world, is a man behind the curtain only visible to her and no one has any clue whether this man is real or imaginary. While the Fried Chicken is a monstrous and aversive thing for the little girl, it turns in to a four - meter -long avant-garde object that is pulled over by the (same) man behind the curtain under cheers in an isolated corner (street) populated by the homeless.


The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival is proud to announce the newest film in the lineup: THE SELLING, USA Directed by Emily Lou FREE OUTDOOR MIDNIGHT SCREENING IN DOWNTOWN LIMA HOSTED BY GLENN BERGGOETZ MIDNIGHT, JULY 7 FOLLOWING OPENING NIGHT DOWNTOWN LIMA   (PG) Richard Scarry (Gabriel Diani) is the kind of real estate agent you want to buy a house from . . . just not the one you want selling your house. Honest and good-hearted, he talks h...


THE NORTHWEST OHIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT PHYLLIS DILLER ITS 1ST EVER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. From 1955, Diller, a native of Lima, Ohio has been in the public consciousness since being a guest contestant on Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life and played a key role in the advancement of female comedians. She has since expanded her repertoire to include music, painting and writing, expressing a dedication to the importance of art in her life. Her t...

The Ohio Independent Film Festival is currently programming its 19th year

This years film festival is scheduled for May 17 through May 20 and will be presented at the Arts Collinwood galleries, with the headlining film "For the Love of Music " presented at The Beachland Ballroom on May 20th. For tickets and additional information on the film festival please go to or (search Ohio Independent Film Festival). The Ohio Independent Film Festival is currently programming its 19th year of presenting films submitted by independent...


Director Storme Wood and Writer/Producer Andie Redwine will be on hand to celebrate and share Paradise Recovered with the Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival! Come meet the filmmakers and celebrate this Audience Choice from the 2011 Festival! The event will take place on Saturday, April 28th at City Club, 144 South Main Street, 3rd Floor, Lima, Ohio.   Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased here by clicking this link:!events ...

"ABSENT" by Justin Hunt to Receive the 2012 Director's Choice Award at 2012 Opening Night!

The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival and Executive Director, Len Archibald is proud to present ABSENT by Justin Hunt the 2012 DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD ! ABSENT is a documentary film that explores the devastating impact of disengaged fathers not only here in America, but around the globe. From prostitutes working the streets to one of the world's biggest rock stars, ABSENT lifts the veil on the damage being done by fathers who just aren't there. Featuring Metallica front ...

Lima Native, Greg Pitts to Open the 2012 Festival!

The 2012 Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival is proud to announce Short Film, KARMA: THE MOVIE as the first film accepted into the Festival! KARMA: THE MOVIE is written and directed by Lima, Ohio native Greg Pitts and Executive Produced by his 15-year old son, Lamar Pitts. Congratulations! More details will follow in the coming weeks. DO YOU HAVE AN EXCITING SHORT FILM? CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM THROUGH WWW.WITHOUTABOX.COM! THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2012! ...


DEFY EXPECTATIONS. From July 6 to July 8, 2012, the City of Lima and the Northwest Ohio Film Foundation (NWOFF) will bring to you the Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival (NWOIFF) that will be held primarily at The Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Lima, Ohio! The inaugural festival was a resounding success in 2011 (known as The Van Wert Independent Film Festival.) The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival and the City of Lima, Ohio will defy expectations in 201...

Arnold Sports Film Festival - Call for Entries

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Arnold Sports Film Festival – hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and the world’s leading showcase for sports-themed cinema – is seeking submissions of short films in all categories exploring individual athletic effort. The Film Festival takes place at the same time and adjacent to the main venue of the Arnold Sports Festival – with 18,000 athletes and 200,000 attendees – the largest athletic gathering in the world. For further information,...

"I Am" from Tom Shadyac takes Grand Prize at 2nd New Media Film Festival SF Bay Area

Seasoned newscaster, consumer editor, and 20+ year investigative reporter Tom Vacar of KTVU-Fox-Channel 2, an Ohio native and alum of Cleveland State, moderated the first panel discussion (New Media: The Who, What, Why and How?) that included other Cleveland, Ohio panelists Traci Nickerson (Greenhouse Studios-Burbank, CA) and Academy of Art University teacher, prolific screenplay writer, and esteemed book author James Dalessandro .  Vacar offered some valuable insights and threw out some hard...

The Aliens to Zombies Convention is all set

  The Aliens to Zombies Convention, a two day-long look at monsters and the post-apocalyptic world, will be featured on "Good Day LA" tomorrow. MASTERSFX president Todd Masters will do terrible things to host Lauren Sanchez during a show segment. The A to Z Con takes place Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at Hollywood's most famous haunted hostel, the Roosevelt Hotel. Full details at Highlighting the event will be the revival o...

Reeling hits 30, but refuses to grow old!

Though Reeling is the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world and has reached a milestone 30th anniversary, we're still thinking young and looking forward. Rather than the expected seriousness of retrospective screenings, we prefer to celebrate our anniversary by showcasing new and exciting work that continues to push boundaries and expand LGBT representation - the kind of work that the festival was founded to encourage.       Reeling's poster image this year - a kitten in ...

Zurich Film Festival Awards were revealed

Competition winners at the 7th The Zurich Film Festival were revealed tonight at a packed awards ceremony held at Zurich's famed Opera House.   Competition winners were announced by their respective juries. ZFF 2011 winners are:   German Language Feature Film                                 "Atmen" (Director: Karl Markovics / Austria)    International Feature Film "Take Shelter" (Director: J...

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival reveals its Line Up

  The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the acceptance of the following films to be screened at this inspiring festival from October 12 to October 16, 2011. Tickets will be available for purchase, beginning September 5, 2011, at the Festival website:   Festival film categories and the accepted films in each include: Community Documentary: Breaking Through (USA) by Muarianna Zingarelli, Where Hope Works (USA) by Ted ...

Toronto Film Festival Takes Shape

For most of the planet, the official end of summer does not come until the autumn equinox on September 21. However, for people in the film industry, the Fall season begins in only a few weeks, with the beginning of the autumn film festival cycle. Kicking off (startingly early this year) in Montreal on August 18 with the Montreal World Film Festival and then dashing across the pond to the Venice Film Festival, which begins on August 28, and then back across to the Toronto Film Festival, ...

Dumbstruck is a true family film

    DUMBSTRUCK is a true family film By Ron Gilbert I always enjoyed ventriloquists as a kid and the skills which they were able to do with their partners. I refuse to call them dummies because they always seemed smarter then the humans who made them function but we also know that they are an extension of their better half. This film is an incredible view into their world. It will touch every emotion in your heart, where you will discover the true feeling of...

USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events

  The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events for the 41st Annual USA Film Festival, April 27 - May 1, 2011.  All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 15, 2011. The program includes special TRIBUTES to the following performing artists: Barry Corbin William Fichtner Malcolm McDowell [Editors Note: For additional...

Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF) highlight

Cleveland's best kept secret really shouldn't be a secret at all. Cleveland-based indie film non-profit Independent Pictures has been presenting the Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF) at least yearly since 1993. The festival that first started out in a storefront in Tremont has been known for showing edgier films that fall off the mainstream and films from newer and emerging filmmakers will again promise a line-up of films from across the globe, in Cleveland's historic Waterloo Arts Distric...

Kentucky & Regional Films showcased at upcoming Derby City Film Festival

Gritty crime dramas, quirky love stories, clay-mation sci-fi and stirring documentaries are just some of the themes being offered from films by Kentucky filmmakers at this year’s Derby City Film Festival. In all 20 films from Kentucky filmmakers and 10 from Indiana & Ohio will be screened during the festival, which takes place February 18th through the 20th at the Clifton Center. Two more films are from filmmakers with ties to Kentucky, both documentaries. One, “Figaro:...

My Gratitude

My thanks to those three festivals that have noticed my genres, in Cleveland, Ohio, in London and in Paris! I will try my best to participate. Please send me any additional information, I will be profoundly grateful to you for our contacts established. Yours, Anna Polibina, Jan 20, Moscow ...

The Derby City Film Festival Announces Selections For The 2011 Festival

The Derby City Film Festival is proud to announce the selected films for the 2011 edition. In total 67 films will screen during the three day festival which will be held February 18th - 20th, 2011 at the Clifton Center. Of those screening, 41 of the films have been selected for competition. The festival will open with a short film screening group from The Bob Rogers Group (BRG), a production company based in Louisville. The BRG film program of 8 short films will be free to attend and begin...

The Van Wert Independent Film Festival

With a promise to “Roll Out The Red Carpet”, The Van Wert Independent Film Festival will be launched during the Summer of 2011 at the beautiful Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, OH - the first festival of its kind in the Northwest Ohio Region. The VWIFF will open with a “Celebration of Shorts” to showcase the best Independent Films running 30 minutes or less – to be followed with three days and nights highlighting the best Independent Films from around the country. The afternoon during the final day of The VWIFF will play host to “The Future” – an event that promises to showcase the best short features created by students from around the Northwest Ohio Area. The VWIFF will also play host to parties and Gala Events in order to attract thousands of attendees.

Where The Streets Have No Name

Director: Vijaykumar Mirchandani.
An emotional journey of one man who has been working tirelessly for the last 20 years trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns. A hair raising experience as we get into the lives of these street kids, hear their stories and unfold the bitter reality that lies beneath this beautiful paradise island. It is a dark, intimate and unforgettable journey revealing the truth backed with real life incidents, diverse stories and first hand interaction with key people who helped make this mission impossible successful. Where the streets have no name today tells a different story!


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