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John Travolta & Oliver Stone received the Donostia award

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Last night American actor John Travolta received the Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement recognition. He´s in San Sebastian to present his latest movie, Savages, with director Oliver Stone who received one of the Special 60th anniversary Donostia Award at the same gala.  Savages co-star,actor Benicio del Toro was the master of ceremony. Travolta has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, one of which was for his brilliant portrayal of a philosophising hit-...

Fantasia Announces Brand New Co-Production Market for 2012 Frontières

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Fantasia Innovates with a New International Co-Production Market: FRONTIERES Gearing up for its 16th edition in 2012, the Fantasia International Film Festival is widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world. Taking things up a notch, Fantasia is proud to embark on a new venture that will contribute to the future of cutting-edge genre filmmaking worldwide: Fronti?res, the Fantasia International Co-Production Market.   The even...

Alejandro González Iñárritu will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival

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  It was announced today that Academy Award® nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros” “21 Grams” “Babel” “Biutiful”) will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Iñárritu will be on hand to receive ZFF’s coveted Golden Eye Award for his career achievements as a director, writer...

UNCLE BOONMEE at Copenhagen Film Festival

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INTERVIEW WITH: Apichatpong Weerasethakul                       UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screens at Copenhagen Film Festival 2011   Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul     INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerasethakul.   During the 51st Th...

Interviews with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul                           During the 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Sofia, Bulgaria, the film UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screened to an international audience.    INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerase...

Interview with Guillermo Arriaga in Aruba Hyatt

Early life Arriaga was born in Mexico City and spent his childhood in one of the most violent sectors of the metropolis. At the age of 13, he lost the sense of smell after a brutal street fight that would later serve as inspiration for some of his work.

Just back from FanTasia

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We're all freshly back from Montreal's incredible FanTasia film festival, and we've seen plenty of cool films! (Some of which we've already programmed in our fest this March!) Anyway, sick movie geeks that we are, we're looking forward to seeing YOUR films in our screening room here at home. Submit today and save! You can submit through Without A Box or through our own website here:   http://bostonunderground.org/submissions   REGULAR DEADLINE (25 SEPTEMBER 2...

In Competition: "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet

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About the film: The Competition feature Map of the Sounds of Tokyo by Spanish director Isabel Coixet tells a story of love and vengeance in the Japanese megacity. Coixet recalls the genesis of her film: "Films, like tunes or poems, spring from strange encounters, from odd associations that can be completely incongruent but full of magic. In the case of Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, I “saw” the story (I don’t want to sound like some kind of visionary, but this i...

Quentin Tarantino Biography

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Film career After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a screenplay. In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs hit the Sundance Film festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the UK and the cult film circuit. Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films. Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman. Hel...

Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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Academy Award ® Winning writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino will be honored with Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival, it was announced today by Festival Chairman and producer Mark Canton (300, Spiderwick Chronicles, A Perfect Getaway, War of Gods, Fame) and Festival Director Pascal Vicedomini.       "Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood's most prolific talents, revered and respected by the entertainment industr...

Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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Academy Award ® Winning writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino will be honored with Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival, it was announced today by Festival Chairman and producer Mark Canton (300, Spiderwick Chronicles, A Perfect Getaway, War of Gods, Fame) and Festival Director Pascal Vicedomini.“Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood’s most prolific talents, revered and respected by the entertainment industry and movie audiences worldwid...

Alejandro González Iñárritu to attend the ”Social Cinema Forum”

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of Babel, (a film defined by critics as “the manifesto of globalized culture” and seven-time Oscar candidate in 2007) is the star of the ”Social Cinema Forum” which will take place at Ischia’s Regina Isabella Hotel from July 10th to the 15th during the fifth Global Film & Music Fest (www.ischiaglobal.com). The festival will also feature producer like Lawrence Bender (winner of the 2007 Oscar for the docu-film An Inconvenient...

"Death Proof - A Grindhouse Film" by Quentin Tarantino

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With the in-Competition presentation of Death Proof – A Grindhouse Film, the Cannes Festival is reunited with one of its most loyal directors, none other than Quentin Tarantino. After bursting onto the scene in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, winning the Golden Palm for Pulp Fiction two years later, and then presenting his Kill Bill – Volume 2 here in 2004, the very year when he officiated as President of the Jury, this year the American filmmaker is traveling with some especially original reels i...

Alejandro González Iñárritu Guest Star at Ischia Festival

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Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of Babel, (a film defined by critics as “the manifesto of globalized culture” and seven-time Oscar candidate in 2007) is the star of the ”Social Cinema Forum,” which will take place at Ischia’s Regina Isabella Hotel from July 10th to the 15th during the fifth Global Film & Music Fest (www.ischiaglobal.com). The festival will also feature directors like Davis Guggenheim (winner of the 2007 Oscar for the docu-film An Inconvenient ...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #071 for 13th April 2007

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Interview with Stephen Tramontana (Writer/Director) of Grindhouse (USA) feature film made in 2002 and who has accused Quentin Tarantino of ripping off their film for his new film project with Robert Rodgriuez. Tramontana has released his film for download for only 99 cents at The Real Grindhouse Bryan Singer vs Gus Van Sant - both are making new films about the Harvey Milk murder in San Franscisco Anne Thompson from Variety magazine reports that independent filmmake...

Steve Buscemi To Receive World Cinema Award at Sarasota Film Festival

Friday, April 13----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences...

Tarantino and Rodriguez ShoWest “Directors of the Year”

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ShoWest has named Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez ShoWest “Directors of the Year,” it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event that will be held March 12 -15, 2007 in Las Vegas.Tarantino and Rodriguez will be presented with the ShoWest Director’s of the Year award at ShoWest’s closing night ceremony on Thursday, March 15 at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.“We are thrilled to honor two of the most renowned and imaginative filmmakers in the industry today by...

African fantasia

  Eternal Traveler:Take You Through The World Musically 5:12 minutes (3.57 MB)

The Gotham Awards: New York's Big Indie Party

Thursday, November 30----One of New York's biggest film parties was held last evening. The 16th Annual Gotham Awards were presented at New York's fashionable Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River. The star-studded program is a fundraiser for the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a not-for-profit filmmmaker association that helps novice indies throughout the year. The Awards were recently reorganized to be half film celebration and half film tribute. While the Gothams have awards for Best Pictur...

Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu closed London wih Babel

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This year's Festival ends with a Mexican-British love-in, as director Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu and his star Gael Garciá Bernal banter before the screening of Babel, before the dicky bows and gowns of their Odeon Leicester Square audience. Bernal, virtually an adopted Londoner, recalls the experience of sitting in the same cinema in 2002 when Amores Perros - the film that brought both men to the world's attention - won a Bafta. Gael Garciá Bernal: I was sitting right at the back there, ne...

Jury meets pres in Cannes and justifies choices

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For the third consecutive year in the history of the Festival de Cannes , the Jury met the press to explain their selected winners. At the side of President Wong Kar Wai were Patrice Leconte, Monica Bellucci, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucrecia Martel, Elia Suleiman and Zhang Ziyi. Highlights. On the Palme d'Or winner:Wong Kar Wai: "We chose from the heart. The selection was great, which made our viewing enjoyable but our work very hard. This year, there were so many grea...
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