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2012 Palm Springs Short Fest announces Award Winners

ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS Monday, June 24th sees the close of the 2012 Palm Springs International Shortfest Film Festival. The festival was held from June 19-25th and screed 324 short filmsm bringing in shortfilm filmmakers from across the globe, including filmmakers Robert Elswit, Gus Van Sant and Oorlagh George, to honor their film at what is undisputedly the largest short film festival in North America. Shortfilm prize-winners were anno...

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the winners for its annual festival, themed DECOY.

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce the winners for its annual festival, themed DECOY. The competitive event ran from June 1 through June 10 at indieScreen in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Winners were chosen from 104 film premieres that were selected from over 2,000 submissions coming from 111 countries. This year, BFF featured more than 30 New York City based film directors with over a dozen projects shot in Brooklyn. Through the resources of ind...

Short films featured at the 65th Festival de Cannes

Whereas the Official Selection for feature films will be presented on Thursday 19 April, the Official Selection for short films is being unveiled in an exclusive preview. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Short Films Competition   Competing for the 2012 Short Film Palme d'or, ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards will showcase four nominees and winners in China

The Australian based Asia Pacific Screen Awards will showcase four nominees and winners of the November 2011 awards ceremony at the Beijing International Film Festival this month. A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, Islamic Republic of Iran), Academy Award and Golden Globe winner and the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Best Film recipient, will join Australian box office sensation Red Dog as two of four APSA 2011 nominees and winners to be showcased to Chinese audiences at the 2012 ...

Highlights on 15th Holland Animation Film Festival

On Wednesday 28 March 2012 the fifteenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) takes off. Five days of pure animation highlights in the historic centre of Utrecht: independent and commercial; handmade and 3D CGI. The biggest animation festival of the Netherlands shows all of it. The programming is in progress, but here we’ll raise a corner of the veil. Competition programmes completed The official selections of the competitions have been completed. The number of entries t...

Samoyeds on the Red Carpet - officially accredited seeing eye dogs! BRAVO!

Good morning:  I am still in Orient on the Norh Fork watching Hallock's Bay.  There is a chill in th air and I am a little tired.  However, stlll working here.  I am so proud of Julia de Cadenet, my partner for bringing her Samoyeds and getting them accredited by the Marche du Film for the festival as official guide dogs.  They are two beautiful and loved dogs.  I can't wait to get to the sun.  I am working on it.  I need to work now and i will come back later.  Aga...

Animatron winners announced

Professional jury members Saraswathi Balgam, Charlotte Bavasso, Pete Bishop, Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, Tommy Pallotta, Bill Plympton, Frank Rivera and Jeff Scher picked the $17,000 cash-prize winners of the first Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival, who were announced Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Ceremony.The Winning Films (viewable at Are:FANTASY CATEGORYJury Award Winner $2,500“This Is J03,” Once Were Farmers (U.K.)Runner-u...

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners

2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 27, 2010. 314 short films screened throughout the Festival along with mo...

A host of awards and streams of visitors to the Festival of Animated Film

After six eventful days, the ITFS 2010 ended on Sunday evening, May 09 after the "Trickstar" had been presented in seven categories. Guests, filmmakers and organisers celebrate the Festival with a festiva gala.With 1,500 accredited professional visitors, more than 600 films and sold-out theatres the 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) was a great success for its organisers. Initially, the mad rush of previous years did not materialise in the open air area and in the Festival Garden a...

Tribeca Film Festival warps and announces Awards

World Narrative Competition 2010 World Narrative Feature Competition Jurors: Hope Davis, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamburg, Cheryl Hines, John Ridley, Gary Ross and Gary Winick   The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature When We Leave (Die Fremde) Directed and written by Feo Aladag (Germany) Winner receives $25,000 cash and the art award "Study: Northern City Renaissance" (Mass MoCA #379K) 2008, commissioned by Sting, created by Stephen Hannock. Sponsored by AKA Hotel Res...

What Could Happen?

What Could Happen? By Kimberly Deiser   Being in the middle of an unrelenting winter, many of you can probably relate to this. Fifteen years ago, I was living where I’d spent most of my life, the Jersey Shore. Now before you go thinking I’m one of those booger-pickin morons on that stupid show giving my hometown a bad name, let me just say those people are NOT from the Jersey Shore and don’t get me started! The latest nor’easter had snowed me in. Unable...

Winners of the Fido Awards

WINNERS OF THE 2009 CANINE ‘OSCARS' ANNOUNCED: The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust celebrate winning dog actors   Winners of the Fido Awards presented in association with Dogs Trust and honouring canine cinematic excellence were announced today at the prestigious ceremony at BFI Southbank. The full list of winners is as follows:   HISTORICAL HOUND (for period drama excellence)                The Young Victoria ROM-COM ROVER (for romantic-comedy com...

Canine Oscars nominations announced for real...

The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust honour dog actorsBounding into their third year, the Fido Awards, presented for canine cinematic excellence are this year teaming up with Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. The event honours dog performances on the silver screen and will take place on Sunday 22 November 2009 at BFI Southbank in London.Nominations for the Fido Awards are announced today for outstanding canine performances in the following categories:HISTORICAL HOUND – for period d...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

6th London Short Film Festival award winners

UK FILM COUNCIL AWARD for Best Film of the Festivaljudges: Lizzie Francke (development producer for the UK Film Council’s Development Fund and previously Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival), & Lenny Crooks (Head of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund)First prize (£500)SEPTEMBER (Esther May Campbell)“for its swooning sense of cinema and delicate and dreamlike observations.” (Lizzie Francke)First Runner-UpRALPH (Alex Winckler)“Accomplished, original and sensi...

San Francisco International Animation Festival preview

The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event celebrating one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms of artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. The International Animation Festival ranges from the latest award-winning features to family-friendly short cartoons and celebrates San Francisco's preeminence as a hub for one of the most vital forms in cinema today. SFIAF will screen Novembe...

Official selection Holland Animation Film Festival 2008

The official selection for the competitions of the Holland Animation Film Festival 2008 is now ready and online. The organization was surprised by the overwhelming amount of over 1,700 entries. Gerben Schermer and Erik van Drunen selected the films for the competition for independent animated shorts, the competition for applied animation and the student competition for the Netherlands and Belgium. The festival made selections for the special programmes; animation film & games, the competition Mo...

Booklyn International film festival awards its prizes

2007 edition winnersGrand Chameleon AwardARRANGED Best Narrative Feature ARRANGED Best Documentary - Diane Seligman Award CHILDREN OF THE WAR Best Narrative Short SMALL AVALANCHES Best Experimental RAYMOND Best Animation DOG DAYS Spirit Awards - films in which the festival recognizes its own spiritNarrative Feature SALTY AIR Documentary THE EDGE OF HOPE Narrative Short CONTACT Experimental STARTLE PATTERN Animation I MET THE WALRUS Best new directorFELICITAS KORN for AM...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: A festival becomes a party

The organisers of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film are looking back at six fantastic days with great satisfaction. The competition films were of the usual high standard and audiences made sure that cinema theatres were sold out. Most important, however, was that the atmosphere was magnificent. “The Festival was full of atmosphere and people here in the city are celebrating animated film together with us” is how Dittmar Lumpp, the Festival’s Managing Director, summed up the event.Par...


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Record Numbers at Palm Springs Shorts

Record Number of Shorts Heat Up At Palm Springs International of Shorts Film Festival "Wasp" Receives Best of Festival Award at Palm Springs International of Shorts Film Festival. Awards were given out in Palm Springs at the end of the largest and most respected short film festival in North America. The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival takes place during the heat of summer and heats up the competition of the short film format. What this does is set the base for shorts throughout...