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Aspen Filmfest wrapped

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Aspen Filmfest once again provided a broad array of U.S. and foreign films and documentaries that played to big crowds during its recently concluded 29th annual event. Audiences applauded an eclectic range of programs and filmmakers in Aspen and Carbondale, including the Independent by Nature Award tribute to Julie Christie and her highly acclaimed film, Away from Her, and the world premier of celebrated wildlife filmmakers and ardent conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert's Living with Big...

Julie Christie to appear at Special Ojai Film Festival

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Away From Her, one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, comes to the 8th Annual Ojai Film Festival (Oct. 4 - 7) on Saturday October 6th, 12:30 p.m. at the Ojai Playhouse. Featuring outstanding performances from Academy Award® winner Julie Christie (Darling), Gordon Pinsent (The Good Shepherd) and Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), the film tells the poignant story of a long-married couple who are faced with the reality of one’s fading memory due to the debilit...

The Awards for Dragons and Tigers will be announced today

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The Awards for Dragons and Tigers will be announced at 6:45pm at the Empire Granville 7 Visa Screening Room #7 on Thursday, October 4th. For the 14th year running, the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema, which includes an upgraded cash prize of $10,000 to the film’s director courtesy of sponsor Brad Birarda, will be awarded for the most creative and innovative first or second feature-length film by a new director from Pacific Asia. The award will be handed out in a ceremony on Thursday, O...

Script to screen Film Fest begins in Tulsa

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The SIXTH ANNUAL SCRIPT TO SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL AND SHOWBIZ CONFERENCE opens this Wednesday(Oct 3) in Tulsa. The event will screen(show) independent movies by film makers from across the U.S., Canada and several foreign countries. Movies ranging from a few minutes(micro) to full length feature films( 70 minutes or more) will be shown at the Circle Cinema and the downtown Campus of Tulsa Community College. Student film makers as well as veteran movie producers have films entered into festival and...

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival's full programme

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The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival's full programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes 184 features and 133 shorts as well as a host of screen talks, masterclasses and live events. Opening the Festival on Thursday 17 October is the UK premiere of David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, whilst Wes Anderson closes the Festival on November 1 with the UK premiere of The Darjeeling Limited, starring Jason Schwartz...

The Ojai Film Festival program line-up revealed

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The Ojai Film Festival with its mission of “Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film” and its focus on documentaries and narrative features, announced the full program line-up today for the 2007 Ojai Film Festival, Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, October 7. David Sington’s exceptional documentary, Ron Howard Presents In The Shadow Of The Moon (ThinkFilm), opens the 2007 Ojai Film Festival as a free screening at the Libbey Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, on Thursday October 4 at 7:30 p.m. In...

Hampton celebrates 15th in style

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The 2007 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 15th anniversary – a decade and a half of premieres, screenings, programs & events, tucked away amongst the changing leaves and quiet beaches of fall in the East End. The Hamptons is where talent, industry and audiences come together exchanging ideas, experiences and cinema in what has now become one of leading international film festivals of the world. This year’s Hamptons fest runs October 17th through 21st, 2007, in East Hampto...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007.  The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village.20 percent of Israel's population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel.  Through a week-long festival of award-winning films, guest filmmakers, panel discussions, special gala events &...

Other Israel Film Festival to launch in NY

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OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL :NOVEMBER 8-15, 2007 ~ NEW YORK CITY The First Annual OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL will take place in New York City, November 8-15, 2007. The event will be held at the JCC in Manhattan, Symphony Space and Cinema Village. 20 percent of Israel’s population is Arab. Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, and Druze from different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds are defined collectively as Arab Citizens of Israel. Through a week-long festival of award-winning film...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival Announces Film Slate

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The Big Picture from a small island 2007 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16th screens films from over 20 countries and celebrates with four nights of live world music VINEYARD HAVEN, MA (August, 2007) The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and presented by Plum, boldly expands their film programming and live music presentations for their 2nd festival September 13-16th http://www.mvfilmfest.com. With the...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

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Get ready for the second annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16, 2007. Imagine four days filled with amazing films from around the globe, fun parties, engaging conversation, great live music all within the downtown Walking Festival District - and oh, yes, enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in America. Have the last weekend of summer be the best one of the year. With the goal of distinguishing themselves from other festivals, The Martha’s Vineyard Internat...

Jokara Micheaux Film Festival kicks in

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the Second Annual Jokara-Micheaux Film Festival takes place in Early and Miller Counties. A host of celebrities and film industry experts are expected to join educators, students, movie watchers, festival lovers and the local community in “Celebrating Film Southern Style”. It is an event to attend, to support, to enjoy and to be inspired. The Jokara-Micheaux Film Festival provides a setting for film business industry professionals and non-professionals to come together and celebrate the a...

BARBICAN YIDDISH RETRO, '96

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Chaim Pevner, Film CriticFILM NOTES TO THE BARBICAN YIDDISH FILM RETROSPECTIVE(London, October 12-24, 1996) THE YIDDISH language cinema is nearly unique among world cinema cultures in that it had no specific homeland.  Yiddish films, including “silent Yiddish” films, were produced wherever there were major Yiddish speech communities and a Yiddish theatrical circuit  from which  talent could be recruited.  The majority of Yiddish language films were therefore made in New York or in P...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Two Must-See Issue Documentaries Open This Week

 Monday, July 23-------Two must-see documentaries that document political and social "hot button" regions are making their theatrical debuts this week. THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK is an extraordinarily powerful film that exposes the genocide taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan, as seen through the eyes of an American witness. The film, directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, opens on Wednesday, July 25th at New York's IFC Center, followed by a national release by Inte...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

Osian’s-Cinefan will open Raami by Babak Shirinsefat

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Osian’s-Cinefan will open with the International Premiere of Raami by Babak Shirinsefat. An Iran-Azerbaijan co-production, Raami is the director’s debut film.Ten years after the Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan a middle-aged Azerbaijani folk composer who has spent ten years in a war refugee camp in Sabirabad, goes looking for his Armenian wife and child. He heads for Iran since his family had been lost during the occupation of Jibrail and had fled to Iran. Based on the Azerba...

Three documentaries on three great personalities!

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“Films Division” is the visual encyclopedia of India. Films Division is a media unit, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, since 1948. It has contributed immensely for the promotion of documentaries, short and animation films. Films Division is entering its 60th Glorious year. In these six decades, Films Division has captured on celluloid nearly 8000 films. It screens these films in theatres as well as by organizing film festivals in ever...

Three documentaries on three great personalities!

 “Films Division” is the visual encyclopedia of India. Films Division is a media unit, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, since 1948.  It has contributed immensely for the promotion of documentaries, short and animation films.  Films Division is entering its 60th Glorious year.  In these six decades, Films Division has captured on celluloid nearly 8000 f

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ready to launch

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July 19-26, 2007. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic features, shorts, documentaries and animations during its new summertime dates. The festivities kick off with a welcome party at prem...

Emerging Talent Film Festival New Fest comer in Monaco

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The First International Emerging Talent Film Festival wrapped up on Tuesday night, 15 May, at Monte-Carlo’s Grimaldi Forum, with a Special Advance screening of Paul Freedman’s film on the travesty in Darfur, SAND AND SORROW, narrated by George Clooney, and the presentation of the Festival’s Juried Competition Wing Awards. The Festival’s Gala Closing Night Party followed the screening and awards presentation, held in the beautiful rooftop space, Karément, set atop the Grimaldi Forum with...

Cannes trophies, closing 60th edition with a charm

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The awards ceremony concluded a fortnight of sunny star crowded Croisette. Power block busters came to make an impression along with glamourous stars, while the competition films from non commercial cinematographies made an impact with the critics.The Roumanian 4 months... Palme D'Or Winner and Persepolis were among the ones much discussed after their official screening.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)Grand Prix : "The Mournin...

SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival highlihts

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SIGGRAPH 2007 announced today record submissions for this year's Computer Animation Festival taking place at the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5-9 August 2007 in San Diego, California, USA. The Computer Animation Festival jury selected from a record 905 submissions for exemplary use of computer-generated imagery and animation, and compelling storytelling. With show categories ranging from animation to research, this year's submissio...

Future of Cinema May 23 Panel: panelists Bios

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Panelist Bios:Ana SerranoAna Serrano is the Director of CFC Media Lab, a world-renowned new media research, training and production facility created in 1997 at Norman Jewison’s CFC (Canadian Film Centre). As director of CFC Media Lab, she provides strategic leadership, fiscal development, program design and creative direction for all of the Centre’s new media initiatives, including the development and production of a diverse range of critically acclaimed interactive narrative prototypes.In 2...

Panel in Cannes May 21: "Interactive Cinema Workshop"

The panel will take place:  May 21: 3pm  to 4pm Short Film Corner: Screening RoomInvitation event RSVP press@filmfestivals.com From Janet Murray's Holodeck to Lev Manovich's Database Cinema, the interactive narrative represents the "holy grail" of the interactive medium. For some, the pleasure derived from interactive stories is found in the theorizing of them. For others such pleasure has yet to be found in mainstream practice. Indeed, today, most traditional entertainm...
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