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Beneath the Earth Film Festival

New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience. Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.


LANNEFF showcases U.S. and international sexy, dark, crime short films and short screenplays December 1st at the Downtown Independent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Presenting the ONLY film festival walking tour of neo-noir historic landmarks which also features live film noir events, a film screening of selected storytellers, an awards show, and a lively reception at the Far East Cafe aka The Chop Suey Cafe in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo, LANNEFF couples film noir history with toda...


San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''

San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''   The retrospective dedicated to American film noir will open at the 59th edition of the Festival with TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, a film to compete in the Official Selection at Venice Festival. This gripping thriller proves that the genre is fighting trim: set in the Texas bayous, the tale tracks two detectives pitted against mysterious unsolved murders all occurring in a haunti...

SLEEPING BEAUTY and the female gaze.

 SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)One of the films in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011) by writer/director Julia Leigh. While one might recall the sweet animated Disney film SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) or the classic fairytale in reference to this title, this film is a far cry from these classics with the same name; rather, this ‘sleeping beauty’ is about the erotic desires of a young woman and her ‘female gaze’, as opposed to the much discussed, much debated cinem...

SLEEPING BEAUTY, desiring beauty...

 SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)One of the films in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011) by writer/director Julia Leigh. While one might recall the sweet animated Disney film SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) or the classic fairytale in reference to this title, this film is a far cry from these classics with the same name; rather, this ‘sleeping beauty’ is about the erotic desires of a young woman and her ‘female gaze’, as opposed to the much discussed, much debated cinem...

Gothic thriller concludes Noir Festival in Hollywood

  by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noir, contract director Joseph...

13th Film Noir Festival in Hollywood

The 13th Annual Film Noir festival, known affectionately as "Noir City", arrived at its usual venue, the fabled Egyptian theater on Hollywood Boulevard, on April 1st, settling in for a three week run until April 20. Here dedicated Noir fans and many merely curious drop-ins will be treated to a series of established classics of the genre and rarely seen new discoveries in a viewer friendly "double feature" format -- just like the old days -- two distinctive black and white features from Hollywoo...


  FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD February 17-27, 2011 Rodina Cinema Center, St. Petersburg, Russia     Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas; John Huston, Billy Wilder, Jacques Tourneur, Charles Vidor, Robert Aldrich, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski are all featured in our festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD! from February 17 to 27 in St.Petersburg, Russia. We are pleased to pre...

Film Forum: An Embrace of European Cinema

  How fortunate are we film-crazy New Yorkers to have such a cinematic treasure as the Film Forum in our midst. The three-screen arthouse complex in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan has been an indispensable New York institution for over 40 years. As the only remaining independent not-for-profit arthouse theater (in a city that used to be pocketed with them), the Film Forum presents an enviable mix of the classic and the obscure, the heralded and the newly discovered. The le...

Experimental Forum at Thessaloniki 51

51st THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 For the 51st edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), the Experimental Forum, placing emphasis on experimental and avant-garde film, presents a variety of film programs and parallel events. The sections of this year’s Forum, programmed by Vassilis Bourikas and totaling approximately 70 films (mostly shorts and medium-length) are: AMANTES SUNT AMENTESThe Amantes Sunt Amentes (Lovers are Lunatics) program ...

That Auteur Word

I’ve been doing a bit of phd work this morning and one of the areas I’ve been researching is on film authorship and I appear to have fallen in love with that word ‘auteur’ its such a rich, fresh word and very French (when you say it you kind of feel as if you live there). When I first started researching this area, I used to think that the word applied only exclusively to film directors, but - to varying degrees – I’d argue that we are all actually authors whether we ar...

Introducing AFF Director Roman Gutek

  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL , the first film event in Eastern Europe completely devoted to classic and contemporary American independent works, will take place from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. The Festival is the brainchild of Roman Gutek, a pioneering distributor who has been the prime mover in bringing world cinema to his native Poland in the past two decades. Roman Gutek has worked as a committed distributor of auteur films in Poland for a...

Here's the DIFF

Now that everybody knows why I like film festivals, this is my programme for Durban. As the city is so big and the venues far apart, I have to close my eyes and miss some excellent films such as Baaria, The Concert, Lebanon, Loose cannons, Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll and A woman, gun and noodle shop. Luckily Baaria, The concert and A woman, gun and noodle shop will be released on the SA art film circuit soon. The films in Durban cover a huge array with themes such as Ecolens, Wavescap...

The Third Annual Love Unlimited Film Festival and Arts Exhibition


This film festival takes place in the following locations:

Austin, TX - March 2011

Urbana, IL - April 2011

Los Angeles, CA - April 2011

Portland, OR - May 2011


standard deadline: 12/31/2010

late deadline: 1/31/2011

contact: Festival Organizers

theme: The Love Unlimited Film Festival and Arts Exhibition is dedicated to international outreach in order to promote love through Film, Visual Arts, Music, Writing and Screenplay Writing. Ticket fees to the events are always low with no one turned away for lack of funds making our event accessible to everyone. This festival offers an extremely large variety of certificates and awards for films, screenplays and much more as well as exposure at venues in several large cities during some of the country's largest media events. All submissions dealing with any aspect of love are welcome. Anybody who submits a copy of their film will have their film included in our annual film program even if it is not officially selected and shown in the festival.  Many awards will be given to filmmakers and screenplay writers.  Love Unlimited. A Legend Born: The Re-birth of the Artist that you were always destined to be."



Preview formats: .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2), .WMV (Windows Media), .FLV (Flash Video), .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved), .CD-ROM, .MOV (QuickTime)

Exhibition formats: DVD (Region 0 or 1) or Blu-Ray

fee: $15-$20

theme: all

category: all


European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...

Some interesting entries arriving

The Ryde International Film Festival team has received some exciting films in the last 2 days. The Altruist a comic film noir which is highly thought provoking Track 16 a well filmed thriller with an interesting twist and Metroscopic an alternative look at time and our perceptions of time. So far we will be having a very varied programme of films for people to watch and enjoy. ...

Where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time?

A note from the President Politics, allegedly, is the art of answering questions you haven’t been asked. I won’t be doing that today. People often ask: where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time? The only question that I find important is that of the future of independent, auteur cinema, and thus the future of film festivals, as they are basically the same thing. For a long time I believed that cinema was a kind of royal processional road along which one went from Lu...

Beaune 2nd International Thriller Film Festival

Last year, during the first edition of the Festival, Jury Chairman Claude Chabrol said: “The mission of Beaune International Thriller Film Festival is to underline the thriller genre, which is after all one of the most fertile and noble in cinema history, and precisely to try and find new tendencies, or suggest new directions.” Keeping this ambition alive, the second edition of the Festival will take place from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April 2010. The Prize list of the 1st edition...

10 Things You Didn't Know About European Directors

By Greta Lorez   Did you know… … Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague, was the son of a Swiss couple. Born in Paris, he spent his childhood in Switzerland and at the age of 18, moved back to Paris where he studied Ethnology at the Sorbonne. Godard, however, never severed his Swiss connection: many of his movies were shot on location in Switzerland. He lives there now. … the German filmmaker Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of De...

Market Wrap Up For European Cinema

  With 2009 coming to a close, which represented a challenge to the specialty distribution market in North America (and everywhere else), French cinema was the sole bright light in what has become a shrinking market for European quality film. While there were some celebrated films from Germany (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Spain (Broken Embraces), Italy (Gomorrah) and the UK (Bright Star, Hunger), their overall box office performances were considered very modest. The BBC co-prod...


The Leiden International Short Film Experience» (LIsFE) is a yearly event held in the city of Leiden, dedicated to the most original, creative and entertaining kind of cinematography: short films!

Every year, a large amount of new short films are released, unfortunately they have very few opportunities to be screened in cinemas, despite their quality.

For the last two years, we have been happy to attract both locals and international students by offering a high-quality selection of short films from around the world. The selected short films fall within a wide range of categories such as comedy, drama, animation, documentary.

Video Party

Video Party showcases original independent short films and videos in a party setting. Our goal is to provide an exciting and engaging environment for audience members to view films, interact with media makers and get a little wild. Every event is curated based on a given theme. Only the finest, most innovative content makes it to the big screen. Details online at

The Italian Invasion Of New York

  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor With the tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic covering the nasty divorce spat between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his former-actress wife (a spicy melange of adultery, illicit sex with teenage "models" and political corruption), the Italian penchant for soap opera and high drama continues unabated. Our on-going interest and curiosity about all things Italian c...

Ferndale Film Festival

The Ferndale Film Festival, Sept 3-7 2009. F3 will include several screens dotted about the city, Drive-In theatres, workshops, exhibitions, and more.


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