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Cinequest Film Festival concludes 13 days with awards

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For over 13 days, Cinequest Film Festival 22 (CQFF22) delivered never-ending passion and provided an unforgettable experience for more than 90,000 attendees.  Through themes of creation, innovation, and empowerment, Cinequest 22 celebrated 60 U.S., North American and World Premieres, representing over 40 countries. A record 95,000 participants enjoyed first-class venues, including those with Barco state-of-the-art projection for all digital formats. A spectacular new Intel VIP Lounge, w...

Philip Kaufman to Receive Maverick Spirit Award at Writers Celebration

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For more than four decades, Philip Kaufman has been gracing the screen with his unique and passionate vision, creating a double-barreled legacy of excellence as both a writer and director. To conclude our Writers Celebration event on March 9 at the San Jose Rep we will be honoring Philip Kaufman with the Maverick Spirit Award. Previous guest recipients include Kevin Spacey, Sir Ben Kingsley, Spike Lee, William H. Macy, Diablo Cody, and Alec Baldwin. The final act of the evening focuses on the re...

5th Newport International Film Festival Award Nominations

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This Saturday 12th November, The Riverfront in Newport will play host to the 5th Newport International Film Festival!From 10am to 10pm films will be screening throughout the day, including premieres of some great documentaries, feature films and short films! The end of the evening will have an awards ceremony for the films, some of which will have been voted on by the audience!The Award nominee's are:Best Feature FilmStag Night of the Dead, Mother's Milk, Down the Dark Road, Mary and BillBest S...

Buffalo Niagara Film festival Awards 2011

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BNFF SEPT 2011 AWARD WINNERSGRAND JURY AWARDSBEST FEATURE FILM – David Mazzoni/Faust Checho for “The Fields”BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM – John Hannon for “Hockey Courage”BEST SHORT FILM – Valerie Jensen for “ShakeSPHERE: Romeo and Juliet”BEST STUDENT FILM – Nicole Favale for “A Window Into Willard”BEST SCREENPLAY – Steven Lipkin for “Betrayals”GENRE AWARDSBEST COMEDY – Joanne Hock for “Redneck Roots”BEST SUSPENSE IN A SHORT FILM – John Stead for “The Waking”AU...

Cinequest Empowers Mavericks...and shows films to over 80,000 attendees

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  "PASSIONE" AND "SOUL SURFER" TO OPEN AND CLOSE CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL John Turturro, AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton To Receive Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards The Cinequest Film Festival announced today the two features that will bookend the upcoming Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. John Turturro's acclaimed Italian music documentary Passione will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the official Opening Night Film while Sean ...

The European Parliament congratulates Hanna Schygulla on her Golden Bear lifetime achievements

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The German actress Hanna Schygulla received an honorary Golden Bear at the 60th Berlinale. The European Parliament took this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Schygulla for her lifetime achievements. One of these was her magnificent performance in Fatih Akin's Auf der anderen Seite, which won the 2007 LUX Prize. The President of the European Parliament personally handed the award to Ms Schygulla on 24 October 2007.           &nb...

Ivan Corbisier joins as new director of the Brussels Film Festival

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This year the BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL will take place from the 23th until the 30th of June 2010 at Flagey (Brussels, Belgium). This new edition will be marked by the arrival of Ivan Corbisier, the new director of the eventn combining a talent for event organization and a passion for cinema! Ivan Corbisier began his career as an organizer of events in France and as a journalist in Belgium. Then he became director of a cultural center and the delegated manager of the...

Cinequest Film Festival 19 Wraps To Records

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Cinequest Film Festival 19 delivered on its commitment to transform lives and serve more during a challenging economy. Record audiences, 81,000 strong, filled spectacular venues and connected with 605 artists and innovators from 44 countries. Record submissions and media coverage attracted premium Maverick cinema and technologies. 72 World and U.S. Premieres combined with Cinequest trademark Film & Innovation Forums to transform lives and careers. Additionally, 1,500 elementary to college studen...

Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival

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Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film FestivalThe jury now presents its selection for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2008 comes from the USA, and tells a gripping story of border smuggling across the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence River.The Bronze Horse for best feature 2008 goes to “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt. Hunt’s story takes place in the days before Christmas near a little...

Hamptons Film Festival Award Winners

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TROUBLED WATER (Norway/Sweden)  Sunday, October 19------The Hamptons International Film Festival concluded its 5-day marathon run of films, special events and oh-so-fabulous parties with its Gala Awards Ceremony, held today at the United Artists Theaters in the heart of tony East Hampton. Handling hosting duties was writer/comedienne Lizz Winstead. Presenters included Festival Board Chairman Stuart Match Suna, Executive Director Karen Arikian, Director of Programming David Nu...

Who is the Maverick champion? Cinequest answers

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Cinequest Embodies the True Maverick SpiritOfficial Response to Samuel A. Maverick Family's Indignation at the McCain/Palin Political Usurpation of the Theme "Maverick"Oct 09, 2008 A film institute dedicated to championing independent-minded artists and innovators from around the globe, Cinequest continues to manifest the vision and theme it’s served for eighteen years: “Empowering the Maverick”. Cinequest uses the medium of film to unearth stories considered too controversial, unlock new ...

Cinequest 18 Wraps

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Discovery isn’t always a good thing. A pair of American indie films—the world premiere of Paul Leuer’s EDEN COURT and the San Francisco Bay Area debut of Charles Oliver’s TAKE—served as weak bookends for the 18th edition of the Cinequest Film Festival. Fortunately, there was much to celebrate between opening and closing nights during the festival’s 12-day run in downtown San Jose, California.According to Cinequest executive director and co-founder Halfdan Hussey, approximately 80,000...

Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed

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Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed last Sunday night with the Vietnamese film Owl and the Sparrow in the capital of the Silicon Valley after 12 days of showcasing 160 films. Over 40 features and over 40 shorts were World, North American or United States premieres. Several hundred filmmakers and a collection of distributors came in from around the globe, and over 70,000 film fans were in attendance. This year’s festival broke attendance records and was about true discovery, empowerment through k...

Cinequest Brands Mavericks

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Cinequest Brands MavericksThroughout Cinequest 16, Executive Director and Co-founder Halfdan Hussey retold the tale of the maverick. The term originated in the mid-1800s, when any unbranded cow roaming the open range near San Antonio, Texas, was thought to belong to rancher Samuel A. Maverick. Hussey didn’t mention that the cattle had been neglected—hence never branded—and any strays were referred to as “one of Maverick’s” in a pejorative tone. Over the last 12 days, Cinequest rounde...

Cinequest 16 Breaks Out

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Cinequest Turns Sweet 16 in San Jose (March 1-March 12)“This will be the most electrifying Cinequest Film Festival yet—until next year,” announced Halfdan Hussey, Cinequest Co-founder and Executive Director, as he faced an audience that filled the historic 1,100-seat California Theatre in downtown San Jose. Who knows what next year will bring? But without a doubt, the March 1st opening night was the best in Cinequest history. Strolling into the California Theatre is like entering a cathedr...

Ben Kingsley and William H. Macy at Cinequest Fest

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Sir Ben Kingsley, an Oscar winner for his lead role in GANDHI and an Oscar nominee for his role in SEXY BEAST, will receive the Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest Film Festival, to be held in the city of San Jose, California from March 1 to 12.Kingsley will present An Afternoon with Sir Ben Kingsley at the historic California Theater in downtown San Jose on March 5th. He will speak about his television, stage and film careers, which have made him one of the most distinguished actors of our t...

15th Stockholm International Film Festival Kicks Off

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It is hard to believe that the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 18-28, is already at year 15, and to celebrate, the festival will be showing some of the favorite films from past years and former recipients of the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" award. The horse evolved from the handpainted replicas from Dalecarlia in the heart of Sweden, a suitable icon given a somber spin by the festival. Past Bronze Horse winners include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (parts of ...

Cinequest launches online fest content distribution

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Cinequest, Northern California’s premier motion picture institute and one of the Top Ten film festivals in the world, today announced the creation of an online distribution and promotional division that will provide the most advanced and innovative secure video delivery capability of its kind. Called Cinequest Online, the service is designed to securely deliver DVD-quality, full-length feature films to fans worldwide via the Internet for the first time. The first phase of the service will la...

Cinequest San Jose Fest opening

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14th Annual Cinequest San Jose Film Festival (March 3 - March 14) Outside the temperature was 61°, slightly chilly for California. But inside the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Cinequest 14 sizzled on opening night. “We’re hip, we’re hot, we’re here!” exclaimed Jens Michael Hussey, Director of Public Relations, as he kicked off the festival that runs from March 3-14. Hussey announced the winner of Cinequest’s first screenwriting competition, which drew 271 entries. A three-ju...
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