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Central Park Film Festival: location and star of the fest

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Viewers’ Choice Closes This Five-Night Film Festival, August 29 through September 2, at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, VOTE NOW!Central Park is the location and the star of a five-night film festival produced by the Central Park Conservancy and sponsored by Bloomberg. New to this year’s festival is a “Viewers’ Choice” screening, which gives New Yorkers the unique opportunity to pick the film they want to see on the final night of the festival.Unreeling in Central Park’s Rumsey Pl...

Interview with The Tribeca Film Festival Director

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The Tribeca Film Festival has rapidly evolved since its founding in 2002 into the biggest U.S. film festival. In 2006 the Tribeca fest lasted thirteen days and served 465 thousand individuals including 203 thousand who purchased tickets for film screenings and panels. About 4200 productions were submitted coming close to the 4350 entered for the different Berlinale sections (excluding market films). Tribeca has retained its successful eclectic programming approach ranging this year from Holly...

Speed Interview with Dieter Kosslick, Busy Berlinale Chief

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Filmfestivals correspondant Claus Mueller sat down with Dieter Kosslick head of the Berlin festival for an open discussion on the festival changes. Claus Mueller What is the most important change compared to last year?Dieter Kosslick The most important change of course is that we finished out five year plan, including the change of the market, that is the move to the Martin Gropius Bau. That was a big move, and there is another little change, that we give the awards at the end of the festival on...

Hamptons/Sloan feature Film Prize to Kardia

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For the 6th consecutive year, the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation cash prize for a feature-length film that explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and engineers in a realistic and compelling fashion will be presented at the Hamptons International Film Festival. This year's recipient of the Sloan Feature Film Prize is KARDIA, a Canadian film written and directed by Su Rynard, produced by Paul Barkin of Toronto-based production company Alcina Pic...

Sydney Festival winners

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URBAN CINEFILE AUDIENCE AWARDS, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2005AUDIENCES PICK STRONG CINEMA A stirring, low budget Australian love drama, Blacktown, and a powerful Danish family drama, Brothers, have won the Urban Cinefile Audience Awards for Best Feature in the Sidebar Program and World Cinema respectively, concluding a strong Sydney Film Festival, in which Mad Hot Ballroom from the US was the undisputed favourite of the docos, winning in both sections, after screening at both the State Theatre and a...

Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

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The Tribeca All Access Connects (TAA) program, which fosters relationships between U.S.-based filmmakers of color and the film industry, announced today the winners of the second Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards. At last night’s Tribeca All Access Connects Awards and Closing Party at the Tribeca Grand, sponsored by the Playboy Foundation: Dennis Lee won the award for the narrative section prize for his current screenplay “The Life & Times of H.J. Hermin. Dennis has previously di...

New York Independent returns to Manhattan

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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO MANHATTAN THIS SPRING!The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) returns to Manhattan for eight days of screenings, premieres, music performances, seminar panels and parties. Sister festivals, The New York International Music Festival (NYIMF) and New York International Art Festival (NYIAF) will also join NYIIFVF this spring. The festivities kick off on April 28th at 7 p.m. with an opening night p...

Malibu fest will feature 30 and open with Mad Hot Ballroom

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THE MALIBU FILM FESTIVAL6th EDITIONFestival to Take Place April 14 – April 18The Malibu Film Festival (MFF) will screen over 30 films at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica in the sections of Short Live Action Films, Animated Short Films, Short Subject Documentary Films, Feature Length Documentary Films, Narrative Feature Films, announced today by new Festival Director, Tiffany Peckosh. The Festival will feature 5 World Premieres, 9 West Coast Premieres, 3 Los Angeles Premieres and 4 Academy Awa...

Hamptons gearing up for the 12th edition

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HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS PROGRAMOne hundred miles to the east of New York City, at the tip of Long Island, the various villages of the Hamptons are world renowned as the summer playground for the rich and famous. Now that Summer is over and the first chill of the Fall season is in the air, the Hamptons are gearing up for what has become another celebrated event….the 12th edition of the Hamptons International film Festival. Running from October 20th through the 24th, t...

5 digital films on NY blackout at VF04

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VISIONFEST 04: The Other Festival (VF04) has officially announced the five filmmakers of this year’s FIVEXFIVE NEW YORK STATE OF MIND DV PROJECT, an exclusive VF04 initiative that features five NY-based filmmakers who have been given production tools and facilities to create five digital shorts dealing with one common New York incident – in this case, the 2003 blackout. Each filmmaker has been given a five-day schedule that is intended to meet the “world premiere” screening target of Sun...

Attendance at High Falls rises

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Record Box Office Receipts, Strong AttendanceMean Success for 2003 High Falls Film FestivalThe 3rd annual High Falls Film Festival, the premier East Coast festival that celebrates the work of women behind the camera, generated record box office receipts for its four-day, five-night run November 5-9 at the Little Theatres and at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House."We had a 17 percent jump in box office receipts over last year," said Ruth Cowing, the festival's managing director, "and we d...

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