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Stockholm 16th Fest will pay tribute to Cronenberg

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The 16th Stockholm International Film Festival, held November 17-27.The countdown has started. The Stockholm International Film Festival is now This year will present 160 films from close to 40 countries. Herewith a glimpse of this year’s extensive programme. Here are some highlights of the selection.A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE The Festival opener.A convincing drama, where director David Cronenberg tells a story of the cruel way in which humanity relates to violence. Family father Tom is unexpectedl...

Award-Winners at Oldenburg International Film Festival

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Oldenburg International Filmfestival awards the drama „About a girl“ and the media-satire „Pretty Persuasion“ with the German Independence AwardOn Sunday evening the 12th Oldenburg International Filmfestival came to a close with the International Premiere of “The Wendell Baker Story” at the Cinemaxx cinema. The directors Luke and Andrew Wilson attended the screening, which started the festival’s Closing Night Gala. Luke Wilson is also starring as the leading character, Wendell Bak...

Temecula highlights overview

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THE TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVALSEPTEMBER 14-22nd, 2005 * MOVIE EXPERIENCE AT TOWER PLAZAHighlights overrviewIndustry Film Showcases: The American Film Institute Showcase (AFI), Films From Canada - Toronto Int’l Film Festival Group – The Film Circuit Showcase, FILMS FROM INDIA, Presented By Ten Films / India Shorts, Italian Film Showcase – (From Our Sister-Festival) Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF), Film Independent (FIND) Showcase, USC Film Showcase, Chapman Un...

Sport Movies & TV 2005- Milano FICTS Festival selection

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FROM “A TO Z” (FROM AL JAZEERA TO Z CHANNEL): “SELECTED” TV FOR SPORT MOVIES & TV 2005 The Jury has officially ended the selection and published the list of the selected works, that will be presented to the public during the final phase of the 23rd edition of “Sport Movies & TV 2005- Milano FICTS Festival”, the international Festival organized by FICTS – Federation Cinema Television Sportifs (presided by Prof. Franco Ascani and recognised by IOC, with 94 affiliated Nations) progra...

3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival

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3rd Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival During the US Open of Surfing July 26th thru 29th 2005 Huntington Beach, CA Each year over a half a million people come to see the best of the best compete in the US Open Surf Championships held in Surf City Huntington Beach, Ca. If you’re surfing during the day, what does a champion surfer do at night? You watch the best of the best in surf films.Once again for the third year, Big Red Productions will present the 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival at the Mann ...

The 2nd Annual New York PitchXchange week end

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The 2nd Annual New York PitchXchangeLast year, over 30 executives (agents, managers, producers) attended the Inaugural New York PitchXchange to hear five-minute pitches from over 500 aspiring and working screenwriters. Companies included Miramax Films, Dimension Films, MTV, Abrams Artist Agency, The Howard Stern Production Company and many others.This year’s the event will topple last year’s. The first day offers a full-day seminar with Hollywood producer and “Pitch King” Robert Kosberg...

The 2nd Annual New York PitchXchange

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Last year, over 30 executives (agents, managers, producers) attended the Inaugural New York PitchXchange to hear five-minute pitches from over 500 aspiring and working screenwriters. Companies included Miramax Films, Dimension Films, MTV, Abrams Artist Agency, The Howard Stern Production Company and many others.This year’s the event will topple last year’s. The first day offers a full-day seminar with Hollywood producer and “Pitch King” Robert Kosberg. Attendees will have the opportuni...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

San Francisco closed with 77 000 in attendance

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The 48th San Francisco International Film Festival concluded with a screening of the wickedly satirical Hollywood noir, THE DYING GAUL, directed by Craig Lucas and starring Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott and Peter Sarsgaard. For 15 days, thousands of filmgoers, filmmakers and film industry representatives attended screenings of 185 films from 48 countries in San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto. Attendance, compared to the 47th Festival, rose 5% to 77,000.The SKYY Prize, established in 1997 ...

Udine Far East Fest Confirms its Cross Border Brilliance

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The Udine Far East Film Festival kicked off on April 22 by FENG Xiaogang's with A World Without Thieves a highly entertaining film from China mixing Western style action with martial arts and cunning physical feats. As with many new films from China, mainland and Hong Kong, the central theme concerns the poverty of migrants from the north and their vulnerability to thieves in the larger cities. In Feng’s new film, Roob (Baoqiang Wang) a Buddhist temple painter has saved up enough money to ret...

Murderball Will Roll You Over With Adrenaline

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U.S.A., 2004, 85 Minutes, colorDirector: Henry-Alex Rubin,Dana Adam ShapiroDana Adam Shapiro read an article on of all things, US Quad Rugby in 2003 and became intrigued. Not imaging that this would take him on a two and a half year journey and making a film that captures the heart of most any competitive athletics. Dana soon contacted his old colleges roommate Jeff Mandel and a film was soon born. Dana Adam Shapiro and Jeff Mandel then pulled together a core crew including Cinematographer, ...

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...

Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Tavernier at 9th City of Lights

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Triumvirate of Acclaimed Film Writer/Directors: Claude Lelouch, Costa-Gavras and Bertrand Tavernier Host Premieres of New Films at 9 annual city of lights, city of angels: a week of french premieres in Los Angels. April 11-17, 2005“Men And Women,” the latest offering of veteran writer/director Claude Lelouch, will have its world premiere, opening night of City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival (COL•COA) on Monday, April 11, 2005. The west coast premiere of writer/director Bertrand T...

Rouen prizes and the triumph of Villa Paranoia

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The final judgements at Rouen, Festival of Nordic Cinema, were as follows :Best film, professional jury, "Uno" by Aksel Hennie, a very violent and morose Norwegian product, about scruffy Norwegian hoods who hang out at a boxing gymnasium on the underside of Oslo, directed as far as I can see, at people with deep agressive urges: Best actor, Bjorn Sundquist -- the barber of "My Favorite (Jealous) Hairdresser", and best actress, Monic Hendrickx, for her role as an attractive woman who has suffered...

Albert Maysles to be honored at The Chicago International Documentary Festival

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The Chicago International Documentary Festival (CIDF) will pay tribute to celebrated filmmaker Albert Maysles by awarding him their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award during the Opening Night Gala on Friday, April 1, 2005 at the Doc Films- Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th Street). The gala will feature a cocktail reception with live entertainment starting at 6pm, followed by the award presentation and film screening at 8pm. Tickets are $50 per person to attend the receptio...

London Film Fest 4 Chaplin keystones

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In the restored prints section a group of four early Chaplin shorts, all from the year 1914, were shown with live piano accompaniment. These restorations were made with the cooperation of film archives and collections all over the world and, presumably, show the films in a condition as close as it is possible to achieve, to the form in which audiences saw them ninety years ago. Even the printed inter-titles have been reconstructed, presumably, as originally shown. These films were all made at ...

San Diego Asian Fest Rides The Wave of Success In 5th Year

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Rides The Wave of Success In 5th YearSan Diego Asian Film Festival now in it’s 5th year will commence this October 21st, 2004, opening with the independent feature film from Hawaii, THE RIDE. The Festival runs form October 21st to October 24th, with most films screening at the Mann Hazard Center 7 Theaters in Mission Valley. THE RIDE was a hit at the Hawaii International Film Festival were an estimated 15,000 festival attendee’s watch outdoors at Waikiki Beach...

NY Fest : American Indies make a come back

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The New York Film Festival, running through October 17, is in full swing, with enthusiastic audiences selling out nearly every film showing and film critics praising the films on offer. New York is in its prime at this time of the year: beautiful sunny weather, a Fall chill in the air, the turning of the leaves in nearby Central Park, and everywhere you go, chit chat about the Festival and the new films of the season. With such celebrated filmmakers as Mike Leigh and Pedro Almodovar in town, the...

Viva Pedro, Leigh and more at NY Fest

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VIVA PEDRO! An exclusive evening with Pedro Almodóvar, the legendary Spanish director of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, and the upcoming Bad Education. Highlights from the director's rich career will be screened, followed by a conversation between Mr. Almodóvar and Richard Peña, NYFF Selection Committee Chairman. We expect onstage appearances by special guests who have appeared in Mr. Almodóvar's films. 7A Thu. Oct. 7, 6:15 pm Alice Tully Hall HB...

Maui Fest line up, ready to go

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Maui film festival line upJune 16-20 2004 FAMILY FILMS: TWO BROTHERS (Opening Night at the Celestial Cinema. Keiki under 6 FREE) THE BLUE BUTTERFLY (William Hurt stars in this family drama shot in the jungles of Central America) FARTHER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE (A blind mountain climber takes on Mt. Everest -- spectacular!) ROMANTIC COMEDY: DANNY DECKCHAIR (Sweet unpredictable love story from Australia) SEDUCING DR. LEWIS (A sleeper hit in Canada about a small town's attempt to woo a doctor to open ...

The Five stages of Beer from Newport Beach's local

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THE FIVE STAGES OF BEER IS KILLING BRIAN MIX SOFTLYLocal boy Brian Mix’s affable little ensemble picture The Five Stages of Beer is a romantic comedy with plenty of snark to ground it in reality and keep it interesting. It’s not the kind of movie that rocks anybody’s world, but the dialogue has the lazy charm of Kevin Smith on a good day, and it’s certainly refreshing to see a contemporary American comedy that looks at love from the straight-dude point of view without including a few doz...

Phoenix Fest line-up announced

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Phoenix Film Festival presents Best Indy FlicksIn less than two weeks, Phoenix Film Festival audiences, will see more of the best of independent filmmaking than ever before, viewing 50 feature and short films. The 12 feature films and six programs of 40 selected shorts will be presented over four days, April 1-4, at the Harkins Cine Capri Theatre Complex in Phoenix. Says Festival Executive Director Chris LaMont, “The nearly 600 films submitted this year, almost double from last year, means w...

Hole in One for Bobby Jones

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BOBBY JONES – STROKE OF GENIUSWith James Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy NorthamOpening in Theaters Nationwide April 30th, 2004Film Foundry Releasing presents BOBBY JONES – STROKE OF GENIUS, written and directed by Rowdy Harrington and starring James Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam and Malcolm McDowell. BOBBY JONES – STROKE OF GENIUS is set to open in theaters nationwide on April 30, 2004.For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but fo...

Florida Film Fest: lucky thirteen

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The Florida Film Festival, which celebrated its 13th anniversary at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, 13 March, has secured its position as one of the best run and most popular regional festivals in the US. With an eclectic mix of films, devoted audiences and a large turnout of filmmakers, the Festival is giving Sundance a run for its money as a showcase of American Independent Cinema.The Festival, which presented almost 150 films in the film boom town of Orlando, Florida and its envir...

Sundance vs Slamdance sled-off

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SLAMDANCE 3rd ANNUAL SUNDANCE VS SLAMDANCE SLED-OFF The 3rd Annual Slamdance VS Sundance Sled-Off will take place on Thursday, January 22nd at 3 PM. Sledders will meet at the Treasure Mountain Inn to travel to the sledding location. Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish says , "We've won the last two sled-offs, but we hear Sundance is fielding a good team this year. We're hoping some of our many alums with films at Sundance this year will return like prodigal sons to the slopes of Park City. As alway...

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