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Pixie Flix Fest at the Disneyland Hotel

THE GAYEST FILM FESTIVAL OF ALL AT THE GAYEST PLACE ON EARTH (September 20, 2004)Pirates of the Caribbean is not the only film to makes its premiere at Disneyland. The resort will become host to the West Coast Premiere of a new Australian film and a new Southern California gay film festival. Presented by Technophiliax and Midway Ford the Pixie Flix Fest will have screenings of their winning films at the Disneyland Hotel on Sunday, October 3rd. Coined "the gayest film festival of all... at the ga...

The eDIT | VES 2004 Program.animation & FX

The Art and Science of Filmmaking:The eDIT | VES 2004 Program.With the best from the cinema, television, animation and advertising, the Frankfurt festival provides a first-class overview of the current state of the moving image.eDIT | VES 2004 - The European Festival for Production and Visual Effects means three days of state-of-the-art film production in all media. Some of the leading contemporary film professionals will show their recent work in forty presentations, workshops and panels from 2...

Comic -Con International Convention wrapped

SATURDAY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: 2004 From Borgs to Rainbow Men, from “Star Trek” to “Star Wars,” thousands of comic book fans, film fans, and those just curious gathered at the San Diego (CA) Convention Center July 22-25 for the annual Comic-Con International Convention. Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, Ling Bai, writer/director Kerry Conran, and others with “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” promoted their film with a question and answer series. Mark Hamill led a panel of voice ...

KVIFF A listers attending

Some of KVIFF 04 A-list visitorsThis year was no exception and Karlovy Vary’s Grand Hotel welcomed again many film industry A-listers for the International Film Festival. Among them was Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction and Thelma and Louise star Harvey Keitel, the world’s favourite little hobbit Elijah Wood, Monty Python’s most memorable, John Cleese and many others. Prominent Czech political figures visited the festival too such as president Vaclav KLAUS, and former president Vaclav Havel. Harv...

Pixie Flix Fest WINNERS

The winners from Pixie Flix Fest have been announced:"Pixie Pic of the Year - feature" MAX: A CAUTIONARY TALE"Pixie Pic of the Year - short" FAIRIES"Audience Award - Best Feature" THE EXPERIMENT: GAY & STRAIGHT"Audience Award - Best Short" FOXHOLEThe winners will be shown at festival screenings September 4th in Springdale Utah and on October 3rd in Anaheim, California.The Pixie Flix Fest was organized in 2002 after requests from gay parents and others to have something to do ...

Buzz from Moscow Fest

Happy Birthday to Isabelle AdjaniBosco di Ciliegi, who are in charge of the banquet to mark the actress’s anniversary, have promised to make a fantastic birthday cake for the celebrity. Planning her trip to Moscow Isabelle asked the advice of her close friend, composer and musician Jean-Michel Jarre, who has been in Moscow more than once. Dominique Borg thinks Moscow is wonderfulMadam Borg was on the Grand Jury of the 24th MIFF. The French costume designer loves Russia, so she was happy to...

FICMA 2004 Awards

FICMA FICMA 2004 AWARDSJury Members of the International Environmental Film Festival 2004 awarded films as follows:Golden SunTrawnco, Reunidos junto al agua Filmmaker: Mario TondatoCountry: Argentina/SpainLength: 55 min.Silver SunUn tal EusebiFilmmaker: Iban del Campo Country: SpainLength: 27 min.Bronze Sun (Amateur)FachadasFilmmaker: Raquel Diaz FernandezCountry: SpainLength: 58 min.SPECIAL PRIZESDOCUMANIA AWARDFarther than the eye can seeFilmmaker: Michael BrownProducer: Les GuthmanCountry: US...

The Zoom In Awards for digital productions

At the recent National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), Magnet Media Inc. announced the launch of The First Annual Zoom In Awards, celebrating the Future of Digital Production. The Awards are designed to shine the spotlight on the the intersection of the exceptional talent and creative technology that represents the Future of Digital Production.Magnet Media produces both the award-winning Digital Media Training Series™ (DMTS™) and the award-winning Zoom In. DMTS™ provides DVD-...

Tribeca features in competition

Features in competition at Tribeca FestivalMay 1 - 9, 20041/2 Price [HALFP] France 62 min preceded by Paper Route A rare attempt to portray children's activities utterly without sentimentality, this debut by a 21-year-old actress follows a trio of kids aged 7, 8, and 9 as they fend for themselves in a world nearly free of adults. The film drew considerable attention in Paris after Chris Marker likened it to Breathless in its depiction of something we've never before seen on screen. ( more....

Bandwagon: Emma the Buffy Slayer

With Bandwagon, Caulfield deliciously bites the hand that feedsCritics will occasionally gush about an actor’s "brave" performance, but former Buffy the Vampire Slayer regular Emma Caulfield’s participation in the brilliant new mockumentary Bandwagon is absolutely foolhardy on a number of levels.In this picture showing at Newport Beach Fest, Caulfield portrays herself as an actress who has been adrift since her show went off the air. She admits to being perilously close to 30 and expounds th...

Devils Are Dreaming screens at Newport Beach

MICHAEL SLÁDEK’S ALTERNATE REALITIESMichael Sládek’s strange, irritating, potent debut picture, Devils Are Dreaming, follows a frustrated, wannabe artist named Joseph who finds himself pingponging around in various realities, getting glimpses of other paths his life could have taken. Sládek’s own life has taken many paths; the Newport Beach native appeared in theatrical productions at Laguna Playhouse and South Coast Repertory before he moved east and spent a few years working behind-th...

Robert Halmi ( Hallmark Chairman) Honored at MIPTV

Reed MIDEM will honour Robert Halmi, Sr., Chairman of Hallmark Entertainment, with a Lifetime Achievement Award, at this year’s MIPTV international television market (Cannes, March 29 – April 2). The veteran television producer, who has been described as “the last of the great network television impresarios,” has over 200 made-for-television movies, series and miniseries to his credit. Robert Halmi, Sr. will receive his award March 30.“It’s a real pleasure to welcome Robert Halmi, Sr...

Entertainment & Variety Exchange program

Entertainment & Variety Exchange, which will take place in Los Angeles from 25 – 30 April 2004. ContentThis year’s Exchange will give television producers and executives an insight into the development and production of entertainment shows and the keys to successfully adapting new formats to the US market. The week of structured meetings will also give delegates access to the key creative and business professionals working in this vibrant sector in Hollywood. ParticipantsFrom Europe, we will...

Do you believe in fairies? Try the Pixie Flix Fest

The 2nd Annual Pixie Flix Fest gay & lesbian film festival will be held JUNE 5th - 7th 2004 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The main venue is at the Wyndham Palace Resort Hotel and Spa across the street from Downtown Disney®. The Wyndham Palace Resort is the official host hotel for Gayday Orlando. Gayday Orlando is attended by more than 130,000 gays & lesbians from around the world. Organized by Technophiliax electronics, Pixie Flix is recognized as the alternative to the expensive "circuit parti...

Slamdance goes on stage

SLAMDANCE ON STAGEUntitled Girl Guide Cookie Thriller By Alana GarropFeaturing Juliet Landau (Drusilla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Loretta King from Ed Wood)Slamdance launches the first staged reading series. The top ten scripts from 2003 will be read on stage at local LA theatres. Starting this Monday night at the Coronet Theatre with "Untitled Girl Guide Cookie Thriller". Free performance, a perfect place to mingle with filmmakers, screenwriters, agents and industry folk while downing...

Meryl Streep, Zeta Jones and R Chamberlain SAG presenters

RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, MERYL STREEP AND CATHERINE ZETA-JONES NAMED PRESENTERS FOR THE 10th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® 2004 SAG Awards to Air on Turner Network Television (TNT) on Sunday, February 22 at 8 pm ET/PTLos Angeles, California – Eight-time SAG Award® nominee Meryl Streep will be joined by Richard Chamberlain and three-time SAG Awards® recipient Catherine Zeta-Jones as presenters for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced tod...

Golden Globes awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known worldwide for its Golden Globe Awards at the end of January every year. However, in between those televised gala events, the HFPA members - all working journalists - spend the rest of the year interviewing just about everyone making a splash in motion pictures or on television and proceeding to tell the world about various aspects of show business.The Golden Globes Awards from the very first (1944) were born out of a wish to create bridges between...

SAG awards nominations revealed

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®2004 Actor® Awards Ceremonies Air Sunday, February 22 on TNTat 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM Central, 6 PM MTNominations for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2003 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert introduced Andie MacDowell (The Last Sign) and Mar...

ROADance: another Park City street event

The ROADance Festival in its 3rd edition and will take place in Park City, UT during the same 10 days of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, January 15-25, 2004 The Festival is for Short films, showcasing 3-5 minutes mostly. The festival takes place outdoors in the streets (roads) and parking lots of park city....hence the name road dance or ROADance The theatre is actually a standard 14 foot cube truck with a digital projector, a tape deck, a diesel generator and a rear projection screen...Inter...

PGA nominees: cold, samurai, Lord and master, Mystic, seabiscuit

15th Annual Event to be Held Saturday, January 17th The Producers Guild of America announced the nominated motion picture and television productions and honorees for the 2004 Producers Guild Awards, taking place on Saturday, January 17th at the Century Plaza Hotel. The nominees are:Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion PicturesCold Mountain (Miramax Films)Sydney PollackWilliam HorbergAlbert Berger & Ron YerxaThe Last Samurai (Warner Bros.)Marshall Herskovitz & Edward ...

Break a Leg best indie from Sante Fe Fest

"Break a Leg" was honored with the Milagro Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival for Best Independent Feature. Break a Leg is directed by Monika Mitchell and is written by Frank and John Cassini.John Cassini plays the lead character and recently won Best Performance at the Marco Island Film Festival, the film also garnered the Audience Award at Cinevegas in June. Break a Leg is a black comedy with an unflinching portrayal of the classic anti-hero who will sink as low as he must to get to the to...