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IFFI 52, 039: “We are just here to make honest cinema,”—Ganesh Hegde

IFFI 52, 039: “We are just here to make honest cinema,”—Ganesh Hegde To be or not to be. The very same existential question that vexed Hamlet in Shakespeare’s timeless eponymous play is what troubles 10-year-old boy Sidda, albeit in a somewhat different avatar. Having been forced to bid adieu to the pristine beauty and serenity of his village, the young boy is confronted with the inevitability of having to choose between the chaotic and alienating hustle of the city, t...

NYFF54 13TH Press Conference Photos

By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) Opening Night World Premiere of 13TH, press conference with writer, producer and director Ava DuVernay, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, September 30, 2016. Question posed to director DuVernay by members of the press "As an artist, what role do you think we need to play to bring a change?" Discussions with director DuVernay included Netflix documentary projec...

NYFF54 13TH Press Conference

By Maria Esteves The 54th New York Film Festival 2016 (NYFF54) Opening Night World Premiere of 13TH, press conference with writer, producer and director Ava DuVernay, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Friday, September 30, 2016. Question posed to director DuVernay by members of the press "As an artist, what role do you think we need to play to bring a change?" Discussions with director DuVernay included Netflix documentary project a...

NYFF53 The Assassin Press Conference

By Maria Esteves - October 15, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015 (NYFF53) U.S. Premiere of The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsian-hsien was held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Friday, October 9th. The press conference with director Hsian-hsien, moderated by director of programming Dennis Lim, Film Society of Lincoln Center, translated by Dr. Vincent Cheng, BMCC, preceded the U.S. Premiere at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, October 8th. Questions posed to director Hsian-hsi...

NYFF53 Miles Ahead Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – October 14, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015 (NYFF53) Closing Night Premiere of MILES AHEAD, press conference with actor/director Don Cheadle, cast members Emayatzy Corinealdi and Michael Stuhlbarg, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Saturday, October 10, 2015. Questions posed to actor/director Cheadle, Corinealdi and Stuhlbarg by moderator Jones and members of the press included "Can you talk about findin...

NYFF52 Gone Girl Press Conference

By Maria Esteves – October 22, 2014 The 52nd New York Film Festival 2014 (NYFF52) GONE GIRL press conference with director David Fincher, author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn, cast members two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, English actress Rosamund Pike, Tony Award winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, and Award winning actor/author/screen playwright/producer/director/songwriter Tyler Perry moderated by director of programming/selection committee chair Kent Jones, Film Society of Lincol...

52nd New York Film Festival Full Slate Announcement

By Maria Esteves – August 14, 2014 The 52nd New York Film Festival (NYFF52) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center will be held at Lincoln Center September 26 - October 12, 2014. This year’s festival will showcase 30 feature films from established and emerging international filmmakers. NYFF52 Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night Premieres are GONE GIRL, directed by David Fincher at Alice Tully Hall, Friday, September 26 (in theaters October 3, 2014); INHERENT VICE, direct...

New York: The Americas Film Festival of New York

      As noted in earlier reviews most new film festivals do not survive in the competitive New York market unless they have institutional support, access to productions, a clear profile and an audience. Even established festivals such as the German KINO!  which has had a successful 35 year run at the Museum of Modern Art faces an uncertain future. Kino! had to relocate this year to the small downtown Quad Cinema venue since MOMA no longer carries country specific film pro...

New York Lauds Godard with Awesome Retrospective

Fifty years ago this fall, from September 10-19, 1963, the first New York Film Festival was held. The cinema world was different in those days. In an era before home video and DVDs, the few venues for film fanatics to see non-mainstream or foreign films were repertory cinemas, college film societies or festivals. The top grossing film that year was Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And although Beatlemania had reached a critical mass in Britain, the band had yet to conqu...

51st New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala World Premiere of Captain Phillips Red Carpet Photos

By Maria Esteves – September 29, 2013 The 51st New York Film Festival 2013 (NYFF51) Opening Night Gala World Premiere of CAPTAIN PHILLIPS directed by Paul Greengrass was held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Friday, September 27, 2013. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, red carpet arrivals included industry executives, festival directors, celebrity guests, cast and crew. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS opens in theaters nationwide Friday, October 11, 2013. Watch Trailer NYFF51 Op...

Farewell Richard Pena at NYFF50 Closing Night Gala

By Maria Esteves – October 19, 2012 An outpouring of farewells were expressed by executive director Rose Kuo, Film Society of Lincoln Center, directors of programming Robert Koehler (year round) and Kent Jones, New York Film Festival to Richard Peña, program director, Film Society of Lincoln Center and selection committee chair, New York Film Festival, during the 50th New York Film Festival (NYFF50) Closing Night Gala at Alice Tully Hall, New York, Sunday, October 14, 2012. Pe&nti...

NY Film Market, The only Film Market on the U.S. East Coast, in the heart of Times Square

We are delighted to introduce you to the NY Film Market, the only film market on the U.S. East Coast. Now in our 3rd year, we are growing in popularity and hope that you can attend as a delegate, exhibitor, or sponsor. The NY Film Market runs concurrently with the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) in the heart of Times Square. Why attend the NY Film Market? - Costs less than other film markets - the NY Film Market is all about helping you to SELL, BUY, and MAKE...

George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

  George Harrison, the bass player for the famed rock group The Beatles, was always referred to in the press as the “quiet one”. Now, almost 10 years after his death from lung cancer, several art exhibitions and a new documentary film by Martin Scorsese will reveal the intimate details of the Beatle who is perhaps the least known and celebrated of the group. GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD is a 4-hour exploration of the intimate personal and professional life of the man ...

The Return Of Roman Polanski

  Word comes from Europe that the celebrated director Roman Polanski will be returning to Zurich, Switzerland this week to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zurich Film Festival. This could have been a standard issue awards story except for the fact that Mr. Polanski’s trip to Zurich two years ago to pick up this same honor precipitated a one-year legal battle that led to months of house arrest and his possible extradition to the United States to face a prison term for fl...

BTEFF 2011 Call for Submissions. 2011 Deadline Approaching (8/31/11).

(NEW YORK) June, 2011 –  Beneath the Earth Film Festival (BTE), the latest purveyor of online content, reveals an impressive lineup of revered guest judges while also announcing this year’s Call for Entries after a successful first season as a standout and innovative online film festival.  The festival will accept submissions through 8/31/11. In an age when consumers are receiving more news and content through social media and social networking channels, BTE has partnered wi...

Venue Location for chashama FIlm Festival Saturday, November 13, 2010: New York City, Manhattan

Venue Location 415 West 43rd Street, NYC 10036 11/13/10chashama Film Festival_November 13, 2010 We will be exhibiting the following Films: +3 added8th Wonderland ,Nicolas AlbernyArtists of the Great Western Divide ,Diran LyonsCold April ,Mike SmithRiveraIce Cream Boy ,Allon SchemoolLefty ,Todd LoobyPhone Sex Grandma ,Jack TrumanPrevious Tenants ,Regina RobbinsQui Es Tu? ,Chloe JendenTaxy ,Danilo SantosThe System ,Trenton LeppThis is Arnold, this is Randolph…. ,Rick KariolicVirtual J...

The Dark Humor of Pablo Larrain

  The Chilean director Pablo Larrain has become one of the true unique voices in contemporary Latin American cinema. In 2008, his ambitious debut TONY MANERO debuted at the New York Film Festival and became an international hit on the film festival circuit. Adopting the name of the lead character played by John Travolta in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, the film told a darkly comic tale of a serial killer in the turbulent 1970s who is obsessed with the musical film and enters a look-alike contes...

Documentary Focus At NYFF

  With documentaries showing considerable muscle at the box office, the New York Film Festival is highlighting some documentary films that will be the subject of discussion for months to come. Opening in theaters later this week but featured first at the Festival is INSIDE JOB, a blistering look at the worldwide economic crisis and the secrets and lies that have brought free market capitalism to the brink of disaster. Tackling a very New York subject, the tension between developm...

The Remarkable Universe of Masahiro Shinoda

  Running parallel to the stellar film program of this year's New York Film Festival is a finely curated retrospective series of films from Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda. This prominent director of the Japanese New Wave was fascinated by traditional Japanese aesthetics and the modernity of cinema (and of the transformed Japan of the 1960s, when he started his film career, through to the present). Shinoda's movies detail the spiritual emptiness of post-war Japanese life and search f...


  As the worldwide economic crisis sputters into its third year, a new US documentary film attempts to illuminate how we got here. INSIDE JOB, an insightful investigation into the behind-the-scenes machinations and the in-the-headlines posturing that brought capitalism to its most challenging brink since the Great Depression. With the meticulous, comprehensive and penetrating style that he used to investigate the Iraq war, the award-winning NO END IN SIGHT, director Craig Ferguson...

Romanian Revolution Continues At NYFF

  The revolution in Romanian cinema that began several years ago with the astonishingly original films THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (2005), 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006) and 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007), continues to flex its muscle, with a strong showing at the New York Film Festival, which opened this past weekend. Three extraordinary films from Romania will be featured at the Festival, New York's most prestigious film event. AURORA, the latest effort from director Cristi Puiu...


  Future generations will be in a better position to determine whether the introduction of social networking technology in the first decade of the 20th century was a blessing or a curse. Certainly for the entrepreneurs who created new ways for us to communicate with one another, it has been both. Such is the case for the multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the internet phenomenon Facebook, but who has lost as much as he has gained in terms of the trust and love of his friends...

New York Film Festival Opener

  It may only be July, but already news is beginning to filter out about one of the major events of the Fall film season. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that THE SOCIAL NETWORK, the newest fiilm from Oscar-nominated director David Fincher has been selected as the Opening Night film for the 48th Annual New York Film Festival. The Festival will open at the recently refurbished Alice Tully Hall on the evening of Friday September 24th. The announcement is the first in ...


Submissions are open for the following categories: Narrative Feature films, Narrative shorts, Documentary Feature,  Documentary  shorts,  Animated  Feature,  Animated Short, Horror Short, Horror Feature, & Musical Video...


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