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Canada (NSI) announced the 2015 projects selected for Script to Screen - development fund

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Canada (NSI) announce today the 2015 projects selected for Script to Screen, a development fund partnership with Corus’ Western Canada pay TV service, Movie Central and the Winnipeg-based NSI. The selected applicants were announced today following the application process which started in June. The Script to Screen initiative provides hands-on involvement with Movie Central’s expertise; shepherding scripts from film treatment to a polished, production-ready script with market via...

Sundance 2015 Full Program of screenings, panels and events

Donwload and Print the program....yes paper? FILMS   U.S. DRAMATIC Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film. U.S. Dramatic   U.S. DOCUMENTARIES Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries...

Berlinale Generation 2015: Hermetic Worlds and Brave Decision-Makers

A further 14 feature films round off the Generation programmes. In total, 65 short and full-length films from 35 countries were selected for the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions. The cross-section and other special screenings will be announced in the next Generation press release. Firmly grounded in their respective political and cultural contexts, the selected films paint sensitive portraits of extraordinary characters often living in hermetically sealed worlds. “We ...

Jafar Panahi’s New Film in Competition, Werner Herzog, Benoit Jacquot and Further Titles added to the Selection...

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  Another eight films have been selected for the Competition Programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (see press releases from December 15, 2014, and January 9, 2015). The productions are from the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong/China, Iran, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, the USA, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. Body Poland By Malgorzata Szumowska (Stranger, Elles, In the Name of) With Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszews...

Sundance Institute connects independent storytellers with renowned social entrepreneurs to support films on urgent social issues

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Sundance Institute, in collaboration with the Skoll Foundation, will broaden the scope of the Sundance Institute | Skoll Stories of Change initiative, which connects independent storytellers with renowned social entrepreneurs to support the creation of films that shine a spotlight on solutions to urgent social issues. With an additional $2.5 million grant from the Skoll Foundation, the initiative will expand to include feature film and new media artists as well as documentary filmmakers. ...

The Opening feature of Fantasporto 2015 is “Hae Moo”, Korean’s entry for the Oscars.

Oporto, capital of the North of Portugal, over the Douro River and “Best European Destination” 2013 and 2014, welcomes the 35th edition of Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival., one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. More than 10 days dedicated to celebrate the film industry and where producers, directors , actors, other film professionals and a great number of film fans are welcomed to a program with all genres, with shorts and features, but with a strong ...

26th PSIFF Spotlight on Central and Eastern European Filmmaking

  Czech Republic, 2014, 100 Minute Running Time The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), which took place from 2-12 January 2015, held a spotlight on Central and Eastern European filmmaking in a special focus titled Eastern Promises. This year, the region boasted some of the strongest-ever candidates for the upcoming Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®, a mature generation of auteurs who are assuming the mantle of masters, and a new generation who...

Scholarship winner from Stockholm International Film Festival to compete for Golden Bear in Berlin

  The director and artist Johan Skoog, who won the Stockholm Film Festival Scholarship 1 km Film in 2013 will compete at the Berlin Film Festival in the official short film selection as the only Swedish competitor. Johan Skoog won the Stockholm Film Festival Scholarship 1 km Film in 2013. The scholarship makes it possible for the director to make a short film. With the scholarship, Johan Skoog directed Shadowland which is now in competition in 65thBerlinale short film selection. The ...

26th PSIFF 27 Films Cine Latino Award

Flowers (Loreak). Spain, 2014, 99 Minute Running Time The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) 27 films that were eligible for the Cine Latino Award were presented in the Ibero-American section at the Festival. Sponsored by the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) and the University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA, the winner, 'Flowers', received a $10,000 cash prize.   “What does it mean to be Latino or Ibero-American? We often e...

Film Independent’s LACMA Event: The Curious Case of Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent (*Richard Linklater also just received the Sonnny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival.) Two things will happen as Writer/Director Richard Linklater* (Slacker) hits the stage with Elvis Mitchell for Film Independent’s “An Evening With … Richard Linklater” in the Bing Theater at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) presented by Film Independent, the BAFTA Awards are poised to tip the dir...

Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night to Open the 65th Berlinale

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 5 with the world premiere of Nobody Wants the Night, the most recent work by Spanish director Isabel Coixet. It will participate in the international competition. The Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production takes place in 1908, in the Arctic seclusion of Greenland. The adventure film focuses on courageous women and ambitious men who put anything at stake for love and glory. The ensemble cast includes international s...

The Hilltop Barbershop Full Movie VOD

  The Hilltop Barbershop is a Hilarious Story about the life and times at Bobby's Cut Above Barbershop. From Exploding Bathrooms, Stolen Cable, Neighborhood Hustle Men, Gangsters and Two grumpy old men, make for plenty and sure to be fun. The only difference between and good haircut and bad one is two weeks and this is one story you'll never forget!! Rent today for $2.99 http://muvi.es/w6839     ...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 4 and Background on William Dafoe

Willem Dafoe, the crown prince of immersive portrayals, as labeled by Evan Louison in the piece referenced before, bears a striking resemblance to Pasolini at the time of PPP’s death – almost all the film’s reviewers agree on this point. Check the photos or the video links at the end of this piece and decide for yourself. More importantly, it’s how Willem got into Pasolini’s head that gives his performance authenticity. From his notes on the role b...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 3 and Background on Pasolini

by H.S. Bayer Pasolini with his 3rd Volume of Poetry (1957) Some Background on Pasolini & his film career… Pasolini, a true Humanist, possessed one of the great minds of the 20th century, weighing in on a number of core intellectual issues in the realms of art and socio-political theory and practice. In addition to a sharp well educated intellect – both formal (the Literature College of the University of Bologna) and home schooled (his mother Susanna Colussi,...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 2

by H.S. Bayer “I lived that page of a novel, the only one of my life as far as the rest — what can I say I have been living inside a poem, like every obsessive.” Pier Paolo Pasolini   Braucci’s screenplay derived from an idea, by Abel Ferrara and Nicola Tranquillino. Braucci was part of the writing team for Abel’s Napoli, Napoli, Napoli (2009) and wrote the award winning screenplay for Gomorrah (2008) – one of the bes...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 1

Pasolini Poster by H.S. Bayer “I lived that page of a novel, the only one of my life as far as the rest — what can I say I have been living inside a poem, like every obsessive.” Pier Paolo Pasolini “In search of the death, of the last poet, only to find, the killer inside me… sharpening his tools of ignorance on the memories, of never forgotten acts of kindness. In words and deeds, ideas impossible to comprehend — those, who weave their spell in s...

PSIFF: Brad Pitt or “Dukhtar,” Don’t Make Me Choose, Films Win Out!

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   After Brad Pitt stole the show Saturday night at Palm Springs International Film Festival with his “oh-yellow-oh” David Oyelowo name-rhyme edutainment for SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay - on which Pitt is a producer - the sparkly desert town still had the rush of afterglow on Monday. But, this is an important international film festival, so everyone regained their composure fairly quickly, despite his star showing, also Reese ...

Finnish-German science fiction film Iron Sky The Coming Race raises over half a Million fromh crowdfunding

    Finnish-German science fiction film Iron Sky The Coming Race has successfully finished the crowdfunding campaign, raising over half a million dollars on a crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.   Iron Sky has created a huge buzz on the Internet and the buzz has now paid off. Over 7000 fans from 75 countries around the world took part in the campaign.     “It’s amazing to see the fans support us so heavily”, producer Tero Kaukomaa rejoices. &ld...

Unbroken, Review: Life of Pi meets Bhag Milkha Bhag meets Forrest Gump

Unbroken, Review: Life of Pi meets Bhag Milkha Bhag meets Forrest Gump I know, Milkha was a real character and the others are fictional, so where does Unbroken meet these other three? Endurance against all odds at sea was seen in Pi, a small-town boy running for international glory was Milkha and Forrest Gump too ran a similar trail, albeit with the added dimension of a man having a mental condition. In the end, we will have to give it to Unbroken for originality, because it is largely true t...

The International Press Academy Applauds the release of ‘THE INTERVIEW’ and George Clooney, By Adrienne Papp

By Adrienne Papp  The Executive Board of the International Press Academy announced Tuesday (Dec. 23) that it applauds and commends Sony Pictures for announcing the release of the comedy film The Interview on Christmas Day. The board also acknowledges and thanks actor-writer-director George Clooney for spearheading the fight for Freedom of the Press and Free Speech among the Hollywood community. In 2005, the IPA...

Walt Disney Pictures’ Newly Restored “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Makes its World Premiere at the 5th Annual Green Bay Film Fe

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The newly remastered 4k resolution version of the Disney classic film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) will be making its world premiere at the 5th Annual Green Bay Film Festival, held March 6th through the 8th at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. The newly restored Disney film will be shown at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 7th.   The film is an adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel of the same name, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre...

My Passion for Lights - Camera - Coffee! Film festival must have!

Surprise!!!! Now that's where the ACTION is @ BAHAMAS COFFEE ROASTERS on Dunmore Street, Harbour Island Bahamas. No matter what film, panel or party the number #1 items any festival participant will tell you " we need  Coffee !"  I found one of the finest coffees I've had in a very long time on Harbour Island. just a few sunny blocks to pink sand beaches and pristine ocean. Breath. Sip. Myself, a former cafe owner I have learned to appreciate the art of the bean. A...

The pitch by Oliver Ottley 3 on his Script Last Ones Left

Oliver W. Ottley III Last Ones Left oliver@ottleyink.com Oliver was one of the 3 selected filmmakers selected for the Bahamas International Film Festival Residency Program. His script was mentored daily by 5 experienced mentors comining from filmmaking, creative, marketing and financial background. The program was held in beautiful Harbour Island, close to paradise in many ways. VIEW PHOTO ALBUM....enjoy some of their best moments. Mentors Bruno Chatelin - bruno...

The Pitch by Louis C. Lio, M.D. The author of Bioterror Conspiracy

Louis C. Lio, M.D. Bioterror Conspiracy Screenplay superwiz@optonline.net louis was one of the 3 selected filmmakers selected for the Bahamas International Film Festival Residency Program. His script was mentored daily by 5 experienced mentors comining from filmmaking, creative, marketing and financial background. The program was held in beautiful Harbour Island, close to paradise in many ways. VIEW PHOTO ALBUM....enjoy some of their best moments. Mentors Bruno C...

The pitch by Christopher Andre on his Science Fiction Screenplay "Explorers"

Christopher Andre working with two of his mentors: Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor (right) Explorers Christopherandre25@gmail.com Chris was one of the 3 selected (lucky) filmmakers selected for the Bahamas International Film Festival Residency Program. His script was mentored daily by 5 experienced mentors comining from filmmaking, creative, marketing and financial background. The program was held in beautiful Harbour Island, close to paradise in many ways. VIEW PHOTO ALB...
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