Join animation educators from around the globe as we discuss approaches to navigating the open seas of short film distribution: Birds of a Feather Discussion: Navigating the Film festival Maelstrom 2015: What Your Students Should Know About Film Festival, Web Venues and Contests. November 22, 2014 from 10:30 ro 11:15 AM.. at CTNx 2014 in [...]
I recently had the chance to Co-Host an exclusive screening of the new documentary "The Decent One" with the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in association with my Cinema Series "Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World."I was lucky...Show More Summary
San Diego, my hometown, is not only the summer superhero party central with San Diego Comic-Con in July, it is also the host of the San Diego Film Festival from Nov. 6-15. That's actually longer than the American Film Institute's Film Festival (Nov. Show More Summary
At 74, Al Pacino isn't just getting warmed up, he's on a streak. He had two dramas this fall: Manglehorn, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, in which he plays a small-town Texan locksmith, and Barry Levinson's The Humbling,Show More Summary
by Derek Smith • November 2014 Film festivals are fickle beasts. In L.A. in particular, the Hollywood apparatus demands its penance in the form of red carpets, studio debuts, and galas — the type of occasions that sadly have a stranglehold...Show More Summary
One of the more refreshing horror movies to come out lately is the New Zealand comedy Housebound. After an exciting film festival run, the movie has gotten a U.S. home video release. The story is an homage to various horror films, including The Legend of Hell House, The Changeling, and The Evil Dead. Show More Summary
Playing a slick attorney in "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. traded Iron Man's armor for more tailored threads. The movie, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is a crowd-pleaser — funny, suspenseful and sometimes quite moving — anchored by a number of...
“UNSTOPPABLE.” That single adjective, plastered on walls all over Cabo San Lucas, suggested the determination of a fabled Mexican beach resort to rally back from a devastating storm that arrived just as its tourist season approached....Show More Summary
Spike Lee’s latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, which had its World Premiere at the 18th Annual American Black Film Festival, will release on February 13, 2015 through Gravitas Films. The film stars Zaraah Abrahams, Stephen Tyrone Williams, “The Wire’s” Michael K. Williams and Felicia Pearson, Steven Hauck and Elvis Nolasco. Funded through his […]
Opening with the usual hoopla, the STARZ Denver Film Festival 37 is well underway. Red carpet screenings at The Buell and their requisite parties ushered in some of the big films, while the 200+ films being screened over the 12-day fete...Show More Summary
Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. La Dolce Vita (1960) There’s no...Show More Summary
LIGHTS, CAMERA, Brooklyn! The fifth-annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a New York story acted out by a rock star, a former Gossip Girl and a sitcom darling.
It was the wildest film festival I have ever attended: the Lisbon-Estoril Film Festival, now in its eighth year. First, the range of the program was staggering. It included not only retrospective tributes to the Russian filmmaker Marlen...Show More Summary
The festival, devoted to Toronto's inner-city communities, celebrates its 12th year with emerging local talents as well as Canadian and international hits.
Low Down Oscilliscope Laboratories 2014 Low Down is an independent film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2014. It relates to the life of the late m: Joe Albany, a well accomplished if lesser known swing and bebop jazz pianist during the 1940s through 1980s. Albany...
19 Feb 2015-05 Mar 2015 Queer Screen once again curates an intriguing line-up of LGBQTI-themed films and shorts as part of the 22nd Mardi Gras Film Festival, which kicks off...
I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Toronto After Dark Film Festival for all nine years of its existence. Witnessing its evolution from the very start has been an absolute treat. This year was no exception. There were a whopping 13 sell outs at the 550-plus seated Scotiabank Theatre venue. While Toronto After Dark has undoubtedly […]
Sun 22 Feb 2015 In the first Australian event of its kind, the Pixar Film Festival, held over five weekends from February, will help the young at heart rediscover the...
09 Jan 2015-18 Jan 2015 Sydney’s original outdoor film festival is 24 years young and attracts the best short films from around the world – not least because a win in one...
The festival brings food films to the big screen with plenty of food and drink pairings. [ more › ]