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2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Top Prizes Go To The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Kailash, Of Fathers and Sons, and Butterflies Search, Burden, The Sentence and The Guilty Win Audience Awards Park City, Utah — After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance … Continue reading

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Rob Goald’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

 2017 was a challenging year for the motion picture business and the place of movies in our society and its culture. While the formula of the tent- pole is stronger than ever (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) the independent film is heading … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 Feature Films of 2017

Below you will find a list of my Top 10 narrative features of 2017, in alphabetical order. Where I have previously written reviews of a movie (whether for this site or elsewhere), the title of that movie is hyperlinked to my … Continue reading

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2018 Slamdance Film Festival Announces Feature Competition Lineup

From AfterBruce PR & Marketing*: Festival to Showcase 10 Narrative and 8 Documentary Features 9 World Premieres Among Feature Competition Titles The Russo Brothers Grow Festival Support With Major Prize November 28, 2017 (Los Angeles) – The Slamdance Film Festival announced … Continue reading

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DOC NYC 2017

Founded in 2010, DOC NYC – an annual festival devoted to documentary cinema – celebrates its 8th anniversary this year, running from November 9-16, with today its final day. Located in the heart of Manhattan, across three movie theaters – two … Continue reading

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Middleburg Film Festival 2017

Founded in 2013, the Middleburg Film Festival just celebrated its fifth anniversary, running from October 19-22. Located approximately an hour from Washington, DC, in Middleburg, Virginia, the festival screens films in such a beautiful part of the state that it … Continue reading

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Jay Berg’s AFI DOCS 2017 Top Five

2017 marks the fifteenth year of this distinguished documentary film festival.  What began in 2003 as “AFI Silverdocs” transitioned to “AFI DOCS” in 2013 when the main hub relocated from Silver Spring, Maryland to Washington D.C.  American Film Institute (AFI) … Continue reading

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Chris Reed’s AFI DOCS 2017 Top Five

[NOTE: My Film Festival Today colleague Jay Berg will soon post his own Top 5 list, complete with a more detailed history of the festival] The American Film Institute (AFI) exists, as its website proclaims, “to train filmmakers and preserve … Continue reading

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Awards: 2017 Cannes Film Festival

It was not an exceptional year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival with mixed reviews from many films including Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK.  The best film according to the  Almodovar directed jury was THE SQUARE by Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund(Force Majeure)who … Continue reading

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Agnieszka Holland and Barry Levinson Help the Washington Jewish Film Festival Celebrate 27 Years

Founded in 1990, the Washington Jewish Film Festival prepares to run its 27th iteration this year, beginning on May 17 and running through May 28. A project of the Edlavitch DCJCC, the festival brings a variety of different kinds of … Continue reading

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