Festivals

AFI DOCS 2014 Festival Award Winners

Washington, DC, June 23, 2014 – AFI DOCS announced today its distinguished Audience Award winners, culminating a five day celebration of documentaries in the Washington, DC area. This year’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to AN HONEST LIAR directed … Continue reading

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32nd FIFA Awards

The most important art film festival in the Americas has just ended. Admittedly, it’s the only one, although Brazil is thinking of following–so at least promised one young Brazilian film-maker, Marianna Brennand Fortes, who presented… Continue reading

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New York Polish Film Festival 2014

Established in 2005 to promote Polish films in the United States and attract an American audience, the Polish Film Festival (PFF) celebrated its 10th anniversary from May 7-11 at New York’s renowned Anthology Film Archives theatre, a traditional home to … Continue reading

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New York: 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Wrap

Acquisition of half of Tribeca Enterprises for $22 million by the Madison Square Company, MSG, will permit Tribeca to expand.  The festival and some related ventures have grown so much since the festival was founded in 2002 that funds for the … Continue reading

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New York: Sikh International Film Festival 2014

Sponsored by the Sikh Art & Film Foundation, the Sikh International Film Festival was held in New York City for the tenth time on May 2 – 3. As reflected in the selection, the foundation’s mission is to use films … Continue reading

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New York: 2014 Havana Film Festival New York

As suggested in earlier articles, in order to survive the growing festival scene in major metropolitan areas niche festivals need to have an unmistakable profile offering a program others do not have. These fests’ niche must be  successfully branded, offering … Continue reading

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New York: New Directors / New Films, March 19-30, 2014

Now in its 43nd year, the renowned New Directors/New Films festival, presented jointly by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging or not-yet-established filmmakers from around … Continue reading

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SCI-FI-London Film Festival

London – “The way I like to sell the SCI-FI-London Film Festival: ‘You get a pizza, you get a beer. And I’ve got these VHS tapes. My house at 9:00 PM. We’re going to have a party and watch this … Continue reading

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CinemaCon 2014

CinemaCon is the official Convention of The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). It was formerly known as Show West but changed its name five years ago. It meets every Spring in Las Vegas at The Caesars Palace Hotel and … Continue reading

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New York: Winter Film Awards 2014

Focusing on independent and arts-oriented productions the Winter Film Awards presented its third edition from February 26 to March 1st, surviving the first three years during which many new festivals fade away. As Stephen Follows pointed out a third of … Continue reading

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