At a ceremony held last week, the San Francisco Film Society honored debut filmmaker Ben Zeitlin, director of the highly imaginative Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize Winner BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD with the inaugural Graham Leggat Award. Leggat, the former executive director of the Film Society who passed away last August, was a pivotal figure in the deepening of the mission and activities of the Film Society beyond its annual Film Festival (which ended on May 3). Thanks largely to Leggat’s vision, the Film Society has grown to become a true filmmaker organization that supports films and filmmakers at all stages of production. Award winner Ben Zeitlin is a New Orleans-based director, animator, composer and a founding member of Court 13. Named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film”, Zeitlin made several short films before he participated at the Sundance Labs and won the NHK International Filmmakers Award for his magical realism debut feature BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. The finished film made its world premiere debut at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it was indeed the sensation of the event. The film will reach a wider audience when it is released on June 27 by indie powerhouse distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Hello…! We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report bringing you interviews & updates on film festivals around the world. Here on our FIRST THURSDAYS FILM FESTIVAL we would like to share with you some of … Continue reading
MAGNOLIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL: Movies come to Mississippi in a BIG WAY!……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of … Continue reading
Hello…! We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report & would like to share with you some of the best films seen and screenplays read from all the film festivals we have covered, the submissions we … Continue reading
Hello…! We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report & would like to share with you some of the best films seen and screenplays read from all the film festivals we have covered, the submissions … Continue reading