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Rome Film Festival Adds Two Out of Competition Titles; Jury Includes Nichols, Bekmambetov & Hatami

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) announces its jury members for the 2012 edition of the festival, including writer-director Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud"), director Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer") and Iranian actress Leila Hatami (2012's Foreign-Language Oscar winner "A Separation")...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 31, 2012 2:02 PM
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Again at Austin Film Festival; 'Junk,' 'Spinning Plates' & 'Rising from Ashes' Also Recognized

One more feather in the awards cap for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook": The Austin Film Festival, which ran October 18-25, announces the film as winner of its Marquee Feature Audience Award.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2012 12:05 PM
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Baja Film Festival Announces Lineup for Inaugural Edition, Celebrating Mexican and International Cinema

The inaugural edition of the Baja International Film Festival has lined up eighty films. The fest, which will run November 14-17 in Los Cabos, Mexico, will feature five international feature premieres, five Mexican features, seven Special Presentation screenings and much more. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best International Feature, Mexican Feature, Int'l Doc, Mexican Doc, Int'l Short and Mexican Short at a ceremony on the closing day.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 26, 2012 11:59 AM
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Cinema Eye Honors Nominees Announced November 2 at AFI Fest

Nominations for the 6th annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced November 2 at an AFI Fest reception at the Roosevelt Hotel. Honoring nonfiction filmmaking, the Cinema Eye Honors will announce ten feature film nominees as well as Outstanding Short Film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 23, 2012 3:30 PM
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Rome Film Festival Cinema XXI Lineup: World Premieres from Kaurismäki, Erice, Verhoeven; Shorts by Weerasethakul, Franco

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) unveils its complete lineup, including the world premiere of opening night selection "Centro Historico," an anthology by international auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice and Manuel de Oliveira.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 23, 2012 2:34 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Santa Barbara Film Fest Issues Call for Entries for Second Annual Acquisitions Weekend

Santa Barbara International Film Festival executive director Roger Durling is making a Call for Entries for the fest's second annual Acquisitions Program. The weekend event providing buyers with direct access to showcased films debuted last year and resulted in a number of distribution deals...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 23, 2012 2:05 PM
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Miami Film Festival Ushers in 30th Edition with 29-Day Retrospective, Starting with Almodovar's 'Dark Habits'

Leading up to the 30th year of the Miami International Film Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, a 29-day retrospective will count down one film from each year of the Festival’s history. The event will being January 26 with a rare 35mm print of Pedro Almodóvar's "Dark Habits."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 23, 2012 1:00 PM
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Sundance London Film and Music Festival Will Return in 2013 & 2014

Following the success of the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival this past April, the event will return in 2013 and 2014 to the British capital's famous martian-like venue, the O2.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 22, 2012 1:15 PM
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Austin Film Festival 2012 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Winners

The 19th annual Austin Film Festival jury has chosen its 2012 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition winners from a record-number of 6,500 submissions. AFF honored scripts in the drama and comedy categories as well as presenting the Enderby Entertainment and Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Awards.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 22, 2012 11:34 AM
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London Film Festival Awards Night: 'Rust and Bone' Wins Best Film, Americans Burton, Gibney and Zeitlin Collect Prizes

The BFI London Film Festival announced its prize-winners tonight at a dinner ceremony in Banqueting House, Whitehall, a neo-classical architectural gem that was the site of the 1649 execution of Charles I, the art-loving British king who commissioned the magnificent Rubens paintings adorning the ceilings before losing his head on a scaffold out front.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • October 20, 2012 11:24 PM
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