Festival News: Provincetown Honors Aronofsky & Farmiga, Tribeca Lineup, Dallas Honors Ann-Margret

by Sophia Savage
March 7, 2011 8:30 AM
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This year's Provincetown International Film Festival, which will showcase 50 films June 15-19, will honor Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) with its Filmmaker On The Edge Award, and actress-director Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground) with the Excellence in Acting Award. Executive director Gabby Hanna says each of them "represent the spirit and artistic voice of what filmmaking is today.” More information on the festival is here.

The Tribeca Film Festival, which will open with Cameron Crowe's The Union, announces its World Narrative, Doc, and Viewpoints lineups. Viewpoints, in its first year, joins the other out-of-competition sections, Cinemania and Spotlight. Forty-three titles (including James Westby's Rid of Me, pictured) are announced (indieWIRE has the complete list here); they hail from 32 countries; among them are 42 World, 11 International, 19 North American, 7 U.S. and 8 New York Premieres. Tribeca will also giving new awards this year for the cinematography, screenwriting and editing of in-competition films, as well as the addition of Best New Narrative and Documentary Director awards.

The Dallas International Film festival also announces its slate for the March 31 - April 10 event and its Dallas Star Award recipient, Ann-Margret. She joins past recipients Wally Pfister, Charlize Theron, Kathryn Bigelow and others. Among the fest's centerpieces -- fourteen of which are vying in Narrative and Doc competitions for a $25k cash prize -- are Shawn Ku's Beautiful Boy, Sean McNamera's Soul Surfer (with Dallas Star recipient Helen Hunt) and OK Buckaroos, about music legend Jerry Jeff Walker.

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2 Comments

  • Jim | March 15, 2011 3:35 AMReply

    See Kal Bashir's screenwriting / hero's journey work at http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html

  • Raija Talus | March 8, 2011 12:52 AMReply

    Way to go James Westby on your 2nd showing at Tribeca!!!!

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