DAILY NEWS: Shorts Winners; Cowboy/Screening Room Lineup
by Maya Churi
>> 3rd Annual Shorts International Film Festival Announces Winners
This years winners of the Shorts International Film Festival were
announced at the awards ceremony held at Sony Theatres Lincoln Square
last week. Six films were recognized and awards were presented by actors such as Edie Falco ("The Sopranos"), Fisher Stevens ("Shyster") and Michael Williams ("The Blair Witch Project"). Films recognized were: "One Day a Man Bought a House" by Pjotr Sapegin of Norway, who won for the Animation category, "Editing is Everything" by Michael Samonek of the USA won for Comedy, "Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton" by Nicole Gattel of the USA won for Documentary, "A Soccor Story" by Paulo Machline of Brazil won for Drama, "Women" by Charlene Shih of the USA won for Experimental and "Sorrow's Child" by Unjoo Moon of the USA won in the Student category.
This years festival was host to 76 films from 15 countries. Jurors
included actors: Aida Turtutto, Loren Dean, Edie Falco, Fisher Stevens and Michael Williams; filmmakers: Eric Mendelsohn ("Judy Berlin"); and Jersey Shore head Jonathan Weisgal.
>> Cowboy Booking International and The Screening Room Unveil Film Line-up
The Screening Room located in Tribeca, NYC and Cowboy Booking
International have teamed up to present an eccelectic new film calender
starting next month for The Screening Room's recently built second screen. The nine-week calendar includes the premieres of "Beyond the Clouds" by Michelangelo Antonioni, "Close-up" by Abbas Kiarostami and "Trans" by Julian Goldberger.
The calendar will also feature a revivial of "Pink Narcissus" as well as
a special presentation by John Malkovich of Santosh Sivan's "The
Terrorist." "Love God," Good Machine's cult digital film, will kick off a series of midnight films that include a special weekend of uncut horror
classics presented by Fangoria Magazine. Also being presented will be a
series of "classic food movies accompanied by matching menus," a children's movie series starting off with "The Wizard of Oz" and a retrospective of the films of documetarian Robert Mugge.
[For more information about The Screening Room visit their website @ http://www.thescreeningroom.com/]