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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: Complete Cannes Coverage Launches As Sydney Levine Joins the Team

    The following is an announcement from indieWIRE:

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    Freedom From the System: Putting the Safdies in Focus

    In Josh and Benny Safdie's "Daddy Longlegs," filmmaker-turned actor Ronnie Bronstein exudes discomfort in the best of ways. As single father Lenny, he wanders the dirtiest New York City streets and lurks in the shadows of his mangy apartment, alternately grumbling and cackling at his endless misfort...

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    Cannes Adds Loach's "Irish" To Competition

    Just a few days before the Cannes Film Festival is set to get under way, festival organizers have made a very rare last minute addition their now 18-film competition with Ken Loach's Iraq War drama "Route Irish." Variety reported that Loach "initially declined a Cannes bid for his latest film, but ...

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    "Family," "Film Unfinished" Lead Hot Docs Awards

    The 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced the winners of their juried awards this evening at the Isabel Bader Theater in Toronto. Hosted by Canadian radio and television personality Jian Ghomeshi (who - for those unaware - jokingly explained himself as the "Persian-Cana...

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    Student Academy Award Finalists Announced

    Thirty-seven students from 21 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 37th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. The winning filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the Academy's Samuel Gold...

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    "Alamar" & "Last Train Home" Honored at SF Fest

    Mexican director Pedro González-Rubio won the New Directors Award at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival for "Alamar" and Lixin Fan's "Last Train Home" won the investigative documentary prize at last night's ceremony in the Bay Area. Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis won the documentary ...

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    UPDATED: Gen Art Closes After 16 Years

    UPDATED 7:09pm EDT: Coming off the heels of its New York City film festival, which ended April 13, the founders of Gen Art announced it is ending operations after 16 years.

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    Cinema Guild Takes SXSW Winner "Marwencol"

    The Cinema Guild has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Jeff Malmberg's "Marwencol," which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. Andrew Herwitz, President of the Film Sales Company, negotiated the deal on behalf of...

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    REVIEW | For the Love of Trash, Korine's "Humpers" Fetes the Freak

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. "Trash Humpers" hits theaters in limited release this Friday.

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    Redford, Scorsese, De Niro, Coppola Call on Iran to Free Imprisoned Filmmaker

    With the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Manhattan today at the United Nations, a group of leading filmmakers have risen to the defense of one of their own after his arrest in March.

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