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    FESTIVALS: Mai Tai's, Movies and New Growing Pains; 21st Hawaii International

    FESTIVALS: Mai Tai's, Movies and New Growing Pains; 21st Hawaii International

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    DAILY NEWS: AFI Winners and a Letter to the Editor

    DAILY NEWS: AFI Winners and a Letter to the Editorby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> AFI FEST 2001 Closes in LA Awarding Big Prizes(indieWIRE/11.16.01) -- Christian Gaines, Director for AFI FEST 2001announced the honorees for the eleven day festival which closed Sunday.Prizes totaling over $30,000 were awarded with Swedish director, Geir Hansteentaking the Feature Jury Prize for "The New Country." The film is describedin a press release as a road movie about two refugees denied a residencepermit in Sweden. "Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story" by VincentFremont and Shelly Dunn Fremona, about the former Andy Warhol super...

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    FESTIVAL: More Subdued Ft. Lauderdale; Foreigners "Lantana," "Zookeeper" and "Y Tu Mama" Take Home P

    FESTIVAL: More Subdued Ft. Lauderdale; Foreigners "Lantana," "Zookeeper" and "Y Tu Mama" Take Home Prizes

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    DAILY NEWS: Soderbergh in Production; and Sundance Channel Buy

    DAILY NEWS: Soderbergh in Production; and Sundance Channel Buyby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Soderbergh Shooting "Full Frontal" for 2002 Release(indieWIRE/11.15.01) -- Steven Soderbergh's latest project, "Full Frontal,"a modern comedy starring David Duchovny, Nicky Katt, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde-Pierce, Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood is currently in production in Los Angeles, the film's distributor, Miramax announced yesterday. In a discussion this summer with indieWIRE's Anthony Kaufman, the Oscar-winning director said the picture "will combine the energy of "Schizopolis" with the narrative cohe...

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    FESTIVALS: "Lovely" Vienna, The Screen and the People

    FESTIVALS: "Lovely" Vienna, The Screen and the People

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    DAILY NEWS: Film Stopped in Canada; MIX Fest Anniversary

    DAILY NEWS: Film Stopped in Canada; MIX Fest Anniversaryby Eugene Hernandez and Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE>> "Fat Girl" Blocked by Ontario Film Review Board(indieWIRE/11.14.01) -- Catherine Breillat's "Fat Girl" ("A Ma Soeur"),currently playing unrated in the United States, has been dealt anotherblow in its attempts to screen theatrically in Ontario, Canada. Yesterday(Tuesday) morning, the Ontario Film Review Board (OFRB) reconfirmed itsstance that the film would not be given a rating, and therefore, not beallowed in theaters. Unlike the U.S., it is illegal for films or videosto be distributed or screened in Ontario without a rating.Notably,...

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    THE SHORTS REPORT: Shorts Thrive in Extraordinary Times, Shorts International's Struggles and Discov

    THE SHORTS REPORT: Shorts Thrive in Extraordinary Times, Shorts International's Struggles and Discoveries

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    NEW THIS WEEK: Indies Offer Few New Alternatives for "Harry Potter" Open

    NEW THIS WEEK: Indies Offer Few New Alternatives for "Harry Potter" Openby Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE(indieWIRE/11.13.01) -- 'Tis the week of "Harry Potter." Other Hollywoodcompanies run scared and the independents, both studio and small, can onlyoffer up lackluster alternatives. Wouldn't it be wonderful if indieWIREcould champion a new release this week and whip up support for someingenious, well-written drama about people rather than the special FXmarketing mania of "Harry Potter"? But when the latest off-Hollywood filmscome in the form of "Novocaine" (Artisan), "The Fluffer" (First Run/TLA) and "The Wash" (Lions Gate), there's not much we ...

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    DAILY NEWS: Outrider Deal; RESFET Winners

    DAILY NEWS: Outrider Deal; RESFET Winnersby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Outrider Set to Unveil "American Adobo"(indieWIRE/11.12.01) -- "American Adobo," a new film directed by LauriceGuillen and written & produced by distribution exec Vincent Nebrida, hasbeen acquired by Outrider Pictures and will be released theatrically earlynext year.Described in a prepared statement as "a comedy about five Filipino-Americanfriends, their life choices and their destinies," the movie will open in thePhilippines on January 16, 2002 and one-week later in New York, SanFrancisco and Los Angeles. The film had its US Premiere in September at th...

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    INTERVIEW: Ill Communication; Marc Forster Lets Silence Speak for Itself

    INTERVIEW: Ill Communication; Marc Forster Lets Silence Speak for Itself

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