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    New York's Asian American Fest Unveils 33rd Edition

    Asian CineVision's Asian American International Film Festival 2010 (AAIFF10) announced a slate of 23 features and a hearty list of shorts for its 33rd edition. The fest, which focuses on films from Asian-American directors or about Asian-American experiences, also features films from other director...

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    TRAILER DEBUT: Sneak Peek of "Aardvark" from Rooftop Films, SnagFilms & indieWIRE

    Rooftop Films, indieWIRE and SnagFilms are pleased to present a special sneak preview of Kitao Sakurai's New York City indie film "Aardvark" (see trailer below) on July 15, 2010 as a joint celebration of our birthdays. Three NYC organizations committed to supporting independent cinema, all born arou...

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    "Bhutto" Heads to N. America

    North American rights to Duane Baughman Sundance '10 documentary "Bhutto" have been picked up by First Run Features. Glenn Aveni of Icon TMI negotiated the deal with Seymour Wishman, president of First Run Features. A November theatrical release is planned for North America, with home video, interne...

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    7-57 Releasing Thrills to "La Soga" in America

    Distributor 7-57 Releasing has picked up rights to Manny Perez and Josh Crook’s Dominican action thriller "La Soga" from its producers. Antena Latina Films will be handling distribution in the Dominican Republic with Cynthia Wiesner of Wiesner Distribution handling Puerto Rico where it will open Aug...

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    Box Office | "Restrepo" Leads Openers; "Cyrus," "Love," "Bone" All Excel In Expansion (UPDATED)

    Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning doc "Restrepo" led the weekend's specialty box office, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film, which examines the men of the Second Platoon in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, grossed an impr...

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    Sony Classics Takes "Life, Above All"

    Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they have acquired all North American rights to Oliver Schmitz's official Cannes selection "Life, Above All" from Munich based world sales company Bavaria Film International. The film - which screened in the Un Certain Regard section - won the "Francois Chal...

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    Silverdocs Juries Reward "Mommy" and "5 Elephants"

    In an awards ceremony Saturday afternoon, the Silverdocs juries announced their choices for best films. "Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy)," the debut feature from Stephanie Wang-Breal, took home the award for Best U.S. Feature at the 2010 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival. Wa...

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    "Family" & "Make Believe" Take Top L.A. Film Festival Accolades

    Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen's "En Familie" (A Family) won the prize for best narrative film, while J. Clay Tweel's "Make Believe" took best feature documentary Satuday afternoon at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Both top prize winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize from ...

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    Academy Invites 135 to Join Voting Roster

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) revealed today the list of 135 people they've invited to join their organization. Those who accept will be the only addition in 2010 to the Academy's roster of voting members.

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    "My Brothers" Among the Many Irish Films Playing at Galway Film Fleadh

    The Galway Film Fleadh (Irish/Gaelic for "festival") announced its lineup for their 22nd edition, which runs in Galway, Ireland from July 6 - 11. This year, out of the 100 feature films and 115 short films to be screened, the Fleadh will play host to eight world premieres.

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