Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Festival Dispatch

  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS: Award Winners, Altman, Pollock, and a Piano at 14th Hamptons Fest

    Jens Lien's Norwegian film "The Bothersome Man" won a pair of jury prizes at the 14th Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend. Lien's follow-up to his 2003 feature "Jonny Vang" won the Golden Starfish Competition, nabbing the in-kind production services package valued at $185,000 and it also won the Kodak award for best cinematography for the work of John Christian Rosenlund. Jurors made a special mention of Rajnesh Domalpalli's "Vanaja" in the narrative competition. Meanwhile, in the documentary competition, Georgi Lazarevski's "Voyage in G Major" won the $5,000 cash Golden Starfish documentary award. Jamie Travis from Canada won t...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS: Leading Independent Producers Gather to Toast Ted Hope at 3rd Annual Ind

    With a mix of sincerity and silliness, leading independent film producer Ted Hope was saluted Thursday night at the Hamptons International Film Festival by an leading group of filmmaking colleagues and industry friends. The event, presented in conjunction with indieWIRE, ranged from toast to roast as M.C. Rosie Perez, filmmakers John Waters and Todd Solondz, fellow producers Christine Vachon, Jason Kliot & Joana Vicente, Anthony Bregman, Scott Macaulay, Ross Katz, This Is That colleagues Anne Carey and Diana Victor, and former Good Machine business partner James Schamus stood to speak about Hope (others including Hal Hartley and Ang Lee sent ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS: Haas' War Story, "The Situation," Kicks Off a Festival of International

    Out on the East End of Long Island Wednesday night, the world premiere of Philip Haas' "The Situation" kicked off the 14th Hamptons International Film Festival. Set in contemporary Iraq, the film stars Connie Nielsen and Damian Lewis and will be released by Shadow Distribution early next year. Three...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM PUSAN: Asian Filmmakers and Producers Look Both Inward and Abroad for Future Growth

    Haze and fog settled over Pusan on Monday and Tuesday, but inside the headquarters for the first annual Asian Film Market, taking place alongside the 11th Pusan International Film Festival, at the Grand Hotel in the city's Haeundae area, the bustle is evident as film industry reps scurry to meetings...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Woodstock Offers Decidedly Local Event, Highlighting Fest Circuit Favorites

    October has become quite a busy month for film festivals in and around New York City. While the highly selective New York Film Festival runs for more than two weeks at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, about two hours north of the city the annual Woodstock Film Festival offers a getaway weekend in the Hudson Valley for a program of films mostly from the recent festival circuit, even as the NYFF continued, while the following weekend, the Hamptons International Film Festival will weigh in with an increasingly international showcase for new movies on the East End of Long Island (a few hours away of the city). Touting record attendance at its annual ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM PUSAN: Protecting Local Voices While Embracing a New Market, Pusan Events Champion Asi

    The Korean peninsula was thrown into crisis last week with news of two nuclear tests by North Korea, yet hundreds of miles away in the southern port city of Pusan, fireworks and jubilation were the order of the day for the start of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival. An estimated 5,000 ticket holders crammed an outdoor screening venue at a yacht club for the opening night film, "Traces of Love" by Korean director Kim Daeseung ("Bungee Jumping of Their Own"). The film screened after dozens of Korean stars took to the stage to the loud cheers of fans, via a raised red carpet walkway. Starring Yu Ji-tae, Kim Ji-soo and Uhm Ji-won, the fi...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    FESTIVAL DISPATCH: Intimate and a "Best Kept Secret" -- Reykjavik Honors "Grbavica" and "Overcome"

    Last year, I traveled to the Reykjavik International Film Festival and felt lucky to have discovered an intimate festival whose organizers took great care in both curating an eclectic mix of mostly European and some North American-oriented fare, while they also pay close attention to facilitating a ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM THE NYFF: Trying to Make Sense of "Inland Empire" and a Closer Look at "The Host"

    The New York Film Festival crossed the halfway mark over the weekend, with Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" in the centerpiece spotlight. The Spanish auteur soaked in the accolades alongside his Cannes award-winning leading ladies Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, and Yohana Cobo while at a late n...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    NYFF CRITICS NOTEBOOK: Religion, Monarchy and More From the NYFF's Second Half

    Movies fascinated with royalty bookend the New York Film Festival, which opened with Stephen Frears' crowd-pleasing "The Queen" and showcases Sofia Coppola's meretricious "Marie Antoinette" closing weekend, but overall, eclectism rules. Far from Balmoral and Versailles are the Cairo streets where Ta...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    FESTIVAL DISPATCH: In Defense of Peace, Reykjavik Film Fest Spotlights Conflict

    Films from Eastern Europe as well as the former Yugoslavia, including a spotlight on Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic ("The Optimists"), are some of the themes of this year's Reykjavik International Film Festival, currently underway in Iceland. The festival opened with Stephen Frears' critically a...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Blind Husbands-Erich Von StroheimThrowback Thursday: Von Stroheim!Leonard Maltin
  • Check Out The Glorious Cast Art Poster .../Bent
  • Napa Valley Film Festival Announces ...SydneysBuzz