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    EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Spacey, Whiskey and Sending the Elevator Back Down

    Less than a year ago, Benjamin Leavitt moved to Austin, Texas. An aspiring filmmaker, Leavitt was looking to get back into the world of narrative film, but had few connections in his new home city. Tonight, eight months later, he'll attend the premiere of his new film "The Ventriloquist" at High L...

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    2012 Student Academy Awards Selects Foreign Winners

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected three international student film winners, from 51 entries representing 29 countries for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The student filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles to join U.S.-based Student Academy Award reci...

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    Tribeca 2012 Shorts Lineup includes Men-Hattan Program with Labute's 'Bff' and Burns' 'Doggy Bags'

    Tribeca announces the lineup for its 2012 shorts program. Of the sixty shorts (selected from 2,800 submitted films), twenty-six will be making their world premiere. The films will play in nine thematic programs - five narrative, three documentary and one experimental...

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    LACMA Hosts Young Directors Night, Showcasing Seven Short Films from L.A. Student Filmmakers

    LACMA hosted its eleventh annual Young Directors Night on Saturday evening, showcasing seven short films from student filmmakers around Los Angeles.

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    Video: Watch 'Frankenweenie' Trailer and Tim Burton's Career-Starting 1984 Original

    Tim Burton's animated "Frankenweenie" doesn't arrive until October 5, but check out the new trailer (as well as the original 1984 thirty minute live-action short film, which launched Burton's career), below. Last year, many cities (including LA and NY, at LACMA and MoMA respect...

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    Video: Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Attends the Oscars with HBO Short 'God is the Bigger Elvis'

    Academy member Dolores Hart, 73, the Hollywood ingenue who kissed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and Jim Hutton (Tim's Dad) in "Where the Boys Are," made her first appearance at the Oscars Sunday, accompanying HBO's documentary short nominee "God is the Bigger Elvis."

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    Aspen Shortsfest Celebrates 20 Years; Festival Runs April 10-15

    The Aspen Shortsfest, celebrating its 20th year, runs in Colorado at the Wheeler Opera House April 10-15. Indiewire considers the fest one of the top 50 in the world, with its showcase of short drama, comedy, animation and documentary films. On March 14 the fest's full program will be announced ...

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    Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

    Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...

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    Michael Fassbender Joins Ridley Scott's Your Film Festival as Juror and Co-Executive Producer; Video

    Ridley Scott just got a mighty fine partner in crime for his new Your Film Festival, naming its first winner at this year's Venice Film Festival; Michael Fassbender will help the director-producer co-executive producer and choose the Grand Prize Winner of the Your Film Festival competition...

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    Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Announces U.S. Winner of Jameson First Shot Competition

    All the best film puns have to do with booze, don't they? Today Trigger Street Productions announced the U.S. winner of their Jameson First Shot competition.

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