By Mike Szymanski Don’t think of Slam Dance as an also-ran to Sundance! It is established by a wild bunch of filmmakers who wanted to showcase the unfiltered voice of independent artists, Slamdance is an ongoing experiment that has proven, year after year, when it comes to recognizing talent and launching careers, the independent and grassroots film communities can do it themselves. This year, Slamdance happened from … Continue reading Some Powerful Film Finds at Slamdance 2023
The lineup for Narrative Features Competition, Documentary Features Competition, Breakouts, and Unstoppable features for the 29th Slamdance Film Festival. With titles hailing from all over the globe and jam-packed with premieres, the 2023 festival continues the legacy of discovering fresh and influential new voices. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION: The Girl Who Was Cursed – (The Netherlands) North American PremiereDirector: Zara Dwinger; Screenwriter: Zara Dwinger; Producers: Layla Meijman & … Continue reading Feature Lineup for Slamdance 2023
Evening To Celebrate Independent Storytelling and Raise Funds for the Institute’s Year-Round Work; Tickets On Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls will perform at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. The band will also premiere their new documentary, It’s Only Life After All at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance … Continue reading Indigo Girls to Perform at Sundance Institute’sOpening Night: A Taste of Sundance Presented by IMDbPro
The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the comprehensive slate of independent films selected across the feature film categories for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The 2023 Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 24–29, 2023. Festivalgoers will once again return to theaters … Continue reading 2023 Sundance Film Festival Lineup of 99 Feature Films
GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE TO OPEN THE FESTIVAL WITH EMMA THOMPSON IN ATTENDANCE PROGRAMME INCLUDES FEATURE FILMS, SHORT FILMS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND A ROBUST INDUSTRY PROGRAMME. TAKING PLACE AT PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL, LONDON AND AT CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK, 9–12 JUNE 2022 Festival passes on sale now Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions for the Sundance Film … Continue reading SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: LONDON ANNOUNCES BIGGEST LINE-UP TO DATE ￼
TV WORLD PREMIERES INCLUDE ESPN’S DEREK JETER DOCU-SERIES THE CAPTAIN; AMAZON PRIME VIDEO’S A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN; HULU’S VICTORIA’S SECRET: ANGELS AND DEMONS; FX’S THE BEAR; HBO MAX’S MENUDO: FOREVER YOUNG; EPIX’S BRIDGE AND TUNNEL; PLUS THE MID-SEASON PREMIERE OF THE FINAL SEASON OF AMC’S BETTER CALL SAUL AUDIO STORYTELLING WORLD PREMIERES AND DISCUSSIONS TO FEATURE AUDIBLE ORIGINAL THE BIG LIE CREATED BY JOHN MANKIEWICZ AND STARRING JON HAMM, JOHN SLATTERY, ANA DE LA REGUERA, KATE MARA AND FULL … Continue reading TRIBECA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 TV, AUDIO STORYTELLING, AND NOW LINEUP
10 FEATURE FILMS FROM 150 FILMMAKERS ACROSS 40 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING 88 WORLD PREMIERES; 43 SHORTS IN COMPETITION FROM 25 COUNTRIES “MOVIES PLUS” SCREENINGS FOLLOWED BY LIVE EVENTS, INCLUDING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY LIL BABY AND OF MONSTERS AND MEN, APPEARANCES BY COLSON BAKER (AKA MACHINE GUN KELLY) AND WNBA’S NEW YORK LIBERTY; CONVERSATIONS WITH LEVAR BURTON AND JOHN MCENROE, AND MORE 21ST FESTIVAL TO CLOSE OUT … Continue reading TRIBECA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 FEATURE AND SHORT FILM LINEUP
Penélope Cruz will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 37th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Cruz will receive the award on Tuesday, March 8 at an in-person conversation about her career leading up to this year’s performance in Pedro Almodóvar’s PARALLEL MOTHERS from Sony Pictures Classic. “In the most complex role written by the master Almodovar, Penelope Cruz delivers the best performance … Continue reading PENÉLOPE CRUZ TO BE HONORED WITH Montecito Award AT The 2022 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
World Premiere of Chris Chan Lee’s SILENT RIVER Los Angeles Premieres of Patricio Ginelsa’s LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE and Jeff Mizushima’s WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH? Documentary Highlights Include E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Latest Film THE RESCUE And Jessica Kingdon’s Tribeca Fest Winner ASCENSION LAAPFF Kicks Off October Filipinx American History Month With Filipinx Filmmaker Friday October 1 The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film … Continue reading Visual Communications Announces the Compelete Lineup For The 37th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival September 23 to October 2, 2021
By Vernon Nickerson “Mondo Hollywoodland” looks and feels vaguely familiar. In fact, it is a story I have lived in the bohemian lives of many artist friends in Los Angeles’ Silverlake Community. The film was directed, produced and co-written by award-winning director, producer, and writer Janek Ambros “Mondo Hollywoodland” also stars Alex Loynaz (PEDRO, 9-1-1), Alyssa Sabo (Totally Rad, Floor is Lava), and Jessica Jade … Continue reading “Mondo Hollywoodland” A Story Of Selfreflection
By Vernon Nickerson By his own admission, relatively “new” Director Jonathan Baker wants a career in filmmaking and defines film as propaganda. So, I can only conclude from Jonathan Baker’s “Becoming Iconic” that Baker wants to become an iconic creator director. Jonathan Baker is a writer, producer and director has always been enthralled by smart storytelling and larger than life figures, taking inspiration from greats … Continue reading A Review of Jonathan Baker’s Film “Becoming Iconic”
Guest of honour at the Opening Ceremony which will take place on the stage at the Palais des festivals on Tuesday, July 6, the director, actress and American producer will kick-off the 74th edition which will draw to a close on Saturday, July 17th with the awards’ list given by the President of the Jury, Spike Lee. Following Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul … Continue reading Jodie, Foster Special Guest Of The Opening Ceremony And The Honorary Palme d’or Of The 74th Festival de Cannes
The 74th Festival de Cannes will be held from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 17th July 2021. The 74th Festival de Cannes has been waiting a year to be unveiled to the world. This will be the first Festival de Cannes in the 19 COVID pandemic, as they say the show must go on. 74th Festival de Cannes is returning with an in-person event after the … Continue reading The 74th Festival de Cannes Film Official Selection and Jury Of 2021
The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will go on in a new way like never before… “It’s imperative we bring a sense of hopefulness to 2021, but in the safest way possible,” says Roger Durling, SBIFF’s Executive Director. “A virtual component was a given but experiencing movies in socially distanced cars and being by the ocean felt oh so perfectly Santa Barbara, California.” SBIFF … Continue reading The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, The Show Must Go On!!!
By Vernon Nickerson Chelsea Christer’s reality drama-documentary “Bleeding Audio” will be a hot ticket for fans of fan favorite punk rockers “The Matches” as soon as tickets are available. If, like most feature length films in the COVID era, it is streamed, that platform had best be prepared to be shredded. Officially, “Bleeding Audio” is the deep, wide and multilayered story of an Oakland California … Continue reading 2021 Slamdance Film Festival Review Of “Bleeding Audio”: It Is The Holy Grail Of Alternative Punk Band biography…And So Much More!
Sundance’s Largest-Ever Audience Comes Together Around Independent Storytelling The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced attendance information for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which took place both online and in-person in 20 cities across the country from January 28 through February 3. The seven day Festival reached a total audience 2.7 times larger than at the typical 11 day Utah edition, despite the shorter duration and … Continue reading 2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE ATTENDANCE
Opening Night Welcome Details, Panel Additions; Patton Oswalt to Host Awards Night Festival Kicks Off Thursday, January 28th & Runs Through February 3rd Sundance Institute announced the latest additions to the programming slate of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, January 28th at Festival.Sundance.org and via a network of Satellite Screens across the U.S. Thursday evening’s Opening Night Welcome on the Festival … Continue reading Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events
72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debuton Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced
By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Writer and Director Kel Thompson’s independent feature film “The Terrible Adventure” is a delightfully sweet children’s film. “The Terrible Adventure” was the creative idea of Director Kel Thompson and his children. In the age of Greta Thunberg, “The Terrible Adventure” give gives a powerful message to children that there is nothing they can’t achieve. In the style James Albert Varney Jr’s … Continue reading “The Terrible Adventure” Empowers Children For a Better Tomorrow
Panels, Hangouts and More; 40+ Film Industry Influencers Hold Forth but Hold Nothing Back! Unique Virtual 3-D Program Runs December 3-6 in Los Angeles and Worldwide; Panel Discussions, Keynotes, Coffee Times, Happy Hours, Industry Networking and Media Events Crowd Festival Program AMBASSADORS: Filmocracy’s event schedule is built on the credentials of the more than 40 (and counting) members of its Ambassador Program. They include filmmakers, … Continue reading FILMOCRACY FEST 2020 Presents: FILMOCRACYLAND
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