SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: LONDON ANNOUNCES BIGGEST LINE-UP TO DATE 

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 

TRIBECA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 TV, AUDIO STORYTELLING, AND NOW LINEUP

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

TRIBECA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 FEATURE AND SHORT FILM 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 TO BE HONORED WITH Montecito Award AT The 2022 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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

Visual Communications Announces the Compelete Lineup For The 37th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival September 23 to October 2, 2021

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

“Mondo Hollywoodland” A Story Of Selfreflection

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

A Review of Jonathan Baker’s Film “Becoming Iconic”

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”

Jodie, Foster Special Guest Of The Opening Ceremony And The Honorary Palme d’or Of The 74th Festival de Cannes

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 Film Official Selection and Jury Of 2021

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, The Show Must Go On!!!

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!!!

2021 Slamdance Film Festival Review Of “Bleeding Audio”: It Is The Holy Grail Of Alternative Punk Band biography…And So Much More!

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!

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE ATTENDANCE

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

Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events

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

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

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

“The Terrible Adventure” Empowers Children For a Better Tomorrow

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

FILMOCRACY FEST 2020 Presents: FILMOCRACYLAND

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

“The Gesture And The Word” Review: A Message Of Love Through Flowers and Words

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau In the day to day bustle of  life a gesture can means so many things. A word can be used to bring happiness or a weapon to hurt. Together they create the defining aspects of the book of one’s life. The chapters in one’s life tells the story of how they lived. Were they bold and live out loud or were … Continue reading “The Gesture And The Word” Review: A Message Of Love Through Flowers and Words

Pandemic Feature Film “Hall” Has Its World Premiere at FRIGHTFEST

  FRIGHTFEST, UK’s leading genre film festival, has just announced the selection of Francesco Giannini’s debut pandemic feature HALL for a World Premiere presentation on August 30th at 6:00PM local time. The anticipated high-tension thriller about a scary virus outbreak will be available to a worldwide highly curated audience during the virtual festival held exceptionally this year in August 2020. “I’ve known about Frightfest UK … Continue reading Pandemic Feature Film “Hall” Has Its World Premiere at FRIGHTFEST

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

  Murmur receives Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize while Higher Love takes Documentary Prize.  Audience Awards given to narrative feature Residue and documentary feature Bastards’ Road Shoot to Marry takes home Best of Breakouts Audience Award Carlota Pereda, director of Piggy, receives AGBO Fellowship, presented by Slamdance alumni Joe and Anthony Russo   The 26th Slamdance Film Festival today announced the winners of their annual … Continue reading 2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

By Sanyukta Thakare SANZARU is a Gothic tale, a journey to the heart of a haunted house. A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets.   Sanzaru does not belong in your immediate ideas of horror, there are no creepy faces or bodies lurking in the dark. Instead, we meet the demons of our minds and our pasts. The only way out is … Continue reading Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets