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

​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Tabitha Jackson A message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for January 20–30, 2022. Dear Friends, This time last year, I wrote to share some early thoughts about how we were approaching my first Sundance Film Festival as director — and the first Sundance to be held in the midst of a pandemic. Since 1985, artists and audiences … Continue reading ​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

Community Power series spotlights local stories of clean transportation, jobs, and justice. The Redford Center, in collaboration with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa, announced the launch of a new series of short films showcasing community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just future. About Power the Vote: Community PowerAs part of The … Continue reading LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

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

Sundance Institute and XRM Media Partner to Present Sundance Film Festival: Asia

Jakarta, Indonesia will Play Host to the Inaugural Festival Sundance Institute and XRM Media today announced a collaboration to create Sundance Film Festival: Asia to support, connect, promote and celebrate the independent film community within Asia, while showcasing a selection of films from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.  Sundance Film Festival: Asia is an expansion of the Institute’s programming in the region, further championing and … Continue reading Sundance Institute and XRM Media Partner to Present Sundance Film Festival: Asia

2021 Slamdance Film Festival Film Review of “Man Under Table or: I’m Writing a Movie”

By Vernon Nickerson I found music video director / filmmaker / actor Noel David Taylor’s “Man Under Table or: I’m Writing a Movie” fascinating. It is unique as a film made PRE-COVID-19 and released in the midst of a global pandemic which has changed irrevocably how films are marketed/ distributed and “build an audience” in the neo-virtual digital media multiverse. Watching “Man Under Table or: … Continue reading 2021 Slamdance Film Festival Film Review of “Man Under Table or: I’m Writing a Movie”

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!!!

Film review of Critically Acclaimed “Cut Throat City”

By Vernon Nickerson What would happen if a diverse POC cast made a 21st century redux of Les Miserables? It would be “Cut Throat City”. From director RZA and writer P.G. Cuschieri comes the explosive “Cut Throat City”, the story of four boyhood friends from New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to decimated homes, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. … Continue reading Film review of Critically Acclaimed “Cut Throat City”

“TRIBES” Illustrate Storytelling At Its Best Along With Being The Best Live Action Short

A subway car robbery goes off the rails when three hoodlums argue over which passengers they’re willing to jack. “Tribes” is a critically acclaimed short film addressing tribalism from the viewpoint of an African American, an Arab American and an White American who are trying to rob a subway car.  The complexity of the situation becomes apparent when the robbers have a hard time deciding … Continue reading “TRIBES” Illustrate Storytelling At Its Best Along With Being The Best Live Action Short

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

Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

Opening Night Welcome, Awards Night, Conversations & More, Available Free & Worldwide Sponsors, Foundations Host Virtual Main Street Venues The lineup for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on a Sundance-built and feature-rich online platform, goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work and the VR/XR of New Frontier — it also encompasses a curated program of free special events, conversations and activations available … Continue reading Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

Judas and the Black Messiah, Captains of Zaatari Join World Premiere Features; Passes and Tickets on Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute today adds two more world premiere feature films  to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are

Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations The nonprofit Sundance Instituteunveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers and audiences alike to come … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are

“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

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi Full Film Festival Lineup

AFI announce the full lineup for this year’s virtual AFI Fest presented by Audi! The festival features 124 titles – 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. This year’s reimagined virtual festival runs online Oct. 15-22. The newly announced films will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the … Continue reading AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi Full Film Festival Lineup

OLIVIA MUNN TO STAR IN ALEPPO FOR MILU ENTERTAINMENT

  It has been announced that award-winning actress Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse, The Newsroom) is attached to play the lead in the drama feature ALEPPO for MiLu Entertainment. The announcement follows her recent casting as the lead in the much-anticipated action title REPLAY at the 2020 Virtual Cannes Market. Munn will also lead the thrilling social drama THE GATEWAY, currently in post-production. ALEPPO is the … Continue reading OLIVIA MUNN TO STAR IN ALEPPO FOR MILU ENTERTAINMENT

All Aboard for Shoot to Marry, Steve Markle’s 21st Century ‘Love Train’

By Vernon Nickerson “Love is beautiful and painful…what else is there?” Thankfully, there is also Shoot to Marry, a 2020 Slamdance Film Festival selection. Written, produced, and directed by documentarian Steve Markle, Shoot to Marry is a quirky video memoir of one man’s journey (Markle) in search of a life partner.  From a home base in Toronto, Steve introduces the audience to an array of … Continue reading All Aboard for Shoot to Marry, Steve Markle’s 21st Century ‘Love Train’

Nino Aldi’s “TRIBES” World Premiere At The 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival

TRIBES, or, what humankind might accomplish if it only had eleven minutes in a speeding subway car!   By Vernon Nickerson, TRIBES, directed by the incredibly talented Nino Aldi, is an absolute gem of an emotional roller coaster and a featured short at the 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Full-disclosure, toy guns particularly and toy weapons of any kind in general were forbidden in my … Continue reading Nino Aldi’s “TRIBES” World Premiere At The 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival

Latest Additions to 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

The Social Dilemma Joins Documentary Premieres; Born into Brothels and High Art Are From The Collection Films Special Event Love Fraud Confirmed as Day One Screening   Sundance Institute adds three feature films to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s robust slate of independent work today, alongside previously announced work. The Institute also confirmed that previously-announced Special Event, Love Fraud, will screen on Day One of … Continue reading Latest Additions to 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.

Photo selects: (Ieft, top) A scene from Film About a Father Who directed by Lynne Sachs. The Opening Night film will have its world premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. (right, top) A scene from Special Screening Animation Outlaws. Photo courtesy of Kat Alioshin. (center) A scene from Breakouts film Shoot to Marry. Photo courtesy of Andrew Hunt.  Download photos. Festival Announces Special Event with … Continue reading 2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.