Oct 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm in Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals by Scott Prestin
If you’re a filmmaker or festival enthusiast, do yourself a favor and become familiar with filmfestivals.com.
This wonderful online community was created in 1995 as a resource for filmmakers and festivals alike. To quote it’s editor, Bruno Chatelin (pictured below), filmfestivals.com’s mission is to “connect films to festivals and documenting the world of festivals worldwide.”
The site offers a comprehensive directory of over 6,000 festivals, industry and fest news, as well as a very handy film submission tool called [read more →]
May 15, 2013 at 5:54 am in Celebrities, Film Festivals, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
Director Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and British co-star Carey Mulligan will walk the red carpet as their new film “The Great Gatsby” opens the annual film festival in Cannes, France. The lavash $105 million adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has already opened in America with decent early earnings and fairly favorable reviews.
Festival organizers and fans are hoping Luhrmann can top his 2001 opening, considered the last truly extravagant Cannes launch, which featured a red carpet flanked with can-can girls to [read more →]
Apr 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm in Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals by Scott Prestin
CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, is a kinetic four-day showcase of films, bands, VJ/DJs, and any thing else celebratory of movies and music.
This year’s festival runs from April 18-21. The festivities are city-wide, but radiate from the Windy City’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood.
If you’re in Chicago this weekend, stop by Constellation tonight (3111 N Western Ave., 9:30 ) for the “Melvin Van Peebles Baadasssss Awards Show”. Attendance is free and the festivities feature a musical performance by [read more →]
Mar 13, 2013 at 6:16 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s ”Great Gatsby” will kick off the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals. The project is out of Competition in the Official Selection.
“Great Gatsby” is an adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of 1925 of the same name. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke. The story chronicles the roaring 20′s life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and his neighbor [read more →]
Jan 12, 2013 at 7:37 am in Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals by The itsFILM.com Staff
Sundance 2013 is just around the corner, and for those of you who have been too busy to cyber-stalk America’s answer to Cannes, here is a cheat sheet on this year’s festival.
50,000+ filmmakers, fans and industry professionals will descend upon Park City Utah January 17-27 for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The 10 day event features a colorful array of film debuts, networking events (see itsFILM.com’s event page), musical performances and industry panels and presentations. The festival [read more →]
May 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm in Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals by The itsFILM.com Staff
Depression-era crime saga “Lawless” had a red carpet premier today at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
(See director John Hillcoat, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, and Shia LaBeouf above)
“Lawless” spins the gritty tale of the three Bondurant brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clark) who get involved in the bootlegging business during the Prohibition in Virginia. Rocker/Writer/Actor Nick Cave wrote the screenplay which is based on Matt Bondurant’s historical novel, “The Wettest Country in The World.”
Thus far the project [read more →]
May 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm in Film Festivals by The itsFILM.com Staff
The Cannes International Film Festival (French: Le Festival International du Film de Cannes or simply Festival de Cannes), is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France. Founded in 1946, it is arguably the world’s most prestigious and publicized film festival. This, the 65th edition, will take place from May 16 to May 27, 2012. The President of the Jury this time around is Italian film director Nanni Moretti.
As an FYI: The Marche du Film (“Film Market”) is the business [read more →]
May 8, 2012 at 4:32 am in Film Festivals, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
“Miracle Mile Girls” is a short film which follows the lives of two struggling actresses as they deal with the daily trials and tribulations of the Hollywood scene. The project was inspired by the real-life experiences of its creator, screenwriter and first-time producer Magda Marcella (See Photos Above and Left).
The film stars Sid Veda, Andrea Harrison, and Magda herself. Along with Marcella, the production was helmed by Andrea Harrison (co-executive producer), Kristin West (line producer), Armin Nasseri (assistant producer), Harrison [read more →]
Apr 24, 2012 at 3:27 am in Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
Following its sold out premier at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (yesterday), Morris Ruskin’s Shoreline picked up the international rights to Freaky Deaky.
Freaky Deaky, an adaptation of the Elmore Leaonard novel, is a dark comedy directed, written and produced by Charles Matthau. The movie stars Crispin Glover, (pictured above) Christian Slater (see picture-bottom), Michael Jai White, Andy Dick and Billy Burke. William H. Macy, Matt Dillon and Brendan Fraser were all attached to the project originally, only to subsequently vacate [read more →]
Mar 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm in Documentaries, Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals by Scott Prestin
CIMMFest 2012 is upon us (April 12th-15th, Chicago, Illinois), and the 4th installment of the much revered annual Movie & Music Festival promises to be the best yet.
Each spring filmmakers, musicians, and amorous fans of the same descend upon Wicker Park and Logan Square, two of Chicago’s most eclectic neighborhoods, to attend the numerous CIMMFest events and performances. The festival was conceived and brought to life by musician Josh Chicoine (Cloudbirds, The M’s) and film editor Ilko [read more →]