IFFAM: Festival Jurors Put Focus on Asian Experience

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IFFAM: Festival Jurors Put Focus on Asian Experience
Asia was understandably the focus of the competition jury at the debut of the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM). Addressing a press conference chaired by IFFAM artistic director Mike Goodridge, jury president, French filmmaker Laurent Cantet said that he walked for a few hours once he reached Macau, trying unsuccessfully to get lost. […]
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Woman sentenced in cell phone thefts at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

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Woman sentenced in cell phone thefts at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
A Los Angeles County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 6, to a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property in connection with a rash of cell phone thefts at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. She was then sentenced to 60 days custody and three years probation. Sharon Ruiz, a 25-year-old Van Nuys resident, must […]
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Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

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Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival
Virtual Reality is the buzz phrase these days at film festivals, big and small. They are keen to explore alternate means of entertainment that might just possibly the future. The Singapore Media Festival is no different and has set up a one-day event – the VR X SMF Ignite Conference – that will unspool Nov. […]
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‘The Last Jedi’ to Close Dubai Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced

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‘The Last Jedi’ to Close Dubai Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced
Crowd-pleaser “The Last Jedi” will close the Dubai Intl. Film Festival before launching in the Middle East, part of an overall fest lineup that mixes premieres of Arabic movies with standouts from the international festival circuit. U.S. director Scott Cooper’s brutal Western “Hostiles” is slated to kick off Dubai’s 14th edition, which runs Dec. 6-13. The […]
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Michelle Yeoh to Be Feted at Macau Festival

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Michelle Yeoh to Be Feted at Macau Festival
Malaysian star actress Michelle Yeoh is to be the subject of the In Focus section at next month’s International Film Festival & Awards Macao. The festival (Dec. 8-14) also completed its line-up. Yeoh, whose credits stretch from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” to “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2,” will appear in […]
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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’

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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for ‘Three Billboards’
In today’s film news roundup, Sam Rockwell is honored for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” New Regency buys a hijacking story, and Paramount hires a screenwriter for “Gasp.” FESTIVAL NEWS The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Sam Rockwell with the spotlight award – actor for his performance in “Three Billboards Outside […]
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Warped Tour to end after 2018 festival

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Warped Tour to end after 2018 festival
The Vans Warped Tour will ride just once more.
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Music festival All Good Things coming to Alex’s Bar

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Music festival All Good Things coming to Alex’s Bar
If you think music is a good thing, then Alex’s Bar has a small festival just up your alley. The All Good Things Fest features more than a dozen musical acts performing back to back on Nov. 19 from 2-10 p.m. The show is headlined by Here Lies Man, a quintet that mixes West African […]
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The 5 best taco trucks at Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival

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The 5 best taco trucks at Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival
Santa Ana resident Delaney Migues enjoys a ‘Mulita” from Carnitas el Momo. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG) Several skulls on display at Las Cuatros Calaveras booth. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG) Owners, Omer Gonzales (left) and Mike Santos (right) pose at the Las Cuatros Calaveras booth. (Photo by Kenya Barrett/SCNG) Customers wait at Carnitas el Momo for […]
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Camerimage Festival Honors Cinema as ‘Symbol of Beauty and Hope’

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Camerimage Festival Honors Cinema as ‘Symbol of Beauty and Hope’
Europe’s leading festival of cinematography, Camerimage, kicked off its 25th edition Saturday with Kenneth Branagh praising what he called “the magnificent seven” DPs he’s worked with in his career. The lensers “made me work harder and better and more comfortably,” Branagh said, adding that Haris Zambarloukos, who shot his “Murder on the Orient Express,” is […]
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Los Cabos: 10 Key Points About 2017’s Festival

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Los Cabos: 10 Key Points About 2017’s Festival
MEXICO CITY — Launching in 2012, backed by industry heavyweight such as agents Micah Green and Roeg Sutherland and Mexican producer Alex García, Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival was conceived, in an inspired move, as a crossroads between Hollywood, Mexico and Canada. It has proved the right meet at the right time in the right […]
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Sony pulls festival premiere of Kevin Spacey film ‘All the Money’

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Sony pulls festival premiere of Kevin Spacey film ‘All the Money’
Sony's TriStar Pictures said it was withdrawing the film because “it would be inappropriate to celebrate a gala at this difficult time.”
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‘Suleiman Mountain’ Wins Top Prize at Debut Pingyao Festival

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‘Suleiman Mountain’ Wins Top Prize at Debut Pingyao Festival
The Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival closed its first edition Saturday with prizes for winners of its international and Chinese sections. The festival ran from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 in the historic town of Pingyao, in China’s Shanxi Province. “Suleiman Mountain,” directed by Elizaveta Stishova, collected the Roberto Rossellini prize worth […]
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Woman pleads guilty in connection with Coachella Festival phone thefts

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Woman pleads guilty in connection with Coachella Festival phone thefts
A Miami woman pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property in connection with a rash of cell phone thefts at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and was immediately sentenced to three years probation. Multiple counts of grand theft filed against Brenda Cansino, 30, were dismissed as part of her […]
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Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber to Receive Susan B. Anthony Award at High Falls Film Festival

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Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber to Receive Susan B. Anthony Award at High Falls Film Festival
In an honor that combines artistic and female achievement, The High Falls Film Festival will present DP Nancy Schreiber with its Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” Award in recognition of her contributions to the art of filmmaking as one of the few female cinematographers working today in film and television. The event, which will […]
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Singapore Festival Unveils Silver Screen Competition

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Singapore Festival Unveils Silver Screen Competition
Eight films will compete for the Silver Screen feature award at next month’s Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). In its 28th edition, fhe festival runs from 23 Nov. to 3 Dec. 2017. The competition selection includes a couple of favorites from the autumn festival scene, “Dragonfly Eyes,” by China’s Xu Bing and “The Great Buddha+,” […]
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Lil B cancels festival set after A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie attack

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Lil B cancels festival set after A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie attack
He was forced to cancel his set at a music festival after he was allegedly “violently jumped” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and his crew.
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Antalya Festival Opens with Walken, Syrian Refugee Crisis-themed ‘Never Leave Me’

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Antalya Festival Opens with Walken, Syrian Refugee Crisis-themed ‘Never Leave Me’
ANTALYA, Turkey — Turkey’s newly reformatted Antalya fest launched Saturday in the coastal resort town under balmy skies, striking a hopeful note in a region beset by crises. Opening with a stirring look at children caught up in the Syrian refugee exodus, Aida Begic’s “Never Leave Me,” the gala for the fest’s 54th edition hosted […]
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Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids

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Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids
ANTALYA, Turkey — Aida Begic spent months working with aid groups and displaced Syrian families and orphans in preparing her portrait of the refugee crisis, as seen from the eyes of children in “Never Leave Me.” The subject is well-known to the Bosnian survivor of the Balkan War, whose films often focus on the youngest […]
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