At most festivals, top contemporary filmmakers compete with each other for the attention of audiences. At the annual Telluride Film Festival, this year celebrating its 40th Anniversary, today's auteurs are up against the history of cinema.
51st New York Film Festival World Premiere Captain Phillips will open the Tokyo International Film Festival in October. The BFI London Film Festival recently announced it will also open with the film, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass.
The Venice International Film Festival revealed its International Competition and Out of Competition slate and more today with 20 World Premieres competing for the event's Golden Lion Award. The 70th Venice International Film Festival takes place August 28 - September 7.
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled details of about one-fourth of its roughly 300-film slate Tuesday morning, including Galas, Special Presentations and its Opening and Closing titles.
The Locarno Film Festival recently unveiled its full lineup of competition films and galas for the event taking place next month in Switzerland. The festival typically screens titles that later appear at fall film festivals in North America.
Jury, Audience, and Special prizes were revealed over the weekend at Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. Film Society and Outfest will co-present New York's premiere LGBT film event, Newfest, in September.
The latest from the Mexican-American genre master will kick off the Austin-based festival in September. The thriller stars Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Michell Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson
Florence Almozini departs BAM as Artistic Director this week after serving for over 14 years, establishing BAMcinemaFest and the year-round BAMcinématek. Almozini looks back at the challenges she faced building the organization's film program, why she thinks now is the right time to leave and offers advice to her successor.