"See Rock City," a 30-minute film by Sarasota Florida's Manatee Community College faculty and students, has won awards at independent film festivals
in Washington state and Michigan.
More movies equals more film festivals
, says Chris Newman, an Academy Award-winning engineer who has served as a sound mixer on dozens of major Hollywood films including, "The Godfather," "The French Connection" and "Amadeus."
The occasion is the awards brunch at the Whistler Film Festival
, which, since its inception four years ago, has progressed from the bunny hill of film festivals
to groomed intermediate.
Ecumenical juries are also selected for film festivals
in Berlin, Cannes, and Locarno, Switzerland.
But for long-term attention it is best to turn to film festivals
devoted entirely to dance, which are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain.
theaters--including the joyful trans rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch--stop in Germany to win the Berlin Film Festivals
for kid and teens, like the, National Children's Film Festival
, Chicago International Children's Film Festival
, and Bolt Indies Film Festival
, are letting kids move from the couch to the director's chair.
Fortunately, black film festivals
, independent distributors, cable television and video releases are helping to crack Hollywood's closed door.
Last year, around 51 new films were produced in our local film festivals
namely, Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
, Cinema One Originals Film Festival
, CineFilipino Film Festival
, Sinag Maynila Film Festival
, TOFARM Film Festival
, QCinema International Film Festival
, and the Metro Manila Film Festival
As for Arab films, L'Abidine starred in several Tunisian films, including Dowaha (Buried Secrets) (2009), which got selected at many international film festivals
, Fin December (2010), and Fausse Note (2012).
After screenings in major events in Udine and Seattle, the Cinema One black comedy is headed to different film festivals
all over the world, according to producer Bianca Balbuena.
Sarajevo Film Festival
signed 5050X2020 Charter for gender equality in film festivals
as a contribution to establishing equality of women in film industry.