When even the San Diego and the Las Vegas film critics started to hand out and publicize their own year-end awards, critics' groups in larger cities decided they weren't going to be left out. This…
After being ignored for years in favor of domestic fare, docs from far-flung countries are finally starting to get their place in the sun.
There's a whirlwind of activity this week for "Y tu mama tambien" that's intended to position the critical and box office fave prominently before voters. Since the pic was released in March, it has…
Filmmaker Patty Jenkins calls her 15-minute meeting during last year's AFI Fest Kodak Connect program a life-altering experience. She netted a manager, a screenplay option and a feature directing…
The third annual Silver Lake Film Festival programmed an intense and eclectic array of events tailored to L.A.'s Eastside crowd.
Free-flowing wine in the theater lobby, lavish parties at local winery estates, and a chance to talk film with an eclectic group of filmmakers and locals -- what's not to like? The 5-year-old Sonoma…
Film festivals have multiplied at an alarming rate in the last few years. With over 600 festivals worldwide, a production company or distributor might have to hire a full-time person just to…
One year after merging with the Independent Feature Project West, the Los Angeles Film Festival has emerged as one of the most filmmaker-friendly, community-oriented festivals around.
The imminent start of the school year may be exciting for the kids, but it often represents the end of a long and winding road for parents.
From the ethereal electronica of Air to the cerebral noise of Sonic Youth, alternative musicians are increasingly punctuating and revitalizing their careers by composing scores for an array of…
The AFMA's American Film Market is certainly the place to sell indie films to a wide range of foreign buyers. But although the organization started as a market, its continuing year-round activities…