Sixteen dramatic features and six documentaries have been selected to compete in the first annual Urbanworld Film Festival, which will be held from Aug. 20-24 in New York.
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The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a "festival for the children, by the children."
The closing-night gala scheduled to cap off the 54th Venice Intl. Film Festival Sept. 6 in historic Piazza San Marco may be under threat due to the 11th-hour withdrawal of private sponsors for the…
"In and Out," the story of a small-town high school teacher whose sexuality comes under public scrutiny, will be screened as a world premiere gala at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, fest organizers…
The city of Puchon, South Korea, will hold its first Puchon Intl. Fantastic Film Festival from Aug. 29 through Sept. 5.
More than 200 features will unspool at the 21st annual Montreal World Film Festival from
Beeban Kidron's "Swept From the Sea" and Lee Tamahori's "The Edge" will be on view as world premiere galas at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, running Sept. 4-13.
At a closing ceremony July 29, the 20th Moscow Jubilee fest jury awarded its grand prize to U.S. pic "Marvin's Room," with fest visitor Robert De Niro collecting the prize.
"The Hanging Garden," a feature film debut for Nova Scotia director Thom Fitzgerald, will open the Perspective Canada program Sept. 5 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Pics competing from the U.S. took the top prizes at the 27th Giffoni Intl. Film Festival, a showcase for family and children's films that wrapped July 27.
"Eve's Bayou," a drama about a well-to-do Southern family starring Samuel L. Jackson, will have its world premiere Sept. 7 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.