When Pierre Lescure looks out of his window at the Hotel Normandie this week, the jury president of this year's Deauville Festival of American Film will be confronted with a reminder of his past.
Government ties and political influence have been a factor in the Venice Intl. Film Festival since its inception in 1932 under Mussolini. But rarely, if ever, has the appointment of a festival…
Jeffrey Sparks, president of the Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Festival, has had trouble over the years explaining what it is his fest is about. And every attempt seemed to lead to…
Once again studios will flock to one of France's toniest resort towns to show hundreds of journalists and European film fans their most marketable fall offerings. Several studios are bringing as many…
For the French, thesps are swell, but directors rule.Yank filmmakers who most Americans have never heard of can be household names in France, and familiar directors who are filed under "has-been" in…
In January, a ground-breaking film festival unspooled, highlighting the edgiest, most controversial independent films around. And it took place in Turkey.
Cabler American Movie Classics is doing something about fading films of the '70s rock era. AMC's 10th annual Film Preservation Festival is hoping to add to the $2 million it already has raised to…
In a tradition dating back to 1975, established and freshly minted American talent will converge on the quaint Normandy resort town of Deauville from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8.
The enthusiastic Pelin Turgut, one of the IFIstanbul fest organizers, mused over its freshman year, its mistakes and good luck. Biggest regret: “Not having invited Jennifer Jason Leigh in time. We…
"Amelie" star Audrey Tautou will topline the low-budget feature "Nowhere to Go but Up," which begins lensing in Gotham today under the helm of Amos Kollek ("Fast Food, Fast Women").