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An international film festival hits Ghana - BSIFF

Juliet Asante | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Juliet Asante

Let us just focus on the four key things that a healthy film industry brings to a country... Film is a cultural diplomacy tool. Look around you and...

Film Festivals That Push Creative Renaissance

Juliet Asante | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Juliet Asante

The Blackstar International Film Festival is a renaissance in the development of the content industries of Africa. It is about bringing attention to ...

The 10 Best Film Festivals You've Never Heard Of

CheapTickets | Posted 01.28.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

Yes, everyone knows Cannes and Sundance. The behemoths of the film-fest world aren't exactly accessible for most of us, though, and they don't always showcase the freshest material. Here's where to go to see film's bright up-and-comers, for a lot cheaper than the French Riviera.

9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

The rite of passage for any filmmaker is making that first short film, which is where filmmakers cut their teeth and truly come of age. They learn about filmmaking by making a lot of mistakes -- big and small.

"Escape" Shows Harsh Reality of Native American Youth - Best Student Film at LA SKINS FEST

Reiner Lomb | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Reiner Lomb

Best Student Film Award winners at 2015 LA SKINS FEST. Left to right: Ute Mountain Ute Councilwoman Deanne House, film students: Tayanita Hatch, De...

NYC Festival Reveals Global Realities of Women and Fashion in Films

Tony Triumph | Posted 11.30.2015 | Style
Tony Triumph

At a time when women are appearing -- for the first time -- as front-runners for a seat in the White House, assuming roles like CEOs and founders, all while still overcoming numerous personal challenges, the WFF marks an excellent time to highlight the impact that women and fashion have on society.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Detached And Star-Crazy, But Worth It All The Same

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Now you are ready to see some cinema. And, in this regard, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival does not disappoint. With 200 films on tap, the selection here is among the best of all the Southern California film festivals.

Filmmaking as a Tool for Conservation

Kate Neligan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kate Neligan

Filmmakers are gifted with the power of the moving image to enlighten, educate and inspire audiences and activate social change. One of the best ways ...

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

Miles Ahead

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

If you're looking for a conventional bio-film, you'll be disappointed. If you want to get inside the head of the ingenious, erratic, enigmatic high priest of jazz, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. Actor/writer/director Don Cheadle's drama Miles Ahead is jazzed.

Woodstock Film Festival Turns Sweet 16

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

In my absence, singer/songwriter (and ex-music critic) Charles Lyonhart covered this year's Woodstock Film Festival. Here's his report: The Woodstoc...

James Thilman

Why Jennifer Coolidge Steals Every Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment

"I'm so vain, all I could think was I should have stopped at 'American Pie,'" said Jennifer Coolidge, after watching a clip reel of highlights from he...

Club Kids and Couch Potatoes: How Experiential Is Your City?

Eric Meyerson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Eric Meyerson

We culled through millions of live experiences, crunched the numbers, and assembled the United States of Events, an interactive graphic that illustrates the types of experiences that dominate the top 25 cities in the U.S.

AFI Docs: Where Policy Meets Art

Michael Rose | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

There are thousands of film festivals in the world. A festival for every flavor of filmmaking from features, shorts, animation, horror, women, wildlife, documentaries and even for films featuring moustaches. Each one's vying for eyeballs. There are just a handful of fests that are considered important.

And the Award Goes to... From Brooklyn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

3,979 miles from Cannes, 4,147 from Venice and 3,000 from Los Angeles, a diverse international crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Film Festival (now in its 18th year) to celebrate innovative storytelling and filmmaking in the age of the indie.

Don't Miss The Best Unofficially Queer Film Fest

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Unassuming is the name of the game in P-town, a quirky beach community at the tip of Cape Cod. But the Provincetown International Film Festival, now i...

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in May?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

This month, we invite you to sing for spring at one of the world's most famous university cities, and mingle with the stars on the French Riviera.

Starz Denver Film Festival is on a Roll

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Red carpet screenings at The Buell and their requisite parties ushered in some of the big films, while the 200+ films being screened over the 12-day fete continue to intrigue, provoke, terrify and delight moviegoers.

I Went to the Appalachian Queer Film Festival

Valentina I. Valentini | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Valentina I. Valentini

Traveling to Lewisburg, a town of 3,800 in the Alleghany Mountains, for the Appalachian Queer Film Festival isn't exactly a typical day in West Virginia. Those words combined in the festival's title elicit a similar reaction every time: "Queer? Well, what is queer?" more than a few locals asked.

ilmmaker Marcell Gerő on "Cain's Children" and the Consequence of Underage Murder

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

When the prestigious 62nd San Sebastián Film Festival announces the winners in its New Directors category on Sept. 23, Hungarian newcomer Marcell Gerő may be a strong contender for first prize with his feature documentary, Cain's Children.

The Expansion of Conscious Media Film Festivals

Kate Neligan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Kate Neligan

The time has come for us to move from a stressed society to one of synergy and mindfulness. The stories we tell in film and media, as well as inside our own heads, can take us there!

Highlights from Miami's 18th Brazilian Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

Sexuality, infidelity and creativity dominate as central themes in the highlights from this week's lineup.

The 2014 American Black Film Festival Premieres in New York City

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, to Miami, Florida and now New York City.

My Love Affair With the Cannes Film Festival

Amancay Tapia | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Amancay Tapia

Many of the films that are shown in the Cannes competition and parallel sections are difficult and challenging to watch. This is a festival that encourages artistic freedom and there is always that one movie that will blow everyone away.

Film Festivals: Get Your Daily Dose

Carine Fabius | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Carine Fabius

Infidelity comes up a lot in French films. Come to think of it, infidelity abounds in just about every film I've seen in recent memory. What's that about? Um, I think infidelity and its cousin, loyalty, must be on our collective minds.