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The 2012 New York International Latino Film Festival

Juan Caceres | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Juan Caceres

We've never played by any rules. We represent Nueva York and it's amazing bursts of color, sounds and culture and our programming embodies that. We've never been scared to program LGBT films, close with a documentary or screen horror films every night at midnight.

Art Inspiring Art on the Big Island

Jen Grisanti | Posted 08.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

It is amazing how art inspires art, in particular when you attend a film festival, like the Big Island Film Festival, and take in each artist's perspective. The experience awakens something inside of you that can help you further define your own art.

The Miracle of Film Festival Programming

Stephanie Allain | Posted 07.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Allain

The latest Census Bureau data shows that the United States is on its way to becoming a "majority minority." What does this have to do with film festivals? Everything.

The 7 Most Overrated Things About the Movies

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.07.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

As someone who attends film festivals with relish, I still feel a terrible urge to expose the most overrated things in today's film industry.

Cannes Director Thierry Fremaux On Festivals and Distribution

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Ariston Anderson

When Frémaux is not running the Cannes Film Festival, he is directing the Institut Lumière in his hometown of Lyon. We spoke with him on the increasing importance of world film festivals in today's market.

Wrapping Up Sundance 2012

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So how was Sundance? Well, I feel as though I had a successful festival. By that, I mean that I achieved my main goal: I saw a lot of films that made me want to share them with the film clubs I program.

Lucas Kavner

How A Sundance Film Finds Life Beyond The Festival | Lucas Kavner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

With so much going on, so much to see and hear and ogle, so many Paris Hilton sightings and free vodka sodas, it can be easy to forget the real purpos...

Getting Ready for Sundance

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Seeing a movie without the slightest preconception of what you're going to see is the purest form of film-going, the place where excitement is born.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Film Festivals Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 03.15.2012 | Travel

A one-of-a-kind experience, film festivals offer the opportunity to explore the art of filmmaking with other enthusiasts, listen to the creators talk about their work, visit an exciting destination and so much more.

PHOTOS: Sips And Cinema In Toronto

Karen Loftus | Posted 01.14.2012 | Travel
Karen Loftus

Events, whether of an artistic or athletic nature, draw in big crowds and big bucks to their respective cities. They're also a great way to stamp the passport while immersing yourself in a themed celebration, surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts.

French Film Untouchable Wins Grand Prize at Tokyo International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Karin Badt

Two of the European films featured in this year's Tokyo International Film Festival had the same message: value immigrants and people of color.

ADFF 2011: We Need to Talk About Kevin, Always Brando and Nanni Moretti's Pope

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I constantly crave a place where great world cinema plays nearly uninterrupted all day long and a great buffet of international food is served. I ended up finding it all in Abu Dhabi, during the fifth annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Telluride's Mountainfilm Takes Their Fest To New York

The Huffington Post | By Matt Ferner | Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

What began in 1979 as a film festival for mountaineers who wanted to see climbing films, Mountainfilm in Telluride is now one of America's longest run...

Previewing The Chicago International Film Festival

Gapers Block | Gapers Block | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

The 47th Chicago International Film Festival begins this Thursday, Oct. 6 with the Chicago premiere of the locally produced The Last Rites of Joe May,...

Obama Rewrite

Andy Schupak | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy
Andy Schupak

Hey, man, how ya' doin'? Ok, Barack. Look, we don't' have time to shmooz, we've got some real problems. Look at your approval ratings. You're sink...

Los Angeles Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

On June 16, Film Independent and the Los Angeles Times present the highly anticipated, seventeenth annual, ten-day-long movie-watching extravaganza th...

Robert De Niro: Cannes Jury Duty Like 'A Vacation'

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts

CANNES, France -- Seeing, and judging, 20 movies in just over 10 days is not everyone's idea of a holiday. But not everyone is Robert De Niro. The Ac...

The New Fort Lauderdale - 100 Years in the Making

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.06.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Remember when Fort Lauderdale was crowned the ultimate party town for rowdy frat boys on spring break? Well, times have changed.

HuffPost Review: Rubber

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.29.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's no reason to go on at much length about Rubber, a new film by Quentin Dupieux. This is the kind of oddball entry that's popular at film festi...

The Doha-Tribeca Film Festival: Robert DeNiro, Kevin Spacey and Directors in Burkas

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

Qatar, once a country of fishermen and pearl-divers and today boasting one of the highest per capita GDPs, is an unusual place for a film festival. But yes, it recently hosted one.

Royal Flush Festival: One of a Strange Kind

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

After returning to New York, what I needed was an easy festival to nurse my rattled mind. Instead I walked blindly into the Royal Flush Festival.

WATCH: FILM: New York Film Festival Kicks Off WIth Facebook, Goats, And Reincarnation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: NY Times Video) A. O. Scott narrates a look at the first week of the New York Film Festival. His article that accompanied this video is call...

2010 Urbanworld Film Festival Makes a Splash in NYC

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

First-time writer-director Qasim 'Q' Basir's world premiere of Mooz-lum, featuring young actor Evan Ross (son of Diana Ross), won the festival's Best Narrative Feature prize.

San Sebastian Pintxos Crawl (PHOTOS)

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

The 58th International San Sebastian Film Festival started on September 16th and goes through the 25th. Julia Roberts will be there to receive a lifet...

Wrapping Up Woods Hole Fest

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Good films and good film festivals can help fill a dangerous void. They can make us more happier, smarter, and better people. Good film festivals are important.