Category Archives: Film Festivals

Sundance 2014: Lanyards, Lines, and Libations

Sundance 2014… a sunny and crowded Park City Utah.  Film-fans and production-pros proudly donning event lanyards like they were Mardi Gras beads.  A charming snow-covered ski-town where corporate-sponsorship and independent-artistry collide every January. See Klip Collective’s 3D mapping projection on the facade of the famed Egyptian Theatre (above).  The fest was founded in 1978 to […], Connecting Film To Festivals

If you’re a filmmaker or festival enthusiast, do yourself a favor and become familiar with This wonderful online community was created in 1995 as a resource for filmmakers and festivals alike.  To quote it’s editor, Bruno Chatelin (pictured below),’s mission is to “connect films to festivals and documenting the world of festivals worldwide.” […]

“Great Gatsby” To Kick Off Cannes Film Festival

Director Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and British co-star Carey Mulligan will walk the red carpet as their new film “The Great Gatsby” opens the annual film festival in Cannes, France.  The lavash $105 million adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has already opened in America with decent early earnings and fairly favorable reviews. Festival organizers and fans […]

CIMMfest Is In Full Swing

CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, is a kinetic four-day showcase of films, bands, VJ/DJs, and any thing else celebratory of movies and music. This year’s festival runs from April 18-21.  The festivities are city-wide, but radiate from the Windy City’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood. If you’re in Chicago this weekend, stop by Constellation […]

“Great Gatsby” To Open The 66th Cannes Film Festival

Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s  “Great Gatsby” will kick off the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals.  The project is out of Competition in the Official Selection. “Great Gatsby” is an adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of 1925 of the same name. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey […]

Sundance 2013, The Cliffsnotes

Sundance 2013 is just around the corner, and for those of you who have been too busy to cyber-stalk America’s answer to Cannes, here is a cheat sheet on this year’s festival. 50,000+ filmmakers, fans and industry professionals will descend upon Park City Utah January 17-27 for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  The 10 day […]

“Lawless” has Red Carpet Premier at Cannes

Depression-era crime saga “Lawless” had a red carpet premier today at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. (See director John Hillcoat, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, and Shia LaBeouf above) “Lawless” spins the gritty tale of the three Bondurant brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clark) who get involved in the bootlegging business during the […]