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Leonardo DiCaprio might have said best when he compared going to Cannes to entering the helicopter scene in La Dolce Vita. "It's an insane experience," he explained. "The entire town is turned into a red carpet. Every hotel is a premiere. But at the same time, it is the mecca for the world to celebrate filmmaking and bold filmmaking."
Heard of Tropfest before? If not, mark it down to satisfy your film buff side, as it is Australia's most prestigious short film festival. During Tropfest, thousands of stars and star-gazers converge on Sydney to celebrate the art of filmmaking. 2013's Sydney Tropfest ended this last weekend, but luckily it's now a global event.
When it began 20 years ago the festival was named Tropicana Film Festival, since shortened to Tropfest. The first screening had about 200 spectators and, in contrast, this year's had about 150,000 heading to the city's park area named The Domain. Mother nature held off her fury long enough for people to relax on the grass and catch the 16 finalist films. And, for the first time, the festival was telecast on Australian network TV.
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It's that time of year again, when the small resort town of Park City, UT gets overrun by celebrities, publicists, paparazzi, and other industry types for the Sundance Film Festival. And, after their movies have premiered and their portraits have been taken, those celebs head out for a bite at one of the fest's many hotspots.
Here's a look at 3 of the most popular nosh spots during this year's fest:
Once again this year the Sundance Institute is giving those of us who couldn't make it to Park City an opportunity to see some of the Sundance Film Festival's best films closer to our hometowns.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival will screen 10 movies, with the filmmakers, in 10 independent theaters in cities across the country on January 31 as part of their Sundance Film Festival USA program.
The 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The 11 day fest and will include over 200 films from 60 countries.
On Saturday, Jan. 5, Richard Gere and Naomi Watts will among those honored at the annual black tie awards gala. Other highlights of the fest will include a screening of Les Misérables with director Tom Hooper, who will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, and a discussion with Alan Cumming about his latest movie, Any Day Now.
Time is running out to catch the Machinima Interactive Film Festival (MIFF), which is simultaneously featuring never before seen content online both at their official site and offline at iam8bit studios in Los Angeles.
The show, which runs through December 9th, 2012, is a collaboration between the video entertainment network Machinima, iam8bit, YouTube filmmakers, and the audience.
The Sundance Film Festival is still more than 2 months away but it is already too late to register for Festival Passes or Ticket Packages. There is still time to purchase Advance Individual Tickets, but you'll have to act fast.
Before you can buy individual tickets, you first have to register by December 17. Then, on December 20, you will receive a time slot to purchase your tickets online from January 8 to January 10.
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This year's fest will continue the tradition of "Taste What They See on the Screen" and include five special events with food by Chef Phillip Foss of EL Ideas, Pleasant House Bakery, Seattle’s Top Pot Doughnuts, Hoosier Mama Pie Co., Kingsbury Street Café, Mickle’s Pickles and more. You can check out the full line-up here.
Movie fans in England are going to get a second and third helping of Sundance London.
The first London extension of the Sundance Film Festival, featuring 27 films from the U.S. fest and 17 concerts, debuted last spring at the O2 complex.
While New York deals with the chaos left behind by Hurricane Sandy, it's business as usual in Los Angeles where they are about to kick off the AFI Film Festival.
The AFI Fest, which begins TODAY (Thursday, Nov. 1), will screen a variety of big budget, independent, and foreign films at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and The Egyptian, including the gala premieres of Hitchcock and Lincoln.
The 6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival kicks off tomorrow with mouth-watering films, feasts, and fêtes.
The fest, which will be held at The New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn, AMC Village 7 Theatres in Manhattan, and IndieScreen in Brooklyn, brings together famous chefs, delicious food, and movie screenings, where the audience get to taste what they see on screen.
One of the most buzzed about films at this year's London Film Festival is about a community a world away from the glitz of red carpet galas and premiere parties.
The documentary The Village At The End Of The World by British filmmaker Sarah Gavron focuses on Niaqornat, a remote hamlet on the north-western coast of Greenland. In a community where the people are outnumbered by dogs it can be difficult to survive in the midst of globalization, let alone climate change.