Category: Festivals

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Angelina Jolie Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ with Brad Pitt to Open AFI Film Fest on November 5th

As Telluride, Venice, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals gear up to set the awards season ablaze, AFI has jumped into the mix with another high-profile Oscar contender...

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Filmmaker Talks and New Extended Shorts Programs at the 53rd New York Film Festival

New York, NY (August 25, 2015) — The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today filmmaker talks and the complete NYFF Shorts Programs for the 53rd New York...

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FSLC announces Special Events & Revivals lineup for NYFF53 including ‘Son of Saul’

Special Events include Film Comment Presents: Son of Saul; World Premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’sJunun; 15th Anniversary screening of O Brother, Where Art...

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TIFF reveals inaugural Platform and Primetime lineups

Despite the controversy surrounding its new premiere policy, the Toronto International Film Festival has shown that it’s still at the cutting edge of film festival...

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FSLC announces Main Slate Selections for 53rd New York Film Festival – Includes ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol,’ and More

26 features include the World Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and new films from Chantal Akerman, Arnaud Desplechin, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-hsien,...

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TIFF announces Cinematheque, Docs, Masters, Midnight Madness, and Vanguard Programmes

  Following up on last week’s announcement of this year’s slate of Canadian films, the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival continued to bolster its...

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TIFF 2015 Preview: Finnish nuclear power doc RETURN OF THE ATOM

WORLD PREMIERE: Following the 2006 TIFF premiere of his short THE ZONE OF TOTAL ECLIPSE (Wavelengths), Finnish director Mika Taanila returns to Toronto with RETURN OF...

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‘Steve Jobs’ to Close BFI London Film Festival

Here’s some news in case you missed it.  After two of his previous films closed the London Film Festival, director Danny Boyle’s upcoming “Steve...

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FSLC moves NYFF53 Opening Night screening of THE WALK to Sat, Sept 26

New York, NY (July 29, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the World Premiere of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk will take place on...

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Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced – Films from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson with ‘A Bigger Splash’

The Venice Film Festival has announced their lineup and it includes some suspects like Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” but we’re getting a look at...

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced! Hopefuls include ‘The Martian’ and ‘The Danish Girl’

The official lineup for the Toronto Film Festival has been announced with some surprising films set to make their debut for either awards season or sometime in 2016....

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Announced the Selection of ‘Steve Jobs’ as Centerpiece of the 53rd New York Film Festival

New York, NY (July 27, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the selection of Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The...

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Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’ Will Get Its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

It has been announced that Scott Cooper’s highly anticipated crime thriller “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp, will have its world premiere at the 72nd...

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Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ Selected as the Closing Film for New York Film Festival!

New York, NY (July 22, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Aheadwill make its World Premiere as...

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Film Review: Fan Girl (★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Here’s the thing about Fan Girl – it’s great if you like the band All Time Low rather than if you like its appealing cast....

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Film Review: French Dirty (★★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: The joy of film festivals are their personal ventures you won’t see in the multiplex. Here, filmmakers weave home video footage into their...

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Comic Con 2015: Scream Queens (★★½)

Messy. That’s the word I would use if you forced me to give my simplest reaction to Scream Queens, the new Ryan Murphy show that will premiere on Fox this fall....

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Comic Con 2015: ‘Warcraft’ Releases Character Posters and Synopsis

Legendary is set to have a panel later today where I’m sure more footage will be unveiled, but Warcraft has gone along and released a few teases, including two new...

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Comic Con 2015: Sense8

Netflix’s show Sense8 has quickly taken the world by storm, if the packed panel to hear EP J. Michael Straczynski was any indication. The show which follows 8...

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Comic Con 2015: MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles

One of the bigger network gambles coming this TV season is MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles, a big budget adaptation of the series written by Terry Brooks. The series...

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Comic Con 2015: A&E’s ‘Damien’

Ave Satani! Those immortal words were penned by Jerry Goldsmith for The Omen and will once again gain relevance when A&E’s Damian premieres. The show brought...

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Comic Con 2015: Studio Chiefs Talk Blockbusters, IP, and Finding New Talent

Even though we here at Awards Circuit chat about what gets films made, it’s always nice to hear from the people directly involved in the making of films....

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Film Review: In The Treetops (★★★)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Teenage ennui is frequently a risky move for compelling cinema. Written, directed and starring Matthew Brown, not far from his teenage years...

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‘Everest’ will open the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Slowly but surely, the fall festival season is beginning to take shape. We already know that The Walk will be the Opening Night selection of the latest incarnation of...

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Film Review: Stealing Cars (★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Winner of the new Zeitgeist Award at the L.A. Film Festival, Stealing Cars feels like if Starred Up wanted to be Cool Hand Luke featuring...