Gotham Award Winner IDENTIFYING FEATURES, a Gripping Mexican Border Thriller, Opens on Virtual Cinemas on January 22

Kino Lorber Announces the North AmericanTheatrical Release of the Gripping Mexican Border ThrillerIDENTIFYING FEATURES by Fernanda Valadez The Gotham Award and Sundance Winner, Opens on Kino Marquee and Virtual Cinemas Nationwideon Friday, January 22  Kino Lorber is proud to announce the North American virtual theatrical release of the acclaimed and gripping Mexican border thriller Identifying Features (Sin señas particulares), directed and […]

THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS (AWFJ) ANNOUNCES THE 2020 EDA AWARD NOMINEES

“NOMADLAND” RECEIVES MOST NODS WITH NOMINATIONS  IN NINE CATEGORIES INCLUDING BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR FOR CHLOE ZHAO AND BEST ACTRESS FOR FRANCES MCDORMAND “ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI” RECEIVES NODS IN EIGHT CATEGORIES INCLUDING BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR FOR REGINA KING AND BEST ENSEMBLE ADDITIONAL BEST ACTING NOMINATIONS INCLUDE CHADWICK BOSEMAN, CAREY MULLIGAN, RIZ AHMED, VIOLA DAVIS, DELROY […]

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debut  on Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide Passes and Tickets on Sale January 7 PARK CITY, UTAH — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier […]

John Legend and Jesse Williams Join Olympian Tommie Smith for ‘With Drawn Arms’ Premiere

Tommie Smith Documentary, With Drawn Arms, Executive Produced by John Legend and Jesse Williams, Opens Dec. 4 at Metrograph A Post-Feature Conversation with John Legend, Jesse Williams, Tommie Smith, and Directors Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi, Included with Every Purchase Tickets Available Now at Metrograph.com with Screenings Starting at Midnight EST on Dec. 4 Digital premiere run with a star-studded […]

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, on VOD platforms Dec. 11th

Matthew Rankin’s THE TWENTIETH CENTURY If auteurs David Lynch and Guy Maddin teamed up for a truly unbelievable biopic, shooting it through the lens of German Expressionist cinema and pre-code Hollywood, the result would be the critically-renowned THE TWENTIETH CENTURY…  Arriving on VOD platforms Friday, December 11th! “[A] combination of supreme creativity, jaw-dropping audacity and […]

FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA ACQUIRES “GUN AND A HOTEL BIBLE” FOR JANUARY 5th RELEASE

Faith-Themed Drama Debuts VOD Platforms Worldwide on January 5, 2021 Los Angeles, CA – December 3, 2020 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired global rights to the faith-themed drama GUN AND A HOTEL BIBLE. The film will be available to rent and own on global digital […]

2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are

Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations PARK CITY, UTAH — The nonprofit Sundance Institute today unveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of […]

ARROW Brings Horror Home for the Holidays in December Lineup

ARROW Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema December Lineup to Hack Up the Holiday SpiritNew Titles Acquired for 2021 December to Include the Debut of The Bloodhound  Holiday Seasons to Rollout over the Month:Naughty or Nice, It’s Cold Outside, Arrow Essentials: Westerns & Eat Drink and Be Merry! 30 Day Trial Available Alongside Monthly & […]

SEAN DURKIN’S acclaimed marital drama THE NEST w/ Jude Law & Carrie Coon opens on VOD Nov 17

Sean Durkin’s acclaimed follow-up to MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE THE NEST Opens on VOD November 17 via IFC Films Written and directed by Sean Durkin | Starring Jude Law & Carrie Coon Score by Richard Reed Perry (Arcade Fire) Cinematography by Mátyás Erdély (SON OF SAUL) Official Selection: Sundance 2020Winner: Grand Prize, Louis Roed­er­er Fon­da­tion Rev­e­la­tion Prize and the […]

HABITUAL – Coming to Theaters and VOD NOVEMBER 13TH. A Psychological thriller that taps into Johnny Hickey’s niche storytelling of the collateral damage done by drug abuse

SYNOPSIS: A fistful of drug-popping ravers take a heavy dose of something new and unusual that leads to a hellish trip to an underground party at an abandoned asylum in Salem, Massachusetts. Plans to dance and get wasted all night drastically morph into chaotic hallucinations; as the plot unfolds, the characters fall deeper into a […]

Sundance Institute Selects Latest Slate of Documentary Fund Grantees

Los Angeles — The latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees, announced today, comprise 23 nonfiction film projects from 21 countries of production. Unrestricted grant support, totaling $540,000, will benefit the projects across various production stages from development to post-production.  Grants are made possible by The Open Society Foundations and the John D. and Catherine […]

Indie Memphis Announces Award-Winners from the 2020 Film Festival

Indie Memphis Announces Award-Winners from the 2020 Film Festival, Including Emma Seligman’s SHIVA BABY, Anthony Banua-Simon’s CANE FIRE, Ephraim Asili’s THE INHERITANCE, and More Stills from CANE FIRE, THE INHERITANCE, and SHIVA BABY  (October 29, 2020 | Memphis, TN) Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., is pleased to announce this year’s award-winners. The ceremony […]

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

The Institute Continues to Shape Board Leadership for Future Los Angeles — The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the newly appointed and recent additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas join the board alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. Together they add to the business, cultural, […]

SCREAMFEST 2020: Awards Announced

20TH ANNUAL SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2020 WINNERS LOS ANGELES, CA (October 16, 2020) – The 20th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival awarded their 2020 top movies, filmmakers, actors and screenplay during the fest’s closing night on Thursday, October 15. The festival, which ran from October 6-15, 2020, is the largest and longest running horror […]

Cooper Raiff’s S#!%HOUSE | Debuts Today On Demand + In Theaters 

Debuts Today On Demand + In Theaters S#!%HOUSEA Film by Cooper Raiff “A warming, energizing film” – Vanity Fair “So accomplished and guileless and altogether winning” – NPR “Wonderful” – US Weekly “One of the year’s best” – Edge Media Network Lonely college freshman Alex (writer/director Cooper Raiff) has closed himself off from his peers, who all appear to have this […]

KISS THE GROUND Documentarians Win BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival’s “Beyond Ordinary Award”

BEYOND: THE CARY FILM FESTIVAL SCREENS VIRTUALLY SEPT. 24-27 DOCUMENTARIANS JOSH TICKELL AND REBECCA HARRELL TICKELLTO RECEIVE INAUGURAL “BEYOND ORDINARY” FILMMAKER AWARD  Festival Hosts 30 Films and 3 Workshops Free To Patrons  “Beyond Ordinary Award” Honors the Filmmakers of theCritically-Acclaimed Documentaries, FUEL and KISS THE GROUND For Their Career Achievements and Environmental Advocacy CARY, N.C. (September […]

Sundance Institute Announces Inaugural Cohort of Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows

New Fellowship Offers Custom-Tailored Mentorship, Community, and Cash Grant from Sundance Institute and Adobe 11 Women Artists, Creating Bold New Work Across Diverse Disciplines, Selected For Year of Comprehensive Support Los Angeles, CA – Sundance Institute announced today the 11 artists selected for its first-ever Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellowship, designed to meaningfully support women artists […]

Inaugural ‘rePRO Film Festival’ Announces Film & Conversation Lineup For 2020 Virtual Festival

INAUGURAL ‘rePRO FILM FESTIVAL’ ANNOUNCES FILM & CONVERSATION LINEUP FOR 2020 VIRTUAL FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE AUGUST 12-16, 2020, THE FESTIVAL AIMS TO HELP EDUCATE AMERICANS ON ISSUES SURROUNDING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE ALL TICKET PROCEEDS FOR THE FESTIVAL WILL BE EVENLY SPLIT AND DONATED TO FIVE WOMEN’S HEALTH NON-PROFIT BENEFICIARIES LOS ANGELES, CA (July 22, 2020) – rePRO by mama.film, a […]

Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival Announces Spotlight Films and Competition Slate

BENTONVILLE FILM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SPOTLIGHT FILMS AND COMPETITION PROGRAM FOR 2020 FILM FESTIVAL BFF’s 6th annual film festival, co-founded by Academy Award®-winning actor Geena Davis, will be a hybrid structure, showcasing 68 films uniquely dedicated to representation in media More than 80% of BFF’s feature film showcase is directed by women; 65% BIPOC and 40% LGBTQIA+ […]

Full Moon Features ‘Haunted Hollywood’ Series Hosted w/ David Del Valle

On July 31st, Full Moon Features is premiering the first 7 films in its new 20-film series, “Haunted Hollywood”, exclusively on the Full Moon Features channel and app. Hosted by famous historian and agent to the stars, David Del Valle, the series will drop a cult classic every Friday for 13 weeks following the premiere.  […]

Sundance Institute and Adobe Announce 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Los Angeles, CA – Sundance Institute and Adobe announced the class of 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows today, chosen from a global pool of more than 1,600 applicants. Hailing from a broad geography, from Nashville to Hong Kong, and rooted in a diverse array of creative disciplines from documentary filmmaking to narrative shorts, these 10 […]