CIFF23: Gold Hugo as Best Film is ‘Explanation for Everything’

CHICAGO – The 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) announced its competitive award winners on October 20th 2023, and the recipient of The Gold Hugo in the International Feature Film Competition – the festival’s top honor – is ‘Explanation for Everything” (directed by Gábor Reisz), a coming-of age story.

CIFF23: Opening Night Red Carpet, Weekend Industry Days

CHICAGO – It’s officially launched! The 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) began on October 11th, 2023, with a Block Party near the historic Music Box Theatre and continues through October 22th. caught up with the director of the Opening Night film, “We Grown Now,” and offers a preview to this weekend’s Industry Days.

CIFF23: 59th Chicago International Film Festival Opens with Block Party on Weds., Oct. 11, 2023

CHICAGO – The greatest annual 11 days of Chicago cinema is about to commence … the 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF)… and like last year will kick off with a block party in the vicinity of the historic Music Box Theatre on Southport Avenue.

Via Zoom Flashback: Director Sam Pollard of ‘The League’

Sam Pollard, THE LEAGUE

CHICAGO – Sam Pollard has established himself as a top director of documentaries, to add to his stellar career as a film editor … including for Spike Lee. His latest doc is a deep dive into the 20th Century curiosity of the Negro League. With interviews, archival photos/footage and comprehensive storytelling, the doc is entitled “The League.”

Podtalk: Filmmaker Alex Winter Ponders ‘The YouTube Effect’

CHICAGO – In a manifestation of his most famous catchphrase, filmmaker Alex Winter, also known as Bill of “Bill & Ted” fame, wants us to “be excellent to each other” when it comes to our interaction on a certain online video sharing website. He ponders all the implications in his new documentary “The YouTube Effect.”

Tribeca2023: Reviewing the Tribeca Festival Award Winners

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‘Cypher’ was Best U.S. Narrative Film.

NEW YORK, NY – June 18th is the final day of the in-person Tribeca Festival, wrapping up 11 days of top festival film picks and other storytelling forms, including TV, VR, gaming, music and audio online. Beginning June 19th, the Tribeca at Home screenings begin, with an opportunity to experience what the festival has to offer. Tribeca prides itself on being a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment.

Tribeca2023: Best U.S. Narrative Film at Tribeca Festival is ‘Cypher’

NEW YORK, NY – The 22nd Tribeca Film Festival announced their Jury Prizes for 2023 on June 15th. Best U.S. Narrative was rewarded to “Cypher,” directed by Chris Moukarel, a narrative of rapper Tierra Whack. Best International Narrative goes to A Strange Path” and Best Documentary is “Between the Rains.”

Tribeca2023: 22nd Tribeca Festival Opens with Film ‘Kiss the Future’

NEW YORK – The Summer film festival season kicks off with a legend, New York City’s preeminent Tribeca Festival, beginning Wednesday, June 7th with the Opening Night film “Kiss the Future.” The Fest will be in-person, but there is also an opportunity to experience “Tribeca at Home” by clicking TRIBECAatHOME.

Podtalk: Director Davis Guggenheim on ‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie’

CHICAGO – An essential documentary will stream on Apple TV+ beginning May 12th. “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” directed by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) combines interview, re-creations and most telling, clips of Fox’s film/TV appearances to highlight his triumph and later, his Parkinson’s Disease.

SXSW2023: ‘Raging Grace’ is Top Film at SXSW TV & Film Fest

AUSTIN, TX – The SXSW Conference and Festivals wrapped on March 19th, after 10 days of magic and Austin wackiness, showcasing film, TV, interactive, conferences, interviews and music. The Film & TV Fest named “Raging Grace” as the top Narrative Feature and “Grown” as top TV Pilot.

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