Tag: film festivals

TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE (Originally ANG PAGPAKALMA SA UNOS) Film Review

Eighten-plus-minutes of exquisite black and white imagery of the gruesome and the horrific rendered beautifully in a narrative using folklore about the ungodly desolation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda AKA Super Typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 mega-monster that started laying siege to the Philippines Visayas group of islands, the country’s central region, population 17 million people, November 26, 2013. It shook the Philippines to its roots.
This stunning film short is winning one award after another.
By Gregg W. Morris

DOC NYC Announces Lineup for 11th Edition, November 11-19 Online – Part 1

The 2020 festival includes 107 feature-length documentaries among over 200 films and dozens of events. Included are 23 World Premieres, 12 international or North American premieres, and 7 US premieres. Fifty-seven features (53 percent of the lineup) are directed or co-directed by women and 36 by BIPOC directors (34 percent of the feature program).

From WORD Editor Gregg W. Morris: Because the itinerary is so huge, the list for the 11th edition is being published in several parts.

Accredited for the 57th NY Film Festival

You are accredited to cover the upcoming 57th New York Film Festival. Screenings to begin September 16, and the P&I screening information and schedule will be sent out in early September. Your accreditation permits you to attend (solo) the advance Press & Industry screenings, as well as any scheduled press conferences.

Juries Selected for 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival April 18-29

The members of 10 juries, reflecting the tone and texture of the annual cultural showcase celebrating storytelling in film, television, virtual reality, music and games, will be tasked with honoring the new works of emerging and established members of the creative community with unique art awards and cash prizes as they present their works at the annual Festival.

47th Annual New Directors/New Films Festival, March 28–April 8, Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art

“The purpose of New Directors/New Films is to seek out emerging filmmakers who are working at the vanguard of cinema,” said Film Society Director of Programming Dennis Lim. “This is as diverse and wide-ranging a lineup as we’ve assembled in years: full of pleasures and provocations and, above all, surprises – proof that film remains a medium ripe for reinvention in ways big and small.”