Experimental Forest Films Announces Recipients of New Works Grant; A Project-Based Initiative to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in BC

Experimental Forest Films, with the generous support of TELUS Storyhive, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd-ever New Works Grant. The initiative is awarding 4 filmmakers with $2000 grants to Black filmmakers living on the unceded lands known as British Columbia.  The four selected filmmakers are Adhel Arop, Kemi Craig, Mariam Ingrid Barry and…

Public Power In The Entertainment Industry

By Stephan Pisko When your an entertainer (actor/actress) in the film industry the more notoriety you receive the more isolated you become if you really want to maintain your “public power”. When the public knows you too well you lose your “public domination” the more notoriety your image obtains the more “damned” you become it…

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Satellite Screens, Online Platform, Health Safety, & Ticketing Details Revealed

Sundance Circle, Institute Storyteller and Supporter Members Get Early Sale Access: Packages, December 15, Individual Tickets January 5 General Public: Packages, December 17, Individual Tickets January 6 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today several key aspects of how their 2022 Sundance Film Festival will take place in person and online January 20-30, 2022, including sharing…

“Overrun” is Overdone and Underwhelming”

By Mike Szymanski Take every gangland cliche and put them together into one big jumble and that’s what you’ll find with “Overrun.” That includes the exploding briefcase, the Russian bad guys, a pair of inept goofballs, an innocent kidnapped sister, brutal torture, lots of gunfire, and mix in corrupt cops, bounty hunters, car chases, ex-military…

“WHAT” A Not So Silent Film

By Vernon Nickerson “WHAT”, written and directed by Alex Lev, stars brilliant actor John Maucere in a film with a stellar cast of deaf male and female actors. They collaborate to give us a profound, powerful, and whimsical look at being a minority deaf culture in a majority culture of hearing humans. WHAT, is aptly…

The Dreamweaver Artist Community

The Art Of Monteque will be creating and hosting the first Dreamweaver Artist Virtual Community on the clubhouse. This is a safe place of support for artists and creative to share there work, ideas and to also network among like-minded individuals. Community meetings will be every Wednesday at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The creative…

Visual Communications Announces the Compelete Lineup For The 37th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival September 23 to October 2, 2021

World Premiere of Chris Chan Lee’s SILENT RIVER Los Angeles Premieres of Patricio Ginelsa’s LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE and Jeff Mizushima’s WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH? Documentary Highlights Include E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Latest Film THE RESCUE And Jessica Kingdon’s Tribeca Fest Winner ASCENSION LAAPFF Kicks Off October Filipinx American History Month With Filipinx…

48th TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM LINEUP

Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its official program selections for the 48th edition of the Telluride Film Festival which is going on now. TFF’s celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado.…

Creative Tool

By Stephan Pisko What can an artist do with yet another creative tool? Create something different? The advent of digital technology enhanced creative output immensely the photographic artist wasn’t hesitant to cutback on output because of the expense of film and the “digital age” presented extending the creativity latitude within the captured image in a…

“Mondo Hollywoodland” A Story Of Selfreflection

By Vernon Nickerson “Mondo Hollywoodland” looks and feels vaguely familiar. In fact, it is a story I have lived in the bohemian lives of many artist friends in Los Angeles’ Silverlake Community. The film was directed, produced and co-written by award-winning director, producer, and writer Janek Ambros “Mondo Hollywoodland” also stars Alex Loynaz (PEDRO, 9-1-1),…

A Review of Jonathan Baker’s Film “Becoming Iconic”

By Vernon Nickerson By his own admission, relatively “new” Director Jonathan Baker wants a career in filmmaking and defines film as propaganda. So, I can only conclude from Jonathan Baker’s “Becoming Iconic” that Baker wants to become an iconic creator director. Jonathan Baker is a writer, producer and director has always been enthralled by smart…

SEE “SUMMER Of SOUL” AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE

By Vernon Nickerson Where were you in summer 1969? Can’t remember? Not born yet? That’s okay. I have the perfect film for where you needed to be in 1969 on the day man walked on the moon. GO SEE SUMMER SOUL AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE! A Questlove Jam: “Summer of Soul”, Or, when the…

WebSeries Canada, In Partnership With Canada Media Fund, Announce The 2021 T.O. WebFest Spark Equity And Inclusion Gala Winners

WebSeries Canada is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards, following the festival’s Spark Equity and Inclusion Gala on July 16th. The winners of the T.O. Webfest awards were announced live covering 35 categories and featured the best web series in categories including comedy, drama, family, musical, horror & thriller, sci fi &…