Seattle Intl. Film Fest Reveals First 'African Pictures' Program

Late last year, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announced that it had received a three-year grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to design a program that would highlight the "diverse and burgeoning hotbed of filmmaking... More »
  

Seattle Film Fest to Become Hotbed for African Film

There's no shortage of festivals in the world and with an increasing array of diverse programs and sidebars to choose from, covering an enormous breadth of cinema, it is a little surprising that the bod of work of an entire... More »
  

15 Can't Miss Films from Seattle Int'l Film Fest 2012

The world's biggest film festival (okay maybe not, but it sure seems that way) kicks off May 17th and runs through June 10th in and around the greater Seattle area. Check out the fest specs: This year the Seattle International... More »
  

SFF 2011 - Wrap Up

With the announcement of the prize winners and the screening of the closing night film BEGINNERS, this year's Sydney Film Festival has come to an end. For me, it was a most enjoyable experience, as I got to see... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Final Day - Trailer of the Day is BLACK & WHITE & SEX

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is BLACK & WHITE & SEX. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Australian producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time for Patsy Cline) makes his... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 11 - Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Having already received a directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Sean Durkin's stunning... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 10 - Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: When cranky bailiff François (Hippolyte Girardot) attempts to collect a debt from Algerian father... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 9 - Trailer of the Day is JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Sukiyabashi Jiro must be the smallest three-star Michelin restaurant in the world. A basement... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 8 - Trailer of the Day is ROLLERBOY

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the fascinating documentary Rollerboy. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: In late-70s Melbourne, roller skating was the thing to do and young Jayson Sutcliffe... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 7 - Trailer of the Day is LE QUATTRO VOLTE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the intriguing Le Quattro Volte. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Since premiering last year at Cannes, where it won Best European Film in... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 6 - Trailer of the Day is AFRICA UNITED

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the delightful AFRICA UNITED. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Three Rwandan kids hit the road to soccer's World Cup in this energetic and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 5 - Trailer of the Day is THE FUTURE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is Miranda July's quirky THE FUTURE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Captivating filmmaker, performer and video artist Miranda July embraces the beauty and absurdity... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 4 - Trailer of the Day is THE GREAT BEAR

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the beautiful Danish animated film THE GREAT BEAR. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: The bear in question is not Yogi or Boo-Boo, a panda... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 3 - Trailer of the Day is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, the latest from Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME). Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Brand Morgan... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 2 - Trailer of the Day is HAPPY, HAPPY

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the sexy, sexy HAPPY, HAPPY. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize-winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Happy, Happy... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011 Day 1 - Trailer of the Day is BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

The 2011 Sydney Film Festival has officially started with the screening of HANNA as the Opening Night Film. Over the next 12 days, I plan to bring you everyday the trailer for a film showing at the SFF on that... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SFF 2011: My Top Picks - 10 Films with 10 Trailers

After diligently studying the festival program and researching the featured films, I have now come up with my picks for the best of the 2011 Sydney Film Festival, which is due to start next week:        ... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Seattle 2011: An In Depth Guide to SIFF's Ridiculously Rich Lineup

Clocking in with 200-some features playing over 25 days, the Seattle International Film Festival is the king daddy of the regional exhibition fests. While they may not chase a lot of big name premieres, the nice folks at SIFF have... More »
  

SIFF 2011: The Fusion of FIlm and Gaming in the Pacific Northwest

We already told you about the 37th Seattle International Film Festival--while you're there, you might also want to check out this gaming and filmmaking event going on over the weekend courtesy of Four Peaks: Join us for a special session... More »
  

Sydney Film Festival 2011 - A Preview

The 2011 Sydney Film Festival in Australia will open on the 8th June and run over 12 days. With a program that encompasses 161 titles in 47 languages from 42 countries, this year's SFF promises to be 'a rousing chorus... More »
By Hugo Ozman