Film Festival

Hot Docs 2014 Preview: The Case Against 8, 112 Weddings, Doc of the Dead Film Festival

Hot Docs 2014 Preview: The Case Against 8, 112 Weddings, Doc of the Dead

Hot Docs 2014 kicks off next Thursday, and Way Too Indie has already been getting sneak peeks of some of the many, many (197 to be exact) documentaries that will play from April 24 – May 4. One of the benefits of Hot Docs is how some of the low-profile documentaries from other film festivals Read More
Cannes 2014 Lineup Announced Film Festival

Cannes 2014 Lineup Announced

The anticipation was killing us all week but finally it’s here, the official lineup for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Grace Of Monaco (which stars Nicole Kidman) had previously been announced as the opening film of the festival. At first glance, the most notable films that were announced today are The Search from Michel Hazavanicus, Read More
Official Poster for Cannes 2014 Unveiled Film Festival

Official Poster for Cannes 2014 Unveiled

The official poster of the 67th Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled. The suave looking man in the dark shades in the photograph is Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini’s film 8 ½, which played at the festival back in 1963. Stay tuned as the official lineup for Cannes 2014 will be released on Thursday. This Read More
57th Annual SFIFF Announces Full Program Film Festival

57th Annual SFIFF Announces Full Program

Today, the San Francisco Film Society (and its new executive director Noah Cowan) announced the full lineup for the 57th annual San Francisco International Film Festival, running from April 24-May 8. Consisting of 169 films from 56 countries, the festival looks to present a broad selection of both domestic and world cinema features. 200 filmmakers Read More
2014 Reel Indie Film Festival Submissions Now Open! Film Festival

2014 Reel Indie Film Festival Submissions Now Open!

After a great inaugural year, the Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) is getting ready for its second anniversary. Founded in 2013 as a companion to Indie Week, an independent music festival launched in 2003, RiFF screens independent films that are inspired by music. The deadline for submissions is June 30, with an early bird deadline Read More
SFIFF Announces Opening and Closing Night Films Film Festival

SFIFF Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

The 57th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs from April 24-May 8, has announced its opening night film as The Two Faces of January, starring Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst, which will be making it’s North American premiere at the fest. Closing out the festival will be Alex of Venice, the directorial Read More
Hot Docs 2014 Lineup Announced Film Festival

Hot Docs 2014 Lineup Announced

The Hot Docs film festival finally unveiled its line-up today, revealing plenty of exciting new titles along with screenings of documentary classics and undiscovered gems. The festival announced 197 titles from 43 countries that will screen over 11 days. Some of the (many) titles that will screen have already received much acclaim from other festivals Read More
CAAMFest: How to Fight, Grace Lee Boggs, Cold Eyes Film Festival

CAAMFest: How to Fight, Grace Lee Boggs, Cold Eyes

How to Fight in Six Inch Heels Last Thursday night at San Francisco’s beautiful Castro theater, CAAMFest 2014 kicked with a silly-fun romantic comedy to set the tone for the rest of the 11-day fest. With a ritzy red carpet and droves of sharply-dressed attendees, there was ample excitement in the air for what is Read More
7 Favorite Films From SXSW 2014 Film Festival

7 Favorite Films From SXSW 2014

I was pleasantly surprised in the amount of quality films that I saw at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, although I admit that I was fairly selective in the titles I wanted to see. My favorites range from time-traveling comedies to 80s throwbacks to absurd cult deprogramming. There were only a couple letdowns in the Read More