The twelfth annual Lower East Side Film Festival concluded at Manhattan’s Village East Cinema last week. This year’s winners, which were named today, include Bacon N’ Laces from director Stephen Michael Simon which took the top prize for Best of Fest - Prix D’or and I am Gen Z from director Liz Smith, which was named Best Feature Film.
Neon has wrapped production on Tilman Singer’s Cuckoo, the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). The horror film, written and directed by Singer, was shot in Germany. With plot details being kept under wraps, post-production is currently underway for the film’s 2023 release
The Cherokee Nation and its film office are celebrating the world premiere of Land of Gold, the 2021 winner of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, and the first production of its kind to be filmed at the tribe’s studios and virtual soundstage located in Owasso. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nardeep Khurmi, debuted at the Tribeca Festival in New York City this month.
Four Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have now been selected to the Göteborg residencies that were announced in May. Göteborg Film Fund: Ukraine is also now working on ways to offer additional support for dissemination of Ukrainian films, and for filmmakers working in Ukraine. More than 35 applications were submitted for the residency program, which is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gotenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland. Three of the participants will arrive during the end of June/beginning of July, and the fourth in August.
New York Women in Film & Television will officially co-host 14 films by women and Black, indigenous and people of color creators at the 2022 Tribeca Festival. The festival runs through June 19, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
This summer, hundreds of professional filmmakers in New York City will join forces to create six short films as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. A grassroots initiative founded in 2017 by filmmakers Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, WWFC aims to address the lack of women and nonbinary people behind the camera and on screen through a variety of programs, including its signature film challenge.
New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 30 projects from 32 members have been officially selected for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 8-19, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
In cooperation with The University of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland, the Göteborg Film Fund 2022 is now opening the call for three residencies with a duration of three months each. The Göteborg Film Fund is an initiative from Göteborg Film Festival to support films and filmmakers in regions where filmmaking is difficult, due to economic or political reasons.
Color grading and editorial finishing for A Father’s Son, director Patrick Chen’s short film about the murder of a teenage boy in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was completed at Nice Shoes in preparation for its world premiere at the 17th Annual Disorient Asian American Film Festival in Oregon. Colorist Phil Choe worked with Chen, cinematographer Jason Chew and editor Xiaoya (Patricia) Ma in polishing the look of the film.
New York Women in Film & Television will provide film production grants to El Pueblo vs. Austeridad / The People vs. Austerity and Coquito. The projects come from two of the 12 media making teams selected for Good Pitch Local Puerto Rico, where they pitched live from Puerto Rico via webcast to a group of advisors, with connections to non-governmental organizations, distributors, and foundations.