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Your guide to the top International Film Festivals in the U.S.

The start of spring and warmer weather marks the start of international film festival season. In the U.S. the popularity of international film festivals has grown with almost every state hosting their own festival.

Hugh Jackman to get lifetime-achievement award at San Sebastián

San Sebastian - San Sebastián is the place to be in Spain on Friday, as the San Sebastián Film Festival kicks off, with 13 movies lined up for the best film award. Hugh Jackman is due to receive a lifetime achievement award during the event.

Review: Watermark is cinematic eye candy of Burtynsky's photo art Special

Toronto - The latest documentary tracking the photographic project of Canada's Edward Burtynsky is visually mesmerizing, but it's also layered with an urgent message on how mankind has mishandled water and its ecological value.

Review: Gravity's survival story will leave you breathless Special

Toronto - "I got a bad feeling about this mission," says George Clooney's astronaut character in one of the more foreboding lines in the upcoming film Gravity. Thanks to skilled direction and awe-inspiring visuals, this lost-in-space story surpasses expectations.

Review: Jay-Z struts his musical ambitions in Made in America documentary Special

Concert documentaries are not often remarkable. But Ron Howard's Made in America dazzles at almost every turn as he chronicles Jay-Z's massive 2012 music fest in Philadelphia, which brought together dozens of disparate acts.

Review: Blue is the Warmest Color glows with extraordinary acting Special

Toronto - Forget its hefty three-hour runtime. Look beyond the explicit sex scenes. What makes Blue is the Warmest Color a standout film (and a deserved winner of Cannes' Palme d'Or) is the impressive acting courtesy of leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Tilda Swinton in 1,500 people dance-along to honor Roger Ebert

Champaign - To the tune of Barry White's “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”, Tilda Swinton jumped into the audience in Virginia Theater, Champaign, Il and inspired them to get up and dance in honor of the late Roger Ebert. Includes video of the event.

Roger Ebert dead at 70 after tough battle with cancer

Chicago - One of the most famous film critics has died. Roger Ebert, a former television host and longtime Chicago newspaper columnist, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Student film festival highlights the triumph of the human spirit Special

Los Angeles - Angelus film festival was born 16 years ago, when a few people in Hollywood, disaffected by the negative coming out, got together to provide a venue for filmmakers to pursue positive themes and award them.

Athena Film Festival 2013 — An inspirational lineup awaits

New York - The 2013 Athena Film Festival on the Barnard College campus at Columbia, NYC provides an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.

Swede-ing Iron Man

Fresno - This Sunday, do-it-yourself film innovators Dumb Drum of Fresno, California released their latest "Sweded" trailer to the public. This time their inspiration was the trailer for Marvel Studios upcoming Iron Man 3 movie.

Review: 7 Boxes a thrilling fun film with surprising twists Special

Toronto - A delivery boy in a Paraguayan market is the highlight of 7 Boxes, debuting at the Toronto International Festival Market. His wild ride serves as the suspenseful engine for a film that should earn widespread distribution.

Review: Spring Breakers a sexy violent mess but Korine makes it work Special

Toronto - If you look past the crotch shots, rib-thumping dubstep and ultra-violence perfect for a Clockwork Orange sequel, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers is a fun movie destined to be a cult classic.

Review: The Company You Keep entertains but that's about it Special

Toronto - Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Robert Redford's The Company You Keep succeeds as an entertaining thriller, but focuses too much on the adventurous journalist instead of the characters at the core of the film.

Review: 6 short movies you need to see at Toronto Int'l Film Festival Special

Several truly creative gems stand out in the Short Cuts Canada programmes at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Here is our top six picks worth seeing.

2012 Venice Film Festival changes focus looking for some respect

Venice - Film Festivals around the world seem to be battling each other for bigger stars and bigger movies but this year's Venice Film Festival, that opened August 29th, is turning its attention away from celebrity and back to the films.

Sci-Fi thriller Looper to open Toronto film fest

Toronto - A potential Hollywood blockbuster will open this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. The time travel thriller, Looper, stars Bruce Willis and will be featured at the opening gala.

Op-Ed: Closing Weekend – Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival Special

Toronto - Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival has built up a strong loyal following of filmgoers over the 22 years since they began, and each year the line-up of feature presentations, parties, and celebrity attendees never disappoints.

Movies only part of the fun at 15th annual kids film festival

Toronto - Thirteen days of movies, games, interactive exhibits and plenty more family-friendly fun are part of the 15th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival, starting April 10 in downtown Toronto.

Human rights film festival set to go in Montreal this weekend

Montreal - People’s struggles around the globe will be front and centre in Montreal this weekend at the third-annual DocFest, a film festival featuring documentaries dealing with human rights issues.

Horsing around at Sundance: Director Cindy Meehl's perspective Special

Park City - With the 2012 Sundance Film Festival just weeks away, Cindy Meehl, winner of the 2011 Sundance Audience Award for "Buck," shared her perspectives on her film and on her experience at Sundance.

Op-Ed: TIFF 2011 — Woody Harrelson shines as dirty cop in Rampart Special

Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rampart is compelling but somewhat unsatisfying as the story of how an LAPD police tries to clear his name after being caught applying his own brand of street justice.

TIFF 2011 - Think of Me a bleak realistic portrait of poverty Special

One of the more timely films debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival is Think of Me, the story of an American woman struggling with her finances while trying to raise a precocious daughter naive to the despair weighing down her family.

TIFF 2011: Canadian celebrities rub elbows with studio executives Special

Toronto - At the annual George Christy Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canadian film stars such as Christopher Plummer and Atom Egoyan socialized with Canadian icons such as former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Op-Ed: TIFF 2011 - Sarah Palin doc profiles Wasilla as a city divided Special

Sarah Palin – You Betcha! isn't so much a film focusing on the Tea Party favourite as it is about the bridges she's burned in her hometown. Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary still needs a critical Q&A with Palin hersel

Op-Ed: The real Toronto is more beautiful than any movie set Special

Toronto - Toronto may look like Hollywood North this week to the outside world thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival. But just steps away from all the glamour and glitz are real people doing what they do every day, living in the city.

Madonna smiles for Toronto at TIFF Special

Toronto - Madonna as a director was at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday evening to promote her latest movie W.E. The film stars James D'Arcy and Abbie Cornish.

Op-Ed: TIFF 2011 - The Ides of March deserves its Oscar buzz Special

Toronto - George Clooney's political drama The Ides of March, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, is attracting Oscar buzz for good reason: the acting is top-notch, the tension keeps you hooked and its subject matter couldn't be more timely.

Toronto Bicycle Film Festival: August 10-14 Special

Toronto - Started in New York a decade ago, the Bicycle Film Festival has expanded to cities around the world, and Toronto's edition starts tonight with a art show and panel discussion, followed by a music showcase tomorrow, with screenings beginning on Friday.

36th annual Toronto International Film Festival program announced

Toronto - There are 44 days left until the Hollywood celebrities arrive in the city of Toronto for the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival. Festival organizers announced this year's line-up, which includes a George Clooney film and U2 documentary.
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San Francisco International Film Festival  executive director  Graham Leggat  addressed those in att...
San Francisco International Film Festival, executive director, Graham Leggat, addressed those in attendance at the Opening Press Conference for the festival held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Tues. March 29, 2011
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The area where the Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City  Utah
The area where the Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City, Utah
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Before the arrival of the VIP guests at the premiere of the Disney Pixar s Brave movie shown at Even...
Before the arrival of the VIP guests at the premiere of the Disney Pixar's Brave movie shown at Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney.
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2012 Newport Beach Film Festival - Latino Showcase
2012 Newport Beach Film Festival - Latino Showcase
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A riot of colour – a British Film Institute publicity picture for the 24th annual Gay & Lesbian Fi...
A riot of colour – a British Film Institute publicity picture for the 24th annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in London
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Theme logo of the film Festival held in Lagos  south west Nigeria
Theme logo of the film Festival held in Lagos, south west Nigeria
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A still from the film Spring
A still from the film Spring
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2012 Latino Showcase - Blue Bay film from Chile
2012 Latino Showcase - Blue Bay film from Chile
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SFIFF program director Rachel Rosen answered questions from the press in a panel discussion format. ...
SFIFF program director Rachel Rosen answered questions from the press in a panel discussion format. The Opening Press Conference held on Tues. March 29, 2011 was well attended.
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Ryan Gosling stars in Clooney s The Ides of March
Ryan Gosling stars in Clooney's The Ides of March
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House Student Film Festival in the East Ro...
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House Student Film Festival in the East Room at the White House in Washington, February 28, 2014
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iFilmFest app by Movidromo - Rodriguo Rubano
iFilmFest app by Movidromo - Rodriguo Rubano
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Devour! The food/film festival  Wolfville  Nova Scotia
Devour! The food/film festival, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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Newport Beach film festival
Newport Beach film festival
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