Film lovers across from the around the world will gathering in lower Manhattan April 17-28th for the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival helps filmmakers to reach the broadest audience possible and enables the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. The festival which supports both emerging and established directors also helps to promote New York City as a major film making center. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will hold free events and movie screenings throughout the community.
The 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has consumed NYC in a flurry of cinema, celebrity, and auteur stylings. With the proceedings in full swing, this past week has seen numerous events, screenings, and soirees in honor of this yearly cinematic celebration. At its core, this film fest strives to “enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." In that respect, the submissions are reflective of this progressive sentiment, with each subsequent year continually raising the caliber.
New York's largest music event, the CMJ Music Marathon, a five-day, 15-hour-a-day music romp spanning all genres, is taking over New York City next week, October 19-23, with peformances scheduled by Yo La Tengo, Oh Land, Kevin Devine, GZA, and Reggie Watts.
As one of the world’s most important showcases of new music artists, CMJ draws tens of thousands of professionals from all sectors of the music and film industry. More than 1,400 artists and over 120,000 music fans will come together in the Big Apple to catch the latest buzz band, cool indie film or learn more about the ever-changing music industry from key innovators, insiders and celebrities.
If you thought your brain was overloaded from this past summer’s festivals, tours, and concerts, then prepare to clean pieces of skull and gray matter from your computer screen. The 2009 CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival will be invading New York City from October 20-24.
Is your forehead still intact? Just wait.
With its nucleus in NYU’s Greenwich Village campus, the Marathon will spread to over 75 of the Big Apple’s most prominent venues and theaters. Over 1,200 artists and filmmakers will perform or showcase their respective works to an estimated fan turnout of over 120,000. This event is being rightly billed as New York’s largest music festival.
The self-contained, minimalist indie rock band, The White Stripes, have released a new documentary that delves into the lives of the rockers and their mysterious lives. Shot during an extensive tour of Canada by director Emmett Malloy, the film takes an intricate look into the lives of two of the most talented and distinctive musicians to come out of Detroit. “The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights” explores the personal lives of Jack and Meg White as they tour through remote locations in Canada’s extensively vast provinces. The film, shot mostly in black and white, gives an intimate look at the musicians who often play up their obscure quirkiness.
On September 9th I found out that my short film, KALEIDOSCOPIC, was chosen to be screened at the first NEW YORK FASHION SHORTS film festival event, presented by designer Bruno Grizzo and Curated by artist Kostantinos Menelaou. The screening took place during New York Fashion Week at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on September 11, 2009 to a packed house of film aficionados and fashionistas, followed by a buzzing party with the Misshapes performing. The screening was dedicated to promoting the medium which has become a valuable source of inspiration for the film and fashion industries. New York Fashion Shorts showcased 14 “of the best fashion related short videos and films from across the world”. It was an honour to be one of the selected directors.