Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AFI Fest 2014 Awards and Recap

Here are all the 2014 AFI Fest award winners:

  • New Auteurs Critics’ Award: Self Made
  • VIZIO Visionary Special Jury Award: The Tribe
  • Special Jury Mention for Cinematography: Violet
  • Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short: Buffalo Juggalos
  • Grand Jury Award for Animated Short: Yearbook
  • Special Jury Mention for Collection: David O’Reilly for Children’s Songs
  • Special Jury Mention for Breakthrough Filmmaker: Joe Callander – Gary Has An Aids Scare
  • Special Jury Mention for Vision: Kevin Jerome Everson – Sound That
  • Special Jury Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Direction: Morgan Knibbe – Shipwreck
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Red Army
  • New Auteurs Audience Award: Güeros
  • American Independents Audience Award: 10,000 Km
  • Breakthrough Audience Award: The Midnight Swim

Also, there was some cool events such as the Sophia Loren tribute and we are in the process of posting reviews from the festival - we've already reviewed the Dardenne Brothers'Two Days, One Night, Quentin Dupieux's Reality and Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman, which is already playing in theaters in limited release. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AFI Fest 2014's French movies

This year will be a great edition for French cinema aficionados as the AFI Film festival will be showcasing a pretty extensive selection of French films, including a few Cannes 2014's contenders. 

Works by major filmmakers such as Olivier Assayas, the Dardenne brothers (with this year's Palme d'Or), Bertrand Bonello and Quentin Dupieux will be presented while we will also get the chance to discover entries from a few newcomers who not that known on our shores.

For more information, read about AFI Fest's French movies here ...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AFI Fest 2014 Lineup Announced

The full lineup for AFI Fest, which will take place once again at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, has been announced.

The festival will feature a a special homage to Italian actress Sophia Loren as well as plenty of great international movies, some of them having already been shown on the festival circuit, including at this year's Cannes edition.

Plume Noire will once again cover the festival, focusing on international films, documentaries and of course French movies. We will bring you some exclusive reviews as well as a few blog posts, pictures and videos.

Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, check out AFI Fest's full lineup here ...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

LA Film Festival Awards & Picks

Here are the LA Film Festival Award Winners:

  • Narrative Award: The Man from Reno
  • Documentary Award: Stray Dog
  • Honorable Mention: Walking under Water
  • LA Muse Award: Los Ángeles
  • Best Narrative Short Award: The Runway
  • Best Documentary Short AwardThe Queen
  • Best Animated Short AwardButter Lamp
  • Audience Award for Best Narrative FeatureThe Young Kieslowski
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary FeatureMeet the Patels
  • Audience Award for Best International FeatureSomeone You Love
  • Audience Award for Best Short FilmThe Gunfighter
  • Audience Award for Best Music VideoTurn Down For What: Lil John and DJ Snake
Here are Plume Noire's top 3 picks:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 LA Film Festival

Haven't been posting here for a while but since the LA film festival has officially started last night (it's running until the 19th at Nokia Live, Downtown LA), we just wanted to confirm that we will be covering it as usual. Please visit our new site to read our fest coverage.

Not only will we be reviewing films and documentaries but we will be commenting on the festival in our blog and post pictures.  Make sure to visit our festival page for more updates as content will be added during the next 7 days.