CT Film Fest Press Conference Today

With the Common Council recently giving the green light to allocate $65,000, the organizers of the CT Film Festival are holding a press conference at the Palace Theater today, presumably to kick-off this year’s festival. The festival will once again climax in Danbury in late May or early June —  the organizers will firm up […]

CT Film Fest Funding

I did a short story in today’s News-Times about an ad hoc Common Council committee that will most likely be created next month regarding the CT Film Festival. The ad hoc committee will make a recommendation as whether the council should again contribute public money to the CT Film Festival. The article will be available […]

Film Fest’s Impact on Danbury?

  I spent six days covering the CT Film Festival in Danbury (and nothing else that week) and I have to tell you — I didn’t hear anything negative about the event. People — officials, patrons, neighboring merchants, residents who just stopped by to look at The Palace — were very happy with the event. Today we have […]

And the Winners Are . . .

  BEST FEATURE FILM Audience Favorite: (tie) “The Flyboys,” “Beverages” Judges’ Pick: “War Eagle, Arkansas” BEST DOCUMENTARY Audience Favorite: “Mr. Laughs” Judges’ Pick: “Operation Lysistrata” BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM Audience Favorite: “The Elite Squad” Judges’ Pick: Intimidad BEST STUDENT FILM Audience Favorite: “Mirror, Mirror” Judges’ Pick: “Lucky Day” BEST SHORT FILM Audience Favorite: “Structures” Judges’ Pick: […]

‘The Pack’ closes CT Film Fest

Lucie Arnaz, Co-Stars Confirmed to Attend Connecticut Film Festival -Legendary Broadway, Film and TV Actress To Attend Screening and American Cancer Society Fundraising Event for New Movie   WHO?: Nationally Acclaimed Multi-Media Actress/Producer/Recording Artist Lucie Arnaz and her co-stars of “The Pack” including Ryan Homchick (The Sopranos), Scott Brice (Law & Order), Jamie Barris (Mona […]

CT FILM FEST: Saturday Workshops!

Working With the CT State Tax Credit – Panel Discussion  Saturday, May 24th11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Danbury Women’s Center  A must for producers considering any kind of a shoot in Connecticut, which has the most generous tax incentive of the 47 states that offer them. Our State Representatives from the Hollywood East Task Force […]

Brookfield kid rocks out with guy from ‘Yes’

I saw “Long Distance Runaround,” a documentary/video journal of Brookfield’s Dan Bailey and Simsbury’s Tim Comer’s adventure on a “School of Rock” tour with Jon Anderson, the lead singer from “Yes.” The doc, which screened last night at the Heirloom Arts Theater, is very, very funny, as the two recent Fairfield University graduates try to […]