film festival http://kut.org en UT Filmmaker Wins Top Prize at Prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Update) http://kut.org/post/ut-filmmaker-wins-top-prize-prestigious-cannes-film-festival-update <p><strong>Update:</strong> Annie Silverstein's "Skunk" <a href="http://www.cinefondation.com/en/news" target="_blank">won first place</a> in the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation competition.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">Her film was singled out from 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools worldwide. Silverstein's win comes with a €15,000 prize – that's more than $20,000. She is also guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(7:17 a.m.): The <a href="http://www.cinefondation.com/en/selection" target="_blank">Cannes Film Festival</a> is one of the world’s most prestigious. Films that screen there are often instantly propelled to a level they might otherwise never reach.</p><p>Annie Silverstein is learning all about that first hand. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in UT's <a href="http://moody.utexas.edu/features/student-film-selected-cannes-film-festival" target="_blank">Radio-Television-Film Department</a> in 2013. Her thesis film “Skunk” was one of 16 chosen from over 1,600 film school submissions.</p><p>Silverstein will find out today if “<a href="http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/mediaPlayer/13610.html" target="_blank">Skunk</a>” will be picked as one of the top three.</p><p>Annie Silverstein stopped by KUT to talk about the journey of “Skunk.”</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150721662&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:08:34 +0000 Laura Rice 10466 at http://kut.org UT Filmmaker Wins Top Prize at Prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Update) Cine Las Americas Brings Films to Austin You Won't See Anywhere Else (Update) http://kut.org/post/cine-las-americas-brings-films-austin-you-wont-see-anywhere-else-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>Today Cine Las Americas announced the award winners for the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. The grand jury awards went to:</p><ul><li><strong>Best Narrative Feature</strong>: MATEO, Dir. María Gamboa, Colombia/France</li><li><strong>Best Documentary Feature: </strong>ROQUE DALTON, ¡FUSILEMOS LA NOCHE! (Roque Dalton, Let's Shoot the Night!), Dir. Tina Leish, Austria/El Salvador/Cuba</li><li><strong>Best Narrative Short: </strong>PADRE (Father), Dir. Santiago 'Bou' Grasso, Argentina/France</li><li><strong>Best Documentary Short</strong>: TRAZOS EN LA CUMBRE (Drawing on the Heights), Dir. Alejandro Victorero, Carlos Alejandro Molina, Venezuela</li></ul><p>There's details on other winners and the audience awards on the <a href="http://www.cinelasamericas.org" target="_blank">Cine Las Americas website</a>.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(April 22, 2014): The 17th <a href="http://www.cinelasamericas.org" target="_blank">Cine Las Americas</a> film festival gets underway today.</p><p>The nearly week-long fest focuses on films by or about Latinos, indigenous peoples of the Americas and those from Spain and Portugal.&nbsp;They’re films you probably won’t see making the rounds later on in theaters.</p><p>KUT sat down with the festival’s Executive Director – Eugenio del Bosque to learn more.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145911089&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Laura Rice 10253 at http://kut.org Cine Las Americas Brings Films to Austin You Won't See Anywhere Else (Update) Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival Offers Entertainment and Education http://kut.org/post/cinema-touching-disability-film-festival-offers-entertainment-and-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival will celebrate its </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary this weekend. The festival specializes in "</span>disabilty<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> films," which festival coordinator William Greer defines as a film about, starring, or made by a person with a </span>disabilty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>This year, the festival will be headlined by two feature documentaries, "The Crash Reel" and "Getting Up: The Temp One Story." "The Crash Reel" focuses on aspiring&nbsp;Olympic snowboarder&nbsp;Kevin Pearce and his attempts to return to competitive snowboarding after suffering a traumatic brain injury. "Getting Up: The Temp One" Story documents grafiti artist Tempt-One as he learns a new way to practice his art after being paralyzed by the degenerative nerve disorder ALS.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:33:47 +0000 Mike Lee 9070 at http://kut.org Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival Offers Entertainment and Education