A Different Country has been acquired from Fort Greene Filmworks and Left Hand Films by Sabido Productions, an award-winning South African production company that produces African films and programs for the international market. A Different Country is a 4 x 48 documentary series that follows five children from Johannesburg, South Africa as they embark on a year's exchange program at the prestigious Stowe School in Buckingham, England. The series will be completed in December 2013 and distributed internationally as of 2014.
- february 21, 2013
Return To The USS Atlanta was screened at the historic Explorers Club in Manhattan on Feburary 21, 2013 at 7pm, followed by a Q&A session with dive team members Liam Allen and Richard Lundgren, as well as the film's producers and director.
- february 15, 2013
Fort Greene Filmworks is a proud partner of the 2nd Annual Jozi Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Films will be showcased across three venues from the 15-17 of Feburary, 2013. For more info about this year's festival, visit the Jozi Film Festival website: www.jozifilmfestival.co.za, or their Facebook page: Jozi Film Festival.
- december 12, 2012
Return To The USS Atlanta wins 2nd Place Pro Category (professional
category) at the 16th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia.
return to the uss atlanta wins spirit of independents award
- november 14,2012
We are thrilled to announce that Return To The USS Atlanta won the Spirit Of Independents Award at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Return To The USS Atlanta: Defender Of Guadalcanal had its North American Premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on November 11, 2012, Veteran's Day. The screening was followed by a Q&A session with the producers Philip Yakymov and Julia Golosiy and director Shareen Anderson, as well as with dive team member Casey McKinley.
- october 10, 2012
Return To The USS Atlanta: Defender Of Guadalcanal will be distributed by APT WorldWide, a leading provider of quality non-fiction programming in the international market. For more information about licensing Return To The USS Atlanta in your area, click here: www.aptww.org
- april, 17, 2012
Al Jazeera Documentary Channel has licensed These Streets Belong To Us and will be broadcast in 2013.
- april 3, 2012
The award-winning documentary film Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet is now available on DVD. Cost is $20.00, excluding shipping. Click here to place order.
- february 14, 2012
Fort Greene Filmworks is a proud sponsor of the Jozi Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Visit the festival's website for more info about the first annual film festival that took place in February 2012:
- february 12, 2012
Return To The USS Atlanta: Defender Of Guadalcanal had its world premiere at the Jozi Film Festival in February 2012.
Screenings of Charents: In Search of My Armenian Poet will take place in Larnaca, Cyprus, London, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. Click here for dates and venues.
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- october 6, 2011
The Jozi Film Festival is a new annual film festival in the vibrant city of Johannesburg that will showcase the latest films made by Jozi and Gauteng filmmakers and/or films made in Jozi or Gauteng Province. The festival's mission is to create a platform for Jozi¹s growing film community to screen their films, while simultaneously making the films accessible to all members of the community by keeping the admission tickets inexpensive. A few film screenings will even be free.
The first Jozi Film Festival will be a three day event held on Feb 10, 11, 12, 2012 in the the landmark suburb of Kensington. Our audience will be a unique combination of film industry professionals, a growing arts community, local and regional attendees, and a large student population.
In addition to showcasing a diverse spectrum of films, tributes and galas, the Jozi Film Festival will also offer provocative Q&A sessions with the filmmakers in attendance. Competition categories include: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animated Film, Best Fiction and Non Fiction Short, Best Student Film, and Audience Choice Award.
Please visit our website at www.jozifilmfestival.co.za and Facebook page for more information about the festival.
Armenian Premiere of Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet will take place on September 28, 2011 at 7 PM at Naregatsi Art Institute, Vardanants 16/1 in Yerevan. A Q&A with producers Sevan Naccashian and Tigran Nazaryan will follow. Members of the Charents family will also be in attendance. Admission is free.
The Documentary Film Forum is a new page on Facebook where documentary filmmakers can share their films with other documentary filmmakers and documentary film enthusiasts, and encourages filmmakers and enthusiasts to discuss the art and craft of documentary films, past and present.
These Streets Belong To Us and Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet will have their South African premieres on Saturday, July 23 at the Bioscope Independent Cinema, Main Street Life, 286 Fox Street in Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.
These Streets Belong To Us will screen at 3 PM followed by a Q&A with directors Henry and Anderson, and Charents will commence at 4:30 PM, followed by a Q&A with the director.
Producers Shareen Anderson and Lisa Henry have been nominated for an SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year Award for their twelve minute insert on the Cape Winelands Biodiversity Initiative for SABC's nature program 50/50.
This year marks the 22nd annual SAB Environmentalist and Environmental Journalists of the Year Awards.
These awards focus on the entire spectrum of "green" and "brown" issues.
Green issues address natural and/or ecological matters. Brown issues focus more on cities and urban concerns such as waste in our streets, polluted air.
The 2010 SAB awards will be announced in Johannesburg on 17 November 2010.
- november 1, 2010
Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet was awarded the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto. Competing against twenty-nine other films such as Atom Egoyan's Chloe and Serge Avedikian's Chienne d'Histoire, Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet was selected the most liked film by the festival's attendees. The film was also the runner up as selected by the festival jury for the Best Documentary Film Award, awarded to The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia.
Screening of Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet at the 5th Annual Pomegranate Film Festival on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM at the Hamazkayin Theatre, located at 50 Hallcrown Place in Toronto.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit the Pomegranate Film Festival website.
The 13th Annual Arpa International Film Festival announced the jury and the nominated and distinguished films of 2010. Read the announcement published in Asbarez Armenian News.
- september 25, 2010
Screening of Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet at the 13th Annual Apra International Film Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 10:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit the Arpa International Film Festival website.
Fort Greene Filmworks & Left Hand Films have produced an episode of AJE's monthly series, The Rageh Omaar Report, entitled The Party's Over, which examines the huge number of challenges South Africa faces now that the FIFA World Cup has ended.
The first broadcast is on September 15, 2010 at 19:00 GMT on Al Jazeera English
- may 12, 2010
The Armenian Studies Program at Columbia University in New York City presents a film screening and discussion of:
Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet with Director Shareen Anderson
Date: Wednesday May 12, 2010
702 Hamilton Hall
Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute, the Armenian Center at Columbia University in New York City and the Armenian Society at Columbia University.
Contact: Nanor Kebranian at firstname.lastname@example.org with queries.
Saving Soweto takes the Bronze Medal for Best Health and Medical Documentary at The New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards on May 3, 2010.
The New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards recognize "The World's Best Work" in news, documentary, information and entertainment programming as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID's. Now entering its 53rd year, the total number of entries continues to grow, now representing over 30 different countries, making the NYF® Television & Film Awards one of the most well known and widely respected competitions on the globe. In 2010, NYF® has decided to combine both the Television Programming Awards and the Film & Video Awards, thus creating one of the world's largest international competitions dedicated to both the TV and film industries.
- april 16, 2010
Saving Soweto, an 8-part documentary series on Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital broadcast worldwide on Al Jazeera English in 2009, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2010 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. Film-makers Lisa Henry and Shareen Anderson are thrilled that their work has been selected from thousands of entries from over 30 countries.
Now entering its 53rd year, the New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards recognize "The World’s Best Work" in news, documentary, information and entertainment programming as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID's. It is one of the world's largest international competitions dedicated to both the TV and film industries.
Saving Soweto was directed and produced for Al Jazeera English by Shareen Anderson of Fort Greene Filmworks and Lisa Henry of Left Hand Films and Al Jazeera English will be rebroadcasting the series, beginning April 19th (DStv 406). The series walks in the shoes of various doctors, nurses and staff that work tirelessly, and with little reward, to save human lives under difficult circumstances. The hospital acts as a microcosm for many of the social problems that South Africa is grappling with today.
To visit the New York Festivals website, click here
Henry and Anderson are currently in production on a one-hour documentary on crime in South Africa. The film examines how various communities are tackling one of the biggest issues facing the country today and asks what possible solutions are out there.
Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet to premiere at the 2nd Annual Sarasota Fringe Film Festival on April 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM in Sarasota, Florida.
For more information, visit the Sarasota Fringe Film Festival website.
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
40 Crow Lane, East Broadway, Pembroke, Bermuda
- may 13, 2009
Screening at the Frontline Club in London, England on May 13, 2009
Episodes 1 & 3 of Saving Soweto will be screened at the Frontline Club in London, England on May 13th, 2009 at 7:00 PM. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Lisa Henry and Shareen Anderson, Dr. Patrick MacGoey, and Mike Dillon, Head of Current Affairs at Al Jazeera English.
For more information and to book your tickets online, visit the Frontline Club website.