Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey is the latest movie industry notable to become a patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He has worked with such directors as Oliver Stone, Stephen Daldry and Stephen Frears. He most recently wrapped Joe Wright's "The Soloist," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. This year's festival runs June 17-28.
The AFI-Discovery Channel's Silverdocs Documentary Festival, which runs June 15-22 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in the Washington, D.C., area, will honor filmmaker Albert Maysles at its Charles Guggenheim Symposium.
CHEERS FOR 'BLUES'
Nina Paley's "Sita Sings the Blues" received the jury prize for best narrative feature and Rajesh Jala's "Children of the Pyre" took home the jury prize for best documentary feature at the seventh annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which concluded Sunday with the closing-night film "Yes Madam, Sir."
'EDEN' EARNS WIN
"Eden Is West," co-written and directed by Costa-Gavras, won the top prize from the jury of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. at the 13th annual City of Lights, City of Angels festival, which concluded Sunday in Hollywood.