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12 YEARS A SLAVE Lead Nominations for 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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 12 YEARS A SLAVE12 YEARS A SLAVE

12 YEARS A SLAVE lead the nominations for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards with 7 nods including Best Feature; other nominees for Best Feature include ALL IS LOST, FRANCES HA, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and NEBRASKA.  MUD was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.  Winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

5 Films Nominated for Cinema Eye Honors 2014 Heterodox Award

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 Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS, Randy Moore’s ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, James Franco and Travis Matthews’ INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., Kleber Mendonça Filho’s NEIGHBORING SOUNDS and Carlos Reygadas’ POST TENEBRAS LUX

Five films - Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS, Randy Moore’s ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, James Franco and Travis Matthews’ INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., Kleber Mendonça Filho’s NEIGHBORING SOUNDS and Carlos Reygadas’ POST TENEBRAS LUX - have been nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking 2014 Heterodox Award. The Cinema Eye Heterodox Award honors a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production. The 2014 Heterodox Award will be presented at the 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking on January 8, 2014,  at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York.

"Cutie and the Boxer" "The Act of Killing" Lead Nominees for 2013 Cinema Eye Honors Awards

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 Cutie and the BoxerCutie and the Boxer

Forty feature films and six shorts are among the nominees for the 7th Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking.  Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer led all films with six nominations, while The Act of Killing received five. Heinzerling and the directing duos from two films nominated for Outstanding Feature –Leviathan‘s Castaing-Taylor & Paravel and After Tiller‘s Shane and Wilson – all led individual nominees with four nominations apiece. Making Cinema Eye history with his nomination in the feature film category, Lucien Castaing-Taylor becomes the first person to be nominated for Outstanding Feature after having been previously nominated for Outstanding Debut (he was nominated in 2011 for Sweetgrass).

10 Live Action Shorts Advance in 2013 Oscar Race

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 “AQUEL NO ERA YO (THAT WASN’T ME),” Esteban Crespo, director“AQUEL NO ERA YO (THAT WASN’T ME),” Esteban Crespo, director

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 10 live action short films that will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards®.  One hundred twenty pictures had originally qualified in the category. 

Patton Oswalt to Host 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Patton Oswalt

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt will serve as host for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 29th annual awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 1st with the premiere broadcast airing later that evening at 10:00 pm ET/PT exclusively on IFC. 

STARRED UP and THE SELFISH GIANT Lead Nominations for 2013 British Independent Film Awards

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 STARRED UPSTARRED UP

STARRED UP led the nominations for the 16th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards with 8 nods including Best British Independent Film, Best Director for David Mackenzie, Best Screenplay for Jonathan Asser, Best Actor for Jack O’Connell, and two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Rupert Friend and Ben Mendelsohn. THE SELFISH GIANT picked up 7 nominations and Filth, Metro Manila and Le Week-end all picked up 5 nominations each.  The winners will be announced at the 16th awards ceremony which will be hosted by actor and BIFA Patron, James Nesbitt, who returns for his eighth year on Sunday December 8, 2013, at the Old Billingsgate in London.

10 Animated Shorts Advance in 2013 Oscar Race

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“FERAL” directed by Daniel Sousa“FERAL” directed by Daniel Sousa

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

FROZEN Among 19 Animated Features Submitted For 2013 Oscar Race

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 FROZENFROZEN

 Nineteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.

Three Documentaries Nominated for European Film Academy EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2013 Award

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STOP-OVER (L'ESCALE) STOP-OVER (L'ESCALE)

Three documentaries - THE ACT OF KILLING, STOP-OVER (L'ESCALE) and THE MISSING PICTURE (L'IMAGE MANQUANTE) have been nominated for the European Film Academy EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2013 category.  The European Documentary 2013 will be presented at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

'THE ACT OF KILLING' 'BLACKFISH' 'THE SQUARE' Among 2013 IDA Documentary Awards Nominees

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 THE SQUARE directed by Jehane NoujaimTHE SQUARE directed by Jehane Noujaim

The International Documentary Association announced all of the nominees for the 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards ceremony, to be held Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Director's Guild in Los Angeles.  The five films nominated in IDA's Best Feature category include THE ACT OF KILLING (Joshua Oppenheimer), BLACKFISH (Gabriela Cowperthwaite), LET THE FIRE BURN (Jason Osder), THE SQUARE (Jehane Noujaim), and STORIES WE TELL (Sarah Polley).

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