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'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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European Film Academy Reveals First 2013 Winners

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FILL THE VOID (LEMALE ET HA’HALAL)FILL THE VOID (LEMALE ET HA’HALAL)

The European Film Academy announces the first winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design who will be honored at this year’s 26th European Film Awards. The 26th European Film Awards Ceremony. will take place at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

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12 YEARS A SLAVE Leads 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

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12 YEARS A SLAVE 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The nominees for the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP were announced today and 12 YEARS A SLAVE lead with three nominations followed by BLUE CAPRICE, CONCUSSION, FRUITVALE STATION, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, and UPSTREAM COLOR with two nominations each.  The Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season. For 2013, the seven competitive awards include Best Feature, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Best Actor, Best Documentary, the Audience Award, Breakthrough Actor, and Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director. 

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Five Debut Films Nominated for European Discovery 2013

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 Eat Sleep Die (ÄTA SOVA DÖ)Eat Sleep Die (ÄTA SOVA DÖ)

Five debut films have been nominated for the European Film Academy, EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2013 – Prix FIPRESCI award, which is presented annually to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. The European Discovery 2013 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, December 7 , 2013.

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8 Doc Shorts Make Oscar's 2013 Shortlist

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THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFETHE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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NAACP Image Awards Moves to TV One

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NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Awards is moving to a new TV home.  Under a new five-year contract, TV One becomes the television home for the association's awards show, beginning with the live airing of the "45th NAACP Image Awards" in February 2014.  The NAACP Image Awards describes itself as the nation's premier event celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. 

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76 Countries In Competition For 2013 Foreign Language Film Oscar

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Afghanistan, "WAJMA – AN AFGHAN LOVE STORY," Barmak Akram, directorAfghanistan, "WAJMA – AN AFGHAN LOVE STORY," Barmak Akram, director

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.  Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country.

The 2013 submissions are:

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JASMINE, PINOCCHIO, THE CONGRESS Nominated for 2013 European Film Academy Animated Feature Award

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PINOCCHIO directed by Enzo d' AIòPINOCCHIO directed by Enzo d' AIò

Three films are nominated in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2013 for the 2013 European Film Academy. The films are THE CONGRESS directed by Ari Folman; JASMINE directed by Alain Ughetto; and PINOCCHIO directed by Enzo d' AIò. The European Animated Feature Film 2013 will be presented at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

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15 Finalists for 2014 Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

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 Black Out (UK) Directed by Eva WeberBlack Out (UK) Directed by Eva Weber

Fifteen documentary short films have been named as finalists for the 2014 Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking. Nominees in the Short Film category will be announced along with this year’s feature film nominees in November. Awards will be presented at the 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors in New York City in January.

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European Film Academy to Honor Catherine Deneuve

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Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve will be honored with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the European Film Academy for "her outstanding body of work."  Catherine Deneuve will be an honorary guest at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony on December 7th, 2013, in Berlin.

Catherine Deneuve has starred in over 100 films, among them DANCER IN THE DARK by Lars von Trier, 8 FEMMES (earning her a Silver Bear in Berlin and a European Film Award) and POTICHE by François Ozon, UN CONTE DE NOËL by Arnaud Desplechin and PALAIS ROYAL by Valérie Lemercier. She can currently be seen in Emmanuelle Bercot’s ELLE S’EN VA (On my Way) and is now shooting TROIS COEURS by Benoît Jacquot.

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