BAFTA Nominees Announced For Film Not in the English Language

BAFTA Nominees Announced For Film Not in the English Language

In addition to the longlist, the nominations for the Film Not in the English Language Award aka Foreign Language films, to be presented at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 are as follows: BiutifulThe Girl With The Dragon TattooI Am LoveOf Gods And MenThe Secret In Their Eyes The nominations in other categories will be announced on Tuesday 18 January, 2011.

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 Releases the Longlist

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 Releases the Longlist

British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the Longlist for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011. The Longlist is the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy. With 207 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduces the list of eligible films to fifteen in each category . Round Two voting, which opens today, will reduce these fifteen contenders down to the five nominations in each category**. […]

2010 National Society of Film Critics Awards + Statements

2010 National Society of Film Critics Awards + Statements

The members of the National Society of Film Critics which is made up of 61 of the country’s most prominent movie critics, held its 45th annual awards voting meeting at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City January 8, 2011. Here are the result: Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network Best Actress: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Vincere Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Olivia Williams, The […]

Sundance Institute, YouTube And Acura To Make 12 Short Films From 2011 Sundance Film Festival Available For Free On YouTube Screening Room

Sundance Institute, YouTube And Acura To Make 12 Short Films From 2011 Sundance Film Festival Available For Free On YouTube Screening Room

Sundance Institute announced a collaboration with YouTube to make available, in the YouTube Screening Room, 12 short films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as well as eight classic short films from Institute alumni and earlier Festivals. Each YouTube Screening Room series is scheduled to run for a span of six weeks. The first launch date is January 6, 2011 and will continue to release through February 3, 2011. These presentations are made possible by […]

10 Scientific and Technical Achievements To Be Honored with Academy Awards®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 22 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2010.  Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing […]

2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Official Lineup

2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Official Lineup

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced its line-up for 2011, offering films representing 49 countries.  The Festival begins Thursday, January 27 and continues through Sunday, February 6, 2011. “We’ve taken a queue from Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION – “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger,” and so we have decisively and dynamically made our 26th festival grander in every way,” proclaims SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT GALAS SBIFF […]

Robert De Niro, President Of The Jury Of The 64th Cannes Film Festival

Robert De Niro, President Of The Jury Of The 64th Cannes Film Festival

Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will be the President of the Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, due to take place from May 11th to 22th 2011. Robert De Niro said “The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world.” Inviting Robert De Niro as President of the Jury of Cannes, the organizers want to pay […]

7 Films In Visual Effects Category For The 83rd Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 83rd Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:               “Alice in Wonderland” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” “Hereafter” “Inception” “Iron Man 2” “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” “Tron: Legacy” The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011; and the Academy Awards […]

Producers Guild Of America Announces Theatrical Motion Picture And Television Nominations For 2011

Producers Guild Of America Announces Theatrical Motion Picture And Television Nominations For 2011

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the television and motion picture nominations for the 2011 Producers Guild Awards. The winners in each category will be announced at the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Additionally, the Guild will pay tribute to several special individual honorees during the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony including: James Cameron (Milestone Award), Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Norman Lear Achievement […]

Wasted Youth opens 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Wasted Youth opens 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will open on Wednesday 26 January with the world première of the Greek film Wasted Youth, a fiction film also selected for the festival’s Tiger Awards Competition. Wasted Youth is set during a hot summer day in Athens. A sixteen-year-old skater and his friends are amusing themselves in the big city. A middle-aged man struggles to take care of his family, through work that he hates and mounting stress. […]

2011 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced

2011 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight The Fighter, […]

Mo’Nique To Join Academy President Tom Sherak For Oscar(R) Nominations

Mo’Nique To Join Academy President Tom Sherak For Oscar(R) Nominations

Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards® will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar-winning actress and Academy member Mo’Nique. Last year Mo’Nique received her first Oscar nomination and win for her supporting performance in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” She currently hosts her own late-night talk show, “The Mo’Nique Show,” on BET. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 […]

2011 Derby City Film Festival Finalists and Acting Nominations

2011 Derby City Film Festival Finalists and Acting Nominations

Over 200 films were submitted for the 2011 Derby City Film Festival which takes place February 18th – 20th, 2011. From those submissions, 41 were selected for competition and will be screened during the three day festival. Finally, 11 films were handed to the jury for award consideration in three categories; Feature Film, Short Film and Documentary Film. The finalists in the Feature Film category are: “Almost Nothing Good Happens”, Kentucky – Directed by Tom […]

61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama Lineup

61st Berlinale: World Cinema in the Panorama Lineup

24 films have been selected so far, to be presented in the Panorama section of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival scheduled for February 10 – 20, 2011. The selection includes names like José Padilha (who won the Golden Bear in 2009 for Tropa de elite), Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors) and Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski, as well as newcomers like Marie Kreutzer (Austria), Jan Schomburg (Germany) and Michaël R. Roskam (Belgium). Returning to the […]

Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and His Wife Feared Dead in House Fire

Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and His Wife Feared Dead in House Fire

Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and his wife were feared dead after human remains were discovered among the ashes of their burned home. Oscarsson, 83, and his wife, 67, were both believed to have been home when their house near the small town of Skara, Sweden, burned to the ground overnight Thursday. He won Best Actor at the 1966 Cannes film festival for playing the lead role as Pontus in Henning Carlsen’s “Hunger”, and most recently […]

2011 German Film Critics Awards; Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave” with 7 Nominations

2011 German Film Critics Awards; Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave” with 7 Nominations

Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave”received seven nominations from the Germany’s film critics association, basically, winning an award in every category for which the film was eligible.  The film follows a woman and her son as they try to escape her husband’s abuse and finds shelter with a family in Berlin. Nominations for German Film Critics Awards, 2011: Best Film Boxhagener Platz (Director: Matti Geschonneck) The Silence (Director: Baran bo Odar) When We Leave (Director: Feo Aladag!) Three (Director: Tom […]

RIP: Israeli actor Josef Shiloach

RIP: Israeli actor Josef Shiloach

Israeli actor Josef Shiloach died Monday at the age of 69. Shiloach, who starred is such Israeli cult classics as Alex Hole Ahava, Sapiches and Hagiga B’Snuker passed away following a long battle with cancer. Shiloach who also had parts in Rambo 3, the Mummy Lives, alongside Tony Curtis, and Not Without My Daughter received the lifetime achievement award at the 2009 Jerusalem Film Festival. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.  

RIP: Actor Pete Postlethwaite

RIP: Actor Pete Postlethwaite

Oscar nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite, known recently for his role in the film “The Age of Stupid” has died at the age of 64. He reportedly passed away in a British hospital on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Postlethwaite received an Oscar nomination for his performance as Guiseppe Conlon in the 1993 film In The Name Of The Father.  He was reportedly described by the film director Steven Spielberg as “probably the best […]

2011 Oxford Film Festival Lineup

2011 Oxford Film Festival Lineup

The Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi announced their February 10-13, 2011 festival films, panels, workshops and conversations to play on February 10 at the Lyric Theatere, and February 11-13 at Malco Theater. Opening the festival on Thursday, February 10 will be a special Thacker Mountain Radio show, a partner in presenting the film festival. The evening will continue with a screening of two short films. Les Blank’s “Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe,” and Ray […]

Independent Films and Shorts and Other Films Selected for Preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry

Independent Films and Shorts and Other Films Selected for Preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry

The Librarian of Congress named 25 motion pictures—Hollywood classics, documentaries and innovative shorts reflecting genres from every era of American filmmaking—to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Spanning the period 1891-1996, the films named to the registry included the black independent film “Cry of Jazz,” Luis Valdez’s “I Am Joaquin” and John Huston’s war documentary “Let There Be Light,” which was banned by the War Department for 35 years. This year’s selections […]

2010 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards; The King’s Speech Named Best Film of 2010

2010 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards; The King’s Speech Named Best Film of 2010

The Phoenix Film Critics Society named “The King’s Speech” the Best Picture of 2010 and its star, Colin Firth, Best Actor. Natalie Portman’s performance in “Black Swan” won the Best Actress award. “The Fighter” won both Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa Leo. “Inception” led all winners with 8 awards including Best Director, Christopher Nolan, and Best Original Screenplay. The complete list of winners is below. The Phoenix Film […]

2011 Sundance Film Festival Adds Silent House To Line Up

2011 Sundance Film Festival Adds Silent House To Line Up

Sundance Institute announced that filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water) will return to the Sundance Film Festival with their latest feature, Silent House, which will have its world premiere in the out-of-competition Park City at Midnight section. The Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30, 2011 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Following Open Water, which screened at the 2004 Sundance […]

2010 Online Film Critics Society Award Nominees

2010 Online Film Critics Society Award Nominees

The Online Film Critics Society announced its nominees for the 2010 OFCS Awards.  The Online Film Critics Society describes itself as “the largest, most respected organization for critics whose work appears primarily on the Internet.” OFCS members will submit their final votes over the next few days, and winners will be announced Monday, January 3, 2010. Best Picture Black Swan Inception The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone Best Director Darren Aronofsky, […]

36th Metro Manila Film Festival Winners; Ai Ai, Dolphy Sweeps Major Awards

36th Metro Manila Film Festival Winners; Ai Ai, Dolphy Sweeps Major Awards

The third installment of the comedy franchise “Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To” won seven of the 21 awards including Best Picture, in the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival that ends on January 7. The film, which centers on the life of the fictitious former president Ina Montecillo and her 12 kids, also won for Wenn Deramas the Best Director award. Here is the complete list of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival winners: […]