42nd Berlinale Unveils Films in Main Program

42nd Berlinale Unveils Films in Main Program

The 42nd Berlinale Forum will be showing 38 films in its main program, including 26 world premieres and 8 international premieres. Ann-Kristin Reyels’ film Formentera follows a young couple on holiday who run into the ’68 ideals of their parents’ generation and come to realise the extent to which their own ideas about life diverge from one another. Sleepless Knights by Stefan Butzmühlen and Cristina Diz is also set in Spain, telling a story of […]

20 Documentary Films Added to Berlin Film Fest

20 Documentary Films Added to Berlin Film Fest

The documentary lineup is almost complete for the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.  On February 10, 2012, the Panorama Dokumente will open with The Reluctant Revolutionary by British director Sean McAllister. The film is about a Yemenite tourist guide who slowly abandons his professional distance towards the political “spring” in his country. His experiences with a customer, one of the last tourists in these turbulent times, politicize him. Panorama Dokumente Anak-Anak Srikandi (Children of Srikandi) […]

Young Adult Join More Films Added to 2012 Berlin Film Fest

Young Adult Join More Films Added to 2012 Berlin Film Fest

Twelve more films have been confirmed for this year’s Berlinale Special programme. Besides Werner Herzog’s documentary film series Death Row and Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In The Land Of Blood And Honey, these films include the documentaries Althawra… Khabar (Reporting … A Revolution) by Bassam Mortada, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman, Hijos de las Nubes by Alvaro Longoria, Anton Corbijn Inside Out by Klaartje Quirijns as well as Chris Kenneally’s Side by Side, […]

Cuabn Animated Film Chico & Rita Gets a US Release Date

Cuabn Animated Film Chico & Rita Gets a US Release Date

Chico & Rita, the new animated film from Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and internationally-renowned illustrator/designer Javier Mariscal will be finally released in the US. The film which won the Best Animated Feature at both the Goya Awards and European Film Awards, will open February 10, 2012 at the Angelika Film in New York City with hopefully more cities to follow. In Chico & Rita, a gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams – […]

My Week with Marilyn Among 2012 American Cinema Editors Nominees

My Week with Marilyn Among 2012 American Cinema Editors Nominees

The American Cinema Editors revealed their 2012 nominees, with the winners to be revealed in a ceremony February 18. Nominees include The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn and The Artist. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)The DescendantsKevin Tent, A.C.E.The Girl with the Dragon TattooAngus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.HugoThelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.MoneyballChristopher Tellefsen, A.C.E.War HorseMichael Kahn, A.C.E. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)The ArtistAnne-Sophie Bion & Michel HazanaviciusBridesmaidsWilliam Kerr & Michael L. SaleMidnight in ParisAlisa […]

9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar

9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar

And then they were nine. Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three films had originally qualified in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Belgium, “Bullhead,” Michael R. Roskam, director;Canada, “Monsieur Lazhar,” Philippe Falardeau, director;Denmark, “Superclásico,” Ole Christian Madsen, director;Germany, “Pina,” Wim Wenders, director;Iran, “A Separation,” Asghar Farhadi, director;Israel, “Footnote,” Joseph Cedar, director;Morocco, “Omar Killed Me,” […]

HBO to Release Documentary Me @THE Zoo from 2012 Sundance Film Festival

HBO to Release Documentary Me @THE Zoo from 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Just before its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the U.S. Documentary Competition, HBO Documentary Films has acquired the feature documentary ME @THE ZOO. Directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch, ME @THE ZOO is an in-depth exploration of the new phenomenon of internet celebrity. Focusing on the story of Chris Crocker, the video blogger who exploded into the international spotlight after his infamous “Leave Britney Alone” YouTube declaration, ME @THE ZOO explores […]

Miami International Film Festival Announces Official Premiere Lineups

Miami International Film Festival Announces Official Premiere Lineups

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) announced its official lineup of red carpet Olympia Theater galas, parties, education seminars and international film premieres that will make up the Festival’s showcase of more than 100 films from 35 countries during the 10-day event, which runs March 2-11, 2012.

On Friday, March 2nd, the Festival commences with its Opening Night Film, the World Premiere of Tom Gustafson’s musical tour-de-force Mariachi Gringo. The drama stars Shawn Ashmore (“Iceman” in X-Men) as a young man from Kansas who falls in love with the mariachi lifestyle, and travels to Guadalajara to prove that anything is possible. Ashmore and co-stars Academy Award nominee (Babel) Adriana Barraza and Mexican starlet Martha Higareda are expected to attend the premiere. 

The Festival’s Awards Night takes place on Saturday, March 10th before the screening of the U.S. Premiere of Chinese Take-Away. Winner of three Argentinean Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, director Sebastián Borensztein’s touching fish out of water comedy stars Argentine superstar Ricardo Darín as a shopkeeper who takes in an illegal immigrant desperate to find his extended family. Darín, who starred in the 2010 Academy Award-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes, and Borensztein are expected to attend the premiere.

7 WORLD PREMIERE FEATURES

Born & Raised (USA); La Casa Del Ritmo, A Film About Los Amigos Invisibles (USA/Ecuador); The Diary of Preston Plummer (USA); Hombre y Tierra (USA); Mariachi Gringo (Mexico/USA); The Porcelain Horse (Mejor no hablar (de ciertas cosas)) (Ecuador); Underground Hip-Hop in China (China/USA)

4 WORLD PREMIERE SHORTS

The Beach Chronicles AGX (USA); Beyond Assignment (USA); Cell Phone Zombies (Cel zombies) (Ecuador); Shift (USA)

5 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES

180 Seconds (180 segundos)(Colombia); Baracoa: Where Cuba Began (Baracoa: 500 Años Despues) (Spain); Ben Lee: Catch My Disease (Australia);  Speechless (Sin palabras) (Colombia); Zoo (Zoológico) (Chile)

10 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES

Annalisa (Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici) (Italy);Choked (South Korea); Code Blue (The Netherlands); A Cube of Sugar (Ye Habeh Gand) (Iran);  I’d Receive the Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips (Eu Receberia As Piores Notícias De Seus Lindos Lábios) (Brazil); In The Name of The Girl (En el nombre de la hija) (Ecuador); Motherland or Death (Patria o Muerte) (Russia); Pescador (Ecuador/ Colombia); Promising The Moon (Das Blaue Vom Himmel) (Germany); Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You (Un Giorno Questo Dolore Ti  Sará Utile)  (Italy/USA)

10 U.S. PREMIERES

Chinese Take-Away (Un cuento chino) (Argentina/Spain); The Cat Vanishes (El gato desaparece) (Argentina); Distance (Distancia) (Guatemala); The Fifth Commandment (El quinto mandamiento) (Mexico); Heleno (Brazil); The Sleeping Voice (La voz dorminda) (Spain); Porfirio (Colombia/Spain/Uruguay/Argentina/France); The Strawberry Tree (El arbol de las fresas) (Canada); UFO In Her Eyes (Germany/China); Vaquero (Argentina) {jathumbnail off}

 

More Films Added to 2012 Miami International Film Festival

More Films Added to 2012 Miami International Film Festival

Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) announced a new category for its upcoming 29th edition, March 2 -11, 2012 –  the  Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition.

In this newly created category, six films from first-time feature filmmakers from Spain, Portugal and/or Latin America will compete for a $5,000 USD cash prize.

The finalists for the competition were selected by MIFF programmers from films already submitted to the 2012 Festival.

2012 MIFF Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition films:

Las Acacias (Argentina/Spain, directed by Pablo Giorgelli): Already a winner of major prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (Camera d’Or for Best First Film) and the Latin Horizons prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Giorgelli’s road movie unfolds along the highway linking Asunción to Buenos Aires, which trucker Rubén is accustomed to traveling solo. This time, however, he’s got a passenger, Jacinta, and a road full of revelations on the horizon.  East Coast Premiere

Expiration Date (Fecha de caducidad) (Mexico, directed by Kenya Márquez): After the tragic loss of her son, Ramona (Ana Ofelia Murguía) becomes convinced local handyman Genaro (Damián Alcázar) is responsible for the death. Becoming increasingly obsessed and paranoid, she enlists the help of neighbor to avenge his death. East Coast Premiere

Vaquero (Argentina, directed by Juan Minujín): Actor-turned-filmmaker Minujín’s profoundly revealing film follows mid-level Buenos Aires actor Julian Lamaz on a darkly comic quest for a leading role in a Hollywood movie. Through an amusing voice-over, the actor endures endless patronizing advice from fellow actors, casting agents and even his family. Minujín’s experience in the Buenos Aires film and theatre community gives the narrative multiple layers of self-referential resonance. U.S. Premiere

The Student (El estudiante) (Argentina, directed by Santiago Mitre): College student Roque (Esteban Lamothe) navigates the murky world of university politics, while seducing assistant professor and activist (Romina Paula), in Santiago Mitre’s briskly paced debut. A microcosm for the world at large, the film brilliantly exposes the backroom dealings and negotiations of student politics. Florida Premiere

Speechless (Sin palabras) (Colombia, directed by Ana Sofía Osorio Ruiz and Diego Bustamante): After helping a disoriented Chinese immigrant find her way, Raul (Javier Ortíz) can’t help but fall slowly in love with the exotic beauty. Osorio Ruiz and Bustamante prove the language of the heart is the most universal of all in this touching romance.  International Premiere

Distancia (Guatemala, directed by Sergio Ramírez): Tomás Choc travels 150 kilometers to be reunited with his only daughter, kidnapped 20 years ago during the Guatemalan civil war. In order to keep his memories of her alive, Tomas has kept a journal of his daily struggles, which he plans to give her when they meet in Ramirez’s heart wrenching drama. U.S. Premiere

Additionally, the Festival confirms the return of the University of Miami Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film. The established category showcases short films from developing international directors competing for a $2,500 cash prize. The 2011 winner in this category was Chilean short film Blokes (Blockes) by Marialy Rivas.

Some of the short films already confirmed to compete in MIFF 2012 include: {jathumbnail off}

The Samaritan starring Samuel L Jackson Added to 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Samaritan starring Samuel L Jackson Added to 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival which takes place January 26 through February 5, announced the addition of the World Premiere of THE SAMARITAN, starring Academy Award® nominated Samuel L. Jackson, to the program as a Gala Presentation. The red carpet Gala event will take place on Sunday, January 29, at 7pm at the Lobero Theatre. Produced by Andras Hamori and directed by David Weaver from a screenplay by Weaver and Elan Mastai, The […]

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Unveils its 2012 Lineup

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Unveils its 2012 Lineup

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced its line-up for 2012. The Festival begins Thursday, January 26 and continues through Sunday, February 5, 2012. “Our program this year reflects invigorating change,” remarks SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “When I joined SBIFF ten years ago, I set out to bring the festival’s program and its sidebars to reflect the city of Santa Barbara as a city, and its community. This year we’ve taken that concept […]

Demián Bichir of A Better Life Among Performers to be Honored by SBIFF with 2012 Virtuosos Award

Demián Bichir of A Better Life Among Performers to be Honored by SBIFF with 2012 Virtuosos Award

Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers with The 2012 Virtuosos Award. The actors who were selected to be recognized for their exceptional performances are: Demián Bichir for his earnest portrayal as Carlos, a virtuous father struggling to provide for his son in A Better Life; Rooney Mara for her dark and provocative performance as Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Melissa McCarthy […]

The Artist Leads 2012 BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations

The Artist Leads 2012 BAFTA Awards With 12 Nominations

The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations were announced today, and The Artist continues to sweep award season, scoring a phenomenal 12 nominations. My Week with Marilyn has six nominations, The Descendants, Moneyball, Senna and We Need to Talk about Kevin all have three nominations apiece and Shame and The Ides of March each receive two.

The Artist is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Costume Design, Sound and Production Design. Michel Hazanavicius is nominated for Director and Jean Dujardin is nominated for Leading Actor. His co-star Bérénice Bejo is nominated for Leading Actress.

Other nominations include Attack the Block’s Writer/Director Joe Cornish nominated in the Outstanding British Debut category alongside Director Ralph Fiennes for Coriolanus, Writer/Director Richard Ayoade for Submarine and Director Paddy Considine and Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw for Tyrannosaur. The self-distributed Black Pond is the final film in this category with nominations for Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer).

Incendies, Pina, Potiche, A Separation and The Skin I Live In are all nominated in the Film Not in the English Language category.

Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012 – Nominations  {jathumbnail off}

Perfection and LA Comedy Shorts Festival Block Added to 2012 Oxford Film Festival and Music Festival

Perfection and LA Comedy Shorts Festival Block Added to 2012 Oxford Film Festival and Music Festival

“Perfection” and “L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival” have been added to the Oxford Film Festival and Music Festival since the original lineup was announced. A new film, “Perfection” has been added to the line-up and will have its world premiere with the festival. “Perfection” is Christina Beck’s first feature film and was nominated by IFP for best screenplay and selected for their Rough Cut Labs. Beck was awarded the Adrienne Shelly female directing grant. The festival […]

Derby City Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Finalists

Derby City Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Finalists

With the festival opening in lass than a month, the organizers of The Derby City Film Festival have announced the award finalists for the 2012 edition. Awards will be handed out in 7 categories; US Short Film, International Short Film, Student Short Film, Documentary Film, Feature Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. The festival has also partnered with York Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, who will offer distribution to one or more of the Feature Films and IndieFlix, based in Seattle, who will hold an on-line short film contest the week before the opening of the festival.

Three films with Kentucky ties are among the finalists. One, the short film “Bizarnival: Tuxedos in the Attic” from filmmakers Todd Sheene, Allen Martin, and Scott Stafford screens Saturday February 18th at 4:00 PM with Shorts Group C. “Bizarnival” is a pseudo-experimental film which follows three men who seek the key to a magic suitcase, guarded by a mechanical man, and takes them on a journey through the ridiculously fantastic world of Bizarnival. “Bizarnival” is nominated for Best US Short Film.

James Sheldon who stars as the title character from Alex O. Gaynor’s “Wid Winner and the Slipstream” is nominated for Best Actor. ‘Wid Winner & the Slipstream’ is a poetic, blue-collar story of a disenchanted auto parts store clerk and the road trip that will change his life. “Wid” screens Friday February 17th at 7:00 PM.

“It’s in the Blood” from Louisville natives and Ballard High School graduates Scooter Downey & Sean Elliot is up for three awards including Best Feature Film and two Best Actor Nominations for the film’s stars Sean Elliot & Lance Henriksen. “Blood”  tells the tale of a father and son who become stranded in the wild and must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives.  However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so to does their concept of reality: horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions, is it all in their heads, or could the truth be far more terrible? “It’s in the Blood” screens at 8:00 PM on February 18th with the short film “Endless”.

Another film up for three awards is the closing film of the festival, the Edward Furlong film “Below Zero”, which will screen at 6:00 PM on Sunday February 19th. “Zero” follows screenwriter Jack “The Hack” (Furlong) who, facing writer’s block and a crucial deadline, decides to remove himself from all distractions by locking himself in the freezer of an abandoned slaughterhouse, where fiction and reality blur. Inspired by true events, method writer Signe Olynyk’s BELOW ZERO is a twisty story within a story, within a real-life story. The film also stars Kristin Booth and Michael Berryman. “Zero” was directed by Justin Thomas Ostensen who’s film “By the Wayside” screened at the inaugural DCFF in 2008. “Zero” is nominated for Best Feature, Best Actor (Furlong) and Best Actress (Booth).

All 9 of the Short Film Finalists (US, International & Student) have also been invited to take part of the DCFF-IndieFlix on-line film contest which will run February 10th-16th. All films will be available to watch on-line and the public can vote on their favorite. The winning film will receive a one year subscription to Videoblocks & The Footage Firm, an online library of downloadable production material, video clips and royalty free music. A link to the IndieFlix film contest will be available on the DCFF website starting February 10th.

York Entertainment has invited 4 films to be considered for distribution. Included among the finalists is “Overtime” from Louisville filmmakers Matt Neihoff & Brian Cunningham. The other three are “Below Zero”, “Blind Turn” & “It’s in the Blood”. Any agreement will be between York and the selected film(s) and the festival will not be part of the negotiations

The 2012 Derby City Film Festival runs February 17th – 19th at the Clifton Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The full festival schedule and film descriptions are available on the festival website. Tickets for all films and screening groups are also on-sale through the website. More information on the festival can be found at the festival website: www.derbycityfilmfest.com or by calling the DCFF office at 502-454-7801. Additional details about the upcoming festival will be released in the coming weeks.

The following includes the full list of award finalists for the 2012 Derby City Film Festival. {jathumbnail off}

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced its 2012 Thematic Program and Tribute. The annual Full Frame Tribute will be presented to Stanley Nelson for his significant contribution to the documentary form. The 2012 Thematic Program will focus on family, with a series of films curated by Ross McElwee. McElwee will also present his most recent film “Photographic Memory” at the April event. “Exploring one’s family seems deeply entwined with the desire to document […]

TIFF Launches New Festivals For Kids and Youth

TIFF Launches New Festivals For Kids and Youth

TIFF, the organization behind September’s Toronto International Film Festival, announced today two new film festivals directed towards children and youth with a new emphasis on interactive programming, including gaming and participatory activities in a digital environment. The two new film festivals represent an evolution of the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth, effectively dividing its programming into separate events for two age groups. Running from April 10 through 22, 2012, the TIFF […]

TIFF is Calling Young Filmmakes for the TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers competitions and TIFF Kids Juries

TIFF is Calling Young Filmmakes for the TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers competitions and TIFF Kids Juries

Toronto International Film Festival is encouraging young filmmakers and cinephiles to take part in its two new film festivals, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, both happening this Spring at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Running from April 10 through 22, 2012, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival will celebrate special programming and activities for children aged 3 to 13. The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival runs May 10 through […]

Detachment starring Adrien Brody in Theaters on March 16

Detachment starring Adrien Brody in Theaters on March 16

Director Tony Kaye’s (American History X) long-awaited film Detachment starring Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody will be available nationwide On Demand beginning February 24, 2012. The film will open in theaters beginning in NY on March 16, 2012 and LA on March 23, 2012 with additional select cities. Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a […]

Canadian Film Starbuck Takes Top Honors at 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Canadian Film Starbuck Takes Top Honors at 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) wraps today Monday with the Best of the Fest screenings but announced this year’s award winners at a luncheon on Sunday, January 15, 2012. AUDIENCE AWARDS This year’s Festival attendees selected Starbuck (Canada) directed by Ken Scott, as the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award Best Narrative Feature. The past comes back with a vengeance in this Canadian comedy about a class action suit against prolific sperm donor David […]

The Descendants and The Artist Lead the 69th Golden Globes Awards

The Descendants and The Artist Lead the 69th Golden Globes Awards

The 69th Golden Globes went down last night and The Artist and The Descendants were two of the night’s big winners. The Artist received the award for Best Motion Picture-Drama and The Descendants received the award for Best Motion Picture-Comedy Or Musical.

Michelle Williams won the award for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,”

 

Asghar Farhadi and Peyman Moaadi

Asghar Farhadi and Peyman Moaadi accepted the Golden Globe for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, for their film “A Separation” (Iran), produced by The Country of Iran (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics.

 

Christopher Plummer received the Golden Globe for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE for his work in “Beginners”

The complete list of winners include:

FILM

MOTION PICTURE-DRAMA
The Descendants
Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures

ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
George Clooney, The Descendants

MOTION PICTURE-COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Artist
A La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema – Jouror Production-uFilms co-production; The Weinstein Company

ACTRESS-MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady

ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin for The Artist

DIRECTOR-MOTION PICTURE
Martin Scorsese for Hugo

ACTRESS-MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Michelle Williams for My Week With Marylin

SUPPORTING ACTRESS-MOTION PICTURE
Octavia Spencer for The Help

SUPPORTING ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE
Christopher Plummer for Beginners

SCREENPLAY-MOTION PICTURE
Woody Allen for Midnight In Paris

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Separation
The Country of Iran
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics

ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/Hemisphere Capital/Amblin Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures

ORIGINAL SCORE-MOTION PICTURE
Ludovic Bource for The Artist

ORIGINAL SONG-MOTION PICTURE
“Masterpiece” from W.E.
Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry {jathumbnail off}

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced

Film Independent announced the winners of its four Spirit Awards filmmaker grants on Saturday at its annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch hosted by Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson. Mark Jackson, director of Without, received the Audi Someone to Watch Award, which recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award, which is in its eighteenth year, includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Audi of America. The finalists […]

The Artist and Incdendies Among French Lumière Award Winners

The Artist and Incdendies Among French Lumière Award Winners

The Artist won best film at the Lumière Awards, aka the French Golden Globes, and leading actress Bérénice Bejo received the award for Best Actress. Poliss received two awards including Best Director for Maïwenn Le Besco, and Best Cinematography for Pierre Aim.  Best screenplay went to Jean-Louis Milesi and Robert Guediguian for The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Denis Villeneuve received the prize for best Francophone picture from outside France for Incendies. Omar Sy won Best Actor […]

Daniel Radcliffe To Announce The 2012 BAFTA Film Awards Nominations

Daniel Radcliffe To Announce The 2012 BAFTA Film Awards Nominations

  On Tuesday 17 January, actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger will join BAFTA’s Chairman Tim Corrie to announce the nominations for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards. BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry, Chair of the Film Committee Nik Powell and Pippa Harris Deputy Chair of the Film Committee will also be in attendance. The Orange British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place on Sunday 12 February 2012.