DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010

Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2010. The winners will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Los Angeles. LIXIN FANLast Train HomeEye Steel Film, ITVS, CanadaCouncil for the ArtsZeitgeist Films This is Mr. Fan’s first DGA Award nomination. CHARLES FERGUSONInside JobRepresentational PicturesSony Pictures Classics This is Mr. Ferguson’s first DGA Award nomination. ALEX GIBNEYClient 9: The […]

Native Filmmaking Highlighted At 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Native Filmmaking Highlighted At 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced the details for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s presentation of films by Native filmmakers and the annual Native Forum. In all, 11 Native communities will be represented: Tsilhqot’in, Métis, Ngāti Rangi, Atihaunui a Paparangi, Navajo Nation, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, Iñupiaq, Taranaki/Ngati Tama Ngati Mutunga, Native Hawaiian and Māori. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. FILM SELECTIONS FOR THE 2011 NATIVE […]

Oscar-Winning Director Oliver Stone to be Honored at 2011 Boulder International Film Festival

Oscar-Winning Director Oliver Stone to be Honored at 2011 Boulder International Film Festival

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) announced yesterday that Oliver Stone, Academy Award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter, will be honored with a “Master of Cinema Award” on Closing Night of the 2011 festival on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo. “We are honored to have Stone attending the 2011 Boulder International Film Festival,” said Kathy Beeck, festival co-founder and director. “He’s a brilliant writer, director, and producer who is a […]

‘Akunin,’ and ‘Breathless’ win 2010 Kimena Junpo Awards | Trailer

‘Akunin,’ and ‘Breathless’ win 2010 Kimena Junpo Awards | Trailer

Akunin (Villain) directed by Lee Sang-il was awarded the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Japanese Film in 2010, and the Korean film Breathless by Yang Ik-Joon, received the award for Best Foreign Film. Kokuhaku (Confessions) came in second in the Kinema Junpo for Best Japanese Film, followed by Takahisa Zeze’s Heaven’s Story, Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins was fourth, and Sawako Decides came in fifth. In the Best Foreign Film category. Invictus was second, District 9 third, White Ribbon fourth, and Hurt Locker fifth. The Kinema Junpo Awards are […]

“Incendies” wins the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award | Trailer

“Incendies” wins the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award | Trailer

Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies” triumphed over “Splice”, directed by Vincenzo Natali, and “Trigger”, directed by Bruce McDonald to win the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.  “Incendies” is described as the epic adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s complex stage play about Quebec siblings who uncover their immigrant mother’s tortured history. To encounter a film of heart-wrenching tragedy, mythic proportions and sweeping visual majesty is rare, but such are the riches of Denis Villeneuve’s […]

25th Goya Awards; “The Last Circus” with 15 Noms + Ryan Reynolds Nominated for Best Actor

25th Goya Awards; “The Last Circus” with 15 Noms + Ryan Reynolds Nominated for Best Actor

Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus) by Alex de la Iglesia led the nominations for the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ 25th Goya Awards, with 15 nods; Pa Negre (Black Bread) by Agustí Villaronga followed closely with 13 nominations and Buried by Rodrigo Cortés with 10 nominations. Big surprise on the list, Ryan Reynolds was nominated for best actor for his performance in Buried. The awards will be presented on February […]

The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2011 Dates

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced this year’s festival dates, Thursday, October 13 – Monday, October 17, 2011. The festival, which is usually held over Columbus Day Weekend, is launching one week later in 2011 in order to honor Yom Kippur, which falls during Columbus Day Weekend this year. HIFF plans to return to its regular Columbus Day Weekend dates in 2012 (October 4 – 8, 2012) to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. “We are […]

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle 2010 Awards

Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle 2010 Awards

The Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle named The Social Network the best film of the year, with Fincher as best director and Aaron Sorkin as the writer of the best screenplay.  Colin Firth picked up the award for Best Actor for The King’s Speech while newcomer Jennifer Lawrence took the award for Best Actress for her performance in Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone. The complete list of awards: Best film: The Social Network Best actor: Colin Firth, […]

Fourteen films for 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition

Fourteen films for 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition

Fourteen films have been selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)’s Tiger Awards Competition 2011.  The winners will be announced during the Tiger Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films include: Chitra sutram / The Image ThreadsVipin Vijay, India, 2010, 104’, Hubert Bals Fund, European premiereA tale about a computer teacher, a black magician and a cyber creature who are predestined for online and offline encounters. The […]

Directors Guild of America Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the year 2010

Directors Guild of America Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the year 2010

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010. The winner will be named at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011. 1. DARREN ARONOFSKY, Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures) This is Mr. Aronofsky’s first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination. 2. DAVID FINCHER, The Social Network (Columbia Pictures) This is Mr. Fincher’s second DGA Feature […]

7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City Official Lineup

7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City Official Lineup

The 7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City, New Jersey, will be held this year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, presenting an exciting selection of films from around the world including Ghana, Brazil and the U.S., to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, January 14 – 16. Opening Night Film: WHITE BOY BROWNJersey City PremiereUSA, 2009, 88 min, drama, English, Sean Sawyer dir.Armed with only a very important letter, […]

Winners of Bollywood’s 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011

Winners of Bollywood’s 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011

Udaan won top honors at Bollywood’s 17th Annual Star Screen Awards wining both best film, and its director Vikramaditya Motwane wining best director at the ceremony held last week in Mumbai. In the film, Rohan, after being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn’t even know existed. Forced to work […]

Roadside Attractions likes “The Music Never Stopped”

Roadside Attractions likes “The Music Never Stopped”

Talk about a preemptive strike, Roadside Attractions has acquired 2011 Sundance Film Festival opening night drama “The Music Never Stopped.” Based on Oliver Sacks’s case study “The Last Hippie,” director Jim Kohlberg’s first feature explores a family divided by the culture clash of the 1960s. Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) ran away from home, Henry (J.K. Simmons) and Helen Sawyer (Cara Seymour) learn that he has turned up in […]

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, […]