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40 Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film to Compete for FIPRESCI Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival

40 Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film to Compete for FIPRESCI Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled January 1-11, 2016, announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section. The Festival will screen 40 of the 80 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film. Additional film programs will be announced in the upcoming weeks. The Awards Buzz section is selected by Festival programmers as the strongest entries in […]

Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Paraguay is a first-time entrant. The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, director; Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director; Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors; Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” […]

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Close with BRIDGE OF SPIES; Reveals Spotlight Films and World Cinema

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Close with BRIDGE OF SPIES; Reveals Spotlight Films and World Cinema

The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will close with Steven Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The festival announced its Spotlight Films along with its World Cinema and Shorts programs; and also revealed that Emily Blunt, Michael Moore and Dan Rather will be in attendance to take part in “A Conversation With…” for the 23rd installment. The Festival’s closing night film is three-time Academy Award®-winning Steven […]

American Film BOB AND THE TREES Win Top Prize at 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

American Film BOB AND THE TREES Win Top Prize at 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The American film, Bob and the Trees, starring Bob Tarasuk, playing himself, as Bob, a fifty-year old logger, struggling to make ends meet in a threatened industry, was awarded with the Crystal Globe at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Tarasuk accepted the Festival Grand Prix in person, together with director Diego Ongaro (pictured above). “This really is a surprise. We had virtually no money to shoot the film so I had to invest my and […]

BABAI is Big Winner with 3 New German Cinema Award 2015 at Munich Film Festival

BABAI is Big Winner with 3 New German Cinema Award 2015 at Munich Film Festival

Visar Morinas debut film “Babai” (Father) won three New German Cinema Award 2015 at Filmfest München (Munich Film Festival). Visar Morina received the Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his debut.  In addition, its two main characters Astrit Kabashi and Val Maloku were jointly awarded the Award New German Cinema Theater. “Babai” explores the story of Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) both street cigarette vendor in Kosovo of nineties, during Milosevic regime, […]