Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.
FROM AFAR (Desde Allá) the feature debut from Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas, has been selected by Venezuela’s National Association of Film Auteurs (ANAC) as the country’s official entry for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards in the Best Foreign Film category for 2017.
The 2016 Sydney Film Festival announced the first 26 films to be featured in this year’s festival, plus a Martin Scorsese retrospective curated by David Stratton.
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announced today its 2016 program, including what has become a signature of the festival lineup, the 2016 Hecho en Tejas film programs.
The 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival taking place April 21 to May 5, announced the films in competition for the Golden Gate Awards (GGA).
TANGERINE, JAMES WHITE, ROOM, NASTY BABY Among 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival Official Selections
The 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival announced the films chosen for its fourth edition’s Official Selection, which is composed of Competencia Los Cabos (Mexico, USA and Canada) and México Primero sections. Nine films are in competition for Competencia Los Cabos, where North American films appear side-by-side, films that are from or co-produced with Mexico, USA and/or Canada can participate; and six films are in competition for México Primero, focusing on Mexican films. The nine […]
Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows” is the winner of the Golden Shell for Best Film at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival. “Sparrows” is a drama about Ari, 16, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. Here he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari […]
FROM AFAR (Desde Allá) the feature debut from Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson’s deeply personal, lyrical and compelling film HEART OF A DOG, have been added to the lineup for the 2015 BFI London Film Festival. FROM AFAR (Desde Allá) will screen in the Festival’s Dare strand. In the film, wealthy middle-aged Armando (Alfredo Castro) lures young men to his home with money. […]
Award Winners of 2015 Venice International Film Festival, Lorenzo Vigas’ FROM AFAR Wins Golden Lion for Best Film | TRAILER
DESDE ALLÁ (FROM AFAR) by Lorenzo Vigas is the winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. In the film, wealthy middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. He also follows an elderly businessman with whom he seems to have had a traumatic relationship. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this […]
The Horizontes Latinos program of the 63rd San Sebastian Festival will include fourteen films from Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Films that have competed or premiered at important international festivals, but which have not yet been screened at a Spanish festival or had their commercial release in Spain. The Horizontes Latinos program will open with Pablo Larraín’s El club, Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the last Berlin Festival. The film […]