Krisha by director Trey Edward Shults is the big winner of the 1st American Independent Film Awards (AIFAs), winning the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (Shults), Best Lead Performance (Krisha Fairchild)
NAME OF FILM: KRISHA
DIRECTOR(S): Trey Edward Shults
STARRING: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko, Chase Joliet
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Estranged relative Krisha shows up to a family Thanksgiving to make amends, but as the day unfolds she can’t escape her dark past.
145 Film Scores are Eligible for Nominations in the Original Score Category for the 89th Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards®.
Barry Jenkins’s “Moonlight” received the most nominations for the 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association awards with eleven nods, including Best Picture, Jenkins for Director and Original Screenplay
Indie Films THE FITS, KRISHA and PUSHING DEAD among 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Nominations
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced the Award nominees for 2016. LA LA LAND, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and MOONLIGHT are nominated for multiple awards
Moonlight dominated the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) winning four awards including Best Picture
The New York Film Critics Circle today selected its 2016 award winners, and named LA LA LAND the Best Picture of 2016. Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight were big winners each snagging 3 awards.
The National Board of Review has named Manchester by the Sea 2016’s Best Film of the Year, along with the organization’s other year-end honors.
Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins was the big winner at 26th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, held last night in New York City, winning four awards, including the Gotham Audience Award
Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea lead the 26th annual Gotham Awards nominations with four nods, including Best Feature.
A24 has released the official trailer and poster for KRISHA, written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, and the winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at SXSW 2015. A24 will release KRISHA in select cities in March 2016. When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one […]
Carol directed by Todd Haynes lead nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards with 6 nods including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Best Sreenplay and Best Cinematography. The other nominees for Best Feature included Anomalisa, Beasts of No Nation, Spotlight and Tangerine. Spotlight was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was […]
“Brooklyn” “The Champions” “Hitchcock/Truffaut” “Rams” “Krisha” Win Awards at 2015 Denver Film Festival
Brooklyn directed by John Crowley won the People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature, and The Champions directed by Darcy Dennett won the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Denver Film Festival (DFF) which ran from November 4-15 in Denver. Hitchcock/Truffaut directed by Kent Jones won the juried Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film, and Rams, directed by Grímur Hákonarson won the juried Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for Best Feature Film. Krisha directed […]
2015 Lone Star Film Festival Kicks Off on Thursday, Nov 5th with WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN Starring Amber Heard, Christopher Walken
The 2015 Lone Star Film Festival at Sundance Square (LSFF) in Fort Worth, Texas, will kick off on Thursday November 5th, 2015, with the film WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN starring Texas native Amber Heard along with a cast that includes Christopher Walken, Oliver Platt, and Kelli Garner. Immediately following; the film’s writer and director, Robert Edwards, will take part in a Q&A. That will be followed by a special presentation screening of […]
AFI FEST 2015 Reveals Films in New Auteurs and American Independent Lineup, Include FIELD NIGGAS, JAMES WHITE, IXCANUL
The 29th AFI FEST taking place November 5 to 12, 2015 in the heart of Hollywood, revealed 20 more films on the lineup – the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independent programs during AFI FEST 2015. The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year includes 9 films; and the New Auteurs section includes 11 first and second-time narrative feature film directors from around the world, whose films will […]
Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), celebrating its 35th anniversary, will take place from November 12 through November 22, primarily all on the island of Oahu. HIFF kicks off with South Korea’s official entry to the Oscar Foreign Language category with award winning director Lee Joo-ick’s THE THRONE. The story at the center of this lush historical drama is the struggle between the long-ruling King Yeongjo (Song Kang-ho from SNOWPIERCER) and his son, Sado (Yoo Ah-in) and […]
The 2015 Virginia Film Festival have added more than 20 new films to the lineup. The Festival, presented by the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts, will take place from November 5-8 at venues throughout Charlottesville. The Festival also revealed that Alex Neustaedter, the young star of Ithaca, will join in a post-screening discussion that will include director Meg Ryan, actor Lois Robbins, and producer Janet Brenner. […]
SUFFRAGETTE to Open 2015 Savannah Film Festival; Lineup Includes BROOKLYN, SON OF SAUL, TRUTH, YOUTH
SUFFRAGETTE from BAFTA Award-winning director Sarah Gavron will open the 2015 Savannah Film Festival taking place October 24 to 31, 2015. “Suffragette” is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. Written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan, “Suffragette” is inspired by the early-20th-century campaign of the Suffragettes, who were activists for Women’s Suffrage – risking their very lives for the right of women to vote. The […]
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 […]
8 Films on 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Competition Program incl. THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, UNCERTAIN, IMPERIAL DREAMS
The 7th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival’s lineup for the Competition Program will feature eight feature films including three documentary and five fiction. Highlights of this year’s program include The Russian Woodpecker, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s 2015 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. The debut film for writer, producer and director Chad Gracia, it follows Ukrainian Fedor Alexandrovich as he investigates the political and personal history surrounding his survival of Ukraine’s 1986 Chernobyl […]
The 39th annual Atlanta Film Festival taking place March 20-29, 2015, announced the competitive lineups in the narrative and documentary feature categories.