The African American Film Critics Association named its best films of 2019 with “The Black Godfather” winning for Best Documentary, and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” for Best Independent Film.
The Farewell (2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE FAREWELL (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Lulu Wang
STARRING: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: Awkwafina, the flamboyant breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, plays a woman traveling back home to China to assist in an elaborate ruse to keep a truth from her terminally ill grandmother.
The Southeastern Film Critics Association named Parasite – Best Film of 2019, and recognized other films including The Peanut Butter Falcon as ‘film that best evokes the spirit of the South.”
The American Film Institute announced the 10 outstanding films and television shows receiving AFI AWARDS 2019 along with an AFI Special Award for Parasite.
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story was the big winner at the 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards winning Best Feature, Audience Award, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Adam Driver.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon in Hollywood tops the nominations list for the 3rd Hollywood Critic Awards with eleven nominations, while The Irishman and Waves followed with nine.
The nominees announced for 19th Movies for Grownups Awards, with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Farewell, The Irishman, and The Two Popes contending for Best Picture/Best Movie.
Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) and Lulu Wang (The Farewell) will be honored at the 2019 SFFILM Awards Night.
The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems lead the nominations for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards with 5 nominations each, followed by Give Me Liberty with 4 nominations.
The 8th Annual Key West Film Festival announced its official 2019 lineup including major fall films from Noah Baumbach and Destin Daniel Cretton.
The American Film Institute unveiled the lineup for the inaugural AFI Summit at AFI FEST 2019, includes a conversation with Eva Longoria along with Ted Sarandos of Netflix.
Thirty-three films and series received nominations for the 29th IFP Gotham Awards along with Gotham Tributes for Laura Dern, Sam Rockwell, director Ava DuVernay, and Glen Basner.
Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Florence Pugh, Taylor Russell to Receive Virtuosos Award at Santa Barbara Film Fest
Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Florence Pugh, and Taylor Russell will receive the Virtuosos Award at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Film Independent announced the independent film producers along with their film projects selected for its 19th annual Producing Lab.
The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners, with the top prizes going to A WHITE, WHITE DAY and OVERSEAS.
WAVES starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, will close the 2019 Hamptons International Film Festival.
The 15th Zurich Film Festival rolls out the green carpet from September 26 to October 6, 2019, with over 170 films. Among them are more films by women directors than ever before.
The Melbourne International Film Festival unveiled its 2019 program – the largest in its 68 year, history, featuring 259 feature films, and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell as closing night film.
Sundance Institute, will present The Farewell director Lulu Wang, an alumna of Institute’s 2017 FilmTwo Initiative, with its Vanguard Award.
Filmmakers from the U.S., Lebanon, Palestine, and the United Kingdom have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the complete 2019 lineup and will celebrate the work of Regina Hall by presenting her with the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
Provincetown International Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup + Honors for John Cameron Mitchell and Jillian Bell
The 2019 Provincetown International Film Festival announced the lineup of films, as well as special tributes for writer/director/actor John Cameron Mitchell and actress/producer Jillian Bell .
The 45th annual Seattle International Film Festival will feature Lulu Wang’s The Farewell starring Awkwafina, as its Closing Night film.
LUCE directed by Julius Onah, and starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as a married couple, will open the 17th IFFBoston on Wednesday, April 24 at the Somerville Theatre.
The 2019 Las Vegas Film Festival will spotlight a mix of feature films and documentaries including a documentary about The Amazing Johnathan, and Robin Greenspun’s personal portrait of local businesswoman Amy Ayoub.