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: THE FITS
DIRECTOR(S): Anna Rose Holmer
STARRING: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: In this psychological portrait, Toni, an 11-year-old tomboy, is assimilating into a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, and her desire for acceptance is twisted.
The Athena Film Festival (AFF) announced its 2017 lineup showcasing films about powerful and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world.
Jordana Mollick, Anna Rose Holmer and Nanfu Wang are the winners of Spirit Awards filmmaker grants awarded today at the annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch
Five films have been nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors Heterodox Award – honoring films that actively blur the line between narrative fiction and documentary.
Film Comment magazine’s annual end-of-year survey was released today with Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, and Paul Verhoeven’s Elle taking the top spots among films released in 2016.
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle gave Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT their award for Best Picture of 2016.
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
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.
American Honey and Moonlight led nominations for the 2017 Spirit Awards with 6 each including Best Feature. Other nominees for Best Feature include Chronic, Jackie, and Manchester by the Sea.
Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea lead the 26th annual Gotham Awards nominations with four nods, including Best Feature.
The 8th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, announced the winners of the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards in addition to the Jury Award Winners