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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 […]

2015 AFI European Union Film Showcase Announces Complete Lineup; Opens with A PERFECT DAY, Closes with THE TREASURE

2015 AFI European Union Film Showcase Announces Complete Lineup; Opens with A PERFECT DAY, Closes with THE TREASURE

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the complete slate of films for the 2015 AFI European Union Film Showcase, taking place December 1–20 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year’s AFI European Union Film Showcase will open December 1 with Fernando León de Aranoa’s A PERFECT DAY (Spain), a darkly comedic portrait of aid workers attempting to provide clean water during the aftermath of the Balkan War, starring […]

11 More Films Added to 2015 Dubai International Film Festival ‘Cinema of The World’ Program Lineup

11 More Films Added to 2015 Dubai International Film Festival ‘Cinema of The World’ Program Lineup

The 2015 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) revealed  11 additional films set to appear in its ‘Cinema of The World’ program. The first new addition to the lineup is the suspenseful and dramatic award-winning film ‘The Clan’, by Argentinian director Pablo Trapero (pictured above), which won the ‘Silver Lion’ award at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Based on the true story of the Puccio family, ‘The Clan’ follows the disturbing story of a sinister 1970s family whose […]

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 Open with Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH; Unveils Long Island Films + Conflict & Resolution Films

2015 Hamptons International Film Festival to Open with Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH; Unveils Long Island Films + Conflict & Resolution Films

Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH will be the Opening Night film of the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival in Southampton. The festival revealed the films selected to screen in the Views From Long Island section – which focuses on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Island communities; and the films in the Conflict & Resolution (C&R) program – recognizing and celebrating films that deal with the complex issues and the human […]