The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), taking place January 2 to 16, 2017, announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section.
The Idol, a film by two-time Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar), is inspired by the incredible true story of Mohammed Assaf, a young man who realizes his dream of becoming a singing sensation and bringing joy to others through the gift of his voice.
Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.
The Idol, Hany Abu-Assad’s biopic about Mohammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who became a worldwide sensation after winning the Arab Idol competition in 2013, has been selected by Palestine as its official entry for the 2017 Oscar in the Foreign Language film category.
Cemetery of Splendour from Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for Best Feature Film, considered the region’s highest accolade in film. Cemetery of Splendour is set in and around a hospital ward full of comatose soldiers. Attached to glowing dream machines, and tended to by a kindly volunteer (Jenjira Pongpas Widner) and a young clairvoyant (Jarinpattra Rueangram), the men are said to be waging war in their sleep on behalf […]
The TIFF Next Wave committee of young film enthusiasts has hand-picked 10 Toronto International Film Festival films that will resonate with their peers. Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of young film enthusiasts, hailing from schools across the Greater Toronto Area. In order to help their peers navigate the Festival, the Committee has identified […]