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AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Another month of fantastic month of film and fun as come to an end, and the votes are in! Ballots have been counted, comments have been logged, and we're thrilled to announce the 2015 Fest...
Grand Prix narrative short
House of Unconciousness, Priit Tender, Eesti Joonisfilm, Kalev Tamm, Estonia, 2015
Grand Prix non-narrative short
Dark Mixer, Hirotoshi Iwasaki, Hirotoshi Iwasaki, Japan, 2014
Grand Prix feature film
On the White Planet, Bum-wook Hur, The Korean Academy Of Film Arts, Ki-Hwan Kim, South Korea, 2014
Grand Prix student film
Small People with Hats, Sarina Nihei, Royal College of Art, J...
Text and photos: Leopoldo Soto
MARIA MERCEDES CROY IXCANUL
PEDRO HARES Best Short
Ivan Trujillo, head dean film festival in Mexico has been instrumental in consolidating this celebration as one of the most important in Latin America, and why not; the world.
Trujillo; has the consensus of filmmakers, producers, sustained confidence in the years chaired the Film Library of ...
At the festive opening of HAFF the winner of the Professional Award was presented and the nominees for the Grand Prix of Dutch Animation were revealed.
Professional Award for Dutch animation
The Professional Award for Dutch animation was awarded to The Black Room by Robbie Cornelissen & Kees Went.
The expert jury, consisting of Marieke van Middelkoop (filmmaker, NL), Menno de Nooijer (performer and filmmaker, NL) and Serge Onnen (filmmaker, NL), said this about the film:
14 extraordinary winners capture stories from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain, Syria, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and the United States.
"Part of the joy and honor of being a SIMA juror is getting to experience the next wave of documentaries that will help shape the future of the field and our world.”
This year at the International Women's Film Festival in Dortmund, the RWE Film Award is being conferred for a sixth time on a feature film director. With the prize money totalling €15,000, eight feature films have been entered – all made by women directors who can look back on a long and notable career of film-making. Including works from Poland, Colombia, Japan and Iran, the spectrum ranges from a Balkan comedy to a radical docufiction drama about cancer and thus celebrates a wea...
Fest Head Jesús de la Pena Sevilla, FIPRESCI General Secretary Klaus Eder
IBAFF, the International Film Festival of Murcia, Spain, presented an Honorific Award to FIPRESCI. Film critics would, so the motivation, "for more than half a century have had the courage to stimulate works that have been formally daring. These works have determined the course, in one way or another and sometimes radically, of the cinematic universe of their time".
A small series of FIPRESCI-awarded ...
Hungarian feature “ Liza, the Fox Fairy” is the winner of the fantasy competition in the 35th edition of the Oporto international Film Festival – Fantasporto. Receiving the Special Effects Award as well, this film was presented in World Premiere at the Portuguese film festival. The director came to the city of portwine to introduce the film about a beautiful nurse who turns in a fox fairy out of jealousy.
The Special Award of the jury went to “Wolfcop” by Cana...
FIRST TIME FEST Third Time’s The Charm
March 5-9, 2015
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Directed By Director Shariff Korver (Holland)
FTF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing
FTF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting
FTF Award for Outstanding Achievement in...
Thanks to all the Festival attendees. We hope to see you at FreeB in Beacon Hill Park and throughout the year at the Vic Theatre!
The 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, finished its ten days of screenings. The Festival showcased over 96 of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression. The mission of the Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the dive...
The Winter Film Awards festival showcased from February 25-28 productions on a wide range of topics in feature film, shorts and documentary formats. It has become an important platform for independent productions from the United States and foreign countries with entries in virtually all genres. Compared to past editions, the higher production value of submitted films is noteworthy. This results apparently from film makers’ ingenuity but also from the inexpensive sophisticated production ...
Fox-fairies are evil demons from Japanese folklore, who rob men of their lives. Liza, a 30-year-old nurse, goes in search of love, but her ill-fated admirers all die on their first date.
Liza has taken care of Marta, widow of the former Japanese ambassador, for the last 12 years. Lizas only companion is her imaginary friend, Tomy Tani, the ghost of a Japanese pop singer from the 1950s. Its her birthday, and so Liza goes to a Mekk Burgers to find romance. While shes away, Marta die...
FANTASPORTO 2015: HUNGARIAN KÁROLY MÉSZÁROS IS THE GREAT WINNER OF THE FANTASY COMPETITION WITH “LIZA, THE FOX FAIRY”
Hungarian feature “ Liza, the Fox Fairy” is the winner of the fantasy competition in the 35th edition of the Oporto international Film Festival – Fantasporto. Receiving the Special Effects Award as well, this film was presented in World Premiere at the Portuguese film festival. The director came to the city...
By Maria Esteves – March 1, 2015
The 26th Annual New York Oscar Viewing Party celebrated the 87th Academy Awards at DANIEL, Sunday, February 22, 2015. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), East Coast Academy members, prior Oscar winners, Oscar nominees, industry executives and special guests enjoyed the evening with an exclusive cocktail reception, French cuisine by award winning chef Daniel Boulud and watched live on big screens Oscars 2015 hosted by Neil ...
By Maria Esteves – February 25, 2015
The 87th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2014, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, televised live on ABC Network and in over 220 countries Sunday, February 22, 2015. Four Oscars went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) including Best Picture and Best Director ALEJANDRO G. IÑ&Aacut...
Laura Poitras' landmark documentary CITIZENFOUR has won both the Academy Award® and the Indie Spirit Award, thus cementing its status as the most critically acclaimed and honored documentary of the year, and one of the most talked-about films of 2014. It will debut TOMORROW, MONDAY, FEB. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 23 (5:00 a.m.) and 27 (6:00 p.m.), and March 1 (4:10 p.m., 3:15 a.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.) and 12 (7:00 p.m., 4:...
Year 11 Comes to a Close!
With fantastic weather, outstanding attendance numbers by both fans and filmmakers, and a programming lineup of 114 unique short films, The Dam Short Film Festival finished its 11th season in great form. Over three hundred people packed the historic Boulder Theatre for the Best of the Fest Award Screening, and everyone had a great time at the Filmmaker Meet-n-Greet, 11th Dam Mixer, and the Post Awards Party!
At The Dam Short Film Festival, the audience chooses the ...
By Adrienne Papp
The Oscars have been handed out, the corks on the champagne bottles have been popped, the winners are all sleeping off their hangovers, and the movie industry has put a wrap on the 2015 Oscars.
On Sunday night during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast shown on ABC, “Birdman” took home Best Picture and Best Director prizes on an Oscar night filled with passionate political speeches. At evening’s end, &...
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers
Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers
Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers
She was the first American actress ever nominated in the category.
Kristen Stewart AP/SIPA
All the videos of the César Awards are available here: http://bit.ly/Cesar2015-Videos
The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards happen TOMORROW and independent film fans and filmmakers are joining to celebrate!
Here's how to take part:
Watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards LIVE on IFC Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET hosted by Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell.
The Official Spirit Awards LIVE Arrivals Show Un-leashed by T-Mobile kicks off at 11:00 am PT on Yahoo Screen. Host Ben Lyons will be talking to this year's nominees and presenters as th...
The 2015 L.A., Italia Fest, which launches at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres here February 15th will feature an unprecedented 50 films including five world and 14 American premieres it was announced today. The 10th annual L.A., Italia Fest begins February 15th at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in the famed Hollywood & Highland complex, with a star-studded array of Italian, Italian-American and international artists scheduled to participate in the weeklong celebration showcasing the best of Italian...
On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Robert Bosch Stiftung announced the three Film Prize winners at the award ceremony held in the frame of Berlinale Talents. The Film Prize for the documentary film project went to the Egyptian-German documentary Amal by Mohamed Siam; the Film Prize for the short fiction film project (Jordan-Germany) went to The Parrot by Amjad Al Rasheed and Darin Salam, whereas the Film Prize for the Lebanese-German animation film project went to Cl...
Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
Boyhood – Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
The Theory of Everything – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony Mccarten