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The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 14 - 23, 2014) AWARDS

The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 14 - 23, 2014) AWARDS AUDIENCE AWARDS - The Peter Wintonick Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to: FOUR LETTERS APART – CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF ADHD by Erlend E. Mo, Denmark, 2013             The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to: BEACH BOY by Emil Langballe, UK 2013  ...

17th Holland Animation Film Festival 2014 Award Winners announced

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WINNERS 17th Holland Animation Film Festival 2014 Winner Grand Prix short narrative Love Games by Yumi Joung (South Korea, 2013) Winner Grand Prix short non-narrative Le Labyrinthe (The Labyrinth) by Mathieu Labaye (Belgium, 2013) Winner Grand Prix feature film The Fake by Sangho Yeon (South Korea, 2013) Winner Grand Prix European student film Wind by Robert Löbel (Germany, 2013) Winner Grand Prix for Dutch animation Mute by Job, Joris & Marieke (Ne...

Enrico Macias Recipient of 2014 ASF Pomegranate Award

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By Maria Esteves – March 23, 2014 World-renowned musical artist and humanist ENRICO MACIAS received the ASF Pomegranate Award for Lifetime Achievement during the 17th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2014 (NYSJFF 2014) Opening Night Gala held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, March 13, 7:45 PM. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) in association with Yeshiva University Museum (YUM), the annual Pomegranate Award acknowledge achievements in the his...

The EDN Award 2014 is presented to Tue Steen Müller

                 On the occasion of celebrating the 10th edition of The EDN Award, the 2014 honour is presented to Tue Steen Müller. He receives the award for a lifelong commitment to the documentary genre and for personally contributing to the outstanding development of the European documentary culture. The EDN Award has mostly been presented in connection with a specific initiative or event. But in connection with the 10th ...

SXSW 24 Beats per Second Audience Award Announced!

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2014 Audience Award, for the 24 Beats per Second category, goes to Take Me to the River. This highly entertaining story of a vital slice of Memphis' musical legacy features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples and many more. You can see all the winners on this page, and check out the film's trailer above. Congratulations to this remarkable film, and to all the films across all the categories! Stay up to date on developments on films screened at SXSW here on ...

The nominees for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film have been selected!

ITFS – Nominees Animated Com Award | Theme day Animation and Advertisement The nominees for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film have been selected! With more than 80,000 visitors and 2.500 professionals each year, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the biggest and most important animation festivals worldwide. In addition to the competition categories International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Teens and Tric...

2014 BAMKids Film Festival Winners

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  Chicago/New York -  The 16th Annual BAMKids Film Festival ended on a high note with more than five thousand children and families attending the two day event February 22-23 at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music. Featuring 74 films from 27 countries curated by the International Children's Media Center, audience votes for the BAMmie awards were at an all time h...

Congratulations to the 2014 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival Winners!

16 Outstanding Independent Films Honored in Awards Ceremony on March 1 2014 in New York City   Best Student Film winner Julia Walter and Best Actress Nominee Stefanie Von Poser New York, NY (3/07/2014):  If you happened to stop by the Gray Line terminal on 8th Avenue last weekend, you might have noticed that there was a lot more going on inside than tour bus ticket sales. Unbeknownst to many, this building is home to a private theater where NYC’s Winter Film Awards...

2014 Winter FIlm Awards Nominees and Winners

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BEST ACTOR ...... Al Miro (Computer Potato) ...... Gavin Brown (Found) ….. WINNER ...... Ryan Eggold (Queen) ...... Warren Cole (The Gauntlet) BEST ACTRESS ...... Bai Ling (The Gauntlet) ...... Phyllis Munro (Found) ...... Stefanie von Poser (Job Interview) ...... Tesha Moon Krieg (Maria) ….. WINNER BEST ANIMATED FILM ........Andrew: Story of a Closet Monster ….. WINNER ........Attack of the Kil...

Past Awards at Fantasporto

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WINNERS FANTASPORTO   1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: Fuego Eterno - José Angel Re...

Fantasporto Awards Miss Zombie

FANTASPORTO´2014 34th edition of the OPORTO INTERNATINAL FILM FESTIVAL Fantasy film jury Cyril Despontin (festival director) Fra; Loris Curci (producer) Ita; Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com) fra; Jordi Navarro (film teacher) Esp; Nigel Floyd (film critic) GB; Vassilis Mazomenos (producer and director) Gre   The International Jury of the Fantasy Section on the 334th Oporto International Film Festival - Fantasporto 2013 has decided to grant the follo...

More Oscar Commentary From a European Point of view Passing of Resnais and Jancsó was overlooked

By Alex Deleon   In the course of the Oscar night festivities on Sunday a slightly sombre note was sounded with a brief section reminding viewers of the recent passing of celebrated film personalities, among them Seymour Philip Hoffman, Feb. 2, of substance abuse at 44; and thirties child star Shirley Temple; Feb. 11, of natural causes at 85. The Hungarian press wryly noted that two truly towering figures of world cinema, directors Alain Resnais of France and Hungarian motion picture ma...

The 2014 Academy Awards Oscars with Adrienne Papp

By Adrienne Papp I get invited to a lot of social events  as a journalist / publicist, but there is nothing quite like the Oscars.  Excitement is in the air, everyone is full of wonder, looking forward to this fairytale-like evening with its never ending magic. The unexpected always happens just to keep things fresh year after year ( just likeU2 performing live  on stage.)  The 86th Oscars was really by far one of the best ever produced in Hollywood. O...

Oscars 2014 Serious Themes Win Out over Lightweight Trash

Commentary by Alex Farba Deleon For <filmfestivals.com> Watching the Oscar results on television at the Grand Budapest Hotel Marriott the best coverage was offered not by CNN or BBC but by alternate channel SkyNews. The hot film news from Hollywood was up against other heavy stories, the crisis in Ukraine and another Oscar -- Pretorius the legless olympic athlete on trial for spousecide in South Africa. All of which made it seem somewhat less important in the overall scheme o...

Gravity Top Winner at the 86th Oscars

By Maria Esteves – March 3, 2014 The 86th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2013 hosted by Ellen DeGeneres commenced Sunday, March 2, 2014, 8:00pm ET at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, California and aired live with 40 million viewers worldwide. GRAVITY received seven Oscars including Best Director Alfonso Cuaron. Three Oscars went to 12 YEARS A SLAVE including Best Picture and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB in...

The 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards By The International Press Academy, By Adrienne Papp

By Adrienne Papp In a star-studded gala ceremony, the International Press Academy celebrated the distinguished accomplishments of artists in thirty-eight categories last Sunday night at the 18th Annual Satellite™ Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.  "12 Years a Slave" received Motion Picture and Director honors, while "Dallas Buyers Club's" Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, and Jared Leto w...

Bruised Oscars 2014: How the Battle for Noms Fizzled the Show for '12 Years'

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent This Awards Season was by all accounts one of the nastiest in Oscar history, not just the Woody Allen takedown but also in general campaigning with one song nominated, then disqualified, and the vitriol against a few leading ladies. Julia Roberts took the worst hits, not just in her personal life tragedy but in a voter backlash as revealed to The Hollywood Reporter with one anonymous AMPAS member's ballot being made public, The voter d...

Oscars 2014: The Victory of Gravity

The big winner for the night at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday was "Gravity" with seven Oscars. (Alfonso Cuarón wins for best director, the film also won for visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, cinematography, film editing and original score). "12 Years a Slave" took top honors with 3 Oscars including best picture.   Other winners in the top categories include Cate Blanchett for lead actress,...

12 Years a Slave the big winner at The Independent Spirit Awards

Complete list of winners: BEST FEATURE: “12 Years a Slave” BEST ACTOR: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” BEST ACTRESS: Kate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” BEST DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” BEST DOCUMENTARY: Morgan Neville, 20 “Feet From Stardom” BEST SCREENPLAY: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave” BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sean Bobbitt, “12 Years a Slave” BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Lupit...

11th FIFO - once again a roaring success

The FIFO association is delighted to share the results from the 11th FIFO that took place at the Maison de la Culture from 3rd to 9th February 2014. Festival attendance shows that the aura of the event continues to grow and assert its importance in the Polynesian cultural landscape as well as in the audiovisual world. This year the organisers totalled 27, 860 entries, including 7,086 school pupils. The FIFO international jury, chaired by Mr Luc Jacqu...

UCLA Film Student to Receive $50,000 Sloan Grand Jury Prize from Tribeca Film Institute

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UCLA Film Student to Receive $50,000 Sloan Grand Jury Prize from Tribeca Film Institute ® for Best Science-Themed Screenplay Sloan Foundation Has Awarded more than $3.8 Million in Direct Grants to Film Students Since 1997   Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the recipient of the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. Survival of the Fittest by Laura Alsum of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television was selected as the best-o...

Revolution wins RELEVATE Impact Film Forum

Compathos Foundation, screens social and environmental impact films in the Bay Area. Nov 5 screening The Engage Award is all about engaging a global audience on multiple levels and includes campaign development, providing educational resources, and audience engagement.  "It was important for us to include online resources in our Viewers Guide at the event and we truly appreciate the extra effort that passionate filmmakers put into creating these types of valuable resources for t...

DID YOU KNOW ‘PEOPLE’ MAG TO HOST 2014 OSCAR® FANS?

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent AMPAS is always coming up with something new. And, in fact, ABC will have something like 700 cameras in and around the red carpet for fan enjoyment this year. In other words, you can see stars accept, walk around, even talk to the press corps. Our figure of 700 might sound high, but you get the idea - we have it on good intel from one of their behind-the-screens tech geniuses.   Meanwhile, in their own words... NEW YORK, F...

Berlin '64 Wrapup - Unknowns from the Far East take Home the Bacon and competition overview

By Alex Deleon Director Diao Yinan chinese champ hold up his bear at berlin    The Chinese film Bai-Ri Yan-Huo ("Black Coal, Thin Ice") won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin international film festival. Actor Liao Fan won the prize for best thesp in the same pic, while Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role in the Japanese movie Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House).  The English translation of the Bear winner is not even close to the ...

You can contribute to VELOBerlin Film Award 2014, vote online now

  Online-voting kicked off! - Enjoy 18 bicycle shorts! See the films / the competition here: www.veloberlinfilmaward.com We started cycling fun: 18 films made it into the final round, to compete for 5 prizes worth €2500 in total: Narrative shorts, documentaries, clips and animated films about the love of cycling and bicycles. Till 29 March 2014, all selected films can be watched and voted for online at www.veloberlinfilmaward.com : You are the jury – the worldwid...
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