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Sundance Institute Selects Global Filmmaking Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Emerging Artists from Poland/Germany, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Ukraine Selected for Visionary Independent Film Projects Sundance Institute today announced the winners of the 2015 Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award presented by AJ+, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. The winning directors and projects are Haifaa Al Mansour, Be Safe I Love You (Saudi Arabia); K’naan, The Poet (Somalia); Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Luxembour...

The Inspiration Film Festival announces the winners

2015 WINNERS SIMON SAYS Winner of “Best of Fest” & “Best Short Film Fiction” FILL UP. POUR OUT. Winner of “Best Short Film Documentary” DAVID & ME Winner of “Best Feature Documentary” A SUMMERHOUSE Winner of “Best Student Short Film Fiction” FRED Winner of “Best Student Short Film Documentary” PROM? Winner of the “Audience Award” ...

‘La isla mínima' y ‘Carmina y amén' best films at the Feroz Awards

                For the second time AICE celebrated its annual Gala where 10 Golden Feroz  Awards were handed to the winners resulting from the votes of the members of AICE, the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España. La Isla Mínima got 5 awards out of 10 and get a clearer pace to the Goyas. Two more awards were given by AICE: Feroz Honor Award to a lifetime career to CARLOS SAURA and the Special Award to ...

IFFR announces recipients of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2015

44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Dane Komljen's OUR BODY nominated for EFA Short film Competition The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has completed its deliberation and announced THINGS by Ben Rivers, LA FIEVRE by Safia Benhaim and GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS by Ben Russell as the winners of The Canon Tiger Awards 2015. The three winning directors each receive a 3,000...

Sundance Institute Selects Stephanie Langhoff for Sundance Institute | Red Crown Producer’s Award

Sundance Institute and Red Crown Productions announced today Stephanie Langhoff, producer of The Bronze, as this year’s recipient of the Sundance Institute | Red Crown Producer’s Award. Through the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, the Award grants $10,000 to an emerging producer of a film at the Sundance Film Festival. The award recognizes bold vision and a commitment to continuing work as a creative producer in the independent space.  Past award recipients include...

Inaugural Horizon Award to Honor Up-And-Coming Female Filmmaker Verónica Ortiz-Calderón

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The inaugural Horizon Award will be presented to Syracuse University student Verónica Ortiz-Calderón for her film Y Ya No Te Gustas (And You Don’t Like Yourself Anymore). The award’s co-founders, producers Lynette Howell, Christine Vachon, and Cassian Elwes, made the announcement today at the Sundance Film Festival.   The Horizon Award was created to celebrate and provide mentorship opportunities for talented, up-and-coming female filmmakers. The prize includes a...

The Hunting Ground Chosen for Doc Award – Gala/Park City

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The Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award Gala held at Nikki Beach at Riverhorse on Main in Park City Kirby Dick’s documentary, The Hunting Ground, will receive the 2015 Spotlight Initiative Award for Outstanding Documentary.  Mr. Dick will accept the Award for the film and joins other Spotlight Award Recipients -- Zoë Kravitz, Kellan Lutz and Jeffrey Tambor -- on the mainstage of The Creative Coalition’s upcoming Gala in Park City.  The Gala evening is a...

30th Annual Artios Awards Ceremony spotlight

The Casting Society of America (CSA) 30th annual Artios Awards took place on January 22nd, 2015, for outstanding achievement in casting. CSA "turned 30 on two coasts which means next year she’ll be uncastable", humored Michael Urie, New York host at the 42West—formerly XL Nightclub. On the West Coast, the ceremony honoring film, television, and theater’s most notable casting directors in Los Angeles, was hosted by Patton Oswalt. Michael Urie NYC Host Billy Magn...

Oscar Nomination for Wim Wenders the EFA President

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The German director Wim Wenders has been nominated for an Oscar® in the category of Best Documentary Feature. Other nominations went to the German co-productions CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras (DE/US, Praxis Films) and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL by Wes Anderson (GB/DE, Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film). The composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated in the category of Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for INTERSTELLAR. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictu...

Richard Linklater's Berlin Acceptance Speech for Boyhood...and ready for more

Richard Linklater received his first Prize in Berlin in 1995 for the first episode of his trilogy with Ethan Hawke et Julie Delpy, Before (Sunset, Sunrise, Midnight) 19 years after he returned to Berlin to win silver and a second prize in Berlin for Boyhood. The film was shot over twelve years. A 12 Month Film Festival Cycle began almost one year ago for the film Boyhood which today has arrived in its crowning glory. An Oscar nomination and a unanimous agr...

Director Joost Reijmers wins Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards

Comedy Pony Place is crowned as Best Film at EYE   (AMSTERDAM) The comedy Pony Place by director Joost Reijmers has won the Best Film at Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards. The top prize of €15,000 is an equal contribution by Cam-a-lot (in rental gear), Filmmore (in post-production services) and Shorts TV (pocket money) into the making of a new film. A sold-out Cinema 1 at Eye saw Reijmers receiving the prize from the hands of top British director Peter Greenaway on Sunday 18 Januar...

TNT and TBS Ready to Turn 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Into Digital and Social Media Experience

  As Hollywood prepares to celebrate the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, host networks TNT and TBS are revving up plans to make this year's ceremony an exceptional digitally connected awards show. In addition to simulcasting the SAG Awards® live from the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, the networks will have a team of social media correspondents and influencers to provide behind-the-scenes play-by-play before and during the ceremony using the ha...

Outstanding Directors of the Year Awards from Santa Barbara Film Fest announced

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebration, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will expand its ever popular director’s panel into the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, presenting to some of the most talked about and innovative filmmakers from the past year. The tribute will begin at 8pm on Wednesday, February 4 at the Arlington Theatre and will be moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg.   Filmmaking is a collaborative effort, spearheaded by th...

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel Lead the 87th Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves – January 18, 2015 The 87th Academy Awards (2015 Oscar) Nominations were announced by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, directors Alfonso Cuarón, J.J. Abrams and actor Chris Pine, Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM/PT at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, California. Nine Oscar nominations went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson, in...

Today is the deadline to become a voting Member for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards

Today is the deadline to become a voting Member for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards ...

OSCARS 2015: Here Come The Nominees with Chris Pine & Cheryl Boone Isaacs

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent What better way to usher in the Oscars Nominees than with the real-time footage that had some of us up on the West Coast at 5:30 am. Of course, since they split the announcement in two this year, we had to wait until 5:38 (5:39 actually) to hear the majors above-the-line. But it was a historic first to have below-the-line categories given such a huge nod with J. J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón. Here’s the Academy Award Nominees for 20...

Alejandro G. Iñárritu to receive Vanguard Leadership Award at the fifth Sundance Institute benefit on June 2, 2015 in L.A.

Sundance Institute today announced that it will present Alejandro G. Iñárritu with its Vanguard Leadership Award at the fifth annual Sundance Institute benefit on June 2, 2015 in Los Angeles. The evening brings the creative community together to highlight both a great visionary in independent film as well as an emerging artist with unique talent and creative independence. Iñárritu will be honored for the originality and independent spirit of his films, including&nb...

87th Oscars® Nominations Announced

Directors J.J. Abrams (left) and Alfonso Cuarón announced the nominees  for the 87th Annual Academy Awards in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.   Directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards® today (January 15).  For the first time, nominees in all 24 categories were announced live. Cua...

David W. Gray to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award

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21 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE HONORED WITH ACADEMY AWARDS® The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, veteran sound engineer and Dolby® Laboratories executive David W. Gray will receive the Gordon ...

Academy To Announce Oscar® Nominations In All 24 Categories Live

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  GLOBAL LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE AT OSCARS.ORG/LIVE Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, on Thursday, January 15, will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.   “Each of the three years we’ve produced the show, we ...

Boyhood wins Best Film and Best Director at the The Golden Globe

The 2015 Winners have received some shadow from the terrorists attacks in France. Most mainstream media picked Georges Clooney ending his speech with emotion and a "Je Suis Charlie".  Linklater received his first Golden Globe. Best Motion Picture – Drama
 Boyhood
 Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
 Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama 
 Julianne Moore ...

26th PSIFF Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

  The 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) screened eight of the nine films selected to advance in the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The Festival, which was held from held from January 2-12, 2015, screened 50 of the films that had originally qualified in this category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: · Wild Tales (Argentina), Director Damián Szifrón &...

Looking Ahead To 2016: The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Ceremony Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS jan 31 2016

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    Looking Ahead To 2016:  The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Ceremony Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 31, 2016   LOS ANGELES (January 13, 2015) – The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® is still on target for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Looking ahead to 2016, today SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced the airdate for next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards® ceremo...

26th PSIFF Festival Winners.

Corn Island (Simindis kundzuli). Georgia, 2014, 100 Minute Running Time   26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Winners: Selma Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; Keep On Keepin’ On Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Doc Feature. Leviathan Receives FIPRESCI Prize; Haluk Bilginer and Anne Dorval Receive FIPRESCI Acting Prizes; No One’s Child Receives New Voices/New Visions Award; Flowers Receives Cine La...

XX Jose Maria Forque Award winners

              Last night in Spain the cinematographic season awards begun with the Gala of the Jose María Forqué Award which celebrated its 20th anniversary. Not many surprises among the winners but a bit more clear idea of what we can spect during the Feroz or Goya Awards ceremonies in a few weeks. La isla Mínima won Best Film and Relatos Salvajes Best Latin-American film whike nervously waiting for the Oscar® nominations on Thursd...
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