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WGA Awards 2014? A Departure & 1st Twitter Contest!

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   A few unusual things happened last night at the WGA Awards held simultaneous in LA and NY. Namely, WGA West held a first-ever competition Twitter competition for all comers to finish the sentence "The secret to great writing is..." with the hashtag #mightypen. Talk about a free-for-all! The finalist was chosen by voters during the show and streamed live via Los Angeles Times. Second, the screenplays for Her (Joaquin Ph...

14th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

Visit www.goldentrailer.com to sumbit your entries for this year's 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards. 

Juries award films at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014   At the Awards Ceremony on Friday, 31 January 2013 in de Doelen (Rotterdam), the winners of IFFR’s nineteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, as well as of the second Big Screen Award Competition and of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI, KNF, and MovieZone awards were announced. On Saturday, 1 February the festival audience favorites will be awarded the UPC Audience Award for be...

Orobie Film Festival – the international festival of mountain documentary and fictional film awards

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Orobie Film Festival – the international festival of mountain documentary and fictional film, is an event organized by the Association Montagna Italia.  The Festival took place in Bergamo from the 18th to the 25th of January. Here you can find the winners of the cinema and the photo contest. For what concerns the photo contest, the winners are: -  Andrea Zampatti’s “Tramonto sul Maniva” for the section titled “OROBIE E MONTAGNE DI LOMBARDIA&rdquo...

Awards ceremony line-up: 28. TEDDY AWARD – The Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival

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28. TEDDY AWARD – The Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival Awards ceremony line-up: 14 February 2014 at 9pm, Komische Oper Berlin   The line-up of artists taking part in the 28th TEDDY AWARD gala in the Komische Oper Berlin can now be revealed. Host for the evening is TV presenter and actor Jochen Schropp. Sven Ratzke is the new Hedwig. Hedwig and the Angry Inch featuring Sven Ratzke is every inch as good as the original. Director and creator of ‘...

FEROZ Awards - winners

An Oscar Nomination is a Beautiful thing...until it's taken away - Academy Revokes Best Song Contender

  An Oscar nomination is a beautiful thing...until it's taken away... "Alone Yet Not Alone" is no longer in the running for the coveted due to accusations of improper campaigning. The Academy renegged it's nomination for best original song nomination for the film of the same name over accusations of the composer having an unfair advantage. The Academy board of governors voted Tuesday night afterlearning that composer Bruce Broughton who in the past held a seat o...

The 14th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees

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The 14th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees for 2013   *Nominated Trailers are (listed in Alphabetical Order by Film Title)    *Order= Film Title, Studio/Production Company, Trailer house  Show Categories Best in Show Winner: Iron Man 3 "Not Afraid", Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Trailer Park Nominees: Argo, Warner Bros., AV Squad Flight, Paramount Pictures, Buddha Jones The Gre...

Lions Film Award 2014 on 29 January

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  Remote Control     On Wednesday 29 January, Lions Club L'Esprit du Temps will give the Hubert Bals Fund Lions Film Award to a promising filmmaker whose film has been supported byIFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and show clear involvement in societal and political issues. In addition, another Lions Film Award is given to a...

IFFR Cinemart Global Film Initiative introduces new grants

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While in Rotterdam, Global Film Initiative decided to make three grants of 10,000 US Dollar each available to participants in this year's CineMart, in support of the long relationship with the Hubert Bals Fund and IFFR.   Susan Weeks Coulter, Chair of the Board of Global Film Initiative: “We felt that perhaps this year, filmmakers would appreciate knowing they had an immediate decision about some financing and we have decided to make that a reality for three of them today...

Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014   On Sunday 26 January, the three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2014 were awarded to Sebastian Buerkner’s The Chimera of M. (United Kingdom), Salla Tykkä’s Giant (Finland/Romania) and La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark). The winning filmmakers each receive a cash prize of € 3,000 and a Canon EOS-M c...

CHAPEL PERILOUS wins YouTube Short Film Audience Award at Sundance 2014!

    Saturday night in Park City CHAPEL PERILOUS, by Matthew Lessner, won the Sundance YouTube Short Film Audience Award! It will remain online on Sundance's YouTube channel for a limited time here: http://youtu.be/-j-Bbbck2Nk   CHAPEL PERILOUS 9 ratings 486 views     CHAPEL PERILOUS: WWW.CHAPE...

'Three Many Weddings' and 'Stockholm' Best Pictures at FEROZ Awards

The brand new FEROZ® Awards were handed out last night in Madrid. Created by the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España (AICE), the Gala Night was quite similar to The Golden Globes one with a wonderful Red Carpet, the dinner with nominees, associates and guests to end up applauding the first winners. Hopefully firsts of a very long list as it is our wish. Alexandra Jiménez hosted a brilliant and funny soirée directed by Paco Cabezas. Press ...

GRAMMYS Big Winner Paul Williams: Always Lucky

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Paul Williams won big last night at the GRAMMYs. Besides accepting for Daft Punk, he is a singer-songwriter known the world over. It is hard to imagine that songwriting was a second choice for Paul Williams, a composer/lyricist whose legacy of hit songs is known by heart by many from the recordings of artists as diverse as The Carpenters, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Kermit the Frog, The Dixie Chicks, Daft Punk, and most recently D...

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners List

By Maria Esteves – January 27, 2014 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards hosted by LL COOL J commenced Sunday, January 26, 2014, 8:00pm ET at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS Television Network. Presented by The Recording Academy, the Grammy Awards honor musical excellence in the recording arts and sciences to artists and technical professionals of 2013. DAFT PUNK received five GRAMMYs including Record of the Year for Get Lucky; MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS received three GRAM...

So Alfonso Cuarón Wins DGA's Top Director, James Cameron Agrees, But Does AMPAS?

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   When Alfonso Cuarón directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed Y Tu Mamá También in 2001, it was obvious the Mexican-born director had a few tricks up his sleeve. Last night he paid off those expectations with a huge victory in a tough field as Best Director at the DGA Awards. Cuarón was up against the heavies: Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. R...

The video coverage of the Sundance Awards Ceremony in its entirety is available here.

Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) To start the Video: skip to 43 minutes ...

Video presentation of the Jury, Audience and other Special Awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

                                       This weekly newsletter has reached  164 442 subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our EFM Dailies, Newslett...

Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

  Rich Hill, Whiplash, Return to Homs and To Kill a Man Earn Grand Jury Prizes Audience Favorites Include Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, Whiplash, The Green Prince, Difret and Imperial Dreams Sundance Institute  announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in Park City, Utah. Video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.or...

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Honoring 2014’s Outstanding Performances Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday

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Screen Actors Guild Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today that the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, honoring the outstanding performances of calendar year 2014, has been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The 2015 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, marking the 18th consecutive year the SAG Awards have been telecast on television’s destination for drama and the 10th year on cable’s top-rated come...

Why the Oscars Are a Big Deal For the World's Gamblers

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The Oscars are not only the biggest awards in the film industry, but they are also the second most watched televised annual event on the planet after the Superbowl. Whether you are a movie aficionado who wants to see their favourite film, actor or director get the recognition they deserve or a celebrity watcher who wants to see who has the most outrageous red carpet attire, the Oscars is a spectacle few people can resist. What you may not know, however, is that it is also one of the most bet upo...

Winners of the 2014 Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards Announced

Emerging Artists from Vietnam/UK, Australia, Denmark and India Selected for their Visionary Projects   Sundance Institute and Mahindra today announced the winners of the 2014 Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. The winning directors and projects are Hong Khaou, MONSOON from Vietnam/UK; Tobias Lindholm, A WAR from Denmark; Ashlee Page, ARCHIVE from Australia; and Neeraj Ghaywan, FLY ...

2014 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Awards Ceremony

2014 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Awards : Of God and Dogs Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and c...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present David O. Russell with the Outstanding Director Award a

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present David O. Russell with the Outstanding Director Award at the 29th edition of the Fest, which runs Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 9, 2014, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.  The Tribute will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 31.      “It was at the first-ever screening of American Hustle for the SBIFF Cinema Society last November that I ...
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