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Locarno Cinelab Award

          Donald Cried by Kris Avedisian     DONALD CRIED by Kris Avedisian wins the Cinelab Award at the Festival del film Locarno on Festival Scope. The award, offered by Cinelab Romania, has been given by the audience of the first Festival del film Locarno online event in partnership with Festival Scope.   The initiative between Festival del film Locarno and Festival Scope has presented a selection of 9 films from the Con...

Animaze winners

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Awards   Canadian Student Film Award NEKA Nemnemiss VOLLANT-MCKENZIE (Wapikoni Mobile)   Special Accolade MERINGUE Louise PETIT-TRUCHON (Cégep du Vieux Montréal) International Student Film Award CATCH IT Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn & Jordan Soler – France (ESMA) Special Accolade FULFILAMENT Rhiannon EVANS – UK (The National Film & Television School) Best Short Film TEA TIME...

Cheryl Dunye is 2016 Iris Prize Jury Chair

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Iris Prize, Cardiff’s international LGBT short film prize, is delighted to announce that Cheryl Dunye is to be the chair of this year’s International Jury who will be judging the 35 films competing for the coveted £30,000 prize. Director of the ground-breaking lesbian film, The Watermelon Woman which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cheryl is an award-winning screenwriter, actress and producer whose work has focused on race, sexuality and gender issues. In addition, she is ...

Conclusion of the 69th edition of the Festival del film Locarno

      Ralitza Petrova © Festival del film Locarno     The 2016 edition, the fourth under Carlo Chatrian's Artistic Direction, came to a successful end, crowned with the Pardo d’oro to Godless, directed by Bulgarian filmmaker Ralitza Petrova.   Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova, Bulgaria/Denmark/France Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) INIMI CICATRIZATE (Scarred Hear...

The Winners of the Locarno Open Doors Hub 2016 announced

      Open Doors Winners 2016   The winners of the co-production platform Open Doors Hub have been announced today   The 2016 edition has seen the launch of a three-year cycle that Open Doors will devote to eight countries in southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The international co-production platform Open Doors Hub (4 – 9 August) is part of the new format of Open Doors, which ...

Locarno First Look Award 2016

          Ptaki Śpiewają W Kigali (Birds are Singing in Kigali)     The sixth edition of First Look – the Festival del film Locarno initiative aiming to showcase films in post-production – has presented six polish films. Each one was introduced by its producer to various world sales agents and festival programmers attending the Industry Days.    The jury for First Look 2016, comprising Kerem Ayan (Istanbul In...

European Casting Director Award in Locarno

  Peter Rommel, Elsa Pharaon, Antoinette Boulat, Clotilde Courau The jury of the first European Casting Director Award, in partnership with the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), decided to give the Award to Antoinette Boulat & Elsa Pharaon (France) for STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot.   The members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) have nominated 21 international casting directors with their respective films. Among t...

Iris Prize Best British Shortlist 2016

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Organisers of the Iris Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation have today announced the directors of 15 short films who will be competing for the Iris Prize Best British Short.  These have been selected from a record number of over 100 submissions from all areas of the UK and they address a wide range of issues to do with love, life, death and hope from teenage years to old age, encountering bullies, drug abuse, lifelong love, random acts of kindness and zombies. Five of the film...

2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competition Winners Announced

From left: Ross Saxon, Laura Bensick, Elizabeth Dahl, Kay Tuxford, Matteo Bernardini, and Penelope Chai. The winners and runners-up of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions were announced Saturday, July 23rd and awarded over $35,000. The private event in Los Angeles connected top industry execs and the finalists, as well as other recent Script Pipeline writers.  Australia-based writing team Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini won the Grand Prize fo...

Gael García Bernal to receive the first Jaeger-LeCoultre Latin Cinema Award

The San Sebastian Festival and Jaeger-LeCoultre promote a new award to acknowledge the career of prominent figures in the world of Latin cinema     Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to sponsor the San Sebastian Festival for the fifth year running. This year, La Grande Maison consolidates its presence at the event by giving the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Latin Cinema Award” to a prominent figure in the Latin cinema world. In this first edition the award will go to the film actor, d...

Winners of the pitching competition at the 7th New Horizons Studio

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  Organized in the frame of the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International FF in Wrocław, the 7th New Horizons Studio's aimed to raise awareness of the importance of pitch in a film pre-production process and offers training in pitching to 24 participants from 10 countries all over Europe. Two-day intense teaching is composed of lectures on production, promotion and distribution of a film and a team-to-expert sessions about the pitch itself. The following professionals shared ...

Polish Days 2016 Recap and Awards

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Polish Days are the most important industry event of the 16.T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, where industry representatives including programmers, sales agents, producers, film funds and distributors from all over the world meet to watch the latest Polish films at closed screenings. This year's edition of Polish Days took place on 27-29 July. Six completed Polish films and nine works-in-progress were shown at closed screenings during the event. Another nine projects in d...

Science Media Awards Finalists Announced!

Premier Science Media Competition Honors Finalists Record submissions top 500+ Awards Gala to be held at Harvard Art Museum Jackson, WY (August 1, 2016) – Today the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards (JHSMA) announced finalists in 22 categories spanning content, program and craft in the science media field. JHSMA celebrates the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This&...

The Winners of the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival Have Been Announced

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The winners of the 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International Festivals received their awards at a gala event at the New Horizons Cinema. Films competed in five different competitions this year: the New Horizons International Competition, the Films on Art International Competition, the Polish Short Films Competition, the European Short Films Competition, and the Zoom Competition. From among the 10 films in the New Horizons International Competition, the jury, consisting of Mania Akbari, Gust Va...

Winners Announced - The 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competitions

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The winners and runners-up of the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting and TV Writing Competitions were announced Saturday, July 23rd and awarded over $35,000. The private event in Los Angeles connected top industry execs and the finalists, as well as other recent Script Pipeline writers.  Australia-based writing team Penelope Chai and Matteo Bernardini won the Grand Prize for screenwriting with the adventure/fantasy Cinderella Must Die. Runner-up: The Coat, a thriller by Ross Saxon. ...

European Casting Director Award in Locarno

          The Festival del film Locarno launches the first European Casting Director Award, in partnership with the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN).   The ICDN, founded in 2005 in the context of the European Shooting Stars (EFP) at the Berlinale, is the first association to focus on casting directors on a worldwide scale. The ICDN seeks to improve the standards of the profession, to help shape film policy and processes, to pro...

Locarno: The Leopard Club Award 2016 goes to Stefania Sandrelli

          © Photo by Marco Rossi – Courtesy S. Ferragina     The 69th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to the dearly beloved Italian actress Stefania Sandrelli who this year celebrates her 55 years' career and her “70th springtime”. She will receive the Leopard Club Award 2016 on the Piazza Grande, on Friday, August 5.   A key player in the great era of Italian cinema, an...

THE AWARDS of the 14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signs of the Night / Signes de Nuit)

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THE AWARDS of the 14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signs of the Night / Signes de Nuit) Saarbrücken, Germany   MAIN AWARD FERRIS WHEE...

FIDMarseille Winners

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Awards of the thirteenth edition of the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival

13th YEREVAN GOLDEN APRICOT FILM FESTIVAL GAIFF       By Alex Deleon     The thirteenth edition of the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival (GAIFF) concluded officially on Saturday July 17 with a gala awards ceremony in the massive Moskva Kinotheater on Charles Aznavour Plaza and a screening of "The Unknown Girl", the latest offering from, the Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, of Belgium. Major Awards International Feature competitio...

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival 2016 Awards

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On Saturday, the 16th of July, the 12th edition of Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival came to a conclusion with a magnificent closing ceremony.   Honorary Vicious Cat award for lifetime achievement was given to the legendary producer Jan Harlan.   In our competition programs, the following awards were given: -VICIOUS CAT for best feature film: Scherzo Diabolico (Mexico, USA; 2015; Adrian Garcia Bogliano) Special mention: Attack of the Lederhosenzombie...

Too Young to Die! wins New York Asian Film Festival 2016

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New York Asian Film Festival 2016  has record anniversary year   Kankuro Kudo's anarchic Japanese comedy Too Young to Die! is the Audience Award Winner of the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, announced the festival's executive director Samuel Jamier today. The event came to a close on Saturday night after screening 51 films over 18 days at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. Too Young to Die!, which had its North American premiere...

Nominees for 55th annual Rose d’Or Awards

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is pleased to reveal the nominees for 55th annual Rose d’Or Awards which honour the best in international radio, television and online entertainment. The winners of the biggest and most influential entertainment awards event will be decided at a ceremony in Berlin on 13 September. Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards. ...

The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners

  The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. ~ Best of Show ~ Brett Michael Innes  – SINK – Feature Film Brett Michael Innes (South Africa), Sink, Film Feature – Sometimes the things we cannot change, change us. Rachel, a M...
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