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Peter Fonda is Chairman of the 2012 jury in Stockholm Festival

    This year we welcome legendary actor Peter Fonda to the Stockholm International Film Festival. Peter Fonda will head this year’s jury of five and decide which will receive the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film.      This year’s jury members will hand out the festival’s heaviest prize, the 7. 3 kilo heavy Bronze Horse to the Best Film i the Stockholm XXIII Competition category. The jury also give out the Aluminium Horse in seven categories:...

Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards

The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,...

‘Tabu’ wins Grand Prix for Best Film at the 39th Ghent Film Festival

  Miguel Gomes’ feature film ‘Tabu’ has won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 39th Ghent Film Festival. The international festival jury, chaired by Joan Dupont, announced the results of the jury’s deliberations at Ghent’s town hall. The other films that received awards are Olivier Assayas’ feature film, ‘Après Mai’ (Best Music and Sound Design) and the short films ‘As Ondas’ by Miguel Fonseca (Best European Short Film) an...

'A Trip' ('Izlet', 2011) will contend for Oscars 2013.

The Slovenian film ‘A Trip’ (‘Izlet’, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda will represent Slovenia at the 2013 Oscars. Out of all international films contending for the ‘Foreign Film’ category, only one will win for 'Best Foreign Film'. The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24, 2013. 'A Trip' has received nominations and awards at international film festivals the world over. It won ‘Best Screenplay’ by Nejc Gazvoda, ‘Best Acting&r...

Shangai Film Fest awards and ambiance

Shanghai, once called the Paris of the East, is rapidly becoming one of the major cultural and financial destinations in the world.  The Shanghai International Film  Festival, sponsored by Jaeger Le Coultre , watch maker extraordinaire,  wrapped its 15th edition Sunday night with a bang and a Closing night ceremony featuring a Broadway like production number. Chinese Superstar Chow Yun Fat received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Martial Arts legend Jackie Chan.   I...

British Independent Film Festival Award Nominations

The British Independent Film Festival Award nominations are here! See below for who will be competing for our shiny awards! The Award Ceremony will close the festival at 10.30pm at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square and will be hosted by Hollywood actor Tamer Hassan (The Football Factory, The Business). BEST FEATURE FILM Jump - Airborne - Flutter - Bashment - Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy BEST DIRECTOR Bindu De Stoppani - Jump Dominic Burns - Airborne Giles Borg - Flutter Rikk...

Nominees to the 26th Goya Awards

  The 26th Goya Awards nominees list has been announced today in Madrid in a press conference.The two presenters, actor Lluis Homar and actress Inma Cuesta were quite nervous and extremely happy to finally read each other nominations.Pedro Almodovar´s film “La Piel que Habito” (The Skin I live In) has reached up to 16 nominations including Best Film and Best Director and also its cast has been nominated and becomes the favourite. No Habrá Paz para los Malvados comes second with 14 n...

2nd. Malatya International Film Festival deals with a hot society theme: MIGRATION

  2nd. Malatya International Film Festival will be held from 18th to 24th November 2011.  With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by Global Mass Communication Studies Foundation.   The Festival's, ‘National Feature', ‘International Feature' and ‘Short Film' Competition juries, general programme and its theme are announced with a press c...

Golden Orange Film Festival Winners Announced

We Will See Good Days The awarded films of the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival were announced at the festival's glorious closing gala on 14th October. ‘And the Women touched the World’ main themed festivals, all women consisted juries awarded the ‘Best of 2011’. Thirteen feature films competed during the week of 8th-14th October – nine of which were directors’ debuts. It was a significant night for M.Caner Alper, Mehmet Binay’s ‘ZENNE DANCER...

Hollyshorts announces 2011 winners

On the heels of the most successful HollyShorts Film Festival to date with standing room screenings and first ever indie film summit, HollyShorts Announces dates for 2012 Fest: The festivities will take place-August 9-16, 2012. HollyShorts starts accepting submissions for 2012 starting December 1, 2011. The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival wrapped with a standing room only awards ceremony at the Geisha House in Hollywood live-streamed courtesy of Dyal Productions and hosted by Actress She...

“The Social Network” wins the 12th Annual Golden Trailer top Awards

Last night, “The Social Network” came away from the 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards with three wins in major categories and the coveted top honor, Best in Show. It is the first time a trailer has accomplished this feat since “The Matrix” in 1999, the year the awards show debuted. After carrying away the trophies for “Best Drama,” “Best Music” (which gauges the creative use of music in a promo reel) and “Most Original”—Sony Pictures’ “The Social Network” trailer na...

12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

Nominations for the 12th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS ® were released this morning. Highlights include the Summer 2011 Blockbuster category dominated by trailers for three Stephen Spielberg productions—“Cowboys and Aliens,” “Super 8” and “Transformers:Dark of the Moon”—up against “Pirates of the Caribbean 4”; the reels for the hits “Black Swan” vying for Best Thriller, “Hangover Part II” and “Bad Teacher” for Best Comedy, or “The Tillman Story” for Best Doc...

The Duel : the Filmmakers

Dover Kosashvili - Director Born in Soviet Georgia in 1966, Dover Koshashvili immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972. He has directed two feature films and a short. His short, Im Hukim (By the Laws), first earned him acclaim at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, where it was considered for the Cinefoundation award. In 2001, Koshashvili made his feature film directorial debut with Late Marriage, from a screenplay he wrote himse...

Anton Chekhov's The Duel

Director: Dover Kosashvili.
The pivot point is an emotional and psychological triangle: a civil servant, Laevsky (Andrew Scott, appalling and appealing); his married mistress, Nadya (Fiona Glascott, a milky beauty); and a zoologist, Von Koren (Tobias Menzies, suitably rigid). The story gets going with Laevsky bitterly complaining about Nadya to an older friend, a doctor, Samoylenko (Niall Buggy). Laevsky claims to no longer care for Nadya, who, having left her husband, now inspires her lover’s contempt or, perhaps, fatigue. Like a caged animal, he wants out and claws at Samoylenko as Von Koren watches and seethes, stoking his loathing for Laevsky. For his part, by cutting to Nadya during Laevsky’s rant and capping the scene with a disapproving look from Von Koren, Mr. Kosashvili suggests that his own sympathies are divided.

5th Cyprus International Film Festival wrap

Press release – 19 October 201013th – 18th October 2010The fifth edition of Cyprus International Film Festival was here! The biggest, most anticipated film festival not only in Cyprus but in a wide area was organized for another time in order to move, encharm, entertain and present the most auspicious film trends to the die-hard cinemagoers and to first- timers in getting to know significant pieces of the Seventh Art. All these have been presented through this year’s multilayered program. ...

Annual HollyShorts Film Festival awards

The 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival ( came to a close early this past Friday with Nicholas Carmen’s short film “Piano Fingers” taking home the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film Presented by Company 3. Carmen took home a $10,000 post production services package from Company 3. Grzegorz Jonkajtys won the Best Director Award also presented by Company 3. Jonkajtys directed the acclaimed Sci Fi short film “The Third Letter” which drew a packed house when it s...



The Global Film Village: LA Shorts Fest 2010

  by Marla Lewin We will be attending another Shorts Film Fest this time here in Los Angeles. They proclaim themselves to be the largest short film festival in the world with 285 film screenings and 9 days of educational panels, interactive and entertaining events. Their host venue is the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters located at 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood CA 90046. They tell me that the festival has quickly become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscov...

Tribeca FF Films Come To You

Economic blues got you counting your pennies? Volcanic ash delaying your flight to New York? Can't get motivated to get dressed and come downtown? Afraid to be seen in public? Well, if you are a cinema lover and cannot quite overcome your own neuroses or spewing volcanos to attend this year's Tribeca Film Festival, don't despair.....the Festival is now coming to you. Tribeca Film, supported by founding partner American Express, has acquired the rights to distribute 12 independent films ...

Goya Awards

24th Annual Goya Awards on February 14th

The nominees are:

Mejor película: BEST FILM

Celda 211
El baile de la Victoria
El secreto de sus ojos

Mejor dirección: BEST DIRECTOR

Alejandro Amenábar por Agora
Fernando Trueba por El baile de la Victoria
Juan José Campanella por El secreto de sus ojos
Daniel Monzón por Celda 211

Mejor actor: BEST ACTOR

Ricardo Darín por El secreto de sus ojos
Antonio de la Torre por Gordos
Jordi Mollá por El cónsul de Sodoma
Luis Tosar por Celda 211

Mejor actriz: BEST ACTRESS

Lola Dueñas por Yo, también
Maribel Verdú por Tetro
Penélope Cruz por Los abrazos rotos
Rachel Weisz por Agora

Mejor actor de reparto: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Antonio Resines por Celda 211
Carlos Bardem por Celda 211
Raúl Arévalo por Gordos
Ricardo Darín por El baile de la Victoria

Mejor actriz de reparto: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Marta Etura por Celda 211
Pilar Castro por Gordos
Verónica Sánchez por Gordos
Vicky Peña por El cónsul de Sodoma

Mejor dirección novel: BEST NEW DIRECTOR

Álvaro Pastor y Antonio Naharro por Yo, también
Borja Cobeaga por Pagafantas
David Planell por La vergüenza
Mar Coll por Tres días con la familia

Mejor actor revelación: BEST NEW ACTOR

Alberto Ammann por Celda 211
Fernando Albizu por Gordos
Gorka Otxoa por Pagafantas
Pablo Pineda por Yo, también

Mejor actriz revelación: BEST NEW ACTRESS

Blanca Romero por After
Soledad Villamil por El secreto de sus ojos
Leticia Herrero por Gordos
Nausicaa Bonnin por Tres días con la familia

Mejor guión original: BEST  Original Screenplay

Alberto Rodríguez Librero, Rafael Cobos por After
Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil por Agora
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo por Gordos
Pedro Almodóvar por Los abrazos rotos

Mejor guión adaptado: BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Antonio Skármeta, Fernando Trueba, Jonás Trueba por El baile de la Victoria
Daniel Monzón, Jorge Guerricaechevarría por Celda 211
Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella por El secreto de sus ojos
Jaoquin Górriz, Miguel Ángel Fernández, Miguel Dalmau, Sigfrid Monleon por El cónsul de Sodoma

Mejor música: BEST MUSIC

Alberto Iglesias por Los abrazos rotos
Dario Marianelli por Agora
Roque Baños López por Celda 211
Federico Jusid por El secreto de sus ojos


‘Agallas vs. Escamas', de Agallas
‘Stick to the Man', de Planet 51
‘Spanish Song', de Spanish Movie
‘Yo también', de Yo, también

Mejor fotografía: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Celda 211
El secreto de sus ojos

Mejor montaje: BEST FILM EDITING

El baile de la Victoria
Celda 211

Mejor sonido: BEST SOUND

Celda 211
El baile de la Victoria
Mapa de los sonidos de Tokio

Mejor dirección artística: BEST ART DIRECTION

Celda 211
El baile de la Victoria
El cónsul de Sodoma

Mejor diseño de vestuario: BEST COSTUME DISING

El baile de la Victoria
El cónsul de Sodoma
Los abrazos rotos

Mejor maquillaje y peluquería: BEST MAKE UP&HAIR

Celda 211
El cónsul de Sodoma
Los abrazos rotos

Mejor documental: BEST DOCUMENTARY

Garbo, el hombre que salvó el mundo
La mirada de Ouka Leele
Últimos testigos: Fraga Iribarne-Carrillo, comunista

Mejor cortometraje de ficción: BEST FICTION SHORT FILM

Dime que yo
La Tama

Mejor cortometraje de animación: BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

La dama y la muerte

Mejor cortometraje documental: BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

En un lugar del cine
Flores de Ruanda

Mejor película extranjera de habla hispana: BEST FOREING FILM IN SPANISH

Dawson: Isla 10
El secreto de sus ojos
La teta asustada

Mejor película europea:BEST EUROPEAN FILM

Bienvenidos al norte
Déjame entrar
La clase
Slumdog Millionaire

Mejor película de animación: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Animal Channel
Cher ami
Pérez, el ratoncito de tus sueños 2
Planet 51

Mejor dirección de producción: BEST PRODUCTION

El baile de la Victoria
Celda 211
Che, Guerrilla

Mejores efectos especiales: BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Celda 211
Rec 2
Spanish Movie

24th Annual Goya Awards

24th Annual Goya Awards The Spanish Film Academy has nominated prison drama Celda 211 directed by Daniel Monzón with 16 nominations for this year’s Goya awards.Alejandro Amenabar´s Agora with 13, and nine for Fernando Trueba’s The Dancer And The Thief, (which has been selected as Spain’s option for the foreign-language Oscar) andJuan José Campanella´s The Secret In Their Eyes . Other nominees include Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s comedy Gordos, starring Raul Arevalo and Antonio ...

The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce Wins at Screen Music Awards

Acclaimed screen composer Roger Mason has received the Screen Music Award for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce, the ABC telemovie that follows the final days of Irish convict Alexander Pearce as he awaits execution.,25197,26297139-5013575,00.html ...

The 18th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival

The Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is a traditional festival for Chinese filmmakers, organized by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and China Film Association. The annual festival is held in one of China's large or medium-sized cities each year and usually lasts for five days. Awarded to publicly showed films in the year, the Golden Rooster Awards consist of Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Science and Education Film, Best Cartoon, Best Traditiona...

Eyes Wide Open wins the Best Film at the 36th Ghent

Eyes Wide Open by the Israelian director Haim Tabakman wins the Grand Prize for the Best Film at the 36th Ghent International Film Festival. This was announced by the International Jury at the town hall of Ghent. Other awards went to Zion and his Brother (Best Script), A Rational Solution (Best Music) and the short film Amor by Thomas Wangsmo.The International Jury this year : Chairman Niki Reiser (composer, Switserland), Filip Peeters (actor, Belgium ), WANG Quan’an (director, China) and Lasz...

Freshwater Lands wins Big Apple Latin Films Award

"Tierras de Agua Dulce" (Freshwater Lands), by the Venezuelan director Ana Cristina Henríquez won the prize for Best Ecological Documentary in the Big Apple Latin Films Awards, which awards prizes to films from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Big Apple Latin Films Awards took place Thursday September 16th. These prizes were given by the New York Latin Art Club to film productions from Latin America and the Caribbean produced in the United States or in countries from the continent. Short fi...


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