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SUPPORTING ACTRESS 2012 Octavia Spencer The Help (2011) 2011 Melissa Leo The Fighter (2010) 2010 Mo'Nique Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) 2009 Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 2008 Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton (2007) 2007 Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls (2006) 2006 Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener (2005) 2005 Cate Blanchett ...

NEWSLETTER N° 494: January 28, 2011

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Season's greeting to all our friends on the festival circuit! I thank you for the warm and encouraging messages around my candidacy for President of uniFrance, Thanks for your support : results in the next newsletter!. Bruno Chatelin Support Bruno Chatelin running for President at uniFrance and discover his program  Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly ...

The King’s Speech and True Grit Lead the 83rd Academy Award Nominations

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By Maria Esteves – January 26, 2011 The 83rd Academy Award Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2009 Academy Award winner for supporting actress Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper received twelve Oscar nominations including best picture, best director, best actor, and best supporting actor. True Grit, directed...

Elephant Eye Films Feted At FESTROIA

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  It takes a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience to handle independent films in this distressed market. The economic depression, the evolution of how film is being watched and the nagging uncertainty of what role the internet plays in it all, have made the independent film distribution not something for the weak of heart. While independent films fight for theater space in a world dominated by the Hollywood majors, it becomes even more important for a company to use innovative techniq...

Elephant Eye Films Feted At FESTROIA

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  It takes a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience to handle independent films in this distressed market. The economic depression, the evolution of how film is being watched and the nagging uncertainty of what role the internet plays in it all, have made the independent film distribution not something for the weak of heart. While independent films fight for theater space in a world dominated by the Hollywood majors, it becomes even more important for a company to use innovative techniqu...

Major Hollywood Studios and Cable Companies Launch $30 Million National Campaign to Promote Movies on Demand®

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‘The Video Store Just Moved InTM' Ad Campaign to Launch This Week via TV, Print and Online to Entice More Consumers to Join Growing Trend in Renting Movies on Demand on Cable The nation's major Hollywood studios and cable companies have joined forces for a significant push to expand consumer awareness of the extraordinary value offered by Movies On Demand®, a service that provides a convenient and affordable way to rent top-grossing box office hits on cable. The $30 million TV, p...

82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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By Maria Esteves - March 8, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony presented by Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) for outstanding film achievements of 2009, co-hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin was held at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California, Sunday, March 2, 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT). Live coverage of 2010 Oscar Awards were seen in the U.S. on ABC Television Network, on the internet, and in more than 200 countries worldwide. THE HURT LOCKER received the aw...

The Hurt Locker wins 6 Oscars

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"The Hurt Locker" (the Iraq War drama) won best picture and five other prizes at the Academy Awards, including best director for Kathryn Bigelow. Bigelow is the first woman in the Oscars history to receive Best Director award. "It's the moment of a lifetime," she said. "I hope I'm the first of many," she said afterward backstage. "The Hurt Locker" won best picture in a year where there were 10 nominees instead of the usual five - an effort to include...

The Global Film Village: It was a Precious Spirit Awards Gala

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 by Marla LewinLenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey celebrate with Lee Daniels at Spirit AwardsLee Daniels' Precious swept the 25th anniversary of the Film Independent Spirit Awards taking home the Best Feature, Best Director, Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female awards. Precious won in every category for which it was nominated taking 5 awards. The other winners were lucky that Precious didn't have any male actors nominated and Lee Daniels wasn't a first time filmmaker....

Oscar Snubs and Surprises

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    Yes, we all expected AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER to have good showings for this morning's Oscar nomination announcements (they are both tied at 9 nominations each) and we were not surprised when the names George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep were intoned at the 5:30am ceremony in Los Angeles. And yes, even the six nods for PRECIOUS (including well-deserved nominations for Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, director Lee Daniels and screenwriter Geoffrey Flet...

2010 Oscars: Been There, Done That Thanks to Golden Globes

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Well, after watching the Golden Globe Awards ceremonies last evening, I had the distinct feeling: who needs the Oscars? I've already seen the winning films, directors and actors and heard their acceptance speeches. The Oscar ceremony, which is not scheduled until six weeks from now, seems quite besides the point. Except for the fashion ("who are you wearing?" is the question of the moment), I am imagining that last night's Golden Globe winners will be simply re-doing their "best of" acceptance...

2010 Oscars: Been There, Done That

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  Well, after watching the Golden Globe Awards ceremonies last evening, I had the distinct feeling: who needs the Oscars? I've already seen the winning films, directors and actors and heard their acceptance speeches. The Oscar ceremony, which is not scheduled until six weeks from now, seems quite besides the point. Except for the fashion ("who are you wearing?" is the question of the moment), I am imagining that last night's Golden Globe winners will be simply re-doing their &...

Mariah Carey to be honoured at Palm Springs Fest

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The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Mariah Carey with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her performance in Lionsgate's Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" By Sapphire. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2010 awards season on Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 5-18, 2010. Festival chairman Haro...

Dogtooth bites twice at Stockholm Awards

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  Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to...

Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners in Stockholm

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Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to "Dogtooth" by Yorgos Lanthim...

Sundance awards winners since 1982

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1982     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power 1985     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Blood Simple     * Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Seventeen     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Almost You     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - The Killing Floor     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Stranger Than Paradise     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - America and Lewis Hine     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - In Heaven There Is No Beer?   ...

"Precious" moments at AFI

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Last night the AFI hosted a star studded, red carpet affair introducing the world to Clarice "PRECIOUS" Jones, directed by Lee Daniels. A film that will "split you open," is due to open later this week. Audience members, the likes of which made me feel like I was crashing a private party for all the cool kids, included Olivia Wilde, Lisa Edelstein, Mary J. Blige, Nick Cannon, Sidney Hicks, Gayle King, Paula Abdul, Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria Parker, Will Smith, Forest &...

AFM Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures...

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The 30th American Film Market (AFM) Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures in 27 languages, including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres, to 8,000-plus film buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world and/or market premieres include Get Low, starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall (K5 Inte...

Aspen Film Announces 31st Annual Aspen Filmfest

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Aspen Film Announces 31st Annual Aspen Filmfest, Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2009September in Aspen brings two highly anticipated events: The aspen trees turn luminously gold, and Aspen Filmfest lights up the silver screen with a five-day film festival of must-see movies and events.Celebrating three decades of bringing international and independent film and filmmakers to this mountain region, Aspen Filmfest September 30 - October 4, will showcase award-winning features and documentaries making a name for ...

Quentin Tarantino will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section with Inglourious Basterds

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Also coming are new films by Woody Allen, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Bahman Ghobadi, Bong Joon-ho and Johnnie To, among other directors. North American director Quentin Tarantino will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section with his latest movie. Inglourious Basterds. This film, winner of the Best Actor Award for Christoph Waltz at Cannes, will be screened on the first day of the 57th edition on Friday, 18 September. Zabaltegi-Pearls, the showcase for movies feted at the big int...

2009 New York Film Festival Official Lineup

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The 47th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at Lincoln Center, Friday, September 25 - Sunday, October 11, 2009. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase the best in American and International cinema. This year's festival showcasing 29 feature films from 17 countries includes Special Events, HBO Films Dialogues, Avant-Garde, and Oshima. HBO Films Dialogues with directors Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar-wai, Darren Aronofsky and Arnaud Desplechin focusing on t...

2009 New York Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - August 14, 2009 The  47th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at Lincoln Center, Friday, September 25 - Sunday, October 11, 2009. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase the best in American and International cinema. This year's festival showcasing 29 feature films from 17 countries includes Special Events, HBO Films Dialogues, Avant-Garde, and Oshima. HBO Films Dialogues with directors Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar-wai, Darren...

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

Pan African Film and Arts Fest announces new dates in LA

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PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 DATES FOR THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CELEBRATIONNations Largest Black History Month Event Returns to Magic Johnson Theaters in Los Angeles February 10-21 to Showcase the Best in Independent Black CinemaThe Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) announced the dates for PAFF's Thirteenth Annual Celebration. The PAFF will be held Thursday, February 10 through Monday, February 21 at the Magic Johnson Theatres, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and throughout Los Angele...

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