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Tierra adentro by Mauro Colombo wins Yellow Robin Award at 8th Curaçao IFFR

Still: winner Yellow Robin Award   On Saturday 13 April 2019, Tierra adentro by Mauro Colombo won the Yellow Robin Award at the 8th edition of Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam CIFFR. The Caribbean Shorts Award went to The Girl with Two Heads by Betzabé García. IFFR's sister festival in Curaçao gives the filmmaking talent of the Caribbean region an international platform. The Yellow Robin Award Competition and the Caribbean Shorts Competition...

Meetings on the Bridge Awards are Announced

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The 14th edition of Meetings on the Bridge was held between 5 and 16 April within the scope of the 38th Istanbul Film Festival with the support of Anadolu Efes. The projects and films that received the Meetings on the Bridge awards were announced at a reception hosted by French Palais on Friday, 12 April.   Meetings on the Bridge is providing an opportunity for filmmakers to hold the first international presentations for their new film projects at Film D...

2019 FIAF Award presented to Jean-Luc Godard

    FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, the largest and most important global network of cinematheques and film archives around the world, presented its 2019 FIAF Awar...

Film Projects and Young Talents Awarded at Meeting Point – Vilnius

The 10th audiovisual industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius awarded the best in-development films and young talents. Taking place during Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris, the event attracted hundreds of film professionals looking for the next big name in cinema. The 10th audiovisual industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV) awarded the best in-development films and young talents. Taking place during Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris, the event attracted hundreds ...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2019 Award Winners

One Child Nation wins Grand Jury Award GIVE and Obon win Jury Award for Best Short       Award winners for the 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival were announced at the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue today. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for t...

Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce Annual Sloan Filmmaker Fund 2019 Grantees

    Filmmakers from Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Chile & Nepal will receive grants totaling $150,000   Sloan to Host Panel Discussion with Julianna Margulies, Liam Cunningham and more, following the world premiere of the “The Hot Zone” during the Tribeca Film Festival     Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have announced their annual TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund 2019 Grantees...

The Garden State Film Festival Asbury Park, wrap and awards

  The Garden State Film Festival took place in Asbury Park, March 27-31 That's A Wrap....   2019 GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATED HONOREES, WINNERS AND THE FILM FESTIVAL’s 17th ANNIVERSARY    Thousands of people attended the Garden State Film Festival’s 17th annual celebration in Asbury Park last weekend (March 27-31, 2019). The spectacular event spanned FIVE DAYS for the first time in the Festival’s history, and welcomed ov...

Pasadena Festival PIFF 2019 Nominees & Award Winners

​ BEST FEATURE FILM Cruel Hearts - WINNER Wheels Northwood Pie ​ BEST SHORT FILM Mr. Sushi It’s a Mess Pusher The Invention - WINNER Eli Waiting Game Diwa 2 Wrongs Modern Slave Broken Paper Birds Foxes   BEST DIRECTOR Paul Osborne (Cruel Hearts) Leo McGuigan (The Invention) Jon Sumple (Extraordinary: The Seeding) Joshua Sallach (Mr. Sushi) LeAndre Thomas (Mirror) - WINNER ​ BEST ACTOR ...

2019 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces Competition Winners

   As the 16th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival heads into its closing weekend, thousands of fans have taken in an exceptional program of nonfiction films, with more to come in the final days. 35 of the 181 films in the festival competed in four different categories, and the following films were announced as the 2019 winners at the Awards event on Friday, February 22. The 2019 competition featured 16 world premieres and six North American premieres. The four comp...

Award Winners Announced by SR Socially Relevant™

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2019(SRFF 2019) wrapped up its Sixth Edition at Cinema Village on March 21, 2019, revealing the winners of its various competition categories. Stand-out awards were the Empowering Women and Girls Award, given to Laura Hinman for her doc short, California Girls, this short that depicts indigenous California women was picked by the festival for the Vanya Exerjian award, in memory of festival founder Nora Armani's cousin. The Grand Prize Narrative Fe...

Cinequest 2019 Awards Mine 9, The Bra, Last Sunshine and many more mavericks and hot talents

The Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival (Cinequest) wrapped announcing its award winners following the unveiling of 132 World and U.S. Premiere Films & VR plus 75 creative experiences including augmented realities, writing, dance, theatre, music, and comedy. Eleven hundred artists and innovators from 56 countries presented to record audiences of 110,000 in the Silicon Valley (San Jose & Redwood City, California). Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2020 will occur next March ...

Winners from SLO Film Fest San Luis Obispo

2019 Winning Films The Winning Films in the following categories will be playing at the Downtown Centre Cinemas from Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 20. Festival passes will not be valid and there will not be filmmaker Q&A’s. GEORGE SIDNEY INDEPENDENT FILM CATEGORY Feature-Length Documentary: SATAN AND ADAM Plays M, T, W at 4pm (with Selling Lies) Feature-Length Narrative: HAWAII Plays M, T, W at 7pm Short Narrative:  T...

Elle Fanning received Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award

Cinequest bestoweed its highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, to powerhouse actor Elle Fanning.  In a special event at the California Theatre this Sunday, March 17th at 1:00pm, Cinequest will host a conversation with Ms. Fanning and award presentation along with a screening of her exciting new film Teen Spirit.         Elle Fanning has been staring in hit films since the age of three. Now, at just 20-years-old, she&rs...

SHOELACES wins Audience Award Winner of the Boston Israeli Film Festival

The director of SHOELACES, Jacob Goldwasser responded: I am deeply moved. This is the response I was hoping for with this film. I'm so glad that audiences are engaging with SHOELACES, and taking the chance to look straight into the eyes of the people with int...

2019 Garden State Film Festival Announces Drew Henriksen As This Year's Screenplay Competition Winner For "A Brooklyn Christmas"

The 2019 Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) is thrilled to announce Drew Henriksen as this year’s Screenplay Competition Winner for “A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS.” The GSFF Screenplay Competition was instituted to recognize the importance of the writer as the foundation for a really great film. There will be a live reading of this screenplay on Saturday March 30th 12:00Noon-2:00p.m. at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Oval Room on the 2nd Floor. Mr. Hen...

The Fipresci Awards come to Panama

  For the first time, the International Federation of FIlm Critics (FIPRESCI) will present a prize for the best film presented our Stories from Central America and The Caribbean Showcase, featured in the International Film Festival’s Eighth Edition, which will be held from April 4 to 10, 2019. Established in 1930 in Brussels, the FIPRESCI prize is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the major film festivals worldwide: Ca...

37th Bergamo Film Meeting Awards

  El motoarrebatador (The Snatch Thief) by Agustín Toscano is the winner of the main competition Mostra Concorso of the 37th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting. The film, that was chosen by the audience, will receive the Bergamo Film Meeting – UBI Banca Award, worth 5,000 €. The international jury, led by Italian film director Paolo Franchi, with Prune Engler (Co-director of the Festival International du Film de La Rochelle - France) and Bernd B...

Writers Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen win the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for All the Sins

  Merja Aakko and Mika Ronkainen, writers of All the Sins (Kaikki Synnit), are the recipients of the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize – this was announced at a ceremony during the TV Drama Vision event at Göteborg Film Festival tonight. This year's award is the third annual award for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, funded by Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The NOK 200 000 prize is awarded the main writer(s) of the series. An addictively intriguing c...

Award Winners 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas

Audiences' attendance reached almost 33.000 members during 25th VIFFAC edition. Several French distribution companies contacted us already to inquire about eventual movie acquisitions. French Culture Minister Franck Riester visited our Open Ressource Center and attended opening ceremony. THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS INCREDIBLE NEW SUCCESS!! 26th VIFFAC - Vesoul International Film Festival ...

Göteborg Film Festival wrapped up the 42nd edition

  After eleven amazing festival days with a programme of 400 films from 83 countries, seminars, talks, parties and a great industry programme, the 42nd edition of Göteborg Film Festival closed. With a record high industry attendees and a festival audience of 130,000 visits we look back at some of the highlights from the largest film festival in the Nordics.  Now the Göteborg Film Festival team head for Berlinale 2019. Read more below about our TV drama showcase at Eur...

The Henri Langlois Awards in Paris

  The awards ceremony took place under the eyes of an Eiffel Tower draped with mist and clothes of light in the mythical places of Trocadero which hosted, not so long ago, the cinematheque dear to Henri Langlois: tuesday January 22 at the City of Architecture and Heritage the profession was reunited to honor the cinema and the memory of Henri Langlois in the presence of his son and his niece.   I was very happy to see that the great work of the festivals, big or ...

6th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards 20

    Our 6th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards took place this past sunday, january 20th at EYE Filmmuseum!   Every year we invite inspiring film personalities to deliver a speech to inspire the new generation to create more and better movies. It's our way of try...

“Gotti” takes the lead of the 2019 Razzie Awards Nominees (for worst film...)

Let s see what The Oscar willhave to say about these films Worst Picture: “Gotti” “The Happytime Murders” “Holmes & Watson” “Robin Hood” “Winchester” Worst Actress: Jennifer Garner, “Peppermint” Amber Heard, “London Fields” Melissa McCarthy, “The Happytime Murders” and “Life of the Party” Helen Mirren, “W...

Nominations Announced for the 13th Asian Film Awards

Japan’s Koji YAKUSHO Is Nominated for Best Actor; Ken WATANABE Joins the Jury The Asian Film Awards Academy announced the nominations for the 13th Asian Film Awards (AFA13) in Hong Kong today. AFA13 will present 16 awards recognizing artistic and technical merit in film. Japanese films and talents were nominated in 14 categories*, led by 2018’s Palme d'Or winning film, Shoplifters (Director: KORE-EDA Hirokazu), which received nominations in six categories, including Best Fi...

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