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Awards Animafest 2008

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Grand CompetitionJury: Joanna Quinn (Great Britain), Moustapha Alassane (Niger), Caroline Leaf (USA / Canada / Great Britain), Igor Kovaljov (Russia / USA), Danijel Šuljić (Croatia) Grand Prize (best short film of the festival) – festival statue and cash award of 2.500 €, honorary presidency at the next Festival 'The Pearce Sisters', Luis Cook, Great Britain, 2007 'For its original and unique graphics and direction which pulls us into the bleak world of two misfit characters.' Golden...

51st San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced at Golden Gate Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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courtesy of http://fest08sffs.org 51st SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALWINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GOLDEN GATE AWARDS CEREMONY WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008 New Directors Award: Vasermil, Mushon Salmona (Israel, 2007)New Directors Special Jury Mention: Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 2007)FIPRESCI Prize: Ballast, Lance Hammer (USA, 2007)FIPRESCI Special Jury Mention: Glasses, Naoko Ogigami (Japan, 2007)Chris Holte...

San Francisco announces awards

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New Directors Award: Vasermil, Mushon Salmona (Israel, 2007)New Directors Special Jury Mention: Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 2007)FIPRESCI Prize: Ballast, Lance Hammer (USA, 2007)FIPRESCI Special Jury Mention: Glasses, Naoko Ogigami (Japan, 2007)Chris Holter Humor in Film Award: Time to Die, Dorota Kedzierzawska (Poland, 2007)Golden Gate AwardsDocumentary Feature: Up the Yangtze, Yung Chang (Canada, 2007)Bay Area Documentary Feature: Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Or...

Nashville Film Festival Wraps

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Nashville Film Festival Wraps with Patricia Neal, William H. Macy, Al Gore, Vincent D'Onofrio, Big Kenny and More; Box Office Breaks Records While "Two Embraces," "Shake the Devil Off," "Cook County" and "Sons of Lwala" Win BigThe 39th Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) ended yesterday, smashing all previous attendance and ticket sales records after once again setting up shop for eight days at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas and spreading out throughout city with over 200 films and dozens of events. S...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

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The winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury AwardsREEL SHORTS Special Jury Award - The Second Line, Director: John Magary Winner - (Tie) Warlord, Director: David Garrett & Small Apartment, Director: Andrew T. BetzerANIMATED SHORTS Special Jury Award - I hate you don't touch me or Bat and Hat, Director: Becky James Winner - Madame Tulti-Putli, Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiEXPERIMENTAL SHORTS Special Jury Award - Upwards March, Director: Kaveh Nabati...

Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards

Sunday, March 9---------The 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony last night at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The Festival prizes are not just simple accolades.....each is accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize, one of the highest on the film festival circuit. The inclusion of this major cash award has greatly increased interest from filmmakers and the distribution sector in submitting their projects. The list of...

Knight Grand Jury Award Winners At Miami FF

Saturday, March 8---------The new cinematic stars came out last night at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, as the 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony. After greeting the sold-out crowd, MIFF Director Patrick de Bokay warmly greeted the audience and the assembled filmmakers. “Tonight we are honoring a select few films, but the truth is that every film that has been able to completed under difficult conditions is an award unto itself,” ...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...

Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards

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The 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony last night at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The Festival prizes are not just simple accolades.....each is accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize, one of the highest on the film festival circuit. The inclusion of this major cash award has greatly increased interest from filmmakers and the distribution sector in submitting their projects. The list of winners follows. 2008 MI...

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

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SXSW has announced the winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury AwardsREEL SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "The Second Line," Director: John Magary.Winner - (Tie) "Warlord," Director: David Garrett & "Small Apartment,"Director: Andrew T. BetzerANIMATED SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "I hate you don't touch me or Bat and Hat," Director:Becky JamesWinner - "Madame Tulti-Putli," Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiEXPERIMENTA...

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

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SXSW has announced the winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury AwardsREEL SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "The Second Line," Director: John Magary.Winner - (Tie) "Warlord," Director: David Garrett & "Small Apartment,"Director: Andrew T. BetzerANIMATED SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "I hate you don't touch me or Bat and Hat," Director:Becky JamesWinner - "Madame Tulti-Putli," Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiEXPERIMENTAL SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "Upwards March," Director: Ka...

Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

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The 31st Portland International Film Festival announces the Oregon Live Audience Award winners. This year's Festival wrapped up its 18 day run Sunday, February 24th after 186 total screenings at multiple theater locations in the downtown cultural district of Portland. This year's Festival was attended by over 30,000 attendees and included 74 features and 38 shorts from over 30 countries.Audience winners included Jan Sverák's EMPTIES (Czech Republic) for Best Feature, followed by THE VISITOR (US...

OSCAR Short Film Nominees showcased in NY

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The ten Animated and Live Action Short Film Oscar Nominees sold out screenings was held at the Directors Guild Theater, New York, Saturday, February 16, 12:00 PM. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York Program Director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, and hosted by film historian, television host and Hollywood Reporter columnist Robert Osborne. Crowds of people began forming outside the entrance door of the Directors Guild Theater at approximately 10:0...

2008 OSCAR SHORT FILM NOMINEES SOLD OUT PRESENTATION AT THE DIRECTORS GUILD THEATER

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By Maria Esteves - February 23, 2008 The ten Animated and Live Action Short Film Oscar Nominees sold out screenings was held at the Directors Guild Theater, New York, Saturday, February 16, 12:00 PM. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York Program Director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, and hosted by film historian, television host and Hollywood Reporter columnist Robert Osborne. Crowds of people began forming outside the entrance door of the ...

Program of shorts to screen at Florida Film Festival

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ENZIAN announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6, with screenings at Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20. This year 10 separate programs showcase 109 short films representing 16 countries from 800 submissions by U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions include 18 world premieres and five North American and U.S. premieres. "This year our patrons will experience a broad scope of work ...

The Calgary International Film Festival Award Recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express has announced the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007: • The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Featuring Da...

Calgary Film Fest announces Award recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007:• The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Fea...

27th Atlantic Film Festival Winners

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The awards for the 27tth Atlantic Film Festival were presented Friday, September 20 in the Bluenose Room at the Delta Halifax. Winners are as follows:Atlantic AwardsBest Atlantic ShortWinner: La Voisine (English title: The Neighbour) by Pamela Gallant Best Atlantic Feature Winner: Poor Boy’s Game by Clement Virgo Michael Weir Award for Best Original Screenplay Winner: Chaz Thorne and Clément Virgo for Poor Boy’s Game Rex Tasker Documentary Award Winner: Scouts are Cancelled by John D...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

The Other Cannes Awards

Tuesday, May 29------While the Main Competition Awards at the Cannes Film Festival generally get the lion's share of press (particularly the Palme d'Or, the Festival's highest honor), there are a number of other awards that are equally significant. Each one of the parallel sections of the Festival (Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week) bestows its own prizes. In addition, film critics and other guilds have their own set of awards. All in all, a pr...

Cannes délivre ses palmes

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La 60ème édition du festival aura été marquée par un éclairage important offert à la production américaine et des chois consacrés du festival, auteurs fétiches du festival, multi palmés... Nombreux au départ, peu nombreux à l'arrivée: les habitués du festival n'ayant pas impressioné le jury.Certains regretteront les quelques concessions au star système, les cannois et les medias eux s'en sont réjouis et les montées de marches de Brad Pitt et Angelina Jolie, ou de l...

Cannes trophies, closing 60th edition with a charm

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The awards ceremony concluded a fortnight of sunny star crowded Croisette. Power block busters came to make an impression along with glamourous stars, while the competition films from non commercial cinematographies made an impact with the critics.The Roumanian 4 months... Palme D'Or Winner and Persepolis were among the ones much discussed after their official screening.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)Grand Prix : "The Mournin...

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