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AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER Lead the 82nd Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - February 2, 2010 The 82nd Academy Awards nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. AVATAR, directed by James Cameron and THE HURT LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Cameron's ex-wife) picked up nine Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony presented by AMPAS for outstanding film achieve...

Oscar nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

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by Marla Lewin Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway took the stage at a 5:38 a.m. PT this morning, live news conference to announce the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories. Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Best motion picture of the year Avatar(20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers The Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertai...

The Global Film Village: Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards Announced

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by Marla LewinAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar® nominee Anne Hathaway took the stage at a 5:38 a.m. PT this morning, live news conference to announce the nominees in 10 of the 24 categories.Nominations for the 82nd Academy AwardsBest motion picture of the yearAvatar(20th Century Fox), A Lightstorm Entertainment Production, James Cameron and Jon Landau, ProducersThe Blind Side (Warner Bros.), An Alcon Entertainment Production, Nominees to be determ...

The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010                           BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee D...

The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness UP IN THE AIR - Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMAN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Lone Scherfig, Nick Hornby FISH TANK - Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold IN THE LOOP - Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy, Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Sim...

Aspen Shortsfest 2009 Deadlines Approaching For Entries

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Aspen Shortsfest is preparing for the 18th annual edition of its Oscar©-qualifying international competition, which will take place April 1-5, 2009. The 2009 Aspen Shortsfest has recently been recognized by both the National Endowment for the Arts and Colorado Council on the Arts, who have provided partial funding for this singular showcase for short filmmaking.A jury of noted film professionals will award more than $20,000 in cash, plus other prizes, to winners in several categories, who then ...

Youtube launches The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers

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YouTubeTM today announced The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers around the world to distribute their work, build an audience, and generate revenue. This dedicated area on YouTube will showcase an international selection of films. The YouTube Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) will feature four new high-quality short films every two weeks, as well as feature-length films on a case-by-case basis, creating new business opportunities for filmmakers and bringing informative, timely ...

The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers

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YouTubeTM today announced The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers around the world to distribute their work, build an audience, and generate revenue. This dedicated area on YouTube will showcase an international selection of films. The YouTube Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) will feature four new high-quality short films every two weeks, as well as feature-length films on a case-by-case basis, creating new business opportunities for filmmakers and bringing informative, timely...

Palm Beach FF Honoree: Jason Reitman

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Jason Reitman, the 30-year-old film director who scored an Academy Award nomination for his second feature film, will be honored this evening at the Palm Beach International Film Festival with the PBIFF Visionary Award. The honor will be given following a special screening of his hit comedy JUNO, which will be released on DVD tomorrow by Fox Home Video. Following the screening, Reitman will participate in an on-stage Conversation with National Public Radio host and film critic Peter Rainer. Rei...

Palm Beach FF Honoree: Jason Reitman

Monday, April 14-----Jason Reitman, the 30-year-old film director who scored an Academy Award nomination for his second feature film, will be honored this evening at the Palm Beach International Film Festival with the PBIFF Visionary Award. The honor will be given following a special screening of his hit comedy JUNO, which will be released on DVD tomorrow by Fox Home Video. Following the screening, Reitman will participate in an on-stage Conversation with National Public Radio host and film crit...

Palm Beach FF Honoree: Jason Reitman

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Jason Reitman, the 30-year-old film director who scored an Academy Award nomination for his second feature film, will be honored this evening at the Palm Beach International Film Festival with the PBIFF Visionary Award. The honor will be given following a special screening of his hit comedy JUNO, which will be released on DVD tomorrow by Fox Home Video. Following the screening, Reitman will participate in an on-stage Conversation with National Public Radio host and film critic Peter Rainer. Rei...

ASPEN SHORTSFEST – AWARDS

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On Sunday, the awards were announced for the 17th Aspen Shortsfest. The entire list can be seen below. Except for the audience award given to COME BACK TO SUDAN, which shared the award with ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT, nothing was too surprising. I really liked the message of COME BACK TO SUDAN, but felt the filmmaking – especially from a story standpoint, lacked focus. More understandable, was the award to ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT. It’s presents us with Dr. Jim Withers, a street doctor who atten...

Aspen Shortsfest Awards

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On Sunday, the awards were announced for the 17th Aspen Shortsfest. The entire list can be seen below. Except for the audience award given to COME BACK TO SUDAN, which shared the award with ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT, nothing was too surprising. I really liked the message of COME BACK TO SUDAN, but felt the filmmaking – especially from a story standpoint, lacked focus. More understandable, was the award to ONE BRIDGE TO THE NEXT. It’s presents us with Dr. Jim Withers, a street doctor who attende...

Juno to receive the Chairman’s Vanguard Award from Palm Springs

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor the film Juno with the Chairman’s Vanguard Award at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. The award was announced at the Chairman’s Screening of the film in Palm Springs today. The award will be presented to director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and the film’s cast. Previously announced honorees include Sean Penn, Jerry Weintraub, Marion Cotillard, Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky. The Awards Gala, which will...

Juno to close Bahamas Film Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures' acclaimed coming-of-age comedy drama JUNO will be the closing night film of this year's festival, which takes place December 6-13 in Nassau. The film is slated to screen on Thursday, December 13th. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.  A Fox Searchlight Pictures presentation, JUNO is directed by Jason Reitman (THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) from a sc...

Juno will be the closing night film of next Bahamas fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures’ acclaimed coming-of-age comedy drama JUNO will be the closing night film of this year’s festival, which takes place December 6-13 in Nassau. The film is slated to screen on Thursday, December 13th. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.A Fox Searchlight Pictures presentation, JUNO is directed by Jason Reitman (THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) from a script b...

Aspen Shortsfest winners

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Aspen Shortsfest celebrated a diverse mix of short films including several world, North American and US premiers to the delight of audiences and dozens of film guests from around the world during its 16th edition. The top winners were The Substitute (Andrea Jublin, Italy) for Best Comedy, Fair Trade (Michael Dreher, Germany) for Best Drama, Never Like the First Time! (Jonas Odell, Sweden) and Yours Truly (Osbert Parker, UK), which share Best Animation and City (Topaz Adizes, USA) for Best Short ...

Aspen Shortsfest 2007 16th edition focuses on film (shorts)

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Filmmakers and film lovers will gather April 3-8 when Aspen Shortsfest 2007 hits the screen at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Now in its 16th year, Aspen Shortsfest is considered one of the world’s finest international short film and video showcases. Shortsfest’s centerpiece, the International Competition offers a lively, heart-warming and thought-provoking selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary – all 30 minutes or less. From t...

The Short Shorts Film Festival wrapped in Tokyo

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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS OVER $60,000 IN PRIZESSpecial Screenings include the Japan premiere of THANK YOU FOR SMOKINGThe Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) closed its 8th annual festival in Tokyo this month by awarding over $60,000 in cash prizes to award-winning films. Over 1,000 guests attended the Award Ceremony at the Meiji Shrine. The ceremony will be broadcast on Japan’s Jupter TV/Movie Plus satellite channel on June 25. In attendance were Japanese and Korean celebrities, jury...
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