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Sundance Winners And Losers

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They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where several of the higher profile films did not get the love from audiences, critics or distributors, and where a few unheralded films walked away with the lion’s share of prizes and, most importantly, distribution contacts that will insure th...

Sundance Audience Favorites

  THE SURROGATE (Ben Lewin, USA) Perhaps even more of an indicator of a film’s eventual commercial career is the Audience Awards given at the Sundance Film Festival because they point to an enthusiasm by the public. Distributors who may be wary of taking on certain titles can look to these prize winners for an early indication of how they will be received by audiences. In the U.S. Documentary Competition, the audience favorite announced at Saturday’s closing awa...

Sundance Winners And Losers

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They call it the Sundance alchemy…..the strange and rather unknowable process by which films with advanced buzz fall flat and titles that come out of nowhere become the next big indie flings. Such was the case at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where several of the higher profile films did not get the love from audiences, critics or distributors, and where a few unheralded films walked away with the lion’s share of prizes and, most importantly, distribution contacts that wil...

"King of Devil's Island" awarded the 4+1 Audience Award for Best Picture

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The film King of Devil's Island (2010) by director Marius Holst has won the 4+1 Audience Award for Best Picture at the second edition of MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Film Festival. The film, which has won a prize of 20,000 Euros and a sculpture by artist Alfredo García Revuelta, will close the festival today in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro, the five cities where the festival is held simultaneously. The film is set in 1915, in a reformatory for juvenile ...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival awards

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  Audience Awards Announced - And the Fiction Winner is ... Veronica Ferres as Marga Spiegel and Martin Horn as Heinrich Aschoff from the Audience Award-winning Saviors in the Night Sav...

Maui Fest 2010 Audience Award Winners:

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      Audience Award Dramatic Feature Audience Award Comedy Feature Audience Award Documentary Feature ...

Call for entry for the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Edition Call for Entries March 28th submission deadline! Best of luck to all! Apply online: click the banner below on the relevant category Animation, narrative, non narrative, documentary Contact Info Karol Martesko-Fenster SVP & General Manager - Film Division Nelly Petit Marketing ...

WASTE LAND a double audience award winner at Berlin Film Festival and Sundance

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  WASTE LAND a double winner at Berlin Film Festival British/Brazilian documentary secures second audience award E1 Entertainment International is proud to announce a historic double win for WASTE LAND, directed by Lucy Walker and co-directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley, which scooped the Panorama Audience Award as well as the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.   Panorama Audiences were moved to award the film, a co-production b...

Contracorriente is the winner of the World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic.

The striking and haunting Peruvian film Contracorriente is the winner of the World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic.

Haiti Crisis Adds Resonance To Sundance Docs

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   The recent tragic events in Haiti have given an unexpected resonance to a new documentary on child sponsoring that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend. A SMALL ACT by Jennifer Arnold looks at the modern day phenomenon of Westerners sponsorship and adoption of third world children.   With the Haitian crisis generating hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from almost every nation of the world, often by exploiting images of ...

Precious was named the Festival's Audience Choice Award winner in Chicago

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Lee Daniels' Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push' by Sapphire takes Audience Choice Awards honors at 45th Chicago International Film Festival The Centerpiece film of the 45th Anniversary Chicago International Film Festival, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push' by Sapphire, was named the Festival's Audience Choice Award winner Friday. "Like everyone else who's seen it, I was left absolutely shattered by Precious," says founder and artistic director Michael Kutza. &qu...

COL•COA french film festival in LA Awards

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The Franco-American Cultural Fund today announced the winners for the 12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival. Writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche’ “The Secret of the Grain” won the COL•COA Critics Award (given by a jury of Los Angeles Film Critics Association members), and writer-director Dany Boon’s Welcome to the Land of Ch’tis, was voted COL•COA Audience Award. “The Second Life of a Sugar Bowl” by Didier Canaux received the “court-métrage...

2008 Sundance Film Festival Awards

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

FROZEN RIVER Wins Top Sundance Prize

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize

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FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics ...

Bermuda International Film Festival wrapped with awards

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The 10th edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival came to a smashing close last evening at its legendary Wrap Party at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Winners were announced for both juried and audience awards. The French Canadian film A SUNDAY IN KINGALI, by director Robert Favreau, won the Bacardi Limited Audience Choice Award. This emotional and highly effective drama of love, loss and regret as experienced in the tragic love story between a Canadian journalist and a local Rwa...

Winners At The 10th Bermuda International Film Festival

    Monday, March 26------The 10th edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival came to a smashing close on Saturday night with its legendary Wrap Party at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Winners were announced for both juried and audience awards. The French Canadian film A SUNDAY IN KINGALI, by director Robert Favreau, won the Bacardi Limited Audience Choice Award. This emotional and highly effective drama of love, loss and regret as experienced by a French Canadian journalist ...

Winners At The 10th Bermuda International Film Festival

  Sunday, March 25------The 10th edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival came to a smashing close last evening at its legendary Wrap Party at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. Winners were announced for both juried and audience awards. The French Canadian film A SUNDAY IN KINGALI, by director Robert Favreau, won the Bacardi Limited Audience Choice Award. This emotional and highly effective drama of love, loss and regret as experienced in the tragic love story between a Canadian ...

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival Award winners

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For those who did not make it to the jam-packed awards ceremony on March 18, the NYICFF 2007 Award winners are: Grand PrizeFLATLIFEJonas Geirnaert, Belgium Special Jury Award SNEAKERSPeter Barlach, Sweden Audience Award, Ages 3 to 6 THE FAN AND THE FLOWERBill Plympton, USA Audience Award, Ages 5 to 10 (tie)JOURNEY TO MARSJuan Pablo Zaramella, ArgentinaSHAUN THE SHEEPChristopher Sadler, United Kingdom Audience Award, Ages 8 to 14FLATLIFEJonas Geirnaert, Belgium Audience Award, Ages 12 to 18WAT A ...

2007 Sundance Film Festival Awards

Sunday, January 28-----The Sundance Film Festival roared into its Awards Ceremony last evening with the speed of an on-going train, as the nervous anticipation of filmmakers, sales agents and distributors filled the cavernous Racquet Club for the festivities. Anchored by the unflappable Festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore, the choices for Jury and Audience Awards in the US and International Feature and Documentary categories were a bit of a surprise, since many of the films that received nods w...

Sundance 2007 Awards

Sunday, January 28-----The Sundance Film Festival roared into its Awards Ceremony last evening with the speed of an on-going train, as the nervous anticipation of filmmakers, sales agents and distributors filled the cavernous Racquet Club for the festivities. Anchored by the unflappable Festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore, the choices for Jury and Audience Awards in the US and International Feature and Documentary categories were a bit of a surprise, since many of the films that received nods w...

2007 Sundance Film Festival Awards

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The Sundance Film Festival roared into its Awards Ceremony last evening with the speed of an on-going train, as the nervous anticipation of filmmakers, sales agents and distributors filled the cavernous Racquet Club for the festivities. Anchored by the unflappable Festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore, the choices for Jury and Audience Awards in the US and International Feature and Documentary categories were a bit of a surprise, since many of the films that received nods were not high on the radar...

Sundance 2006 Wraps with awards to Quincenara

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival wrapped here Sunday with screening of the award winning films. For the first time in the festivals history two films took both the audience and jury prizes in the narrative and documentary categories. “Quincenara”, which offers insight into Hispanic family culture through the eyes of teenagers living in Los Angeles, earned the best dramatic film honor from the Sundance jury of five film industry veterans as well as the top drama prize from audience members. Ma...

Sundance Announces Winners of 2005 Festival

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Sundance Film Festival now in it’s 24th year held its award ceremony at the Park City Racquet Club this past weekend and announced it’s winners. Leading the way for Best Feature Film is 40 Shades of Blue and for Best Documentary is What IS IT?With over 6,500 films submitted to the Festival the 16-member jury had an auspicious task set before them to decide on the top winners for the Festival. Sundance known as one of the top festivals in the US and draws in a dedicated independent audience...

Sundance awards announced

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2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERSThe Sundance Film Festival has announced the winners of the Independent Feature Film Competition and the Audience Awards for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (January 15 - 25).The Documentary Grand Jury Prize was given to DIG!, directed and produced by Ondi Timoner. The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize was presented to PRIMER, directed, written, and produced by Shane Carruth. The Documentary Audience Award was presented to BORN INTO B...
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