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Tsotsi Celebrates South Africa's 2nd consecutive Oscar Nomination

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"Tsotsi" Celebrates Miramax’s Oscar Nominated Best Foreign Language Film at Spark Woodfire Grill (BH)South Africa has earned its second consecutive Best Foreign Language Film nomination in the country's history; “Yesterday” 2004 and “Tsotsi” 2005. Written and directed by Gavin Hood and based on a novel by Athol Fugard, both South African natives, “Tsotsi” would be the country’s first Academy Award.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 5, 2006 -- Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg town...

The Importance of Film Festivals: “Tsotsi” Filmmaker Gavin Hood

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Despite the extra burden of responsibility of making a film in his native South Africa, filmmaker Gavin Hood has happily enjoyed riding the wave of film festivals to success. This has resulted in Hood’s film “Tsotsi” being nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at next month’s Academy Awards. The Oscars will held in Hollywood on March 5. Hood was recently on the South Coast to participate in the director’s panel at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Held ...

Tsotsi to open 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Fest

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVALLargest U.S. Black History Month Event Set for February 9-20 South Africa’s official nomination for the 78th Annual Academy Awards® in the foreign language film category, TSOTSI, has been selected as the opening night film for the 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Directors Guild of America with principal cast and filmmakers in attendance. The evening will be hosted b...

Tsotsi Toronto and Edinburgh winner

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The 30th Toronto International Film Festival announced the Canadian and International awards on September 17, 2005 during its annual Awards Brunch.The People’s Choice Award, voted on by Festival audiences – known worldwide for their enthusiasm and love of cinema went to Tsotsi to Gavin Hood's TSOTSI (UK/South Africa), based on the novel by Athol Fugard and traces six days in the lonely, violent life of Tsotsi (meaning "thug"), a ruthless, young gang leader. Tsotsi means “thug” or “gang...

Tsotsi biggest award winner at Edinburgh Fest

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The 59th Edinburgh International Film Festival drew to an official close with the Awards Ceremony, held Sunday at the Caledonian Hilton following the premiere of the Business.The biggest award winner of the day was clearly Tsotsi, the South African gang drama, which walked away with both the Standard Life Audience Award, and The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film. Producer Peter Fudakowski, on accepting the first award, said he was “particularly grateful to Edinburgh for di...

Edinburgh wraps: fest closing awards and party

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Weather-wise, Edinburgh is a far cry from Malaga. But the sun did appear, albeit briefly, for yesterday’s Closing Night red carpet for the premiere of The Business, which is set in southern Spain. Director Nick Love arrived at "The Business" closing film of the 59th Edinburgh Film Festival with cast members Danny Dyer, Georgina Chapman, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Adam Bolton and Eddie Weber. And although the gentlemen all looked quite sharp, Chapman, a vision in pink silk, clearly stole the sho...

Durban Festival to showcase best of south african films

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The first quarter of 2005 has been an exceptional period for South African cinema with a number of films achieving international success. Yesterday, which held its world premiere as opening night film at the Durban International Film Festival 2004, was nominated for an Oscar (best foreign language film), U-Carmen EKhayalitsha won the coveted Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and Drum won the Golden Stallion at Fespaco. The 2005 Durban International Film Festival line-up will include both ...
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