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Cinelatino and DishLATINO Announce the Hola Mexico Film Festival’s 2021 Award Winners

Cinelatino, the leading Spanish-language movie network and go-to destination for the biggest blockbuster successes and critically acclaimed titles from México, Latin America, Spain, and the Caribbean, has announced the 2021 winners of the Hola Mexico Film Festival’s (HMFF) prestigious Cinelatino & DishLATINO Audience Choice award, the Cinelatino & DishLATINO Best Feature Film Director award, and the Cinelatino & DishLATINO Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Best Short a...

Winners of the 2021 ‘Sepanta Awards’

  Best Film:  African Violet Best Director:  Mona Zandi Haghighi Best Actor:  Amir Hossein Fathi for The Slaughterhouse Best Actress:  Fatemah Motamed Aria Best Screenplay:  Hamidreza Bababeigi for African Violet Best Cinematography:  Mehdi Rezaei for KulbarF Best Documentary:  Duchenne Boys by Sohrab Kavir Best Short Film:  Tattoo Best Director for a Short Film:  Farhad Delaram for ...

Winners of FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2021 announced!

After a highly successful move back into theatres, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival announces its award winners for the 2021 Atlantic Awards. These awards were decided on by a jury of Atlantic film professionals, and our partners and supporters have generously provided prizes for many of the awards.   RBC Script Development Winner Sponsored by RBC, Telefilm Canada, and Nova Scotia Communities Culture and Heritage Winner: Justin O’Hanley The Secret of the R...

Pamela Abdy to receive the Game Changer Award at Zurich Festival

  Pamela Abdy, President of MGM's Motion Picture Group © Courtesy of MGM Studios   Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Motion Picture Group President to be honored with the Game Changer Award during the Zurich Summit industry conference at the 17th Zurich Film Festival. It pays tribute to excellency in the film business with a focus on leaders that not only cherish change in the industry but also stand for the DNA of what cinema has stood for since it’s inven...

$490,000 Awarded to the 20 Winners of the 2021 SFFILM Rainin Grants

     $490,000 in Grants Awarded to Twenty Narrative Feature Projects in Various Stages of Production ...

Mountainfilm awards a total of $30,000 to 13 projects

  Film Still: Curl Power We are excited to announce the 2021 Commitment Grant recipients. From over a hundred applicants, thirteen projects were chosen that embody Mountainfilm’s mission to inspire audiences to create a better world. “I’m so impressed by the slate of films that were chosen by our grants committee,” says Festival Director Suzan Beraza. “It’s a testament to the tenacity of these filmmakers who are overcoming numerous obstacles t...

Golden Prague 2021 Competition Shortlist

  We are happy to announce the shortlist for the Golden Prague Festival 2021! Selected from 95 entries, 25 music, dance and theatre programmes have been nominated to the second round of the competition.   The shortlist is a selection based on the scores given by 5 member international Jury during the first round of judging. In the second round, which takes place during the Golden Prague Festival, Jurors together watch the selected programmes, judge them and decide on the priz...

Iris Prize Juries 2021 announced

 IRIS PRIZE IS BACK IN PERSON, IN CARDIFF, 5 – 10 OCTOBER 2021   Iris Prize is honoured to welcome a group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members, judging the films in Best British and the international Iris Prize categories. The chosen winners will then be revealed on the closing night of the festival. Berwyn Rowlands, Festival Director, commented: “You can tell a lot about a festival from looking at the jury, and ...

Dallas Screenplay Competition Announces Award-Winning Judges Lineup

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The Dallas Screenplay Competition, presented by Torfoot Films and Event Horizon Films, revealed today the award-winning filmmakers who will select the top writers to be recognized during the Dallas International Film Festival.   Three time Oscar-winner Jana Memel, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, who most recently worked as showrunner for S.W.A.T. on CBS, Billy Kelly, screenwriter of Disney’s Enchanted, Disney Channel-writer Jonathan Hurwitz and award-winning director Johnathan Brownlee w...

Jackson Wild™ Media Awards Finalists Announced!

This year’s submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different countries competing for 24 awards.   Congratulations to the 2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards, our annual international competition considered to be the highest bar of achievement in natural history filmmaking. Reflecting the growing importance of media to combat the global climate change crisis, this year’s submissions included over 750 category entries from nearly 30 different c...

Congratulations to The 2021 Works-in-Progress Lab Recipients!

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A partnership between Cucalorus & Working Films, the Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) supports social justice documentaries being made by Black filmmakers. This immersive program gives artists a chance to engage distinct audiences for feedback and to create strategies for action related to the issues raised in their projects.   This year, five projects were selected for the WiP lab. We are beyond excited to share their projects with you!        ...

Shriekfest Film Festival reveals the screenplay finalists for 2021!

The annual Los Angeles competition will kick off with an opening night gala September 30 LOS ANGELES (July Sept 26, 2021) –  The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition announces the 45 Screenplay Finalists selected for its International Screenplay Competition. The Finalists were selected from submissions from across the globe in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres!  Festival Founder/Direct...

The 2021 Indy Shorts International Film Festival Winners

World Premiere “Homebird” Big Winner with Grand Prize & Audience Choice Awards  The 2021 Indy Shorts International Film Festival, presented by Heartland Film (Indy Shorts), successfully concluded its six-day run on Sunday, July 25. The festival showed growth across many areas, including record numbers in attendance and nearly double the number of films programmed from previous years. Indy Shorts guests were treated to a&nb...

14th APSA Awards Ceremony & 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum

  David Wenham, Cliff Curtis, Tracey Vieira, Mayor Tom Tate We are thrilled to announce today that a full competition line-up will be delivered for the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, with the Awards Ceremony and 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum to be presented on Australia’s Gold Coast in November.   When launched in 2007 on the Gold Coast, APSA was a groundbreaking initiative to create an Academy and Awards that would connect and celebrate the cinematic excel...

HÕFF announces its Méliès Competition winners

The Méliès d’Argent is awarded to a short film that is a bold and entertaining - a true celebration of genre cinema - taking us into the world of Basket Case and Eraserhead (in vivid colour!). Hospital Dumpster Divers, directed by Anders Elsrud Hultgreen (Norway), is a love letter to slasher and gore audiences, that lets the viewer experience the full gamut of emotions. The Special Mention for an outstanding lead performance is awarded to Finnegan Oldfield...

Evolutionary Films Peter Adams RIP

Evolutionary Films announces with great sorrow the passing of Peter Adams on 11th June 2021 after a brave battle with cancer. Pete was a founding director of Evolutionary and is credited as a writer on a number of films we've distributed including our own production AUX. He will be immensely missed and John and his family appreciate everybody's thoughts and prayers but ask for privacy at this difficult time. ...

The 2020 Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival Winners!

    2nd Grand Prize: Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at Its Lowest & Best – Nick Nummerdor 1st Prize: The Hole in the Sky – John Akre 3rd Prize: An Apparition – Nagaraju 4th Prize: In These Times – Eric Maierson & Leandro Badalotti 5th Prize: Sad Orangutans Rob a Bank – Grant Raun And The 2020 BAAA Award (The Brainwash Awesome Achievement Award Award): Xstine Cook and the Bum Family (including, of course Lilly Goes to the Dogs!)   See t...

IFFR announces winner of June’s BankGiro Loterij Audience Award

  Mi chiamo Francesco Totti wins BankGiro Loterij Audience Award at IFFR 2021 in June  Alex Infascelli wins €5,000 audience prize for Francesco Totti biopic   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces football documentary Mi chiamo Francesco Totti by Alex Infascelli as the winner of the BankGiro Loterij Audience Award for the June festival chapter. Italian director Infascelli was selected by audiences who watched the film both online and ...

Award Winners of the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival

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Audience awards for queer film, time travel comedy and documentary about immigration center / Jury award for social drama about migrant workers After six days packed with films, workshops, lectures and film talks, the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival ended on Sunday, June 6, 2021 with an online award ceremony. Due to the pandemic, the world’s biggest festival for Japanese cinema once more took place entirely online. The closing ceremony was ...

2021 Arts Innovator Award Recipients

    It is with great joy that we announce the recipients of the 2021 Arts Innovator Award (AIA), and celebrate the community that made this possible. Visual artist Romson Bustillo and literary artist Tessa Hulls create work that explores culture, lineage, history, gender, race, power, and forgiveness, and ask viewers to question systems of power.  Romson and Tessa will each receive $25,000 in recognition of their innovation and risk-taking in their artistic pr...

Brazil - Top Atomic Film Awards go to USA, Japan and France

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The 10th Rio die Janeiro International Uranium Film Festival, which took place online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, has announced the winners of its festival awards. U.S best-selling author Greg Mitchell received the Best Archival Documentary Award for his film „Atomic Cover-Up“.  Two women filmmakers share the festival’s Best Feature Documentary Award:  Ayumi Nakagawa from Japan for „Atomic Refugee Moms“ and French filmmaker Keiko C...

World Soundtrack Awards 2021 will honour Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou

  The World Soundtrack Awards step into their third decade celebrating the art of film music by honouring Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou. Best known for her close collaboration with director Theo Angelopoulos, she will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy. The World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert will be held on 23 October 2021 as the traditional closing event of Film Fest Ghent (12 – 23 October 2021).   After a year in which the...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Awards

  PARI, Greece/France/Netherlands/Bulgaria, 2020, 111 min, LA Premiere Dir. Siamak Etemadi wins BEST FEATURE ORPHEUS AWARD and  SPECIAL JURY AWARD / PERFORMANCE - Melika Foroutan           KALA AZAR, Greece/Netherlands, 2020, 91 min, LA Premiere Dir. Janis Rafailidou &n...

IFFLA 2021 Award Winners

  We are thrilled to announce the award winners for the 19th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. FEATURES GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE:  Seththumaan (Pig) (director: Thamizh)     HONORABLE MENTION:  ...

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