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The Cyprus International Film Festival Golden Aphrodite Awards

15TH CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN APHRODITE AWARDS CEREMONY The Cyprus International Film Festival is awarded with the EFFE Label which is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. The Golden Aphrodite Awards Ceremony of the 15th Cyprus International Film Festival was held virtually on Zoom and the Festival's Facebook page on Sunday, November 22nd. This highl...

Nominations Announced for 30th IFP Gotham Awards

Best Feature Nominations go to The Assistant, First Cow, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Nomadland, and Relic   In a First, All Best Feature Nominees are Directed by Women New York, NY (November 12, 2020) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today the nominees for the 30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards. Eleven competitive awards will be presented to independent ...

Winners announced in 2020 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Wins for Thailand, India, Special Mention for Australia The Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) last night honoured filmmakers of the region at a special Award Presentation on Australia’s Gold Coast. Thai creative producer Soros Sukhum took out the 2020 FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region. This unique award celebrates a film practitioner from the region whose career and actions contribute strongly to the develop...

The winners of the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival and the 11th American Film Festival

  The winners of the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival and the 11th American Film Festival. Attendance Records at the Combined Editions of NH and AFF.   The jury of the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival awarded the Grand Prix to The Metamorphosis of Birds (A Metamorfose dos Pássaros) directed by Catarina Vasconcelos. The festival audience additionally chose the film by the Portuguese director as the best of 12 in-competition titles. The awards go t...

Final Westridge Grant Cycle Awards winners announced

Final Westridge Grant Cycle Awards $100,000 to Support US-Based Independent Filmmakers Developing Narrative Feature Screenplays SFFILM, in partnership with the Westridge Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $100,000 in funding in the sixth and final round of SFFILM Westridge Grants. Five filmmaking teams have been granted funding to help support the screenwriting stage of their narrative feature films.   The SFFILM Westridge Grant was launched in late...

Audience Award Winners of the 2020 Sacramento French MiniFest

  Poster by Dane Henas Design 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON COMING UP IN 2021 ! "THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT" Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee HERE ARE THE 2 WINNERS OF THE  2020 MINIFEST AUDIENCE PRIZES!     The quintessentially French comedy-drama PERFUMES (LES PARFUMS), directed by Grégory Magne won the Audience Prize for Best Feature Film; while the dark tale of revenge THE WIDOW SAVERINI (LA VEUVE SAVERINI), directed by&...

VIDEO: Alexandria Film Festival 2020 awards

Congratulations to our AFF 2020 award winners!   Best of Fest: "9 to 5" Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar Joe Cantwell Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking: "Trust Me" Roko Belic, Joe Phelps, Michael Fallavollita Audience Award: "The Legacy Sessions" David Ashton and Silas Brigham  Special Jury Prize: "Anacronte" Raul Koler and Emiliano Sette Best Foreign Language Film: "Snowland" Jonni Kicoltz Regional Award: "Beat...

Prize Winners at exground filmfest 33

  exground filmfest 33 I 13–22 November 2020 I online KEEP SHIFTIN’ wins German Short Film Competition // Mexican production NIGHTCRAWLERS takes Best International Short Film // ALBTRÄUMER wins Jury and Audience Awards at exground youth days // Audience Award DAS BRETT goes to WALCHENSEE FOREVER // goEast Audience Award for ZANA This past Sunday evening, the awards for the online edition of exground filmfest 33 were presented in Wiesbaden, Germany....

The Prize Winners of the 69th IFFMH / From MY MEXICAN BRETZEL to LORELEI

My Mexican Bretzel wins the €25,000 International Newcomer Award and the FIPRESCI Award +++ Audience and Student Award to Lorelei +++ Single Cycle receives first Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award +++ Prizewinners reflect the diversity of the competition   INTERNATIONAL Jury Jury members: Jessica Kiang, Jan Bonny, Mathilde Henrot   International Newcomer Award – Best Director (€25,000) MY MEXICAN BRETZEL Director: Nuria Giménez Lorang, Spain   Rainer W...

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Nominations Announced for 30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards

IFP has revealed the nominees for the 30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards.    The IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season. As the first major awards ceremony of the season, the IFP Gotham Awards provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy independent films. The awards are also unique for their ability to assist in catapulting award recipients prominently into national awards seas...

Rose d’Or 2020 finalists announced

Nominees in the prestigious 59th Rose d’Or Awards have been announced, selected from 766 entries across 12 categories, for the 2020 digital edition. The shortlist was voted for by over 80 international judges from across the television industry and includes entries from every major territory in the world. Given the extraordinary challenges faced in 2020, this year’s awards also includes a special category to recognise Innovation In The Time of COVID, with finalists from Spain, It...

The Denver Film Festival (DFF) has announced the Awards Winners of the 43rd edition

Award Recipients Include: Minari, Beyond Zero, Nomadland, Atlantis, The Reason I Jump, and Hudson Geese   The Denver Film Festival (DFF) has announced the recipients of its annual Audience Awards and Festival Juried Awards in multiple categories following the conclusion of its 43rd annual event. “The curatorial excellence of DFF43 was on full display and in line with the elevated level we have exhibited to our audiences for decades,” said Festival Director, Britta ...

Wings wins IRIS Co-op Audience Award – “more than we dared to hope for!”

Miriam Margolyes stars in a love story between two Land Army girls during World War II, spanning over six decades.   Wings, directed by Jamie Weston, has been confirmed the winner of the inaugural Co-op Audience Award at the 2020 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. The heart-warming love story between two Land Army girls during World War II spans over six decades.   The film stars Miriam Margolyes who said: “The Audience Award is fantastic news! Truly thrilled to have...

Hirokazu Kore-eda to receive Spirit Of Cinema award in digital edition of the 5th International Film Festival & Awards

 Hirokazu Kore-eda to receive Spirit Of Cinema award in digital edition     The International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) today announced its programme for the 5th edition of the festival, taking place digitally between Thursday 3 December and Tuesday 8 December.   Films across all sections will be available online via a dedicated video streaming platform. In addition, five In Conversation events will take place virtually during the festival. The awar...

Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market 2020 Finalists Announced

             SAFF Project Market and SAFF Forum go fully virtual at ATF Online+ Singapore - Nov 6, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - ScreenSingapore today announced finalists for the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market 2020. Ten projects from China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand were selected based on the project's co-production viabilities and the strength of the filmmaking team. Th...

Santa Fe Indie Fest Audience Awards announced

  AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS Audience Choice: Best Narrative Feature Small Town Wisconsin  Directed by Niels Mueller   Audience Choice: Best Documentary Feature Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation  Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland   ...

'Gagarine' by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh receives the Explore Zone Award 2020 at Film Fest Ghent

Gagarine, the feature debut of Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, wins the Explore Zone Award 2020. The French directing duo were in Ghent last week to present their debut. The Explore Zone Award, presented to them by the Explore Zone youth jury, gives them a promotional boost thanks to a media campaign in De Morgen, Knack Focus and at Studio Brussel worth 27,000 euros. The intimate coming-of-age drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman ...

FIFF Festival International de Films de Fribourg: Audience Choice winners

  Once again, this week we face incertitude. It was fantastic and reassuring to see that Vevey, Avenches, Winterthur and Geneva are going ahead with their film festivals this autumn. Will new cancellations happen however? We hope it will not.  Let’s take a look in the future and rejoice: the FIFF team is busy organising the Festival's 35th edition. We are glad to announce the content of one section already – the brand-new Audience Choice section! Audience ...

Aaron Sorkin and Chloé Zhao Announced as First Honorees at SFFILM Awards Night 2020

SFFILM’S Awards Season Celebration and Fundraiser Is Going Online to Support the Organization’s Year-Round Work Cultivating the Next Generation of Film Artists San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced two notable filmmakers that will accept honors at SFFILM Awards Night, the organization’s annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s highly anticipated awards show has shifted from its traditional seated dinner and onst...

The 8th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) announced its winners

Our partner (Bruno Chatelin sitting in the advisory board): the 8th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) announced its winners on Sunday, October 18th (rf. below by category) broadcasted live on FilmFestival+. The Closing Awards show was presented by Festival Founder & Director Ingrid Jean-Baptiste and Actor, Producer James Donahower. CFF held its 2020 Edition virtually on FilmFestival+ (also accessible through AppleTV) from October 15-19, 2020 and introduced American ...

NatureTrack Film Festival Announces the tied "Audience Favorite" films

The "Audience Favorite" Award goes to....It's a tie! "The Beaver Believers" and "Saliega's Lineage, The Return of the Iberian Lynx" have won the 2020 NatureTrack Film Festival "Audience Favorite" Award! Congratulations to Sarah Koenigsberg and Javier Ortega Martinez.   In case you missed the announcement of the juried award winners...Here's the list!   Best in Festival - Feature - It's a tie! Lost Kings of Bioko ~Oliver Go...

'Tussen de bijen en de tarbot', 'Versailles' and 'Perpetual Night' are awarded at Film Fest Ghent

'Tussen de bijen en de tarbot', the poetic animated short by Linnea Lidegran Correia (KASK) received the Award for Best Belgian Student Short at the closing evening of the short film weekend at Film Fest Ghent. The winner of the ACE Image Factory & The Fridge Audience Award for Best Belgian Short is 'Versailles' by Hyun Lories. 'Perpetual Night' by Pedro Peralta won the Best International Short Award.   On Sunday 18 October, the ...

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's 12th edition announces the awards

The Votes Are In! SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2020 The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's 12th edition is our most unique festival to date, having faced the adversity that most film festivals, non-profit groups, and other arts organizations encountered during 2020. While SFiFF has adjusted to the circumstances, our mission remains the same, ...

NatureTrack Film Festival Announces the Winners!

  Congratulations to the Directors of the following films:   Best in Festival - Feature - It's a tie! Lost Kings of Bioko ~Oliver Goetzel Realm of the Robber ~Moritz Katz & Braydon Moloney Best in Festival - Short Kokoly ~Blue Ventures, Garth Cripps & Paul Antion   Kids Connecting with Nature - The Dan Conaway Award Traces ~Sébastien Pins Igniting Passion for (and with) Nature  By Hand ~Kellen Keene   &n...


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