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Nominees for the 24th Annual Satellite Awards, celebrating achievements in Film, Television

   INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY THE 24TH ANNUAL SATELLITE AWARDS™ With James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari leading the nominations count up against a tie between Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Sam Mendes’ 1917, The International Press Academy (IPA) jump-started Awards Season today by lining up the finest films of 2019 for the official 24th Satellite Awards Nominations announcement. Ford v Ferrari (20th Century Fox) starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, cloc...

Key West Film Festival : winners of the 8th edition of the festival (November 20-24, 2019)

<a data-cke-saved-href=" KEY WEST FILM FEST 2019 WINNERS Key West Film Festival has announced the winners of the 8th edition of the festival which ran November 20-24, 2019.     Waves directed by Trey Edward Shults, which closed the festival, was voted winner of the Audience Award. After Parkland by Emily Taguchi & Jake Lefferman won for Best Documentary Feature, A Name Without A Place  by Kenny Riches...

Finalist filmmakers selected for the 16 Days 16 Films initiative.

                         MODERN FILMS AND THE KERING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR SHORT FILM INITIATIVE: 16 DAYS 16 FILMS     Inspired by the UN Women campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, 16 DAYS 16 FILMS is a short film initiative that focuses on filmed content addressing violence against women. Today Modern Films, in partnership with The Kering Foundation, are pleased to announce the 1...

EFP and ACC Announce the Winner of the First Arab Critics' Award for European Films

Labina Mitevska (producer and actress of God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya) with Sonja Heinen (EFP) and Alaa Karkouti (ACC) Cairo, 23 November 2019. EFP (European Film Promotion) and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) proudly present the winner of the first Arab Critics' Award for European Films God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya by Teona Strugar Mitevska. 42 film critics from 13 Arab countries selected the best European film out of 24 nominations submitted by national film promotion institutions ...

Award winners at the 22nd annual Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

    The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) ends tomorrow, November 24. The award winners for this 22nd edition were announced during the closing ceremony that took place this evening at the Concordia University's Alumni Auditorium.   GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE presented by Bell Media Present.Perfect. by Shengze Zhu   “A complex, cinematic work, a testament to the deep social, political and interpersonal impacts create...

Framing the Future Award Winners in Munich

FRAMING THE FUTURE: THE 2019 AWARD-WINNERS   The grand prize of the 39th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH goes to the short feature film “Last Call” by Hajni Kis (University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest, Hungary). The audience favorite and recipient of the Wolfgang Längsfeld Award is the Israeli film “Fine” by Maya Yadlin. Altogether, 10 awards were presented this evening, including a total of 38,500 euros in prize money. On Saturday, No...

RIFF Awards 2019: winners of the XVIII edition announced

Best Film is “37 Seconds” by Hikari For International Documentaries winner is “Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time” by Barbara Bentree about the Oscar-winning composer Tootsie Best Italian Documentary “Pastrone!” by Lorenzo De Nicola on the director of Cabiria Best Italian short films “Oltre Il Fiume” by Luca Zambolin; “Vittoria per tutti” by Elia Bei wins the RAI Cinema Channel Award   Best Film is "37 Seconds&q...

Awards and prizes of the XVI Festival of Cinema and Human Rights of Barcelona

The Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival announces the winners of the XVI edition of the contest. The awards are chosen by a professional jury composed of different personalities of Human Rights and the world of cinema. They will be released and announced at the closing ceremony to be held tonight (Friday, November 22) in the Texas Cinemas (note seized until today at 9pm).   Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a film that follows the research of an international group of scienti...

Winners of the 4th Sochi International Film Festival

The Winner of the 4th Sochi International Film Festival is Guardian of Light from the director Yermek Tursunov. Muratzhan Mukazhanov, who acted in the film, accepted the golden Irida statuette.   The 4th Sochi International Film Festival and Awards (SIFFA) has officially closed with an awards ceremony on November 20th at the Radisson Collection Paradise Resort in Sochi. In attendance at the ceremony were Lubah Balagova-Kandour, Mohy Quandour, Kim Ki-duk, Maya Aimedova, Peter Ferris, Richa...

Bambi Awards 2019 glamour

The Bambi, often simply called the Bambi Award and stylised as BAMBI, are presented annually by Hubert Burda Media to recognize excellence in international media and television, awarded to personalities in the media, arts, culture, sports and other fields "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German      First held in 1948, it is the oldest and now Germany's most important media prize: BAMBI has been writing German film and med...

Parasite wins Best Feature Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

  Bong Joon-ho’s international hit Parasite (Gisaengchung) has won Best Feature Film at the 13th Aisa Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The award was accepted on the night by Parasite producer Jang Young-hwan and marks the first win for the Republic of Korea in this category since Secret Sunshine (Miryang) took out the inaugural prize in 2007. 13 Asia Pacific countries and areas collected awards, with many of the winners also being their country&rsqu...

HIFF39 Audience Award Winners

HIFF39 Audience Award Winners presented by Hawaii News Now: YELLOW ROSE, THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM and THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN (From Top to Bottom): YELLOW ROSE (Best Narrative); THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM (Best Doc); & THE PIT WHERE WE WERE BORN (Best Short)        Congratulations to the HIFF39 AUDIENCE AWARD Winners presented by Hawaii News Now. The audience ballots have been tabulated and here the 2019 Festival wi...

The UK Jewish Film Festival announce 2019 Awards prize winners

On the closing day of the 2019 edition of the festival, UK Jewish Film Festival’s Jury announce the Jury prize winners, including the newly launched Best Documentary Award.  The UK Jewish Film Festival Awards recognise achievement in both fiction and documentary feature-length films. Broadcaster and film writer Jason Solomons will MC the award ceremony today, Thursday 21 November, at Picturehouse Central in London.   The Best Debut Feature Award has been announced as Leona, d...

RIFF Awards 2019 Love & Pride Day

Tuesday 19 November at the RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila directed by Fabrizio Ferrari will be Love & Pride Day - The value of diversity a day dedicated to raising awareness of LGBTQ issues with many guests expected, on the eve of TDoR - Transgender Day of Remembrance - the world day of commemoration of the victims of hatred and transphobic prejudice (November 20).   For the Italian Documentary Competition will be presented A man must be stro...

Ricky Gervais to receive the 2019 Rose d’Or Performance of the Year Award

  The Rose d’Or is pleased to announce that the Performance of the Year Award 2019,  given to a television star who has made an outstanding contribution in the past 12 months, will be given to Ricky Gervais for his ground-breaking performance as Tony in After Life, the Netflix series which he also writes and directs. The award will be made to Ricky in person in London on Sunday December 1st at a gala event, to be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry. In After Life, Tony has lost his wi...

First SFFILM Awards Night honorees announced: Chinonye Chukwu, Marielle Heller, and Lulu Wang

CHINONYE CHUKWU, MARIELLE HELLER, AND LULU WANG ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HONOREES AT SFFILM AWARDS NIGHT 2019         Star-Studded Gala Is a Fundraiser for SFFILM’s Year-Round Work Cultivating the Next Generation of Film Artists, a Film Industry Awards Show, and a San Francisco Social Occasion San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced several of the film luminaries confirmed to attend and accept honors at the 2019 SFFILM Awards Night, the o...

EFP and ACC Reveal Three Films Nominated for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

After 42 film critics from 13 Arab countries have viewed 24 films from different European countries on Festival Scope, EFP (European Film Promotion)and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) revealed the three nominated films for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films in a video. The Best Film, winner of the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, will be announced at this year's edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). The festival will screen two of the three films in...

Announcing the first members of the Rockie Awards 2020 Grand Jury

  Kathleen Finch Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer Discovery inc.  Lisa Godfrey VP, Original Content Corus Entertainment Inc Paul Mortimer Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions ITV Linda Simensky Head of PBS KIDS PBS KIDS     The Rockie Awards Grand Jury Prize is one of the industry's most coveted honours. The Banff World Media Festival and Rockie Awards are proud to reveal the first four esteemed members of this year's Gr...

For your consideration: LA Screening/Reception for Best Documentary - "Immortal"

Please join us for the Los Angeles screening and reception for "Immortal" OSCARS® FYC: Best Documentary    Director and scriptwriter: Ksenia Okhapkina Producer: Riho Västrik | Co-producer: Uldis Cekulis   A cinematic essay that looks at everyday life in a small Russian industrial city, uncovering along the way how dangerous and furtive an all-permeating ideology can be.          Los Angeles Screening: Mond...

9th US in Progress Winners Announced

Producer Kenneth Reynolds presenting Tiger Style! dir. Cory Santilli  In the 9th edition of US in Progress Wrocław industry program (November 6th-8th) taking place in the frame of the 10th American Film Festival 6 projects were presented. All were eligible for the post-production in-kind awards (post-production services sponsored by the partners of the programme). The projects are receiving the following awards: Tiger Style! by Cory Santilli  production and post-p...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards juries announced

Juries Announced We are thrilled to announce the full juries for the 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.  President of the APSA International Jury is multi-award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, whose films have been selected for Cannes, Venice, Busan, Berlin, Toronto and Telluride. Drawn from 10 countries, the three juries will determine winners in the region’s highest accolade i...

Nominations announced for the 2019 Rose d’Or Awards

  We are proud to announce the nominees for the 2019 Rose d’Or Awards. Across the ten categories works from across the world have been nominated, creating a diverse and dynamic shortlist. From the pop culture phenomenon Carpool Karaoke, to social experiment Black Out and comedy mockumentary Couples Therapy, the nominations showcase a wide range of subject matter and stylistic approach. Previous winners of the prestigious award include The Crown, Gogglebox and The Graham Norton ...

The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

American Airlines Award Inter College Short Film Competition Grand-Prix “Down Zone” Director: Takuto Okui from Osaka University of Arts      ©2019 TIFF   Tokyo Gemstone Award Josefine Frida (“Disco”) Sairi Ito (“Life: Untitled”) Riru Yoshina (“Take Over Zone”) Yui Sakuma (“I Was a Secret Bitch”)   Japanese Cinema Splash Be...

Doclisboa’19 Award Winners

DOCLISBOA will announce Joana Gusmão, Miguel Ribeiro and Joana de Sousa are the three new Directors of DocLisboa, after Cíntia Gil and Davide Oberto left    International Competition JURY: Billy Woodberry, Carlos Almeida, Jérôme Bel, Juliano Gomes, Leonor Silveira, Mania Akbari City of Lisbon Award for best International Competition film (8.000€) SANTIKHIRI SONATA, Thunska Pansittivorakul (Thailand, Germany)   Portuguese Authors So...

RomeFilmFest Santa subito by Alessandro Piva wins the "BNL People's Choice Award"

Santa subito by Alessandro Piva is the winner of the "BNL People's Choice Award" at the 14th Rome Film Fest. The "BNL People's Choice Award", in collaboration with BNL Group BNP Paribas, Main Partner of Rome Film Fest, was awarded by the viewers: the audience cast its vote for the films in the Official Selection using myCicero, the official app "RomeFilmFest" (developed by Pluservice), and on the website   SYNOPSIS Bari, late ...


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