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AFI World Peace Initiative set to honour FilmFestivals.com Bruno Chatelin in Cannes

UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO WORLD PEACE IS SET TO HOST EVENTS DURING CANNES FILM FESTIVAL FOR 9th YEAR   Media Partner of FilmFestivals.com New Generation In Action's AFI World Peace Initiative & the organizations World Peace & Tolerance Institute is set to host events during Cannes Film Festival in both (Pre-Cannes) event and during Cannes Film Festival both on-line and in person with COVID-19 restrictions followed and set to honour FilmFestivals...

BANFF’s Rockie Awards decided by 150 pros, 142 noms from 37 countries

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent One of the most interesting things about Canada? Their National anthem entitled "O Canada" seems to be either missing an "h" - as in 'Oh, Canada' - or proving that they don't care what other countries think. Actually they have *two* National anthems recognized by Canadians, the second being "God Save the Queen." With that piece of trivia, let's move on to one of their more forward-thinking events, ...

Finalists of our partner festival French Riviera Film Festival

Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.  “While the Festival de Cannes has decided to go on this year, we have opted to hold our festival online again,” adds Goesseringer Muj. “We look forward to returning to Cannes in May 2022...

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...

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...

Houston International Sports Film Festival Award Winners announced

Houston International Sports Film Festival, one of few film festivals in the world dedicated to sports, announced the winner for its Sports Script Championship, presented by Event Horizon Films:   Gold: Blue Ball by Bruce Dundore When the baseball slugging grandson of an aging Italian gang leader falls in love with a daughter of the rival Irish gang leader, he suggests the two gangs break Sunday blue laws and play a game to avert all-out war, but when the Irish r...

Award Winners of the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival

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...

FIPRESCI-India announces its Grand Prix winner for 2020

FIPRESCI-India announces its Grand Prix winner for 2020 FIPRESCI-India (India chapter of the International Federation of Film Critics: FIPRESCI) declared the Tamil Feature Film Nasir, directed by Arun Karthick, as the Winner of the prestigious Grand-Prix-2020, according to a Press Release issued last week, by V.K. Joseph, President, FIPRESCI-India. Members of FIPRESCI-India have voted Nasir as the Best Indian Feature Film of 2020 out of the following TOP-10 films nominated for the final ro...

New Media Film Festival Award Winners 2021

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER  Disappearing Stories – Mobile US Premiere Director  – Oleg Ageychev, Alexander Gornovsky – Russia   Every 24 hours millions of people upload video about their day to Instagram. We are used to perceiving life as a set of interchanging stories. And we all want attention to our Stories. But among us there are people with real stories, for whom our attention is vital. These are war veterans and witnesses, old ...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners

Faya Dayi receives three festival prizes, including the Grand Jury Award Seven awards for a combined value of $47,500 in cash prizes are announced for the 2021 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award® Documentary Short Subject category and the Producers Guild of America Awards. “We are proud to celebrate the 2021 award-winning films,” said Sadie Tillery, Full Frame Interim Festival Director and Artistic Dire...

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...

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:  ...

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Winners

  2021 JURY PRIZE WINNERS Congratulations to our 2021 ILLUMINATE Film Festival jury award winners! All other festival awards will be announced at tonight's Virtual Closing Night Party and posted on the ILLUMINATE website by 6pm PT. Debut Feature Competition Jury Prize Winner Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness  Watch Filmmakers Acceptance Special Jury Mention  Samadhi Road Watch Filmmakers Acceptance Special Jury Mention  The Seeds of Vandana...

Tribeca announced the 5 finalists and Greenlight Committee for the fourth ‘AT&T Presents: Untold Stories

AT&T PRESENTS: UNTOLD STORIES TO AWARD ONE ASPIRING FILMMAKER $1 MILLION AHEAD OF THE TRIBECA FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Event Highlighting Diverse Underrepresented Filmmakers will Livestream on June 8   AT&T* and Tribeca announced the finalists and Greenlight Committee for the fourth ‘AT&T Presents: Untold Stories,’ an initiative created to help give the world access to stories from underrepresented filmmakers. This year's winning filmmaker will ...

VIDEO Fajr International Film Festival Awards Ceremony Live Stream

The 2021 FIFF winners have been announced. This is the place to be to see who won big at the 38th Fajr International Film Festival.   The curtain fell on this year’s hybrid edition, presided over by Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour, on Wednesday, 2 June. Charsou Cineplex hosted the virtual closing ceremony at 11:30 am Tehran local time. The most anticipated moments of the awards ceremony included a statement by Director Asgarpour. Addressing the ceremony, F...

VIDEO Fajr International Film Festival Awards Ceremony Live Stream

  The 2021 FIFF winners have been announced. This is the place to be to see who won big at the 38th Fajr International Film Festival. The curtain fell on this year’s hybrid edition, presided over by Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour, on Wednesday, 2 June. Charsou Cineplex hosted the virtual closing ceremony at 11:30 am Tehran local time. The most anticipated moments of the awards ceremony included a statement by Director Asgarpour. Addressing the ceremony, Festival Director...

The Rio de Janeiro International Uranium Film Festival 2021 Wrapped

The Trophy of the Rio de Janeiro International Uranium Film Festival is a piece of art produced by Brazilian waste-material-artist Getúlio Damado from Santa Teresa! https://uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/festival-award… - Festival winners 2021. https://uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/best-atomic-films-2021… Photo: Some filmmakers who already received the Award. The Rio de Janeiro International Uranium Film Festival 2021 - for the first time Online and free for all - has ended wi...

Pardo alla carriera to Dante Spinotti

The Italian cinematographer will receive the Festival’s Pardo alla carriera achievement award on Thursday 12 August in Piazza Grande. The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will feature screenings of a pair of landmark titles that reflect his tireless artistic research on light in film and his creative partnership with Michael Mann: The Insider (1999) and Heat (1995). Spinotti himself will round off the tribute by taking part in a panel conversation with t...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced it's Grand Jury and Audience Award winners

We are thrilled to share with your audience/readership that the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)  has announced it's Grand Jury and Audience Award winners for the festival's 19th edition. Following an incredible response to fascinating panels focused on gender inclusion and diversity, alongside an impressive list of films honoring diversity in stories and filmmakers for the festival’s 19th edition, held virtually and geo-blocked to California and In...

Additional Audience Award, the Juries of the Berlinale Documentary Award and the GWFF Best First Feature Award

Summer Special Will Feature the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award   The International Jury already made their Competition award selections in March of this year, and now at the Summer Special (June 9 - 20), the festival audience will have the opportunity to vote on those same 15 films for the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award.   At this year’s festival this audience award will be presented one time only for the Competition section, joining the traditional Pa...

Award-winning Films for a Young Audience as Part of the Berlinale Summer Special

The Berlinale is the only major international film festival that also offers a programme for cinephiles under the age of 18: international cinema at the cutting edge which reflects the realities, fantasies and desires of young people. Furthermore, Generation also lays the solid and sustainable foundation for future cinema audiences: versatile, emotional and differentiated.   The Generation Kplus Children’s Jury (Aaron Julius Marx, Jarik Konstantin Richter, Nola Strunk) and the Gen...

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