3 items from 2009
14 June 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
George Ovashvili's "The Other Bank" was awarded the grand jury's New Directors Showcase Award and Barbara Schroeder's "talhotblond" was the documentary grand jury winner at the 35th International Seattle Film Festival, which concluded Sunday.
The Golden Space Needle Audience Award for best film went to Scott Sanders' "Black Dynamite." First runner-up was Benoit Pilon's "The Necessities of Life," with runner-up awards also going to: second runner-up: Marc Webb's "(500) Days of Summer"; third (tie): Kevin Hamedani's "Zmd: Zombies of Mass Destruction" and Lucy Akhurst's "Morris: A Life with Bells On"; and fourth: Philipp Stolzl's "North Face."
- By Gregg Kilday
4 April 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Toronto -- Canadian actress Kristin Booth on Saturday night managed to bypass efforts by the Genies, Canada's film awards, to bleep out the infamous homegrown film title "Young People Fucking" from the nationwide telecast.
"I'm so fucking excited," Booth blurted out as she accepted the Genie trophy for best supporting actress for her role in the indie comedy after Global Television edited the swear word when listing the nominees, and presenter Jayne Eastwood only said "Young People ..." when announcing Booth as the winner.
"Passchendaele" also earned the Golden Reel Award as Canadian film's top boxoffice earner in 2008.
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- By Etan Vlessing
The 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival was a huge success! The Opening Night Gala was well-attended, and there were many A-list celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Anne Hathaway, etc.
But it's all about the quality of films! And last night, the festival honored films around the world.
The Festival, held from January 6-19, 2009, screened 208 films from 73 countries, including 50 of the 67 foreign entries for this yearÂ.s Academy AwardsÂ®. Palm SpringsÂ. increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for the yearÂ.s film festival circuit.
This yearÂ.s Festival attendees selected Departures (Japan) directed by Yojiro Takita, as the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. A failed cellist connects with his inner undertaker, his rural hometown, and his newly deceased father in this tonally eccentric, lushly scored, moving drama. The film is on the Academy AwardsÂ® shortlist »
3 items from 2009
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