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By Joey Magidson

Film Contributor

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It’s been said that there’s more than one way to skin a cat (though I’d prefer it if everyone just stopped doing that altogether), and the same goes for launching an Oscar contender. Perhaps the most prestigious way to do so is an unveiling at a film festival. It’s a glamorous decision, even if it’s not always a winning one.

While it’s true that some Oscar hopefuls, mainly from the studios, opt to skip the festival route altogether, most contenders do launch themselves somewhere. And there’s a festival for each type of film. Whether it’s during Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, Venice or New York, plenty of potential awards players sink or swim starting at one of those festivals each year.

2012 is no exception, of course, with very few contenders skipping the festival circuit. The highest »

- Joey Magidson

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