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AFI Fest 2011 Announces Winners of Audience and Jury Awards

10 November 2011 4:26 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s closing night at the 25th edition of AFI Fest, Los Angeles’s longest running international film festival. Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes this festival as a qualifier for the Short Films category for an Oscar, the winners at AFI Fest may be seen again on stage in just a few short months. AFI has released the winning films in both the Audience Award and Jury Award categories. The “Breakthrough” section of the Audience awards, accompanied by a $5,000 prize, went to With Every Heartbeat by Alexandra-Therese Keining. Winners of the Jury Awards, and thus qualifiers for an Academy Award, include Live Action Grand Jury Prize Winner Frozen Stories by Grzegorz Jaroszuk and Animated Grand Jury Prize Winner The Eagleman Stag by Michael Please. Hit the jump to see the rest of the winners. Jacqueline Lyanga, Director of AFI Fest, remarked on the festival in »

- Dave Trumbore

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Rwanda Genocide, Sushi Chef, Matthias Schoenaerts: AFI Fest 2011 Awards

10 November 2011 4:14 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Matthias Schoenaerts, Bullhead AFI Fest 2011, currently being held in Los Angeles, has announced the winners of its audience and jury awards. The Breakthrough section Audience Award winner was Alexandra-Therese Keining's Swedish romantic drama With Every Heartbeat, starring Ruth Vega Fernandez and Liv Mjönes as two women who meet and fall in love at a family wedding. Michaël R. Roskam's Belgian [not Dutch, as previously stated in this post] crime drama Bullhead, that country's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar entry, was the winner in the New Auteurs section. The film's star, Matthias Schoenaerts, was given the Acting Award for his portrayal of a Limburg cattle farmer enmeshed in shady activities. In the Young Americans section, the winner was Clay Liford's comedy Wuss, the story of a high-school teacher whose life takes a turn for the worse after he gets beaten up by his own pupils. David Gelb's Philip Glass-scored documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, about sushi master Jiro Ono, »

- Andre Soares

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AFI Fest 2011 presented by Audi Announces Audience And Jury Award-winning Films

10 November 2011 3:41 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

AFI Fest 2011 presented by Audi announced today the features and short films that are the recipients of this year.s Audience and Jury Awards. The films will screen today in an encore run at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

.It has been an exciting year for world cinema and emerging international filmmakers,. said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director of AFI Fest presented by Audi. .We’ve had incredibly enthusiastic audiences for all of the screenings at AFI Fest. It’s wonderful to discover the films that especially resonate with audiences and put a spotlight on filmmakers as part of awards season critical acclaim.. .It has been eight fantastic days of screenings here in Los Angeles with over 150 filmmakers from around the world attending to present their works,. said Lane Kneedler, Associate Director of Programming for AFI Fest presented by Audi. .What a wonderful way to end AFI Fest.s 25th Edition »

- Melissa Howland

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Swedish Lesbian Romance, Belgian Crime Drama: AFI Fest 2011 Winners

10 November 2011 3:22 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, With Every Heartbeat Rwanda Genocide, Sushi Chef, Matthias Schoenaerts: AFI Fest 2011 Awards Audience Awards Breakthrough Section (award accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize) With Every Heartbeat by Alexandra-Therese Keining New Auteurs Section Bullhead by Michaël R. Roskam World Cinema Section A tie: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi by David Gelb and Kinyarwanda by Alrick Brown Young Americans Section Wuss by Clay Liford   Live Action And Animated Short Film Section Jury Awards As in previous years, a jury determines the AFI Fest 2011 Live Action and Animated Short Film Section Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences recognizes each winner as a qualifier for the annual Academy Awards. The Short Film Jury — comprised of filmmakers Barry Jenkins and Gerardo Naranjo (AFI Conservatory Class of 2001) and festival programmer Kim Yutani — announced the awards with their statements. Live Action Short Film Section Grand Jury Prize: Frozen Stories from »

- Andre Soares

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Lesbian Romance, Teen Pregnancy, Hallucinogenic Sci-Fier, Killer Dad: AFI Fest 2011

22 October 2011 9:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Liv Mjönes, Ruth Vega Fernandez, With Every Heartbeat Breakthrough Selections Expecting: In Chile, a young girl and her boyfriend wait for a black-market drug to take effect in this tense and insightful examination of teen pregnancy. Dir/Scr Francisca Fuenzalida. Chile. U.S. Premiere. Light Of Mine: Rapidly going blind, photographer Owen and his wife Laura take a life-changing trip to Yellowstone National Park where they experience a beauty that rivals their tragedy. Dir Brett Eichenberger. Scr Jill Remensnyder. USA. Three And A Half: Three women risk everything and travel to the northwest Iranian border in hopes of escaping prison and reuniting with their comrades. Dir/Scr Naghi Nemati. Cast Samaneh Vafaiezadeh, Shooka Karimi, Negar Hassanzadeh, Mehdi Poormoosa. Iran. U.S. Premiere. With Every Heartbeat: In this Swedish romantic drama, uptight Mia attends her father’s engagement party and not only gains a stepmother, but also a new lover, »

- Andre Soares

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47th Chicago Film Festival – Best of the Fest

18 October 2011 8:47 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In just a couple short days, the sun will set on yet another year of the Chicago International Film Festival. As things draw to a close, the festival has announced their choices for the best of the fest.

But with so many great films to choose from, it’s virtually impossible for people to see them all. But on October 19h, a few of these award-winning titles will be screened one more time for those who missed out. These screenings include:

-       Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki, winner of the Gold Hugo for Best Film.

-       The Good Son by Zaida Bergroth, winner of the Gold Hugo in the New Directors competition.

-       Cinema Komunisto by Mira Turjalic, winner of the Gold Hugo in the Docufest competition

-       Shorts 2: Pen and Paper, which will include the Gold Hugo-winning The Eagleman Stag, the Silver Hugo-winning animated short Birdboy, and the award-winning student short Belly. »

- Wiliam Bitterman

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Film News: ‘Le Havre’ is Top Film at 2011 Chicago International Film Festival

16 October 2011 5:45 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The 2011 47th Annual Chicago International Film Festival and Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, announced the competition award winners at a ceremony in the new Public Chicago Hotel on October 14th. The Gold Hugo for Best Film went to “Le Havre,” from France.

Kutza made the announcements along with Mimi Plauché, Head of Programming, Programmers Lee Ferdinand and Penny Bartlett, plus Competitions Coordinator Alex Kopecky. The Public Chicago is the former Ambassador East Hotel, redesigned by hotelier Ian Schrager, and recently had its grand opening. The Festival’s highest honor is the Gold Hugo, named for the mythical God of Discovery. An additional awards category in 2011 is the “After Dark Competition,” honoring the scary films from around the world.

International Feature Film Competition

Le Havre

Photo Credit: © Chicago International Film Festival

The Gold Hugo for Best Film: “Le Havre” (Finland/France), directed by Aki Kaurismaki

The Silver Hugo: “Cairo »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The artists' artist: Animators

28 September 2011 1:48 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Five animators nominate their favourite living artist in their field

Five animators nominate their favourite living artist in their field

Sharon Colman on Nick Park

Nick Park is a four-time Academy award-winning animation director and, of course, the creator of Wallace and Gromit. His characters are brought to life with sincere emotions and charm. It's all in the subtleties: the blink of an eye, the raising of an eyebrow. He lets his characters breathe and think, without relying purely on dialogue to carry the story. In some ways, Gromit says a lot more than Wallace.

Sharon Colman's Badgered was Oscar-nominated in 2006.

Joanna Quinn on Michaela Pavlátová

Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová's first film Words, Words, Words is a beautiful, funny piece about communication – without any dialogue. What struck me was how inventive she was. I was inspired by her bold sense of design, which continues the strong Czech graphic poster tradition. »

- Emine Saner

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The artists' artist: Animators

28 September 2011 1:48 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Five animators nominate their favourite living artist in their field

Five animators nominate their favourite living artist in their field

Sharon Colman on Nick Park

Nick Park is a four-time Academy award-winning animation director and, of course, the creator of Wallace and Gromit. His characters are brought to life with sincere emotions and charm. It's all in the subtleties: the blink of an eye, the raising of an eyebrow. He lets his characters breathe and think, without relying purely on dialogue to carry the story. In some ways, Gromit says a lot more than Wallace.

Sharon Colman's Badgered was Oscar-nominated in 2006.

Joanna Quinn on Michaela Pavlátová

Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová's first film Words, Words, Words is a beautiful, funny piece about communication – without any dialogue. What struck me was how inventive she was. I was inspired by her bold sense of design, which continues the strong Czech graphic poster tradition. »

- Emine Saner

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Forget Tribeca online: here's the virtual Flatpack festival

23 March 2011 10:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Following news that the Tribeca film festival is launching a parallel, online version of itself, Flatpack's Ian Francis brings you a webby preview of this week's filmic fun in Birmingham

Flatpack kicks off tonight. If the film festival were a house party, this is the stage when we would start dishing out the nibbles, removing any unsightly carpet stains and hoping people turn up.

Flatpack has long liked to mix things up ("wilfully eclectic" says the Guardian) and this year's programme includes documentary, animation, independent cinema, audio-visual performance and archive cut-ups, with a generous side order of food art. We'll be taking over venues across Birmingham, including pubs, galleries and warehouses, the town hall and the century-old Electric cinema, and we'll also be trundling all over the city thanks to the vintage mobile cinema. This modified Bedford truck was commissioned in the 60s by Tony Benn to tour British factories, »

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Triumphant "King's Speech" Tops BAFTA Awards! Check Out Full List of Winners!

14 February 2011 7:53 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

As expected, Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" dominated the Orange British Film Awards winning seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush and Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter.

Natalie Portman took home the Leading Actress trophy for "Black Swan." Early awards season favorite, "The Social Network" won three BAFTAs including Best Director for David Finchers, Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Editing for Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter.

"Inception" also took home three trophies including Best Production Design, Sound, and Visual Effects.

Christopher Lee received the ighest accolade which the Academy can bestow, the Fellowship, while the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was given to Jk Rowling and David Heyman for the "Harry Potter" films.

Here's the complete list of the winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2011 Orange British Film Awards. Check out Awards Avenue for winners »

- Manny

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Baftas 2011: Live blog

14 February 2011 12:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The King's Speech sweeps the board with seven Baftas – but David Fincher wins best director

Natalie Portman takes best actress award

Read Xan Brooks's liveblog from London's Royal Opera House and find out how the 2011 British Academy Film Awards unfolded at the scene

. In pictures: The winners

6.33pm: It's the Orange British Academy Film Awards, live as you like from London's Royal Opera House. Outside the stage door, the rain is falling and the chauffers cup their hands to light their fags. Two starlets pick their way through the puddles while over on the corner, the busker is keening his way through the Eagles' back catalogue. "And in the master's chamber, they gather for the feast," he sings at the starlets. "They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast." I'm guessing this refrain will run like a loop through my brain until the last prize is dolled out. »

- Xan Brooks

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The BAFTA winners in full

13 February 2011 9:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Well, it all started so well, and then my BAFTA predictions well, didn’t really come to fruition. Anyway, we are pleased to announced that The King’s Speech and Colin Firth were the big winners on the night!!! Here’s the release:

The King’s Speech was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards, held at London’s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay and Original Music, as well as a trio of performance awards for Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth, who wins the Leading Actor BAFTA for the second year running.

Natalie Portman was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Nina Sayers in Black Swan.

David Fincher won the Director award for The Social Network and Aaron Sorkin took home the BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the Editing award. »

- Paul Heath

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British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2011: Winners: The King’S Speech

13 February 2011 7:10 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The King’s Speech, The Social Network, and the other winners of the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) have been announced. The King’s Speech and The Social Network were the big winners at BAFTA 2011. The full listing of the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) winners is below.

Best Film

Black Swan

Inception

The King’S Speech (Winner)

The Social Network

True Grit

Outstanding British Film

127 Hours

Another Year

Four Lions

The King’S Speech (Winner)

Made In Dagenham

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

The Arbor Clio Barnard (Director), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)

Exit Through The Gift Shop Banksy (Director), Jaimie D’Cruz (Producer)

Four Lions Chris Morris (Director/Writer) (Winner)

Monsters Gareth Edwards (Director/Writer)

Skeletons Nick Whitfield (Director/Writer)

Director

127 Hours Danny Boyle

Black Swan Darren Aronofsky

Inception Christopher Nolan

The King’S Speech Tom Hooper

The Social Network David Fincher (Winner)

Original Screenplay

Black Swan Mark Heyman, »

- filmbook

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2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards Winners

13 February 2011 3:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Much in the style of the English Armada, it was an evening of “Rule Britannia” as The King’S Speech won 7 BAFTAs at the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday. The film took home awards for Best Film, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Original Music, and Outstanding British Film. At the box office, The King’S Speech came in No. 6 for the weekend, grossing an estimated $7.4 million from 2,263 screens for a domestic cume of $93.9 million in its 12th week in release according to THR. The full list of winners is below.

Thandie Newton, Jessica AlbaKevin SpaceyAmy Adams and many other stars were greeted to the usual rainy red carpet as they arrived for the ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House. For those of you not following on Twitter like we award season obsessivas, the BAFTA awards will air tonight at 8:00p.m. »

- Michelle McCue

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Baftas 2011: the full list of winners

13 February 2011 1:19 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The King's Speech sweeps the board – but David Fincher takes best director … 

Best Film

Winner: The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

Black Swan - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

Inception - Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

The Social Network - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin

True Grit - Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Outstanding British Film

Winner: The King's Speech - Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

Four Lions - Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger

127 Hours - Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson

Another Year - Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe

Made in Dagenham - Nigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Winner: Four Lions - Director/Writer - Chris Morris

The Arbor - Director, Producer - Clio Barnard, Tracy O'Riordan »

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'The King's Speech' Dominates 2011 BAFTAs, but 'Social Network' has a Good Showing

13 February 2011 12:26 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards were handed out today and to very little surprise The King's Speech led the way with seven BAFTA Awards as it was also the most nominated film among all nominees with 14 total nominations.

Among its achievements it took home Best Picture, Outstanding British Film, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Original screenplay for David Seidler and Best Score for Alexandre Desplat. Where the surprises came were in the supporting wins for both Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter showing The Fighter apparently doesn't pack as much of a punch across the pond as it does here.

Also, for those of you trying to predict the Oscars and are wondering which direction to go with Best Director, David Fincher took home the award for The Social Network, one of three wins on the night for the film. Aaron Sorkin also won for Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing. »

- Brad Brevet

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The 2011 BAFTA Awards Updated Live

13 February 2011 10:22 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The awards have begun – scroll down for all the updates.

The 64th British Academy Film Awards sponsored by Orange are getting underway in London tonight and we’ll be updating you live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden which plays host to the awards, as well as bringing you photos of the red carpet arrivals.

I’ll be updating you on each award as it is announced, let me know what you think in the comments below or by following us on Twitter at heyuguysblog, though we won’t be revealing who won on the twitter feed (for those waiting to play along at home – the BBC are showing the ceremony around 9), so keep hitting refresh to see all the updates right here.

Latest Update Here…

21.23 -Sir Christopher Lee’s gracious and warm acceptance speech is the perfect way to end the ceremony tonight. It was an »

- Jon Lyus

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Blogomatic3000 reporting Live from the 2011 BAFTA Awards

13 February 2011 8:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

On Sunday night, the only place you’ll need to be is at this website, hearing all the news live from the red carpet. I’ll be there with my trusty smart phone, giving you all the latest gossip as stars arrive for the big night. Expect to hear about any surprise arrivals, amazing dresses and anything else you can think of! It all starts from around 4pm, so keep a look out!

Follow us on Twitter (@Blogomatic3000) for all the events. Or follow @KellyAlyse for my personal account.

The Red Carpet:

Below is the list of nominees – we’ll be bringing you the results Not as they happen – why? Well as with last year, the TV broadcast is an hour behind the live event and we don’t want to spoil it for those fans watching on TV. So look out for list list to be updated as per »

- Kelly

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"The King's Speech" Leads BAFTA Nominations!

18 January 2011 3:05 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards! And as expected, the fantastic "The King's Speech" dominated the nominations with 14 nods including Best Picture!

"The King's Speech" will duke it out with "The Social Network," "Black Swan," "Inception," and "True Grit" for the Best Picture award.

We will know the winners on Feb. 13 for the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Here's the complete list of Orange British Academy Awards (BAFTA) nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Best Film

Black Swan Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

Inception Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

The King.S Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

The Social Network Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Cean Chaffin

True Grit Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Outstanding British Film

127 Hours Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, »

- Manny

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