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2018 Independent Spirit Awards Full Winners List: ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele Win Top Honors

2018 Independent Spirit Awards Full Winners List: ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele Win Top Honors
The 33rd Independent Spirit Awards took place on Saturday, March 3 in Los Angeles. The full winners list is below.

Best Feature

Get Out

Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele

“Call Me by Your Name”

Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman

“The Florida Project”

Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou

“Lady Bird”

Producers: Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin

The Rider

Producers: Mollye Asher, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Chloé Zhao

Best Female Lead

Frances McDormand

“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Salma Hayek

“Beatriz at Dinner”

Margot Robbie

“I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan

“Lady Bird”

Shinobu Terajima

“Oh Lucy!”

Regina Williams

“Life and Nothing More”

Best Male Lead

Timothée Chalamet

“Call Me by Your Name”

Harris Dickinson

“Beach Rats”

James Franco

“The Disaster Artist”

Daniel Kaluuya

Get Out
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‘Get Out’ Dominates Spirit Awards Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars

‘Get Out’ Dominates Spirit Awards Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars
Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy “Get Out” dominated the Film Independent Spirit Awards on a chilly Saturday afternoon in the traditional Santa Monica beach-set marquee, winning best picture and best director.

“It’s clear we are in the beginning of a renaissance right now where stories from the outsider, stories from the people in this room, the same stories that independent filmmakers have been telling for years are being honored and recognized and celebrated,” Peele said in his acceptance speech.

The award for best film, presented by “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, was also given to producers Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Sean McKittrick along with Peele. “Get Out” won over “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Florida Project,” “Lady Bird” and “The Rider.”

Frances McDormand, in an F-bomb laden speech (“The awards convention is too f–king long”), accepted the best female lead award at the Spirit Awards
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'Get Out' wins best feature at 2018 Spirit Awards

'Get Out' wins best feature at 2018 Spirit Awards
A Fantastic Woman wins best international honour.

Jordan Peele was named best director and Get Out claimed the best feature award at Film Independent’s 2018 Spirit Awards on Saturday (March 3).

The penultimate awards show before Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards also honoured Sebastian Lelio’s Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman for best international film, Greta Gerwig for best screenplay (Lady Bird), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) in the lead acting stakes.

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) prevailed in the supporting acting contests,
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'Get Out' wins best feature at 2018 Indie Spirits

'Get Out' wins best feature at 2018 Indie Spirits
A Fantastic Woman wins best international honour.

Jordan Peele was named best director and Get Out claimed the best feature award at Film Independent’s Indie Spirits on Saturday (March 3).

The penultimate awards show before Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards also honoured Sebastian Lelio’s Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman for best international film, Greta Gerwig for best screenplay (Lady Bird), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) in the lead acting stakes.

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) prevailed in the supporting acting contests,
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International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018. Lineup

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My Own Private HellThe titles for the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam are being announced in anticipation of the event running January 24 - February 4, 2018. We will update the program as new films are revealed.SIGNATURESInsect (Jan Švankmajer)Asino (Anatoly Vasiliev)Lek and the Dogs (Andrew Kötting)The Bottomless Bag (Rustam Khamdamov)Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing)Readers (James Benning)The Wandering Soap Opera (Valeria Sarmiento, Raúl Ruiz)Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel)Bright FUTUREThe Flower Shop (Ruben Desiere)Look Up (Fulvio Risoleo)My Friend the Polish Girl (Ewa Banaszkiewicz)Rabot (Christina Vandekerckhove)Respeto (Alberto Monteras II)The Return (Malene Choi Jensen)Windspiel (Peyman Ghalambor)All You Can Eat Buddha (Ian Lagarde)Azougue Nazareth (Tiago Melo)My Own Private Hell (Guto Parente)Ordinary Time (Susana Nobre)3/4 (Ilian Metev)Cocote (Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias)Drift (Helena Wittmann)The Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico)Gutland (Govinda Van Maele)The Watchman (Alejandro Andújar
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AFI Fest 2017 Announces Indie Additions, Including ‘Bodied,’ ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ ‘Thoroughbreds,’ and Many More

AFI Fest 2017 Announces Indie Additions, Including ‘Bodied,’ ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ ‘Thoroughbreds,’ and Many More
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the films that will be featured in their New Auteurs and American Independents sections at the upcoming AFI Fest 2017 presented by Audi. Selections include a number of lauded features from around the festival circuit, including Cannes offerings like “I Am Not a Witch,” SXSW favorites like “Gemini” and “Mr. Roosevelt,” the Sundance breakout “Thoroughbreds,” and Joseph Kahn’s Toronto Midnight Madness favorite “Bodied,” among others.

Highlighting first- and second-time feature film directors, New Auteurs is designed as the festival’s platform for upcoming filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their new films. This year, the section includes 11 films, nine of which come from female directors. Similarly, AFI Fest’s American Independents section aims to represent the best of this year’s independent filmmaking. Pushing boundaries of form and content across narrative and documentary cinema, this section includes 11 films from both fresh
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‘Life And Nothing More’: Stunning Performances Highlight A Moving Tale Of Black America [San Sebastian Review]

“I’m done. I’m done with you.” These are the first words we hear harried single mom Regina say to her surly 14-year-old son Andrew, in Antonio Méndez Esparza‘s exceptional “Life and Nothing More.” But as so often in this rich, quiet film, that despite being shot in docu-realist style is invested with a Bressonian respect for silence, stillness and the movement of bodies in unobtrusively eloquent choreography within the frame, words are a lie.

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‘Sultana,’ ‘Hero’,’ ‘Tribe’ Among Projects Pitched at Segovia’s 3D Wire

‘Sultana,’ ‘Hero’,’ ‘Tribe’ Among Projects Pitched at Segovia’s 3D Wire
Barcelona— Animation features “Sultana’s Dream,” “Dragonkeeper” and “Unicorn Wars” and TV shows such as “The Infinite Hero” and “The Tribe” are among 121 works being pitched at Segovia’s 9th 3D Wire Animation, Video Games and New Media fest-mart which kicked off Oct. 2 All project projects from Portugal and Spain.

“Sultana” marks the animation feature debut of Isabel Herguera, a toon/live-action hybrid feature inspired by a classic feminist tale by Bengali social activist Begum Rokeya published in 1905. Formerly Lleida animation fest Animac director Herguera was selected this year as a talent to track by Variety. Feature is produced by Spain’s El Gato Verde, Abano, Uniko Portugal, the U.K.’s Sparkle Animation and Italy’s Stemo Productions.

Basque Country’s Uniko and Galicia’s Abano are also involved in the production of “Unicorn Wars,” co-produced by Oscar Animated Short Winner Nicolas Schmerkin (“Logorama”) at France’s Autour de Minuit and Schmuby Productions, two
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Watch an exclusive clip from Life & Nothing More

Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Antonio Méndez Esparza’s acclaimed drama Life & Nothing More has now screened at competition at the San Sebastian festival, and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film which features a group of Florida mothers discussing the state of the country during the last U.S. presidential election. Watch it here, or over on our YouTube channel…

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today’s America. With his mother longing to find more to her life than parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads.
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Film Constellation to sell Florida-set drama 'Life and Nothing More', first look

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Exclusive: First look at Toronto premiere from Aqui Y Alla director Antonio Méndez Esparza.

Film Constellation is handling world sales on Antonio Méndez Esparza’s (Aqui Y Alla) first English-language film Life And Nothing More, which will get its world premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema programme.

Following a similar filming process to his well-received 2012 drama Aqui Y Alla, which turned on a Mexican immigrant returning to his home country, Life And Nothing More was shot over a period of two and a half years in North Florida with non-professional Us actors.

Screen can reveal the first look at the film which tracks the life of a young African American family, unfolding the obstinate realities of family, race, and the legal system, against the backdrop of the 2016 Us presidential election.

In particular, the feature reveals the coming-of-age experience of the family’s young son who is forced to take on more familial responsibilities and whose search
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San Sebastian Film Festival adds 'The Disaster Artist'

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San Sebastian Film Festival adds 'The Disaster Artist'
Films from Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, Alexandros Avranas and Diego Lerman added to competition line-up.

Further competition titles for the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival (22-30 September) have been announced, including The Disaster Artist.

Written, directed and starring James Franco, the project tells the story of Tommy Wiseau’s infamous cult film The Room. It will also appear at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Other titles competing for the Golden Shell include Diego Lerman’s A Sort Of Family (Una Especie De Familia); Love Me Not from Alexandros Avranas; Barbara Albert’s Mademoiselle Paradis; and The Lion Sleeps Tonight from Nobuhiro Suwa.

Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s C’est La Vie!, Ivana Mladenovic’s Soldiers. Story From Ferentari and Matt Porterfield’s Sollers Point have also been announced.

Alexandros Avranas won the best director Silver Lion at Venice for Miss Violence in 2013. Diego Lerman’s Suddenly won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Festival in 2002.

Nakache
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Latest Films by James Franco, Lerman, Nakache, Toledano to Compete at San Sebastian

Latest Films by James Franco, Lerman, Nakache, Toledano to Compete at San Sebastian
The latest movies by U.S. multi-hyphenate James Franco, Argentine Cannes regular Diego Lerman, and Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the duo behind “Untouchables,” the biggest French-language hit ever, will play in San Sebastian‘s main competition this September.

Barbara Albert’s “Mademoiselle Paradis,” Alexandros Avranas’ “Love Me Not,” Matt Porterfield’s “Sollers Point,” Nobuhiro Suwa’s “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Soldiers. Story from Ferentari,” the feature debut of Serbian Ivana Mladenovic, also make up cut.

All vie for the festival’s top Golden Shell, as will already announced contenders such as festival opener, Wim Wenders’ “Submergence,” plus the Spanish movies “El autor,” by Manuel Martín-Cuenca, Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi’s “Handia” and Antonio Méndez Esparza’s “Life and Nothing More.”

Several of the new international contenders will launch at Toronto’s market or official section before landing in San Sebastian for their European debuts.

That’s the case of James Franco’s comedy-drama
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Marrowbone, Handia head for San Sebastian by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-07-28 12:47:22

Handia will premiere at the festival Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Jurassic World 2 and The Impossible screenwriter Sergio G Sánchez will premiere his directorial debut Marrowbone out of competition at San Sebastian Film Festival.

The film - about three siblings threatened by something otherworldly after the death of their mother - was among the 21 films with Spanish production that were announced for the programme today (July 28). The selection will also include Antonio Méndez Esparza's Life And Nothing More, Basque champions Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi's Handia and El autor by Manuel Martín Cuenca, the third time his films have been selected for competition at the Spanish festival.

The festival's showcase Pearls section will close with Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s Loving Pablo - which will have its premiere in Venice, which charts Pablo Escobar’s love affair with a TV presenter and starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
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2014 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: 53rd Critics’ Week

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A good four days after all hullabaloo of Thierry Frémaux’s Main Comp plus Un Certain Regard announcement takes hold the film world, it is the programming team lead by Artistic Director Charles Tesson that get to unwrap an approximate baker’s half-dozen gifts of their own. On the 21st, the selections for the 53rd edition of the Critics’ Week will be announced with the closing film to be held back for a later mention, and because our Cannes bound Ioncinema.com team comprised of Blake Williams, Nicholas Bell, and I (Eric Lavallee) are always up for the challenge in prognosticating what is easily the most futile festival guessing game of them all, we’ve gone ahead and listed eight films from first and second time feature filmmaker for the seven plus 2 or 3 special screening slots for the upcoming edition.

If we build off what Tesson et al. programmed in
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Antonio Méndez Esparza, Pablo Giorgelli and Guy Édoin Among Selected 15 for Cinéfondation’s Atelier

In its first year, Cannes’ Cinéfondation’s Atelier invited projects from relative filmmaker unknowns such as Gerardo Naranjo (I’m Gonna Explode), Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool) and Aida Begic (Snow). Celebrating year number 10, this year’s group of fifteen that will benefit from Croisette meetings and future coin include the likes of Quebecer Guy Édoin (Marécages), Cannes Critics’ Week winner for Aquí y allá in filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza, and 2011 Camera d’Or winner Pablo Giorgelli (pictured above) who broke out with Las Acacias (review).

Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina)

Territoria (Nora Martirosyan, Armenia)

Tabija (Igor Drljača, Bosnia)

Saudade (Antonio Méndez Esparza, Brazil)

Ville-Marie (Guy Édoin, Canada)

In the Shade of the Trees (Matías Rojas Valencia, Chile)

Ce sentiment de l’été (Mikhaël Hers, France)

Aliyushka (Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan)

The Darkness (Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Mexico)

White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal)

To All Naked Men (Bassam Chekhes, Netherlands/Syria)

Oil on Water (Newton I. Aduaka,
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Cinefondation's Atelier Picks 15 Emerging Filmmakers to Head to Cannes 2014

Cinefondation's Atelier Picks 15 Emerging Filmmakers to Head to Cannes 2014
The Cinéfondation’s Atelier is hosting its tenth edition this year and is set to invite 15 directors to Cannes whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, the selected directors will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. Created in 2005, the Cinéfondation’s l'Atelier goal is to encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of 141 projects accompanied by l’Atelier, 85 have received theatrical distribution and 44 are currently in pre-production. For L’Atelier’s 10th edition, 15 projects from 15 countries were chosen:Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina)Territoria (Nora Martirosyan, Armenia)Tabija (Igor Drljača, Bosnia)Saudade (Antonio Méndez Esparza, Brazil)Ville-Marie (Guy Édoin, Canada)In the Shade of the Trees (Matías Rojas Valencia, Chile)Ce sentiment de l'été (Mikhaël Hers, France)Aliyushka (Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan)The...
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Cinéfondation's Atelier unveils 15 films

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The tenth edition of the co-production showcase at the Cannes Film Festival includes new projects from Brazil’s Antonio Méndez Esparza and Mexico’s Daniel Castro Zimbrón.

The Cinéfondation’s Atelier hosts its tenth edition this year and will invite 15 directors and their projects to the Cannes Film Festival.

Together with their producers, they will be given the opportunity to meet potential partners in a bid to finish their projects and start the making their films.

From May 16-22, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.

The Project Book and the meeting request forms will be available online at the beginning of April at www.cinefondation.com.

The project line-up includes Saudade, Brazilian director Antonio Méndez Esparza’s follow up to Aqui y Alla, which won Cannes’ Critics Week in 2012. The new film, set in Spain, focusses on immigration through a mother-son story.

Argentina’s [link
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Cinéfondation's Atelier unveils 15 projects

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The tenth edition of the co-production showcase at the Cannes Film Festival includes new projects from Brazil’s Antonio Méndez Esparza and Mexico’s Daniel Castro Zimbrón.

The Cinéfondation’s Atelier hosts its tenth edition this year and will invite 15 directors and their projects to the Cannes Film Festival.

Together with their producers, they will be given the opportunity to meet potential partners in a bid to finish their projects and start the making their films.

From May 16-22, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.

The Project Book and the meeting request forms will be available online at the beginning of April at www.cinefondation.com.

The project line-up includes Saudade, Brazilian director Antonio Méndez Esparza’s follow up to Aqui y Alla, which won Cannes’ Critics Week in 2012. The new film, set in Spain, focusses on immigration through a mother-son story.

Argentina’s [link
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Cinéfondation's Atelier invites 15 directors

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The tenth edition of the talent showcase includes new projects from Brazil’s Antonio Méndez Esparza and Mexico’s Daniel Castro Zimbrón.

The Cinéfondation’s Atelier hosts its tenth edition this year and will invite 15 directors and their projects to the Cannes Film Festival.

Together with their producers, they will be given the opportunity to meet potential partners in a bid to finish their projects and start the making their films.

From May 16-22, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.

The Project Book and the meeting request forms will be available online at the beginning of April at www.cinefondation.com.

The project line-up includes Saudade, Brazilian director Antonio Méndez Esparza’s follow up to Aqui y Alla, which won Cannes’ Critics Week in 2012. The new film, set in Spain, focusses on immigration through a mother-son story.

Argentina’s Pablo Giorgelli will bring Invisible, his second
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