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Articles from November 2011

2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) unveils its Gotham Independent Film Awards recipients on Nov 28 in New York.The nominees in each category are listed below, with the winners in bold as they are announced at the ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street.Best...
BFI Pledges Additional [Pounds]1m to P&A Fund
The BFI's Board of Governors has approved an additional £1m funding for UK distributors via its P&A fund.The additional £1m has raised the total value of the fund from £3m to £4m.The news comes as the BFI has released the breakdown of its P&A...
Jerusalem Film Lab Launches This Week with 12 Projects
Intensive seven month film lab modeled on Sundance, Binger and Turin and created by the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School brings 12 film-makers to Israel this week including Alvaro Brechner, Nadav Lapid, Burhan Qurnabi and Ernesto Contreras.A new Sundance-style...
Mister John, Run and Jump Amongst IFB Backed Features
The Irish Film Board predicts that its latest round of funding will generate production activity of up to [euro]38 million.Samson Films' Mister John, the first Irish-Singapore co-production, has picked up funding from the Irish Film Board.It is one of...
New York Film Critics Circle Names the Artist Best Film
Michel Hazanavicius earned best director in a one-two punch for the black-and-white silent film that confirms it as as heavyweight awards season player. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is shut out, even through the NYFCC delayed its vote by 24 hours...
Planet of Snail
Dir: Seung-Jun Yi. South Korea. 2011. 87minsAn elegant and moving documentary about positivity in the face of hardship and of overcoming life's obstacles, Seung-Jun Yi's Planet Of Snail, which won IDFA's top prize the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length...
Putin's Kiss
Dir: Lise Birk Pedersen. Denmark. 2011. 85minsA look into 'Putin-style' democracy in modern-day Russia, Putin's Kiss is a fascinating look at the current state of the nation as viewed through the eyes of an ambitious young woman named Masha Drokova who...
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Dir: Roberto Faenza. Italy-US. 2011. 99minsItalian director Roberto Faenza's English-language adaptation of Peter Cameron's quality teen novel, which has been described as a sort of 'post 9/11 Catcher in the Rye', moves along pleasantly enough, and features...
Take Shelter, Artist Lead Spirit Awards with Five Nominations
Film Independent announced its nominees in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning (Nov 29). Fox Searchlight leads the pack on 14 nominations for The Descendants, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Shame, Win Win, Another Earth and Cedar Rapids.The Weinstein Company's...
The Will
Dir: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Denmark. 2011. 88minsMoney is always a perfect subject for documentary work and the prospect of a hefty inheritance and possibility of how it can change a life makes for gripping viewing in Christian Sønderby Jepsen's...
TorinoFilmLab Announces Funding Slate
International jury awards Romanian director Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not $200,000, at least ten other films get development backingFive international films in development have been awarded production funds at the TorinoFilmLab, which wrapped its 4th...
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