By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire October 31, 2011 at 9:40AM
Today on indieWIRE, we dissected the latest round of award nominations, talked to a few AFI Fest filmmakers, learned the latest "Django Unchained" casting news and much more! Have a happy Halloween, everyone!
For Your Consideration: Independent Spirit Awards Have Plenty to Choose, Little Of It Oscar Friendly
With the recent announcements of the Gotham Award nominations and the British Independent Film Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week’s column to take on the granddaddy of independent film awards: Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.
Meet the 2011 AFI Filmmakers | “Light Of Mine” Director Brett Eichenberger
AFI Filmmaker Brett Eichenberger talks to indieWIRE about his new film "Light of Mine."
Meet the 2011 AFI Filmmakers | “Three and a Half” Director Naghi Nemati
AFI Filmmaker Naghi Nemati talks to indieWIRE about his new film, "Three and a Half."
“Shame,” “Tyrannosaur” and “Tinker Tailor” Lead British Independent Film Award Nominations
The 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Award nominations were announced today in London, representing what has clearly been a landmark year for the country’s independent cinema.
Video of the Day: Get Your Trick-Or-Treat On With NSFW Erotic Vampires
Before you get started on your trick-or-treating this evening, have a look at this spooky NSFW video from the folks over at Redemption Films who recently partnered with Kino Lorber to release 35 films from Redemption’s cult library on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in 2012.
Help for Doc Filmmakers: Doc NYC, Grey New York & Morgan Spurlock Debut “Launch PAD”
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, DOC NYC and Grey New York unveiled a new program Monday called “Launch PAD,” described as a “first-of-its-kind initiative that will match brands with new documentary films sourced by the festival.”
Anthony LaPaglia Joins ‘Django Unchained,’ He & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Play Australian Brothers
Looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is gonna throw some shrimp on the barbie.
Other Israel Film Festival Streams Free Short Films Online for Competition
The 5th Annual Other Israel Film Festival has announced that its three short film entries will be streaming for free online.
Tokyo International Film Festival Honors Glenn Close with Best Actress for Albert Nobbs
Adding another nod in the direction of a best actress Oscar nomination, Glenn Close won best actress at the recently wrapped Tokyo International Film Festival for her gender-bending role in Rodrigo Garcia’s period drama "Albert Nobbs."
Indomina Catches “Cabin Fever” for Two or More New Installments
U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distribution group Indomina is resurrecting the “Cabin Fever” franchise, it said Monday.
PGA Honors Don Mischer with Norman Lear Award
The Producers Guild of America will present producer and director Don Mischer with the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.
Sundance Announces 2012 New Frontier Program
The Sundance Institute has announced the artists and projects involved in the New Frontier program at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
8th South Asian International Film Festival Announces Schedule
The 8th South Asian International Film Festival has announced its schedule for 2012.