By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire September 26, 2011 at 9:08AM
Today on indieWIRE, we reported on the "theater of the absurd" that is Fantastic Fest, judged some questionable Oscar foreign language submissions, announced our series of chats for NYFF and much more!
Why Fantastic Fest is Theater of the Absurd for Movie Nerds
Eric Kohn on Austin’s rambunctious genre festival, Fantastic Fest.
For Your Consideration: Oscar’s Foreign-Language Race Arrives, Controversy Follows
Peter Knegt on this year's foreign language submissions for Academy Award consideration.
Watch: Dominic Monaghan & Elijah Wood Debate WoW, Beat the Crap Out of Each Other
Not only did fans get to catch the world premieres of “The Human Centipede 2” and “Extraterrestrial” at Fantastic Fest this weekend, but they also got to witness Dominic Monaghan and Elijah Wood knock the stuffing out of each other.
You’re Invited: Pedro Almodovar, the Dardenne Brothers and More Talking to iW at NYFF
Here’s your chance to connect with filmmakers at New York Film Festival at our afternoon talk series beginning this Saturday.
Brazil’s Oscar Bet “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” Opening Soon in US
New Video’s Flatiron Film Company and Variance Films have partnered to theatrically release Brazil’s official submission to the 84th Academy Awards, José Padilha’s crime thriller, “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” in the US.
Video Interview: Michael Shannon Talks Festival Favorite "Take Shelter," General Zod in "Man of Steel"
Thompson on Hollywood interviews "Take Shelter" star Michael Shannon about his character in the film as well as his role in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
Watch: Nice Job on the Trailer for the 49th New York Film Festival
The trailer for the upcoming 49th New York Film Festival gets the job done: It got us excited for the 17 days of programming to come.
“The Double Steps” Wins at San Sebastian, But It Won’t Win Audience Awards Anytime Soon
The Spanish film “The Double Steps” from director Isaki Lacuesta won the top prize, the Golden Shell, at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, which ended Saturday.
Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce “Valley Of The Dolls” Adaptation For NBC
Lee Daniels has made a deal with NBC, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment to turn the book into a TV series, with Daniels set to write the pilot and executive produce the series.
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival to Feature “The Artist,” “My Week with Marilyn”
The 26th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival will officially open October 22 with the Florida premiere of Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist."
IW’s Project of the Week “Rising Star”; Vote Again!
Thanks to your votes, insurance adjuster romcom “Rising Star” won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest for this week!
Woodstock 2011: “On the Ice” Takes Top Award as Mark Ruffalo Slams Cheney and Oil & Gas Industry
Director Andrew D. MacClean’s “On the Ice” proved to be one of the hottest features at the 12th Woodstock Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday night after five days of movies, concerts, panels and parties.
“Paper Birds,” “Semper Fi” Take Audience Awards at Woodstock Film Festival
The 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival concluded last night, handing out its Audience Awards to Emilio Aragón’s post-war drama “Paper Birds” and Tony Hardmon and Rachel Libert’s political documentary “Semper Fi: Always Faithful.”