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    iW NEWS | 2009 European Film Awards Head To The Ruhr

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced that next year's European Film Awards will take place in Essen in Germany's Ruhr Area. This move is a change from the regular system which brings the European Film Awards to Berlin, home of the European Film Academy, every two years. In the years in between the awards ceremony is held in different European film capitals such as London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, and this December, Copenhagen. As a first highlight of the European Capital of Culture year "RUHR 2010" the 2009 European Film Awards are Berlin's contribution to that celebration. The annual awards ceremony celebrates...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | Back and Forth: Debating The Doc Shortlist and More

    Continuing this year's awards season coverage in indieWIRE, editor-in-chief Eugene Hernandez and assistant editor Peter Knegt chatted yesterday via instant message about the ever-evolving race. Topics for this installment include a look at the recently announced shortlist for the documentary feature...

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    iW NEWS | "Young@Heart" Among Early IDA Award Winners

    Winners for the International Documentary Association's 2008 IDA Documentary Awards competition were announced in several major categories ahead of the awards ceremony, to be held December 5th at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles. For television, Ira Glass' "This American Life" won the Continuing Series Award for the second year in a row, while the Limited Series Award went to Denis Poncet, Jean Xavier De Lestrade and Remy Burkel's eight part series "Sin City Law." In the film categories, Stephen Walker's "Young@Heart" won the IDA/Alan Ett Music Documentary Award. The IDA/Pare Lorentz Award, in homage to the filmmaker's legacy, was ...

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    iW NEWS | Oh, Bateman to Unveil Spirit Award Nominees

    Actors Sandra Oh and Jason Bateman will be on hand December 2 at the Sofitel in Los Angeles to unveil the 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations. Selected from more than 250 submissions, this year’s winners will be unveiled at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday, February ...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | Academy Shortlists 15 for Best Doc Race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have named 15 films that made the short-list in the Documentary Feature category for the 81st Academy Awards, whittling the number down from a record 94 that had originally qualified. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from am...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | Back and Forth: Buzzing Best Picture, Underdogs

    Continuing this year's awards season coverage in indieWIRE, editor-in-chief Eugene Hernandez and assistant editor Peter Knegt chatted yesterday via instant message about the ever-evolving race. Topics for this installment include a look at emerging best picture contenders, from "The Curious Case of ...

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    iW NEWS | 16 Animated Titles Make Oscar Short List

    Fourteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards. The films include: "Bolt," "Delgo," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!," "Dragon Hunters," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Igor," "Kung Fu Panda," "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," "$9.99," "The Sky Crawlers," "Sword of the Stranger," "The Tale of Despereaux," "WALL-E" and "Waltz with Bashir." Bolt," "Delgo," "Dragon Hunters," "$9.99," "The Sky Crawlers," "The Tale of Despereaux" and "Waltz with Bashir" have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Under the rules for this category, a maximum of 3 films can be nominated in...

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    AWARDS WATCH | With "Gomorrah" and "Il Divo," Italy In Spotlight at 21st European Film Award Nominat

    Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah" and Paolo Sorrentino's "Il Divo," both from Italy, lead the nominations for the 21st European Film Awards which were announced this morning at the Seville European Film Festival. Each film received five nominations today. The complete list of nominees is available now. Wi...

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    iW NEWS | Mandvi To Host Gothams

    "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" correspondent and budding filmmaker Aasif Mandvi has been announced as the host of the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on December 2nd in New York City. "We're thrilled to have Aasif hosting The 18th Annual Gotham Awards," said Michelle Byrd, executive director of IFP, in a statement. "He's wildly funny, and now with his upcoming debut as writer, star and producer of "7 To The Palace," he's an indie filmmaker. We couldn't think of a better person to host this year's show." IFP also announced an initial list presenters at this year's awards including Amy Adams, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Cl...

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    iW NEWS | Bleiberg To Give "Adam" Qualifying Run

    Bleiberg Entertainment will release Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected" in New York and Los Angeles for a qualifying run in December. Starring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe, the film is based on the novel by Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk. "'Adam Resurrected' has long been a passion project for Werner Wirsing and I, and it was incredibly important for us to release this film in theaters for awards consideration," said producer Ehud Bleiberg. "Paul Schrader and [screenwriter] Noah Stollman tackled a very complex story about survival and psychological healing, and Jeff Goldblum's raw performance will truly blow audiences away." "Adam" premiered at...

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