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    AWARDS WATCH: A 'Crisis for Independent Films'? Gotham Award Nominations Spark Debate

    There's nothing like award season to bring out debate. Even at the Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards, a relative newcomer and comparatively small player in the end-of-year accolade glut, the announcement on Monday that the Gotham's best film contenders included three studio pictures, Marti...

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    AWARDS WATCH: IFP Unveils Gotham Nominees: "The Departed," "Half Nelson," "Little Children," "Marie

    The Independent Feature Project (IFP) announced the nominees for its 16th Annual Gotham Awards fundraiser, unveiling a selection of films that may stun some observers. The nominating committee for the Gotham Award for best picture chose a list that includes an incredibly wide spectrum of films. Rang...

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    Eight Docs Vie for European Film Awards

    Eight documentaries have been nominated by the European Film Academy for its European Film Academy Documentary 2006-Prix Arte award which will be presented at its ceremony December 2 in Warsaw, Poland. The nominations are: "37 Uses for a Dead Sheep" by Ben Hopkins (UK); "Into Great Silence" by Philip Groning (Germany); "Dreaming by Numbers" by Anna Bucchetti (Netherlands); "Grandmother's House" by Adan Aliaga (Spain); "Maradona, the Golden Kid" by Jean-Christophe Rose (France); "The Cemetery Club" by Tali Shemesh (Israel); "The Fisherman and the Dancing Girl" by Valeriy Solomin (Russia); "Our Daily Bread" by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria). [Br...

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    Keaton Set for Film Society Honor

    Diane Keaton will he honored on April 9, 2007 with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 34th annual Gala Tribute. "The Film Society of Lincoln Center is thrilled to pay tribute to a total original - actor, producer, director, photographer and style icon, Diane Keaton," said Director of Gala Tribute, Wendy Keys, in a statement. "Keaton's career defining roles in films, directed by Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty and Nancy Myers, among others, have made her one of the most popular and beloved screen stars in America. Delightful, surprising, radiant and above all, deeply independent, she has brought a variety of rich and memor...

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    Academy Names 8 Film Short List or Short Doc Category

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has unveiled the short list of the 8 films competing for nominations in the Documentary Short Subject at the upcoming Academy Awards. Three to five of the following will be nominated for an Oscar in the short doc category: "The Blood of Yingzho...

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    Thomas to Receive EFA Prize

    Producer Jeremy Thomas will be honored at the European Film Awards, on December 2nd. He will be presented the European Achievement in World Cinema 2006 - Prix Screen International, honoring "the outstanding contribution by a European film professional to the world of cinema." Among Thomas' productio...

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    WORLD CINEMA: Sure-Fire Contenders and New Rules Face Off in Foreign Oscar Race

    For Hollywood, the Oscar race is just getting started. But for nations around the world, the competition kicked off last Monday -- the deadline to submit paperwork for the Best Foreign Language Award category. In just two weeks, the complete official list of eligible films will be announced, and the...

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    EFA's Announce European Discovery Nominees

    Four films have been nominated for the European Discovery prize at the 2006 European Film Awards. Nominees this year are Gela Babluani's "13 Tzameti" from France/Georgia, Slawomir Fabicki's "Z Odysku" (Retrieval) from Poland, Matthias Luthgardt's "Pingpong" from Germany, and Agnes Kocsis' "Friss Lev...

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    Adam Beach to be Honored in Palm Springs

    Actor Adam Beach ("Flags of our Fathers," "Smoke Signals," "Windtalkers") will be honored with the Rising Star Award at the 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) on January 6, 2007 in the California desert city. Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Terrence Howard,...

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    AFP: Iran chooses womens' rights film for Oscar bid

    Iran has selected a movie defending women's rights to represent the Islamic republic at the Academy Awards next year in the best foreign film category. "Cafe Transit" by Kambosia Partovi tells the story of a recently widowed woman who decides to run her husband's truck-stop restaurant near a border village while fending off solicitations of her brother-in-law, who according to tradition has to marry her as a second wife. A veteran film maker and writer, Partovi is best known for the screenplay of Jafar Panahi's "Circle" the 2000 Venice Golden Lion winner, as well as "I, Taraneh, 15 years old -- both depicting women's problems in Iran. Agence ...

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