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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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    AP: Italy enters film for Oscar contention

    A movie depicting the voyage of a Sicilian family from their homeland to America at the beginning of the last century was selected Monday as Italy's candidate for best foreign language film at the U.S. Academy Awards. The Anica association of film producers selected "Nuovomondo," also known by its English-language title "Golden Door," by Emanuele Crialese after a morning meeting at their Rome offices. "Nuovomondo" was shown in competition at last month's Venice Film Festival, where it won praise by Italian critics. It stars Charlotte Gainsbourg alongside a cast of mostly unknown Italian actors and is largely scripted in strict Sicilian dialec...

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    Academy Awards Deadline Near for Animation, Shorts and Foreign Language Categories

    Monday, October 2, is the deadline to submit Oscar entries in the Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film categories as well as in the Foreign Language Film category. To be considered for the 79th Academy Awards, entry forms and supporting materials must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. that day. Foreign language film prints must be received no later than Friday, October 13. Only one picture will be accepted from each country. The 79th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. For all rules and other informatio...

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    Julie Andrews to Receive SAG Honor

    Julie Andrews will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. "Julie Andrews is a woman of great generosity, creativity, courage, elegance and wit. She embodies and transcends the memorable roles she has created," said SAG President Alan Rosenberg in a statement. "Julie has been a positive presence in my life and continues to inspire multiple generations. I believe it is exceptionally significant to be recognized by people who do the same work you do. Julie seems genuinely touched and thrilled to be receivin...

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