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    iW NEWS | Javier Bardem, Mira Nair and IFC's Sehring to be Honored at '07 Gotham Awards

    Actor Javier Bardem, star of the upcoming Coen Brothers film "No Country For Old Men," will be honored with the international tribute at the 2007 Gotham Awards on November 27, 2007. The IFP event will also honor director Mira Nair ("The Namesake," "Monsoon Wedding," "Salaam Bombay!") with the filmmaker tribute while IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring will receive the industry tribute. Competitive nominees willl be announced on October 22nd for the ceremony, which this year will be held at the Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. The IFP indicated in an announcement that they intend to proactively "re-think how the public engages in awards s...

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    iW NEWS | Ballots Sent to 95 Countries for Foreign Oscar Consideration

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mailed Foreign Language Film award entry forms to 95 countries, facilitating their submissions for the 80th Academy Awards. To qualify for the 2007 Awards, a film must be released in the submitting country between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2007, and be publicly screened in 35mm or 70mm film or in a qualifying digital cinema format for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial motion picture theater. The dialogue track must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English. Accurate English subtitles are required. Entry forms and film prints must be received at the Aca...

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    NYT: Oscar Rules Regarding Producing Are Relaxed

    Bruised by disputes over which of a film's producers are entitled to a best-picture award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, said it would now, "in a rare and extraordinary circumstance," consider crediting more than three producers as nominees. An eight-year-...

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    iW News | 33 Compete for 34th Student Academy Awards

    Thirty-three students from 16 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 34th annual Student Academy Awards competition. Their films will be screened for and judged by Academy members, who will vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, may be presented in each of four categories. Winning filmmakers will participate in a week of industry-related and social activities, culminating in the awards ceremony on June 9. In the narrative category, the finalists are: "Deacon's Mondays," Destin Cret...

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    Reuters: "Four Minutes" best picture at German awards

    A powerful drama about an elderly piano teacher and her relationship with a young prison convict won best picture at the German Film Prize awards on Friday. "Vier Minuten" (Four Minutes) took the Lola award worth 500,000 euros ($680,500), decided by more than 800 members of the German Film Academy i...

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    iW NEWS | Rockefeller Funds $750,000 for 22 Artists

    Renew Media has announced the roster of twenty-two artists who are receiving Media Arts fellowships funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Twenty film, video, and new media artists will receive $35,000, while two emerging film/video artists will each receive $10,000. Announcing the recipients at a Tribeca Film Festival ceremony last night in New York City, Renew (formerly known as National Video Resources) also toasted the 20 year program which has presented some $12 million to 500 artists since it was formed by Rockefeller. Film and Media fellows chosen to receive support this year include: Natalia Almada, Jonathan Caouette, Nathaniel Dorsky,...

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    Eastwood Set for L.A. Film Fest Honor

    Filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood will be honored with the Spirit of Independence Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival, according to Film Independent. The prize will be presented on June 28th by Tony Bennett, subject of "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends," a new documentary that is executiv...

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    AFP: Triumphant return for Hong Kong director

    Director Patrick Tam was the toast of Hong Kong Monday after sweeping top honours at the city's film awards with his moving family drama "After This Our Exile," his first feature in 17 years. Tam's triumphant comeback--the tale of a gambling addict who loses his wife and then forces his son to steal...

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    HWR: Sunday night is right for Globes

    The Golden Globes, which have taken place on Monday for the past two years, are moving back to Sunday night. The 65th annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, January 13, by NBC at 8 p.m. EST, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. said Monday. Nominations will be unveiled December 13. Gre...

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    BBC: Nominations Announced for Indian Academy Awards

    Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan have been nominated for International Indian Film Academy Awards, to be held in Sheffield, England. The final winners will be voted for by fans of Indian cinema across the world. The nominations were announced by Bollywood's biggest star, Amitabh Bach...

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