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    AFP: Hong Kong films sweep Chinese 'Oscars'

    Hong Kong director Peter Chan, twice nominated for best director, finally garnered the award for his musical, "Perhaps Love" about a country girl striving to become a star and her relationships with two men at the 43rd annual Golden Horse Film Awards, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars." The film l...

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    5 Fest Favorites, Competing for IFP Prize, Screen This Weekend at MoMA

    Running November 24 - 27 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York are screenings of the five films nominated for the "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You" prize at Wednesday's IFP Gotham Awards. Screening twice throughout the weekend are So Yong Kim's "In Between Days," Richard Wong's "Colma: The Musical," Steve Barron's "Choking Man," Goran Dukic's "Wristcutters: A Love Story," and Jake Clennell's "The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief." In the words of an announcement, "The five nominees represent this year’s best American independent films on the festival circuit that have yet to be picked up for theatrical distrib...

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    Hong Kong artists tipped to sweep Chinese 'Oscars'

    Hong Kong artists were tipped to sweep the Golden Horse Film Awards, the Chinese-language "Oscars," at a glittering ceremony attended by top stars. Hong Kong director Peter Chan leads the nominations with 12 nods for his movie "Perhaps Love" including for best film, best director and best actress for China's Zhou Xun. The run-up to the glamorous ceremony has been overshadowed by the sudden withdrawal of nominations from internationally acclaimed director Tsai Ming-liang and noted Chinese contemporary Tian Zhuangzhuang. An angry Tsai, who has won awards at the prestigious Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals, vowed to "forever boycott" the...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON: "Volver," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Half Nelson," and even "Inland Empire," C

    For a few hours the past two weeks, at busy Hollywood, CA intersections, director David Lynch sat on a folding chair flanked by a live cow and a banner hyping Laura Dern's performance in his new film, "Inland Empire". Nearby, a week ago, filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu dropped by the plush Arclight Cinemas for a Q & A and booksigning alongside a screening of his new movie, "Babel." Just as politicians wrapped up baby-kissing and gladhanding earlier this month, campaigning on both coasts was kicked up a notch. It's awards season in L.A. and New York, time for specialty and indie marketers to find ways for their would-be nominees to press...

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    SF Chronicle: Early Buzz on Oscars

    Kowtowing to young audiences, who prefer watching stuff blow up to following nuanced stories, major studios are finding it increasingly difficult to rack up Oscar nominations. The lion's share of them may wind up going to "Babel," "The Queen," "The Last King of Scotland," "Little Children," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Illusionist"--all smaller films that opened in limited release and have been marketed to sophisticated filmgoers. One encouraging trend this year is the number of strong performances by women. The playing field may get really crowded next month with the openings of "Blood Diamond," "Dreamgirls," "The Good German" and "The Go...

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    15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

    Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the "short list" of titles competing for one of five nominations for the 79th Academy Awards. Eighty-one eligible films were submitted for consideration for the Best Documentary Feature category this year, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Ar...

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    The Guardian: "Red Road" rolls over competition

    "Red Road," the Cannes jury prize-winning thriller about a CCTV operator bent on revenge, has swept the board at this year's Scottish Baftas. The movie won five awards, including best film, best actress for Kate Dickie, best actor for Tony Curran, as well as best director and best screenplay for And...

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    The Guardian: Bollywood heads for Yorkshire as Sheffield outshines New York

    The world's largest film industry's awards weekend will involve a four-day extravaganza in five cities. Rome wanted it. So did Hong Kong and New York. But Yorkshire saw them all off and the Bollywood Oscars, a glittering celebration of celluloid romance, song and dance, will come to the white rose c...

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    Gothams to Honor Robbins, Kuras

    At this month's Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, Tim Robbins will receive the inaugural Gotham Awards Humanitarian Tribute and D.P. Ellen Kuras will receive the re-instated "below the line" tribute to an individual working behind the camera, according to an IFP announcement today. The organization, which announced competitive nominees last month, also unveiled event partnerships with The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, IFILM.COM, and Revver. The Gotham Awards, to be hosted this year by David Cross, will be held on November 29th. Programs on tap include a "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You" screening series at MoM...

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    Sarah Silverman Returns as MC of the 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards

    Sarah Silverman will return as Master of Ceremonies for the 2007 Spirit Awards Film Independent announced Tuesday. Nominations for the 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards will be announced on Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 am PST, and the ceremony will take place will in a tent on the beach in Santa...

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