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Submissions Deadline Approaches for San Sebastian Films in Progress 30

Films in Progress, the twice-yearly event organized by the San Sebastian and Toulouse Festivals, is now receiving submissions for its 30th edition.

The initiative has the objective of promoting the completion of Latin-American feature films faced with difficulties at the post-production stage and of promoting their international distribution. The films must have a running time of more than 60 minutes and must be totally or partially produced by production companies in Latin American countries.

Films in Progress has contributed to the completion and dissemination of remarkable Latin American productions. Films presented at the last three editions of Films in Progress, such as "Matar a un hombre" (To Kill a Man) and "Aquí no ha pasado nada" (Much Ado about Nothing) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, "Historia del miedo" (History of Fear) by Benjamín Naishtat, "Ixcanul" by Jayro Bustamante, "La Mujer de Barro" (The Mud Woman) by Sergio Castro, "Mi amiga del Parque" (My Friend from the Park) by Ana Katz or "Rara" by Pepa San Martín have gone on to participate and garner awards at important international festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam and Sundance.

Films in Progress 30 and the V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum will run on the same dates, seeking to generate professional synergies, foster co-productions and the international circulation of films.

Awards

Films in Progress Industry Award granted by the companies Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim Producciones, No problem Sonido, and Wanda Visión. The award consists of the post-production of a film until obtaining a Dcp subtitled in English and its distribution in Spain.

Ibermedia TV Films in Progress Award, going to the winning film of the Films in Progress Industry Award. Granted by the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (Caci) by means of the Ibermedia Program, the award consists of including the film in the Grant Program for Television Broadcast: authorization of non-exclusive broadcasting on Ibermedia TV and Ibermedia Digital for the value of USD25,000 (full-length feature film) or USD15,000 (documentary).

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2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners revealed

Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners 2016 – The Birth Of A Nation

Well, Sundance has finally drawn to a close for another year and last night, the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners were announced in Park City, Utah.

We’ve listed the Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners below, including an official synopsis supplied by the organisers, but the clear winner and toast of the festival this year was Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, the film that was picked up for a record-breaking $17.5 million earlier on this week. ‘Birth Of A Nation’ scored The U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Elsewhere, Asif Kapadia presented the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary to Sonita, a film about an 18-year-old who discovers that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000. The film also picked up Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. The Audience Award: U.S.
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'The Birth Of A Nation', 'Sonita' rule Sundance awards

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'The Birth Of A Nation', 'Sonita' rule Sundance awards
Nate Parker’s directorial debut claimed the Us Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and corresponding audience award at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, capping off a barnstorming week for the slave revolt drama.

Last week The Birth Of A Nation sparked a bidding frenzy that resulted in the biggest on-site deal in the festival’s history as Fox Searchlight paid $17.5m for worldwide rights.

Sonita, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s film about a rapping Afghan teenager opposed to arranged marriage, earned similar double honours as it won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and audience awards.

The Us Grand Jury Prize: Documentary award went to Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s Weiner, while the audience voted for Brian OakesJim: The James Foley Story.

The World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic went to Elite Zexer’s Sand Story and the audience choice was Carlos del Castillo’s Between Land And Sea.

In other winners:
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Sundance Channel acquires five festival titles

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Sundance Channel acquires five festival titles
Films include Irish feature Mammal starring Barry Keoghan.

Sundance Channel Global has acquired five features from this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will exclusively premiere the titles shortly after the festival.

They include Mammal, The Fits, Spa Night, Jacqueline (Argentine) and My Friend In The Park (Mi Amiga Del Parque).

Mammal has been acquired from Picture Tree International Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

The film, directed by Rebecca Daly, sees Australian actress Rachel Griffiths play a woman who befriends a young homeless man, played by Barry Keoghan, following the death of her son. Mammal is Irish director Daly’s second film following The Other Side Of Sleep, which debuted in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2011.

The Fits and Jacqueline (Argentine) have been acquired for Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Dutch Benelux, Iberia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

The Fits, sold by
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Sundance Film Festival 2016 Midnight and Competition Movie Lineup

The Sundance Film institute has released the line-up of film for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Going to Sundance is one of my favorite events of the year. I love going because you never know what kind of movies you're going to see. Sometimes they are great films that amaze and entertain, other times they completely suck ass, but that's all part of the fun of going to the festival. It's an awesome experience for any hardcore movie geek, and if you ever get a chance to go, you need to.

The event takes place in Park City, Utah next year from January 21st to the 31st. It looks like there's a great line-up of movies at next year's event. My favorite portion of the event is the Midnight section because it deals more with geeky genre type movies, but I also enjoy the various sections of other line-ups.

Some of
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Sundance ’16: Felix van Groeningen, Rebecca Daly & Ana Katz Load Up World Dramatic Comp

In last year’s section which included Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan and Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick, it was John Maclean’s debut Slow West claimed the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Alanté Kavaïté’s The Summer of Sangailé landed the Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic, Umrika was the audience’s won the Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic. In this year’s dozen offerings we have names we normally associate with Cannes in The Misfortunates‘ Felix van Groeningen (Belgica), The Other Side of Sleep‘s Rebecca Daly (Mammal – see pic above) and A Stray Girlfriend‘s Ana Katz (Mi Amiga del Parque). Here are the selections.

Belgica / Belgium, France, Netherlands (Director: Felix van Groeningen, Screenwriters: Felix van Groeningen, Arne Sierens) — In the midst of Belgium’s nightlife scene, two brothers start a bar and get swept up in its success.Cast: Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Hélène De Vos. World Premiere.
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Sundance: Us, World Competition titles revealed

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Titles include Tallulah starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney, and Chad Hartigan’s Morris From America (pictured); Next strand also announced.Scroll down for full list

Sundance Institute has announced the 65 films selected for the Us Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition Next categories set to screen at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (Jan 21-31) in Park City.

Us Dramatic Competition selections include Sian Heder’s Tallulah with Ellen Page and Allison Janney; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Clea DuVall’s feature directorial debut The Intervention; and Richard Tanne’s Southside With You, about Barack Obama’s first date with the First Lady.

Among the Us Documentary Competition selections are: Holy Hell by undisclosed; Jeff Feuerzeig’s Author: The Jt LeRoy Story; and Sara Jordenö’s Kiki.

The World Cinema Dramatic Competition entries include: Belgica (Belgium-France-Netherlands), Felix van Groeningen’s follow-up to The Broken Circle Breakdown; Manolo Cruz and Carlos del Castillo’s Between Sea And Land (Colombia); and Nicolette Krebitz’s Wild
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Miami unveils Encuentros projects

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Miami unveils Encuentros projects
Top brass at Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival announced on Tuesday (February 17) the five post-production selections.

Miami Encuentros is in its 12th year and is presented through the festival’s VeoMiami industry programme that runs parallel to the festival, set to run from March 6-15.

The winning project will receive a $10,000 cash prize presented by The John S and James L Knight Foundation.

The five Miami Encuentros 2015 projects are:

The Apostate (El Apóstata) (Spain-France-Uruguay), produced by Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles, Fernando Franco and Federico Veiroj, directed by Federico Veiroj;

Lost North (Sin Norte) (Chile), produced by Luis Cifuentes and Francisca Urrutia, directed by Fernando Lavanderos;

My Friend From The Park (Mi Amiga Del Parque) (Argentina-Uruguay), produced by Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman and Ana Katz, directed by Ana Katz;

Strange Days (Dias Extraños) (Argentina-Colombia), produced by Juan Villegas, Rodrigo Moreno and Juan Sebastián Quebrada, directed by Juan Sebastián Quebrada; and

Wounded Man (Te Prometo Anarquía) (Mexico-
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Miami unveils Encentros projects

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Miami unveils Encentros projects
Top brass at Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival announced on Tuesday (February 17) the five post-production selections.

Miami Encuentros is in its 12th year and is presented through the festival’s VeoMiami industry programme that runs parallel to the festival, set to run from March 6-15.

The winning project will receive a $10,000 cash prize presented by The John S and James L Knight Foundation.

The five Miami Encuentros 2015 projects are:

The Apostate (El Apóstata) (Spain-France-Uruguay), produced by Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles, Fernando Franco and Federico Veiroj, directed by Federico Veiroj;

Lost North (Sin Norte) (Chile), produced by Luis Cifuentes and Francisca Urrutia, directed by Fernando Lavanderos;

My Friend From The Park (Mi Amiga Del Parque) (Argentina-Uruguay), produced by Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman and Ana Katz, directed by Ana Katz;

Strange Days (Dias Extraños) (Argentina-Colombia), produced by Juan Villegas, Rodrigo Moreno and Juan Sebastián Quebrada, directed by Juan Sebastián Quebrada; and

Wounded Man (Te Prometo Anarquía) (Mexico-
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