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Africa Movie Academy announces full list of 2016 Nominations

amaa The president of this year’s AMAA jury, Shaibu Husseini, announced the nominations in 26 categories at a media event in Lagos.

According to Husseini, AMAA received over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 250 feature films and eight short films were nominated by the jury.

However, competing for the best film slot are Dry (Nigeria), Ayanda (South Africa), Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa), The Cursed One (Ghana), Fifty (Nigeria), Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso), La Pagne (Niger) and Behind Closed Doors (Morocco).

On 14 May, 2016 Mr Shaibu Hussein announced the AMAA 2016 Nominations in Ikeja Lagos. The Board of Jurors will meet in June 2016 to decide winners of each category.

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1. Encounter – Nigeria
2. Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
3. Blood Taxi – Nigeria
4. Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada
5. Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
6. Ireti – Nigeria
7. Life of a Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

2. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION
1. The Pencil – Burkina Faso
2. The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
3. Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
4. Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

3. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
1. Brotherhood Eye – Mali
2. Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
3. Missing God – Nigeria
4. Cursed Treasure – Ghana
5. Wako – Uganda
6. Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana

5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:
1. Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA
2. Skinned – Liberia/USA
3. LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
4. Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
5. MONA – Nigeria/UK

6. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT
1. Lines – USA
2. Raptors – USA
3. Across The Track – USA

7. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
1. Can You Dig This- USA
2. America’s Blues – USA
3. Spirits of Rebellion – USA

8. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
1. America Is Still the Place – USA
2. Ben & Ara – USA
3. Luv Don’t Live Here – USA

9. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Soldiers Story – Nigeria
3. Ayanda- South Africa
4. Missing God – Nigeria
5. Out of Luck- Nigeria

10. AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
1. Eye of the storm
2. Oshimiri
3. The Cursed One
4. Ayanda
5. Soldiers Story

11. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
1. Oshimiri
2. The Cursed One
3. Missing God
4. Soldiers Story

12. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
1. O-Town – Nigeria
2. Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Hear me Move – South Africa
5. Le Pagne- Niger

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13. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT
1. Hear me Move – South Africa
2. Oshimiri – Nigeria
3. Stupid Movie – Nigeria
4. House Arrest – Uganda
5. Soldiers Story – Nigeria

14. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
1. Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. The Cursed One – Ghana
4. Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
5. Falling – Nigeria
6. Rebecca- Ghana

15. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. The Cursed one
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Ayanda
4. Tell me Sweet Something
5. Fifty

16. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
1. Behind Closed Doors
2. Rebecca
3. The Cursed One
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Hear me Move

17. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
1. The Cursed One
2. Tell me Sweet Something
3. The Visit
4. Eye of the Storm
5. Beyond Blood

18. AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM
1. Beyond Blood
2. Dry
3. Fifty
4. Missing God
5. Falling
6. O’Town

19. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR
1. Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
2. Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
3. Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry
4. Ifu Ennada – O’Town
5. Eve Esin – Oshimiri

20. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
2. Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
3. Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm
4. Odunlade Adekola – Taxi Driver
5. Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
6. Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

21. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
1. Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something
2. Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
3. Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
4. Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
5. Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
6. Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck

22. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
2. OC Ukeje – Ayanda
3. Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
4. Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
5. Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story
6. Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

23. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
2. Adesua Etomi- Falling
3. Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda
4. Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
5. Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
6. Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

24. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR
1. MONA – Anthony Abuah
2. Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo
3. 8 Bars and A Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

25. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
1. Nana Obiri-Yeboah- The Cursed One
2. Biyi Bandele- Fifty
3. Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
4. Sara Blecher- Ayanda
5. Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
6. Stephanie Linus – Dry
7. Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
8. Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

26. AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM
1. The Cursed One – Ghana
2. Fifty – Nigeria
3. Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso
4. Ayanda – South Africa
5. La Pagne- Niger
6. Dry – Nigeria
7. Tell me Sweet Something- South Africa
8. Behind Closed Doors- Morocco

www.ama-awards.com

 

 

The Movie Jalam Produced by Sohan Roy

Jalam

Synopsis
Jalam is based on a feature that appeared in one of the most popular Indian daily, about a landless family, that took shelter under a bridge in Kochi, India. They sought this shelter to protect the woman from the city dwellers to avoid the risk of sexual abuse.
A popular magazine in the country stated that “Indian women find herself unsafe till the time she returns back home.” When safety for women in the country is hotly debated, Jalam makes a strong statement as a woman oriented movie that deals with the struggles of a landless woman and her child in the midst of a roaring city. The movie also throws light at land struggles that happen in the country but are often neglected by the government. Jalam also reflects the red tapism in India and the failure of the bureaucracy to provide helping hand to the needy.

 

Sohan_RoySohan Roy (The Producer of the movie Jalam)

Jalam got 6 selections at the 88th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Original Score and 4 Selections for Original Songs.
Above all, Jalam stands for a cause.In a country where the audience prefers the stars rather than the subject of the film, the movie has however faced neglect from the distributors. It is a relief that the film gained appreciations from the film festivals and the lead actress was short listed for the final round of the state awards in the best actress category.

OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016

selection-art-ENIN COMPETITION
Opening Film

Woody ALLEN (USA) CAFÉ SOCIETY Out of Comp.

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Maren ADE (Germany) TONI ERDMANN

Pedro ALMODÓVAR (Spain) JULIETA

Andrea ARNOLD (United-Kingdom) AMERICAN HONEY

Olivier ASSAYAS (France) PERSONAL SHOPPER

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE (Belgium) LA FILLE INCONNUE

Xavier DOLAN (Canada) JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD)

Bruno DUMONT (France) MA LOUTE (SLACK BAY)

Asghar FARHADI (Iran) FORUSHANDE (THE SALESMAN)

Nicole GARCIA (France) MAL DE PIERRES (FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON)

Alain GUIRAUDIE (France) RESTER VERTICAL (STAYING VERTICAL)

Jim JARMUSCH (USA) PATERSON

Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO (Brazil) AQUARIUS

Ken LOACH (United-Kingdom) I, DANIEL BLAKE

Brillante MENDOZA (Philippines) MA’ ROSA

Cristian MUNGIU (Romania) BACALAUREAT (GRADUATION)

Jeff NICHOLS (USA) LOVING

PARK Chan-Wook (South Korea) AGASSI (THE HANDMAIDEN)

Sean PENN (USA) THE LAST FACE

Cristi PUIU (Romania) SIERANEVADA

Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands) ELLE
Nicolas WINDING REFN (Denmark) THE NEON DEMON

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Opening Film

Mohamed DIAB (Egypt) ESHTEBAK (CLASH)

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Behnam BEHZADI (Iran) VAROONEGI (INVERSION)

BOO Junfeng (Singapore) APPRENTICE

Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN (France) VOIR DU PAYS (THE STOPOVER)

Stéphanie DI GIUSTO (France) LA DANSEUSE (THE DANCER) 1st film

Michael DUDOK DE WIT (Netherlands) LA TORTUE ROUGE (THE RED TURTLE) 1st film

FUKADA Kôji (Japan) FUCHI NI TATSU (HARMONIUM)

Maha HAJ (Israel) OMOR SHAKHSIYA (PERSONAL AFFAIRS) 1st film

Eran KOLIRIN (Israel) ME’EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT (BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS)

KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Japan) UMI YORIMO MADA FUKAKU (AFTER THE STORM)

Juho KUOSMANEN (Finland) HYMYILEVÄ MIES (THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI) 1st film

David MACKENZIE (United-Kingdom) HELL OR HIGH WATER

Francisco MÁRQUEZ, Andrea TESTA (Argentina) LA LARGA NOCHE DE FRANCISCO SANCTIS (FRANCISCO SANCTIS’S LONG NIGHT) 1st film

Bogdan MIRICA (Romania) CÂINI (DOGS) 1st film

Stefano MORDINI (Italy) PERICLE IL NERO (PERICLE)

Michael O’SHEA (USA) THE TRANSFIGURATION 1st film

Matt ROSS (USA) CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV (Russia) UCHENIK (THE STUDENT)

OUT OF COMPETITION

Shane BLACK (USA) THE NICE GUYS

Jodie FOSTER (USA) MONEY MONSTER

NA Hong-Jin (South Korea) GOKSUNG (THE WAILING)

Steven SPIELBERG (USA) THE BFG

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Jim JARMUSCH (USA) GIMME DANGER

Jean-François RICHET (France) BLOOD FATHER

YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) BU-SAN-HAENG (TRAIN TO BUSAN)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Thanos ANASTOPOULOS (Greece) L’ULTIMA SPIAGGIA
Davide DEL DEGAN (Italy) (THE LAST RESORT)

Karim DRIDI (France / Tunisia) CHOUF

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (Chad) HISSEIN HABRÉ, UNE TRAGÉDIE TCHADIENNE (HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY)

Grégoire LEPRINCE-RINGUET (France) LA FORÊT DE QUINCONCES (FOOL MOON 1st film
Jonathan LITTELL (USA) WRONG ELEMENTS 1st film
Rithy PANH (Cambodia) EXIL (EXILE)

Albert SERRA (Spain) LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV (LAST DAYS OF LOUIS XIV)

Paul VECCHIALI (France) LE CANCRE

 

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THE 2016 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION 
This year, the selection committee received 5,008 short films – 458 more than in 2015.
The 2016 Short Films Competition comprises ten films, mostly from Europe and Latin America, with one representative from Asia and one from Africa.
These films are all in the running for the 2016 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Naomi Kawase, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 69th Festival de Cannes on 22th May.

THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

Lotfi ACHOUR LA LAINE SUR LE DOS
(Law of Lamb) 
Tunisia, France 15’
Sara DUNLOP DREAMLANDS United-Kingdom 14’
Juanjo GIMENEZ TIMECODE Spain 15’
Raymund RIBAY
GUTIERREZ
IMAGO Philippines 15’
Simón MESA SOTO MADRE
(Mother)
Sweden, Colombia 14’
João Paulo MIRANDA MARIA A MOÇA QUE DANÇOU COM O DIABO
(The Girl who Danced with the Devil)
Brazil 14’
Félix MOATI APRÈS SUZANNE France 15’
Catalin ROTARU,
Gabi Virginia SARGA
4:15 P.M. SFARSITUL LUMII
(4:15 P.M. The End of the World)
Romania 15’
Farnoosh SAMADI,
Ali ASGARI
IL SILENZIO
(The Silence)
Italy 15’
Simon VAHLNE FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!! Sweden 14’

THE 2016 CINÉFONDATION SELECTION 
To mark its 19th year, the Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 18 films (14 works of fiction and 4 animations), from among the 2,300 works submitted this year by film schools from all over the world. Fifteen countries from three continents are represented.

Seven of the films selected come from schools taking part for the first time, and it is also the first time that a film school from Venezuela has reached the selection stage. More than half of this edition’s movies are directed by women, with 10 out of the 18 films selected.

The three Cinéfondation prizes will be awarded at a ceremony preceding the screening of the prize-winning films on Friday 20th May in the Buñuel Theatre.

 

THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION

Hamid AHMADI IN THE HILLS The London Film School
UK
21′
Mounia AKL SUBMARINE  Columbia University School of the Arts
USA
21′
Nadja ANDRASEV A NYALINTÁS NESZE 
(The Noise of Licking)
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Hungary
09′
Alexandru BADEA TOATE FLUVIILE CURG ÎN MARE
(All Rivers Run to the Sea)
UNATC “I. L. Caragiale”
Romania
24′
Mélody
BOULISSIÈRE
AILLEURS 
(Somewhere)
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
France
06′
Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET GABBER LOVER La Fémis
France
13′
Jac CLINCH THE ALAN DIMENSION NFTS
UK
08′
Alexandre GILMET POUBELLE
(Trash)
INSAS
Belgium
19′
Marta HERNAIZ PIDAL DOBRO
(Fine)
Sarajevo Film Academy – film.factory programme

Bosnia and Herzegovina

15′
Michael LABARCA LA CULPA, PROBABLEMENTE
(The Guilt, Probably)
Universidad de Los Andes

Venezuela

14′
Ernesto MARTÍNEZ BUCIO LAS RAZONES DEL MUNDO
(The Reasons in the World)
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica

Mexico

37′
PARK Young-ju 1 KILOGRAM Korea National University of Arts

Republic of Korea

29′
Fereshteh PARNIAN  ARAM Université Lumière Lyon 2
France
17′
Saurav RAI GUDH
(Nest)
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
India
28′
Laura SAMANI LA SANTA CHE DORME
(The Sleeping Saint)
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Italy
19′
Remo SCHERRER BEI WIND UND WETTER

(Whatever the Weather)

Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
Switzerland
11′
Or SINAI ANNA The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School
Israel
24′
Malena VAIN BUSINESS Universidad del Cine

Argentina

20′

Oscar winners 2016: The full list of Academy Award winners

Leonardo DiCaprio (L) holds the Oscar for Actor in a leading Role and Alejandro G. Iñárritu Best Directing

Here’s a complete list of winners:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
· Bridge of Spies
· Ex Machina
· Inside Out
· WINNER: Spotlight
· Straight Outta Compton

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
· WINNER: The Big Short
· Brooklyn
· Carol
· The Martian
· Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
· Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
· Rooney Mara, Carol
· Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
· WINNER: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
· Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

COSTUME DESIGN
· Carol
· Cinderella
· The Danish Girl
· WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
· The Revenant

PRODUCTION DESIGN
· Bridge of Spies
· The Danish Girl
· WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
· The Martian
· The Revenant

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
· WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
· The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
· The Revenant

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
· Carol
· The Hateful Eight
· Mad Max: Fury Road
· WINNER: The Revenant
· Sicario

FILM EDITING
· The Big Short
· WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
· The Revenant
· Spotlight
· Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND EDITING
· WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
· Sicario
· Star Wars: The Force Awakens
· The Martian
· The Revenant

SOUND MIXING
· WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
· Bridge of Spies
· Star Wars: The Force Awakens
· The Martian
· The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS
· WINNER: Ex Machina
· Mad Max: Fury Road
· The Martian
· The Revenant
· Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ANIMATED SHORT
· WINNER: Bear Story
· Prologue
· Sanjay’s Super Team
· We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
· World of Tomorrow

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
· Anomalisa
· Boy and the World
· WINNER: Inside Out
· Shaun the Sheep Movie
· When Marnie Was There

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
· Christian Bale, The Big Short
· Tom Hardy, The Revenant
· Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
· WINNER: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
· Sylvester Stallone, Creed

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
· Body Team
· Chau, Beyond the Lines
· Claude Lanzmann
· WINNER: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
· Last Day of Freedom

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
· WINNER: Amy
· Cartel Land
· The Look of Silence
· What Happened, Miss Simone?
· Winter on Fire

LIVE ACTION SHORT
· WINNER: Stutterer
· Day One
· Everything Will Be Okay
· Shok
· Ave Maria

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
· Embrace of the Serpent
· Mustang
· WINNER: Son of Saul
· Theeb
· A War

ORIGINAL SCORE
· Bridge of Spies
· Carol
· WINNER: The Hateful Eight
· Sicario
· Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ORIGINAL SONG
· “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
· “Manta Ray” – Racing Extinction
· “Simple Song #3″ – Youth
· “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
· WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre

DIRECTING
· Adam McKay – The Big Short
· George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
· WINNER: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
· Lenny Abrahamson – Room
· Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ACTRESS
· Cate Blanchett, Carol
· WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
· Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
· Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
· Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST ACTOR
· Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
· Matt Damon, The Martian
· WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
· Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
· Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST PICTURE
· The Big Short
· Bridge of Spies
· Brooklyn
· Mad Max: Fury Road
· The Martian
· The Revenant
· Room
· WINNER: Spotlight

At last Leo got it.

 

Winners of 2016 Berlin Film Festival

Director Gianfranco Rosi poses with Jury President Streep after receiving Golden Bear during awards ceremony at 66th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

Director Gianfranco Rosi poses with Jury President and actress Meryl Streep (R) after receiving the Golden Bear – Best Film award for the movie ‘Fuocoammare’ (Fire at Sea) during the awards ceremony at the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.

“Fire at Sea,” Gianfranco Rosi’s Italian documentary about the refugee crisis on the island of Lampedusa, won the 66th Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for Best Film on Saturday.

Two African films awarded at Berlinale!

1.Inhebbek Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia)
Best First Feature Award
Best Actor Silver Bear for Majd Mastoura.

2. The Revolution Won’t Be Televised by Rama Thiaw (Senegal),
Forum FIPRESCI Award and Caligari Film Prize Special Mention. .

A list of winners follows:

Golden Bear for Best Film
“Fire At Sea”
Italy/France
Director: Gianfranco Rosi

 Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
“Death in Sarajevo”
France/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Director: Danis Tanović

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives
“A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery”
Philippines/Singapore
Director: Lav Diaz

Silver Bear for Best Director
Mia Hansen-Love, “Things To Come” (France/Germany)

Silver Bear for Best Actress
Trine Dyrholm, “The Commune” (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)

Silver Bear for Best Actor
Majd Mastoura, “Inhebbek Hedi” (Tunisia/Belgium/France)

Silver Bear for Best Script
Tomasz Wasilewski, “United States Of Love” (Poland)

Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Mark Lee Ping-Bing, Cinematographer, “Crosscurrent” (China)

Best First Feature
“Inhebbek Hedi”
Tunisia/Belgium/France
Director: Mohamed Ben Attia

Golden Bear for Best Short Film
“Balada De Um Batráquio”
Portugal
Director: Leonor Teles 

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
“A Man Returned”
UK/Denmark/Netherlands
Director: Mahdi Fleifel

Audi Short Film Award
“Jin Zhi Xia Mao”
Taiwan
Director: Chiang Wei Liang

The Film “STALKER” by Moses Sneeze Inwang set to Premiere

World Premiere at Civic Center Victoria Island Lagos on February 27th,2016

a Stalker

Following his critically acclaimed psychological thriller Torn, Writer and Director Moses Inwang is set to release yet another deeply intriguing psychological thriller STALKER. Jim Iyke and multiple award-winning actress Nse Ikpe Etim give yet another award winning performance in this movie! Out in Cinemas Feb 26th 2016. Also featuring Caroline Danjuma, AY comedian, Anthony Monjaro, Emem Inwang, Omawumi and Niyola. Written and Directed by Moses Inwang, produced by Moses Inwang and Caroline Ekanem Danjuma and directed by Moses Inwang.

sneMoses Sneeze Inwang  the film Director

British Academy Film Awards Winners 2016 Announced

LEONADOThe winners of the EE British Academy Film Awards have been announced at the ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Opera House, London, on Sunday 14 February 2016.

  • Five BAFTAs for The Revenant including Best Film, Director,
  • and Leading Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Mad Max: Fury Road wins four BAFTAs
  • Brie Larson wins Leading Actress for Room
  • 14 feature films receive at least one BAFTA

London, Sunday 14 February: At tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards The Revenant was named Best Film with Alejandro G. Iñárritu winning Director and Leonardo DiCaprio receiving the award for Leading ActorEmmanuel Lubezki won forCinematography – his fourth BAFTA overall and third win in a row, and the film also won for Sound.

Mad Max: Fury Road won four awards for its return to the big screen: Costume Design, Production Design, Make Up & Hair and Editing.

The Awards were hosted for an eleventh year by Stephen Fry and held at London’s Royal Opera House. In a ceremony that reflected an outstanding year of filmmaking, 12 further features received BAFTA awards:

Leading Actress was presented to Brie Larson for her portrayal of a young mother held captive in Room, while the award for Supporting Actress went to Kate Winslet for her performance in Steve JobsMark Rylance received the BAFTA for Supporting Actor inBridge of Spies, with Steven Spielberg onstage to accept the award on his behalf.

The award for Outstanding British Film went to Brooklyn, a transatlantic love story about a young woman caught between a future in New York and her home in Ireland. British film Amy triumphed against domestic and international competition to receive the BAFTA for Documentary.

The award for Original Music went to Ennio Morricone for his work on The Hateful Eight, marking the composer’s sixth BAFTA in this category. Spotlight was successful in theOriginal Screenplay category, and the BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay went to The Big Short.

The award for Special Visual Effects went to Star Wars for its rendering of a galaxy far, far away, while the BAFTA for Animated Film went to Inside Out for its imagining of a world much closer to home.

Writer-Director Naji Abu Nowar and Producer Rupert Lloyd received the award forOutstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for their first feature, Theeb. The BAFTA for Film Not in the English Language was presented to Argentinian film Wild Tales.

Operator won the British Short Film award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was presented to Edmond.

The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, was presented to John Boyega.

The special award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was presented toAngels Costumes, the world’s longest-established and largest professional costume house, in their 175th year.

Sir Sidney Poitier received the Fellowship, the highest accolade that BAFTA can bestow, in recognition of his outstanding career in film. Sir Sidney’s award was presented to him by Jamie Foxx and his daughter, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, in his Los Angeles home. During the ceremony filmed tributes were given by Oprah Winfrey, Noel Clarke and his To Sir, With Love co-star, Lulu.

As part of BAFTA’s year-round programme of events and initiatives in support of the film industry, many of this year’s nominee

 

The Winners of International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016!

During the official Awards Ceremony on Friday 5 February 2016, the awards of IFFR 2016 were handed out. And the winners are…

iffrHIVOS TIGER AWARDS

Winner: Radio Dreams
The winner of the Hivos Tiger Award 2016 is Radio Dreams by Babak Jalali. In the prestigious Hivos Tiger Awards Competition it is not about the well-known names, but about upcoming talent who get a chance to shine on the world stage. As of 2016, eight films will compete in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition for a single Hivos Tiger Award worth €40,000, to be shared by director and producer. The jury on the winner: “For its subtle and humorous reflection on displacement and alienation of a group of misfits in a foreign culture.”
In addition, a special jury award worth €10,000 will be presented to an exceptional artistic achievement within the competition. The winner of the Special Jury Award is La última tierra by Pablo Lamar, for exceptional artistic achievement in sound design.

WARSTEINER AUDIENCE AWARD

Winner: Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet
The Warsteiner Audience Award went to audience favourite Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet. Visitors of IFFR determine through a voting system which film is the audience favourite. The film with the highest average vote in the audience poll wins the Warsteiner Audience Award. The award includes a cash prize of €10,000.
HUBERT BALS FUND DIORAPHTE AWARD

Winner: El abrazo de la serpiente by Ciro Guerra
The winner of the Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award 2016 is El abrazo de la serpiente by Ciro Guerra. This award goes to the Hubert Bals Fund-supported film receiving the highest votes from the festival audience. The award includes a cash prize of €10,000.

MOVIEZONE AWARD

The young people’s MovieZone jury from EYE and IFFR have chosen Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet as winner of the MovieZone Award 2016. The jury on the winner: “A nerve-racking film which will keep you in its grip from beginning to end. While living in constant fear of death, small acts of tenderness and humanity steers the film into an emotional direction. The cast’s small but intense acting will leave you watching with a lump in your throat.”

VPRO BIG SCREEN AWARD
viproWinner: Les ogres by Léa Fehner
This competition, consisting of eight films that have their international premieres at IFFR, will be judged by a jury of audience members, who will decide which film will assisted in distribution in the Netherlands. The award is worth €30,000. The jury about Les ogres: “The film showed us a very dynamic interaction between the remarkable characters, they interacted very passionately and very pure, as if they had no boundaries; with all its mostly humorous consequences. The film almost invites and warns you at the same time to really feel and to live full of passion. The film makes a very powerful appearance and it kept us intrigued until the end. We enjoyed its energetic filmic qualities and joyful music. The film is an ode to theatre and to its people who seem to belong nowhere else.”

BRIGHT FUTURE AWARD

Winner: Las lindas by Melisa Liebenthal
From the 2016 edition onward, filmmakers presenting films in the main and thematic programme of IFFR’s section Bright Future, will be celebrated with a new award: the Bright Future Award. The award consists of €10,000, to be spent on the development of a next film project. Filmmakers presenting the international or world premiere of their first feature length are eligible. The winner of IFFR 2016 is Las lindas by Melisa Liebenthal. The jury on the winner: “The winning film convinced us by its playful, endearing and candid way of speaking about a generation, by using an impressive range of creative means. We are extremely curious to see what the director will do next.”

FIPRESCI AWARD

Winner: Bodkin Ras by Kaweh Modiri
The FIPRESCI Award is given to the filmmaker of the best film in Bright Future by the jury of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI). Bright Future films that have their world premiere during IFFR and are not included in a competition, qualify for this award. In 2016, the winning film is Bodkin Ras by Kaweh Modiri. The jury on the winner: “Bodkin Ras, by writer-director Kaweh Modiri, throws an actor – portraying a mysterious foreigner – into the real environment of a small Scottish town. This fascinating hybrid of documentary and fiction is filled with unforgettable characters, a strong sense of place and an urgency that turns the experiment into a thrilling and humanistic film.”

Netpac Award

The NETPAC Award is awarded to the best Asian feature film by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. This year, they granted the award to The Plague at the Karatas Village by Adilkhan Yerzhanov. The jury: “A film that is highly original in its cinematic form, while treating topics that are specific to the director’s country but universal at the same time. A story of corruption, the abuse of power and inertia are given an absurdist, Brechtian treatment. The director creates a totally unique universe, somewhere between Ionesco, Kafka and David Lynch.”

KNF AWARD

knWinner: De waarneming by Frank Scheffer
The KNF Award, awarded by The Circle of the Dutch Film Journalists, goes to a Dutch production or a co-production with a world premiere at IFFR. The winner of the KNF Award 2016 is De waarneming by Frank Scheffer. The jury on the winner: “This year we reflected on Dutch productions and co-productions through fifteen films of great variety: from the wordless mourning in the jungle of La última tierra, to the stream of digital misinformation of The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda). We saw a Dutch stranger integrating in Scotland and a geography student struggling to survive in Norway. We saw other people struggling with their music, with their hearts, their consciousness and with their words. Some of these struggles were captured in striking, innovative and artistic manners that pleased the jury greatly. But there was one film that captured an on-going struggle like no other, a struggle not necessarily with the bigger meaning of art, but with the universal power of images themselves. What makes this film so great is that it is a work of art in its own right: a beautiful portrait about the pursuit of beauty.”

CANON TIGER AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS

dreamOn Sunday 31 January, the jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has announced Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD by Mark Leckey, Faux départ by Yto Barrada and Engram of Returning by Daïchi Saïto as the winners of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2016.