7th Tarifa African Film Festival Awards

Tarifa African  Film Festival

30 May 2010 08:20 Africa/Lagos

The awards of the 7th edition of Tarifa African Film Festival

TARIFA, May 29, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The awards of the 7th edition of Tarifa African Film Festival:

The awards for the movies in the section The African Dream are:

 The“Wind Griot” award for The Best Feature Film. This award is worth 15.000€ and includes the trophy.

For the TEZA (Dew) directed by Haile Gerima (Ethiopia, Germany, French). For its capacity to reflect the history of the whole African continet through the great script, exceptional actor´s performances and mature direction.

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 Griot of Clay, award for the best full-lengths film director. This award is worth 10.000€ and includes a Trophy.

For the director CAROLINA KAMYA (Uganda, Sweden) and her movie Imani (The Faith). For its fresness and subtlety, which manifests the capacity of the new generation of African filmmakers to express their vision of the world.

 The award for the best actress in a full length feature. The award is

worth 2.500€ and includes the trophy. The award is donated by FRS – Fast Ferry Service Company, which operates ferries in the Strait of Gibraltar.

For the REHEMA NANFUKA for her part of Mary in the movie Imani (The Faith) (Uganda, Sweden). For her gentle and congenial interpretation of a women trapped in difficult live situation.

 The award for the best actor in full length feature film. The award is worth 2.500€ and the trophy.

For the actors KEN AMBANI, ABUBAKAR MWENDA y GODFREY ODHIAMBO for their parts in the movie From a whisper (Kenya). For their collective and congenial work, which enables to viewers really feel the internal conflict of the society torn by terorrism.

The Audience Special Award for the best full-length film. The award is worth 5.000€ and includes the trophy. The award is granted according the votes, viewers were giving to the movies after projections:

For the movie ATLETU (The Athlet), directed by Rasselas Lakew and Davey Frankel (Ethiopia, USA, Germany).
and for the movie EHKI YA SHAHRAZADE (The Women from Cairo), directed by Yousry Nasrallah from Egypt.

The awards for the movies in the section On the Other Side of the Strait are:

– The “Ebony Griot” Award for the best documentary. The award is worth 10.000€ and includes trophy. The award is donated by Casa Africa.

For the movie LES LARMES DE L’ÉMIGRATION (The Tears of the Emigration) directed by Alassane Diago (Senegal, France). For the intimate reflection of the universal problem in the local African context, which was conveyed by superb and highly cinematic direction.

The jury has also unanimously decided to grant two special acknowledgements to the movies:

LES DAMNÉS DE LA MER (Damned of the Sea) directed by Jawad Rhalib (Morocco, Belgium, France) and

CEUX DE LA COLLINE (The Hillside Crowd) directed by Berni Goldblat (Burkina Faso, France, Switzerland)

The awards for the movies in the section Africa in short (short movies) are:

 The RTVA Award for Audiovisual Creation. The award is worth 1.500€ and includes trophy “El Dilema”. The award also means that RTVA (Andalusian Radio and Television) will support the film by buying its broadcasting rights. The award is sponsored by Cajasol-Obra Social.

For the EL ICHA directed by Walid Tayaa (Tunis)

For its close reflection of the daily routine, which can exist in whatever place or culture in the world and for the delicacy with which demonstrates the religious intolerance and new masks of the old colonialism.

The Youth Jury, formed by the Andalusian Youth Institute (IAJ), votes the award for the best short film. The award is worth 2.000€ and includes trophy.

For the movie LEZARE directed by Zelalem Woldemariam (Ethiopia)

For its profound capacity to arouse audience emotions through his developed artistic symbolism.

Source: Tarifa African Film Festival

Putting the Mojo Into Movies Online

31 May 2010 15:00 Africa/Lagos

Showflicks.com – Putting the Mojo Into Movies Online

The best and hippest online movie site featuring horror, martial arts and comedy movies and news – Showflicks.com features FrightFlicks.com – FightFlicks.com and GiggleFlicks.com, each with free movies, original series, commentary and more!

NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ — Made for movie lovers, Showflicks.com – the umbrella site for FrightFlicks.com, FightFlicks.com and GiggleFlicks.com – is the ultimate home for horror, martial arts and comedy movies online.

They said the web would hip, they said the web would cater to you, but with online movies, more and more we see the same standard, faceless corporate fare. But movies – especially horror, martial arts and comedy movies – are an escape, a love, a cult, a load of fun to some and a passion for more! – Showflicks.com puts the mojo into movies online.

Freaking out with great horror films, kicking it with martial arts movies and busting a gut with comedies, including tons of free movies to watch, our place is your place – a place made by movie lovers for movie lovers, with films featuring stars such as Samuel Jackson, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Dillon.

But that’s not all. Showflicks.com also features original programming, with exclusive, original and exciting shows produced by Showflicks. Also featured is cutting edge news and commentary in each of our specialty genres by our exclusive team, all in all making Showflicks the home of North America’s strongest young talent, with faces, personalities and stories that keep our fans on the edge of their seat and coming back for more. A true destination for movie lovers, with its own personality and featuring its very own stars, Showflicks is truly an original and simply stated the coolest movie destination on the net.

Showflicks is the creative vision of founder and president Lorne Gross, MA, LLB, MBA. Lorne possesses a singular ability to combine the creative and business elements of a media enterprise that is both uniquely entertaining and strategically positioned.

Lorne possesses an MBA from Oxford University, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master’s degree in China Area Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, is a member of the Bar of Ontario, has a BA from the University of Toronto and was a Visiting Undergraduate at Harvard University. In addition to his native English, Lorne speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Lorne has created and produced award winning television and film programming, and appeared in front of the camera in both English and Chinese.

Prior to his work in media, Lorne worked in finance, holding the position of Associate Vice President of a private equity fund. He has also lectured at major academic institutions on the application of Asian philosophy to business strategy.

Early in his career, Lorne was admonished for not wearing a belt with his suits. He believes that this and other similar strange events (which he is happy to recount to friends and strangers alike) have underscored to him the importance of business strategy that has individuality, uniqueness and vision, as well as effectiveness.

He still doesn’t wear a belt with his suits.

Contact Information
Lorne Gross
416-419-8837
lgross@showflicks.com

Source: Showflicks.com

CONTACT: Lorne Gross, +1-416-419-8837, lgross@showflicks.com

Web Site: http://www.showflicks.com/

Sex and The City 2 Tops the Box Office in the UK and Ireland

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31 May 2010 14:02 Africa/Lagos

Sex and The City 2 Hits The Number One Spot at the Box Office in the UK and Ireland

LONDON, May 31, 2010/PRNewswire/ — Sex and The City 2 starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon triumphed at the box office in the UK and Ireland with a opening weekend of GBP6.13m making it the 3rd biggest opening of 2010*.

The sequel to the 2008 box office smash again directed by Michael Patrick King and reuniting the four leading ladies added a touch of glamour to cinemas across the country over the Bank Holiday weekend.

In Sex and The City 2 life is everything the ladies ever wished it to be, but it wouldn’t be Sex and the City if life didn’t hold a few more surprises … this time in the form of a glamorous, sun-drenched adventure that whisks the women away from New York to one of the most luxurious, exotic and vivid places on earth, where the party never ends and there’s something mysterious around every corner. It’s an escape that comes exactly at the right moment for the four friends, who are finding themselves in – and fighting against – the traditional roles of marriage, motherhood and more. After all, sometimes you just have to get away with the girls.

Sex and The City is directed by Michael Patrick King from his own screenplay, based on the TV series created by Darren Star, based on characters from the book by Candace Bushnell. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, with John Corbett and Chris Noth. Liza Minnelli, Alice Eve, Max Ryan, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Raza Jaffrey, Omid Djalili, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Willie Garson and Mario Cantone also star. King also produced the film with Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star and John Melfi. Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Marcus Viscidi served as executive producers.

Notes to Editors:

*The two biggest opening weekends of 2010 are:

1. Alice in Wonderland GBP10.5m

2. Iron Man 2 GBP6.8m

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

For more information please contact: Jayne Trotman, Jayne.trotman@warnerbros.com, +44(0)207-984-5222; Louisa Radcliffe, Louisa.radcliffe@warnerbros.com, +44(0)207-984-5286

GARY COLEMAN: Memories Are Forever

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Gary Wayne Coleman
February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010

From 1978 to 1986 Gary Coleman was the most famous kid on TV for his unforgettable role of Arnold Jackson in the popular American sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, as millions watched him in the U.S. and in different countries in the world, including Nigeria. In fact VH1 rated Coleman first on a list of “100 Greatest Child Stars” on television. But most of us have been wondering what happened to his acting career until the shocking news of his accidental death shook us last Friday. Gary Wayne Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. MDT (18:05 UTC) on May 28, 2010.

He overcame many challenges in his career and personal life.
May the soul of Gary Wayne Coleman rest in peace.

We dedicate the Jay-Z’s Forever Young to the memory of Gary Coleman.

[Mr. Hudson sings]
Let’s dance in style
Let’s dance for a while
Heaven can wait we’re only watching the sky
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not
Let us die young or let us live forever
We don’t have the power but we never say never
Sitting in the sandpit
Life is a short trip
The music’s for the sad man

[chorus]
Forever young I wanna be
Forevery young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be
Forevery young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever, forever

[Jay-z sings]
So we livin life like a video
Where the sun is always out and you never get old
and the champaign is always cold
and the music is always good
and the pretty girls just happen to stop by in the hood
and they hop they pretty ass up on the hood of that pretty ass car
without a wrinkle in today
cuz there is no tomorrow
just a picture perfect day
that last a whole lifetime
and it never ends
Because all we have to do is hit rewind
so lets just stay in the moment smoke some weed drink some wine
reminisce talk some shit forever young is in your mind
leave a mark they can’t erase. Neither space nor time
So when the director yells cut
I’ll be fine
I’m forever young

[chorus]
Forever young I wanna be
Forever young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be
Forever young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever, forever

[Jay-z sings]
Fear not where, fear not why, fear not much while we’re alive
Life is for living not living uptight
Until you’re somewhere up in the sky
Fear not die I’ll be alive for a million years bye bye are not for legends I’m forever young my name shall survive
Through the darkest blocks, over kitchen stoves, over Pyrex pots, My name shall be passed down to generations while debatin’ up in barber shops
Young slung, hung here, Showed that a nigga from here, With a little ambition, just what we can become here.
And as the father pass the story down to his son’s ear Young get younger every year,yeah
So if you love me baby this is how you let me know, Don’t ever let me go, thats how you let me know, baby

[chorus]
Forever young I wanna be
Forever young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be
Forever young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever, forever

[Jay-z sings]
Slammin’ Bentley doors, hoppin’ outta Porsche
Poppin’ Up on Forbes list
Gorgeous, hold up, Niggas thought I lost it
They be talking bullshit, I be talking more shit, They nauseous, hold up I’ll be here forever You know I’m on my four shit I ain’t with foreclosure I will never forfeit Less than four bars Guru bring the chorus in Did you get the picture yet I’m painting you a portrait of Young

[chorus]
Forever young I wanna be
Forevery young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever
Forever young

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Shrek Forever After Tops Sex and the City 2

Lovers of Shrek Forever After kept the animated movie at the No. 1 spot for a second weekend as it made $43.3 million from Friday to Sunday. It has made a total of $133.1 million in the U.S. box office.
“Sex and the City 2,” followed at No. 2, earning $32.1 million for the opening weekend and a far cry from the $56.8 million opening weekend of the first one in 2008. “Sex and the City 2″ has made a total of $46.3 million so far.

THE SYNOPSIS
After rescuing a princess, getting hitched and fathering triplets, Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. ‘He has lost his roar,’ says director Mike Mitchell. ‘It used to send villagers running away in terror. Now they run to him and ask him to sign their pitchforks and torches.’”

To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, the wee troublemaker who popped up briefly in Shrek 2 and 3. Of course, the pact goes awry and Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed. That translates into Donkey being forced into cart-pulling duty, fat and lazy Puss in Boots trading his sword for a pink bow and the underhanded Rumpelstiltskin ruling the kingdom

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Director: Mike Mitchell
Writer: Tim Sullivan
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

MAY 21-23, 2010 U.S. BOX OFFICE.

1 Shrek Forever After
Weekend gross: $70.8M

2 Iron Man 2
Weekend gross: $26.4M

3 Robin Hood
Weekend gross: $18.8M

4 Letters to Juliet
Weekend gross: $9M

5 Just Wright
Weekend gross: $4.3M

6 MacGruber (not reviewed)
Weekend gross: $4M

7 Date Night
Weekend gross: $2.9M

8 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Weekend gross: $2.3M

9 How to Train Your Dragon
Weekend gross: $1.9M

10 Kites (not confirmed)

Sources: USA Today and Admin.

Fiona Aforma Amuzie is the 2010 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria

Miss Plateau – Fiona Aforma Amuzie – MBGN World

Fiona Aforma Amuzie is the 2010 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)

Read more on Bella Naija.

The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant originally began as Miss Universe Nigeria in 1983, and was created by Silverbird Group. It was later re-named Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 1986. Winners represent Nigeria in Miss World and, until recently, Miss Universe – currently, only the first-runner up participates in Miss Universe.

After Miss Nigeria stopped representing the country abroad, MBGN title holders continued from where Miss Nigeria had stopped. Originally, contestants were allowed to wear maillot swimsuits of their choice during the swimsiut parade. Identical bikinis are now used instead. The contestants do not always represent the states they hail from – nearly all of the contestants who represent northern states come from the South, as the predominantly Islamic north frown upon beauty pageants. Last year, Glory Chuku, represented northern state Nassarawa, despite being Igbo.

Although no contest was held for a 1989 winner, Regina Askia took over from winner Bianca Onoh after the latter decided to step down, automatically making Askia MBGN 1989. A contest took place in December 1989, and Sabina Umeh, was announced as the winner for 1990. Emma Komlosy became the first mixed race winner of MBGN in 1996. Previous mixed race contestants had included Lilian Bach and Ibinabo Fiberesima. Komlosy’s father is of Hungarian descent, and her mother, singer/actress Patti Boulaye is from Delta. In 2001, following Agbani Darego victory at Miss World, MBGN first runner-up Ann Suinner was asked to step in as the new title holder for five months.

A number of contestants who participated in MBGN but failed to win tried their luck in Miss Nigeria. Successful contestants include Janet Fateye (Miss Nigeria 1993), and Sylvia Edem (Miss Nigeria 2002).

In 2007, Silverbird announced that the pageant will now produce five representatives, as opposed to one winner. The representatives will take part in beauty contests around the world. Several past winners and participants of MBGN have managed to carve out successful careers in modelling, acting, business and politics. Others, like Rhihole Gbinigie and Sandra Petgrave, have sank into obscurity.

The current title holder is Fiona Amuzie Afora, who represented Plateau.

From Wikipedia.

The Canadian Black Film Festival

The Canadian Black Film Festival

The Canadian Black Film Festival (CBFF) is dedicated to promoting both African-Canadian and media/film content from around the Diaspora and overseas communities. Established in 2009, CBFF serves the African-Canadian film community through educational and youth development activities, artistic collaboration, sharing of resources, screenings and professional development and seeks continuously to welcome and host filmmakers, distributors and production companies from Canada and overseas to its annual festival. CBFF is currently welcoming submissions from new, aspiring and established filmmakers, companies and artists from across the globe to participate in its 2010 festival. Submissions will be accepted until July 16, 2010 and further details can be found by visiting http://www.cbff.ca/film-festival-schedule/submissions/ Please can you also kindly distribute this e-mail to any organizations, filmmakers or parties you feel would be interested in participating in our 2010 event. Kind regards, Andrew Mahorn Program Assistant The Canadian Black Film Festival www.cbff.ca andrew@cbff.ca

LG Mobile Phones Proves Stylish Technology is Always in Fashion

LG MOBILE PHONES PROVES STYLISH TECHNOLOGY IS ALWAYS ‘IN FASHION’ WITH EXCLUSIVE LG FASHION TOUCH EVENT

LG Fashion Touch hosted by Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker draws the spotlight on LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch with a star-studded event

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West Hollywood, CA – May 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A, Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) and well-known fashion enthusiasts Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker teamed up for an exclusive “LG Fashion Touch,” event to celebrate personal style and LG’s handsets, LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch. Embracing each woman’s personal style, the event brought Victoria’s bold and edgy style to life with LG Lotus Elite while Eva’s more classic taste radiated through LG Rumor Touch. Available to Sprint customers nationwide, both handsets encourage users to flaunt their personal style through their mobile phones and feature distinctive front touchscreens as well as full QWERTY keypads.

Celebrities, stylists, industry professionals and fashion enthusiasts who embody the very essence of style arrived at the Soho House in West Hollywood, CA to walk the red carpet and attend the star-studded event. Those in attendance included Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria Parker, Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Zoe, Anna Kendrick, January Jones, Gabrielle Union, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, Kim Kardashian, Chloe Kardashian, and many more. Guests at the party received a hands-on demonstration of each handset and enjoyed an evening devoted to personal expression and stylish technology.

Associate Vice President of Consumer and Trade Marketing, Tim O’Brien, who attended the event, said, “LG Fashion Touch was the perfect example of how style and technology can come together to create something truly unique. We are honored to have partnered with Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker on this campaign. In tune with how technology enhances their lives, Victoria and Eva brought a key understanding of how a handset can be an extension of an individual’s personal style. Enriching LG’s fashion heritage, LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch allow consumers to seamlessly blend fashion with an innovative mobile device.”

Other elements of the partnership included a print and online campaign, series of MTV vignettes and a consumer promotion. Shot by fashion photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth, the print ads featured Eva and Victoria posing with their respective phones while donning fashions reflective of their personal styles. The series of MTV vignettes, produced and directed by documentarist Doug Keeve, depict Victoria and Eva with up and coming fashion designers, Yotam Solomon and Oday Shakar. The designers were tasked with creating clothing designs inspired by the idea of expressing personal style in a technological and socially-connected world. Revealed at the event, the designers’ pieces proved that style and functionality can always go hand-in-hand. LG also created a Fashion Touch Style Quiz to engage consumers on the LG Fashion Touch Facebook page. By taking the quiz, consumers could find out which phone and style suited them best and were entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the event.

LG Lotus Elite is a second generation handset to the widely popular messaging device, LG Lotus. LG Rumor Touch is the newest handset in a long line of QWERTY successes including LG Rumor and LG Rumor². Both are available exclusively through Sprint.

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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of USD43.4 billion, LG is comprised of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is the world’s leading producer of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula One™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lgusa.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lgmobilephones.com.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

Contact:
LG Electronics Inc.
LG MobileComm U.S.A., Inc
Demetra Kavadeles
(707) 328-5307
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Curtain Falls on the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival

Curtain comes down on the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival.

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The 63rd Cannes Film Festival ended last night and Supple magazine is looking forward to the 64th edition in 2011.

The Cannes Film Festival is the world cup finals of the film world attracting thousands of filmmakers, lovers of movies and tourists to Cannes every May, but unlike last year Nigeria did not have a pavilion and only few Nigerian journalists were there. The Guardian, The Nation and Supple magazine were the major Nigerian news media.

Well, Cannes will always get better with over 25, 000 film professionals, over 5, 000 journalists and thousands of tourists thronging the French Riviera to watch the best movies in and out of competition and of course the popular Cannes market premieres with millions of other viewers watching on TV and Internet. As Thomas Sotinel, the Movies Section Editor of the prestigious Le Monde said, that Cannes Film festival is where you see the interpretation of global changes in the eyes of the film industry, attracting the gaze of the five continents. Filmmakers do not only tell our stories, but also capture history in the making.

Senegal and South Africa competed for the top prizes and one of the most moving and touching Films was Life, Above All, a movie on the stigma and trauma of AIDS in South Africa. Many of the viewers left the theatre in tears after seeing it. But the question is; where is Nigeria? We need to work harder to compete with the best in the film world. Nigeria has ambitious directors, daring producers, outstanding actors and actresses who can excel at every film festival in the world.

See you next May.

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL of Thailand Wins the 2010 Palme d’Or

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The 63rd Cannes Film Festival ended with the thai filmmaker, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL winning the Palme d’Or, the highest prize for his film “LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)”.

If Thailand can go as high as winning the most coveted prize at the Cannes, then Nigeria can produce the films that can qualify for competition and win top prizes. What is the benefit of producing thousands of movies since 1992 to date and not a single Nollywood movie has even qualified for the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival? Nigerian filmmakers must step up to compete with the best in the world or go and dump their mediocre movies in the Atlantic Ocean before coming to the Côte d’Azur and get dazed and fazed by the outstanding filmmakers from all over the world.

Congratulations to all the worthy winners.

 

SYNOPSIS:

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave — the birthplace of his first life…

Complete List of the Winners at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival

 

Feature films

  • Palme d’Or

    LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

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  • Grand Prix

    DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX (OF GODS AND MEN) directed by Xavier BEAUVOIS

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  • Award for Best Director

    Mathieu AMALRIC for TOURNÉE (ON TOUR)

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  • Award for Best Screenplay

    LEE Chang-dong for POETRY

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  • Award for Best Actress

    Juliette BINOCHE in COPIE CONFORME (CERTIFIED COPY) directed by Abbas KIAROSTAMI

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  • Award for Best Actor Ex-aequo

    Javier BARDEM in BIUTIFUL directed by Alejandro GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU

  • Elio GERMANO in LA NOSTRA VITA (OUR LIFE) directed by Daniele LUCHETTI
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  • Jury Prize

    UN HOMME QUI CRIE (A screaming man) directed by Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

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    Short Films

  • Palme d’Or – Short Film

    CHIENNE D’HISTOIRE (BARKING ISLAND) directed by Serge AVÉDIKIAN

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  • Jury Prize – Short Film

    MICKY BADER (BATHING MICKY) directed by Frida KEMPFF

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    Un Certain Regard :

  • Un Certain Regard Prize – Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema

    HAHAHA directed by HONG Sangsoo

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  • Jury Prize – Un Certain Regard

    OCTUBRE (OCTOBER) directed by Daniel VEGA, Diego VEGA

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  • Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress

    LOS LABIOS (THE LIPS) played by Victoria RAPOSO, Eva BIANCO, Adela SANCHEZ

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    Cinefondation :

  • 1st Prize Cinéfondation

    TAULUKAUPPIAAT (THE PAINTING SELLERS) directed by Juho KUOSMANEN

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  • 2nd Prize – Cinéfondation

    COUCOU-LES-NUAGES (Anywhere out of the world) directed by Vincent CARDONA

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    Golden Camera :

  • Caméra d’or

    AÑO BISIESTO directed by Michael ROWE