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  • Housebound 16/12/2014 Reviews

    Housebound: Best Horror Film of the Year

    Fangoria's #1

    "Housebound is breathtakingly hilarious, authentically scary, narratively unpredictable and stylistically confident, so much so that to give any details away in any fashion would spoil the experience; even the poster art for the film carries an excellent misdirect, which makes the final product all the more valuable. But if you like your horror with comedy, Housebound is perfection, delivering hard and brilliantly conceived laughs while still having enough straight-faced and respectful scares to please even the most humorless horror fans." - Ken W. Hanley

  • The Man from Oran 16/12/2014 Awards

    The Man From Oran takes top prize @ Mediterranean FF

    The Grand Prix du Jury has been given to The Man From Oran at the Mediterranean Film Festival which has just taken place in Brussels between the 12th and the 15th of December.
    As the jury expressed with its own words: "In a very subtle manner, Lyes Salem has found the way to raise the problem of betrayed revolutionary values; it's not enough to create a revolution, it is a must to build it up afterwards".

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 11/12/2014 Awards

    Gett among the Golden Globe nominees !


    Gett, the Trial of Vivane Amsalem will be among the five Best Foreign Language Film nominees at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards (January 11, 2015). The nominees were officially announced this morning in L.A. The film directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, and distributed by Music Box in the US, is also Israel’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.

  • The Summer of Sangaile 11/12/2014 Awards

    Summer of Sangaile actress is a Shooting Star

    Aistė Diržiūtė (Auste)

    The Summer of Sangaile actress (Aistė Diržiūtė) has been selected by the European Film Promotion (EFP) among Europe's 10 best and brightest young acting talent to be showcased at this year's upcoming Berlinale. Previous shooting star alumni include Daniel Craig (UK - 2000) and Carey Mulligan (UK - 2009). On February 9th, all European Shooting Stars will be presented with an individual award celebrating their achievements, as part of a red carpet ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.

  • Girlhood 08/12/2014 Festivals

    Girlhood going to Sundance

    Spotlight Section

    'Girlhood' by Céline Sciamma will feature in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film presented at this year's Cannes Directors' Fortnight, was shown at the AFI Fest in Hollywood, and is distributed by Strand Releasing in the US. 

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 04/12/2014 Press

    Gett directors in the Variety Top 10

    Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz 

    Directors Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz have been selected by Variety in the Top 10 directors to watch. The directors will be profiled at length in a special standalone issue of Variety appearing Jan. 2, timed to the Palm Springs Film Festival, where several of the films are expected to screen. Those in attendance will be feted at a brunch on Jan. 4 at the Parker Palm Springs. Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem is also Israel’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.  

  • The Summer of Sangaile 04/12/2014 Festivals

    The Summer of Sangaile in Park City

    Sundance Film Festival

    The fillm 'The Summer of Sangaile' by Alanté Kavaïté will premiere on the first day of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Screening details to be announced. "A beautifully shot, really elegantly composed film but filled with young love and fresh characters," for Trevor Groth (Sundance director of programming). 

  • Goal of the Dead 28/11/2014 Awards

    Goal of the Dead awarded at Fancine Fantastic FF

    The football horror film, Goal of the Dead has the honour to receive the prize for Best Special Effects at the Fancine Fantastic Film Festival.
    The football zombies are very proud to take one of the seven awards given by the Official Jury.

  • Goodnight Mommy 27/11/2014 Awards

    Goodnight Mommy awarded in Thessaloniki

    Goodnight Mommy, the psychological thriller premiered at Venice and Toronto International Film Festival is now gathering audiences worldwide. This film has just received the FIPRESCI award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival within the International Competition section. It's great amount of suspense has captivated the International Federation of Film Critics.

  • Goodnight Mommy 26/11/2014 Awards

    Goodnight Mommy awarded in Slovenia

    Goodnight Mommy has won this time the Kingfisher Award at the Ljubljana Film Festival, given to the best film of the Perspectives section.

    We are pleased to present the words of the jury as follows : "For the condensed complexity of its storytelling, its refreshingly assertive approach to the critically neglected horror genre, for retaining several ambiguities at once and for its excellent performances – particularly that of Susanne Wuest, who for much of the film must convey so much with so little."

  • Girlhood 18/11/2014 Awards

    Girlhood Actresses in the César Award pre-nominations' list

    Karidja Touré & Assa Sylla

    Two of the the Girlhood actresses, Karidja Touré (Marieme/Vic) and Assa Syla (Lady), have been selected by the French Academy in the pre-nominations' list for the 2015 Rising Talent César Awards. The final nominees will be announced on February 7.

  • May Allah Bless France! 18/11/2014 Awards

    May Allah Bless France actor in the César pre-nominations' list

    Marc Zinga

    Marc Zinga, who plays the role of Régis/Abd Al Malik in the film May Allah Bless France! by Abd Al Malik, has been selected by the French Academy in the pre-nominations' list for the 2015 Rising Talent César Awards. The final nominees will be announced on February 7.

  • Girlhood 16/11/2014 Awards

    Girlhood takes Top Prize @ Stockholm

    Celine Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” which opened Cannes’ Directors Fortnight in May, won the top prize, the Bronze Horse, at the Stockholm Film Festival.

    Strong American contenders, such as “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash” and “Nightcrawler,” went away empty-handed at the award ceremony.

    Sciamma’s suburban drama, which is being sold by Films Distribution, was awarded for “its energetic storytelling” and for filling “a gap in the stories that get told about Paris,” according to the jury’s remarks. The jury, led by Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (”Safe House”) also included helmer Debra Granik, Swedish producer Erica Wasserman and Johannes Bah Kuhnke, star of Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure.”

    “Girlhood” d.p. Crystel Fournier also nabbed the prize for best cinematography.


  • Bird People 09/11/2014 Awards

    Bird People by Pascale Ferran awarded at Viennale

    Bird People was awarded with the STANDARD READERS' JURY AWARD

    Every year the daily newspaper DER STANDARD presents its prestigious STANDARD Readers' Jury Award. An enthusiastic jury chooses from among a number of festival entries that are not as yet being distributed domestically, providing the deserving winner a launch in Austrian movie theaters.

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 05/11/2014 Awards

    Odyssée Prize awarded to GETT

    15th edition of the Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen

    Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem has been awarded with the Odyssée Prize for the European Council on Human Rights, dedicated to films that have received the Eurimages contribution, at the 15th edition of the Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen, which takes place each year in Alsace.

  • The New Girlfriend 05/11/2014 Box Office, Release

    The New Girlfriend on its way to French Box Office success

    François Ozon’s latest film THE NEW GIRLFRIEND was successfully released yesterday in France on 280 prints with a cumulative first day reaching 36 337 admissions. The film scores the best per print average with 130 admissions per print on the first day of release. THE NEW GIRLFRIEND reaches second place behind INTERSTELLAR (747 prints).

  • Girlhood 03/11/2014 Awards

    Girlhood wins Honorable Mention at San Marino

    Girlhood receives the Honorable Mention at the San Marino International Film Festival in Italy

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 03/11/2014 Awards

    Ronit Elkabetz receives a nomination for Best Actress Performance

    Asian Pacific Screen Awards

    The co-director and actress from the film Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, receives a nomination for Best Actress at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards.

  • The Man from Oran 01/11/2014 Awards

    The Man from Oran awarded in Abu Dhabi

    Best Director

    The Man from Oran received the prize for Best Director from the Arab World in the New Horizons competition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film will be released in France from November 19. 

  • Meetings with a Young Poet 28/10/2014 Festivals

    Meetings With a Young Poet receives a nomination in São Paulo

    New Filmmakers Competition

    Meetings with a Young Poet is one of the eleven finalists for the New Filmmakers Competition prize at the Mostra International do Cinema em Sao Paolo. The winner will be announced tomorrow at the closing ceremony!

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 21/10/2014 Awards

    GETT receives another award in Oslo

    Films from the South festival in Oslo has given the Silver Mirror award to Gett.
    With a huge variety in this years' programme, the jury has unanimously chosen a film that is very impressive. The acting is extremely precise and sublime. The story is claustrophobic with great tension throughout. It has a well-written script where every minute is planned out. A chamber piece about hierarchy, equality and the longing to be a free human being. It is a provocative and strong story about the right to decide over your own life

  • Girlhood 20/10/2014 Awards

    Girlhood awarded in Schlingel

    Girlhood won the ECFA - Award (European Children´s Film Association) at  Schlingel Chemnitz Film Festival in Germany.

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 20/10/2014 Awards

    GETT receives the Silver Hugo Award for Best Screenplay at Chicago Film Festival

    GETT has received another prize at the Chicago International film festival, the Silver Hugo for Best Screenplay for Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz (co-writer and co-directors).

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 14/10/2014 Awards

    Gett won 2 awards in the Hamptons

    Golden Starfish for Best Narrative Feature

    Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem picked up two trophies at the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, taking the honor for best feature as well as an acting kudo for Ronit Elkabetz, also the movie’s co-director. The film, distributed in the US by Music Box, is the official Israeli candidate for a place at the Oscars.

  • The New Girlfriend 12/10/2014 Awards

    The New Girlfriend wins the Audience Award

    St Petersburg International Media Forum 

    The New Girlfriend by François Ozon was voted as the Best of the Fest by the audience at the inaugural edition of the St Petersburg International Media Forum (SPIMF) which closed on Friday. The film, which premiered in Toronto, will be shown at the AFM in Santa Monica on November 6 (1pm) and November 8 (1pm).

  • Goodnight Mommy 12/10/2014 Awards

    Goodnight Mommy awarded in Sitges

    Méliès d’Argent & Critics prize

    The film by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala won both the Méliès d’Argent prize for best feature film and the José Luis Guarner Critics' Special Mention. The psychological horror film premiered in Venice at the Orizzonti competition and in the Vanguard selection in Toronto. AFM screenings to be announced.

  • May Allah Bless France! 11/10/2014 Awards

    May Allah Bless France awarded in Namur

    First Feature Film Competition

    May Allah Bless France! has won a Special Mention at the First Feature Film Competition in Namur (FIFF). The film by Abd Al Malik premiered in Toronto's Discovery program in September and will be released in France on December 10.

  • Chubby 11/10/2014 Awards

    Chubby wins the BETV prize

    Namur FIFF

    Chubby, first feature film by Bruno Deville, received the BETV prize in Namur (Belgium). It is the film's second festival award after Zurich (Emerging Swiss Talent Award). The film also screened in Busan (South Korea), in the Flash Forward competition, and will soon come to French and Swiss cinemas (November 5).

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 06/10/2014 Awards

    Gett gets the CICAE award at Hamburg festival

    The CICAE Art Cinema Award award was given to the film Gett – The Trail of Viviane Amsalem by Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz  during the 22nd edition of Fimfest Hamburg. The festival took place in Hamburg from 25th September to 4th October 2014.

  • Chubby 05/10/2014 Awards

    Chubby wins the Emerging Swiss Talent Award

    Zurich Film Festival

    The first feature film by Bruno Deville has won the The Emerging Swiss Talent Award for Best Swiss Film in the Festival Programme. Chubby is also selected in the Flash Forward competition in Busan, South Korea, and in Namur's First Film Competition (Belgium).

  • Magical Girl 28/09/2014 Awards

    Magical Girl tops San Sebastian Festival

    Golden Shell and Silver Shell

    Magical Girl has won the Golden Shell award for Best Film, and the Silver Shell for Best Director (Carlos Vermut) at this year's 62nd International Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. The film premiered earlier this month, in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival. Magical Girl is also selected in the Flash Forward competition at the BIFF in South Korea. The film's Asian premiere is on October 5 (Busan).

  • Girlhood 27/09/2014 Awards

    Girlhood receives the TVE award

    Another Look Award - San Sebastian

    The film that premiered in Cannes received the TVE - Another Look Award in San Sebastian. TVE wishes to reward a cinema focusing on subjects related to the female world; directed, starring or written by women. Or by men whose films show particular sensitivity towards the world in question. Films, at the end of the day, demonstrating the point of view, concerns and needs, desires and yearnings of 50% of the population. A female universe which doesn’t always find it easy to express itself.

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 27/09/2014 Awards

    Gett receives a Special Mention Award by the TVE jury

    Another Look Award - San Sebastian

    The film that premiered in Cannes received a Special Mention by the TVE - Another Look Award in San Sebastian. TVE wishes to reward a cinema focusing on subjects related to the female world; directed, starring or written by women. Or by men whose films show particular sensitivity towards the world in question. Films, at the end of the day, demonstrating the point of view, concerns and needs, desires and yearnings of 50% of the population. A female universe which doesn’t always find it easy to express itself.

  • The New Girlfriend 26/09/2014 Awards

    The New Girlfriend receives the Sebastiane award

    San Sebastian International Film Festival

    GEHITU, the Basque Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transexuals has decided to grant the Sebastiane award to The New Girlfriend. François Ozon proposes a game apparently frivolous, but that calls into question the labels and roles of masculinity and femininity. The jury appreciates the contribution of this film to move towards a personal liberation, that could reaffirm the identity of every person. Ozon claims with this film that all children are entitled to have their families recognized on the basis of the same respect, regardless of who are their families made up of. The jury is not insensitive to the situation of LGBT families in France, who, as in many other countries, are still subject to discrimination and social controversy.

  • Housebound 24/09/2014 Awards

    Housebound awarded @ Fantasy Filmfest

    Housebound by Gerard Johnstone wins the Fresh Blood Audience Award at the Fantasy Filmfest in Germany.
    The film was voted best in almost each single city.

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 22/09/2014 Awards

    Gett is Israel's entry to the Oscars

    after winning Best Picture at the Ophir Awards

    Gett, the Trial of Vivian Amsalem by Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz won the Best Picture Award at the Ophir Awards, the prizes of the Israel Academy for Film and Television, which were presented in a ceremony in Ashdod on Sunday night. Because of its win in the Best Picture Category, Gett will become Israel’s official selection to be considered for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Gett also won a Best Supporting Actor Award for Sasson Gabai. The film is distributed in the U.S. by Music Box.

  • May Allah Bless France! 15/09/2014 Festivals

    TIFF Winner: May Allah Bless France!

    FIPRESCI Prize

    The film by Abd Al Malik (May Allah Bless France!) received the International Critics award in Toronto. This first feature premiered at TIFF in the Discovery Programme. The domestic release is set for November 19.

  • The Dark Valley 05/09/2014 Awards

    The Dark Valley is Austria's entry in the Oscar race

    2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

    Andreas Prochaska’s literary adaptation of the eponymous novel by Thomas Willmann was selected the Austrian submission for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The Dark Valley, which premiered at this year's 64th Berlin Film Festival, is distributed in the US by Film Movement.

  • The Man from Oran 27/08/2014 Awards

    The Man From Oran wins the Best Actor prize

    Angoulême French Language Film Festival

    The 7th edition of the French Language Film Festival in Angoulême has awarded lead actor-director Lyes Salem with the Valois award for Best Actor. The Man From Oran will be released in France in Fall (November 19, 2014). 

  • Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem 12/08/2014 Awards

    Gett receives 12 Ophir award nominations

    Including Best Israeli Film

    Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem received nominations in all the major categories: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Ronit Elkabetz), Best Actor (Menashe Noy), and Best Supporting Actor (Sasson Gabai). 
    The Ophir winner for best film is generally Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination.
    Results to be announced at the Ophir Awards ceremony, on September 21 in Ashdod.

  • Goodnight Mommy 29/07/2014 Festivals

    Goodnight Mommy's TIFF selection announced

    Vanguard section

    The film will do its North American Premiere in Toronto (Vanguard section), after a World Premiere in Venice the end of August.

  • Paper Souls 28/07/2014 Awards

    Stony Brook Film Fest Awards Headlined by 'My Sweet Pepper Land,' 'Paper Souls'

    Wrapping up their ten-day festival of world cinema, the 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival has announced its award winners.
    Paper Souls by Vincent Lannoo got the award for Best Feature.
    My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem received the award for Outstanding Performance.

  • The Dark Valley 24/07/2014 Awards

    Dark Valley awarded in Korea

    The Dark Valley by Andreas Prochaska has won Best of Puchon this year! Best of Puchon is for the best film among the films in competition. 

  • The New Girlfriend 23/07/2014 Festivals

    The New Girlfriend going to Toronto

    World Premiere

    The film by François Ozon, featuring Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier and Raphaël Personnaz will have its World Premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (Sep 4-14). The date of the Gala Presentation screening is to be announced.

  • Girlhood 22/07/2014 Awards

    Girlhood in the top 3 for LUX Prize

    To travel throughout Europe

    The 3 films in Competition for the LUX Prize of the European Parliament, which is partnered with Venice Days for the fifth year, will start travelling from Venice across the whole of Europe, thanks to the LUX FILM DAYS from mid-October to December 2014. The 3 films will be subtitled into the 24 official EU languages​​ and will be screened in more than 40 cities and 18 festivals allowing each year a larger number of Europeans to discover or re-watch the 3 films. 

  • Housebound 13/07/2014 Festivals

    Housebound wins Best Feature

    Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    The 14th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) ended Saturday night with the awards ceremony. The president of the International Jury, Edouard Waintrop, presented the "Narcisse" for the best feature film to HOUSEBOUND by Gerard Johnstone (NZ, 2014).

  • The Dark Valley 26/06/2014 Awards

    "The Dark Valley" and "Scouting for Zebras" win big at the 2014 Bled Film Festival

    The Dark Valley by Andreas Prochaska was awarded the Wishing Bell for "Best Film" and Benoit Poelvoorde was prized with "Best Actor" for his role in Scouting for Zebras.

    The Bled Film Festival was held in Bled, Slovenia and took place from June 17th until June 21st.

  • Kidon 24/06/2014 Awards

    Audience Choice Best Film Award for Kidon at SERET 2014

    Kidon by director Eytan Fox has won the Audience Choice Best Film Award in London at the Isreali Film and Television Festival SERET!

  • The Dark Valley 23/06/2014 Awards

    "The Dark Valley" wins the BeTV Prize for Best Film 

    Andreas Prochaska’s “The Dark Valley” wins the BeTV Prize for Best Film in Brussels!

  • Not my type 16/06/2014 Festivals

    Not My Type receives 3 awards in Cabourg

    Golden Swan awards for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Actor

    Not My Type received the Golden Swan (Swan d'or) in the Best Film category from the Monnaie de Paris jury at the Cabourg Film Festival in France, while the cast won the Best Actress (Emilie Dequenne) and Best Actor (Loïc Corbery) prizes.

  • Bird People 06/06/2014 Markets


    The Tokyo French Institute is hosting a special screening of Bird People by Pascale Ferran, on Friday 20th June 2014, at 5:45pm (Espace Images).

    Institut français du Japon - Tokyo, Espace images
    〒 162-8415 15 Ichigaya-funagawara-machi, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
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  • Eastern Boys 28/05/2014 Awards

    Eastern Boys receives the "Audience Award" at Outview Film Festival 2014

    Eastern Boys by Robin Campillo is awarded the "Audience Award" at the Outview Film Festival in Athens, Greece!

  • Cupcakes 27/05/2014 Awards

    Cupcakes awarded "Best Comedy" at LAJFF 2014

    Cupcakes by Eytan Fox won the award for "Best Comedy" at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival that was held from May 1st to May 8th 2014!

  • Under the Starry sky 14/05/2014 Awards

    Under the Starry Sky awarded in Italy

    Wins the SIGNIS Award of the Window of the World Feature Film Competition

    The 24th edition of the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival in Milano has awarded the film by Dyana Gaye. The Jury's motivation: “Detachment from one’s roots, always experienced dramatically, becomes an opportunity to give and receive solidarity but also becomes a possibility to fulfil dreams and desires. The journey of the stars leads to a choice of freedom.”

  • Eastern Boys 12/05/2014 Awards

    Eastern Boys wins Off Plus camera in Poland

    Eastern boys received the main award at the Polish festival, the Krakow Film Award.

  • The Dark Valley 10/05/2014 Awards

    The Dark Valley wins the silver Lola award

    Tops the German Film Awards with 8 prizes!

    The film by Andreas Prochaska, and featuring Sam Riley, received 8 trophies yesterday night at the Lola German Film Awards: the Silver Lola Award in the Best Film category, Best Supporting Actor (Tobias Moretti), Best Cinematography (Thomas W. Kiennast), Best Set Design (Claus Rudolf Amler), Best Costumes (Natascha Curtius-Hoss), Best Make-up (Helene Lang & Roman Braunhofer), Best Music (Matthias Weber), and Best Sound (Dietmar Zuson, Christof Ebhardt & Tschangis Chahrokh).
    The award winning western, which premiered at this year's 64th Berlinale, will be shown in Cannes on Friday 16th (10am, Riviera 1) and on Sunday 18th May (4:15pm, Riviera 1).

  • 01/05/2014 Markets

    The FD Cannes line up now online!

    Find here our complete screening schedule, film artworks and trailers!

  • Housebound 01/05/2014 Awards

    Housebound awarded @ Dead by Dawn

    Housebound has just won the Audience award at Dead By Dawn festival.

  • Harmony Lessons 30/04/2014 Awards

    Harmony lessons another award in the USA

    Emir Baigazin's Harmony Lessons has won the Emerging Filmmaker Award in the juried competition at the 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. 

  • Harmony Lessons 30/04/2014 Awards

    2 awards on the same day in the US for Harmony Lessons

    HARMONY LESSONS by Emir Baigazin is the winner of the Filmfest DC Busboys and Poets First Feature Award at Washington DC International film festival.

  • Vandal 29/04/2014 Awards

    Vandal shines at COLCOA

    Hélier Cisterne’s Vandal won the COLCOA LAFCA Critics Award presented the Los Angeles Film Critics Association jury.

  • Missing Picture (The) 28/04/2014 Awards

    Missing Picture awarded in Istanbul

    The Film Award of the Council of Europe was given to Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture at the end of the Istanbul International Film Festival.

  • Cheap Thrills 19/04/2014 Awards

    Cheap Thrills awarded at Imagine film festival

    Cheap Thrills by Evan Katz has received the MovieZone Award of the youth jury at the Imagine film festival in Amsterdam.

  • Bird People 17/04/2014 Festivals

    Bird People selected for Cannes Un Certain Regard

    Films Distribution is proud to announce the 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard official selection of BIRD PEOPLE by Pascale Ferran.

  • The Dark Valley 02/04/2014 Awards

    THE DARK VALLEY receives 9 German Film Award Nominations

    including Best Film and Best Director

    The film by Andreas Prochaska leads the pack with 9 nominations for: 

    - Best Film
    - Best Director (Andreas Prochaska)
    - Best Supporting Actor (Tobias Moretti)
    - Best Cinematography (Thomas W. Kiennast)
    - Best Production Design (Claus Rudolf Amler)
    - Best Costume Design (Esther Amuser)
    - Best Make-Up (Helene Lang, Roman Braunhofer)
    - Best Score (Matthias Weber)
    - Best Sound (Dietmar Zuson, Christof Ebhardt, Tschangis Chahrokh)

  • Under the Starry sky 25/03/2014 Awards


    CinemAfrica festival jury 2014 (consisting of Marie Strauss, Dani Kouyaté, Mats Utas and Arthur Diakité) has unanimously nominated film Under The Starry Sky, directed by Dyana Gaye, this year's winner of CinemAfrica film award.The jury's citation reads as follows:"Under the Starry Skies is a beautiful film made by a woman, with a strong female presence. It's a film about migration, identity and the examination of our lives as we live it, wherever or however we are. It is a movie That needs to be told, needs to be seen Because it is a movie That is ahead of its time, and Provides a pattern for others to follow. "

  • On the Edge of the world 24/03/2014 Awards

    FIPRESCI Critic's award for ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD @ Thessaloniki doc festival

    For involving the viewer in the unsteady milieu inhabited by Parisian 'clochards' in an enchanting and unexpected way. Director Claus Drexel and cinematographer Sylvain Leser demonstrate a full stylistic control, filming their characters from a distance and vantage point that makes these homeless people stand out as individuals with dignity and wisdom.

  • Harmony Lessons 10/03/2014 Awards

    Special mention for Harmony Lessons at Discovery

    Emir Baigazin's first feature Harmony Lessons received a special mention from the Critics' Jury at Discovery in Luxembourg.

  • Wolfy, the Incredible Secret 01/03/2014 Awards

    Wolfy wins the César Award for Best Animated Feature


    After a Berlinale selection as the opening film of the Generation Kplus festival, 'Wolfy, the Incredible Secret' has won a César in France rewarding the Best Animated Feature of the year.

    The film 'Suzanne' by Katell Quillévéré has also won a César Award at this year's ceremony, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Adèle Haenel).

  • Inequality for all 27/02/2014 Awards

    Film Forum Award for Inequality

    Inequality for all received the RELEVATE Impact Audience Award at Film Forum.

  • Eastern Boys 10/02/2014 Awards

    Eastern Boys wins top award at Santa Barbara

    The Best International Film Award went to France’s EASTERN BOYS, directed by Robin Campillo and starring Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov and Daniil Vorobyov about a middle-aged Frenchman who solicits a young foreigner and finds himself entangled with a group of young Eastern European hustlers.Said Guettel, who judged along with Thelma Adams commented, “Eastern Boys doesn’t care what you think is right or wrong. It just unfolds through three beautifully intuitive performances, a fresh story of moral hazard and reward.”

  • Tango Libre 04/02/2014 Awards

    Tango Libre receives 2 Magritte du Cinéma Awards

    Philippe Blasband and Anne Paulicevich were awarded Best Original Script Magritte and Véronique Sacrez won the Best Set Design Magritte at the 2014 Magritte du Cinéma Ceremony for the film Tango Libre

  • A Street in Palermo 03/02/2014 Awards

    A street in Palermo awarded at the prestigious Goteborg festival

    The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award

    Director Emma Dante is the recipient of the Ingmar Bergman debutant award for her film A Street in Palermo (Via Castellana bandiera).

    "An everyday incident grows into a matter of life and death when two mortally determined women fight for supremacy in a Sicilian neighbourhood. In Emma Dante's divine comedy, Hell is just around the corner. Respect! for a superbly handled treatment of a story about human pettiness, in which a sense of place and timing are equally important."

    The jury consists of Andrej Zvjagintsev, director, Russia, Claire Simon, director, France, and Jannike Åhlund, artistic director of the Bergman week

  • Suzanne 01/02/2014 Awards

    Suzanne nominated for 5 César awards

    Including Best Actress and Best Writing.

    The film by Katell Quillévéré receives 5 nominations: Best Actress (Sara Forestier), Supporting Actress (Adèle Haenel), Supporting Actor (François Damiens), Most Promising Actor (Paul Hamy), and Best Original Screenplay (Katell Quillévéré, Mariette Désert).

    A Castle in Italy by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi also receives a nomination (Best Supporting Actress, Marisa Borini), as well as Wolfy - The Incredible Secret (Best Animated Film).

    The winners will be announced at the 39th César Award Ceremony on February 28th. 

  • Harmony Lessons 30/01/2014 Awards

    Harmony Lessons and Under the Starry Sky awarded in France in Angers

    Harmony Lessons received the 1st prize Jury award for Best European Long Feature and Under the Starry Sky got the Jury award for Best French Film and the Audience award for the Best French long feature.

  • Not my type 20/01/2014 Acquisitions, Press

    Variety on Films Distribution's Line Up at the RDV with French Cinema

    Planting its flag in the mid-ground between high-brow arthouse and popcorn fare - positioning increasing favored by top-echelon sales agents in France - Paris-based Films Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights to 'Not My Type', 'Scouting For Zebras' and Berlin animation player'Wolfy, the Incredible Secret'.Accompanied by other new acquisitions - femme drama Weekends in Normandy and Emanuel Naccache's espionage comedy 'Kidon' - plus screenings of the now complete 'The Crocodiles of Botswanga' helmed by Fabrice Eboue and Lionel Steketee, and 'Vandal' (both presented in promo reels at the AFM), the new pick-ups form part of one of the biggest sales slates of market premieres presented by any sales agent at the 16th Unifrance Rendez-vous With French Cinema.

  • Missing Picture (The) 16/01/2014 Awards

    The Missing Picture at the Oscars !!

    The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh is nominated in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®

  • Cheap Thrills 01/01/2014 Awards

    Cheap Thrills awarded at Fancine

    Cheap Thrills has received the award in the category of original screenplay at Fancine, the fantastic  film festival of Malaga.

  • Missing Picture (The) 23/12/2013 Awards

    The Missing Picture advances in the Oscar® Race for Best Foreign Film

    The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh advances in the Oscar® Race for Best Foreign Language Film. The film has been shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a selection of 9 films. The final 5 nominees for Best Foreign Language Film will be announced on January 16, 2014.

  • Vandal 18/12/2013 Awards

    Vandal awarded with the prestigious Louis Delluc

    Vandal, the first film of Hélier Cisterne received the prestigious Louis Delluc award for Best Film.
    Vandal, recently appreciated in competition in Turin, focuses on a teenager (brilliantly played by Zinedine Benchenine) delving into the universe of "street art", and graffiti in particular. When he received his prize, the young director recalled “the long struggle to make this film, with an amazing producer, Justin Taurand (ed. Producer on the Move 2011 of the European Film Promotion), who fought for years.” 

  • SIX ACTS 05/12/2013 Awards

    Six acts awarded in Talinn

    Six Acts won a Special Mention for Best Actress at Just Film Festival / Talinn Black Nights.

  • Harmony Lessons 03/12/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons wins Special Jury Prize at FILMeX

    The Jury gave the Special Jury Prize to Director Emir BAIGAZIN for Harmony Lessons” for "its talented vision that takes us into a male world through a metaphor where harmony of politics and cultures combine to create a systematic violent society".

  • Harmony Lessons 01/12/2013 Awards

    My sweet pepper land and Harmony lessons got both a Special Mention at the APSA

    My sweet pepper land and Harmony lessons got both a Special Mention for Achievement in Directing at the Asian Pacific Screen Award in Brisbane.
    My sweet pepper land was also awarded with Best Performance by an Actress for Golshifteh Farahani.

  • Suzanne 25/11/2013 Awards

    Suzanne & The Missing Picture both awarded at FICFA

    Suzanne got the award for Best Film in the International section, and The Missing Picture Best Documentary.

  • Harmony Lessons 21/11/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons wins another award at Estoril Film Festival

    Harmony Lessons gets the Special Prize Of The Jury - Joao Bénard da Costa at 2013 Estoril Film Festival

  • Harmony Lessons 19/11/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons gets 2 awards in Amiens

    At the 33rd Amiens International Film Festival, the Grand Prix was given to Harmony Lessons by Kazakh director Emir Baigazin (coproduced by France and Germany), which also won a Best Actor Award (Timour Aidarbekov).

  • Salvo 18/11/2013 Awards

    Salvo wins another award in Ljubljana festival

    SALVO WINS the FIPRESCI PRIZE of the International Jury in Ljubljana festival in Slovenia.

  • Salvo 15/11/2013 Awards

    Salvo awarded at the European film festival in Lodz

    Salvo got the award of  for Best Debut at the Cinergia European film forum in Lodz this friday. 

  • Harmony Lessons 15/11/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons selected in competition at the Asia Screen Awards

    Emir Baigazin is nominated for Achivement in Directing for his film Harmony Lessons at the Asia Screen Awards 2013

  • My Sweet Pepper Land 15/11/2013 Awards

    My Sweet Pepper Land nominated at the Asia Screen Awards

    My Sweet Pepperland (Iraqi Kurdistan, France, Germany) – nominated for Achievement in Directing (Hiner Saleem) and Best Performance by an Actress (Golshifteh Farahani)

  • Harmony Lessons 14/11/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons gets the top award at Sao Paulo festival

    Harmony Lessons won the main prize of the festival from the New Filmmakers Competition section at São Paulo IFF

  • Suzanne 11/11/2013 Awards

    Suzanne 3 times awarded at Thessaloniki Film Festival

    The Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander goes to Suzanne along with the Best Actress Award for Sara Forestier and the Artistic Achievement Award For Outstanding Achievement as a Supporting actor for François Damiens.

  • My Sweet Pepper Land 10/11/2013 Awards

    My Sweet Pepper Land gets awarded by the audience at Inverness Film Festival

    My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem receives the Inverness Film Festival Audience award.

  • Missing Picture (The) 09/11/2013 Awards

    The Missing Picture in competition at the European film awards

    The Missing Picture is part of the 3 feature films in competition in the Documentary section of the European Film Awards 2013

  • On the Edge of the world 06/11/2013 Awards

    On The Edge Of The World Receives Best Feature Film Award at Tübingen 2013

    A word from the Jury (Lars Blumers, Francine Brücher, Anna Juliana Jaenner):

    "We admire Claus Drexel's courage for giving a voice to Paris' homeless people whose existence is commonly ignored. The contrast between the beauty of the shooting and those individual destinies gives the only documentary in competition a cinematographic dimension"

  • Queen of Montreuil 06/11/2013 Awards

    Queen of Montreuil wins the Youth Prize in Tübingen

    A word from the Jury :
    " We give Solveig Anspach our Prize for her film Queen Of Montreuil. The subtle balance between humor and seriousness, the extravagant personalities depicted with sympathy and its positive story make the film a real feel good movie. In addition, we were impressed by the director's ability to make a sad situation lighter using a keen sense of humor."

  • My Sweet Pepper Land 02/11/2013 Awards

    My Sweet Pepper Land awarded in Abu Dhabi

    Hiner Saleem's My Sweet Pepper Land wins The Special Jury Award at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013

  • It's all so quiet 21/10/2013 Awards

    It's All So Quiet wins the Silver Q Hugo Film Award Laurels at the 49th Chicago Film Festival

    The Silver Q Hugo Film Award goes to It's All So Quiet  for telling a specifically gay and yet broadly relatable story of desire, frustration, and independence, and for letting this tale unfold in a particular, beautifully evoked time and place.

  • My Sweet Pepper Land 21/10/2013 Awards

    My Sweet Pepper Land wins the top prize at Chicago IFF

    The Gold Hugo for Best Film goes to My Sweet Pepper Land (Iraq/France/Germany), a refreshing film that uses different genres in an original way to deal with important issues

  • Harmony Lessons 21/10/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons gets the NETPAC award in Warsaw IFF

    The NETPAC Jury members: Magdalena Bartczak (Poland), Yelena Larionova (Kazakhstan), Andreas Ungerböck (Austria) gave the award for the best Asian film to:

    HARMONY LESSONS / UROKI GARMONII, dir. Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan)

    For the depiction of a highly sensitive subject matter expressed in a striking visual manner, for its perfect casting and its amazing feeling of mise-en-scene.

  • Missing Picture (The) 21/10/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons and The Missing Picture special mention at Filmfest Ghent

    The International Jury of Ghent film festival gave special mention to:

    directed by Rithy Panh – France – Cambodia 2013 – Distributed by Remain in Light / De Filmfreak Distributie

    Motivation of the jury: “This is a striking combination of tableaux with clay figurines and archive images which blend into an important and original timepiece.”

    directed by Emir Baigazin – Poland – Kazakhstan – Germany – France, 2013

    Motivation of the jury: “Harmony Lessons features a clear and simple way of storytelling”

  • My Sweet Pepper Land 16/10/2013 Awards

    My Sweet Pepper Land wins top awards in Festival Duhok, Kurdistan

    Best Kurdish Film, Best Kurdish Script and Best Kurdish Actress Awards go to My Sweet Pepper Land at  Festival Duhok 2013

    Jury Statements:
    "The jury has decided to award a special mention in the category “Best Kurdish Feature Film”. This promising debut tells an important story about topical issues concerning the clash between traditional and modern values."

    "The award for Best Kurdish Script goes to a film which we think will attract a broad audience with its surprisingly good storytelling in a cinematic way. The screenplay allowed the filmmakers to shoot an entertaining film with interesting characters, important topics, action, pace and a touch of irony.
    According to the jury, the two scriptwriters created the most well developed script of all the fiction films in the competition. They skillfully transformed the story into a complete film on paper.
    We are happy to give the Best Kurdish Script award to Hiner Saleem & Antoine Lacomblez for

  • Cupcakes 13/10/2013 Awards

    Cupcakes wins Top Award at Iris Prize

    Cupcakes was won the Best Feature Award at 2013 Iris Prize

  • Vandal 07/10/2013 Awards

    Vandal awarded in Namur

    Vandal, the first film of Hélier Cisterne, has premiered in Belgium (the film is a French and Belgian co-production).

    It received the award from the Junior Jury.

  • It's all so quiet 03/10/2013 Awards

    It's all so quiet nominated for 5 awards at the Dutch FF

    Nanouk Leopold's fifth feature, It's All So Quiet was nominated for 5 awards at Dutch FF:

    Best Film, Best Production Design, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing, Best Supporting Role Wim Opbrouck.

  • SIX ACTS 01/10/2013 Awards

    Sivan Levy awarded at the Israeli Oscar for Six Acts

    The Ophir Awards, presented by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television tok place in Haifa at the end of September. The award for Best Actress went to Sivan Levy for her performance in “Six Acts,” about the issues of consent that arise when a teenage girl tries to improve her social status at her new high school using her sexuality. "In this film, I learned how easy it can be sometimes for us to go along to get along, and where we should set our boundaries," Levy said during her acceptance speech.  

  • A Street in Palermo 08/09/2013 Awards

    2 films in Venice 2 awards!

    Eastern boys and A Street in Palermo were both awarded at the 70th Venice film festival

    Elena Cotta received the COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress for her performance in A street in Palermo by Emma Dante.

    Eastern Boys was awarded as Best Film in the Orizzonti section.

  • Domestic Life 30/08/2013 Awards

    Angouleme rewards 2 FD films: Domestic Life and Suzanne

    Domestic Life by Isabelle Czajka received the Valois of Best Director.
    Sara Forestier received the Valois for Best Actress for her performance in Suzanne.

  • It's all so quiet 23/08/2013 Awards

    It's all so quiet wins the Grand Jury Award

    It's all so quiet wins the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film, sponsored by The Los Angeles Athletic Club, at Outfest 2013

  • Missing Picture (The) 23/08/2013 Awards

    The Missing Picture awarded at Jerusalem Film Festival 2013

    Rithy Panh's Missing Picture wins the Ostrovsky Award for Best Documentary in "Spirit of Freedom," at 30th Jerusalem Film Festival 2013

  • Harmony Lessons 01/07/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons wins the main award of Art Film Fest

    Art Film Fest's grand prize, the Blue Angel for Best Film, went to Harmony Lessons from Kazakh director Emir Baigazin.

  • My Sweet Pepper Land 16/06/2013 Awards

    My Sweet Pepper Land awarded by the young jury of Cabourg Film Festival

    My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem wins the Youth Award at Cabourg Film Festival - Romantic Days 2013

  • Harmony Lessons 10/06/2013 Awards

    Harmony Lessons tops Seattle awards

    Emir Baigazin's astounding debut feature Harmony Lessons set the bar for all the films that the Narrative Jury watched before and after. On one level, it's the simple tale of a bullied Muslim boy in rural Kazakhstan. But as no single child's life is ever as simple as adults believe, from the moment we meet the dark-eyed, pimply hero chasing down a family sheep to slaughter with his aging babushka, to his ultimate act of vengeance in his struggle for survival, his confrontation with bullies at his local school spirals into a larger tale of societal dominance and submission. Power relations based on intimidation and violence flow from boy to sheep, alpha boy to beta, local police to accused criminals, and ultimately an entire society defined by a hierarchy of male bullying male. Visually exact, transparently acted by a mostly juvenile cast, and quietly terrifying, this Kazakhstan/Germany/France co-production is a hard-won lesson in how brutal life can be that is told with spellbinding assurance by a visionary young talent.

  • It's all so quiet 02/06/2013 Awards

    It's all so quiet won the award for Best director in Basel along with Harmony Lessons

    Nanouk Leopold for It's all so quiet and Emir Baigazin for Harmony lessons have both received the awards for Best Director, the Bildrausch Ring.

  • Missing Picture (The) 27/05/2013 Awards

    The Missing Picture won the Un Certain Regard Prize

    The Missing Picture by Cambodian director Rithy Panh won the Certain Regard Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

  • Salvo 24/05/2013 Awards

    Salvo won the Grand prix at Critics' week

    Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's "Salvo" topped the Cannes Film Festival's 52nd Critics' Week, taking its Grand Prix and the France 4 Discovery Award.

  • Queen of Montreuil 21/05/2013 Awards

    Queen Of Montreuil Fipresci award

    QUEEN OF MONTREUIL by Solveig Anspach won FIPRESCI award at 16th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival. FIPRESCI jury members Ceyda Asar (Turkey), Magali Van Reeth (France) and Mima Simic (Crotia) announced the award at the Closing Ceremony thursday 16th.

  • Harmony Lessons 26/04/2013 Awards

    Special Jury mention for Harmony Lessons in Tribeca

    Harmony Lessons received the Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • It's all so quiet 25/04/2013 Awards

    It's All so Quiet won Torino GLBT competition!

    Boven is het stil (It's All so Quiet)" won the 28th Torino GLBT Film Festival's feature film competition.

  • Citadel 17/04/2013 Awards

    Citadel winner of MovieZone Imagine Award 2013

    The film Citadel by Ciaràn Foy ((Ireland, UK, 2012) has won the MovieZone Imagine Award 2013. This was announced by the MovieZone Imagine Jury, the youngsters jury of EYE and the Imagine Film Festival during the Award Ceremony on April 17th. MovieZone Jury gives young people the opportunity to fully experience a film festival and to present their opinions on film. The MovieZone Imagine Jury consisted of five members members between the age of 16 and 19: Maxime Pottuit, Sam ten Thij, Margot van Helvert, Janneke Angeneind and Maarten Valstar. At Imagine Film Festival they have seen films, met directors and press and enjoyed symposia. They finally selected the winner out of the ten festival films that were up for consideration. The jury also nominated the films Trance (Danny Boyle, UK, 2012) and Warm Bodies(Jonathan Levine, USA, 2013).

  • Dead and the Living (The) 16/04/2013 Awards

    Barbara Albert's Dead And the Living wins an award in Italy

    THE DEAD AND THE LIVING was awarded the "Premio Cineuropa" at the Festival del Cinema Europeo In Lecce/Italy

  • It's all so quiet 10/04/2013 Awards

    It's all so quiet nominated for 5 awards at the Dutch FF

    Nanouk Leopold's It's All So Quiet was nominated for 5 awards at the Dutch FF:
    Best Film, Best Production Design, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing, Best Supporting Role Wim Opbrouck.

  • Cheap Thrills 06/04/2013 Awards

    Cheap Thrills wins "Director's Choice Award" Boston Underground Film Festival

    Cheap thrills takes an award again for the 2nd US festival it participates to.This time it is the Director's choice award at the Boston Underground festival.

  • Cheap Thrills 24/03/2013 Awards

    Cheap Thrills receives the audience award at SXSW

    This year the SXSW audience decided to give the prize to the film Cheap Thrills following its world premiere at Midnighters.Cheap Thrills tells the story of a new father facing eviction whose life is turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to a better life...but at a price. The film is directed by E.L. Katz and stars Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, David Koechner, and Sara Paxton.

  • War Witch 07/03/2013 Awards

    War Witch triumphs at Canadian Screen Awards

    War Witch swept away nearly all competition at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala Sunday night, with the searing child soldier drama capturing best picture and nine other trophies.Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Art Direction/Production Design, Cinematography, Editing, Overall Sound, Sound Editing, Original Screenplay.