Fruitvale, a film about a notorious US police shooting of an unarmed black man, has won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival, while movies from Russia and South Korea were among non-US honourees . The movie by first-time director Ryan Coogler took out the US drama Grand Jury award, as well as the US drama audience award at the end of America’s premier independent movie showcase, held in the snowy Utah mountains :: Read the full article »»»»
Austrian director Michael Haneke has picked up the Cannes Film Festival’s top honour for the second time with Amour – Love – the story of an elderly couple facing the inescapable march of death.
Haneke joins an elite group of two-time winners of the coveted Palme d’Or at the world’s biggest film festival following his 2009 triumph with The White Ribbon.
Haneke’s moving tale, set inside a Paris apartment and following a man caring for his ailing wife, reduced audiences to tears. The award underlined the 70-year-old’s reputation as one of the greatest directors working today :: Read the full article »»»»
ZERO - from 2011 AIAF by Christopher Kezelos and David Cox
An animation film festival at Wagga Wagga in central New South Wales has drawn entries from filmmakers in 30 countries. Wagga Wagga’s Australian International Animation Festival – AIAF – is now in its 9th year.
The finalised films for the 2012 AIAF Program were in March after reviewing more than 2000. Organisers say they’re excited, that 2012 is particularly good year for auteur animation. And of course, we’ll be sure to keep up the very fine AIAF traditions of special prizes and surprise screenings :: Read the full article »»»»