Saturday, January 12, 2013

Reggio Film Festival Announces Call For Entries

The rules to register your short-movies at the 12th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are now online.

The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: RED.

Furthermore there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.

The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31th, 2013

Click here to register your short movie:

Mexico's Bernal Leads Cast of Nominated Chilean Film

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal plays Rene Saavedra, an advertising executive, who is asked to create a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet during a 1988 referendum. Visit the website The film, directed by Pablo Larrain, was nominated Jan. 10 in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Award. It received the International Confederation of Art Cinema Award at Cannes, the National Board of Review USA for best foreign language film and the Audience Award at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. This is the first Chilean film nominated for an Academy Award.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Academy Award Foreign Language Film Submissions

FWSCI country films are frozen out of this year's Academy Awards, with a decidedly cold-climate collection of countries making the short-list of nominees. Short-list films are from Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Iceland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland. Jan. 10 is when we find out what the actual nominees will be for Best Foreign Language Film. None of the nominees from our eight Sister Cities countries made the short list, which was announced In December. The submissions from our Sister Cities countries were: China - "Caught in the Web," directed by Chen Kaige Germany - "Barbara," directed by Christian Petzold Hungary - "Just The Wind," directed by Benedek Fliegauf Indonesia - "The Dancer," directed by Ifsa Isfansyah Italy - "Caesar Must Die," directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Japan - "Our Homeland," directed by Yong-hi Yang, and Mexico - "After Lucia," directed by Michel Franco. Swaziland had no entry. I'll try to keep track of DVD and local showings of these films in North Texas. Germany's "Barbara" is now playing at the Angelika Dallas.