A War And The Fencer Shortlisted For Academy Awards

Of the 80 films that were submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, a final shortlist of nine has been revealed. Tobias Lindholm's A War (Denmark) and Klaus Härö's The Fencer (Finland) are among those through to the final round of voting. The final five nominees will be announced January 14th 2016. A War (Krigen) has been praised by critics, naming it a “bruising two hours of you-are-there cinema” (Indiewire) and a “rigorous, engrossing anatomy of a

Atli Óskar Fjalarsson Named European Shooting Star 2016

The Icelandic actor Atli Óskar Fjalarsson has been selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) for Shooting Stars 2016, an annual showcase for ten young and promising European actors. Chosen by a jury of industry experts, the ten talents will be presented with the award during the opening weekend of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which takes place February 11th-21st 2016. During the Berlin International Film Festival, the ten Shooting Stars will undertake a weekend of profile-raising workshops and events, with

The Hundred Year Old Man Shortlisted For Make-Up Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared has been shortlisted for the Makeup and Hairstyling category of the 88th Academy Awards. On January 9th 2016, members of the Academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10 minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films, and vote for the final three films to compete at the Oscars. The Hundred Year Old Man faces competition from:

A Pigeon Wins Best Comedy At European Film Awards

More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy voted for this year’s 28th European Film Awards, and at Saturday's night's awards ceremony in Berlin it was announced that Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence had won Best Comedy. A Pigeon was also nominated for Best Film, and director Roy Andersson was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director. He had reportedly said that it didn't matter to him whether he won or not, but clinching

The Fencer: First Finnish Golden Globe Nominee In 58 Years

The Finnish Oscar contender The Fencer (Miekkailija) directed by Klaus Härö has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Foreign Language Film making it the first Finnish film in 58 years to do so. The last Finnish nominee was The White Reindeer by Erik Blomberg in 1957, which went on to win. Producer Kaarle Aho told nordiskfilmogtvfond.com: “This [Golden Globe nomination] is wonderful news. We've actually had quite a positive feeling about it for a few