Rams Wins At The Hamptons

Iceland's entry for the 88th Academy Awards, Rams (Hrútar), has won the HIFF Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The award, given to an emerging director, marks another win in a strong festival run that began with the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes in May. To date the film has been in competition at seven international film festivals, winning the main prize at five of them, and gaining eight awards overall. It has also screened

The Sad Passing Of Henning Mankell

The Swedish author and playwright Henning Mankell died in his sleep early this morning in Gothenburg. He was 67 years old. He revealed that he was suffering from cancer in a newspaper column last year and described the experience in the book "Quicksand: What It Means To Be A Human Being." A spokesperson at Mankell's UK publisher Harvill Secker said: “Beloved by readers across the world, especially for his Kurt Wallander series, it was a privilege to have worked with a

Kung Fury Nominated For European Film Awards

Kung Fury has been given a place amongst the 15 European short films nominated for the European Film Award in Berlin on December 12th. The film has been viewed over 21 million times on YouTube and can be seen in full at the bottom of this page. During an unfortunate series of events a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time; Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel

Nordic Line-Up Complete For The 2016 Oscars

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2015 on February 28th 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is presented to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue. The Academy will formally announce a list of eligible submissions in October 2015, from which nine finalists will be shortlisted in mid-December, and the