FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Fort Lauderdale IFF, Mumbai FF results and more!

THE MIRROR NEVER LIES at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, NINAH’S DOWRY wins big in Fort Lauderdale and AMNESTY continues its European vacation…

The Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. has all but ended, but we’re thankful for our films and filmmakers year-round!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our filmmakers and films have enjoyed a great deal of success, and every day of the year we’re thankful for all that they do to help us “change the way you see the world.” Below are the films and filmmakers who’ve made headlines this month:

THE MIRROR NEVER LIES (GFI honorable mention) won an Asia Pacific Screen Award vessel, pictured here!

ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS:
THE MIRROR NEVER LIES (dir. Kamila Andini, Indonesia, Winter 2011 honorable mention) won the award for Best Children’s Feature Film at this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards! Congratulations to the film and its team, and be sure to check out this recent article about director Kamila Andini.

CARTHAGE FILM FESTIVAL:
WHEN I SAW YOU (dir. Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/Jordan, Summer 2011 honorable mention) is screening at this year’s edition of the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia.  Click here to learn more about the film’s campaign to bring home the Oscar for Palestine at this year’s Academy Awards.

CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
WHEN I SAW YOU (above) is also screening further west across the continent, this time in Egypt as a part of the 35th Cairo International Film Festival. Check out the film on the festival’s site here.

CINEMA MEDITERRANEAN FESTIVAL:
AMNESTY (dir. Bujar Alimani, Albania, Global Lens 2012) is continuing on its European film festival circuit. This time it will be screening at the Cinema Mediterranean Festival of Brussels. View a trailer of the film here!

FESTIVAL ORQUIDEA:
ROUTE OF THE MOON (dir. Juan Sebastián Jácome, Panama/Costa Rica, Winter 2011 honorable mention) enjoys a couple of screenings in Latin American this month, beginning with a screening at Ecuador’s Festival Cine Orquidea.

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
Congratulations to NINAH’S DOWRY (dir. Victor Viyouh, Cameroon, Winter 2010 grant recipient) for winning Best Film and Best Actress at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival! (Last year’s Best Film award winner was Academy Award winner, THE ARTIST.)

Victor Viyuoh, director of GFI grantee NINAH'S DOWRY, holds one of two awards the film received at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival!

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA:
ROUTE OF THE MOON (above) continues its tour of the Latin American film festival circuit with a stop at Cuba’s International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema in Havana. View a trailer of the film here!

KENYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
Another one of our amazing grantees is also continuing its great work this month: THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA (dir. Bob Nyanja, Kenya, Winter 2009 grant recipient) received an award for Best Long Feature Film at the Kenya International Film Festival, which wrapped up at the beginning of the month. Congratulations to the film and filmmaker for receiving this honor in the film’s native country!

MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL:
Here’s an update from the Mumbai Film Festival where two of our films, SHYAMAL UNCLE TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS (dir. Suman Ghosh, India, Global Lens 2013) and MISS LOVELY (dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, India, Winter 2010 grantee), screened last month: MISS LOVELY was awarded the inaugural India Gold award for Best Indian feature film and the Reliance MediaWorks CreaTech award! Read on about the awards and winners here!

SITGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
Last, but certainly not least, MISS LOVELY (above) screened last month at Sitges 2012 (also known as the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia). Check out one of the reviews from that festival here.

As always, Global Lens films are screening all year across the U.S. and Canada, so be sure to catch one of the films in your area!

Congratulations to all of our films and filmmakers! We are truly thankful for all you.

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