FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Seattle IFF, Toronto Jewish FF, Silk Screen Asian American FF and more!

MOURNING and THE MIRROR NEVER LIES meet in Seattle, all eyes on THE PRIZE in Toronto and MOURNING, QARANTINA and TOLL BOOTH show their roots in Pittsburgh!

Congratulations are in order for our GFI grant recipients and Global Lens films, with special mention to those that have recently screened in festivals all over the world:

Latin American films in Global Lens 2012, clockwise from top right: CRAFT (Brazil), FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (Colombia), THE FINGER (Argentina), THE PRIZE (Argentina).

CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL:
Citizens of the Windy City had a chance to see four Global Lens 2012 films from Latin America as part of the Chicago Latino Film Festival! CRAFT, (dir. Gustavo Pizzi, Brazil), FAT, BALD SHORT MAN (dir. Carlos Osuna, Colombia), THE FINGER (dir. Sergio Teubal, Argentina) and THE PRIZE (dir. Paula Markovitch, Argentina) all played during the festival’s 28th run.

INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL:
BEAUTY (dir. Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2010 grant recipient) continues to light up screens, this time at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL IN SEOUL:
THE DEAD SEA (dir. Leena Manimekalai, India, 2010 grant recipient) continues to set sail on the open sea of festivals, this time in Seoul! Click here to read about how far the film has come since the director’s campaign to clear India’s Central Board of Film Certification.

ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL:
SHIPS (dir. Elif Refiğ, Turkey, 2012 grant recipient) and VOICE OF MY FATHER (dir. Orhan Eskiköy & Zeynel Doğan, Turkey, 2011 grant recipient) screened in Istanbul, where SHIPS also had its world premiere!

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PANAMA:
ROUTE OF THE MOON (dir. Juan Sebastian Jacome, Panama, 2011 grant recipient) had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Panama, as part of the First Time Directors section! Global Lens 2012 film A USEFUL LIFE (dir. Federico Veiroj, Uruguay) also screened at the festival!

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
Join GFI in Seattle, where you not only will have an opportunity to watch THE MIRROR NEVER LIES (dir. Kamila Andini, Indonesia, 2011 grant recipient) and MOURNING (dir. Morteza Farshbaf, Iran, Global Lens 2012), but where you may even catch a glimpse of two of our very own GFI staff members!

SILK SCREEN ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL:
Global Lens 2012 films MOURNING (dir. Morteza Farshbaf, Iran), QARANTINA (dir. Oday Rasheed, Iraq) and TOLL BOOTH (dir. Tolga Karaçelik, Turkey) were shown in this year’s Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival! Click here to find out what the directors have to say about their films!

Congratulations again to all our films and filmmakers!

For the full list of all Global Lens film screenings in the U.S. and Canada, click here!

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