FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Toronto IFF, Montreal World FF, Cinema Digital Seoul FF and more!

MISS LOVELY, WHEN I SAW YOU and THE CREMATOR debut in Toronto, ROUTE OF THE MOON lights the way to Montreal and DON’T EXPECT PRAISES spices up Seoul!

GFI grant recipients are popping up all over the globe for screenings at festivals near you—catch them while you can!

GFI grant recipient DON'T EXPECT PRAISES will have its world premiere at the Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival! Photo: Yang Jin

World premieres by our grant recipients always make us feel a bit like proud family members, and among the premieres this month is that of DON’T EXPECT PRAISES (dir. Yang Jin, China, 2011 grant recipient)! The film makes its official debut at the Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival, and we couldn’t be more excited for it!


WILDLIFE (dir. Adolfo Alix Jr., Philippines, 2012 honorable mention) screened in its homeland as part of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. How can audiences not go wild for this new feature by prolific filmmaker, Adolfo Alix Jr.? Check out the trailer here.

Click here to view the trailer of GFI grant recipient THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA (Kenya), screening at the Montreal World Film Festival! Photo: Papermoon Films

Montreal welcomes the THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA (dir. Bob Nyanja, Kenya, 2009 grant recipient) and ROUTE OF THE MOON (dir. Juan Sebastian Jacome, Panama, 2011 honorable mention), as both films screen at the city’s World Film Festival this month! Check the screening schedule and be sure to catch a glimpse these gems, whose trailers you can view here and here.

Montreal isn’t the only Canadian city celebrating the best and brightest in world cinema today–Toronto is upping the GFI-ante with screenings and the North American premieres (and two world premieres!) of three GFI grant recipients! THE CREMATOR (formerly STRAW MAN, dir. Peng Tao, China, 2009 grant recipient), MISS LOVELY (dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, India, 2010 grant recipient) and WHEN I SAW YOU (dir. Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/Jordan, 2011 honorable mention) screen at the Toronto International Film Festival! Don’t miss them!

(Remember this: Films in the Global Lens film series are also being screened year-round across the U.S. and Canada. For the full list of all Global Lens film screenings in this region, click here!)

Congratulations again to all our films and filmmakers!

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