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Gotham Independent Audience Awards
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

IFP East has announced the Gotham Awards nominations, which include some very odd choices – like nominating Melanie Lynskey for Breakthrough Actor, when her breakthrough role was opposite Kate Winslet in the 1994 Peter Jackson classic Heavenly Creatures. But more fun than those are the interactive Gotham Independent Film Audience Awards – for which voting…

2012 / 2013 Awards Calendar
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

IndieWire has created a great calendar for the upcoming onslaught of awards. It all starts this Thursday with the announcement of the nominees for the Gotham Awards. Look for those nominees and other awards news & analysis here as the season rolls along.

Oscars Announce Short Subject Doc Short List
by nashvilleff, Subscriber

Eight documentary shorts have been placed on the short list for the Academy Awards, including Cynthia Wade’s Mondays at Racine, which played the festival this past April. Also on the list, Rachel Grady, who was on the 2009 NaFF Documentary Jury. Here’s the complete list: The Education of Mohammad Hussein, directed by Heidi Ewing and…

3 NaFF Short Docs Named Finalists
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Cinema Eye Honors has named 10 short documentaries that will compete for their top prize and fully 30% of them screened at this past April’s Nashville Film Festival. Dustin Guy Defa’s wonderfully disturbing Family Nightmare, Afarin Eghbal’s animated documentary Abuelas, and NaFF winner for Best Documentary Short, Matt Lenski’s Meaning of Robots – a documentary…

66 Countries Submit for Oscars Foreign Film
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While not 100% official, yet, it appears that 66 nations will compete for Best Foreign Language Film at 2013 Academy Awards. Included in that list are three four (see below) films from the 2012 Nashville Film Festival: France submitted The Intouchables, which won the Southwest Airlines Audience Award for Best Narrative. Slovenia submitted A Trip…