Winners of Rotterdam
This year’s Virtual Rotterdam International Film Festival crowned the winners of its film program. South Indian group Gravel By Vinothraj PS won a Tiger while I’m coming – Corsican summer By French director Pascal W. Tagnate I’m looking for Venera Norika Siva from Kosovo won Special Jury Awards. The VPRO Big Screen award went to El perro que no calla By Anna Katz from Argentina and Koo Fades, Aida? For Bosnian director Jasmila Obanic, she won the BankGiro Loterij Audience Award. The festival named industry winners last week. “In these most challenging times, we are extremely proud to present an outstanding collection of titles in the form of reimagined festivals,” said festival director Vanga Kallodjersic.
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Goteborg Fest Awards
Tigers, Directed by Ronnie Sandal, won the 2021 Dragon Award for Best Northern Film as this year’s Goteborg Film Festival approached over the weekend. The Dragon Award for Best Acting went to Erik Enge for his performance in the same film, while the Film Critic Award FIPRESCI went to With pleasure Powered by Ninja Thyberg. Linda Wasburg won the Sven Nykvist Award for Cinematography for her Tove. Audience Dragon Award went for Best Northern Film Another tour By Thomas Vinterberg. Jonas Bohir Rasmussen Run away It won the Dragon Award for Best Northern Documentary. And the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award went to Li Dongmei for my mom. The Dragon Award for Best International Film went to Jasmila Zbanic Koo Fades, Aida? Finally, Robin Ostlund received an Honorary Nordic Dragon Award this year
Throlin Signs writer Celeste Barr
Exclusive: Canadian screenwriter Celeste Barr has signed with Thruline Entertainment. She will be represented by partner Mark Hammo and Literary Director Danny Sherman. Bar is currently writing The Ethel Orchestra, Feature film directed by Isling Walsh and produced by Marie Claude Pauline and Martin Niland. Her previous credits include writing and co-producing for CityTV’s Hudson and RexAs well as writing for the second season of CBC This Life, For which she was nominated for a WGC Screenwriting Award. Bar’s first feature film, Guroff and AnnaShe received a screenwriting nomination for Prix Iris Prize in Quebec in 2016. She is a graduate of TIFF Talent Lab 2015, TIFF Book Studio 2019, and Netflix-Banff’s Voice Diversity Program 2020.
“Unsinkable” cast finishes
Exclusive: Natalie Emanuel joined Thomas Brody Sangster, Brian Cox, and John Malkovich in Do not sink, An original audio series, narrated in 11 20-minute episodes. The film revolves around the story of a cargo tanker from the Second World War, after being damaged by gunfire, you see the crew re-boarding to try to save the burning ship. Misha Crosby and John Mawson, the writer are the executive producers and directors of the series, with co-producers B7 Media and Jack Bowman, AudioMarvels running the British side of the production. Composer Stephen Endelman will compose the original music.