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ShortList 2017: ‘The Silence’ Is Haunting Tale of Grief Lost in Translation (Video)

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ShortList 2017: ‘The Silence’ Is Haunting Tale of Grief Lost in Translation (Video)
With her ability to speak other languages and navigate the modern world, teenager Fatma has to do a lot for her mother as the two try to get by as Kurdish refugees living in Italy. But there’s one thing Fatma isn’t equipped to handle: passing along a devastating diagnosis, even when time is of the essence. “The Silence (Il Silenzio),” an Italian short film directed by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari that is a finalist in TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival (presented with support from IMAX), begins with Fatma (Fatma Alakus) accompanying her mother Cahide (Cahide Ozel) to the hospital where a doctor.
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‘Beast’, ‘Dream Baby’ win at Flickerfest

Lucy Gaffy with her.Canon Award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film for 'Dream Baby'.

The 26th annual Flickerfest closed last night with an awards ceremony at Bondi Pavilion, celebrating both international and Australian films..

The award for Best Australian Short Film went to Christopher Sferrazza.s Beast, which had its world premiere at the festival.

Lucy Gaffy took out the award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film for Dream Baby, following on from the short.s recent Aacta Award.

The award for Best International Short Film went to the Icelandic film.Ungar (Cubs), from writer-director Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir..

Flickerfest.s Academy-accredited awards include the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film, the Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation, the Virgin Australia Award for Best Australian Short Film and the Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary Short Film..

.We are thrilled that the 2017 festival
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'Glory,' 'Huntress' win Hamptons awards

'Glory,' 'Huntress' win Hamptons awards
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s top prizes have gone to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) and Us documentary The Eagle Huntress.

The Hamptons International Film Festival has given is Best Narrative Feature award to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) (pictured), directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov and its Best Documentary Feature award to Us entry The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell.

French-Qatari crime story Divines, from Houda Benyamina, and Denmark’s Those Who Jump, from Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert and Abou Bakar Sidibé got honourable mentions in, respectively, the narrative feature and documentary feature categories.

The festival’s Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award, which honours an outstanding female narrative filmmakers, went to Wakefield, directed by Robin Swicord.

Other winners announced in the festival’s East Hampton awards ceremony included:

Hiff Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film presented by the Wall Street Journal

The Silence (Il Silenzio), directed by Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi.

Hiff Award Winner
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'Glory,' 'Huntress' take Hamptons awards

'Glory,' 'Huntress' take Hamptons awards
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s top prizes have gone to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) and Us documentary The Eagle Huntress.

The Hamptons International Film Festival has given is Best Narrative Feature award to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) (pictured), directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov and its Best Documentary Feature award to Us entry The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell.

French-Qatari crime story Divines, from Houda Benyamina, and Denmark’s Those Who Jump, from Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert and Abou Bakar Sidibé got honourable mentions in, respectively, the narrative feature and documentary feature categories.

The festival’s Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award, which honours an outstanding female narrative filmmakers, went to Wakefield, directed by Robin Swicord.

Other winners announced in the festival’s East Hampton awards ceremony included:

Hiff Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film presented by the Wall Street Journal

The Silence (Il Silenzio), directed by Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi.

Hiff Award Winner
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Edward Norton to Receive Career Award at 2016 Hamptons Film Festival

Edward Norton to Receive Career Award at 2016 Hamptons Film Festival
Edward Norton will receive the career achievement award at the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival, which has also set the slate for its narrative, documentary and short film competitions.

Actor-producer-director Norton takes the career prize for a list of credits that includes “Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Fight Club,” “The 25th Hour” and “American History X,” and will next be seen in “Collateral Beauty” alongside Will Smith and Kate Winslet, among others. He’s also the founder of CrowdRise, a philantrhropic crowdfunding site that has raised more than $500 million for some 30,000 nonprofits and charities.

Prior recipients of the Hamptons festival’s career award have included Vanessa Redgrave, Ted Hope, James Schamus, Gena Rowlands and Stanley Tucci. Norton will receive his award at an Oct. 9 during this year’s festival, which runs Oct. 6-10.

The full list of competition titles follows.

Narrative Feature Competition Films

The Daughter (Australia)

Director: Simon Stone

Divines
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