Want to catch up with the Nantucket Film Festival? Here are some updates on your favorite flicks from past festivals:
- BUCK and BEING ELMO are among the five nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Award's Festival Genius Audience Award. The award celebrates audience award winners from across the top 50 US and Canadian film festivals, including NFF, where BEING ELMO shared honors with another documentary, TO BE HEARD. NFF fans can log-in to their Festival Genius accounts and vote for their pick. The winner will be announced during this year's Gotham Award's ceremony, taking place Monday, November 28 in New York City.
- Among the other NFF favorites nominated for Gotham Awards: 2010 audience favorite BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK for Best Documentary; Vera Farmiga in Breakthrough Director for HIGHER GROUND (for which she also starred); Jacob Wysocki in Breakthrough Performances for TERRI; and our Centerpiece Film MARGIN CALL for Best Ensemble. Full set of nominees can be found here.
- SENNA and TYRANNOSAUR were among the five nominees for Best Film for the 14th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards, celebrating the country's independent cinema and taking place December 4. SENNA picked up 3 nominations, including one for Best Film, rare for a documentary film. The gut-wrenching and superbly acted TYRANNOSAUR is up for 7 statues, tied for the most nominations in the pack, including Best Film, Actor (Peter Mullan), Actress (Olivia Colman), Supporting Actor (Eddie Marsan), and two for director Paddy Considine. Other films from NFF to secure citations: SUBMARINE (5 nominations) and LIFE IN A DAY (Documentary).
- HAPPY, HAPPY has been named as Norway's official selection for this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen amongst the 63 total submissions, with five films announced as the nominees for this year's Foreign Language Oscar. Congratulations to the filmmakers and best of luck!