2024 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Led by American Fiction, May December and Past Lives | Festivals & Awards

Rounding out the Best Picture nominees are two more romances, Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” and Ira Sachs’ “Passages”, as well as Minhal Baig’s Chicago-set drama “We Grown Now.” Nominated for Best Documentary are “Bye Bye Tiberias,” “Four Daughters,” “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project,” “Kokomo City” and “The Mother of All Lies.” Best International … Read more

Colman Domingo to Receive the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival | Festivals & Awards

Bayard Rustin was the architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, but was largely overlooked. Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo as Rustin, the film shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam … Read more

SEVENTEEN Member Seungkwan Thanks ASTRO’s Moonbin After Daesang Win at 2023 MAMA Awards

Popular K-pop group SEVENTEEN took home some of the biggest awards at the 2023 MAMA Awards, which was held at Tokyo Dome, Japan, on November 28 and 29, 2023. Comprising of 13 members, the boy band includes S.Coups, Joshua, Jeonghan, Jun, Wonwoo, Hoshi, DK, Woozi, The8, Mingyu, Vernon, Seungkwan, and Dino, SEVENTEEN won a total of five … Read more

Killers of the Flower Moon to Receive the Vanguard Award at the Palm Spring International Film Awards | Festivals & Awards

“‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a powerful and important film not only for its cinematic poetry, but also as a complicated story about the suspicious murders of members of the Osage Nation, one which fully illustrates the evils of racism and corruption,” said Festival Chairman Nachhattar Singh Chandi. “Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film features a powerhouse … Read more

Chaz Ebert Celebrates 25 Years of Ebertfest While Honored at University of Illinois Alumni Awards Gala | Festivals & Awards

“I cannot believe that it was almost 25 years ago that Roger and I started the Roger Ebert Film Festival at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana,” said Ebert. “And I am pleased to be installed as an Honorary Alumnus. Over these years our mission of encouraging empathy through the movies has grown to include … Read more

Senior Editor Nick Allen Moderates Panel of International Awards Contenders | Features

Last month, RogerEbert.com Senior Editor Nick Allen moderated a panel with the directors of some of the most anticipated international films of the year, and we wanted to share it with you. Watch Allen’s conversation with İlker Çatak (“The Teachers’ Lounge”), Amr Gamal (“The Burdened”), Rodrigo Moreno (“The Delinquents”), Lina Soualem (“Bye Bye Tiberias”), and Anh Hung … Read more

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023 Highlights: John Singleton, Tyler Perry, and A Vibrant Artistic Community | Festivals & Awards

It’s been a year since the festival’s co-founder, the dearly missed Sergio Mims, passed away. Celebrating its 29th iteration, the first program directly untouched by Mims, the festival conjured a theme that implicitly connected the gathering to its enduring past while looking toward a necessary future. Lead Curator Jada-Amina and Coordinator Nick Leffel rang the … Read more

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023 Interview: Monica Sorelle on Her Richly Personal Mountains | Festivals & Awards

Speaking of timing being on your side, you mentioned in the Q&A last night that the script was written in 2019, but you didn’t begin filming until 2022 because of the pandemic. With the extra time, the script shifted. In what ways did it shift? The general story and the general approach was always there. … Read more

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023: Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes, Black Barbie: A Documentary, We Were Meant To, Burnt Milk | Festivals & Awards

Not only did Black Harvest Film Festival feature a band of boundary pushing features, there were also smart, imaginative shorts too. Tari Wariebi’s “We Were Meant To,” which initially premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2023, comes out of the AFI Conservatory. The film elegantly mixes fable with political subtext through a community of Black men … Read more

Oscar-winning Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry to Receive the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s Inspire Award | Festivals & Awards

According to the festival’s press release, the Inspire Award is “given to a filmmaker who influences and inspires filmmakers to create empowering and positive messages for young audiences. Cherry’s Oscar-winning project, ‘Hair Love,’ about an African American father attempting to do his daughter’s hair for the first time, won the 2020 Academy Award for Best … Read more