British film The Constant Gardener looks set to dominate the Baftas on Sunday. The John Le Carre thriller leads the field with 10 nominations but faces competition from British rivals including Pride and Prejudice and Mrs Henderson Presents.
Several surprise winners dominated the Sundance Film Festival Awards,
which were presented to a packed house of enthusiastic filmmakers,
professionals and audience members at a gala ceremony held on Saturday
night at the Park City Racquet Club. The concluding awards ceremony and
party bring to an end a 10-day film bonanza that drew nearly 40,000
visitors to the Festival.
British actress Rachel Weisz nominated for an Oscar in the ’Best Supporting Actress’
category has been talking to the Guardian about her Jewish background, following nomination for her role in the Fernando Meirelles film ’The Constant Gardener’.
European films with MEDIA support are strongly represented at this year’s 78th Oscars. All in all, there are five MEDIA supported films nominated for one of the prestigious golden statues which will be awarded on Sunday, 5 March 2006, in Hollywood.
Featuring the "best of the fest" from the 2005 Festival, the SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL ON TOUR launches at the NFT, South Bank on 2nd February. The four day event marks the beginning of a three month UK tour, visiting numerous towns and cities including Belfast, Bradford, Bristol, Brixton, Chichester, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hammersmith, Hereford, Leeds, Manchester, Middlesborough, Northampton, Nottingham & Stirling.