MORE LOVE FOR 'DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS' AND 'DREAMING MURAKAMI' by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We're happy to announce that Simon Lereng Wilmont’s engrossing work ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ won yet another award. This time for Best Film in the International Competition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival in Georgia.

 

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'WHAT WALAA WANTS' WINS SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT HOT DOCS by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We're so proud that What Walaa Wants, directed by Christy Garland, won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs 2018.

The jury said the following about the film: “We award the DGC Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature Documentary to What Walaa Wants for displaying an extraordinary bond between filmmaker and subject which then carries over to the audience. Christy Garland creates an exceptional emotional arc by focusing on Walaa’s growth and transformation.”

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THREE FILMS SCREENING AT HOT DOCS 2018 by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We are proud to announce that we are presenting no less than three films at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto this year: The Distant Barking of Dogs, What Walaa Wants and Dreaming Murakami.

Following the lives of a 10-year old Ukrainian boy caught in a raging conflict, a young girl fighting for her right to train as a policewoman in Palestine, and a 60-year old Danish translator immersing herself in the surreal world of Haruki Murakami, the films speak to the heterogeneity of our output, and in each their own way, offer gripping and poetic stories about personal struggle and perseverance.

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‘DREAMING MURAKAMI’ MOST SEEN FILM AT CPH:DOX 2018 by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

More than 2000 people were watching when Nitesh Anjaan’s second feature documentary Dreaming Murakami had its Danish premiere during this year’s CPH:DOX festival: Close to 600 people attended the gala event at The Royal Danish Library, and around 1600 people across the country were tuned in as well, following the event via live-transmission.

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LAND OF THE FREE - SPECIAL SCREENING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

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Tuesday 17 April at 19:15 we are having a special screening of Land of the Free at Cinemateket in Copenhagen. The film portrays Brian, Juan, and Gianni from South Central L.A. and shows the psychological impact of an American prison system that focuses on punishment rather than prevention and rehabilitation.

The screening will be followed by a debate focusing on the many obstacles formerly incarcerated face upon release. How do you reconnect with your family? And how do you become a welcome member of society again?

We are very happy to announce that one of the film’s characters, Cezanne, will be attending the debate. Cezanne has been to prison, and is mother to the 7-year-old boy Gianni. In the film, we see how she struggles to reconnect with her son, while trying to keep him off the streets and away from the gangs outside. Together with her, the panel will consist of the film’s director Camilla Magid, the family therapist Rikke Betak from the Danish Probation Service, and the sociologist and author Aydin Soei.
The session will be moderated by Simon Kratholm Ankjærgaard.

Tickets: https://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/biograf/events/event/land-free-med-debatTrailer: https://vimeo.com/208304007 

'THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS' & 'THAT SUMMER' IN COMPETITION AT GOTHENBURG FILM FESTIVAL by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We are proud to announce that both Simon Lereng Wilmont's IDFA First Appearance winner The Distant Barking of Dogs, produced by Monica Hellström for Final Cut for Real, and Göran Hugo Olsson's That Summer, produced by Story in Sweden and co-produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real, are both selected for the Nordic Documentary Competition,  the Dragon Award, at this year's Gothenburg Film Festival. 

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'STRONG ISLAND' WINS GOTHAM AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Yance Ford's amazing Strong Island won the award for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Sunday night, November 26 2017. 

In his acceptance speech director Yance Ford said: "There is nothing exceptional about the family in Strong Island. Hard work did not spare this family from the unrelenting systemic violence that has stalked black Americans since the founding of this nation.

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'A DROWNING MAN' WINS GRAND PRIX FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT AT CORK FILM FESTIVAL by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Mahdi' Fleifel's poweful short film A Drowning Man took home the Grand Prix for Best International Short at the 62nd Cork Film Festival, held November 10-19 2017. 

Since the Cork Film Festival is an Oscar® qualifying film festival the win allows A Drowning Man to join the longlist for the 90th Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category. 

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