On 9 January, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the year 2006.
John Barker’s film "Bunny Chow' has been selected to compete in the Rotterdam Film Festival’s Tiger Awards, to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 24 January to 4 February. This screening will be its European premier.
Hollywood’s awards season is well underway and the latest list of nominees to be announced is that of the Visual Effects Society (VES), which celebrate VFX work across film, broadcast and music videos.
The 57th Berlin International Film Festival (8 - 18 February) has announced the names of films it has selected for this year’s Competition. The selection for the Competition films will be completed by mid-January.
Leonardo DiCaprio received three nominations in the SAG Award nominations announced on Thursday 4 January. He was recognised for "Blood Diamond" in which he plays the lead character, for his supporting role in "The Departed" and also as a cast contributior in the latter.
The world premiere of La Antena by Esteban Sapir from Argentina will open the the 36th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Wednesday 24 January. Sapir’s film, supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund, is screening in the festival’s Tiger Awards Competition.
Director CB Hackworth's documentary "Rwanda Rising" has been selected to open the 15th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival which runs from 8 - 19 February.
British Sky Broadcasting has announced that it is on track to reach its target of 25 percent Sky+ DVR penetration in advance of the original 2010 deadline. This week it passed the 2 million mark.
The new wildlife film festival, Wildlife Asia, will take place in Singapore from March 13 to 16, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, Animal Planet Asia and the WWF.
According to AI Research, the Beijing Olympics will boost the Chinese mobile content market by 32 million mobile video users in 2008.