Amour: Festival Darling named filmfestivals.com best festival film of the year

 

Filmfestivals.com, close observer of the festival circuit since 1995, announced today that they will honor Michael Hanneke, director of AMOUR with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes Palme d’Or to 5 Cesar, 4 European Fim AwardsForeign Language Film Winner at the Oscar, best foreign film at the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Awards, 2 BAFTA Awards...

Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist was the recipient of last year’s prize, both Amour and The Artist were first awarded in Cannes.

 

Bruno Chatelin, filmfestivals.com co founder, stated:  “Identifying the most wanted film on the festival scene is our daily mission, awarding them is a tradition for our company, and we wanted to take the opportunity of the Festival Summit to jointly honor Michael Hanneke, his producers and Sony Classics. Amour was sold in over 50 territories our prize honors their work
Previous years we had asked our audience to designate the best festival film in the circuit. This year we asked our festival reporters worldwide (55) to designate their festival darling.”

 

About Filmfestivals.com  

M21 Entertainment edits the leading websites for news and professional services to festivals organisers and films producers : Filmfestivals.com (established 1995) is a portal, social network and promotion platforms for film & festival community.

The company maintains the most comprehensive online resource listing over 5000 festivals worldwide and thousands of festival films.

 

The site has over 70 000 pages of content, 20 000 festival contacts, 42 000 film contacts, 19 000 pictures… it receive 370 000 unique visitors/month and has  138 000 subscribers for its weekly newsletter.

Filmfestivals.com’s mission is to be the premiere online entertainment destination dedicated to showcasing film festivals around the world and fostering new film and filmmaking talent.

Bruno Chatelin is a Board Member of European Film Academy which bestows the European Film Awards every year early December. He serves as advisory Board member of IFFS International Film Festival Summit where he serverd as chairperson at the Austin and Paris editions. A former distributor (Sony and UGC FOX founder and director), he now runs Emotion Film Factory production company and COO of filmfestivals.com

 

 

Contact :
 

Bruno Chatelin
bruno@m21entertainment.com
+ 33 1 72 74 71 79


 

 

 

 

 

 

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke

Writer: Michael Haneke (screenplay)

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert

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