The days of Martin Scorsese as an active moviemaker may be numbered. Speaking over the weekend at the Marrakech Film Festival, where he is presiding as jury president, the Oscar-winning filmmaker said that he expects to retire after making a "couple more" films.
Video artist Dani Leventhal will be the focus of a special Views from the Avant-Garde event on December 18 in celebration of Leventhal receiving the 2013 Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award Grant, presented by the Kazuko Trust and The Film Society.
Sundance Institute continued to announce sections of next month's Sundance Film Festival, unveiling films that will screen in its Out of Competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections.
New York Film Festival premiere 12 Years A Slave came out on top with the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, taking prizes for Best Film in addition to Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Great Britain's official entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration won three awards over the weekend at the the 16th Moët British Independent Film Awards including Best British Independent Film.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave their choices for the best of 2013, choosing ties for some of its categories including Best Picture, which the group gave to both Alfonso Cuarón's Gavity and Spike Jonze's NYFF World Premiere Her.
Steve McQueen's New York Film Festival feature 12 Years A Slave received multiple honors from the Boston Society of Film Critics Sunday naming the film its choice for Best Picture, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Director.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) offered up its favorites for 2013, awarding Jehane Noujaim's NYFF51 doc The Square its Best Feature Award, while Laura Poitras (The Oath) was honored with a "Courage Under Fire" Award.