Mira Fornay's My Dog Killer, Daniel Hoesl's Soldier Jane, and Mohammad Shirvani's Fat Shaker received Rotterdam's Hivos Tiger Awards, honoring first or second time filmmakers, while Dutch and Saudi features prevailed in other categories.
South by Southwest reveals the 109 feature films in this year's festival, Streisand will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time in 36 years, Ben Affleck's Argo picks up momentum with major wins at the PGA and SAG Awards, and more news in our FilmLinc Digest!
Sony Pictures Classics acquired rights for Linklater's latest and Sundance Channel picks up international broadcast rights to five Sundance films including Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess.
With 22 films ranging from the gory to the delightful, the lo-fi to the pro-life, and from the likes of Marco Bellocchio, Jeff Bridges, Ingmar Bergman, Isabelle Huppert, Takashi Miike, and Michel Gondry, there really is something for everyone in this year's Film Comment Selects!
We cap off our Sundance podcasts with an interview with David Lowery, who had his hand in three of the most talked-about features at this year's festival: he wrote and directed Ain't Them Bodies Saints, co-wrote Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and co-edited Shane Carruth's Upstream Color.