Updated 2/19/10: We forgot the very important Razzies in our list of awards. Of course the winners of Golden Raspberries are often not glad to accept their awards, because they are given for the worst in film for the past year. Yet much enjoyment has been had watching bad movies, so we shouldn't forget their contribution to the field.
It's award season again in the entertainment industry. The Grammys were given out on the last day of January, but it's the film industry that really goes crazy giving out awards. Oscar nominees were just announced, but many other organizations have already given out their prizes. Check out the awards below.
And while the awards listed above are for 2009 releases, the just finished Sundance Festival is all about this year. Check out what you can look forward to.
South by Southwest is a huge media industry event with Music, Film, and Interactive (technology) festivals in Austin, TX. The Interactive Festival celebrates the latest media/information technology. PC Magazine covered that part of the festival. The Film Festival, which has been going on since last Friday, and the Music Festival, which starts today, allow film makers and music artists to showcase their work. The New York Times Arts Beat blog is covering these events.
For a taste of this trend setting event check out the SXSW Music Player and Film Trailer Player. Other ways to hear the music from SXSW include Last.fm's SXSW Event Radio and NPR Music's coverage. Also, the Film Awards have been announced and they are nicely summarized on the Allmovie blog.
For more SXSW headlines, see below.
It's awards show season. Last night the Oscars were awarded (to relive the ceremonies view Entertainment Weekly's coverage), but there are many others giving out film awards. Compare winners between the following awards shows that have occurred in the last two months.
Rope-making was once Xenia, Ohio's largest industry, employing thousands of people at six rope factories. The Library will show the award-winning documentary, Ropewalk: a Cordage Engineer's Journey through History, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16 in the meeting room. The executive producer, Kate Hagenbuch, and her father, Bill Hagenbuch, the narrator, will be on hand to introduce the film.
The film was produced by the Engineer's Club of Dayton Foundation and directed by Steve Fetsch. This year it won the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums Award for Excellence in History Outreach (See article).
Additional information on the project is available at www.storyofrope.org. These articles also cover the film and its narrator:
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