The deadline starts with the New Years and Film Awards season with our first edition of Contenders International starting this morning at 8am. The event will feature 22 titles from 15 studios, streamers and distributors with presentations including clips and Q&A from filmmakers / talent. A total of 19 of the films are official submissions in the Best International Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Due to the pandemic, Contenders International is presented virtually like this Click here to register and take part in the livestream. You can also follow the day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via @. and #.Contenders. The full schedule of the panels can be found below.
While international markets have been a profit center for the studios for many years, local films are becoming increasingly important outside of festivals and indeed in their home countries. This was particularly the case in 2019 for South Korea’s Parasite, which became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture in February 2020.
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Indeed, there is plenty of talent overseas and we at . are excited to put the spotlight on worthy films that don’t always get the attention they deserve and give the filmmakers a chance to share their work and inspirations in front of a committed one , discerning audience to discuss audience. Well-known names from Contenders International include Sophia Loren, Edoardo Ponti, Nina Hoss, Andrei Konchalovsky, Philippe Lacôte, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Vinterberg, Javier Cámara, Fernando Trueba, Alexander Nanau and more.
The countries represented include Serbia, Greece, Colombia, Belarus, Switzerland, Chile, Hungary, Finland, Poland, Romania, France, Georgia, Russia, the Ivory Coast, Italy, Mexico, Denmark, Slovakia, Indonesia, Guatemala and India.
Below is today’s full schedule. Look forward to the Contenders Documentary deadlines tomorrow (January 10th) and Contenders Film from January 23rd to 34th.
CONTENDERS INTERNATIONAL PANEL SCHEDULE
(all times PT)
8 a.m. – WELCOME
8: 04-8: 34 am – Samuel Goldwyn Films
The Auschwitz Report
8: 34-8: 57 a.m. – neon
Night of kings
8: 57-9: 12 – 101 studios
Dara from Jasenovac
9: 12-9: 27 a.m. – XYZ Films
Lijo Jose Pellissery
9: 28-9: 38 a.m. – BREAK OF THE MORNING
9: 40-9: 50 a.m. – Cohen Media Group
The Olivido that we will be
10: 11-10: 21 a.m. – Lorber cinema
Never snow again
10: 2-10: 31 a.m. – Outsider pictures
Kill it and leave this town
10: 32-11: 02 a.m. – LUNCH BREAK
11: 03-11: 19 a.m. – film movement
My little sister
11:19 – 11:44 – shudder
11: 44-11: 58 a.m. – Gravitas Ventures
The mole agent
11:59 a.m. – 12:13 p.m. – Greenwich Entertainment
Preparing to be together for an unknown period of time
12: 14-12: 29 pm – Helsinki Films
12.30pm-12.40pm AFTERNOON break
12: 41-13: 02 – magnolia pictures
Two of us
1: 02-13: 17 pm – Mubi
1:18 p.m. – 1:41 p.m. – Netflix
The life before us
I am not here anymore
Fernando Frias de la Parra