Awards Roundup: Honors for Dede Gardner, Sara Summa, and Milena Aboyan

Awards Roundup: Honors for Dede Gardner, Sara Summa, and Milena Aboyan

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Powerhouse producer Dede Gardner is ready to be honored later this 12 months at Austin Movie Pageant. Based on a press launch, she shall be awarded the Polly Platt Award for Producing on the fest’s Writers Convention within the fall, and also will take part in a particular screening of “Ladies Speaking,” the brand new movie from Oscar-nominated author and director Sarah Polley. Polley will current the award, and attend a post-screening dialogue for her movie.

Gardner, who’s co-president of manufacturing firm Plan B Leisure, gained Oscars for producing “12 Years a Slave” and “Moonlight,” making historical past in 2017 when she grew to become the primary feminine producer to win two Finest Image Oscars. She has been nominated for an extra 4 Academy Awards, for “The Tree of Life,” Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” “The Massive Quick,” and, most lately, “Vice,” and likewise earned an Emmy nomination — and gained a BAFTA — for restricted collection “The Underground Railroad.” Her most up-to-date credit embody “Minari,” Miranda July’s “Kajillionaire,” and the brand new Amazon Prime collection “Paper Ladies,” created by Stephany Folsom.

The Polly Platt Award was launched in 2019 and is given to producers “with a eager sense of story and who’ve a historical past of fostering new expertise.” It was named for “the legendary Polly Platt who was instrumental within the early years of Austin Movie Pageant and was an ardent champion of writers.” Stephanie Allain (“Hustle & Circulation,” “Pricey White Individuals”) and Sarah Inexperienced (“Loving,” “The Tree of Life”) are earlier awardees.

AFF will happen October 27-November 3.

Elsewhere, the winners of Locarno Movie Pageant’s First Look awards, which honor works-in-progress, have been introduced, with “Arthur & Diana” from director Sara Summa and Milena Aboyan’s “Elaha” nabbing two of the highest prizes.

Based on The Hollywood Reporter, Summa’s street film gained the Le Movie Français Award and the accompanying €5,600 ($5,700 USD) in promoting providers. The documentary-style pic sees Summa starring reverse her personal brother, with the siblings touring from Berlin to South Tyrol in northern Italy, re-enacting the street journeys of their childhood. Summa’s earlier movie, “The Final to See Them,” was a Finest First Function nominee on the 2019 Berlin Worldwide Movie Pageant.

In the meantime, Aboyan’s drama “follows a Kurdish bride-to-be dwelling in Germany struggling together with her household traditions and her need to make her personal manner in life” — it gained the Kaiju Cinema Diffusion Prize, together with €5,000 ($5,100 USD) meant to go towards the design of a world poster for the movie.

Aboyan beforehand directed the quick “Der Greteltrick” and wrote others, together with “Candy Summer time” and “Sonne scheint über August.”

The winners have been chosen from the works-in-progress tasks introduced to business audiences comprised of gross sales brokers and pageant programmers, together with jury members Vanja Kaludjercic from the Rotterdam Movie Pageant and BFI London Movie Pageant head Tricia Tuttle. Head over to THR for more information on the opposite winners.

Earlier Locarno Professional winners embody Anna Muylaert’s “The Second Mom” and Marta Popivoda’s “Landscapes of Resistance.”

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