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“A Wonderful Night in Split” has been acquired by Global Film Initiative from New York for U.S. distribution and it will be included in the Global Lens slate of films in 2007. The Global Lens film series was launched in 2003 to support the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window into the diverse world in which we live. “A Wonderful Night in Split” will have special screenings throughout the U.S. in selected venues, such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, The California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, The San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, The Wexner Center of the Arts in Columbus, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Academy of Arts in Honolulu and a dozen others. It will be available on DVD through First Run Features.
• More info: globalfilm.org/a-wonderful-night-in-split
"A Wonderful Night in Split" has been awarded Grand Prix as the best film of the 9th Festival of Mediterranean Films, held in Bruxelles from the 23rd of November till the 2nd of December 2006. There were total of 66 films from Mediterranean countries shown at the festival.
The award also includes 5,000 Euros from the Minister Francoise Dupuis for theatrical distribution in Belguim, as well as bilingual French-Flemish subtitles from Laser Title Industries.
This Grand Prix presents the 23rd award or recognition given both nationally or internationally to "A Wonderful Night In Split". This festival also most likely wraps up the 2-year long festival tour for the film, during which it has been screened at 28 festivals or selections in competition, 11 festivals out of competition and 7 special international screenings.
"A Wonderful Night in Split" has been awarded 4 awards at the 8th RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem in North Carolina, USA, held from March 16th to 19th. The film was awarded the
- Best Narrative Feature Film,
- Best Director,
- Best Screenplay and
- Best Cinematography awards
in the narrative feature category. More than 80 features, documentaries and shorts participated in the competition.
"A Wonderful Night in Split" will participate at three international film festivals in the USA in March of 2006. These festivals are:
*RiverRun International Film Festival
in Winston-Salem, North Carlina, from 16-19 of March; screenings are
- on Friday, the 17th at 3:30PM and
- on Saturday the 18th at 10:30PM
*30th Cleveland International Film Festival
in Cleveland, Ohio, from 16-26 of March; screenings are
- on Thursday, the 23rd at 9:45AM and
- on Friday, the 24th at 4:45PM
*Silverlake International Film Festival
in Los Angeles, from 24-30 of March; the screening is on Monday,
the 27th of March at 7:45PM in ArcLight Cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd
(at Vine) in Hollywood.
On February 11th 2006, the Croatian National Theater in Split has premiered an original play "Billie Holiday", starring Ksenija Prohaska, Robert Kurbasa and Ivan Bozicevic, co-written and directed by Arsen Anton Ostojic. The play depicts just one hour from the life of a famous jazz singer Billie Holiday, after she was released from a prison and just before she had a major concert in Carnagie Hall in New York. This is the first theatrical experience for Arsen and it marks a very successful collaboration with the lead actress and the co-writer Ksenija Prohaska.
"A Wonderful Night in Split" will have a total of 6 screenings on the West Coast during the first half of January 2006 as part of the campaign for the 78th Annual Academy Awards. These screenings are:
- Friday, January 6 at 9:15 PM, at Regal Theater, Palm Springs
- Saturday, January 7 at 5:15PM - a closed Academy screening in LA
- Sunday, January 8 at 2:30 PM at Beverly Hills Fine Arts Theater in LA
- Tuesday, January 10 at 1:30 PM at Regal Theater, Palm Springs
- Friday, January 13 at 9:00 PM at Smith Rafael Film Center, San Francisco
- Sunday, January 15 at 8:30 PM at Smith Rafael Film Center, San Francisco.
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