7th TFO Awards: Reminder List of Eligible Productions

For the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015, two hundred thirty-four (234) films have been screened and are eligible for consideration in the major categories.

Here are the films eligible for this year’s awards:

  • ’71 – Dir. Yann Demange
  • (T)error – Dirs. Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe
  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets – Dir. Marc Silver
  • 5 Flights Up – Dir. Richard Loncraine
  • 6 Years – Dir. Hannah Fidell
  • 11 Minutes – Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
  • The 33 – Dir. Patricia Riggen
  • 45 Years – Dir. Andrew Haigh
  • 99 Homes – Dir. Ramin Bahrani
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Dir. Felix Herngren
  • 100 Yen Love – Dir. Masaharu Take
  • 600 Miles – Dir. Gabriel Ripstein
  • 1971 – Dir. Johanna Hamilton
  • 10,000 KM – Dir. Carlos Marqués-Marcet
  • Aferim! – Dir. Radu Jude
  • Alex of Venice – Dir. Chris Messina
  • Amy – Dir. Asif Kapadia
  • Anomalisa – Dirs. Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  • Ant-Man – Dir. Peyton Reed
  • Appropriate Behavior – Dir. Desiree Akhavan
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2 – The Desolate One – Dir. Miguel Gomes
  • The Assassin – Dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Baba Joon – Dir. Yuval Delshad
  • A Ballerina’s Tale – Dir. Nelson George
  • Ballet 422 – Dir. Jody Lee Pipes
  • Beasts of No Nation – Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Best of Enemies – Dir. Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon
  • The Big Short – Dir. Adam McKay
  • Black Mass – Dir. Scott Cooper
  • Bolshoi Babylon – Dir. Nick Read
  • A Borrowed Identity – Dir. Eran Riklis
  • Boulevard – Dir. Dito Montiel
  • The Boy and the Beast – Dir. Mamoru Hosoda
  • Boy and the World – Dir. Alê Abreu
  • Boy Meets Girl – Dir. Eric Schaeffer
  • The Brand New Testament – Dir. Jaco Van Dormael
  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story – Dir. Sara Hirsh Bordo
  • Bridge of Spies – Dir. Steven Spielberg
  • Brooklyn – Dir. John Crowley
  • Burnt – Dir. John Wells
  • By the Sea – Dir. Angelina Jolie Pitt
  • Carol – Dir. Todd Haynes
  • Cartel Land – Dir. Matthew Heineman
  • Censored Voices – Dir. Mor Loushy
  • Chi-Raq – Dir. Spike Lee
  • Cinderella – Dir. Kenneth Branagh
  • The Clan – Dir. Pablo Trapero
  • Clouds of Sils Maria – Dir. Olivier Assayas
  • The Club – Dir. Pablo Larraín
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck – Dir. Brett Morgen
  • Coming Home – Dir. Zhang Yimou
  • Concussion – Dir. Peter Landesman
  • Creed – Dir. Ryan Coogler
  • Crimson Peak – Dir. Guillermo del Toro
  • The Cut – Dir. Fatih Akin
  • The Danish Girl – Dir. Tom Hooper
  • Danny Collins – Dir. Dan Fogelman
  • Deep Web – Dir. Alex Winter
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl – Dir. Marielle Heller
  • Do I Sound Gay – Dir. David Thorpe
  • Don’t Be Bad – Dir. Claudio Caligari
  • Dope – Dir. Rick Famuyiwa
  • The Duke of Burgundy – Dir. Peter Strickland
  • Dukhtar – Dir. Afia Serena Nathaniel
  • Eastern Boys – Dir. Robin Campillo
  • Eden – Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Embrace of the Serpent – Dir. Ciro Guerra
  • Enclave – Dir. Goran Radovanović
  • The End of the Tour – Dir. James Ponsoldt
  • Everest – Dir. Baltasar Kormákur
  • Ex Machina – Dir. Alex Garland
  • Experimenter – Dir. Michael Almereyda
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Dir. Thomas Vinterberg
  • The Farewell Party – Dirs. Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon
  • Felix and Meira – Dir. Maxime Giroux
  • The Fencer – Dir. Klaus Härö
  • Fifty Shades of Grey – Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Finders Keepers – Dirs. Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel
  • Freeheld – Dir. Peter Sollett
  • Fresh Dressed – Dir. Sacha Jenkins
  • Futuro Beach – Dir. Karim Aïnouz
  • Girlhood – Dir. Celine Sciamma
  • Go Away, Mr. Tumor – Dir. Han Yan
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – Dir. Alex Gibney
  • The Good Dinosaur – Dir. Peter Sohn
  • Goodnight Mommy – Dirs. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
  • Grandma – Dir. Paul Weitz
  • The Hateful Eight – Dir. Quentin Tarantino
  • He Named Me Malala – Dir. Davis Guggenheim
  • Heart of a Dog – Dir. Laurie Anderson
  • Heaven Knows What – Dirs. Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie
  • The High Sun – Dir. Dalibor Matanić
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Dir. Kent Jones
  • Hot Girls Wanted – Dirs. Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus
  • Hot Pursuit – Dir. Anne Fletcher
  • How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) – Dir. Josh Kim
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – Dir. Francis Lawrence
  • The Hunting Ground – Dir. Kirby Dick
  • I Smile Back – Dir. Adam Salky
  • I’ll See You in My Dreams – Dir. Brett Haley
  • In the Grayscale – Dir. Claudio Marcone
  • In the Heart of the Sea – Dir. Ron Howard
  • India’s Daughter – Dir. Leslee Udwin
  • The Intern – Dir. Nancy Meyers
  • Infinitely Polar Bear – Dir. Maya Forbes
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words – Dir. Stig Björkman
  • Inside Out – Dir. Pete Docter
  • Iris – Dir. Albert Maysles
  • Irrational Man – Dir. Woody Allen
  • It Follows – Dir. David Robert Mitchell
  • Ixcanul – Dir. Jayro Bustamante
  • Jafar Panahi’s Taxi – Dir. Jafar Panahi
  • James White – Dir. Josh Mond
  • Joy – Dir. David O. Russell
  • Jurassic World – Dir. Colin Trevorrow
  • Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – Dir. Roger Allers
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Dir. Matthew Vaughn
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter – Dir. David Zellner
  • La Sapienza – Dir. Eugène Green
  • Labyrinth of Lies – Dir. Giulio Ricciarelli
  • The Lady in the Van – Dir. Nicholas Hytner
  • Lamb – Dir. Yared Zeleke
  • The Last Five Years – Dir. Richard LaGravenese
  • Learning to Drive – Dir. Isabel Coixet
  • Legend – Dir. Brian Helgeland
  • Listen to Me Marlon – Dir. Stevan Riley
  • The Look of Silence – Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer
  • Loreak – Dirs. Jon Garaño & José María Goenaga
  • Love & Mercy – Dir. Bill Pohlad
  • Love at First Sight – Dir. Thomas Cailley
  • Macbeth – Dir. Justin Kurzel
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Dir. George Miller
  • Magic Mike XXL – Dir. Gregory Jacobs
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Dir. Guy Ritchie
  • The Martian – Dir. Ridley Scott
  • The Mask You Live In – Dir. Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Meadowland – Dir. Reed Morano
  • Mediterranea – Dir. Jonas Carpagnino
  • Memories on Stone – Dir. Shawkat Amin Korki
  • Meru – Dirs. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Minions – Dirs. Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
  • Miss You Already – Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Dir. Christopher McQuarrie
  • Mississippi Grind – Dirs. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
  • Mistress America – Dir. Noah Baumbach
  • Holmes – Dir. Bill Condon
  • Mustang – Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes – Dir. Oren Jacoby
  • Nasty Baby – Dir. Sebastián Silva
  • An Open Secret – Dir. Amy Berg
  • Our Brand is Crisis – Dir. David Gordon Green
  • The Overnight – Dir. Patrick Brice
  • The Paradise Suite – Dir. Joost van Ginkel
  • Peace Officer – Dirs. Scott Cristopherson & Brad Barber
  • The Peanuts Movie – Dir. Steve Martino
  • The Pearl Button – Dir. Patricio Guzmán
  • Phoenix – Dir, Christian Petzold
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Dir. Roy Andersson
  • Pitch Perfect 2 – Dir. Elizabeth Banks
  • Prophet’s Prey – Dir. Amy Berg
  • Queen & Country – Dir. John Boorman
  • Racing Extinction – Dir. Louie Psihoyos
  • Rams – Dir. Grímur Hákonarson
  • Remember – Dir. Atom Egoyan
  • The Revenant – Dir. Alejandro G. Inarritu
  • Ricki and the Flash – Dir. Jonathan Demme
  • Room – Dir. Lenny Abrahamson
  • The Russian Woodpecker – Dir. Chad Gracia
  • Salvation Army – Dir. Abdellah Taïa
  • Samba – Dirs. Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
  • Sand Dollars – Dirs. Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Dir. John Madden
  • The Second Mother – Dir. Anna Muylaert
  • Secret in Their Eyes – Dir. Billy Ray
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie – Dirs. Mark Burton & Richard Starzak
  • Sicario – Dir. Denis Villeneuve
  • A Sinner in Mecca – Dir. Parvez Sharma
  • Sisters – Dir. Jason Moore
  • Son of Saul – Dir. László Nemes
  • Song of Lahore – Dirs. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken
  • Song One – Dir. Kate Barker-Froyland
  • Southpaw – Dir. Antoine Fuqua
  • Spectre – Dir. Sam Mendes
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – Dir. Paul Tibbitt
  • Spotlight – Dir. Tom McCarthy
  • Spy – Dir. Paul Feig
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment – Dir. Kyle Patrick Alvarez
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Dir. J.J. Abrams
  • Steve Jobs – Dir. Danny Boyle
  • Straight Outta Compton – Dir. F. Gary Gray
  • Strangerland – Dir. Kim Farrant
  • Suffragette – Dir. Sarah Gavron
  • Sugar Coated – Dir. Michèle Hozer
  • The Summer of Sangailė – Dir. Alanté Kavaïté
  • Sunshine Superman – Dir. Marah Strauch
  • Tab Hunter Confidential – Dir. Jeffrey Schwarz
  • Tangerine – Dir. Sean Baker
  • Testament of Youth – Dir. James Kent
  • Theeb – Dir. Naji Abu Nowar
  • Thought Crimes – Dir. Erin Lee Carr
  • The Throne – Dir. Lee Joon-ik
  • Time Out of Mind – Dir. Oren Moverman
  • To the Fore – Dir. Dante Lam
  • Tom at the Farm – Dir. Xavier Dolan
  • Trainwreck – Dir. Judd Apatow
  • The Tribe – Dir. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
  • Trumbo – Dir. Jay Roach
  • Truth – Dir. James Vanderbilt
  • Twinsters – Dirs. Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto
  • Unfriended – Dir. Leo Gabriadze
  • Victoria – Dir. Sebastian Schipper
  • The Visit – Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
  • Viva – Dir. Paddy Breathnach
  • The Walk – Dir. Robert Zemeckis
  • A Walk in the Woods – Dir. Ken Kwapis
  • A War – Dir. Tobias Lindholm
  • The Wave – Dir. Roar Uthang
  • We Come as Friends – Dir. Hubert Sauper
  • Welcome to Leith – Dirs. Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker
  • Welcome to Me – Dir. Shira Piven
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? – Dir. Liz Garbus
  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy – Dir. David Evans
  • What We Do in the Shadows – Dirs. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
  • When Marnie Was There – Dir. Hirosama Yonebayashi
  • Where to Invade Next – Dir. Michael Moore
  • While We’re Young – Dir. Noah Baumbach
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Dir. Evgeny Afineevsky
  • The Wolfpack – Dir. Crystal Moselle
  • Woman in Gold – Dir. Simon Curtis
  • Xenia – Dir. Panos H. Koutros
  • You Carry Me – Dir. Ivona Juka
  • Youth – Dir. Paolo Sorrentino
  • Z for Zachariah – Dir. Craig Zobel

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The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

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7th TFO Awards: Reminder List of Eligible Contenders – Original Song, Animated Feature, and Documentary Feature

For the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015, here are the reminder list of eligible contenders for the following categories:

  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Song
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature

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Here are the forty-three (43) contenders for Best Achievement in Music – Original Song:

  • “Better When I’m Dancin'” – The Peanuts Movie
  • “A Call to Arms” – An Open Secret
  • “Cold One” – Ricki and the Flash
  • “The Crazy Ones” – Miss You Already
  • “Don’t Look Down” – Danny Collins
  • “Dreamsong” – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Feels Like Summer” – Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • “Fighting Stronger” – Creed
  • “Fine on the Outside” – When Marnie was There
  • “Flashlight” – Pitch Perfect 2
  • “Grip” – Creed
  • “Hands of Love” – Freeheld
  • “Hey Baby Doll” – Danny Collins
  • “Hypnosis” – Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
  • “I’ll See You in My Dreams” – I’ll See You in My Dreams
  • “I Run” – Chi-Raq
  • “It’s My Turn Now” – Dope
  • “The Light that Never Fails” – Meru
  • “Love Me Like You Do” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Manta Ray” – Racing Extinction
  • “The Movie About Us” – Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
  • “None of Them is You” – Anomalisa
  • “One Candle” – Racing Extinction
  • “One Kind of Love” – Love & Mercy
  • “Phenomenal” – Southpaw
  • “Pray 4 the City” – Chi-Raq
  • “Salted Wound” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Simple Song # 3” – Youth
  • “Sit Down for This” – Chi-Raq
  • “So Long” – Concussion
  • “Squeeze Me” – The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • “Starting Over” – The Boy and the Beast
  • “Stronger” – Cinderella
  • “Teamwork” – The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • “There’s a Place” – Miss You Already
  • “‘Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
  • “Two of a Crime” – Hot Pursuit
  • “Waiting for My Moment” – Creed
  • “Wanted to be Loved” – Hot Girls Wanted
  • “Who Can You Trust” – Spy
  • “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre
  • “Ya Rahem, Maula Maula” – Dukhtar

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Here are the eleven (11) contenders for Best Animated Feature:

  • Anomalisa
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Boy and the World
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
  • Minions
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • When Marnie was There

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Here are the fifty-one (51) contenders for Best Documentary Feature:

  • (T)error
  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
  • 1971
  • Amy
  • A Ballerina’s Tale
  • Ballet 422
  • Best of Enemies
  • Bolshoi Babylon
  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
  • Cartel Land
  • Censored Voices
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • Deep Web
  • Do I Sound Gay?
  • Finders Keepers
  • Fresh Dressed
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • Heart of a Dog
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut
  • Hot Girls Wanted
  • The Hunting Ground
  • India’s Daughter
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
  • Iris
  • Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
  • Listen to Me Marlon
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Mask You Live In
  • Meru
  • My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes
  • An Open Secret
  • Peace Officer
  • The Pearl Button
  • Prophet’s Prey
  • Racing Extinction
  • The Russian Woodpecker
  • A Sinner in Mecca
  • Song of Lahore
  • Sugar Coated
  • Sunshine Superman
  • Tab Hunter Confidential
  • Thought Crimes
  • Twinsters
  • We Come as Friends
  • Welcome to Leith
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
  • Where to Invade Next
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
  • The Wolfpack

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

7th TFO Awards: Official List of Awards in Contention

This year, the TFO Awards adds a new category to honor the excellence of stunt coordinators in creating some of the most thrilling moments in film for 2015 in film.

The category shall be named Best Achievement in Stunt Coordination.

In total, there are now twenty-six (26) categories up for contention for this year’s TFO Awards.

Here are the categories for the 7th TFO Awards:

  • Best Motion Picture
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Performance by an Acting Ensemble
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Score
  • Best Achievement in Music – Adapted or Song Score
  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Song
  • Best Achievement in Casting
  • Best Achievement in Stunt Coordination
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary
  • Best Achievement in Production Design – Period
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

 

 

 

 

7th TFO Awards: Rules of Eligibility

Here are the rules for eligibility to the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015.

For a film to quality for this year’s awards, it must be either one of the following:

  • included in the Reminder List of Eligible Productions released by the Academy for the 88th Academy Awards;
  • included in the Eligible Productions for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature released by the Academy for the 88th Academy Awards;
  • submitted to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards, whether accepted or not, unless included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • released in Los Angeles and/or New York City in 2015 that was not included in that year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • exhibited in a film festival in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for non-American films, released in its country of origin in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for internet releases, officially premiered online in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for films that do not fall on any of the said categories, their eligibility will be studied on a case-to-case basis.

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

7th TFO Awards: Introduction

Welcome to the 7th TFO Awards Season!

This year’s edition of the TFO Awards honors the excellence in film for the year 2015.

It has been the tradition of this blog to cap every year in film with an awards season to celebrate the best achievements of the different aspects of filmmaking in a given year.

The Final Oscar hopes that you join in this celebration of the best of 2015.

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Here is the schedule of the upcoming events:

June 13 (Wednesday)
Official Rules of Eligibility
Reminder List of Awards in Contention

June 14 (Thursday)
Reminder List: Best Achievement in Music – Original Song, Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature
Reminder List: Eligible Productions

June 15 (Friday)
Nominations Announcement (via Facebook and Twitter)

June 18 (Monday)
Live Online Awards Marathon (via Facebook and Twitter)
Starts 8 PM PHT

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I hope you will be a part of this year’s celebration of films up to the day of the online awards itself.

Peace out and see you at the movies.

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Juan Carlos Ojano
The Final Oscar