Former Chlotrudis Short Film Festival Winner Hits Big at IFFBoston!

From Nothing, SomethingIn 2009, at our 15th annual awards ceremony, Chlotrudis honored Tim Cawley's WELL-FOUNDED CONCERNS, about an unapologietic germophobe facing a devastating plague and the first blooms of love, with our Best Short Film award.  Now Tim is back on the big screen in Boston with his first feature film, FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING.  Tim's documentary profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being.  It is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process -- straight from the brains of some of our culture's most accopmlished and inspiring talents. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS co-presents Kore-eda’s I WISH & Guy Maddin’s KEYHOLE at INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

 

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to join with the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again to co-present two films as part of the festival’s 10th year.  We are particularly pleased to have a second opportunity to present the films of two acclaimed directors, Canadian Guy Maddin's KEYHOLE, and I WISH, the latest from Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda. | Read more »

THE ARTIST Three Times Lucky at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards

The ArtistTHE ARTIST, the French black & white silent that has taken the film award season by storm, completed the circuit by winning three Trudies, including Best Movie, last Sunday at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards.  However, it did not dominate the evening as it did the Oscars – it won no acting awards, picking up instead Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Three other films came close to tying, or besting THE ARTIST’s tally, finishing the night with two awards each.  | Read more »

18th Annual Chlotrudis Award Winners Announced!

Last night at the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, Atom Egoyan was inducted into the Chlotrudis Hall of Fame.  In addition, the winners of the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced.  The complete list follows; a full report of the evening will be posted soon.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST (TIE!)
Another Year and A Separation

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Artist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Poetry

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer for The Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lesley Manville for Another Year

BEST ACTOR
Michael Shannon for Take Shelter  | Read more »

Arsinée Khanjian Returns to Chlotrudis!

Arsinée KhanjianWe are thrilled to welcome Arsinée Khanjian back to the Chlotrudis Awards when she attends the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards, Sunday, March 18, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre.  Arsinée was honored with a special Chlotrudis Awards honoring her fascinating career in 2002 at the 8th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. | Read more »

‘UNCLE BOONMEE’ AND ‘LITTLEROCK’ AMONG YEAR’S MISSED FILM GEMS, SO SAYS BOSTON INDIE FILM SOCETY

TriggerFor almost 20 years, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own Chlotrudis Awards ceremony in early spring. The Society gives out thirteen awards, and its most competitive and prestigious category is the Buried Treasure, which celebrates those films which the membership believes were overlooked and under-screened. | Read more »

Nominations Page Updated

The nominations page for the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards has been updated with blurbs contributed by seventeen different members.  Thanks to all of them for helping out, and do go check out the annotated list of nominees!

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY HONORS DIRECTOR ATOM EGOYAN AT ANNUAL INDIE FILM AWARD CEREMONY

Atom Egoyan - Photo credit: Sophie Giraud, © Adoration Productions Inc.On Sunday March 18th, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film will honor the legendary Canadian director Atom Egoyan, during its 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony at the historic Brattle Theatre.  Mr. Egoyan will be in attendance to accept his special award from Chlotrudis to celebrate his achievements as a filmmaker.  The show begins at 5 pm, and tickets are $20 ($15 for Chlotrudis and Brattle members), and can be purchased online at the Brattle’s website. Chlotrudis is honored to have Mr. Egoyan to Boston to bestow upon him its special Hall of Fame award, and to celebrate his influential and compelling filmography. | Read more »

THE ARTIST leads the pack of nominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards

WeekendNominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend.  At the top of the heap, collecting Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress nods among its 7 nominations was the silent people can’t stop talking about, THE ARTIST.

Four other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees ANOTHER YEAR, director Mike Leigh’s latest, and the low-budget independent WEEKEND (pictured left), both clear-eyed studies of relationships in today’s England, featuring acting tour de forces. The other front runner films are Lars von Trier’s dystopian MELANCHOLIA and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, with its impressive directorial and lead actress debuts. | Read more »