IFC Films

IFC Reels In 2 Foreign Language Noms

New York, NY – January 23, 2007 – Continuing its impressive run through the awards season, IFC Entertainment has received two nominations in the foreign language category for the 79th Academy Awards® this morning:

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, "After the Wedding"
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, "Days of Glory"

"After the Wedding" is the Danish entry to the Academy and is directed by the acclaimed Susanne Bier.

"Days of Glory" is the Algerian entry to the Academy, directed by Rachid Bouchareb, and a co-release with The Weinstein Company.

Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment stated, "This is an exciting day for IFC. We have always been fervent champions of superb foreign language films with a team dedicated to bringing them to audiences around the country. It has been a phenomenal year in this regard, for all of our filmmakers who have found a voice through our distribution platforms and especially for Susanne and Rachid who are so deserving of this honor."

IFC Films distributed Bier's last film, "Brothers," which was released in 2005. "After the Wedding" stars Mads Mikkelsen and is produced by Sisse Graum Jorgensen. The film will be released by IFC Films on March 30, 2007.

In addition to the two Academy Award® nominations, IFC films' received 11 nominations for Film Independent's 2007 Independent Spirit Awards – the most for any distributor.

IFC Films is the theatrical distribution company of IFC Entertainment, which also consists of the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and the day and date label, IFC First Take. IFCE is a Rainbow Media company.

Recent IFC films include Patrick Creadon's Wordplay, Lou Pepe and Keith Fulton's Brothers of the Head, Bent Hamer's Factotum (with Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor) and Sherrybaby, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. IFC Films executive produced The Night Listener with Hart Sharp.

Notable IFC Films include Me And You And Everyone We Know, the Academy Award winning Boys Don't Cry, Touching the Void which broke box office records to become among the top ten grossing documentaries of all time, 2003 Oscar-nominated My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien. IFC Films co-distributed Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and the award winning Transamerica.

IFC First Take is the day and date distribution arm of IFC Entertainment. First Take releases twenty-four films a year, theatrically across the country and simultaneously on VOD through the IFC IN THEATRES service currently available with Comcast and Cablevision. IFC Entertainment also consists of IFC Films, a traditional distribution company, and the new IFC Center in Greenwich Village. IFCE is a Rainbow Media company. Recent and upcoming IFC in Theatres films include: The Aura, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Family Law, An Unreasonable Man and Close to Home.

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE tv, and three FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.

Press Contacts

  • Michelle Panzer
    Vice President, Communications, IFC Entertainment
    (646) 273 7207