Symposium with foreign language film directors highlights Golden Globe Award nominated film series


Mumbai: Foreign language film enthusiasts will have an additional reason to celebrate on Golden Globe Weekend as Golden Globe Award-nominated filmmakers from Germany, Sweden, Israel, France and Italy participate in the Fifth Annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association Foreign Language Film Nominees Symposium on Saturday, January 10 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood at 1:00 pm.

The event follows special screenings of the nominated movies at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica January 7-9.

The five nominated foreign language films are:

— France, I’ve Loved You So Long, Philippe Claudel, director

— Germany, The Baader-Meinhof Complex,  Uli Edel, director

— Israel, Waltz With Bashir, Ari Folman, director

— Italy, Gomorra, Matteo Garrone, director

— Sweden/Denmark, Everlasting Moments, Jan Troell, director

The seminar and screenings are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres. The seminar is free but there is a ticket charge to view the nominated foreign language films. Advance tickets can be purchased at Additional information on the films is available at

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on 11 January 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC and produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. dcp president Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman will executive produce. Chris Donovan is the director and dcp’s Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production.

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements.