The Sarasota Film Festival is pleased to announce three alumni films nominated for Academy of Motion Picture Awards on Thursday, January 14, 2016; BOY AND THE WORLD, directed by Alê Abreu received a nomination for Best Animated Feature, CARTEL LAND, directed by Matthew Heineman nominated for Best Documentary Feature and WORLD OF TOMORROW, directed by Don Hertzfeldt nominated for Best Animated Short

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THREE SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL ALUMNI RECEIVE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

BOY AND THE WORLD, CARTEL LAND AND WORLD OF TOMORROW

 

Sarasota, FL (January 15, 2016) – The Sarasota Film Festival is pleased to announce three alumni films nominated for Academy of Motion Picture Awards on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

 

BOY AND THE WORLD, directed by Alê Abreu received a nomination for Best Animated Feature, CARTEL LAND, directed by Matthew Heineman nominated for Best Documentary Feature and WORLD OF TOMORROW, directed by Don Hertzfeldt nominated for Best Animated Short. All three films played at the 2015 Sarasota Film Festival.

 

“The Sarasota Film Festival continues to grow each year and our programming continues to reflect excellence in filmmaking inspiring our audience to return again and again,” said Mark Famiglio, President of The Sarasota Film Festival. “Sarasota is the largest regional festival in the country and garners national press attention every year, helping to keep the life of these films in the spot light.”

 

ABOUT THE SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL

Held annually in Sarasota, FL, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 17th year, we’re proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community.

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