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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!


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 »

Save the Date: 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony!

Mark your calendars!  The 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.  This gala event with a grass roots twist features the announcement of the Society's picks of the best films and performances of 2011, musical numbers, special tributes, and special awards presented to guest filmmakers.  We hope to announce our first guest next week, and it's very exciting! 

In the meantime, Chlotrudis member will be gathering next weeked on January 21, to create the ballot for this year's awards.  Once the ballot is set, Chlotrudis members will begin watching the nominated films in earnest to prepare for voting.  It's usually hard to predict what film will win the coveted Chotrudis Award for Best Movie -- or even more exciting, Buried Treasure!  Do you have any guesses?

WINTER'S BONE wins big at 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony

While Debra Granik's WINTER'S BONE was a bridesmaid at the Academy Awards, it was the big winner last night at the 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. With a 50% success rate, WINTER'S BONE picked up four Trudies out of its eight nominations including the top prizes, Best Movie and Best Director as well as Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.  It's the first time the same film took the top two prizes since Michael Haneke's CACHE did the trick at the 13th Awards, and the first woman to take the Best Director prize since Sofia Coppola scored with LOST IN TRANSLATION back at the 10th annual Awards Ceremony. (She took Best Movie that year as well.)  Joon-ho Bong's MOTHER took two awards, Best Original Screenplay, and in perhaps the biggest upset, Best Actress for Hye-ja Kim. | Read more »


It was a big weekend for Chlotrudis as nominations for the 17th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the nominating committee. Leading the pack is Debra Granik’s stunning WINTER’S BONE, with 8 nominations, including Best Movie, Best Director and Best Actress. Five other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees THE KING’S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush; Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s I KILLED MY MOTHER; JACK GOES BOATING, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut; and MOTHER, the latest from Korea’s Joon-ho Bong. Rounding out the category is the Peruvian ghost story, UNDERTOW. In all, 40 films received nominations; 20 countries were represented, with US films making up just over 30%. There were other multiple nominees, among them three-timers ANIMAL KINGDOM, FISH TANK and RABBIT HOLE. | Read more »

APPLAUSE, starring Chlotrudis Honoree Paprika Steen Makes its way to the U.S.!

Paprika Steen in APPLAUSEThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is excited to announce that World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation has picked up Danish film APPLAUSE for U.S. release in early December, and we are working with the distribution company to spread the word.  Chlotrudis members will want to see Paprika Steen's show-stopping, performance as a popular actress struggling to control her alcohol addiction. Members saw the film at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and the raves for Steen herald a potential Chlotrudis Award nomination.  | Read more »


Josh HutchersonMia WasikowskaActor Josh Hutcherson and actress Mia Wasikowska took the honors as the #1 male and female rising star on the fifth annual Popcorn N Roses Rising Stars list as announced on Sunday, July 4.

Hutcherson just edged out actor Logan Lerman for the top spot on the male side, with actor Kyle Gallner in the #3 position. On the women’s side, Wasikowska is the first non-American female to top the annual list. She is followed by actress Chloe Grace Moretz at #2 and actress Emma Stone at #3. | Read more »

Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony will be Dazzled with a touch of Sparkle Motion!

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is thrilled to announce our first guest to be honored at the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards, March 21, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre. Beth Grant is exactly the kind of actor Chlotrudis loves to honor. Like Maury Chaykin and Alberta Watson, previous recipients of the “Career-so-far” award, Beth Grant is one of those people whose name you may not be familiar with, but whose face and delightfully uptight performances you will recognize from dozens of independent and mainstream films, and television. Beth Grant is the kind of performer who rarely leads the cast, but whose presence is sure to enhance anything she is in. | Read more »