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Foreign Language Film Symposium


The directors of the five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film posed for photographers Mar 23, 2002 at the Academy. They are from left, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Petter Naess, Ashutosh Gowariker, Danis Tanovic , and Juan Jose Campanella .

What began as a small and intimate gathering of film directors representing their nominated films in the foreign language film category, this annual forum has turned into an SRO event that is as entertaining as it is informative. Each year the Academy invites the five directors to appear live on-stage, accompanied by clips from their nominated foreign language films.

This year's symposium was held on Saturday, March 23, 2002, in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. As in the past, the symposium took place the day before the Oscar ceremony. Moderated by Oscar winning producer Mark Johnson, it brought together on one stage some of the world's top filmmakers, discussing such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and moviemaking. In addition to featuring film clips, the approximately two-hour event also provided an opportunity for questions from the audience.

This year's symposium featured representatives from the 2001 Oscar®-nominated Foreign Language Films: "Amélie" (France), "Elling" (Norway), "Lagaan" (India), "No Man's Land" (Bosnia & Herzegovina), "Son of the Bride" (Argentina). The event was moderated by Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee Chair Mark Johnson, producer of "Diner," "Rain Man," "A Little Princess," "Bugsy" and "Galaxy Quest."








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