December 29, 2008 15:15 ET

Symposium With Foreign Language Film Directors Highlights Golden Globe® Award Nominated Film Series

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - Foreign language film enthusiasts will have an additional reason to celebrate on Golden Globe Weekend as 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 free round table panel discussion with the five directors of the Golden Globe Award-nominated foreign language films will be moderated by Mike Goodridge, HFPA Vice President and U.S. Editor of Screen International.

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 Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST) and produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Orly Adelson, president of dcp 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. For more information, go to

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    Michael Russell
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