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TRANSPARENT FILMS

Press & Awards

 

RECOGNITION OF TRANSPARENT FILMS

We have been fortunate to receive many awards and praise from critics and film festivals. Below are just a few.

RECOGNITION FROM THE PRESS

"A primer on how to make an American indie."
Jay Weissberg - VARIETY

"A declaration. Perfect and sublime. Radtke's film is a courageous opera. A beautiful surprise. A must see."
Giulio Cicalo - I-CINE ITALY

"The two actors beautifully evoke the establishment of a fragile fraternal bond. Will put a lump in your throat."
Stephen Holden - NEW YORK TIMES

"Excellent. The photography gleams like sunshine on chrome. The kids are beautifully played. Funny and touching."
Michael Wilmington - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"A highly talented filmmaker, Radtke draws intense, focused performances. Surprises from beginning to end."
Amy Taubin - VILLAGE VOICE

"One of those rare movies that lives on after the credits roll and the lights come up. See it now."
Joanna Connors - CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

"A heartbreaking and superbly acted trip. It's refreshing to discover a film like THE DREAM CATCHER."
Michael Phillips - TIME OUT NEW YORK

"A beautiful road movie about unlikely redemption. An outstanding debut by Paddy Connor."
Bill Stamets - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"Ed Radtke's partly autobiographical drama is deeply felt. Outstanding."
Elizabeth Weitzman - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"Stunning. Overwhelms the American sensibility with the possibility of a search for morality."
Summi Kaipa - SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

"Fine acting, excellent photography and an authentic feel for life on the highway."
Jonathan Foreman - NEW YORK POST

"Mesmerizing. A cinematic experience that borders on the unparalleled. A road movie of striking visual style. One of the most provocative independent films of recent years."
Mack Bates - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

"Insightful. Elegant. A miracle of clarity. THE DREAM CATCHER shines with a purity of vision."
Margaret McGurk - CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

"Extraordinarily naturalistic performances. Graceful. Poetic. Poignant."
Noel Holston - MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"Tough and tender. An iceberg of emotion. The power of this film comes from what is left unsaid."
David Ratzlow - INDIEWIRE

"Fresh and vital. Breathtaking. Heartbreaking. A gift to filmgoers and humanists alike. Haunting and brilliantly conceived."
David Fear - CITYSEARCH SAN FRANCISCO

"Eloquently directed. Unexpectedly affecting. Cuts through Middle America like a needle skipping across a record."
Jim Ridley - MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES

"A superbly existential road trip."
Carl Russo - INDIEWIRE

"A beautiful film. Striking luminous images of America's heartland. Captivating. An outstanding achievement. A gem."
Dave Larsen - DAYTON DAILY NEWS

"Something special. Wonderfully real yet surprising. Devastating. Don't miss it."
Amy Bracken Sparks - CLEVELAND FREE TIMES

"Remarkable. A shooting star. A revelation."
LE MONDE

"A hard hitting story with illuminating insight into characters and landscape. Intense performances by its excellent young leads. Superb. A moving experience."
THE INDEPENDENT

"Outstanding. Unforgettable. Gives the American landscape an exceptional presence."
L'EXPRESS

"Sensitive. Beautiful characters. A timeless road movie. A revelation from a film director."
TRIBUNE DE GENEVE

"Breathtaking. Catch it while you can."
IMPACT WEEKLY

"Stunning. Gorgeous. Touching. The movie was super. Kerouac might be pleased."
THE ANTIOCH RECORD

RECOGNITION FROM FESTIVALS

2007 - Venice Film Festival - SPECIAL JURY PRIZE


2008 - Munich International Film Festival


2008 - Prague International Film Festival


2008 - Sarajevo International Film Festival


2008 - Exground International Film Festival - WINNER


2008 - Istanbul International Film Festival


2008 - Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania


2008 - Sedona International Film Festival - WINNER


2008 - Asian American Int'l Film Festival, NYC


2008 - Nueva Mirada Int'l Film Festival, Buenos Aires


2007 - Göteborg International Film Festival


2001 - BerlinBeta International Film Festival, Berlin - WINNER


2001 - Atlanta Film Festival


2000 - Woodstock International Film Festival - WINNER


2000 - Troia International Film Festival, Portugal - WINNER


2000 - San Francisco Asian American Film Festival


2000 - Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands


2000 - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil


2000 - Minneapolis International Film Festival - WINNER


2000 - Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia


2000 - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Rep


2000 - Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey


2000 - Festival du Film de Paris, France - WINNER


2000 - Cleveland International Film Festival - WINNER


2000 - Cinema Jeune Public de Val de Marne, France - WINNER


2000 - Bergen International Film Festival, Norway


2000 - Austin Film Festival


2000 - Athens International Film Festival


1999 - Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece - WINNER


1999 - Rencontres Festival, Paris, France


1999 - Raindance Film Festival, London


1999 - Los Angeles Film Festival - WINNER


1999 - Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland - WINNER


1999 - Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany


1999 - Deauville Festival of American Film, France


1999 - Chicago International Film Festival

TRANSPARENT FILMS

Transparent Films has been producing award-winning independent films and media for over 20 years. Projects include the development and production of  feature films, public television, music videos, commercials and documentaries.

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