March 26, 2011

On the Ice wins in Berlin

'On the Ice' honored at the Berlin International Film Festival

By Mike DunhamSpeaking of Eskimo stars--Andrew Okpeaha MacLean's Barrow drama "On the Ice," which features an Inupiat cast, continues to rake in worldwide attention and major awards.

It received the Crystal Bear award for best debut film at last month's Berlinale--the Berlin International Film Festival. The Berlinale is considered that city's largest cultural event and a major forum for the international film industry. Some 19,000 cinema professionals (and 4,000 journalists) were accredited to the festival.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Mixed Reviews for On the Ice and Preview of On the Ice.

Below:  "On the Ice team Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (writer/director), Josiah Patkotak (actor), Frank Qutuq Irelan (actor) and Cara Marcous (producer) are shown shortly after getting the Crystal Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival." (Martin Sensmeier)

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