Special Event

All Things Oscars®: In Conversation with Daniel Battsek

Monday, March 4
7:30pm

Location: Cinema505

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Join Daniel Battsek, Montclair Film Board Member and Executive Producer of two of this year’s Oscar-nominated films, POOR THINGS and THE ZONE OF INTEREST, in conversation with Montclair Film’s Co-Head/Artistic Director, Tom Hall as they breakdown this year’s Academy Award® nominations, controversies and snubs. Hear an insider’s point of view on what makes the Oscars so captivating and what films have shaped the discussions this year.

Put your knowledge to the test and enter the Montclair Film 2024 Oscar® Pool — win Montclair Film prizes and bragging rights. Submit your vote by March 10th, 2024 at 5:30pm to let us know who you think will take home the gold!


Daniel Battsek joined Film4 in 2016, bringing 30 years’ production, development and distribution experience at the cutting edge of the independent sector from three continents to the organization.

Since joining Film4, Battsek has greenlit projects including: Oscar-nominated films THE ZONE OF INTEREST (d. Jonathan Glazer) and POOR THINGS (d. Yorgos Lanthimos); BAFTA-nominated ALL OF US STRANGERS (d. Andrew Haigh); Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (d. Martin McDonagh); Oscar and BAFTA-nominated LIVING (d. Oliver Hermanus); the quirky and charming Sundance hit BRIAN & CHARLES (d.Jim Archer); Oscar-winning THE FATHER (d. Florian Zeller); SAINT MAUD (d. Rose Glass); LIMBO (d. Ben Sharrock); Cannes Palmes D’Or-winning TITANE (d. Julia Ducournau); LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (d. Edgar Wright); Jonathan Butterell’s adaptation of smash hit stage musical EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE; BOXING DAY (d. Aml Ameen); BAFTA and BIFAaward-winning ROCKS (d. Sarah Gavron); Oscar-winning THE FAVOURITE (d. Yorgos Lanthimos); COLD WAR (d. Pawel Pawlikowski); THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (d. Armando Iannucci); YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (d. Lynne Ramsay).

Battsek’s previous roles at Cohen Media Group, National Geographic Films, Miramax and Buena Vista International saw him involved with such projects as
back-to-back Oscar-nominees TIMBUKTU and MUSTANG, commercial hits such as CALENDAR GIRLS and KINKY BOOTS, Oscar-nominees THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY and HAPPY-GO-LUCKY and Oscar-winners THE QUEEN, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and THERE WILL BE BLOOD.