Be A Winner!

World Wide will be announcing the first winners of the "DVD Giveaway Sweepstakes" for Applause soon. On Saturday, April 30, an initial drawing will be held from names of participants. Did you forget to enter? Visit and post your interpretation of the ending of the film. For a complete list of rules, visit Sweepstakes ends Friday, September 30.
If you loved Applause, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to own an autographed DVD.  As part of its latest promotion for the picture, World Wide is having a drawing each month through the end of the summer! For your chance to win, sign up in participating theaters where the movie is shown. Or, or find Applause on Facebook and post your interpretation of the ending of the film to be entered. Complete sweepstakes rules are available at Sweepstakes ends Friday, September 30. Good luck!
Due to popular demand, management of World Wide Motion Pictures has decided to add another theater location in Delray Beach for the opening weekend of Applause.  The additional cinema will the the Regal Delray Beach 18, the highest-grossing theater in all of South Florida.  Showtimes will be posted online soon, so be sure to keep an eye out.
World Wide has reached an agreement for ancillary sales with Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. for Applause. Swank will be bringing the award-winning Danish picture to ships at sea, military bases, museums, hospitals, libraries, hotels, and universities throughout the world in the fall.
World Wide is pleased to announce that Applause will be showcased again at the Cleveland Institute Of Art Cinematheque [] for an encore performance of the film in Ohio. The film society will be hosting two screenings of the picture in mid-June. Check back at soon for confirmed dates and location.
Applause is headed to the Midwest again this month!  After it’s successful screenings at the prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Applause will be showcased at the world-famous Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival on April 21 and 24 (visit for screen times at the St. Anthony Main Theatre).  Then the film will return to that same location in general release on Friday May 13.  Find the theatre at 115 SE Main St., Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Ask The Director!

Martin Pieter Zandvliet made quite an impression with Applause, his first feature film. Now, fans and aspiring filmmakers alike have the chance to learn more about his directorial choices, working with Paprika Steen, being influenced by John Cassavetes, and more. Zandvliet will be providing a series of videotaped answers to select questions posted at Curious what he has to say? Check out his first entry at

Applause On The Road

Applause was showcased to rave reviews last month at the Chicago European Union Film Festival. World Wide offers sincere thanks to the Gene Siskel Film Center (at the Art Institute of Chicago) for bringing the award-winning picture to indy film fans in the Windy City.  Next Friday,  April 8, Applause will be presented by River City Cinema at the Union Street Brick Church in Bangor, ME. For more information, visit  Then on Wednesday, April 13, the picture will be shown at the Downtown Boca Film Festival as a preview to the general release in South Florida at the Movies Of Delray theater on Friday, April 22. Anxious for this critically acclaimed film to make it to your city? Drop us a line at!/pages/Applause/126007614098443 and let us know!

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“One of the best screen performances of the year.”

- Karen Durbin, The New York Times

"Deeply affecting ... unflinchingly real."

- Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary performance by Paprika Steen.”

- Roger Ebert,The Chicago Sun-Times

"[Steen] brings a thrilling emotional nakedness and...unsentimental honesty to the part."

- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“A fearless, tour-de-force performance by star Paprika Steen...extracts the essence of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence.”

- Alissa Simon, Variety

"Taut and daring"

- Andrew O'Hehir,, 'Pick of the Week'

One of reviewer Neil Curry's four films to watch


“Quite notable, particularly for its intense, stripped-down lead performance by Paprika Steen.

- Peter Knegt,

“A terrific performance by Danish film star Paprika Steen.”

- Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

“Though utterly convincing as a renowned theater actress, it's clear from her work in Applause that Paprika Steen has a face for the camera [and] considerable on-screen magnetism...[A] journey [of] melancholy self-realization.”

- Matthew Connolly, Slant magazine

"Paprika Steen is absolutely harrowing and brilliant."

 - Chris Kriofske, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film