Hey, I no longer get to complain about how busy August was. Here’s what’s been happening amid other happenings.

— “Amour” will officially enter the Oscar race as the selection from Austria, writes Guy Lodge at Hitfix.com, while “Barbara” is Germany’s official Oscar foreign language entry. In addition, Venezuela will offer “Rock Paper Scissors,” Serbia “When Day Breaks.”

–Bruce Cohen, Nina Jacobson and Bryan Singer will co-chair the
eighth annual Legacy Awards, honoring LGBT film Oct. 13 at the Orpheum
Theatre. The event features the following milestone screening  …

Different… The centerpiece screening at the
2012 awards will feature a special Sneak Preview screening of the Legacy
Project’s most challenging restoration to date. The silent film
“Different From the Others “(Anders Als Die Andern), made in 1919, is
arguably the earliest surviving cinematic work made explicitly about LGBT
people. Directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by famed psychologist Magnus
Hirschfeld, it is believed to be the only film from a group of gay-friendly
movies made during Germany’s Weimar era that escaped systematic destruction by
the Nazis.