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"The most dangerous part of work was shooting at the heaven ladders", Xu Hongjie director of ON THE RIM OF THE SKY"The most dangerous part of work was shooting at the heaven ladders", Xu Hongjie director of ON THE RIM OF THE SKY
ON THE RIM OF THE SKY directed by Xu Hongjie is the story of a substitute Teacher in the Gulu Primary School, on the cliff in Sichuan, China, for over 26 years SHEN QIJUN has always wanted to become a real teacher till one day a young man, BAO TANGTAO, who calls himself “Don Quixote” arrived at the village…Bijan Tehrani:  How did you come up with the idea of making ON THE RIM OF THE SKY? Please tell us about... Full story

News And Issues

Echo Park Film Center September  calendarEcho Park Film Center September calendar
The following is September calendar of screenings at Echo Park Film Center (workshops still to be announced!). Shows begin promptly @ 8 PM and are $5 suggested donation (unless otherwise noted). EPFC’s microcinema is supported in part by grants from... Full story
Sundance Institute to Host First ShortsLab for Documentaries in LASundance Institute to Host First ShortsLab for Documentaries in LA
Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute invites Los Angeles-area filmmakers to its first day-long ShortsLab focusing on short-form documentary, taking place September 13 at the Cinefamily.ShortsLab L.A. offers filmmakers the opportunity to participate in an intensive one-day seminar of screenings... Full story
Picture Tree International acquires Paulo Coelho's “THE PILGRIM”Picture Tree International acquires Paulo Coelho's “THE PILGRIM”
Berlin/Sao Paulo, 1 August 2014 – Berlin based international sales and production outfit, Picture Tree International (PTI), has secured the global distribution rights for the Paulo Coelho biopic “The Pilgrim – the Best Story of Paulo Coelho” from Brazilian production... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

Martin Scorsese supports production of film stockMartin Scorsese supports production of film stock
New York - Martin Scorsese, Chair of The Film Foundation, issued the following statement in... Full story
1001 GRAM by Hamer at Toronto Film Festival1001 GRAM by Hamer at Toronto Film Festival
Norwegian director Bent Hamer’s new feature joins Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie for world premieres at... Full story
Hollywood Exiles In EuropeHollywood Exiles In Europe
The UCLA Film And Television's ambitious series “Hollywood Exiles in Europe” features six films by... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

Ashim Ahluwalia's MISS LOVELYAshim Ahluwalia's MISS LOVELY
Miss Lovely, directed by Ashim Ahluwalia is a 2012 Indian drama film directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and set in the criminal depths of Mumbai's C-grade... Full story
"I began with the idea of a musician who is looking for a place to sleep on the road " Darioush Shirvani, director of Shadow People"I began with the idea of a musician who is looking for a place to sleep on the road " Darioush Shirvani, director of Shadow People
Shadow People is based on a group of homeless people and prostitutes with all their problems as well as their little joys in life. Paul’s... Full story

Front Window

Festivals

First Indonesian film festival in Los AngelesFirst Indonesian film festival in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 31, 2014 – The first Indonesian film festival in Los Angeles is set to be held on September 3rd & 4th at The Regent Theater in Westwood Village. This 2-Day Festival will screen a number of critically praised feature films and a compilation of short... Full story

Film Reviews

THE CONGRESS, a film by Ari FolmanTHE CONGRESS, a film by Ari Folman
There are enough ideas in Ari Folman’s brilliant "The Congress" to fuel two films.The film is based in part on Polish Sci-Fi author... Full story

Notebook

‘Joan Quinn Captured’, an astonishing cabinet of wonders‘Joan Quinn Captured’, an astonishing cabinet of wonders
The show, curated by Laura Whitcomb, J. Cheryl Bookout and Amanda Quinn Olivar presents a dialogue between the renowned collection of portraits of Joan Quinn,... Full story
THE SUIT: PETER BROOK and Theatre des Bouffes Du NordTHE SUIT: PETER BROOK and Theatre des Bouffes Du Nord
Peter Brook's "The Suit", based on Cam Thenbe's short story, is a graceful, distilled piece of pure theatre. Told with the light touch of a... Full story
Colors Remembered, a new Exhibition at  Tara GalleryColors Remembered, a new Exhibition at Tara Gallery
On May 17th a new exhibition opens at Tara Gallery, to learn more about this event we talked to Homa Taraji, Director of Tara Gallery. Cinema... Full story

Cinema-Tech

Verizon Mifi in our studioVerizon Mifi in our studio
The rules of the game have changed, and now a low budget film isn’t one with a budget under $100,000,... Full story
New DreamColor Displays are great for video editingNew DreamColor Displays are great for video editing
New HP’s Z Displays are promising higher quality and better performance for the filmmakers and editors. To learn more about... Full story
Actiontec products for film fansActiontec products for film fans
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband solutions that connect people to the Internet, and a few of them such as ScreenBeam Pro,... Full story
ACER wins CWB's Seal Of Excellence for most innovative consumer system designsACER wins CWB's Seal Of Excellence for most innovative consumer system designs
Burbank, CA, January 23, 2014—Cinema Without Borders, an independent publication dedicated to Independent and International Cinema, has declared ACER as... Full story
Toon Boom Harmony 10.3 Software ReviewToon Boom Harmony 10.3 Software Review
Coming from a primarily CGI background my drawing skill sets developed after my skills in modeling, lighting, texturing and rigging.... Full story

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