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"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 group is formed by people from different nationalities, such as refugee Jacov, a Russian Jew and his friend Ahmed, a Persian actor who was humiliated and prosecuted in his country. Darioush Shirvani director of Shadow People Was born 1963 in Shiraz/Iran and already visited at the age of 14 the music-university of his hometown. At the... Full story

News And Issues

EXILE NOIR at UCLAEXILE NOIR at UCLA
According to most film historians, film noir developed during World War II, when Hollywood, in contrast to the rigid moral values of its pre-1940 films, began producing stories with morally ambiguous characters; murky, unstable plots; and indistinct markers between good... Full story
Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead and PanelMike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead and Panel
On the occasion of MOCA’s ongoing historic exhibition Mike Kelley (which continues at the Geffin and MOCA Grand through July 28), Los Angeles Filmforum is delighted to co-present a screening and panel discussion of Mobile Homestead, a video series documenting... Full story
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian DocumentaryCruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
The UCLA Film And Television Archive is presenting a landmark survey of the best of Brazilian documentaries. Besides offering powerful films by Leon Hirszman, João Moreira Salles and Walter Salles, the series will present four films from Brazilian master Eduardo... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

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
The 11th Annual Games for Change FestivalThe 11th Annual Games for Change Festival
Working  primarily in documentary film production, I decided it is time to explore New Media,... Full story
Shani talks about "WE HEAR YOUR VOICE" projectShani talks about "WE HEAR YOUR VOICE" project
Shani Rigsbee (Shani) is a woman with convictions. Beautiful, feisty, a force of nature, and... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

"It's easy to show nastiness. It's difficult is to sit in that nastiness, and find some sort of light" Richie Mehta director of SIDDHARTH"It's easy to show nastiness. It's difficult is to sit in that nastiness, and find some sort of light" Richie Mehta director of SIDDHARTH
Siddharth is the spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one fatherʼs journey across India in search of his son. Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out... Full story
A conversation with Amat Escalante, director of HELIA conversation with Amat Escalante, director of HELI
HELI, a film directed by Amat Escalante is an amazing and interesting film that has won the Best Director award at Cannes Film Festival 2013. Heli... Full story

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Festivals

An interview with Kathleen McInnis, about 2014 Palm Springs ShortFestAn interview with Kathleen McInnis, about 2014 Palm Springs ShortFest
The amazing Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and market opens on June 18th and like every year we have a chance to see the work of emerging filmmakers and talented filmmaking students. To learn more about 2014 festival we interviewed Kathleen McInnis, new director of Palm Springs International Short... Full story

Film Reviews

A Coffee in BerlinA Coffee in Berlin
Jan Ole Gerster's debut feature, "A Coffee in Berlin" (originally titled "Oh Boy") is another unbe-coming of age flic.   Gerster’s thesis project for... Full story

Notebook

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
George Hayward talks about his book, SOUL AFFLICTEDGeorge Hayward talks about his book, SOUL AFFLICTED
George Hayward is the author of the fiction novel SOUL AFFLICTED, a godless man’s search for hope and faith. A native of Lynn, Mass., Hayward’s... 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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