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BORDER CROSSINGS, by JAMES ULMER, JURY DUTY ON THE TURKISH RIVIERABORDER CROSSINGS, by JAMES ULMER, JURY DUTY ON THE TURKISH RIVIERA
ANTALYA, Turkey -- You wouldn’t think a film festival situated only 500 miles from war-torn Syria – and that opens only six weeks after a major terrorist attack in its country – would have the gumption to invite a bunch of Hollywood stars to help celebrate itself. At least, not if it expected to get any takers. But that’s exactly what Turkey’s largest and oldest film forum, the Antalya International Film Festival, managed to pull off during a star-studded and... Full story

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AVE MARIA, Winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award, offered by Cinema Without Borders nominates for an OSCAR!AVE MARIA, Winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award, offered by Cinema Without Borders nominates for an OSCAR!
AVE MARIA(Palestine), directed by Basil Khalil, the winner of HP’s 2015 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders at Palm Springs ShortFest International Short Film Festival and Market has been nominated to receive an OSCAR in Live Action... Full story
The  19th Annual Arab Film FestivalThe 19th Annual Arab Film Festival
The 19th Annual Arab Film Festival (AFF) plays the San Francisco Bay Area from October 16-25, then moves on to Los Angeles on November 13–15. Villa Touma will open the LA edition of the Festival at the Harmony Gold, Friday,... Full story
2015 World Animation Celebration2015 World Animation Celebration
International Short Film Festival! Animation Libation Studios & Animation Magazine present The World Animation Celebration international short film animation festival hosted by Sony Pictures Animation. The event will take place for two days on October 24 and 25 at Sony... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

Remembering Vilmos Zsigmond, 1930-2016, by James UlmerRemembering Vilmos Zsigmond, 1930-2016, by James Ulmer
Back in 2007, I attended the first Madrid International Film Festival as part of a... Full story
An interview with Niall McKay, Executive Director and Curator of Irish Screen AmericaAn interview with Niall McKay, Executive Director and Curator of Irish Screen America
McKay is a New York-based Emmy award-winning independent producer and director who hails from Kilmacanogue,... Full story
"Theeb", Jordan's entry for Foreign Language Film"Theeb", Jordan's entry for Foreign Language Film
"Theeb", Jordan's entry for this year's Foreign Language Film, is set in the desert of... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

THE GIRL KINGTHE GIRL KING
In 1632, at the age of 6, Kristina Vasa became the first native, female sovereign of Sweden when her father died on the battlefield. Raised... Full story
TOWER TO THE PEOPLETOWER TO THE PEOPLE
A century ago, Nikola Tesla dreamed of sending free wireless energy from a mysterious tower and lab called Wardenclyffe. Deteriorating for decades, the remains of... Full story

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PRO THEATRE: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTEDPRO THEATRE: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED
Unlike countless Improv shows that ask for audience suggestions, take too many and seem to avoid the challenging suggestions, the group asked for two suggestions... Full story

Pallett a well known Iranian band for their modern approach to Iranian traditional music and blending it with western music starts its US tour this... Full story
Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish HotelKurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel
Paul Sand's production of Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel is a thrilling song cycle, an intense evening in the theatre, achieved through simple means.... Full story

Cinema-Tech

John C. Martin talks about iClone Character CreatorJohn C. Martin talks about iClone Character Creator
Reallusion has been making a lot of noise lately. The maker of 2D and 3D animation software used by "Jimmy... Full story
Ken Muche talks about VVerizon Wireless & support of tabletsKen Muche talks about VVerizon Wireless & support of tablets
Verizon Wireless is supporting most of the major tablets in the market and these are devices in interest of filmmakers... Full story
Farzad Samsami winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award talks about his experience with HP ZBookFarzad Samsami winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award talks about his experience with HP ZBook
On June 22, 2014 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Market named FOAD (Norway), directed by Farzad Samsami as... Full story
HP announces new powerful Z Workstations & DisplaysHP announces new powerful Z Workstations & Displays
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 — HP today introduced its most powerful Z Workstations combining increased system expandability, higher-speed... Full story
"I edited all day and released the film on YouTube and composed the music", Devin "Super Tramp" Graham, an artist with 1.78 million followers"I edited all day and released the film on YouTube and composed the music", Devin "Super Tramp" Graham, an artist with 1.78 million followers
Devin "Super Tramp" Graham is a YouTube celebrity who first started creating video content for a friend in college. Since... Full story

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