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Palms Springs’ ShortFest Wins Cinema Without Borders’ Seal of ExcellencePalms Springs’ ShortFest Wins Cinema Without Borders’ Seal of Excellence
Burbank, California, April 15, 2016: Today, Cinema Without Boarders announces the winner of our “Seal of Excellence.” The award is to recognize organizations that have taken extraordinary steps in creating an exceptional work of art or event in relation to independent and international cinema.The Winner of the 2016 Cinema Without Boarders “Seal of Excellence” is… ShortFest!Entering its 22nd year, ShortFest (Palm Springs International Short Film Festival & Film Market) has long secured its place on the world stage as the... Full story

News And Issues

The Egyptian Film ‘Clash’ Only One Of Its Kind At CannesThe Egyptian Film ‘Clash’ Only One Of Its Kind At Cannes
This Thursday morning, Mohamed Diab's latest film ‘Clash’ (or ‘Eshtebak’) was selected for screening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It will compete in Cannes’s ‘Un Certian Regard’ section. ‘Clash’ will be the sole representative film from Egypt to be... Full story
Iranian Short Film ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ Awarded Best CinematographyIranian Short Film ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ Awarded Best Cinematography
After taking home a number of prizes from previous festivals, ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ (2014) has grabbed itself another. Atlas International Film Gmbh has awarded the Iranian short film with Best Cinematography. The film’s star, Mehdi Fard Ghaderi,... Full story
Winners of the 2016 Saudi Film FestivalWinners of the 2016 Saudi Film Festival
The 2016 Saudi Film Festival concluded Monday night in the Gulf coast city of Dammam, after four days of screenings and filmmaking workshops aimed at establishing a well-founded Saudi film industry.More than 50 Saudi screenplays, still awaiting production, and 70... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

South Korea Excited for Film ‘The Handmaiden’ to Compete for Palme d’OrSouth Korea Excited for Film ‘The Handmaiden’ to Compete for Palme d’Or
South Koreans rejoiced following the announcement Thursday that The Handmaiden, a new lesbian thriller by... Full story
Bona Film Completes Privatization Process, Alibaba Pictures Takes 8.94% StakeBona Film Completes Privatization Process, Alibaba Pictures Takes 8.94% Stake
Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures has taken an 8.94% stake, or approximately 8.29% on a fully-diluted... Full story
Special Screenings to Honor Leslie Cheung Announced by Shanghai International Film FestivalSpecial Screenings to Honor Leslie Cheung Announced by Shanghai International Film Festival
On the 13th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s passing, the Shanghai International Film Festival unveils a... 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

"HP has been working with the Palm Springs film festivals and Cinema Without Borders for years now", Rick Champagne"HP has been working with the Palm Springs film festivals and Cinema Without Borders for years now", Rick Champagne
HP Bridging The Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by HP Workstation Department is now a well-known... Full story
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

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