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Naser Malek Motii, the superstar of Iranian cinema for almost three decades, passed away after a long illness in the hospital in Tehran, Iran, on May 25, 2018. He was 88 years old. He had a low voice and was reserved with his words. He was courteous and bashful, and you could read the kindness, humility and humanity in his face. He was a decent, humble, selfless man. A gentleman, without any hypocrisy, and with a manner of true sportsmanship. He was a man who always helped others, in and out of the film industry, and did his best to…

“No Date, No Signature”, directed by Vahid Jalilvand is Iranian entry for Best Foreign language Film Award. “No Date, No Signature” has been quite successful in film festival circuits by winning numerous awards. Driving home at night forensic doctor Kaveh Nariman accidentally knocks a family off their motorcycle. The father, Musa, insists on taking his eight-year-old son who has a slight pain in the back of his neck to a clinic himself but does not follow up. Two days later, the child is dead. Autopsy results show he died of botulism from tainted chicken that his father had bought on the cheap…

Cinema Without Borders announced Me and My Dad, directed by Alek Pietrzak as the winner of GoE Bridging The Borders Award for the Best Polish Short Film at the Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles. The opening Gala and award ceremony of the 19th Polish Film Festival, LA was held on October 17th at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood. The video below is a brief look at the award ceremony and announcement of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award winners: https://vimeo.com/296297741 Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders and Susan Morgan Cooper, filmmaker, Activist, announced the GoE Bridging The Borders Award…

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers, announced the winning films of the festival in an award ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. Lucas International Film Festival For Young Film Lovers started on September 20th and concluded on September 27th. A total of 9500 people attended this festival in its eight days duration and 21 feature films and several short films had participated at the festival competitions. Lucas International Film Festival For Young Film Lovers has nine awards that six of them is offered by Lucas . This year for the first time Cinema Without Borders award it’s GoE Bridging The…

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers, has announced nominees for the Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics. The five feature films nominated for GoE Bridging The Borders Award are: Glasses (Einak) from Iran, Girl In Flight (La Fuga) from Chile/Italy, Amateurs from Sweden, Saturday Church from US  and Rafiki from Zambia. A jury of seven formed by CWB will decide the winning film and Yeganeh Taheri, Cinema Without Borders Editor in Germany will present GoE Bridging The Borders Award to the winner at the festival’s award ceremony on September 27. https://vimeo.com/290400092 Nominees: Glasses IR 2017. D: Reza Aghaei. 74 min. Fiction film. Farsi OV with Eng.…

Cinema Without Borders is proud to announce its partnership with Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers of Germany and offer GoE Bridging The Borders Award at this amazing film festival. CWB is also a Media Partner of Lucas LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers, is Germany’s oldest festival for young audiences. To learn more about this festival Yeganeh Taheri, CWB’s German Office Editor sat down with Marie Wolters, Head of Film Literacy and school cooperation at Lucas for a video interview. https://vimeo.com/288668511 LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers celebrates its 41st edition this year from September 20th…

Sweden has selected Ali Abbasi’s Cannes winner “Border” as its entry for best foreign-language film at this year’s 91st Academy Awards. The Swedish Film Institute announced the choice Tuesday. Abbasi said he was “overwhelmed” that his film had been selected. “I thought it was impossible to even get to Cannes, but as the film has grown and now is being screened at festivals all over the world, the Oscars [don’t] seem so far away all of a sudden,” said Abbasi, who was born in Iran and educated in Denmark. The film was chosen by the seven members of the Swedish Oscar Committee, which was…

I had the privilege and honor of meeting Anthony Quinn, a legend and multidimensional artist, in the early ‘90s. I ended up working with him, learning from him and producing one film with him in the middle of that same decade. During the production of Seven Servants, this classic actor and I found much to bond over and the two of us became very close. I became a trustee of sorts for him and he offered me the opportunity to produce his next film. The regular meetings and meals I subsequently had with him, sometimes with his beloved family, resulted…

The Promise, a powerful and beautiful film by Terry George is now available to watch on DirectTV NOW (Showtime on demand). This is a MUST SEE! At Cinema Without Borders we had the opportunity of talking to the Academy Award winner director of The Promise, Terry George about the process of making it. The Promise happens in 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos. https://youtu.be/vHaxt_FpPvY Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a…

MON AMOR, MON AMI(France/Italy ), directed by Adriano Valerio, as the winner of GoE’s 2018 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders at the Palm Springs International ShortFest. This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Grand Ballroom  of Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs. The Editor-in-Chief of CWB, Bijan Tehrani, filmmaker, jury member Susan Morgan Cooper and  Adam Shepherd from GoEnergistics (Award and prize sponsor) presented the award for this year’s GoE Bridging the Borders awardwinner. The winner  received  a cash award of $2500 from our generous sponsors. The 16 nominees for the 2018 GoE Bridging The Borders Award…

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