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Radu Gabrea’s Upstart Festival Sets its Sites on The Great War, story by James UlmerRadu Gabrea’s Upstart Festival Sets its Sites on The Great War, story by James Ulmer
Celebrating the fifth year of his ambitious Medias Central European Film Festival (MECEFF), Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea has announced this year’s edition will be examining “one of the most profound influences on the culture of the 20th century” -- World War I and its cinematic legacy.Set to unspool from August 30-September 6 in the Transylvanian town of Medias,MECEFF curates its non-competition films around a central theme that changes each year, an approach that sets it apart from similar competitive European... Full story

News And Issues

Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi’ Acquired By Kino Lorber for US releaseJafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi’ Acquired By Kino Lorber for US release
Jafar Panahi’s Taxi won Berlin’s prestigious Golden Bear earlier this year and the FIPRESCI International Critic’s Prize last week, and now Kino Lorber announced today it has acquired all North American rights to the film. It will be released theatrically... Full story
IDA directed by Paweł Pawlikowski  from Poland won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.IDA directed by Paweł Pawlikowski from Poland won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Hollywood - Feb 22 - Tonight IDA directed by Paweł Pawlikowski  from Poland won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.  "Ida" (Poland), directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. As she prepares to take her vows, a young novitiate (Agata Trzebuchowska) who has grown up... Full story
An interview with Damián Szifrón, director of WILD TALES, nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film OscarAn interview with Damián Szifrón, director of WILD TALES, nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
Wild Tales (Spanish: Relatos salvajes) is a 2014 Argentine black comedy-drama film written and directed by Damián Szifrón and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Darío Grandinetti.... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

THE CURE FOR CATASTROPHE:  WOLF GREMM MAKES A CANCER MEMOIRTHE CURE FOR CATASTROPHE: WOLF GREMM MAKES A CANCER MEMOIR
Memoir films – what some have called diaristic or first-person documentaries – have a long... Full story
Danny Holland talks Brain Farm, HP Workstations and  HP Bridging The Borders AwardDanny Holland talks Brain Farm, HP Workstations and HP Bridging The Borders Award
Every January Cinema Without Borders offers its HP Bridging The Borders Award at International Palm... Full story
Tomislav Mrsic's COWBOYS, Croatia OSCAR EntryTomislav Mrsic's COWBOYS, Croatia OSCAR Entry
COWBOYS is a gloriously dark comedy about a group of outcasts who come together to... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

Zaza Urushadze talks about Oscar nominated TANGERINESZaza Urushadze talks about Oscar nominated TANGERINES
Tangerines directed by Zaza Urushadze is one of the five nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film Award.  Tangerines is a keenly-observed drama of compassion... Full story
Jody Lee Lipes: "BALLET 422 is about documenting a creative endeavor"Jody Lee Lipes: "BALLET 422 is about documenting a creative endeavor"
From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a... Full story

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Festivals

Four Oscar Nominations For Polish CinemaFour Oscar Nominations For Polish Cinema
2015 Oscar’s Award Ceremony is on Sunday February 22nd. Among Oscar nominees there are three films from Poland nominated for four Oscars. To learn more about this great success of the Polish cinema we interviewed Vladek Juszkiewicz director and founder of the Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles.  Bijan Tehrani:  How significant... Full story

Film Reviews

Hector and the Search for HappinessHector and the Search for Happiness
Peter Chelsom's dramedy "Hector and the Search for Happiness" joins the short list of life- changes films: 'Eat, Pray, Love", "The Bucket List",... Full story

Notebook

ASGHAR FARHADI, a book by Tina Hassannia about the Iranian Oscar winning filmmakerASGHAR FARHADI, a book by Tina Hassannia about the Iranian Oscar winning filmmaker
“Asghar Farhadi” is the title of a new book about the Iranian Oscar winning filmmaker by Tina Hassannia.Tina Hassannia is a film critic and writer.... Full story
2nd Annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo is Los Angeles’s Literary Feast!2nd Annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo is Los Angeles’s Literary Feast!
Literature hits the streets of L.A.’s North Hollywood Arts District at the 2nd annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo. On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7pm... Full story
‘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

Cinema-Tech

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

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