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Cinema Without Borders has announced its jury members to decide the winner of 2020 GoE Bridging The Borders Award at  the Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers, Germany. Also LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers programmers, have announced nominees for the Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics. A jury of seven formed by CWB will decide the winning films and at the closing night of the festival, Yeganeh Taheri, CWB Editor in Germany will announce Jury Honorary Mention Film. Then Adam B. Shepherd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Go Energistics, sponsor…

There’s a now-famous scene in the film Dead Poets Society when Robin Williams, playing the inspirational instructor of an all-boys school, hops onto his classroom desk and commands his young flock to widen their life outlook and seek out “the extraordinary.” “Why do I stand up here?” Williams asks the boys. “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way… Lean in boys, can you hear that voice whispering to you? Carpe diem! Seize the day.” I thought of Williams’ hop — really a leap of faith — as I…

I met Ali Murat Erkorkmaz twenty years ago in an international animation conference in London. He was full of energy and new ideas and beyond that he was an inventor, and a genius in artificial intelligence. Hollywood was too  too conservative to understand the future that Ali Murat was offering them. Using Ali Murat’s ideas Amazon and Apple could have presented Alexa and Siri much earlier. After twenty years I contacted Ali Murat in Izmir, Turkey, where he resides, and interviewed him for a short film about his work and life: https://vimeo.com/431255391 Ali Murat Erkorkmaz graduated from Istanbul Technical University…

Palm Springs International SHORTFEST has announced The Present,  from Palestine, directed by Farah Nabulsi, as the winner of GoE’s 2020 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by Go Energistics .  The winner  received  a cash award of $2500 courtesy of Go Energistics.  Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020 was held online do to the Corona virus pandemic. The 15 nominees for the 2019 GoE Bridging The Borders Award were: Call Center Blues (USA/Mexico) Director: Geeta Gandbhir, Container (Greece/USA) Director: Daphne Maziariaki, Dear Joel (Greece/France) Director: Thanasis Trouboukis, Deserter (Czech Republic/Ukraine) Director: Sasha Stelchenko, Fabiu (Austria) Director: Stefan…

When I interviewed Nancy Kelly last week, it was like talking to a friend that I knew for centuries. She is full of his hearth talking to you and supper modest and generous in sharing her interesting and exciting stories about making of Thousand pieces of gold. I have watched Thousand pieces of gold a few times since last week (I can not believe that I missed it thirty years ago when it was released for the first time!) and it’s one of those movies that is like a breathtaking scenery, regardless of how many times you have seen it, it…

While in necessary isolation, the author recalls his association with a small, interconnected group of luminaries: a cineaste, a jazz musician, a poetess and a cinematic legend Like so many others around the country and around the world, I have been spending most of my time inside in recent days, as part of our collective effort to slow and eventually halt the further spread of the terrible virus that has currently seized all of our attention. In an attempt to prevent myself from obsessing over the latest news, I threw myself into my work, attending to all that needed attending…

The 70th Berlin Film Festival, and the first under new leadership team Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, draws to a close this evening with the main prizes to be awarded at the Berlinale Palast. The festival kicked off on February 20 against a gloomy backdrop that included a terror attack in the German town of Hanau, fears about the coronavirus, the festival’s Alfred Bauer situation and local infrastructural challenges. https://youtu.be/HgyisKVoFzY Then, ahead of the awards ceremony tonight, climate activists said they would occupy the red carpet. The fest noted it had reached an agreement on a peaceful and “good solution,”…

Burbank, CA – January 11th, 2020 – Today Advocate (Israel/Canada/Switzerland) Directed by: Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche, was announced as the winner of  GoE Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs. The Editor-in-Chief of CWB, Bijan Tehrani, filmmaker, jury member Susan Morgan Cooper, activist and  jury member Keely Badger and Adam Shepherd from Go Energistics (Award and prize sponsor via a video message) presented the award for this year’s GoE Bridging the Borders award winner. The winner received…

Cinema Without Borders have been offering Bridging the Borders Award for the last fourteen years. Bridging the Borders Award goes to the films that are most successful in bridging and connecting the people of our world closer together. Several internationally well-known filmmakers such as legendary Andrzej Wajda, Ari Folman, Terry George and Emanuele Crialese have received Bridging the Borders Award in the past years. In February 2018 Go Energistics started to support Bridging The Borders Award that is now called GoE Bridging The Borders Award. Dedication and interest of GoE and its CEO, Adam B. Shepherd to the art and…

Burbank, CA – January 4, 2020: Today, Cinema Without Borders and Palm Springs International Film Festival  announced jury members and the seven nominees for GoE Bridging The Borders Award at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival selected by Palm Springs International Film Festival Programmers. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. Cinema Without Borders’ jury members to decide the 2019 winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award are: Keely Badgers Keely Badger is Executive Director of Neda…

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