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Cinema Without Borders has announced its jury members to decide on the winner of 2021 MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award at the LUCAS International Festival for Young Film Lover in Germany. LUCAS programmers have also announced the nominees for the Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by MOZAIK Philanthropy. A jury of six, formed by CWB will decide on the winning films at the closing night of the festival. Keely Badger, Executive Director of MOZAIK, the sponsor of the Bridging The Borders Award, will announce the winning film in a video message that will be played at the…

Taliban are back to power! Those enemies of humanity, civilization and culture. Dark days are expecting the Afghan people and women and artists are the most venerable when it comes to the Taliban brutality. And US did it again! Entered a country to bring democracy to its people,  killed millions of them and left in hurry to save the valuable American lives and handed over the country to the dictators and terrorists. To know how Afghan filmmakers feel about the Afghanistan crises, we had an interview with three of them that are living outside Afghanistan: Navid Mahmoudi, an Iranian/Afghan Filmmaker…

Palm Springs SHORTFEST has announced A Broken House,  directed by Jimmy Goldblum, as the winner of MOZAIK 2021 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by MOZAIK. A Broken House also won ShortFest Audience Award. This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Keely Badger a jury member and Executive Director of MOZAIK, sponsor of the Bridging The Borders Award,  presented the award for this year’s MOZAIK Bridging the Borders  honorable mention and award winner. The winner  received  a cash award of $2500 courtesy of MOZAIK.  https://vimeo.com/569121394 The nominees for the…

Cinema Without Borders has announced its jury members to decide the winner of the Mozaik Bridging The Borders Award at  the 2021 Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival, UK. This is the first time that Cinema Without Borders and Mozaik offer Bridging the Borders Award at Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival. Also Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival programmers, have announced nominees for the Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by MOZAIK A jury of five formed by CWB will decide the winning films and at the closing night of the festival, Keely Badger, one of the…

Alain Resnais, a founding figure of the French new wave, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Paris. He was 91 years old. Resnais’s complex style consisted of innovative camera movement, long tracking shots, and the use of flashback as a way of exploring memory, particularly in such masterpieces of fractured time as Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) and Last Year at Marienbad (1961). His dominant themes of memory and forgetfulness were illuminated in his fabulous short films Guernica (1950), Night and Fog (1955), and the unforgettable lyrical documentary Toute la Memoire du Monde (1956) about the Bibliotheque Nationale. He…

OscarAcademy Awards has announced short list for several categories including International Feature Film category: “Another Round” (Denmark) – directed Thomas Vinterberg (Winner of GoE Bridging the Borders Award at 2021 Scandinavian Film Festival LA Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication…

SUN CHILDREN, Iran’s Oscar entry, directed by Majid Majidi, is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located. We…

Canberra, Australia –  December 24th 2020 – Today Veteran Film Festival announced Trust Frank, an Australian short film directed by  Penny Moore as the winner of Cinema Without Borders’  GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics. 2020 Veteran Film Festival due to the pandemic was held online. Here is our GoE Bridging The Borders Award jury statement: “We had many exceptional nominees for the GoE Bridging the Borders Award at the 2020 Veteran Film Festival. These films offered rich and powerful stories, all centered on Veteran experiences around the world, and choosing a winner was a challenge of its…

Winner of 2020 Bridging The Borders Award for 21th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA has been announced today. 2020 Polish Film Festival, LA was held online due to the pandemic. Cinema Without Borders jury picked Ondine (Odyna) directed by Tomasz Śliwiński for the Honorary Mention and The Dress (Sukienka) directed by Tadeusz Łysiak as the winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award. GoE Bridging The Borders Award Jury Statement: “We had twelve nominees for the GoE Bridging the Borders Award for Best Polish Short Film at the 2020 Polish Film Festival, LA. Each film was unique and told…

Looking at Rodrigo Garcia movies and television work, most of critics are looking to find an influence of his father, Colombian Nobel-winner writer Gabriel García Márquez or other people that he was raised around, such as Neruda and Luis Buñuel. But Rodrigo Garcia proves his independent way of thinking through his work. To me Rodrigo is as important to the world of filmmaking as his father was to the world of literature. I think the world of cinema needs to look at his work again to get my point. After writing film critic for over a half a century and…

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