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At the award ceremony of 22nd edition of Polish Film Festival LA,  MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award jury members, Pamela Anchang,, Hermon Farahi and Bijan Tehrani announced the recipients of the Honorary Mention and Best Polish Short Film. Bridging The Borders Award is presented by Cinema Without Borders and Sponsored by MOZAIK Philanthropy. https://vimeo.com/638094477 Milena Dutkowska, director of The Hero, winner of the MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award for the Best Short Polish Film, wrote in a note that: “Good evening, ladies and Gentlemen. I am really sorry I can’ be in Los Angeles in person, as I did two…

Cinema Without Borders has announced its jury members to decide on the winner of 2021 MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award for the Best Polish Short Film at the Polish Film Festival , LA. Polish Film Festival LA programmers have also announced the nominees for the Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by MOZAIK Philanthropy. On October 21st,  Keely Badger, Executive Director of MOZAIK, the sponsor of the Bridging The Borders Award, will announce the winning films at the awards ceremony of the festival. CWB Jury Members are: Pamela Asobo Anchang, Editor, TV/Radio Host, IMpact/ Africa Speaks, The Immigrant…

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…

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