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The New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival, founded by NY-based educator and human rights activist Xeyal Qertel, is proud to announce its fifth edition. This year’s programming centers Kurdish women and their contributions to human rights discourse, feminism, literature, and egalitarian social organizing. The festival includes feature and short film screenings, live music performance, and book talks. New York’s landmark movie theater, Village East by Angelika will host us. The event will take place Friday September 10th from 6 PM – 10 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 2 PM – 10 PM. NYKFCF is sponsored by Justice…

The 21st edition of the Iranian Film Festival in Stockholm – YARI- will be held in 30-31 October 2021 with the slogan of global friendship. All artists who want to participate in the category of short films should send their short films to the Yari Film Committee before October 15. Send your film to: E-post: helen@yari.se Layout conditions: – The subject must relate to education, children, women and the environment / climate! – The short film should be less than 15 minutes – The short film’s production date must be from 2019 to date. Deadline: 10/01/2021 * If any film is…

Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero was screened in Cannes Film Festival today and was faced with longest standing ovation in history of this festival. The following is an interview with Asghar Farhadi  by Nick Vivarelli for the variety about A Hero.   Asghar Farhadi, an Oscar winner for “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” is in Cannes with “A Hero,” the Iranian auteur’s fourth film to world premiere in the festival’s competition after “The Past,” “The Salesman” and Spanish-language “Everybody Knows.” https://vimeo.com/574644653 “A Hero,” which sees Farhadi returning to filmmaking in Iran, is about a man named Rahim who is in prison because…

Kitty, the imaginary friend addressed in Anne Frank’s diaries, jumps off the page as a pen-and-ink version of a flesh-and-blood girl in Ari Folman’s vividly rendered Where Is Anne Frank. Given that the Anne we meet in the film is an ardent movie fan, it’s fitting that Kitty’s exploits cover a Hollywood-style narrative range — historical drama, action-adventure, romance, social commentary. There’s a lot going on in this feature — at times too much, although that surfeit of story is designed to click with the younger viewers the film aims to reach. The son of Auschwitz survivors, Folman set out to make…

The Palm Springs International Film Society annual Palm Springs ShortFest becomes the first film festival in the state to hold all of its screenings in-theatre in 2021. The event returns to the Camelot Theatres (Palm Springs Cultural Center) from June 22-28. To learn more about the ShortFest 2021, we had  video interview with Liliana Rodriguez, Artistic Director of Palm Springs International Film Society: https://vimeo.com/566200766 ShortFest Forum will return with virtual classes and panels featuring industry representatives, filmmakers and additional guests to maximize audience participation and connect with international filmmakers unable to attend. Accredited industry guests will have virtual access to the…

Cinema Without Borders has announced Primavera directed by Carlos Porto de Andrade Júnior from Brazil as the winner of the Mozaik Bridging The Borders Award at  the 2021 Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival, UK. The Soul of a Cyclist  directed by Nuno Tavares from Portugal also receives Bridging The Borders Award Honorary Mention. This was the first time that Cinema Without Borders and Mozaik offered Bridging the Borders Award at Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival. In a live virtual award ceremony on the festival site, Keely Badger one of the CWB jury members and Executive Director of MOZAIK,…

East Los Angeles College, National Film Institute  Hungary – Film Archive, Hungary’s KEDD Animation Studio,  and Cinema and Without Borders Foundation  presented the Hungarian Animation Day, the seventh edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Day Festival featuring short animated films from Hungary. The goal of the ELAC International Animation Festival is to give an in-depth and entertaining introduction to contemporary international animation. Screenings of short animated films from around the world, analyses and Q&As with a panel of well-known animation experts, and a tribute to an international animation artist working in the U.S. animation industry are…

Since 2013, Indie Meme has brought artful, affordable South Asian Cinema screenings to Texas. Now, the 2021 virtual edition can be attended by local & remote audiences across the United States. Narrative Features: Jury Members LARA MORGAN Lara is an Austin-based filmmaker and film fan. During her time working at the Austin Film Society, she worked with festivals such as Indie Meme, Austin Asian American Film Festival, Cine Las Americas, and Austin Polish Film Festival. She has worked with SXSW over the years in several different capacities: as a QC team member, a projectionist, and as a film screener. In…

East Los Angeles College, National Film Institute  Hungary – Film Archive, Hungary’s KEDD Animation Studio,  and Cinema and Without Borders Foundation are proud to present Hungarian Animation Day, the seventh edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Day Festival featuring short animated films from Hungary. Hungarian Animation Day will be held virtually on Friday April 23rd  to April 29th 2021 at East Los Angeles College, and Cinema Without Borders web sites, where you can watch the films and the other parts of the festival. https://vimeo.com/529513753 The goal of the ELAC International Animation Festival is to give an…

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF)  will run from Wednesday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 20, 2021. This year’s Gala celebration will take place on Friday, April 9th with keynote speaker Drew Massey, actor and puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company, known for his work on The Muppets and most recently on The Happytime Murders. Massey also has a new series coming out on Nickelodeon called “The Barbarian and the Troll” set to premiere on April 2nd. The night will also include greetings from this year’s filmmakers from around the world as well as the premiere of the song…

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