Browsing: Festivals

Last week at the 2020 Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers in Germany, the Cinema Without Borders jury announced the winners of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award, as well as their Honorable Mention . The LUCAS Festival’s award ceremony was one of the rare cinematic events that was held in the presence of a small number of audience members during the Covid-19 Pandemic era. Yeganeh Taheri, Cinema Without Borders’ representative in Germany, read the GoE Bridging The Borders Award jury statement announcing the jury’s Honorable Mention recipient. “The seven nominees were all interesting films. One standout story is about a young boy…

The Telluride Film Festival announced Tuesday that it plans to go on as planned this September—and is even adding another day to the event. The announcement marks Telluride as one of the only major film festivals pledging to go forward rather that shutting down due to dangers from the coronavirus pandemic. (The Venice Film Festival has also indicated that it intends to go forward as scheduled in September.) If it does manage to happen, Telluride might be the first sign of normalcy in the entertainment industry, which just Monday introduced a new plan to get back to making new films…

The 23rd edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), offering the best in independent cinema from around the world, announces a robust lineup of 131 features, documentaries and short films that includes a selection of World, North American, US and Northern California premieres from 30 countries. Blending a program of world-class film, food and wine, SIFF2020 is presented by United MileagePlus® Cards from Chase, and takes place from March 25 – 29 in Sonoma, Northern California, the prestigious, world renowned wine growing capital of the US. SIFF Executive Director Kevin McNeely states: “SIFF is proud to showcase this year’s…

KITBULL, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pitbull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time. KITBULL is among the five nominees for the Short Animated Film Oscar. We had the opportunity of interviewing Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson on camera: https://vimeo.com/389659090 Rosana Sullivan, director of the KITBULL joined Pixar Animation Studios in April 2011. She worked as a story artist on THE GOOD DINOSAUR, and the Academy Award®-winning feature film COCO. Sullivan also directed the SparkShorts film KITBULL that debuted in February 2019.…

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is a world class venue screening world class film. This festival has brought together top talent from all over the world, including Oscar winning directors, writers, actors and producers along with many other talented industry folks! This is a well-organized well-run festival with optional activities like guided hiking tours in the stunning nearby canyons with breathtaking views of the beautiful snow capped mountains. The hospitality suite offers a daily beer and wine happy hour with snacks. The PSIFF is also responsible for several outreach programs in the Coachella Valley. There are several great screening…

MALAGA, Spain — Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated “Pain and Glory” was the big winner at the 34th Goya Awards, Spain’s top film honors, held in Malaga on Saturday night, going home with seven awards including best actor for Antonio Banderas, best director for Almodovar and best film. Banderas, who first collaborated with Almodovar in 1982’s “Labyrinth of Passion”, thanked the director for their nearly 40 years of collaboration. “I have learnt so much from you, not only about art but about life…I’ve done my best work with you,” Banderas said while collecting the award, adding he hoped the pair would continue…

Those Who Remained, Hungarian Official Entry  for the Best International Feature Film 2020 Academy Awards tells the story of Aldo and Klara. Having survived the camps. 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year old Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return. She meets Aldo, and soon the two of them find something in each other that has long been absent in their lives. As they grow closer and closer, the joy in both of their lives slowly returns. But as the Soviet Empire rises to…

Cinema Without Borders will offer its GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics, for the first time at Veterans Film Festival of Australia that runs from November 6th to November 9th. Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is an annual event dedicated to putting the spotlight on recent work by veterans and filmmakers who explore diverse perspectives on conflict and veterans’ themes. The VFF offers a meeting ground and artistic platform for veterans working as creatives, filmmakers and artists of all ages, cultures and abilities to network as creative practitioners, showcase their work and engage with industry, media and audiences.…

Hungarian cinema has always surprised us by amazing and interesting films, and so many of them. Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles has been bringing the best of Hungarian cinema to Los Angeles for the last eighteen years and this nineteenth edition is no exception. Thanks to Bela Bunyik, founder and president of Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, international cinema fans will be able to see beautiful and award winning films such as Curtiz, Bad Poem, X-eXploited, Open and Those who Remained (Hungarian Oscar Entry) during this year’s festival. Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles will open on Thursday November…

20th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA will run from October 18th to October 24th. The award ceremony of the festival will be held on the opening night and Cinema Without Borders will present its GoE Bridging the Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics to the best Polish short film. Jury members of Cinema Without Borders are: Susan Morgan Cooper Susan Morgan Cooper is a Director/Producer/ Writer and her credits include: To the Moon and Back, Documentary, Director/Producer/Writer 2016 (A cinematic act of love and courage’ … Broadway World) – Hopper [In his own words] Documentary, Producer/Writer 2013 (“I was…

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