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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 Badgers one of the CWB jury members and Executive Director of MOZAIK, sponsor…

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…

Go Energistics (GoE) has supported Cinema Without Borders (CWB) as the official sponsor of the global GoE Bridging the Borders Award since 2018. This month, President and CEO Adam Shepherd sat down with CWB’s Bjjan Tehrani to discuss his experience. Cinema Without Borders: We at CWB are so grateful to GoE for your support of the Bridging the Borders Award. Over the past three years of your sponsorship, the award has thrived and grown to be internationally recognized. What motivated you to support the Bridging the Borders Award in the first place? Adam Shepherd: First let me say, the feeling…

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival is taking place in two stages. The majority of the selected films will be available for viewing online by industry representatives and accredited members of the press during the Industry Event from March 1–5, 2021. Berlinale audiences will be able to see the majority of the films selected by all the sections in numerous cinema screenings in Berlin in the presence of the filmmakers during the Summer Special from June 9–20, 2021. The detailed programme for the Berlinale Summer Special will be available at Berlinale Programme in the…

The 22nd  Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) due to pandemics will be held online. On January 7-10 and January 14-17 and January 21-24 SFFLA and Scandinavia House New York will bring you “TOP FILMS FROM THE TOP OF EUROPE.” from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia Features (mostly Oscar contenders) and shorts that you can watch them online. To learn more about the festival we had an interview with festival’s director and founder James Koenig: Bijan Tehrani: Please tell us about the 2021 Scandinavian Film Festival LA during the pandemic James Koenig: Facing the 22nd year of Scandinavian Film…

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…

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