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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…

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…

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