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South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles showcases the work of filmmakers from Southern and Eastern Europe, and films made by expatriates who live in California and who trace their origins to the Balkans, the countries of the Danube, and the Black Sea. The only one of its kind in the United States, its message is not only to show films but to educate about South East Europe, its troubled history, and cultural diversity. In Los Angeles since 1992, Vera Mijojlic founded the first-ever festival of films from Southeast Europe, www.seefilmla.org, and launched promotional campaigns for Balkan films, as…

The Polish American Film Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a higher level of understanding of Polish culture through film. This organization showcases outstanding achievements of Polish cinema right in the heart of Hollywood. Each year, the Polish Film Festival of Los Angeles screens the finest selection of contemporary Polish cinema including full-length features, documentaries, animations, and shorts. Polish Film Festival provides an exciting venue for Polish filmmakers and actors to share their talents with an American audience. In an interview with Cinema Without Borders, Vladek Juszkiewicz, Director of the Polish Film Festival of Los Angeles talked about the…

Francois Truffart COLCOA Director and programmer after completing a Master’s degree in Politics in Paris in 1989 became the cultural attaché in charge of cinema promotion at the French Embassy in Hungary, Japan and the United States (Los Angeles) successively. He has also been the Director for the Cinefondation at Cannes Film Festival and represented the Cannes Film Market in the US. He is a programming consultant for festivals and also for film finance and international film distribution through his LA-based company Sorry Angels, Inc. In 2004 in Tokyo, he founded the Japanese music label, Cinemania 35. He has been…

The Polish American Film Society has announced that the eighth annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will be held under the auspices of the First Lady of the Republic of Poland, Madam Maria Kaczynska. The First Lady will be attending the festival to celebrate the achievement of Polish filmmakers from April 26 – May 3, 2007. On April 26, 2007 the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will launch its eighth annual, week-long event with an Opening Night Gala at the prestigious Directors Guild of America. We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed director David Lynch will join us at the…

Aideen Ratteray Pryse is a founding member of Bermuda International Film Festival, Aideen has served as Festival Director since 1997. Aideen trained as an urban planner, having obtained a Bachelor’s degree at McGill University and a Master’s at the University of Waterloo. She was formerly employed with the Bermuda Department of Planning as Assistant Director (Administration & Control). In addition to her film festival work, she is a member of the board of directors of the Centre on Philanthropy. Cinema Without Borders: Please tell us about the Bermuda International Film Festival, how did it start and its approach to cinema…

Approximately twenty-five years ago, Israeli’s premiere rock musician left fame and fortune in Israel and came to the United States. Since that time, Meir Fenigstein has become a major force in the entertainment industry, particularly as Founder and Executive Director of the Israel Film Festival. From its earliest beginnings with a few, Hebrew language films (without sub-titles) shown in a dusty theater in a less than stellar section of Boston, it has grown to be the premiere showcase of Israeli films in the world today. This year, the 21st Israel Film Festival will present 35 films in 3 cities to…

The 4th Annual Other Venice Film Festival Highlights and Schedule 90 Films, 60 World Premieres, Live Music, Art and Parties OVFF is dedicated to screening full-length, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, CA – an epicenter for LA artists and filmmakers who continue to pave the way toward expanding the language of underground, alternative cinema. The OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL bridges the community of Venice and that of greater LA together in a wild, exciting, fun-filled weekend of movies, music and mayhem. To find out more about this festival we interviewed two of…

Nearly 200 films will be on hand for the first AFI Dallas International Film Festival, starting March 22nd in Texas. The festival will begin with Steven Sawalich’s “Music Within” and close on April 1st with Sarah Polley’s “Away From Her.” The large list of films has surpassed the expectations of even the organizers. There will be 99 features and 92 short films for the inaugural Dallas event. Organizers have also noted that the Victory Plaza site will also feature film screenings from the AFI 100 Greatest Films list running near 24 hours a day throughout the festival. “Music Within” has…

MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. The Festival emphasizes work that is inventive and visionary. MadCat takes place each September in the Bay Area.CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSMadCat Women’s International Film Festival seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or co-directed by women. Films can be of any length or genre and produced ANY year. MadCat is committed to showcasing work that challenges the use of sound and image and explores notions of visual story telling. All subjects/topics will be considered.Submission Fee: $10-30 sliding scale. Pay…

Hollywood, California – February 25, 2007 – Tonight “The Lives of Others” won the Best Foreign Language Film Award, Other movies nominated in this category were After the Wedding. Days of Glory, Pan’s Labyrinth and water. “The Lives of Others” Das Leben der Anderen, the 2007 Oscar winner was the official entry of Germany. 1984. “Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets”. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, “The Lives of Others”, shows us the intricate, extremely methodical system of surveillance imposed upon the masses in former East Germany prior to the…

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