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The Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, opens on October 18 and runs through November 1st. Here is the complete program of the festival: 18th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, First Week at Laemmle’s Royal Theater 11523 Santa Monica Blvd. West L.A., CA 90025 310-478-3836 Thursday, October18. 8:00pm Valami Amerika 3 SPECIAL EVENT – OPENING NIGHT Friday, October 19. 12:00pm Boxi,Budapest Bar 60min *FREE SCREENING 1:30pm Cube Man, Meghalni Ukrajnaert, Menjek- Maradjak 118min *FREE SCREENING 4:00pm Hegeduorszag, A Vituoz 105min *FREE SCREENING 6:30pm A Belso oldal, Szabo Magda vilagsikere, A modern cirkusz atyja 117min *FREE SCREENING 9:00pm Budapest Bar, Pesti…

LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers was opened on Thursday September 20th at Deutsche Filmmuseum in city of Frankfurt, Germany. The opening ceremony was started by Sylvia Weber’s welcome speech.  After Sylvia Weber, Programming Head of Lucas, Fleissig, Director of the festival thanked filmmakers speech, that had participated in the festival and called cooperation with Cinema Without Borders for offering the GoE Bridging The Borders Award a good opportunity. https://vimeo.com/291387989 The ceremony was followed by showing teasers from the participating films and a cocktail party and concluded by screening of Transcendence directed by Wally Pfister.

Michelangelo Antonioni’s films are landmarks in modern cinema; an honorary Oscar, Palme d’Or, Golden Lion and Golden Bear recipient, he is among the most revered directors of the 20th century. Born in northern Italy, an early talent for drawing developed into an interest in storytelling, and by the mid-1930s, he was writing about film for a local newspaper. During World War II, Antonioni did some work as a screenwriter and assistant director before he began making his own shorts with 1943’s “Gente del Po.” If these initial efforts resemble the neorealism of Rossellini and De Sica, Antonioni began to stake…

The Children and Young Adult Festival in Isfahan concluded with its award ceremony. The Golden Butterfly for the Best Feature Film Screenplay went to “Glasses” “Barbaad” won the Best Director Golden Butterfly Award and Mehrdad Majidi, producer of the same film won The Best Feature Film Award. Mohamadreza Hadjigholami won the Best Feature Film Director award for the “Stutter” . Children Jury of the festival announced “Pastaryoni” directed by Soheil Movafagh and produced by Bita Mansouri as the winner of their award. Accepting this award Bita Mansouri mentioned that: “ This is an honor to receive this prestigious award two…

Three Spanish are pre-representatives in the race for the Oscars. Handia (also known as Aundiya) directed by Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño, Todos lo Saben (Everybody Knows) by Asghar Farhadi and Campeones (Champions) by Javier Fesser are the three movies that were selected among a list of 43 films that were released between October 1st 2017 and September 30th 2018. Next month, specifically September 6th, we will know which one will represent Spain during the 91st Academy Awards. The president of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish for ‘Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and…

MUBI is will stream the exclusive digital premiere of Stephen Nomura Schible’s Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, an intimate documentary about the renowned Japanese composer, tracing the evolution of his music throughout his career and offering stunning insight into the artist’s creative process. MUBI released Coda in theaters this summer beginning on July 6 in New York at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and North American debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition to an extended six week run in New York, the film has continued to roll out nationally in cinemas, screening in more than…

The official revealed the information during a press conference in Hanoi on August 23. Themed “Cinema: Integration and Sustainable Development”, the festival is slated for October 27-31. It looks to honour outstanding cinematographic works with high artistic and humanitarian value and creativity, while also encouraging new movie talents. It is also hoping to expand the Vietnamese cinema market, thus promoting the country’s image to international friends. Films for the competition are selected from many countries and territories around the world, some of which have never competed in international film festivals in Asia. Meanwhile, non-competition film screenings will be held, introducing…

Under the lively direction of Christian Sida-Valenzuela, the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival returns for its 16th year with a roster of solid festival hits and a handful of more challenging titles. Opening the festival on Thursday (August 23) at SFU Woodward’s, small-town tale Retablo sets the tone for this year’s focus on the Andean cinema of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Told partly in the Quechua language, Retablo also happens to square with VLAFF’s interest in Indigenous and queer subject matter, further explored in its Indigenous Films From BC and Beyond series—featuring the tough but astonishing DTES-located mini-doc, “The Still Life of Harley Prosper”—and…

Ezzatollah Entezami, one of the most prominent actors of the Iranian cinema and theater, has passed away at the age of 94. Born in 1924, he started his theater career in his 20s and later moved to Hanover, Germany, to study theater and cinema in a boarding school. After graduation in 1958, he returned to his homeland and appeared in over 50 feature films, a number of TV series, and dozens of plays. Entezami was the first-ever Iranian actor to win an international award. In 1971, he received the Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Hugo for Best Actor for his…

Based in Strasbourg, France, the European Audiovisual Observatory is set to take the pulse of the current Russian cinema industry and look at the challenges and chances offered by this dynamic film market. It will hold a conference within the KINO EXPO and St. Petersburg International Content Forum events in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 19, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entry is free, registration to KINO EXPO is not necessary and the conference languages will be English and Russian with translation. All media professionals, journalists, and academics are welcome to attend the conference, which will be opened…

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