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In 2021 Golden Globe Awards a few international artists won major awards of this prestigious event. Chinese born Chloe Zhao and her film “Nomadland” and the British artist, Sacha Baron Cohen and his film “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” each won two top movie honors. Chloe Zhao won Best Director Motion Picture for “Nomadland” and her film won Best Picture Drama. Sasha Baron Cohen received Best Actor – Motion Picture, Best Picture – Musical/Comedy awards for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” https://vimeo.com/518310967 Lee Isaac Chung, an American filmmaker born in a South Korean immigrant family received Best Foreign  Language Award for his film Minari.…

Adam B. Shepherd, Go Energistics President & CEO, GoE Bridging the Borders Award sponsor and head of the CWB’s jury team  announced Another Round as the winner of the GoE Bridging the Borders Award at 2021 Scandinavian Film Festival LA in a statement: “It is important to note that we had many exceptional nominees for the GoE Bridging the Borders Award at the 2021 Scandinavian Film Festival – making it difficult to choose a winner. Thank you to all the wonderful filmmakers who submitted as you all deserve a round of applause. Our Honorary Mention goes to a film about…

Scandinavian Film Festival LA, enters its final weekend and the following are the films that you can watch o-line between January 21th to 24th. MY FAVORITE WAR (Oscar submission – animated feature) (Norway/Latvia), 2020, 80 minutes, Ilze Burkovska – Jacobsen This is the personal story of the director, Ilze, growing up in Cold-War Latvia, USSR. It’s a coming of age story, a personal escape route from the mighty authoritarian regime’s brainwashing. An antiwar film, emphasizing the importance of an individual’s freedom being a democratic society’s fundamental right. https://youtu.be/8BDB55OLUnM Life After Death (Oscar submission – feature) Livet efter döden’ (Finland), 2020,…

Scandinavian Film Festival LA, enters its second weekend and the following are the films that you can watch o-line between January 14th to 17th. CHARTER (Sweden), 2020, 94 minutes, Amanda Kernell (Oscar submission – feature) Following a recent and difficult divorce, Alice has been unable to see her children in months, as her ex-husband keeps them separated while awaiting a final custody verdict in Northern Sweden. But when her son calls her one night, distraught and weeping, she returns to the North in an attempt at reconciliation — only to have her hopes dashed on arrival. In a last and…

Touran Khanom is an Iranian documentary about the life of legendary Touran Mirhadi — the preeminent architect of the childhood institution in Iran — strives to follow through with her vision of “Peace needs to be cultivated at childhood” in the last four years of her life. Now you can watch this amazing and beautiful film, Touran Khanom on-line. Touran Mirhadi was born to a German mother and an Iranian father in Tehran. When, in 1945, and with the start of Iran’s illiteracy campaign, pioneering educators were inviting a younger generation to help with the effort, Touran Mirhadi was at…

The fourth NY Kurdish Film And Cultural Festival is only four days away! This year’s festival will feature films from four parts of Kurdistan, music, dance, poetry, live events, and talks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjnLNJ5j2gA Please remember that ticket proceedings will go to the Kurdish Red Crescent, Heyva Sor a Kurdistane as they are providing shelter and food and mending wounds for hundreds and thousands of people in refugee camps. In 2019, during the three days festival, $3000  we raised over to donate to Heyva Sor. Finally, festival will send secure links to those who purchase tickets,  To learn more about 2020 NY…

AFI FEST 2020 opened online on October and will continue until October 22nd. Festival  opened with the World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN (DIR Julia Hart) and will close with the World Premiere of MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY (DIR Errol Morris). To learn more about AFI FEST 2020 we had on camera interview with Sarah Harris is the Director of Programming for AFI Festivals: https://vimeo.com/470040162 Sarah Harris is the Director of Programming for AFI Festivals where she leads the curation of films and events for American Film Institutes’ three annual festival programs: AFI FEST in Los Angeles, AFI DOCS in…

Venice Film Festival 2020, is the first major film festival happening with the audiences and filmmakers presence since Covid-19 hit the our planet. This brings hope back to our lives as fans of art of cinema. Venice Film Festival closing will be on coming Saturday and award winners will be announced. The list of films in competition in 2020 Venice Film Festival is amazing: In Between Dying Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his “true” family, those whom he feels certain will bring meaning and love to his life. When, over the course of one day,…

Berlin film festival has started screening of Iranian films online for 10 days from June 12th to June 21st 2020. Access to the films are free just click or touch here. The film series consists of two sections: “Displaced Realities” is a programme of fictional and documentary feature-length films and “Fight or Flight” presents a series of short films. These programmes will be complemented by talks with filmmakers and experts in Iranian cinema: Bahram Beyzai (film & theater director & professor at Stanford University, USA), Rakhshan Banietemad (film director and screenwriter, Tehran), Mohammadreza Farzad (film director, Tehran), Daniel Kötter (film…

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