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The Cannes Film Festival returns this year for its 74th edition, running from July 6 to 17 after the Covid-19 pandemic deprived the world’s leading film festival of its 2020 edition. A slew of past Palme d’Or winners and arthouse favorites are set to return to Cannes as organizers announced the official selections for the competition on Thursday. Among the 24 directors whose films are heading to the Cote d’Azur are Sean Penn for his new film “Flag Day”, Italy’s Nanni Moretti with “Tri Piani” and France’s Jacques Audiard with “Les Oympiades”. They join three big auteurs that had already…

If you are looking to find information about finding a career in the field of entertainment business in Hollywood, you should consider attending BHERC (Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center) webinar on Saturday May 1st at 12 PM Pacific Time. Panel members participating in this webinar are are all from Paramount Pictures: Daisy Ozouwain, Senior manager, Worldwide Distribution Services – Saffronia Threatt, Vice President Worldwide Creative Content – James Salmon, Senior Vice President Theatrical Marketing Analytics – and Nellie Tehrani, Director of Talent, Animation Operations. Go to bhrec.org in order for registration and attending the Career In Hollywood webinar

Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg wins the OSCAR for the Beat International Feature Film at 2021 Academy Awards.  Prior to receiving the OSCAR, Another Round had won Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award at Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Here is Thomas Vinterberg award acceptance speach: https://vimeo.com/541921658 Another Round There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary…

The 2nd Annual Future Art Awards invites all U.S. based artists of all mediums to Re-Imagine Democracy by centering the role of the artist in society. Art can be a catalyst for cross-cultural dialogue. Art can challenge and disrupt, engage and inform. Art can foster a space for creativity and innovation so critical to extending the limits of democratic possibility. Democratic vigilance, wrote Cornell West, has been a characteristic feature of the creative expression of US artists. From the point of view of U.S. artists living and working in the here and now, what does democracy mean to you? How…

Burbank, Ca — April 1, 2021 — At Cinema Without Borders, we are thrilled to announce MOZAIK as the new sponsor of our Bridging The Borders Award.  The humanistic goals of MOZAIK, their broad vision of how people of our world should come together, and their understanding of how the art of filmmaking bridges over invisible borders, makes them the perfect match for the Bridging The Borders Award. The MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award will be offered at the Palm Springs ShortFest International Film Festival, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, The Polish Film Festival – LA, The Hungarian Film Festival- LA,…

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…

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