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Romania’s Radu Gabrea Preps A Russian Rendevous for MeCEFF 2016Romania’s Radu Gabrea Preps A Russian Rendevous for MeCEFF 2016
Russia’s political image as the “sleeping” bear on Europe’s borders may seem maddeningly oxymoronic following its recent military forays into Ukraine and Crimea. But its images in cinema -- seven decades of them since the death of Stalin -- are being heartily welcomed this fall by one of central Europe’s most inventive vest-pocket festivals, located next door to the Bear’s newly-made Crimean lair.     Romanian director, writer and producer Radu Gabrea has announced that his annual Medias Central European Film... Full story

News And Issues

Line-up For 2016 Venice Days RevealedLine-up For 2016 Venice Days Revealed
Out of the 11 titles in competition representing 20 nationalities and including seven female directors, 10 of these films will be world premieres and seven of them will be first works. Long time independent sidebar to the Venice International Film Festival,... Full story
Warner Bros. Sets Plans To Expand Local Film Productions In S. KoreaWarner Bros. Sets Plans To Expand Local Film Productions In S. Korea
First-time writer and director Lee Ju-yeong along with other established South Korean directors like Kim Jee-woon (‘The Good the Bad, and the Weird) are riding a tidal wave of new local production being rolled out by Warner Brothers. The company plans... Full story
Toronto International Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Line UpToronto International Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Line Up
This past Tuesday, TIFF offered a first glance at the panels to come for its September event. These include discussions on the Brexit as well as Hollywood’s gender bias problem. To top it off, there will also be a conversation... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

South Korea Excited for Film ‘The Handmaiden’ to Compete for Palme d’OrSouth Korea Excited for Film ‘The Handmaiden’ to Compete for Palme d’Or
South Koreans rejoiced following the announcement Thursday that The Handmaiden, a new lesbian thriller by... Full story
Bona Film Completes Privatization Process, Alibaba Pictures Takes 8.94% StakeBona Film Completes Privatization Process, Alibaba Pictures Takes 8.94% Stake
Jack Ma’s Alibaba Pictures has taken an 8.94% stake, or approximately 8.29% on a fully-diluted... Full story
Special Screenings to Honor Leslie Cheung Announced by Shanghai International Film FestivalSpecial Screenings to Honor Leslie Cheung Announced by Shanghai International Film Festival
On the 13th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s passing, the Shanghai International Film Festival unveils a... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

HOW HE FELL IN LOVE Interview with director Marc MeyersHOW HE FELL IN LOVE Interview with director Marc Meyers
Not all stories have a bad guy. Not every relationship is lucky enough to have a clear antagonist to stand against and in ‘How He... Full story
CRISTINA by Michèle Ohayon at Palm Springs ShortFest, an interviewCRISTINA by Michèle Ohayon at Palm Springs ShortFest, an interview
An intimate portrait of a friend who was diagnosed with cancer, CRISTINA is the latest documentary from Academy Award Nominated director Michèle Ohayon. Michele is... Full story

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PRO THEATRE: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTEDPRO THEATRE: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED
Unlike countless Improv shows that ask for audience suggestions, take too many and seem to avoid the challenging suggestions, the group asked for two suggestions... Full story

Pallett a well known Iranian band for their modern approach to Iranian traditional music and blending it with western music starts its US tour this... Full story
Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish HotelKurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel
Paul Sand's production of Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel is a thrilling song cycle, an intense evening in the theatre, achieved through simple means.... Full story

Cinema-Tech

HP Bridging The Borders Award, A close look at  new HP Z1 and new ways of using power of HP for MAC usersHP Bridging The Borders Award, A close look at new HP Z1 and new ways of using power of HP for MAC users
We are getting close to the Palm Springs ShortFest, one of the most successful short film festivals in the world.... Full story
Panavision Unveils Next Generation PanaND FiltersPanavision Unveils Next Generation PanaND Filters
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif  – Panavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems,... Full story
"HP has been working with the Palm Springs film festivals and Cinema Without Borders for years now", Rick Champagne"HP has been working with the Palm Springs film festivals and Cinema Without Borders for years now", Rick Champagne
HP Bridging The Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by HP Workstation Department is now a well-known... Full story

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