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Iranian Short Film RETOUCH Wins at ShortFest and goes for OSCAR Consideration

RETOUCH written and directed by Kaveh Mazaheri won Best Live Action Film Award (over 15) minutes at the Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival and goes for 2018 Best Short Film Oscar consideration, a great success for this film. Film critics give RETOUCH a good chance to get the Oscar ... Full story

Diane Keaton to receive AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Actor, director, writer and icon Diane Keaton was honored with the American Film Institute's 45th AFI Life Achievement Award — America's highest honor for a career in film — on Thursday, June 8, in an evening filled with laughter, stories, ... Full story

22nd Annual Cine Gear Expo opens today

Today the 22nd Annual Cine Gear Expo opens at Paramount Pictures Studios in the heart of Hollywood, California, USA. Cine Gear Expo presents an opportunity for artists and technicians in the moving image industry to converge, learn and discuss their ... Full story

Directors of Truth To Power and Al Gore respond to President Trump's Decision

Today directors of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk come with a statement on Today’s Decision by the Trump Administration to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement:"We were shocked and disappointed to hear President Trump's announcement ... Full story

A Man of Integrity (Lerd) by Mohammad Rasoulof from Iran wins 2017 Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival

The Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 70th Cannes Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, with the jury awarding the top prize to A Man of Integrity (Lerd) by Mohammad Rasoulof.The film is a drama about endemic corruption in ... Full story

Congo, based-on-true-story feature, to come out of Norway

Spring 2009: the two Norwegian citizens Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland cross the border to Eastern Congo. Only few days later the news of the death of their driver spreads, and after several nights on the run in the vast ... Full story

SEEfest 2017 announced festival's Jury Awards

SEEfest 2017 announced festival's Jury Awards last week on its closing night. Presentation of the SEEfest 2017 awards took place on May 4 at the Writers Guild theater in Beverly Hills. Special “Ambassador of International Cinema” award was presented at ... Full story

Meet Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, the author Us & Them , tomorrow, Saturday evening, 7 pm in Westwood

Come and  meet author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani this Saturday evening, 7 pm in Westwood. What will be the fate of refugees and immigrants to the United States, following Trump's executive orders—challenged though they've been by the federal judiciary? And what of ... Full story

School of Visual Arts’ 2016 Dusty Awards

Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and BFA Animation programs at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announced today that the 28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival will take place at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC, ... Full story

Cast your vote for the Best FAMILY FILM AWARDS on-line

Now you can cast your vote for the Best FAMILY FILM AWARDS on-line. The award ceremony will be held in Cannes International Film Festival in May. Choose your favorite G and PG box office and TV films, TV series, directors and ... Full story

Iranian filmmaker Behrooz Boochani greets Iranian New Year and Nowruz from Manus Detention Centre

Iranian filmmaker Behrooz Boochani greets Iranian New Year and Nowruz from Manus Detention Centre, where he is jailed by the Australian government as a reugee and has spent four years of his life there so far.Since 2013 the Australian government ... Full story

CWB, ELAC 2017 Life Achievement Award for Noureddin Zarrinkelk

On March 25th Cinema Without Borders and East Los Angeles College, in a tribute to legendary Noureddin Zarrinkelk celebrate his life achievement by awarding him their 2017 Life Achievement Award.This award ceremony is part of the Southeast European Animation Day ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi sets Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem drama for September

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of The Salesman and A Separation, has confirmed his next film will start shooting in Spain in September, with a cast including Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. It should be ready for ... Full story

Rino Cerbone & Andrew Koussevitzky from Stellar Revival talk about their performance with Jon Bon Jovi

In January, Jon Bon Jovi announced on Facebook Live an exciting opening act contest to give bands the chance to open an arena date on Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale Tour. To enter the competition, thousands of ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi talks about his new film and his second Oscar

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi gave a master class Tuesday at the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra event and subsequently also spoke to a small group of journalists, all via Skype from Madrid where he is in pre-production on his untitled next ... Full story

Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman Wins The Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Tonight at Oscars, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman Won the Best Foreign Language Film Award. This the fourth time in history of the Oscars that a film director wins the Best Foreign Language Film Award for the second time. ... Full story

Raed Saleh, Says He Will Travel to the U.S. to Attend Academy Awards

Raed Saleh, the leader of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Syrian rescue group the White Helmets and subject of the Oscar nominated Netflix Original documentary The White Helmets, says that he will travel to the U.S. in order to attend the ... Full story

EVEREST '53, "time-travel" VR experiences

CGO Studios is over a year into production on "Everest '53," the latest project on their production slate of historical "time-travel" VR experiences, announced Producer Jonah Hirsch, CEO and Founder of CGO Studios. When CGO Studios announced its previous VR project ... Full story

REDCAT: Joost Rekveld, Light Matters

REDCAT and LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM at 8:30 PM on Monday March 13 will present and screen Light Matters made by Joost Rekveld as part of Jack H. Skirball Series. Tickets will be available at $11 [members $8]. In a body of ... Full story

2017 AutFest

Oscar winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 ... Full story

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