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Judges For New Zealand’s Best Short Film Competition Announced

This past Thursday morning, the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) selected the team of judges who will work together to choose New Zealands next best short film. Carthew Neal and Emily Perkins will join Buffy Mckinnon to judge six short films selected by Lee Tamahori at a public screening in ... Full story

Aspen Film Names Trio Of Festival Experts As Guest Programming Directors For 2016-17 Season

Aspen, CO (July 20, 2016) – Tapping three female industry veterans to lead its slates in the coming year, Aspen Film today announced special guest programmers for its flagship events during the 2016-17 season. Rachel Chanoff has been named Director of ... Full story

China Film Group Co. Sets Records As It Prepares For $611M Stock Offering

Breaking records for the Shangai Stock Exchange, China Film Group Corporation's $611 million intial public offering will be the largest in the history of Chinese entertainment.  The $611 million translates to 4.09 billion yuan.  China Film Co. is a state run ... Full story

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 Award Winners

This past weekend Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2016 awarded some of the best films from across the globe. ZIFF 2016 took place from July 9th to the 17th with more than a week of film screenings and special events ... Full story

Thousands Attend Funeral For Iranian Film Director Abbas Kiarostami

Thousands of Iranians, including artists, intellectuals, and others have attended the funeral ceremony in Tehran of the country’s top filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, who died last week at the age of 76.Kiarostami, the winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes ... Full story

Toronto Film Festival Partners With Instagram To Create Digital Shorts Competition.

The Toronto International Film Festival, taking notice of the flurry of photos and videos posted to Instagram, has partnered with the Facebook-owned app to launch a digital shorts competition. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival will see new and established filmmakers from around ... Full story

China’s Box Office Drops In the Second Quarter of 2016

After years of surging growth, China's box office experienced a 4.6 percent decline in the second quarter of 2016, with the first-half gain of 21 percent its lowest in years.A few months ago, it would have seemed inconceivable.China's box office ... Full story

Abbas Kiarostami, Palme d'Or-winning Iranian film-maker, dies aged 76

Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish.Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme ... Full story

Panavision 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, has announced the availability of PanaND filters. Representing the next-generation neutral density filters, they offer significant improvements in quality and ... Full story

A Look Into the 2016 New York Indian Film Festival

From May 7 to 14, film enthusiasts will enjoy a line-up of independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films connected to the Indian subcontinent at the 16th New York Indian Film Festival. Organizers have in store 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 ... Full story

The Egyptian Film ‘Clash’ Only One Of Its Kind At Cannes

This Thursday morning, Mohamed Diab's latest film ‘Clash’ (or ‘Eshtebak’) was selected for screening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It will compete in Cannes’s ‘Un Certian Regard’ section. ‘Clash’ will be the sole representative film from Egypt to be ... Full story

Iranian Short Film ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ Awarded Best Cinematography

After taking home a number of prizes from previous festivals, ‘The Story of a Rainy Night’ (2014) has grabbed itself another. Atlas International Film Gmbh has awarded the Iranian short film with Best Cinematography. The film’s star, Mehdi Fard Ghaderi, ... Full story

Winners of the 2016 Saudi Film Festival

The 2016 Saudi Film Festival concluded Monday night in the Gulf coast city of Dammam, after four days of screenings and filmmaking workshops aimed at establishing a well-founded Saudi film industry.More than 50 Saudi screenplays, still awaiting production, and 70 ... Full story

Aidan Celeste Takes a Hard Look Back at the International Film Festival Rotterdam

The film industry is overproduced, and it is hard to see, let alone find, a gem at any film festival. Bero Beyer, a producer by trade, and new director of the IFFR is aware of this issue. He intends to ... Full story

Lee Crowe joins as a panelist to the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day

East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the National Film Board of Canada are proud to present the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day, the second edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Festival.The goal ... Full story

"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 and prestigious award in international film community. To learn more about HP’s reasons of supporting this award we had an ... Full story

Palm Springs International Film Festival announces 2016 HP Bridging The Borders Award Nominees, (Award presented by Cinema Without Borders)

Burbank, CA – January 7, 2016: Today, Cinema Without Borders has announced the six nominees for HP's Bridging The Borders Award at 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival selected by Palm Springs International Film Festival Programers. The Bridging The Borders ... Full story

John C. Martin talks about iClone Character Creator

Reallusion has been making a lot of noise lately. The maker of 2D and 3D animation software used by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and countless independent filmmakers won "Best-of-Show" at this year's SIGGRAPH. They've also been receiving rave reviews for iClone ... Full story

2015 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles Program

The 16th edition of the annual Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles opens on October 13th and continues until October 22. Here is the complete program of the festival: OPENING NIGHT GALATuesday, October 13, 2015Egyptian Theatre6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. 900286:00 PM ... Full story

PHOENIX directed by Christian Petzold at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West LA

Sundance Selects will open PHOENIX, the stunning new feature from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (BARBARA, JERICHOW), on Friday, July 31 exclusively at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. On August 7, the film’s run will expand to include Laemmle’s ... Full story

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