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Sundance Institute to Host First ShortsLab for Documentaries in LA

Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute invites Los Angeles-area filmmakers to its first day-long ShortsLab focusing on short-form documentary, taking place September 13 at the Cinefamily.ShortsLab L.A. offers filmmakers the opportunity to participate in an intensive one-day seminar of screenings and discussions with firsthand insight and access into the world ... Full story

Martin Scorsese supports production of film stock

New York - Martin Scorsese, Chair of The Film Foundation, issued the following statement in support of the announcement of Kodak's decision to continue its production of film stock: We have many names for what we do – cinema, movies, motion ... Full story

Picture Tree International acquires Paulo Coelho's “THE PILGRIM”

Berlin/Sao Paulo, 1 August 2014 – Berlin based international sales and production outfit, Picture Tree International (PTI), has secured the global distribution rights for the Paulo Coelho biopic “The Pilgrim – the Best Story of Paulo Coelho” from Brazilian production ... Full story

1001 GRAM by Hamer at Toronto Film Festival

Norwegian director Bent Hamer’s new feature joins Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie for world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival Norwegian director Bent Hamer’s new drama, 1001 Grams (1001 gram), starring Ane Dahl Torp, will have its world premiere in the ... Full story

Berlinale mourns the loss of Harun Farocki

On July 30, 2014, German film director, screenwriter and media artist Harun Farocki died at the age of 70. Harun Farocki was one of the world’s most important representatives of documentary film and media art. The vast majority of his ... Full story

First Indonesian film festival in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 31, 2014 – The first Indonesian film festival in Los Angeles is set to be held on September 3rd & 4th at The Regent Theater in Westwood Village. This 2-Day Festival will screen a number ... Full story

Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's documentary The Dog

July 30th, 2014 (New York, NY) - Drafthouse Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are thrilled to announce the Gallery opening of The Dog: Images of a Real Bad Boy - Photographs By Marcia Resnick, in conjunction with ... Full story

Last Chance for submissions to the 2014 Gold Coast INTL. Film Festival

Great Neck, NY (July 30, 2014) - From November 3-9, 2014 the Gold Coast Arts Center in collaboration with the Town of North Hempstead will present the 4th annual Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone’s invited—again—to join us ... Full story

FATIH AKIN in Competition at Venice

THE CUT by Fatih Akin will have its world premiere in the Venezia 71 Competition at the Venice International Film Festival. The competition for the Golden Lion also features the debut film by the German-Turkish film-maker Kaan Müjdeci SIVAS (TR/DE, ... Full story

Enter your name to win a pair of tickets for 'The Guest' at Sundance Next Fest n LA on August 10th

Cinema Without Borders offers a pair of tickets for screening of the "The Guest" to one of our readers that enters his/her name here by sending an email to us. 'The Guest' will be screened at Sundance Next Fest n ... Full story

"Winter Sleep" from Turkey wins Palme d'Or at Cannes 2014

CANNES, France (AP) — The richly ruminative Chekhovian drama "Winter Sleep" was awarded the Palme d'Or on Saturday, bestowing the Cannes Film Festival's top honor on an intimate, wintery epic set on Turkey's Anatolian steppe.Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan accepted the ... Full story

Iranian actress Leila Hatami in trouble over an innocent kiss

Iranian actress Leila Hatami is in trouble with authorities of the Islamic Republic after she was photographed kissing the president of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.A picture published by Iranian media shows the 41-year-old actress shaking hands with the 83-year-old ... Full story

New Chapter in SIFF's History

SEATTLE -- May 15, 2014 -- This evening, at the Opening Night Gala in McCaw Hall, the Seattle International Film Festival announced that it has purchased the SIFF Cinema Uptown (with the "Angels of the Uptown") and has also signed ... Full story

Kino Croatia 2014, May 30th to June 1st, at American Cinematheque, Los Angeles

Since the 1960s, Croatian cinema has combined a haunting, often savagely bleak outcry against political and personal repression with humor, lyricism and a tenderness born of constant conflict and adversity. However, it was little known before late 2000, when the ... Full story

Colors Remembered, a new Exhibition at Tara Gallery

On May 17th a new exhibition opens at Tara Gallery, to learn more about this event we talked to Homa Taraji, Director of Tara Gallery. Cinema Without Borders:  Please tell us about Tara Gallery, its background and your involvement with it.Homa ... Full story

KINO! Reboots Bringing German Talent to New York

NEW YORK - Building on 35 years at the Museum of Modern Art, KINO! reboots at new locations –bringing the latest of German cinema to New York audiences.  Programmed by an independent jury, KINO! presents ten films, four of which ... Full story

Czech film director Vera Chytilova dies aged 85

Chytilova stood at the birth of the new wave of Czechoslovak film in the 1960s. She amply used satirical hyperbole in her films that took no pity on the state of society and interpersonal relations.Chytilova became famous for her films Daisies, ... Full story

12 YEARS A SLAVE by British filmmaker Steve McQueen wins Best Film's Oscar

12 Years a Slave, the Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards, is a 2013 British-American historical epic drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free negro ... Full story

The Great Beauty wins 2014 Best Foreign Language OSCAR

Tonight, The Great Beauty, the Italian film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, received the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Other nominees for the Best Foreign language Film Award were The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium), The Hunt (Denmark), The Missing Picture (Combodia) and ... Full story

Kamran Shirdel, Iranian filmmaker makes first US visit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kamran Shirdel's films have been censored, banned and celebrated for documenting hidden parts of Iranian society — the plight of Tehran's prostitutes, the desperation of female prisoners, and the reality behind false heroes.Now he's visiting the U.S. ... Full story

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