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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 are North American premieres. Selected by New York industry professionals ... 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

Berlinale 2014: Crystal Bears and the Awards

Berlinale 2014: Crystal Bears and the Awards by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education) in Generation 14plusThe members of the Youth Jury in Generation 14plusSimon KalmbachLuca KokolKarla LaitkoLeonie Mo MunderPaula NoackNicola ScholzFlorian StündelAwards:Crystal Bear for the ... Full story

2014 OSCAR SHORTS will open on January 31

ShortsHD™, the world’s only Short Movie Channel in high definition (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, will open "The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2014" in over 250 theaters across the United States, Canada and Europe on Friday January 31, 2014, with ... Full story

Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. January 25-26

The Fifteenth Anniversary Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. continues at the Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills over thia weekends: January 25-26, 2014. The yearly showcase of Nordic films and filmmakers, launched in 2000, screens the year’s Scandinavian films submitted to the ... Full story

Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. opens on January 18th

The Fifteenth Anniversary Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. comes to the Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills over two weekends: January 18-19, 25-26, 2014. The yearly showcase of Nordic films and filmmakers, launched in 2000, screens the year’s Scandinavian films submitted to ... Full story

Golden Globes 2014: The Great Beauty wins Best Foreign Film

Tonight, January 12, The Great Beauty from Italy won Golden Globes award for The Best Foreign Film. Other nominees were Blue is the Warmest Color (France, The Hunt (Denmark), The Past (Iran)and The Wind Rises (Japan). The Great BeautyFor decades, journalist ... Full story

Short List for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Academy announces the Short List for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The nine films selected for the short list are: Belgium: “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Directed by  Felix van Groeningen,  Bosnia and Herzegovina: “An Episode in the Life of ... Full story

IN BLOOM, Georgia's Oscar Entry

IN BLOOM directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross is Georgia's Oscar Entry for  the Best Foreign Language Film Award.Early nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is ... Full story

Tonight, Screening of HORSES OF GOD, RSVP Here to attend

On Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, 7 pm, Jonathan Demme, Les Filmes Du Nouveau Monde and the Levantine Cultural Center's New Voices in Middle Eastern Cinema series present a special screening of Nabil Ayouch's HORSES OF GOD, Morocco's official entry to ... Full story

THE 26th European Film Awards: Winners

The more than 2,900 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILMLA GRANDE BELLEZZA, THE ... Full story

ALLEZ EDDY!, Recent Belgian Cinema

The Consul General of Belgium, Ambassador Rudi Veestraeten presents the screening of ALLEZ EDDY! as part of their monthly “GRIT AND WHIMSY: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA” series.  This film will be screened on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 7:30 ... Full story

EAT, SLEEP, DIE, Sweden's OSCAR Entry

EAT, SLEEP, DIE is set in contemporary Sweden and looks at a young immigrant who suddenly loses her job and explores themes of working class values, unemployment, immigration and paternal love. Socially realistic, Gabriela Pichler’s critically acclaimed and insightful debut ... Full story

FOUR CORNERS, South Africa’s Oscar Entry

Four lives will change forever as the destinies of a reformed prison ‘general’, a local cop, a charismatic gang leader and a surgeon back from London intersect with a young chess prodigy’s coming of age in tough circumstances in the ... Full story

Hungarian Film Festival, LA opens tonight with THE NOTEBOOK

The 13th edition of Hungarian Film Festival, Los Angeles for feature films, opens tonight, November 13th at Laemmle’s Royal by screening of The Notebook, directed by Janos Szasz, as Hungary selection for the Foreign Language Film OSCR. Festival continues until ... Full story

Hungarian Film Festival, LA - Nov. 13 - 21

The 13th edition of Hungarian Film Festival, Los Angeles for feature films, will open on November 13th at Laemmle’s Royal by screening of The Notebook, directed by Janos Szasz, as Hungary selection for the Foreign Language Film OSCR. Festival continues ... Full story

iCub at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Los Angeles

On the occasion of the Italian Month of Science (September 4 - October 1, 2013), on September 18, the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Los Angeles hosted a presentation of iCub, a humanoid robot created by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia ... Full story

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