Bijan Tehrani

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Bijan Tehrani Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.
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Lili Rodriguez talks about 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest

Two times winner of Cinema Without Borders Seal Of Excellence Award, Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival receives about 4,200 submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing our Film ... Full story

A conversation with Terry George, director of The Promise, a rare and amazing film about Armenian genocide

At Cinema Without Borders we had the opportunity of talking to the Academy Award winner director of The Promise, Terry George about the process of making it. The Promise happens in 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire ... Full story

Vera Mijojlic talks about 12th edition SEEfest, April 27 – May 4, 2017

The 12th edition of SEEfest opens at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with gala screening of Croatian film The Constitution on April 27 at 7:00 PM and runs for a full week through May 4 at Laemmle’s Music ... Full story

An interview with Jason Connery, director of TOMMY’S HONOUR

TOMMY’S HONOUR is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom Morris (BAFTA winner Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden, DUNKIRK, '71, DENIAL), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in ... Full story

DOT, an animated project from a team of young Iranian animators needs your help to come to life

A team of young Iranian animators are creating an exciting and interesting animated project, called DOT (Noghte). To finance this project, they are using crowed financing, new for fundraising in Iran. Please look through the introduction video of this project ... Full story

Jaie Laplante talks about Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival is coming up early March and to learn more about the festival we interviewed its Executive director and director of programming Jaie Laplante. Jaie Laplante is an internationally recognized leader and influencer in film culture. As a critic ... Full story

Martin Koolhoven's BRIMSTONE

BRIMSTONE is a triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the  old  American West.  A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance  against  the  unforgiving cruelty of  a  hell  on earth.  Our ... Full story

Lincoln in the Bardo, by Graham Sack

Lincoln in the Bardo is a New York Times VR project based on a book by George  Saunders and written and directed by Graham Sack. In Lincoln in the Bardo, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving ... Full story

FOAD, winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award now avilable to watch on-line for free

FOAD (Norway), a timely piece about refugees by Iranian born director Farzad Samsami is now available to watch for public. FOAD won HP’s 2014 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders for helping to bring the people of our ... Full story

An exclusive CWB interview with Academy Award Winner Albert Wolsky about THE SALESMAN Oscar

Almost a week after the Oscar award ceremony and announcement of the Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman as the winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar, there is heated debate in social media over this film and its Oscar. There are ... Full story

The Salesman Oscar announcement video reaches over a million people in CWB Facebook Page

Just a few seconds after Shirley MacLaine announced the Oscar winner for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, The Salesman from Iran, Cinema Without Borders posted the video of this announcement in its Facebook page. To this moment, this post has ... Full story

3rd Annual Celebration of Bob Baker’s legacy! February 25 & 26, 2017

BOB BAKER DAYS 2017 – This coming weekend you can attend the 3rd Annual Celebration of Bob Baker’s legacy! The puppets and the people of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater will entertain you with the sights and sounds of a ... Full story

Tomer Heymann's MR. GAGA

Coming straight from an exciting film festival run as Audience Award Winner at SXSW, Best Documentary at Sofia International Film Festival, Audience Choice at IDFA and San Francisco Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, HotDocs, Full Frame and more, Abramorama ... Full story

World Cinema on Sling TV

One of the main reasons we support Sling TV is its international cinema resources, and having access to those resources at an affordable price.For $20 a month you can join Sling TV Orange and access 30 tv channels as well ... Full story

James Koenig talks about the 18th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A

The 18th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) will be on January 14, 15, 21 and 22.  To learn more about the festival we had an interview with festival’s director and founder James Koenig.James Koenig is someone whose voice is heard ... Full story

Looking Back at 2016 Polish Film Festival, LA, a conversation with Vladek Juszkiewicz, Festival’s Director

To coordinate and pull together an international film festival, is no easy task. It takes diligence, a firm point of view of how things should unfold, and above all, it requires you to absolutely love the films your presenting to ... Full story

Rick Champagne talks about HP Workstations

HP Bridging The Borders Award, offered by Cinema Without Borders at Palm Springs International film Festival in early January is now a well-recognized award in the film community around the world. CWB will be a running a series of articles ... Full story

Looking back to 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, an interview with Beth Barrett

Seattle International Film Festival is one of the major film festivals in US and to look back at 2016 festival we sat down with Beth Barrett, Director of Programming of the Seattle International Film Festival.Beth started her work for SIFF ... Full story

HP 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. Since 2012 HP Bridging the Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders goes to a film that helps bringing people ... Full story


In 1632, at the age of 6, Kristina Vasa became the first native, female sovereign of Sweden when her father died on the battlefield. Raised as a prince, Kristina grows up with ideas for modernizing Sweden and bringing an end ... Full story

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