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Bijan Tehrani receives Ambassador of International Cinema Award at 2017 Southeast European Film Festival

On Thursday April 27th and at the opening night of the 2017 Southeast European Film Festival, Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders, received Ambassador of International Cinema Award from Founder and Director of SEEfest, Vera Mijojlice. This ceremony was held at the Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills ... Full story

Another award for Asghar Farhadi's The Saleman

A month after winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the drama picked up Best Screenplay at the Asian Film Awards, which is widely considered to be the East's version of the Academy Awards. The movie, written and directed by Asghar ... Full story

An interview with Hossein Jafaraian about Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman and its chances to win an Oscar

On Sunday February 26th we will know if Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi, will be the second filmmaker in history of Oscar to win two Oscars for The Best Foreign Language Film Award after Vitorrio De Sica, the Italian filmmaker. Asghar ... Full story

Softbank of Japan Invests $250M in WME-IMG

Japan’s Softbank has invested $250 million in WME-IMG, which values the talent and sports agency at $5.5 billion, the companies announced today. Private equity firm Silver Lake is the biggest shareholder in WME-IMG, having invested $200m for a 31% stake back ... Full story

An interview with Niall McKay, Executive Director and Curator of Irish Screen America

McKay is a New York-based Emmy award-winning independent producer and director who hails from Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow, Ireland, and who created this new venture out of the multi city film festivals that he previously founded and produced in New York ... Full story

The Great Short Films at SEEfest 2015

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the South East European Film Festival, and the opening night celebrates Romanian cinema, a country whose films have been much-lauded over the past decade as part of a Romanian New Wave. Often tackling ... Full story

Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi’ Acquired By Kino Lorber for US release

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi won Berlin’s prestigious Golden Bear earlier this year and the FIPRESCI International Critic’s Prize last week, and now Kino Lorber announced today it has acquired all North American rights to the film. It will be released theatrically ... Full story

An interview with Damián Szifrón, director of WILD TALES, nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Wild Tales (Spanish: Relatos salvajes) is a 2014 Argentine black comedy-drama film written and directed by Damián Szifrón and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Darío Grandinetti. ... Full story

"Monument to Michael Jackson" wins Eastern European Award in Santa Barbara

Sleeper hit at this year’s Santa Barbara fest, Serbian director Darko Lungulov’s Monument to Michael Jackson was awarded today the top prize in the Eastern European (Eastern Bloc) competition. Festival’s executive director Roger Durling announced the winners earlier today at ... Full story

Crazy Castle (Rokh Divaneh) wins 5 awards at Fajr Film Festival

Tehran, Iran: Last night at the award ceremony of Fajr Film Fesstival, Crazy Castle (Rokh Divaneh) a film directed by Abolhassan Davoodi and produced by Bita Mansouri won 5 awards including Best Film and Best Director. The other Awards received by ... Full story

Leviathan wins the Golden Globe for best foreign language film

A Russian film, ‘Leviathan’, by renowned director Andrey Zvyagintsev has won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, for the first time in almost 50 years.The feature is based on the Book of Job and puts it into a ... Full story

A Woman is Worth a Thousand Questions, Oct 27/28 at REDCAT

Two powerful, eye-opening programs deconstruct and recontextualize women’s complex relationship with Islam in Iranian culture and society. Ranging from experimental film and video to documentaries, the works draw attention to ways women are posited both within Islam and at its ... Full story

"Of Horses and Men"

Writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson's startling "Of Horses and Men" was Iceland’s official 2014 Oscar submission.Erlungsson's wry dramedy, set in an isolated smallholder community in rural Iceland, is the most original first film by an actor ("The Boss Of It All') turned ... Full story

Richard Newton: Flying with the Angeles

Over the course of Filmforum series Alternative Projections we screened several works by the artist Richard Newton. He has consistently tested the boundaries of performance, media, and materials over a practice now stretching over forty years.  Newton has made a ... Full story

HP Expands Z Workstation Portfolio, Unveils World’s First Workstation Ultrabook

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 — HP today announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world’s first workstation Ultrabook™—the HP ZBook 14(1)—and the industry’s first line of workstations to offer Intel’s ... Full story

IN THE NAME OF THE SON, Recent Belgian Cinema

The Consul General of Belgium, Ambassador Rudi Veestraeten presents the screening of IN THE NAME OF THE SON as part of their monthly “GRIT AND WHIMSY: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA” series.  This film will be screened on Wednesday, ... Full story

Italian Cinema at Palm Springs ShortFest - June 22 & 23

Two Italian short films will be screened at the 2013 Palm Springs ShortFest, International Short Film Festival and Market. Saturday, June 22, 1:30 PM - Camelot TheatresFOLLOW MEItaly, 2013, 11 Minute Running TimeUS PremiereLanguage: Italian English Sub-TitlesThis deliciously inventive tale plays ... Full story

THE ATTACK wins at COLCOA 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGA, MPA, WGAW and France's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM), announced today that The Attack, directed by Ziad Doueiri and written by Ziad Doueiri ... Full story

Anand Bhatt's 2013 GRAMMYS' Behind The Scenes

"Another successful Grammy night!" is what we said as we clinked our glasses after the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.  For most in the music industry, the Grammys mark the end of the "music year."  Awards night is sort of like ... Full story

The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour

Los Angeles Filmforum brings the 16mm show of the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour to Los Angeles, a great program of short films including recent experimental, narrative, documentary and animated films from across the US all in 16mm.  Featuring two ... Full story

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