Author infoJames Koenig James Koenig is used to both sub and super-titles in his dealings with foreign language film and in his non-film endeavors as a classical singer. In fact, his voice has been heard in various arts arenas—not only as a singer, but also as an arts advocate, writer, director, commentator, and teacher. He has served on juries evaluating both singers, and films. He is the founder/director of the 12 year old SFFLA. Of German and Swiss heritage, it was life experience, travel, and music that introduced him to the Nordic countries. He was decorated by the Finnish government as a Knight of the Order of the Finnish Lion. He teaches singing privately in Los Angeles and at the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy. He says “Life seems to be full of subtitles and subtexts—whether one is singing, writing, or seeing a good film! “
We’ve just finished eighteen years of showcasing Nordic films—and now Baltic films as well—bringing our audience “top films from the top of Europe” with the outstanding work of filmmakers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Baltic neighbors—Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The festival ran for two week-ends in January at ... Full story
On Monday November 18 at 8:30 PM FILM AT REDCAT PRESENTS the world premiere of The Hidden Cost of Violence made by Rakhshsn Banietemad from Jack H. Skirball Series. Iran's most celebrated female filmmaker, Rakhshan Banietemad, screens two passionate and fascinating ... Full story
Confessions of an escaped reel wrangler-- a film festival founder/director hiding out "the day after"
James Koenig, a dear friend of Cinema Without Borders and director/founder of Scandinavian Film Festival, Los Angeles, not only knows how to run a great festival, but also has a wonderful sense of humor. Here is how he looks back ... Full story