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2013 Celebration of Iranian Cinema opens April 13 and continues until April 28 at UCLA

UCLA Film & Television Archive continue its long tradition tracing the unfolding of Iran's fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social ... Full story

The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival, LA

The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) celebrates the Centennial of Indian Cinema. Recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, IFFLA will run April 9 to 14 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, the ... Full story

World Cinema filmmaker Pablo Berger & "Blancanieves"

Pablo Berger's ravishing silent film "Blancanieves", Spain's official 2012 Oscar submission, is a must SEE. The moody, darkly comic fairytale, reset in a Bunuelesque gothic setting is full of silent film techniques, expressive multiple exposure images that harken back to ... Full story

CURFEW wins Best Live Action Short Film Oscar

Tonight Curfew, a film by Shawn Christensen received the Live Action Short Film Oscar. In an interview prior to the Oscar Award ceremony, when we asked about the chances of Curfew winning the Oscar and impact of it  Shawn Christensen told Cinema ... Full story

AMOUR wins the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Tonight, Amour, the Austrian film directed by Michael Haneke, received the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. In the Cinema Without Borders reader's poll, our audience chose Amour over the other 2013 Nominees. However Bijan Tehrani, Editor In Chief of CWB, believes ... Full story

Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi talk about 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar

5 Broken Cameras, a film directed by Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat and Israeli activist Guy Davidi, has been nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply ... Full story

CURFEW, nominated for Best Live Action Short Film Oscar

In Curfew, a film by Shawn Christensen, nominated for the Academy Awards Best Live Action Short Film, at the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old ... Full story

Death of a Shadow, Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film nominee

Tom Van Avermaet’s Death of a Shadow, starring Rust and Bone’s male lead Matthias Schoenaerts, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.Following his critically acclaimed performances in Michaël R. Roskam’s Oscar-nominated Bullhead and Jacques ... Full story

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar is a film by first-time director and award-winning journalist David France. (Who has been covering the AIDS crisis for 30 years, first for the gay press and then ... Full story

First impressions, Oscar nominated animated short films

Four students of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles wrote their first impressions about four of the short animated films, nominated for an Oscar.  Adam and DogAdam and Dog was definitely a soothing animation experience. With a simple story, beautiful, colorful, ... Full story

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