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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 (Irish Film New York) and San Francisco, and co-founded in ... Full story

"Theeb", Jordan's entry for Foreign Language Film

"Theeb", Jordan's entry for this year's Foreign Language Film, is set in the desert of southern Jordan in 1916 during the Arab Revolt (that brought Lawrence of Arabia his fame).The beautifully shot film feels like Like a British Boy's Own ... Full story

XENIA Greece's Official Oscar Submission

"Xenia" is Greece's Official Oscar Submission. Panos H. Koutras's road movie, about two recently orphaned Patty Pravo obsessed brothers, premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was seen in LA at the 2015 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF)Flamboyantly ... Full story

I Touched All Your Stuff

Directors Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani received a grant to make a film about foreigner imprisoned in Brazilian jails. They found an unusual subject, Chris “Goose” Kirk, a naive computer geek from Olympia, Washington, lured to Columbia through his interest ... Full story

Grace McPhillipsTHE OTHER ONE's director talks abouts working with HP Workstations

GRACE MCPHILLIPS is a leader in Chicago’s voiceover and screen acting community. Her production company, Sterling Rock Productions, creates feature films, shorts, television series, and the Producers Patio Podcast. As an actress, Grace has danced with the Lyric Opera of ... Full story

LAAPFF April 23-30

LAAPFF, California's premiere festival featuring films of the Asian Pacific region and diaspora returns, celebrating it's 31'st year! Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s most influential Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its program of outstanding films for the upcoming ... Full story

Polish Animation Night Festival, May 7th at East Los Angeles College with a tribute to Greg Jonkajtys

East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles are proud to present the Polish Animation Night Festival, the first of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Nights Festival. The goal of the ELAC ... Full story

A conversation with Bahman Maghsoudlou director of ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, A REPORT

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, A REPORT is a film by Bahman Maghsoudlou  about the world known Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, his work and his world. Film scholar and critic Bahman Maghsoudlou is the recipient of Iran’s prestigious Forough Farrokhzad literary award for ... Full story

Radu Gabrea’s Upstart Festival Sets its Sites on The Great War, story by James Ulmer

Celebrating the fifth year of his ambitious Medias Central European Film Festival (MECEFF), Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea has announced this year’s edition will be examining “one of the most profound influences on the culture of the 20th century” -- World ... Full story


Memoir films – what some have called diaristic or first-person documentaries – have a long and accomplished tradition in independent cinema. Among many standouts, one thinks of Alan Berliner’s ''Nobody's Business,” (about a recalcitrant father), or Ira Wohl’s classic duet ... Full story

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