CWB Best International Film Award goes to Milan

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Burbank, California, September 1st 2007 – Today, Dragon Tale Entertainment announced that the Cinema Without Borders Best International Film Award went to Milan ( a co-production of Germany, Serbia and Montenegro), directed by Michaela Kezele. The film tells the story of a family whose farm lies on the receiving end of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo crises in 1999..

Festival Jury members included John Dahl, director of You Kill Me; Bijan Tehrani from Cinema Without Borders; Rebecca Winters Keegan from “Time” magazine; Kimberly Yutani, short film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival; and Amotz Zakai from Echo Lake Entertainment.

“We are proud to be able to support the international film community by covering stories about filmmakers and movies from around the world” says Dr. Mehdi Hatamian, co-founder of Dragon Tale Entertainment and publisher of “Cinema Without Borders”. He adds, “Now by giving an award to the Best International Film at the Palm Springs ShortFest, we have taken another step towards our goals. Soon, you will hear more about our participation in international film events.”

Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders hopes for a long term relationship between “Cinema Without Borders” and the Palm Springs ShortFest and Palm Spring International Film Festival. “Palm Springs Festival organizers have been staying true to their goals for helping international and independent cinema. They are bring our dreams at Cinema Without Borders into reality”

More about Milan
Directed by:Michaela Kezele
Written by: Michaela Kezele
Starring: Andrija Nikevic, Nikola Rakocevic, Branislav Platisa, Danica Ristovski, Tom Williams, Bojana Zecevic
Serbia/Montenegro, 22 min
Language: Serbian
Germany & Serbia/2007
Serbian dialogue with English subtitles
Yugoslavia during the 1999 NATO air-raids: Two brothers make plans to play hide and seek in the forest. As Milan gets to the meeting point on time, his brother is fighting for his life. As Milan starts looking for him, he surprisingly finds someone else…

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