Browsing: Feature Story

Mark Cousins’ portrait of a British modernist painter, “A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Things,” took the Karlovy Vary Film Festival top prize Saturday, winning over a jury that included Christine Vachon and Geoffrey Rush with its perceptive take on art and seeing. Cousins said the film’s subject, painter Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, “lived completely, truly and utterly – let’s try to do that.” Norwegian divorce story “Loveable” won the Crystal Globe jury prize, as well as three other awards categories, taking home the FIPRESCI, ecumenical and Europa Cinemas Label prizes with its nuanced look at a woman morphing into a new life.…

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Burbank, CA – June 23rd, 2024: Today, Cinema Without Borders Foundation announced the winnwers of CWB’s Bridging The Borders Award for  the 2024 Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2024 Palm ShortFest will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together.  Bridging The Borders Award  is presented by Cinema Without Borders Foundation and award sponsored and prize provided by 360 MEDIA. The winner of Bridging the Borders Award will receive a cash prize of $2000 At the Shortfest Award ceremony Keely Badger and Vladek Juszkiewicz,…

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On Saturday May 18th 2024, East Los Angeles College, Cinema and Without Borders Foundation in cooperation with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, L’Agence du court métrage, Villa Albertine Los Angeles and Sony Classic Pictures  celebrated the ninth edition of the annual ELAC International Animation Day Festival, dedicated to French Animation. This event was  held at East Los Angeles College. The goal of the ELAC International Animation Festival is to give an in-depth and entertaining introduction to contemporary international animation. Screenings of short, animated films from around the world, analyses, and Q&As with a panel of well-known animation…

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On Saturday May 18th 2024, East Los Angeles College, Cinema and Without Borders Foundation in cooperation with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, L’Agence du court métrage, Villa Albertine Los Angeles and Sony Classic Pictures will celebrate the ninth edition of the annual ELAC International Animation Day Festival, dedicated to French Animation. This event will be held at East Los Angeles College, located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Screenings will be held at the Building S1 Screening Room 112. Free parking will be available in Structure 4. On the corner of W Floral Drive…

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FAMILIA by Rodrigo Garcia, is one the best movies I have watched in recent years. FAMILIA. Rodrigo turns a simple family gathering into a suapensful drama based on relashinship between members of a family that must say farewell to an olive orchard and a house that they have emotional attachments to it. Rodrigo who is one of the best character developer in recent history of cinema, just by using dialouges introduces you the characters of his film so well that after twenty minutes to the film, you feel like you have known them forever. FAMILIA is also an entertaining film…

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OUR UNIFORM, directed by Yegane Moghadam and nominated for the Short Animation Oscar in 2024 is the story of an Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform. She admits that she’s nothing but a “female” and explores the roots of this idea in her school years. The following is our interview with Yegane Moghadam about making of OUR UNIFORM: https://vimeo.com/920218076?share=copy Yegane Moghaddam is an Iranian animator and illustrator who has a strong passion for nature, culture and the reality she lives in. Her works are usually centered around the theme of nature…

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Our choice for Movie of the Month is FAMILIA, a wonderful and masterfully made movie directed by Rodrigo Garcia. We introduce our picks for Movie of the Week through a video presentation of the film. https://vimeo.com/916833373?share=copy Leo owns an olive ranch in the Guadalupe Valley. He also has four children: Rebeca, Julia, Mariana, and Benny. Each month he brings the family together for a catch-up, but this time, there is another more important reason to meet. We will discover the secrets, memories, dreams, and motivations of each member of the family, as we delve deeper into the most private and…

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Burbank, CA – January 14th 2024. Today Palm Springs International Film Festival announced its 2024 winners and GREEN BORDER (Poland/France/Czech Republic/Belgium) by Agnieszka Holland won MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award. The Honorary Mentions went to THE OLD OAKS (United Kingdom/France/Belgium) by Ken Loach The Borders Award  is presented by Cinema Without Borders and award sponsored and prize provided by MOZAIK  The winner of Bridging the Borders Award will receive a cash prize of $2000. https://youtu.be/4jXePIrRSuQ Here is MOZAIK Bridging The Borders Award jury statement: “This year we considered ten feature films for the MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award that addresses…

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The US Academy’s 2024 international feature film shortlist of 15 titles includes many of the films most expected to appear on it, while also throwing in a few surprises. Films considered to be leading contenders for this award are present and correct, including the four eligible titles from the Golden Globe nominations for best foreign-language picture: The Zone Of Interest (UK), Society Of The Snow (Spain), Fallen Leaves (Finland) and Io Capitano (Italy). The Globes also nominated Anatomy Of A Fall and Past Lives, but France didn’t submit the former for the Oscar, and US film Past Lives is ineligible for the award. Other leading contenders making this season’s Oscar shortlist are The Taste Of Things (France), Perfect…

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic — After some years away from these pages working in Europe, I am excited to be returning to Cinema Without Borders with the relaunch of my news and views column, Border Crossings. I’m equally pleased to be on board with a special project I’ve created for CWB readers: a comprehensive and ongoing film retrospective of the greatest decade of world cinema : the 1960s. Most of us baby boomers remember the era and its cinema well, because we came of age when many of these films were first released or re-released. Their stories marked our passage through some of…

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