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Burbank, CA – January 11th, 2020 – Today Advocate (Israel/Canada/Switzerland) Directed by: Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche, was announced as the winner of  GoE Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival This year’s award ceremony festival was held at Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs. The Editor-in-Chief of CWB, Bijan Tehrani, filmmaker, jury member Susan Morgan Cooper, activist and  jury member Keely Badger and Adam Shepherd from Go Energistics (Award and prize sponsor via a video message) presented the award for this year’s GoE Bridging the Borders award winner. The winner received…

Cinema Without Borders have been offering Bridging the Borders Award for the last fourteen years. Bridging the Borders Award goes to the films that are most successful in bridging and connecting the people of our world closer together. Several internationally well-known filmmakers such as legendary Andrzej Wajda, Ari Folman, Terry George and Emanuele Crialese have received Bridging the Borders Award in the past years. In February 2018 Go Energistics started to support Bridging The Borders Award that is now called GoE Bridging The Borders Award. Dedication and interest of GoE and its CEO, Adam B. Shepherd to the art and…

Burbank, CA – January 4, 2020: Today, Cinema Without Borders and Palm Springs International Film Festival  announced jury members and the seven nominees for GoE Bridging The Borders Award at 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival selected by Palm Springs International Film Festival Programmers. The Bridging The Borders Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival will be given to the most successful film in bringing the people of our world closer together. Cinema Without Borders’ jury members to decide the 2019 winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award are: Keely Badgers Keely Badger is Executive Director of Neda…

The New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival  has announced the third annual New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival. 8-Ball Community is co-hosting the festival. Festival will run from December 6 to 8 at Diocese of the Armenian Church, 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY. To learn more about the festival we had an interview with Xeyal Qertel, a Kurdish woman and a human rights activist that resides in New York. Cinema Without Borders: Please tell us about New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival back ground and what motivated you to start this festival? https://youtu.be/7wDTzso2FaE Xeyal Qertel: In 2017 some…

Canberra, Australia –  November 9, 2019 – Today Veteran Film Festival announced The Sea Swells, an Iranian short film directed by  Amir Gholami as the winner of Cinema Without Borders’  GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics. At the festival’s award ceremony Adam B. Shepherd, a jury member and President and CEO of Go Energistics, sponsor of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award announced the winning film: https://vimeo.com/372113484 Amir Gholam, director of the The Sea Swells, in an award acceptance message for Cinema Without Borders wrote: “It is a great honor for me to receive this Cinema Without Borders’ GoE Bridging…

NETFLIX is my passports to the world cinema, where ever I travel, I have my iPad and my NETFLIX login info. Without that, I am like a Robinson Crusoe, abandoned from the kingdom of entertainment. A friend of mine, a field critic, that travels to most of the international film festivals around the globe, told me that he could access is Netflix in 22 countries. NETFLIX is available in over one hundred and ninety countries around the world. And I feel I’m happy gypsy carrying my movie theater with me in my iPad. What also excites me about NETFLIX ,…

I first saw Legion M at a Comic Convention and wasn’t quite sure about the idea of fan investment into movies, but Legion M proved that such an idea is pure genius. Legion M is a fan owned entertainment company with approximately 50,000 plus investors with an investment that averages around $500. You can invest $100 into the company and Legion M wants to make that $100 into $200 or $10,000. Investing in movies is a high-risk investment so investing what you can afford to lose is a good rule to abide by. The risk doesn’t stop the fans from…

The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch, is a very funny and intelligently made movie by Michael Steiner.  The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch is Switzerland’s Oscar entry selection and had a great box office revenues in that country  and now is ready to stream on NETFLIX. At Cinema Without Borders we had the opportunity of interviewing Michael Steiner about making of The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch. Please listen to the podcast of this interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-222526075/the-awakening-of-motti-wolkenbruch?in=user-222526075/sets/cwb-podcast The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch,  is the story of  Motti Wolkenbruch , a  young man that through all his life has behaved, and lived up to his family‘s expectations, especially those…

20th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA award ceremony was held at Writers Guild Theater on Friday October 18th. Festival opening/award ceremony was exciting and splendid like the last 19 years of the festival. The only discouraging news came when Vladek Juszkiewicz, founder of Polish Film Festival, LA announced his resignation as director of the festival for 2020 and years after. For us at Cinema Without Borders witnessing devotion and sacrifices of Vladek in the last 20 years this was a big shock and we hope he changes his mind as I said in my speech at the award ceremony, without Vladek, Polish…

The last film by the Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, Head of the Jury, International Competition at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star, was The Mountain Between Us, where a surgeon and a journalist battle it out in the wilderness after a plane crash. https://youtu.be/Mu41hu1a_8c Despite the high-profile cast (Idris Elba, Kate Winslet) and a much-feted filmmaker (his earlier features, Paradise Now and Omar, received Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film), this survival drama was received with a modest shrug. Could it be the same issue that plagued, say, Asghar Farhadi, who made the rapturously received A Separation…

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