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Burbank, California – May 8th 2019 – Tonight at the South East European Film Festival LA. held its award ceremony at Writers Guild Theater. The closing night proofed to be a great success for Southeast European Film Festival and its founder and director and a friend of Cinema Without Borders Vera Mijojlic. GoE Bridging The Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by GoEnergistics, went to Slovakian director Alexandra Makarova for her brilliant film Crush My Heart. Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief and founder of Cinema Without Borders and CineEqual announced the winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award and read…

CASTELFIDARDO, Italy – When they’re not publicly feuding with the French over whether the Mona Lisa should be returned to their madrepatria, Italians are busy this month flaunting their “love for Leonardo” with plenty exhibits, concerts, movies and menus to mark the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death. There are retrospectives of his work as a scientist, architect, mathematician and humanist, movies on life’s work, handsome displays of his sketches of inventions found in his half-dozen cryptic notebooks, or codexes – even of a lock of his hair, prior to DNA testing. But one of he most ingenious homages to…

I have been following Houman Seyyedi’s work as a filmmaker and witnessed his artistic growth through his last four feature films—Africa (2010), Thirteen (2012), Confessions of My Dangerous Mind (2014), and Sound and Fury (2016). Houman Seyyedi is not only a film director, but an author as well. He has his own way of telling stories creating worlds and he writes, directs and edits his film, as well as having a hand in the sound and music. Now in Sheeple (Maghz-haye Kuchak Zang Zadeh), Houman takes a big step forward and comes up with an extraordinary and shocking film which…

Cinema Without Borders is proud to present GoE Bridging The Borders Award for the 11 Consecutive year at the prestigious SEEfest, South East European Film Festival LA. GoE Bridging The Borders Award offered by Cinema Without Borders and sponsored by GoEnergistics, goes to a feature film that helps bringing people of our world closer together. Winner will be announced on May 6th during the closing ceremony of the 14th Edition of the festival at the Writer’s Guild theater. Jury members for Bridging the Borders Award assigned by SEEfest are: Jan Cvitkovič Jan Cvitkovič, the Slovanian filmmaker, is an Archeologist, writer, director.…

UCLA Film Archive continues its long tradition of celebrating the best cinema from Iran and the Iranian diaspora with the latest edition of its annual survey of works by Iranian filmmakers, past and present. This year, the program illuminates the latest cinematic trends with several comedies and outright satires appearing in the lineup alongside gripping dramas and documentaries that explore the complex realities of Iran’s contemporary moment and the difficult history that shaped it. UCLA presents new restorations of two landmark works by two founding filmmakers of the pre-revolution Iranian New Wave, Forough Farrokhzad and Ebrahim Golestan, whose significant contributions…

Four films from Kamran Heidari, well-known Iranian filmmaker is now playing at the Spectacle movie theater in New York. NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS Tuesday April 2 – 7:30 PM Tuesday April 16 – 7:30 PM Q & A TUESDAY, APRIL 16 – 7:30 PM followed by a Skype Q&A with Kamran Heidari Thursday April 25 – 7:30 PM DINGOMARO Wednesday April 3 – 7:30 PM Thursday April 11 – 10 PM Sunday April 14 – 5 PM Wednesday April 24 – 10 PM ALI AQA Thursday April 4 – 7:30 PM Monday April 15 – 7:30 PM Friday April 19…

ShortsTV, East Los Angeles College and Cinema and Without Borders are proud to present the Oscar® Nominated Shorts Animation Day, the fifth edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Festival featuring the 2019 Oscar® Nominated Short Films – Animation. “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 experts, and a tribute to an international animation artist working in animation industry are all part of the festival program.” said…

Iranian/American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, won an Oscar on last Sunday for her short documentary film PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. If you ask about presence of Iran and Iranian origin filmmakers and artists at Oscars, the only name that comes to the mind is Asghar Farhadi, winner of the two Oscars in Best Foreign Language Picture category, but there have been more films, filmmakers and artists related to Iran that have been nominated for an Oscar. Interesting enough Iranian filmmakers and artists have won 3 Oscars and have received 17 nominations so far! Gorgen Ray Aghayan, the Iranian/American costume designer, was…

BERLIN — If European film festivals were a dinner party, Netflix would be that cousin no one really likes because he chews too loudly and keeps asking you what kind of car you’re driving now. But he keeps getting invited anyway because he’s got a case of Valserrano Rioja Crianza sitting at home and isn’t stingy with the sharing. And at the party known as the 69th edition of the Berlin Film Festival, Netflix is now getting people particularly riled up. The Berlinale, as the festival is called, is held every February and, along with other important European film festivals…

Every year Neda Nobari Foundation, a prestigious non profit organization that supports social justice in arts and culture, casts its spotlight on six people as game changers in the field of social justice.According to the NNF site: “Each year the Neda Nobari Foundation is privileged to work with brilliant and innovative individuals at the intersection of education, social justice, and grassroots activism. These change-makers each in their own way are pioneering new approaches that ignites a transformative potential critical inour 21st century world. Yet they rarely receive the acknowledgement they deserve.” Bijan Tehrani, Founder and Editor in Chief of Cinema…

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