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Those Who Remained, Hungarian Official Entry  for the Best International Feature Film 2020 Academy Awards tells the story of Aldo and Klara. Having survived the camps. 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year old Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return. She meets Aldo, and soon the two of them find something in each other that has long been absent in their lives. As they grow closer and closer, the joy in both of their lives slowly returns. But as the Soviet Empire rises to…

Cinema Without Borders will offer its GoE Bridging The Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics, for the first time at Veterans Film Festival of Australia that runs from November 6th to November 9th. Veterans Film Festival (VFF) is an annual event dedicated to putting the spotlight on recent work by veterans and filmmakers who explore diverse perspectives on conflict and veterans’ themes. The VFF offers a meeting ground and artistic platform for veterans working as creatives, filmmakers and artists of all ages, cultures and abilities to network as creative practitioners, showcase their work and engage with industry, media and audiences.…

Hungarian cinema has always surprised us by amazing and interesting films, and so many of them. Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles has been bringing the best of Hungarian cinema to Los Angeles for the last eighteen years and this nineteenth edition is no exception. Thanks to Bela Bunyik, founder and president of Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, international cinema fans will be able to see beautiful and award winning films such as Curtiz, Bad Poem, X-eXploited, Open and Those who Remained (Hungarian Oscar Entry) during this year’s festival. Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles will open on Thursday November…

20th edition of Polish Film Festival, LA will run from October 18th to October 24th. The award ceremony of the festival will be held on the opening night and Cinema Without Borders will present its GoE Bridging the Borders Award sponsored by Go Energistics to the best Polish short film. Jury members of Cinema Without Borders are: Susan Morgan Cooper Susan Morgan Cooper is a Director/Producer/ Writer and her credits include: To the Moon and Back, Documentary, Director/Producer/Writer 2016 (A cinematic act of love and courage’ … Broadway World) – Hopper [In his own words] Documentary, Producer/Writer 2013 (“I was…

In SASHKA (2018) – a short film by Katarzyna Lesisz that will be screened at 2019 Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, Sasha, a young Ukrainian, receives a message about death of a man with whom she took a fictional marriage to get Polish VISA. The funeral of her husband gives her an opportunity to meet her beloved Piotr, who arranged her marriage years ago and decided to leave her with no explanation. https://youtu.be/7uaXk__dUTw The following is our interview with Katarzyna Lesisz, director of SASHKA: Bijan Tehrani: How did you come up with the idea of SASHKA? Katarzyna Lesisz : I was always interested in telling…

2019 LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers opens on September 19th  and continues until September 26th. Unlike most of the other children and young adults film festivals around the globe that have a  conservative approach in their film selections, Lucas is a progressive film festival with a very good understanding of the young generation of our time. LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers goes beyond being just a festival and is actually an active organization in helping children and young adults to be part of the festival as jury members and by training them to have…

The 14th edition of the International Exile Film Festival will run from November 8–14, 2019, at Gothenburg – Sweden. If you are a filmmaker living in exile, or an immigrant filmmaker or you have film related to immigrants and refugees problems, it’s now the time for submitting your film to the festival. The Exile Film Festival invites filmmakers and producers to participate in the 2019 edition of the festival. The Exile Film Festival is a free forum to screen films. The Exile Film Festival is a unique arena to support solidarity, justice, freedom, democracy and human rights across all borders through…

Surrounded by extravagant luxury, Sofía de Garay (Ilse Salas) lives in a dreamlike cloud of opulence in 1980s Mexico City. Her days are filled with lavish soirees, designer dresses, country-club tennis matches, and all the pleasures reserved for the upper crust. In this world, appearances are everything and friendships are only as strong as your financial status. However, when Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis hits her husband’s business hard, the elegant lifestyle Sofia is accustomed to falls to pieces right before her eyes. Soon, her arrogance turns into desperation, as she is forced to confront her new reality. It’s only in…

The Palm Springs International SHORTFEST is on the way and will have its closing night on Sunday June 23rd. The Palm Springs International SHORTFEST, two times winner of Cinema Without Borders Seal Of Excellence Award — celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. SHORTFEST  is the largest short film event in North America A highly competitive festival, festival receives 5,000± submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing in the Market. An Oscar, BAFTA and Los Premios Goya-qualifying festival, ShortFest has…

2019 HOLA Mexico Film Festival will run from May 31st to June 8th in Los Angeles. The 11th edition of HOLA Mexico will open with the Los Angeles premiere of THE GOOD GIRLS (LAS NIÑAS BIEN). The film, directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella and will close with the Los Angeles premiere of MIRREYES VS GODINEZ (MIRREYES CONTRA GODINEZ), in addition to announcing the programing for its sections Documental, MX Ahora, and Nocturno. MIRREYES VS GODINEZ directed by Chava Cartas is a comedic social critique on Mexico’s polarized society. The film stars Regina Blandón and Daniel Tovar and is produced by Francisco…

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